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Premium Everest Trek for Adventurous Over 50s

Premium Everest Trek for Adventurous Over 50s

Overview

Premium Everest Trek for Adventurous Over 50s  by Himalayan Dream team.

The Premium Everest Trek by Himalayan Dream Team is the perfect blend of adventure and comfort, designed especially for travelers over 50. This trek offers a unique experience, combining the thrill of trekking in the Everest region with luxurious accommodations.

Why Choose the Premium Everest Trek?

Mount Everest is a dream destination for many, and our Premium Everest Trek ensures you experience it with the highest standards of comfort. Our hand-picked lodges offer modern amenities, including hot showers and cozy beds, making each day's trekking a joy. This trek is ideal for first-time adventurers and families, with relatively short trekking days due to the altitude, allowing you to fully enjoy the journey.

Perfect for First-Time Trekkers and Families

With relatively short trekking days due to the altitude, this trek is ideal for first-time trekkers and adventurous families. Along with stunning mountain views, you'll immerse yourself in the fascinating culture of the Sherpa and Tibetan people.

Cultural and Scenic Highlights

The Premium Everest Trek not only provides luxury accommodations but also immerses you in the rich culture of the Everest region. The valley of Thame, once a trade point between Nepal and Tibet, is filled with historical significance. The view from Kongde Lodge will leave you spellbound, offering panoramic vistas of the Himalayas.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit to UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Enjoy a stunning 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, located at 2,840 meters in Eastern Nepal's Khumbu region.
  • Stay in the best lodges located in Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Thame, and Kongde, each chosen for their stunning views and modern comforts.
  • Trek to Thame, ascending a secluded side-valley off the main Khumbu Valley route.
  • Enjoy unparalleled vistas of the Himalayas from Kongde Lodge, the highest-altitude lodge in the world.
  • Discover the rich history of Thame, the trade point between Nepal and Tibet, and the birthplace of famous Everest summiteers like Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Apa Sherpa.

Premium Everest Trek for Adventurous Over 50s Itinerary

Details Outline

Upon arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Himalayan Dream Team will greet you and guide you to your hotel. Once you reach the hotel, you can check in, freshen up, and take some time to relax. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Dream Team.

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
5 *Hotel
Highest Altitude
1335 m

After breakfast, we'll take you on a tour of Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Boudhanath Stupa, all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Durbar Square offers insights into the lives of royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath Temple holds great significance as a pilgrimage site for Hindus. Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa, one of the world's largest stupas, are both iconic landmarks.

At tour, we will gather with our fellow participants at our office to introduce ourselves and discuss your upcoming trip.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
5 *Hotel
Highest Altitude
1335 m
Walking Hours
5/6

We depart early from Kathmandu to Lukla via a quick 35-minute flight, taking off around 6 am. The airstrip, constructed in the mid-1960s by Sir Edmund Hillary and his team, is surrounded by towering peaks, hinting at the grandeur ahead. Upon arrival in Lukla, we meet our crew and trek through the Dudh Koshi Valley to Phakding where we spend the night.

Note: During peak season, flights to Lukla may operate from Ramechap airport to avoid delays and air traffic. Ramechap, 130 km east of Kathmandu, requires a 4-hour drive. If departing from Ramechap, expect an early start at 2 am and a brief 12-minute flight to Lukla.

Food
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Accomodation
Yeti Mountain Home
Highest Altitude
2600 m
Walking Hours
3/4 hrs

After breakfast from Phakding the trail continues north up the Dudh Kosi valley, staying 100m above the river on its west bank. The trail leads us to Jorsale (2810m) where we enter the Sagarmatha National Park, and submit our trekking permits for checking. From here we continue on an ever-steepening trail to Namche Bazaar (3440m), known simply as Namche. En route we cross the spectacular suspension bridge high above the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and the Dudh Kosi, and shortly after glimpse our first view of Everest, way off to the north-east. The trail to Namche is steep and long, but eventually we reach the remarkable Sherpa capital perched high on the hillside and dominated to the east by the immense bulk of Kwangde

Food
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Accomodation
Yeti Mountain Home
Highest Altitude
3450 m
Walking Hours
5/6 hrs

We spend another night in Namche to acclimatize to the high altitude. Nestled in a vast, protected hollow, Namche is a thriving village. Post-breakfast,  visit the National Park Headquarters to learn about Sherpa culture, mountaineering history, and local wildlife. Your guides will provide guidance and accompany you on any chosen excursions.

Food
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Accomodation
Yeti Mountain Home
Highest Altitude
3450 m
Walking Hours
3/4 hrs

The trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame, following the route of the Renjo La Pass trek, Everest View Trail, and Everest Three Pass Trek. For those with extra days in Namche, exploring Thame village, ancient monasteries, chortens, and mani walls is a rewarding experience.

Thame, at an elevation of 3,788 meters , is the home of many famous Sherpa mountaineers, including Apa Sherpa. This traditional village has remained peaceful and less crowded compared to other trekking routes in the Everest region. The Dechen Chokhorling Monastery in Thame is one of the oldest in the area.

The trek offers excellent mountain views, passing through fields, ancient Sherpa villages, and forests. Your guide will provide insights into the Sherpa way of life and the history of the region.

This journey along the Khumbu Valley from Namche to Thame is a must for trekkers from around the world.

Food
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Accomodation
Yeti Mountain Home
Highest Altitude
3788 m
Walking Hours
4/5hrs

Today trek starts witht offering spectacular Himalayan panoramas. Begin with a 30-minute descent, then follow a trail on the south side of the Bhote Kosi River through the village of Pare.

