Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar over 55's

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5.0 Based on 8 Reviews
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  • duration 21 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +13
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Savour this classic trek on a well paced itinerary with ample acclimatisation days
  • Gaze upon Mt Everest and surrounding peaks from Kala Pattar at 5545m
  • Experience the thriving Sherpa mountain village of Namche Bazaar
  • Immerse yourself in Buddhist culture at Thyangboche Monastery
The tour Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar Over 55's starts and ends in Kathmandu. It is a trekking trip that takes 21 days taking you through Ghat, Lukla, Namche Bazar and 10 other destinations in Nepal. Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar Over 55's is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

A more leisurely paced trek to Everest Base Camp with a climb of Kala Pattar. All the highlights you would expect from the Everest region are included in this well paced trek to Everest Base Camp. We take extra time to acclimatise whilst exploring the often overlooked corners such as Khumjung, Khunde and Pangboche, before ascending above the tree line to Thyangboche, with time to explore the famous Thyangboche Monastery before continuing to Deboche. Descending through rhododendron forest we emerge into the upper reaches of the Khumbu, and surrounded by the worlds most famous peaks we make our way to Everest Base Camp. During the months of March to May we can see many climbing expeditions preparing to climb the most famous mountain on our planet. We have also factored extra time up high in order to provide the best chances of climbing Kala Pattar, which will provide unrivalled views and photo opportunities of Mount Everest and surrounding peaks. This trek provides the very best chances of achieving your goal of reaching Everest Base Camp and of climbing Kala Pattar, with all accommodation in comfortable eco lodges and our exclusive private eco campsites with off the ground camp beds and heated dining rooms.
5 - Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 30 2019
5 - Excellent
“This was a great trip and I would recommend it to anyone. Our guide Bime and the assistant guides were excellent, knowledgeable and helpful at all times. The tent accommodation was great and located in very picturesque places. The food was plentiful and generally good, especially considering the cooks trekked, set up camp, then cooked. The over 55's trek suited me well as I wanted an active trip, but not one which would be a chore. The pace was fine, the group size perfect and I could not have found a nicer group of people to travel with. I will be looking at World Expeditions tours first for all my future travel tours.”
  • Anonymous
  • On May 24 2019
5 - Excellent
“First, a reality check. Its tough. Its not a stroll in the park, some of the terrain is quite rough, and there are some very steep hills - all at altitude. If youre a seasoned hiker in the Lake District, Snowdonia etc, you should have no problems, although you do need to get fit by training for several months beforehand. If youre new to trekking, then forget jogging or the treadmill, you need to be climbing steps and hills to build up the right leg muscles. And theres the camping (and occasional lodges). The WE tents are relatively large and contain raised camp-beds, but theyre not luxury ensuite hotel rooms youll be bumping into whoever youre sharing with and scuttling to the outside loo at 2am in the cold and dark. Ah yes, the loos running water further up the trail is a distant memory, and the facilities at the campsites and in the lodges are not for the faint-hearted. And you wont be having showers each day. Finally, the food. WE provide their own cooks along the entire trail, and the carb-laden fare does get a bit monotonous its not unusual to have rice, pasta and potatoes on the same plate. Lodges do have their own far more enticing menus (at an extra cost), but hygiene etc is not guaranteed. Take energy bars not only for energy but for variety. But, that all said, if youre looking at a WE trip the chances are that you are an adventure traveller happy to rough it, so I can thoroughly recommend both the Over 55s Everest Base Camp trek and WE. The scenery, especially above the tree-line, is breathtaking (weather permitting), albeit that views of Everest itself are infrequent (try the WE High Road to Lhasa for the best Everest views). And the tailored itinerary for those of us of a certain age works well, with the extra days diversions to Kunde and Khumjung having the bonus of visiting the Sir Edmund Hilary hospital and school as well as being off the occasionally overcrowded beaten track. Ill admit to having good days and bad days, with both the walking and a debilitating stomach bug, but overall the achievement of reaching Base Camp and the places visited along the way (including picturesque monasteries) made it worthwhile. I have nothing but praise for WEs organisation and staff. Huge potential problems raised by our flights there and back being cancelled at short notice were dealt with speedily and without fuss by WE, and everything else went off perfectly. Our local tour leader Samde was quietly efficient, informative, full of encouragement, with a nice sense of humour (and a medicine case full of magic potions), and our trek guide Padam was an engaging character both helped create a relaxed and positive approach to the treks challenges. All in all a memorable and rewarding experience.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 18 2018
