About The Company
For more than a decade, Nature Trail has been a leader in providing leisure holidays and adventure activities in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. We organize tours and treks for groups and individuals of all ages. We can tailor-make any program or package to suit your interest, schedule, fitness level and budget.
Nature Trail was honoured to be the first tourism company in Nepal to receive the Certificate of Registration (ISO 9001:2000) in recognition of our Quality System. We are proud members of prestigious associations, including Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP), Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA), Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA), Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), amongst others.
As a member of the above associations, we do our best to promote tourism to the highest level of comfort and safety of our clients. Our goal is to protect the environment and retain local culture and traditions as much as possible. Since our inception, Nature Trail has been developing remote areas of Nepal with a mandate to avoid any disturbance to the local ecology or way of life. We worked hard to become the first company to pioneer commercial ascents on the “wild routes” in far regions of Nepal. We specialize in trekking for great wildlife and nature watching experiences in remote areas that have been previously inaccessible by tourists.
Nature Trail is also a leading source of any Asian travel and related products, information and services. Our mission is to provide our clients unforgettable travel experiences through our wide range of high quality yet good value packages. Superior customer care is our highest priority - from the products offered, to the client care provided before, during and after the trip. We can arrange almost all travel services including a wide range of accommodation options based on your budget; domestic and international airline tickets; bus and train tickets; vehicle hire and transfers; tour guides; trekking guides and porters; equipment rental. Our client base is continually expanding with repeat business and referrals as our satisfied clients return with grand tales of exploration and adventure. We aim to provide our clients with an exciting, educational and memorable lifetime experience!
Authorized by Government of Nepal
"Nature Trail" is authorized by the Government of Nepal (Reg No: 4107/052/53) and is also registered with the following Government Authorities which permit the operation of our tours, treks and tourism activities in Nepal, India, Tibet, Bhutan and Pakistan, in association.
Office of Company Registrar (Ministry of Industry)- Travel.
Office of Company Registrar (Ministry of Industry)- Trekking.
Department of Cottage and Small Industry.
Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation- Trekking.
Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation- Travel.
Department of Tax, No.06 regional office, Ministry of Finance- Trekking.
Department of Tax, No.06 regional office, Ministry of Finance- Travel.
\Department of Foreign Currency Exchange, National Bank of Nepal-Trekking.
Department of Foreign Currency Exchange, National Bank of Nepal- Travel.
Kathmandu Metropolis Office.
Staff Remuneration, insurance and used local manpower
Our staffs are well paid compare to Nepal normal industry standards. They are insured and had medical facilities. Within year they have 2 months extra paid, one month during their holiday, and the other month during Dashain Festival as Dashain allowance. Company has a policy of providing superannuation and provident fund for every staffs.
Field employees get tour allowances and they are adequately insured against accidents in the course of tours and trekking and expeditions. We provide every year series of staff training including, language first-aid, educational, during the off- season.
We are motivated in using local manpower, resources and products while conducting all tours and trekking expeditions. We encourage village tourism and use of maximum local products for consumption during all our tour operations.
We have maintained very transparent books of accounts for which a qualified professional has been hired. A government approved tax auditor prepares all the Profit and Loss account balance sheet at the end of each fiscal year. On the basis of which, we pay 25% of gross profit to the government. Until now, we have cleared all the taxes and also paid advance tax for the running year.
As a locally owned and operated conscientious company, Nature Trail believes culture should be a way of life. We maintain high standards when choosing our knowledgeable staff and their compensation is paid accordingly. Our dedicated team are experts in their field with some involved in tourism for over two decades.
Since 1995, company founder, Bishnu Subedi, has steadily built Nature Trail and its reputation from humble beginnings to what it is today. He has extensive experience in trekking and tourism in Nepal; is a keen environmentalist and a firm believer of responsible tourism. He is actively involved in all aspects of the company and occasionally leads treks to keep in touch with ground operations. Being a proud Nepali, Bishnu supports his local culture and traditions by expending his personal time, funds and energy on various local projects. He has also studied abroad and traveled to many western countries so is able to identify with his client base, seeing things from both the western and Nepalese perspectives.
Nature Trail’s employees range from well-qualified and competent office staff to trekking and climbing guides with years of experience. All of our agents, guides, porters and drivers are hard-working, reliable and experienced, with an enthusiasm for working in the travel industry.
Responsible Travel Company
The tourism boom in Nepal is a mixed blessing. It has generated a sizeable share of Nepal’s foreign currency revenue but only a few have experienced an improvement in their standard of living. In fact, for many communities, influx of visitors has come at a considerable cost.
In numerous places, trekking groups have littered trails and degraded forests. Against this alarming backdrop, the practice of ecologically friendly-tourism has been gaining increased momentum – both in Nepal and around the World. Our approach to tourism seeks not only to preserve environment and culture of tourist destination but also to benefit the local population by fostering environmental awareness among both locals and visitors. By linking tourism to social and economic development, it is possible to preserve natural and cultural heritage of an area through promotion of sustainable tourism. This not only enhances positive experiences of those on holiday but also helps to raise the living standard of the local residents. Nature Trail promotes environmentally friendly tourism and, along with a few other local companies, has led the way in responsible tours of our country.
We conduct all our trips with a vigilant eye to avoid any disturbance to the local ecology or way of life. We are committed to an active participation in the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project and other national and local Environmental Initiatives. We continuously strive to make sure traveling with Nature Trail Trekking in Nepal and elsewhere have minimum impact on the local environment.
