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Everest Base Camp with flights, accommodation & transfers £1164.55pp via Groupon £2,329.10

£2329.10 @ Groupon
Using a deal from Groupon (and if you are lucky you may have some vouchers as I've got one for £25 off currently but this may be account specific), I've put together this deal to hike Everest Base Cam…
rachelandgromit Avatar
8m, 3d agoFound 8 months, 3 days ago
Using a deal from Groupon (and if you are lucky you may have some vouchers as I've got one for £25 off currently but this may be account specific), I've put together this deal to hike Everest Base Camp.

You can book your flights with Omega Flight Store at £831.10 for 2 people via Jet Airways with a short stop (or longer stop in India).

The Groupon price is based on 2 adults sharing so you will need to buy 2 vouchers at a cost of £1498.

Total £2329.10/£1164.55

I've done this route myself and you absolutely must include Gokyo Lakes and crossing Chola Pass. This was actually better than getting to Base Camp and KP and the views from Gokyo Ri were stunning. We did a DIY trip and booked our own accommodation in Kathmandu and hired a guide/porter ourselves, but there are many outfitters on Nepal who offer similar itineraries. We visited just before the earthquake :-( and it's such a shame to see some of the places we remember and visited to have been demolished. This is one of my all time favourite trips. Some tips:

- Forget showering, you will stink, everyone will stink, no one will care!

- Altitude, it makes no difference on your build, shape or size (although you do need to be physically fit to be able to so this, imagine climbing up Snowdon continuously for about 8 hrs a day for 2 weeks). We saw huge guys that were super fit that never got to complete the route, I did it with my wife who is asthmatic and we got on fine. Diamox can be got from your GP and Ginko Biloba can help too.

- Don't rush, take small and tiny steps. This helps with altitude. Watch the porters.

- Good insurance, with helicopter rescue! You need this and LV Premier cover hiking up to 6000m in their annual policy (highly recommend an annual policy). BMC also have good insurance.

- Tea houses on trek are basic but the food is good and you will be that tired and hungry you will eat lots and sleep well.

- The flight to and from Lukla is nerve-wrenching. I thought I was going to die (seriously) and comparible only to the fear I had in Peru flying over the Nazca lines (except I was also chucking up).

- Tip your porter(s) these guys are amazing.
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8m, 3d agoFound 8 months, 3 days ago
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Anon32
sharing a tent for 2 grand can think of better things to spend my money to be honest
Grammar lessons...
[Travel Expert] 30 Likes
Here are some of my pictures:

http://i.imgbox.com/CkEXGuD5.jpghttp://i.imgbox.com/OF8VEEaM.jpghttp://i.imgbox.com/GKQagiYQ.jpg

First two pictures of views of Gokyo from Gokyo Ri. Last picture was views of Namche Bazaar.

Edited By: rachelandgromit on Jul 24, 2016 21:47: Edit
[Travel Expert] 16 Likes
Anon32
sharing a tent for 2 grand can think of better things to spend my money to be honest

You aren't in a tent, you are in teahouses which is trekking accommodation. Each to their own, I couldn't do sunny or resort based holiday but we are all different!
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If people aren't interested in doing this why do they comment?
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Seems a bit steep.......

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Fall.
[Travel Expert] 1 Like #3
Ceejay1974
Fall.

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sharing a tent for 2 grand can think of better things to spend my money to be honest
[Travel Expert] 16 Likes #5
Anon32
sharing a tent for 2 grand can think of better things to spend my money to be honest

You aren't in a tent, you are in teahouses which is trekking accommodation. Each to their own, I couldn't do sunny or resort based holiday but we are all different!
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Anon32
sharing a tent for 2 grand can think of better things to spend my money to be honest
Grammar lessons...
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If people aren't interested in doing this why do they comment?
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Thanks for nicely putting it, you won't only have a trip of a lifetime, also be helping a country devastated post earthquake.
[Travel Expert] 3 Likes #9
pinacolada123
Thanks for nicely putting it, you won't only have a trip of a lifetime, also be helping a country devastated post earthquake.

