Adventure tourismTrekking & Mountaineering In Nepal • Presenter • Min prasadlamichhane • Managing director : durbar tours and travels pvt. Ltd. • Kathmandu, Nepal • (www.durbartravels.com)
Namaste Nepal is landlocked country located between China and India. Northern part of country is covered by High Himalayan rages, which consist hundreds of mountains including Mt. Everest the tallest mountain in the world. Highest point : 8848meter Lowest point : 70 meter Length : 885km Width : 241km Area- 147,181 sq. km (885km -241km) Population - 30 Million Capital – Kathmandu 59 Ethnic Groups, 71 Languages
NEPAL : Geographical structure • Terai Region (Flat land) : The Terai Region rises about 700 meters (2,297 ft) with peaks as high as 1,000 meters (3,281 ft) from sea level. The area is rich with huge forest and wildlife. • Hill Region : The Hill Region (Pahar in Nepali) is mostly between 700 and 4,000 meters (2,297 and 13,123 ft) from sea level. This region begins at the Mahabharata Range expended between Terai in the south and Mountain ranges in the north. This is also home of diverse and colorful Nepali culture of the mountain people. • Mountain Region : The Mountain region or Himalayan region is from about 3,000 meters (10,000 ft) toward north bordering with Tibetan plateau. The snowline at 5,000 to 5,500 meters (16,404 to 18,045 ft) to some 90 peaks over 7,000 meters (22,966 ft) and eight exceeding 8,000 meters (26,247 ft) including Mount Everest.
Adventure Tourism in NEPAL • The geography of Nepal has made it self unique place for various adventure tourism activities. • Our adventurous activities are mostly based on natural beauty.
Adventure Tourism in NEPAL – Jungle Safari • Terai Region : Jungle Safari, Hunting, Rafting
Adventure Tourism in NEPAL • Hill Region : Trekking, Rafting, Cannoning, Biking, Rock climbing, Bungee Jump, Tandem flight
Adventure Tourism in NEPAL • Himalayan Region : Trekking, Peak climbing, Mountaineering, Ski, Sky Diving, High Altitude Marathons, Rock climbing
ADVENTURE TOURISMIn Nepal • Nepal is one of the best places in the World for Adventure Tourism • World Highest point 8848 meter to as low as 70 meter within the distance of 200km • Thick Forest with wild animals for Jungle Adventure activities, • High speed and up to 5+ graded rivers available for water rafting activities. • High Hills with deep gorges for bungee jump, • High water falls for cannoning, • High hills and mountain trails for trekking and biking, • Sharp and Tall mountains for extreme mountaineering, • World’s 8 high mountains out of 14 over 8000 meters are in Nepal.
ADVENTURE TOURISMIn Nepal • Adventurous Destination for All. • Nepal is best adventure place for all kind of peoples from gentle travel lovers to extreme adventurous people. • Nepal’s forest; High Hills trekking trails; bike tour trails are best for gentle travelers which can be very entertaining. Few trekking peaks averagely 6000 meters mountain such as Island Peak and Mera Peak are also available to climb within trekking route if one wants to add more adventure. • Tallest mountain and some extremely technical mountains such as AmaDablam; Cholatse, Lothse, Pumor, Annapurna, Everest are the best collection for extreme adventurous people. Vertical slope for Ski and Sky diving above Mount Everest also possible.
ADVENTURE TOURISMTrekking & Mountaineering In Nepal Trekking : Nepal is one of the world's greatest trekking paradises that provide a great experience of unbeatable combination of diverse geography, flora, fauna and complex culture. The trekking route follows the paths from one place to another, bringing the direct contact with the simple lifestyle of Nepal. 80% of total tourist in Nepal comes for trekking and climbing in Himalayas. Trekking can be done between the heights of 800m to 5000m from few days to several weeks. Mountaineering : Like trekking Nepal is also the paradise of mountains offering best climbing activities of all level. There are more then 300 peaks opened for mountaineering activities. 10-15% of total tourist in Nepal comes for climbing activates in the mountains.
ADVENTURE TOURISM : Trekking • Some important information related to Trekking in Nepal. • - Climbing Altitude (300 – 500m each day) • - Drink water • - No exercise and running • - Follow the rules of National Park • - Use local guide and porter • Insurance / Medical • Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN) is actively working to promote trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. www.taan.org.np
ADVENTURE TOURISM : Mountaineering • 33 Trekking Peaks for Climbing (below 6500m) • 326 Mountains for climbing • 8 mountains above 8000m (Everest, Kanchanjunga, Lothse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna 1) Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) regulates 33 trekking peaks of Nepal and promote and develop routes of mountains. www.nepalmountaineering.org
ADVENTURE TOURISMTrekking & Mountaineering In Nepal Benefits Employment for Nepalese People Tax and Revenues through Trekking agencies and Hotels Promotion of Nepal in the world
ADVENTURE TOURISMTrekking & Mountaineering In Nepal Private and Government involvement Private sector Trekking and Expedition Company KEEP Everest Summiteers Association High Altitude Mountain Workers Welfare Association Government sector TAAN – Trekking Agents Association of Nepal NMA – Nepal Mountaineering Association Ministry of Tourism, Government of Nepal
ADVENTURE TOURISMTrekking & Mountaineering In Nepal • International involvement • There are many adventure companies in Europe, US and all around world involved in selling adventure trips to Nepal. • UNESCO • ICIMOD • WWF • We still need more research and promotion supports for development and preservation of our nature.
ADVENTURE TOURISMTrekking & Mountaineering In Nepal Conclusion As Nepal is internationally popular in adventure tourism, we invite you to involve and participate in developing, preserving and promoting this beautiful adventure country. You can be part of this as a tourist; as a climber or as a researcher of your own interest. Happy Adventure.