Tipping is not a mainstream culture in Nepal. Most services add a service charge and a vat to the bill, so tipping is not mandatory. However, in the case of very good service, you are free to express your gratitude through tipping. People are usually very welcoming of such generosity. When it comes to tipping your porters or trekking leaders, use your discretion as per the quality of the services. Tip money doesn’t form a part of our employees’ wages. However, you can use tipping as a way of showing appreciation for excellent service at the end of the trip.