What are the Items of personal nature expenses on trek?
Personal nature expenses represent insurance, phone calls, wifi, battery charges, hot showers, donations, and many more expenses which are acquired by personal activities.
Insurance is necessary while you go trekking in the Himalayas. Especially when you go trekking above 3000m, sometimes guests can get altitude sickness. And in Nepal’s Himalayas, we don’t have road facilities to rescue you by using vehicles. In that case, helicopter rescue is needed. So you should have insurance that covered evacuations.
2. You can get mainly 2 types of sim cards for phone calling in Nepal. They are NTC and NCELL. For the call, you can put the balance by buying a recharge card. On our trekking package, we don’t pay for any type of Phone/Mobile calls. You should pay yourself, which is not expensive.
We exclude your WIFI expenses incurred while you’re using our trip package. Nowadays, most people can’t survive without the internet even in Nepal. Though Nepal is an undeveloped country, we have Wifi and Internet up to Base Camp of popular mountains. Most of the guesthouses on well-known trekking trails have wifi. You’ll get wifi in Nepal’s Himalayas NPR 100 to NPR 300 depending on the remoteness.
4. Battery Charges
During the trekking, most of the teahouses charge battery charges(1USD to 3 USD, depends on the place.). You have to pay yourself for battery charges.
5. Hot Shower
Hot showers are excluded on Base Camp Hike offers a trip package. But keep in mind, most of the lower parts of the trekking trail, have Solar Shower. Since we pay for Room charges, they will not charge for solar showers. Because it’s not expensive to set up a solar shower. But for the Gas shower, it is very expensive to bring Gas to the mountains. So they can’t offer you a free shower even though we paid for Accommodation.
Normally Gas showers cost NPR 150 to NPR 450 depending on the place.
6. Extra Porter
We have clearly mentioned that we used to provide 1 porter for 2 guests. But sometimes, in case 1 participant can’t continue the planned journey and need an extra porter after separating guests, you should pay an extra porter in that case.
There are many primary schools and Monasteries where donations are highly expected. Because some of them are running due to donations. If you want to give donations while you’re trekking, you should pay yourself which is even not necessary for you to donate.