Everest Base Camp - Christmas 2015 Trek - 15 Dec to 30 Dec 2015

16 Days | Trek: 12 Days | Lodge or Camp | Maximum altitude: 5545 m | Minimum: 1 Person | 15 Dec to 30 Dec 2015

Why not be at the base camp of world's highest mountain this Christmas? This is a trek to base of the Mount Everest that coincides with Christmas time. In this amazing journey, we will trek deep into the land of wonderful Sherpa people, and get strikingly close to the Everest. This trek is one you will never forget in your life.

adventure Imagine offers Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal aided by some of the most experienced trekking guides in the whole trekking industry, top class planning, small groups and affordable prices.

From Kathmandu, we fly to Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla to begin this trek. For many, the flight to Lukla itself is a thrilling experience. This is a moment when our trek of a lifetime - walk to the base of the world's highest mountain - the Mount Everest begins. For several days, we walk past beautiful Sherpa villages, cross suspension bridges over roaring rivers, visit the colourful monasteries and keep on going until we arrive at the Everest Base Camp. The beautiful Namche Bazar, the Tengboche monastery and small settlements at Pheriche and Lobuche are little things that inspire joy to all.

Namche Bazar, Everest Region Everest Base Camp - Yaks Tengboche Everest Base Camp from Kalapatthar

We are among few companies who offer summit of Kalapatthar and visit to the Base Camp both. Mount Everest appears unbelievably close and glorious from the summit of Kalapatthar at 5545 - the highest point of this trek. It is just unbelievable.

 
Everest Base Camp Trek - Itinerary
 
Dec 15 Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
Dec 16 Kathmandu sightseeing tour, Cultural show in the evening, Hotel
Dec 17 Flight: Kathmandu to Lukla (35 min flight), alt. 2800m,
            Trek to Phakding, 2610m, Lodge
Dec 18 Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3420m), Lodge
Dec 19 Acclimatization walk to nearby Sherpa villages, back to Namche, Lodge
Dec 20 Trek Namche Bazaar to Tengboche, 3870m, Lodge
Dec 21 Trek Tengboche to Pheriche, 4240m, Lodge
Dec 22 Trek Pheriche to Dughla, 4620m, Lodge
Dec 23 Trek Dughla to Lobuche, 4930m, Lodge
Dec 24 Trek Lobuche to Gorak Shep, 5160m,
            Continue to the Everest Base Camp at 5340, back to Gorak Shep, Lodge
Dec 25 Hike up to top of Kalapatthar at 5545m in the morning
            Trek down to Lobuche, Lodge
Dec 26 Trek back to Tengboche, Lodge
Dec 27 Trek to Namche Bazaar, Lodge
Dec 28 Trek to Lukla, Lodge
Dec 29 Flight: Lukla to Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
Dec 30 Trip ends. Transfer to airport or continue on extension programs

 

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  • When to trek?

  • Dates and Prices

  • How difficult is this

  • Equipment: what you need to bring?

  • Flights & Insurance

  • Detailed Itinerary

 

The trek can be organized and is enjoyable throughout the year.

The best seasons are spring (Mar to May) and autumn (Oct to Dec) but they also attract a large number of trekkers from many countries. If you want to avoid busy season then second week of December to February are great.

It is monsoon during July/August with late rain often affecting September too. Flights to Lukla can be delayed or cancelled frequently so you will need some extra days just in case. Otherwise, the area itself is very less affected and treks at this time are beautiful as ever.

 

We run a number of treks every year that you can join. Do not worry even if you do not find these dates suitable to you. We let small groups and even single trekkers to pick their own dates.

Indicators if treks are available: Available - Available, Limited - Limited Availability, Booked - Fully Booked/Unavailable

2016 - Starts Ends Availability Status
Eve at Kathmandu after the Trek 10 Dec 2016 25 Dec 2016 Available Guaranteed
Eve at the Everest Base Camp 15 Dec 2016 30 Dec 2016 Available Guaranteed

Remember that if you do not find these dates suitable to you. We let small groups and even single trekkers to pick their own dates. Just email us at - [email protected]

 

We rate this trek as a moderate one. This means neither it is too difficult nor too easy.

You need to have a reasonable fitness. If you can walk with a small backpack (like 10kg maximum) for about 6-7 hrs on a day, then you should be able to do this trek.

