07 Jul

How Some Trekking Companies Offer Low-Cost Packages

How Some Trekking Companies Offer Low-Cost Packages. Here are some concerns I've encountered about how some trekking companies keep their packages low-cost:

  1. Underpaid Staff: These companies might pay guides and porters very little, which can be unfair. Many porters struggle to cover their daily expenses. This can lead to a lack of professionalism and experience among the staff. You might even encounter guides who are unfamiliar with the trail or porters who abandon their duties.
  2. Unnecessary Helicopter Use: Some companies may pressure clients to take helicopter rides, even if they're healthy enough to hike. This can inflate the cost of the rescue insurance the company provides. Unfortunately, there have been cases of fake rescues arranged by unscrupulous companies.
    So, Choosing a Reputable Trekking Company; before booking your trip, prioritize safety and responsible practices. 

Here are some tips:

  1. Research the Company: Don't solely rely on reviews or prices. Look for companies with a good reputation for fair treatment of staff and a commitment to safety.
  2. Ask Questions: Inquire about guide and porter qualifications, salaries, and experience with the specific trek.
  3. Beware of Unrealistic Promises: If a package seems incredibly cheap, it probably is. Be cautious of companies pressuring you into unnecessary services like helicopter rides.

By prioritizing responsible practices, you can ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.