Trekking to Everest Base Camp can be a stiff challenge for anyone, no matter what age but we realize that as the years go by, actually achieving the goal can become more of a challenge for older people. This trek is designed for people who are generally older, but nevertheless would like to share in “The Everest Base Camp Experience” in a more leisurely way.The itinerary below has been extended by five days, to allow more time on the trail, compared to our normal E.B.C. itinerary.

The Everest Base Camp trek takes you right into the heart of the great Himalayas and its hardy people, with awe-inspiring views of many of the worlds highest and most beautiful mountains. Couple this with some truely fascinating Sherpa villages, along with some of the world’s highest Buddhist monasteries and the highest peaks on Earth, it is no wonder it is described as a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity.

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It has taken millions of years and unimaginably powerful forces to create this mountain range, the Himalayas are literally the result of what happens when two continents collide. It changed the global climate system at the time and still shapes the global climate around it today.

The journey starts with an unforgettable flight from Kathmandu to the mountain airstrip at Lukla in the lap of the Himalayas. The trail takes you through Sherpa villages, past cultivated fields we follow the Dudh Kosi and climb up to Namche Bazaar.Once above the tree-line the scenery is stark but in some ways more spectacular. The monastery at Thyangboche is a photographer’s paradise, set against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, Everest and other huge snow-capped peaks, it stands peacefully serene.

The vivid colours of Thyangboche only add to a sense of something almost sureal in this area. With plenty of  time for acclimatisation en route we journey on to our goal Everest Base Camp, on the Khumbu Glacier.Once there you realise that the hard work and effort was nothing compared to the rewards gained from being amongst the highest mountains on earth.


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