I had a great time on my trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patar. Karma was an excellent guide. I especially like the fact that he set a slow pace so that everyone could keep up and acclimate easily. His knowledge of the mountains, Nepal history, and Buddhist culture really added to the enjoyment of the trek. Most important was the emphasis on safety and his knowledge of altitude sickness and other potential problems, which made us extremely happy to have selected such a professional company. I also appreciate that you were able to set up the Chitwan adventure for me. I would certainly highly recommend Mountain Monarch to anyone considering a trek or other activities in Nepal.
Bela and Michelle Meszaros
It has been a year since we started planning for our honeymoon trip to Nepal. it was not easy where to start but we were so lucky to have found Mountain Monarch Tour Company. They planned out a fantastic tailor made holiday that accommodated everything that we wanted to do and showed great flexibility to meet our needs during the trek.
They are very efficient and we would like to say big thank you to the company especially to our guide Buddha; our porters: Pemba and Durga. We would not have enjoyed it as much without your help.
Brian , Yvonne White, John and Wendy Matthews
Although the four of us had never trekked with MMA before, (using UK based companies previously) from our initial and tentative inquiries Pradip provided all of the answers and assurances that prompted us to cost effectively book the Annapurna Circuit trek in October 2009.
From the time of our arrival in Kathmandu, all of our transfers, additional flights and hotel arrangements worked out very well, right down to our departure too. It was good to stay at the Shanker hotel in Kathmandu before and after the trek.Yugal the guide and his support team were very good, helpful, knowledgeable and supportive. The trek itself was a fantastic experience, with very good trekking days and stunning and varied scenery, which rates alongside Everest Base Camp trek for us.
Despite wanting to go camping initially, the tea house experience proved to be better for us all (despite the difficulty in securing some accommodation because of the popularity of the circuit trek), generally staying at very friendly and welcoming tea houses.
Pradip recommendation for an extra day in Pokhara was well worth it too.In summary, we would definitely recommend MMA and use them again. Our only problem is finding a trek to rival the Annapurna Circuit.
Greg Blaney Victoria
Hello Pradip and Mountain Monarch staff. Please accept our thanks for making our Everest Circuit Trek a most positive experience. From the first correspondence last year, right through to the completion of the trek and transfer to the Kathmandu airport, Mountain Monarch has proven to be professional in every aspect.
There was not one thing that we were dissatisfied with, and when people travel around the world for a once in a lifetime experience, it is important that they get what they expect.I was talking to an independent guide in Dingboche who stated that in his opinion Mountain Monarch was the best trekking company in Kathmandu.
Both my son, Thomas, and I had already determined that we selected an excellent company. Obviously others feel the same. Since returning home I have had several friends and work acquaintances express interest in trekking in Nepal. I will encourage them to contact your company if they decide to go. Thanks again for making our journey a success.
Cathy and Harry Barrett
My wife and I have made three treks in Nepal, two with Mountain Monarch Adventures. We are planning others, and they will definitely be with Mountain Monarch as well. Our last trek, on the Annapurna Circuit, was most unusual for several reasons. We were celebrating our seventieth birthdays and our fiftieth wedding anniversary all at once.
The guides from MMA made it all very wonderful. They arranged for us to use the Manang Gompa to renew our wedding vows, and they put on a party for us at the Hotel Yak afterwards. As if this were not enough to set it apart from every other trip we have ever done, I also arranged for an extra porter to carry an inexpensive digital x-ray system and to help me test it at several clinics along the route.
My dream is to bring digital radiology and telemedicine to many of the remote clinics and hospitals in Nepal, and Mountain Monarch is fully committed to helping me make it happen. We have done many treks around the world, but MMA is far and away the best company we have ever worked with.
Pradip and his team Subash, Narendra, Phurba, Gyanendra and the others are outstanding people and good friends, and we look forward to seeing all of them again in the near future.
The trek was very personalized, the company was a fantastic experience. The staff were excellent and we were looked after very well. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Mountain Monarch. Will highly recommend to anyone and hope to return in the not too distant future. Thank you !
Emma and Alison Sikora
Emma and I had a wonderful time in Nepal trekking The Annapurna Sanctuary trail. We were very impressed with the organization and the ability to tailor our trip to our only available dates.
A nice touch was the down sleeping bags and jackets. Sunny was our guide and he along with Lanka and the two porters both called Kamal, made our trek so much fun and a wonderful experience. We felt very safe in those amazing mountains and well looked after, but also had the freedom to walk at our own pace!
To go to bed seeing starlit skies and to wake in the morning to snow capped mountains will never be forgotten, also the tea in bed! Emma celebrated her birthday on the last day and it was made very special along with Birthday cake!I would love to return to Nepal and would definitely use Mountain Monarch again, also the same guides and porters who felt like friends.
Alex and Janet Lee
Its one of my most memorable holiday + the toughest too I probably would not have been able to complete the ABC trek without Mountain Monarch sherpa ! I am the slowest in my group and its like being left behind everyday But Ugal was always behind me thus giving me the companionship More important he was like a silent block next to us.
Jeff and Erin Detwiler
Thank you for an amazing adventure, Mountain Monarch. Our trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar was truly the adventure of a lifetime. A special thanks to Sunil, our leader and guide, and to the rest of the excellent staff. They were friendly, fun-loving, knowledgeable, and extremely supportive. We would highly recommend Mountain Monarch to anyone interested in exploring the Himalayas.
Scaffidi family, Joe, Alexa, Paul and Michael
Our family of four, two of us in our early fifties and our two 20-year-old sons have just returned from completing the Everest Circuit with Mountain Monarch. The words thank you do not seem sufficient to extend our gratitude to Pradip and his team for providing us with an experience that will live long into our memories. From the moment we arrived at the airport until we left 22 days later, we were made to feel special and well cared for. We experienced a few flight problems due to the Bangkok protests and Pradip handled the rearrangements smoothly. We thoroughly enjoyed the city tour and Nepalese cultural dinner that was included.Once on the trek, we soon discovered that we had been blessed to be given such knowledgeable and fun loving guides and porters: Wangda, Tilak, Ramesh, Dhane and Suresh.
The service, which they gave us far, exceeded our expectations and I have no doubt we were looked upon with envy from many other trekkers. It was evident that they were well respected by the local Nepalese and this ensured that our trip was also positively influenced.Each morning we were brought a bowl of washing water and tea by a smiling face. Each meal we were assisted in choosing from the menu. Every night we were given a talk about the nextday adventures. While walking, the guides spread themselves out in order to cater for our different walking speeds. My special thanks goes to Ramesh who inevitably ensured that mum had many rest stops and helped me through the tricky parts.
When we arrived at our evening stop, we appreciated the efforts that had been made to provide us with the best rooms of the house. The porters and guides were always courteous, were informative about the mountains and their people, and ALWAYS HAD A SMILE on their face. Without their support, I may never have had the chance to experience such a sheer sense of achievement. All the boys, mine, and those from the MM family developed a warm camaraderie. We cannot thank our head guide, Wangda enough he worked tirelessly 24/7 to ensure that we were happy, comfortable informed and safe.In regards to safety and health, we felt comforted by the fact that a first aid kit and portable altitude chamber was carried with us.
Fortunately, and no doubt due to MMA proper planning, none of us suffered any serious altitude sickness (in fact no sickness at all except the infamous Khumbu cough and a few head colds).At the completion of the trek, it was indeed sad to say goodbye to our new family. Should we ever contemplate doing another Nepalese trek, we will use Mountain Monarch again and certainly recommend their use by other prospective trekkers. I think their success is due to the perfect combination of professionalism and personal touches.Thank you once again to the whole team!