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.
The Mustang Madness is a unique blend of a holiday and challenge for mountain biking enthusiasts. Mountain Bikers seeking for a biking holiday along with the combination of culture with their favorite adventure can participate in the event. During the competition, bikers will paddle along one of the best biking trails with the challenge of high altitude in the Himalaya.
The Mustang Madness will be an adventure of 220 kilometers on the elevation between 1100m to 4200m. Challengers will have an ultimate opportunity to encounter with nature and tradition both at its best form. The creators of “Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon” will introduce the new challenge in the forbidden Kingdom of Mustang. The event set for seven stages over a period of 7 days will kick off on 24 November 2016.
“Everest Skydive Expedition Spring 2016 undertook during the month of May. The dropzone of Everest Skydive 2016 was Syangboche Airport. Including legendary skydiver Omar Allehgan, Emmy Award Winner for Aerial Photography Wendy Smith the crew of ESD 2016 Autumn had Thomas Noonan, Paul Henry de Baere, Ian Edward Atkins, Pablo Parazoli and Jean Phi Audhuy. Bibek Pandey & Dik Bahadur as usual were the Nepalese support team of the event. Fred Wiilliams, Brain Karuse & Fara Barnes as observers, ESD 2016 had three clients- Michael Tucker, Kim Marsh & Berigette Marsh.”
Photo Credits to Paul Henry de Baere
First Flight Load – 07:44- 08:05 AM
2 solo jumps by Omar Allehgan & Paul Henri,
1 tandem jump by Pablo Parazoli with Jean Phi Audhuy
Second Flight Load 09:00- 09:15 AM
1 tandem jump by Thomas Noonan with Kim Marsh,
1 solo jump by Paul Henry
Third Flight Load 09:25- 09:40 AM
1 tandem jump by Pablo Parazoli with Berigette Marsh
1 solo jump by Wendy Smith
Recce Flight Load 10:24 AM
Fred Williams and Brian Karuse took off on a flight for Baruntse Recce
Fourth Flight Load 16:57- 17:12 PM
1 tandem jump by Pablo Parazoli with Michael Tucker,
2 solo jumps by Paul Henri and Jean Phi Audhuy
Fifth Flight Load 17:25- 17:41 PM
1 Tandem jump by Thomas Noonan with Fara Barnes,
1 solo jump by Wendy Smith
Jumping out of the flying helicopter from the elevation above 15000ft and free falling at the speed of 120 miles per hour is the normal skydiving that happens everywhere across the world.
But Pokhara Skydive is much more than that because of the amazing backdrop of gigantic Himalayan 8000ers divers get to sight that makes a normal skydiving expedition a grander and the most beautiful one.
In the recent years, for all those extremely adrenaline hungry travelers who prefer traveling to Nepal during Autumn, Pokhara Skydive has been the ideal pick . And the popularity of this annual Mega Event is increasing every year because this Skydiving Expedition in the most popular tourist town of West Nepal is affordable considering the skydiving highlights it offers.
The Pokhara Skydive not only caters the extreme thrill of falling freely from very high altitude; it also offers the best opportunity to sight the widespread massifs of amazing Annapurna, dazzling Dhaulagiri, nicer Nilgiri & fantastic Fishtail.
Pokhara Skydive 2015 was conducted from 13th November to 15th November. During a three day Skydiving Expedition 25 solo jumps were performed by the crewmembers and 25 tandem jumps were performed, which included divers from Nepal, India, Germany, Malaysia and Norway. Thirteen Indians, ten Nepalese and a German and Norwegian each experienced Pokhara Skydiving 2015.
The flight loads were operated by the most trustworthy partner of Skydiving Events in Nepal, the Fishtail Air.
Mr. Amar prays with Shane and Maryann during the wedding at Boudhanath
Fifteen years of selfless intimacy reflects deep affectionate, dedicated care for each other’s preferences, motivating appreciation, high level of wisdom and the most importantly the unbreakable bonding of two souls into one. Explore Himalaya recently had an opportunity to unite two beautiful souls into one. Ms. Maryann Higginson & Mr. Shane Kreutzer from Australia had a wonderful marriage in Nepal, as per Buddhist culture.
Maryann and Shane had known each other for the last fifteen years. They always had plans to make their marriage a special one. As the couple booked a trek with us, they asked if we could execute the Marriage for them as per Buddhist culture, we said “Absolutely Yes”. As there is always a huge gap between what we claim and what we execute, we worked out in every area where we can minimize the gap. We practice personal approach while handling every guest here in Explore Himalaya. We also knew Maryann and Shane needed additional care. We wanted to make the most special day of their lives, the most beautiful day as well.
Shane awaits for Maryann- the love of his life
On 20 November 2014, Maryann and Shane got married at Boudhanath. Explore Himalayans witnessed the biggest day of their lives. We helped them throughout their marriage in Nepal, culturally, socially, religiously and legally. After the marriage the newly wedded couple had few beautiful sentences for Explore Himalaya.
Here it goes.
We have far too many to say. Our trek was amazing everyday with the best guide and porter you could ask for. We were spoilt. Our time in Chitwan and Pokhara was also wonderful. Elephant ride is something to remember forever.
Our wedding day and the preparations made by the fabulous staffs of Explore Himalaya will forever be in our memory. They made our special day amazing. Amar is now our friend and we cannot thank him enough for his efforts.
The services of Explore Himalaya were amazing. The meeting and handling was excellent. Guides during trek and tour were amazing and we would highly recommend them to our friends and family. Transportation was good, reliable and always on time. We felt secured knowing that we had transportation awaiting us when required. And the office staffs had friendly faces, smiles and amazingly helping attitude on our wedding day above and beyond.
We highly recommend Explore Himalaya if you want to have a well organized holiday. We tailored our trip with the fantastic assistance of the staff and nothing was too hard for them. To throw in our wedding in Buddhist culture, which created a lot of extra work didn’t seem to be a problem even though we know how hard it was to prepare. We had a trip of lifetime.
We will never be able to thank you enough for everything. Keep that personalized touch to your great packages. We can’t wait to visit everyone when we return someday. Thank you so much Explore Himalaya.
The religious ceremony begins
Monk solemnizes their marriage
Kisan plays the role of family member
Maryann and Shane promise each other to remain together rest of their lives
Maryann and Shane seek the blessings from Buddha and Amar joins the marrying couple
Sarita wishes a newly wedded couple “A happy married life”
Maryann and Shane with their new family, Explore Himalaya
Maryann Higginson and Shane Kreutzer- Now we pronounce you husband and wife