Mt. Everest also known as Chomolongma in Tibetan Language, Sagarmatha in Nepali as well as other nick names like Peak XV and Third Pole is the foremost magnetism of trekker who visits Nepal. Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Langtang Valley, Annapurna Round, Manaslu Circuit, Kanchenjunga Base Camp are the major attraction of Trekkers although there are other famous place to trek throughout the Nepal from East to West ranging from world highest trekking point to sea level in Terai belt of Nepal.
Regarding the travelling in Nepal it is not safe to travel alone. Travelers from sea level are not acclimatized to higher altitude as a result one can suffer from AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) and face lots of other problem. Lots of times we can get news like traveler get lost on this place; he was last seen in this place and is missing now. Sometimes like get robbed and even some time murdered as police found the dead body later and published the news. So everybody recommend hiring a guide or porter and traveling through local travel agencies which is safe as travel agencies take all the responsibility and other factor will be handled very well. So I like to let you know that I can organize all the trekking activities in Nepal please feel free to contact me as I have travel almost around 75-80 % of trekking area of Nepal in higher altitude. So it is like a hard job to find the license holder authorized trekking guide in Nepal and another factor is he should be reliable and honest. So your search is over now
Importance of Guide...
Normally how travelers perceive guide is like just to show the way in the mountain which is really not true instead I heartily request all blog reader to develop broad aspect regarding the guide. What I think is a guide a guide who show the way in high altitude mountain not only that he should behave as a care taker, a waiter in guest house and a close friend. Which mean when you get sick in the mountain it is a big deal to face it alone at that time guide are like blessing as they are there to take care twenty four hours a day. For example you face a problem with high altitude and need to descend down in mid night it is almost impossible and not safe to descend alone at that time we guide are there. And regarding the food we can enter inside the kitchen and observe the raw material whether they are fresh or not, well washed or not and can instruct cook to do it fast if you are hungry, to make it fresh and hygienic. We can help to reserve the room with good view also as we used to have good relation to hotel operator in trail and all the time if available we can request them to give the key of this room number, that room number and so on. In some place like while crossing the high passes there is danger of crevasse but we can identify where crevasse is and avoid route from there. It is not an easy job to figure out the crevasse but our knowledge and experience help us a lot. And in some place we might get stuck in one place because of heavy snowfall overnight or landslide at such time also we can fix a rope to cross those sections. We have knowledge of rock climbing, first aid kit; can predict weather for tomorrow and other factor. Only the government authorized license holder guide like us had took a month long training and posses ability to handle the entire thing patiently in high altitude mountain so please be aware of unauthorized guide.
The cost of trekking guide in Nepal is varied depending upon the several factors. Although there is slight difference in salary of guide on several places of Nepal I like to give you a general pricing standard of guide on per day basis. Before listing the price I like to make you clear about the factor which determines the cost of trekking guide. Normally the first factor is license, if guide posses a license from Nepal government his rate is higher as he is qualified although some might offer a cheaper price who does not have a license and it is very risky to travel with those because any time government officer can ask for license in check post as if he cannot show his license to officer then it might be legal issue. Another factor is extremeness of trail comparatively guide cost for Annapurna Base Camp is cheaper in compare to Everest Base Camp because of higher altitude range of Everest. Another factor determining the cost of guide is range of expensiveness in trekking region as Everest region is more expensive than other trail so cost of guide is higher. These are the major factors which determine the cost.
• Accommodation in the mountain
• Three times food i.e. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
• All necessary gears renting
• Insurance of guide
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