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TAAN to fix qualification of guides porters2014-07-28 11:09:05

TAAN to fix qualification of guides porters

The Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) is working to fix minimum qualification for guides and porters in its bid to enhance the quality of service provided to trekkers.

According t TAAN president Ramesh Dhamala, discussions are underway to fix minimum qualification for trekkers and porters. “We are planning to change the qualification of guides to SLC passed and porters to grade 10. However, we are studding the practical aspects of this provision,” said Dhamala.

Trekking Agencies association of Nepal and dissimilar unions of trek workers has already signed an agreement to bar unlicensed guides from leading groups from January 2015 onwards. The TAAN is forming 5 member forces to solve problems to solve problems that Accor along the trek for guides and tourists. Also the force will check up the trekking companies too.

TAAN is forming taskforce soon to check the operation statues of trekking companies as Vice president gurung mentioned.  This type of force will request them to register their agency first.

Trekking Agencies association does not have any authority to take against them, according to Gurung.

Though there are around 1,600 trekking companies in operation, only about 1,000 of them are associated with TAAN.

Source: My Republica news 

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