25+ Years of Experience

We are an independent team of highly experienced extreme mountain adventurers and guides.

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100% Customizable Trips

All of our Trekking & Tour packages are customizable according to your travel plan and budget.

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Charity Treks

10% of the profit generated through these trips will be used to help locals, which makes us different than most trekking agencies.

Namaste! Welcome to Nepal

We are a group of highly trained licensed guides with 10-15 years of experience as guides and porters. We are Nepal based, an independent team of experienced extreme mountain adventurer and guides who offer expertise and knowledge to explorers interested in a lifetime experience, adventure and thrill of being in the mountains.

In our team, we have got 12 Trekking Licensed- Guides, 2 Expedition Guides and 25 porters – locals from different areas in the mountain regions, having a good command of the English language. We, the guides and the porters are familiar with all the components of trekking, equipment, and diverse destinations.

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What our
Clients Say

Our trip to Nepal such a memorable one

“I am part of a group of 4 girls who coordinated with Jagat for our 'mini' version of the Annapurna Circuit in early September 2017. We wanted to do the circuit badly but did not have enough time. Jagat and his team came up with a customized itinerary for us to start the trek from Jagat and end at Jomsom which we then flew to Pokhara to take a bus back to Kathmandu. The whole itinerary was very flexible and day to day arrangements can be altered by just communicating with our guide, Gopi. He will come up with the best plan to accommodate our wants and needs.  From the moment we landed at the ...

WanLing ,
Malaysia

This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable.

“I recently had the great pleasure of climbing Island Peak in the Khumbu, Nepal. Jagat Lama was a passionate and dependable resource for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. He was on the spot as far as preparation for the trip. This was my third trip to Nepal and most enjoyable. Hiring a light and independent team allowed for a cost-effective, flexible and efficient way to climb in Nepal. His assistance was with me from the airport arrival through to departure. He took care of my every need and allowed me to focus on my goal of the summit of Island Peak. My climbing guide, his brother Lal, wa...

Mark Lui,

It was my dream trip come true.
2010

“I am 66 years old and have done a lot of hiking in the USA as well as climbing Mt. Fuji, Orizaba and Iztaacchuatl volcanoes in Mexico. We have hiked to the bottom and back of the Grand Canyon at least 25 times on most of the various trails to the bottom. For me, the crowning trek was to hike in the Himalayan range. We contacted Jagat Lama in Kathmandu, Nepal and signed up for our adventure to hike for two weeks with porters and guides. Our group of friends included three men and three women aged from 60 to 75. I'm sure this would be a daunting task for Jagat and his guides. We all hiked from ...

Everest Base Camp Trek
Bob Hacken / Catherine L. Bordner,
HOOD RIVER, OREGON 97031 USA

Things you may
want to know

Independent Trekking works without an agency. This means that guide and client interact directly, resulting in custom-made itineraries that suit every budget and interest.

Nepal offers an infinite variety of choices for your trekking adventure far beyond the fixed itineraries that most agencies offer. Your guide will consider your personal interests, whether they are focused on mountain scenery, rafting, nature exploration, cultural experiences, or all of the above.

Definitely not. Your guide will work with you throughout the planning process and will consider your budget carefully. He will offer choices ranging from small to large groups, from low-budget accommodations to all-inclusive camping trips that offer any imaginable creature comfort.

Because there is no agency overhead, your budget will be only used for your travel expenses, and it guarantees that guide and porters will be paid fairly. The stiff competition between agencies often makes this difficult.

On the contrary. If you are coming to Nepal for the first time, your guide will have arranged for accommodations in Kathmandu according to your preferences, pick you up at the airport, escort you to your hotel, and even show you the sights in this remarkable ancient city and its surroundings. He can show you good places to eat, to shop, or where to enjoy the local culture outside the tourist bustle. And since he is not bound by agency preferences, he can help you avoid the “tourist markup” at every step of the way.

Agencies often prefer to stick to prescribed itineraries, assembling their staff at the last minute, and consequently the guide has only rudimentary knowledge of the visitor’s preferences. This approach eliminates a great number of creative approaches, and frustrates travelers and guides equally.

Throughout the journey an independent guide can make his own decisions regarding ad-hoc itinerary changes or emergencies. Some agencies send out their guides with a bare-bones cash allowance, which can result in an unfortunate budget crisis. An independent guide has more freedom to allocate his resources to ensure that such problems never arise.

His extensive experience enables him to choose top-quality staff for your journey, should your group itinerary require it. He will provide porters, kitchen and security staff for camping expeditions, and climbing sherpas for higher peak adventures.

And of course he will ensure that all staff is paid fairly and provided with proper equipment, clothing, and insurance. About Porters

Your guide is well informed, through training and experience, about all kinds of health problems that may befall a traveler, and you should feel free to discuss any kind of trouble with him, whether it is simply gastro-intestinal or altitude related. He will be able to steer you towards safe food and water and will insist on a responsible and slow approach towards the higher areas. Should an emergency situation arise, he is well connected and can arrange for immediate evacuation, by horse or helicopter, depending on the severity of the case. Because he is free to assess the gravity of the situation, he will not have to rely on orders from his superiors in the distant capital.

The cooperative was founded in 2006 by Jagat Lama, who has had a lifetime of experience walking the mountains in Nepal. About Jagat

During his many years of agency work he often faced the frustration of not being able to serve his clients in the best possible way because of miscommunication and constraints by the agencies. At the same time he saw how trekking and expedition staff got squeezed financially and physically through the intense competition among agencies and each other. Many members of the lower mountain casts were forever stuck in porters’ roles, unable to raise through the ranks and become guides, regardless of their abilities.

The cooperative provides those opportunites to its members who share their profits and expenses, provide training and license fees, as well as language courses for each other and work out their travel schedules as a group.

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How can you help?

Trek with us
We work without an agency thus it ensures a direct communication with you, the Clients. We are the only Trekking Guides Team which can offer the most cost-effective trip with maximum chances of customization for your full satisfaction.
Donate
Health & Ed 4 Nepal is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation. Created to assist the dream of a Nepalese Independent guide,  Jagat Lama:  to develop a self-sustaining medical hospital, and supporting health and educational opportunities for the people in his community.
Volunteer
Along with regular trekking packages, We offer a wide range of services that promote Social trekking, Cultural trekking as Nepal itself exhibits an incredible diversity in terms of geography as well as cultural and religious practices.