Bungee Jump in Swiss Alps

1995, that is the year when I got fascinated with Switzerland for the first time and it was a result of watching one of my most favourite hindi movie – DDLJ over and over again, a countless number of times. That is when I decided no matter what I got to visit this place once. Years passed by school, college, job and finally in year 2011 I planned my first Euro Trip to Switzerland. One of my very dearest friend(Nammi) proposed this idea of a all girls trip to Interlaken, and without any delay I promptly said yes to it.

Since I was already in the UK by then so applying for a visa was not much of a hassle. One afternoon I applied for Swiss visa through VFS, and I had the stamped passport back to me in 2 days. Yeyyy!!!  I was going to Switzerland.

This was my first backpacking trip, cheap air tickets to Basel were booked, a hostel at the bottom of Alps was booked, we had some awesome days awaiting for us. Trip had some of my bucket list items in it, and I wanted to do couple of them including Bungee Jump, Canyoning, Hiking, Sky Diving etc.

Finally we arrived at Basel airport in the afternoon and took a train to Interlaken, our base for next 3 days.

In Train- On the way to Interlaken

In Train- On the way to Interlaken

As soon as we arrived at the hostel, we enquired about bungee jump and to our luck the only slot available was in next two hours as next 3 days were completely booked. So we had to book it now or leave it for next time. Decision taken- Lets Do it! As soon as I booked it, a thought came across my mind Will I be able to jump from 146mts just tied to a rope? What am I doing? Having a lot of thoughts, I got ready and left for the basecamp at Stockhorn.

Bungee Jumping – http://www.interlaken.ch/en/activities-excursions-adventure-festivals/summer-sports-and-adventure/bungee-jumping-interlaken-stockhorn.html

I fell in love with Stockhorn, it was so beautiful, serene, pure. For a moment I forgot all about my jump and was mesmerized with the beauty around. It touched the heart..

Stockhorn

Stockhorn

Gondola- It took us to the point of jump.

Gondola- It took us to the point of jump.

Finally the moment came when Gondola arrived and took us to the height of 146mt for my first bungee jump. I was scared, my heart was pounding, I felt excited & nervous both at the same time. It was now my turn to jump, and the instructor said- we are going to count from 10-1, and on count of 1 you have to jump else we will push you. My reaction was NOOOOOOOO!!!!

Nervous & Excited

Nervous & Excited

At this moment, I was listening to the people counting. As soon as I heard ‘1’, world went numb and I just took my first bungee jump. Oh Gosh!! I was amazed at myself.

My First Bungee Jump

My First Bungee Jump

I was truly enjoying it

I was truly enjoying it

Trying to Look for Camera !!

Trying to Look for Camera !!

Truly one of the most exhilarating experience of my life, I felt liberated,I felt proud most importantly I was Happy, very Happy!!

Might do it again sometime in future, not sure yet when 🙂

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  1. Wow Aanchal.. 🙂 Amazing.. we did get the feel of bungee jumping.. and also about the mesmerizing beauty of Swiss.. even v had a lovely time at Swiss Alps and ur post just reminded me of r visit to Swiss Alps.. it’s just mindblowing..

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    • Thank you so much Shruthi!!! I am glad that it reminded you of your honeymoon trip to Swiss. While writing this post it made me wanna visit this place once again. I will write more posts on swiss trip 🙂

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  2. Hey Aanchal, your blog was really amazing,it reveals true beauty of Swiss Alps. You have performed a very daring act- Bungee jump! You are such a star of our family!

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    • Hi Nidhi mausi, thank you thank you so much for reading through my blog and following it now. I am so happy that you liked my experience, promise to write more tales and give you a good small read more often. Loved your comments !!

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    • Thank you so much Ayush. It was indeed one of the best thrilling experience of my life 🙂 Glad you read through it. Do sign up as a follower for future posts!!! Keep reading bro 🙂

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    • Hi Sherry,
      Go for it. If you have done sky dive, bungee will be much easy. It just need that kick at the moment and you will enjoy it.
      Sky Dive is in my bucket list. I hope to do it sometime soon. xx

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  3. You have excellent photos of your jump. I particularly like the last one with the curly rope above you. You are a brave, brave soul! I bungee jumped out of a hot air balloon and was so scared I was trembling for two hours afterward, ha ha! But at least I did it. 😉

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    • Thank you so much. I was trembling too before the jump, you must have noticed my facial expression while I was on the edge. But at certain second, I went all numb and jumped.
      Yes, we should be proud we did it 🙂 whenever I am visiting Interlaken , I am gonna do it again 🙂 Well that’s what I think as of now 🙂

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    • Hi Urska
      Thank you so much for visiting me. I am sure you will be able to do that, because I was scared to hell before I took a dive. But there was a fraction of second where I thought I am going to jump and i did that 😀

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