EXTREME EVEREST SKYDIVE EXPEDITION

Skydiving in Nepal

Asian Trekking, through our sister company Skydive Nepal is pioneering Skydiving in Nepal. We offer exciting packages such the Everest Skydive Trip and Bespoke Himalayan Skydiving Expeditions in remote and unconventional drop zones. Our packages are available for expert skydivers, looking for a Solo Jump, or enthusiastic novices looking to do their first tandem skydive in the Himalaya.

Imagine, strapping on a parachute and turning your oxygen mask to full flow. As you climb into the Eurocopter AS350 helicopter with your heart pounding and butterflies fluttering in your stomach, you think to yourself “why did I think this would be fun?’

Over the next 15 minutes your chopper flies in massive loops, climbing higher and higher, so close to the peaks of the highest mountains in the world that you think you could reach out and touch them. You are at once mesmerized by their beauty and terrified by their scale. You have never felt this before. Then with three minutes out, the pilot straightens out the flight path onto the “jump-run” and the vast valley below you opens up. With one minute out, the pilot gives you the signal to open the sliding door and instantly the cold Himalayan air fills the cabin. The Jumpmaster spots the drop-zone 10,000 feet below and you both carefully exit the chopper and stand on its skids.

3…2…1…JUMP, the roar of the wind rushing past your body is deafening, your oxygen mask whistles in excitement, and your eyes open wide, struggling to capture all that you see around you. As gravity pulls you down at a 50m every second, you realise that you are not only speeding to the ground but that the ground is rushing past you too. On all side as you’re flanked by Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Thamserku and countless other peaks over 20,000ft; this thrill is like no other you have ever had. Even the most elite skydivers have have never had this experience.

After 30 seconds, your parachute abruptly unfolds opens and you find yourself floating silently along the serene mountains as the gentle breeze pushes you lazily to the landing zone. You swoop on to the grassy field of Shyangboche airstrip and think to yourself “thats why I thought this would be fun!”

Skydiving in Nepal is undoubtedly “the Mt. Everest of all Aerial Sports.”

Everest Skydive Expedition

Our Everest Skydive Expedition run from October 11 till October 22, 2022. These month is known to have the clearest skies and lowest wind speeds. Our jump vehicles are Airbus As350 B3 helicopters and the most experienced mountain pilots of Nepal. The  jump altitudes vary from 6,000t to 10,000ft above ground level. Accompanying you on the jump will be a jumpmaster and a tandem instructor if you are a novice. We can also provide a jump cameraman at an additional charge. After all, the trip may only be a few days, but the memories of your Himalayan skydive will last a lifetime.

The trip starts in Kathmandu, from where you will take a flight to the infamous Lukla airport. Perched on a slope plataue above a cliff face on one end of the run way and mountain on the other end, flying into Lukla airport is itself an experience  of a lifetime. From Lukla, our jumpers will take a two day hike through the beautiful river valley, up to Namche Bazaar which is the capital of the Sherpa homeland.

The Skydive Nepal dropzone, Shyangboche airstrip, is located an hour hike up from Namche Bazaar. The airstrip was built in the 80s by a Japanese hotelier to allow guests to fly in by single propeller aircraft. Today the single prop planes are gone but the airstrip remains and it’s proved to be the most spectacular drop zone in the world. Our trip incorporates an additional night in Namche for acclimatization, providing us with ample time for drop zone familiarization and pre-jump orientation.

Skydiving in the Himalaya is a unique challenge but the risk is mitigated with our team of expert jump masters, tandem instructors, DZ safety officers, pilots, medic and ground crew. Before each Skydive in Nepal, a thorough briefing and familiarization of the DZ is provided. Our jumpmaster and tandem instructors will go over all the procedures and safety precautions before you strap into your parachutes.

You will each have 3 jumps here as standard, and more jumps on request. Furthermore, once the Everest Skydive jumps are completed, you have the option to extend the trip and partake in  the world famous trek to Everest Base Camp.

Skydiving – this expedition in Nepal is for you if:

  1. You’re looking for an experience of a lifetime.
  2. You want to skydive in the shodow of Mt. Everest.
  3. You want to have an extreme adventure during the day but a cosy hotel room at night.
  4. You want to join a small elite club of jumpers who landed above 10,000ft in a parachute.
  5. Try your first oxygen jump.

Expedition overview

You will arrive in Kathmandu in mid October and connect with our expert Skydive Crew.. After spending 2 nights in Kathmandu filled with sightseeing and a welcome dinner with the team, we will fly to Lukla and trek up the Khumbu valley, allowing our bodies to acclimatize to the high altitude of the Everest region. On the trek in, you will get to see stunning natural beauty of the Himalaya and hear stories of incredible skydiving and mountaineering feats from our team. On the second day of trekking, we reach the legendary Namche bazaar, a Sherpa town with all the modern amenities, perched snugly in a bowl on the side of a mountain. Namche is the cultural and economic capital of the Everest Region, and offers the visitors everything from stunning mountain views to late night partying in one of the many bars and cafes. This will be our home for the next six nights.

