Bungee Jumping is a new travel activity in Nepal. It was restricted to some places in Europe, New Zealand, and America in terms of safety but it’s time to update yourself. The sport has finally found a natural home in the highest mountain range in the world. The ultimate thrill of a Bungy jump is possible now in Nepal and perhaps the best site in the world.
The Bungee jump is an adventure sport however many national and international tourists are living its venture. The first Bungee jumping site is situated 160m over the wild Bhote Kosi river and is located close to the Nepal-Tibet border. The jump, at 160m, has designed by one of New Zealand’s leading Bungy consultants and is operated by some of the most experienced jump masters in the business as they take safety “very, very seriously”
The distance between Kathmandu and Bhote Koshi is 45 km. The road distance is 75.1 km to the Bunjee jump station. And it takes about 3 hours to drive out from Thamel Kathmandu, Nepal.
Bhote Koshi River Bridge Information where you jump
Especially for bungy 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. Those are Swiss measurements. About 6000 meters of steel wire were used to build the bridge which is 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.
Nepal Bungee jump tour highlights
- Departure Bus starts at 7:00 AM early in the morning everyday from Tri Devi Marga, Thamel
- Scenic Himalayan view from your Bus window on the way to Bhote Koshi River
- Witness fantastic Mountains, great landscapes and Rice terraces along the journey
- Located in between Kathmandu to Tibet which is on the way to friendship boarder to Tibet.
Bungee Jump Traveller’s Review
Bungee Jump was great
Ammar was very kind in answering all our questions regarding our bungee jump tour. 5 hours drive from Kathmandu to Bhotekoshi and return was safe and the cost was competitive. Thanks for Ammar’s guidence.
Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal