Before booking your trip with any trekking and travel agency, it is quite important to know whether the company has legally registered with the Nepal government authorities as well as other authorized travel associations of Nepal.
It is important to be aware that there are many companies running a business with expired licenses; a business that does not observe the legal formalities imposed by the country act. In the same manner, we have seen many examples of so-called trekking / touring agencies illegally operated by individuals & freelancers through their own personal contact and websites.
Additionally, it has been found that some trekking/tour operators abroad have been involved with directly operating tours and trekking expeditions without the required governmental licenses and without paying the appropriate taxes.
Finally, if you book your trip with an unauthorized agency in Nepal or abroad, there is a greater risk that problems will occur during the course of your time in Nepal. In order to protect yourself from these problems, take the following hints into consideration prior to confirming your journey with any trekking or travel agency.
Has the Company received authorization from Government Authorities or not?
Has the Company cleared all taxes or not?
Does the company have its own bank account with a renowned bank or not?
Are the Company Directors actively working in the trekking sector or not?
Does the Company follow the guidelines of sustainable/ eco-tourism while operating treks & tours?
Is the company insured against accidents happening to their staff or not?
· Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal
· Company Registered Office of Nepal
· Nepal National Bank for Authority of Foreign Currency Transaction
· Ministry of Industry of Nepal
· Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN)
· Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA)
. Nepal Tourism Board ( NTB)
We have hired a professional accountant to maintain our books. Moreover, a government-approved tax auditor prepares the profit and loss statement and balance sheet at the end of each fiscal year. On the basis of this, we pay 10% of our profit to the government. We clear all our taxes in advance for the current year.
· Tax Clearance from Nepal’s tax office
Himalayan Bank Pvt. Ltd. is our Banker and Guarantor. It’s a leading and one of the giant commercial banks of Nepal in terms of its capital and transaction. We have maintained a balance in this bank to cover any claims of refund or compensation to our clients. The money you transfer to this bank while your booking is secured and safe.
Beneficiary: Nepal Alternative Treks & Exp. P. L.
Account no: 01908009630018
Swift code: HIMANPKA
Phone no office: 977-1-4414454
Cell phone no: 977-9851130491
Post box. 8169
Bank's name & address: Himalayan Bank Ltd. Tridevi Marg, Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal