In April 2014, three 66+ year-old men made the long trek from Shivalaya to Everest Base Camp, using the first 7 days to acclimatize at lower altitude and get into better physical condition before tackling the arduous high altitude stages.
For the last 12 days we were accompanied by two family members (37 and 40) and together we succeeded in achieving every objective of the trek without serious mishap and in good health and great spirits. It was in every respect the “peak” experience of our lives.
This is my personal record offered to the web community in the hope it will inform others planning the trek, entertain, and at the same time give some insights to the remarkable experiences that await you on the road to Base Camp. Good luck!