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Why Should I Hire Guide & Porter in Nepal ?

Published 1st Apr, 2023

Nepal Forbid solo trekking for tourists, guides are compulsory!!

From April 1, independent travelers hoping to explore the peaks of the Himalayan destination will need to hire a licensed guide to accompany them on their adventures.

“This decision has been made for the tourists’ benefit,” Maniraj Lamichhane, director of Nepal Tourism Board, told API. “While going on solo treks, tourists often get lost and might face insecurities. In order to mitigate that Nepal Tourism Board decided to put a ban on solo treks. So starting from April 1, guides are mandatory for adventure tourism.”

To trek independently in Nepal’s wilderness, tourists need an official route permit and Trekkers Information Management System Card. The cost of this permit is 2,000 Nepalese Rupees per person ($15)-which increased from 1,000 per person for those travelling in groups-and travelers will no longer able to apply for the permit without booking a guide to accompany them.

It’s not yet clear how the Nepal Tourism Board plans to roll out or monitor its new rule. 

Source:

https://www.thenationalnews.com/travel/2023/03/06/nepal-bans-solo-trekking-for-tourists-guides-mandatory-from-april-1/

https://kathmandupost.com/money/2023/03/04/no-more-solo-treks-guides-mandatory-from-april-1  


Trekking Guide and Porter Hire in Nepal

There is a saying that, “Heaven is Myth, Nepal is real”. So if you are planning a trip to Nepal, and looking for adventure, exciting, thrilling as well as safe and enjoyable journey? Hiring a guide and porter can be great way to ensure a successful, or ease adventure.

Even though, you are an experienced trekker or a first time adventurer, hiring a guide and a porter in Nepal makes your trip more comfortable and easier. They help to enhance your trip experience in countless way. From insider knowledge and cultural insights to hassle- free adventure, having a porter to carry your heavy loads are innumerable benefits of hiring a guide and porter.

In this widespread guide, we’ll clarify you how to hire a guide and porter in Nepal, your curiosity related to selecting a safe and heart capturing trekking experience.

Do I need a Guide and a Porter in Nepal?

The solo trip offers you peaceful and unique experience. But it’s better to take a guide and porter as they are like your helping hands which help to make your trip easier, more comfortable and more rewarding. They help you in the exploration of Nepal’s beauty and make your trip safe and enjoyable.

Guides, in Nepal are expertise and local people who are professionals, experienced, and have knowledge to provide you with valuable tips and advice on everything from best place to visit and the best way to make the most of your time and resources and to the best time to trek. Furthermore, to leading you during your trek a guide can provide incredible cultural insights, share amazing stories and tale and even help you better understand the local culture, customs, and traditions. They will also be able to lead the way and ensure you are safe and comfortable during your trip.

Similarly porters are hired to minimize your burden of carrying your gear and to carry your supplies. They take care of your all the practicalities of the trip, and makes free up your time to focus on the experience, allow you to better enjoy the astonishing glimpse surrounding you. Moreover they also show you togetherness which can be a great help during challenging time.

Notably, for the best experience, hire an experienced guide and a porter from Nepal holiday treks and tours Pvt. Ltd. if you plan to visit Nepal. We assure that you will be in capable hands and your trip will be memorable one.

Why Hiring a Guide and a Porter is essential for safe trekking in Nepal?

Trekking inNepal is an unforgettable experience, but it can also be more difficult and dangerous due to the lack of right precautions. Therefore hiring a guide and a porter is the best decision to make your trip safe and enjoyable. They are familiar with the geography, flora and fauna of the region, and they know the best routes and place to camp. They also have a keen eye for safety, and they can often spot potential hazards before they become issue.

Importantly, guide and a porter suggest you the best way to keep your energy levels up and make sure that you stay hydrated throughout the trek. They also suggest you what type of equipment and cloths you should bring and they help you with packing the necessary supplies for your journey.

Similarly a guide and a porter know the area and can provide direction and assistance to help you reach safety promptly in case of an emergency. In the event of an accident or medical emergency, they can help you to get medical attention and help you to get back to your destination.

