Bungee Jumping in Nepal
Adventure Tourism, Nepal offers you the excitement of bungee jumping from what is probably the highest bungee jumping site in the world. Nepal’s first bungee jumping site is situated 160m over the wild Bhote Kosi River not far from the Nepal-Tibet border. The thrill of bungee jumping surrounded by some of the highest mountains in the world is truly an opportunity not to be missed by the lovers of adventure tourism, Nepal provides.
The trip to the only bungee jumping site in Nepal so far is itself an experience. It is a three hour bus ride from Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu along the Arniko (Kathmandu to Lhasa) Highway. It is within twelve 12km of the Tibet Border and the famous Friendship Bridge. There are facilities to stay here at the Last Resort, a tented safari style accommodation with a restaurant.
Ultimate Bungy Nepal can be booked through many adventure tourism agents in Nepal and the facilities offered here are as good as anywhere else in the world. It takes place from a 166m wide steel suspension bridge over the Bhoti Kosi River. This Swiss designed bridge has been built specially for bungee jumping with a 4x safety factor. Built with over 6000 meters of steel wire it is the longest suspension bridge in Nepal, joining two sides of a great valley. Before its construction, locals had to walk for five hours to cross this river gorge.
The beautiful valley is home to the dense forests surrounding the cliff top gorge. The tedious trip is well worth it just for the spectacular view, which many consider to be one of the most beautiful in the world. One can stay here overnight and go rafting and rock climbing too. The opportunities for adventure in the world’s most spectacular mountains are not to be missed.
Bungee jumping brings a rush of adrenalin and is considered by many to be the most exciting, extreme adventure sport. However it is important to be in good health to attempt it. It is not for people who suffer from Heart disease, Epilepsy, High blood pressure, addiction to alcohol or drugs, orthopedic, psychological or neurological problems.