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Trekking Guide Hire in Nepal [ Best Guide in 2022 – 2023]


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How do I hire a trekking guide in Nepal?


In short, search on the web ‘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 guide, you can get on a daily basis price. 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.

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


The hiring price of Guides depends on trekking agencies, duration of trek, 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 USD 21 to USD 27(depending on route)

Here are the daily charges of guides according to trekking routes.


Particulars Everest  Annapurna,Manaslu and Langtang  Remote Trekking Areas
Guide Hire Price USD 21 per day USD 20 per day USD 27 per day
Porter Cum Guide USD 19 per day USD 18 per day USD 25 per day
Porter Hire Price USD 20 per day USD 17 per day USD 22 per day

Note: Remote areas trekking denotes Kanchenjunga Region Trek, Makalu Region Trek, and other far western region trekking routes.

What is included in the cost?


  • Salary
  • Insurances
  • Meals, accommodation, drinks, and all other daily expenses of the Guide
  • 13% Vat and 10% 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’s if it’s required
  • Tips

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 of 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 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 is 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 have knowledge of 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. There are many things that 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.

In order 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 guide from another company.

How much does a trekking guide earn in Nepal?


It depends on 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 16000 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 of trail and also carry max 10kg 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 a trekking Guide in the future.

Things to know before hire Guide/Porter in Nepal


There are many agencies that are offering guide porter hiring services. However, finding a perfect guide and porter is a difficult task. The 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 LOCAL TREKKING AGENCY.

We BASE CAMP HIKE has 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 guide and porter at a cheaper price. You don’t need to pay as they are near the starting and ending point.

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?


Guide from Lukla will be cheaper than Kathmandu city due to flight cost 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 BASIS ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE, we can provide you with a guide on your request at a cheap price with trust service.

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


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