If you experience download freezing at a certain point (mostly after 70%) for certain treks please don't be confused or annoyed. The app download takes a little more time than we would have wanted but will eventually download, just give it some time. We are working on this issue as we type this disclaimer. With the future updates, the download issue should be solved. If you are facing similar problems please let us know. And making some tea should definitely help ;)
The planet isn’t lonely anymore. There is more to trekking than recommendations and trail information. Truly understand the land and people through stuffs like mountain finder, context sensitive placecards and deviation alerts. We believe that every traveler everywhere deserves to become an instant expert.
HoneyGuide’s Trekking in Nepal App currently covers the following trekking areas (available as in-app purchases)
Everest Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek (Free)
This is our first attempt to disrupt the guidebook industry. Please help us make things better by giving us your feedback.
Guidebooks Vs. HoneyGuide
Guidebooks have a narrative approach
We believe there is more to travel than ‘go from here to there’ and ‘you should see this here’. Travel is about discovery and curiosity rather than creating a xerox of the writer’s experiences. Through our place-based approach, we have thrown out the narrative and brought back the wonder.
Guidebooks prescribe and recommend
Guidebook writers visit about a dozen lodges and recommend 4. We believe that is grossly unfair not only to the trekkers but also to the lodge owners. We let trekkers do the recommending. Also since there is an upper limit to the number of reviews a trekker can give (right now it is 3 for each place), there is little scope for commercial tampering of reviews.
Guidebooks get updated every 5 years
We can of course do that in under 5 minutes.
Guidebooks go on and on about trail information
Sure, we do have trail information too, but once you check out our dynamic safety features, trail info will seem so yesterday. Deviation Alerts will let you know when you take a wrong turn. Avalanche and Rock Fall Alerts will let you know when you are about to enter avalanche and rockfall-prone areas. And Climb Alerts will tell you if you have gained enough altitude for the day.
Guidebooks have 4 glossy pages for flowers and birds
And that is that. We have covered all the important flowers, birds, butterflies and animals you are likely to encounter in your trek. And these guys are only shown when and where you are likely to see them. For example, you will not see rhododendron in October, neither in the hills nor in the app. Content might be king, but context is the kingmaker. Whether you are an expert or an enthusiast, there is something for everyone here.
Guidebooks have superficial touristy content
Talking of content, reading a guidebook always gives us the yawn. Sure if someone is looking for a touristy experience a guidebook is quite handy, but if you are looking to truly understand and appreciate the land and people, HoneyGuide is the way to go.
Guidebooks don't know mountains
We are on a first name basis with them. Don’t believe us? Check out our Mountain Finder.
Guidebooks tell you where the monasteries are
HoneyGuide tells you what that monastery means to the local people. But we do not stop there. We also tell you about the stuffs you will see inside the monastery and what place those things have in the local belief system.
Guidebooks are offline
So is HoneyGuide. And do not worry too much about charging. In the trails we cover, electricity is not much of a problem.
Hope you have a great trek and may happy feet go with you.
Tourists can stick with Guidebooks.
NB: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life
- Addition of "Annapurna Circuit" to our awesome lineup of trekking regions
- Fixed responsive designs issues for smaller screens
- Fixed minor bugs and crashes
- HoneyGuide Travel Apps Private Limited
- 60.2 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2016 HoneyGuide Travel Apps Pvt. Ltd.
- In-App Purchases
- Ghorepani Poonhill Free
- Annapurna Base Camp Free
- Annapurna Circuit Free
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.