Nepal Association of Tour Operators (NATO) is a non-governmental, non-profit making and non-political organization dedicated and committed in promoting in-bound quality tourism and developing new and exciting tourism products. Ever since its inception in 1998 as a professional set-up of destination management companies operating in Nepal, NATO has come a long way and has a lot of achievements to its credit.

NATO ranks amongst the top as far as brand image is concerned and is well recognized in the national and international arena for its quality service and value for money. An intellectual association renowned for its think-tank, NATO is always committed to working for the betterment of tourism industry. The association has successfully remained in the forefront, leading the entire tourism industry on several occasions. In this relatively short span of time, NATO has established itself as an integral component of the Nepalese tourism industry and is actively involved in undertaking various initiatives to better promote the tourism of the country. The association, with the hard work and dedication of its members, now has been recognized as one of the professionally run tourism associations with intellectual strength both within and outside the country.