Videos tagged with "suspension"
Trekking in Nepal - Annapurna Circuit Trek [02:21]
Annapurna Circuit trek is probably one of world's most beautiful treks. It will take you through a wonderful variety of landscape and culture, from the subtropical lower Marsyangdi valley where Gurung and Thakali settlements dominate to the northern arid Buddhist areas. Along the Marsyangdi river, on easy trails and suspension bridges, through rice terraces and forests, you will slowly gain altitude and acclimatize well. After leaving Pisang one can get stunning extremely up-close views of snowy and glaciated high peaks including Annapurnas II, III and IV. This remote area lies in a rain shadow formed by the Annapurnas and the landscape supports little in the way of forest apart from pine, juniper and scrub rhododendron. Huge glacial moraines abound, etched deeply by wind erosion into fantastic pillars. The Thorong La Pass (5415 m) is one of the highlights of this trek. Moreover the religious sanctity of Muktinath and the mules and peculiar customs of Jomsom will leave you spell bound.
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Nepalese Acrobatics [00:08]
While trekking to Room to Read's first school in Nepal, I came across this young girl. She was climbing up the tension lines of a suspension bridge. Then, she slid down the wires. I was amazed, and of course, had to capture the moment.
Tags: Acrobat, nepal, girl, annapurna circuit, bahundanda, education, rural, mt. everest
Everest Base Camp Trek Day 2 in 2 minute.mp4 [02:30]
Day two of our Mount Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal. From Pakding to Namche Bazaar. You see a lot of yak and donkey trains, sherpas carrying heavy loads and you cross many suspension bridges. Today has the highest bridge crossing of the entire trek.
Bungy Jump in Nepal [02:40]
Experience the hair-rising thrill of Bungee Jumping in Nepal. The site of bungee jump in Nepal is considered among the best in the world. Located close to Nepal-Tibet border, it is 160m over the wild Bhote Koshi river. The first bungee jumping site in Nepal is a three-hour bus ride from Capital Kathmandu. It is managed by some of the most seasoned bungee jump masters. It is designed by one of New Zealand's leading bungee consultants. Highlights: •The Bungy Bridge where bungee jumping is enjoyed happens to be the only privately owned bridge in Nepal. •The bridge has been specially designed for bungy jumping sport with 4X safety factor. It has load capacity of 41500 kg or 4,5 tons acoording to Swiss measurements. •The Bhote Kosi gorge is located within 4 hours outside Kathmandu valley. •The thrill of jumping from the altitude of 160 metres is unsurpassable. Location: Less than 3 hours outside Kathmandu if you travel by Ultimate Bungy Shuttle. The journey is to the Arniko (Kathmandu/Lhasa) Highway to within 12km of the Tibet Border and the famous Friendship Bridge. The Gorge: Bungee Nepal Jump takes place on a 166m wide steel suspension bridge over the Bhote Kosi River The Bridge The bridge is Swiss designed, specially for bungee jumping keeping in consideration 4X safety factor. The bridge has loading factor of 250kg per running meter. This means that the bridge will hold 250 x 166 = 41500kg or 4.5 tonnes. Over 6000 meters of steel wire has been used to build the longest ...