List of Trekking Agencies in Nepal

List of Trekking Agencies in Nepal

List of Trekking Agencies in Nepal is availbale 

on this Website

listed in Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal  (TAAN)




Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) is an umbrella association of trekking agencies in the country. It was established in 1979 by a handful of trekking agency operators who felt it was time to devise sound business principles as well as regulate the sector which was growing by leaps and bounds with every passing year. They also felt the need of a strong lobby group that could suggest to the government on several issues to promote the Nepali tourism industry and develop tourism as a revenue generating industry.

Initially, TAAN had limited its membership only to Nepalese trekking agencies. It later opened associate membership to foreign organizations to broaden the scope of the association.

TAAN members (around 1,572 General Members, 7 Associate Members and 142 General Members of TAAN Regional Association Pokhara) meet annually to endorse policy guidelines which govern the executive body. The executive committee work as per the TAAN Statute and guidelines of the Annual General Body meeting. The association frequently communicates with different government agencies and other stakeholders to simplify working procedures and resolve problems related to the trekking sector. The executive committee, which is elected every two years, has eight office-bearers, nine executive committee members, four nominated executive members, one immediate past president and one representative from TAAN Regional Association Pokhara.

TAAN has 17 departments, which are led by office-bearers or executive committee members, which assist the executive committee to meet its objectives. The association organizes different trainings and workshops on a regular basis to enhance professionalism of its member agencies and their workforce. It organizes number of events like TAAN Lhosar Festival (February 17), Langtang Marathon Championship (April 25), International Sagarmatha Day and TAAN Day (May 29), World Environment Day (June 5), and World Tourism Day (September 27), among others. Likewise, programs like tree plantation, trekking trails and rivers clean-up campaign, and works to promote agro tourism and good sanitation are organized throughout the year.

TAAN also join hands with number of government agencies and travel trade associations to organize different programs and activities.


Vision 2020

Some principle visions of TAAN

  • Environment: environment is protected, not eroded by our operations; we will take every opportunity to enhance it.
  • Trekking employees: Trekking tourism sector employees are given opportunities to develop to their full potential; preserve         their basic rights.
  • Customers: with higher values, quality service, our customers will be provided with mainstream sustainable products as the norm.
  • Communities: fully respected, will be benefit from all of our operations.
  • Infrastructure: well developed basic infrastructure through partnerships with national, international as well as local stakeholders.
  • Business value: socially and environmentally responsible, ensuring sustainable profits.


Objectives of TAAN

  • Develop and promote mountain tourism in Nepal.
  • Contribute to preserve the mountain environment of Nepal.
  • Contribute for the uplift of mountain economy of Nepal. 
  • Preserve the rights and promote member trekking agencies.
  • Extend to the best of its ability, help, cooperate and advice individuals interested in trekking.
  • Make a wide search of the new trails and regions feasible for trekking and help the Government of Nepal and trekking                agencies for its further development.
  • Regularize the facilities provided by member trekking agencies to their staff, including porters.
  • Provide necessary opinions and advise government for the formulation of the rules and regulations related to mountain tourism and facilities and incentives to be provided to trekking agencies.
  • Promote mountain tourism in collaboration with various government and semi-government bodies, domestic and international NGOs.
  • Cooperate with national and international organizations dealing with trekking and mountaineering training for the formulation of practical courses of study.

TAAN conducts and participates in various activities in order to achieve its objectives. The main regular activities of the association are as follows:

Construction & Developmental Activities

  • Construction and maintenance of trekking and transportation trails leading to the trekking and mountaineering destinations, 
  • Construction of trail bridges, porter shelters and view towers.


Trainings & Human Resources Development

  • To Organize different training programs to enhance the skill of Trekking Guides like: nature training, bird watching training, leadership training, first aid and mountain medicine, map and navigation training, travel photography training, campsite management training, media reporting trainings etc.
  • To organize training programs for the trekking cook and helpers.
  • To organize training for trekking tourism entrepreneurs / managers like business correspondence training, social media and digital marketing training and other management trainings
  • To organize training/workshop/seminars in the issues regarding business operation, international tourism marketing trends etc.


On below link, there is the list of Trekking agnecies in Nepal: