Everest Base Camp Trekking for Senior

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Slowly there are changes, seniors do not want to spend their time sitting near the fire and see their age passing, they don’t want home-bound any longer. Senior citizen wants to enjoy a lifestyle that allows them to interact with new cultures, lifestyles, and nature. They want to spend their days with nature and recall their youth memories. But cannot enjoy it in the same way as youngsters do. Hence we have to plan and arrange the program accordingly, one should be more careful paying full attention to accommodation, and altitude. Keeping that in consideration, we have carefully organized Everest Base Camp For Seniors to serve their needs.

Note: Our Itineraries include more time to relax and plenty of time to enjoy the surrounding scenery and nature but fewer activities of ascending or descending in a day.

Everest Base Camp Trek for Seniors is a unique package in a luxurious way into the base of the tallest peak for the wonderful views of Mt. Everest and its covering surrounding peaks. The route is an easy gateway into the paradise of the Himalayas and nature. Every age group wants to admire this nature but is worried about their age and physical level.

This article is for those elderly citizens or beginners who are worried about altitude sickness but want to explore the gems, and lifestyles of the Sherpa peoples, cultures, and traditions.

Everest Base Camp for Seniors will help people who are worried about altitude sickness due to their physical condition. This will be easy easy-going and short trek to Everest Base Camp, every trekker will be acclimatized to a short higher altitude before descending for an overnight stay.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trek for Seniors:

  • Adventurous Flight to Lukla
  • Ever-exciting journey through the footprints of famous mountaineers and trekkers.
  • Namche-Bazar gateway of the Everest Region and the famous town of Sherpa Settlements.
  • Walk through the thrilling suspension bridges
  • Rural and Heavenly settlement of Sherpa people
  • Overnight at Famous towns like Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, and Gorakshep.
  • Everest Base Camp itself.
  • Kalapather- The vantage point of the trek to enjoy the summit views of Everest, Nouptse, Lhotse, and other surrounding peaks.
  • A glimpse of other iconic mountains like Cho, Oyu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and many more.

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Way to Reach Everest Base Camp for Seniors

There are different routes to reach the base of the world's highest Mountains. For the seniors, it's tough to trek the route youngster choose so here I drafted two routes best for the senior citizens in a detail.

Option I:

Day 01: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (3-4 hours)

The walk starts with a scenic flight to the Lukla (an extreme airport with a short runway between the hills), once you landed safely you will meet our crew and head towards Phakding.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2650m

Day 02: Trek to Namche (5-6 hours)

Today’s walk starts along with Dudhkoshi River, crossing the thrilling suspension bridges, dense forest covered with the blooms of rhododendron forest is the highlight of today’s destination. The route consists of the Sagarmatha National Park as well and is full of adventure.

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Namche
  • Altitude: 3,443m

Day 03: Acclimatization day at Namche

Today you will have a rest day at Namche Bazar to adjust to the atmospheric pressure of the increasing altitude. The acclimatization includes the rest in Nmache and a short hike to the Everest View Hotel to enjoy the breathtaking views of Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest, and Thamserku.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Namche
  • Altitude: 3,443m

Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (5-6 Hours)

This day's walking is very interesting with uphill activities along the Kyangjumpa and Phungithanga to reach Tengboche crossing the many scattered villages of Sherpa along the alpine forest. During the walk, you can also see Himalayan Goat if you are lucky enough. Tengboche is famous for its oldest monasteries.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Place: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3880m

Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (5-6) hours

Today you will pass by the crossroads at Pangboche on the way to Dingboche where the route for Amadablam Base Camp and Everest Base Camp get separated. The walk blessed by Nagarshan Hill and Mt. Amadablam takes you along the river and beautiful dense forest leading to Dingboche Valley.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Place: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4450m

Day 06: Rest day in Dingboche and Hike to Nagarsan Hill(5100m) (4-5) hours

To adjust to the increasing pressure and get used to your body, we will rest at Dingboche. Today's activities include ascending Nagarsan hill, and reaching the top of Chhukng Ri, if you don’t want to hike then that’s fine too, explore the place and know their lifestyles and tradition.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Place: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4450m

