Bungee Jumping in Nepal


Bungee Jumping in Nepal is another exciting adventure sport which is famous not just in Nepal but the entire South Asia and also the whole world. It is located over the Bhote Khoshi River nearby the Nepal-Tibet border in Sindhupalchowk district, situated near from the Capital. Every year thousands of foreigners and domestic tourists visit the Last Resort, which looks after the Bunjee Jumping, to experience the thrill of Bunjee Jumping in Nepal. It just takes 3 hours of drive from Kathmandu along the Araniko Highway to reach the Bunjee Jumping site. It is said that before the bridge was joined into the great valley, natives had to march five hours just to cross the gorge of Bhote Koshi River. 

The sport has finally found a natural home in the highest mountain range in the world. The ultimate thrill of a bungee jump can now be experienced in Nepal perhaps the best site in the world. In Nepal, bungee jump is been facilitated under the supervision of a licensed company at Bhote Koshi river for the stunning experience of free fall jump. As of now, there is only one agency offering this sport. 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".

The platform here is a suspension bridge deep down 160 meters. The site is located at the Nepal-Tibet border. Approximately 3 hrs drive from central Kathmandu. A package tour including the jump with vehicle to the site and lunch can be arranged from Kathmandu through various Travel and Tour agencies. Nepalese are entitled to a 30 percent discount. Accommodation and other facilities can be made available in places around like Barhabise or tatopani.

Bungee jumping is leaping from a fixed location such as a crane, platform, bridge, or cliff and breaking the fall with a bungee cords—an elastic-type rope—that is attached to the ankles. Jumps take place from heights of 25 to 200 m (80 to 650 ft). After the jumper begins falling, the bungee cord pays out behind the jumper's feet. When it is fully extended, the cord breaks the jumper's fall, stretching to minimize the jolt of the stop. The United States Bungee Association (USBA) estimates that more than 7 million bungee jumps have been made since the late 1980s, making bungee jumping one of the most popular extreme sports. Bungee jumping is most commonly done from specially designed platforms and under the supervision of a licensed company. It is considered one of the least dangerous activities of the extreme sports. The ultimate thrill of a bungee jumping can now be experienced in Nepal at one of the best sites in the world. Nepal's first bungee jumping site is situated 160 meters over River Bhote Koshi. The site is located close to the Nepal-Tibet border and is a three-hour bus ride from Kathmandu. A package tour including the jump with bus ride to the site and lunch can be arranged from Kathmandu. Nepalese are entitled to a 30 percent discount. Accommodation and other facilities are available in Barhabise.