It's a 1 Night 2 Days adventure tour package in Pokhara & Kusma Parbat designed for those people who have limited time but want to relax at the luxury hotels, do adventure tours and travelling by flights at an economic cost.
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Nepal is an adventure-lover's haven where one can experience all kinds of extreme sports. From mountain climbing and white water rafting to paragliding and ziplining, one can experience all kinds of outdoor activities. The latest installment in adventure sports in Nepal is the Kushma Bungee Jump. Currently, it holds the record for the second highest bungee jump in the world and the highest bungee in Nepal.
The Kushma Bungee has a height of 228 meters. There are other two bungees in Nepal, the oldest one at the Last Resort in Bhote Koshi river is a 160 meters drop while High Ground Adventures at Pokhara is 70 meters. The freefall jump at Kushma Bungee takes about 4.5 seconds from the top of the bridge. It is operated by The Cliff Nepal which offers bungee jumping from a special bridge over the Kali Gandaki river built just for this purpose. They also provide other adventure activities and resorts for you to enjoy a complete day tours or multiple day tour packages.
Planning a trip to Kushma Bungee Jump? Here’s everything you need to know.
What is the price for Kushma Bungee Jump?
The price for Kushma Bungee as of 2023, is NRs 7500 per person. The price for Nepalis and foreigners are the same. You can also do bungee jump several times in one day and the price for each jump decreases with the fourth time being free. The price for the second jump is NRs 3750 and the price for the third jump is NRs 2750.
What is the age limit for Kushma Bungee Jump?
There is no age limit in particular but generally, the age for bungee jumps start from 12 to 13 years onward. If you are in good health and have a good heart condition, you will be allowed to bungee jump. As for minors, it is best that a parent or a guardian is with them to experience the activity. The staff can also dictate whether or not you are fit to bungee depending on your weight and blood pressure.
What is the age limit for bungee jumping?
The weight limit for bungee jumping at Kushma is minimum 45 kgs to 95 kgs per person. In case of a couple swing, the weight limit is 128 kgs in total.
How to get to Kushma?
The easiest way to visit Kushma is via Pokhara. Kushma is the district headquarter of Parbat district. The Kushma bridge is the longest bridge in Nepal, and it connects two districts, Parbat and Baglung. The bridge sits over the Kali Gandaki river. In order to get to Kushma, you can rent a car, motorbike or take a public bus to Kushma. Parbat is 62 kilometers away from Pokhara and you can follow the Google Map to check the directions. To get to Kushma, you need to get to the Baglung Highway and then towards the end make a turn to Kushma village. The Kushma Bungee jump is located a few kilometers away from the main bazaar area. If you are traveling from Kathmandu, you will need to take a flight to Pokhara or drive there before moving ahead to Kushma. Reaching Kushma by car will take about 2 hours from Pokhara. You can get taxis and car rentals from Pokhara or Baglung Bus Park. A day trip would cost around NRs 5000. You can also get there by renting a motorcycle, which would take less time compared to a car.
The next way is to get to Kushma by public transportation. A bus to Kushma leaves every day from Baglung Bus Park. You can ask around the bus park to get on the right bus. Kushma Bungee jump actually falls pretty close on the bus route so you can get there without much hassle. Keep in mind that public transportation can be a little confusing for first timers, so it would be wise to go to the Bus Park a day ahead and get information regarding the arrival time of the bus so that you can reach early the next day and secure your seats on the bus. Alternatively, you can also visit travel agencies in Pokhara and request to set up a day trip to visit Kushma Bungee Jump. The tour operators can take care of all logistics for you.
What other activities are available?
Besides bungee jumping, you can also experience bungee swing, Guleli Ping, Sky Chairs and Sky Cycling.
The bungee swing can be done as a single or a couple. The bungee swing is very popular, especially with couples and newlyweds who want to make their honeymoon memorable. The swing has a freefall of 6 seconds.
The price for Kushma bungee swing is Rs 7000 for one person and Rs 12000 for two people. Both prices get a 50% discount if you want to do it for a second time.
For those who do not want to do free falling off a bridge, there is also the Kushma guleli ping which is less scary and enjoyable for all. The Kushma ping is a children’s park-like swing at the edge of a cliff. It stands 12 meters above the ground level. Once the person sits securely on the swing, he or she is tied with security ropes. Then a machine pulls the swing towards the back then it's released to swing high above the cliff.
With Sky Chairs, you can enjoy a meal while sitting 250 meters above the ground in the air. The Sky Chair can accommodate 2 people. You can enjoy the view of the Kali Gandaki gorge and the river below while sipping on coffee or dining. You can feel the thrilling view of the world’s deepest gorge and also view the beautiful peaks of the Himalayas and the greenery surrounding Kushma.
