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The Zipflyer, which hurls the rider down a 2,000ft vertical drop at the speed up to 160 km/hr, opened its doors to adrenaline junkies and thrill seekers alike, at Sarangkot in Pokhara. Described as the world’s most extreme zip slide, it covers a distance of 1.8 kilometers and offers the rider sweeping views of the 23,000ft Machhapuchhre, the Annapurna range and the Seti River.The journey begins at the tower built at the top of the Sarangkot hill (5032ft) and ends at another tower near the Yamdi River.

 “With an incline measured at a sheer 56 per cent, it is one of the tallest and steepest zip-slides in the world. There is no slide like this in the world,” the zipflyer in Nepal, The wind gushes against your face, as you plunge at speeds of over 160kmph. After a minute of pure adrenaline, and travelling a distance of almost 2km, the ride begins to slow down as you approach the landing.The advanced magnetic braking system then brings you to a complete stop.” Built by the Golcha Organization and Mangal Group at a cost of Rs 130 million, the slide was completed in two years and  opened only after thorough safety inspections. “The ride is completely safe". “They only allow people of all ages above 14 to ride the flyer,” from Higher Ground.

Imagine... You’re standing on the platform overlooking the majestic Himalayas and a mind-boggling 2000 feet vertical drop. As you look down, the adrenaline begins to build up and your heart begins to beat faster. The countdown begins…5,4,3,2,1, and you’re airborne. Gravity takes care of the ‘go’ portion of the ride , a feeling of weightlessness sets in, the wind gushes against your face, as you plunge at speeds of over 160kmph. After a minute of pure adrenaline, and travelling a distance of almost 2km, the ride begins to slow down as you approach the landing. The advanced magnetic braking system then brings you to a complete stop.

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