Namaste from Crystal Mountain Treks! We are a second generation, Nepali, family-owned trekking company based in Kathmandu, Nepal. We invite you to join one of our tours or trek in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. Trekking in Nepal is our passion and with almost three decades of experience in organizing treks in Nepal, we strive to manage and exceed Western expectations.
‘ ...friendly…. ’ ‘ …customer-oriented… ’ ‘ …amazing attention to detail… ’ Our previous clients have described us as such.
Repeat customers and referrals are our biggest client base. Meg Peterson, now 92, has trekked in Nepal 12 times. Read about her thoughts on what makes a trekking company special?
For over 30 years I have been leading Sierra Club groups regularly in the Himalayas, and have come to rely solely on the services of Crystal Mountain Treks. Without exception, every trip has been a success – and for this I give complete credit and thanks to the staff of Crystal Mountain Treks. To make the trips run smoothly, what they offer their clients is a unique combination of experience and professionalism; giving attention to detail, taking time to anticipate the unexpected, and a willingness to tackle any problem. Add on top of all this the sincere humanity they extend – rare in the business world. It is clear they care deeply about the regions in which they offer trips, and the about people who live there. And from a group member’s perspective, they truly feel as if they are being looked after by family.
If difficult circumstances arise, I know the staff at Crystal Mountain will be there 100% for me and my group; solving the problem, taking care of all related or extenuating issues, and supporting us to a degree I have never experienced with any other company. I cannot recommend their services highly enough.
Leader, Sierra Club International Outings
Co-chair, International sub-committee
Crystal Mountain Treks is my go-to trekking company in Nepal. They’re professional, dependable, and easy to work with. As a Sierra Club volunteer outings leader with 11 years of Himalayan trekking experience, I rely on a local trekking company to handle the transportation, lodging, mealtime and guiding arrangements for the groups I bring to Nepal from the US. Having worked with several other companies over the years, I’ve narrowed my selection to the best, and Crystal Mountain has never failed to come through where others have fallen short. I’ve been especially impressed with the care and concern they always show, not just in looking after the needs of their Western guests, but also in managing their local staff of porters and guides. When the guides and porters are enjoying their work, everything goes well!
Leader, Sierra Club Service and International Outings
Co-Chair, Service Subcommittee
We used Crystal Mountain Treks three times for different treks in different regions of Nepal. Each time we had wonderful experiences and everything went perfectly. One of the trip was crossing the whole Upper Dolpo from West to East, a 35 days tented trekking, involving 9 passes over 5000 meters (16000 ft), with no lodges and very little food supply on the way. Logistics was very complex, however, they managed it perfectly. Hence, we highly recommend Crystal Mountain Treks.
I have trekked multiple times with Crystal Mountain Treks in the Kanchenjunga and Annapurna regions. Every trek has been well organized and professionally managed from start to finish. On each trek, the team worked with me to customize a great itinerary, and ensure I was seeing amazing parts of Nepal many never see. The guides have been, without exception, friendly, helpful, and extremely skilled. I simply cannot recommend this company enough.
I highly recommend Crystal Mountain Treks – high quality all the way around, personal, and professional. I had the opportunity to do two back to back treks with CMT – Annapurna Base Camp and a camping trek to Upper Mustang. Both amazing experiences! A huge thank you to CMT and the trekking staff for a deeply memorable time in the Himalayas..
My wife and I have trekked in Nepal on 3 occasions, in 2001, 2006, and 2017. On each trek we used Crystal Mountain Treks and have been extremely happy with the professional service they provided each trip. Guides were knowledgeable in their areas of expertise, Whether it be guides giving tours of Kathmandu, trekking guides, climbing guides, cooks, or porters who cheerfully carried our gear each day, the Crystal Mountain Team was exceptional. We have also enjoyed getting to know the Gurung family, having visited their family home on each of our trips. Having been on adventure travel trips all over the world, we are always excited to return to Nepal and our friends at Crystal Mountain Treks!
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We are a second generation company and we’ve been organizing treks to every nook and corner of Nepal for hundreds of satisfied customers for three decades. We’ve also scouted all the routes we’ve listed.
We are based in Kathmandu, Nepal and owned by Nepalis. This ensures that all of your valuable dollars remains in Nepal to help Nepal.
We will list inclusions and exclusions clearly. We will not hide costs from you.
We have a simplified online booking and payment system that will allow you to book with us without you having to make several phone calls or visits to your bank.