Nepal is not only a trekking paradise, but it offers the possibility of doing many sporting activities.
Here we show you the ones that we believe are absolutely worth trying.
On the Sport page you will find the technical data sheets of the sports activities and if you want to receive custom itineraries that include these activities, send us an email. We’ll create a travel program that reflects your wishes and physical preparation.
Trekking on Hymalaya
Here are some of the unique and exciting experiences you could live in this destination:
Man in typical clothes
Nepal offers wonderful locations that are absolutely worth visiting. Here you have some:
Nepal has absorbed the culinary influences of adjacent areas, such as China (Tibet) and India.
Traditional cuisine is simple, while urban offer excellent international cuisine: from Afghan bread to Thai rice, Chinese noodles and Indian curries, but also steaks and pizza.
Many dishes in Nepal are quite spicy.
The primary dish of Nepalese cuisine is Dal Bhat, consisting of rice (Bhat), a lentil soup (Dal), vegetable curry (tarkari) prepared in different ways, and sometimes a few pieces of meat (masu).
The bread is prepared as chapati (similar to a flatbread) and eaten alongside curry and Dal.
Very popular are the momo, rice pasta ravioli mainly filled with buffalo meat (cow meat, being sacred, is not eaten) or vegetables, chicken, cheese and eggs.
The further north you go, the more the cuisine is oriented towards Tibetan cuisine: tsampa, potatoes and Yak meat.
A special note deserves the Newari cuisine, that derives from people who created the art and architecture of the temples and palaces of the kingdom of Nepal.
The cuisine is very varied and refined and is very close to the Chinese one, which mix up Tibetan elements and unique recipes.
In Nepal, the main drink is tea (chiya). The most popular version is black tea with milk, water and spices (masala).
Among the spirits, widespread and very drunk by the local population, there is rice wine, Rakshi, the famous distillate of the Newari “Aila” similar to our classic grappa.
Beer is also produced locally and is quite popular, as are Rum and Whiskey.
A plate of Momo
The climate of Nepal allows you to travel to this country all year round.
It is never too hot or too cold, except above 3500m where winter is harsh.
The climate is called Himalayan – temperate and ranges from subtropical climate in the south to dry and alpine-arctic in the north of the country.
There are two main seasons: the dry one and the monsoon one.
The dry season runs from mid-October to late May / early June, with little rainfall.
The monsoon season begins around mid-June and ends in late September-early October.
Of course, what to pack for a trip to Nepal depends on what activities you will do and, above all, on the period when you go there.
Below we give you just a few indications on what absolutely must not be missing.
For trips that do not include altitudes above 2500 meters and not considering sporting activities that require specific clothing and equipment.
From March to April and from September to early November the temperatures are mild to warm and you can wear a t-shirt, but pack some warm cloth, such as a pile or a warm shirt, because the temperatures are cooler in the evening.
From May to September the temperatures are warm and you can wear just a T-shirt and no warm clothes are needed.
For the monsoon season waterproof shoes are essential, a few more spare parts for the rain and light clothing.
During the winter from mid-November to mid-late February the days, if sunny, are mild to warm, for the evening and morning a very warm pile or sweater or a warm jacket is always needed, as well as a scarf and a cap, because in the evening the temperatures are cooler, between December and January even cold.
Always bring a waterproof jacket and a sun hat.
Generally, shorts, skirts above the knee and tank tops are considered “provocative” clothing, therefore we advise against wearing them.
Cheap clothing can be purchased on site.
You will also find sportswear, generally cheap and made in Nepal, usually not qualitative excellent, but you will also find international brands in partner shops, with quality and prices as in Europe.
Language: Khas Bhasa is the country’s official language. “Gorkhali” or Nepali based on the ancient language of western Nepal is widely spoken. Hundreds of other minor languages are widespread.
Currency: Nepalese rupee – NPR – Re, NRs or ₨. The Euro is a currency that is changed and accepted in Nepal.
Electricity & Plug Type: type C, D, M plugs. Standard voltage 230 Volt. Standard frequency 50 Hz.
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We are sure that trekking to the highest peaks in the world is very attractive to you too, so here are some tips to avoid altitude sickness:
Your guides will give you precise directions for a safe trek.