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Everest Skydive Trip Details

Everest Skydive – World’s Highest Skydiving Adventure

The Adventure that Beats All Adventures

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu/ Transfer to Hotel

You will be received on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and transferred to your hotel which will be perfect for relaxing and recuperating from your flight. You will be briefed in the evening and will have time to be familiar with your fellow members.

Day 2: Sightseeing and familiarization in Kathmandu

Kathmandu Valley is the historical and cultural epicenter of Nepal and well contended for having 7 UNESCO World heritage sites. No visitors can hold themselves from relishing the elegance of the valley. The city offers a wonderful concoction of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in its immediate vicinity. There will be a guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine Pashupatinath, and the holiest Buddhist site Boudhanath and architectural wonder Patan Durbar Square. Afterwards you will pack your soft mountain bags, which will be given to you, and leave your excess material in the hotel until you return from your expedition.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2,900m) / Trek to Phakding(2,656m)

The flight to Lukla, Solu Khumbu (the main gateway to Mt Everest – 29,035ft) takes about 45 minutes. In Lukla, you will meet your trek support team which will accompany you throughout your trip. Once all the large kit bags and equipment have been allocated to porters and yaks, we start walking along the Dudh Khosi Valley close to the river, and slowly meander up and down well-constructed paths through the villages to Phakding, where you will spend night in one of the comfortable local lodges like Star Lodge and Sunrise Lodge.

Day 4: Trek to Namche (3,450m)

After a morning call, you will have breakfast. Once dressed, we recommend you to pack before breakfast so that the porters can get under way as soon as they are ready. From Phakding, we crisscross the rivers on high suspension bridges to Monjo, which marks the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

We then take a steep long trek to Namche Bazaar (3,450m), the main trading capital in Khumbu. Namche has a busy Saturday market a meeting place for the lowland and highland traders. You will be surprised to see all sorts of amenities of comfort in this far-flung region. You will spend night in well- facilitated hotel catering to your all needs.

Day 5: Rest day in Namche (3,450m)

Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea houses and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook that seems to meet western standards. Well, the experience can be amazing as you will witness the miniature of whole Himalayan life at its bloom. It is an ideal place to spend a day to acclimatize to your newly gained altitude. Options for acclimatization walks include a visit to the Khunde hospital, which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or an hour walk up for the sunset view of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest. You will meet the ‘advanced party’ of management staff and crew, who may well have left Kathmandu to trek before you.

Day 6: Trek to Syangboche (3,810m) / Jump Day

Syangboche Airport is just a 45 minute walk from Namche Bazar. With the unpaved runway length of 400m, it is the highest point to reach to Everest by aircraft. Though not licensed for commercial operations, the airstrip is operated for short take off and landing for chartered flights. The place is proud to be one of the dropping zones for Everest Skydive.

The management staff and crew will meet and brief you, and familiarize you with the equipment and routines that will apply to the drop zone during the parachuting program. The familiarization and briefings will be for both solo and tandem jumpers. Solo jumpers will do familiarization jumps from the AS 350 B3 Helicopter. After your whole day of bustle, you will end up by relaxing in one of the prime hotels of Syanboche like Hotel Panorama or Everest View.

Please Note: The drop zone is a strict alcohol-free zone for everyone, including observers, at all times.

Day: 7 – 10 Jump days

Now we are all prepared for our Big Day! With Mt. Everest witnessing the whole event, Everest Skydive will take place on these days from the height of 29,500ft. You will exit with your tandem instructor and aerial cameraman or jumpmaster. The Director of Parachuting Operations will plan the jump days by considering the weather window and safety.

Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu

You will be transferred to Lukla by Helicopter from where you take a plane to Kathmandu. The rest of day is free for your personal activities.

Day 11: Depart Kathmandu

Our representative will escort you to the airport for your flight back home.

Extension Trip (Optional) – Nine Days Everest Base Camp Extension Trek

Day 08: Trek to Debuche [3,864m]

From Syangboche, the trail contours on to the side of the valley, high above Dudh Kosi.  We get our first really good views of the great peaks of Khumbu, including Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, we descend steeply to a bridge over a river at Phunki Tenga. The village is an ideal stopover for lunch. Here we can rest before making the steep climb to Tengboche. Although the hike up the zigzag path is tiring, it presents us with many rewarding sights of rhododendron bushes with beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in Khumbu. Here you can enjoy a spectacular panorama of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam rising on the horizon. A 30 minute walk further brings us to a small town of Debuche.  During the whole trek onwards you will be stationed in the best available lodges/tea houses for meals and accommodation.

Day 09: Trek to Dingboche [4,252m]

We descend downhill through a forest, cross the Imja Khola and climb steadily to the village of Pangboche. This village is directly opposite to Ama Dablam [6,856 m], and has exceptional views of mountains, with the Gompa, Mani walls and scattered pine trees in the foreground. A further two hours walk brings us to Dingboche, where we will stop for the night.

Day 10: Rest day at Dingboche

Today is the rest day for acclimatization. You can explore the surrounding area and relish the stupendous views of the Himalayas.    

Day 11: Trek to Lobuche [4,930m]

We continue up the wide valley beneath the impressive peaks of Cholatse and Tawache on the left. We then take a steep climb towards the foot of the Khumbu Glacier. The tea house at Duglha is a good spot to have lunch. The trail zigzags up through the boulders of the glacier’s terminal moraine. At the top we will see many memorials of the climbers, who died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then ascends gently along the glacier to Lobuche.

Day 12: Trek to Gorak Shep [5,184m], visit Everest Base Camp

A very early start is required to reach Everest Base Camp. It takes several hours as the trail weaves its way through ice pinnacles and past the bottomless crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier. On the return leg, we can take a higher route to get a spectacular view of the Khumbu icefall and the route to the South Col.  We conclude our return trek at Gorak Shep.

Day 13: Trek to Pheriche

We are back going downhill as we retrace our steps to Duglha and further descend to Pheriche. Himalayan Rescue Association, a trekker’s health post, worths a visit in Pheriche.

Day 14: Nov 19  Trek to Lukla, Fly back to Kathmandu

Our trek ends today. We continue to Lukla by a helicopter, from where we fly back to Kathmandu on fixed wing.

Day 15: Nov 20  Rest Day at Kathmandu

You are free to do the activities of your choice; relaxing, strolling down the street, shopping or final packing up.

Day 16: Nov 21  Depart Kathmandu

You will be escorted to airport by our representative. Have a safe flight back home.

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