Trekking reviews on Annapurna Mardi himal trek
Lynne and Phil
During November we undertook the above trek with Mountain Monarch. Apart from ourselves there were our two friends plus mother and daughter from Japan and man and wife from Sydney. The age range was late twenties to late sixties but everyone got on really well and supported one another – couldn’t have wished for a better group of people. It was a camping trek using the designated camping areas at the Tea Houses. The tents and equipment were good quality and the porters usually had them erected by the time we reached our destination each day. Throughout the trek and tour Mountain Monarch delivered everything that had been agreed and more. We had an excellent team of porters, cooks, guides and support crew led by Subush Rai. The other guides, Anil, Ananta and BJ divided themselves among the group and were lots of fun. Their English was very good and also their knowledge of the local wildlife, including birds. The cook and his team produced freshly made food three times a day and even baked 3 birthday cakes on the trek complete with icing and decoration. There is no question that the Mountain Monarch team went the extra mile throughout our trip, including safe delivery on all transport and airport pick up and drop off. After the trek we parted company with our Japanese and Australian friends and went on to see some more of Nepal with our two friends, which included two nights in Tansen, one night in Bandipur (staying in homestays) plus more time in Pokhara. This meant considerably more drive time, accomplished with complete safety, which considering the Nepalese roads is some achievement. We would certainly recommend Mountain Monarch to any prospective trekkers to Nepal. I (Phil) have previously been on a trek in the Karakorum which was both longer and more arduous but the Mountain Monarch experience in Nepal was far superior. Hope to return in the future.
Lynne and Phil
Everything about the trek was great .The way that we were put at EASE by the staff. The different terrain/ habitats that were experienced.