The Sherpa people have traditionally been known as 'the guardians of the Himalaya'. As Sherpa, we know and love this region and it is in this role that we wished to share this knowledge and love with others. Our philosophy is quite simple: to follow our traditions of hospitality and welcome you to share our homeland, the Sikkim, and the Himalayas.
WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE AS LOCAL
Being Local we personally and practically survey the areas and regions where we organize our treks and tours in Sikkim and another Himalayan region to ensure a higher degree of safety and satisfaction. With a deep understanding of mountains and their environments, their people, their culture, and tradition we have all the experiences and expertise you and your groups need. With numerous successful treks, tours, and expeditions in our belt across the Sikkim Himalayas, you can rest assured that you, your family, and your clients are in safe hands.
CLIENTS CARE AND SAFETY
We have in our possession many highly trained and skilled guides, cooks, and supporting staff who are well trained and experienced to take care of our valuable clients. Above all, they are all very honest, loyal, hardworking, and ever-smiling gentlemen…Most of the time the same bunch of trekking staff or units works together to ensure better service, care, and a healthy environment. We all are here to ensure a high degree of care, safety, and a healthy environment and to make sure that your trip runs smoothly.
PRIVATE AND SMALL GROUP
Keeping things private means, you will have all the privacy you need and at the same time enjoy the adventure with your close and loved ones.
Keeping things small means, you’ll get to know your fellow travellers and make lifelong friends as you share your adventure together. We travel with no more than 15 people (and often less) which means we are flexible and you have the freedom to do as much (or as little) as you like.
Our 2:1, 3:1, 4:1, 5:1, 6:1 guest to guide ratio and small group size of 8 to 15 persons with 2 to 3 guides ratio led to the best possible services with a personalized touch with care.
FLEXIBLE AND CUSTOMIZATION TRIPS
All of our programs and Itineraries are flexible and can be customized according to our client’s needs and requirements.
EQUIPMENT FOR TREK, TOUR, AND EXPEDITION
We provide good quality tents on twin sharing basis for our clients on treks and expeditions. The quality is unmatched and is specially designed and made to ensure a high level of comfort and protection. Along with it, we provide a Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, sleeping bags (north face – 20 *C), Inner lining, Mattresses, Tables, and Chairs to make trekking and expeditions more comfortable, enjoyable, and memorable. For the expedition team, we provide good branded technical and general pieces of equipment.
SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR NATURE
We take our role as ‘Guardian of the Himalayas’ very seriously so whilst contributing to the development of adventure tourism in Sikkim and other mountainous regions, we are committed to protecting the environment and for that reason, we are working and acting as responsible tourism leaders in many possible ways.
RESPECT FOR THE HIMALAYAS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENTS
We know very well that mountains and Himalayas are the most valuable assets we proudly have in our possession. We know very well the importance of its protection and conservation and are very much committed to it. For the sole purpose of conserving the Himalayas and their environments, we have trained our ground staff and members well. All of our members have high respect for the Himalayas and their environments and are committed to its conservation and protection.
OUR LOCAL STAFFS
In our treks, tours, and expeditions we provide our clients with well-mannered and experienced local guides, cooks, and support staff. Our staff are professionally trained, taught, and are practically polished to tackle the condition of the Himalayas. All of them will have a primary priority to make the clients happy and comfortable. Being local folk, they have an added advantage as they know the local condition and environments well.
DIRECT OPERATOR AND LOCAL OWNER WITH NO MIDDLE MAN
We are a locally owned trekking company and operate directly and thereby ensure high-quality and personalized services. We value efficient and reliable ground logistics for our clients combined with real experiences. We are personally available at the base to ensure 100 percent clients satisfaction.
THOUSANDS OF HAPPY CLIENTS
We’ve been doing this for a long period of time now (since the 1990s) so we have learned a thing or a two along the way, earning us the badge of being one of the best, most experienced, and trusted adventure tour companies in Sikkim.
A SENSE OF ACHIEVEMENT
Our trekking destinations and routes offer you the opportunity to challenge yourself if that’s what you are looking for. Whether you are new to adventure trekking or have done many treks, or you’ve never travelled in a group before, you’ll find yourself arriving home replenished and refreshed.
RECOMMENDED IN TRIP ADVISOR, LONELY PLANET, AND OTHER ADVENTURE BOOKS WITH EXCELLENT REVIEWS
We are recommended in Trip Advisor, Lonely Planet, and other adventure books. We have excellent reviews from our valuable clients and have been getting certificates of excellence from Trip Advisor for a long time.
GIVE US A CHANCE TO SERVE YOU OUR BEST
Mountain Tours and Travels is a small family-run company with a 100 percent commitment towards quality service. Our primary focus is to serve our clients the best possible. Choose us as your trip organizer and give us a chance to serve you. We guarantee you a lifetime memorable experience that you will cherish forever.
Our Grand Father "DA NAMGYAL SHERPA" was a member of the first successful British Everest Expedition Team of 1953 and was a guided companion of the then Expedition Leader sir JOHN HUNT. Many of our generations have worked in the Himalayas and did it with pride so we don’t take things for granted.
Mingma! Julay!namestey! hope you are in good health. Sorry to write you lately. Our trip to Thiland made us busy so we were unable to write you back. Mingma the trekking was well organised and I had a wonderful time with you.. . Ladhak is a wonderful place and your guiding made it much much better. We all are very happy and eager to visit your country sikkim next time.
The way you describe sikkim, it really seems to be a nice place. We will promote for you wherever we go. Thanks for your support when the chips were down..
Convey our regards to Jigmee,Arun and Horse man. Hope we will meet then again. Harry,Dorris Michael and Gracy Switzerland 2009
Max, hope you are doing fine business. We are thankful for your warm guidance and wonderful trekking arrangements in a short time. Mingma the food was excellent. We will return to sikkim with friends and family someday. We would no doubt recommend your company mountain tours and treks to all of our friends who want to visit India and specially sikkim and Darjeeling. Adam and wanda Netherland. 2010
Mingma, thanks for your mail. We are still in kerela and doing familiarization trip. Its very hot out here. Mingma your trekking arrangements was good and we had no hesitation in recommending your company. Your guide and cook was very good. We had more than enough varieties of food everyday. We surely hope that you will do well.
Well take care and best of luck Andrew, Roben and David Switzerland 2011 feb