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Why Bungee Jumping in Nepal is so popular?
Nepal is a country globally popular as one of the most thrilling adventure destination and beautiful trekking spot. There are various adventure sports in Nepal that are getting popular among the adventure lovers all around the world. One of such activities that attract hundreds of adventure loving visitors from all parts of the world to Nepal is bungee jumping.
Bungee jumping is one of the most thrilling experiences in the world in which you take a plunge from a tall structure like a building, bridge, or a crane while being harnessed to an elastic cord. The free fall and then the rebound happens due to recoiling of the cord that causes an up and down oscillation, provides the rush to the jumper.
In the case of Nepal, two organizer’s jump is from a suspension bridge to a river gorge and one from 70 meters tower. There are three famous bungee jumping spots where you can finally give your adventurous side the adrenaline rush it has been craving for. Below we talk about Last Resort (Bhotekoshi, Tatopani), The Cliff (Kushma) and High Ground Adventures (Pokhara).
Last Resort, Tatopani, Nepal
It is the first bungee jumping destination of Nepal situated at Tatopani near Arniko highway. About 3 hours’ drive from Kathmandu, it provides a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the capital city. To a more isolated, peaceful place amidst terraced slopes, surrounded by dense jungle and pristine forest.
The resort is made up of uniquely crafted stones with centuries old furniture and is suspended on a cliff top gorge above the Bhote Koshi River.
The resort is mostly known for its bungee jumping, but it has a lot more to offer. People only looking for a relaxing time away from their busy city lives can also enjoy this heavenly place dipping in the pool, distressing at the sauna or reading books or chit chatting in the serene ambiance of the resort.
You have a variety of choices from the massage therapies in the leisurely spa, a bath in the wood sauna or a quick dip in the pool with mountain stream water. The resort is a perfect escape into a tranquil environment to explore the nature with a hike or befriend the guests from all around the world.
Now, for the adventure junkies, the resort is a completely different heaven that provides the option to have exactly the kind of adventure you are looking for whether it is bungee jumping, canyon swing, tandem swing, or white water rafting. If you have done Everest Base Camp Trek or Langtang Valley Trek and want to go out of Kathmandu to have some fun, then you should definitely book one of the bungee jumping in Nepal.
Bungee jumping is an exciting sport in itself, but bungee in the Last Resort is one of its own kind. You stand in a bridge over a deep gorge with the Bhote Koshi River raging below. And take a plunge that will change your life.
Being the 3rd highest natural jump with 160m deep gorge, the jump is a very thrilling experience with the 100m freefall (the longest freefall in the world) and rebounds at an elevation of 3600 ft.
The instructors are very friendly and professional. They make sure of your safety and your comfort along with fun experience while jumping. You can share your experience with your loved ones with the photographs and the video of the jump with the Last resort t-shirt to proudly show off.
Designed, constructed and operated by experts, it is an adventure that gives you the ultimate rush while ensuring cent percent safety.
The bridge is Swiss made with a 4x safety factor and a loading factor of 4.5 tons. While the jump is an exhilarating experience in itself, the beautiful sceneries of the hills and the river and a leisurely time spent in the resort will make your jump memorable.
A certain amount of every jump goes to supporting the local people and building the infrastructures which make the thrill a more worthy event. Booking a package in advance ensures that you have a fun, hassle free adventure.
It is the world’s highest giant swing that provides you a breathtaking gravity defying experience. It is a jump from a height from 160m with a 100m free-fall. On swinging it makes a 240m arc at the speed of 150km/h that will give you an electrifying experience.
Many prefer this over bungee for the double free-fall, no diving and to experience the gorge in a Tarzan-like fashion.
If you are looking to strengthen your bond with a loved one, a tandem swing is the best way to express your feelings. It is the best way to share an adventure with a loved one as swinging from such height, to a deep gorge. You will be tied to each other in this thrilling and scary moment that will bond you for a lifetime.
The person with conditions like Pregnancy, Psychological and neurological problems, High blood pressure, Epilepsy, Heart disease or under an influence of Alcohol and/or drugs are best advised not to participate in any of the jumps or swings.
Apart from these, the jumpers or visitors can enjoy their time in the beautiful resort just chilling out, enjoying the many services provided by the resort creating a great balance between the wilderness and the modern facilities. Other thrilling activities include Canyoning or rafting in the Bhote Koshi River (considered being one of the best and steepest rafting experiences in Nepal).
High Ground Adventures, Pokhara, Nepal
With the success of the Last Resort, another bungee spot has recently been established at Hemja, near the Tibetan Camp in Pokhara. The 80 meters high water-touch bungee has a cliff of 50 meters and a steel tower of 30 meters and is expected to be the world’s highest bungee of this kind. The jumpers will jump off the steel tower and will ultimately dive into a pond about 20 meters deep.
The new water touch bungee jump is the latest addition to the city already known for its many adventures like Paragliding, Zip flyer, Para-hawking, trekking, etc. The country’s first bungee jump from a tower, the managers claim the harness as well as all equipment to be of modern technology and safe.
The European trainer, Larish Melkars claims the safety of the jump and the entire experience to be a fun and breathtaking one. Because it is done from such a height with beautiful sceneries of the mountains.
We are sure these jumps will overwhelmingly satisfy your craving for the extreme Adrenaline rush.
The Cliff, Kushma, Nepal
Recently established The Cliff Nepal claims that it is second highest bungee jumping in the world and they also claims to be the first highest swing site. Cliff which is about 60 kilometers from Pokhara, along the side of Kaligandagi River is situated in Kushma municipality. This bungee jumping venue is must visit for Bungee and other adventure activities while in Nepal.
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