Top 5 Senior Citizen Trips in Nepal!
With 1, 47,181 sq. km territory, Nepal is so diverse that an entire lifetime is not enough to explore it all! When that is the case, why stop travelling in the Golden Age? Below is the list of top 5 senior citizen trips in Nepal which you should try if you are retired person and looking for something adventurous that suits your age.
Travelling can give you some of the best experiences of your life, broaden your perspectives, teach you many new things and help you get a better understanding of the world and yourself. However, as you get older, even this pleasurable and relaxing task can get more and more challenging. Stiff joints and back aches can make travelling on Nepal’s bumpy roads and trekking on the Himalayan trails a herculean task for some. Thus, we have carefully designed the best locations and routes for senior citizens to go on a tour.
The Everest and Annapurna treks are for the fitter demographic among seniors that would like to get a good close look at the glorious Himalayas. These tours will take you through the respective regions over a period of few weeks to make sure the trails are gentle and give you ample time to enjoy the spectacular scenery. While these tours maybe slightly challenging, they are attempt able thanks to the specially crafted itinerary and offer a once in a lifetime experience in the Himalayas.
Next on the list are the Kathmandu Pokhara and Chitwan Lumbini Tours. You will unravel the rich history behind Kathmandu and gain an understanding of Nepal’s culture as you visit the various UNESCO World Heritage sites. From the capital, you’ll head to the lakeside city of Pokhara where you will witness the mind blowing vista of the serene Annapurna range along with its reflection in the tranquil Phewa Lake. Chitwan offers a unique and exhilarating safari experience on elephant back that you won’t experience anywhere else while you will uncover the roots of Buddhism and take a look back in history in the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, Lumbini.
Finally, the Ghorepani Poon hill Trek is another easy but highly rewarding trek that offers heavenly sunrise views from the fantastic vantage point at Poonhill. Apart from the breathtaking scenery, you will also be able to closely interact with the locals of the region while passing through the Gurung and Magar villages and gain an insight into their culture and traditional lifestyle.
Everest Base Camp Trek
The Everest Base Camp Trek for seniors is a meticulously prepared 3 week tour that offers a spectacular up-close view of the world’s highest mountain along with the chance to experience untouched Sherpa culture and Tibetan lifestyle in the mountains. You will pass through numerous Sherpa villages,come across Buddhist monasteries, cross fast flowing rivers and peaceful valleys. The highlight of the trek is obviously the towering view of Everest from base camp along with the panorama of Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse andAmaDablam among other peaks in the backdrop.
While the Everest Base Camp trek is normally a challenging trail to trek on, stretching this route out over 3 weeks makes it attemptable for anyone with at least moderate fitness levels. The trek will involve on average 6 hours of walking a day with more than enough time to acclimatize to the altitude. With proper diet, clothing and hydration taken care of, even senior citizens can fully revel in the pleasure of the Everest Base Camp trek.
Our journey starts with a short flight to the daring Lukla airport. We will begin our trek from there and follow the DudhKoshi up the valley to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest. After day of acclimatization in Namche Bazaar, we will pass through the Imja valley to Tengboche. Gradually making our way through Dingboche and Lobuche over the next few days, we’ll reach Gorakhseph, the final settlement before base camp. You will head over to Kalapattar the next day to enjoy the best possible views of Everest and numerous other peaks in the region under the cerulean sky. The final stretch of the trek involves you carefully treading over the glacier to Everest Base Camp, our main destination, which we’ll reach in a few hours. After we enjoy the glorious view and surrounding at base camp, we will steadily retrace our steps back to Lukla and catch a flight back to the capital.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking for senior citizen
Annapurna Base Camp trek is the best classic trekking in Nepal that is suitable for people belonging to any age group with endurance of 4-5 hours walking in Himalayas. This can be an ideal trekking package for seniors as it is comparatively less challenging than Everest Base Camp Trek. Recognizing the difficulties of walking for elderly people, we have added some extra days in normal trekking itinerary and shorten the daily walking hours. Also there will be more acclimatization days in higher altitude that will make you easy to complete this trek.
Moreover, the alluring beauties of nature in trekking route including the blooming Rhododendrons ( during spring), waterfalls, rivers and streams makes the walk more pleasant. The vibrant culture and traditions of Gurung people is also worth observed. On the other hand, the awe-inspiring views of glorious mountains will continually amaze you throughout the trekking.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is one of the famous treks in Nepal; therefore you will find many luxurious hotels and lodges in this region. The great hospitality of Gurung people residing in this are will make your trip one of the best memories.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a short adventure in Himalayas that takes you to an altitude of 3,210 meters at Poonhill. This easy and short trekking is suitable for senior citizen as there will be minimum risk of altitude sickness and the trek is easy as compared to Annapurna Base Camp and EBC Trekking.
