Everest Base Camp Trek for Senior and Kids

Trip Fact:
  • Duration 17 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude5545m ( Kala Pathar)
  • AccommodationHotel/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu and Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner during the trek
  • Trip Start/EndLukla
  • Group Size2-30 pax
  • Best SeasonMarch to May and Mid September to November are best months

What to Expect:

  • Handpicked itineraries offering the utmost hiking comfort are best for senior citizens and kids.
  • Ideal junket to the world's highest altitude seated base camp with the entire family.
  • An aweinspiring glimpse of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and other elegant mountains.
  • Enriched biodiversity, Sherpa culture, and beautiful settlements throughout the trek route.
  • 100% fixed departures with fixed group sizes guided by several year's experienced licensed trek guide.

Everest Base Camp Trek is for everyone. Anyone with decent physical condition and a proper mindset can complete this trek. With the growing popularity, the number of trekkers on the Everest Base Camp Trek Route is increasing significantly each year. And there's also an increase in senior citizens and kids hiking on this route. Thus, to make every age group's Everest Trek dream come alive, Dream Heaven Adventure has created the most accessible 19 day Everest Base Camp Trek for seniors and kids in 2024/2025.

Here are some ideal reasons why our 19 days Everest Base Camp Trek for Seniors and Kids is best in 2024 if you plan EBC Trek with your family, including senior citizens and kids.

Longer EBC Itinerary. Shorter day hike hours

We have designed our EBC Trek Itinerary with one thing in mind, to make the trek comfortable for kids and senior citizens. The 130 km (80.7 miles) is a humongous figure, especially considering senior citizens and kids to complete 12 days of the standard Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary.

But, with our 19-day EBC Trek itinerary breakdown, you'll only hike for three to four hours each day on the route. Thus, walking just 5-6 km daily on high-altitude terrain becomes comfortable and more accessible. Kids and senior citizens can have an excellent short hike experience with the panoramic mountains daily without getting tired. Plus, you'll have one acclimatization rest at Namche Bazaar and Dingboche that keeps you away from altitude sickness.

And while returning to Lukla, instead of three days, you'll hike for four days. Although it doesn't include the stay in Namche while returning, you can also celebrate the trek's success at Lukla.

Captivating mountains, landscapes, and Sherpa culture

Everest Base Camp Trek incorporates beautiful mountains, including the world's highest peaks, inspiring landscapes, Sherpa villages, and their cultures.

The Everest region is home to mountains. And while on EBC Trek, you'll see Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu, the world's first, fourth, and fifth highest. Apart from these mountains, you'll see other elegant mountains of the Everest region, as beautiful and enticing as Everest itself.

Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, Khumbila, Tawoche, Cholatese, Island Peak, Kusum Kanguru, and Nuptse are other utterly visible mountains anywhere from Everest Base Camp Trek route.

The amazing Sherpa people and their culture also add an extra touch to your EBC Trek. Starting from Lukla to Gorak Shep, there won't be a moment where you won't see a Sherpa or listen to their ethnic tongue. Moreover, the serene juniper incense at every tea house and interiors adorned with Sherpa elements and reflecting their enriched culture excite your trek.

Plus, it would help if you trekked like a local while hiking, exploring their cultures, understanding their lifestyles, and often passing greetings and namaste.

100% safe, secured, and successful EBC trek

Adequate acclimatization, shorter day hike hours, and experienced trek guides ensure success. And with Dream Heaven Adventure, you'll get all these services.

Your safety and security throughout Everest Base Camp Trek is 100% guaranteed. As this trekking package is for senior citizens and kids, it has to be highly safe. So to make it highly secure, we employ our trek guides, who have years of guiding experience in the Everest region. Plus, our guides are all age-group friendly, with good reviews and clients feedback.

You'll be accommodated at the best available tea house en route for your health, safety, and hygiene. During emergencies, we remain extra cautious and pre plan everything to keep you and your family safe. We provide helicopter rescue on time.

