Pokhara Skydive has concluded safely and successfully for 2022.
Pokhara Skydive 2022
In addition to the Everest skydive, Explore Himalaya Travel & Adventure offers the Pokhara skydive every autumn (November) at the Pame Lauruk drop zone, 11 km north of Phewa Lake. This year’s Pokhara Skydive consisted of jumps from a B3/B2 AS 350 helicopter at an altitude of 11000-13000 feet. It is indeed a feast for the senses, with the serene valleys and majestic Himalayas of Pokhara as an unbelievable backdrop. Few things can compare to the adrenaline rush that skydiving offers. In this way, many people have achieved a lifelong dream of touching the sky this year. Last but not least, this year’s session has been successfully concluded with over 150 jumpers taking home lifelong memories..
In this year’s program, we accommodated solo and tandem skydivers from all over the world with a breathtaking view that was simultaneously available over five days. We backed it up with a team of experienced international crew members with our camera flyer so that the jumpers jumps could be captured to relive their moments again and again.
In summary, our program for this year was as follows:
Pokhara Skydive jump data (22nd -26th November, 2022)
The first-day’s test jump was conducted on the 22nd of November 2022, followed by 10 loads with 18 jumpers, including 17 Indians and one Nepalese. As for the second day on the 23rd of November 2022, there were 18 Indian and 3 Nepalese jumpers. For the third day on the 24th of November 2022 we had 21 Indian and one Nepalese jumper involved in 11 loads. Likewise, for the fourth day on the 25th of November 2022, we had 23 loads with 46 Indian jumpers and 4 Nepali solo jumpers. On the last day, 26th of November 2022, we had 16 loads with 25 Indian and 5 Nepalese jumpers.
During the five days of lift-off this year, we had 79 loads , resulting in 152 tandem jumps and 4 solo jumps. At the same time, every jumper has experienced innumerous excitement and a chance to embrace the sky. The event concluded safely on the 26th of November with a commitment to be back for the next thrill in the autumn of 2023. For those who prefer a thrilling adventure, we offer both Package Jumps and Individual Jumps if you wish to join us by booking in advance for the coming year.
Ever since Explore Himalaya introduced Everest Skydive in 2008, it has become a lifelong dream for every adventurer “Things to do, before die” list. It’s a life-changing moment for adventure lovers to experience the world’s highest skydive. Meanwhile, Everest Skydive continues to shine every year with numerous thrill seekers along with a record of 400 plus jumps including many world records.
Everest Skydive 2022
Everest Skydive, the world’s most exciting aerial event for the 2022 season has finally finished and closed for this season. The adventure has taken place by jumping from an AS350 B3 helicopter from a height of 23,000ft, just below Mt. Everest; and landing at the Himalayan dreamlands of Syangboche (12,402 ft) and Amadablam Basecamp (15,000ft). As always Everest Skydive takes place with the same legendary excitement of its maiden flight and has got the opportunity to get its name in the international record books and keep making history along with adventure buffs over mighty Everest. With more thrill for a lifetime and pure adrenaline rush- as of not for the faint-hearted. At long last for this season we are close but you can join us next year for the same adventurous excitement.
Recently Mr. Suman Pandey was bestowed with the Janseva Shree by the Rt. Hon. President of Nepal for his formidable contribution to the tourism sector of Nepal. The Jana Sewa Shree is one of the highest civilian awards of Nepal and is conferred to personalities making significant contributions to the country from various sectors.
Mr. Suman Pandey is a dynamic and enterprising Tourism professional with over 30 years of experience in the Nepalese Tourism industry.
Starting young he has transformed the tourism landscape in Nepal with the use of technology, innovation, niche events, and sustainable practices.
Managing over 15 businesses under his portfolio, he is currently the Secretary/ Treasurer of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). His leadership in PATA resulted in initiating the first Himalayan Travel Mart in 2017, which is now the most prominent travel event of Nepal.
Suman Pandey, Explore Himalaya President and the former Chairman of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter (2013- 2018), has been elected as the Secretary/Treasurer of PATA, the largest international travel association working for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Pandey was voted in against his Malaysian counterpart through a virtual voting on 12th October. The newly appointed Executive Board is led by Chairman Soon-Hwa. As a member of the Executive Board, Mr. Pandey, together with his team, is responsible for developing strategies to support tourism boards across Asia Pacific with focus on post-Covid future and beyond. The new Executive Board members were confirmed at the PATA Annual General Meeting held online on October 14, 2020.
Suman Pandey, the President of Explore Himalaya, CEO of Fishtail Air and Directors of Summit Air, Aloft Kathmandu Hotel & Chhaya Center, is an acclaimed tourism professional with 30 years of experience in Nepali Tourism. Notable for his innovative approach and diverse engagements with specialization in the Himalayan Adventure, he is accredited for his leadership role in various organizations including PATA Nepal Chapter, Nepal Tourism Board, Trekking Agent’s Association of Nepal, Airline Operators’ Association of Nepal etc. He is especially known for his remarkable initiation in various historical events including Everest Skydive (Since 2008), Kala Patthar Cabinet Meeting of Nepal Government (2009), First Himalayan Travel Mart (2017) etc.
Mr. Pandey’s remarkable contributions in Nepali Tourism is complimented by various accolades including “Suprasidha Gorkha Dakshin Bahu” from the King of Nepal in 2004; “Tourism Icon” by the Nepal Association of Tourism Journalists in 2018; a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by tourism publication Gantabya Nepal in 2017; “Tourism Man of the year” by Gantabya Nepal in 2010; and a “Lifetime Achievement Award” for contributions in tourism by the “American Biographical Institute” (ABI) based in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA in 2008, to name a few.
On being elected, Mr. Pandey said, “It is a great honor to have been elected as the new Secretary/Treasurer. My focus will be both on the synergetic management of the team and the continual development of the region’s travel industry. In taking on this role, I commit to work together with the Executive Team, management team and our all members for the responsible growth of PATA and the whole tourism communities.”
We would like to congratulate Mr. Pandey and the newly appointed Team! We wish the Team every success for all the challenges that lie ahead.