Benefits of Hiring Guide in Nepal

There are numerous benefits of hiring a guide and a porter in Nepal while travelling. They advice you the best place to explore, best accommodations in the area, best routes, and the activities to do. So hiring a guide and a porter can be the best decision you make while travelling. Some of the benefits of a guide and a porter are listed below:

1)     Personalized travel experience

Planning a trip to a new country is almost a difficult task when you are unfamiliar with the local language, cultures, customs and geography. So to make you trip easier we provide a personalized travel experience from start to the end. They manage the activities according to your needs and interests.

 In the trip either you want to explore the remote Himalayan mountains or want to experience the flurry streets of Kathmandu, a guide come up with a perfect itinerary that’s customized as your preferences. Our guide ensures that you get the best out of your journey.

2)      Local knowledge

Local guides have a deep knowledge and understanding of the history and culture of Nepal, they have wealth of experience in treks, tips, and sightseeing. So they provide you invaluable insights which are not mentioned in any guidebooks.

 They are familiar with all the secrete gems that are not disclose in any books and can make your journey truly unique and everlasting sweet memory. Moreover, they know the area like the back of their hand so we assure that you get the most out of your trip without compromising on safety.

3)      Stress- free planning

While planning a trip, we have to consider many details such as routes, activities, accommodation, food, transport and many more. So we became busy in arranging the things and we could not enjoy the trip. In such situations, a guide and a porter help to make your trip stress- free.

Simply, hiring a guide and a porter means you can sit back and relax and not need to worry about the trip logistics.

4)      Advice on safety

For your safe journey a guide is necessary when travelling in Nepal. They will provide you with lots of helpful advice and information regarding local laws, customs, trails, safety, prone areas, ensuring that your trip is safe and worth.

Furthermore, our guides are equipped with first aid items and emergency numbers, trained to spot the signs of altitude sickness, and help in avoiding dehydration and fatigue. They are also able to tell you if certain route is too dangerous or if you should change the route.

What to look for when hiring a Guide and a Porter in Nepal?   

1)     Experience

A guide must be experienced and active. He/she should be able to lead and handle the worst situations occur due to change in the activities. They must have a good understanding of the climate and terrain in the area. A guide must have an experienced of the best routes, customs, and the best accommodations in the area.

Luckily, our guides and porters are highly experienced and well- trained professionals. We understand that selecting the right guide and porter is an important part of your trekking experience, so we have provided $10000 of insurance for the safety of our guides and porters. We also assure that our team is knowledgeable, competent and reliable, so you can feel you are in safe hands. If you are thinking of hiring a guide and porter in Nepal, we are here for you whenever you need us.

2)      Qualifications

It’s important to make sure your guide and porter are fully licensed by the Nepal government. A licensed guide and porter have taken tests and attended mandatory training courses to ensure they have the necessary knowledge and experience to safely lead your trek. They have the skills to handle emergencies, ranging from minor medical issues to serious injuries.

3)      Language proficiency

When hiring guides and porters in Nepal, make sure you hire a guide and a porter who are fluent in English. It makes you easier to communicate and converse with them easily.

This will enable you to learn more about the wonderful culture of Nepal and the unique customs of its people.

4)     Reputation and reviews

The useful step in choosing a guide and porter are researching their reputation. Similarly you can ask other trekkers for recommendations. People who have had good experience will be more likely to recommend someone they have had a good experience with.

We have been develop oneself in trekking, travels, and tours for years and able to accomplish a great reputation. Our guides and porters are well experienced and are reputed in the industry.

5)      Cost

When you are planning your next trip to Nepal, it’s important to hire the right guide and porter for your journey. A qualified, experienced guide and porter can make all the differences during your trekking or touring experience. However, it’s also important to ensure you get the best price while hiring a guide in Nepal.

We understand that finding the right guide and porter at an affordable price can be a challenge. That’s why we offer fair and transparent pricing for our service. Our price is competitive, and we also offer discounts for groups bookings.

Importantly, when you hire a guide and porter from us, you will not need to worry about finding the perfect guide and porter at reasonable price.

Where to find the best place to hire a guide in Nepal?  

If you are looking for a guide to show you around Nepal, then you need to know where to look. There are few options available to you depending on your needs.

