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Royal Mountain Travel

Royal Mountain Travel offers the best indigenous and community-oriented tours and treks in Nepal. Guests who travel through the Himalayan nations will experience the authentic lifestyles of Himalayan civilizations, trek in some of the most unique landscapes on Earth, enjoy fascinating cultures, traditions and festivals, and experience warm hospitality.

Royal Mountain Travel is a Nepalese tour and trek operator based in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. More than just a tour and trek operator, Royal Mountain Travel is a community of travel experts and professionals who are well-equipped to provide you with a safe, comfortable, and memorable vacation.

Since 2005, Royal Mountain Travel has been working as a bridge between the world and rural Himalayan communities, offering a variety of community-based tours and trekking packages in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. From the beginning, we have focused on the ethical values of ecotourism, women’s empowerment, and the participation of women and local societies in community development.

 

Our International Partners

 

G Adventures

G Adventures is the world's greatest adventure travel company. The company is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada offering a wide selection of small-group tours, safaris and expeditions.

Riksja Travel

Riksja Travel was founded in 2000, at the beginning of a new millennium. Riksja Travel is located in Leiden, Netherland, and focuses on far-reaching but small-scale travel, where experience and respect for culture and nature prevail.

 

 

Shoestring & Koning Aap

A Dutch travel company known for its adventurous voyages. They are a young and dynamic travel company that covers the most interesting corners of the globe. Our people are fully familiar with all of our trips because they take them, themselves, and frequently!

Inspired Adventures

Inspired Adventures is the leading adventure fundraising agency in Australia and New Zealand, partnering with Australian and international charities to create and manage fundraising adventures around the world.

 
 

Mandala Travel

Mandala Travel is a Finland based tour operator and travel agency. Mandala Travel is the largest Finnish tour operator in the Himalayan region covering North India, Nepal, Bhutan and China / Tibet. Mandala Travel's products consist activities programs as well as culture and nature tour all around the world.

Cox & Kings

Historically, Cox & Kings Ltd. has been an army agent, a travel agent, a printer and publisher.Cox & Kings Ltd., set up in 1758, is one of the longest established travel companies. The holiday and education travel group has subsidiaries in the US, Canada, the UK, Netherlands, the UAE, Japan, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.

 


 

Our Accomplishments:

 

Certified Excellence in Sustainablitiy

Royal Mountain Travel is awarded by a prestigious organization, Travelife, as a Certified Excellence in Sustainablitiy.

Shoestring Travel

Local agent of the year for Shoestring Travel.

 

 

Best Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Distrubuter

Best TIMS distributor, Royal Mountain Travel tops the ‘First Position’ from TAAN.

Cox and Kings

Certificate of appreciation from Cox & Kings.

 

 

 


 

Our Group of Companies:

 

Community Homestay

CommunityHomestay.com is an initiative of Royal Mountain Travel. It is a community-based homestay network that connects global travelers with real Nepalis, for a genuine, local travel experience in Nepal. Community Homestay works to encourage women’s empowerment and help preserve and value their traditional skills. Most of the owners of the homestays are women. A fundamental objective of CommunityHomestay.com is to inspire local and indigenous communities to interact with the outside world through tourism. CommunityHomestay.com is a platform for the women and local communities of Nepal to generate sustainable economic opportunities via responsible tourism.

 

 

Inside Himalayas - A Travel Magazine

Throughout the Himalayas there are still so many unseen landscapes, unique and ancient cultures, thrilling activities and mountaineering routes that are yet to be fully discovered. To better understand and appreciate every detail of the Himalayas, its cultures and traditions, Royal Mountain Travel established a travel magazine to present the hidden treasures of the Himalayas to the rest of the world. Inside Himalayas provides in-depth insights into Nepal, India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Bhutan.

 

 

Traditional Comfort - A Boutique Hotel

Traditional Comfort is an extended dream of Royal Mountain Travel to preserve local arts, culture, and hospitality. Traditional Comfort sets itself apart from many boutique hotels in Kathmandu—and indeed, the world over—for its amazing attention to detail. On close inspection, every item in the hotel—from the bricks, to the carved wooden beds, to the paintings and statues within alcoves in the corridors, to the printed bedspreads and cushions, to the intricate jhyal (windows) —are individually hand-made. Visitors eager to learn about the traditional crafts and culture of the Kathmandu Valley can do so before even leaving the hotel. Located close to Thamel and up-market Durbar Marg, Traditional Comfort is still far enough away from the nightlife and busy roads for a peaceful night’s sleep in comfortable beds.