Once in a lifetime experience in Everest base camp with family

Trekking to Everest is exceptional, and trekking here with family together becomes extra special as it becomes a lifelong memory. Thus, we've designed Everest Base Camp Trek for seniors and kids so that everyone in a family can trek together in the Everest region.

Just imagine how enthralling it gets once everyone in your family steps on Kala Patthar and beholds mighty Everest from the immediate prospect. We make that happen.


Dream heaven Adventure's representative will pick you up from Kathmandu airport and transfer you to the hotel. During the daytime, you can visit Thamel for trekking gear shopping. In the evening, our tour manager and trek guide will deliver trek briefings to you.

    Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a flight to Lukla. Unlike before, those flying to Lukla first must drive to Ramechhap and fly from Manthali Airport to Lukla.

    Once you land at Lukla, you'll have lunch at the tea house. After lunch, you'll prepare for the trek to Phakding, which takes four hours. Before leaving Lukla, you'll have your Everest permits checked at the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit issue center.

    Overnight at the tea house in Phakding.

      After breakfast at the tea house in Phakding, you'll prepare for the hike to Namche Bazaar. The trek gets interesting as you'll be hiking over the cliffs to the right banks of the Dudh Koshi River.

      You'll hike past TokTok, Monjo, Jorsale, and Larcha Dovan and finally reach Namche in five hours. You'll walk through the pine forest and cross several suspension bridges and beautiful villages. And in Spring, the entire trail gets covered with rhododendrons, which can be serene and entertaining.

      En route, you'll have your trek permits checked at Monjo and stop for lunch at Jorsale.

      Overnight at the tea house in Namche Bazaar.

        Acclimatization is a must at Namche Bazaar. For this, you'll hike to Hotel Everest View after breakfast at the tea house in Namche Bazaar.

        After leaving Namche, to Syangboche airport, you'll hike on a steep trail. But past it, the course gets flat till the hotel.

        You'll get a clear view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Khumbila, and Thamserku from the hotel.

        After an hour's stay at the hotel, you'll return to the tea house in Namche and take a good rest for the remaining day. You can visit cafes in Namche for a good coffee in the evening.

        Overnight at the tea house in Namche.

          After leaving Namche, you'll hike on a relatively flat trail but on the ridge of the hills. One hour hike from Namche takes you to Ama Dablam Viewpoint Hotel, where you'll stop for some good rest.

          From here, you'll hike past Sansa and descend to Punge Thenka. Punge Thenka sits just right to Dudh Koshi River, and it's a fantastic place to acclimate well.

          From here till Tengboche, it's an almost steep ascent. Thus, staying at Punge Thenka and resuming the trek the next day is best. Kids and seniors can rest at the tea house in Punge Thenka.

            After breakfast at the tea house in Punge Thenka, you'll start the hike to Tengboche. First, you'll cross the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. Past the bridge, till Tengboche, its steep ascend and often becomes tiring.

            The beautiful glimpse of Thamserku and Ama Dablam keeps you in awe as you hike close to Tengboche. And from Tengboche, you'll get 360 panoramic glimpses of mountains. Plus, you'll visit Tengboche monastery in the evening to attend the monk's praying session.

            Overnight at the tea house in Tengboche.

              After breakfast at the tea house in Tengboche, you'll prepare for the hike to Somare.

              After leaving Tengboche, with a 30 minute hike, you'll reach Deboche. It's also a beautiful village en route to Everest Base Camp.

              Thirty minute hike from Deboche takes you to a suspension bridge over the Imja river. And from here, you'll get a wholesome glimpse of Ama Dablam mountain. Past this bridge, till Pangboche, you'll hike on excellent stone paved trails, almost like a stairway to heaven.

              Pangboche is a beautiful village that sits opposite Ama Dablam mountain. From here, you'll hike for two hours to Somare, stopping for overnight accommodation.

                You'll start the hike from Somare to Dingboche after having breakfast at the tea house in Somare.

                Almost till Dingboche, you'll hike along the Imja River. Also, you'll now walk on the actual high-altitude terrain with occasional juniper bushes en route.

