Cheap trip to Everest Base Camp, Are you travelling on porter’s money?
Trip to EBC, $600,
Trip to EBC, $900,
Trip to EBC, $1500 and
Trip to EBC, $2000, all this type of announcements you can see in internet, can you imagine why the price are so variable? People, who offer trip to Everest Base Camp for $2000, are they stealing your money or if you book the trip for $600 they will run halfway or what are the issues. It’s the human nature if you get something cheaper why you pay more?? The question strikes how they going to organize the trip. You might have pre-trip or post trip sightseeing, the sightseeing they going to give might have entrance fee included or excluded? The sightseeing might be private tour or on group joining basis? The transport they provide is decent or out of the road condition noisy vehicles, that all counts for organizing the trip. Looking for a responsible professional is very important to make your dream trip success.
Most of the trip in high mountains likes Everest Base Camp, Everest Three High Passes, Annapurna circuit or Manasalu circuit needs qualified professional to complete the trip. Your guide who knows the route, places to stay and type of food available, the facilities there, basic first aid in case of emergency with sufficient exposure to the area is of utmost important for successful completion of the trip. Many of the company, who offer cheap deals, are hiding something to their potential customers and attracting them towards them. The cheap deal in many cases doesn’t include your tickets to Lukla from Kathmandu, they don’t send your guide from Kathmandu, you don’t have any sightseeing included, even if you have sightseeing included you don’t have monument entry fee included, they might not pay staff well including your porters, so it is your responsibility figuring out the voice of different companies or going with the reliable fellows.
Many customers now looking for a cheaper deal, which has direct impact upon porter’s income. As the clients are not willing to pay more company try to make the corners cut and start paying less for their staffs. Normally carrying a trekker’s load in High Mountain is seasonal job, the work force here is either people without any qualification from remote villages to make extra income of the season or the youths from the remote area who like to pursue their career as trekking guide in the future. Both cases the decent pay will be fruitful for the families of these poor youths to run their life smoothly. The Everest area is not cheaper for porters as they have to pay for their meals. The normal Nepali meals are subsidized but compared to other area it is still quite a lot. The condition of the shelters in the high mountain area is also a major expense to the porters. Company also bears a huge amount of expense due to taxes and high rent in Kathmandu. We recommend all our potential customers to consider the accommodation, foods, permits, flights, entrance fees, sightseeing, transport, staffs and programs before you run after cheaper deals. We are always happy to make trip cheaper and to give you option to make it cheaper if there are any, but please write to us, discuss the possibilities with us because Himalayan Travel Consultant is a group of open minded professionals who bears years of experiences to cater trips in the Himalayan countries. For more interesting travel blogs visit our website www.himalayantravelconsultant.com or follow us on our social media.