 

 

Bricks Cafe - The Romance Of a Bygone Era

Bricks Cafe is a restaurant and bar located in Kupondole, Lalitpur, close to Patan. The building was built during the Rana Era, and most of the bricks have inscriptions showing that they were made around 1903. Great pains have been taken to ensure that the renovations in no way destroyed the building’s warm and welcoming character. Here you will find genuine warmth, hospitality and excellent food and drinks, to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. Although the building was damaged in the earthquake of 2015, it underwent renovations and is now better than ever. The multi-story brick mansion and prayer-flag adorned gardens provide many different spaces for a relaxed drink and meal. Conveniently situated in the heart of Lalitpur, you can shop for high-quality local handicrafts from the nearby boutiques either before or after visiting Bricks Café.

 

 


Our Team

Officially established in 2005, the desire to establish a tour company devoted to sustainable tourism and a greener future was ignited in 1992. Royal Mountain Travel’s founding members are all keen trekkers, and when they met they shared their commitment to sustainable ecotourism. Now, Royal Mountain Travel embodies that earlier dream. Royal Mountain takes pride in its contribution to gender equality through its employment of office staff and qualified tour and trekking guides. More than 70% of Royal Mountain Travel’s staff are women.

 

Our Transportation

After a long flight to reach Nepal and the hectic immigration process, any guest would prefer to be transferred to their hotel in a comfortable vehicle. We welcome our guests at the airport and transfer them via friendly, well-trained drivers who have been First Aid trained by the Nepal Red Cross Society.
We own 10 SUV Cars, 4 Hiace, 3 Coasters, and 2 Safari Jeeps, which are always kept in an up-to-date and environmentally-friendly condition. We take every precaution to avoid polluting our environment, so every eight to ten years we upgrade to new vehicles. Neither our guests’ comfort nor the environment is compromised.

 

Royal Mountain Travel takes precautions on every possible application to avoid littering the environment. For such reasons, Royal Mountain Travel owns 10 SUV Cars, 4 Hiace (mini bus), 3 Coaster (bus), and 2 Safari jeeps, which are always up to date to function in an environment friendly condition. Likewise, every eight to ten years, we have this culture to change the old cars with the new ones. Doing so, not only we are supporting our environment, but also the comfort of our guests isn’t compromised, at all.
Our means of transportation

Royal Mountain Travel makes every effort to provide the best and most suitable travel to its guests as per their individual preferences. Following are some preferred vehicles which we own and use:

  • 4 Hyundai Creta
  • 3 Toyota Coaster Buses
  • 4 Toyota Hiace
  • 4 Hyundai Tucson

The five-passenger Hyundai Tucson gives a sportier feeling for long distance driving in the different terrains of the Himalayan countryside. With comprehensive and advanced safety technologies, including Hill Start Assist Control, and Downhill Brake Control, Tucson makes a very good choice for travel in hilly and mountainous regions of Nepal. It offers an elevated driving position, a flexible cargo area, predictable handling and respectable fuel economy. It has been fitted with an automatic air conditioner, climate control and well-weighted electric power steering system. It provides a comfortable driving position for drivers of almost any size and backseat passengers also enjoy leg- and headroom. Tucson’s combination of style, sophistication and sharp road manners, makes for comfortable and enjoyable driving in undulating terrains. It’s electric and large-size windows provide good viewing of the hills and mountains of the country. Its controls are simple and easy to reach. Small junctions are the characteristics of roads in Nepal and the tight turning capabilities of the Tucson makes turning easy in any conditions, helping to avoid accidents. It has plenty of cool technology options for safe driving, like an integrated Bluetooth hands-free phone system.

3 Toyota coaster

The Toyota Coaster is a minibus, designed to carry 16 passengers, is a best fit for driving in urban and city areas of Nepal. The balanced combination of economy, luxury and performance makes the Coaster an attractive solution to the traffic and environmental problems of the country. It emits less harmful gases, and totally eliminates black smoke and suspended particle emissions. The Coaster provides a large windshield, driver’s safety window and easy-to-adjust seat positions for clear and expansive all-round views. The interior environment is comfortable with being air-conditioned. With all the modern technologies, traveling in a Coaster, will make the journey truly enjoyable.

