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    Jennifer Stover 5.0United StatesJune 12, 2023logo

    This is the company you want for trekking Nepal! Book with them!

    Oh my gosh, where to begin! This is the company you want to use if you plan to hire a guide to trek in Nepal! We did the 3 Passes trek with them. My husband and I started talking to Pradip, the owner, the year before our trip. He was very responsive and answered all of our questions. He was even willing to modify a private trip to meet our schedule. The 3 Passes Trek itself is AMAZING! And much of our success was mainly due to our guide, Ram, and our two porters, Shapta and Bhupal. We selected this company because of their Responsible Trekking policy and their use of one porter for every client. Some companies overload their porters with 2+ people's load, which seemed excessive. They also are serious about their clients successfully navigating the altitude and go to great lengths to ensure acclimatization is slow and gradual. They also carried a full O2 tank for emergencies at higher altitudes. We didn't need it, but it was an example of their focus on safety. I didn't see any other guides doing this. When we arrived in Katmandu, Pradip's partner Subash was waiting for us and easy to find. Our trip included transfers to a local hotel, which was clean, had a good shower, and included a simple breakfast. Our service also included a guided city tour to 2 temples/stupas with an English-speaking guide and our 4-hour transfer to Ramechhap to catch our flight to Lukla the next day (also included). FYI - as of April 2023, no commercial flights were going from Katmandu to Lukla anymore. This may change in the future. But be prepared for a bumpy, early morning ride to Ramechhap and a shorter flight to Lukla. Once in Lukla, we were immediately greeted by our guides and porter, who were friendly and very patient. Although the porters hiked at their own pace and often were ahead of us to the villages, our guide, Ram, walked our pace the entire time and was extremely patient and encouraging over the more challenging sections. He was also the perfect combination of conversive-when-we-wanted-to-talk and respectful of the time we wanted to walk in silence and enjoy the view. The teahouses MM selected for us were beautiful, and the food was delicious. If you'd like more photos and our complete description and itinerary, please find me at Paradox Travel on Facebook or search for our travel blog by that name and sign up for when I post new reviews and posts. We plan to use MM again to trek the Annapurna area in 2025. Hire them! (and tip the guide and porters well! ) You won't be disappointed.

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    Glenn Fine 5.0United StatesMay 09, 2023logo

    Great Mera Peak Summit

    In early April 2023 I trekked to Mera Peak with Mountain Monarch. This was my second trip with MM and it was as enjoyable and successful as my previous trip (Everest Photography Trek). Hiking up the Hinku Valley is quite different than hiking on the Everest side, less traveled and not as developed. Very different treks and both worth doing. Many thanks to Pradip and Ngima Nuru for arranging and guiding our trek to Mera summit.

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    Dr Firoza Bhabha 5.0IndiaApril 18, 2023logo

    Trip to Ghorepani and Poon Hill

    I have been associated with Mountain Monarch Adventures for several years.In March of 2023, along with a friend, we did a trek to Ghorepani and Poon Hill.Though it was a tiring trek, our guide Chandra Prakash Rai was excellent, always encouraging and most helpful.We stayed in good guest houses and the last part of the trip was a helicopter ride to Annapurna Base Camp which was breathtaking and will live in our hearts for a very long time.Everything was so well organised and I highly recommend Mountain Monarch Adventures to anyone who wishes to trek in Nepal.

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    Matt Nielsen 5.0AustraliaApril 18, 2023logo

    Annapurna yoga trek

    What an amazing experience. I highly recommend mountain monarch as they provided a great experience for us. I look forward to coming back and doing another trek with mountain monarch again soon.

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    Fraser Kelly 5.0AustraliaApril 16, 2023logo

    Annapurna panorama treck

    We have just come home from our treck Everyone had the best time Our guide CP look after our every need He helped us with the currency and the culture He worked extremely hard to ensure we all had the best time and made the whole treck easy as. Always there to help and always answered the questions we have and made the effort to organise a golf day and came with us to help us with all the details Perfect trip, I will be back

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    Robert fry 5.0AustraliaApril 16, 2023logo

    Poon Hill trek

    Recently completed the poonhill 5 day trek. Our guides Cp, jai and zee were all very professional. Cp our lead guide made everyone in our group laugh and have fun. The tea houses and lunch restaurants were all very good. Thanks again CP. Regards Rob.

