Kathmandu’s Top 5 Thrilling Weekend Activities
Tired of the same old weekend routine of movies and dining out? If you’re in Kathmandu and looking for an adrenaline rush, we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled a list of exciting activities that will invigorate your spirit and add a spark to your weekends. From horseback riding to wall climbing, Kathmandu offers a range of exhilarating experiences for adventure seekers.
Horse Riding at Flying Horse Pvt. Ltd.
Located on Dhapakhel Road, just across from the National Agriculture Center and GEMS School, Flying Horse Pvt. Ltd. offers an opportunity to fulfill your dream of horseback riding. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, you can choose from half-day, full-day, or hour-and-thirty-minute packages. While it may be a bit pricey, horseback riding is an unforgettable experience that’s worth every penny.
Zip-lining in Ghampe Danda
For thrill-seekers and outdoor enthusiasts, zip-lining in Ghampe Danda, above Bhaktapur, is a must-try activity. The 1.2-kilometer (long) and 450-meter (short) zip lines provide an incredible view of the Himalayan landscapes. Prices start at Rs 1500 for the short line and Rs 3000 for the long line for individuals weighing under 80kg. Couples can enjoy a thrilling ride for Rs 4000 on the long line (combined weight under 125 kg).
Wall Climbing at Astrek Park
If you’re up for a challenge, head to Astrek Park in Thamel, home to Nepal’s tallest wall climbing facility. This towering 50-meter wall offers twenty different climbing routes suitable for beginners and professionals. Professional trainers ensure your safety and guide newcomers. Entry fees range from Rs 500 to Rs 700, depending on the time of day and day of the week. Rental harnesses and shoes are available at an additional cost. After your climb, unwind at the pub with food and music.
The Best Archery in Jhamsikhel
For those fascinated by precision and archery, “The Best Archery” in Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur, is a fantastic place to hone your skills. Open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., this archery center is the first and only one of its kind in the valley. It offers 30-minute and 1-hour sessions for Rs 450 and Rs 700 per person, respectively. Qualified instructors are on hand to teach you the fundamentals of archery.
Ice skating at Funland, Nepal
Funland Nepal in Bhadrakali provides an exhilarating ice skating experience, a rarity in Nepal. Open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Sunday to Friday) and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Saturday), Funland offers activities for all age groups. Besides ice skating, you can try trampolining, mechanical rodeo, ninja warrior obstacle courses, wall climbing, and activities for toddlers. Prices vary depending on the duration, starting at Rs 1000 and going up to Rs 1500.
Break free from the monotony of weekend routines and embark on thrilling adventures in Kathmandu. These activities will not only pump up your adrenaline but also rejuvenate your vitality. Whether you’re riding horses, zipping across picturesque landscapes, scaling walls, perfecting your archery skills, or gliding on ice, Kathmandu has something for every adventure enthusiast to enjoy. So, why not make your next weekend unforgettable with these exciting experiences?