MNGS was originally incorporated in 1981 (as Point South), Guides de Point Sud in 1989 (Europe) and MatterhornNepal-GuideSource Treks & Expeditions (Europe and Asia) in 2001. For +38 years we have guided Himalayan high altitude expeditions, mountain climbs and treks in Europe and Asia, rock / ice climbs, and training sessions at all levels for individuals, groups and professionals. We guide climbs of Europe’s 4000m peaks, the Himalayan peaks of Everest, Cho Oyu, Manaslu, Makalu, Broad Peak, Baruntse, Shishipangma, Cholatse, Ama Dablam and others. For less experienced climbers we offer +20 non-technical ‘trekking peaks’ including: Mera (highest trekking peak in the world); Lobuche East (hardest trekking peak); Lobuche West; Island Peak and others. We offer 59 treks in Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan, visiting Base Camps, mountainous regions, remote jungles and places of cultural interest.
In Europe MNGS provides a varied choice of professionally guided experiences for all levels of fitness, including: rock & ice climbs/ instruction, Avalanche Courses, educational snowshoeing outings, wildlife tracking/observation hikes, glacier treks/training, outdoor safety presentations for schools and businesses, and horse riding holidays. We serve groups and corporations with special programmes, informative presentations and off-site meetings designed to meet specific needs. We welcome inquiries about instruction, methodology, special needs, custom outings and scheduling.
The following pages offer an overview of MNGS programmes, but activities are always flexible and tailored to our clients’ needs. Safety, environmental sustainability, sensitivity to Nature, an intelligent approach, technical proficiency, personal responsibility and fun are our priorities. Very importantly, GuideSource is dedicated to sharing and incorporating Shinrin-Yoku-Yoku and Nature Therapy into all of our outdoor activities, for the benefit of every participant and Nature itself. Please ask us about why this is important.
Himalayan Rescue Association of Nepal
Nepal National Mountain Guide Association
Nepal Trekking Association
American Mountain Guides Association
French Alpine Guides
Our Most Important Commitment:
Many years of outdoor adventure have focused our appreciation and dedication on Sherpa children in need. As a result we founded the Education for Orphans of Nepal charity to support the education of as many Nepalese orphans as possible. Starting with a single child in 2001, the EON Charity currently supports the living and education of +43 Sherpa children. It is our goal to raise awareness of the nearly one million orphan children in Nepal, and how an education can expand their possibilities for a bright future. Please read about EON and these deserving children at: www.eoncharitynepal.org. We hope all of our clients will recognize this important opportunity and join the family of EON Patrons and Supporters to assure these children have access to a quality education.
So, come enjoy an adventure with us, benefit a worthy cause, learn a great deal from experts, check out our custom outdoor clothing line, and have a great deal of fun. Whether you wish to learn an outdoor activity from scratch, summit a particular peak, stand on the Top of the World, enjoy a leisurely trek, or get up close and personal with a Grade 5 ice route that has been keeping you awake, we can make it happen.