Guide Porter Service Nepal for 2022, 2023

Guide Porter Service Nepal is something one has to choose a quality one in quantity. A number of guides and porters are there in Nepal as the tour and trekking agencies are also erupting according to a certain duration of time. There are numerous numbers of things that one should check before choosing the best guide and porters for you as you can get the one appointed or recommended when joining your respective trekking and tour agency.

According to the trekking durations and the activities form, the cost charge also differs when hiring the porters and guides. The porters are carrying your heavy luggage and valuable goods without saying tired the whole day throughout the journey. Whereas described guides, 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 are always concerned for sustainability in tourism while conducting every activity. We give priority to the local Guides and porters for trekking and tours, this will help to generate income for the local people and empowerment. All our Guides, Leaders, and staff have taken essential training from Nepal Government, which has been 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)

Teamwork is most important while on the trek. If any of the members become sick or have any problem, the entire team might be paralyzed to get to the destination. So, we at Nepal Mother House always carefully organize every trek selecting capable Guides and porters. Sometimes we are the witness of the incident, whatever we have heard the stories of porters left in such freezing outside tents or tea houses while trekkers revel indoors. 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 diligently; 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 conducted by the Government of Nepal. The Guide training organizes by the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), and the Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM) each year. During the training period, they study various subjects including first aid, high altitude sickness, rock climbing, and other subject (history, geography, culture, environment, anthropology, tourism, hospitality, eldership, etc.) theory and practical. The Guide must have a certain level of English fluency determined in an interview and at least two years of working experience as an assistant in the trekking. Our guides are familiar with all the trekking destinations and trails of Nepal; he/they can speak fluent English and other languages, cope with any circumstances occurring in the trek and know the destination trekking trails. The Guide will assist you to get rooms during a 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 updates and consult with locals.

Guide and Porters are the essential part of your journey without them, one can’t even imagine carrying out the trekking ahead. The essential part of the journey, on 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 mind as first priority. Welcome to all the visitors from the world to this beautiful country Nepal, explore the divine nature and its beauty to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Rejuvenate you're a tired-up soul with the help of this honest and dedicated friend of yours who will introduce you to nature's paradise with all the fascinating mystery and history.

We are a team of professional trekking guides and porters, who have been working tourism sector for two decades. We at Nepal Mother House Treks provide you with any kind of service 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 a female Guide, we are glad to organize a female trekking Guide as well either from Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lukla, or any other area. The cost of hiring Guide /Guide cum Porter/Porters will be less, hiring them at respective areas; Khopra Danda Trek, Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, Makalu Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek Via Poon Hill, Short Nar Phu Valley Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Tsum Valley, Manaslu  Circuit Trek, Tilicho Lake Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, Gokyo Lake Trek, Guide and Porter Hire from Lukla. You can find a review of Guide and porter on the trusted website Trip adviser too.
Here are some questions and answers about Nepal Trek Guide Service, which have been asked frequently by trekkers.

10 Most Popular Treks in Nepal:

  1. Everest Base Camp Trek -14 Days
  2. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek - 16 Days
  3. Annapurna Base Camp Trek Via Poon Hill -12 Days
  4. Everest Base Camp Trek and Fly Back Helicopter -9 Days
  5. Langtang Valley Trek -11 Days
  6. Everest 3 Passes Trek -21 Days
  7. Short Manaslu  Circuit Trek 11 Days
  8. Everest Base Camp Trek -8 Days
  9. Mohare Danda Trek -5 Days
  10. Gokyo Chola Pass Trek -19 Days

We are glad to organize only a Guide, a Porter, and Guide cum Porter serve according to your requirements even if you are not signed in the full package program.

