Trekking with a guide in Nepal

Trekking Guides and Porters

Trekking guides and porters in Nepal can make your Nepal vacation unforgettable. There are predominantly male trekking guides and porters because ladies are few in Nepal's trekking industry, but we can still arrange for a female trekking guide.

Mount Trails promotes and assists local communities in the development of sustainable tourism. Our guides and porters are Nepalese trekking guides and porters from various trekking districts. It provides advantages for both hikers and locals. Because trekkers may occasionally hire guides and porters from a local location when we do not know them in person, Mount Trails Trekking Guides and Porters are medically and accidently insured by the firm, well compensated, and entirely trustworthy and honest.

Aside from offering exceptional trekking services, our major goal is to provide our guests with as much accurate information about the people of Nepal, religion, culture, the current situation, and the nation itself as possible. They are knowledgeable with First Aid, Eco-Trekking and Tourism, Altitude Sickness and how to cure it, Rescue Procedures, as well as local culture, people, customs, religion, culture, and people's lifestyles.

  • No smoking, no alcohol, and they must be responsible for their duties while on the trek.
  • All of our guides are government license holders.
  • No bargaining of wages or begging for tips (not necessary, but highly suggested).
  • informative about destinations and general knowledge of Nepal
  • Our field staff is responsible for your safety, their duty, and the company.

Licensed Trekking Leader or Guide

Licensed guides in Nepal are well trained for guiding a trek and recognized by the government. They are fluent in English and other languages and have great communication skills. They should have full insurance, whether they are working independently or with a trekking agency. They have good knowledge of cultural tourism and make visitors feel welcome. They help foreign visitors discover and appreciate the cultural heritage of Nepal. On average, they can be hired for $ 25—$ 30 per day. 

 Trekking Guide  US $ 25 -30 Per day

Cum Porter's Guide

Guide cum a porter or porter guide carries your bag and guides you as well. He or she may or may not be fluent in English, but he or she understands basic communication in English. They have quite a bit of experience in trekking and guiding. You can hire a porter-couch guide for $20 to $25 per day on average. Their wages are significantly less than those of a professional guide, making them feasible for trekking alone.

 Guide Cum Porter   US $ 20 -25 Per day


Porters, also known as sherpas or trekking supporters, carry your bags and other belongings while trekking and walking alongside you. The average load for them is 20 to 25 kilograms. Usually, one porter guides two trekkers on a classical trekking route, like in Everest, Annapurna, or the Langtang region. Trekking supporters are fully insured by the trekking company, and they are well equipped. On average, you can hire a porter-couch guide for $ 15-20 per day. 

 Porter  US $ 15 -20 Per day

Inclusive - 

  • All daily wages, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.


  • Even if you are not enrolled in the full package program, we will gladly organize only a guide, a porter, or a guide plus porter based on your needs.
  • If someone who has no license or is not from any registered trekking company is able to lead you through the trail and guide you on the entire trek, he or she cannot pass any checkpoints or have trek permits.
  • The Nepali government does not allow any person to guide trekkers without a trekking guide license, and they have no insurance coverage if something happens. Thereafter, we recommend you not hire a non-licensed guide.
  • Except for guide and porter expenses mentioned above, you need to take care of your own meals, hotel or teahouse accommodations, trekking gear, transportation for yourself and guide and porters, and all applicable permits.

FAQs about Guide and Porter Service Trekking in Nepal

Can we meet our guide while we are in Kathmandu?

Ofcourse Yes! You will meet your guide before you start your trek. Normally, we will host a meeting with our guide and porter one day before we start our trek.

Do we have to give the porter one bag? Or we can give him two smaller bags?

Well, Porter will be happy to carry one big bag rather than two small bags. If you have a rucksack (50 to 70 liters), please bring it as it will make the porter's job easier.But if you don’t have a backpack, no problem; bring whatever you have. Our company provides duffle bags for the trek at your request, but they must be returned after the trek.

Are your guides and porters insured? What happens if they have an accident or emergency during the trek?

Well, this is a very important question, as we are a local trekking agency and all our guides and porters are insured for medical and evacuation in case of emergencies. Hopefully, we will not be in this situation, but if it does occur, we may make arrangements for other staff to be on the way and continue to your destination.Alternatively, make a decision based on your point of view.We may need to finish the rest of the trip at some point.But we will do our best to make this trip successful.

How much should I tip the tour guide and porter?

Well, the tip is expected, and it depends on your satisfaction and the trekking area and days. How much you are impressed with Guide and Porter’s services can be indicated accordingly. Normally, it says to take 10 percent from the total payments to divide them. You can give them from your inner heart. but approximately 80–100 USD for porters and 100–150 USD for guides for 15 days of trekking in Nepal.

Will our guide help us find accommodations when we go on a service trek?

Typically, if you hire a guide, he will look after you, provide information about the trekking route, and help you find the best accommodation or tea houses.Typically, the tea houses will choose by guide and us based on previous client feedback.Our mission is to provide you with complete satisfaction throughout our services.

What happens if our guide is injured or sick? In the event of an emergency, who will look after me?

Hopefully, everything will go as planned without any hiccups.If the guide becomes ill or injured in this case, the company will be responsible for them or will rescue him/her from that location for further treatment, working with the locals and with your help.We provide insurance for the guides and porters while they are on a trek.

Will the guide be knowledgeable about the trekking route and fluent in English?

All guides are professional, speak English well, and have extensive experience in each trekking area.Most of our guides and staff are from the local area, which means they are well acquainted with the trekking region. To become a licensed guide, they need to participate in three months of trekking guide training conducted by the Nepal government. They need to study and practice various subjects: culture, history, sociology, anthropology, tourism, hospitability, language, hiking, climbing, the environment, etc. They are knowledgeable about any trekking area in Nepal.

Can I trek in Nepal without guides and porters?

Well, for the restricted area permits, you at least need a professional government guide. As you are curious, walk alone during the day and meet him at the tea house in the morning and evening. A guide is more than just someone who shows you the trail and provides information about the trip; he is also your friend and adviser.Many hiking routes in Nepal can be completed without the assistance of a guide.Trekking in Nepal without a guide can't be that much fun. However, in a particular area, it is mandatory to hire a guide.

How much can Porter's Guide carry?

Well, normally porters carry 20 to 25 kilos during the teahouse trek. We provide one porter for every two trekkers. Except for your valuables, which you will carry in your day bag, the majority of your gear will be carried by porter.

Does the porter have his own pack, or do we arrange a duffel bag for the porter?

Well, they have their own personal bag, and if you split one bag between two trekkers, it would be easier for the porter to carry. We can provide you with a duffle bag to store your equipment.If you could bring one yourself, that would be great.

How much tipping should we give to the guide and porter?

There is no fixed amount for tips to give for the porter and guide, but the major source of earning or saving funds is the tips for the guide and porter. They always expect tips from you. Basically, it accounts for about 10 percent of the total cost of trekking. If you are trekking solo, the rule of thumb is to tip $5 per day or equivalent for guides and $2 to $4 per day or equivalent for porters. For high-altitude trekking, you can tip $10 per day for guides and $5 per day for porters.