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Founded in 2007, the Travelife Sustainability System is an initiative dedicated to promoting sustainable practices within the travel and tourism industry.
The Travelife methodology was developed during the EU supported LIFE project, based on sustainability management concepts developed by UNEP, the Tour Operators Initiative for Sustainable Tourism Development (TOI) and earlier experiences of ANVR and ABTA.
About Explore Himalaya Travel & Adventure:
Explore Himalaya Travel and Adventure works to preserve the environmental sustainability at all levels of its operations. As our core activities involve exploring the fragile terrain and cultural heritage sites, sustainable practices have always been our guiding principle. We aim to incorporate responsible best practices into our overall business activities to improve the environmental, social and economic aspects of the area in which we operate. While doing so, we also help our clients and expect same commitment from our partners and suppliers in being sustainable.
Our Sustainability Policy is based upon the following principles:
Explore Himalaya Travel and Adventure is a Travelife certified company. Understanding the impact on the tourism industry in Nepal, we have aligned our operations to follow Travelife’s recommendations for sustainable tourism. Our company is audited regularly in this regard and it gives us great pleasure to announce that we have completed the last audit at the end of 2022 successfully, and we remain Travelife Certified until the next audit in 2025.
Pokhara Skydive has concluded safely and successfully for 2022.
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.
Everest Skydive 2022
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, 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.
We are very happy to announce that our President Mr. Suman Bikram Pandey has been awarded the “Jana Sewa Shree Padak” from the President of Nepal on the constitution day (2022/09/19).
On this special occasion, we at Explore Himalaya Group would like to congratulate him for this prestigious award.
Your never ending contribution to the society and immense dedication towards the tourism development of the country is praiseworthy.
We wish him all the best and success for all his future deeds.
Our itinerary was great. Not too much walking each day, so it allowed us time to explore each village at night. The trek was absolutely amazing, we loved every minute and wouldn’t change a thing!
We work with the motto "Tourism for Development". Explore Himalaya Community Service Project was conceived to empower underprivileged segments of Nepal.