Suman Pandey
Team Leader

Everest Skydive
At a time when most Nepalese hardly knew what skydiving is, Mr. Pandey went ahead and introduced this adventure in his mountainous country – the first in Nepal as well as in South Asia. It took a lot of perseverance on Mr. Pandey’s part to persuade the Civil Aviation authorities, Ministry of Tourism and other bureaucrats to allow this adventure to take place in the Everest Region. Mr. Suman Pandey has continued to be at the helm of affairs of Everest Skydive, charting out new plans and looking for ways to make the skydiving adventure in Nepal more challenging and exciting ever since. Widely known as an innovator in Himalayan adventure, he is also the mastermind behind many iconic events like the GKN Mission Everest, Nepal Government’s Highest Cabinet meeting, Racing the Planet Nepal, Himalayan Travel Mart and many more.

For his remarkable contribution in Himalayan Tourism, Mr. Pandey has been adorned with the prestigious titles including Suprasiddha Gorkhadakshin Bahu 4th by HM Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev in July 2004, “Tourism Icon” by Nepal Association of Tourism Journalists in 2018, “Life Time Achievement Award” by Gantabya Nepal – a Tourism Publication in 2017, “Tourism Man of the Year” by Gantabya Nepal in 2010, “Life Time Achievement Award” for contribution in Tourism by “American Biographical Institute” Institute (ABI) based in the United States in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2008 and “Nepal Honour” by Everest Foundation in August in 2004. He is also appointed as Member of “Think Tank of Nepali Tourism” by The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) in 2018.