Everest Base Camp Trek for Seniors

16 Days
  • Trip Code: N-ET-1127
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Season: Sept/Oct/ Nov/Mar/Apr/May
  • Max Altitude: 5550 meters/ 18209 feet
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Private Car and Flight
  • Accomodation: Tourist hotel in Kathmandu & Tea-house in Trekking
  • Trip Grade: Moderate to Strenuous

Trip Overview


Everest Base Camp Trek is a wonderful hiking trip to visit the foothill of the world’s tallest peak ‘Mount Everest’. It’s a dream of all hiking lovers to reach Mount Everest Base Camp once in their life. Everest base camp trek is indeed the trip of exploration of the wonderful towering Himalayan peaks of the planet, gigantic glaciers, the unique culture of the Sherpas, the legendary heroic mountaineers, distinctive landscape of the Himalayas region with its endangered flora and fauna. Thus, Everest Base Camp Trek is a pleasant lifetime journey for all.

Everest Base Camp Trek is a moderate type of hiking journey. It is suitable for senior citizens/ elderly and old age people. To go hiking to Everest Base Camp, does not require being a skilled mountaineer/ climber and having an athletic body. However, it requires some modest fitness. In the Everest Base Camp trek, you need to walk for about six to seven hours of walking per day. So, beginners who do not have such long days of hiking experience, are advised to do exercise like jogging a few weeks prior to the trekking.

Everest Base Camp Trek Route MapExcellent Himalaya Trek is a leading trekking operator in Nepal run by local tourism experts and Sherpas. We have been organizing Everest Base Camp Trek for old aged people, beginners as well as and experienced hikers. Our every Everest Base Camp Trek is led by our experienced trekking guides who have been many times at Everest Base Camp. They are skilled, courteous, knowledgeable as well as helpful. The trekking guide leads you on the trail and briefs you all about this route and porters carry your luggage. Our guide always moves following your walking pace. He never forces you to follow his speed. Thus, every beginner easily completes this great trip successfully with great joy and satisfaction.

For senior citizens, we advise 16 days of Everest Base Camp Trek. Everest Base Camp Trek begins after a 35 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla through the Sherpa villages of Chheplung, Ghat, Phakding, Benkar, Manjo, and Jorrsalle. On the way, you will cross several suspension bridges to reach Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mount Everest. After Namche Bazaar, you continue trekking to Tengboche. In Tengboche, you visit the famous Buddhist monastery famous as Tengboche Monastery.

Then, you walk ahead passing the places called Dibuche, Somare, Orsho, Dingboche (the world’s highest farmland), Thukla Pass (4,830m), Lobuche Pass (5,110m), Gorekshep to reach Everest Base Camp. After the visit to Everest Base Camp and you also climb to Kalapathar. Kalapathar is the best viewpoint near Everest Base Camp for the best panoramic views of Mount Everest. Afterward, you trek back to Lukla following the same previous route. From Lukla, you fly back to Kathmandu where your overall trip ends.

In summary, the highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek are as below:

• Explore Namche Bazaar, the trade center of the Everest region and also the gateway to Everest Base Camp
• Visit Tengboche Monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region
• Trek through Sagarmatha National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Hike Kala Pathar to enjoy the 360-degree panoramic view of Mount Everest and the nearby snowcapped peaks from Kala Patthar
• Vist to Everest Base Camp, the foothill of the tallest mountain in the world ‘Everest’
• Pass-through Sherpa villages on the route
• Experience Sherpa culture, tradition, and lifestyle

Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary for Seniors 

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International airport. You will be welcomed by our Tour officer at the airport & transfer to the hotel. Orientation of the trip. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Morning Flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2804m/9199ft). Flight 40 minutes. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (Alt. 2610m/8563ft). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (Alt. 3441m/11289ft). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 04: Acclimatization day. Day trip to Shyangboche and Khumjung Village (Alt. 3780m/12402ft) and trek back to Namche Bazaar. Walking 5 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 05: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (Alt. 3860m/12664ft). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 06: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (Alt. 4350m/14272ft). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 07: Acclimatization day. Walk around Dingboche. Walking 4/5 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (Alt. 4910m/4910ft). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (Alt. 5365m/17602ft) then back to Gorak Shep. Walking 8:30 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 10: Early in the morning hike up to Kalapatthar (Alt. 5555m/18225ft) then trek down to Pheriche (4200m/13780ft). Walking 7 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 11: Trek from Pheriche to Phortse (Alt. 3810m/12500ft). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 12: Trek from Phortse to Namche Bazaar (Alt. 3441m/11289ft). Walking 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 13: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding ((Alt. 2610m/8563ft). Walking 4 to 5 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 14: Trek from Phakding to Lukla (Alt.2804m/9199ft). Walking 3 to 4 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 15: Flight back from Lukla. Rest of the day at leisure. Evening farewell dinner with Nepali Cultural show. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Departure to your home country. Our tour officer will drop you at the Kathmandu International airport to catch up on your flight and see you off. End of Service. Or you may take optional side tours.

