Bungy

Jumping off a bridge spanning a 160 meter gorge with a fat elastic cord tied to your ankles would be the cut and dried version of explaining bungee jumping in Nepal. Over a decade in operation and Nepal’s only jump site, this jump site at a place near the Tibet/China border has an impeccable and untarnished safety record, and anyone who has bungeed here will light up with a grin, and gush about the experience if you should ask them how it was! It’s a unique and incredible experience, standing on the edge of that metal suspension bridge, staring down at the river cutting through the gorge floor 525 feet below you - and then commanding yourself to trust that elastic cord strapped to your leg and jumping! You must throw reason to the wind, embrace that void, and as you jump you feel the all too sudden breathtaking pull of gravity as you fall, and accelerate through the air at shit-I’ma-gonna-die- now speeds. More specifically, by the time your brain, which the sudden gravitational acceleration of the bridge has caused to be left hanging on the bridge as you jumped now plummets down and catches up with you, the jump is over, and you find a small laugh or cry escapes your lips as you greet your brain and it breathlessly informs you that you are safe(ish), and still attached and yo-yoing on the bungee cord. You have survived, and now cannot almost wait to do that…