Sky Cycling is another adventure activity that you can enjoy at Kushma besides bungee jumping. With Sky Cycling, you get to cycle over 255 meters above the ground. A cycle is secured over a strong wire line, then the rider sits on the cycle and is secured to safety ropes above. The rider then can move from one end of to another. Two people can cycle at a time as leisurely as they want.
Restaurants and Lodges
You can also enjoy drinks and delicious food at the restaurant located inside The Cliff’s premises. Enjoy a glass of chilled beer after accomplishing these greatest feats and chat away with your friends or family about the adventurous day.
What is the best time to visit Kushma Bungee Jumping?
Kushma Bungee Jump can be done all year round, however the winter and monsoon seasons can be a bit harsh for those who are not used to outdoor adventure or to harsh environments. The best time to visit is in Autumn from September to November and in Spring from March to May. During these seasons, you can also get a great view of the Himalayas if the weather is favorable.
Baidam-6,gaurighat, Lakeside, पोखरा 00977, NepalView Direction
After flying from Kathmandu, at Pokhara Airport gate Hotel Vehicle will be waiting for the guest.
After reaching Pokhara, the guest will have their own time to roam around the city and lakeside.
Overnight Stay at the hotel.
After reaching Kusma, Briefing about Bunjee and get ready for Bunjee.
Pick up from Hotel and Drop to Pokhara Airport.
Fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
Passports, visas, and entry requirements
A valid passport is required for you to travel internationally. Similarly, your passport must have a minimum of 6 months validity remaining to travel in most countries. We recommend you take copies of the main passport pages and other important documents with you as well. And also please ensure that the name on your passport and airline ticket matches exactly.
Entry necessities can alternate at any time. Visas can take several weeks to process, so make sure you research the requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for obtaining any necessary documents as well as the application and processing time.
All foreign nationals (except Indian passport holders) require a visa to enter Nepal. In the arrivals hall, you’ll find electronic kiosks that read your passport, take your photo, and print out a completed form. Take your completed form to the payment counter where you'll pay for your visa, and then head to the immigration line for "Visa on Arrival". You may also need to provide two passport photos and the following fees in US dollars (subject to change, cash only). Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. The following costs were correct at the time of writing:
- Multi-entry visa valid for 15 days - US$30
- Multi-entry visa valid for 30 days - US$50
- Multi-entry visa valid for 90 days - US$125
Your visa application form may require you to state the dates on which you enter and exit that country.
Medical and health information
Consider your physical and mental health before you travel, especially if you have an existing medical condition. Consider whether you may be in a vulnerable category for COVID-19. See your doctor or travel clinic to have a basic health check-up, ask if your travel plans may affect your health, and plan any vaccinations you need. Do this at least 8 weeks before you leave.
All travelers on Nepal trips (outside Australia, New Zealand, and the Cook Islands) are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. From 1 December 2021, all travelers on trips, including in Australia, New Zealand, and the Cook Islands, are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
Air quality in Nepal can be poor, especially in winter. Some towns, including Kathmandu, experience very high levels of seasonal smog and heavy particulate pollution. Seek medical advice if you're concerned about the effects of air pollution.
Malaria and Dengue fever are a risk in various parts of Nepal. Mostly, during the monsoon season. Protect yourself against insect bites by wearing clothing that covers as much skin as possible, including repellent while sleeping under a net.
MEDICAL FACILITIES AND TREATMENT:
Healthcare services are unevenly distributed across the country and access to care in some areas may be limited. Healthcare in Kathmandu generally meets international standards but healthcare throughout the rest of the country may be inadequate. Ensure that you have accessible funds to cover upfront fees and adequate travel health insurance, including evacuation. Hospitals in Nepal typically require upfront payment in cash or credit card, regardless if you have travel health insurance.
Food and dietary requirements
FOOD IN NEPAL:
In Kathmandu and Pokhara there are plenty of restaurants and cafes for all tastes and budgets. Nepal caters very well to vegetarians and vegans with almost all restaurants having a veg section on the menu.
Domestic flights in Nepal have strict weight limits - 10kg of check-in luggage and 5kg of carry-on hand luggage per person is included with your flight ticket. Excess baggage (up to 5kg per person only) will be charged at your own expense.
Roadwork and infrastructure projects can cause significant delays on major roads within cities and highways between destinations. Road travel can also be disrupted due to demonstrations and strikes without warning. Major roadworks are currently ongoing in and around Kathmandu and the roads to Chitwan National Park. Delays, heavy traffic, poor road conditions, and dust are a reality of road travel in Nepal.
