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Everest Tandem Skydive
20 April to 31 April 2023 BOOK NOW
One of the most elite adventure holidays and “Things on Your Bucket List”
It is one thing to do a tandem skydive, but it’s quite another to do that in the sky of Everest!
Jumping out of an AS350 B3 helicopter at an altitude of 23,000 to 24,000ft is a spectacular leap that says “We mean business!”
Jump with the team that does extreme altitude skydiving for a living: minimum 4 to 5 Oxygen supplemented training events per year. Nobody else can boast this type of currency.
Ex - Special Forces trained precision and attention to detail, the team knows what they are doing, you are in safe hands.
Over 35 years of combined military experience in high altitude jumping with supplementary Oxygen. We know how it is done in variety of the most challenging conditions.
Sometimes you have to get really high, seriously high – maybe at the top of the world!
Land on the highest drop zones in the world, Syangboche at 12,402ft and Ama Dablam Base Camp at 15,100ft!
This one and only adventure takes place only once a year.
The Adventure that Makes All Other Adventures Fade Away…
Parabellum Everest Skydive is one of the most elite adventure holidays in the world and therefore, is a “Bucket List” experience for many adventure seekers who want to fill their limitless passion-pit with extraordinary zeal and thrill.
Jumping off an AS350 B3 helicopter from the height of 24,000 ft, just below Everest; and landing at the Himalayan dreamlands Syangboche (12,402 ft); is undeniably the most thrilling aerial adventure in the world. The adrenaline rush, the eye-feasting view of the picturesque Sherpa settlement, the back drop of world’s highest peak Mt. Everest, along with other equally petrifying sister peaks, and the whole alpine experience - what else would an adventurer seek/ dream in a lifetime.
Climb To The Top and Then Jump Off It
Once you arrive to Lukla from Kathmandu, you are at the entryway to the Himalaya, you are in a different world. Two short treks for two days will commence from here, walking 8-12 miles in total and ascending from 9,000 ft to 11,000 ft, with the assistance of porters. You will enjoy the breathtaking views of Khumbu region, immerse into the local culture and peaceful tranquility of the mountains. The trek will finish at Namche Bazaar where you will spend two days acclimating to 11,500 ft. The higher you go, the more you need to work on climatizing. Your heart rate and breathing will increase, therefore this will be an important part of the experience. Acclimatizing trips and cultural visits will be available.
Namche Bazaar has developed into a small, colourful market town selling everything from Tibetan artefacts to trekking and climbing equipment and everything you might need during your trip. A historic trading hub, famous for its homemade yak cheese and butter, Namche is situated on the slope of an arch-shaped mountain, with amazing views of giant Himalayan peaks from anywhere in the valley. Despite its prosperity, Namche Bazaar still retains its ancient culture, traditions and heart-warming hospitality.
The culmination of the trip will be the subsequent three days of the skydiving programme with two tandem skydives. That’s right, two jumps next to Everest. You can turn away from Mt. Everest for the first jump for the great photo and video package, but the next jump can spend the entire time looking at Mt. Everest in freefall.
Everyone who has seen Mt. Everest under canopy, comments, it is an experience that they will never forget. Can you imagine being next to Mt. Everest while flying a parachute?
What makes Parabellum Everest Skydive incredible?
You’ll explore Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
You’ll experience the Himalayas from the sky and from the ground.
Everest skydivers become part of an elite international club of adventurers.
No prior skydiving experience is required.
You’ll receive incredible photos and video of your Skydive in Nepal and will be one of the very few who achieved this.
Please contact us for more information or to book your space.
Parabellum Everest skydive combines a dramatic high-altitude skydive with an incredible cultural experience.
You’ll skydive in front of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain.
You’ll freefall past some of the world’s highest mountain peaks.
You’ll experience a rare “oxygen jump”.
You’ll land on one of the highest Drop Zones on the planet.
You’ll visit Kathmandu and the Sherpa lands of the Everest region.
Arrive Kathmandu (1400 m/ 4593 ft) / Transfer to Luxury Hotel. Presentation and Evening Meal.