The cost of hiring a guide, Guide cum Porter and Porter in Nepal  with Different Trekking Regions:

[I] Hiring a Guide and Porters in Everest Region:

Mountain Trekking Guide Price: US$ 25 per day
Trekking Guide come to Porter Cost: US$ 23 per day
Trekking Porter Charge: US$ 20 per day
Peak Climbing - Mountain Guide Cost: US$ 325 (Each Peak climbing bonus)

[II] Hiring a Guide and Porters in Annapurna Region:

Mountain Trekking Guide Price: USD 25 per day
The guide comes to Porter Cost: USD 23 per day
Trekking Porter Charge: USD 20 per day
Peak Climbing - Mountain Guide: US$ 325 (Each Peak climbing bonus)

[III] Hiring a Guide and Porters in Manalsu and Tsum Valley Region:

Mountain Trekking Guide Price: US$ 30 per day
Trekking Guide come to Porter Charge: US$ 25 per day
Trekking Porter Cost: US$ 23 per day
Peak Climbing - Mountain Guide: US$ 325 (Each Peak climbing bonus)

[IV] Hiring a Guide and Porters in Langtang Region:

Mountain Trekking Guide Cost: US$ 25 per day
Trekking Guide come to Porter Charge: US$ 23 per day
Trekking Porter Cost: US$ 20 per day
Peak Climbing - Mountain Guide:
US$ 325 (Each Peak climbing bonus)

[V] Hiring a Guide and Porters in Kanchenjunga Region:

Mountain Trekking Guide Cost: US$ 30 per day
Trekking Guide come to Porter Price: US$ 25 per day
Trekking Porter Charge: US$ 23 per day
Peak Climbing - Mountain Guide: US$ 325 (Each Peak climbing bonus)

[VI] Hiring a Guide and Porters in Makalu Base Camp Trek:

Mountain Trekking Guide Cost: USD 30 per day
Trekking Guide come to Porter Charge: USD 25 per day
Trekking Porter Price: USD 23 per day
Peak Climbing - Mountain Guide: USD 325 (Each Peak climbing bonus)

[VII] Hiring a Guide and Porters in Upper Mustang and Nar Phu:

Mountain Trekking Guide Cost: USD 30 per day
Trekking Guide come to Porter Price: USD 25 per day
Trekking Porter Cost: USD 23 per day
Peak Climbing - Mountain Guide: US$ 325 (Each Peak climbing bonus)


The price will include: Guide/ Guide come porter/ Porter's salary, meals, accommodation, insurance, and equipment.

*Note: Service charge and Vat are subjected to the cost. ++

**Note:  Except Guide / Guide cum Porter /Porter expenses mention above, you need to take care; of yourself meals, hotel/teahouse accommodation, trekking gears, transportation for yourself and Guide, Porters if require, if necessary Domestic air ticket for yourself, Trekking permits; National park, and conservation area permit).

Q. Will we be able to meet you and our guide while we are in Kathmandu?

# Yes! You will meet the guide before starting the trip to Kathmandu. Normally, he/she will come to the airport to pick you up at the hotel if you need any assistance. But it depends on which trip you are going on, for the Everest Three Passes Trek and other Everest Trek, you will meet a guide at Lukla Airport 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 a rucksack (50 to 70 liters). It is better to carry for a porter than a duffle bag. But if you don’t have a rucksack, no problem bringing whatever you have got. The duffle bag will provide at your request by our company Nepal Mother House also for the trek but need to be returned after the trek. For the day bag; you need each of you a day bag (15 to 30 liters) to keep in your valuable things and a bottle of water.

Q. How much weight does 1 porter carry?

# Well, Normally the teahouse trekking a porter carry an average of 20 to 25 kg if we follow rule and regulation.  So, please try to make bags of 20 to 25 KG between all of you together. The porter will be happy if you can make less weight were 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 the most important question, as we are a local Trekking agency, all our Guides, Porter and staff have insured for medication and evacuation. Nobody with this kind of situation, if in case unexpectedly happen, in this case, we have an alternative option; may arrangements other staff on the way, and continue to your destination. Or make the decision accordingly to your view. Sometimes, if anyone becomes sick, all team might be paralyzed also, it depends on the trekking route and following days weather circumstances.  I mean, sometimes you might need to be given off the rest of the trip also. But we will do our best to make a 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, other things) for the trekking, probably not good equipotent as yours.  It is not necessary to 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 a Nepal-based trekking agency, most of our Guides and porters are from the 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 consuming local products. So, I will provide you Guide from a Local who is native tough, and well experienced.

