Everest Skydive in Nepal
Skydiving is one of the most thrilling sports adventures, which absorbs the adrenaline rush of jumping from the aircraft and landing at a drop zone after the electrifying free fall and pleasant parachute ride.
Everest Skydive is considered as one of most Elite Adventure Holidays in the world and therefore, remains a dream event for many Adventure Seekers who want to fill their limitless passion-pit with extraordinary zeal and thrill. Dropping off from a AS350 B3 Helicopter from the height of 29500ft with the landing sites Syangboche Airport (12340ft) and Ama Dablam Base Camp (15,000ft), is undeniably the highest commercial aerial event in the world. CNN News Channel has ranked it as No. 8 out of 50 best Adventure Events organized throughout the world under the heading, “Try before you die” events. The adrenaline rush you get from the freefall, the eye-feasting view of the picturesque Sherpa settlement with the back drop of world’s highest peak Mt. Everest, along with other equally petrifying sister peaks, and the whole alpine experience can be a lifetime achievement.
Following the success of Everest Skydive (2008), it’s being continued annually. A total of ninety six from Nepal and worldwide have tried Everest Skydive with Solo or Tandem attempts since then. There have been 152 Solo Jumps and 42 Tandems till date. Everest Skydive 2012 added new heights to the history of Everest skydive with operation using an AS 350 B3 Helicopter, which not only performed drops over Syangboche Airport from the height of 23000ft but also made several jumps over a new drop zone at Amadablam Base Camp (15000ft). This year also, with all its venturous appeal, Everest Skydive 2013 is being held from 19 to 31 October; and we welcome all the enthusiasts to be one among the few to have the surreal experience of Everest.
The first to jump over Everest from an altitude of 29,500 ft were Wendy Smith from New Zealand, Holly Budge from Britain and Neil Jones, Canadian/British in 2008 for an event aptly named Everest Skydive, organized by High & Wild, UK and Explore Himalaya Travel and Adventure, Nepal. At the event, 41 skydivers from different countries participated in 50 solo and 19 tandem jumps at different altitudes
And the man who came up with this brilliant idea and who made it possible with his hard work and unrelenting perseverance is Mr. Suman Panday, President, Explore Himalaya Travel and Adventure. For all his efforts, he was honored with the title of “Tourism Man of the Year 2010 – Nepal” by Gantabya Publications and bestowed with Gorkha Dakshin Bahu in 2004.