Everest Region

EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK - 12 Days

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Since 2018, HoneyGuide has worked with over 1000 independent/group trekkers, 200+ Lodges and 230+ Local Guides/Porters in the Everest Region.

As a concierge, HoneyGuide will:
  • Answer your queries and help you make an itinerary as per your budget, preference and time.
  • Recommend and help you book Flights, Guides/ Porter and Lodges in every night stop at best rates.
  • Full trail support- If any changes occur, we will change your scheduled bookings for free.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Earn some serious bragging rights for reaching the Everest Base Camp: Base Camp to the World's Highest Mountain.
  • See Mount Everest up close from the iconic viewpoint of Kala Patthar. Cherish the view for the rest of your life. :)
  • Walk among some truly lofty peaks throughout your trek. Test your limits. And come back feeling more alive than ever.
  • The wildlife of Everest is amazingly tame. See Himalaya Monal, Tibetan Snowcocks, Musk Deer, and Himalaya Tahr up close.
  • Understand how Sherpas have sculpted the landscape with their compassion and industry. Also, experience their world class hospitality.

QUICK FACTS

  • Difficulty Level
    Hard
  • Total Length
    101 km
  • Highest Altitude
    5,643 meters
  • Elevation Profile
  • Start location
    Lukla (2,850m)
  • Finish location
    Lukla (2,850m)
  • Permits
    Sagarmatha National Park Permit,Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit
  • Best Season
    Anytime except for July-August

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

DESCRIPTION

TRANSPARENCY in INFORMATION

Before you Book, please note that HoneyGuide has a Comprehensive Guide to Everest and Offline Trekking Apps (Download for Android and iOS).

We created these so that you can easily do the Everest Base Camp Trek on your own. If you wish not to Book through HoneyGuide and simply use the Free Information we have provided, we wouldn't love you any less. That is how we travel too. :)

We know it doesn't make business sense, but not everything has to. We just happen to believe that using fear and lack of information to make you buy stuff is just plain unethical.

However, if for whatever reason, you wish to Book Flights, Lodges, Guides, or Treks, Keep Reading.

PERSONALIZATION of TREKS

At HoneyGuide there isn't a single way to book a trek. It is your trek, you can run it the way you see fit. Some popular options are:

Book Lodges and Flights Check out What is Included in this trek to go ahead with the Bookings.

Book Flights Only Go to Flight Booking Page.

Book Individual Lodges Go to Place pages and Book a Lodge. Example: The Edelweiss at Pheriche. There are phone numbers there if you wish to call them directly. :)

Book Guides Go to the Guides Section.

Create a Custom trek through HoneyGuide Let us know.

Join a Fully Guided Trek Check out the Guided Treks Below.

IMPACT on LOCAL COMMUNITY

No matter how you wish to run your trek, with HoneyGuide you can be 100% sure that you are booking directly from the local service providers.

The idea is to: Remove unnecessary Markups Empower the Local Community Ensure Better Service

EXPERIENCE the LAND AND PEOPLE

If you go to Day 2 of this Trek, you will notice that in there we talk in detail about the Red Panda, Guru Padmasambhava, Namche Monastery, Prayer Wheels and whole bunch of things you will see during your trek.

The idea is of course to make sure that you see the mountains just like a Sherpa would and return home with a deeper understanding of the land and people.

But of course, beyond Transparency, Personalization, Community Impact, and Experience, the big idea is simply to make sure that Men and Mountain Meet More often.

To the Mountains, HoneyGuide.

FAQS

Traveling to the mountains poses some inherent risks. As such, the best strategy is to prepare for the worst and then hope for the best.

PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS

The first thing to keep in mind is to see if you have pre-existing conditions that could cause complications at high altitudes. Specifically, suppose you have sickle cell disease, pulmonary hypertension, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, or congenital heart problems. In that case, we highly recommend you consult with a qualified physician before planning a trip to the mountains. Read more.

ALTITUDE-ILLNESS

Given the low amount of oxygen at high altitudes, a sensible ascent is essential to give your body the time to acclimate to the thin air. Failure to do so can lead to your lungs or brain filling up with water leading to death in some cases. The key is not to climb more than 500 meters in one day once you pass the 2,500 meters mark. Read more.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS

Given the extreme weather in the high mountains, proper gear and regimen must have a safe and comfortable tour. The three most important things that you have to prepare for are cold, snow, and radiation. As such, invest in the right sunglasses, sunscreen, boots, and clothing. Read more.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We highly recommend everyone get travel insurance covering high altitude evacuation before leaving on a trek to the high mountains. Global Rescue and World Nomads are both highly recommended. For Nepali travelers, please note that insurance that covers helicopter rescue is not available as of now. As such, please be careful while planning your tour and only work with companies that can provide timely evacuation service if needed.

