It is nearly sixty years since Colonel Jimmy Roberts founded Mountain Travel Nepal, now amalgamated with the Tiger Tops group. As the first trekking and mountaineering company in Nepal, Mountain Travel Nepal developed the concept and standards of ‘adventure tourism’, an industry that has since evolved worldwide. Originating from all different parts of Nepal, our Sherpa guides are generally recruited young, well trained and gain gradual experience.
Tailor made trekking expeditions are one of Mountain Travels’ specialties. With the resources, experience and inside local knowledge from the best guides in Nepal, Tiger Tops and Mountain Travel can arrange a personal trek that accommodates your desired level of adventure. You may choose to follow popular routes and experience Nepali village life on a teahouse trek or venture out into the wilderness on a trip to rural Nepal, arguably some of the most remote locations on earth. Our team of trekking experts will help you plan a once in a life time trek, taking into account your timeline and budget. Tailor made treks are great for families that require flexibility or avid adventures seeking a challenge.
Trekking on a teahouse trail is an enchanting engagement with majestic mountain landscapes and local Nepali villages. A delicate blend of culture, nature and adventure, teahouse treks are perfect for those with limited time to experience all the wonder Nepal has to offer. Teahouse treks are generally on the more popular and easily accessible routes of the Everest, Annapurna and Langtang ranges. Guides, support Sherpas and porters will be provided for the trek, leaving you free to absorb the beauty of the surrounding environment. After a long days trek, settle into the ease of simple but comfortable teahouse lodgings, chat with fellow travellers over a hot cup of Tibetan butter tea, explore the surrounding village, or relax in the late afternoon sun.
Tented treks offer a greater wilderness adventure and an arguably more authentic trekking experience. With the flexibility to trek on more remote and less travelled routes, tented treks offer a truly personal engagement with the land and its environs. Less travelled areas such as Upper Mustang, Dolpo, Lake Rara, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Rasuwa at the north end of the Trisuli River, can be accessed by tented treks. Or maybe you want to loose yourself in the east; Makalu base camp, the Arun valley, Topke Khola area and the Kanchenjunga Massif also beckon. Tented treks cover both alpine style and climbing treks. Led by an experienced trekking manager with a dedicated team of Sherpas, guests will be provided all sleeping, dining and toilet tents, in addition to sleeping bags and mattresses.
Descending into Buddhist Bhutan, one of the last untouched wilderness bastions of the world, is something very few people will do in this lifetime. To protect its rich cultural and environmental heritage, Bhutan remains in zealously guarded isolation and limits the number of tourists entering each year. Tiger Tops offer one cultural and one trekking tour into Bhutan. The eight day trekking itinerary offers a stunning four day trek between the Valleys of Thimpu and Paro. En route you have striking views of Cholmohari, Bhutan’s second highest peak at 7314 metres. Another day is spent exploring the capital, Thimpu, before moving onto the historic and fertile heartland of Paro. A visit to the famous Taktsang Monastery and surrounding gompas makes for a very spiritual journey into Bhutan.
The Sikkim Himalayas, renowned for its unrivalled scenic brilliance, is a trekking paradise of unparalleled beauty. Situated in the Eastern Himalayas in the lap of Kanchenjunga, the third tallest peak in the world, Sikkim is dotted with centuries old monasteries that charm the imminent mountainous landscape. With turquoise hued lakes, forlorn valleys, majestic snowed-capped mountain peaks, dense foothills, gapping chasms and lush paddy fields, Sikkim is a paradise of outdoor adventure and travel.
Tiger Tops has a long association with travel in Tibet. We offer an expanded itinerary of departures and can combine the best of Tibetan cultural sites with treks. For treks and expeditions in Tibet, Tiger Tops supplies all meals and brings its own Sherpa staff and equipment from Nepal to provide full support and service. After touring the cities, the North Side of Everest trip includes 1-2 days of strenuous hiking to see the Rongbuk glacier and the North Face. For those seeking something more, the 23 days Mt Kailash via Simikot trip is the ultimate trekking voyage. Starting on remote tracks in Humla, Mid West Nepal, trek to the once forbidden Tibetan boarder crossing at Taklakot. Driving onto Manasarovar and the sacred Mt. Kailash, we begin a three day ‘kora’ pilgrimage around the mountain before returning to Kathmandu.