Everest Skydive

Arrival City

Kathmandu

Departure City

Kathmandu

Lodging level

Meals

Trip Grade

Soft adventure

Maximun Altitude

Attractions

Everest Sky Dive

Activity

Trekking, Sky Diving

Overview

The Adventure that Beats All Adventures!

Everest Skydive is considered as one of the 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. Hundreds of skydivers worldwide have tried Everest Skydive with Solo or Tandem attempts since then. Everest Skydive 2012 added new heights to the history of skydive 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).

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Itinerary

You will be greeted by a panoramic view of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below once you fly in the sky of Kathmandu. A representative and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about your trip activities.

After the early morning breakfast, you travel along the exotic locales of Kathmandu, where more diversified cultural settings in the valley welcome you. A day tour of the valley will take you to Boudhanath, where you will grab an opportunity for the insightful peep into the invaluable culture attached to Buddhism. This may make you feel like you have just been on a spiritual journey. Boudhanath is one of the largest dome-shaped stupas in the country where the practices of Buddhism can be observed at its best. Then it continues to Pashupatinath, the major Hindu shrine with countless temples dedicated to different Hindu deities within its widespread area. However, the main temple Pashupatinath is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Destroyer - Shiva dwells here as protector of animal kinds as per the myth. A final destination to explore is Patan Durbar Square, where Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple and many other places of Patan, will unveil before you as an open museum showcasing intricately carved windows, intrinsic roof struts, statues of gods and goddesses, temples designed in pagoda style with sensual carvings and repose metalwork facades and many other exquisite facets.

A scenic flight of thirty minutes from Kathmandu brings you to Lukla airport, a cliff-hanging airport in Khumbu from where your trek begins. After meeting the crew, you head up the Dudhkoshi Valley on a well-marked trail and then stay overnight in Phakding.

From Phakding, you cross and re-cross the river on high suspension bridges. Beyond Monjo is the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. You then take a steep hike to Namche, one of the most important stopovers of the trip. If the weather is clear, you get the first glimpse of Mt Everest from Topdada on the way. Namche is the main trading village in Khumbu and has a busy Saturday market - a meeting place for the locals and the people from neighboring vicinity.

Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, teashops and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a day, acclimatizing to the new altitude before the skydiving. To acclimatize, you can explore around the town. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. You will meet with your team and have a briefing session.

Today, you trek to Syangboche, an airstrip and the dropzone. It takes about an hour to reach there. From Syangboche, you can have an excellent view of Thamserku and the surrounding mountains. There will be some test jumps today.

You will your jumps in one of these days.

Spare Jump Day

Spare Jump Day

Spare Jump Day. After your jump on one of the jump days, you will fly back to Kathmandu.

The Nepali support team will take you to the airport for your flight home. If you prefer to stay longer, you can go for short tours such as jungle safari at National parks, rafting, cultural tours, mountain biking etc.

General Information

Passport and Visa Information
All visitors except Indian nationals must hold passport and valid visa. Visa can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad. Visa is also issued at the entry points. It can be extended at the Department of Immigration, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu. Children under 10 years need not pay any visa fee. People willing to get entry Visa at the air port or any of the land entry points are required to fill a visa form with passport photograph.

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries
Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension
* Visa extension fee for 15 days or less is US $ 30 or equivalent convertible currency and visa extension fee for more than 15 days is US$ 2 per day
* Tourist visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January – December).

Arriving in Nepal
When you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu there are two separate visa counters, one for visitors with a visa, and another for those without. You will need to go to the counter labeled for visitors without a visa. Debarkation forms and visa application forms are both available in the arrival hall. You will need 1 passport photo for your visa application. It is best that you have a few $10 notes and give the correct amount, rather than pass over $100 as the officials sometimes do not have the correct change. Your hand baggage will be checked through an x-ray machine upon arrival into the baggage claim area. Sometimes your hold baggage will also be put through an x-ray machine as you leave the baggage claim area, but normally not. Do not line up to do this unless you are instructed to do so.
Upon your arrival at the hotel you may be required to give your passport and air tickets to one of our office representatives. This is so that we can process any necessary paper work. We can reconfirm your flights, if you hand over your tickets to us.

Culture
At the mention of Nepal, most people will conjure up images of the Himalayan Mountains, trekking and little more. But, Nepal is also the confluence of two great religions – Hinduism and Buddhism. This is the land where Lord Buddha was born more than 2,500 years ago and it is also the birthplace of Sita, consort of God, Lord Ram. While eight of the world’s 14 tallest peaks are there in this tiny nation, wedged between Tibet and India, the country should not be solely judged for its high mountains and natural manifestations but also for its unique cultural and spiritual heritage and artistic monuments, which are reflected in the colorful life of 102 different ethnic groups and 93 dialects.

Climate
The cold, dry and clear winter season runs from October to March, and the warm, dry spring season from March to June. The wet season, or monsoon, lasts from roughly June to September, depending on the year. Mid-September to mid-October is the start of the dry season.

Health, Altitude and Acclimatizing Vaccination & Health
It is strongly recommended that you arrange a visit to your GP, or ideally a specialist travel clinic, prior to your trip. Although staff may point you in the right direction for your inoculations, we are unfortunately not qualified to advise you on specific medical requirements. Taking along a copy of your itinerary can be helpful for doctors to identify the areas you may visit.

Altitude Sickness/AMS
Altitude sickness is rare below 8,000 feet, and serious symptoms do not usually occur until over 12,000 feet. Even though, it is not the height that is important, rather the speed in which you ascend to that altitude. Most people can ascend to 2,500 meters (8,000 feet) with little or no effect. If you have been at that altitude before with no problem, you can probably return to that altitude quite easily.

Do bear in mind that because of the structure of your trek and the altitudes you are going to over measured timings, the various serious conditions of altitude sickness are extremely unlikely. We will be trekking slowly to the Drop Zone, giving your body enough time to acclimatize. By the time we are at Syangboche for jumping, we expect you all to be feeling ready to Everest Skydive! The equipment that is carried within your group is designed to instantly deal with high altitude conditions. You will all be made familiar with this equipment and the simplicity of using it.

Hospitals/ Pharmacies
Health concern becomes the first priority of all whoever comes to the Himalayas because of the soaring altitude and challenging landscape. In Kathmandu there are major government-run and private hospitals. Pharmacies are widely available in all places in big town & cities. Apart from this there are plenty of health care centres, including hospitals in Lukla and Khumjung (Khunde hospital), health post in Namche with doctors and clinic in Pheriche. Most of them are supported by Himalayan trust, established by Sir Edmund Hillary. Pheriche clinic is supported by Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA), with incessant support from Nepalese doctors as well as western medical practitioners during high season.

Drinking water
It is not advised to drink the tap water. It is easier to buy bottled water whilst in Kathmandu, which can be bought cheaply at approximately 50 pence. Whilst on trek you will be given drinking water each day. When ordering bottled water in a restaurant, be careful to check the cap is sealed.

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