Bungy Jumping & Bridge Swing

4 Days
Nepal
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Geographically, Nepal is blessed with deep gorges, mountains and raging rivers which is best for the bungy jumping. In Nepal there is only on bungy jumping place and that is Bhotekoshi which located 160m of height above the wild Bhotekoshi River. Bhotekoshi has a gradient of 15m per km and possess rapids of Grade III, IV and V levels. Rafting in Bhotekoshi is sure to offer you with the ultimate thrill in your life.

Exciting fact about bungee in Bhotekoshi is that you can buy your photo and video of the jump by paying as nominal as NRs 2000 which includes one Tshirt with bungee print, four still photos and one video. The photos and videos would be taken by the professional. Although there is no strict age restriction for bungy in Nepal, you would require the consent of a guardian available on the spot to go for bungy.

The first modern bungee jumps were made on 1 April 1979 from the 250-foot (76 m) Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, by David Kirke and Simon Keeling, both members of the Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club. The jumpers were arrested shortly after, but continued with jumps in the US from the Golden Gate Bridge and the Royal Gorge Bridge (this last jump sponsored by and televised on the American programme that’s Incredible), spreading the concept worldwide. By 1982, they were jumping from mobile cranes and hot air balloons.

Organised commercial bungee jumping began with the New Zealander, A J Hackett, who made his first jump from Auckland’s Greenhithe Bridge in 1986. During the following years, Hackett performed a number of jumps from bridges and other structures (including the Eiffel Tower), building public interest in the sport, and opening the world’s first permanent commercial bungee site, the Kawarau Bridge Bungy at the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge near Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand. Hackett remains one of the largest commercial operators, with concerns in several countries.

Several million successful jumps have taken place since 1980. This safety record is attributable to bungee operators rigorously conforming to standards and guidelines governing jumps, such as double checking calculations and fittings for every jump.[citation needed] As with any sport, injuries can still occur (see below), and there have been fatalities. A relatively common mistake in fatality cases is to use a cord that is too long. The cord should be substantially shorter than the height of the jumping platform to allow it room to stretch. When the cord becomes taut and then is stretched, the tension in the cord progressively increases. Initially, the tension is less than the jumper’s weight and the jumper continues to accelerate downwards. At some point, the tension equals the jumper’s weight and the acceleration is temporarily zero. With further stretching, the jumper has an increasing upward acceleration and at some point has zero vertical velocity before recoiling upward. See also Potential energy for a discussion of the spring constant and the force required to distort the bungee cords and other spring-like objects.

The Bloukrans River Bridge was the first bridge to be bungee jumped off in Africa when Face Adrenalin introduced bungee jumping to the African continent in 1990. Bloukrans Bridge Bungy has been operated commercially by Face Adrenalin since 1997 and is the highest commercial bridge bungee in the world.

 

Day 01 : Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 02 : Kathmandu sightseeing

Day 03 : Drive to Last Resort for Bungy Jumping -3 hours and 100 km outside Kathmandu); you can also enjoy rafting, cannoying etc (optional)- Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 04 : Final departure for you further destination

  • Airport pick-up and drop services.
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city.
  • All ground transportation
  • Hotel accommodation costs in Kathmandu on “BB” basis
  • All applicable tourist entrance, monumental and local permit fees as deemed necessary for the tour.
  • Bungee Jumping and safety equipment fees.
  • Remuneration to the accompanying guide.
  • A comprehensive medical kit (will be carried by your accompanying guide).
  • Personal insurance for crew members.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell dinner with live Nepalese cultural program.
  • International airfare and departure taxes.
  • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal.
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Lunch & dinner where not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation cost.
  • Tips to the guide, driver and hotel staffs (Tipping is expected).
  • Bar bills, alcoholic drinks & beverages.
  • Other expenses of personal nature (phone calls, laundry etc.)
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the ‘Cost Includes’ section above.

 

Umesh Ghimire