Bungy Jumping

If you thought that bungy jumping is restricted to some locations in North America, Europe, and New Zealand, kick off that coffin lid and get an update. The sport has found a natural home for itself in the highest and most magnificent mountain range in the world. The ultimate thrill of a bungy jump can now be experienced in Nepal at one of the best sites that this sport can boast of anywhere in the world.

The Bhote Koshi, one of the world's wildest raging rivers, rushes down from the heights of the Himalayas. It roughly translates as `river from Tibet' and so there are a lot of rivers that go by this name in Nepal. This Bhote Koshi is the main tributary of the Sun Koshi and is followed by the Arniko highway from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Nepal's first Bungy jumping site is situated 160 m over this river, inviting you to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush in the surroundings of this amazing place.

A bungy jumping trip can be arranged on arrival in Kathmandu. As of now, there is only one agency offering this sport. The site is located close to the Nepal-Tibet border and is a three-hour bus ride from Kathmandu.

The jump, at 160 m, was designed by one of New Zealand's leading Bungy consultants and is staffed and operated by some of the most experienced western jump masters in the business. The jump has an impeccable record and no mishap has occurred at the site. The agency takes safety `very, very seriously'.

The deal, access and accommodation
The deal is $75 per jump, including a bus ride to the site, lunch and a free T-shirt. Accommodation is also available at the resort, as well as options like white water rafting down the raging Bhote Koshi, rappelling down the canyon or trekking in the nearby mountains.

You can also get there in a local bus for the equivalent of $1 or hire a private minibus for $90. If you want to check out a place to stay, Bharabise is a good enough place to stay but has off late grown into a noisy little town. It is advisable to stay at the resort close to the Tibet border, if you can afford it.

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