Hiring guide and porter from Lukla
Why is it better to take guide porter from Lukla ?
Nepal alternative treks is promoting and supporting local people for sustainable tourism development in Khumbu region. We have recently contracted with local Sherpa guides and porters at Lukla which is main starting point for Everest trekking. It is benefits for both trekkers and local sherpa people. Trekkers won’t have to pay any air or land transportation from/to the trekking starting and ending point as well as expenses during the travel. Just compensate them while they really work for you ! You can save two days expenses of guide/ porters for flight from Kathmandu and return. So, save the traveling cost of guide/ porters.
Does guide/guide cum porter speak English and are they experienced?
Our local Sherpa guide and guide cum porters are first aid trained good English and Local Sherpa language speaking, informative about destination and general knowledge of Nepal, informative of local culture, local people, local tradition, religion and people’s life style. They are high altitude guide and long experienced in this area.
How much guide costs and what does it includes?
We offer the best price for guide is only US $ 25 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 $ 22 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 Everest 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.
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.
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 to meet guide/porters at Lukla ?
Our guide/porter will come to meet you at the airport as your flight schedule. We will give him your flight detail and name to find you. He will be standing at airport with your name at the white paper. He will transfer you to nearest tea shop to pack the luggage and get ready for onward trekking. We will also provide you his phone number to contact yourself.
Any problem can be happened of stealing your valuable things, leaving at half way, begging tips, arguing wages?
As main problem may happen for trekkers of taking guide / 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 Lukla and hire guide /porter?
We have been arranging local trekking guides. Guide cum porter and porter from Lukla to Everest base camp Trekking, Chola pass trekking, three high pass trekking, Everest view trekking, Gokyo lake trekking, Mera peak climbing, Island peak climbing, Lobuche peak climbing, Ranjo la pass trekking, Expeditions and any trip that you customize.
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.
Any permits/ national park fee required ?
Sagarmatha National Park fee
Sagarmatha National park is determined as the world heritage site by UNESCO. It’s main aim is to protect the wild life, flora and fauna in Everest region. We can find there himalayan tahr, ghoral, musk deer, pika (mouse hare), weasel, jackal, black bear, wolf, lynx and snow leopard. 193 species of birds including impeyan pheasant (Danphe), blood pheasant, red-billed chough, yellow-billed chough, snow cock, snow pigeon, Himalayan griffon and lammergeyer birds are found in this national park area. As the vegetation, pine and hemlock forests at lower altitudes, while above 3,500 m, forests are dominated by silver fir, birch, rhododendron and juniper trees . Entrance fees are fixed for SAARC nationals - NPR 1,700 per person per entry, foreigners - NPR. 3,300 per person per entry. Trekkers can apply to obtain it in Nepal tourism board ( NTB) or government registered company as Nepal alternative treks and in entry point at Manju. You are required to bring your passport copy, one passport sized pictures and fee in cash.
Local Government Tax
Local government tax is collecting at Lukla by Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality after local government is formed. You will have to pay NPR 2000.00 per person at Lukla directly. Passport copy is required to obtain. TIMS has stopped by local government in this region, so you are not required to obtain.
Kathmandu to Lukla and return domestic flight ticket
You are suggested to book domestic flight tickets in advance to secure the flight tickets in time as it is always overbooked during the trekking peak season in October, November and March, April. There are limited airlines are operating and have high chance to get delay because of bad weather. So, you are always better to book the ticket in advance. We can arrange without any extra service charge.