Day 07: Dingboche to Lobuche (5-6) hours

Today, we will chase Lobuche peak and Pumori peak to reach Lobuche. During the mind walk, Lobuche peak is left behind while the view of the Pumori still lasts throughout today’s walk, crossing the many exciting places, monasteries, prayer flags, and scattered villages to reach Lobuche. If the weather gets clear you can see kong ma la pass- one of the three high passes of Everest Base Camp from Lobuche

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Place: Labuche
  • Altitude: 4910m

Day 08: Trek to Gorakshep (3-4) hours

Today we will see amazing mountain views during the walk to Gorakshep. Today's journey is short but at a high altitude so walk slowly and steadily. You will also see Khumbu Glacier, Pumori and Nupste from close.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Place: Gorakshep
  • Altitude: 5180m

Day 09: Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep (4-5) hours

After having an early Breakfast we walk two hours to reach the iconic Everest base Camp, enjoy the views and captured some on camera, left a footprint on the place and return back to Gorakshep.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Place: Gorakshep
  • Altitude: 5180m

Day 10: Hike to Kalapatthar(5545m) for sunrise then trek to Pheriche (7-8 )hours

Today, before breakfast we hike to kala pather to enjoy the sunrise views over the snow-capped mountains of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks. The view offered by the place is marvellous. After enjoying the views we descend back to Pherrche it's on the other side of Dingboche valley.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Place: Pheriche
  • Altitude: 4250m

Day 11: Trek to Khumjung (6-7) hours

Today's walk is to Nmache as the normal route takes place there but we have already spent 2 days at Nmache so we will take a different route to the major Sherpa Village of the Khumjung region. Explore the daily lifestyle of the people closely. Familiar with the locals enjoy their tradition, culture and hospitality.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Place: Khumjung
  • Altitude: 3,443m

Day 12: Trek down to Phakding (6-7) hours

We will walk downhill leaving Khumjung. Today's walk is downhill and along the flatland at the banks of the rivers. Enjoy the final glimpse of nature and mountains closely, as it will fave eventually move downhills.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Phakding
  • Altitude: 3,443m

Day 13: Trek to Lukla

Today's walk is short, within an hour's walk from Phakding you will reach Lukla. You can enjoy the town, do shopping, and enjoy the eateries or bars of the Lukla, you can also enjoy with the trekking crew for the last time the beautiful success of the journey.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lukla
  • Altitude: 3,443m

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu

after taking the mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, the journey completes you can roam around the streets of Thamel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,350m

Option II:

Day 01: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

The Journey starts with a scenic flight to the Lukla. Our crew member will be waiting for you at the airport and heading towards Phakding. Overnight at Phakding.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2650m

Day 04 Trek to Namche Bazaar

Today after having early breakfast we start hiking uphill checking in at the Sagarmatha National Park counter to walk to Namche Bazaar (a famous settlement of Sherpa and also the gateway of the Everest region) where we can see the stunning views of snow-capped mountains.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3,440m

Day 05 Rest and acclimatization

During our acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar, we take short trips to explore the shrines, markets, and natural surroundings. We can opt to walk around villages such as Khunde, Khumjung, and others, experiencing the colourful monasteries and Chhortens. Overnight at lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3,440m

Day 06 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche

Today's walk takes you to Tengboche- a cultural sight along with breathtaking views of iconic snow-capped mountains including Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and many other white peaks. Overnight at lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Place: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3,860m

Day 07 Tengboche to Dingboche

Along our walk, we cross the Imja Khola/River, below the Ama Dablam peak, as the grade gets steeper. Explore We see ancient monasteries and scattered Sherpa settlements along the journey. Overnight at lodge

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Place: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4,410m

Day 08 Rest Day

To adjust to the atmospheric pressure at the higher altitude, we recommend a rest day at Dingboche, during this time you can explore the town, enjoy a glimpse of the snowy peaks from nearer, and do a short hike around to be active. Overnight at Lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Place: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4,410m

Day 09 Dingboche to Lobuche

As we begin walking today leaving Lobuche, we will see the famous Khumbu glacier and some memorials to the mountaineers who lost their lives during the expedition. Overnight at lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Place: Lobuche
  • Altitude: 4,910m

Day 10 Lobuche to Gorpshep

A great day for us! We walk to Gorakshep stop for the lunch then walk for an hour to reach our final destination of the journey- Everest Base Camp, explore the place, capture them in your camera, and after an hour we will descend back to Gorakshep. Overnight at lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Place: Gorpshe
  • Altitude: 5,180m

Day 11: Hike to Kalapathar, Return to Kathmandu via Helicopter from Gorakshep.

