Program Code: GA-NAS04
Program Type: Bungee Jumping
Mode of Travel: Land
Start Trip: Kathmandu
End Trip: Kathmandu
Bungee jumping was restricted to some places in Europe, New Zealand and America disappointing number of Bungee enthusiast but 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 at perhaps the best site in the world, Nepal. Nepal’s bungee jumping site is a three-hour bus ride from Kathmandu and is situated 160m over the wild BhoteKoshi River, close to the Nepal-Tibet border. As of now, there is only one agency offering this sport. The jumping platform, 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 and the agency takes safety as a first priority.
Less than 3 hours outside Kathmandu by Ultimate Bungee Shuttle. You will travel the Araniko (Kathmandu/Lhasa) Highway to within 12km of the Tibet Border and the famous Friendship Bridge.
Ultimate Bungee jumping in Nepal takes place on a 166m wide steel suspension bridge over the BhoteKoshi River.
Swiss especially designed the Bungee jumping platform 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 tons. Over 6000 meters of steel wire was used to build the bridge and it is the longest suspension bridge in Nepal. It joins two sides of a great valley and before its construction; locals walked five hours to cross this river gorge.