Nepal, home to some of the tallest mountains in the world, is also home to the highest free fall bungee jump in the world – 160 m or 500 feet. Jumping off a suspension bridge and being pulled back up moments before you hit the water is the ultimate thrill and adrenaline junkie hopes to find.
There are two places in Nepal that provide this ultimate thrill ride.
Located close to the Nepal-Tibet border, the Last Resort bungee was designed by one of New Zealand’s leading bungee consultants and constructed by the Swiss is one of the most famous spots for bungee jumpers in all of Asia. Situated 166m over the Bhote Kosi river (churning out grade 5 rapids), the jump culminates over a wide steel suspension bridge – joining the two sides of the deep valley. Furthermore, the resort boasts spectacular scenery with dense forest and an option for staying overnight and partaking in rafting or canoeing on the wild river at the base of the gorge.
Last Resort lies just 3 hrs ride away from the capital city of Kathmandu. The resort also operates the – Ultimate Bungee Shuttle, which ferries people from the city to the resort everyday. The bungee is run by some of the most experienced jump masters in the business – making it an ideal place for even the novices to try this thrilling adventure activity.
|1.||Bungy or Swing||108|
|2.||Bungy and Swing||137|
|3||Tandem Day Trip (Couple)||180|
|4.||Canyoning Day Trip||80|
|5.||Rafting Day Trip||50|
|6.||Bungee and Canyoning Trip||150|
|7.||Go and See Day Trip||22|
Pokhara more commonly known as the gateway to the mountains, home to Phewa Lake and countless other attractions – has become home to the only other place for bungee jumping besides the Last Resort near the Nepal-Tibet border. Pokhara already had attractions like paragliding, zip lining from the Sarangkot Hill – now it boasts yet another attraction ‘Bungee Jumping’ added in 2014. Which has become a sought after activity by people of every creed, color and race. The bungee jump from Hemja is often referred to as the ‘Water Touching Jump’ – as you will be able to touch the water of an artificial pond 20 meters deep, moments before the bungee cords pull you back up. It provides all the thrillseekers the adrenaline rush they were looking for.
Bungee jumping in Pokhara is not as high as the one from The Last Resort – from only an elevation of 80 meters. The bungee park can accommodate 30-40 people everyday. Whether you jump solo or with a partner, it is still a thrill seeking adventure. Once you have made the jump, a boat will collect you from the bottom leaving you giddy with joy and a sense of accomplishment.
|Timing||9 am – 5pm|
|Weight Limit||35kg to 125 kg|
|Minimum Age Limit||13 years (with guardian’s consent)|
|Nepal Citizens||USD 40|
|SAARC country Citizens||USD 75|
|International Citizens||USD 77|
Being a high risk activity, the Tourism Board of Nepal applies the following restriction and does not allow people with the following medical conditions to partake in the activity. The list includes :