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    Bela and Michelle Meszaros 5.0HungarySeptember 16, 2009logo

    Enjoyed the Trip

    It has been a year since we started planning 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 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 a big thank you to the company, mainly to our guide Buddha and porters: Pemba and Durga. We would not have enjoyed it as much without your help.

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    Brian , Yvonne White, John And Wendy Matthews 5.0United KingdomSeptember 16, 2009logo

    Very good trekking

    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 book the Annapurna Circuit trip in October 2009 cost-effectively.

    From our arrival in Kathmandu, all of our transfers, additional flights, and hotel arrangements worked out very well, right down to our departure. 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 tour was a fantastic experience, with perfect trekking days and stunning and varied scenery, which rates alongside the 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 nice and welcoming tea houses.

    Pradip's recommendation for an extra day in Pokhara was well worth it. So, in summary, we would definitely recommend MMA and use them again. Our only problem is finding a trek to rival the round Annapurna.

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    Greg Blaney Victoria 5.0CanadaMay 14, 2009logo

    Professional in every aspect

    Hello, Pradip and Mountain Monarch staff. Please accept our thanks for making our Everest base camp trek via the Gokyo Chola pass 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 we were dissatisfied with, and when people travel around the world for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, they must 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 had selected an excellent company. 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.

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    Cathy And Harry Barrett 5.0United StatesMay 13, 2009logo

    Outstanding people and good friends

    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. Our last tour, on the Annapurna Circuit, was most unusual for several reasons. First, we celebrated our seventieth birthday and our fiftieth wedding anniversary.

    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 afterward. 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 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 from 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 soon.

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    GIDON 5.0AustraliaApril 19, 2009logo

    Enjoyed my time with Mountain Monarch

    The trek was very personalized; the company was a fantastic experience. The staff was excellent, and we were looked after very well. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Mountain Monarch. Will highly recommend it to anyone and hope to return in the not-too-distant future. Thank you!

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    Alex and Janet Lee 5.0MalaysiaApril 11, 2009logo

    Memorable Holiday

    It's one of my most memorable holidays + the toughest too. I probably would not have been able to complete the ABC trek without the Mountain Monarch Sherpa team, I am the slowest in my group, and it is like being left behind every day. Still, Yugal was always behind me, thus giving me companionship more important, He was like a silent block next to us.

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    Emma And Alison Sikora 5.0United KingdomApril 11, 2009logo

    Wonderful time in Nepal trekking

    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 called Kamal, made our trek so much fun and a wonderful experience. We felt very safe in those fantastic mountains and well looked after, but we 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 a 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.

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    Jeff and Erin Detwiler 5.0United StatesDecember 19, 2008logo

    Amazing Adventure

    Thank you for a fantastic adventure, Mountain Monarch. Our trek to EBC and Kala Pattar was truly the adventure of a lifetime. A special thanks to Sunil, our leader, guide, and the rest of the excellent staff. They were friendly, fun-loving, knowledgeable, and incredibly supportive. We would highly recommend Mountain Monarch to anyone interested in exploring the Himalayas.

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    Scaffidi family, Joe, Alexa, Paul and Michael 5.0AustraliaDecember 15, 2008logo

    Exceeded our Expectations

    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 they gave us far exceeded our expectations, and I have no doubt we were looked upon with envy by many other trekkers. However, 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. For each meal, we were assisted in choosing from the menu. Every night we were given a talk about the next day's adventures. While walking, the guides spread themselves out to cater to our different walking speeds. My special thanks go 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 in the house. The porters and guides were always courteous, were informative about the mountains and their people, and ALWAYS HAD A SMILE on their faces. 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 that he worked tirelessly 24/7 to ensure we were happy, comfortable, informed, and safe. Regarding safety and health, we felt comforted that a first aid kit and portable altitude chamber were carried with us.

    Fortunately, and no doubt due to MMA's proper planning, none of us suffered any severe altitude sickness (in fact, no sickness except the infamous Khumbu cough and a few head colds). After 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!

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    Tekin Figen And Marcus Dietrich 5.0GermanyNovember 15, 2008logo

    Amazing time in Nepal

    You did a great job! We had a fantastic time in Nepal. We definitely have a permanent impression of your excellent hospitality and gentleness. Sanjay and Lanka were so friendly and had great companionship. They were amazing. From our trip's beginning, I felt we had chosen the right agency. The first day of sightseeing in Kathmandu was exciting. And I am definitely interested in returning to Nepal especially doing the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek.