World’s Longest Zip-Flyer Begins In Nepal
Filed Under: Lifestyle, World | Posted: 10/11/2012 at 5:00AM
Comments | Region: Nepal
Three youths, with joint investment of Golchha and Mangal business group have brought the world longest adventure ZIP-Flyer to Pokhara- the tourist city in Nepal. Promoters have claimed that the Zip-flyer is new in Nepal´s context and that it would promote adventure tourism. The Zip-flyer starts from the 5032 ft in Sarankot, ends at 3,000 ft in Hemja plain and is 1860 meters long. It runs at the speed of 140 km/ per hour. Two people can make the ride at a time sitting side-by-side on two trolleys suspended from a cable.
Already 500 thrill seekers have slid from the top after it came into operation in June after two years of construction. Director of promoting company, High Ground Adventure, Abhinab Churiwal said, on Monday, during the official inaugural, “It will add a new chapter in tourism business with the introduction of the longest zip-line adventure sport in Nepal”. He also added that, with the new service, they are planning to lure in more tourists to visit Nepal.
flying provides a lot of excitement to the tourists as they can see the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre, two of the highest mountains in the world, of the Himalayan Range while slipping through. Zip flyer for domestic tourists is Rs 3,890 while the rate for foreign tourists is set at Rs 5,890. The minimum age for this adventure sport is 14 years.