The Last Resort, Nepal: An Easy Destination From Kathmandu For The Adrenaline Junkies - Updated 2022

Jolene
Jolene 
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Nepal – a land of sparkling white waters, breathtaking canyons, and panoramic mountain ranges. While Nepal attracts travellers who want to zen out amidst its natural splendour, it’s no surprise that it also draws in adrenaline junkies looking for thrills.

If you’re up for both chill and thrills, there’s one place you can have it all. The Last Resort in Nepal brings together the best of both worlds – here, you can hurl yourself on a heart-pounding bungee jump off a gorge, before winding down in a sauna amidst soothing birdsong. A clifftop resort situated four hours’ ride from Kathmandu, The Last Resort offers guests a tranquil stay in luxurious safari tents. More importantly, it offers a range of death-defying adventure sports, from bungee jumping to canyoning, that will get your legs quaking. Here’s the lowdown on all the thrills and spills you can expect at The Last Resort, Nepal.

Getting to the resort

The Last Resort is located just 100 km (62 miles) from Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. You can hop onto the shuttle bus service offered from its Kathmandu office to the resort and back, which involves a 4.5 hours’ drive through lush forests. For those who want to enjoy the scenic route up close, it’s also possible to rent a motorbike in Kathmandu and find your own way.

Bungee jumping into the blue: pricing and day trips (from USD 145.0)

After a hearty (but perhaps not too hearty) breakfast at the resort, you’ll get right down to your chosen stomach-turning adventures! The Last Resort currently offers five adventure sports: bungee jumping, canyon swing, canyoning, white water rafting, and the tandem swing. If a thrill a day just isn’t enough for you, you can opt for a package of two – for instance, bungee jumping and canyoning, or canyoning and rafting.

By far the most popular thrill here, however, remains the classic bungee jump. This spectacular leap off a 160m-high (525 ft) cliff is one of the world’s best bungee jumping spots, overlooking the Bhote Kosi River and shadowed by the towering Himalayas. So of course, the Trip101 team bravely took the plunge with The Last Resort’s bungee jump, and we’ve survived to tell you what it’s like.


Imagine inching forward over the clifftop, your whole body trembling as you prepare to leap towards the raging rapids far, far below. Suddenly you’re plummeting in a blur of greenery and pure terror, screaming and screaming. For 3 eternal seconds you’re in freefall. The spray of the river hits your face, and then you’re bouncing back up – still scream-laughing uncontrollably.

Even if you’re not a thrill-seeker by nature, we can all agree that there’s just something about bungee jumping which makes it mindblowing and so, so addictive. As they say, why live on the edge – when you can jump off it?

If you’re all ready to take the plunge, The Last Resort offers several types of bungee jumping packages. Veteran jumpers will love the no-frills, walk-in-and-jump option, where you arrange your own travel and meals. Perfect if you’re planning to do some exploration on your own along the way.

Bungee day trip

Address: Bhotekosi Bungee Jump, Araniko Highway, Listikot 45301, Nepal

Website: The Last Resort

Price: 92 USD (approx. 10,269 NPR)

Alternatively, if you’d rather skip the hassle, The Last Resort offers the convenient option of a bungee jumping day trip, with transport, tea-breaks, and safety briefing inclusive.

Travel tip by Nepal Local Expert - Dhurba
Posted on: Oct 31, 2019

The moment when you about to jump is really amazing. You should do it once in a life time. 

Bunjee Jump

Duration: 1 day

More thrills and spills

1. Canyon swinging

Canyon swinging
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Bungee jumping is a classic thrill-seeker’s activity, but those with seasoned nerves might want to up the fear factor with the canyon swing. Like bungee jumping, canyon swinging involves jumping off a cliff, but with a non-elastic rope.

Rather than bouncing up and down, you swing in a giant arc over the canyon. The canyon swing at The Last Resort boasts a terrifying 100 m (328 ft) of freefall – double the freefall of the bungee jump.

Canyon swing day trip

Address: Bhotekosi Bungee Jump, Araniko Highway, Listikot 45301, Nepal

Website: The Last Resort

Price: 108 USD (approx. 12,070 NPR)

2. Canyoning

Canyoning NP
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If water rather than air gets your heart racing, you can try out The Last Resort’s canyoning and white water rafting activities. With canyoning, you’ll be abseiling down Nepal’s famed waterfalls and steep canyon walls, aided by a trusty guide.