Use of wood for cooking is strictly discouraged. We try to minimize the consumption of canned and bottled foods. When used, cans and bottles are re-cycled or properly disposed so that there is minimum impact on environment.
Sustainable policy and performance:
We hire and train local staff, use local products (food, vegetables, dairy products etc.). We are committed on providing services best available in the industry and make no compromise when it comes to guest’s preferences. Apart from the conventional promotional campaigns, we take pride in our return business that comes through word of mouth.
Our commitment to provide prompt and quality services exceeding guest satisfaction, and continued effort in maintaining the trend has won us the prestigious title of the being first Trekking Company of Nepal to be awarded the Certificate of Registration – ISO 9001:2000 in recognition of the Company’s Quality System, on 6th October 2005.
Social and economic Impact:
NATURE TRAIL TREKKING believes that it is possible to operate commercially in the eco- tourism sector of the industry and also preserve the natural and cultural heritage of an area through promotion of sustainable tourism. In our work, we actively promote and implement this philosophy whenever an opportunity presents. The evident success is that Nature Trail Travels and Tours, Trekking and Expeditions, has achieved obvious rewards in the professional and commercial sense and has positively enhanced the travel and eco-trekking experience of the eco tourist.
We emphasize on making extensive use of the available local products and enhance maximum economic benefits to the local communities. In addition, we support rural development projects by contributing 20% of the profit generated each trading year, thereby, have directly uplifted the living standard of the local residents and contributed to the national economy of Nepal and its neighbors.
We run a non government organization that is committed to providing the much needed health and education facilities to remote areas of Nepal. For more information click here
Focusing on local tourism
Nature Trail organizes cultural tours and village-to-village walks which are less strenuous than trekking but equally rewarding. We provide the opportunity to visit remote villages where you can spend more time in a particular destination allowing more intimate glimpses into traditional village life. The villagers are friendly welcoming you with their hearts and smiles and are always happy to share their music and dance. The exchange is reciprocal and villagers would often wish you to join in with your own songs and dances for all to enjoy.
Sirubari village is one village example. It is inhabited by the Gurung community situated south of Pokhara at an altitude of 1700m. It is 3 hours further from the main trekking trails and offers excellent views of the Himalayan Peaks, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu. A highlight of Sirubari is the opportunity we have to stay overnight in a local home. The accommodation is simple but comfortable with bedding and toilet facilities. Tasty meals are included and you will dine as one of the family. The community generally offers evening entertainment of traditional Gurung and Nepali dancing and singing- always fun to join in!
During your village stay, you can spend time with your family while they attend their daily activities, tending animals, tilling fields, visiting the school or talking with the neighbours – no matter what, you will experience what it is like to live the life of a Nepali villager.
Sirubari has established itself as a model village and has won the PATA-Gold Award 2001 in the Heritage & Culture – Heritage category. Our packages are specifically designed to ensure that supplies are secured in the village communities we visit so we are able to support the preservation of the heritage and Nepalese culture while improving the living standards of the people.
Innovative best practices:
Since inception, our company has been striving to open up remote areas of Nepal. We pioneered the first commercial ascents in the “wild routes” to the far West and East of Nepal, and also specialized in trekking to virgin areas with formidable games and nature watching experiences that till then were inaccessible to the tourists. We strive to maintain the trend by making continuous effort in discovering interesting new destinations within the country. Furthermore, we have initiated cleaning campaigns in the nearby villages that involve a lot of local participation. The idea is to raise hygiene and environmental awareness in the villagers. Such campaigns also educate the villagers keep their villages and the surroundings neat and clean.
Quality and selection of best price and services:
Price --- Our prices are reasonable and competitive. We provide good value for money.
Quality --- We are proud of our land and heritage and we do what is possible to make your experience as pleasant and memorable as we can.
Selection --- We offer a wide variety of activities from traditional sightseeing tours and treks to adventures such as white-water rafting and bungy jumping.
Service --- We realize the importance of the good communication so Nature Trail proudly offers 24-hour/7 days a week Customer Service. Our website is detailed and designed to assist your travel planning experience. Our Kathmandu Head Office is open from 8.30 AM to 7.00 PM from Sunday to Friday but our Operations Department remains open 7 days a week to ensure your comfort throughout your journey with us.
Leading since 1995
Nature Trail, an environmentally conscious company leading since 1995. Authorized from HMG of Nepal with registration number: 4107/052/53.
If you have unique and quality tour packages, we may consider offering and selling your product(s). Please contact our Tour Department for further information.
o 24 hour/7 days a week Customer Service
o Trekking and Hiking
o Climbing and Expeditions
o Tours and Sightseeing
o Wildlife Jungle Safaris
o Village Visits & Home Stays
o Scenic Mountain Flights
o White Water Rafting
o Bungy Jump
o Canyon Swing
o Mountain Biking
o Bird Watching
o Flora and Fauna
o Monastery Visits & Accommodation
o Ticketing: Airline, Train, Bus.
o Hotel Reservations
o Travel Consultation
o Conference Planning
o Social Projects
o Assisted Shopping
o Herbal Healings
o Yoga Lessons & Classes
o Money Transfers & Grams
o Cargo & Freight Services
o Other travel related services upon your request... just ask us!
Where are we located? Contact us
Right here in Asia, to serve you twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. In the heart of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, just 15 minutes drive from Tribhuvan International Airport.
Nature Trail Trekking & Expeditions
Thamel, Chaksibari Marg - 591,
Ward no.- 29, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Nature Trail Travels & Tours
GPO Box:7405, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel: + 977-1 4700592 / 4701805 /4700592
Fax: + 977-1 4700926
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