The “Zip Flyer” in Pokhara, Nepal is the tallest, the longest and the steepest zipline in the whole world. It’s a 2.5 minutes ride, with a total distance of 1.80 km, a vertical height of 610 m and a max speed of 120 Km/Hr. So naturally it was one of the first things I noticed about Pokhara. IF YOU THINK I WASN’T GETTING ON THIS ZIPLINE, GUYS! I don’t know what to tell you…
That being said, it’s not really an adrenaline kick. Sorry to all my fellow junkies out there. I found the zipline quite chill, but a nice experience nonetheless. The views are good and with 2.5 minutes down you get to thoroughly enjoy it. Also, your seat can turn a bit “mid-flight” and that can feel a bit uncontrolled, as stated by Rob when we discussed it: “Yeah, when the seat started to turn up there… Butt-clenching time!”
If you want a bigger adrenaline rush they have a small bungy jump (70 m) next to the zipline.
On the day I met up with Michael and Gerry (a friend of Michael’s). We had booked it through the hotel, and they fixed everything from pickup to drop off. (You leave from Lakeside, Pokhara and it’s about 40 min drive plus a quick 2 minute walk up to the launch point). When you get down the car is waiting down there so you basically enjoy a beer while everyone else does their zipline (only 2 people at a time) and then get your “hard earned” diploma before you are driven back to Lakeside.
$68 – Zipline (incl. transport to and from Lakeside)
$15 – Video + Pictures
- The riders must weight between 35 – 125 kg (75 – 275 lbs) and should be above 14 years of age
- Individuals with back or neck problems are discouraged
- Pregnant women are not allowed in the ride