Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.
Begin your trek in the mesmerizing landscapes of Nepal requires careful planning and support. At Nepal Wilderness Trekking Guide Team, we specialize in providing expert local trekking guides and reliable porters hailing from Pokhara. Our team is composed of experienced guides with comprehensive first-aid training, government licenses, and excellent English language skills. Similarly, our porter cum guides possess a good grasp of English and assist in both carrying your belongings and guiding you along the trails. These porters have an intimate knowledge of the trails and surroundings, coupled with basic English skills, ensuring a seamless journey to your chosen destinations. Our team prides itself on its honesty, knowledge, and the robust support offered by our strong local porter guides from the mountain region.
Our local guides and porters are readily identifiable, ensuring a personalized and secure experience for our esteemed clients. We extend our guide and porter, as well as porter cum guide services, for a range of treks, including but not limited to Ghorepani Poon Hill, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Jomsom Muktinath, Ghandruk village rim trek, Khayer Lake, Mohare Danda, KARBAKELI Eco Trek, Mardi Himal base camp and sickles trek.
In our extensive experience, we’ve encountered many travelers who have embarked on Nepal journeys without the assistance of guides or porters. Unfortunately, some of these adventurers have faced challenges, with some trails lacking clear markers, leading to disorientation and in extreme cases, becoming lost. In light of these potential issues, we pose a crucial question to budget-conscious travelers: “If you’re seeking an affordable Himalayan trekking experience in Nepal and find our comprehensive packages beyond your budget, there’s a solution.” You have the option to hire guides, porters, or porter cum guides—professionals who have been an integral part of our service offerings for a significant period within the Nepal trekking landscape.
We’ve thoughtfully categorized our guides, porters, and porter cum guides to cater to a diverse range of preferences and requirements. When you opt for our services, you’re not only choosing convenience but also knowledge and expertise that ensures a smoother and more enlightening journey. Our guides skillfully navigate the intricate trekking paths, oversee TIMS and entry pass permits, and provide captivating insights into the history, culture, and lifestyles of the local residents. Their profound understanding extends to the flora and fauna of the region, coupled with effective remedies in case of high-altitude sickness. Meanwhile, our experienced porters adeptly shoulder the burden of heavy bags and luggage, drawing upon their well-honed skills in load management.
Join hands with the Nepal Wilderness Trekking Guide Team for an unforgettable trekking experience in the awe-inspiring Himalayas of Nepal. Your journey will not only be more manageable but also enriched by the expertise and companionship of our dedicated guides and porters.
Typically, the optimal periods for trekking in the Annapurna region are from September to November and March to May. During these months, the weather tends to be dry and the vistas offer unobstructed clarity. Nonetheless, it’s imperative to ready yourself for abrupt shifts in weather conditions and to stay vigilant about the risks of altitude sickness, particularly when trekking at significant elevations.
Your appointed guide will furnish comprehensive insights into the local populace, cultural practices, and traditions, as well as the diverse plant and animal life. Our team benefits from robust insurance coverage provided by Nepal Wilderness Trekking Pvt., an officially registered government agency situated in Kathmandu. Spearheaded by the guide and porter team, this trekking agency brings forth years of collective experience, having served as porters and porter guides under various banners.
A: A professional guide typically does not carry bags. Nevertheless, if you opt to hire a Porter cum Guide or a dedicated porter for your Nepal trek, they can assume the responsibility of carrying your baggage. It’s worth considering that porters usually have a weight restriction of approximately 20-25 kg, encompassing their personal effects as well. Therefore, it’s advisable to pack judiciously, factoring in the weight limit and the essentials you’ll require throughout the trek.
The wages for guides and porters in Nepal vary depending on several factors, including the trekking route, duration, and the number of trekkers in the group. The rates are also subject to negotiation between the trekking agency and the guide/porter.
For the Annapurna trek with the Nepal Wilderness Trekking team, the wage structure is as follows:
A Government-licensed Guide earns U$D 30 per day.
A porter cum guide earns U$D 25 per day.
A Porter who does not speak English earns U$D 22 per day. This rate includes 3-time meals, accommodations, equipment, insurance, and salary.
In addition to the wage, our services include a one-time charge, and there is a tax of $30 per person.
It’s important to note that the guide’s wage covers their food, accommodation, and insurance during the trek. However, porters may need to use part of their wages to cover their own food and accommodation expenses.
Uniquely, our guides and porters must be fairly compensated for their services, and throughout the trek, they are ensured ample provisions of food, accommodation, and equipment. In the event of emergencies, individuals covered by insurance can avail themselves of medical care.
A: After confirming your trip with us, you have to let us know your Hotel Name in Pokhara and the date of the trekking departure, we will send him to meet you in the hotel in the evening time.
B: Once you have landed in Kathmandu and want to know where we are, then please visit our office for more information and details about hiring your porters or guide for your Annapurna regions Trek, our office is located on the roadmap.
The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit and the Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card are the two permits that you need to obtain before starting your trek in the Annapurna region.
The ACAP permit is issued by the Nepal government’s Department of Immigration and costs around USD 30 per person. The permit is valid for a single entry into the Annapurna Conservation Area and is valid for 30 days. The Annapurna Conservation Area is a protected area that covers an area of 7,629 square kilometers and includes several trekking routes in the Annapurna region.
The TIMS card is issued by the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) and costs around USD 20 per person. The card is mandatory for all trekkers in Nepal and helps to ensure the safety and security of trekkers in the region. The card contains personal information about the trekker and details of the trek, including the route and duration.
It’s important to note that you cannot trek in the Annapurna region without these permits and license-holder guides, and you may be fined or denied entry if you are caught without them. Therefore, it’s essential to obtain these permits before starting your trek to avoid any inconvenience or legal issues.