Rock Climbing in Nepal
Rock Climbing in Nepal is becoming one of the hottest sports to do for visitor and locals due to the awesome natural rock faces in majestic settings.
There are many rock climbing spots only few are located near Kathmandu are popular and frequently climb by the foreign rock climbers. Nepal may not be among the top countries in terms of tourist influx but it is definitely a heaven for adventure lovers. As a matter of fact, rock climbing is one of the most popular extreme sports in the country. People from all over the world crowd the soil of Nepal in order to experience the thrill of the activity in professional settings. Here, we take a closer look at the primary aspects of rock climbing in Nepal. Rock climbing is an adventurous outdoor activity popular among the adventure lovers, thrill seekers across the world, it is dangerous sport it require proper knowledge for climbing and usage of specialized climbing equipments is crucial for the safe completion of routes.
Rock climbing areas in Nepal:
Rock climbing has recently gained popularity in Kathmandu thanks to the natural and majestic rock faces within the valley. The numerous natural climbing sites in Kathmandu are suitable for all kinds of climbers ranging from beginners to experts. Just choose a climb that is best for you and you’re all set to go. Also, understand that rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport. It often tests a climber’s strength, endurance, agility, and balance along with mental control. So, please be sufficiently prepared before undertaking any rock climbing tours.
Nagarjun Forest – 20 minutes drive from Kathmandu
Hattiban – 1 hour drive from Kathmandu
Bimal Nagar – 20 minutes drive from Bandipur
Nagarkot – This bolted climbing area is hard to find without a guide.
Namche Bazaar – Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (Bouldering field is 30 minute walk)
Hattiban Rock Climbing Site
Hattiban outdoor climbing site is 26km far from Kathmandu City and it takes 1 hour by bus. It is just 20 minute walk from the Road there are more than 10 routes. The climbing grades are start from 6a to 7a this place is very good in winter because it is south face and sunlight all the day, so that in spring and in summer season it is too hot here.
Balaju Rock Climbing Site (Nagarjun Forest)
Balaju Rock Climbing Site is situated in north west from Kathmandu centre city and it takes 30 minutes by car it is one of the nearest Climbing Site in Capital and there are more then 22 climbing routes and grade 4a to 7b+ overhang climbing also peoples who wants to train them self-there are many multi pitch 65m and single pitch 12m. However, tourists are currently not allowed to enter this site without a Nepali guide.
Kakani Rock Climbing Site
Kakani lies 29 km northwest of Kathmandu on the road to Trisuli. From the hill-top, excellent views can be had of Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Gauri Shanker. This has one small climbing rock with 6 routes. The rock is only about 20 meters, but quite challenging. There is also an outdoor climbing wall in the Mountaineering park nearby. Tents are available with outdoor cooking and shower facilities. This retreat site must be reserved in advance.
Thame Rock Climbing Site
Outdoor Rock Climbing in 3800m Thame Everest region it is situated in the eastern part of Nepal, nearby Mt. Everest. This village is very famous among the climbers because both of world record holder Everest climbers are born in this village. In this rock climbing site there are more than 17 different routes which are starting from 4c to 7c multi pitch 200m height.
Bimal Nagar Rock Climbing Site
Bimal Nagar climbing site is situated in the south west from Kathmandu and it takes almost 5 hours by bus on the way to Pokhara. It is 140 km from Kathmandu. If you are coming from Pokhara then it is 60km from Pokhara there are many nice climbing routes. There are only few fixed route where you can go climbing it is 55m natural rock climbing and four pitch and some single pitch it is just 5 minutes from the road.