If you decide to take a travel package to Annapurna, they will have paid the cost of guide and porters you will need. But then, if you wish to manage all of it by yourself, Hiring a Nepal tourists guide and Porter in Nepal needs some real efforts. Here is everything you need to know about hiring a guide and porter in the Annapurna region and cost of a guide and porter in Nepal.
Where to hire a Nepal tourists guide or porter?
Usually, the trekking agency in Pokhara or Kathmandu will provide you with a good guide and porters. The guides or porter will join your journey from Kathmandu or Pokhara. If you have personal contact with some guide, they might help you find the porters as well. Otherwise, you can contact the travel agency to provide you with experienced guides and porters.
Why hire a guide and porter to Annapurna?
If you are thinking if you should really hire a guide for Annapurna Base Camp trek, you will definitely need one. A friendly guide will make your journey safe and informed; help you connect to the local peoples and also make- you familiar with the Geography. It will also be your contribution to promoting Nepal’s local economy as you minimize your risk of getting lost or falling sick.
Further, carrying a bag pack above 10kg during a trek might cause some difficulties. After a few hours of walking, it will be very tiring to carry the load. Anything heavier will make you fatigued and turn a happy trek to a painful one.
It’s your personal choice to hire a guide or a porter or both. Alternatively, hiring a guide cum porter who will serve for both of the purposes is also a great idea. Here is how to hire a perfect guide.
Cost for Nepal tourists guide and porter in Nepal
The amount paid Nepal tourists guide or porter in Nepal can vary quite a lot. Some guides are quite expensive while some agree for a small sum. The experienced one with versatility in language is usually the expensive one.
Trekking Guide might cost you between $20 to $30 per day.
Mountain Porter cost you between $15 to $20.
Porter-Guide cost you between $25 to $35.
(Note: All prices are quoted in US Dollars)
The price includes the accommodation, food, insurance and trekking gear of the guide and porter. But the cost does not include his/ her transportation.
Tips for Hiring a Guide in Nepal
• Ensure that both your guides and porters are license holders. Also, make sure they have proper insurance policies for themselves
• Make sure they have previous experience of trekking to Himalaya region
• Be sure that they fluently speak the language you feel comfortable with
• Avoid children and underaged guides.
• Building a friendly relationship with your guide and porter.
Hope this will help you book Nepal tourists guide.
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