Overview The Everest Skydive Trip offers an exhilarating adventure that combines the thrill of skydiving with the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas. Nestled in Nepal, this once-in-a-lifetime experience takes you on an unforgettable journey to the top of the world. The trip begins in Kathmandu, the vibrant capital of Nepal, where you'll introduce to your experienced skydiving team and briefed on safety procedures. From there, you'll also take a scenic flight to Lukla, a small mountain town situated at an altitude of 9,383 feet. This serves as the gateway to the Everest region. After acclimatizing in Lukla, the real adventure…
The Everest Skydive Trip offers an exhilarating adventure that combines the thrill of skydiving with the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas. Nestled in Nepal, this once-in-a-lifetime experience takes you on an unforgettable journey to the top of the world.
The trip begins in Kathmandu, the vibrant capital of Nepal, where you’ll introduce to your experienced skydiving team and briefed on safety procedures. From there, you’ll also take a scenic flight to Lukla, a small mountain town situated at an altitude of 9,383 feet. This serves as the gateway to the Everest region.
After acclimatizing in Lukla, the real adventure begins. You’ll also embark on a picturesque trek through the legendary Everest Base Camp trail, immersing yourself in the stunning landscapes, charming Sherpa villages, and panoramic mountain views. This trek serves a dual purpose of preparing you physically and mentally for the skydiving experience.
At the Everest Skydive drop zone, located in Syangboche at an altitude of 12,350 feet, you’ll be introduced to the skydiving equipment and receive thorough training from expert instructors. As you ascend to the jump altitude of around 29,500 feet in a specialized aircraft, the adrenaline starts to surge through your veins.
Then, the moment you’ve been waiting for arrives. With Everest’s majestic peak in sight, you take the leap and freefall through the thin mountain air. As you descend, you’ll also be treated to an unparalleled aerial view of the world’s highest peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. The rush of wind and the unparalleled beauty beneath you combine to create a truly awe-inspiring experience.
Once you’ve landed safely, the journey isn’t over yet. You’ll also spend a few more days exploring the Everest region, visiting monasteries, interacting with the Sherpa community, and absorbing the unique Himalayan culture.
The Everest Skydive Trip is a unique fusion of adrenaline-pumping adventure and natural grandeur. It offers an extraordinary opportunity to push your limits, witness the wonders of the Himalayas, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
You will be received on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and transferred to your hotel which will be perfect for relaxing and recuperating from your flight. You will be briefed in the evening. You will have time to be familiar with your fellow skydivers.
You will have a full day sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley, the historical and cultural epicenter of Nepal with 7 UNESCO World heritage sites. No visitors can hold themselves from relishing the elegance of the valley. The city offers a wonderful concoction of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in its immediate vicinity. There will be a guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine Pashupatinath, the holiest Buddhist site Boudhanath and architectural wonder of medieval age Patan Durbar Square. Afterwards you will pack your soft mountain bags, which will be given to you, and leave your excess material in the hotel until you return from your expedition.
The flight to Lukla, Solu Khumbu (the main gateway to Mt Everest – 8848m/29,035ft) takes about 35 minutes. In Lukla, you will meet your trek support team which will accompany you throughout your trip. Once all the large kit bags and equipment have been allocated to porters and yaks, we start walking along the Dudh Khosi Valley close to the river, and slowly meander up and down well-marked trails through the villages to Phakding, where you will spend night in one of the comfortable local lodges.
After a morning call, you will have breakfast. Once dressed, we recommend you to pack before breakfast so that the porters can get under way as soon as they are ready. From Phakding, we crisscross the rivers on high suspension bridges to Monjo, which marks the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Sagarmatha is the Nepali name for Mt. Everest.
We then take a steep long trek to Namche Bazaar (3450m), the main trading capital in Khumbu. Namche has a busy Saturday market a meeting place for the lowland and highland traders. You will be surprised to see all sorts of amenities of comfort in this far-flung region. You will spend night in well- facilitated hotel catering to your needs.
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea houses and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook that seems to meet western standards to some extent. Well, the experience can be amazing as you will witness the miniature of whole Himalayan life at its bloom. It is an ideal place to spend a day to acclimatize to your newly gained altitude. Options for acclimatization walks include a visit to the Khunde hospital, which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or an hour walk up for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. You will meet the ‘advanced party’ of management staff and crew, who may well have left Kathmandu to trek before you.
Syangboche Airport is just a 45 minute uphill walk from Namche Bazar. With the unpaved runway length of 400m, it is the highest point to reach to Everest by aircraft. Though not licensed for commercial operations, the airstrip is operated for short takeoff and landing for chartered flights. The place is proud to be one of the dropping zones for Everest Skydive.
