Food and lodging
In order to provide you with the best possible price and to get as much money as possible directly to the people who
are actually doing the work, we do not charge you in advance for teahouse lodging and food. The guide will be able to
book accommodation for the group in advance during high season. However, you will pay the
teahouse owner directly for food and lodging. Budget at least
a day for food and lodging to be paid in
cash directly to the teahouse.
For 'Guide & Permit Only' treks we do not include transportation to/from the trail head. Your guide
will help you arrange transportation to the trail head in the case where public bus tickets or a hired
private vehicle is required. In addition to your own fare, please pay the fare of your guide and porter
(if you have hired one) for public buses and public jeeps. In the case of flights, a fee for the guides
transportation is included in the price. You have the option of allowing us to also book your flight this
ensures that your guide can be on the same flight. You are also free to book your own flight with the
airlines directly if you wish please let us know your flight information if you book your own tickets.
If you are on trek in which multiple trekkers have joined we will provide you with the contacts of
other members of your trek so that you can arrange your transportation together.
It is customary in Nepal to tip trekking staff, they work hard and if you feel they have provided you with
good service please reward them appropriately. Please insure you have enough cash to tip your guide
and porter (if you hired one). Suggested tipping: Approximately 12%-15% of the guide and porters wages but more for larger
groups and if your guide went above and beyond you expectations then please reward him or her accordingly.
For a guide, generally the equivalent of $2-$4 USD per day per person is good if there are multiple people
if only one person then the equivalent of $3-$5 USD per day. For a porter the equivalent of $3-$4 per day total
(between all the people using the porter) or if one person has hired a porter the equivalent of $2-$4 USD per day. If you
need to cut your trip short for any reason the guide and porters will receive the wages for the full booked time but it
is appropriate to tip based on the amount of days actually completed.