Rock Climbing in Nepal has become one of the popular adventure activities for the visitor to do in Nepal. Rock climbing adventures are still in early stages in Nepal, however, it has been able to grab the attention of visitors worldwide on the regular basis. Due to is topography of mountains and existence of rugged landscapes in between filled with rock terrains is an ideal venue for attempting rock climbing.
Rock climbing includes climbing on natural or artificial rock walls with the motive of submitting the form. Rock climbing is a challenging sport for outdoor lovers where participant should be physically and mentally prepared. Most of the rock climbing area is located in the north of Kathmandu. There are about 5 climbing rocks in Nepal that are clean and have pitons.
Some of the climbing routes are;
It is located 3 km outside Kathmandu valley and is a great place to climb. There are 20 routes of varying difficulty, chimney climbs, overhangs and bouldering.
The Hattiban outdoor climbing site is 26km far from Kathmandu City and it takes 1 hour by bus. It is just a 20 minute walk from the Road there are more than 10 routes. The climbing site is for professional where they can enjoy top level grades climbing.
Kakani is about 1 and half hour drive from Kathmandu, there is one small rock which has about 6 routes. The rock is only about 20 meters, but quite challenging. There is also an outdoor climbing wall in the Mountaineering Park nearby.
This rock is near Mt. Everest at 3880 ft. It is situated in the eastern part of Nepal, nearby Mount Everest. It is a great training rock for those who are doing peak climbing or trekking in Nepal.
Bimal Nagar rock climbing site is situated is situated in the south west from Kathmandu on the way to Pokhara. There are only few fixed routes where you can go climbing it is 55m natural rock climbing and four pitches and some single pitch it is just 5 minutes from the road.