Despite what Kiwis might tell you, Nepal is the ultimate outdoor-sports destination. From climbing and mountaineering to mountain biking and ziplining, Nepal does it all – and at a fraction of the cost of other countries. While Nepal may be synonymous with trekking, its worldclass rapids and exhilarating mountain descents are made for mountain biking and other outdoor sports. Many bike trails are best suited to more experienced riders with a good level of fitness. And while most can be done on your own, you’ll often need to rely on locals for directions, so hiring a guide or signing up for an organised tour will make life considerably easier. Other options are suitable for beginners and pros alike, and your choice is dependent on how much of a buzz you can handle.