Everest Basecamp Christmas New Year`s Trek

Everest Basecamp Christmas New Year`s Trek


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

Blog posts: Scroll down for day by day news of our climbing and trekking teams.


Dec 30 -  Everest Base Camp! Both Tauras and Alvydas feels good, healthy and happy!

Dec 29 - Gorak Shep and Kala Patthar - 5550m. It's feeling to be so close to the Everest!



Dec 28 -  On the way to Lobuche


Dec 27 - We hiked to the mountain nearby to Dingboche and reached altitude of 5100 meters - that is good preparation for Everest Base Camp.



Dec 26 - We came to Dingboche. Here we stay again for two nights.
Dec 24 - Now we are for two nights in Namche Bazar for better aclimatization. So we have free day what we have used for easy trek around. Wheather is perfect, mood as well. It’s so beautiful scenery here.


Dec 23 - Today we reach Namche all is well here. Weather is good.


Team Roster:
  • Alvydas G. Lithuania
  • Tauras E. Lithuania
  • Tenji Sherpa

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


Pedra and Jangbu at the summit of Island Peak. Photo Pedro Llanos Chhukhung Ri south summit, 17,700 ft. Pyramid of Pumo-Ri at left and Nuptse behind and at right. Photo Meryl Lipman

Pedro and Jangbu at the summit of Island Peak. Photo Pedro Llanos. Chhukhung Ri south summit, 17,700 ft. Pyramid of Pumo-Ri at left and Nuptse behind and at right. Photo Meryl L.

View point of Mount Everest from Namche. Photo Pedro Llanos Meryl is on one of the many suspension bridge. Photo Meryl Lipman

View point of Mount Everest from Namche. Photo Pedro Llanos. Meryl is on one of the many suspension bridge. Photo Meryl L.

Climbing the Imja Glacer on Island Peak. Photo Pedro Llanos Climbing the Imja Glacer on Island Peak with the help of fixed rope. Photo Pedro Llanos

Climbing the Imja Glacer on Island Peak. Photo Pedro Llanos. Climbing the Imja Glacer on Island Peak with the help of fixed rope. Photo Pedro L.

Climbing the Imja Glacer on Island Peak with the help of Lader. Photo Pedro Llanos ice carvers in see while climbing Island peak. Photo Pedro Llanos


Climbing the Imja Glacier on Island Peak with the help of Ladder. Photo Pedro Llanos. Ice carvers seen while climbing Island peak. Photo Pedro L.


31 Dec - Update from Jangbu Sherpa – Team Christmas Trek summit Island Peak. Today rest at Basecamp. Tomorrow will reach at Pangboche.


Exciting Himalayan range. Photo Meryl Lipman Fog start to come right after we summit. Photo Pedro Llanos

Exciting Himalayan range. Photo Meryl Lipman. Fog start to come right after we summit. Photo Pedro L.

Going for Summit of Island Peak. Photo Pedro Llanos Island Peak, Jangbu fixing rope and Erik in Yellow suit. Photo Pedro Llanos

Going for Summit of Island Peak. Photo Pedro Llanos. Island Peak, Jangbu fixing rope and Erik in Yellow suit. Photo Pedro L.

Island Peak basecamp map. Photo Meryl Lipman Jangbu Sherpa  and Erik ready for climbing the Imja Glacer on Island Peak. Photo Pedro Llanos

Island Peak basecamp map. Photo Meryl L. Jangbu Sherpa  and Erik ready for climbing the Imja Glacer on Island Peak. Photo Pedro L.

Jangbu Sherpa fixing lader for climbing the Imja Glacer on Island Peak. Photo Pedro Llanos Meryl showing sign for Island Peak. Photo Meryl Lipman

Jangbu Sherpa fixing Ladder for climbing the Imja Glacer on Island Peak. Photo Pedro L. Meryl showing sign for Island Peak. Photo Meryl L.

