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    May M. Chan 5.0United StatesSeptember 27, 2008logo

    Personal attention to our needs

    We all had a great time Pradip; thank you so much for taking such good care of us! I have to admit, I was a bit worried about what type of organization I had signed up for online, but from the moment you picked us up from the airport, I felt we were in good hands.

    Thank you for all your personal attention to our needs and for being so flexible with the itinerary. As Brian said, I will definitely recommend your company to any of our friends who wish to travel to Nepal. Best of luck with growing your enterprise; I am sure you will be successful because you have the best interests of everyone in mind.

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    Doug and Anne Slim 5.0Hong KongSeptember 25, 2008logo

    Hope to repeat again and again

    We wanted an adventure with isolation and beautiful scenery, and Mountain Monarch tailored our trip to provide more than we expected. The Mountain Monarch crew added so much to our trip -- humor, information, and safety. The anticipation to see what fantastic meal would be created for us each night was sometimes as exciting as the mountain views.

    Although Nepal is impressive by itself, I know that it was the personal touch of Mountain Monarch that made our two-week camping trip something that we hope to repeat again and again.

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    Tony Day 5.0United KingdomSeptember 14, 2008logo

    Mountain Monarch is fantastic in every respect

    I have now completed four separate treks with Mountain Monarch. They have been fantastic in every respect. All of the staff have been very helpful and extremely friendly. In addition, I have found the trek leaders to be highly knowledgeable and able to cope with any problems that crop up, medical or anything else.

    They have organized bespoke trips for me with groups ranging from 2 to 11 people. I can not praise them highly enough or recommend them too highly.

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    Merle Parker And Friends 5.0United StatesSeptember 13, 2008logo

    Great time on our trip to Annapurna

    I had a great time on our around Annapurna journey with Peter Bailey in September. Your services and accommodations in Kathmandu were excellent. The guides (Netra, Omrit, and Namgel) are really knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and friendly.

    I learned a lot about Nepal and even some Nepali from them, and that made the trip even better. Netra, in particular, is very skilled as a guide and knows his first aid. Without him, it is not sure how well two of our party would have fared. When I return to Nepal for trekking in the future, I will use Mountain Monarch and will always recommend it to friends who plan to visit.

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    Jon Button 5.0United KingdomSeptember 12, 2008logo

    Mountain Monarch are very well organized

    I really have to thank you, Wengda, Akur, and the two boys, for making it a memorable trip for us. The equipment provided was excellent, and the routes were planned to suit our capability. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and informative. Mountain Monarch is very well organized, but more than that, your guides took a personal interest in us, ensuring that we made the very most out of our whole trip.

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    Joyce Buxton 5.0United KingdomAugust 16, 2008logo

    A fantastic, unforgettable experience

    In May 2007, I celebrated my 70th birthday by completing the Annapurna Circuit crossing The Thorong La Pass. I reached the summit just as the sun was rising – a fantastic, unforgettable experience.

    Many thanks to Mountain Monarch Adventures for all their kindness and support, efficient and reliable trek management, and organization by excellent, friendly, and knowledgeable staff whose combined expertise helped me to achieve another dream.Special thanks to Chandra Prakash Rai, my leader, and guide.

    This was my 2nd trek with Mountain Monarch – last year, I went to Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill and really would not think of trekking with anyone else. However, I recommend them to anyone wishing to trek or climb the magical Himalayas.

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    Sara and Olof Fredricson 5.0SwedenJuly 13, 2008logo

    Strongly Recommend MM

    Mountain Monarch more than fulfilled all our expectations on the 18-day Annapurna Circuit trek during the summer of 2008. In all categories, including knowledge, service, flexibility, and accommodation, they proved their role as one of Nepal's most professional and personalized trekking companies.

    I strongly recommend that anyone on a trek contact the service-minded people at Mountain Monarch.

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    Paul Glashan 5.0CanadaMarch 29, 2008logo

    Great Experience with MM

    I am writing to tell you what a great experience I had with Mountain Monarch. The main reason for this was my guide, Sunil Gurung. Trek guide Sunil's sense of humor, knowledge, and professionalism truly made a trip, something I will never forget. Sometimes I got sick, yet Sunil made me feel comfortable with his complete medical competence. You really have a vital asset in Sunil.

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    Tom And Helen Wittram 5.0United KingdomMarch 16, 2008logo

    Thank you and your team for such an amazing trip

    We want to thank you and your team for such a fantastic trip. We feel so lucky to have seen the Himalayas and to have had your assistance. The guides and Sherpas were informative about the local areas and mountain ranges, and lots of fun! We were very impressed with the guides' medical training, and we felt we could trust them to look after us in the mountains.

    We would also like to say that the porters were so helpful and sweet-natured. We will never forget our experience in Nepal, and we would highly recommend Mountain Monarch to anyone interested in trekking in Nepal.

    We also enjoyed our time at the Hotel Shankar – it is nice to have a bit of luxury after such arduous trekking! It is excellent to stay in a good hotel that does not feel like a westernized chain. The hotel staff is very friendly, and the hotel pool and garden are a welcome oasis of calm amongst all the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu.

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    John Wakeman and Tejananda 5.0United KingdomMarch 05, 2008logo

    Excellent Service

    I really can not praise Mountain Monarch too highly for the infrastructure, support, and organization of this trek - the Everest trek, including the crossing of the Cho La. The whole thing was excellent, right from the moment we got out of Kathmandu airport to be met by Pradip, the boos of the company (very patient, given the long delay in getting visas), and being whisked to our comfortable four-star hotel. The optional sightseeing tour conducted by Pradip in Kathmandu the following day was great for getting our bearings, and the briefing by our guides, Sunil and Gi, was friendly and efficient.

    Reaching Lukla, we met up with our Sherpa and three friendly porters, without whom we simply could not have done it. Sunil was a brilliant guide and a wizard at card games and tricks! But more importantly, his medical /first aid training, which I gather is a significant priority for all Mountain Monarch guides, was tremendously critical to the success of the trek.

    Whatever stomach afflictions people in our group had, they were always better and ready to walk by the following day. I am pretty sure that for two of us who suffered mild altitude sickness, being put in the gamma bag (oxygen chamber) was crucial for the continuation of the trek to the higher altitudes and over the Cho La. So many thanks to Mountain Monarch. I am hooked on Nepal trekking now, would very much like to do more, and would definitely go with Mountain Monarch again, ideally with the same guides, Sherpa, and porters!