Hire a Guide in Nepal

  • Jul 16, 2023
  • Rajesh Thapaliya

Hiring a perfect Guide for many days of trekking in the mountains from home might be difficult because you never know if the person you are taking as a guide is experienced, friendly, and informative. Yes, we understand your feelings! If you are thinking the same, think a little. You are in the right place now to arrange honest, experienced, and friendly travel leaders for you in Nepal.

Trekking Guide for Everest Base Camp Trek

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Hire a Trekking Guide in Nepal.

After a new trekking rule from the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), many people might be looking for a Guide Hire in Nepal, but they are still determining who to hire! You are in the right place now! We provide trekking crews and TIMS cards for trekking destinations in the Nepalese Himalayas.

Trekking individually for everyone may not be an obligation, but it can be a desire to travel freely. The Nepalese tourism board is trying to ensure trekkers' safety because a few people are passing their lives in high altitudes and have not even found some lost trekkers, whether they died or are still alive.

The trekkers may also wonder if a mandatory guide rule applies, whether I get a certified guide or not. Of course! We provide you with government-licensed, government-trained leaders for your mountain treks in Nepal.

The Nepal Tourism Board has just said a guide is mandatory for trekking but has yet to say that trekkers must pay this large amount, so we provide a very reasonable cost. Do you want to Hire a Guide because of the rule and do not care about getting in-depth information about Nepal? Or, you want to know well about the region where you are visiting from the Guide. The cost also depends on the quality of the guides. There are still some places where you do not need a Trekking Guide. If you want to travel individually in Nepal, you still have choices, but those routes are not famous among the tourists who plan to travel to Nepal and wish to go on the Himalayan trek in Nepal. You rarely meet people who speak English on those trails, so you might need to face many difficulties on those off-the-beaten-track trekking routes.

How much do we charge for a guide?

One guide can lead a single trekker to a bigger group, so traveling alone with a guide is more expensive than one for many trekkers. It is cheap to share one among many people, but it may be difficult if one of the group gets sick and must return from the high altitudes. So, you must be ready to face those difficulties in the mountains if you are looking for a shared guide among many trekkers.

We provide a guide to you without taking a hefty profit, so the cost you see here is very reasonable and goes to the guide. How much do we charge you for a guide per day? Check carefully below:

Trekking Guide Cost for the Everest Region

Everest Himalayas

Several trekking routes in the Everest region include the Everest Base Camp, high passes, EBC Gokyo lakes, Everest panorama, Gokyo valley, and Renjo La pass treks, which mostly begin with flying into Lukla airport from Kathmandu or Ramechhap (Manthali). Also, trekkers are walking from Jiri and Salleri, who have a long holiday for Everest. Whichever route you are going for, the cost of the Guide is the same for the Everest Region. So, what do we need to provide as a Guide for you, and how much does it cost? Check here in detail:

Regular Guide Salary Per Day

  • 30 USD for 1-2 trekkers
  • 35 USD for 3-5 trekkers
  • 50 USD for more than 5 trekkers

If you want an assistance guide for a large group, the cost will be 18 USD daily.

  • TIMS Card: 2000 NPR
  • You can pay for the Pasang Lhamu and national park fees, which are 2000 and 3000 NPR, respectively.

Flight Ticket Cost to Lukla

  • 434 USD, except SAARC trekkers
  • 33,900 NPR for SAARC trekkers

You have to pay for a flight ticket for a guide if you want one from Kathmandu, which costs you 15,000 NPR.

You can reach Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar within a few hours, for which you do not need a guide, which is the Everest Base Camp helicopter tour.

Trekking Guide Costs for the Annapurna Region

The Annapurna Region has more Trekking Routes than Everest. Some are very popular, and you can see hundreds of trekkers daily during the high trekking seasons. Ghorepani Poon Hill, Annapurna Base Camp, Mardi Himal, and Annapurna Circuit Trails are the busiest routes, although Khopra Ridge, Mohare Ridge, and other routes are also super beautiful and quiet.

Guide Salary for Annapurna Per Day

  • 30 USD for 1-2 trekkers
  • 35 USD for 3-5 trekkers
  • 60 USD for more than 5 trekkers

Assistance guide for a bigger group: 18 US dollars per day extra

Papers for Trekking

  • TIMS Card: 2,000 Rs.
  • ACAP permit: 3,000 NRS

Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu Bus Ticket for the Guide, and one extra day's salary of 30 dollars

We arrange bus and plane tickets from Kathmandu to Pokhara at an extra cost. We can also book a hotel in Pokhara if you still need to secure it.

Guide Hire for the Manaslu Trek

It was a compulsory Guide to Trek to the Manaslu region even before the Nepal Tourism Board's new rule. It is a restricted trekking region in Nepal. So, how much do the trekkers need to pay for a Guide for Manaslu, then? It is the same as other regions; be clear! What else do you need for Manaslu besides the Guide we arranged? Check them out below:

Manasu Trekking Guide Salary Per Day

  • 30 USD for 2 trekkers
  • 35 USD for 3-5 trekkers
  • 50 USD for more than 5 trekkers

Public Bus transport: the cost for the guide and yourself is extra.

