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 business with expired licenses; business that do 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 trekking sector or not ?
Does the Company follows guidelines of sustainable/ eco tourism while operating treks & tours?
Is the company insured against accidents happening to their staff or not ?
Our Legal documents
1. Authorization Documents from Nepal Government Authorities
- 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)
2. Tax Clearance
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
3. Our Banker and Guarantor
Himalayan Bank Pvt. Ltd. is our Banker and Guarantor. It’s a leading and one of the giant commercial bank 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 you booking is secured and safe.
Bank account full name: Nepal alternative treks & expeditions
Bank account no: 01601010022242
swift code: NIBLNPKT
Phone no office: 0977-1-4414454
Cell phone no: 0977-9851130491
Post box. 8169
Bank’s name & address: Nepal Investment Bank, thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal