Guide Porter Service Nepal is something one has to choose a quality one in quantity. Number of guides and porters are there in Nepal as the tour and trekking agencies are also erupting according with the certain duration of time. There is numerous numbers of things that one should check before choosing on the best guide and porters for you as you can get the one appointed or recommended when join respective trekking and tour agency.
According to the trekking durations and the activities form, the cost charge also differs in while hiring the porters and guide. The porters are carrying your heavy luggage and valuable goods without saying tired whole day throughout the journey. Whereas to describe guides, they are all qualified and experienced with their numerous trekking journeys throughout their half of the life. There are many guides who have dedicated their life guiding the tourists and the visitors from in and out of the country.
As we are local based trekking and tour agency in Nepal, we at Nepal Mother House always concern for sustainability in tourism while conducting every activities. We give priority to the local Guides and porters for trekking and Tour, this will helps to generate income to the local people and empowerment. All our Guides, Leaders and staff have taken essential training from Nepal Government, which has given below:
- Eco-Tourism Leadership Training
- Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training
- Hospitality in Tourism Management
- Effective Speaking and Dealing in English and Major Languages.
- Trekking, Tour, Birds Watching Guide Training
- Conservation & Biodiversity
- Safety and Security training
- Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)
The teamwork is most important while on the trek. If any of members become sick or any problem, the entire team might be paralyzed to get in destination. So, we at Nepal Mother House always carefully organize every trek selecting capable Guide and porters. Sometimes we are the witness of the incident, whatever we have heard the stories of porters left on such freezing outside tents or tea house while trekkers revel indoor. We take care of our guides and porters fairly and equally as they are two sides of the same coin. Nepal Mother House appreciates our guides and porters diligent; the trip is not possible without them. Our Guide and Porter are well equipped for the Himalayan high pass and provide them insurance for medication and emergency rescue.
A Guide is only eligible for the trekking job, after involving a month-long training conducting by the Government of Nepal. The Guide training organizes by Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM) each year. During the training period, they study various subjects including first aid, height altitude sickness, rock climbing, and another subject (history, geography, culture, environment, anthropology, tourism, and hospitality, eldership, etc.) theory and practical. The Guide must have a certain level of English fluency determined in an interview and at list two years working experience as assistance in the trekking. Our guides are familiar all the trekking destination and trails of Nepal; he/she can speak fluent English and other some languages, cope any circumstances while occurring in the trek and know the destination trekking trails. The Guide will assist you to get rooms during lodge/tea house basis trek and they will set tents for the accommodation and meals while on organize camping trekking. Similarly, the Guide will check-in and check out the trekking permits at the police checkpoints and inform you latest trekking trail update consult with local.
Guide and Porters are the essential part of your journey without them, one can’t even imagine of carrying out the trekking ahead. The essential part of the journey, in one hand we can say the real heroes behind the scene who make the holiday of many different visitors worthwhile memory full and exclusive. They are friendly and helpful with a ready to serve kind of attitude all the time. Come and join us, as we Nepal Mother House has qualified guides and porters hired up keeping your comfort and satisfaction in the mind as first priority. Welcome to all the visitors from world to this beautiful country Nepal, explore the divine nature and its beauty to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Rejuvenate your tired up soul with the help of this honest and dedicated friends of yours who will introduce to the natures paradise with all the fascinating mystery and history.
We are team of the professional trekking Guide and porters, who have been working tourism sector since two decade. We at Nepal Mother House Treks provide you any kind of services such as hiring only a Guide or a porter and Porter-Guide for any trekking destinations. If you are solo female travel and looking for female Guide, we are glad to organize female trekking Guide as well either from Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lukla and any others area. The cost of hire Guide /Guide cum Porter/Porters will be less, hiring them at respective area; Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Manaslu Trekking, Guide and Porter Hire from Lukla. You can find review of Guide and porter on trusted website Trip adviser too.
Here are some questions answers about Nepal Trek Guide Service, which has been asking frequently by trekkers.
Q. Will we be able to meet you and our guide while we are in Kathmandu?
# Yes! You will be meet guide before start trip at Kathmandu. Normally, he/she will come to airport to pick up to the hotel if you need any assistance. But it depend on which trip you are going, for the Everest Base Camp Trek, you will meet guide in Lukla only.
