Everest Skydive Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1400m/ 4593 ft)/ 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. You will have time to be familiar with your fellow skydivers.

Day 2: Sightseeing and familiarization in Kathmandu
You will have a full day sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley, the historical and cultural epicenter of Nepal with 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, the holiest Buddhist site Boudhanath and architectural wonder of medieval agePatan 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 (2845m/9334ft) / Trek to Phakding (2656m/8563 ft)
The flight to Lukla, Solu Khumbu (the main gateway to Mt Everest – 8848m/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-marked trails through the villages to Phakding, where you will spend night in one of the comfortable local lodges.

Day 4: Trek to Namche (3450 m/11,319 ft)
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 Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Sagarmatha is the Nepali name for Mt. Everest.
We then take a steep long trek to Namche Bazaar (3450m), 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 needs.

Day 5: Rest day in Namche (3450m)
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea houses and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook that seems to meet western standards to some extent. 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 (3780m/ 12,402 ft) – Dropzone Orientation
Syangboche Airport is just a 45 minute uphill 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 takeoff 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 event. The familiarization and briefings will be for both solo and tandem jumpers. At the end of the day, you will end up relaxing in one of the prime hotels of Syanboche.
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 and ready for our Big Day! With Mt. Everest witnessing the whole event, Everest Skydive will take place during these days. 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. Rest of the day is free for your personal activities.

Day 11: Depart Kathmandu
Our representative will escort you to the airport for your flight back home.