+9779842084078 makaluaruntreks@gmail.com Company Regd No. 286/067/068
+9779842084078 makaluaruntreks@gmail.com Company Regd No. 286/067/068

About the Company

Company Introduction

Makalu Arun Social Trek (MAST) a government-registered, and licensed, TAAN Affiliated nonprofit supporting local social trekking company established by a local NGO   in 2010 in Khandbari, Sankhuwasabha District of eastern Nepal.

The company was founded by a local  NGO with its own investment.  So the agency is SESF tourism business to achieve the objective of the organization. At present, the Company has a committee of 6 members. We have been running it voluntarily since 2010.

Company Mission:

  • Blend  Nepal trekking adventure with social and cultural engagement and Provide unforgettable social trekking experiences in Nepal.

Company Core Values:

  • Commitment to sustainability in all tourism business practices in Nepal
  • Respect for and celebration of diverse cultures of different ethnic groups
  • Dedication to community development through sustainable tourism business.

Company Specific Objectives:

  • Offer a diverse range of trekking packages catering people with to various traveling interests.
  • Promote environmental conservation through responsible tourism practices.
  • Engage travelers in meaningful volunteer opportunities for positive community impact

Target Outcomes:

  • Empower local communities economically through tourism-generated opportunities.
  • Contribute to the preservation of the natural beauty of the Makalu Arun Valley  Region of Nepal
  • Facilitate cross-cultural exchange and understanding between travelers and local communities.

Strategic Focus Areas:

  • Continuous improvement of trekking services to enhance customer experience.
  • Facilitate meaningful interactions between travelers and locals.
  • Actively participate tourism tourism-related business initiatives that support local community well-being.

Alignment with Stakeholder Expectations:

  • Exceed customer expectations by delivering exceptional trekking experiences.
  • Ensure that company activities align with and respect the aspirations of local communities.

Learn 7 Things about Makalu Arun Social Trek (MAST)

  1. Flexible and Tailored Itineraries:

    The MAST social trekking program offers flexible and tailored itineraries to meet your needs and interests. 

  2. Community Engagement:

    MAST invites you to actively engage with local communities and support them as much as you can. We hire local porter guides for your trek. You purchase food, accommodation, and supplies locally. We invest the profit in local community development projects such as schools and orphanages, elderly people’s homes, etc.

  3. Ethical Treatment of Porter Guide:

    We provide fair wages, proper equipment, and Nrs 2500000 travel insurance to our Porter guides. We strictly follow the rules and regulations of the Nepal  Government, and ethical labor practices and ensure the well-being of our company staff.

  4. Small Group Sizes:

     We organize trekking for a small group of 2-4 persons so that we can serve them well.  We hope a small group ensures a more personalized and authentic trekking experience for our clients

  5. Safety First:

    We prioritize the safety of our guests and staff through a well-experienced,  strong local porter guide equipped with the necessary gear first aid kits, and equipment.

  6. Transparent Pricing:

    We are transparent about our pricing, ensuring that clients understand where their money is going and how it benefits the local communities and environment.

  7. Cultural Sensitivity: 

    We place a strong emphasis on respecting the cultural heritage of the region our tourists visit. We  educate our  clients on local customs and encourage responsible and respectful interactions with the communities:

Check the authenticity of the Makalu Arun Social Trek (MAST)

  1. Go through the Website and Online Presence in detail
  2. Examine the certificates of the company registration and trekking license. Insurance etc.
  3. Check the company affiliation with the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN)
  4. Go through our previous traveler’s reviews on Trip Advisor
  5. Check our social media profiles and activity.
  6. Read our previous volunteer’s blog
  7. Don’t hesitate to ask the company for more information. Contact Us.
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