A Guide To Bungee Jumping In Nepal

A Guide To Bungee Jumping In Nepal
Siew Yeng
Siew Yeng 
Dhurba Baral
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Dhurba Baral

Nepal, famous for having some of the highest mountains in the world and rich religious heritage, is also one of the most ideal places for adrenaline junkies and homestays. One of the must-try activities for adrenaline addicts is the ever-so-exciting activity of bungee jumping. Blessed with luscious forests with streams of ice-cool mountain water running through them, the nature of Nepal is indeed a sight to behold and what could be a more interesting way to enjoy that than plunging directly into it through bungee jumping. Although it is now quite popular, read this guide to bungee jumping in Nepal to help you even more into trying this thrilling activity in one of the world’s most beautiful places.

The best places for bungee jumping in Nepal

Definitely not for the faint-hearted, bungee jumping is a thrilling activity where a participant free falls until the elastic cord attached to them is stretched out and pulls or bounces the person back upwards. It is then followed by a short free fall again until the elastic is once again stretched out. This bouncing motion continues a few more times (because of the laws of physics) and eventually reaches equilibrium. Nepal, with all its mountains, cliffs and natural beauty, is one of the most ideal places for this activity and the famous spots for bungee jumping are Bhote Kosh — Nepal’s first bungee jumping site and also its highest at 160 m (524.9 ft) — and Pokhara, the country’s tourism capital.

Bungee jumping in Bhote Koshi (from USD 153.0)

As the first-ever spot for bungee jumping in Nepal and the third-highest jump in Asia, the jump from one of the highest foot suspension bridges over the Bhote Koshi gorge is viewed to be one of the best jumps in the world. This jump allows the jumper to feel like they are about to almost, but not quite, plunge into the waters of the Bhote Koshi river, enhancing the thrill of the experience.

This amazing jump is managed by the Last Resort, a resort that organises many other adventure activities like canyoning and rafting as well. Be rest assured of its quality as the diving site in Bhote Koshi was created with help from different specialists all over the world: from a veteran bungee specialist from New Zealand to the Swiss specialist who helped construct the bridge. To ensure safety, highly skilled bungee jumpers also work there to guide amateur jumpers.

The easiest way to get to this jump site is by hopping on the Last Resort’s shuttle bus from Kathmandu. The journey is a three-hour drive east, and you will arrive at the best accommodation for this jump. The resort offers luxurious safari tents that are spacious and completely surrounded by nature. All tents have beddings and towels, with the tent for the toilet and showers nearby. To provide continued comfort through winter, the resort also offers heated showers.

Fortunately for adventure-seekers with busy schedules, this jump is available (and absolutely amazing) all year round so all you need to do is buy the air tickets and arrange for this jump any time of the year! There are sources that say that this jump is best between September to November, and March to May where the jump is available every day except Mondays. It is important to note that during the remaining months, the jump is only available for four days a week, i.e. Sunday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. The jump is available for six days a week except for Mondays during the months of March to May and September to November. However, this is still a heart-pounding, adrenaline-rushing activity that may not be suitable for everyone, especially for those with existing conditions such as heart disease, epilepsy, high blood pressure, pregnancy, addiction to alcohol or drugs, orthopaedic problems, psychological problem and neurological problems.

For potential jumpers below the age of 18, parents need to sign a parental consent form. The maximum weight for a jumper is 100 kg (220 pounds). To ensure the best experience, it is also suggested for jumpers to wear tight and comfortable clothes and closed shoes during the jump. The cost for bungee jumping package in Bhote Koshi is around 50 USD for locals, 74 USD for Chinese and Indian nationals, and 108 USD for other foreigners.

The Last Resort Bungee Jump 1 days

Duration: 1 day

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Bungee jumping in Pokhara (from USD 80.0)

Despite being the country’s second-largest city with plenty of roads and restaurants, Pokhara also allows visitors to immerse in the beautiful natural surroundings. One of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal, Pokhara offers many things to do like paragliding, zip flyers and trekking and one of the newest addition to that list is the water touch bungee jump!

