18 Days Everest Base Camp Trek for Senior Citizens

EBc Trek for Senior
At a Glance
  • Duration18 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5600m
  • Group Size 1 - 20 Person
  • Start City Kathmandu
  • End City Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Private and Group Joining
  • Activity Trekking
  • Best Season September - May
Trip Highlights
  • Flight to Lukla is a lifetime adventure in itself offering bird-eye views of HImalayas.
  • The historic and cultural Mani walls, Chorten, old Monasteries, and many high suspension bridge with prayer flags.
  • Trekking through the sherpa villages.
  • Experience the world highest Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Cultural exploration of Sherpa Buddhist community.
  • Kalapatthar a magical view point that offers the 360 views of mountains. Mount Everest, Lho La, Nuptse, Lotshe, Pumori, Amadablam and many more.
  • The ancient monasteries with the magnificent views of Mountains blends the sherpa culture and nature.
  • The Everest’s capital City Namche Bazzar.The gateway and cultural heart of the Everest Area.
  •  The lively culture and tradition of the Sherpa community.
  • A journey to the base of mighty Mt. Everest – Everest Base Camp.
  • geography and landscape from Kathmandu city to Everest Base Camp.
  • Get a glimpse of the Khumbu icefall and Khumbu Glacier
  • Sunset view on Mt. Everest from Tengboche Monastery and Kalapatthar.
  • Lovely forest of rhododendron and variety of flora and fauna.
  • An amazing sunrise view from different altitude of Everest region.
  • Yak bells sounds, and Yaks on the Everest Base Camp Trail.
  • A great Picturesque day hike to Kala Patthar (5,555 m) and Nangkartshang Peak (5,083 m).
  • Amazing view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam and other peaks from the highest-placed hotel – Hotel Everest View.
  • The serene atmosphere and positive vibes inside charming Tengboche Monastery.

18 Days Everest Base Camp Trek for senior Citizen

Genz has a new code: "Age is just a number".

And what a beautiful quote that is. If you are determined enough, it's never too late to live your dream. And what could be a better dream than being surrounded by the tallest and highest mountains in the world?

Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular and celebrated trekking route in the world and a dream to many. And, if you as a senior citizen wondering if you can make it happen, then the only words we have is "YES. ABSOLUTELY".

This Everest Base Camp Trek for senior citizens has been designed as a relaxing vacation with a little adventure rather than long hours of hiking. Although longer than the regular 10 to 12-day Everest base camp trek, this 18-day Itinerary is for elderly citizens or people with mild physical health. Any other family members who want to explore Everest slowly and cherish each moment without getting tired or hurt can go on this trek. And EBC Trek for senior people is safe, especially with the experts of Breeze Adventure.

Like all treks in Everest, this 18-day long Everest Trek starts from Lukla and goes via the village of Phakding on the first day. Each day, you will hike for only about 4 km, 3 to 4 hours, and enjoy the rest of the day exploring nature at its best. Then, you shall slowly explore the villages as Monjo Jorsalle before reaching Namche Bazaar. Then, EBC Trek for senior people follows the traditional route via Tengboche, Pangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp, a true piece of heaven made on earth.

Best time to do the EBC trek for Senior Citizen

We suggest that senior citizens only hike during Autumn and Spring, i.e. September to November and March to May, when the weather is stable, chances of rainfall and snowfall are zero, and the temperature in the mountain region is favourable. It is recommended to travel in autumn, but the route is very crowded in September and October. Spring is a good time for enjoying the solitude and warmer temperature while meeting a lot of climbers on the way.

Everest Base Camp Trek Physical Fitness Safety Tip for Senior Citizens

Firstly, and most importantly, you need sound physical and mental health, I.e. no recurring diseases of hurt and lungs, for EBC Trek package for senior Citizen. You also need to develop the habit of regular exercise a few months before the trip.

Safety tips for EBC Trek package for senior Citizen

  • Take a lot of rest time so your lungs do not experience a deficiency in Oxygen,
  • Do not leave your guide or view during the trek time
  • Eat only vegetarian meal
  • Drink a lot of water and avoid all kinds of alcoholic beverages
  • Keep very warm clothes and high-quality sleeping bags in your backpack
  • Ask for help from the local expert/ guide anytime you feel slight inconvenience

Accommodation and Food on EBC Trek for Senior Citizens

EBC Trek package for senior citizens is the oldest and most popular trekking route in Nepal. This means hotels and guesthouses along the Everest base camp route are pretty good compared to other trekking regions of Nepal. Up to Namche, you can find high-standard hotels; beyond that, you will stay in a smaller Tea House. The Tea houses have single beds on a shared basis and a common bathroom. The room does not have a heating system, but they definitely provide you with an extra blanket if possible.