Q. How much do the guide and porter are expecting for the tipping?

# Well, the Tips are 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 % of the total payments to divide them. You can give them from your inner heart. But approximately 80-100 USD for a porter and 100-150 USD for a Guide for 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek.

Q. Will our guide involve us when deciding on accommodation?

# Normally, if you hire a Guide, he is taking care of you and giving information about the trek trekking route and surroundings as is his/her duty. And our Guide will do our best to make your trip enjoyable providing the best services were as possible. So, at first, our Guide will show you the tea house as his duty. As he is familiar with the trip, he will try to provide you with the best accommodation and tea houses. Normally, the tea houses will choose by Guide and us according to our previous client’s feedback. Our motto is to provide ultimate satisfaction to you through our services.  If in case, you don’t like hotels/teahouses chosen by a 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 to your schedule without any interruption. If in case, Guide becomes sick or injured, at the time we will rescue 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, to hire a porter as well for your more joyful trip. Normally, we charge 25USD per day but I will offer just 20 USD per day including his salary, food, transportation, and insurance. If anyone becomes sick he will take and the rest of the group will be heading for the 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 a trekking tour agency based in Nepal, we always do our best to provide ultimate satisfaction to you through our services. So, all Guides are professional, good English speaking and well experience every trekking area, most of our Guides and staffs are from the local area. To be Guide, they need to participate in three months of Trekking Guide training conducted by the Nepal Government.  They need to study and practice various subjects; Culture, History, sociology, anthropology, tourism, hospitability, Language, hiking, climbing, environment, etc. I mean they are experienced in 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 getting to the destination (Mt. Everest Base Camp). As result, your body will already acclimatize. According to our Guest History, most of the trekkers had complied successfully trip without any obstacles.  So, I wish all of you will get to your trip destination pleasantly. If in case you require oxygen, then we will manage it either carrying with us or haring from the teahouse. Most of the tea house has oxygen for an emergency. For this services charge is additional. 

Q. I like being alone all day! Is it possible or not to have a guide but to go without him?

# Well, for the restricted area permits you need to list a professional Government Guide. If you are curious walk alone all day and meet him in the morning and night at the tea house; the guide is not only for showing you the trail and giving information on the trip, he is part of your friend, adviser, and watchdog (taking care) also. Most of the trekking is in the remote area heart of the Himalayas, it will be better to walk at the same time or make some distance if anything happens unexpectedly on the 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 a better option.

Q. Could one person be a guide and porter or it is impossible?

# Normally, it would be better to hire a guide and a porter for the trip. But if you need only a porter or Guide due to budget limitations and requirements, then we are glad to provide you with a professional Guide (Government license holder) who helps to carry your bags 8 to 10 kg and guides your 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 the question, this is an unexpected situation, I wise your entire trip will be enjoyable in the lap of the Himalayas. I hope you won’t be facing this kind of situation. If in case it’s happening, 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 processed as soon as possible. Anyway, we will be contacting our Guide times 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 a bit less or more weight. So, it is a good idea to make one bag between the 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 depends on the number of trekkers in a group, if there are more than 2 people, we provide you, with one porter, for every 2 trekkers carrying your bags.  If you wish a private porter, we are glad to provide also but you need to pay an additional charge.

Q. Will the porter carry my bag? Or do I need to carry my stuff?

# Well, regarding the mode of carrying your bags and other stuff; normally our porters will carry 20 to 25 Kg during the tea house trek. We provide one porter between 2 Trekkers. Most of the gears will carry by porter except your valuable things carried by yourself as day’s bag. But we will make a final decision using porters or Yaks safety concerning 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 fewer bags between all of you. Porter has not any bags to carry your stuff. But if you need it, we will provide you duffle bag where your gears go in it. So, try to bring yourself.

If you require any further information regarding the hiring Guide and Porter from Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chame-Manang, Jomsom -MustangArughat, Sothikhola, Machhakhola at GorkhaLukla -Everest, Jiri, SalleriDhunche, SyabrubesiTaplejung, SuketarTumlingtar, etc. during 2022 and 2023 (Spring & Autumn) for your Nepal Trek, feel free to write us any time. We at Nepal Mother House Trek are here to organize for you.