Today, before breakfast we hike to kala pather to enjoy the sunrise views over the snow-capped mountains of Mt. Everest and its surrounding peaks. The view offered by the place is marvellous. After enjoying the view we take Heli from Gorakshep to Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3-star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

Best Time To Do Everest Base Camp Trek for Senior

It is very important to know the best time to do Everest Base Camp for seniors, if you get updates about climate and weather then you can schedule your journey at a suitable time only. It is also very important while you are planning for the challenging Everest Base Camp Trek. So beating the weather, temperature and condition are needed for this trip.

 let’s know about the season of Nepal throughout the year.

Autumn (September-November)

Autumn approaches after the summer(monsoon) season, hence, a clear season to trek. The rain swept all the dust off the landscapes and of the atmosphere and offers fresh and clear views of the snow-capped mountains.

It’s the best time to trek in Nepal, as the season passes with the bluish skies, warm weather, good sunlight and perfect visibility making it the best time to Trek at Everest Base camp Weather during this time remains warm and stable in the altitude and receives good sunny hours. The average temperature at the higher altitude is 15 to 24 degrees and can go below during the night. Being the perfect year with warm weather and visibility with clear skies, you will meet many trekkers during the route, making it busy so it's very hard to get good accommodation in the altitude, advance booking of your stay is a better option for trekking Everest Base Camp.

Compare to other times, autumn is best to do Everest Base Camp Trek for seniors.

Spring (March-May)

Spring is also considered the best time to Trek Everest Base Camp as it’s the season of beauty. The temperature and weather during this time of year are quite stable and warm. The journey is full of green forest and blooms of flowers including rhododendrons covering the whole mountain forest. The average temperature during this season goes around 16 to 23 degrees Celsius. The clear skies, warm weather, green blooms forest, greenery landscapes, and breathtaking snow-capped mountain views are the highlight of the journey. During this time of year, the trekking route in the altitude gets busy, and you will see lots of trekkers, making it a preferred time for trekking Everest Best camp.

Summer (June - August)

During this time of the year, Nepal receives heavy rainfall and a cloudy day. When Nepal recorded the hottest temperature, the sunlight get hard at the altitude, the route get a bit slippery due to the rainy days, and a high chance of rain outbreaks at any time as cannot be predicted. The mountains are often hidden in the cloud. However, mountains open up nicely after the rainfalls.

The route is not that crowded, if the slippery, muddy trail and bugs don’t bother you then you can challenge the journey during the monsoon time but only if you have the strength and audacity for this. The accommodation during this time is cheaper compared to trekking in other seasons, you will get a private room easily.

Note: if you plan to trek Everest Base Camp during summer then the plan might not work as the weather is so unpredictable, but you can be prepared to face it by carrying all the necessary items.

Winter (December – February)

Winter is pretty chilly and lasts from mid-November to mid-February, the country experiences the coldest time of the year, and fewer trekkers challenge themselves to trek during this time of the year. The average temperature is 9 to 12 degrees Celsius in the daytime and drops to freezing during the night.

The route gets blocked by the heavy level of snowfall at the altitude making the journey very challenging. During this time you can trek lower altitude trekking journeys which do not receive heavy snowfall other than that you can plan your journey to trek during autumn or spring for a better experience.

Things to Remember for Trekking Everest Base Camp in Old Age are:

Consult your doctor before leaving for altitude

Your safety should be in top priority before trekking in Everest Base Camp, so your should never head without consulting with your doctor. Even if you are an active senior still you need to consider plenty of health risks. It’s necessary to visit your doctor. We advise you to not plan anything until you are perfectly fit enough. Once you got approved by your doctor you can pack your bag and hit the trail.

Bring your Necessary items

In the senior age, it's very risky to go trekking without packing the necessary items. A fully stocked first aid kit should be the first thing you should pack, also be sure to pack, wind and waterproof gear, water bottles, hiking boots and shoes, towels, toilet associates, a map, a headlamp, buy spray, food supplies, energy bar. Pack only necessary items. Avoid packing overstuffing. Stay organized. Packing more or less at this age can be very challenging. Consider the minimum used stuff.

