Hiring Guide and Porter for Nepal Trekking
For safe and secure mountain holiday one should have an excellent and experienced trekking tour guide or at least one porter cum guide. Of course the trail to major trekking routes to Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base camp and Langtang Valley etc. are easy to go through but still there are some solo trekkers are missing every year. You may see the posters plastered around Kathmandu and in some trekking areas with faces of missing solo trekkers. We suggest you that hiring a guide or at least porter cum guide are an essential for a trekking in Nepal just pay some dollar as guide salary and make sure that your holiday is comfortable. We have standby Guides, porter cum guides and porters in Kathmandu, in Lukla for Everest Area Trekking, In Pokhara for Annapurna Trekking.
Most of trekkers may think that a guide’s job is only to show the trail but a guide is a bank of hiking knowledge, an organizer, an assistant or a helper, a media to the local people, non-paid ambassador of Nepal and a friend that can help you if you are seriously sick in the high mountains. Even in mid nights your guide runs down for fastest help if you are in an emergency to organize a quickest rescue and takes care of you in High Mountains. In addition, a guide shows you the places of interest, describes the tradition, cultures and religion, shows short cut trail and ask the locals about route condition and makes your holiday more beautifully memorable. We and our guides are highly experienced and well trained by Government of Nepal, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism and dedicated to our job. We suggest you that hiring a guide or at least porter cum guide is necessary for a trekking in remote part of Nepal.
Porter cum Guide:
A porter guide carries your gear plus guides you for the trail and speaks a bit English but enough to communicate and understand about your interest. They are pleasant, kind and sincere and as well as trustworthy on their job and stays together with you during your trekking or mountaineering in Nepal. Guides, porter cum guides are from isolated villages of Nepal.
A kind of strong person from isolated mountain village who carries your gear and doesn’t speaks English but they are pleasant, kind and sincere and as well as guides and porter/guides. They may have to stay separate with you during the trek because in Everest region most of the lodge owners don’t allow porters to stay in hotel so they look for porter house and cheap food. Most of the porters are from remote villages of Nepal in search of seasonal pottering work.
What is benefit of hiring guide, and porter from Lukla, Pokhara or other towns?
If you hire, guide from Lukla - the main gateway to Famous Everest treks and POKHARA to Annapurna Region, you do not have to pay any extra flight fares or ground transportation for guide and porter. We, Guide in Himalaya affilicated with Wilderness Excursion can book the guides and porters on your request at Lukla, in Pokhara and in Kathmandu. Contact us email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hiring guide, porter cum guide and porter new price rates effective from 1st Jan 2016.
|Everest||Manaslu||Annapurna / Langtang||Off the Beaten & Wilderness Area|
|Guide Hire Cost||USD 25-35||USD 25-30||USD 25-30||USD 30-40|
|Guide cum Porter Hire Csot||USD 23-25||USD 23-25||USD 23-25||USD 25-35|
|Porter Hire Csot||USD 20||USD 20||USD 20||USD 20-25|
Please note that the rate is subject to 10% service charge and 13% vat.
Important Note: Our guide and porter hiring price is very reasonable and more competitive. Our field staffs are well paid with adequate clothing and facilities from company. Our staffs are fully insured. Some companies may offer you even lower rate than our rate but BE CAUTIOUS! Cheap guides are paid less because they are less experienced, less qualified, and they are NOT insured. Or there are more chances of LABOUR EXPLOITATIONand Child Labor if some companies are offering even cheaper than your expectation. Naturally, we charge few dollars as our office service charge for documentation, your guide porter insurance, we have to pay 13% Vat, 10% tax for selling guide and porter hiring services thus additional service charge of U$ 50 to 100 will be extra price added depending on trekking duration and difficulties.
So don' fall for cheap guides because if things go wrong on a trek you really will need a guide who is experienced. Aside from that experienced guides explain a lot more about the surrounding mountains and landscapes than inexperienced guides. A cheap guide may ruin your trek. This is something we can't emphasis enough. It is a once in a life time trip so try and not skimp!
"Your Safety and Satisfaction is Our Paramount Concern While Travelling with Us"