Having completed skydiving over the North Pole in 2004 and South Pole in 2006 and all 7 continents in 2018, Shital Mahajan is now embarking on a new and daring expedition, “Skydiving in front of the magnificent Mount Everest” with the support of the Reliance Foundation.
The jump is planned to take place between 7 to 15 November 2023, subject to weather conditions. This expedition is not just a personal endeavor but a representation of the image of Indian women on the global stage.
She said, “I was inspired by the slogan launched by the visionary Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modiji ‘Beti ki Udaan, Desh Ka Swabhimaan’ (the flight or success of a girl child is the pride of a nation) on the occasion of International Women’s Day.”
“It is a dream I have nurtured since 2007, and with the help of the Reliance Foundation, I am now poised to make it a reality. Everest Skydive requires specialized parachute equipment, all of which has been tested and approved in the last week in America for this amazing high-altitude adventure,” she added.
The Adventure that Beats All Adventures.
Jumping off an AS350 B3 chopper in front of Mount Everest (29,035ft – 8,848m) from the height of 23,000ft, just below Everest and the opening altitudes for the parachute will be between 16,000ft and 18,000ft AMSL.
Landing at the Himalayan dreamlands Syangboche (12,402 ft) and Amadablam Basecamp (15,000ft), also, at the Highest parachute landing at Kalapatthar and at more higher places is undeniably the most thrilling aerial adventure in the world. These altitudes demand large main parachutes of 260 – 400 sq ft and a reserve parachute of similar size.
The adrenaline rush, the eye-feasting view of the picturesque Sherpa settlement, the backdrop of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest, along with other equally petrifying sister peaks, and the whole alpine experience – what else would an adventurer dream in a lifetime. Experience Kathmandu and Namche, “the Sherpa Capital” of the Everest region. It’s an Incredible Adventure!
For acclimatization in high altitude, small Visit to Sagarmatha National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage area Land on one or both of the highest drop zones in the world: Syangboche (12,350 ft) and Ama Dablam Base Camp (15,000 ft).
There are few records that will be achieved in this Expedition.
WORLD RECORDS –
· Highest altitude parachute landing by a woman.
· First woman in the World to skydive over three poles of the World – the North Pole, the South Pole, and the third pole of the world i.e., Mount Everest.
NATIONAL RECORDS –
· First Indian civilian woman to skydive in front of Mount Everest.
· Highest altitude parachute landing with Flag.
· Highest altitude parachute landing by an Indian woman.
· First Indian woman to skydive over three poles of the World, the North Pole, the South Pole, and the third Pole of the world i.e., Mount Everest.
It’s not every day you can fly High- altitude into the sky to Skydive from above 23,000 feet straight down in front of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. Once-in-a-lifetime thrilling aerial adventure experience over the world’s highest mountain peaks of the Himalayas from the sky and ground it going to be an incredible experience. Everest Skydivers has become part of an elite international record books and history club of adventurers.
EVEREST SKYDIVE ITINERARY:
Day 1/ 05 Nov: Arrive in Kathmandu (1400m/ 4593 ft) / Transfer to Hotel
Day 2/ 06 Nov: Sightseeing and familiarization in Kathmandu
Day 3/ 07 Nov: Fly to Lukla (2845 m/9,334 ft) / Trek to Phakding (2656m/8563 ft)
Day 4/ 08 Nov: Trek to Namche (3450m/11,319 ft)
Day 5/ 09 Nov: Drop Zone visit (Syangboche – 3780m/ 12,402 ft) and back to Namche.
Day 6/ 10 Nov: Jump Day Two jumps
.Day 7/ 11 Nov: Jump Day one jump
Day 8/ 12 Nov: Jump Day One jump
Day 9/ 13 Nov: Trek back to Lukla
Day 10/ 14 Nov: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 11/ 15 Nov: Depart Kathmandu
She further said, “It has always been my ardent ambition to do something for my country that will project the image of the Indian woman in a World forum. I would like to thank my biggest support of this expedition Reliance Foundation for standing by my dream unconditionally.
I also want to thank the Government of India, and the Government of Maharashtra for all their unwavering support and encouragement.”