Trekking Papers

  • TIMS Card: 2,000 NPR
  • ACAP Permit: 3,000 NPR
  • MCAP Permit: 3,000 NPR
  • Restricted area entry permit: 70 USD (September-November) and 10 USD per person every single day after one week; 50 USD (December-August) for seven days; and seven USD per day above one week.

We can arrange a private jeep to Sotikhola/Machhakhola and from Dharapani.

Trekking Guide Cost for Langtang

A guide telling the name of the mountains

The Langtang region is the nearest trekking region from Kathmandu, which takes you very close to the high mountains within a few days. The Langtang trekking routes are inside the Langtang national park. Available regular lodge treks in this region are Langtang Valley, Gosaikunda Lakes, Langtang and Gosaikunda combined, Tamang Heritage, Tamang Heritage, and Langtang Valley or Gosaikunda Lakes treks that you can do in this region. It is also an excellent place for birdwatching because more than 300 species of birds live in this national park. So, check below for the Guide Cost and the other papers.

Trekking Guide Salary Per Day

  • 30 USD for 1-2 trekkers
  • 35 USD for 3-5 trekkers
  • 50 USD for more than 5 trekkers
  • The public bus cost for the Guide and yourself is extra.

Trekking Papers

  • TIMS Card: 2000 NPR
  • You can issue a national park entry permit in Dhunche, which costs 3,000 NPR.

There are no tourist buses to Syabrubesi. We can arrange a private jeep if you want to.

Note: The Guides we arranged with the cost above are authorized government license holders and trained, for sure, but all of them might need to be fluent in English. If you would like to have a well-spoken, experienced guide, we also have those types of guides. But the cost will be higher than regular Guides. Please do not hesitate to contact us and tell us your requirements earlier.

Do I have to Pay a Service Charge for the Guide Arrangement?

We deduct 13% of the government tax from the total amount you pay for the guide, permit, and transportation.

Note: If you pay all costs online, the bank fee of 3.5% is extra. Payment in cash won't deduct the bank fee. You can book the guide through our online payment link.

We also Arrange porters for the trek in Nepal.

Trekking to high mountain elevations with a backpack can be difficult, and you might not enjoy the trip well. So, Hiring a Porter to carry your trekking equipment makes walking much more accessible. You can also share a Porter between two people, which will be cheaper. We can provide a Porter for 16 USD for every mountain trek in Nepal.

Hire a Tour Guide in Nepal.

Having a Tour guide visit the heritage sites and cities is optional. But if you hire a tour guide to visit those heritage sites, you will learn very well about Nepal's ancient history, religions, culture, ethnic groups, art, and architecture. However, you have a brochure with the site's information on it. But not everything has been written there.

Tour Guides are very qualified because if anyone wants a tour Guide's license, they have to be graduates. You can also get a local Guide at most heritage sites. They also have a permit from the government, but it is optional to graduate and be Guided to particular places. We provide experienced Tour Guides and private transport for the Kathmandu day tour for just 50 USD per person. If you are looking for a guide to visit anywhere in Nepal, you can contact us, tell us about your desired destination, and ask for a guide.

Why Should You Hire a Guide?

You might feel a lot different about Hiring a Guide for mountain trekking or not. You, of course, will find it easy to manage everything in the mountains and travel without any stress if you have a Guide. Check below to see what guides make your trip easy and comfortable.

  • Get information about the region and know the names of the mountains well.
  • Easy accommodation arrangements
  • You save time by not seeing route maps all the time.
  • Get all the information if there are places to get drinks between the two camps.
  • Accessible communication and getting the correct information
  • Keeps you alert about safety and security, which you might face on the mountain.
  • Never feel lonely in a new place.


If you are looking to Hire a Guide in Nepal for your mountain treks after the new trekking rule from the Nepal Tourism Board, you must be looking for a genuine travel operator to find an authorized Trekking Guide. We provide you with a professional Guide for any Himalayan destination in Nepal. We are a registered and legal travel operator in Nepal, so we can be your perfect tour operator, providing excellent Trekking and Tour Guides. Please ask us about trekking in Nepal anytime by contacting us through our website, WhatsApp, direct call, or social media, or send an inquiry from the bottom of this page.

Rajesh Thapaliya

Rajesh Thapaliya

Namaste! I am Rajesh, a Nepal travel blogger who provides Nepal travel tips to travellers who are planning to visit Nepal and know about Nepal.

I am a tourism service provider in Nepal So far, I have been to the Nepalese Himalayan base camps as a tour leader and collected lots of information about the Nepalese Himalayas. You can find my experiences in my travel blogs, so it may make it a lot easier for you to travel to Nepal.

You may find beautiful photos on Instagram,  Facebook and Twitter. I have worked very hard to be in this stage after high school and dedicated my experiences to the people who would like to know about Nepal and Nepal travel.