Sail through the sky in the HimalayasSarangkot, Nepal
If you’re after a high-altitude experience without the knee-crunching descent of a mountain trek, the Zipflyer is your ticket to the clouds. Located on a hilltop in Sarangkot, this 1.8-kilometre aerial runway drops 600 metres and reaches speeds of up to 120 kilometres an hour. The ride is touted as one of the longest, steepest and fastest lines in the world, but it’s the unparalleled views of Machapuchare (aka Fish Tail) and the Annapurnas that will leave you breathless. It’s a bumpy drive to the launch platform, but that’s soon forgotten as you buckle in and the countdown begins. Embrace gravity’s inescapable tug as you hurtle through the air, feeling awe wash over you as you behold the spectacular panorama of leafy valleys and snow-capped vistas ahead, no trekking boots required.
The Zipflyer costs about US$68.
Participants must be aged 12 and older and must weight between 35 and 125 kgs.