How to Choose a Best and Reliable Trekking Agency in Nepal?
- December 26, 2022
- Jiwan Bhandari
How to Choose a Best and Reliable Trekking Agency in Nepal?
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Nepal is one of the world’s most famous tourist destinations for various recreational activities and its tranquil natural surroundings. Vacationing Nepal is the best option to explore Nepal’s cultural and natural beauties. For many globetrotters, Nepal has been the greatest place to discover spectacular mountain views as well as diversified flora and fauna.
Now, when you finalize your holiday with the thought of doing Trekking in Nepal, the first task for you will be to do research before shelling out your dollars to random trekking companies. Now, you may have a question or wonder, how to find the best trekking agencies in Nepal. Well, according to the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), there are nearly 1500 trekking and travel agencies in Nepal registered under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Office of the Company Register and Nepal Tourism Board. Therefore, for your convenience, we have listed a few helpful tips to follow while selecting one of the best trekking agencies in Nepal to enjoy your holiday full of fun for unforgettable memories.
Before selecting trekking companies or agencies in Nepal, it is wise to finalize the trek first that you would like to enjoy during your holiday in Nepal. Depending on your fitness level, time frame, cost/budget, and accommodations to stay inside major towns/cities, start selecting an appropriate trek that suits your requirements and expectations. If you feel confused about which trek to choose? Here is the list of the Top 10 Best Trekking Trips in Nepal. It helps you to give an insight into trekking trips in Nepal.
While choosing a trekking agency, the most essential thing to know is whether the agency is registered or not with the authorized government offices like the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Office of the Company Register and Nepal Tourism Board and associated with Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Mountaineering Associations (NMA). Some Trekking agencies are conducting trekking trips in Nepal without the proper licenses so you need to avoid those unauthorized agencies for the guarantee of your own personal safety and fun. Nowadays, on most of trekking companies’ websites, you would be able to find the legal document sections. In, you will find the necessary licenses/certificates attached online.
Research Cost and Facilities
Each and every trekking agency offers different schemes at different prices to attract their clients; the price may vary from agency to agency though they offer the same trekking route, places, and packages. Many companies try to convince you by offering the packages at a low cost; be aware of their tactics as the cheapest may never fulfill their oath and your needs and demand. But there is no guarantee of excellent and praiseworthy service of expensive agencies too. We recommend you to check the official page to get detailed information about includes/excludes facilities, pick up and drop the charge, flight tickets, Entry permits, meals, responsible guides, comfortable lodges and accommodation throughout the journey.
Guide and Porters Insurance
To ensure safety from unforeseen circumstances, make sure that the total cost that you have agreed to pay covers the insurance of local staff – trekking guides, helpers, Sherpas, climbing guides and cooks hired by your trekking agency. Nepal is an adventure destination so it is also very essential to have your own travel insurance too. You may get altitude sickness and need to evacuate from a helicopter and pay treatment bills all that needs to be covered in travel insurance.
While selecting the best trekking agency for your adventure trekking tour in Nepal do not forget to ask your agency for a guide license too. Book your trip with trekking agencies that provide guides with a valid license and first aid training. The guide must have the best knowledge and qualities of trekking routes, tea-house accommodations, and expertise in handling the guest both mentally and physically. Guides are the one who makes your trekking journey successful and unforgettable. Setting up a one-on-one meeting with guides will be a good idea. It will help you to know more about guides, their skills, attentiveness, level of flexibility, types of equipment and a valid trekking license.
Reviews are the best source of information to know about the agencies, their business strength, responsibility towards their clients and popularity. The general feedback by the customers is helpful for you to know their services and their drawbacks as well. Except for some agencies, most of the trekking agencies don’t post negative reviews, comments, and testimonials in their own website; so, worldwide trusted and popular websites like Trip advisor, TourRadar, Trustpilot and Lonely Planet are the best sources for evaluating the reviews or you may also email the pro clients on their email address for the factual information.
The working experience of companies is very important to know about their services, goodwill, and reliability. Only better companies sustain longer in this business and provide the best services to clients; however, it doesn’t mean that every old company is trustworthy and genuine. New agencies guided by the expert generation with new thoughts, new strategies, and new generosity can also be a good option for the best trekking experience in Nepal. Make sure you always deal with travel experts and guides with long working experiences, not a common business person.
Safety and Health Standards of the Agency
It is always good to plan the trip with the best trekking agencies which keep health and safety at the top. Choosing those trekking agencies which provide enough training for their guides, porters, Sherpas, and cooks – Advanced health training, first aid training, operating health equipment, and medical knowledge. Although trekking can be strenuous, it is generally not a dangerous activity. But it can become risky if you do not consider the necessary precautions on time.
Before you book a trekking agency make sure they turn helpful at times of emergency. Check if they have great safety standards and good safety records. It is wise to know about the various services they provide during an emergency like helicopter evacuations.
Responsible Towards Environment
Choose those trekking agencies where that can operate trekking activities in a responsible and sustainable manner. Guides and Porters should be well-trained in conserving the environment. In this way, they will help you to guide as well as conserve the local environment.
Throwing litter such as; empty water bottles, cans, plastics, rubber, glass, and other non-biodegradable goods should be prohibited.
All these environments’ safety guidelines should be shared with guides, porters, and travelers by the trekking agencies. Overall this will help to conserve the natural resources of the local community.
We at Alpine Eco Trek hope that the above useful tips to find the best trekking agencies in Nepal will help you to choose the best agency for your great trip to Nepal. If you have any confusion regarding the trekking agency or have any questions in mind regarding trekking trips in Nepal, please feel free to contact us. We will respond within 24 hours.