The ultimate thrill of a Bungee jump can now be experienced in Nepal at perhaps the best site in the world. Nepal’s first bungee jumping site is situated 160m over the wild Bhote Koshi river, and located close to the Nepal-Tibet border, a three-hour bus ride from Kathmandu.
The jump, at 160m, was designed by one of New Zealand’s leading bungee 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”.
Location : Eastern Nepal Less than 3 hours from Kathmandu in the Arniko (Kathmandu/Lhasa) Highway to within 12km of the Tibet Border and the famous Friendship Bridge.
The Gorge: 166m wide steel suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi River.
What is bungy Jumping??
Bungee jumping is an activity in which a person jumps off from a high place (generally of hundreds of feet/meters) with one end of an elastic cord attached to his/her body or 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 fly upwards as the cord snaps back. The jumper oscillates up and down until the initial energy of the jump is dissipated.
About The Bungy Site
IThis is located 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 Bungy Nepal takes place on a 166m wide steel suspension bridge over the Bhoti Kosi River.The bridge is itself a piece of scientific marvel, the Bridge is of a Swiss design, 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 the river.
Anyone who wants to have an experience should not be suffering from following health problem.
- Heart disease
• High blood pressure,
• Addiction to alcohol or drugs,
• Orthopedic problems,
• Psychological problems,
• Neurological problems.