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Bungy jumping

Nepal one Of the most exciting and ultimate adventure is while doing the ultimate thrill of a bungy jump which can now be experienced in Nepal at one of the best sites that this sport can be boast of anywhere in the world. Nepal's first bungy jumping site is situated 160km over the Bhote Koshi River, inviting you to experience the untimate adrenaline rush in the surroundings of this amazing place. The jump, at 160m, is staffed and operated by some of the most experienced jump masters in the business. As,Bungee jumping or swinging over the Bhote Kosi has been described as the ‘ultimate experience’.The valley is narrow with steep hillsides towering over 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) from the river. Nepal's first bungee jumping site is situated at Last Resort, 160 metres (520 ft) above a gorge with the river raging below. It is 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from the Nepal-China border.Bungee jumping at the Last Resort is one of the longest in the world. It is higher than the highest bungee in the New Zealand.After leaping from the bridge platform, the bungee jumper has a free fall towards the river before the swing lines take up the tension and he enters a large, semicircular arc of about 240 metres (790 ft).When it opened in 1999, the Last Resort was amongst the highest suspension footbridges in the world.Swiss designed, especially for bungee jumping with a 4x safety factor, the bridge will hold 4.5 tonnes. Over 6,000 metres (20,000 ft) of steel wire was used to build the longest suspension bridge in Nepal.It is around 3 hours by road from Kathmandu. The Bhote Kosi flows along the Arniko Rajmarg.

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