Guidelines for how to find the best trekking agency in Nepal | Trekking in Nepal
Trekking in Nepal is an ultimate choice of adventure lovers. After deciding to go trekking, you may have difficulty of choosing the best trekking agency in Nepal. There are more than thousands of trekking and tour agencies who offer trekking in different itineraries like Everest Trekking, Annapurna Trekking, Langtang Trekking, Mustang Trekking, Dhaulagiri Trekking, Manaslu Trekking, Dolpo Trekking etc. We understand that the choice of trekking agency and confirm your booking is a critical decision. As a registered and reputed trekking agency we can help you some tips to aid you make the best decision.
10 steps to find best trekking agency in Nepal
- Your desire trekking destination and expectation.
Before choosing the trekking agencies you might need to know which trekking you are desiring and what kind of services and facility you can except from your operator. First of all this include your budget for trekking, the level of comfort, number of days, and the type of hotels while staying in cities. While choosing the destination your fitness level is more important whether you wish to get involved in activities or not. Your physical fitness and requirement clear to make a sound decision.If you are a very new about trekking then here is our tops best trekking in Nepal. This may help you to get some Ideas about the trekking that may fit your requirements and destination. Normally our itineraries are stander guide itineraries where you can customize your days and services.Once write us about your trip to Nepal and what is your expectation. We will answer your queries as soon as possible and help you to design a comfortable itinerary for you.
- Registration, License and Associations
Government registration and licenses are very important for you to know that you are going through an authorized agency or a freelancer guide. The Trekking agency requires registration with Nepal government, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Trekking Agencies association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Cottage and Small Industry, Nepal Rastra Bank.
- Reviews and Testimonials
Reviews and testimonials may help you to get the basic ideas about the trekking company and their services. Normally travel agencies do not post negative reviews in their website or any marketing places. The websites like TripAdvisor and Lonely planet may be a good way to get the reviews of various trekking and travel agencies. Still there might be fake reviews in their profile in TripAdvisor and lonely Planet. In that case you can analyzed the profile of the reviewers that how many reviews he have written for other places and other services. If the reviewer has written a single reviews without connecting any social media and email address that might be fake because if he write about his trekking or tour experience, of course he also write about the hotel, places and other experiences.
- Cost and services
Although the trekking routes and views are similar but the price of trekking might be different between different trekking agencies. Normally customers are always looking for cheap cost but we do don’t suggest because cheapest may not always give you the best services and value of your money. To find the reliable price you can compare with your requirement and facilities provide by trekking agencies. The extra facilities like pick up drop, higher accommodation during the trip, responsible guide, rescue operation in case of emergency etc may come a greater price. The freelancer guides can offer low price for the same trekking but in case of emergencies they can’t take the action with our authorized companies.
- Experience of the Agency
Experiences may be the important factors to determine the services of trekking company. Most of the agencies running their business by recommendations of the clients. Although old company doesn’t mean they provide better services, a significant years of experience will assure the reliable expertise of the company. A long time guiding experience also can assure the reliable services. So some new agencies opened by experienced guide can provide the value of money.
- Responding emails
It is very important to know that how they reply your email and responds the answer of your question. A email writing and answering you question says how the agency is experience and reliable for your trip.
- Safety standards of the company
Trekking is not a dangerous activity but sometime it can be strenuous. Before heading to mountain necessary preparation should be taken care otherwise it can become harmful. Before booking your trip make sure your agency have good safety records and guides are well trained about the altitude and other problems. Also it is good to know the services they provide during the emergency cases like Helicopter rescue etc.
- Guides and potters
Among other services guides are one of the important factors that determine your experience in Himalaya. Make sure that you are going with a government license holder guide through the trekking. License holder guides are trained and can handle the problems during the trek. Check whether your guide and porters are insured and provided with proper equipment’s.English is the common language for guides but if you wish guide in your language then we can offer a multi-language guide for your suitability.