Washington & Lee students, did you see our ad onscreen at tonight’s presentation in the Stackhouse? The photo we used was taken at sunrise during a Christmas trek up to base camp a few years ago. Can you identify the peak that’s pictured? Hint: it’s not Everest but, at over 22,000 ft, it’s one of the most impressive and best-known mountains in the Khumbu region. For another glance, visit the Itinerary page on this site. Or just look up at it every day in person when you trek with us this December!
Currently, the best deal on airfare to Kathmandu is a $1274 flight out of Dulles on Lufthansa with a 12-hour, midday layover in Munich. Christkindlmarkt Christmas present shopping, anyone?
The Khumbu is the name for the Everest region of Nepal. Its elevation ranges from 11,000 ft up to the 29,000-ft summit of Mt. Everest, but we’ll only be heading as high as 18,000 ft. The Khumbu is home to the Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar as well as the famous Buddhist monastery at Tengboche. We’ll visit both on our trek up to base camp.
Welcome to the online home of Christmas in the Khumbu, a December trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Here you’ll find all the details about a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stand in the shadow of the world’s highest peak on Christmas Day and ring in the New Year in exotic Kathmandu, the travelers hub of South Asia.
Are you ready for a holiday adventure you’ll never forget?