If you thought bungy jumping was restricted to some places in Europe, New Zealand and America, it's time you got and update. The sport has finally found a natural home in the highest mountain range in the world. The ultimate thrill of a bungy jump can now be experienced in Nepal at perhaps the best site in the world.
Nepal's first bungy jumping site is situated 160m over the wild Bhote Kosi river, and located close to the Nepal-Tibet border, a three-hour bus ride from Kathmandu. As 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 bungy consultants, and is operated by some of the most experienced jump masters in the business. It's mishap-proof. The agency takes safety "very, very seriously".
Less than 3 hours outside Kathmandu by Ultimate Bungy Shuttle. You will travel the Arniko (Kathmandu/Lhasa) Highway to within 12km of the Tibet Border and the famous Friendship Bridge.
Ultimate Bungy Nepal takes place on a 166m wide steel suspension bridge over the Bhoti Kosi River.
Swiss designed, specially for bungy jumping with a 4x saftey 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 tonnes. And... 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.
Location: Himalayas of Nepal
Access: 3 hours outside Kathmandu to within 12km of the Tibet Border.
The Gorge: It takes place on a 16Om wide steel suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi River.
The Bridge: Swiss designed, especially for bungy jumping with a 4x safety factor. The bridge has a loading factor of 41,500kg or 4.5 tons.
The bungy bridge is the longest in Nepal and also the only privately owned bridge. Before its construction, locals walked 5 hrs to cross this river
The Jump: This bungy jump in Nepal may be the most spectacular bungy 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.