How much is enough? Through my own experience as a guide in Nepal and through research I've come to realize how wrong things can seem(to me). Lets take for example a rafting trip in Nepal.
Outdoor Adventure charges their client $120 per day, pays Lion Jungle Safari in Nepal $60 per day for the trip and Lion Jungle Safari pays Fun river Adventure $30 to run the trip. Fun river Adventure pays their guides and staff $1 per day. At the end of the day, the guy running Outdoor Adventure is in Vegas drinking $100 wine, Jungle Safari has their kid in college and is wealthy, Fun River Adventure is able to keep the company afloat, the guide makes just enough to keep himself and his wife and 3 year old son alive. All three live in a one 15 by 15 room. I worked with this guide, we had fun but it still bothers me. Could we do better? Can't we share more?
Ask me how odysseyNepal.com works. We are the overseas booking agent, we don't have a Lion Jungle Safari in the middle, our operator will receive more than 70% of what we charge. I need your help to make it happen. Lets do this the for-profit not-profit way. I'm not asking for a handout. I'm just asking everyone that visits nepal to pay a little attention to where your money actually goes.
What percentage of your payment should each party be paid? Lets talk.