All kinds of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food are available on the menu during the senior Citizen EBc trek. The choices for lunch and dinner include Nepali Dal Bhat, Chinese, Indian, Italian, and some continental dishes. Also, there are good choices for breakfast, and you are always in food options. The Tea House owner is not an expert chef, but the food prepared is quite decent and good enough to get you going throughout the Senior Citizen EBc trek.

Acclimatization Days

On this itinerary trip, we have two rest days, the first one at Namche and the second in Dingboche. Acclimatization/ Rest days, especially as a senior citizen EBC trek, are essential to let your body adjust to the dropping oxygen level in the higher altitude.

EBC Trek Difficulty for Senior Citizens

The Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary for senior citizens is the most thrilling and adventurous trek route popular worldwide. Especially as a senior citizen, this isn't going to be a piece of cake. The distance and altitude of Everest will be major problems of Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary for senior citizens. Moreover, if you have back and knee problems, walking at a higher altitude is definitely a challenging task. Your body must be trained to hike for 4 to 5 hours each day and leave in the loo year level of Oxygen. Also, if you develop some medical condition along the way, Everest has no big hospitals, and you should be evacuated back to Kathmandu in a helicopter. However, with the right kind of preparation, it's not impossible.

How do you prepare Everest Base Camp Trek for senior citizens?

  • Walk/ run 2-3 hours each day in the parks
  • Go swimming, cycling, and other cardio exercise whenever possible
  • Consult with your doctor if you are fit for such long treks in the mountains
  • Get all your medications enough for at least one month
  • Get your insurance that covers helicopter evaluation in higher altitudes
  • It's gonna be expensive- be finally prepared
  • Be mentally prepared for difficulties that may arise during the tour

Can a 70-year-old Trek to Everest Base Camp?

The oldest person to climb Mount Everest was 80 years old, and there are many records of Everest base camp trek by many people between their 70s and 80s. If you are in your 60s or 70s years and ever dreamed of an Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary for senior Citizen, then just go for it. And if things don't turn out as you desire, you can be evaluated by a helicopter to safety in no time.

Is EBC worth it at the age of 70?

The views of Mount Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Khantega, Kongde, Thamserku, Taboche and many more mountains, rich bio-diversity, and utmost peace at nature. Every minute of this trip will be worth it. The difficulty you might face while travelling to Everest base camp in the 70s will feel worth it once you stand before the highest mountain in the world.

Is there an age limit for Everest Base Camp?

The government of Nepal has not set any age limit for getting a permit for the Everest base camp trek. This means people of any age can trek to the Everest base camp. It depends on the person whether they succeed or have to leave the trek in the middle. Whether it be a child or an old man, the fact that you can be evacuated quickly in case of emergency makes the Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary for senior Citizen quite safe.

Who is the oldest person to go to Everest Base Camp?

Niranjan Debnath, 73, from India, is mentioned as the oldest one to hike to Everest base camp and back. Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura, at 80 years old, not only followed the EBC Trek route for senior Citizen but also reached the peak of Everest safely. Unfortunately, mountaineer Min Bahadur Sherchan, 85, on his attempt to climb Mount Everest, died of a heart attack in EBC.

What is the maximum and minimum age to do an Everest Base Camp trek?

Legally, there is no maximum or minimum age for the EBC Trek route for senior citizens. But many travel agencies find it difficult to hike with younger and older people, so they may say that it is impossible. If you are determined enough, people at any age can actually trek to Everest base camp.

Am I fit enough for Everest Base Camp?

To check if you are fit for the EBC Trek route for senior citizen, maybe you can go on two- to three-day hikes in your home country in the high-altitude region. If there is no such high altitude zone in your home country, you can travel to Nepal and take a shorter trip around Kathmandu Valley itself. Once you adapt to the high-altitude weather, you can easily find if you are fit for such a long and difficult commitment.

Meta description: Everest Base Camp Trek for senior people is tailor-made by experts to guide the trip of people in their 50s to 70s safely and comfortably.