1)     Tourism offices

There are several tourist offices in the various cities and towns, and villages of Nepal can provide you with experienced guides who are specialized in particular activities, such as trekking, hiking, or sightseeing. In addition, tourist offices can also help you find guides who can assist n planning your itinerary, booking accommodation, and helping you find the best restaurants and other attractions.

2)     Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN)

TAAN is an umbrella association of trekking agencies in the country. It helps to promote the Nepali tourism industry and develop tourism as a revenue generating industry.

3)     Travel agencies

After local tourism offices travel agencies are the second best option to hire guide and porter in Nepal.  Many agencies specialized in arranging guided tours of Nepal and can provide you with a guide who is familiar with the region, its people, and its culture.

At our agency, we also offer reasonable price for our guide hire in Nepal. We understand that travelling can be expensive, so we try to make our services as reasonable as possible. We take pride in offering our customers the best value for their money when they book with us. You can be sure that you will be in safe and comfortable hands throughout your journey.

4)      Local guide associations

When looking for a local guide association in Nepal, it’s important to ensure the association is professionals and has a good reputation. It’s also a good idea to contact the associations directly to find out more about their services and qualifications.

Similarly, you can also ask around friends and family who have hired guides in the past, or look online for reviews and ratings of associations.

5)      Online resources

Last but not least, there are also countless online resources that can provide you with information on hiring a guide in Nepal. No matter what needs may be, you should have no trouble finding the best guide hire in Nepal. With a bit of research and dedication, you can find the perfect guide who will make your trip to Nepal an everlasting beautiful memory.

FAQS

·        How can I book a guide in Nepal?

It’s easy to book a guide and porter in Nepal. You can visit our website or directly contact us through email, phone, or messaging apps like Whats App or Viber. Our further contact details are mentioned in our website, and we will be pleased to serve in booking a guide.

·        What is the cost of guide hire in Nepal?

The cost of hiring a guide is depends upon the length of the tour, number of people and the type of guide you require. On the other hand, if you book a guide for a group of people then we offer you some group discounts too at highly reasonable price.

·        What type of guides is available to hire in Nepal offer?

A highly experienced,helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, and authorized government license holding guide and porter.

In addition to, our guides are professionals and expertise in everything from best place to visit and the best way to make the most of your time and resources, to the best time to trek. They provide invaluable insights without compromising on safety.

·        How do I pay for the guide hire services?

For the payment of guide hire services we accept the following:

-cash

-Bank transfer

-online payment

You can choose any of them as you like and easiest for you.

·         What other services do we offer?

As a well Renowned travels and tours company, we provide a numerous services, including trekking, peak climbing, hiking and mountaineering in the Himalayas, jungle safari, bungee jumping, boating, cultural and sightseeing tours, travelling around Nepal, and so on.

              Meanwhile, let us know about the customized tour, treks, and guide hire in Nepal through the mail or whatsapp /viber at +9779843770916.

How to choose the Right Guide and Porter Hire Company in Nepal?

It’s a difficult task to select the perfect guide and porter hire in Nepal, if you are unfamiliar with the environment. Helpfully, Nepal holiday treks and tours Pvt. Ltd. is always here to lessen your difficulty and make your journey easier. We have years of experience in trekking and travelling throughout Nepal, and we are enabled to find the top guide and porter for your needs.

At Nepal holiday treks and tours Pvt. Ltd. we understand that quality and safety should be top priorities when hiring a guide and porter.  So we hire only a highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, and authorized government license holding guide and porter.  We make sure to bring popularly priced and loyal customer service.

  What makes us the right choice for you?

Our managing Director and all the team members have been in the tourism industry for decades. As a team they do their best to uplift the standard of our service as well as all the units are trained, well educated, honest, hard working and always spread positive vibe among the members which help to make us unite. They have experience, working with all types of travelers, from beginners to experts. We have a wide-ranging network of guides and porters, with experienced ones. We are self-assured that no matter what kind of experience you are looking for, we can provide the right guide and porter for your safety and needs.

We offer more than just porter and guide hire in Nepal. We also provide personalized tour packages and trekking trips, at the same time, we also assistance with the booking of flights and hotels. We will make sure that your trip to Nepal is safe, memorable, enjoyable, and comfortable one. Thank you for hiring Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours Pvt. Ltd. We appreciate your business and we’ll do our best to continue to give you the kind of service you deserve.

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