AnneMarie and Andrew

Annemarie and Andrew – Trekking Asia

Langtang Trek: Costs

Posted on Mar 16, 2014

Note 1: We hired a porter for this trek. The going rate for a porter is $15 per day. Note 2: Porters/guides require an almost compulsory 15-20% tip. Note 3: All prices are in Nepalese Rupees. Note 4: At the time of writing 100 NPR = $1.01 = £0.61 (which I round to $1 & £0.60). Note 5: You can pay the real price for the bus ticket by buying it yourself from the bus station at Maccha Pokhari (in Kathmandu), most hotels will charge between 500-700 per ticket for the local bus. Note 6: I have put breakfast as part of the daily cost for each previous day. This is because the evening meal and breakfast is paid the following morning to the lodge marked from the day before. Note 7: On the second day we bought boiling water for our hydration sacks. Towards the end we topped up a hydration sack with a bottle of water. At all other times we used the lodge water supply (for free) and chlorine tablets for purification. Note 8: Due to not feeling well we both skipped an evening meal once and both skipped a breakfast once, bringing down costs to an artificial low. Note 9: Until the final days we bought no chocolate or fizzy drinks. No alcohol for the entire trek. Note 10: Take off the cost of the porter and the Jeep (or get a better deal) and large savings can easily be made. Note 11: We did this trek in mid March and all guest houses asked us to name our price for the room. Others told us they paid nothing for their room, we could probably have had free rooms if we’d asked. Note 12: If you don’t eat in the lodge where you are sleeping at least 1,000 NPR will be added to the price of the room. Guaranteed! Summary of daily costs Day 1: 3,470 NPR Day 2: 2,550 NPR Day 3: 3,580 NPR Day 4: 200 NPR Day 5: 450 NPR Day 6: 8,200 + 2000 NPR Day 7: 2,680 NPR Day 8: 3,240 NPR Day 9: 880 NPR Accommodation + food: 27,250 NPR/$275/£165 Porter + tip: 17,000 NPR/$172/£103 Jeep: 7000 NPR/$71/£42 Total: 51,250 NPR/$518/£311 Average / 9 days:$57.50/£34.50 per day Day 1: Kathmandu – Syabrubesi Taxi to bus station: 340 NPR Bus tickets for 3 people: 1500 NPR Accommodation: Buddha Guest House Double room: 500 NPR 24/7 hot shower Power sockets in room WiFi Lavazza Coffee Clean Good beds Carpet Slow food service Front desk not always available Evening meal Small pot of ginger tea: 180 NPR Dal Bhat x2 : 600...

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