ECO MUSHROOM TOUR OF THE KHUMBU REGION IN THE HIMALAYAS

Join IMT during peak mushroom season to explore the grandeur of the Khumbu region and Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal on a unique mushroom and ecological trek to Everest Base Camp.

  • 2023 JUNE 25 to JULY 05
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About Nepal

Nepal is a landlocked country bordered by Tibet and China to the north and India to the east, west, and south. Although it is a small country, Nepal contains the greatest variation in altitude on Earth, from the lowland plains and jungles of the Tarai in the south, to the Himalayas and Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain, in the north.

The origin of the word Himalaya comes from Sanskrit and means “Abode of Snow.” As one of the most bio-diverse regions, Nepal is a treasure trove of animals, birds, medicinal plants, flowers, and fungi. Similarly, Nepal’s many cultures represent over 120 distinct ethnic and linguistic groups, each contributing to a rich and fascinating kaleidoscope of spiritual practices, history, and art. Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu is steeped in history, architecture, and religious significance.

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About Us

Who We Are

IMT specializes in providing custom designed and professionally guided treks in the Himalayas of Nepal with a special focus on the ecology, mycology, and biodiversity of the Khumbu.

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Expeditions

IMT’s expeditions to the Khumbu offer a unique opportunity to trek in the world’s most spectacular mountains while discovering the extraordinary world of mushrooms in the region.

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Blog

Read about what the international media are saying about IMT’s treks.

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Meet Your Guides

  • Sonam Jangbu Sherpa
    Sonam Jangbu Sherpa
    Director, International Mountain Trekking, Inc.
  • Phinjo Sherpa
    Phinjo Sherpa
    Senior High Altitude Mountain Guide
  • Lhakpa Nuri Sherpa
    Lhakpa Nuri Sherpa
    Senior High Altitude Mountain Guide
  • Phu Chiri Sherpa
    Phu Chiri Sherpa
    Senior High Altitude Mountain Guide
  • Pasang Tenjing Sherpa
    Pasang Tenjing Sherpa
    Senior High Altitude Mountain Guide

Testimonials

A 21-day trek through the Himalayas of Nepal, including the World Heritage Site Sagarmatha National Park. Wow! I cannot believe I finally made it there ... and I'm more amazed that I survived! The IMT trek was so special and different in many ways, from other “package” excursions, primarily because of the small group size, we were able to make side trips to see and do things not actually on the itinerary, we were able to proceed at our pace—not that of the guides’ or rigid itinerary—and then got to have experiences with local people, customs, and festivals. We were invited in to homes and monasteries on several occasions. Talk about off-the-beaten-path travel! The Sherpa guides and porters that work with IMT are hand-selected and have developed very close bonds with the organizer, Richard Silber. And I have to say that the Sherpas were a very big part of what made this such a wonderful experience

Britt Bunyard, Ph.D, Editor in Chief, FUNGI Magazine

The Mushroom EBC tour was a one-of-a-kind adventure! Being a fungi enthusiast, I was thrilled to learn from mycologists and local experts, join guided forays, eat local wild mushrooms and share mushroom stories while trekking with very special people —all of this happening against a beautiful (uncrowded) Himalayan backdrop. Guided by the best-experienced Sherpas, each day was packed with lots of fun and cultural activities. To add more excitement, I ventured into Lobuche Peak as a beginner climber, trained by the sweet Sherpa climbing team that took very good care of me. And for more adrenaline, the tour culminates with an heli ride out of this world. I’d definitely recommend this IMT’s tour to any traveler looking for extraordinary adventures!

Carla Gonzalez-Campos

IMT’s mushroom trek was a true adventure that brought together an excellent group of people. Our journey was so enriched by the knowledge and attention of our scientists and guides. The itinerary was well planned and the scenery stunning. We came away with deep respect and love for the people and environment of the Himalaya. Not your average hiking trip, it was challenging and engaging each day, with a lot of fun and stories along the way.

Kevin & Ellen Wehr, Sacramento, CA

I am 27 years old and from Canada. I used International Mountain Trekking in November of 2019 for my trek through the Manaslu Region. I had an absolutely amazing experience with this company and would recommend it to anyone. It was truly a life changing experience to spend 19 days with such a knowledgeable, professional and genuinely caring guide with international Mountain Trekking.

Judy Bloom

IMT is the absolute best trekking company I’ve ever used. Originally, I was not even a customer of IMT. I was trekking with a friend to Gokyo Ri and EBC. My friend began to suffer symptoms of Altitude Sickness. We were incredibly fortunate to run into the owners of IMT. They were in the middle of a trek to explore the terrain for the upcoming trekking season. They sacrificed their entire trek to help my friend. Because of them, he was taken down to safety and I was able to complete my dream trek. I have never met such knowledgeable, kind, safe, and unselfish guides in all of my exploration. Anybody I talk to about the Himalayas, I recommend IMT. Please only trek with them and no else. You will thank me. Thank you, IMT!

Cody Bryant

In The News

Kathmandu Post: Everest region is calm during monsoon. But mushrooms can be a new draw for trekkers

Tourism in Khumbu shuts down after the mountaineering season ends, but mycotourism may change that, experts say. Silence has once […]

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The Nepali Times: Mushroom trekking in the Himalaya

A first of its kind expedition in Nepal identifies rare species of mushroom below Mt Everest. For 25 years, Ang […]

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