The 2016 edition of PATA Travel Mart is beginning from today September 7. The annual biggest travel sales show of entire Asia is taking place at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE), Banten Province, Jakarta in Indonesia this year.
Various personalities from the Nepalese Tourism Industry will be participating in the 3 days long travel sales showcase. President Mr. Suman Pandey associated by Sales and Marketing Manager Mr. Prachanda Shivakotee will be representing Explore Himalaya during this event.
our small effort to provide extra value to our clients and our commitment to sustainability
Explore Himalaya will be introducing Sawyer PointONE Filters from its upcoming treks. Like the slogan of the brand, introduction of this gadget will allow travelers to drink clean water wherever they go without any trouble. Trekking in the remote areas of Nepal where drinking water is not always available, the tool will provide trekkers an easy way to drink water without any fear of unhygienic water. The water filter can be carried along without any hassle and can be used as per the need of volume of water.
Sawyer Filter, an American product approved by Quality Control can filter up to 1800liters of water a single day and guarantees more than 350000 liters during its lifetime. The PointONE version of the filter assures 99.99999% elimination of all bacteria including salmonella, cholera, and E:coli with its features like Hollow Fiber Membranes and Higher Tensile Strength. The filter comes along with a syringe to backflush after it’s usage to maintain the filter and to ensure its high flowing rate. Most of all, the filter fit in with most of the bottles that are in use currently in the market. Also, the tool is very easy to use for trouble-free cleaning and maintenance. With all these features, Sawyer Filter has already won Editor’s Choice Award from the Backpacker Magazine back in 2012.
We being a responsible travel operator are committed to a pollution free environment. We expect the use of Sawyer PointONE Filters will be a small contribution creating a healthy environment.
The edition of 2016 Nepal US Travel/Media Summit has concluded successfully. Organized by Nepal Tourism Board from 20-27 June, the event was carried through five different cities of the United States. President Suman Pandey represented Explore Himalaya at the event along with other travel operators from Nepal. More than 110 media personalities and travel writers attended the program.
The event also promoted that Nepal is on its way to recovery after the earthquake and it is safe and best time to visit Nepal Now.
Photo Coutesy: Camille Hoheb
Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) also known as Acute Mountain Sickness or High Altitude Sickness is one of the challenges for trekkers in Himalayas of Nepal. As you have to keep ascending continuously in some of the treks in Nepal, the probability of AMS cannot be completely ignored. In some cases, AMS can be extremely dangerous that it can take trekkers life if not responded properly and timely.
However, AMS can be prevented if you use precautionary measures. Drinking plenty of water (4-5liters per day) and eating plenty of food (4000-5000 calories per day) and walking smoothly can be basic precautions. Ask your guides for more instructions to avoid AMS.
Choosing your travel partner to Nepal for trekking is very essential for various reasons. One of the main reasons to choose us for trekking in Nepal is of course your safety. Safety & Security of travelers is our prime concern. Trekking with Explore Himalaya also means you are in safe hands in all aspects while you are in isolated highlands.
Our experienced guides who have been working in the Himalayas for several years are one of the reasons who will make sure that you won’t suffer with AMS. Their expertise in implying proper trekking techniques like Climb High Sleep Low for proper acclimatization, these veteran guides will lead you to your destination making it a memorable trip of your lifetime. They will guide you with your food habits in the Himalaya. They will care about your walking pace and they treat you in the friendliest manner so that you will listen to their guidance properly.
In Himalayas things can go wrong despite absolute care and prevention measures implied; as few of us may not at all cope with the high altitude. If things go wrong our guides acquiring good knowledge of the altitude sickness will be able to recognize the symptoms at early stage so that situation doesn’t become worst. They are very well familiar with First Aid Treatment. They even can suggest you the medication for instant relief. They will take all the necessary actions to avoid further damage of the sickness. You will also be provided a Gamow Bag upon request with an additional charge, which is a major gear used to avoid AMS.
In case of the worst scenario, we being the closest partner of the leading organizations of Nepalese Helicopter Operator, Fishtail Air are capable of doing quick and challenging rescue and evacuation. With experienced pilots, Fishtail Helicopter will fly to the rescue point ASAP.
The seventh edition of Everest Skydive, the highest skydive and by far the most thrilling adventure on earth was held on 7th and 8th of November 2014. Held at Syangboche drop-zone, Everest Skydive this year had six skydivers including the crew.
During the most elite adventure on the top of the world, Fishtail Air, the exclusive partner of Everest Skydive took all six flights loads. Five flight loads were executed by veteran Italian pilot Maurizio Follini and a load was carried out by expert pilot Deepak Rana on the AS 350B3 Fishtail Air, Helicopter. Tom Noonan, the chief tandem instructor of Everest Skydive since 2008 played his usual role and Joe Johnson, the first timer in ESD was the tandem master of the event. Mr. Paul Henry de Baère led the photography and cinematography whereas; Mr. Ted Atkins was an Oxygen Supervisor of the event.
Here, we have a brief story on Everest Skydive 2014.
Pilot Maurizio Follini took the first flight load with Mr. Ossie Khan. Mr. Khan made the solo jump at 11:57 AM and landed at Syangboche drop-zone at 12:10 PM.
Follini took the second flight load with Mr. Joe Johnson and Jen Sharp. Both made the solo jumps at 12:10 PM and landed at Syangboche drop-zone at 12:21 PM.
The last flight load of the day was once again taken by Mr. Follini with Chief Tandem instructor Mr. Tom Noonan and Mr. Sanjeev Gautam. Tom and Sanjeev made the tandem jump at 1:08 PM and landed at Syangboche drop-zone at 1:30 PM.
Mr. Maurizio Follini took the first flight load once again, with Mr. Ossie Khan. Mr. Khan made the solo wing suit jump at 10:07 AM and landed at Syangboche drop-zone at 10:17 AM.
Maurizio Follini took the second flight load of the day with tandem master Mr. Joe Johnson and Mr. Paul Schaeffer. They executed the tandem jump at 10:57 AM and landed at Syangboche drop-zone at 11:10 AM.
Pilot Deepak Rana took the last flight load of the event with Mr. Joe Johnson and Jen Sharp. Both made the solo jumps at 11:42 AM and landed at Syangboche drop-zone at 11:55 AM.