Trekking Guide Hire in Nepal

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Are you looking to hire a trekking guide for trekking in the Himalayas? If so, you’re in the perfect place. We offer mountain local guides in Nepal to fit your budget.

Nowadays, Guide Hire is demanding in Nepal. There are many advantages of having a LOCAL GUIDE for mountain trips. Regarding HIRE, we should always hire a PROFESSIONAL GUIDE who can make your TRIP EXCELLENT. 

To provide you with a lifetime experience, we offer the best guides at the best prices. If you’re looking for the BEST TREKKING GUIDE for a Nepal trip at an AFFORDABLE PRICE, please Contact Us.

How do I hire a trekking guide in Nepal?

In short, search on the web for ‘hire a guide for trekking in Nepal’.

Upon searching for a guide on the web, you’ll find agencies offering guide services. Some tourists want excellent guides for trekking and they become ready to pay high. Similarly, those tourists who want to do budget trekking in Nepal used to search for guides at a cheap cost.

It is an easy way to hire a guide in Nepal. Both trekking guides as well as a tour guides, you can get daily prices. By paying 20 to 30 USD per day, you can get a leader that can make your Nepal trip memorable.

For details, here is a page on how to hire a trekking guide in Nepal.

Guide Hire in Nepal

How much does it cost to hire a guide in Nepal?

Hiring price of Guides depends on trekking agencies, the duration of the trek, the difficulty of the trek, and many more things that fluctuate the guide’s SALARY.

According to Base Camp Hike Pvt Ltd’s policy of guide hiring service, daily charges range from USD 25 to USD 40 per day (depending on route)

Cost for Guide Hire in NEPAL

ParticularsEverestAnnapurna, Manaslu & LangtangRemote Areas
Guide Hire ChargeUSD 25 per dayUSD 25 per dayUSD 40 per day
Porter-Guide ChargeUSD 25 per dayUSD 25 per dayUSD 35 per day
Porter Hire ChargeUSD 20 per dayUSD 20 per dayUSD 30 per day
Note: Kindly be advised that the PRICE is liable to a SERVICE FEE of 10% and a Value-Added Tax of 13%.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Guide Hire

Even Though Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking is easy and very near to Pokhara, it can be very useful to have a Guide for Poon Hill Trekking. Because if you have a guide, you will know what the peaks that you can see from Poon Hill as well as throughout the trail. Nonetheless, your guide will help you figure out best hotels/accommodations for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking. It cost USD 25 USD per day to hire a local guide for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking.

Everest Base Camp Trek Guide Hire

To reach the Base Camp of Everest, it is good to have a local person with Guests. Because it is adventure trekking and if something bad happens in the mountains, your guide can help you immediately. To hire a LOCAL GUIDE FOR EVEREST BASE CAMP TREKKING, you can get USD 25 per day from us.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Guide Hire

There are some parts of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is not completely safe where risk of avalanches is high. Hence to be safe from this, you have to go with an EXPERIENCED GUIDE. It Cost USD 25 per day. We can provide you Guide from Pokhara as well as from Kathamndu for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Mardi Himal Trek Guide Hire

Despite easy trek, It is recommended to go with Guide for Mardi Himal Base Camp Trekking. And it cost USD 25 USD per day. You will get Guide from Pokhara and from Kathmandu(depending on your interest).

Annapurna Circuit Trek Guide Hire

Thorang Pass(5416m) is considered as challenging mountain pass. Hence it is good to go Annapurna Circuit Trekking with a mountain Guide. If you want to go with our company guide, it cost USD 25 per day.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Guide Hire

Without Guide, the Manaslu Circuit Trekking is not allowed for tourists. Hence if you want to go with an experienced and reliable guide, you can get it from BASE CAMP HIKE PVT LTD. For Manaslu Circuit Trek, you will get Guide at USD 25 per day.

Pikey Peak Trek Guide Hire

Pikey Peak Trek is the best short trekking trail that offers beautiful views of the 7th tallest peak within 5 days’ time. As it less demanded route, you will not get other tourists while you trekking. Hence it is good to go with a Guide or a Porter. For Pikey Peak Trekking, cost USD 25 per day.

What is included in the cost?

  • Salary
  • Insurances
  • Meals, accommodation, drinks, and all other daily expenses of the Guide
  • Tax from Guide’s Salary
  • Company Service Charge

What is Excluded?

  • Road Transportation Charges to and from the trekking of Guide
  • Flight fare of the guide if it’s required
  • Tip

Why Hiring Guide and Porter for Nepal Trekking?

For an easy, safe, and lifetime experience mountain holiday, one should have an expert local trekking guide. Though a guide is optional for most the trekking trail, it is wise to go trekking with a guide. Because Every Year many solo trekkers are missing on the trekking trail. Nonetheless, in the case of Altitude Mountain sickness guides can save the life of trekkers as they know how to save a life in that case. Many trekkers without guides are dying in the Himalayas due to a lack of care. Hence, a guide is not a burden but a lifesaver in the Himalayas.

We suggest you go trekking with a guide or at least a porter cum guide. It makes your trip more comfortable, safe, and memorable. Here are 6 resons to hire a guide in Nepal.

Who is a Trekking guide?

A person who can lead trekkers in the Himalayas is called a trekking guide/leader. A trekking guide must know trekking areas as well as be licensed by the Nepal government. Nonetheless, a guide should be good in communication, good in humor, honest, and helpful. Many things should have with a trek leader.

A guide gives information to the tourists about the route and also can help if something bad happens in the mountains. He/She will be the first person who can assist you 24 hours throughout the mountain journey.

What language can the trekking Guide Speak?

In short, most guides can speak English. Besides that, there are limited guides who can speak a foreigner’s native language.

If you prefer to have native language guides, it’s possible. But, they charge slightly more than English-speaking Guides.

You can find German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese speaker guides in Nepal. But Keep in mind, if you want to have your preferred language guide, you should pay more money than an English speaker.

How to be a Trekking Guide in Nepal?

To be a trekking guide, a person must take training from the Nepal government-authorized sector. Till now, most of the Guides are trained by the Nepal Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management (NATHM). Besides NATHAM, Nepal Mountaineering Association(NMA) is also an organization that produces trek guides. During the training, trainers will get a massive knowledge of the trekking profession including first aid training.

To be a trekking guide in Nepal, a person should have the following things.

  1. A person must have citizenship in Nepal
  2. Certificate of Secondary Education Examination(SEE)
  3. Letter of working experience(at least 2 years) as a porter from Trekking Company.

Can we get an experienced Trekking Guide?

The Base Camp Hike has mostly experienced guides in our team. However, sometimes during peak season, it will be insufficient guidance due to many group departures at the same time. At that time, we outsource a guide from another company.

How much does a trekking guide earn in Nepal?

It depends on the guides’ capacity and trekking companies.

Guide, those who can speak foreign languages fluently and have experience, earn more than Newbie guides.

Moreover, some trekking companies charge a high fee for the guide hire, so that they can pay more wages to the guides. Similarly, some of the trek agencies used to sell guide hire services at very low prices. In that case, guides get also low wages.

We can calculate the per day salary of guides using the following formula.

Guides wages = Booking Price of Guide – Insurance – 15% tax(TDS)

How many tourist guides are there in Nepal?

There are more than 18000 registered trekking guides in Nepal where approx 8000 are active.

Likewise, we’ve around 4,500 tour guides in Nepal. Among them, around 1000 are active.

Porter Cum Guide Hire

A porter guide is a mix of guide and porter. One who can give basic information about trail and also carry max 10kg of the baggage of trekkers is called Porter Cum Guide. For single travelers, this porter cum guide is will be a perfect choice. Thus porter cum guide is nearly an alternative to Guide.

However, if you wish to have a guide who can give you knowledge of the trail and local culture of the route, definitely You should have a guide instead of a Porter cum Guide.

What is a Porter?

In the Himalayas tour, the person who can carry the luggage of trekking tourists is called a porter. In the past, most porters were uneducated and couldn’t talk to their guests. But nowadays, we’ve many porters who can speak English but are doing porter jobs. These types of porters are collecting experience to be trekking Guides in the future.

Things to know before hiring Guide/Porter in Nepal

Many agencies are offering guide porter hiring services. However, finding a perfect guide and porter is a difficult task. Base Camp Hike Pvt Ltd is one of the trusted trekking companies that provide the perfect guides and porters at reasonable prices. We have both male and female guides. Your Satisfaction with security is Our Paramount Concern While Travelling with Us.

Is it possible to get a guide from Nayapul?

Indeed it is possible to get both a guide and porter from Nayapul, Myagi. Having said that, it is not easy to do a task if you do it on your own. It means if you go there and search the surrounding area for your trip, you might get what you are looking for but they will charge much high than THROUGH a LOCAL TREKKING AGENCY.

We BASE CAMP HIKE have connections of guides and porters from Gandruk(near Nayapul) which might be very suitable for you in terms of cost, trust, and reliable services.

If you want to hire trekking staff from Nayapul for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek or Annapurna Base Camp Trek or Khopra Ridge, we can provide you with both a guide and porter at a cheaper price. You don’t need to pay as they are near the starting and ending points.

Is it possible to get Trekking Guide and Porters from Lukla for the Everest Region trip?

Indeed, it is possible to get. If you are willing to get supportive teams for your trip to Everest Region, many Nepalese guides and porters are waiting to welcome you.

Note: It is very hard to get a Well English speaker guide from Lukla. They are from a mountain region and their academic qualification is very basic. English speaking level will be the basis. You should know this before booking them for your precious trekking experience in the Everest Region.

What to expect from LOCAL GUIDE FROM LUKLA?

Relatively, the Guide from Lukla will be cheaper than Kathmandu city due to flight costs from and to Lukla. You will save the flight fare of GUIDE. But if you are thinking of going to Lukla and hiring a guide through Hotel or somewhere else, we are sure that the daily charges of a guide will be higher than through local trek operators.

If you want to get a BASIC ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE, we can provide you with a guide on your request at a cheap price.

Can I get Trek Leader(Guide-Porter) from Aarughat or Machha Khola?

Nowadays the MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK starts from Machha Khola more than Arughat. As it is compulsory to go Manaslu Circuit trekking with Guide(is a restricted area), you have to go with GUIDE. BASE CAMP HIKE can arrange a trekking crew from Kathmandu, Arughat as well as Machha Khola.