Our company is registered « tour operator » N° 63451/065/66 . Adventure Alternative Nepal has the correct insurance in place and a medical insurance policy for our staff. We are a member of Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).
Adventure Alternative operates a policy for keeping your money safe, by separating clients' money from all operational costs. We do also provide clear accounting procedures, invoices and receipts for every international payments.
Please note that the government in Nepal charges us a VAT on both our income and profit margins, meaning we have a double taxation upon our business. Therefore all our prices take this surcharge into account. Read in our terms and conditions our payment system.
All of our experts benefit from our policy insurance, meaning that injuries, illness or worst case scenario within working duties will be covered, allowing them to receive a compensation during their sick leave.
In order to ensure the best service and security possible, Adventure Alternative Nepal has followed a training in the UK with regards to the BS 8848. All of company staff has benefited from this Knowledge.
Therefore, the company strives to maintain its risk assessment, safety procedure, and internal processes in every trip it runs.
bs8848 - What is it?
BS 8848 is the British Standard for organising and managing visits, fieldwork, expeditions, and adventurous activities outside the UK.
The standard aims to reduce risk from injury or illness and provides those that comply with the standard with a way of being able to demonstrate that they are following good practice to manage the venture safely.
BS 8848 specifies operational requirements for organisers of adventurous and educational activities abroad including university and academic fieldwork, gap year experiences, adventure holidays, charity challenges and research expeditions.
source: Royal Geography Society
Adventure Alternative Nepal is subject to various policies including the following that you can download in a PDF version:
Safety & Security
Note that there are no direct threats to travellers who intend to visit Nepal. Nonetheless, be aware of pick pocketing or drug dealing when strolling around the streets of Kathmandu. Krep your bags well zip closed, or take a waist bag.
Ensure to carry a travel insurance in case of loss of personal goods such as luggage, wallet, official documents (passport) and other. As well we recommend to cover yourself in case of repatriation and/or medical emergencies.
The earthquake in April 2015 was a real shock for everbody, but we can ensure that Nepal is safe to travel.
Click here to read a very interesting article written about a month after the earthquake, which shows you 10 reasons why to visit Nepal.
Note also that if you are undertaking a trek or expedition trip to Nepal, there are a couple of principles our company respects:
- Ensure that you have time to acclimatize to altitude differences by organizing spare days to rest or carry out a short hike.
- We climb at high altitude while overnighting at lower altitude.
- All the Sherpas are present at any time to assist you and they will remind you to fill out the AMS scorecard (Acute Mountain Sickness).
For further information about safety and security please visit the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA).
We ensure your safety during our treks and expeditions through a regular training of our professionals. Here is a gallery of a recent mountain training.