Day trip to more than week long trip in the foothills of Nepalese Himalaya of different levels for beginners to highly skilled canyoneers.
Canyoning - Canyoneering, Kloofing, River Tracing, whatever you call it, is the action of exploring a canyon, an adventure sport activity traveling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include walking, scrambling, climbing, sliding, jumping, abseiling and swimming. In essence, it is technical descent that requires rappels (abseils) and rope work, technical climbing or down-climbing, technical jumps, and technical swims. It is a great adventure sport full of fun and thrill playing with rock and water and in the most inaccessible nooks of nature in serene environment. Hardware involves tools and equipments like; rope, harness, prusiks, carabineer, figure 8, safety tether, helmet, wetsuit etc.
Canyoning in Nepal
Canyoning in Nepal is recently introduced as a new activity by a few trained canyoneers and adventure tour operators. Our company - Himaland is one of the pioneers. Canyoning/ canyoneering is a popular adventure sport in Europe since 1980s and in America since 1990s. Guided canyon trips are already a professional sport in many countries like; France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, New Zealand, USA and many more in the west.
Considering the sheer size of the Himalayas and big mountains stretching from the East to the West, Nepal is a ground of exception as regards to the morphology and the aesthetic of canyons and the main characteristic to the entirety of canyons: depth and verticality. Hence, CANYONING holds a tremendous potential as a new and adventure tourism product in Nepal. There are numerous canyons of different grades in the mid mountain range and some of them are higher up in the foothills of the Himalayan range. They are of world class and both fascinating and challenging.