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Everest Base Camp For Over 50s
The perfect “Bucket-List” Mt Everest adventure for people who:
- Have limited time to be away ⏰
- Aren’t as fit as they’d like to be 🤸♀️
- Aren’t as young as they used to be 👴
but still want to see Everest Base Camp and Mt Everest with their own eyes!
If you have just one week you can spare, we’ll immerse you in all the rich and diverse cultural heritage Nepal has to offer.
In Kathmandu, you’ll visit shrines, palaces and iconic sites like Boudhanath Stupa, World Heritage listed Pashupatinath Temple and Durbar Square. Kathmandu is like a place that time forgot, and you’ll marvel at this chaotic and loud but exotic, beautiful and captivating city.
After two nights exploring the magic of Kathmandu, you’ll fly by private helicopter to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to the Everest region and it’s where most begin the famous trek to Everest Base Camp.
Despite its remote location, Lukla is a busy mountain village with heaps of amenities for tourists including shops, markets, lodges, restaurants and cafes. You’ll have plenty of time to explore Lukla and to start getting a feel for Himalayan mountain life. Your hosts tonight are Kami Sherpa and his family at the renowned Namaste Lodge. The traditional Nepalese food will blow you away and yes, your accommodation even has hot showers 😉.
The next morning you’ll jump back on board your private helicopter and fly up valley to the famous Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar. En route, see your first spectacular views of Mt Everest. Namche Bazaar is a vibrant and bustling Sherpa village situated at 3,440 metres. Trekkers and climbers usually spend two nights in Namche to acclimatise before heading to higher altitudes.
You’ll have two days and nights here which will allow you to explore plenty of what this exciting village has to offer. Some of the highlights include:
- Walking up to the Hotel Everest View to watch the sunrise over Mt Everest
- Visit the Namche Monastery and receive a blessing from the Buddhist Lama
- Explore the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Documentation Centre
- Take a stunning (and cruisy) 4km walk from Namche to Thamo
- Sample the best chilli-chicken dish in the entire world at Hotel Namche
- Visit the famous Hermann Helmers Bakery
- Explore the fantastic clothing and equipment shops, cafes and markets
After two nights in Namche we’re confident you won’t want to leave but this next day is special. An early start from the Namche helipad and you’re flying up valley with the skyline dominated by Himalayan giants Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Ama Dablam. Wow-factor plus in every direction.
You’ll touch down for a photo opportunity on Kala Patthar, perched high above Everest Base Camp. Your flight will then continue up and over Everest Base Camp with truly stunning views of Mt Everest, the infamous Khumbu Icefall and up into the Western CWM. This is the rooftop of the world and the views from your helicopter are now lifetime memories.
Not to be outdone, the flight back down valley and return to Kathmandu is also spectacular with the main Himalayan range visible throughout. It’s worth taking a map and seeing how many Himalayan giants you can identify during the flight.
Back in Kathmandu our ground crew will convey you back to The Radisson Hotel and the afternoon and evening is yours. The rooftop pool or terrace garden bar are both great places to chill out and enjoy a cold drink. The next day is also a free day for you to shop or cram in some more sightseeing. A visit to the ancient city of Bhaktapur and/or the Swayambhunath Monkey Temple are a great way to spend the day.
For your final night, we’ve arranged an evening of celebration and authentic Nepalese hospitality at Trek Climb Ski Nepal co-founder Tika Tamang’s home. Enjoy dinner and drinks (all included) with Tika and his family from their rooftop overlooking the stunning night lights of Kathmandu.
Hard to believe you’ll fit all that into 7 days* but yes, you will.
If you are interested in booking this trip, please read this important additional information.
*Our Everest Base Camp for Over 50s is listed as 7 nights and 8 days. 8 days includes your arrival and departure days.
Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport and be transferred by Trek Climb Ski Nepal staff to your accommodation at The Radisson Hotel. Meet your trip leaders and receive your down jacket and kit bag. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner and drinks (included) at The Radisson Hotel hosted by your expedition leader and guides.
A fantastic buffet breakfast followed by a morning sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. Afternoon at leisure. Our staff will be available in the afternoon to assist any guests that may need to make last minute purchases. Group dinner and drinks (included) with your team and guides.
Our staff will meet you early this morning and convey you to Kathmandu Airport. From here you’ll fly by private helicopter to Lukla – the gateway to the Everest region. You’ll enjoy a hearty Sherpa breakfast at Namaste Lodge then enjoy the day exploring Lukla and surrounds. Plenty of easy hiking trails, shops and markets will keep you busy. Overnight in Lukla (2800m).
