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.
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.