Monday, April 22, 2013
Sky Diving Free Falling at Everest
adventure enthusiasts who like to live their life on edge, it’s a daily way of life. The world’s highest point
these days is the target for skydiving event where people from all over the world come to enjoy the
“Skydiving, is the action sport of exiting an aircraft and returning to earth with the aid of gravity while
using a parachute to slow down during the final part of the descent. It may or may not involve a certain
amount of free-fall, a time during which the parachute has not been deployed and the body gradually
accelerates to terminal velocity,” says the wiki
Skydiving can be done in two ways tandem and solo parachuting according to the choice and experience
of the client. First operated in 2008 in Nepal, the adventure is now listed by CNN Travel as being among
the top ten adventures in the world. Free falling from a height of 29,500ft, Skydiving gives you the
opportunity to skydive from world’s tallest peaks Mt. Everest (29,035ft) which is the major attraction
of the event. It may sound scary but for such jumps the safety measures are also tight. During the jump
the skydivers are equipped with specialized suits and oxygen system to help them counter the effects of
extreme cold and thin air.
The experience of skydiving in the Everest region is unique and different from other places because of
the magnificent surroundings and the Mt Everest itself .People willing to skydive in Syangboche should
have made at least 300 dives. During the tandem jump the instructor is responsible for emergency
procedures in the unlikely event that they will be needed, therefore freeing the student to concentrate
on learning to skydive. Skydiving from high altitude demands experience and expertise.
Normally a Solo Skydiving cost around USD 25,000 where as the Tandem Sky diving cost around USD
The commercial skydiving has been started in Nepal from two destinations Syangboche and Pokhara.
As Nepal is now becoming famous for extreme sports, skydiving is wow to adventure sports lovers. The
height of skydiving in Syangboche is above 25,000 feet from sea level which is the highest point in the
world for skydiving. The height of skydiving in Pokhara is 15,000 - 16,000 feet above sea level.
Everest Skydive is held at the world’s highest drop zone, Shyangboche (Everest Region, Nepal) at an
elevation 12350 feet, where skydivers take the leap from above some of the tallest peaks in the world
(including Mt. Everest).
Flying from the highest point on earth, gives you the panoramic views of the Himalayan range and the
whole geographic angle that is beyond words to describe. People describe it as the most thrilling and
exciting feeling. The experience of skydiving in the Everest region is unique and different from other
places because of the magnificent surroundings and the Mt Everest itself.