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Five adventure sports to do in Pokhara this festive season
If you are the one who loves adventure sports but does not have the time to do so. Then, the heralding festive season and the holidays you get might be the perfect time to tick your to do adventure sports list. And here My City has compiled five adventure sports activities which you can do in Pokhara:
Zip Flying in Pokhara provides you an opportunity to witness the panoramic stretch of the Annapurna range. Introduced by High Ground Adventure Inc, it is another option for amongst adventure sports enthusiasts. It begins from Sarangkot Dada and ends at Hemjha. The start point of zip flying is situated at a height of 5,032 ft above sea level. It takes around two minutes to cover the 3,000 ft drift.
Rock climbing is another adventure sport activity available in Pokhara. The Three Sisters Adventure at Methalang, Sarangkot operates it. A total of 14 people can simultaneously ascend to the top of the two boulders standing 10 meters, and 21 meters each. Despite the danger involved, a thrilling experience is guaranteed while climbing the steep boulders. Nevertheless, you can also go for natural rock climbing site in Pokhara. Another artificial rock climbing venue is situated at the International Mountain Museum. This artificial structure is 22 meters high.
Ghalel village in Lwang Ghalel is popular as a canyoning destination that provides an opportunity to descend down a waterfall. It is mandatory to wear a suit that maintains body temperature. For safety measures, you need to harness as well. According to Ram Gurung, director of Pokhara Canyoning, canyoning was introduced to attract tourists and extend their stay in Pokhara. Depending on your proficiency level, you can opt to choose between 45 meters or 300 meters long descend.
If you yearn to fly like a bird, paragliding gives you the opportunity to fly and get a bird's eye view of the beautiful lake city underneath. Paragliding Sarangkot is ranked number five on the list of most suitable destinations for paragliding. Likewise, one can also choose ultralight flight to soar among the clouds. It was introduced by Avia Club. At present, there are three such companies which provide the service.
Rafting is another adventure sports in Pokhara. Seti River is the most preferred destination here. It begins from Mardi’s Dobilla and ends at the dam in Simpani River, covering approximately 12 km. While in the core city, you can also enjoy kayaking in Fewa Lake, visit caves and find activities of your preference.
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