Zipline in Nepal has picked up over the past few years. Since it first started in 2010 in Pokhara, eight others have come into existence. This goes to show how popular this adventure activity has become. In fact, there is a lot of demand from people within Nepal. This pastime is so popular that even old heads such as Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna have experienced it in Nepal.
Due to this, more such facilities are being planned in different places around the country.
But, where are these facilities? To help you plan effectively for your next holiday trip, we have made a list of the available zipline places. Here is a list below:
1. Highground Adventures, Sarangkot, Pokhara, Kaski
Established in 2010, this is Nepal’s first zipline service. Here, your trip starts at Sarangkot and ends at Hemja in Pokhara. It is one of the steepest ziplines in the world. The facility is 1,850 metres long and has been constructed keeping in mind international safety standards. Highground Adventures says it was helped by American company Zipflyer to put up state of the art technology in place back in 2010 itself.
2. Dhulikhel Zipline, Dhulikhel, Kavre
Close to Kathmandu, this has been able to attract the Kathmandu valley’s youth since it came into operation three years ago. What makes this place unique is two people can do it at the same time. Along with that, it also has a superman zipline where you fly like the son of Krypton for 1,100 metres.
3. Gadhi Zipline, Makawanpur
Also called Hetaunda Zipline, this facility is located in Taplakharka Gadhi rural municipality in Makawanpur. It came into operation just before the Covid-19 pandemic. The place is around 18 kilometres from Hetaunda and has been able to attract youth and adventure lovers from there. This facility is 1,100 metres long.
4. Devisthan Zipline, Bhedetar, Dharan, Sunsari
This facility and the one in Makawanpur came into operation almost together. The 650-metre long stretch starts above the clouds in Bhedetar and ends in Devisthan. Its attraction is ever-increasing, but people have been mentioning that it is too short as the experience is over in 45 seconds.
5. Harness Zipline, Kusma, Parbat
The Parbat district has become a hub for adventure tourism in recent times. The place famous for its long bridge and bungee jump also has a zipline that is 1,480 metres long and has come into operation on January 9, 2022. The stretch runs over the Kaligandaki river and ends at Adventure Resort. People can try the superman zipline here too.
6. Trishuli Riverside Resort, Kurintar, Chitwan
Commonly known as the RSR, the place has started a 200-metre long zipline and has been selling it as a part of its resort package.
7. Yoyo Zipline, Ghyampe Danda, Bhaktapur
Due to its close proximity to the capital city, this 1,200-metre-long stretch is full of people. It is probably the most popular in the entire country. As you zip down, you get to see most of Kathmandu valley, which is quite a treat.
8. Chandragiri Zipline, Chandragiri Hills, Kathmandu
This is also a short length, but it is becoming quite popular among domestic tourists. What started a 100-metre stretch has not been extended to 200 metres. Its popularity rose after pictures of Ramdev doing it went viral on the internet.
9. Darbar Adventure Zipline, Nuwakot
This facility is also getting quite popular among domestic tourists. The length is roughly around 1,300 metres and has been doing well despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Others in the cards
Apart from these, there are other projects that are soon to come into operation. River Fun Resort in Kurintar is planning a 550-metre long zipline. With all testing done, this one will come into operation soon, says the resort.
World Wide Adventures, the company operating the facility in Dhulikhel, is planning to start one in Nagarkot too. There is also another one being constructed at Times Resort in Dhading.
Officials of cable car operators in Saragkot inform they are planning a 100-metre zipline there.