As we are Nepal Base trekking tour agency, we have fluent English speaking experience Guide, most are from local area. To be Trekking Guide, they need to participate a month Trekking Guide training arranges by Nepal Government.
A good guide can greatly enrich your trekking experience. Except leading your trip, he/she will explain about the area, place, mountains, temples, culture, geography, wildlife and vegetation. Guide will teach you the Nepali language; introduce you to locals, share culture and festivals, run ahead to make re conform accommodation during peak season. He can be good assistant on your helpless condition and security person let you know about following circumstance, look after logistics like registering your details in every check post, organize your transport whether go by bus or plane, liaising and directing the porter, etc. A guide is only able to get license through a month long intensive training from TAAN and the Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel management (NATHAM) twice a year. During the training period the guide is instructed in a variety of subjects including first aid, altitude sickness and other important issues. They study about Culture, History, sociology, Anthropology, tourism, hospitability, Language, hiking and practical with rock climbing, environment protect etc. In addition the guide must have a certain level of English fluency determined in an interview. It means they are experienced for the any trekking area in Nepal.
We offer you a porter-guide (a License holder Guide who will helps to carry to your 10 to 12 kg bags), which might be ideal if you are trekking alone or you are planning doing trek with limit budget. This kind of porter who has been on a number of treks, speaks some English, and aspires to graduate to the guide status. Nepal Mother House Treks has many guides, porters, and guide-porters are always happy to assist you according to your requirements.
Of course, if you able to carry all your bags why you spend money for the porter. But you will find your trip huge difference using porters and not. Some time while you carrying your bags by own, you may miss some exclusive sight or cannot fully enjoy such a beautiful nature. So, we would suggest you, if your budgets will able support, than it will be batter to hire at list a porter to fulfill your dream in real. You have great contribute to provide job for a jobless porter doing nothing. This will support for his family and his school children for bright future indirectly.
Tourism is second biggest industry of Nepal; hundreds of thousands of families in Nepal depends upon tourism as their main source of income. A porter is hired not just to carry your bags - he will appear as an assistant during your helpless condition. It would be batter to give him a reasonable load (usually a fully packed rucksack). If you are with friends, try to grouping your things together in one big backpack and give that to a porter. And then each of you carry a smaller daypack with your important belongs. Normally, a Porter doesn't speak English but will follow a trail and not get lost.
Normally one porter is provided for two trekkers bags about of 20-25 kg during teahouse trip. They carry the load on their head by strip in their traditional manner, often rucksacks or the duffel bags are easier for them to carry. We will provide an assistant guide and a cook too in a bigger group to look after the food and lodging. In a fully supported camping trek/organized trek there will be a larger number of kitchen staff, porters, and cooks. When available we use ponies, mules or yaks to carry the luggage.
Basically the cost of the Guide and porter depends on the season and trekking region length of trek and also the size of the group. Please for more details contact us for the hiring process and cost details. As optional services, we provide just hiring a Guide and porter service also, and rest of the arrangement you can do yourself also. At this form the transportation charge for the guide and porters will have to be paid by the clients.