Just wanted to drop you all a line and tell you how much we all enjoyed our trip to Island peak with Mountain Monarch. Everything was great including the weather. Your company is first class in all respects. I knew exactly what I needed to bring. All of your staff that I met was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and I felt safe with them. The overall experience was fantastic. It was like a family Trip. If I am able to go on another mountaineering trip, it will definitely be with MMA.
Cecilia Vita and Friends, Indonesian group
The Island Peak climbing trip was extremely well organized and the Mountain Monarch team including guides, porters and cooks were all extremely pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. This was certainly a trip where the delivery was greater than the promises and I felt safe at all times with the experienced team around me. Upon returning from the top of Island Peak the team appeared happier for me than what I even was. Excellent trip and looking forward to my next one.
Nick Turner, Australian
Island peak trip was a very well organized professional trek. Extremely impressed by the organization of the trek and quality of service. The staffs were very knowledgeable, courteous, helpful and friendly; they were very attendant to our needs. Trek leader reassurance + help in difficult time was appreciated as well as his medical knowledge; I will be recommending Mountain Monarch. Thank you all for great trip. Thank you very much for a wonderful trip.
Helen Campbell, British
Pradip, your company Mountain Monarch was very professional and could thoroughly recommend you to anyone wishing to trek in Nepal. Once again thank you for looking after us and getting us to the top of Island Peak.
Adam, Emma Craig Snowdon, British
Thank you for such a great trek. Mountain Monarchs took care of every detail, provided us with excellent guides (Pasang knew the elevations of nearly every peak). Of all the trekking groups we saw on the mountain, Mountain Monarchs seemed to give us the very best service -- and the best price. It was all even better than we expected. We hope to send you our friends soon!
Scott Katschke and Adam Sidwell, L.A - USA
I would like to express my sincere thanks for the recent trekking experience with my son Nick, the two Tasmanians Hamish and Andrew as well as one British Andy. Yours and company team and experience was absolutely fantastic and your knowledge of the mountains as well as your own religion was simply fantastic. Nick and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip and I would like to commend your patience with me when I was not able to get along as fast as I would have liked. The organization of the trip was first rate and I would recommend Mountain Monarch to any other trekkers with similar goals and aspirations in the area.
David Taylor, Australian
I, Mark Squirrell, along with three other friends, employed the services of Mountain Monarch to guide and support our efforts to climb Imja Tse (Island Peak) in the Solo Khumbu District of Nepal. Mountain Monarch provided pre mission advice, catering, accommodation, training and guiding in order to allow our team to reach the summit of the 6189-meter peak. The quality of service provided by the Mountain Monarch staff was extremely high and of a professional standard. In particular they showed immense care and motivation towards our endeavor to reach the top. Without their help and guidance it is clear that we would not have all made it to the top. I recommend Mountain Monarch to any individual or group that may wish to climb Imja Tse or similar such mountains.
Mark Squirrell, Australian- Field Security Officer, The United Nations World Food Programme (UN)
I wanted to express my thanks to all at Mountain Monarch for the excellent service you gave to Nadine and me on our recent Island Peak trek. As you know I experienced a severe case of High Altitude Cerebral Edema at Gorak Shep and had to be put in the Portable Altitude Oxygen Chamber for number of hours, before descending the next morning. The quick actions of the trek leader and other MM staff, perhaps Saved my life. They are all a credit to your company. I would have no hesitation in using MM again in any future trip to Nepal, perhaps with the help of Diomox I will one day complete ascent of Island peak.
Greg Martin, British
Just thought I would give you some feedback on my recent trip to Island Peak with Mountain Monarch, an experience I very much enjoyed and am pleased to inform you had a successful outcome.I found the services that Mountain Monarch provided to be of a very high standard, and the staff to be both courteous and helpful. I particularly would like to thank Sunil and Morti for their encouragement and light hearted humour when the going got tough, it was very much appreciated.I have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone contemplating a journey to Nepal, be it trekking, climbing or some other activity.
Geoff Rogers, Australian
I can not properly express how completely satisfied I was with not only choosing MM. From the first days of constant emailing my questions and your patient responses but also from Day 1 at the airport seeing our guide Prakash ever smiling face to the sad day he took us back. It was the most wonderful experience and I honestly put that down to the team of Sherpas, guides, helpers - everyone at MM who made it a success and a special trip for me. I travelled last year with another much larger, non Nepalese based company and I really felt the difference this time around both in professionalism and in really getting to know Prakash and his team - and that was one of the major parts of my trip I will treasure for my life. These guys are local people who not only know the area so well but were just happy to share 3 weeks of their lives with us.
Fiona Napper, Australian
Pradip, Thank you for a wonderful trip, both you and Buddha made it a fantastic experience, i will certainly recommend Mountain Monarch to my friends and family. Buddha was a fantastic guide who enabled us to summit the Island Peak and made us feel safe at all time.
