Besides mountain climbing and expedition, Nepal is also emerging as a popular destination for rock climbing. Rock climbing is an adventure sport where the climbers have to mount up, down and over the natural rock composition or man-made rock walls using the rope through the allocated route without falling to the end. Rock climbing is just not as easy as it seems like. It demands the climber’s strength, balance, and endurance capacity. It is both physically and mentally challenging sport which tests the audacity of the climbers. One should acquire the proper climbing techniques and usage of climbing equipment for safe completion of routes.
Nepal acquiring awe-inspiring natural rocks facing ideal settings carries the huge potential for flourishing rock climbing as the adventure sport. Generally, the rock climbing destinations in Nepal are based towards the north of Kathmandu valley, nearby Pokhara and around the Everest region. You can also combine the rock climbing trip with bird watching, nature tours, hiking and other adventure sports. Being surrounded by the rocks, Kathmandu valley possesses many climbing sites for climbers ranging from beginners to experts. For rock climbing, a climber must be fit and acquire lots of strengths/stamina as well as ought not to retain phobia of heights. So, one must be prepared before undertaking any rock climbing tours. The special features of rock climbing in Nepal are adrenaline rush during the climb to sky soaring rocks, chance to witness and relish mountain views and landscapes from the top, bird watching and many more.
The popular destination of rock climbing around Kathmandu valley are; Bimal Nagar Rock Climbing, Hattiban Rock Climbing, and Balaju Wall Climbing.
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Bimal Nagar Rock Climbing
Based towards the south-west in between Kathmandu-Pokhara route, Bimal Nagar rock climbing is 140 KM away from Kathmandu and only 60 KM away from Pokhara. It almost takes 5 hours by bus to reach there. Bimal Nagar rock climbing possesses just a few routes where you can go climbing. It is 55m natural rock climbing with four multi-pitch and single pitches which are only 5 minutes away from the street. The key feature of this trip is beautiful views of Mt. Manaslu and Marsyangdi River amid rock climbing. It is suitable only for experts and transitional climbers only. If you are coming from or going to Pokhara then, you can attempt this rock climbing experience with help of the professional guide.
Hattiban Rock Climbing
Situated 26 km away in the southwest of Kathmandu valley, Hattiban rock climbing is one of the popular rock climbing destinations around the valley and takes 1 hour to reach by bus. It is an outdoor climbing site which possesses more than 10 climbing routes offering top-grade climbing routes. The climbing grades in Hattiban rock climbing site begins from 6a to 7a. The beautiful natural surrounding and iconic landscapes from the top adds more charm to this trip. You can also combine this trip with bird watching trip as the dense forest of Hattiban inhabits varieties of bird species. This place is mostly good in winter. Samye Monastery or Rigon Tashi Choeling Monastery is other major attraction of Hattiban.
Balaju Wall Climbing
Located towards the north-west of Kathmandu valley, Balaju rock climbing is one of the nearest rocks climbing spot of the valley. The location can be easily reached within 30 minutes driving by private vehicles and takes 1 hour of walk from Thamel. The special features about Balaju rock climbing are there are in excess of 21 climbing courses and grade 4a to 7a+ shade climbing. Numerous multi-pitch 30 meters and single pitch 12 meters are available here if people want to train themselves before initiating the climb. It is the best destination around Kathmandu valley for every kind of climbers from professionals to beginners for wonderful rock climbing experience. To enter the rock climbing site, tourists must be accompanied by a Nepal guide and pay the entry fee (NRs. 250 for foreigners and NRs. 10 for Nepalese). The cliffs are distant at 2km away from the entry gate.