Nepal: Ultimate Bungy Jumping
Come on, you came this far: You’re in Nepal, home to some of the most challenging trekking and white-water rafting in the world! Now it’s time to really separate the can-do’s from the wanna-be’s. It’s time for bungy jumping!
Bungy Jumping is an activity in which a person jumps off from a high place with one end of an rubber cord attached to his/her ankles and the other end tied to the jumping-off point. When the person jumps, the cord will stretch to take up the energy of the fall, then the jumper will be yanked back upwards as the cord snaps back. The jumper will typically bob up and down until the initial energy of the bungy jump has exhausted itself.
There are several locations to enjoy Bungy jumping in Nepal. But the jumping point at the Last Resort may be the most spectacular one of all. Located a 3 hour drive from Kathmandu and 100 kilometers northeast and within 12 kilometers of the Tibet border, there is a 166 meter-wide steel suspension bridge stretched over the Bhoti Kosi River gorge. At an of altitude 3600 feet, this Swiss-designed bridge was built especially for bungy jumping. Over 6000 meters of steel wire was used to build the bridge that joins two sides of a beautiful valley. Before the construction, the local villagers had to walk five hours to cross the river gorge
But don’t get caught up in the small details. Instead, imagine yourself perched high above the Bhote Kosi with one of the world’s wildest rivers raging beneath you. Close your eyes, take a leap into the unknown, and know that you are doing what few travelers (or fellow bungy jumpers) will ever experience! If that doesn’t clear up your sinuses, nothing will! This has been certified as one of the longest free-fall sites in the world.
The jump site was designed by one of New Zealand’s leading Bungy consultants and has been staffed and operated by some of the most experienced Western Jump Masters in the business, working to exacting international standards to guarantee your safety
Check out the Tours link for points-of-contact for Bungy Jumping sites in Nepal.
Bungy jumping in Nepal. Not even the Yeti is tough enough for this one.