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.
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".
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.
Bungy Nepal takes place on a 166m wide steel suspension bridge over
the Bhoti Kosi River.
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.
is $75 per jump. Nepalese are entitled to 30% discount.