Makalu Arun Social Trek (MAST), one of the government-registered and licensed, nonprofit distributing social trekking companies established in 2010 in Khandbari of Sankhuwasabha District of eastern Nepal by SESF.
Based on the social tourism concept, MAST aims to promote sustainable social tourism business in Nepal by organizing tea house social trekking around eastern Nepal. For your trek, we employ a local porter guide who will carry your luggage and lead your trek. You will have food, and accommodation at the local tea house or home stays and pay directly your local service providers for their services. If you are interested, we also offer you volunteering opportunities at the charity projects. As per your requirement, we customize our proposed trek itineraries .
Makalu Arun Social Trek (MAST) prides itself as one of the best registered and government-licensed social trekking operators around Eastern Nepal. Through MAST we employ a local porter guide who knows the local geography, places, and people very well. He can speak a little English and can play the role of a liaison between you and MAST staff as well as the local people. He carries your 15-20kg luggage and leads your trek. He manages your overnight stay at local tea houses or homestays. There you have local food and drink as you like and sleep in a room in your sleeping bag and pay directly to your service providers for their service.
In our social trekking program operation, our itineraries are flexible and fully customizable to address your needs and interests. You enjoy trekking with light luggage at your own pace at a reasonable price. However, you may need to carry tents, food materials, and kitchen utensils for some places where there are no tea houses available for food and accommodation and overnight stay.