The bungee jumping site for Nepal’s first and only tower bungee is just a short 20 minutes from Pokhara Lakeside, located in Hemja, in the Kaski district. The jump starts from an 80m (262 ft.) high steel cliff and the jump goes down towards an artificial pond which is about 18 to 20 meters (59-65 ft) deep. One of the most attractive points of this jump is that it allows the jumper to touch the water - imagine experiencing free fall and then as you slow down (due to the elastic cord), your head lightly touches or dips into the clear waters. It will be a unique experience as you will also have views of the Himalayas as you free fall.

The price of bungee jumping in Pokhara, Nepal is slightly cheaper than the one at Bhote Koshi, going at around 32 USD for Nepali citizens and 62 USD for foreigners. However, just like in the Last Resort, you have to note that photos and videos are not complimentary with the jump - this comes at an additional fee of 15 USD. Furthermore, due to the close proximity of the bungee diving spot to the tourist city, there are many accommodations that are located less than a half-hour drive away to choose from. For where to stay, Hemja itself also offers village homestays, allowing visitors to truly immerse themselves in Nepalese culture to experience their traditional food and local way of life.

Unlike Bhote Koshi, fortunately, the bungee jumping in Pokhara really operates every day! There are specific criteria to participate in bungee jumping in Pokhara: the jumper must be at least 13 years old and those between 12 to 15 must be with their parent or guidance to sign the waiver, jumpers must weight between 35 and 125 kg (77-275 lbs), no alcohol should be consumed before the jump, closed-toe shoes should be worn.

Pokhara Bungee Jump

Duration: 20 Min Duration

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Bungee jumping in Kushma (under construction)

Kushma Parbat
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Bishow11 used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Although this is still under construction, it is set to be the world’s second tallest bungee jump. Construction should’ve finished around February 2019, however it is still not complete with no finish date mentioned. Kushma in Parbat District is approximately a two-hour drive from Pokhara.

Tips for bungee jumping

Bungy The Last Resort, Nepal P5166787
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Steve Hicks used under CC BY 2.0

Bring a companion. If you predict that you may be tempted to back out on this amazing activity, bringing a friend or a companion who will encourage you to get on with it may be a good idea! Go along with someone who is fun-loving and you can trust, to create the experience of a lifetime together. Moreover, the company of someone close can allow you to feel safer and calmer during the jump.

Do not overeat. Bungee jumping obviously involves a lot of up and down motion, high speeds or even being upside down, easily causing any leftover food in the stomach to find itself out of the body. The avoid such incidences and to keep your experience as pleasant as possible, try not to overeat before jumping or wait around an hour after any meal before the awesome free fall.

Do not overthink it. Trust the company and the jump instructor and jump. Distract yourself in the moments leading up to it to avoid unnecessary fears from overtaking. And when the moment to jump comes, even as your heart pounds, try to embrace every second of the experience.

Do not keep looking at other people jump. If you are moderately afraid of the experience, try not to spend the time waiting for your turn watching other people jump. Instead of normalising the jump, watching others may just build up the fear in you and change your mind.

Read the directions before you jump. If you happen to have any of the medical conditions mentioned in them, and should not be jumping, make sure you DO NOT do it. No amount of thrill can be worth the possible medical consequences.

Trust the instructors. They are there to ensure that you have a safe and pleasant experience with the jump and the experts know what they are talking about. Trust in the instructors would take away a portion of that uneasiness you may feel before bungee jumping.

Travel Insurance. Most bungee jumping operators do not include personal insurance in the costs when booking for bungee jumping. You can either purchase travel insurance that covers adventure sports/activities (be sure to check bungee jumping is included) or add adventure sports/activities to your travel insurance policy.

Have the adrenaline rush of your life

In conclusion, bungee jumping could be an experience of a lifetime and a unique way to experience Nepal. Enjoy the excitement in this beautiful place but bear in mind that bungee jumping may not be everyone’s cup of tea – it is only really fun if you want to do it.

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Siew Yeng likes music, animals, traveling and watching animated series. She has been to some country and wants to go to so many more. In her spare time, she stays at home to avoid human contact....Read more

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