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:
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.