Dress Properly

Choosing the right gear makes your walk in altitude very cosy and comfortable so don’t try to wear something fancy or jeans. What to wear can break your trekking experience. Choosing the right and comfortable gears can be a bit challenging as the weather and outside temperature cannot be predicted. Always choose a light, breathable dress. I recommend you carry some T-shirts, shorts, socks, a jacket or sweater, sandals and so on.

Update the weather

There’s nothing worse than getting caught in snow storms or rain storms while you’re in the middle of the trek so it's better to check the weather and keep details about the temperature of the area before you depart to avoid unexpected challenges. Make sure to pack your necessary items, and keep updated about the weather. Your safety always comes first.

Inform your family/friends where you’re heading

Tell someone where you are heading either a family member or your friends. It’s the important thing to do as they will be updated about you, about your location and can help you in the necessary time. Be specific, include your family or friends' contact in your travelling diaries.

Carry First-Aid kit

Medical or health care is not common at high altitudes. Many trekkers discover altitude sickness and other health problems while trekking in the altitude so carry the necessary and sufficient amount of band-aids, different types of bandages, medicines and your regular medication, including all your necessary and regular medication in sufficient amounts. You can bring a First-Aid kit from your home country or you can also buy them in Nepal.

Choose the suitable route

Chose the right trail for you, where you get enough acclimatization and rest day to adjust to the atmospheric pressure. Never feel pressured to go beyond your comfort zone, try a new route that feels right for you. Do enough research on the Everest Base Camp Trek and customize it according to your comfort. Never feels bad about taking a break, take enough rest and enjoy the fullest.

Choose a government licenced Agency

Getting your trek organized by the Government registered Company is very important when it comes to trekking in Nepal. The Agency plan your approval and departure, they plan your itinerary and stay throughout the trip. Your all itinerary packages including the hotel's room booking, guide and porter, accommodation and meals are handled by your trekking agency, everything seems so easy, meaning you don’t need to worry about your stay in Nepal.

Share if you are having a problem

Communicate with your guide or friends with whom you are trekking if you discover any symptoms of problems. As we gain altitude one of the most common problems is altitude sickness. This sickness shows common symptoms like:

  • Shortness of breathing
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Problems in sleeping
  • Cloudy Vission
  • Loss of energy

Walking with a high altitude problem in falling asleep and mild headache is common but if you feel uneasy in your health then share with your friends or with your guide. If you discover the symptoms of altitude sickness return back to the lower elevation then move ahead.

Benefits of Trekking in Old Age

There are lots of benefits of trekking after 60 like:

  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Helps to maintain your diabetes and has fewer chances of discovering cancer and heart diseases.
  • Makes you active, and improves your strength and stamina.
  • Maintain muscles and bones.
  • Fewer chances of getting depression, feelings of isolation, and anxiety and gives you a good mood.
  • Control joint swelling, reduce knee pain
  • Reduces the risk of fracturing bones
  • Improve blood circulation

How to Find the Best Route to Everest Base Camp for you?

Some trekking route to the Everest Base Camp is certainly more difficult than others, so how does one find the right trail to the destination? First try to do short routes trail like Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, once you cross a certain level of comfort, increase the length and route gradually to adjust with every route.

Finding the right route for you might take time as you have to do lots of research, should be prepared to adjust to that atmospheric pressure without getting any altitude sickness so don’t hesitate to take time to choose the right route for you.

We will be there for you to customize the route according to your condition and routes. Our trekking route for the senior is:

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrived in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2850m), trek to Phakding -3/4 hours
  • Day 04: Trek to Namche (344m)-5/6 hours
  • Day 05: Acclimatization and rest day in Namche-3/4 hours
  • Day 06: Trek to Tengboche-5/6 hours
  • Day 07: Trek to Dingboche-5/6 hours
  • Day 08: Acclimation day in Dingboche and Hike to Nagarsan Hill (5100m)-4/5 hours
  • Day 09: Trek to Lobuche-5/6 hours
  • Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep-3/4 hours
  • Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) then back to Gorakshep-4/5 hours
  • Day 12: Hike to Kalapatthar (5545 m) for sunrise then trek to Pheriche -7/8 hours
  • Day 13: Trek to Khumjung-6/7 hours
  • Day 14: Trek to Phakding-6/7 hours
  • Day 15: Trek to Lukla
  • Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 17: Rest Day and Farewell Dinner
  • Day 18: Departure

