Climbing the Himalayas is widely considered to be one of the toughest tests of a mountaineer’s strength and endurance. Coming down the Himalayas via the ZipFlyer is also a test of nerves.
The ZipFlyer Nepal takes thrill-seekers over dense forest at speeds of up to 100mph from a platform overlooking the Himalayas.
The slide, built at Sarangkot, near the Nepalese city of Pokhara, has a vertical drop of almost 2,000 feet and covers a distance of 1.8 kilometers (that’s a little over one mile to you and me).
The trip down the mountain takes about one minute, with a magnetic brake bringing the pulley to a complete stop at the end of the run.