Everest Skydive in partnership with private domestic airline company Tara Air, have launched skydiving in Pokhara. Test flights were conducted successfully yesterday and today at Pokhara’s Chhine Danda. Skydivers flying on Tara Air’s Pilatus Porter aircraft leaped from 14000 feet and landed at the site of the Pokhara International Airport ( under construction). Yesterday’s action saw Everest Skydive’s main organizer and co-ordinator, Mr. Suman Pandey and Wendy Smith taking the leap. Today three Nepalese skydivers, Phul Bahadur Tamang, Bibek Pandey & Dik Bahadur Khirsina jumped solo. These three have created history. They are the first Nepalese solo skydivers.
Explore Himalaya family congratulates Mr. Suman Pandey, founder and President of Explore Himalaya for receiving Gantabya Nepal Publication’s prestigious ‘Tourism Man of the Year 2010′ award.
The award was handed over to Mr.Pandey by the honorable Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation Mr.Sarat Singh Bhandari at a glittering function held at Nepal Tourism Board on 16th September 2010 . Mr.Pandey was conferred the title ‘Tourism Man of the Year 2010’ for his valuable contributions and achievements in the field of tourism and for his commendable role in the organization of the ‘World’s Highest Cabinet Meeting ‘ at Kala Patthar on 4th December 2009.
Mr. Suman Pandey recieving the ‘Tourism Man of the Year Award 2010’ from Hon’ble MoTCA Minister,Mr. Sarat Singh Bhandari
Explore Himalaya’s President Mr. Suman Pandey recently took a ‘big leap’ in Thailand. The ‘big leap’ in question was Mr. Pandey’s first tandem jump with Explore Himalaya’s partner Thai Sky Adventures in Pattaya. He says, “I made a tour all the way to Pattaya to try Skydiving, as there was no chance to try this in Nepal. Being the organizer of ESD, I am techincally kept busy during the event.”
Posted below are some of the pictures taken during the jump.
Mr. Pandey with tandem master Peter
“Trying to hide my nervousness, a friend keeps me busy…”- Suman Pandey
“More Fun, less Scary. I am freefalling!”- Suman Pandey