Bungee Jumping in Nepal
Nepal's first bungee jumping site is situated 160m over the wild Bhote Kosi River gorge, close to the Nepal-Tibet border. 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 a 3 hour journey outside of the 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.
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!!
The Bungee Bridge happens to be the only privately owned bridge in Nepal. It is 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 tonnes. Over 6000 meters of steel wire has been 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.
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.