Sightseeing and familiarization in Kathmandu
Flight to Lukla (2845 m/9,334 ft) / Trek to Phakding (2656m/8563 ft), Overnight Stay
Trek to Namche (3450 m/11,319 ft), overnight stay in the best tea house in Namche
Active Rest and Acclimation Day. Visit Everest View Hotel for the stunning view of Everest
Drop Zone Orientation and Ground Training for the Jumps
Day 7 to 9
Main Option: Fly back to Kathmandu
Option 1: Fly to Base Camp and then return to Kathmandu (extra cost)
COST: the cost of the expedition choosing the main option is £23,950. You can bring a friend / partner with you who will be an observer and sharing the same room at an extra cost of £4,999.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: This is an all-inclusive trip that covers all necessary permits, local flights and transfers, trek, porters / yaks, equipment, accommodation and food. Luggage must be under 15 kg for the internal flight. You will be supplied with your own custom made jump suit and dry bag.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED: Your flight to Kathmandu, personal accident travel insurance, beverages and alcohol (strictly NO alcohol outside of Kathmandu on the trek or during the jumping phase).
OPTION 1 / Flights to Base Camp: on the last day in Khumbu region (day 10) you can opt to have Everest base camp helicopter tour with a landing experience at Kala Pather before returning that evening. The cost of this option will vary depending on uptake amongst the group. You have to select this option upon booking to ensure logistics can be arranged in advance.
OPTION 2 / 9 day Extension Trek to Base Camp at an extra cost of £2850, please see the Itinerary below.
Please note, if you choose this option, the luxury accommodation for the extension period will not be available. Only basic local amenities will be available with the requirement of a heavy sleeping bag (will be provided). Furthermore, Parabellum staff will not be able to extend their stay and accompany you due to prior bookings, therefore you will be in direct contact and under supervision of our local experienced guide.
Extension Option Itinerary
Trek to Deboche (3860 m/ 12,664 ft)
Trek to Dingboche (4410 m/ 14,469 ft)
Rest Day at Dingboche
Trek to Lobuche (4930 m/ 16,175 ft)
Trek to Gorakshep (5184 m/ 17,009 ft) Everest Base Camp (5357m/ 17,575 ft)
Trek to Pheriche(4372 m/14,343 ft)
Trek to Namche (3450 m/11,319 ft)
Trek to Lukla (2845 m/9,334 ft)
Flight back to Kathmandu (1400 m/ 4593 ft), Rest Day at Kathmandu
Detailed Extension Option Itinerary
Equipment & Safety
An Everest skydive requires specialised parachute equipment, all of which has been tested and approved for this amazing high altitude adventure. All your equipment is supplied and be ready for you at the Drop Zone location. The opening altitudes for your main parachute will be between 16,000 ft and 18,000 ft Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL); the main landing area (the Drop Zone) is at 12,402 ft AMSL. These altitudes demand large main parachutes of 300 – 400 sq ft and a reserve of similar size.
Each parachute system carries an Automatic Activation Device (AAD) for greater safety in parachuting. You will be issued with your personal custom made jumpsuit and thermal gloves. We will also provide you with a special skydiving oxygen system, which is well proven at high altitude, unobtrusive and most importantly, non-restrictive to body movement or vision. You will also be given a skydiving helmet and goggles for your eyes. You will be fully familiarised with all the equipment, fitted and briefed by our crew members prior to jumping. Tandem passengers will be fully prepared by their tandem master prior to making their tandem descent.
Jump helmet complete with oxygen face mask attachments;
Lightweight neoprene balaclava to fit under helmet and oxygen face mask;
High altitude jump goggles;
High altitude personalised tailor-made Parabellum Everest Skydive jump suit;
Tandem harness (and instructor!);
Low profile cold climate outer gloves;
Personalised dry bag (issued in Kathmandu on arrival).
Some of your trek clothing will be used as thermal layering as well, to ensure that you are warm but not bulky clothing.
If you have any queries regarding Equipment & Safety, please feel free to contact us.
Parabellum’s lead instructors complete a minimum of 5 high attitude training jump packages per year to maintain this skill set. They have all completed fast jet hypoxia training which enable them to recognise any issues before a situation develops.
The Parabellum Team combine the best from the civilian skydiving industry with the precision and detail used to successfully complete some of the most complicated military operations.