                The route from Somare to Imja Khola bridge is relatively flat. After crossing the bridge, you'll hike another 45 minutes to the beautiful village, Dingboche, where you'll stop for overnight accommodation.

                Evening at Dingboche becomes scenic as the Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam get painted with the setting sun's red, yellow, and pink colors.

                  Acclimatization at Dingboche allows you to adapt well over 5,000 meters. Also, it gives you an ideal sightseeing opportunity while hiking to Nangkartshang Peak.

                  You'll see Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Makalu, Tawoche, Cholatse, and other beautiful mountains from the top of this peak. Also, you'll get a beautiful glimpse of Dingboche village from the top.

                  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the tea house in Dingboche.

                    You'll start hiking from Dingboche to Thukla around 9 am. Thukla is a short day hike from Dingboche, but the high-altitude environment makes the hike strenuous.

                    You'll hike past Pheriche, adjacent to Cholatse, cross Imja Khola, and stop at the tea house in Thukla.

                    You'll have lunch, dinner, and overnight accommodation at the tea house in Thugla.

                      Thugla to Lobuche is a three-hour distance that gives you a panoramic glimpse of Pumori, Lobuche east, Lhotse, Khubutse, etc.

                      After leaving Thugla, you'll hike to the Lobuche memorial for almost an hour. It's the most arduous section; you'll gain over 300 meters in an hour.

                      After reaching the Lobuche memorial, you'll hike on a relatively flat trail to Lobuche.

                      Lunch, dinner, and overnight accommodation at the tea house in Lobuche.

                        You'll hike on glacier moraines and above Khumbu glacier en route to Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp. This is the most arduous section of the entire Everest Base Camp Trek.

                        After leaving Lobuche, you'll reach Gorak Shep after four hours. You'll eat lunch in Gorak Shep's tea house and hike to Everest Base Camp. You'll have a photographic moment at the base camp. Also, you'll stay at the base camp for an hour to cherish the triumph.

                        It'll take another three hours to walk to the base camp and return to the tea house in Gorak Shep.

                        Dinner and overnight accommodation at the tea house in Gorak Shep.

                          For the best sunrise view, in the early morning, around 4 am, you'll hike to the Kala Patthar viewpoint. As it gets cold, the Kala Patthar hike is not mandatory.
                          After returning from Kala Patthar, you'll have breakfast and prepare for the return hike. From Gorak Shep, you'll hike down to Lobuche and stop for lunch. You'll hike from Lobuche another two hours to Thugla and stop overnight.

                            The return hike to Punge Thenka sees you hiking for six hours. And you'll descend entirely to Punge Thenka except for the half-hour ascend to Tengboche from Deboche.

                            You'll have lunch at Somare/Pangboche.

                            Overnight at the tea house in Punge Thenka.

                              After breakfast at Punge Thenga, you'll start the hike. Till Sansa, you'll be ascending. And past it to Namche, you'll hike on an almost flat trail, on the edge of a hill, below Hotel Everest View.

                              You'll stop at Namche for lunch. After lunch, you'll descend to Larcha Dovan, Jorsale, and stop at the tea house in Monjo.

                              Overnight accommodation at the tea house in Monjo.

                                You'll hike from Monjo to Phakding, Ghat, Chauri Kharka, and Lukla. It'll take 5 hours at most.

                                The trail till Ghat is a descent, but past Ghat till Lukla, it's gradual ascend.

                                Overnight at the tea house in Lukla.

                                  You'll take the early flight from Lukla to Ramechhap. You'll get picked up by our Ramechhap airport representative and drive you to Kathmandu.

                                  Upon reaching Kathmandu, you'll get a complimentary hotel transfer.

                                    This is the leisure day in Kathmandu, you may do the trour of historial Kathmandu or some shopping around. Join our sultural dinner show in the evening. Stay overnight in Kathmandu hotel.


