If you thought bungy jumping was restricted to
some places in Europe, New Zealand and America, it’s time
you got an update. The sport has finally found a natural home in
the highest mountain range in the world. The ultimate thrill of
bungy jump can now be experienced in Nepal at perhaps the best site
in the world.
Nepal’s first bungy jumping site is situated 160m over the
wild Bhote Kosi river, and located close to the Nepal-Tibet border,
a three-hour bus ride from Kathmandu. A jump can arrange on arrival
in 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 bungy consultants, and is operated by some of the most experienced
jump masters in the business. It’s mishap-proof. The agency
takes safty ‘very, very seriously’.
It is $75 per jump, including a bus ride to the site, lunch and
a free T-shirt. Nepalis are entitled to 30% discount. Other than
the jump, there are options like white water rafting down the ranging
Bhote Kosi, rappelling don the canyon, or trekking in the nearby
You can also get there in a local bus for the equivalent of $1.5
or hire a private minibus for $90. if you want to check out a place
to stay, Barabise is good enough, but has of late frown into a noisy
little town. It is advisable to stay at the resort close to the
Tibet border, if you can afford it.