10. Pokhara: The World’s Longest Zip-Line
Get excited and gear up for an incredible zip lining adventure. Set your sight on exploring completely new varieties of adventure activities that will push your adrenalin to the max! Challenge your spirit as you take on thrills, excitement, and fun as you have never experienced before. Enjoy the moment of madness, the feeling of utmost excitement, and the sense of being free! Fly though the clear, beautiful, picturesque vistas with the Annapurna range ahead and the dense green forest canopy below.
Consisting of a trolley mounted on a steel cable 1.8 kilometers in length, the ride descends 2,000 vertical feet at an angle of 56%. With resulting speeds of over 90 miles per hour, this makes it the most extreme zip-line ride in the world. A ride of this magnitude has never been built before, and you can be assured that this ride will truly be a unique experience.
You will be picked up at your hotel in Pokhara in the morning and transferred to the meeting point. Your adventure begins when you board the shuttle for the ride to the top of the mountain. Your guide will provide commentary as you pass through the village of Sarangkot and then up the mountainside. Once on top you will take a short walk to the Butterfly Pavilion, an architectural marvel with breathtaking views of the Himalayan range. Enjoy the excitement building up while you sip coffee and wait for your turn.
At 5.400 feet above sea level you will sit into a special harness seat and await your launch. 2 participants launch at once, and it is a race to the bottom! On the count of 5 you are off, accelerating to 100 miles per hour as you pass above the dense forest below. If your eyes are still open you will see sweeping views of majestic Machhapuchhre, the Annapurna range, and the raging Seti River. Your ride concludes with a break-activated landing on the HighGround Triangle in the village of Hyangja. At the HighGround Triangle you can relax in the restaurant overlooking the gorge and get a taste of the culture of the local Tibetan refugee settlement nearby.
Safety has been the leading criteria in the development of the Zip-Flyer ride. This system by Zip-Flyer LLC, USA is designed with the most advanced technologies and had delivered a state-of-the-art zip-line ride. Every part of this ride is designed to provide an unparalleled ride, comfort, and safety, and the entire system is manufactured and precision engineered to equal or surpass standards set by agencies such as ANLS B77 Tramway, ASTM, and TV SUD codes.