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It is very difficult to trace the birth of Bungee Jumping but it is believed that Bungee jumping was born in Pentecost Islands in the South Pacific. It was earlier conceived to test the so-called "manhood" of the inhabitants. In its primitive stage it was done using ivies as cords. Today, high technology bungee cords have taken the place of ivies but bungee is still considered a "manhood" tests even though more and more women have started doing it. The Bungee is an activity that requires high dosage of adrenaline. It is generally done using cranes and specially constructed steel towers.
Bungee jumping is relatively new in Nepal but is climbing the favorite destinations chart very quickly. There is only one site for bungee in Nepal till now but puritans consider it to be among the best in the world. The site is located on the Bhote Koshi River that is very close to the Nepal-Tibet border. Close to the picturesque Sino-Nepal friendship bridge, the site is at most a 3 hours cab drive from Kathmandu. The jump, at 160m, was designed by one of New Zealand's leading bungee consultants, and is operated by some of the most experienced jumpmasters in the business. It complies by all the international norms and is considered mishap-proof. The Bungee jumping agencies that cater to your needs keep an extra eye on the safety concerns.
The site has been designed by Swiss-New Zealand collaboration. While the Kiwis design the jump facility, the jump bridge is the masterpiece of Swiss expertise. The bridge has a 4X safety factor that is same as 4-sigma, in the British grading system. It means, for a layman, that the chances of mishap are less than 1 in 4 million. The bridge has a loading factor of 250kg per running meter. This means that the bridge will hold 250 x 166 = 41,500kg or 4.5 tones of payload per square meters. Built using 6400 meters of wire, the bridge is the longest in Nepal. It joins two magnificent and picturesque valleys of Nepal across a thundering river gorge. So come to Nepal and relive this adrenaline shooting experience. Persons falling in the following groups have been barred for bungee Jumping: -
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