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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!
Questions and Answers
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

Nepal Everest Spring Trek
A 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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USD 2500 / Per person
Tour Package
Hiking & Trekking
Cultural Journey
Duration: 19 days
Season: April - April
Nepal

Markha Valley Ladakh, India Trek
Join us for this challenging and inspirational trek though "little Tibet." The trek consists of remote, rugged hiking over two major passes on the high–altitude plateau north of the Himalayan range.

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USD 2900 / Per person
Tour Package
Hiking & Trekking
Walking Tours
Duration: 19 days
Season: August - September
India

Your Own Custom Himalayan Trek, Tour or Trip!
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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USD 10000 / Per person
Tour Package
Cultural Journey
Hiking & Trekking
Duration: 5 - 90 days
Season: January - December
Nepal
India
Bhutan

Vietnam North To South
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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USD 5000 / Per person
Tour Package
Cultural Journey
Walking Tours
Duration: 18 days
Season: December - December
Vietnam

Your Own Custom Southeast Asia Tour!
We will create your own custom itinerary to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Bali, Myanmar and beyond - to your specifications.

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USD 10000 / Per person
Tour Package
Cultural Journey
Photography and Videography
Duration: 5 - 30 days
Season: January - December
Vietnam
Thailand
Cambodia

Lower Everest Trek
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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USD 1700 / Per person
Tour Package
Hiking & Trekking
Volunteering Vacations
Duration: 15 - 18 days
Season: March - March
Nepal

Inside Burma
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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USD 3850 / Per person
Tour Package
Sightseeing
Cultural Journey
Duration: 15 days
Season: October - November
Myanmar

Your Own Custom Myanmar (Burma) Trek, Tour or Trip!
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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USD 12000 / Per person
Tour Package
Photography and Videography
Cultural Journey
Duration: 4 - 30 days
Season: January - December
Myanmar

Manaslu Larke La Pass Nepal Trek
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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USD 3500 / Per person
Tour Package
Hiking & Trekking
Walking Tours
Duration: 20 days
Season: May - May
Nepal

Inside Thailand, Laos and Cambodia
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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USD 5500 / Per person
Tour Package
Walking Tours
Cultural Journey
Duration: 15 days
Season: March - April
Thailand
Laos
Cambodia

Dolpo To Mustang Nepal Trek
Dolpo borders the Tibet Plateau — far from popular trails and modern developments. Those seeking a strenuous, remote trek with breathtaking passes and settlements, find this adventure unmatched.

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USD 5070 / Per person
Tour Package
Hiking & Trekking
Camping
Duration: 17 days
Season: June - June
Nepal

Kuari Pass Nepal Trek
Incredible views, distinctive architecture and fascinating regional cultures — the highlight of an impressive panorama on reaching the Kuari Pass — regarded as the best in the Indian Himalayas.

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USD 3000 / Per person
Tour Package
Hiking & Trekking
Cultural Journey
Duration: 15 - 16 days
Season: May - June
India

Upper Mustang Nepal Trek
Tibet conquered the Kingdom of Mustang ("Lo") before it became part of Nepal. We visit important sites before modernization. A moderate trek with outstanding scenery, villages and Tibetan culture.

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USD 2700 / Per person
Tour Package
Cultural Journey
Hiking & Trekking
Duration: 17 days
Season: October - November
Nepal
Reviews and Comments
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 1  Carol d Lower Everest Trek
M15449 did an excellent job organizing this trip. They are efficient, organized, very helpful, answered all questions quickly and, for me this is very 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 ... view more 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
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 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 ... view more 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
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 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 ... view more even met the King, (though our guides insisted that was our good karma and not their efforts).

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

Bottom Line, Yes, I would recommend 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 ... view more 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
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 can do it, too!!! A great leader and a great guide with great knowledge and senses of humor! Fabulous cultural and physical journey!