Tips for senior people tour Mount Everest Base Camp

Can the senior people tour Mount Everest base camp ? The senior people are more vulnerable to the plateau environment because of the hi...



Can the senior people tour Mount Everest base camp? The senior people are more vulnerable to the plateau environment because of the high altitude area and relatively weak physical condition. However, no one can deny the fact that there are a lot of senior people who traveled to Tibet, and some of them even went to the Mount Everest base camp.

Actually, there is no age limitation for people to travel to Tibet. As for our clients over 60, it's also hard to define the age as the boundary of whether being able to travel to Tibet. Things are not always absolute considering the age of traveling to high altitude places. Previously, our oldest client who came from the US and even made it to Everest Base Camp is at the age of 81 with his 76-year-old wife. So suggest you consult with your doctor and staying physically strong and healthy are a must before making the decision to travel to Tibet.


Why do you need to visit the Mount Everest base camp in a lifetime?

From Tibet to Mount Everest base camp, you can clearly see the world's highest peak-Mount Everest. The north of the Mount Everest is considered to be one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Besides, the 8 kilometer north of Mount Everest base camp from Tibet is Rongbuk Monastery, which is the highest monastery in the world and nearly 5000 meters above sea level. You can appreciate the magnificent scenery of Mount Everest and experience the traditional temple life in Rongbuk Monastery.

Is the Mount Everest base in Tibet like a hiking traveler from Nepal?

Since Mount Everest is located on the border of Tibet and Nepal, it has two base battalions in Tibet side and Nepal. To reach the Mount Everest base from Nepal, you will have to trek the whole route from Lukla, because there is no road to drive. A hiking trip from Lukla to Everest base camp from Nepal takes 10 or 12 days to finish the trip.

You can also trek to Mount Everest base camp from Tibet. It takes 3 or 4 days to trek to Mount Everest base camp from Tibet. But there is a road along the HWY318 to Mount Everest base camp from Lhasa. The best thing about Mount Everest base camp from Tibet is that you don't have to trek like Nepal. As a senior people, it wise for you to simply drive to Mount Everest base camp. In fact, many people agree with me, the view of Mount Everest from Tibet is much better than in Nepal.

Is the Mount Everest base in Tibet like a hiking traveler from Nepal?

Since Mount Everest is located on the border of Tibet and Nepal, it has two base battalions in Tibet side and Nepal. To reach the Mount Everest base from Nepal, you will have to trek the whole route from Lukla, because there is no road to drive. A hiking trip from Lukla to Everest base camp from Nepal takes 10 or 12 days to finish the trip.

You can also trek to Mount Everest base camp from Tibet. It takes 3 or 4 days to trek to Mount Everest base camp from Tibet. But there is a road along the HWY318 to Mount Everest base camp from Lhasa. The best thing about Mount Everest base camp from Tibet is that you don't have to trek like Nepal. You can simply drive to Mount Everest base camp. In fact, many people agree with me, the view of Mount Everest from Tibet is much better than in Nepal.


What types of accommodation are there near the Mount Everest base camp from Tibet?

There are three options for the Everest base camp. As Mount Everest is far away from Lhasa, all accommodation options in Mount Everest base camp are very basic, but there is not any problem to stay overnight.

Rongbuk Hotel, located on the opposite side of Rongbuk Monastery. This place is often overestimated, rather cold, dirty, and really not recommended.

Another option is a small hotel which operated by Rongbuk Monastery. The room is very simple, but it is run by the happy people in Rongbuk Monastery. Besides, from there, you can have a beautiful view of the Mount Everest.

Located 5 kilometers from Rongbuk Monastery and 3 kilometers from the Mount Everest base camp, Everest base camp tent is the last place before the Mount Everest base camp. It has about 35 yak woolen tents and provides a bed, a large number of blankets, basic food, and drink. The tents are very basic, not providing any tap water. It is opened only from late April to Mid-October.

For security's sake, you may stay 2 nights at Tingri. The altitude of Tingri is about 4300m but 5300m at EBC. If you really want to stay overnight at EBC, we will make another plan for you.


No matter the tents at Everest Base Camp or the guesthouse in Rongbuk Monastery, the elevation is over 5,000 meters, which is too high for elders to stay overnight. Besides, we need about three hours to drive from EBC or Rongbuk to Tingri (the nearest town to Everest). If there is some unexpected situation, for example, the customers feel uncomfortable at night because of the high altitude sickness, it’s hard to get to the hospital in time.




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