Everest Christmas - New Year's Trek + Optional Island Peak

Everest Christmas - New Year's Trek + Optional Island Peak

News of our recent trek: Christmas - New Year's Trek + Optional Island Peak

Blog posts: Please scroll down for day by day news of our climbing and trekking teams

Dec 27 - We were feeling well and woke up early and walked up to Everest base camp which lies atop the Khumbu glacier at 5,300 metres /17,400feet. There is a good trail on rocks and scee all the way to base camp, where you will see empty Everest base camp as this is not a time for Everest Climb. Everest base camp is all ours, nobody is there. Then we will return to GorakShep for another warm night, lots of tea, and a delicious meal. With an early start we trek to the top of Kala Patar (5,545metres/18,200 feet) to see the breathtaking views of Everest. Here is where Shiptonstood in 1952, to plan the successful ascent of Everest. After climbing to the top of Kala Patar, we shall walk down to Gorak Shep and have a relaxing lunch, followed by a short walk down to Lobuche and camp. We now walk back down the valley, retracing our steps to Pheriche, and enjoy the final stunning views of the stunning Everest massif.

Dec 26 - What more can you ask ?  Fantastic view of The Everest. The dream comes true. The weather was  perfect.

Dec 25 - Walk to the village Lobuche, 4,930 meters/16,175 feet. The weather is good. We are going fine here.

Dec 24 - Merry Christmas from Dingboche - Walk along to the village of Dingboche, 4,410 meters / 14,469 feet.

Dec 23 - We trekked from Namche Bazaar to reach our next camp which is called Pangboche, which is at 3,985 meters / 13,074 foot. It was a really wonderful view of Everest, Lhotse shar and Ama Dablam. Weather was superb. We are having a really good time here.

Dec 21 - Feels like Spring Break around here, lots of warm sun. Rest, acclimate, and relax in Namche Bazaar.

Dec 19 - Walk to Namche Bazaar 3,440 meters/11,286 feet. The weather looks good here.

Dec 18 - Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2,840 meters/9,318 feet. Trek to Phakding, where we stay at a teahouse, 2650 meters/8,694 feet. The weather is perfect.

Our Christmas New Year Trek was a festive success. Thanks to everyone who joined and their family, friends and colleagues for supporting the team.

We spent Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Eve on trek, and went all of the way to Everest Base Camp. Well done team. Congratulations, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!!!

We are now taking bookings for next year's Christmas New Year Trek.

27 Dec - Today is a short day up the Khumbu glacier takes us to the rocky outpost of Gorak Shep, with three cozy tea houses at 5,160 metres/16,900 feet. Then walk up to Everest basecamp, which lies a top the Khumbu glacier at 5,300 metres/17,400 feet. Weather was not really good. It was foggy when we reached there. But we continue walking to Everest Basecamp which was really wonderful to be there. Weather getting better now.

26 Dec - Today we walk along to the village Lobuche, 4,930 metres/16,200 feet. Weather is good till today. We all are fine here. Tomorrow we are planning to go at GorekShep, once we reach there we are planning to go Everest Basecamp and Kalapather.

24 Dec - Merry Christmas from our team. We all are ok here in Dingboche. 4,317 meters / 14,163 feet . Weather wise it's bit snowing. Apart from it all is well.

23 Dec - Today we trek to Pangboche, 3,985 meters / 13,074 foot. Amazing view of Moutn Ama Dablam.

22 Dec - Today rest day at Namche Bazaar. Beautiful weather beautiful day.

21 Dec - Today we walk to Namche Bazaar 3,440 meters/11,286 feet. All is well here.

20 Dec - Today our Christmas and Island Peak group flew to Lukla. Every thing arrive good bags and expedition goods. Now we are in Phakding enjoying our lunch.

19 Dec - Christas and New year trek plus optional Island Peak team went for Kathmandu Valley sightseeing. Tomorrow early morning fly to Lukla.

18 Dec - Christmas and New year trek team arrive Kathmandu. All is well.

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Our team in previous trip had a lovely Christmas Holiday walking to Everest Basecamp. The weather was clear and good. They brought in the New Year with an optional climb up Island Peak, in just one day!

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Christmas trek and island peak optional group are on the way to Pangboche on christmas day. Climber approching near ladder for next point.

Climber using fixed rope during climbing with SummitClimb. Climbing on Island wall.

Crossing Icefall during Island Peak climb. Having breakfast at christmas day.

Joe and Colleen at Pangboche monastry where they got married. Team are on the way to basecamp.

Team at Everest basecamp. Team at Tenji norge sherpa statue background everest Ama Dablam.

Ama Dablam SummitClimb expedition ladder. Ladders are fixed in Island peak glacier.

Celebrate Christmas in the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar and bring in the New Year in GorakShep, which is the closest village to Mount Everest


Team mate resting and having tea. On the way to Kalapather. Photo Kaji


Everest Basecamp. Tanboche


Everest Tea house Menu. Mani see during our trek


Member posing for photo back ground Everest, Lhotse and AmaDablam. LandScape seen while hiking.

Supension bride near Phakding. Sun set from Pangboche