Our sincere thanks to Mountain Monarch and our wonderful team who ensured us a trip of a lifetime. From Prakash our excellent mountain guide, Arjun our super climbing guide, Shambhu our young assistant, Mila our cook with his kitchen team and all the porters and helpers – a great team!
We chose MM for our Mera Peak ascent (Sept 2016) because of their professionalism, value for money and because they are a local based company in Kathmandu. We were so impressed by the friendliness, knowledge and attention to detail that shows across this company from the Managing Director thru to the porters.
The MM team showed great care and motivation with our endeavor to reach the summit of Mera (6476m). Without their help and guidance it is clear that we would not have made it! Plenty of time was allocated for acclimatization and the trek and climb was well organized. Whilst trekking we stayed in some teahouses, which were of a decent standard and were clean and comfortable. We also utilized tents that the MM team was excellent in assistance with quick and efficient setting up and breaking camp even in the wettest and snowiest weather! Food was good and there was always plenty of it.
Prakash, our mountain guide, an excellent leader, looked after our daily needs and ensured that our trekking was hassle free. Our climbing guide Arjun is a great character with extensive experience. They ensured that our climb went without incident and it was a real pleasure to spend time with them (we now consider these guys our mates!). Our MM crew were fantastic and looked after us well which resulted in the time that we spent in Nepal being thoroughly enjoyed.
We found Mountain Monarch to be a leading company offering SAFE & RESPONSIBLE trekking throughout the Himalayas. Many of the big ticket trekking equipment items are catered for with this company at NO extra cost. This included the down jacket, sleeping bag & liner, crampons, gaiters, trekking poles, icepicks, helmets, harnesses and some great additional training!
We are proud of our decision to trek with Mountain Monarchs and glad we made new friends among the team, our trekking group and the locals. We are looking forward to our next trip to Nepal, which will definitely be with Mountain Monarch!
Dhanyavad from the Merlano family!