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Since 1988, M15449 has provided treks and custom personal arrangements for independent, spirited travelers and small groups wishing to explore the rich cultures of the Himalayan countries and Southeast Asia. We have an intimate, first-hand knowledge of the majestic Himalaya — in India (Ladkah, Sikkim, Spiti, Lahoul), Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet. We also produce scheduled and custom trips in Thailand, Bali, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar (Burma). Scheduled trips are published annually. Custom trips to these areas are also popular and available on request.

We offer original itineraries, logistics planning and experienced guidance for independent trekking, touring and pilgrimages. Trips can range from easy day hikes and comfortable hotels, to strenuous, 20-day treks with rugged camping at high altitudes. Participants receive a detailed itinerary, pre-trip notes, a packing list, language guide and practical medical and physical preparations advice. Our staff is available to answer any unique questions you might have.

For the independent traveler, M15449 will plan your custom trip along with you (while offering knowledgeable suggestions for getting the most with your time, effort and money). We produce complete trek and tour packages as well as independent custom itineraries based on your specific goals. Our service is personal. Our staff will become your friends. Your memories will last a lifetime!
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We take real people to amazing places!

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

We have been in business over 20 years. We started in 1988.

2. What is your company's mission?

We want people to learn and grow though the experience of traveling through traditional cultures while giving back to those same communities.

3. What does your company specialize in?

We offer small group and custom or individual travel to the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet as well as in Southeast Asia including Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Bali, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

Founder/Director Effie Fletcher has been running M15449 since its inception in 1988. She owns and operates the company full time. In addition she is the coordinator of Buddhist Pilgrimages and teaches first aid classes. In the past she has attended NOLS (The National Outdoor Leadership Program) and led Sierra Club trips.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

Our most popular trips are those to the Himalayan Everest regions of Nepal, Bhutan and India. In the past it has been an in house joke that we should be "the Everest trekking company." For many people seeing the highest mountain in the world, hiking up to the Base Camp or to one one of the nearby view points is a major goal. We really know how to make this a success for people and so they tend to both repeat trips with us and recommend us to their friends.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

"This trip really changed my life..." Many people keep in touch with Effie and other members of our staff for years after their trip and even if they don't have the opportunity to return to Asia again find that the experience changes their life for the better.

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M15449
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Nepal Everest Spring Trek Nepal Everest Spring Trek

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An 19 day adventure among magnificent mountain scenery of Nepal, visiting the trekking peaks of Gokyo Ri, Pangka, Macherma Peak and Kala Patter, and many other not less interesting sites.

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Tour Package
Hiking & Trekking
Cultural Journey
USD 2250 Nepal

Bhutan Cholmolhari Trek Bhutan Cholmolhari Trek

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Experience high mountain wilderness and enjoy an exciting adventure on this 16-day tour around the mountainous regions and abandoned villages of Bhutan.

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Tour Package
Hiking & Trekking
Cultural Journey
USD 6000 Bhutan

Markha Valley & Stok Kangri Ladakh Trek Markha Valley & Stok Kangri Ladakh Trek

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On this 19 day challenging trekking tour you will be each day learning more and more about Ladakh region of India, its culture and the surrounding magnificent scenery of the Himalayan range.

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Tour Package
Hiking & Trekking
Walking Tours
USD 2950 India

Your Own Custom Himalayan Trek, Tour or Trip! Your Own Custom Himalayan Trek, Tour or Trip!

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Hiking tours with custom itinerary to India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and beyond in order to learn more the local attractions, highlights and enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayan region.

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Tour Package
Cultural Journey
Hiking & Trekking
USD 800 Nepal
India
Bhutan

Vietnam North To South Vietnam North To South

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Discover Vietnam's natural beauty and cultural diversity. An adventure spanning the picturesque hills and pinnacled bays of the north, to the bustling energy and green deltas of the southland.

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Tour Package
Cultural Journey
Walking Tours
USD 4699 Vietnam

Your Own Custom Southeast Asia Tour! Your Own Custom Southeast Asia Tour!

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We will create your own custom itinerary to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Bali, Myanmar and beyond - to your specifications.

