Befor 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 websites.
Additionally, it has been found that some 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.
- Is the company insured against accidents happening to their staff?
- Is the company environmentally conscious?
- Is the company registered with the appropriate authorized travel associations?
- Does the Company have its own Bank account with a reputable bank?
- Is the Company clear of back taxes?
We at Unique Path offer you secure travel arrangements and are committed to making your holiday safe and enjoyable.
At Unique Path, we take pride in the fact that every single porter and guide employed by us is not only well paid but also protected by a life insurance policy. They are provided with warm clothing and proper shelter on all high altitude treks. All our treks benefit the village economics by using local services (manpower, produce, lodges and other services). We ensure that all our staff is well paid, insured and properly equipped.
Certificate from insurance company Nepal
We are committed to responsible tourism. Unique Paths policies aim to ensure that our expeditions comply with policies which are socially, environmentally and culturally sound. We feel strongly that all our treks should protect the environment by minimizing pollution, respect the local traditions, religion, heritage, and benefit the local communities. We tread lightly. Low impact trekking/touring is the best way of preserving the beautiful and fragile places we visit. Annually, 10% of our net profits are earmarked for reforestation efforts and educational programs in the countryside villages. We are dedicated to doing our part, to save the global environment and to preserve the natural beauty of our country.
A qualified professional has been hired to maintain our books. Additionally, 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 are clear of all back taxes and have paid our taxes in advance for the current year.
Tax clearance certificate from Nepals tax office:
Guarantors and Bankers
Himalayan Bank, which is the leading bank of Nepal, is our guarantor. As per the existing rules and regulation, we maintain a balance in this bank sufficient to cover any claims of refund from or compensation due our clients. The money you pay us for your trip is secure.
Unique Path Trekking & Expedition Private Limited.
Current A/C no. 01900177210026
Paying Bank: Himalayan Bank Limited.
Karmachari Sanchaya kosh BLDG, Tridevi Marg,
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
P.O. Box 20590,
Phone: 977-1-4250201,4227749,TLX:2789 HIBA NP, FAX: 977-1 4222800
SWIFT address. HIMANPKA