Nepal is a country of sublime beauty, tucked away in the shades of the highest mountain range in the world, often called the “last paradise” on earth. Nepal is the home of the world's highest mountains, with a strong historic traditions. Small yet charming, Nepal offers unique ways to experience this ancient land – from some of the most thrilling treks to inspiring wildlife expeditions.
Kathmandu is a well visited part of the country. Its unique town centres , many temples and bustling hippie areas lends its self to a unique and engaging program. Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with breath-taking Newari architecture, centuries old Hindu and Buddhist religious sites along with dedicated tourist-friendly accommodations and restaurants. Stepping into Kathmandu is like stepping into another world that everybody should experience at least once in their lifetime.
Kathmandu is a city where ancient traditions rub shoulders with the latest technology. The grandeur of the past enchants the visitor whose gaze may linger on an exquisitely carved wooden window frame, an 18th century bronze sculpture or a spiritually uplifting stupa.
But beyond the historic sights of Kathmandu lie two very interesting options for incentive travel programs - the regions of Pokhara and Chitwan, both which offer a range of exciting experiences for groups.
The 25 min flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara offers some of the most surreal views of the Himalayas, including some magnificent peaks. Once you touch down here, the adventure hub welcomes you to a range of thrilling activities.
Pokhara is Nepal's number 1 adventure and leisure destination, a gateway to treks in the Annapurna region with plenty of entertainment for individual travellers and their families. In Pokhara you can experience the excitement of adventure: boating, hiking, pony rides, paragliding or simply relax at one of the lakes with the stunning Annapurna views. Pokhara will overwhelm you with its natural beauty providing you great photo ops. Walk along the shores of the Fewa lake enjoying the greenery surrounding you and a spectacular panoramic view of the high Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Massif that reflect in the lake. Colorful wooden boats add color and paragliders come floating down from above. Flying and rowing over the lake is probably going to be one of the highlights of your travel experience in Nepal.
For groups, apart from the serenity of the destination,. There are some great adrenalins rushing activities of varying degrees. This is what makes an incentive here different.
Try a day hike through to Majgaun, crossing local villages and farms on the way, with awe-inspiring photo opportunities to capture the majestic Annapurna range. Or visit the Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, which contains a huge stalagmite worshipped as a Shiva lingam. Walk through the tunnel behind the shrine to reach the thundering waters of Devi’s Falls.
In this region we can do hiking, trekking, white water rafting, bungee jumping, biking paragliding and one of the world’s most extreme ziplines.
On a very different note is the area of Chitwan, one of the finest national parks for the regal Tiger. Nepal has already met its target of doubling its tiger population 3 years ahead of the global 2022 date. A commendable record in animal conservation.
In the southern region of Nepal, the jungles of Chitwan National Park await you with wildlife experiences like no other. Chitwan is home to one of the best national parks in Asia. Track wild royal Bengal tigers and watch one-horned rhinos bathe in rivers alongside great Asiatic elephants. If you want to quench your thirst for nature, Chitwan National Park is where you should be.
Witness wilderness in its real form, and do it in style like the old-day Maharajas on elephant back to spot rhinos and deer, or go jeep safari in the depth of the forest to catch a glimpse of the elusive Bengal tiger.
The Royal Chitwan National Park also offers a selection of wildlife activities including elephant safaris through the community forest, or spending some quality time with the majestic creatures, while feeding and bathing them. Explore the various wildlife habitats of the park, from the flood-plain grassland to the dense Sal forests, on a nature walk. Or try an early-morning birdwatching experience, with over 500 species of birds in the vicinity. To explore wildlife on the Rapti river, including crocodiles, there are dugout canoes also on offer.
Another, exciting adventure is to go canoeing in the marshy Terai river amongst hundreds of marsh mugger crocodiles basking in the sun, waiting for their prey to fall in their mouths.
You can also spend some calming animal time visiting the elephant and gharial breeding farms, a perfect way to educate your kids about the animals and their life cycle.
Be a part of the local tribal life and visit the Tharu village, where you are welcomed into their traditional mud houses and treated with utmost care and respect.
At the end of the day add to the essence of the ultimate jungle experience and unwind next to a huge campfire, to the sounds of the intricate Tharu stick dance and local folk songs.