Thursday, February 23, 2012

Nepal Trekking Guide

Nepal Trekking Guide

He can guide your trekking perfectly in many ways. Far beyond showing you the trekking trails, he can show you about the area and the mountains, explain about local flora and fauna,teach you the Nepali language, introduce you to locals, share culture,life styles of villagers and festivals, run ahead staff and secure lodging in the busy season, help out with your backpack if you are struggling, and be invaluable in a bad situation, look after logistics - like registering your details in every check post, organizing your transport to the trek head – weather you go by bus or plane, liaising and directing the porter, etc. A licensed guide - licensed through a month long training session held by TAAN every year and instructs in a variety of subjects including first aid, altitude sickness and other important issues and must have a certain level of English fluency determined in an interview.

A porter is hired to carry your bags, and that alone can make a big difference trekking. Just be sure to give him a reasonable load, usually a fully packed backpack. If you are with friend try to group your stuff together in one big backpack and give that to a porter and then each carry a smaller daypack. A porter generally doesn't speak English but will follow a trail just not get lost. Hire a porter! The best means of helping a porter is to hire one. Hundreds of thousands of families in Nepal depends upon portering as their main source of income.

Sometimes you can find a porter-guide , which might be ideal if you are trekking alone or if you have only one other companion. This is usually a porter who has been on a number of treks, speaks some English, and aspires to graduate to the guide status. It's not that easy to find a porter-guide, especially in peak season.

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