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    Jan Croft 5.0United StatesMay 06, 2011logo

    Fantastic Trek

    Namaste, Pradip; I am writing to let you know about a fantastic trek I had with your company and especially the great job of our guide Ngima Sarki Sherpa in getting me to the base camp of mt. Everest. This adventure was my seventieth birthday present to myself, and because of your company and Ngima's outstanding guide skills, it was a complete success! Ngima was very professional and knowledgeable in so many aspects of trekking.

    For example, when we got to higher altitudes, I lost my appetite and could not eat. However, he always watched over my meals, persuaded me to try to eat a little more or to take a few more bites, and so ensured that I could keep up my strength for climbing and trekking. Also, I was a little self–conscious about slipping on rocks and falling, so I was extra careful as we went up steep ascents or down deep descents.

    Ngima stayed by my side, sometimes holding my arms, helping me cross wet rocks in streams, and assisting me when climbing was tough over loose rocks; when needed, he would have his assistance guide or porter help me as well. For example, my friend who trekked with me got headaches as we gained higher altitude, and Ngima was there to help. He knows what to do, ensuring she is warm and drinking enough water. She also got sick after eating some food, and he watched after her and gave her medicines to ensure she could continue the trek.

    He studies many different subjects to prepare him to assist trekkers, and I feel very lucky that I had someone so knowledgeable as my guide on the trek to the base camp. The assistant guide Nuru and the porter Pasang were also very friendly, caring, and incredibly helpful. Ngima's management of them and their individual enthusiasm and professionalism made this trek run very smoothly no matter what circumstances we encountered: rain, sickness, forgotten pieces of gear, or difficult terrain. When I trek again, I will absolutely use Mountain Monarch as well as ask for Ngima as my guide. Thank you again for such a wonderful experience.

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    Bee Kuen 5.0SingaporeApril 18, 2011logo

    Excellent Assistance Provided

    I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to trek to different parts of the world, such as Sikkim, India, China, Vietnam, etc. However, Karma has proven to be the best person I have traveled with thus far. From day one, he has proven that he is not only a guide but also a leader who brings a group of people from different backgrounds together and motivates us to achieve what we set out to do, especially when the going gets tough. And over the days, Karma and Mingma have become firm and close friends whose genuine and warm concern would leave the deepest impression on the trek.

    Much has been said about the excellent assistance your team has provided; allow me to list down just a few -Well thought itineraries to ensure sufficient acclimatization by trekkers. Considering the limited options, especially at Lobuche and Gorakshep, it is apparent that Karma made a particular effort to confirm that the lodges were selected to ensure that we enjoy clean and safe accommodation.

    Genuine concern for our emotional and physical well-being by showing our care in minor detail, such as ensuring that we get the correct nutrients from meals prepared hygienically by the kitchen and observing us.

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    Sheinal Bhuralal, Martin Philip Rowe and Julian Pr 5.0United KingdomApril 16, 2011logo

    Highly Recommended

    We had a wonderful trip to Nepal, in no small part due to the great help and assistance provided by the team at Mountain Monarch. In particular, we found them very responsive to requests, modifications, and personalization with the trip. In addition, the team that accompanied us on the trek was equally helpful, friendly, and professional—highly recommended.

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    April Chow 5.0United KingdomMarch 26, 2011logo

    Perfect Everest Trek

    Just want to officially thank Mountain Monarch and the EBC Trek Karma Tamang leader for your outstanding service. As you know, at Pheriche, the Himalayan Rescue Association diagnosed me with High altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), with 60% O2. After 2 hours of O2 supply and Diamox medication, they discharged me. With Karma and his team's continuous monitoring and supply of O2, I could make it to Everest Base Camp.

    We also decided to descend from Kalapathar wisely. Balancing the act of knowing what is possible or what is not, responsible decision-making is what sets MMA apart. I want to thank Karma and the team for making my dream possible, especially making my birthday on April 1 special during the trek. Your genuine caring and professionalism are so unique now a day.