 

Clothing
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Woolen hat (or balaclava)
  • Gloves
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Trekking boots and spare laces
  • Hat (warm) scarf and gloves
  • Waterproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
  • Trousers
  • Running shoes, sandals or thongs (flip-flops)
  • Shorts and trousers or skirt
  • Wool-blend socks, liner socks and under wear
  • Thermal Underwear (not cotton)
  • Sunhat
  • Fleece Jacket
  • T-shirts (two or three) and long-sleeved shirt with collar.
Equipment
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag and silk liner
  • Maps, compass and guidebook
  • Water bottle
  • Torch (flashlight), spare batteries and bulbs
  • Duffle bag (we provide this free of cost)
Miscellaneous Items
  • Toiletries
  • Quick-drying camp towel
  • Laundry soap powder or bar
  • Toilet paper and cigarette lighter
  • Sunscren (SPF 20+) and lip balm
  • Polarising sunglasses
  • Pocket knife
  • Sewing/repair kit (for tent and mattresses)
  • Iodine, water-purification tablets or filter
  • Medical and first-aid kit (see details here)
  • Insect repellent (for lower elevations)
  • Emergency kit including a whistle and waterproof matches/lighter
  • Locks for bags and lodge rooms
  • Stuff sacks
  • Earplugs.
Optional Equipments
  • Camera, Memory card and batter charger (or spare batteries)
  • Adapters
  • GPS unit
  • Altimeter
  • Binoculars
  • Books/magazines
  • Small duffle bag (to leave behind in Kathmandu)
  • Backpack cover (waterproof, slip-on)
  • Trekking Poles

Where can you get these equipment? Should you buy it or should you hire it? Get all these information and answers on our trekking equipment page.

 

Flights -

We arrange all domestic flights (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu) for you as required by the trekking schedule. You will need to look for international flights to Kathmandu yourself. However, we can look for the international flights upon request.

Insurance -

It is very important to have a proper travel insurance for your trip. Make 100% sure that the insurance policy you are buying sufficiently covers the trek upto 5500m. Make sure it covers helicopter rescue evacuation and medical bills - just in case.

Our insurance covers only for the Nepali staff, including guide, all field staff and porters. There is no burden whatsoever on your part for the Nepali staff - we understand it is our responsibility and we protect them all.

 

For detailed itinerary of the Everest Base Camp Trek, please email us at - [email protected]

 

What is included -
1. Airport pickup/drop by private vehicle
2. Kathmandu hotel on twin share & breakfast, 3 star (upgrade or budget possible)
3. Kathmandu sightseeing tour with guide, entrance fees
4. Flights: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
5. Everest National Park entrance fees
6. Trekking guide, porters
7. Daily wages and insurance of guide and porters
8. Staying in local lodges while on trek
9. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on trek
10. First-aid kits and communication devices (with guide) on trek
11. Waterproof duffel bag for your trekking kitS (yours to keep)
12. Sleeping bag (rent)
 
What is not included -
01. International flights
02. Nepal visa fees
03. Lunch and dinner while you stay in Kathmandu
04. Any kind of drinks while on trek
05. Your personal medical and travel insurance, evacuation/medical expenses
06. Tips etc
 
 
Lukla Airport
 
  OTHER TREKS IN EVEREST REGION

- Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes
- Everest Base Camp Trek via Jiri - the classic route

 

 
 

 

Who can do this trek?

If you are reasonably fit, and able to walk for 6-7 hrs with a small backpack, then you are good for this trek.

 

 
 
 
What about altitude sickness and acclimatization?

Our itineraries are carefully planned that keep plenty of time to rest and gain acclimatization at high altitudes.

Still on, it is possible to catch Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). We suggest not to rush up to altitude. Drink plenty of water, and avoid alcohol. Our guides are very experienced in noticing the symptoms of AMS early on and they will very attentive to help you.

Depending on conditions, you may have to rest at a place or descend down.

 
 
HOW LONG ARE WALKING HOURS?

Average walking time is 5 hours. But depending on conditions, you may have to walk for 7 to 8 hrs. There will be, however, time for rest, take photograph and enjoy the scenery.

 
 
ANYTHING IN YOUR MIND?

 

Didn't find the kind of trip you were looking for? Let us know. We operate many other trips that are not yet listed in our website. Just feel free to drop us your ideas in email and we will be more than happy to work on custom made itineraries for you. We know your trip is special and it needs to be planned differently.

 
 

 

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Destinations

 - Nepal
 - Tibet
 - Bhutan
 - India


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Trekking Information

GET PREPARED:
Health & Fitness:

- Recommended Guidebook: Lonely Planet

 

Getting Ready

Visa information, photo requirements, clothes, equipments and type of insurance. Get all information on getting ready here.
 

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PO Box 19624
Baluwatar
Kathmandu, Nepal

Tel: +977-1-4441731
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