The monsoon season is from June to September and weather conditions can disrupt travel during this time due to flooding and landslides. Disruption of air travel and airport closures are also possible. Be prepared that the itinerary may need to change at short notice.
There have been a number of air accidents in Nepal. We only use airlines that have passed strict safety audits for including internal flights in Nepal, including Buddha Air, Yeti Air & Tara Air.
The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali rupee (NPR). Its symbol is often displayed as Rs. ATMs can only be found in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Bhaktapur. Make sure you carry sufficient cash to cover your needs when traveling outside of these cities. Money exchange facilities are available in Kathmandu, Namche, Pokhara, Chitwan (only outside the park), and Bhaktapur. Credit cards are not widely accepted.
You are responsible only for the personal clothing and gear listed below. We'll take care of everything else. A gear check will be completed before you depart for the trail. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the trail. Below is a list of equipment and documentation that we suggest you take with you. Please use this checklist as a guide when packing for your holiday.
- Travel documents: passport, visa (if required), travel insurance, air tickets or e-ticket receipts, trip notes
- Photocopy of main passport pages, visa (if required), travel insurance, and air tickets
- Spare passport photos
- Money: cash/credit card/EFTPOS card
- Money belt
- Small padlocks
- Personal first-aid kit
- Watch/alarm clock and torch/flashlight (and spare batteries)
- Electrical adapter plug
- Toiletries/roll of toilet paper/travel wipes
- Insect repellent
- Sunscreen, lip balm, sunhat, and sunglasses
- Earplugs and eye mask (for light sleepers)
- Extra pair of prescription glasses (if required)
- 2 strong plastic garbage bags (for laundry and in case of rain)
- Refillable water bottle
- Warm clothes - when traveling in cooler climates
- Wind and waterproof jacket
- Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes with good walking socks
- Camera/phone (with charger)
Informal clothing is all that is required. Remember to dress in a modest fashion. Light clothing is usually all that will be required for most of the year. During the winter months, December to February, it will be chilly and possibly foggy in the early mornings, with temperatures dropping down to a minimum of around 0ºC on some days. A warm, windproof jacket will be required.
Climate and seasonal information
Nepal's climate varies greatly depending on the season:
JUN - SEP: the monsoon rains (mostly at night) bring landslides in regional areas. Cloud cover often obscures mountain views with rain, mud, and leeches deterring most trekkers at this time of year. Treks running in September can be hot and very humid at lower altitudes.
MAR-APR: Spring brings warm weather and spectacular rhododendron blooms. A popular time to visit and one of the peak times to trek.
OCT - NOV: Clear skies and warm days make autumn the peak season.
DEC - FEB: Winter brings cold temperatures and snow to the mountains. Good trekking, but remember to rug up.
Phone and internet access
Hotels in Kathmandu generally have excellent WiFi connections. Most hotels offer free WiFi in public areas, with some also offering in-room WIFI, sometimes for an additional fee.
The goal of the group leader is to make your travels easier and to help you have the best trip possible. Have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious, and social aspects.
We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all destinations and activities on your trip. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while traveling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, flight tickets, cash, and other valuable items. Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however, during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests or relax and take it easy.
Strikes happen on a very frequent basis in Nepal. Most, but not all, of the recent strikes are political in nature and are generally called for the night before with little or no warning. If you arrive as a tourist during a busy political time of year there's a strong chance you might not be able to travel the country as much as you would normally.
Travel protection is highly recommended to protect your travel investment from unforeseen circumstances that may occur during or before your trip. Make sure your insurance covers you for your intended activities, including travel and trekking above 3000m if this is included on your itinerary, mountain rescue services, and helicopter evacuation costs.
The weather is not the only factor when thinking about when to go to Nepal. This Himalayan nation has a rich history, which can be discovered through its festivals. Nepal’s festival calendar fills every month of the year with colorful celebrations that offer interesting insights into the local culture. Stumbling onto a local festival may prove to be the highlight of your travels in Nepal – and given the sheer number of them, you’d be unlucky not to. Festivals may be Hindu, Buddhist, animist, or a mix of all three. Traveling in Nepal during Holi Festival (28-29 March 2021, 27-28 March 2022), can at times be dangerous due to revelers consuming intoxicating substances. The day is often associated with physical violence and danger. Traveling during the Hindu festival Diwali (4 November 2021, 24 November 2022) can also be dangerous. During this time there are many displays of fireworks in the streets. It can be very noisy for several days and there is also a lot of pollution caused by the fireworks.
