Bungee jumping in Nepal
Nepal's first bungee jumping site is situated 160m over the wild Bhote Kosi River. It is located close to the Nepal-Tibet border, a three-hour bus ride from 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 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 seriously.
It is less than 3 hours outside of Kathmandu Valley. You will travel the Arniko (Kathmandu/Lhasa) Highway to within 12km of the Tibet Border and the famous Friendship Bridge.
Cross Culture Trekking takes place on a 166m wide steel suspension bridge over the Bhoti Kosi River.
Swiss designed, especially for bungee 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. Over 6000 meters of steel wire is used to build the 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
Imagine a bridge 160 meters above a tropical gorge with the Bhote Kosi River, one of Nepal’s wildest rivers raging below; close your eyes and JUMP!!
It is located within a reach of 3 hours outside Kathmandu and just 12 km away from the Tibet Border. The Bungee Bridge happens to be the only privately owned bridge in Nepal. It has been specially designed for bungee jumping with a 4x-safety factor and has a loading factor of 41,500 kg or 4.5 tons according to Swiss measurements. The Bhote Kosi appeared a mere stream! One would have to be totally insane or suicidal twisted to jump off the remarkable 500-ft (160 m) drop into the Bhote Kosi River gorge.
It is advised to empty the pockets and not take any intoxicants before the jump. Everyone is weighed before the fall is made, to use different cords for different categories of weights. The Green, Red and Black cords are used for the lightest, the heavier and the heavyweights accordingly. Adrenaline begins to rush as you jump.