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trekking guide for Nepal
V
15/09/2007
6:21:04 PM
Hi all,

Not a climbing question, but can anyone recommend a trekking guide for Nepal? Planning to walk from Jiri to EBC then back to Lukla, in October. We'd like to hire a local as it's our first trip to Nepal. Any recommendations based on personal experience would be appreciated, along with contact details.

Cheers, V :-)
Rob668
16/09/2007
10:12:02 AM
Hey Vaughan,

Sent you a PM.

You'll love it.

Good luck.

Rob
frasero
16/09/2007
11:55:33 AM
Hi V,
I'm trekking Jiri to Gokyo Ri then return to lukla in November. We're going with a guy called Subin Thakuri. Know a few people that have gone with him and have found him awesome.
http://www.clubmountain.com/

jackb
16/09/2007
3:10:24 PM
From experience i would recomemd 'Trekking the Everest Region' produced by trailblazer. Its heaps better than the lonely planet guide.
mountbeckworth
2/10/2007
5:44:43 PM
For many years i have used Buddha Treks in Kathmandu. They have a website (type in Buddhatreks) and are consistently very honest and caring. They have been in business for many years so aren't like the fly-by-night outfits that disappear and get rebadged in the same office. Remember to budget, whoever you get, for a tip at the end of the trek. A good way is to work out a daily charge (eg $30 a day) and the guide will pay for all accom, food within reason, bus fares. That way you don't have to think about costs along the way.

latheboy
3/10/2007
1:02:40 PM
Hey man .. forget it , you dont need a guide .. i was there with my girl earlier this year and we didnt bother with one ... just get a good map and go for it ... you cant get lost when there is a 2M wide path to follow from all the traffic that goes through the area ... you'll have a blast
V
16/11/2007
8:30:35 PM
Hi all,

Back from the trek now - we ended up going with Subin's company and had a ball! Was it worth getting a trekking guide? I think so in our case, as it was our first time in Nepal, and on the Jiri-Lukla section of the track it's not quite so crowded, and it would have been possible to take a wrong turn.

Also it helped us to learn a lot about the local culture, customs, and surrounds. Also by booking a local outfit we saved a lot of money, and contributed more to impoverished Nepalis rather than lining the pockets of Aussie tour operators.

Thanks everyone for the recommendations, we tried a couple of guides but they had clients already - we were lucky to be able to book a guide at such short notice!

Cheers, V :-)
nepaltour
9/05/2010
11:32:47 PM
Namaste Frasero,

How are you? i am back to Nepal and start working. this season been bit slow, now tibet tour start. how you doing? Warm greetings from Kathmandu/ Subin

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