Absolutely, they need the tourism. The people are so lovely and friendly and some people lost everything. If you can extend your trip I recommend visiting Chitwan too where you can see rhino and elephants, a nice way of recovering post trek.
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sounds ace and thanks for the info. im planning on doin something similar in a couple of years
[Travel Expert] 1 Like #11
dman7866
sounds ace and thanks for the info. im planning on doin something similar in a couple of years

No problem. Drop me a message if you need any other tips.
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This makes me chuckle. The people that are doing this will be thinking it's some huge adventure, when is just being herded around on a glorified school trip.
Save yourself some money and just book a flight out and arrange your hike when you get there. You'll more likely to find a tour group that suits your personality and with the money you'll save you can spend a little more and find a company where you know what's this profits go.
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rachelandgromit
dman7866
sounds ace and thanks for the info. im planning on doin something similar in a couple of years
No problem. Drop me a message if you need any other tips.
Hi Rachel I was thinking of doing this walk once I backpack through India, can you tell me if it is possible to hire warmer clothing for the duration as I cannot possibly fit heavy gear in with my clothing for warmer India? Also are you expected to carry your backpack with you or do you use Sherpa's (or maybe a jeep can drop them off for collection later)? Cheers.
#14
A friend has hiked up Everest.

The advice she gave to anyone wanting to go it is to choose a company who take their time to get there. It's exhausting and those who went on the 'quick' hikes seriously struggled and lots couldn't make it to the top.

Those people who took their time (a matter of an extra couple of days) didn't suffer so much and the % of people who got to the summit was so much higher, the improvements not being just less altitude sickness but also less sheer exhaustion.
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just watched the film. scary oO
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A refreshing change to the normal trips I see on HUKD. Heat added.
[Travel Expert]#17
Yes you can sort it once you get there. We went in peak season in October and had narrowed it down to a couple of contacts and we met once we were in Kathmandu and finalised our plans. We stayed at Tings tea lounge (amazing place outside of Thamel).

We had a guide for just the two of us and one porter who carried our main bags bur we had a 25-30 litre backpack ourselves with hydration pack. You do need flexibility as we were grounded at Kathmandu airport for over 24 hrs after the flight to Lukla was cancelled (there had been a fatality just an few days before with Sita air so they were being extremely cautious).

You can have your own guide for just the two of you and this worked well for us. We were up most days at 6am and out before it got busy with tourists and yaks arriving at the tea houses early afternoon rather than late in the day and this suited us. Depends on how much interaction you want as some people prefer group based tours.

We did Chola at about 5am and it was probably the toughest thing I've done getting to the top before ascending over the glaciers. I recall getting to the top and then eating hard boiled eggs watching the sun come up!

Edited By: rachelandgromit on Jul 24, 2016 17:54: Can't tell time
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I walked the Inca trail last year, never underestimate the effect of altitude, walking up a steep hill at 4300m was not particular fun.
1 Like #19
Don't understand the obsession for this lump of rock.
1 Like #20
Would be the trip of a life time. Don't think my 16moth old lad would be too happy doing it tho
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sickly sweet
A friend has hiked up Everest.

The advice she gave to anyone wanting to go it is to choose a company who take their time to get there. It's exhausting and those who went on the 'quick' hikes seriously struggled and lots couldn't make it to the top.

Those people who took their time (a matter of an extra couple of days) didn't suffer so much and the % of people who got to the summit was so much higher, the improvements not being just less altitude sickness but also less sheer exhaustion.


​"A friend of mine hiked up Everest". lol. you make it sound like a jolly ramble in the lake district. there is a s sobering risk of mortality for seasoned mountaineers.
[Travel Expert]#22
dwain
I walked the Inca trail last year, never underestimate the effect of altitude, walking up a steep hill at 4300m was not particular fun.

We met people who were coming down after suffering with altitude sickness. Make sure you take your time you need extra days to acclimatise, eg hiking up Gokyo Ri to then come back down. We did the Inca trail the following year and actually never had any problems.

I think we got to about 5200m before we started to take Diamox.
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rourkey3
If people aren't interested in doing this why do they comment?
Are you interested in doing this? ;)
#24
Great deal... Just pricing this up at the moment and its working out at £1,800 for April 2017 so £1,165 is great. Hiked the Inca Trail a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. I wasn't really effected by AMS but someone in our group was and it was awful for him. Really tempted to book this deal
#25
Would love to have a go at this in a couple of years time....
#26
thanks OP - has caught my attention ;)
#27
Watched the movie Everest, think I'll past. Not worth the risk in my opinion but if it's your thing then all the best.
#28
High altitude always a problem with the lack of oxygen, that just God I've practice of low oxygen training for many a year by smoking. Lol
#29
Ice Road Trucker roads really are soooo exciting oO Loved Chitwan :D
#30
could never afford ..but great advice from poster x
[Travel Expert] 30 Likes #31
Here are some of my pictures:

http://i.imgbox.com/CkEXGuD5.jpghttp://i.imgbox.com/OF8VEEaM.jpghttp://i.imgbox.com/GKQagiYQ.jpg

First two pictures of views of Gokyo from Gokyo Ri. Last picture was views of Namche Bazaar.

Edited By: rachelandgromit on Jul 24, 2016 21:47: Edit
#32
tempt
Don't understand the obsession for this lump of rock.


Bit nippy as well X)
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woldranger
This makes me chuckle. The people that are doing this will be thinking it's some huge adventure, when is just being herded around on a glorified school trip.
Save yourself some money and just book a flight out and arrange your hike when you get there. You'll more likely to find a tour group that suits your personality and with the money you'll save you can spend a little more and find a company where you know what's this profits go.


​oh look the new age hippy has arrived .....I suppose you did it naked & lived on nettle soup mmmaaaannnn
#34
woldranger
This makes me chuckle. The people that are doing this will be thinking it's some huge adventure, when is just being herded around on a glorified school trip.
Save yourself some money and just book a flight out and arrange your hike when you get there. You'll more likely to find a tour group that suits your personality and with the money you'll save you can spend a little more and find a company where you know what's this profits go.
I spent the same money with a 5 month trip in SE Asia, three months in Nepal, inc. the Annapurna Circuit and buying a motorbike to ride through Indochina. Good food and drink all the way and even 5 new tattoos (£13 an hour in Kathmandu).
#35
dwain
I walked the Inca trail last year, never underestimate the effect of altitude, walking up a steep hill at 4300m was not particular fun.

dwain
I walked the Inca trail last year, never underestimate the effect of altitude, walking up a steep hill at 4300m was not particular fun.
The Annapurna is 5200m! More like mountaineerings than trekking. The fun starts when you've finished the pass and are on your way down again. Bob Marley's...
#36
What an amazing thing to do.
#37
I really fancied doing this, but have ruptured my achilles :-( I think it's a once in a lifetime experience, and i am all for supporting the locals after the region suffered such a catastrophic disaster.
The porters and the sherpers are dedicated professionals, and don't receive much money for the work they do.
Thanks OP and good luck to anyone wishing to trek the himalayas to Everest base camp.
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Lol i think some people think they are on a mountain expedition to conquer the summit of Everest, Although extremely difficult this is a trek to Everest base camp, you won't be expected to climb the bloody thing after :D
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I would have loved to do this, it's not an outrageous amount considering what you're doing, I've seen package holidays in Cyprus for almost this much. But, 13 y/o son and 64 y/o husband wouldn't do so well at this.

Next lifetime I'll do it. Unless I'm a bird, then I'll just fly past it.
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rachelandgromit
dman7866
sounds ace and thanks for the info. im planning on doin something similar in a couple of years

No problem. Drop me a message if you need any other tips.


​thanks! i cant beleive people are comparing this to package holidays tho. I suppose thats what life is about different people with different views and ambitions but this holiday / adventure is heaven in my eyes.

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