View while climbing Island peak. Photo Pedro Llanos Meryl near Glacier. Photo Meryl Lipman

View while climbing Island peak. Photo Pedro Llanos. Meryl near Glacier. Photo Meryl L.


26 Dec - Update from Meryl Lipman - Merry Christmas to you and yours from Gorak Shep on the SummitClimb.com trek! One of our guys went to Everest Basecamp in high winds, one stayed in Lobuche to further acclimatize and I parked myself at the lodge here and drank tea. We love Jangbu Sherpa and are having a wonderful time!!! Thank you for everything!!!


25 Dec - Update from Jangbu Sherpa:  Merry Christmas to all from Lobuche. Yesterday we walk along to the village Lobuche, 4,930 metres/16,200 feet . We celebrate our Christmas Eve here. All fantastic. We will update you more stay tune.


Long mani wall outside Tengboche Monastery. Photo Meryl Lipman On the road to Pangboche. Photo Meryl Lipman

Long mani wall outside Tengboche Monastery. Photo Meryl Lipman. On the road to Pangboche. Photo Meryl Lipman


23 Dec - Update from Jangbu Sherpa: Christmas and Island Peak Team walked from Namche to Pangboche. Day was excellent, perfect weather great view of Everest, Lhotse Shar and AmaDablam. Today we are going to next village call Dingboche. Team feeling good. 


22 Dec - Team doing good and took a rest day in Namche Bazaar. Today we are walking towards to Pangboche.


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20 Dec - Christmas trek group are in Namche. All is well. Tomorrow rest day.


19 Dec - Our Christmas New Year Trek is underway! The team arrived in Kathmandu and the weekend. They spent time getting to know each other and checking equipment. Yesterday the members flew safely to Lukla and are now walking down to Phakding. Keep checking back for further updates and thanks for following.


The big mani rock in Ghat. Photo Meryl Lipman Pedro and the giant mani wall. Photo Meryl Lipman

The big mani rock in Ghat. Photo Meryl Lipman. Pedro and the giant mani wall. Photo Meryl L

The pyramid at the top is Everest. Photo Meryl Lipman Another random pup. This one must have been 6wks old. There was a whole litter. One of them tried to steal my walking pole! I wanted to take them all home. Photo Meryl Lipman

The pyramid at the top is Everest. Photo Meryl L. Another random pup. This one must have been 6wks old. There was a whole litter. One of them tried to steal my walking pole! I wanted to take them all home. Photo Meryl L.

Jorsale on the way to Namche. Photo Meryl Lipman Suspension bridge in the sun. Prayer flags are hung everywhere and the wind is supposed to carry the prayers around the world. Photo Meryl Lipman

Jorsale on the way to Namche. Photo Meryl L. Suspension bridge in the sun. Prayer flags are hung everywhere and the wind is supposed to carry the prayers around the world. Photo Meryl L

These were crows of some sort, who kept flying up and down the valley, taking these berries back with them. Photo Meryl Lipman Yaks are use for carrying loads in khumbu valley. Photo Meryl Lipman

These were crows of some sort, who kept flying up and down the valley, taking these berries back with them. Photo Meryl L. Yaks are use for carrying loads in khumbu valley. Photo Meryl L

Musk deer near Diboche hill. Photo Pedro Llanos Signature. Photo Meryl Lipman

Musk deer near Diboche hill. Photo Pedro L.  Signature. Photo Meryl L

Mane, stupa in Everest Trek. Photo Meryl Lipman Nice art. Photo Meryl Lipman

Mane, stupa in Everest Trek. Photo Meryl L. Nice art. Photo Meryl L.

Hindu God. Photo Meryl Lipman Budha statue. Photo Meryl Lipman

Hindu God. Photo Meryl L. Budha statue. Photo Meryl L

Kathmandu Domastic Airport. Photo Meryl Lipman Team at Personal Equipment Store. Photo Meryl Lipman

Kathmandu Domestic Airport. Photo Meryl L

 
 
 

 

Team Roster

    Ms. Meryl L., USA
    Erik S., Canada
    Pedro L., Spain