Throughout the trek and at the drop zone you will be provided by a combination of in-country and military medics.
Based on our military and civilian experience, Parabellum have prepared a comprehensive risk assessment and medical evacuation plan to ensure your safety, should the need arise. The risk is minimised and mitigated at every opportunity, however, we understand and respect this undertaking and its seriousness. We have the knowledge and experience to ensure a safe and enjoyable expedition.
Parabellum Skydiving are very proud to have Tenzin Lama, our Nepalese Guide, being part of our Team, providing necessary in-country support, while managing our local team who are very excited about the expedition.
Tanzin is no stranger to skydiving himself, therefore he fully understands what each jumper will be going through.
Tenzin Lama was born and raised in Tsum Valley, Nepal and the imposing mountains are his playground where he is the most at home. Tenzin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management, as well as being a qualified and accomplished mountain leader. Tenzin loves the great outdoor, he thrives on passing on his knowledge and passion to the others.
Tenzin is very passionate about working towards improvement of health of local people, conservation of local culture, tradition and environment. Preservation of the natural biodiversity and its beautiful pristine environment is absolutely critical to the region and its inhabitants; therefore, Tenzin’s work is mostly aimed at generating income for the improvement of Tsum Valley a and life of the local people.
Parabellum Skydiving hold these values very close to our hearts and it is reflected in the selection of our team, as well as organisation of this expedition.
How old do you have to be & what is the maximum weight to do the Everest skydive?
18 years old and the maximum weight limit is 102 kg/ 225 lbs.
Are there any special requirements for Everest skydivers?
Jumpers should be at least 18 years old and in good physical health, but a physical disability may not prevent you from jumping. If you have any questions regarding your ability to skydive Everest, please call or email us. Tandem skydiving makes it possible for people to skydive who may be incapable of making a solo jump. If you are unable to complete the trekking portion of the program, we can suggest alternate ways to acclimatize to high-altitude. Please click here for a full list of Tandem Skydiving restrictions.
What kind of aircraft is used for the Everest skydive?
Everest skydivers jump from an AS 350 B3 Eurocopter helicopter (Eurocopter is now known as Airbus Helicopters). This is the leading rescue helicopter in the upper Himalaya region and is known for its incredible performance at high altitude. Our jump aircraft is piloted by extremely experienced mountain and skydiving pilots.
Is Everest Tandem Skydiving safe?
Skydiving is an extreme sport and carries risks, including the risk of death. You will be required to sign a release of liability and assume all risks. That said, our team is made up of highly-experienced military/ civilian skydiving professionals. The equipment used is state-of-the-art. Safety is our number one priority, therefore we carry out full risk assessment.
When can I complete an Everest skydive?
The Everest Skydive event is held annually, typically in October or November. These months offer the best weather conditions for skydiving.
What type of equipment do you need to do the Everest skydive?
Our team provides everything for skydiving phase, which includes jumpsuits, helmets, gloves, etc. The full list of necessary clothes will be emailed to you upon booking.
How high is the Drop Zone and what height do you jump from?
The primary Drop Zone is at 12,050 ft. Mt. Everest is 29,029 ft. You exit the helicopter around 23,000-24,000 ft. The helicopter takes up to 4 people, and it takes about 15-20 minutes to get to altitude (23,000-24,000 ft).
Why is it so expensive?
To complete a skydive next to Everest, Parabellum Skydiving has to bring a whole drop zone to the mountains. As you can imagine, setting up a drop zone in the world’s most remote locations is very technical and challenging. The Himalayas is the land that the wheel forgot. There are no wagons, no cars. All the necessary gear we bring with us to set up the drop zone has to be walked up by a person or animal or flown up by aircraft.
Parabellum Skydiving will be operating one of the most expensive helicopters in the world, covering the costs of all necessary permits including entering the National Park and bringing in a lot of very expensive state-of-the-art equipment, as well as bringing the staff there, paying for unlimited food, luxury lodging, etc. The cost is for an 11-day expedition, not just a skydive. Parabellum Skydiving are bringing you to an experience, not an event.
Please visit our Tandem Frequently Asked Questions page for more information specifically regarding tandem skydives.