The management staff and crew will meet and brief you, and familiarize you with the equipment and routines that will apply to the drop zone during the event. The familiarization and briefings will be for both solo and tandem jumpers. At the end of the day, you will end up relaxing in one of the prime hotels of Syanboche.
Please Note: The drop zone is a strict alcohol-free zone for everyone, including observers, at all times.
now we are all prepared and ready for our Big Day! With Mt. Everest witnessing the whole event, Everest Skydive will take place during these days. You will exit with your tandem instructor and aerial cameraman or jumpmaster. The Director of Parachuting Operations will plan the jump days by considering the weather window and safety.
you will be transferred to Lukla by Helicopter from where you take a plane to Kathmandu. Rest of the day is free for your personal activities.
our representative will escort you to the airport for your flight back home.
Extension Trip (Optional) – Nine Days Everest Base Camp Extension Trek
From Syangboche, the trail contours on to the side of the valley, high above Dudh Imja Khola. We get our first really good views of the great peaks of Khumbu, including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing by some small settlements and tea shops, we descend steeply to a bridge over a river at Phunki Tenga. The village is an ideal stopover for lunch. Here we can rest before making the steep climb to Tengboche. Although the hike up the zigzag path is tiring, it presents us with many rewarding sights of rhododendron bushes with beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in Khumbu region. Here you can enjoy a spectacular panorama of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam rising on the horizon. From Tengboche monastery, a 30 minute downhill walk brings us to a small town of Debuche. During the whole trek onwards you will be stationed in the best available lodges/tea houses for meals and accommodation.
We descend downhill through a forest, cross Imja Khola and climb steadily to the village of Pangboche. This village is directly opposite to Ama Dablam (6856 m/ 22,493 ft), and has exceptional views of mountains, with the Gompa, Mani walls and scattered pine trees in the foreground. A further two hours’ walk brings us to Dingboche, where we will stop for the night.
Today is the rest day for acclimatization. You can explore the surrounding area and relish the stupendous views of the Himalayas. One of the best options is to hike up Nangkartshang hill (5100m), which begins with a gradual ascent but continues to be steep as you gain altitude. From the hill top, you can get the 360 degree view of Amadablam, Manaslu, Island Peak, Lhotse, Cholatse, Tawache and many neighboring peaks.
We continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. We then take a steep climb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The tea house at Duglha is a good spot to have lunch. The trail zigzags up through the boulders of the glacier’s terminal moraine. At the top we will see many memorials of the climbers, who died while climbing Mt Everest and other peaks. The path then ascends gently along the glacier to Lobuche.
A very early start is required to reach Everest Base Camp. We continue along flat land for a while and then ascend a small from where rugged trail of glacier starts until you reach Gorak Shep. At Gorek Shep, we take lunch and continue towards Everest Base Camp. The trail weaves its way through ice pinnacles and past the bottomless crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier to reach the Base Camp from where we can witness the wondrous display of Khumbu Icefall and the Himalayan giants. On the return leg, we can take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col. We conclude our return trek at Gorak Shep.
Kala Patthar is one of the finest viewpoints in the Khumbu region. We have to start really early (around 5 o’ clock) to reach the Kala patthar (5545m/ 18,192 ft). The trail is steep so we take slow and steady pace to reach the top. From the top, we can have the mesmerizing view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse and the whole panorama. Now our return journey starts. We start back going downhill as we retrace our steps to Dughla and further descend to Pheriche. Himalayan Rescue Association, a trekker’s health post, worths a visit in Pheriche.
Now onwards, the trail is mostly downhill (except the section after we pass Phunki Tenga in the mid way). Throughout the trail, we can have the beautiful view of Kwangde, Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku. Slowly, as we start to lose altitude, we pass through birch and rhododendron forest. From Tengboche we descend till Phunki Tenga and start uphill walk for about 45 minutes. While approaching Namche, we have a straight easy walk.
Today is the final day of the trek. We continue along the Dudh Koshi once again to finally reach Lukla, where we stay overnight and have farewell celebration with team members.
We fly back to Kathmandu in the morning. Rest of the day, you are free to do the activities of your choice; relaxing, strolling down the street, shopping or final packing up.
You will be escorted to airport by our representative. Have a safe flight back home.
DATES for 2023:
Arrival: 03 November, 2023 – KTM
Depart: 13 November, 2023 – KTM
Duration: 11 Days
Start: November, 2023
End: November, 2023 – KTM
Duration: 10 Days