This truly adrenaline sport has truly found a natural home in the highest mountain range on the planet. The ultimate thrills of a bungee jump can now be experienced in Nepal at perhaps one of the best sites in the world, amidst some stunning landscapes on the borders of Tibet.
Nepal’s first bungee jumping site is situated 160m over the wild Bhote Koshi River, and located close to the Nepal -Tibet border, just a three-hour bus ride from Kathmandu. This can be arranged on arrival in Kathmandu. As of now, there is only one agency offering this sport. The jump, at 160m, was designed by one of New Zealand’s leading bungee consultants, and is operated by some of the most experienced jump masters in the business. It’s mishap-proof. The agency ensures safety “very, very seriously”, at the highest standards.
The Bungee Bridge happens to be the only privately owned bridge in Nepal. It has been specially designed for bungee jumping with a 4x-safety factor and has a loading factor of 41,500 kg or 4.5 tons according to Swiss measurements. The wild raging Bhote Koshi appeared a mere stream below the strength of this bridge! One would have to be totally insane or hell bent on suicide mission to jump off the remarkable 500-ft (160 m) drop into the Bhote Koshi River gorge just below.
In Pokhara enjoy bungy jumping from a 70- meter high tower bridge. The bungy site is located less than an hours’ drive from central Pokhara. Enjoy an adrenaline rush as you leap off from the platform down below, amidst a spectacular landscape. Professionals from Europe operate this adventure.
Note: This adventure is not for you if you are pregnant, have a heart condition, low/high blood pressure, epilepsy, neurological, psychological or bone-related issues.
The jump point is Less than 3 hours outside Kathmandu by an Ultimate Bungee Shuttle. You will drive through the Araniko (Kathmandu/Lhasa) Highway to within 12km of the Tibet Border and the famous Friendship Bridge.
Second bungee place is in Pokhara.
Ultimate Bungee Nepal takes place on a 166m wide steel suspension bridge over the Bhoti Koshi River.
Swiss designed, especially for bungee jumping with a 4x safety factor. The bridge has a loading factor of 250kg per running meter. This means that the bridge will hold 250 x 166 = 41,500kg or 4.5 tones. Those are Swiss measurements! * Over 6000 meters of steel wire was used to build the bridge * Longest suspension bridge in Nepal * the bridge joins two sides of a great valley. Before its construction, locals walked five hours to cross this river gorge.
This bungee jump in Nepal may be the most amazing bungee jump on the Planet. This remarkable 500ft (160m) drop into the Bhote Koshi River gorge on the Nepal/Tibet Border is the longest free fall in the world. Anyone who wants to take the plunge should not have any of the health problems mentioned below:
High blood pressure,
Addiction to alcohol or drugs,
Jumpers are advised to empty their pockets and not take any intoxicants before the jump. Everyone is weighed before the fall is made, to use different cords for different categories of weights. The Green, Red and Black cords are used for the lightest, the heavier and the heavyweights accordingly. The Adrenaline goes on mach 3 and rushes to its peak as you jump. Get ready to stone the crows!!!
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