People of all ages enjoy adventure travel, and Mount Everest Hiking is on the bucket list of many. As you probably know, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, towering above the other Himalayan peaks at 29,029 feet (8,848 meters).
While most people do not have the training and skill to hike to the summit, reaching the Everest Base Camp is something many active travelers can achieve. This particular adventurous Everest trekking trip is made even more possible by including extra time in the itinerary for hikers to get used to the high altitude.
Everest Hiking on the Bucket List for Many Travelers
Active Adventures Say Their Chomolungma Nepal Tour was Created in Response to a Growing Segment of the Adventure Travel Market, Mature Active Travelers Looking to Cross Ambitious Adventures off their Bucket Lists. The 19-day Itinerary, that Culminates in Reaching Everest Base Camp at the Foot of the World’s Tallest Mountain, is Longer than those by most other Tour Operators to Give These Older Adventurers More Time to Acclimatize to the Altitude.
The first group returned from trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp earlier this month on Active Himalayas’ inaugural Chomolungma Nepal tour, their latest offering in bucket list travel. The 15 hikers, ranging in age from 37 to 68, were accompanied by a Kiwi trip leader as well as local guides on the iconic 80-mile-return trek in the Khumbu region of Nepal.
With the Boomers getting older, this type of organized tour is bound to gain in popularity, and I applaud the foresight of this Travel company. I’m going to add this 19-day tour to my own bucket list!
Even hiking just to the Everest Base Camp is a significant journey, since it is located at 17,598 feet. This Everest hiking adventure normally starts in the town of Lukla, which is already high for most people at 9,383 feet. Total rise in altitude is 8,216 feet, so you want to be sure you are in good shape if you want to attempt it!
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