In 2008 Explore Himalaya played a key role in organizing a record breaking event in the Nepal Himalayas: Everest Skydive. The event was dubbed as adventure of the year and made it straight to the record books for being the first of its kind in the history of the Himalayas. Many who were involved in this event went on to create world records. This event generated worldwide attention to the remote hamlet of Shyangboche, in the Everest Himalayas where this event took place. Everest Skydive is now an annual event.
The historic Everest Skydive event came to a finale today. 41 Solo and Tandem Jumpers skydived in front of the World’s Highest Peak and landed on the highest drop zone in the world, Shyangboche (12,350ft.). Their names have made it the international record books.
In the first group, except for Fareed Lafta who jumped from an altitude 18,000ft, the rest of the dives were made from 29,500ft.
|1.||Fareed Lafta||Iraq||Solo||6:24 AM|
|2.||Christophe De Pauw||Belgium||Solo||6:25 AM|
|3.||Wendy Smith||New Zealand||Solo||6:43 AM|
|4.||Steve Hennessey (Australian) & Peter Baker (British)||Australia / Britain||Tandem||6:44 AM|
Except for Martin Preston who jumped from a height of 19,000ft., the rest of the jumps were made from 29,500ft.
|1.||Martin Preston||Britain||Solo||7:37 AM|
|2.||Omar Alhegelan||USA||Solo||7:54 AM|
|3.||Ryan Jackson||Britain||Solo||7:55 AM|
|4.||Ralph Mitchell (British) & Molly Beddingfield (British)||Britain||Tandem||7:57 AM|
3rd Group – 29,500ft.
|1.||Wendy Smith||New Zealand||Solo||8:45 AM|
|2.||Steve Hennessey (Australian) & William Thomason (Kiwi)||Australia / New Zealand||Tandem||8:48 AM|
|3.||Namira Salim (Pakistani) & Tom Noonan (American)||Pakistan / USA||Tandem||8:50 AM|
4th Group – 29,500ft.
|1.||Omar Alhegelan||USA||Solo||10:25 AM|
|2.||Fareed Lafta||Iraq||Solo||10:26 AM|
|3.||Martin Preston||Britain||Solo||10:27 AM|
|4.||Christophe De Pauw||Belgium||Solo||10:27 AM|
|5.||Derek Thomas||USA||Solo||10:28 AM|
Apr 2023 I had an incredible experience trekking to Everest Base Camp with Explore Himalaya. Our guides were absolutely amazing. They provided us with exceptional support and guidance throughout the journey. The porters deserve special recognition too for their hard work and dedication. The entire journey was filled with breathtaking views and unforgettable experiences. From the start until the conclusion , every moment was filled with awe and wonder. I highly recommend Explore Himalaya for anyone seeking an unforgettable trekking experience in the Himalayas. Thank you to all the the staff, for making our journey truly exceptional!
13 Day Manaslu Circuit Trek Nov 2018 We have just returned to Kathmandu after a wonderful trek around the Manaslu circuit, starting in Soti Khola and finishing in Jaget. The trek and transport out and back to Kathmandu were very well organized. Our guide, Bharet Rana was excellent, arranging our tea-house accomodation and meals each day, without hitch. He was always good humoured and provided an interesting commentary on sights along the way.
Our Everest Base Camp trek was a wonderful and memorable one. Everything was very well organised. Thank you Explore Himalaya and the staffs for such an excellent service. We were taken care of from the moment we landed in Ktm till the day we left. The Guides and the Porters team of Explore Himalaya are very friendly and helpful. They took care of every little things during our trek. Some walked faster, some slowly and few could not but No one was left behind. They walk with your pace and motivates you until you get up. Anuj Pandey, MD of Explore Himalaya was available 24 hours a day when anybody was in need, he even flew to Namche to check if everything was going well and if everybody was doing good. The Guides Bibek Pandey, Bhuwan Tamang and Ram Rajbhandari along with their 5 Porters were the main pillars who made our mission accomplished. I'd highly recommend anybody who wants to travel to Nepal to contact Explore Himalaya and get themselves spoilt and entertained with their excellent service.
Helicopter flight to Everest basecamp Mar 2023 Organized for us a life time experience by helicopter to the base camp. Very well organized and all what has been promised was delivered. Would highly recommend this service.
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