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How much does a guide cost in Nepal?

The amount you pay for your trekking guide in Nepal, or porter or porter-guide can vary quite a lot. Some Nepal trekking guides will cost a lot of money and for other Nepal guides you'll pay very little. What varies the most however and what you may never know, is how much of that money atually goes to your guide or porter and how much the trekking agency in Nepal or elsewhere keeps for themselves.

Elite Trekkers was formed with trekking guides in Nepal and is ran by Nepal trekking guides, which means we really care about the quality of life of our guides and porters and are committed to ensuring every single trekking guide that works with us gets paid properly and is well looked after.

75% of your hire cost is paid directly to your Nepali guides and Nepali porters, with the rest re-invested for their benefit and any profit at the end, shared with them too! Find out more about our game changing business model.


Your Nepal guide hire fee with Elite Trekkers goes to:
money distribution


Before you look for your Nepal trekking team, make sure you know the difference between a guide and a porter.
All prices are quoted in US Dollars.


icon_guideThe talkative ones with the jokes and the knowledge to share to really enrich your experience.

Our standard daily rate for hiring a highly skilled Nepal guide is $28


icon_porterThe heavy lifters, who'll always have your warm clothes waiting for you at the other end.

Each day with a hard working, well paid Nepal porter or Sherpa is $20


icon_porter_guideThe Jack-Of-All-Trades. They know where they're going and they can help you get there if you need it.

Each heartwarming and slightly easier day you spend with them will be $24

Find my trekking Guide or Porter Learn the difference between a guide and a porter


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