# Top 10 Things to do in Nepal Besides Trekking
Trekking & Mountain Expedition is two major things travelers love to do in Nepal. Besides these: here are 10 popular things to do in Nepal.
# 1. Short Tour/Sightseeing or Culture Exploration
Nepal is a strong contender in culture.
The diverse ethnicity and the cultural variation makes this country a popular destination to explore the culture and tradition.
In number, there are 125 different caste/ethnic groups in Nepal - each of them have their own culture and practices.
The best way to immerse yourself in Nepali culture in a short time is to explore the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu. If you have enough time, you can do trekking in the Himalayas.
# 2. Volunteering
Nepal is slowly recovering from the devastating earthquake of 2015. Thousands of travelers/tourists came here to help rebuild Nepal and put their time and effort.
It is a great opportunity to help the children in the remote areas by building them schools or teaching them valuable lessons.
# 3. Mountain Flight or Helicopter Tour
You can take an hour of Mountain Flight and explore the major mountains of Nepal from above the sky.
or' you can do Helicopter Tour of the Everest Region, Annapurna Region or another region. Helicopter Tour is best for the close-up view of the mountains and best for those who have little time.
# 4. Rafting/Kayaking/Canoeing
Rafting in the rivers which originated from the Himalayas is different is its own way.
You can perform different water activities like Kayaking or Canoeing. The rivers of Nepal are swift and the rapid flow of water are sure to give you mini-heart attack.
# 5. Bungee Jumping
One of the popular activity in Nepal is Bungee Jumping. There is 160 meters high Bungee Jumping in Kathmandu - about 3 hours far from Thamel.
And there is another one in the Pokhara - 80 meters high. The one in Pokhara is artificial but enjoyable nonetheless.
# 6. Jungle Safari - in Elephant or Jeep
Jungle Safari is a popular activity of Chitwan National Park. This one is about 6 hours far from Kathmandu and the attraction of the park includes Bird watching, the famous Tharu dance, the Village Tours, Gharials and Bengal tiger.
# 7. Yoga/Meditation
In the land where the Founder of Buddhism - Lord Siddharta Gautam Buddha was born. The Yoga and Meditation is world class.
Learning the secrets of life and enlightening words of Gurus and Monks is must here for Yoga Fanatics. Here, one gets to learn to control his thoughts, control his urge and control his life. Become immaterialistic and live a life of peace and calm - visit Lumbini.
# 8. Paragliding/ParaHawking
Paragliding and ParaHawking is a popular adventure in the Tourist Hub - POKHARA. You are most likely to do this once you see others flying above you.
The Hype and the anticipation are unusual. The birds-eye view of the Lake City Pokhara and the mountains around you is magnificent - must do for Everyone.
# 9. Rock Climbing
Rock climbers are sure to be impressed by the Rocks of Nepal. In this mountainous country, climbing is a popular sport. The distinction of rock climbing spots in Nepal is the magnificent views of Mountains.
Climbing the rocks of Nepal requires endurance and mental effort. If you are up for this adventure, you won't regret it.
# 10. Shopping
For shopaholics, Nepal has enough to fill their needs. The craftsmanship of the Nepalese and the original rare antiques can mesmerize the shoppers.
The popular streets of Thamel are filled with the shop for art lovers. Many tourists take beautiful artifacts and handicrafts as a souvenir and a memory of their visit to Nepal.
# 11. Hunting
Hunting is not encouraged in Nepal and by us. But, if you are interested in this sport.
Remember: Dhorpatan hunting reserve is the only legal hunting park of Nepal. You will need permission and pay fees to hunt certain animals. There is a facility to camp and hunt for weeks in selected time of the year. Hunting "Blue Sheep" is very popular in this park.