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Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be taken to the hotel you will be staying in from the airport by our staff. You can choose to rest that day or look around the area. However, you need to be prepared for the Everest base camp trek starting from next day and make sure to pack all the necessities for the trek which we can help you with.

  • Max Altitude: 1400m
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Today, you will start the trek with an early morning flight to Lukla which will take about 30-45 minutes of your day. Once you reach there, we will meet our guides and porters. Soon, we start heading towards Phakding at an elevation of approximately 2600 meters enjoying the views of different rivers, forests, and mountain peaks around. We will choose a teahouse/lodge there to spend the night and be prepared for the next day.

  • Max Altitude: 2610m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Time: 3 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 8km| 5.9miles

On the third day, we will be leading our way to Monjo, a village towards the north of Phakding. It will take about 3-4 hours and reach the elevation of 2835 meters. Remaining time of the day, you can choose to either rest or visit the village and enjoy the mesmerizing views. Overnight, you can spend in Monjo, or Jorsalle(450 meters from Monjo) choice is yours.

  • Max Altitude: 2835m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 3 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 3.6km |2.2 miles

After spending a night in Monjo, this day you need to head towards one of the most popular stops on the route, Namche Bazaar. The way is a bit more ascending than the previous day, but it's still worth the fascinating views of the rhododendron forest and snow-capped mountain peaks/ranges. The altitude will be increased to 3440 meters. Hence we suggest you drink more water and stay hydrated.

  • Max Altitude: 3440m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 4 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 4.1km | 2.5miles

You can rest a little longer today as we will be spending our day here. Also, it will be a perfect chance to visit around the village and explore there. If you want to hike, we can also visit the school built in remembrance of Sir Edmund Hilliary in Khumjung. Also, you can enjoy the sunrise if you can walk towards Syangboche early in the morning which will take about one hour.

  • Max Altitude: 3800m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 3/4 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 3.6km |2.2 miles

After spending two nights in Namche bazaar and a nutritious breakfast on a new morning we will move ahead towards one of the biggest monasteries in the Khumbu region, the Tengboche Monastery. After completing 4-5 hours of walking and reaching the elevation of 3860 meters, you will reach there and rest for the night in one of the local teahouses.

  • Max Altitude: 3860m
  • Accommodation: Guset House
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 9.6km | 6 miles

On the seventh day, we will ascend towards Pangboche after breakfast in the morning. Today we reach a height of 3985 meters. Altitude keeps on increasing more and more, so make sure to keep yourself hydrated and well-nourished. We will be able to look around the area in the evening and spend the night in a lodge here.

  • Max Altitude: 3985m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 3 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 4.1 km | 2.5 Miles

Today’s hike won’t be much long, so we will start around 9 am. However, it might be a little challenging as we go much higher (approximately 4400 meters from sea level). But the challenges are all worth it as you can thoroughly enjoy the breathtaking view of mountains such as Ama Dablam and the evergreen forest full of rhododendrons if gone in the right season. Overnight, you will rest in Dingboche.

  • Max Altitude: 4400m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 4 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 6.4km | 4 Miles

As for the acclimatization, Dingboche is considered the most fascinating and charming village of the Khumbu region. On this day, you do have the option to climb up the Nangkartshang peak or Chhukung Ri from where you can easily enjoy the view of Mt. Everest, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Lhotse, and many others.

  • Max Altitude: 4400m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 3\4 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 3.6km |2.2 miles

It is time to leave the panoramic views from the Dingboche village behind and walk towards the Thukla (around 4620 meters), a village where people have built more than 100 memorials of the climbers who had lost their lives while climbing towards the summit of Mt. Everest. You will be spending the night in small restaurants available there in Thukla on this senior citizen EBC trek.

  • Max Altitude: 4620m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 3 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 4.1km | 2.5 Miles

As it might be harder for you to go up towards EBC, we will be walking slowly including more stops. Today, it's time for you to head towards Lobuche village and then to the most famous lodge out there to rest and spend the night, The 8000 Inn at an elevation of 4940 meters. You get to see the Lobuche Peak and other beautiful mountains and forests from there.

