About Us

We are just some fellow trekkers who wish we could have found our guide before we went to Nepal. We couldn't find a reliable guide on our own before our trip, so we used a trekking company which did a great job for us. However if you know where you want to go and want to save some money, you should consider hiring a guide directly.

Here are a few things to consider if you decide to hire a guide directly:

  1. Research and knowledge: Ensure that you have done thorough research about the trekking routes, difficulty levels, necessary permits, and safety precautions before hiring a guide. Familiarize yourself with the region you plan to trek in to make informed decisions.
  2. Guide's qualifications: When hiring a guide directly, it's essential to assess their qualifications and experience. Look for guides who are trained, licensed, and have ample experience in guiding treks in the specific region you intend to visit. You can ask for recommendations, read reviews, or get in touch with local trekking associations for reliable guides.
  3. Communication and language: Make sure the guide you hire has good communication skills and can effectively communicate in a language you are comfortable with. Effective communication is crucial for a successful trek, as it allows you to convey your needs, preferences, and any concerns you may have.
  4. Equipment and logistics: Discuss with the guide about the equipment they will provide or if you need to bring your own gear. Additionally, clarify the logistical aspects such as transportation, accommodation, meals, and any other services they will provide during the trek.
  5. Safety measures: Safety should be a top priority during your trek. Ensure that your guide is well-versed in first aid and has a good understanding of altitude sickness, emergency procedures, and rescue operations. They should also have access to proper communication devices in case of emergencies.
  6. Cost and negotiation: When hiring a guide directly, you have the opportunity to negotiate the price based on your requirements and the services provided. Be clear about your budget and expectations while discussing the cost. However, remember that it's important to prioritize the guide's qualifications and experience over cost alone to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.