BAGLUNG – The Cliff Private Limited is bringing into operation a bungee jumping service from a suspension bridge over the Kaligandaki gorge starting October 31.
Adventurous sports events including bungee, swing and sky cycling will be conducted from the 525-metre-long bridge connecting the Parbat district headquarters in Kushma and Balewa of Baglung.
The bridge construction had begun in 2016. Although the constructions of the bridge along with a resort were completed in mid-April this year, the services could not be operated due to the prolonged lockdown, company chair Raju Karki shared.
A platform has been constructed in between the suspension bridge and above the Kaligandaki River for bungee jump and swing. The height of the bridge from the rivulet is 228 metres or 748 feet. The world’s highest bungee is located in Macau with its height measuring 764 feet while the second biggest is in Verzasca dam of Switzerland with 720 feet.
Following the completion of the current project of The Cliff Pvt Ltd, Nepal will register its name as the country with the world’s second highest bungee jump leaving behind Switzerland. Chairperson Karki said the swing will be the world’s highest.
Rs 7,000 has been fixed for bungee and swing service. One will need to pay Rs 8,450 for bungee or swing with two way vehicle service from Pokhara to Kushma. Constructed at the cost of Rs 200 million, the resort and bridge will substantially contribute in boosting tourism in the Baglung district.