- United StatesOctober 14, 2018
Highly recommend Mountain Monarch
Once again, let me express our gratitude for the excellent service and personal attention given to our recent JEEP TOUR of Upper Mustang. It was a difficult and stressful trip with the weather, road conditions, and flight cancellations but made so much easier by the handling of you and your staff. I “thank” our stars that when choosing a tour company, we decided on MOUNTAIN MONARCH, a local company with hands-on for every delay or problem. Mustang had been on my radar for many years, and I was not disappointed. If anyone is searching for a tour company, I highly recommend Mountain Monarch and give them a 5-star rating. You will leave Nepal feeling like a member of an extended family
- United StatesAugust 29, 2018
Great 10 days Manaslu trip with Helicopter in and out in April 2018
Mountain Monarch is an excellent tour company. We had a fantastic ten-day trek on the Manaslu Circuit over Larke Pass, using helicopter services to fly in and out. We appreciated the attention to detail from MM and would definitely use them again for planning and trekking purposes. We fully endorse the one trekker and one porter responsible for guiding that MM provides. What an incredible way to see the Himalayas if limited in time! Highly recommend it to any adventurer!
- United States minor outlying islandsApril 08, 2018
An absolutely fantastic trek. This combines both the Circuit with the Sanctuary. These two treks complement each other perfectly. The Circuit is a complete immersion into Nepalese culture and the environment starting in the lowland valleys and culminating with the high-altitude crossing at Thorung La Pass. The Sanctuary is the perfect climax for this trek, with unbelievable close-up vistas and panoramas. Mountain Monarch did a fantastic job of guiding. Their policy of one trekker: and one porter is to be commended. During our trek, we saw many instances of porters carrying excessive weight (double duffels!). By reducing loads and creating additional jobs, MM is doing a great thing. Keep up the great work, Pradip!
When we got sick in Manang, our guide (Yam) adjusted our itinerary (we skipped Tilicho Lake) to allow us to get better. This allowed us to break up the long day & climb from Tatopani to Ghorepani into two days. This change in itinerary worked wonderfully.
Our guide produced a bottle of antiseptic hand wash at every meal before being served—an effortless but nice touch.
As we approached high altitude, Yam pulled out a blood oxygen saturation meter to measure our blood oxygen levels at every dinner. This is the same meter used by the HRA clinic in Manang. The meter gave us objective data to reinforce the fact that we felt no ill effects from the altitude. A very reassuring thing. This was so unusual that other trekkers around us asked to try it out!
We give our highest recommendation to MM and the combined Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary trek. We plan to return in a few years to do Everest with MM!
- CanadaFebruary 11, 2018
The Best Trek
My husband and I decided to do the Langtang /Heritage Region vs. the more popular Everest & Annapurna treks, and we haven't regretted it since! Our guide was knowledgeable and catered to our needs, and the locals were friendly and welcoming! The 1st part of the trek was a heritage trail, where we saw less than 50 tourists but still had spectacular views! In the 2nd part of the trek, we went to the more famous Langtang region, where the earthquake in 2014 hit the hardest. There were more people, but we met many friendly tourists on the way! I would recommend the Langtang region & Mountain Monarch to anyone considering a trip to Nepal!
- AustraliaNovember 14, 2017
Fairly achievable trips
I went on this trip along with a couple of friends towards the end of May. We had limited time, but we're interested in doing a peak, and this seemed to be one of the less expensive and relatively achievable trips we could find. Also, given our lack of mountaineering experience, we thought it would be a good idea to have a guide with us (which it was)! Physically, it was not too challenging, so I guess if you are in pretty decent shape, you should be able to make it to the top. That said, how your body will react at a higher altitude can vary and largely depend on genetics (sorry for rambling on).
The location, Langtang Valley, is spectacular; it is a very surreal experience being surrounded by 6,000 and 7,000-meter peaks. As you gradually move to a higher altitude, landscape, flora, and fauna also have a pretty large variation.
Mountain Monarch does a great job providing all the necessary equipment for the journey. Pretty much all your needs can be provided, and they are highly professional. I think it was a good idea to have a lot of help for this particular trip, as we were all relatively new to peak climbing. The food in Nepal is also great and healthy as well! Finally, I want to thank the whole crew and our guide Ngima for the trip; it was a fantastic time, which I appreciated. Would definitely recommend this trip if you have the time and finance!
- AustraliaSeptember 18, 2017
Thank You MM
Thank you, Pradip, our wonderful guide Netra and our fantastic porters and driver on an incredible journey hiking the Annapurna circuit via The Thorong La Pass. For three Aussies with limited trekking experience, we had a brilliant time trekking in the off-peak season (September), staying at some great tea houses, and tasting Nepalese cuisine and culture with an extremely experienced and well-equipped support crew led by Netra. He looked after us very well at altitude, entertained us on the long trekking days, and always ensured we stayed at the best quality tea houses and remained well nourished. Thank you so much, Mountain Monarch, we are sad to be leaving an incredible country, and I'm certain I'll come back again to explore some more mountains.🙂
- United StatesSeptember 10, 2017
Incredible customer service!!
Incredible customer service!!
I leave on the December 2-23, 2017, trip, but I must say how much I appreciate the excellent customer service I have received from Pradip. He has answered every question I've had and has walked me through each step in the process. I can't wait for my trek to EBC and Island Peak in December!!
- CanadaJuly 15, 2017
A very worthwhile trek
Once again, Pradip, your company and staff exceeded our expectations. I don’t have any first-hand knowledge of the service provided by other trekking companies. Still, I find it hard to believe that any could exceed Mountain Monarch’s level of service and the level of support that your guides and Sherpas gave us. Sunil, Jay, Pemba, and the rest of our guides were terrific in every way imaginable; we could not thank them enough.
The Mustang area is dry and quite stark but has a subtle beauty that impressed us all. A very worthwhile trek with the spellbound three days long Tiji festival.