4 Toyota Hiace

The Toyata Hiace is a fast and comfortable vehicle, suiting perfectly the geography of Nepal. Traveling in the Hiace significantly reduces the time of reaching destinations along with providing comfort. The Hiace safely and easily deals with winding roads. It contains a wide body, high roof, super long wheelbase, aerodynamic design, small and convenient semi-bonnet, and two rear side doors. It has air conditioning designed to make every trip a pleasure.

FAQ Nepal

Please check here for the most frequently asked questions about travelling to Nepal (FAQ Nepal)

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FAQ Tibet

Please check here for the most frequently asked questions about travelling to Tibet (FAQ Tibet)

FAQ Bhutan

Please check here for the most frequently asked questions about travelling to Bhutan (FAQ Bhutan)

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G Adventures

G Adventures is the world's greatest adventure travel company. The company is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada offering a wide selection of small-group tours, safaris and expeditions.

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Royal Mountain Travel – Russia

The Russian Department Director of Royal Mountain Travel is Ms Ekaterina Goryshina. The company has provided informational and organizational support for almost three dozen expeditions to Nepal and Tibet. Ms Ekaterina Goryshina has many years of experience in tourism having worked in the Intourist State Company, Top Sport Pvt. Ltd., Russia, Guide Tours and Travels Pvt. Ltd., Russia, and also as a travel consultant for a number of travel agencies in Russia, Ukraine,Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. She has published numerous articles on Nepal. The company has guided and provided briefings for more than 3000 Russian-speaking tourists visiting Nepal.

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Buddha Air

Buddha Air started its operations in October 1997 with a single brand new Beech 1900D aircraft. Currently, the airline is operating  domestic services with a feet of fve brand new Beech 1900Ds and two 1900Cs. Buddha Air is justifably proud to have new aircrafts in its feet.  Another thing they are proud of is their well trained and dedicated team.

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International Air Transport Association (IATA)

IATA is an international trade body, formed some 60 years ago by a group of airlines. Today, IATA represents some 230 airlines comprising 93% of scheduled international air traffic. The organization also represents, leads and serves the airline industry in general.

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Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is an association acting to enhance the sustainable growth, value and quality of travel and tourism to, from and within the region in partnership with its private and public sector members. PATA also serves as a catalyst for the responsible development of the Asia Pacific travel and tourism industry

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Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA)

Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) was established in 1966. Its primary objective is to protect the interests of those engaged in the travel trade business, to promote its orderly growth and to develop and safeguard the traveling public from exploitation by unreliable agents

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Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN)

Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) was registered in 1979. TAAN has 571 general members, 8 associate members and 49 general members of TAAN Regional Pokhara Chapter who meet annually to endorse policy guidelines. Besides other activities, TAAN also organizes workshops to make trekking agents aware of the rising pollution on trekking routes and other problems encountered by the trekkers and trekking agents.

Careers at Royal Mountain Travel, A Rewarding Challenge Awaits You!

Royal Mountain Travel is one of the leading travel companies in the region.
At the moment we do not have open vacancies but we’re growing steadily and are always looking for talented people to join our teams If you are looking for careers in sales, or want to be a Tour Guide / Trekking Guide or chauffeur for one of Nepal’s leading tour operators then look at our Believes and Values in the about us section of this website.

If you have the team spirit, enthusiasm and energy needed to hit the high standards we demand and feel comfortable with our Values and Objectives, send your CV with motivation to info@royalmt.com.np for the latest jobs

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As part of Riksja Travel, we from Riksja Nepal have been working with Royal Mountain Travel for more than a decade now. Besides offering us the most original and inspiring trips in Nepal, we are always very happy with their excellent service for both our customers as us as their travel agency. The Royal Mountain Family makes our clients feel at home, offering quality guides, authentic accommodations and safe transport. Royal Mountain Travel is also involved in smaller community based tourism projects to benefit a whole community from tourism income. This truly makes it possible for local communities to develop their selves in a self-supporting way. We believe in these projects in developing and benefit Nepal as a whole.

 

Koen Hermsen, Riksja Nepal (2017)
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"Shoestring & Koning Aap has been working with Shiva and Royal Mountain for over a decade now. We have consistently received excellent service: his office is very responsive to our every needs. Our clients have always given great feedback - Royal Mountain's local guides have taken care of them very well over the years and we look forward to continuing our business with them.
Beside his professional services, Mr. Shiva pays a lot of attention to the working conditions of his staff both at the Kathmandu office as well as in the field. We admire his support for quite a few micro development projects which is in line with our own company policy concerning sustainability and social responsibility."

Jan Middelhoek General Manager Shoestring & Koning Aap