Best Trekking Agencies in Nepal

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When tourists are coming to Nepal for trekking a very frequently asked question is – which trekking agency, or which trekking agencies, is/are the best in Nepal? Let’s help you with some insights on what to look for, and provide you with a few recommendations below. 

Price obviously plays a role when choosing your trekking agency. When it comes to getting a once-in-a-life-time-experience-in-Nepal, and a safe one of course, the following factors are very relevant to consider as well:

  • Does the trekking agency provide insurance for each of its staff, joining the trekking tours? This parameter is relevant to ensure that safety is prioritized not only for you, being the customer, but also for the local staff hired by the trekking agency.
  • Is the staff of the trekking agency properly equipped? Some trekking agencies dispatch their porters and guides without proper equipment – this is obviously not good enough, and worst case could have dire consequences.
  • Does the trekking agency provide guides with valid guide certificates? While many factors go into getting a great guide, making sure that your guide(s) have actually been trained in how to guide and assist you, will certainly help.
  • Is the trekking agency licensed for carrying out trekking tours in Nepal? Some trekking agencies operate without licenses. These trekking agencies should be avoided as they basically operate on an illegal basis and therefore can provide no guarantee as to your safety, or their staff’s safety.
  • Is sufficient emphasis put on health and safety during your trek? While trekking is generally not dangerous it can indeed become harmful if the necessary precautions are not taken. Choosing a trekking agency with great safety standards and one which continuously follows-up and updates/upgrades its safety standards, and equipment, is very important.
  • Is the trekking agency carrying out your trek in a sustainable way, with as little negative impact on the environment as possible?
  • Does the trekking agency have a contract with a local helicopter emergency evacuation company, in case rescue is needed?

While some of the above factors can easily be found out before the trek, other factors only become apparent after you’ve trekked with the trekking agency, as only then will you know whether the trekking agency and the guide, inter alia, truly did take the necessary health and safety precautions.?.

While this article is not intended to promote Bookmundi each of our member agencies are being reviewed by the customers, after every trek, as only in this way can we ensure a high enough service and safety standard. If at any point in time a member trekking agency is not delivering a high enough safety or service standard we’ll have to take them off the site, until the issue in question has been remedied. 

But, which trekking agencies are the best in Nepal? While we firmly believe in the capability and service level of each of the member trekking agencies available in Bookmundi, the following trekking agencies in Nepal deserve praise and attention (listed in random order) for their consistently high service levels, great management, and qualified trekking guides:

  1. Nepal Hiking Team
  2. Nepal Eco Adventure
  3. Icicles Adventure Trek
  4. Green Valley Nepal
  5. Mosaic Adventure
  6. Trek Nepal
  7. Breakfree Adventures
  8. Mountain Monarch
  9. Social Tours
  10. Himalayan Leisure

Other trekking agency parameters which are important in your opinion? Would you recommend other trekking agencies?

We welcome any comments and/or opinions you may have on this article.

10 thoughts on “Best Trekking Agencies in Nepal”

  1. Nepal Planet Treks and Expeditions focuses on exceptional customer support and service at value-for-money costs.
    We offer personally customized itineraries and activities tailored to the requirements of the client.
    Specializing in organizing tours, trekking, mountain expeditions, peak climbing, rafting, paragliding, bungee jumping, cycling and sightseeing in Nepal, we are your best choice for your trip to this wonderful country
    The friendly team members of Nepal Planet Treks and Expeditions consist of highly experienced adventure travel and mountain experts with high levels of practical knowledge about all that Nepal has to offer the visitor.

  2. Alpine Eco Trek & Expedition Pltd is another leading trekking and travel company in nepaliese tourism industry. For more than 19 years we have successfully planned, organized, and led large and small tours, treks and hiking holidays throughout Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet & Mt.Kailash. We are authorized by and registered Trekking Agency with the Government of Nepal. For more info please googling Alpine Eco Trek in your internet browser, you will have the great results Alpine Eco Trek!

  3. Himalayan Destiny is also a great company in Nepal but we still agree with Bookmundi that above companies are probably some of the best. Great article!

  4. Dear Sir :
    We are a group from Taiwan. The team is 8~12 members. We want trekking to Red river valley in Nepal.
    We have full experience for oversea trekking . And we have been Nepal many times before earthquake.
    Can you have a suggest schedule for us and have a quote about.

    1. Dear Rack Yu,

      Thanks for your enquiry.

      If you fill in the following form, we can easily get you several trip offers for a tour to the Red River Valley. When filling in the form, please mention how many days you have available and if you would like porters as well, in addition to a guide:

      We look forward to hear from you.

      Kind Regards,

    2. Dear Rack Yu,

      Thank you for visiting Nepal. It will be very nice to have a trek with very experienced people. We therefore highly recommend that you use Bookmundi who is a very reputable trekking platform.


  5. Hey there,
    There are many trekking agencies who provide very good service in Nepal. Recently I visited upper mustang with another trekking agency than the ones listed above. They were professional and excellent for for their work. It was a wonderful time in mustang.

    Drake Kaul

    1. Dear Drake,

      We fully agree, there are indeed other trekking agencies that provide a good service. We are merely listing the ones which we have found that provides a very good service, and very good value for money. We deal with many trekking agencies on a daily basis and have therefore gotten a good idea about which trekking companies are great and which ones are less great. I hope this clarifies.

      Best Regards,

  6. Good morning sir,

    I am Pierre, a 24 years old French guy and I would like to do the trek of Everest Base Camp in December.

    Is it possible to do it at the moment at the year ?

    Thanks a lot


    1. Hi Pierre,

      Thanks for your question. Yes, it is indeed possible. It’ll be quite cold, but as long as bring sufficiently warm clothes it’s perfectly comfortable and doable. Anything else, please do not hesitate to let me know.

      Kind Regards,

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