Gradually climb through rhododendron, pine, and bamboo forests to reach the glacier of Kongde Peak. Enjoy stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam on this less crowded, well-built trail, with one section featuring handrail cables for safety.

At Kongde, settle into the lodge and take a walk to enjoy some of the best views in the Everest region. From atop Kongde, you'll have panoramic vistas of the entire Khumbu region, including Everest, Ama Dablam, and other majestic Himalayan peaks.

Food
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Accomodation
Yeti Mountain Home
Highest Altitude
4250 m
Walking Hours
5/6 hrs

Today, prepare for a steep but scenic descent from Kongde to Phakding. Use your trekking poles to navigate down from your high perch above the Dudh Kosi River. Take your time on the trail to explore several small Sherpa settlements along the way. These unique villages are just off the main trail and rarely see trekkers, offering an authentic glimpse into Sherpa life.

Eventually, you’ll join the Everest Trail and continue to the village of Phakding, nestled in the mountains, for your overnight stay.

Accomodation
Yeti Mountain Home
Highest Altitude
2600 m
Walking Hours
4/5hrs

On the final day of your trek, start leisurely before heading towards Lukla. Remember, the initial downhill trek to Phakding now means an uphill journey back.

Prepare for the final 40-minute climb to crest the ridge where Lukla Airstrip is located. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel for your last night in the Khumbu region.

Relax, reflect on your journey, and celebrate your trekking success!

Food
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Accomodation
Yeti Mountain Home
Highest Altitude
2840 m
Walking Hours
3/4hrs

Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
5 *Hotel
Highest Altitude
1335 m

Explore Kathmandu at your own pace.
Enjoy the city's cultural and historical sites.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
5 *Hotel
Highest Altitude
1335 m

After breakfast or lunch, depending on your flight time, we will transfer you to the international airport or if you leave by evening you can put your luggage at the Hotel and enjoy the city one final day.

Not satisfied with this itinerary?

If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preference and specification.

Service Included on Trip Cost

Cost Includes

  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel in Kathmandu
  • Welcome dinner hosted by HDT
  • 4 nights 5* hotel twin – sahring accomodation at Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with private transport and entrance fees
  • Domestic flights between Kathmandu and Lukla
  • 7 nights luxuary (Yeti Mountain Home ) lodges
  • Three meals a day during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) including tea & coffee
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permits and TIMS card
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees
  • Government-licensed English-speaking experienced guide and porter(s)
  • Porter for trekkers' luggage (one porter for two trekkers, maximum weight limit 18 kg, one trekking luggage limit 9 kg)
  • Coverage for guide and porters including meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flights, and necessary equipment
  • Printed Route Map
  • Doffel bags, trekking poles, sleeping baggs
  • Company name t-shirts and caps

Cost Excludes

  • International flight airfare
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodations in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure
  • Nepal visa on arrival at the international airport in Kathmandu (USD 50 and 4 passport-sized pictures needed)
  • Travel insurance covering emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation.
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by factors beyond the company's control like landslides, weather conditions, safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • Tips for staff
  • Any costs or expenses not mentioned in the "Included" list.

Premium Everest Trek for Adventurous Over 50s Altitude Profile

FAQs

What is the Premium Everest Trek for Adventurous Over 50s?

This trek is designed specifically for trekkers over the age of 50, combining the iconic paths of the Everest region with premium accommodations and services to enhance comfort and enjoyment.
 

The trek generally spans 12 to 15 days, including time for acclimatization, exploration, and travel to and from Kathmandu.
 

The trek is moderate to challenging, primarily due to the high altitudes reached. Special considerations are made to ensure a safe pace and ample acclimatization for older trekkers.
 

Trekkers will stay in the best available lodges and luxury teahouses, which offer more comfortable bedding, private bathrooms, and amenities such as heating and hot water.
 

The optimal periods are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), when the weather is most stable and views are clear.
 

Pack for cold and variable weather, including thermal layers, a down jacket, waterproof outer layers, a sun hat, quality sunglasses, and sturdy trekking boots. Don’t forget personal medications and a first-aid kit tailored to your health needs.
 

Yes, a guide is essential for navigation, safety, and to provide valuable insights into the local environment and culture. Guides can also assist in managing any health issues that arise.
 

Trekkers need a Sagarmatha National Park Permit and a Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit. These can be arranged by your trekking agency.
 

Dining options in luxury lodges are diverse, with menus including traditional Nepali dishes, as well as Western and Asian cuisine, all prepared with a focus on hygiene and nutritional needs.
 

Engage in regular cardiovascular exercise such as walking, swimming, or cycling. Include strength training and balance exercises to improve endurance and stability, crucial for trekking in uneven terrain.
 

Yes, most luxury lodges offer charging facilities, though it may come with a small fee due to the remote energy resources used.
 

The trek includes stunning views of Mount Everest and surrounding peaks, visits to historic sites like Tengboche Monastery, and interactions with the local Sherpa culture.
 

The highest point on the trek is typically around 5,545 meters (18,192 feet) at Kala Patthar, which offers a famous viewpoint of Everest.
 

The region is home to species such as the Himalayan tahr, snow leopard (rare), and various birds like the snowcock and pheasant.

Respect local customs by dressing modestly, removing shoes before entering sacred places, and seeking permission before photographing people. Listen to your guide’s advice on local etiquette.
 

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