Nepal has one of the world’s highest bungy jumps in a particularly beautiful setting. It’s on the bridge of ‘The Last Resort‘ which is right between the Rolwaling and Helambu / Panch Pokhari sections of the trail. After days of trekking, it is a great place to spend some time properly relaxing and eating well. By road it is easy to get to, just a few hours from Kathmandu on the highway to Tibet. Beyond bungee jumping, there is also canyoning, rafting, a high-ropes course and an enormous rope swing which is arguably a lot more scary than a bungee jump..
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 Bungee Nepal takes place on a 166m wide steel suspension bridge over the Bhote Kosi River.
Swiss designed, specially for bungy jumping with a 4x safety 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 tones.
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.
The Last Resort, the perfect place for exciting adventures and complete relaxation. A beautiful three-hour ride from Kathmandu, Nepal, The Last Resort is located on top of a river gorge close to the Tibetan border. The Last Resort offers amazing adventures in spectacular settings, including the world famous bungy jump, the amazing new Tandem Swing, and thrilling White Water Rafting. The natural surroundings and the spa make the resort also a great destination to those looking to just relax.
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