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    Everest Base Camp Trek for Seniors

    5.00/5 from 2 reviews

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      20 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Mx.altitude
    • Group Size
      Min. 2 Pax
    • Best Time
      March - May & Sept - Dec

    Message Regarding flight to/from Lukla

    During the peak trekking season (March-May and September-November ), all the Lukla flights will be held via Manthali Airport in Ramechhap due to the traffic congestion at Tribhuvan International Airport.

    Trip Overview

    Are you someone who believes that there is no age bar when it comes to adventures? If this is you, then we have an amazing trekking package for you. It is the Everest Base Camp Trek for Seniors, the journey of a lifetime, where one can experience the breathless views of the highest peak and hike on the most popular route in the world. 

    There are thousands of trekkers hiking and preparing to hike to base camp every year, but a factor- i.e., age can hamper your plan for a trek to the majestic Everest Base Camp. The Everest Base Camp Trek for Seniors is a trek designed carefully for the elderly group. 

    Our package has been prepared considering various factors like age, stamina, pace, etc. If you are elderly or someone who wants to organize a trip for their parents, this trekking is perfect for you. We are escalated to arrange this trip for your loved ones that loves trekking and exploring new places even at an older age. 

    Special Features in Everest Base Camp Trek for Seniors 

    We have already highlighted that this trekking package is designed for seniors, but what features or facilities make this trip different from others? 

    Firstly, the distance between hikes is shortened in this trek. The regular trek to Everest Base Camp comprises 16 days, which consist of a longer trail between the starting and destination point. For instance, while ascending, the route starts from Dinboche to Lobuche on the same day.

    On the other hand, the Everest Base Camp for Seniors has 20 days. The trail between the start and finishing points is short, making it easier for trekkers to walk during the day. For example, in the itinerary, the trek starts from Dinboche and ends at Thukla, not Lobuche. Thukla is a mid-point area; reaching there won’t be difficult for hikers. 

    Secondly, our senior clients are accompanied by a unique Nepali guide who is well-trained and experienced. The guide will be kind, respectful, and sensible to senior members. They will also be mindful of the meals, i.e., warm food and beverages will be served.

    While hiking, water breaks will be maintained, and resting time will also be given. The guide will take you at an average pace, and everyone’s timing and pace will be considered. Nevertheless, priority will always be given to those who feel difficulty walking. 

    Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek 

    • Spend a day exploring the UNESCO sites of Nepal and admire the various cultures.
    • Enjoy the scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Make sure you take the window seat for the best view! 
    • Enter the Sagarmatha National Park and look at various flora and fauna. 
    • Cross high suspension bridges dangling over the Dudh Khoshi River. 
    • Visit the Sherpa Museum at Namche Bazaar and look closely at the Sherpa artifacts displayed inside. 
    • Enjoy the hike to Everest View Hotel and witness the 360-degree view of the splendid mountains-  Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and many other snow-capped mountains. 
    • Enter the Buddhist monastery in Tengboche and enjoy the chanting of prayers by the monks. 
    • Relish the beautiful sunrise and witness the beautiful peaks of Mt Everest from Kala Patthar. 
    • Admire the mesmerizing views of Khumbu Glacier. 
    • Interact with the ethnic group of Sherpas and learn about their lifestyles 
    • Explore Everest Base Camp and experience the adrenaline rush. 

    Who can do the trek? 

    The Everest Base Camp Trek is suitable for elderly groups. The age group ranges from 40-70 years. 

    People with a healthy body and no chronic diseases can join this trek. If you have asthma, high blood pressure, heart attack, and respiratory diseases, you are advised to visit a good doctor and do a full-body checkup before booking the trek. 

    If the test report turns out well, you can stay calm and not worry about anything. 

    Preparing for the Trek

    Although Everest Base Camp Trek for Seniors is prepared for the elderly and their convenience, physical exercise is a must. 

    Here are some advice or general tips that you can follow for this trek, 

    • Go for a morning walk/jog every day 
    • Try to maintain your pace while walking 
    •  Learn about your breathing pattern 
    •  Include cardio ( jogging, swimming, running) in your routine
    •  Include protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fat in your diet 
    •   Drink water regularly 

    Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek Seniors 

    One of the essential factors while trekking is the weather conditions. Trekkers should be careful of the weather before booking or planning trips in Nepal. There are four seasons: Winter, Summer, Spring, and Autumn. 

    The ideal season for trekking is- Spring and Autumn Season. 

    Spring Season: This season falls under March and continues till May. The weather during this season is perfectly clear and sunny. If someone books a helicopter tour during these months, they’ll enjoy the majestic view of many high peaks. 

    Autumn Season: The next season, perfect for trekking, is autumn, beginning in September-November. This month, there are mostly sunny days with clear blue skies and moderate temperatures. 

    There are other seasons, as well as monsoon and winter seasons. 

