The occasion of the New Year and Christmas just comes once a year, and most of the people from Western and developed countries are always busy with their business. When you have a longer holiday during New Year and Xmas, Everest Base Camp Trekking will be perfect way to celebrate this occasion as a different way than in any other year. The weather is a bit cold, but when you are well equipped for a destination which offers amazing mountain panorama views with less crowded, what could be better?
Your EBC new years and Christmas trip start from Lukla, after 25 munities scenic flight early in the morning from Kathmandu. Then, you will head to the Everest Base Camp through the Phakding, Namche bazaar along the Sherpa Village with their unique culture and breathtaking Mountain View. This area is known as home of the Snow Leopard and mysterious creature “Yeti”. Walking through the trail you will cross several suspension bridges over same river, meanwhile sometime you will be stock for munities to let pass Yaks Traffic. The Porters from low area (Solu) are carrying heavy loads to sell in Namche Bazaar during Saturday Market. The trail leads right into the heart of the Himalaya; a famous historical trading town of Namche Bazaar, the Buddhist monastery Tanbuche, world highest farm Dinbucge and Everest Base Camp. The home of the top of the World “Mt. Everest 8,848m), Everest Base Camp (5,364m) itself, Kalapatter (5,550m), Khumbu glacier and icefall are a main attraction in this Trek. Probably, Everest Base Camp New Year Vacation is one of the most well-known in the world, due to its breathtaking beauties includes fantastic views of the Southwest face of the colossal Mt. Everest from the closest distance, and others mountains; Lhose (8510m), Nupse (7879m), Pumori (7145m), Lingtring (6695m), Amadablam (6814m), Thamserku (6723m), Kusumkagru (6370m) so on. That’s why it is known as Kalapather Trekking too.
New Year Celebration in Everest Base Camp Trip is an accessible short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Nepal Mother House Treks arrange your New Year Celebration through extensive experience and in partnership with Government License-holder Guides with permits, paper work, transportation and necessaries according to your desire and holiday schedule.
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu.
Day 02:Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing pre- Treks (1350m)
Day 03:Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m) -30 minutes, trek to Phakding (2,640m) -3 to 4 hours
Day 04:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,430m) -5 to 6 hours
Day 05:Explore and Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar and visit Khumjung Village (3,790m)
Day 06:Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3,867m) -5 to 6 hours
Day 07:Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,300m) -5 to 6 hours
Day 08:Acclimatization day at Dingboche
Day 09:Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m) -5 to 6 hours
Day 10:Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m) - 3 hours & Everest Base Camp (5,364m) -2 to 3 hours
Day 11:Gorakshep to Kalapather (5,550m) -2 hours & Stroll back to Pheriche (4,240m) -5 to 6 hours
Day 12:Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867m) - 4 to 5 hours
Day 13:Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3430m) - 4 to 5 hours
Day 14:Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m) - 6 to 7 hours
Day 15:Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m) -30 minutes, trek to Phakding (2,640m) -3 to 4 hours
Day 16:Farewell friend day in Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 17:Final Departure to your Destination
If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements.
If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!
Some time we could face problem of internal flights to/from Lukla delayed by few hours or cancelled for a day because of bad weather. It is happen very rarely, but it could even in best trekking season also as you know how climate change is effecting our globe. Therefore, we always recommend you to add one supplement night in Kathmandu after your base camp trek if possible (just for incase). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, shopping, as you wish in those additional day overnight at hotel.
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu.Upon arrival at international airport, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport assist and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing pre- Treks (1350m)Our Tour Guide leads you to explore around Kathmandu valley for sightseeing. Explore historical and spiritual attractions; including the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square; the House of Living Goddess “Kumari” and Kasthamandup temple” (said to have been built from a single tree in 16th century), Big bell-Big drams, Erotic carvings in old temples, old palace etc., Bouddhanath; one of the largest Stupas in Nepal, and Swayambhunath - situated on top of a hill and known as the Monkey Temple, it is one of the oldest Buddhist Stupa in the world, which has been registered in UNESCO heritage side. Pasupatinath; Hindus holy place, Sadhus and pilgrims bathing at occasionally, funeral pyres burning on the Ghats, located on the holy Bagmati river. Finally we have sightseeing in beautiful Patan and Durbar squares; the Krisna Temple has build only of stone with incredible feats of craftsmanship, Patan king’s palace, the Golden temple, and much more! Patan is very famous for woodcarving, Metal works, Temples and Monasteries. If we have time there are still more remarkable sites. One of the oldest cities in Kathmandu valley, “Bhaktapur” is known as the Living Museum. With old brick-paved enclaves of the old Royal palace, Nyathapola Temple, and Datatriya temple feature exquisite artwork which offers a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal. After these activities we go back to hotel and prepare for the treks. Stay overnight at hotel. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.
Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m) -30 minutes, trek to Phakding (2,640m) -3 to 4 hours Early in the morning fly Kathmandu to Lukla (30 to 40 minutes) then make final preparations for the trek. From Lukla you'll pass Chaurikharka village and make a descent towards the Ghat (2,530m). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkosi River. To assist acclimatization, this first day Treks is only 3 to 4 hrs. But if people are still interested to do more activities they will have the opportunity to go on a side trip to monastery around in Phakding. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 04 : Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,430m) -5 to 6 hours The trail follows the Dodh Kosi River banks and arrives in Tok Tok. You can see excellent views of Thamserku peak from here. The trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project farm. Then the trail climbs to Monju (2,840m) and enters the Sagarmatha National Park Area (1,148 sq km, established in 1976). Walking some distance up you will be at Jorsale (2830m) and after crossing the last (fifth) bridge, there is another long climb from where you can have a view of Mt. Everest, over the right Nupste (7,879m). After 5 to 6 hrs walking the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar at last. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar and witness the snow capped mountains and Sherpa heritage.
Day 05 : Explore and Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar and visit Khumjung Village (3,790m) After having a late breakfast, take a walk for sightseeing around Namche Bazaar then hike to the Everest View Hotel. This is the ideal place to view outstanding mountains such as Mt.Everest, Nupste, Ama Dablam, Kangtegha, Thamserku, kusum khangru, khongde and Khumbi yu La etc. While watching the spectacular view of mountains, the trail leds you in khumjung valley, where can see Hillary School, an ancient Monastery with a yeti skull, and khunde Hospital, and then return back to Namche. If you are still willing to go, you can visit the mountaineering museum and visit the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC) in Namche Bazaar. Otherwise you can spend some time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa and Rai people in here. Above the police check post you will see Sagarmatha National Park headquarters and visitor center; it is open 8 am to 4 pm except Saturdays and government holidays. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3,867m) -5 to 6 hours After breakfast we start our trek with a pleasant walk on a trail through the forest with magnificent views of mountains until Kenjoma, where the trail joins from Khumjung. After passing the small settlement Sanasa, the trail drops towards Phunki Thanga (3,250m). Then it climbs steeply through forests on the Tangbuche monestary, situated at 3,867m. The view from here is rightly deemed to be one of the world’s most magnificent. Kwangde, Tawachee, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku provide a stimulating panorama of Himalayan view. Stay overnight in Tengboche.
Day 07 : Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,300m) -5 to 6 hoursAfter breakfast, our trail descends down from Tengboche, and through the rhododendron forest to Deboche we cross a bridge over the raging Imja Khol River. The trail for Dingbuche follows the climbing route of Island peak and Phokalde peak etc. It is gateway to Chukung, and farther beyond, for those interested in a challenge, the trail traverses towards the Makalu area and Hinko Valley via Sherpani col (6,100m) and Amphu Laptsa pass( 5,780m) trips.
Day 08 : Acclimatization day at Dingboche On this day you may have full day of rest, or there are some places where you can go for a day hike; up to Chhukung(4,730m) for acclimatization (a point for climbing the famous Island peak) or climb up to Nagarjun Peak about two hours, offering a view of Imjatse Valley with Dingbuche village and Mt.Makalu(8,463m), Ama Dablam, Island peak etc. And back to Dingboche for overnight.
