Guide and Crew on Trekking in Nepal
We provide a tour guide for a day tour in Kathmandu and a certified trekking guide for the whole trek who handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the trekking in Nepal. We provide porters to carry your main luggage on trekking, and there will one porter for every two members, and a porter carries about 20 - 22kg, which means 10- 11 KG from each trekker.
We also provide a Sherpa/assistant guide when there are 8 or more members in the group trek.
Extra Money while Trekking in Nepal
You need some extra money to spend while you are trekking in Nepal. All the accommodations and most of the meals are included in the itinerary and price of our trekking package. So, you only need some money for table drinks (alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages), snacks, souvenirs, and a hot shower. If you do not drink alcohol and not sopping then, the US $10-12 per day per person should be enough for these expenses.
The extra money depends largely on your habit. If you want to drink alcoholic drinks, they are expensive in the mountain, you need to have extra money for drinks.
Luggage on while Trekking in Nepal
We at Outfitter Himalaya Holidays have included a service of porters to carry your main luggage while you go on trekking in Nepal. So, you do not have to carry your luggage yourself on trekking. You need to carry only a day bag pack with a water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, and the only thing that you use on the day in the day bag pack.
Note: We have not included the services of a porter in some small/short trekking in Nepal. As they are short treks of 1-4 days and you do not need to bring much stuff for the trek. So take a look at the services included in the trip that you are booking with us, and if a porter is not included and you need a porter, we provide you with a porter at an additional cost.
Bag pack/rucksack for trekking in Nepal
We advise you to take a duffle bag or rucksack for the trek, where you keep all the belongings that you need for the trek which will be carried by a porter. And, you need a day backpack for yourself. Further, we also suggest you have an extra bag which you can store in the hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara where you keep your stuff that you are not going to use on a trek. You can store them in hotels for free of cost and get them to return once you return from the trek.
Note: We at Outfitter Himalaya Holidays provide you duffle bag to use on the trek if you do not have your own, and they are returned after the trek completion.
The weight limit for the porters trekking in Nepal
Mostly, we provide a porter for every 2 trekkers, and a porter carries about 20-22 kg, which means about 10-11 kg from each trekker, and you can carry about 4-5 kg yourself on your day backpack, which will be about 15-16 Kg in total which will be enough for the trek. However, if you need to take more stuff, we offer you to take another/extra porter at an additional cost.
Tip to the trekking/tour staff in Nepal
Tipping is always a matter of personal discretion, and there is not any fixed rate of tipping on guided tours or trekking in Nepal. Nevertheless, tipping is expected by our staff when you take the service of a guide, porter, or driver.
If the services of our staff on guided trekking and tours, the tipping is a nice way to show our appreciation as the guide, porter, and driver lifeline of your successful tours and treks in the high Himalayas. The Tipping largely depends on many things, whether you are traveling alone or in a group, just for a day, week, or a month and what kind of services you have booked as well.
How Much to Tip?
Most travellers don't know how much to tip, and they are afraid if they offer too little or too much. We have tried to answer this question, However, it is not an easy question to answer. In one sentence, we say it is reasonable to tip the 10-15% of the tour cost you have paid. However, you would have paid in total for many services, and so, we have given the guideline as below:
- Trekking Guide: $10 to $15 USD Per day
- Trekking Porter: $5 to $10 USD per day
- Tour Guide: $10 to USD 15 per day
- Driver: $5 to USD 10 per day
The above is just a guideline and it depends on which trek have done as well since adventurous treks such as Annapurna Circuit Trek, Everest High Pass Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Chola Pass Trek, Island Peak, Mera Peak, Manaslu Trek, Mustang Trek, etc are adventure trek and the guide and porter on these treks may expect more… which depends on you and your satisfaction.
Electricity & Power Adapter to use in Nepal
Electricity in Nepal
There is electricity available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and most of the cities of Nepal. So, there is not any problem with re-charge your mobile or camera batteries.
The electricity is available on most of the trekking trails of Nepal, which include Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, Manaslu, Upper Mustang, and many more… So, there is no problem to re-charge your mobile or camera batteries. However, we suggest you have spare batteries to use in case of unavailability because the electricity facilities may be down or unavailable sometimes in the mountain for many reasons.
Power Adapter to use in Nepal
You need to consider what to take with you when you plan to travel to Nepal and make sure that you can use your electrical appliances in Nepal. And, we are going to provide some information about what types of power plugs and power voltage are used in Nepal.
Electricity power voltage in Nepal
- Nepal standard voltage: 230 V
- Nepal standard frequency: 50 HZ
- Nepal power Plug used in Nepal: C, D, and M
The power plugs and sockets in Nepal:
The power plugs and sockets in Nepal are of types C, D, and M.
- Type C: This plug type has two round pins, also known as the standard Euro plug. And this plug socket also works with plug E and plug F.
- Type D: This plug type is mainly used in India, Sri Lanka, and some African countries only work with plug type D.
- Type M: This type looks like plug D, but with larger pins. And this plug socket only works with plug type M.