Hiring guide and porter from pokhara
Why is it better to take guide and porter from Pokhara ?
Nepal alternative treks is promoting and supporting local people for sustainable tourism development in Annapurna region. We have recently contracted with local guides and porters at Pokhara which is main starting point for Annapurna trekking. It is benefits for both trekkers and local people. Trekkers won’t have to pay any transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and return as well food and salary for guide porter during travel. Just compensate them while they really work for you! You can save two days expenses of guide and porters for traveling from Kathmandu and return.
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, culture 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 Annapurna 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 your guide/porters at Pokhara ?
Our guide/porter will come to meet you at the hotel at your favorable time. We will give him your name and hotel detail to find you. You can discuss about next day's plan and brief about the trip with him and meet next morning for departure to trekking. We will also provide you his phone number to contact yourself.
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 and hire guide/porter from Pokhara ?
We have been arranging local trekking guides. Guide cum porter and porter from Pokhara to Poon hill trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking, Jomsom Muktinath trekking, Mohare Danda Trekking, Khopra Danda Trekking, Mardi himal trekking 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.
Is any permit necessary for this trek ? And how do we proceed ?
Yes, you are required Annapurna Conservation Area Project ( ACAP ) and Trekker's information Management system ( TIMS ) to allow legally entry this area. ACAP costs NPR. 3000 per person. You can obtain ACAP permit through Nepal Tourism Board ( NTB ) in Kathmandu or Pokhara directly yourself or through government registered trekking company as Nepal Alternative treks. You are required passport copy, two passport size pictures and cash in Nepali rupees. You have to obtain Group TIMS through agency while you take guide/porter from us. It costs NPR. 1000 per person and required passport copy and cash in Nepali rupees NPR. It costs NPR 2000 per person if you trek without guide/porter which is called individual TIMS.
If you trek to upper Mustang then you have to hire a government registered trekking guide to obtain permit and get allow to entry. Permit cost is $ 500 per person for 10 days minimum then $ 50 for extra per day. Department of immigration, Nepal allow only government registered company to proceed permit for this area. You are not required TIMS for Upper mustang and not required ACAP and TIMS for Dhampus- Sarangkot and Mohare Danda Trekking.