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Bucket List for 70 year old with 2 knee replacements

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Bucket List for 70 year old with 2 knee replacements

Always wanted to just see Mt Everest. Could someone suggest trek to see Mt Everest without a too difficult climb. Am reasonably fit and want the experience of trekking in the region. Maybe suggest best treks for scenery and achieving my dream!

Thanks

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1. Re: Bucket List for 70 year old with 2 knee replacements

You should do treks to namchhe bazzar

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2. Re: Bucket List for 70 year old with 2 knee replacements

Hi 34clintjake

You can do trek to Tyangboche To see the Mount Everest . It is Only 3900 Meter high from sea level . It takes 8 Days Normal People 7 Days But for you more relax and take time in high Altitude . If you need more info Feel free to Pm

Bhim

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3. Re: Bucket List for 70 year old with 2 knee replacements

you can do the trek to see Mt Everest just go slowly at your pace

there is scenic flight from Kathmandu

weather can affect views - when are you going

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4. Re: Bucket List for 70 year old with 2 knee replacements

There is no way to avoid the stiff 600m climb to Namche, unless you hire a horse or a porter to carry you up.

To see Everest you need to climb about 2-300 meters and hike a few km to Everest View Hotel. That is the first place with a decent but distant view of the peak. And the best terrace for lunch with a view.

Going any further towards Everest involves steep climbs again, either the 500m climb to Tengpoche or 400m climb to Mong La. Other uphills are more gradual.

Going downhill might be more uncomfortable for the knees than climbing up, you are using trekking poles?

Side trip to Thame village is easier, but no Everest views there.

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5. Re: Bucket List for 70 year old with 2 knee replacements

Agree with points rained on #post 3 and #post 4. Either you hire a horse or try taking Everest Experience flight. If your choice is only trekking then you can do the trek on slow pace without walking too much everyday. May be stopping early? But as mentioned on #post 4 no alternative trails except climbing more than 500 meters a day! Definitely not recommended to go to Tengboche if you only want to see Everest, you can see from top of Namche!

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6. Re: Bucket List for 70 year old with 2 knee replacements

Although Tengboche can be a magical place, the view from there is very little different from that which you get just above Namche and at the Everest View hotel, so that it's debatable whether the 600 metre climb up to Tengboche (and the subsequent descent) are worth it. Nonetheless the trek from Lukla to Namche would be well worthwhile, with an itinerary that goes something like

1. Fly to Lukla. Trek to Phakding, or beyond to Toktok, Chumoa, or Monjo, Relatively easy walking on good trails along the valley/

2. Trek to Namche. Easy to begin with, then 600 metre ascent. Take it slowly !

3. From Namche ascend to the Sagamartha National Park HQ at the top of the town - good view of the Everest massif from there (the same view as you'd get from Tengboche, with just the top of Everest peeping over the wall of Nuptse) and/or to the Everest View for lunch. Stay either in Namche, or in Khumjung, for the night

4 - 5 Trek back down to Lukla.

I'm pretty certain you'd be able to cope with that (a judgement partly drawn on the fact that a few years ago I t=rekked to Kala Pattar in the company of a guy who we believe might be the first 67 year old grandfather with 2 recent knee-replacements to make that trek - and he beat me to the summit of Kala Pattar !)

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7. Re: Bucket List for 70 year old with 2 knee replacements

Your safety comes first mate. Do not exaggerate yourself. Everest is your dream but other peaks may offer simpler treks but I cant be too sure. Be an open book and be open to options and suggestions. Cheers

Edited: 05 March 2014, 16:00
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