I am travelling to Nepal soon and has lined up a 15 day trek to Gokyo Lake. What is a fair tip for my guide and porter?
Thank you for your help.
Check this link, it will give u some idea
For a job done well (tips are not mandatory), 1 day's pay per week which is about 15% is a fair amount in my view.
That said, after spending a lot of time with them it's different to tipping a taxi driver after a short ride (say) and you will know what the right amount is when the time comes.
Agree with scoodly – For more detailed info please see this link
Good Luck and Happy safe Trekking
Aggree with Scoodly and Rob!
1 day extra pay per 1 week of trekking.
Guides are paid approx. 20-30 USD per day, porters are paid approx. 15-20 USD per day.
The link provided in post is way ot of context.
Thank you all for your reply.. :-)
So you (collectively) would say 15% per person on the trek?
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There are no compulsion on tipping but your staffs will expect the tips from you if they work good. If there is something wrong on the trip then they won't expect the tip. I agree about the 15% tipping mentioned above. Some clients tip more where some tip less. That means if you are happy and can afford to tip more that's fine. If you are not happy and also can't afford more then that's also not bad. The only thing is tipping is expected in Nepal.
I would say 15% in total rather than from each person.
Agree with scoodly – If you hire two members of staff, and there are 2 of you trekking, then the extra days pay per week (Which works out at around 15%) is what each member of staff should end up with – Obviously if you are very happy with them you can increase this, and likewise, if you are dissatisfied you can decrease it a bit – But Please remember to be as generous as you can be as this is really very small money in comparison to what your trip will be costing you, and it will mean a Lot to the Nepali’s you employ