Preparation Tips for Seniors for trekking Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest one should be prepared for Everest Base Camp Trek but seniors should be extra careful and should be especially mindful to:

  • Carry multiple water bottles and stay hydrated.
  • Take a map of the route
  • Wear sunglasses, suncream, a hat or scarf as sun protection.
  • Maintain you diet
  • Avoid smoking cigarettes and alcohol during the journey
  • Take the right medications
  • Wear warm gear
  • Walk slow and steady taking plenty of rest to adjust to the nature
  • Prepare yourself for the trek, and know about the symptoms of altitude sickness.
  • Inform your family or friends where you are heading.

Some Essential Tips for Trekking Everest Base Camp for senior

Know your own ability

It is very important to know your ability and experience while trekking Everest Base Camp Trek. Don’t be too ambitious know How much trekking experience you have and your strength level. If you book your trip with the trekking agency then you need to go as per their itinerary plan, following the timetables but if you came without a plan then you won’t have any limit, you can plan and trek accordingly.

Before doing the Everest Base Camp there are lots of treks to boost your strength, for example, the lower altitude trek (Langtang Valley Trek) or Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in the Annapurna region. For your safety and interest, it's best to choose the one that meets your experience and fitness level.

You can also shorten the Everest Base Camp Route if you feel uneasy descending back as below:

  • Day 01: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
  • Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazar
  • Day 03: Acclimatization and Rest day in Namche Bazar
  • Dya 04: Trek to Tengboche
  • Day 05: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche
  • Day 06: Acclimatization Day in Dingboche
  • Day 07: Trek to Lobuche
  • Day 08: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep, trek to Everest Base Camp and return to Gorakshep.
  • Day 09: Hike to Kalapathar and return to Kathmandu via Helicopter from Gorakshep.

Drink lots of Water

Trekking in the altitude is not fun. You will get struck by altitude sickness at any time even if you have reached the same height before, even if you are physically fit. Experienced trekkers can get altitude sickness, it is just to what degree and altitude remain the question.

In altitude, the majority of trekking discover shortness of breath and get headaches or feel nauseous, these are the normal symptoms but if these get worse then you can walk with ease you have to descend immediately.

As you increase the walk, you will get dehydrated, and the sun's rays go harsh on your body so drink plenty of water, and keep your body hydrated. From time to time take a rest and drink plenty of water.

Don’t Overpack

What to pack and How much to Pack? This is one of the tricky questions everyone gets in their head while they are planning to trek in old age. Everything seems necessary at this age but you have to keep in mind that you are just trekking for a few days. For exams you don’t need a laptop during your trekking days, you are on vacation leaving your job in your home country, you won’t get wifi or any network services in the altitude, and you don’t have your hairdresser.

If you’re paying for your porter, you should still pack your essentials accordingly, just because you are not carrying them does not mean the porter has to carry your unnecessary luxury items.

So pack your back accordingly including the most important items for the journey. To make your packing easy, I have included some items you don’t have to miss for your Everest Base camp journey:

Upper and Lower Clothing

  • Base Layers
  • Insulation Layer
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Trekking Trousers/Pants
  • Hiking Shorts
  • Trekking Shirts
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Breathable Underwears

Headwear

  • Hat
  • Beanie
  • Neck Gaiter
  • UV Protected Sunglasses

Handwear and Footwear

  • Inner Gloves
  • Insulated Outer Gloves
  • Hiking Boots
  • Sandals
  • Warm Trekking Socks
  • Gaiters

Other Assosaries

  • Sunscreen
  • Toilet paper
  • Wet Tissues
  • Lip Balm
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste and Toothbrush
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Pee Funnel
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Day backpack
  • Raincover
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Liner
  • Ear Plugs
  • Trekking Poles
  • Headlight with Extra Batteries
  • Water Bottle
  • Quick Drying Towel
  • Lock
  • Camera
  • Portable Power Bank
  • Books
  • Cards
  • Important Documents
  • Travel Insurance
  • Passport Sized Photos
  • Visa
  • Passport

Leave a Footprint not a Trash

Unfortunately, the popular Everest Base Camp Trek is left with tonnes of waste at the end of the climbing and trekking season so beware of your consumption and try your best to not leave any trace on the route. Helps to maintain the beauty of the region. Enjoy the beauty of the Everest region without spoiling it.

