Rock climbing is one of the popular adventure activities done either in natural rock formations or artificially made rock walls with an aim to reach the summit. It is being one of the hottest activities among adventure junkies as it’s physically and mentally challenging sport. One needs to be fit, balanced, determined and shrewd. We offer you exciting guided rock climbing trips to the nearest rocks in Kathmandu (Nagarjun and Hattiban) and newly opened spots in Bimal Nagar and Everest region.
ROCK climbing centers:
Nagarjun rock climbing spot is located amidst the beautiful Nagarjun forest, which can be accessed after 30 minutes’ drive from Kathmandu city centre. The rock surface which is formed of limestone has 20 different climbing routes including 5 different multi pitch routes with grading from 5c to 7b+ (according to French grading system). As it has varying levels of difficulty, the spot is best for both beginners and experts.
Hattiban site is 26km far from Kathmandu city and just an hour by bus. After walking about 20 minutes from the bus, you will reach the spot. The spot is recommended for experienced rock climbers. The rock is formed of limestone and has more than 10 routes. The climbing grades range from 5a+ to 6c (according to French grading system).
Bimal Nagar is en route from Kathmandu to Pokhara, nearly 5 hours from Kathmandu and 90 minutes drive from Pokhara. It’s a newly opened route and has 55m of natural rock surface formed of limestone. During your rock climbing adventure, you will also get the rewarding views of Mt. Mansalu and beautiful Marshyangdi flowing down the valley.
Khumbu Rock Climbing is the farthest and the highest rock climbing (3800m) site opened in Nepal so far. It lies in the Khumbu region, which is the home of Mt. Everest. There are more than 80 different well-equipped (bolted) routes with grades varying from 5a to 7a+. More than 20 routes are multi pitch. Besides, more than 30 routes have clear climbing possibility. Rock climbing in this region is the combination of thrill and natural wonder as you can also have the heavenly experience of Himalayan panorama stretching far and beyond. Lukla site is opened in 2013 under the leadership Pemba Gyaljen Sherpa. Monjo site, which has 6 different routes, was opened in 2011 under the leadership of Tendi Sherpa. Khumjung is the most recent establishment with 11 bolted routes, which is also opened under the leadership of Tendi Sherpa. Thame site was opened in 1998 under the leadership of Austrian Mountain Guide Herbert Mayor Hopfor and Nepali instructors. Phortse site was opened in 2006 in the co ordination of Khumbu Climbing Center.
Kakani is situated 29 km northwest of Kathmandu on the way to Trisuli. Though, the site has comparatively smaller rock face with just 6 routes of grades varying from 4c to 6a, the adventure itself is quite challenging there. It was established in 2006 under the leadership of Nawang Nima Sherpa, Tendi Sherpa and Jymchnag Bhote. You can also have panoramic views of Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Gauri Shanker towards the north. Additionally, you can also visit Mountaineering park nearby which has outdoor climbing wall.