Hiring guide and porter from Safrubensi
Why is it better to hire guide and porter from Safrubensi?
Nepal alternative treks is promoting and supporting local people for sustainable tourism development in Langtang and Ruby valley region. We have recently contracted with local guides and porters at Safrubensi which is main starting point for Langtang Trekking, Tamang Heritage, Ruby valley and Gosainkunda Trekking. It is benefits for both trekkers and local people. Trekkers won’t have to pay any transportation from Kathmandu to Safrubensi and return as well as food, accommodation and salary for guide/ porter for two days. Just compensate them while they really work for you!
Are guides government registered license holder and experienced?
Our local guides are first aid trained, government registered license holder, fluent English and Local language speaking, informative about destination and general knowledge of Nepal, Knowledgeable of local culture, local people, local tradition, religion and people’s life style.
How much guide costs and what does it includes?
We offer the best price for guide is only US $ 30 per day. It includes their all meals, accommodation, salary, equipments, insurance, government tax and service charge.
What is difference between guide and guide cum porter?
We suggest hiring guide cum porter for individual clients to get support of carrying some of your luggage and guiding by same person. Guide cum porter helps you to carry about 10 kg., English speaking, experienced and offer at lower price.
How much guide cum porter cost and what does it include?
We offer guide cum porter is only US $ 25 per day. It includes all their meals, accommodation, wage, equipment and insurance.
Need porter only?
Our porters are very strong, honest, well equipped and experienced. We are specializing guide porters in this region for better information and knowledge.
Porter cost and includes?
We offer the cost for porter is only US $ 20 per day. It includes all their meals, accommodation, wage, equipment and insurance.
What happened if guide/porter got accident or got sick along the trekking?
Our guide/porters have fully insurance for medical, accidental or helicopter rescue coverage. We will manage it.
How much porter can carry and how does he carry my luggage ?
Porter's weight limit is 25 kg but he won't mind to carry 2-3 kg more or less. Company will provide duffle bag to carry your luggage but if you have your own rucksack then it will be good too.
How to meet your guide/porters at Safrubensi ?
Our guide/porter will come to meet you at the Safru bensi bus station. We will give him your name. He will come to see you with your name showing at the white paper. Then you can discuss about next day plan for trekking and departure time. We will also provide you his phone number to contact yourself.
Any problem of stealing your valuable things, leaving at half way, begging tips, arguing wages ?
As main problem may happen for trekkers of taking guide and porters from local place, stolen trekker’s valuable things, leaving on half way, bargaining of wages in mid way, arguing for tips, poor equipments, no medical and accidental insurance, we ensure that our guides and porters are fully trustable and honesty. They are well paid, well equipped, medical and accidental insurance which covers Helicopter rescue, no bargaining of wages and not begging tips (not necessary only highly suggested). We ensure our guides and porters to assist you whole trek with warm Nepali hospitality and not arguing in unnecessary issues. We keep their guide license and citizenship with us at our office.
Why should we take guide/porter?
You are highly suggested to take either guide/guide cum porter or porter for this trekking for four important reasons as below:
Which treks can start from Safrubensi and hire guide /porter?
We have been arranging local trekking guides, guide cum porter and porter from Safrubensi to Langtang Trekking, Gosaikunda Trekking, Ruby valley Trekking, Tamang Heritage Trekking and any trip that you customize as your preference.
How do we arrange our luggage for porter to carry ?
If you are hiring a porter just for you as private then bring a 40- 50 liter ruck sack for a porter to carry but if you are sharing porter with another person then you will need to arrange 70- 80 liter ruck sack.
Is any permits/National park fee/ TIMS required for this trekking ?
Langtang National park fee is cumpolsury to obtain to enter this trekking through Dhunche. You can obtain it in Nepal Tourism Board ( NTB) or government registered trekking agency as Nepal Alternative Treks or you also can pay directly at Dhunche . It costs NPR 3390 per person for foreigner and NPR 1700 for Indian Nationalities. You will need a passport copy and cash in Nepali rupees 3390 to obtain it.
TIMS has stopped at the moment in the trekking routes. So, you are not required TIMS.