BUNGY JUMPING 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 Bungy Nepal takes place on a 166m wide
steel suspension bridge over the Bhoti 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.