Q. We have a question to help us with our packing - with the porter; do we have to give him one bag? Or we can give him two smaller bags?
# Regarding the bag for porters; Porter will be happy to carry one big bag rather than two small bags. If you have got a rucksack, please bring with you rucksack (50 to 70 liters). It is better to carry for a porter than duffle bag. But if you don’t have a rucksack, no problem brings whatever you have got. The duffle bag will provide on your request by our company Nepal Mother House also for the trek but need to be return after trek. For the day bag; you need each of you a day bag (15 to 30 liters) to keep in your valuable things and bottle of water.
Q. How much weight does 1 porter carry?
# Well, Normally the teahouse trekking a porter carry an average 20 to 25 kg, if we follow rule and regulation. So, please try to make bag 20 to 25 KG between all of you together. The porter will be happy, if you can make less weight where as possible. If you need more porter then, I am happy to provide you.
Q. Insurance - are your guides and porters insured? What happens if they have an accident/emergency during the trek?
# This is most important question, as we are local Trekking agency, all our Guide, Porter and staff have insured for medication, and evacuation. Nobody wish this kind of situation, if in case unexpectedly happen, in this case we have alternative option; may arrangements other staff on the way, and continue to your destination. Or make decision accordingly your view. Sometime, if anyone is become sick, all team might be paralyze also, it is depend on trekking route and following days weather circumstance. I mean, some time you might need to be give off your rest of the trip also. But we will do our best to make successful trip.
Q. Clothing - do your guides and porters have proper clothing for this trek? Or do we need to provide this?
# Our Guides and Porters are well equipped (boats, jackets, others things) for the trekking, probably not good equipotent as yours. It is not necessity provide them, but if would you like to offer them, they are pleased with you.
Q. Will the guide be from the local area and will they have trekked the route before?
# As we are Nepal base trekking agency, most of our Guide and porters are from local area. To promote sustainable tourism, our aim is to empower the local community to involve them directly in tourism activities and give priority to consume local product. So, I will provide you Guide from Local who is native tough and well experienced.
Q. How much do the guide and porter are expecting for the tipping?
# Well, the Tips is not fixed, it depends on your satisfaction and according to trekking area and days. How much you are impressed with Guide and Porter’s services can give accordingly. Normally, it said 10 % from the total payments to divide them. You can give them from your inner heart. But approximately 80-100 USD for porter and 100-150 USD for Guide for 15 days Everest trip.
Q. Will our guide involve us when deciding on accommodation?
# Normally, if you hire a Guide, he is taking care you and give information about trek trekking route and surroundings as is his/her duty. And our Guide will do best to make your trip enjoyable providing best services where as possible. So, at first our Guide will show you tea house as his duty. As he is familiar on the trip, he will try to provide you best accommodation and tea houses. Normally, the tea houses will choose by Guide and us according to our pervious client’s feedback. Our motto is to provide ultimate satisfaction to you throughout our services. If in case, you don’t like hotel /teahouses choosing by guide, then you can change also. As you are in Nepal for the holiday, you can do whatever you like to do.
Q. What happens if our guide is injured or sick? Who will treat them?
#I wish everything will go accordingly your schedule without any interruption. If in case, Guide become sick or injured, at the time we will rescued him/her from that place for further treatment, co-operating with local people and your support. We provide insurance for the Guide and porter every trip. You are requested, if your budget will support then, hiring a porter as well for you more joyful trip. Normally, we charge 25USD per day but I will offer just 20 USD per day including his salary, food, transportation, insurance. If anyone becomes sick he will take and rest of the group will be heading for destination.
Q. Guide: Your Company has a great reputation but just to be clear- will the guide be very experienced for the route & good English speaking?
# As we are trekking tour agency base on Nepal, we always do our best to provide ultimate satisfaction to you through the services. So, all Guides are professional, good English speaking and well experience every trekking area, most of our Guides and staffs are from local area. To be Guide, they need to participate three months Trekking Guide training conducted by Nepal Government. They need to study and practical various subjects; Culture, History, sociology, Anthropology, tourism, hospitability, Language, hiking, climbing, environment etc. I mean they are experienced for the any trekking area in Nepal.