This short and scenic voyage takes you to the wonderland where you will explore immense natural beauties along with cultural heritages. En route lush forests of Rhododendron, Oak and Pines create tranquil environment and you can observe the nature at its best. Chirping birds and whistling rivers make your tour more exciting.
Ghorepani is a famous Gurung village in Annapurna Trekking Region of Nepal. Many avid trekkers use this place for overnight stay during the incredible voyage to Annapurna Base Camp, as here are luxurious hotels and mountain lodges available. The great hospitality of local peoples and the mesmerizing views of high Himalayan Ranges are the major highlights of this village.
Ghorepani is one of the best travel destinations for elderly people where they can explore the mystic village and the vibrant cultures of villagers. Also, observe the lifestyle and spiritual connection of the locals with high Himalayas.
Poonhill, also known as the best sunrise view point in Annapurna Region is the ideal destination for senior citizen tour in Nepal. Situating at an altitude of 3,210 meters, Poonhill offers spectacular mountain vistas and impressive sunrise view over those white snow-clad mountain peaks. Travelling to Poonhill and witnessing the astonishing views is like exploring the heaven.
Kathmandu and Pokhara Sightseeing
Kathmandu and Pokhara is the main tourist hub in Nepal where you can find number of standard luxurious hotels best for the senior citizens. The great hospitality along with the impressive natural wonders and cultural heritages will make your trip in Nepal simply awesome. Moreover, you can explore the cultures and traditions of local people residing in these areas.
The major travel destinations are easily accessible by public and private transportation making it easy to travel for elderly peoples.
Kathmandu is major tourist hub in Nepal that houses seven out of ten UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal. Here you can explore ancient historical monuments and cultural heritages. The Hindu Temples like Pashupatinath, Nayatapola, and Changunarayan are what tourist love to explore in Kathmandu. Moreover, the Buddhist Shrines like Bouddanath Mahachaitya (Largest Stupa in the world), and the Monkey Temple (Swoyambhunath) are key attraction of the valley.
The queen valley, Pokhara is especially known for its tranquil big lakes originated from the melted waters of surrounding Himalayas. The turquoise lakes Phewa and Begnas are major attraction of the valley and moreover, you can explore the white Himalayas including Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre (The Fishtail Mountain) in Pokhara Valley.
Additionally, the ancient naturally formed mysterious caves are attracting huge number of tourists. During Senior Citizen Tour in Nepal, you are highly recommended to visit Mahendra Cave, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave and Chamere Cave.
If you want to add some adventure to your trip, go for short hiking to Sarangkot. This heavenly peak rewards you with awe-inspiring views of Mountain Panoramas including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and many others. At the mean time you can witness tantalizing sunrise view from Sarangkot Summit if you managed to hike in the early morning.
Chitwan and Lumbini Tour for senior citizen
In Chitwan and Lumbini Tour you can experience natural wonders blended with cultural heritages and adventures. As these places are easily accessible by private or public vehicles, these can be regarded as best travel destination for senior citizen or old age peoples. This tour package is often chosen as family trekking with children, also.
This tour package doesn’t demands strong physical fitness and the availability of luxurious hotels in the area makes it perfect travel package for senior citizens.
Mostly known for Jungle Safari, Chitwan National Park area has luxurious hotels and lodges that serves best hospitality. Moreover, you can explore the local Tharu cultures and traditions during the visit to Chitwan National Park. We recommend attaining the Tharu cultural program and observe the cultural dances.
There are many ways to explore Jungle in CNP; some of the most famous among them are Elephant Safari and Jeep Safari. If you want to add some adventure to your trip then Canoeing Safari is recommended. This is also best way to observe different beautiful Bird species.
You can encounter Bengal Tigers, One-Horned Rhino, and Deers including many other wild animals during Jungle Safari. Moreover, more than 450 bird species can be explored here. So Chitwan National Park is also considered as land of paradise for bird watching lovers.
Lumbini is most sacred place of Buddhist pilgrims throughout the world. This is the birthplace of Lord Gautama Buddha. In Lumbini a traveler can explore many Buddhist monasteries and temples representing many different countries.
The Devdaha, Mayadevi Temple, Ramgram, and Tilaurikot are famous Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Lumbini. You can also join boating during visit to Lumbini.
The luxurious hotels available in the area and easy transportation make it an ideal destination for senior citizen tour in Nepal. Moreover, a can get introduced with the spiritual peace during visit to this land where Lord Buddha was born.
Moreover, A Heli Tour to higher Himalayas is also the best option for senior citizens visiting Nepal. Heli Tour is most luxurious and shortest way to reach and explore gigantic mountains like Everest and Annapurna.
Senior Citizen Trips in Nepal is available and can be completed in any seasons of the year but autumn (September, October and November) and spring (March, April, and May) are considered as the best because of pleasant weather and overwhelming views of nature in crystal clear sky.