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Enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas and conquer some of the world's highest mountains.
See exotic flora and fauna: orchids, rhododendrons, snow leopards and red panda sand other rare plants and animals.
Visit ethnic villages of the Rais, Limbus, Gurungs, Sherpas, Tamangs, and Shingsawa.
Get immersed in Nepal's unique cultures of Gods and Goddess.
Feature: Mount Makalu Base Camp Trek

"The Makalu Base Camp (MBC) trek is considered a remote area trek with only basic infrastructure. Standards and amenities that trekkers have come to expect while trekking in the Everest and Annapurna areas are not available. In fact the idea that the Makalu area is not overrun with trekkers and overpriced fancy food can indeed be an attraction to some trekkers and I think this aspect of the trek should be promoted." — Roger Ray, US

Volunteering along our trekking routes is the greatest way to experience Nepalese people,their culture and tradition first hand.
My First Week at Child Welfare Home (CWH) in Nepal By Natasha Weinberg, UK I have never met such intelligent, funny, kind children in my entire life. Read More
Why MAST and MBC By Mickle Fingleton, Ireland Tea house trekking has only been possible for two to three year and most people don’t even realize it’s an option. Read more
15 Wonderful Days in Khandbari By Dunja, Slovenia They need a volunteer here who could live with them and help the cook-mother who takes care of them. Read More

Makalu Arun Social Trek (MAST)

We are a government registered and licensed social trekking company in Nepal. Through the company we have been offering some of the best trekking programs and tours in Nepal since 2010. Our expertise in Makalu region is second to none. With a team of dedicated staff and over 20 years of experience, we are excited about sharing the very best of Nepal with you and to help you plan the trip of a lifetime. Our service goes beyond tourism that lets you travel with a purpose, and experience the country the way we do. After all, you become part of the family when you trek with us. It is an incredible and unique experience!

Best Off The Beaten Treks

Get off the beaten path and on little known routes in Nepal that see few trekkers and offer a rare view of the Himalayas. From rigorous treks to relaxed day tours, we've got something for everyone.

No Frills

We pride ourselves as one of the region's best operators at the lowest cost possible. You only pay for what you need, really! Our trekking programs are highly affordable, flexible and customisable, and designed to offer you maximum enjoyment and adventure.

Tea house-style Social Trekking

How do we keep our rates low? We serve as an ambassador for local communities by facilitating the exchange of goods and services between trekkers and local businesses, like tea houses and village home-stays. Our policy requires trekkers to pay directly to local service providers for their services rendered.

Credibility and Safety First

Enjoy the utmost safety during your trip with us. We are recognised by Nepal Ministry of Tourism and Trekking Agency Association (TAAN). Our guides and porters live here, and know your destination as only locals do. They are also trained and insured, and have successfully led treks and expeditions across some of the most diverse and rugged mountain terrain in Nepal.

We Give Back

We employ local people and local resources for our program. We put local people at the heart of what we do. We are proud to say that we run a social business. What's more, 100% of the income generated goes back to the local community. We're the low-impact, echo-friendly and community-oriented way to travel!