Dispose of the waste, and do not drop the rubbish or toilet paper unmanaged. If you didn’t find any dustbins during the walk, you can take the help of tea houses to reduce the waste.

Respect the Culture

The culture of the Everest region is different from that of the other region. In the Sagarmatha National Park, you’ll find the Sherpa so it’s very important to respect the local culture. Many parts of the Solukhumbu region are untouched by modernization and commercialization so try to ensure that your actions and manner do not impact their culture.

People in the Himalayan are more friendly and warm, they will greet your day with “Namaste” so be kind and reply to them Namaste, that’s the polite way of connecting with these people, always put a smiley face it will cost you nothing.

Respect the food, dress and tradition of the locals and also be respectful when entering monasteries, before clicking photos of the monasteries or about the people's lifestyle aks with them, to get permission for everything.

Don’t Expect Anything Luxury

The Everest Base Camp Trek is a popular Trekking destination in Nepal, it's still completely untouched by modernization and commercialization so you’re likely to stay in the tea houses along the route. Every tea house will give you a bed, blanket, and warm food but don’t expect too much.

Being the popular route you will see newer lodges with better facilities and services even primate rooms with hot shower facilities, and wi-fi next to very basic and older teahouses but u have to pay extra for wifi slightly high for these tea houses. During the peak trekking time of the year it's very difficult to get private rooms, you might have to share with your friends so appreciate as you get.

After a long and tiring walk, all you crave is warm, satisfying food and a warm bed nothing more than that so the teahouses are great as you don’t seek luxury or have high expectations. On’t demand too much.

Enjoy the Views

Pause everything going with you and enjoy nature. The only purpose of going to the Himalayas is to enjoy the beauty of the places and challenge yourself to limit yourself. Everyone goes to share their daily activities on social media, but I recommend you get out of it, to switch off your technology. You are on vacation not to get depressed you are here to be far from the hustling and bustling life of the city so enjoy nature to the fullest.

I don’t mean that you should not be updated but just be far from it. You will get wifi services to share your experience and beauty but you will not get the peace and the vibes if you choose phones or social media over the mountain views, capture and enjoy the place to the fullest when you have time, and appreciate and enjoy where you are.

Carry enough money

The essential tip for trekking in any route of Nepal is to carry enough cash with you because there are no ATMs along the route to the Himalayas. So you need to be prepared and calculated wisely how much money you need to carry with you for the whole journey. It can be very difficult to work out the exact amount you will need so it's better to carry much more rather than enough but safely.

Don’t worry about security as it's not an issue, thief is very rare but it doesn’t mean that you have to be careless about your personal belongings. The best way of keeping your cash safe is splitting it into your different pockets it reduces the chances of a thief.

If you are trekking with the agency then you don’t need to look after your meal and accommodation as they are included in your packages but if you are trekking alone then you have to carry enough to cover your daily expenses on accommodation, meals and water.

Don’t Forget your permit and Tims card

One of the important tips for trekking in Nepal is not to forget Tims and permit before you head for trekking. Each and every region, National park have different rules and permit fee so search well and be updated about the changes.

If you are trekking with Government licensed Agency then you don’t need to worry about your permit and Tims card as long as you send your Passport and Passport Size Photos.

For trekking in Annapurna Region you need a TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System) which will cost USD 20 (NPR 2000) and can be obtained from the TAAN office in Kathmandu or Pokhara. A couple of Passport Photos and passports must be carried then you have to fill out the Green Card they give you.

For the permit, the fee differs with the trekking region but if you visit on your own then you have to fill in the documents given by, in Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Words of advice for Trekking Everest Base Camp for Senior

Before the Trek: Do some strength hiking, you can also do short trekking like the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, and Mardi Himal Trek.

Planning: Plan to take plenty of rest during the trek, allow yourself the appropriate time to acclimatize, and include all your necessary items.

During the Trek: Wear the right gear, keep yourself warm, and avoid smoking and alcohol during the journey. As far as possible avoid meat as the meat in the altitude is not fresh. Note: don’t forget to share anything you discover unusual in your body.

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