    Monsoon season (Mid-July- Mid-September) is not preferred by trekkers. The trails are usually slippery and filled with dirt. There is a high chance of getting injured due to the slippery path. 

    Similarly, the winter weather drops to freezing at night (December- February). Moreover, the trails are usually covered with snow, leading to severe injuries and even death. 

    Therefore, we suggest you carefully plan the trip for these months mentioned to avoid such a situation. 

    Alternative Treks 

    If you are interested in exploring additional options, we have other packages for you to consider.

    Firstly, NHT recommends checking out the Everest Base Camp Trek 16 days, which is a popular group tour and one of our best-selling options.

    If you have limited time but still want to reach the Everest Base Camp in a short timeframe, you may want to consider the 14-day Everest Base Camp Short Trek.

    Overall, the Everest Base Camp Trek for Seniors is the most suitable trek for seniors and also kids. We welcome all the adventure-seeking individuals who want to accomplish heights with our team. We assure you that you shall enjoy the trek safely and joyfully. 


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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transports in private vehicles, including airport transfers
    • Four nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide, and private vehicle
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek; we provide private bathrooms with hot showers at Phakding, Namche, and Lukla
    • Seasonal fruits during the trek
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people), and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
    • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla and Lukla – Kathmandu, including departure taxes
    • Duffle bag for the trekking
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
    • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medical kit
    • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
    • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
    • Government taxes & office service charge

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary.'
    • Travel Insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa
    • Cold drinks Inc. Coke, water, Fanta, etc.
    • Snacks and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the trek except in Phakding, Namche, and Lukla
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Cost and Date

    September, 2023

      Travellers‘ reviews

      Review (s) Summary

      5.002 ratings
      • Nepal Hiking Team - Excellent choice for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

        Our family of four recently returned from 16 days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking and had a fantastic time with Nepal Hiking Team (NHT).

        Everything was perfectly arranged at the outset by Ganga with itinerary changes as per our need, additional accommodation and an add on trip to Chitwan was also organized at short notice with no fuss or bother.

        The trek itself ran very smoothly as our very experienced guide Paban was attentive to our needs and especially patient with the slower trekkers in our family, never making us rush or go faster than we were capable of – which gave us enough time for clicking photos. The food was yummy and plentiful, more than enough to satisfy the needs of our growing 16 year old lad! We all especially enjoyed the magnificent views of sunset from Ghorepani and sunrise from Poon Hill and then throughout the rest of that day's trek to Tadapani. It was a huge dream come true. All accommodation changes were promptly coordinated by our guide with thoughtful consideration.

        Whilst one of us rested at Chomrong, the other 3 family members continued the trek to ABC. The boys and their Dad had a brilliant 3 day trek to ABC with our guide and porters Ishor and Thakal who encouraged and interacted with our boys, 21 and 16 throughout the trek. They have some fantastic photos and memories of the ABC trek experience. The biggest highlight of the trek for us was the surprise descent of the boys and their dad from ABC to Chomrong in one day to reunite our family on the occasion of Christmas Day - the best Christmas gift ever! What a feat, especially by our porters – thanks Paban for organizing this Christmas surprise!

        This was definitely one of our best and most memorable family holidays we have ever had.

        We have no hesitation in recommending NHT to any future trekkers and we hope to return Nepal for more trekking adventures of our own with Nepal Hiking Team.

        Healey/Andrews family

        Sydney, Australia

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        - Excellent
        Mr. Healey/Andrews family
        AU   |   31st Jan 2019
      • One of the best family vacation

        My family of six decided to vacation in Nepal in the beginning of spring this year and Nepal Hiking Team was recommended to us by a friend who had done the Everest Base Camp with the agency before. It was the best vacation for us because we were given easy routes during the trek. The best thing about the service was that our guides, Arun and Paban, were both very co-operative and helped along each and every step of the way for my family. During the hikes, we had the freedom of adjusting our paces and we were provided with good services at the guesthouses and the lodges as well. It was a great way to spend time with the family and everyone really enjoyed the views of the Himalayas as well. The kids enjoyed the hikes and the scenery of the Everest, while me and my wife loved how everything was taking place in a very problem-free manner. Luckily, none of got sick during the journey and the whole time was spent with just us enjoying the moments. It was an exemplary holiday for my family and we made good friends with our guides. Our thanks also goes to our porters as well who hauled our heavy bags across the mountains. Mr. Ganga also met us at the airport for the welcome and the goodbye. We were complimented with a delicious goodbye celebration dinner at the end of the trip, which was very considerate of the agency. We are grateful to Nepal Hiking Team, to our guides, our porters and everybody who were involved in the trip. We would definitely be choosing NHT again if we decide to have another vacation in Nepal in the future!

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        - Excellent
        Ms. Roselyn Plummer
        AU   |   3rd Sep 2017