International Mountain Trekking
ECO/MUSHROOM TOUR OF THE KHUMBU REGION IN THE HIMALAYAS
IMT offers our clients a unique, individually designed and professionally guided opportunity to experience the excitement and adventure of trekking and climbing in the most spectacular mountains in the world: the Himalaya of Nepal. Our goal is to provide our clients with an individual or small group trekking and climbing experience matched to your experience and schedule. On an IMT trip, as part of your trek and climb, you will have the opportunity to visit a Sherpa community, enjoy a meal with a Sherpa family, visit historic Buddhist monasteries and go behind the scenes in a way not offered by other trekking companies.
All of our high-altitude Sherpa guides have vast experience throughout the Himalaya. All of IMT’s guides have climbed Mt. Everest multiple times as well as many other notable mountains in Nepal. The rich depth and unparalleled experience IMT guides provide will enable you and your group to enjoy an adventure that is, in a word, extraordinary. We look forward to hearing from you.
Rick Silber, Executive Director
International Mountain Trekking, Inc.
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To create unique treks and climbs in the Himalaya for our clients, in equal economic partnership with our Sherpa guides.
We do this for several reasons: By profit-sharing with our guides, we create significant, long-overdue economic opportunities for the Sherpa community. While traditional adventure companies also rely on Sherpas for logistics, expert guiding and support, they unfairly keep for themselves the lion’s share of profits. IMT has a different approach:
We share equally with our Sherpa guides the profits from every trek and climb.
We believe this commitment to the Sherpa community sets us apart from every other guiding company operating in Nepal.
We hope you’ll let IMT create the Himalayan trek you’ve always dreamed about.
EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK
This is the centerpiece of IMT’s treks and serves as a template for our client’s custom designed experience into the world’s greatest mountain range. Your journey begins in Kathmandu where you are introduced to the vibrant and colorful Nepali culture. After a day or so, our clients travel by helicopter to Lukla, the gateway to the Himalaya and the Sagarmatha National Park of northeast Nepal. On an IMT trek, you have the option of detouring off the main trail, for example, to the beautiful mountain village of Phortse, home of the Khumbu Climbing Center as well as all of IMT’s high-altitude guides…
MEET YOUR GUIDES
Sonam Jangbu Sherpa
Director, International Mountain Trekking, Inc.
Sonam is IMT-Nepal’s Director of Operations. He is from Phortse, a small village in the Khumbu region of Nepal that is home to generations of Sherpa climbers and to more Everest summiteers than anywhere else on earth. Sonam is an experienced high altitude mountain guide with multiple Everest Summits as well as multiple climbs of Island Peak, Mera Peak, Pharchamo Peak, Nirekha Peak. A student of Tibetan Buddhism, Sonam has studied as a monk at the famous Buddhist monastery in Tengboche under the direction of the Tengboche Lama. He has guided climbers for International Mountain Guides, Adventure Consultants and Arun Trekking. He has summited Everest from both the South and
Senior High Altitude Mountain Guide
Phinjo Sherpa has summited Mt. Everest 9 times, Cho Oyu from the Nepal side, Manaslu 2 times, Annapurna IV, along with Island Peak, Mera Peak, Pharchamo Peak, Lobuche East
Lhakpa Nuri Sherpa
Lhakpa has summited Mt. Everest 12 times, and via the Lhotse Face on Everest 2 times, Manaslu 8 times and Cho Oyu, Amadablam, Island Peak, Lobuche Peak, Pharchamo Peak, Mera Peak – all many times. Lhakpa has a vast range of experience guiding climbers throughout the Himalaya.
Phu Chiri Sherpa
Phu Chiri Sherpa has summited Mt. Everest 7 times along with other notable peaks in the Himalaya including Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Pharhamo Peak, Lobuche East. He has vast high-altitude experience, with over 13 years of guiding safe and successful high altitude climbs in the Himalaya. He is a graduate of the Khumbu Climbing Center in Phortse. In addition, he was a monk for 13 years at the world famous Buddhist monastery in Tengboche.
Pasang Tensing Sherpa
Pasang Tensing Sherpa has guided climbers on Mt. Everest 8 times both from the North and South face. Other notable guided climbs include Mount Amadablam, Cho Oyu, Island Peak, Nirekha Peak, Pharhamo Peak, Lobuche East. He has vast high-altitude experience, with 19 years of guiding high-altitude climbers in the Himalaya. He is an instructor at the Khumbu Climbing Center in Phortse. In addition, he has summited Mt. Denali in Alaska and is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Wind River Mountaineering course in Lander, Wyoming. Pasang is certified in Extreme Altitude Medicine from the Nepal Mountaineering Association. Pasang has guided climbers for Adventure Consultants and has received a Certificate of Achievement by the Chinese Mountaineering Association. Pasang has been involved in climate change research assisting in conducting surveys and other technical tasks on and around the Khumbu glacier.