The base of Mount Everest
Spending New Year holidays exploring the Everest region will be an experience worth remembering for a lifetime. The scenery is absolutely astounding; covered in snow and frozen waterfalls; this place is a winter wonderland with clear days and amazingly entertaining trekking trails for both novice and experienced mountaineers. Fulfill your last wish for this year and climb as high as possible.
The itinerary covers a trip to the Base Camp. From there you should head over to Gokyo Lakes. Trekking here might seem a bit challenging, although if you’re properly equipped you have nothing to worry about. Popular climbing choices while in this area are Kala Pattar and Gokyo Ri. The views of Mount Everest are unobstructed, so make sure to take as many photos as possible. Among several other sights you’ll be admiring from a distance are Lhotse, Pumori, and the stunning Ama Dablam pyramid.
Exercise your way to the top
Trekking is good cardio, although when you do it on New Year, the trip gets a lot better and a lot more significant. Most excursions last between a week and two; but then again there are one-month expeditions too if you’re feeling up for an unforgettable adventure. A lot of people these days want to get away from their average lives, and just for once do something different, crazy, out of the ordinary.
Places to check out on your Himalayan adventure
The Himalayan range stretches across a 2,500 km long arc, from Kashmir all the way to Lhasa, Kathmandu, and Ladakh. Ladakh in particular, is probably one of the best regions you’ll ever see. It is colorful, covered in enormous khaki-colored valleys and bulky rock walls, and it will instantly take your breath away.
What’s truly amazing about this place is that the Buddhist culture is still intact here. The monasteries and the locals have not given up on their traditions. If you’re in luck, you might even witness one of their seasonal dance festivals. There’s a bit of everything in Ladakh, so getting bored is not an option. Among some of the best activities, we should include epic treks, sightseeing, and mountaineering.
Another great option is the Tibetan plateau, also known as the “rooftop of Asia”. Hidden from the world behind the Great Himalaya, Tibet’s beautiful shrines and places of worship are still kept intact. The landscapes here are just sublime; you’ll stumble upon high-altitude blue lakes, rolling grasslands, and an incredibly vibrant Buddhist culture with very friendly Tibetan people.
Exploring Nepal – a trekking paradise
Exploring the Himalayan mountain range should be done on foot. This way you won’t miss a thing, and you’ll have the opportunity to really know more about its people. Nepal in particular, is a spectacular territory. The mountain paths are surreal and the villages of Tamang and Sherpa will give you the chance to know more about the locals, and really connect with their culture. Believe it or not, money is not an issue when it comes to travelling to this part of the world. Fortunately, trekking is free; and in the Himalayas everything’s about trekking. Don’t forget to include the Kathmandu Valley on your itinerary. It will amaze you with its spectacular slopes and snowy scenery.
Explore the Himalayas this New Year and prepare yourself for a memorable winter vacation. Do something different and out of the ordinary and you’ll remember this year for the rest of your life. Have the best time with your loved ones at a luxury hotel in the Himalayas, meet new people, and get in touch with your spiritual side by getting to know more about the Buddhist culture.
Site updated on 4. January 2018