Not all cultures share the same beliefs and values. These differences can cause severe culture shock. Some culture shocks that travelers might find while traveling in Nepal are:
Don’t assume people speak your language. In cultures where you don’t speak the language, simple tasks suddenly become more complicated- like riding a bus or ordering food at a restaurant.
Some Asian cultures such as Indian, Korean, and Chinese openly spit on the sidewalk same with Nepal.
In some Asian countries such as Thailand, India, Nepal, and some Muslim countries such as Morocco, using water and your hands, not toilet paper, is considered much cleaner than using toilet paper.
There is poverty all over the world but it never seems real until you experience it firsthand. There is a number of homeless beggars and slums in Nepal. There are piles of the garbage next to rivers, people sleeping in gutters, and meat being butchered on a tarp next to the street.
After your arrival, you will run into people who will offer you a taxi ride or a cheap hotel. When you hop into a car and leave through the gate of the airport you will see the snake driving vehicles. There are dividers but the car might go to the wrong side to overtake, which is very normal here, and therefore no reason to worry.
When in Nepal, don’t expect things to go on time. You will face delays almost in all activities. There is even a phrase “Nepali Time” which is used sarcastically to point out delays in activities.
You might see guys holding hands when they are walking down the street. Guys holding hands in Nepal is a sign of a good friendship and brotherhood.
At monuments, museums, Durbar Squares, etc if someone starts following you and explaining things, they are hiring themselves as your guide and expecting to be paid at the end. Tell them clearly their services are not required pronto, or things are going to get awkward.
(Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)
Vaccination Requirements: Nepal is open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. However, vaccinated individuals can bypass the testing rules that require travelers to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test taken no more than 72 hours before travel. All travelers regardless of vaccination status must have travel insurance that covers health, immediate crisis, or rescue for the duration of the trip; proof of accommodation in Nepal; a completed International Travel Arrival Form; and either a Nepalese visa or a recommendation from the tourism board.
1. Passengers must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. This does not apply to Nationals of Nepal, Passengers of Nepali origin (Non-Resident Nepali (NRN)), and their family members, or Passengers with a visa issued by a diplomatic representation of Nepal.
2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 test result taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are Gene X pert, NAAT, and RT-PCR. This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
3. Passengers must obtain an International Traveller Online Arrival Form at https://ccmc.gov.np/
4. Passengers must have a hotel reservation confirmation. This does not apply to nationals of Nepal, Spouses of Nepali nationals, Passengers of Nepali origin, and their family members.
5. Passengers could be subject to hotel quarantine for 10 days at their own expense. This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival.
6. Visa on arrival facilities restarted for eligible passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. This does not apply to passengers traveling with an emergency passport, a temporary passport, or a temporary travel document.
The company accepts all major credit cards (MasterCard and Visa Cards).
The client also has the option to wire transfer the payment of booking the package to the following bank account in Nepal:
Name of Account Holder: Buddha Holidays Tours and Travel Pvt. Ltd., Jawalakhel, Lalitpur
Account Number (USD): 006 08082190011
Account Number (NPR/INR): 006 08082190019
Name of the Bank: Himalayan Bank Ltd, Patan Branch, Lalitpur
Swift Code: HIMANPKA
The following cancellation policies are applicable under the following scenarios:
1. If cancelled by the Company:
The company reserves the right to cancel a tour in any circumstances. The company will not cancel a tour less than 30 days before the start date of the tour except for force majeure or failure on the client’s part to make all due payments or if the client fails to comply with any requirements of the booking conditions.
If the Company has to cancel, you will be informed as soon as possible.
If there is time to do so before departure and the cancellation does not result from your failure, then the Company will offer you a choice to purchase an alternative tour as a result of consolidation or another available tour offered by the company. In either case, paying or receiving a refund in respect of difference in price or receiving a full refund of all monies paid to the Company.
It is advisable to only book fully flexible transport and other arrangements which can be cancelled or changed without charges, as the Company is not liable to pay the Client any cancellation, amendment or other changes the Client may need to make as a result of the cancellation of the tour.
As a minimum, the Company, where compensation is due will pay a compensation of USD 100 per confirmed passenger. The Company is not liable for compensation if the booking is cancelled as a result of force majeure.
2. If Cancelled by the Clients
Clients have the option to cancel their booking as per the following policies of the Company:
In case of non-payment of the remaining balance before the due date, the Company reserves the right to treat your booking as cancelled and 100% of the advanced payment will be retained as a cancellation charge by the Company.
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