Q. And another question. ..Does your guide carry oxygen on the trek in case someone needs it?
# We always organize every trip with sufficient acclimatization days before get in destination (Mt. Everest Base Camp). As result your body will already acclimatize. According to our Guest History, most of the trekker had complied successfully trip without any obstacles. So, I wish all of you will get in your trip destination with pleasantly. If incase you require oxygen, then we will manage it either carrying with us or haring from teahouse. Most of the tea house has oxygen for emergency. For this services charge is additional.
Q. I like be alone all day! Is it possible or no to have guide but to go without him?
# Well, for the restricted area permits you need at list a professional Government Guide. As you are curious walk alone during all the day and meet him at morning and night at tea house; guide is not only for showing trail and give information of trip, he is part of your friend, adviser and watch dog (taking care) also. Most of the trekking is in the remote area heart of Himalaya, it will be batter to walk at same time or making some distance, if anything happen unexpected on trip ( during difficult trail). But, as you are here for your holiday, you can do freely whatever you would like to do. We are here for giving you batter option for you.
Q. Could one person be guide and porter or it is impossible?
# Normally, it would be batter to hire a Guide and a porter for the trip. But if you need only a porter or Guide due to in budget limitation and requirements, then we are glad to provide you a professional Guide (government license holder) who helps to carry your bags 8 to 10 kg and guiding you entire trip as Guide-Porter instead to a Guide and a Porter.
Q. Emergencies - what happens if we have an accident or have an emergency? We do have insurance. Will your office and guide help to organize evacuation or medical help? Do the guides have a mobile phone?
# Thank you very much for question, this is unexpected situation, I wise your entire trip will be enjoyable in the lap of the Himalaya. I hope you won’t be facing this kind of situation. If in case it’s happen, we will well manage the situation according to circumstance co-operate with your insurance company and helicopter agency. For this we need your insurance and evacuation Policy Number or paper. It will be processing as soon as possible. Anyway, we will be contacting with our Guide times to again on the trip.
Q. We were reading that most porters carry the bags of 2 people, not more than 30 kg total. Is this correct? If so can we put all our gear in one large backpack for the trek or do we need to have 2 separate smaller bags?
# You are right, on the camping organize trek porter carry such weight. But during the teahouse trip, each porter carries 20 to 25 kg. But it does not matter bit less or more weight. So, it is good idea to make one bag between 2 of you. Porter will be happy, carry one bag then two.
Q. Will you provide me personal Porter who will carry my rucksack and will always be with me?
# Well, it is depends on number of trekkers in a group, if there are more than 2 people, we provide you one porter for every 2 trekkers carrying your bags. If you wish private porter, we are glad to provide also but you need to pay additional charge.
Q. Will porter carry my bag? Or do I need to carry my stuff?
# Well, regarding mode of carrying your bags and other stuff; normally our porters who will carry 20 to 25 Kg during tea house trek. We provide one porter between 2 Trekkers. Most of the gears will carry by porter except your valuable things carrying by yourself as day’s bag. But we will make final decision using porters or Yaks safety concerning of your bags.
Q. Does the porter have his own pack so we can give him 1 stuff sack or small bag from every person?
# Thank you very much for your question; please try to make one bag if you can otherwise try to less bags between all of you. Porter has not any bag carry your stuff. But if you need, we will provide you duffle bag where your gears go in it. So, try to bring yourself sir.
We are glad to organize only a Guide, a Porter, and Guide cum Porter serve according to your requirements even you are not sign in full package program.
Here is cost of hiring a guide, Guide cum Porter and Porter as following:
Mountain Trekking Guide: US$ 25 per day
Guide cum Porter: US$ 24 per day
Porter: US$ 20 per day
Peak Climbing - Mountain Guide: US$ 325 (Each Peak climbing bonus)
The price will includes, their salary, meals, accommodation, insurance and their equipment.
Note: Except Guide / Guide cum Porter /Porter expenses mention above, you need to taking care; yourself meals, hotel/teahouse accommodation, trekking gears, transportation for yourself, if necessary Domestic air ticket for yourself and Nepali staff, National park and conservation area permit).