Joy Ellis, British
Trek leader and staff were very accommodating + caring especially when I was ill. One highlight was the ice cave at Everest base camp and also the views from the top of Island peak. Every thing went smoothly and I enjoyed every minutes. Thanks for great trip.
Sylvia Legowaski, Australian
Although Mountain Monarch Adventures is recommended in the Lonely Planet guides first I was a little afraid about booking in Mountain Monarch, which was only a local travel agency in Kathmandu for me. I had two more ancient experiences in trekking holidays and I was always travelling with a catalonian travel agency located in Barcelona, however this time I bet for Mountain Monarch thanks to the advices that Pradip made me by e-mail before travelling. The treatment was perfect. The Mountain Monarch people professionalism, kindness and happiness are always besides you during your trip. I could compare the Mountain Monarch services during the trip with the services of other trekking companies in Nepal, even in Himalayas, even in Island Peak ascent, because you can meet a lot of friendly people there; I have to conclude that now I am proud of my decision and I am glad to meet new friends among Mountain Monarch people and among the other people who made the same booking. I would like to thank to Buddha, who was my acclimatization assistant and even my climbing guide, his friendly services. He was always positive. He is a friend. He is great! I am sure that I am going to come back to Nepal thanks to this experience and I would like to book again in Mountain Monarch. You, who now are reading me, may think that I am exaggerating so you must know that, with the suitable and necessary filter, I invited Pradip to let my catalonian compatriot potential Mountain Monarch new costumers contact to me for more accurate references in Catalan language about this great local travel agency. For the others, I would like to give references but my English is not as good I wish. I would like to congratulate Pradip and Buddha and their staff involved in my first ascent in Nepal. They are the best. You will see it!
Esteve Ayala Estrada, Spanish
Mountain Monarch are every bit as good as their excellent web site. I chose them for a spring Island Peak trip because of their professionalism, value for money and not least because they were a local Kathmandu based company. I have been particularly impressed by the friendliness, knowledgeableness and attention to detail that characterises this company from the Managing Director down to the porters. This all contributed to a trip of a lifetime. Anyone thinking of visiting the wonderful Himalayas should look no further!
John Reilly, British
Allison and I joined Mountain Monarch for 6 weeks in Nepal. Our Everest Base Camp Trek was OUTSTANDING. I was extremely impressed with our guide English and his knowledge of the area. He really loves Nepal and took the time to show us so many things that the average trekkers over never gets to see. Like most AMERICANS we are concerned about the political unrest and the ongoing Maoist problems. There are NO Maoist in the Everest region and that area should be considered totally safe for tourists. ---------We also joined Mountain Monarch for an attempt of Island peak climbing; the Climbing Sherpas were exceptionally professional and treated us to a day of ice climbing. ------Overall I was 100% satisfied with Mountain Monarch, they treated us well and I will return again.
Dr. Harold Pine and Allison Martin, USA
I would like to thank all at Mountain Monarch for the fantastic Island Peak adventure I had. The trek was such great fun and this was in no small part attributable to the friendly, attentive and supremely knowledgeable Mountain Monarch staff. While I had been informed prior to departure that a medical box and a gammow bag will accompany the group on the entire trek, I was still hugely surprised when i actually saw for myself just how comprehensive the medical provisions were. I am impressed. I would particularly like to highlight that the trek leaders of Mountain Monarch really knew their stuff, from the conditions on the trek, to the wealth of information and insight into lifestyle and culture, and the appropriate medicine to be administered for any health condition, and so much much more. Knowing that I was in good hands greatly enhanced my enjoyment of the adventure. Mountain Monarch also proved to be reliable and responsible, and in fact, the staffs were ever ready to go the extra mile to make my trip so unforgettable. Mountain Monarch has won me over in every way. I will be taking all future treks in the region with Mountain Monarch.
Ang Gek Joo, Singaporean
It is not easy finding a reliable agency to go trekking with in Nepal, since there are so many to choose from. I chose Mountain Monarch because it is a Nepali owned company that not only provides an excellent service, but also looks after its staff and their families! In spring 2007 I joined Mountain Monarch on a 23 day trek in the Khumbu including the climb of Island Peak. It was a wonderful experience and a trek I can highly recommend. I would chose Mountain Monarch again, because I enjoyed trekking in a small group and because I found their guides and porters to be friendly and professional. In that way not only was able to experience to beautiful landscape, but I also made new friends.
Cecilia Rojas, world traveler, Switzerland
I initially chose Mountain Monarch because they seemed to be more professional than the other agencies. Now that from my Island Peak trek, I can only say that everything was perfectly organized. I had an excellent time, no only thanks to the professionalism of Pradip, his guides and porters, but also thanks to their great friendliness. Next time I go to Nepal, I will know where to go!
Laurent Schuberth, Belgium
In terms of the trek, everything went really well.....Karma is an excellent guide, one of the best I have had on all of my trekking trips so we were very happy with everything and for that thank you. I will certainly recommend you to friends and will be back to Nepal again with your team in the next 2 years
Ronan Murphy, Irish