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Everest skydive is the ultimate bucket list challenge

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Do you fancy yourself a bit of a daredevil? Are you one of those people who thinks throwing yourself out of perfectly good airplane is a great time? Well, we have something that will get even the most extreme adrenaline junkie’s heart pumping!

A skydive over Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain, might just be the most Unmissable adventure. You don’t need any previous skydiving experience, just the willingness to leap out of a helicopter into nothingness.

Imagine jumping out of a helicopter 29,500 feet in the air and soaring above the world’s most famous mountain. Some might make their way to the top by foot, but why would you climb when you can fly?

Everest’s peak is a staggering 8,848 metres above sea level. The first recorded ascent was in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hilary and it continues to inspire adventurers from all over the world. More than 3,000 people have made it to the summit. Suddenly a skydive looks like the easy option.

But it’s not as simple as jumping out a helicopter. You’ll need to do 3 days of altitude acclimatization and some ‘gentle trekking’ first. We should mentioned, it looks like their definition of ‘gentle’ is a little different from ours. You’re looking at 4-6 hours of hiking a day. You won’t need to go through any of the serious training like the climbers. But you’ll need to be reasonably fit.

After the trek and a good night’s sleep, all that’s left for you to do is to cross your fingers for good weather, strap yourself in and make that jump. And goodness, what an incredible jump it is!

You’ll be skydiving over some of the most incredible landscapes on the planet. And it will certainly feel like you’re flying over the top of the world.

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Where:

Mount Everest, you’ll arrive into Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.

When:

The dives are usually scheduled for one week, toward the end of the year.

What you need to know:

You can’t just turn up and expect to do this: it’s a week-long event that takes a lot of organising and advance planning. And we’re more than happy to help you plan, just let us know when you’re keen to go!

Article by:

Sian Meads

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