Canyoning day trip

Address: Bhotekosi Bungee Jump, Araniko Highway, Listikot 45301, Nepal

Website: The Last Resort

Price: 80 USD (approx. 8,940 NPR) | Bungee & Canyon Swing Combo available at NPR 7800 (USD 70) (for Nepalese only)

3. White water rafting

Rafting at Bhotekoshi River (4)
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Photo is only for illustrative purposes

With the white water rafting expedition, you’ll be paddling right through the wild Bhote Kosi River, battling crashing waves and foamy spray on an inflatable raft. Definitely not for the faint of heart.

White water rafting day trip

Address: Bhotekosi Bungee Jump, Araniko Highway, Listikot 45301, Nepal

Website: The Last Resort

Price: 50 USD (approx. 5,588 NPR)

Camping out in nature

After your day’s death-defying activities, chances are that you’ll have a bad case of jelly legs and an intense craving for some R&R. If you’re dreading a long bus ride back to Kathmandu, don’t despair – The Last Resort, thankfully, has overnight stay packages so that you can rest and recharge right there.

The resort offers two-person and four-person luxury safari tents, plus hot showers and bedding essentials. For some zen vibes, the resort even features a wood sauna, complete with a plunge pool made from mountain stream water. Home-style meals are served at the cosy dining hall, and you’ll find cocktails and good company at the Instant Karma Bar. Following breakfast the next day, you’ll be driven back to Kathmandu.


The Last Resort

8.81 User Rating

Address: Naya Pul, Sindhupalchowk, Listikot, Listikot, Nepal

Nearby attractions

The Last Resort certainly isn’t the only attraction that Nepal’s Listikot area has to offer. If you’re up for more adventures, here are a few nearby gems definitely worth visiting.

1. Listi Mandir

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For a glimpse of stunning Hindu architecture, take a 10-minute hike from the resort to the neighbouring village of Listikot. The Hindu temple of Listi Mandir makes a striking dash of colour atop a hill, tiered in pagoda style and garlanded with bright flags. From there, you can take in a lungful of fresh air along with panoramic views of the mountainous landscape.

Listi Mandir

Address: Listikot, Nepal

Phone: +977 985-1090115

2. Tatopani Hot Springs

Hot Spring at Tatopani (4523585441)
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Tatopani is a small village near the Nepal-China border, no more than 40 minutes’ drive from The Last Resort. Cradled in the heart of this rustic village is one of Nepal’s most famous natural hot springs. Its sulfur-rich waters are said to have medicinal powers, boosting blood circulation and alleviating your dry or irritated skin. After your day of extreme adventures, a long soak in the Tatopani springs will cap it off perfectly.

Tatopani Hot Springs

Address: Tatopani 33200, Nepal

Website: Tatopani

Opening hours: 4:30am - 7:30pm (daily)

Price: NPR 100 (approx. 1.45 USD) for Nepalese, NPR 150 (approx. 2.15 USD) for tourists

3. Khasa Bazaar

The Friendship Bridge connecting China with Nepal
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If the therapy you’re after is of the retail kind, skip across the Nepal-China Friendship Bridge to the celebrated Khasa Bazaar. This sprawling market sells a variety of Chinese goods at low prices, from clothing to homeware.

Do note, however, that a trip there involves crossing the border which requires you to show proof of Nepali citizenship – if you’re a tourist in Nepal, you won’t be able to cross directly.

Khasa Bazar

Address: Nyalam, Xigaze, Tibet, China, 858400

4. Temples of Bahrabise

Sunkoshi River seen from B.P. Highway
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Near the southern border of Bahrabise, where the Sun Koshi River converges toward the Araniko Highway, you can find a cluster of charming Hindu temples. In addition to this wealth of cultural heritage, the area is also rich in exotic wildlife like languor monkeys and spotted deer. Don’t forget to take a stroll along the banks of the Sun Koshi River, popularly known as the River of Gold for its lustrous colour.

Bahrabise temples

Address: School Rd, Barahbise 45302, Nepal

Test your nerves at The Last Resort, Nepal

With its rugged yet picturesque terrain, there’s good reason why Nepal is celebrated as the world’s adventure mecca when it comes to bungee jumping thrills. Whether you’re a hardened thrill-seeker or a gutsy novice, there’s no better way to spice up your Nepal travels than with a dash of adrenaline at The Last Resort.

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