Jul 24, 2024

CAAN will not permit skydiving this year

CAAN will not permit skydiving this year

KATHMANDU, June 03:The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has decided not to allow skydiving in any part of Nepal this year. 

It appears significant that the CAAN that gave approval last year chose not give permission this time. Because international tourists were allowed to skydive in Nepal last year, entrepreneurs spread the word in the expectation that skydiving may be permitted again this year.

However, the concerned businessmen got frustrated at the last minute when they refused to grant permission. A man in business stated, "We had prepared that the permission would be given in the same way as the permission for skydiving was granted last year." CAAN's permission was not got in time. Nepal was also known for skydiving. Our investment has also declined.

Gyanendra Bhul, CAAN's information officer, stated that there is no decision on skydiving or if it should be allowed. He stated that there is currently no standard operating process for skydiving, hence authorization cannot be granted. According to Bhul, they will grant permission depending on the standards once they are established.

He continued, "Last year, CAAN approved the airline company's standards." This year, CAAN has established a regulatory standard and will implement it properly. However, due to a lack of time this year, the criteria were not completed on time, and permission was denied. Bhul stated that the standards will be created next year.

Last year, on the 70th anniversary of climbing Mount Everest, a team of world record mountaineers Mingma David Sherpa, Nirmal Purja, and Pranish Kumar Shrestha skydived in Syangboche on May 29th.

On May 29, world-renowned Guinness world record holder and skydiving specialist Nirmal Purja, three foreign guides, and himself performed the skydive at Syangboche. They are Kevin Thomas McNally, Stephen Handley, and Michael French, who moved to Nepal from Britain. They also raised the Nepalese flag in Syangboche.

No matter where you jump in the globe, Nepal is the only nation that offers 360-degree mountain views. Climbers said that while skydiving in Syangboche, they can see numerous mountains such as Lhotse, Choyu, Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and Ama Dablam.