RESCUE AND EMERGENCY

As health facilities are limited in the mountains, a helicopter's evacuation is usually the only option during an emergency. As such, the right insurance provider is essential. If you are not buying insurance for some reason, please ensure that there is someone in Kathmandu who can coordinate payments for a helicopter rescue. Here are some other contacts that might come in handy during an emergency. If you still have questions, please feel free to call / whatsapp us at +977-9841370673 or email Ashish at honeyhunter@honeyguideapps.com

HOW DO I MAKE A PAYMENT?

To confirm your tour, you will have to make complete payment either through one of your integrated payment gateways or transfer the funds to the following bank accounts:

For Nepali citizens:
Account Name:: HoneyGuide Pvt. Ltd. Beneficiary Bank: Himalayan Bank, Patan Branch Account Number: 00606903770018
For Indian Citizens:
For USD transfers
Account Name: HoneyGuide Apps, Inc. Bank Name: Silicon Valley Bank Account Number: 3302225311 Swift Code: SVBKOS6S ABA Routing Number: 121140399

BOOKING A TOUR

Deposit Required for Reservation: 50 percent of total tour cost Deadline for Full Payment: 2 weeks before the tour begins

CHANGING A TOUR

Two weeks before tour date: No extra charge 1 to 2 weeks before tour date: 10% additional charge Two days to 1 week between tour date: 20% additional charge Within two days of tour date: Above 30% (variable)

CANCELLING A TOUR

Two weeks before tour date: No charge (transaction charges may apply) One to two weeks before tour date: 20% Cancellation Charge Two days to one week between tour date: 50% Cancellation Charge Within two days of tour date: No Refund.

DELAYS AND CHANGES DURING THE TOUR

In case of flight delays/cancellations due to bad weather or unforeseen circumstances, HoneyGuide will change the dates at no additional costs. However, any extra cost incurred, including but not limited to accommodation and food, will be the responsibility of the traveler.
In case of changes due to the trekker's health issues, HoneyGuide will make all the changes without any additional cost. However, any extra charge because of the changes will be the responsibility of the traveler.

While Nepal's mountains see six seasons, the best period to go to the mountains is from March-May and September-December. However, every season has its quirk, just like people. So keep reading to find your match.
For those going to Everest Region, do check out the Best time to go to Everest post.

January/February (Winter)

January/February is a good time for trekkers willing to brave the cold and snow for empty trails, fantastic mountain views, and wildlife sightings.

March/April (Spring)

This is a period that offers a little bit of everything: a little bit of mountain view, a little bit of warm weather, a little bit of flowers, a little bit of crowd, and a whole lot of fun.

May/June (Summer)

This is the best time for those into nature. The flowers are quite something this time of the year, and the bird activity is fantastic. The monsoon hasn't started, and as such, mornings are still clear with beautiful mountain views.

July/August (Monsoon)

Only for hardcore trekkers who are willing to put up with the elements for an authentic cultural experience and high altitude flowers. Also, flight disruptions are very likely, and chances of mountain views are close to zero.

September/October (Fall)

This period is everyone's darling, and the trails are as crowded as they can be. The mountain views are something to write home about, and the temperature is just perfect.

November/December (Pre-Winter)

Another popular period among trekkers and the driest two months in the calendar. Indeed it has gotten a bit nippy during the mornings and evenings, but it is still manageable. Count on a lot of sunshine and crystal clear mountain views.

The difficult thing with gear is to make sure you have enough without carrying too much. Whether you are walking or taking the helicopter, the most important thing is to layer up. As such inner thermals, shirts, fleece, a down jacket, and trousers are essential. A warm hat and a buff are beneficial. As for shoes, feel free to make your pick depending on the weather and altitude. Given the amount of UV up there, good sunscreen and sunglasses are also essential. Read more.

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    Going to the mountains
    is going home.’
    - John Muir
    Great things are done when
    men and mountains meet.’
    - William Blake
    There is no such thing as bad weather,
    only inappropriate clothing.’
    - Sir Ranulph Fiennes
    Going to the mountains
    is going home.’
    - John Muir
    Great things are done when
    men and mountains meet.’
    - William Blake
    There is no such thing as bad weather,
    only inappropriate clothing.’
    - Sir Ranulph Fiennes