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost for Seniors 

 Silver Package Price Gold Package Price
USD 1250 Per Person USD 1350 Per Person
The Services inclusive in the above Packages:
Services Name: Silver Price Gold Price
Airport pick-up on arrival day By Car/ Van By Car/ Van
2-night Hotel in Kathmandu (1 night before Lukla, 1 night after Lukla) Tourist Standard Hotel Tourist Standard Hotel
Meal in Kathmandu Breakfast Breakfast
12-night Accommodation during Trekking Mountain Lodge/ Tea House Mountain Lodge/ Tea House
Meal during Trekking Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Experience Trekking Guide Yes Yes
Porter No Yes
Lukla Flight Both Way (Flight Ticket)- Yes (Flight Ticket)- Yes
Trekking Permit Fee Yes Yes
Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee Yes Yes
Trip Certificate Yes Yes
First Aid Medicine Yes Yes
Trekking Map for Group Yes Yes
Meal, Salary, Accommodation, Insurance of Trekking Staff Yes Yes
Dinner with Cultural Show on the last night of the Trip in Kathmandu Yes Yes
Local Taxes Yes Yes
Airport drop on departure day By Car/ Van By Car/ Van
The Services exclusive in both Packages:

1. Nepal visa fee (USD 30 for 15 days/ USD 50 for 30 days period). You can get a Nepal visa on your arrival time at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
2. Airfare for your international flight.
3. Your travel insurance which includes evacuation.
4. Alcoholic beverages, hot and cold drinks, bottled water, boiled water, and dessert.
5. All kinds of personal expenses like phone calls, internet use, laundry, hot shower during trekking, battery charge, excess baggage charge in flight, etc.
6. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu “except farewell dinner in Kathmandu”.
7. In case of emergency, the cost of helicopter rescue/ evacuation.
8. Tips for Trekking Staff.
9. Any expenses arising due to unforeseen situations like personal sickness, natural calamities, political strikes, flight cancellation, etc.
10. Cost of any extra services if you use which not mentioned in the package price.

Notes:

I. Porter will be provided only in Gold Price. As usual, a porter is provided based on 1 porter for 2 trekkers. 1 porter carries the baggage of two trekkers with a maximum total weight limit of 25 kg.
II. The above cost is on a Per Person basis for a minimum group size of two persons.
III. If you are single and want to Solo Trek. We also organize Everest Base Camp Trek for solo trekkers. For the solo trekker, we have a separate special price. Please contact us for the price of Solo Trekking.
IV. Costs are not refundable and transferable if you leave the trek voluntarily and want to return from the trek earlier than scheduled.

Why Excellent Himalaya Company for Everest Base Camp Trek?

Many companies promote the Everest Base Camp Trek package. Excellent Himalaya Trek and Expedition Pvt Ltd are different from them. We are a company based only in Nepal and managed by Nepalese tourism experts and local guides. Our team is engaged in the Nepalese tourism industry since 2002. We are the direct operator of Everest Base Camp Trek, not the agent and middle people. We are a trekking company authorized by Nepal Government Tourism Ministry. Our company’s government registration number is 175840/074/075 and our license number to operate trekking, tour, and mountain expedition in Nepal is 2432. We are associated with different tourism organizations like TAAN (Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal), NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association), etc.

Our further features are as below by which people around the world trust us as the authentic organizer of Everest Base Camp Trek:

Team of Local Experts and Guides: As this company is managed and run by well-trained, experienced & competent local experts, and guides, we know well about the mountain trail, ecology, culture, etc. of the trekking routes. We know the best way of trekking and also we get you the same way.

Trustworthy: Trust is something that comes from commitment. Hence, being a legally registered company, we commit to providing the best, most satisfactory trekking, tour, and expedition. We are operating all trekking, and climbing tours in Nepal based on reality, integrity, and honesty.

Focus on your needs: We highly value all our clients. We always move according to your interest and requirements. Because your satisfaction is our goal. Thus, all our trekking, tour, and mountaineering packages are customizable.

Fair Price: As we are a direct operator, not an agent, our price is always competitive that does not have any middle and hidden fees. We provide the value of what you are buying from our services at least equal to your paying amount.

Safety: Your safety is our priority. Trekking to the Himalayas is both exciting and adventurous. So we provide you all the safety materials needed, along with motivational counseling.

Friendly, and Professional Staff: We have highly friendly, helpful, and professional staff. Our staff looks after you right from the moment of your arrival to the time of your departure. They can cope with most emergencies including those requiring evacuation and hospitalization.

Real Cared Services: Our one travel consultant or our local trekking guide keeps in touch with our clients every time. We make sure their protection is guaranteed so that they will have peace of mind while trekking with us.

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