Special Interest tour
Himalayas of Nepal
Less than 3 hours outside Kathmandu by car or buses. You will travel the Arniko (Kathmandu/Lhasa) Highway to within 12km of the Tibet Border and the famous Friendship Bridge (you can even make a day trip there for lunch in Tibet).
Bungy Nepal takes place on a 166m wide steel suspension bridge over the Bhoti Kosi River.
Swiss designed, specially for bungy jumping with a 4x saftey factor. 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 tonnes. And... those are Swiss measurements!
Over 6000 meters of steel wire was used to build the bridge
Longest suspension bridge in Nepal
The bridge joins two sides of a great valley. Before its construction, locals walked five hours to cross this river gorge
We think the Bungy is the most spectacular jump in the world. At 160 meters high, it is Nepal's Ultimate Rush. It was designed by one of New Zealand's leading Bungy Consultants and is staffed and operated by some of the most experienced Western Jump Masters (look at the pros picture here) in the business.
The Himalaya by Hot Air Balloon
From the tranquil vantage point of a hot air balloon at there thousand metres we can see an extraordinary scene of ancient temples, monasteries and paddy fields.
The greatest of all gods, Shiva rested from his labours making the world. With his left hand he thrust his trident into the ground thus creating the three perfect lakes of Gokyo nestled beneath the sacred mountain of Chomolonga (Mother Goddessof all Earth - Mt. Everest).
The Shiva looked westward and with his sword in his right hand cleft the mountain of Chhobar. At the moment of impact Chhobar became a gorge and the giant lake within the valley was drained of all water. The fertile Valley of Kathmandu was born.
But now look north to the snowcapped mountains of Ganesh, Langtang, and Gauri Shankar and of course Mount Everest and you realize that the awesome wilderness of Himalayas could only be the dwelling place of gods.
With the first rays of sunlight our nine story high balloon slowly comes to life. A sleeping giant decorated with the "all seeing eyes of Buddha" it ripples, stretches and slowly expand, readying itself for its complement of 12 passengers.
Gracefully and ever so slowly, the balloon eases itself from the ground. The departure is so gentle that few passengers even realize that we are now floating above the red tiled rooftops of the city of Kathmandu. Majestically the balloon climbs. A stones throw away to the east is the ancient village of Bhaktapur. It is a collection of perhaps the most historic and holy Buddhist and Hindu temples found in Asia. Look towards the center of Durbar Square in Kathmandu and the gilded temple of Kumari dashes the sun's touch into a fan of brilliance to be ever remembered. Above Kathmandu you look out to the highest mountain range on earth.
There is no dusty Perspex, noise vibrating motor or airplane wing to spoil the most spectacular of all views.
You may never climb Mount Everest but from the perfect safety and comfort of a wicker basket, in the oldest and most romantic form of flight, you will feel that you have reached the top of the world in effortless security.
On Balloon Sunrise Nepal's one hour balloon flight, Shiva's creation becomes simply unforgettable.
Cost & what is included
US$195.00 per person. The ticket price includes a one hour balloon flight above the Kathmandu Valley, hotel transfers, breakfast after the flight and a balloon flight certificate
Helicopter tours have gained tremendous enthusiasm since their introduction in Nepal. There are scheduled flights that take you on sightseeing trips close to the Himalayas. There are also customized charter flights that bring adventure to a new level of excitement. Helicopters allow you to go where and when you want. A typical helicopter tour takes you to a scenic vantage point in the mountains where you are given time to look around and explore and brings you back after lunch.