                                      Based on previous client experiences, the itinerary has been customized to provide an unforgettable travel experience. The destinations and activities have been carefully selected to cater to different interests and preferences, while ensuring a balance of adventure, culture, and relaxation. The accommodations and transportation have also been chosen with the utmost care to ensure comfort and convenience throughout the trip. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends, this itinerary promises to offer a unique and memorable travel experience that will stay with you for years to come.

                                      Good to Know

                                      Flight to Lukla for Everst Trek

                                      Flight to Lukla departs at a regular time during Spring and Autumn days. However, the scenario may change as the weather at Lukla often changes out of the blue.

                                      With recent weather patterns and delayed rainfall, even during the mid-Spring and Autumn, flights to Lukla are getting postponed and even delayed.

                                      Thus, we recommend you allocate one or two extra days as buffer days to deal with potential flight delays and cancellations.

                                      Accommodations during Everest Base Camp Trek for senior and kids

                                      Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you'll get star-rated hotels throughout your stay. Dream Himalayan Adventure provides breakfast for free. However, for the rest, you must pay on your own.

                                      You'll get the best available tea house for accommodation during the trek. As seniors and kids will be on this trek, we ensure the accommodation service is best for kids and seniors.

                                      You'll get twin sharing rooms with attached bathrooms until Dingboche, so you don't need to go out in the cold. Plus, you'll bring warm blankets and clean beds.

                                      However, electricity recharge, internet, and hot drinking water are available within a few dollars.

                                      Meals on Everest Base Camp Trek

                                      Every tea house en route to Everest Base Camp offers fantastic meal choices. Chinese, Italian, Continental, and Nepali local dishes are among the everyday meals on the menu.

                                      The breakfast menu includes toasts, omelets, scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes, yak cheese and honey, Tibetan bread, porridge, oatmeals, muesli with yak milk, chapati, and more. The hot drinks include yak milk, coffee, lemon tea, milk tea, hot drinking water, and more.

                                      Lunch and dinner meals can be identical, but you can choose different meals daily to change the flavor. Dal Bhat is the best meal you could get as a complete meal. But you can opt for pizza, burgers and fries, sandwiches, noodles, steaks, pies, pancakes, tenduk, thukpa, and more.

                                      We'll make accommodations at the best tea houses so that you'll get hygienic and healthy meals throughout this trek.

                                      Acclimatization on Everest Base Camp Trek

                                      Acclimatization on Everest Base Camp Trek is a must. The altitude of the Everest region is the only thing that makes this trek challenging. Thus, to adapt well to the altitude, you'll have each acclimatization stop at Namche and Dingboche.

                                      Moreover, you'll hike for four hours each day. Doing so, you'll gain altitude very slowly. And by the time you reach the base camp, your body adapts well to height.

                                      EBC Trek difficulty and preparations

                                      Everest Base Camp Trek for seniors and kids is challenging. The high altitude, longer hiking hours, and other factors make it arduous. Thus, Dream Heaven Adventure has made the itinerary longer to make it simpler, easier, and more comfortable. Plus, our longer itinerary sees seniors and kids hike for three hours each day.

                                      Even in doing so, one should be fit enough to hike at a steady pace. Fitness comes into play, especially while walking past Dingboche. Even short itineraries can tire you quickly.

                                      Cardio is one of the best training for a few months before you depart for the trek. Swimming and half marathons are the best training, especially for high-altitude hikes.

                                      Safety, security, and travel insurance for EBC trek

                                      Trekking with us guarantees your 100% safety and security throughout the trek. While trekking to Everest Base Camp, we provide highly experienced trek guides. With such trek guides, you'll be in safe hands.

                                      Travel Insurance is a crucial document that guarantees your 100% safety on mountains. You'll get helicopter evacuation right on time with your valid insurance policy.

                                      Dream Heaven Adventure purchases insurance for field staff like trek guides and porters. However, we don't purchase travel insurance for trekkers joining our Everest Base Camp Trek for seniors and kids in 2024.

                                      After booking this trek with us, we request you provide us with a copy of your valid travel insurance policy.

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