Another great brekky at Namaste lodge then a stroll down to the Lukla helipad. The flight to Namche isn’t long but it’s spectacular as you wind your way up valley past Phakding and Monjo and high above the mighty Dudh Kosi river. A little further up and the first views of Everest build the excitement just as Namche Bazaar comes into view. Landing in Namche you’ll feel the buzz. This is Mt Everest heartland with towering Himalayan peaks in every direction. Check-in to the fantastic Namche Hotel and start exploring the village. Shops, cafes, restaurants, bakeries and market stalls are all around you. Chill out with a cold drink and makes plans with your guides on how to spend the next 2 days. The Namche Hotel is home to the finest food, hot showers and hospitality in the Khumbu. Our hosts Ang Maya and Dorje Sherpa have been looking after us for years and our time at the Namche Hotel is a real highlight. Overnight in Namche Bazaar (3440m).
The options today are unlimited. If you have the energy, join our guides as we set off for an early morning walk up to the Hotel Everest View to watch the sunrise over Mt Everest. Enjoy a warm drink and take in the 360° views. Head back down to Namche for a well earned breakfast then visit the Namche Bazaar Monastery and receive a blessing from the buddhist Lama. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the local markets, bakeries and shops in Namche which is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Overnight in Namche Bazaar (3440m).
Today is the big day. A short walk to the Namche helipad and back on board with your pilot and team. The helicopter flight from Namche Bazaar is as good as it gets. This is your once-in-a-lifetime moment to witness close up the world’s highest and most stunning peaks from the air. As you soar through the skies, you’ll be surrounded by the grandeur of the Everest region, with towering peaks of Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and many others forming an awe-inspiring panorama. The vast glaciers and deep valleys add to the surreal beauty of the landscape below you.
Your flight will make a stop at Kala Patthar, a vantage point that offers an extraordinary close-up view of Everest. This is a photo opportunity that normally takes a 2-week trek to enjoy! The view of Mt Everest from Kala Patthar is the highlight of any Everest Base Camp trek or trip to this region. After this brief stop, your flight will continue up and over Everest Base Camp and alongside the deadly Khumbu Icefall. The Khumbu Icefall is a treacherous and highly dangerous section of the climbing route on Mt Everest that lies between Base Camp and Camp I. The Icefall is the most hazardous and unpredictable section of the Everest climb. It poses numerous dangers including frequent avalanches and serac collapses, making it a deadly area to navigate for climbers.
As you depart Everest and head down valley, the impressive scenery continues all the way back to Kathmandu. You’ll continue to fly alongside the main Himalayan range and over the many small Sherpa villages scattered amongst the hills below. The flight back to Kathmandu takes around 60 minutes so be sure to have your phone or camera well charged.
After landing at Kathmandu Airport, our team will convey you back to your accommodation at The Radisson Hotel. The afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy as you please.
This is a free day for you to relax, go shopping or even cram in some more sightseeing. A visit to the ancient city of Bhaktapur and/or the Swayambhunath Monkey Temple are a great way to spend the day.
For your final night, we’ve planned a special evening of celebration and authentic Nepalese hospitality at Trek Climb Ski Nepal co-founder Tika Tamang’s home. Enjoy dinner and drinks (all included) with Tika and his family from their rooftop overlooking the stunning night lights of Kathmandu.
Sadly your adventure in Nepal has come to an end. All guests will be conveyed by private vehicle to Kathmandu Airport to meet their international flights.
4 nights accommodation at The Radisson Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfasts
Accommodation in mountain lodges in Lukla (1 night) and Namche Bazaar (2 nights)
Dinner and drinks in Kathmandu (3 nights)
All ground transfers in Nepal
Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu (includes entry fees and guide)
Private helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
Private helicopter flight from Lukla to Namche Bazaar
Private helicopter flight from Namche Bazaar to Everest Base Camp and return to Kathmandu
National Park entrance fees and trekking permits
All meals while in the mountains
Experienced leaders and guides
Emergency medical kit
Down jacket (hire)
Complimentary Trek Climb Ski Nepal kit bag
All Nepalese tourist taxes and fees
Note: Tips for guides are NOT included
Accomm + meals
Your accommodation includes 4 nights at The Radisson Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfasts included. You’ll also enjoy a room with a private bathroom (and hot showers!) in your mountain lodge accommodation at Lukla (1 night) and Namche Bazaar (2 nights). All meals are included while you are in the mountains.
Dinner and drinks are included for your first two nights in Kathmandu and are also included during your final night celebrations at the home of Trek Climb Ski Nepal co-founder Tika Tamang.