  • Max Altitude: 4940m
  • Accommodation: 8000INN
  • Time: 4 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 4.1km | 2.5 Miles

It's finally the day to reach our destination Everest Base Camp, the most exciting day for EBC Trek for senior people. After breakfast in the Lobuche, we will head towards the base camp through the usual route. We will stop at Gorakshep (5165 meters) for a moment and again continue our walk. Everest Base Camp will be the nearest point to Mt. Everest and also the highest point (5364 meters) of the trek, so be prepared by staying hydrated and well nourished. You will be returning to Gorkshep for the 12th night of EBC Trek for mom and dad.

  • Max Altitude: 5364m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 7 -8 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 12km | 7.4 miles

We will have to depart from Everest, Moving closer to the EBC trek for senior citizen. From Gorakshep, we will steep down towards the village of Pheriche (4370 meters), through the usual route, villages of Lobuche and Thukla. Descending might be more challenging so it's better to walk slowly enjoying nature. You will spend the night in the Pheriche in which there are many riverside lodges.

  • Max Altitude: 4200m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 7 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 9.3km | 5.5miles

From here, we are going to follow the same route down as we came. On this day, we will reach the Tengboche and will be overnight there. On the way down, you will see many chortens, stupas, and stone walls along with the mesmerizing view of Ama Dablam Mountain and valley. This is an interesting stop for EBC trek with family.

  • Max Altitude: 3860m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 8.3km | 5.3 miles

Again, we will be spending a night in the largest village in the Himalayan region around there. After you rest well in Tengboche we will come down towards Namche bazaar through the forests and rivers, mountain ranges, and pretty skies seeing as a once-in-a-lifetime experience on this EBC Trek package for senior citizen.

  • Max Altitude: 3400m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 9.6km | 6 miles

Along the routes of Jersalle and Monjo, we slowly descend toward the village of Phakding. On the way, you will spot many tourists, Sherpas and yaks. Also in some places, there might be handmade gifts that uniquely reflect the culture and traditions of that place which you can buy. The Senior citizen EBC trek now gets quite comfortable and fun.

  • Max Altitude: 2610m
  • Accommodation: Guest Huse
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 9.4km|5.8miles

Phakding to Lukla is a short and easy downhill trek in the morning. In Phakding, we will have a relaxing morning and only start the walk at about midday. Then, we walk via the Dudh Koshi River and lost more altitude before getting to Lukla. In Lukla, you can have a restful evening or celebrate the end of your Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary for senior citizen.

  • Max Altitude: 2860m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 4 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 8km| 5.9miles

From Lukla, we will book an early morning flight either to Ramechap or Kathmandu. In the peak trekking season, we will fly to Ramechap in about 20 minutes and drive to Kathmandu on a Jeep in about 5 hours. Or we can fly directly to Kathmandu in about 25 minutes. In the evening, you have a lot of free time to explore the beauty of Thamel and do some souvenir shopping at the end of EBC Trek route for senior citizen.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Time: 30min
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Transport: Flight
Cost Details
What's Included
  • Transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport.
  • Two night hotel in Kathmandu BB Plan( Hotel Sapana Garden/ Hotel Elegant Kathmandu
  • Inn)
  • Transportation for the trek, including flights to and from Lukla.
  • Government-authorized, experienced guide and assistance guide for 7+ person.
  • 3 meals a day and accommodations during the trek.
  • 1 tank of oxygen cylinder for an emergency altitude sickness( last 24 hours for a person)
  • 3 cups of Tea per day
  • Well experienced Guide (from Kathmandu) and Porter (at Lukla).
  • Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guide and porter.
  • Equipments:-sleeping bag, down jacket.
  • First Aid Kit
  • Breeze Adventure logo Trekking T-shirt ( 1 piece)
  • Service charge and government taxes
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee.
  • Local Government Permit fee
  • Post trek celebration in Kathmandu
  • Cost Excludes:
  • Tips for guide
What's Not Included
  • Tips for guide
  • Personal Insurance
  • International Flight
  • Accommodation and trips outside of this itinerary
Group Discount Prices
Number of peoplePrice per person
1 pax
2 pax
3 - 5 pax
6 - 10 pax

Essential Information

Everest Base Camp Trek Package for Senior Citizen

Everest base camp trek for senior citizens (50 to 70 years) follows the same route as the classic EBC trek but takes longer duration because the package is designed for hiking only 3 to 5 hours each day, covering less than 4-6 kms. Also, we only gain about 500 m of altitude each day so that we do not develop any symptoms of altitude sickness. Breeze Adventures employees are the most experienced guides for senior citizens, so they can assist in any difficult situation.