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    LEE E.T. 4.0SingaporeApril 14, 2023logo

    My ABC Trekking Experience

    I went on a solo 9-day ABC trek with Mountain Monarch (MM) from 29 March 2023. MM provides me with a winter parka, sleep bag, campon and a friendly and helpful guide named Yam. Yam is reasonably proficient in English. He told me the funa and flora in the places we were passing. Alerted me to the potential risks like steep cliffs, landslide and avalanche. Yam ascertained that I was well before I begin the day and still well at the end of each day. I would recommend MM to all who want to trek in Nepal.

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    Beth Jeffery 5.0United StatesJanuary 02, 2023logo

    Well taken care of

    We booked with Mountain Monarch in April 2020, but COVID happened. So, we rebooked for December 2022. We were concerned about the cold. Mountain Monarch supplied us with good down sleeping bags and parka down jackets that kept us warm. We were picked up from the airport and taken to our hotel. Pradip arranged a city tour for our extra day. Our trek was amazing. Clear skies. Had snow one day; it was beautiful. Mingma Sherpa, Chhoti, a female porter, and Ramesh took very good care of us. The tea houses were clean, the food was good, and water was supplied. I will be back. I highly recommend Mountain Monarch take care of all the details of tea houses, flights, transportation, hotel, park fees, tours, etc. Such a fantastic experience. Thank you so much.

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    Ian Herbert 5.0United KingdomDecember 12, 2022logo

    Fantastic Experience

    Fantastic experience. We did the Three Passes Trek with Mountain Monarch, and everything was perfect. Pradip was flexible on our booking due to Covid, and we rolled the date forward twice. When we were finally able to travel, we were met at the airport, and Pradip was at the hotel to greet us and take us for a welcome dinner. He also took us to the airport to fly to Lukla, where our guides Nima and Horizon met us with our four porters - 1 for each trekker, so they had reasonable loads. Nima and Horizon were excellent - did the correct acclimatization, including walking at a slow pace uphill; very informative about the views, local life, wildlife, and culture. Renjo La and Cho La were tough, long days, but we got there at the steady walking pace set. We had great rooms in the teahouses, and they really looked after us well with dinners, teas, and chocolate bars. One of our parties had a medical problem, and Nima dealt with this expertly. Horizon gave good advice on our capabilities, including getting myself and my wife to EBC and then to the top of Kalapatthar the next day. We decided to skip the final Pass and make a leisurely way down the Khumbu - Horizon was happy to switch the itinerary to meet our needs. After 18 days of trekking, Nima and Horizon became friends and Guides. Once back in Kathmandu, we were met again by Pradip, and then he personally took us to the airport for our trip home. Everything was so well organized and ran smoothly - I would totally recommend this local Nepalese company for a future trek.

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    Rachel 5.0CanadaDecember 05, 2022logo

    Amazing Adventure

    My partner and I completed the EBC trek with Mountain Monarch in October/November 2022 and had a fantastic time!! The trek itself was breathtaking and a unique challenge. It was great to have the whole thing planned for us, so all we had to worry about was the next step in front of us. Everything from picking us up at the airport to flying to Lukla and back was easy and smooth. MM somehow got us on a flight straight from Lukla to Kathmandu. We would not have been able to do it if we were on our own. Pradip even helped us get bus tickets to Pokhara after our trek! The price is slightly higher than other companies, but we thought it was worth it.

    We especially loved that they are a 100% Nepali company, so all money goes to support their economy and one porter for each trekker policy. We got boiled water instead of plastic water bottles to save plastic. We had a great group of people from around the world to hike with. Our guides (Santosh, Roshan, and Fingo) were super knowledgeable, patient, and helpful! We learned much from them about Nepal, the Everest region, the wildlife, and Buddhism. On our way back down, the plan changed slightly, resulting in walking for over 9 hours one day, walking into the dark even, and it was hard to understand the plan due to language barriers fully. It just would have been nice to have it communicated to us better. But other than that, we loved the route and loved that it went off the beaten path a bit, so we had a few much quieter days to take in the area and the culture (the areas where there are no other paths were often quite busy, I will say). Highlights were visiting EBC (obviously), Kalapathar summit (more complicated than anticipated but so worth it!), and the quiet village of Phortse, where we saw the rare musk deer and all the dal bat! I would definitely recommend booking with Mountain Monarch!