Day 09 : Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m) -5 to 6 hours After your complete acclimatization and hitting the trail, you gradually climb up until Duglha, offering stunning views of Tawachee and Cholatse. From Duglha, the trail directly approaches the Khumbu Glacier for an hour, then left into the memorial area before reaching the village of Lubuche. In this stage the effects of the altitude will be kicking in and you can expect colder nights.
Day 10 : Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,140m) - 3 hours & Everest Base Camp (5,364m) -2 to 3 hours After breakfast the trek continues to gently climb and after some time directly ascends to the nearby glacier. The trail going to Gorakshep is rocky and windy, but it offers the good view of Mt. Pumori and there are beautiful views of the Everest Base camp and glacier with scenic views. After lunch, we are ready for our adventure to the targeted destination and we continue our trek towards the Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu Ice-fall. The path from here can be misleading, so follow the lead Sherpa, since every year the trail changes due to the movements of the glacier, and the walk is quite strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air. The walk passes over rocky dunes and moraine and streams until you reach the base camp. If you are here during the high expedition season, the camp might feel like a city! It takes 2-3 hrs to get to base camp, and after a grand time here, we go back over the journey to Gorekshep for the overnight at lodge.
Day 11 : Gorakshep to Kalapather (5,550m) -2 hours & Stroll back to Pheriche (4,240m) -5 to 6 hours Very early in the morning we climb up 2 hours to Kalapather for 360 degree view of the mountain peaks. When reaching the top, you will feel joyful as you achieve the moment that you been dreaming of since the planning of your journey! A small rocky peak “Kalapather” offer sights beyond imagination as the Everest looks amazing, and the panoramic view from this spot is something to cherish, and you'll feel it’s worth the hard climb up to here and to feel at the top of the world when you can see to the South the Khumbu glacier sweeps below you, and you can also see the Everest Base camp down below on the moraine of Khumbu glacier and many mountain scenes; Pumari (7,145m), Lingtren (6,695m), Khumbutse (6,623m), Changtse (7,550m), Nupse (7879m), Everest itself etc. After breakfast in Gorakshep we trek down to Dhugla, and then stay high above the valley floor in Pheriche, in Imja valley. It is the only place in Khumbu where barley is grown in the highest place; enjoy the scenery and overnight to hotel.
Day 12 : Pheriche to Tyangboche (3867m) - 4 to 5 hours Today you can feel at ease heading downhill to a lower elevation from Pheriche. The walk is pleasant all the way to Tyangboche. You can see very old Pangboche, a Sherpa village, and further down to Tyangboche is one of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya. The first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery or Gumba, then the large field with campsites, teahouses, and lodges beneath the soaring majestic gorgeous peaks of Ama Dablam, Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards Northeast - with many more peaks all around.
Day 13 : Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3430m) - 4 to 5 hours After breakfast the trail goes down through a forest full of pine, juniper, rhododendron, and magnolia and birch trees. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, we trek onwards to the Sanasa and re-tracks to Namche bazaar for an overnight stay.
Day 14 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m) - 6 to 7 hours After a long walk we'll have long last day trekking back to Lukla. We descend the long way before crossing the bridge and walking back to Monju before a stop in Phakding for lunch. We will be reminded again to enjoy the lush green scenery all around while passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa villages until Lukla. You'll have time to wander around the areas and your guide will re-confirm your flight ticket. Enjoy the last celebration dinner with your crew and overnight at a local hotel.
Day 15 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m) -30 minutes, trek to Phakding (2,640m) -3 to 4 hours Normally, the flight to Kathmandu is scheduled in the morning due to the wind in afternoon; sometimes the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our control. We will fly back to Kathmandu and your guide will transfer to hotel, and then you may have time to relax after long journey, catch your breath, and rest at your hotel for a day.
Day 16 : Farewell friend day in Kathmandu (1,350m) On this pleasant day you may have a full day at leisure to either relax at your hotel or explore around Thamel. Today is the day of ending your journey, so we would like offer you farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant and give you a Trip Certificate, Trekking Permit, and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip.
Day 17 : Final Departure to your Destination Today is free, and a good time for last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives until your departure flight/drive. Our assistants will help transfer you to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.
Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:
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