18 Days Everest Base Camp Trek for Senior Citizens FAQs

  • If more than 40,000 trekkers are making the trip every year, why can’t you? The trek is not difficult at all. It is quite safe and rewarding, the only difficulty being the high altitude. So, people of all ages, sizes, and shapes can train beforehand and make a trip to the Everest Base Camp. Acclimatizing for a couple of days in a trip of 14 days (including pre and post-night at Kathmandu) would avoid probable altitude sickness. You can go for short or express EBC trek as well if you have previous hiking experience.

  • Everest Base Camp Trek is just a slow hike on a man-made trail, not a rigorous mountain climb. But you will hike 5-6 hours each day for two weeks, so don’t underestimate this trip. Also, you need not be a marathon runner or fitness freak to make this trip successful. With proper acclimatization, a slow pace, and solid preparation, everyone can complete this trek. If you don’t have experience walking uphill, you might need 7-10 weeks of training to build your stamina and cardio endurance. Don’t forget to consult your doctor before you train or start the trek to EBC!

  • The weight limit for luggage is 10 kg per trekker. One porter will be assigned to every two trekkers, and the combined luggage for both trekkers should not exceed 20 kg. We do not overload our porters.

    You may need to bring a small knapsack or backpack for your valuables and important items. Only bring essential items. Excess baggage can be left at your hotel or Breeze Adventure Pvt Ltd store at no cost.

    If you are willing to take a heavy bag with you, we can provide a personal perter at an additional cost.

  • During the trek, you will have access to internet services at lodges for a small fee. Once you reach higher altitudes, communication will primarily be through the phone. Breeze Adventure will keep in touch with all clients at least once a day through our trek leader using various methods such as Signal, WhatsApp, phone, and Messenger to ensure your safety and well-being.

    Signal strength may be weak at higher elevations, but you can purchase a local SIM card in Kathmandu to improve connectivity.

  • Everest Base Camp stands at an elevation of 17,598 feet (5,364 meters) above sea level. The journey to reach it begins at an elevation of 5,364 meters in Kathmandu and culminates at a peak of 18,192 feet (5,555 meters) at Kala Patthar.

  • There is not any road access to Lukla yet. So we must fly from Kathmandu/ Ramechap to Lukla for the Everest Base Camp Trek. However, the road is building up to Lukla and it would be ready in a few years. If you want to avoid the flight to and from Lukla, you could add a few days to the itinerary and start your Everest Base Camp Trek trek from Phaplu. On this itinerary, you would drive to Phaplu, Nunthala and start the trek up to Lukla and continue up to Everest Base Camp on the same trail.

  • There is not any guesthouse at the Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp is located above the Khumbu glacier so it is not possible to build a guesthouse. There is a space for the tent camp for the expedition groups. However, if you are willing to sleep at EBC and come to Nepal during March, or April, we can manage a night stay at the expedition group’s tent at an additional cost.

  • It's important to pack as lightly as possible to keep you on the move, right? But don't worry about carrying all of your gear yourself, we provide one porter for every two travelers and we will give you a waterproof duffel bag to carry your trekking gear. This will make it easier for you to enjoy the trip without being weighed down by heavy luggage.

    Please note that the maximum weight limit for porter-carried luggage is 10 kg (22 lbs) per person, and the weight limit for luggage on the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is also 10 kg (22 lbs) with a hand luggage limit of 5 kg (11 lbs). Some of your luggage can be left in Kathmandu (although the hotel may charge a storage fee), but you'll need to bring all your trekking gear with you.

    Please carefully review the checklist in the trip notes for details on what to bring for the trek. You'll need to bring a comfortable, medium-sized day pack to carry the items you'll need during the day. Look for a pack with a waist strap or padded waist belt for added comfort. Remember that the weather can be changeable at high altitudes, so layered clothing is recommended year-round.

  • Yes, obviously this trek is for you! This trek leads you into the high valley of the Himalayas. All you need is hiking experience and strong determination. People who have never been up to 200m in their life also have made it all the way to EBC without any altitude sickness. While hiking, you must remember to go slow and steady. This trek does not have any age limit. 80+ years old people also reached Everest Base Camp, as well as 6-year-old children. This Trek is for all-age people around the world who have wanted to accomplish their bucket list dream. As long as you do some preparation and follow our guides, you should have no problem reaching base camp.

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