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We help adventure-seekers plan and book travel to some of the most popular mountain destinations around the World!

Mountain IQ was founded in 2014 as a humble adventure travel blog. Since then we have grown into a leading adventure travel company. 

We specialise in connecting travellers with the best local guides in each destination we service.

Our mission is to provide travellers with amazing adventure experiences that are locally-run, truly sustainable, and culturally immersive.

All our partners are carefully selected based on their superior service delivery, safety standards and responsible travel characteristics.

When you book an adventure with Mountain IQ you can rest assured that your travel experience is supporting locally-run businesses and communities, and helping protect the planet. 

Why travel with us

Travel is incredibly rewarding, but too often the impact on our planet is negative, and the trickle-down to local communities inequitable. At Mountain IQ we set out to solve this problem. 

Local Guides

We only work with local service providers to ensure your travel experience supports local guides and communities to full effect.  

Sustainable Travel

Responsible travel principles underpin everything we do and ensures your adventure leaves a positive footprint.

Expert Advice

Our team have completed every adventure we offer. Get impartial and practical insight from real experts.

What our customers say

Andrew

United Kingdom

Just wanted to thank the team at Mountain IQ for their super helpful advice. The trip we booked went smoothly and the local guides were amazing!

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Susan

Canada

It was an absolute pleasure booking through Mountain IQ - seamless every step of the journey, thanks!

jane

Our founders

After spending 3 years travelling the globe, husband and wife duo Mark and Mila Whitman founded Mountain IQ.


Their mission from day one has been to provide immersive travel adventures that benefit locally-run companies and communities, and that leave a positive impact on people and the planet.

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Mark whitman

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Explore our site

In addition to our incredible tours we also provide detailed destination guides, and comprehensive outdoor gear reviews.

Hiking Guides

Start planning your next adventure using our destination guides to the major mountain ranges, mountains and hikes.  

Gear Reviews

Stay up-to-date and informed on the best outdoor gear for your next adventure.

Leaving positive footprints!

Sustainable travel is at the center of what we do. We invest 1% of revenues (not profits) in environmental protection projects, more than off-set the carbon impact of our trips through re-wilding and tree planting initiatives, and ensure at least 80% of every $1 we receive benefits local economies.

1% Revenue

Invested in environmental protection and conservation

At least 80%

Of every $1 benefits local economies

Many 1000s

Of trees planted to more than offset the carbon impact of trips

Our guide websites

We also operate leading online hiking guides 

Kilimanjaro Guide

Launched in 2013 our Kilimanjaro guide has been used by over 2 million people.

Everest B.C. Guide

Our Everest base camp trekking guide is one of the most popular Everest resources online.

Machu Picchu Guide

Planning to hike one of the trails in the Cusco region then our Machu Picchu Guide is a must-read.

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We work with local guides to offer great value adventures at unbeatable prices