Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
I want to organize my own trek (towards everest base camp)- where can you hire reputable porters and what is a fair daily price
Drop in at the KEEP office in Kathmandu (just google "KEEP Kathmandu"). this is an independent organisation looking after porter wellfare, and can give you good advice regarding hiring of proters. Situated on the edge of Thamel towards the east (Royal Palace) side and just north of Tridevi Marg. Note they've relocated so older guidebooks (pre-2010) may show their previous location more central in Thamel. almost 9 years ago
We will be in Wellington NZ at the end of April and beginning of May. Need to know what would be some good day trips from there.
Nothing beats Wellington on a fine day! You can have a look at www.doc.govt.nz for information about the nature and outdoors to be enjoyed in the area. Zealandia, Red rocks, skyline ridge, Makara mountainbike park (and bikes for rent at mudbikes, Karori), the Rimutaka incline rail track, Kapiti island, going over to Martinborough or a day on the beach in Palliser bay. An overnight stay on Somes island (tuatara's and blue pinguins) is my favorite! over 9 years ago