    I look forward to future trekking with you.

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    Philip Joseph Holt 5.0United KingdomDecember 19, 2010logo

    Fantastic Trip

    Firstly let me congratulate Dawa, Dil in Mountain Monarch on a fantastic trek. Andrea and I both had a fantastic trip. Dawa and his team are an absolute credit to themselves and your company.

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    Akiyama, Tano Yoshiro And Group 5.0JapanNovember 10, 2010logo

    Thank you very much for your cooperation

    Thank you very much for your cooperation. We also thank you for Dawa's good guide and good staff. All of the members have gone up to the top of Gokyo peak and got a splendid view of Everest and are completely satisfied.

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    Bart De Groote and Friends 5.0BelgiumNovember 09, 2010logo

    The organization was perfect in every way

    Namaste, Pradip, Now we have been back in our home countries and have our first work week behind us, I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank you again for the great trek we were able to experience with your company. The organization was perfect in every way; the guides (Sunil, Santos) and porters were professional and pleasant to be around. Furthermore, they were genuinely impressed with your follow-up before and after the trek.

    In the name of myself and my fellow travelers, I want to congratulate you on the organization you have built so far and thank you for being such a professional and kind host. I wish you all the best and the best of luck with your company. See you again a couple of years from now,

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    Ben and Emily Harrison 5.0AustraliaOctober 25, 2010logo

    Keep up the world class work that you are doing

    Dear Pradip, We recently took part in your Everest Chola pass trek, and we would like to thank you and the Mountain Monarch Adventures team, especially our group leader, Sunil Gurung, for what was an incredible journey, one that we will never forget! It was a lifetime trip, and we can not thank you enough!

    We were particularly impressed with Mountain Monarch's practices. Not once did we need to purchase drinking water; a comprehensive medical kit was always at hand, the porters were not overloaded (as we saw other porters from competition companies), and it was heartening to hear that Mountain Monarch is supporting the children of their porters to achieve an education. Further to Sunil being a wonderfully attentive and careful group leader, we had the pleasure of meeting Santosh Kurung, our assistant guide.

    Santosh showed us the hospitality and kindness that we feel is indicative of the mountains. Again, we cannot fault the service that Mountain Monarch Adventures provided. We congratulate you for your professionalism and attention to detail. Keep up the world-class work that you are doing.

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    Mary and Michael Campbell 5.0United KingdomOctober 13, 2010logo

    Wonderful Memories

    Hello Pradip, We have some wonderful memories and photos of our trip to EBC and would like to congratulate you on your organization. We felt we were treated as individuals and not just one group. Everything went smoothly, Buddha and the rest of his team were excellent, and we would have no hesitation in recommending your company to anyone else.

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    Dilip Talekar Avd Friends 5.0IndiaJune 21, 2010logo

    Superb Organization

    Pradip, mere words cannot express just how much we enjoyed the Gokyo Lakes trek. Nor can they express our gratitude and appreciation to you and all at Mountain Monarch for the excellent organization of this truly memorable journey. Sunil is a beautiful guide with excellent organizational and interpersonal communicational skills. He is also a fine human being with a great sense of humor and patience!
    Thank you for sending him to us.

    The rest of the staff, especially Nandu, and Lhakpa, also deserve a lot of praise for their tireless efficiency, eager willingness to do anything that was asked of them, and cheerfulness. I, my fellow trekkers, would say that Sunil and his able crew became friends with whom we would love to do another trek.

    You can be sure that I and everyone in our group will be recommending you and Mountain Monarch to anyone who would like to trek or even journey in Nepal. The success of a trekking company depends a lot on the chap at the top. You are doing a fantastic job setting a good example for your staff. Your friendly nature put us at ease right from our first meeting at the hotel. I knew that my friends and I were in safe hands. Keep up the great work!