– 1 Night, 2 Days inc. Bungy Jumping
Imagine looking down 160 meters over the wild Bhote Koshi River in northern Nepal. The canyon opens before you as the river rages below. The adrenalin surges within your body as you prepare to leap from the bridge and down into the deep and forbidden looking canyon . You free fall, coming closer and closer to the river until your bungy cable pulls you back to safety. That's bungy jumping in Nepal!
Bungy jumping has become a very popular sport at The Last Resort located north of Kathmandu in the heart of the Himalayas. This is the longest free fall of any bungy jump in the world, falling 500 ft/160 m headfirst toward the raging river below.
This jump was designed by leading bungy jumping professionals from New Zealand. They did not compromise on any safety designs when they planned and implemented this incredible jump.
Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition is pleased to be able to offer you this once in a lifetime experience. It is indeed the ultimate adrenalin rush and nowhere in the world does the thrill get any better than in Nepal.
LOCATION: The Last Resort on the Bhote Koshi River is just a short three hour bus ride from Kathmandu. You come to within 12 km of the Tibet border and the Friendship Bridge that connects the two countries.
THE GORGE: This deep gorge is spanned by a 165 m suspension bridge where you can look down and see the raging river below.
THE BRIDGE: This bridge is of Swiss design for bungy jumping with a 4x safety factor. This bridge can hold up to 4. 5 tonnes or 250 kg per running meter. This is all by Swiss standards, which are some of the highest standards in the world. Over 6,000 meters of steel wire was used to construct this suspension bridge and it is the longest suspension bridge in Nepal. The bridge is used by locals for transportation, which reduced their walking time by five hours. It is a multi-purpose bridge, and is ideal for bungy jumping.
RIVER INFORMATION: Wild and wonderful, the Bhote Koshi River starts in the very heart of the Himalayas as it angrily flows downhill over waterfalls and rapids. The river itself is famous for rafting, kayaking, canyoning as well as trekking. Some of the rapids are rated Class IV and V. Along the way, observe the snowcapped peaks of the Langtang and Dorje Lakpa ranges. These are cold waters, fed from the glaciers of Mt. Shisa Pangma, one of the highest mountains in the world. The lower parts of the river find the rapids slowing down to Class III. This river provides plenty of thrills and excitement for any water enthusiast.
DAY 1 – Drive from Kathmandu to The Last Resort
DAY 2 – Drive from the Last Resort to Lomosangu-Dam
DAY 3 – Return to Kathmandu
DAY 1 – Drive north from Kathmandu toward the Tibetan border. We will arrive at The Last Resort where we will have an opportunity for a short briefing before experiencing your bungy jump. You will jump before lunch, then enjoy time to rest and enjoy the incredible views at The Last Resort.
DAY 2 – We will drive north from The Last Resort to Lomosangu-Dam by private car to begin our rafting journey. The journey is exciting over plenty of whitewater over the first 10 km as we enjoy the morning rafting. After the trip, we return to the starting point to enjoy another opportunity to raft. In the evening, we drive back to our camp for the night.
DAY 3 – We set out after breakfast to run while water sections of the river. Today we lunch on the Bhote Koshi River and continue on until we arrive at Dolalghat Bazar around mid-afternoon. From here, it is a return trip to Kathmandu.
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary. However, since this adventure entails traveling to remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health conditions of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc, can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The tour leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.