I’m a solo traveller and interested in skydiving in Nepal. Which places do you recommend me and what are the facilities available there? Can I also rent a motorcycle from Kathmandu to reach that place on my own?
—Mridula Gowda, Bengaluru
Skydiving is one more motivation to come to Nepal if it is not already in your bucket list. Skydiving in Nepal compared to other locations is the sensational 360-degree view of the Himalayas. Skydiving in front of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest is an experience itself. The other option of skydiving in Pokhara makes the free fall past mighty Annapurnas range and the Fewa Lake below.
However, skydiving is not operational daily, and for the year 2021, there are set dates for it. May 12th to May 16th are the dates of operation, although these dates could be affected due to the recent pandemic.
You could plan your trip around these days or let us know, and we could construct an itinerary best suited for you.
As an alternative, you could also go for paragliding or an Ultralight flight, that will take you up close and personal with the mountain in an open vessel motor-operated glider.
Yes, renting a motorbike will be no problem, as long as you have a valid drivers license.
In Nepal’s various motorbike trips, the landscape takes your breath away, but the en-route villages and the local people you meet will make the most significant impression. Some of the famous motorbike routes are Mustang Valley and up to Tibet.
Nepal is a small country, and most of the places to ride are not beyond 450 km from Kathmandu at one stretch. However, broken roads and covered with gravel can be challenging, so pre-planning and travelling in the perfect season is essential.
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Trishank Pradhan has been to over almost all Nepal's passages in his quest for the perfect adventure. He has biked the mountains, trekked the valleys, and doesn't mind roughing it out again.