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Cost of hiring a Trekking Guide for your trek in Nepal Himalayas

Cost of hiring a Trekking Guide for your trek in Nepal Himalayas

Posted on November 22, 2018

How much does the Cost of hiring a Trekking Guide for your trek in Nepal Himalayas?. It is very difficult to answer you straightly but its very important to remember the following as your price will depend on it.

How do you go?. And how many days do you want to hire a guide?. What time of year are you planning to go?. The busiest time for a trek in Nepal is from September to early December. And the cost for hiring a private Trek tour guide is more expensive comparing low season.

Do you highly recommend to hire a Guide? what does the Cost of hiring a Trekking Guide in Nepal Himalayas?

We recommend you to take at least one Nepali guide or porter-guide in any trek in Nepal in terms of your safety and knowledgeable trip experience. However, many trekkers may think that a guide’s job is only to show the trail but a guide is a bank of hiking experience, an organizer, an assistant or a helper, a media to the local people, non-paid ambassador of Nepal and a friend that can help you if you are injured or seriously sick in the high mountains.

Even at night your guide runs down for fastest help if you are in an emergency to organize the quickest rescue and takes care of you in High Mountains. In addition, a guide shows you the places of interest and explain to you about their local tradition. Furthermore, he also asks the locals about the route condition and makes your holiday safe and memorable.

Furthermore, on springtime starting from the beginning of March to late May, is an ideal time for ascending Mt. Everest and some of Nepal’s other prominent mountains. During the time we have clearer skies. In the spring monsoon is fast approaching and skies are always hazy though it is warm even in high altitudes.

Moreover, does anybody knows what are the costs associated with hiring a Nepal Mountain Sherpa to hire in the Nepal Himalayas?

There are several types of trekking guides in Nepal. They are starting from basic English speaking to professional English speaking guides. The prices or the salary of the guide depends upon the quality of the Guide you are hiring.


Normally, cost of hiring a Trekking Guide for your trek in Nepal Himalayas basically starts from Nrs 2,200 (US$ 21) Nepali rupees per day. But an outstanding TREK GUIDE cost around 3,000 (US$ 28) Nepali rupees per day. Hiring a professional trekking guide is far better because he could communicate you nicely and can explain the symptoms of high altitude mountain sickness. The given cost includes all meals and lodges for 1 guide per day

Moreover, we at Gokyo Treks will have to also pay for the Sherpa’ health insurance (rates start as low as Rs. 1,500 (US$ 14 for Trek Guide) or 15,000 (US$ 137 for peak climbing guide) per person. And in some instances, for an example on certain climbing expeditions, the trek operators must also provide all necessary personal gear for the Sherpa, from special boots to down jackets especially if they will be working in exceptionally high altitudes.

Just have in mind that the local trek agency are expert and arrange your trip perfectly. So choose the local trek operator rather than a bigger international trek agency. And selecting your trip with Local trek operator agency, your price is cheaper and you are helping the local economy.

Besides that, our guides are highly experienced and well trained by the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism and dedicated to our job. We suggest you that hiring a guide or at least porter cum guide is necessary for a trek in the remote part of Nepal.

Thus, these prices only apply to local guides. The cost of a guide-porter or porter-guide usually cost $25 to 30 per day including their Insurance. If you find all this overwhelming ore difficult, do consider to book your trip with local trek agency… in Tripadvisor.

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