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Tour Package
Cultural Journey
Photography and Videography
USD 2000 Vietnam
Thailand
Cambodia

Lower Everest Trek Lower Everest Trek

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Trek a secluded trail, just below Everest Base Camp! Great views of Mount Everest from 14,000 foot Pikey Peak! Visit the small native village of our Nepal staff as well as a school we help support.

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Tour Package
Hiking & Trekking
Walking Tours
USD 1500 Nepal

Inside Burma Inside Burma

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First hand Burmese hospitality, culture and spectacular scenery. Wildlife and biodiversity with a huge number of species. Short treks get us close to small villages and local people.

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Tour Package
Sightseeing
Cultural Journey
USD 4550 Myanmar

Your Own Custom Myanmar (Burma) Trek, Tour or Trip! Your Own Custom Myanmar (Burma) Trek, Tour or Trip!

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Hiking tours with custom itinerary in Myanmar (Burma) to learn more about the culture, see attractions and more. Tour or trek. Homestays too.

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Tour Package
Photography and Videography
Cultural Journey
USD 4000 Myanmar

Manaslu Larke La Pass Manaslu Larke La Pass

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Rugged trek along the old Tibet Salt Trade Route reaches Larke La Pass (16,850 feet) with views of stunning Mount Manaslu at 26,759 feet. Pine forests, villages and rigorous trails!

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Tour Package
Hiking & Trekking
Walking Tours
USD 2780 Nepal

Inside Thailand, Laos & Cambodia Inside Thailand, Laos & Cambodia

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Thailand's Golden Triangle, Laos' Mekong River cruise to exotic Luang Prabang and then Cambodia's ancient UNESCO site Ankor Wat — a fantastic Southeast Asian adventure!

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Tour Package
Walking Tours
Cultural Journey
USD 4550 Thailand
Laos
Cambodia
Reviews and Comments
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 1  Carol d Lower Everest Trek 2013-12-02
M15449 did an excellent job organizing this trip. They are efficient, organized, very helpful, answered all questions quickly and, for me this is very ... view more important, use as many locals people as possible so they are supporting the local economy. Our Nepalese guide, Amber Tamang, was outstanding. AND for our final dinner he invited us to his home where he and his family prepared a wonderful Nepalese banquet. It was a wonderful trip.

 2  Carl Nepal trip 2011-02-26
I was in Nepal in November-December 2010. We chose to go with a 3-week organized trip through M15449. We trekked the Annapurna Sanctuary route and also visited ... view more Pokhara, Kathmandu, and Chitwan National Park. While we planned our trip from home and while we were in Nepal, the HHT staff did a great job for us. They were helpful, courteous, friendly, knowledgeable, supportive, and attuned to our needs. Our trip went smoothly without any difficulties. It was very affordable for an organized trip at about US$2000, which included guides, food, lodging, entrance fees, and transportation within Nepal. M15449 did a fabulous job for us, and I highly recommend this travel company if you want an organized trip.

 3  Michelle Rubin Bhutan Culture and Hiking 2010-06-16
Effie created a custom tour of Bhutan for us, and it was perfect. Our guides, Dorji and Ugyen did everything possible to make us comfortable and to make the ... view more trip memorable. We hiked, visited all the sites, and meditated in several temples. We met local people at small festivals, and we also saw the head monk and even met the King, (though our guides insisted that was our good karma and not their efforts).

 4  Janet Monteith Bhutan 2010-02-24
Experienced Guides, Fun, Great Accommodations, Great Food & Drink, Variety Of Activities, Well Organized, etc.

Bottom Line, Yes, I would recommend ... view more this to a friend. Dorji (guide) was excellent. He went out of his way to accommodate us as to every and any thing we wanted to see or visit. The food was very good and accommodation was very good. Effie was also extremely helpful all the way especially when my flight got messed up.

 5  Penny Ladahk trek 2010-01-22
This was one of the best treks I have been on...

I have been on 6 others. Challenging, strenuous and exhilarating... and I am 65 years old... so you ... view more can do it, too!!! A great leader and a great guide with great knowledge and senses of humor! Fabulous cultural and physical journey!

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