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    Everest Base Camp Trek for Seniors

    5.00/5 from 3 reviews

    Are you someone who believes that there is no age bar when it comes to adventures? If this is you, then this amazing Everest Base Camp Trek for seniors is just for you.

    At a Glance

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      20 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Moderate
    • Activities
      Trekking
    • Accommodation
      Hotel/Guesthouse
    • Meals
      B.L.D
    • Max.altitude
      5545m.
    • Group Size
      Min. 2 Pax
    • Best Time
      March - May & Sept - Dec

    Message Regarding flight to/from Lukla

    During the peak seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek for Seniors (March to May and September to November), all the Lukla flights will be operated from the Manthali Airport due to congestion at Tribhuvan Airport.

    Trip Overview

    This specially crafted Package, Everest Base Camp for Seniors and Children, is the journey of a lifetime. It allows one to 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 who love 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 

    • Enjoy the scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Make sure you take the window seat for the best view!
    • Enter the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO site, and look at various Himalayan 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.

    Route description about EBC trek for Seniors

    Your EBC Trek will start when you arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu (KTM), Nepal, where you will be received by the Nepal Hiking Team (NHT) member. Then, you will be guided to a hotel, which is centrally located near the tourist hub and perfect for exploring the surroundings on foot, doing some shopping, and discovering eateries & restaurants. 

    After spending two nights in Kathmandu, you will fly to Lukla from either Kathmandu Domestic Airport or Manthali Airport in Ramechhap, depending on the season. Your 'Everest Base Camp Trek' begins at Lukla Airport.

    The trek follows the Dudh Koshi River through Sagarmatha National Park. After spending a night in Phakding, the journey continues towards Namche Bazaar, where you stay for two nights to acclimatize by strolling to the Hotel Everest View, the highest-placed hotel, and admiring ancient stupas, Sherpa museums, and Memorial Stones. Equipment or data plans can be purchased in Namche for a smooth internet connection at the foot of Everest.

    Then, continuing your walk-through of the trails to a monastery at Tengboche Village, you can take your time to adore the mesmerizing view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Thamserku. After arriving at Dingboche, you will be awed by the spectacular Ama Dablam and walk towards Nangkartshang Peak.

    After Dingboche, you start your walk towards Thukla and then to Lobuche. Keep following the EBC route; you'll reach Gorak Shep after twists and turns through the Khumbu Glacier, and then finally, you will reach the Base of Mount Everest. You can witness how the Khumbu Icefalls mesmerize you as it unwind the timeless beauty of this region. After a few moments of admiration, you will descend to Gorak Shep for an overnight stay.

    The next day, you hike to Kala Pathhar to watch the sunrise rising from Everest. After that, you will descend to Pheriche, retracing through Phortse, Namche, and Phakding, where you aim to conclude your trek by reaching Lukla again. You take the flight back to Kathmandu the next day; you will have a reserve or rest day after your EBC senior trekking adventure.

    Plan your Everest Base Camp Trek for seniors with the Nepal Hiking Team. We offer fully customized itineraries and experienced Everest guides to ensure an unforgettable adventure.

    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. 

    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. 

    Itinerary

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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
    • 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 (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

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Everest Base Camp Trek for Seniors set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Everest Base Camp Trek for Seniors departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

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