5 - Excellent
“The trip was great, very well organised. We were all looked after extremely well. Our leader Padam did a great job as did Dinesh, Amar and our amazing cook. The food was very good and plentiful. The trek itself was made easier by having the extra days that the over 55s trip offers. I would do it all again in a heartbeat. I would definitely travel with World Expeditions again.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 17 2018
5 - Excellent
“Padam the trek leader and his crew are total focused on providing good food in some cases under difficult circumstances, attention to detail and safety was paramount to the well running of the trek.”
  • Day 1 : Join Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : In Kathmandu (1330m), sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 3 : Fly Lukla (2800m). Trek to Ghat (2530m). Walk approx 2 hours
  • Day 4 : To Monjo (2850m). Walk approx 4-5 hours
  • Day 5 : To Namche (3440m). Walk approx 4-5 hours
  • Day 6 : Rest day Namche Bazaar
  • Day 7 : Trek to Khumjung. Walk approx 4 hours
  • Day 8 : Trek to Deboche, through Thyangboche Monastery. Walk 4-5 hours.
  • Day 9 : Trek to Dingboche (4360m). Walk approx 6-7 hours
  • Day 10 : Rest day in Dingboche
  • Day 11 : To Lobuche (4930m). Walk approx 6 hours
  • Day 12 : To Gorak Shep (5288m) & Base Camp (5360m). Walk approx 7-8 hours
  • Day 13 : Ascend Kala Pattar (5545m). To summit and return approx. 5 hours.
  • Day 14 : To Lobuche. Walk approx. 4 hours.
  • Day 15 : Descend to Dingboche. Walk approx. 4 hours.
  • Day 16 : Descend to Deboche (3770m) via Pangboche, walk approx. 4-5 hours
  • Day 17 : Return to Namche (3440m), walk approx. 5-6 hours
  • Day 18 : To Ghat (2530m). Walk approx 7 hours
  • Day 19 : To Lukla (2800m). Walk approx 3 hours
  • Day 20 : Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 21 : In Kathmandu, trip concludes
  • Airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 21 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
  • 4 star Radisson Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation on trek in a combination of our comfortable eco lodges and private eco campsites with off the ground camp beds, mattresses and pillows
  • 20 breakfasts, 18 lunches and 18 dinners including all meals on trek valued at US$850
  • Return flights to/from Lukla included
  • An extra 5kg luggage allowance on Lukla flight, total 20kg
  • Private transportation
  • Expert bilingual guide
  • The use of a World Expeditions trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat (valued at over US$500)
  • Souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Group medical kit
  • Insurance, protective clothing, food and shelter for porters
  • Porters to carry all personal and group equipment
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc
  • International flights
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Travel Insurance
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar over 55's tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 21 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 August 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar over 55's tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar over 55's tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the weather going to be like when I travel to Everest Base Camp?

    The weather in Nepal varies by season. For example, November to January is the dry season with sunny days, clear skies and usually no rain. However, on Everest Base Camp, the temperatures at this altitude will be cold, particularly at night. February to May and September to October is the most popular time to travel to EBC, with usually fairly dry and stable weather, although there may be the occasional shower. June to August is monsoon season in Nepal, but once you pass 3,000 meters altitude there is less and less rain. Check out our guide on the best time to visit Nepal for more on specific monthly climate and seasons.

  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Are there bag weight restrictions for the small aircraft flight from Kathmandu to Lukla?

    Yes. The baggage weight allowance on the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is 10 kg for checked baggage plus 5kg for hand baggage for a total of 15 kg. Bags overweight will be charged approximately USD 1 per kg over the limit.


  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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