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Our Porter Guides

MAST employs a robust well experiened local porter guides to facilitate the trek for our guests.

Our porters  are experts on the route, with extensive knowledge on geography and local flora and fauna, and remain sensitive to local cultures, customs and the natural environment. They have knowledge about the best tea houses for accommodation and food

We believe a porter guide should have a good  character.  He should not drink   and get drunk. He should take care of our guests and their goods very well.  He helps  to make your trekking experience as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible.

He will carry about 15 kg  baggage and lead  your  trek. He will help you to climb up and go down on the route. He will help to cross the small streams and suspension bridges.Our porter guide should wear strong shoes and woollen socks.  He should have a robust jacket a good dress and  a cap to protect from cold.

Our porter guides are fully insured for Rs. 500000.They carry mobile phone so that they  can contact us in case of emergency.

Food and Accommodation

A traditional and typical meal served throughout Nepal is "Dal Bhat", which is essentially steamed rice (Bhat) and a hearty lentil soup (Dal). This dish has its roots in the Himalayas and often it is  the only meal served in tea houses and home-stays along the route.

Occasionally meat, like buffalo, chicken or goat is available. Meals are prepared with locally-sourced produce and common ingredients include local spices, herbs, and chilies.

Tea is a Nepali tradition and a symbol of hospitality, served hot with sugar, milk or spices. The average price for a meal is between NRs 100 – 400 (USD1 – 8). Tea houses and home-stays have good hygiene standards and the food is cooked properly. Boiled drinking water is served on our treks.

Internship and Research

Makalu Arun Social Trek (MAST) is a non-profit, socially responsible, trekking organization working around the Makalu and Arun valley region of eastern Nepal. We can provide unique opportunities for internships and practical work experience in the areas of education, cultural research, plants and animals, environment, global warming, social services and other subjects.

If you are a student seeking academic credit, or simply want to add experience and knowledge in your specified field through an international internship, we can provide you with a meaningful opportunity.You will be accommodated with a Nepali host family and given a placement according to your chosen area of interest. The match will take into account your skills and experience, the needs of the community, the duration of your program and your specific learning objectives. Interns are free to choose the date and duration of their internships and MAST local guides and porters will be there to help.

Some Popular Trekking Packages

  • Makalu Base Camp Trek

    Go on the journey of a lifetime. Trek through the remote and wild region of Eastern Nepal to reach at the bottom of Mt Makaluthe 5th highest mountain in the world, .......

  • Makalu View Hill side Trek

    Trek the quintessential landscape of small villages, flowery meadows and rhododendron forests. The Makalu Hillside Trek starts from Khandbari and.......

  • Mera Peak Base Camp Trek

    Mera Peak is the world’s finest trekking peak located south of Mt. Everest. The trek begins from Khandbari and follows the Arun River through Chandnpur, ....

  • Arun Valley Trek

    Discover pristine Arun Valley, a paradise of exotic flora and fauna. The trek starts from Khandbari and runs through Heluwa Besi, Phedi and Gurase over the Salpa Pass and ends in Lukla.

  • Khandbari Lukla Trek

    The Khandbari to Lukla trek is popular among the adventurous. It starts from Khandbari and runs through Heluwa Besi, Phedi and Gurase...

  • Makalu Barun National Park

    The Makalu Barun Nation Park is located on the way to Mt. Makalu Base Camp. The trek starts from Kathmandu and ends in Yangle Kharka in the East through some of the region's.......

  • Milke Danda Trek

    Milke Danda is a favourite spot amongst naturalists. The trail runs from Khandbari to Gupha Pokhari via Chainpur and features the Himalaya's Kingdom of Rhododenrons located over...

  • Upper Arun Valley Trek

    The Upper Arun Valley lies on the edge of Makalu Barun National Park and the Buffer Zone Area. The route starts from Khandbari to Chichila, Num and Hedangna....

  • Barun Valley Trek

    The Barun Valley lies within Makalu Barun National Park at the base of Makalu. The trek starts from Kathmandu and ends in the Barun Valley, home to the Barun River,.......

  • Shiva Dhara Trek

    Shiva Dhara is one of the most famous pilgrimage site situated in Makalu VDC, along the route to Mt. Makalu Base Camp. Every year, pilgrims trek to the site to bathe in the holy waters 

  • Sabha Pokhari Trek

    Sabha Pokhari is among the many popular tourist trekking spots in Nepal. The trek starts from Khandbari and ends in Kathmandu. 

  • Sekaya Sightseeing Tour

    Full-day sightseeing tour in Sekaya introduces the best sights in Khandbari. It's a great way to see Khandbari in a short time! 

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