From Namche it’s an hour’s hike up to Syangboche Airfield, our dropzone; a wide grassy plateau over Namche Bazaar and the base from where our Jump operations take place. A Puja (a prayer ceremony) is done at the DZ by the local Buddhist Lama to bless the expedition and all the members of the team. We then start to prepare our gear, mark out the drop zone and call in the chopper. Our Jump Pilot and Director of Skydiving Operations will give an instructions briefing on the ground. When everyone is clear about the plan of action, you gear up with your Tandem Master and enter the chopper as the rotors start to spin.

Following a 15-minute climb, the Jump team will exit the helicopter at 23,000ft with Mt. Everest in the background while the freefall cameraman captures every moment of this incredible experience. After a 40 second freefall, the parachute is deployed, and you safely descend. On day two, your second jump will give you a shorter freefall but more time under the parachute so you can take in the incredible Himalayan views from a vantage that few humans have ever done and capture it on your own handheld camera too. For the adrenaline junkie that just can’t get enough, a third jump with a long freefall is repeated.

After our all jumps are done, we head back down to Namche and celebrate an amazing experience. The next day, we walk back down to Lukla from where we catch our flight back to Kathmandu. The last night before everyone heads home, we will have a team dinner with drinks, have a presentation of skydive achievement certificates and watch the jump videos together.

This twelve-day skydiving expedition is for anyone with a lust for the most incredible adventure, culture, and adrenaline. The trip combines three days trekking through the Buddhist homeland of the the Sherpa people on the world-famous Everest Base Camp Trek with the most incredible High Altitude skydives in the world.

The trip is suitable for all experience levels, as we offer both Tandem and Solo Jumps. All in the Shadow of Mount Everest.

EXTREME EVEREST SKYDIVE EXPEDITION PACKAGE COST:

TANDEM JUMPS:

  • 2 Tandem Jumps at Syangboche DZ with Freefall Cameraman: $20,000 per person
  • 3 Tandem Jumps at Syangboche DZ with Freefall Cameraman Flyer: $23,000 per person
  • (No prior skydiving experience required. Max passenger weight 95Kgs)

SOLO SPORT JUMPS:

  • 2 Solo Sport Jumps at Syangboche DZ with Freefall Cameraman : $18,000 per person
  • 3 Solo Sport Jumps at Syangboche DZ with Freefall Cameraman : $21,000 per person
  • (Minimum 500 jumps prior to Syangboche required. Application needs to be approved by technical team.)

NON- JUMPING TRIP PACKAGE COST FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS:

  • Flying into Lukla  and trekking with the Jumpers: $3,500 per person
  • Flying in by Chopper to and from  Namche by Helicopter for the Event: $9,500 per person

INCLUSIONS

  • Expedition leadership by Dawa Steven Sherpa
  • Jump coordination and execution by the most experienced high-altitude skydivers in the world.
  • Welcome dinner and farewell party in Kathmandu
  • 1 day of Sightseeing around Kathmandu with a guide and private vehicle.
  • Skydiving from 23,000ft from Airbus H125 Helicopters with the most experienced Jump Pilots in Nepal
  • Freefall Cameraman for the perfect shot with Everest in the Background
  • Freefall Oxygen System for all Skydivers, supervised by Oxygen specialists
  • Tandem Parachutes with AAD, Harnesses, Jump suit, Jump goggles, gloves and Helmets
  • Highly qualified and experienced Medical and Rescue Personnel
  • Sherpa guides and porters to support the team during entire expedition
  • Accomodation with all meals in 5 Star hotel in Kathmandu and in lodges during the expedition.
  • All logistics for personal and team equipment (choppers/yaks/porters)
  • All government permits and taxes
  • Dropzone Preparations, weather forecasts and air traffic management
  • Transportation to/from airport and internal flights as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Two-minute edited video of the expedition as memento for each Skydiver
  • Expedition Jacket, Cap and T-shirt for each Skydiver as memento for each Skydiver
  • Certificate of Accomplishment signed by Expedition Leader, Jump Master and Pilot

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal expenses; Wi-Fi, phone calls, packaged food and bottled beverages, laundry, etc.
  • International airfare and Nepal visa fees
  • Clothing and gear for trekking.
  • Personal insurance of members; such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage.
  • Customs duty and import tariffs for any expedition equipment arriving in Nepal by air or road as cargo.

Check: Everest Base Camp Trek, Annpurna Trekking

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