Canyoning is an incredible full-body and mind experience that allows you to explore some of the Himalayas’ remaining unexplored areas. You will be accompanied on your adventure by skilled and trained experts who will train and assist you. Canyoning (also known as canyoneering in the United States) is the practice of traveling through canyons using a variety of techniques. Canyoneering is most commonly associated with technical descents, such as abseils (rappels) and ropework, specialized climbing or down-climbing, conceptual jumps, and/or technical swims.Canyoning is commonly done in isolated and difficult locations, and canyons that are excellent for canyoning are generally carved through bedrock stone, producing narrow gorges with multiple drops, finely carved walls, and occasionally breathtaking waterfalls. Although different rock types are encountered, most canyons are carved through limestone, sandstone, granite, or basalt.Canyons can be simple or challenging, although the sport’s focus is typically on aesthetics and pleasure than than sheer difficulty. Climbing hardware, static ropes, helmets, wetsuits, and specifically constructed shoes, packs, and rope bags are all included in canyoning equipment.
One of Nepal’s most popular adventure sports and recreational activities is Canyoning. Canyoneering in Nepal allows visitors to appreciate the splendor of Himalayan Mountain caves, canyons, waterfalls, rivers, lush forest, and beautiful hills.Many adventure sports service companies transport visitors and adventure seekers to numerous Canyoning locations around Nepal. The Nepal Tourism Department has given them permission. There are several Canyoning packs available.It is recommended that you come here as part of an adventure vacation package in order to go Canyoning in Nepal’s Himalayas. We’ve mentioned a few Canyoning spots below. They are the ideal sites for enthusiasts and professionals alike to visit. They are involved in activities ranging from low-risk to high-risk canyoneering.
Canyoning is mostly done in wet mountain valleys with running water in most places of the world. Canyons are carved into bedrock stone, providing narrow slots with dips, magnificent sculptured walls, and breathtaking waterfalls. There are various places in Nepal that offers amazing and thrilling Canyoning services. Some of the places are listed below:
Jalbire, Chitwan: Jalbire is where you’ll get the greatest canyoning experience in Nepal. With its incredible waterfalls, rock slides, and leaping rocks, canyoning at Jalbire is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Jalbire is also known as “Nepal’s top attraction” by many visitors. There are around five 45-50 meter high waterfalls.
Kakani: Canyoning is available near Kathmandu at Kakani. Kakani is located 35 kilometers from Kathmandu’s Ring Road and is extremely accessible. PhungPhugye (185 meters) and Chhahare (145 meters) are two canyons in Kakani, located between the Dhansar and Jurethum villages. The Ganesh Himal, as well as views of Manaslu and the Langtang area, may be seen from PhungPhugye.
Sundarijal: Sundarijal is a stunning canyoning site for a day trip. It is located 15 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, in the bottom of the Shivapuri National Park. Sundarijal Bus Park is roughly a one-hour drive from Kathmandu’s Thamel district. You may grab a bus from Sundarijal Bus Park that will take you up to Sundarijal village.You’ll find the canyoning location 30 minutes uphill from the village.
The PanglangKhola: PanglangKhola is a beautiful canyon close to the Last Resort that provides a hard start to canyoning. This canyon helps visitors prepare for canyons like the KahauleKhola and others that require a lot of abseiling. You’ll learn to manage your fall and use all of the canyoning equipment we give. It’s a great place to start if you’re new to canyoning.
The KanglangKhola: The KanglangKhola is one step higher than Panglang and introduces you to leaping, sliding, and breathtaking abseils. It allows you to improve and push your abilities. The hike up to KanglangKhola offers stunning views of the Tibetan Plateau’s snow-capped peaks and Nepal’s lush lowlands. KanglangKhola, when combined with PanglangKhola, provides a pleasant and diversified two-day canyoning adventure.
The BhukutheKhola: This is the newest canyon in Nepal that pushes the boundaries of technical commercial canyoning. This amazing high-volume canyon offers many abseils, including a dramatic 60-meter drop that you must descend with the assistance of your guide.A 40-minute stroll through farms and forests, followed by a 10-minute walk back to the Last Resort, puts you smack in the middle of one of the world’s most stunning valleys. This is a canyon that should not be neglected and missed!
Canyoning in Nepal is one of the greatest experiences to have if you want to have an exciting adventure while seeing the beautiful scenery. This trip will be enjoyed for a long, from rushing landscapes through diverse scenery to looking at nature’s magnificence. So, if you’re planning a trip to Nepal, be sure to include this activity in your program and have the best time of your life.
-Article written by: Saru Niraula for Land Nepal