www.footmarktravels.com is a leading online Tailor-Made and destination management company & we are associated with Adventures tourism sports in Nepal (NASA, NCSA, and Mountain Sports Federation). As the country of Himalayas, Sports Wall Climbing has lately grown popularity in among climbers here in Kathmandu, Nepal. Although mountaineering has its own history, Sports Wall climbing is much more recent in that respect but very quickly gaining ahead. There are natural and majestic rock faces within the valley, while there are also few of the amazing indoor Climbing walls that go up to grade 7c that can be great opportunity to build your climbing skills. The numerous natural climbing sites in Kathmandu are suitable for all kinds of climbers ranging from beginners to experts. At Big Smile we have a climbing camp for kids to adult, who wants to start their climbing. We will explore artificial and natural boulder for this trip. Clients will be provided with climbing shoes and Climbing Guide. For those with little or no experience in climbing, there are plenty of places to learn and get used to Boulders and Sports Climbing in Nepal.
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Wall Climbing: Indoor wall climbing has been available in Kathmandu city for years. It's a fun activity for nearly all the family. Adding in some adrenaline and adventure to your travels. There have been plenty of indoor rock and wall climbing businesses over the years. A popular one in Thamel has however been closed for the past few years. When going do make sure to check out all the equipment before using it. Ask if there's an instructor.
Astrek Climbing wall:
One of the oldest and most popular climbing walls in Kathmandu. While it's not ultra modern it does offer a 50 foot wall, bouldering and various training options. Pricing is 400 rupees for a full day but there's an additional charge of 150 rupees for shoes and 100 rupees for a harness.
There are group prices.
Outdoor Bouldering Wall: Located near Patan it's a bit of trek to get there. However the facilities are quite good. They focus on not just on wall climbing but also offer first aid courses. Prices start from 450 rupees with additional charges for equipment. Memberships are available
Pasang Lhamu Sports Climbing Centre: One of the oldest wall climbing centers in Kathmandu. Located near the ring road it's good to get there early.
The long climbing wall is well tended to and the centre has had some refurbishment. Costs around about 500 rupees with equipment included. Pasang Lhamu Foundation.
Pharping (also called Hattiban):Located in the hills to the southwest of the valley, Pharping is famous for its monasteries, but it also has a great natural climbing cliff. To get there, take a bus from Balku to the Dollu bus stop (about 45 minutes to 1 hour). From here, ask the local people to direct you to Samye Monastery or Rigon Tashi Choeling Monastery. Continue past Samye Monastery, from where you should be able to see a steep trail leading up towards the forest. Ask locals to direct you to the trail and then follow this trail all the way up to the cliffs. It takes about 20 minutes of walking to reach the cliffs from the bus stop.
The cliff here has about 10 intermediate to advanced single-pitch climbing routes, all bolted for sport climbing with bolted anchors at the top of each route. The limestone cliff is mostly vertical, with a couple of slight overhangs. When climbing here for the first time, it is better to come with a local climber who knows the cliff well and can provide you good information on how to do these climbs safely.
Nagarjune: Located on the western side of the valley, Nagarjun Forest is a great area for both hiking and climbing. To get to the climbing site, take a taxi or bus to Phulbari gate, just a short ways beyond Balaju Bypass. There is an army checkpoint at the gate, where you will need to pay an entry fee (Rs 250 for foreigners, Rs 10 for Nepalis). After entering the gate, the cliffs are about two kilometers' walk along a jeep track. The cliffs here range from about 15m to 25m tall, and have about 20 routes of varying difficulty. Most of these routes are bolted for sport climbing, and it is possible to set up top-ropes.
As with Pharping, it is best to go here for the first time with an experienced local climber who can show you the cliffs and make sure that you are climbing safely. for image: United Nations Development Programme/Flickr