Pokhara Skydive: Nepalese Skydivers Jump Solo for the First Time in Pokhara
Everest Skydive in partnership with private domestic airline company Tara Air, launched skydiving in Pokhara in 2010. Test flights were conducted successfully on 1st and 2nd of November 2010 at Chhine Danda. Skydivers flying on Tara Air’s Pilatus Porter aircraft leaped from 14,000 feet and landed at the site of the Pokhara International Airport (under construction). First day’s (1st Nov 2010) action saw Everest Skydive’s main organizer and co-ordinator, Mr. Suman Pandey and Wendy Smith, plus officials from Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation taking the leap. On 2nd Nov, three Nepalese skydivers, Phul Bahadur Tamang, Bibek Pandey & Dik Bahadur Khirsina jumped solo. These three have created history as they are the first Nepalese solo skydivers.