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Trekking Guide and Porter in Nepal

Guides in Nepal

While on your trek, guides are the main people leading you, showing you the trail. They speak practical English (or your language) and know the route. They are well versed with the place, people, nature and culture. They arrange hotel rooms (or tents), food and any other problems that may occur while on the trek. All our guides are trained at the Government Training Center – Nepal Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM) and are licensed by the Department of Tourism, Government of Nepal.

More of our guides:

Well trained

  • The government has given a license.
  • Have basic knowledge of first aid and medical kit operation.
  • Learn about local culture, religion, flora and fauna and more…
  • Practical knowledge of basic operations of tours and treks.

Porters in Nepal

Nepal is a country of villages, mountains and hills. Trekking is done in Nepal’s remote areas and mountains where there is no road access. Enjoy the nature and culture of those regions by walking in the hills, mountains and remote lands. Along with these you will have porters who will be there to assist you with the luggage. To support the local economy with our trek operations, we often employ people from the local area as your porters. All our porters enjoy fair wages and freedom from overloading. Their daily working hours are usually the same as the guide scheduled in the itinerary. Most of the porters eat and sleep in the same lodge/guest house where the tourist groups stay. There are also people from the non-tourism industry, who work purely as porters, and are also employed in some of our jobs. Regular porters working in tourist areas are not available during peak season. They are stronger than regular porters and also tend to cook their own food while on trek to save money.

In general, working towards a sustainable and ethical trekking industry, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions ensures that the porters are well looked after and the guests have a safe and enjoyable holiday in Nepal.

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