Trekking and Tour Guide Training in Nepal
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Looking for trekking and tour guide training in Nepal, here we have the article for you. If you are interested to be a trekking and tour guide, you can take the training program organized by Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management NATHM.
The trekking and tour guide training in Nepal held in two different time in a year on the off-season (either in June-July and December-January). Here in this blog, we are providing you the right information about guide training in Nepal.
Guide in Nepal
Guide is a person who gives information about places and cultures of Nepalese people. Tour guide will give you information about ancient, culture, tradition and history of museums and sculpture you see in historical building. Tour guide is a person who will take care of that you will feel and comfort in tour.
Trekking guide is a person who gives information about mountains and take you to the trekking region. Trekking guide will give information about high altitude sickness and he will provide you first Aid if you are hurt on the way of trek. Trekking guide will make your trek easy and comfortable.
Guide Training Fees, Qualification and Duration
|Course||Total Duration||Required Qualification||Course Fees|
|1.||Tourist Guide||10 Weeks||Graduate in any Discipline||25,000/-|
|2||Trekking Guide||5 weeks||10+2 or equivalent with 2 years experience from registered trekking agency of Nepal or
S.L.C with 3 years experience from registered trekking agency of Nepal or
Trekking Porter Guide Training from NATHM with 4 years experience from registered trekking agency o Nepal
|3.||Trekking Porter Guide||15 days||Understand and have basic communication skills in any one international language with 2 years of working experience in trekking field as a porter or S.L.C. appear||3,000/|
How to Become a Guide in Nepal
To become a tour guide in Nepal the candidate must be passed Bachelors degree in Tourism. You will get 3 months training in NATHM which will provide application for required applicants. In these 3 months you will be able to guide a tourist in easy and comfortable way. You will get knowledge about every historical and ancient story of Nepal. In this training you will get knowledge that how to treat tourist with courtesy, respect and patients. You must be good communicable with tourist. You must have good eye contact and good smile on face. After training have to pass the exam to become licensed tour guide. After passing both exam you may join the tourism company or if you are interested you can become freelancer. To become a best tour guide you must make your clients to feel comfortable with you. You should be more friendly with their tourists. You should have good information about history, culture, architectures and people.
To become a trekking guide, you should pass in 10 or +2. If you have pass grade 10 you need do training for 1 month. For candidate who pass +2 you should you should have experience of 2 years in trekking. In 1 month training you will get knowledge about mountains and best trekking training. For trekking any stream in any bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience in Tourism field. You should know how to give first Aid in trekking area. You should be familiar with trekking area people and knowledge about their culture and tradition. In this training you will get knowledge that how to treat tourist with courtesy, respect and patients. You must be good communicable with tourist. You must have good eye contact and good smile on face. To becoming a trekking guide, you should speak good English. If you know other languages like French, German and Spanish it will easier to be a trekker. You can get training in NATHM and TAAN for trekking guide. It will be easy to get knowledge about mountain in these places because these training centers are most popular for trekking. After doing passing in training and exam you will be licensed trekking guide. After getting license you can join trekking company or if you are interested you can do independent work. By completing 1 month training you will be trekking guide you will get trekkers for trekking. You should be friendly with your trekkers and helpful with them.
Being a trekking and tour guide is like you are providing the positive things to tourist by showing your loyalty to them. Your behavior will be a way to show that how friendly we are. By making them comfortable in tour or trek it will increase the more visitors in Nepal. By giving the actual information to your tourist it will be more impressive. You have to make their trip memorable, fun and adventure that they will never forget in life time. The journey with more adorable moments.