- United KingdomJuly 02, 2017
I recently completed two Treks with Mountain Monarch. The first was a solo trek with my guide to Langtang; the other was joining a group Trek to Upper Mustang and the Tiji Festival. On all occasions, Mountain Monarch provided excellent service. This included great advice to help me plan my holiday and the service provided by all the staff on the Treks that saw their roles as not only guides but to ensure we all had an enjoyable time, as well as learning more about the land we were Trekking through. I am happy to recommend Mountain Monarch, which is reliable, financially competitive, and takes extra steps to ensure your time in Nepal is enjoyable and hassle-free.
- United KingdomJune 11, 2017
The fantastic scenery + warm welcome of the Nepali People, together with the excellent and totally dedicated service provided by the staff, quality Food, equipment, support, and care of the porters too. A very professional company.
We have had an excellent trek, and I would like to thank Pradip, Binoy, Danno, and the staff + porter for the TRIP OF LIFETIME.
- United StatesApril 16, 2017
Mountain Monarch is a highly-rated guide company operating in Nepal. I recently enlisted their help in trekking around Mt. Everest, and I fully agree with all of the great reviews this company gets. However, my scheduled trek was changed by a fall while descending a high pass, resulting in a broken fibula. This is where Mountain Monarch went above and beyond all expectations. From the very able guide, Netra, to the ever-calming and gentlemanly disposition of the owner, Mr. Pradip, they organized a very efficient air rescue and worry-free transport to a competent travelers’ clinic in Kathmandu. Supervised mainly by Mr. Pradip, every little detail was handled with reassurance and comfort. It is said that in a time of crisis, the very best comes out in people. Mr. Pradip and his staff shone in these moments. I’m very much looking forward to joining them again and highly recommend Mountain Monarch Adventures to everyone.
- CanadaDecember 20, 2016
Awesome trIp experience in Manaslu
Text can’t entirely describe my experience on the Manaslu circuit trek because it’s how I felt on the inside that made it feel so worthwhile as each day passed. It was excellent and so different from the other two treks I have taken with Mountain Monarch, which was in the Everest region in 2010 and 2014 and which I both loved. What I really loved about this trek was the fact that there were fewer people on this circuit compared to the Everest region. Most of the trekking days were spent by the beautiful river, where the sound of raging rapids filled the air. The sound of water while going to sleep was calming.
Larke pass was a long and tough day but a rewarding one. 5,106 meters, and every breath means something as you push on and reach that final flag. And a big highlight for me personally happened one night around 3 am when I went outside and, for a minute, just stared at the magnificence of Mt Manaslu before me, bathed in white alongside the night sky awash with all of the major stars of our universe. At that moment, all I thought was just maybe I was the only one on earth looking at it during that very moment in time. Felt great.
As for the staff, Netra, our leading guide, was so knowledgeable and great to talk to. Pimba, our assistant guide, did an impeccable job as well. Our porters, all young guys, were a joy to be with. My fellow trekkers and I were happy with the complete service. If I return to Nepal ( which I am sure I will), Mountain Monarch will be my first choice again.
- SwitzerlandDecember 07, 2016
A perfect trekking
“Three passes and peaks trekking - 18 days” is a fantastic trekking, unforgettable, thanks to the perfect organization of Mountain Monarch. Our guide, Mingma Chiri sherpa, was competent, kind, and understanding. The idea of one trekker-one porter is fair and greatly appreciated. The material we did borrow from Monarch was top quality. Our special thanks go to the managing director Pradip, who closely followed our trip from the beginning to the end.
- AustraliaNovember 30, 2016
Nov 2016 – Excellent experience – doing the combined Everest Base camp and Island Peak trek.
The Island Peak part is incredibly strenuous; however, the acclimatization treks leading up to IP are well-designed to help prepare you for the hard slog to the top. The support Sherpas and porters are all first-class with lots of experience. Enjoyed meeting up will all my fellow companions from all over the world.
- DenmarkNovember 27, 2016
Journey of a lifetime
I participated in a "Mountain Monarch" peak climbing tour to Mera Peak in Oct/Nov 2016. It was indeed a journey of a lifetime. The trekking was very professional and well-organized. There was a high focus on safety with an itinerary that minimized the risk of high altitude sickness. The group – with Ngima Sarki Sherpa as an excellent leader – was competent, very friendly, and helpful. The kitchen staff produced tasty and hygienic prepared food even under difficult conditions. On the summit day, no less than three climbing guides allowed the 8 clients to split into three groups according to individual physical capacity. This contributed to the summit's success rate being 100 %. I had a wonderful trip to Mera Peak with the most astonishing views of the beautiful mountains. I can highly recommend "Mountain Monarch" as a trekking tour operator.
Klavs Wurgler Hansen, Enebaervej 68, 8600 Silkeborg, Denmark
- CanadaNovember 20, 2016
Thanks to the folks at Monarch!
I just want to say thanks to all the folks who made my trip one of the best I have ever had in my life. I did the EBC acclimatization hike and climbed Island Peak with Monarch, and I can only say they made the trip fantastic. I was met at the airport, and all the details were taken care of.
The guides were excellent! And above all else, they were safe. I will be booking another trip with them next October. Thanks to the folks at Monarch!
- AustraliaNovember 10, 2016
Safe and 100% successful climb to Mera Peak
We sincerely thank Mountain Monarch and our wonderful team, who ensured us a lifetime trip. From Prakash, our excellent mountain guide; Arjun, our super climbing guide; Shambhu, our young assistant; Mila, our cook with his kitchen team; and all the porters and helpers – a great team!
We chose MM for our Mera Peak ascent (Sept 2016) because of their professionalism, value for money, and because they are a locally based company in Kathmandu. We were so impressed by the friendliness, knowledge, and attention to detail across this company, from the Managing Director to the porters.
The MM team showed great care and motivation in our endeavor to reach the summit of Mera (6476m). Without their help and guidance, it is clear that we would not have made it! Plenty of time was allocated for acclimatization, and the trek and climb were well organized. While trekking, we stayed in some teahouses that were of a decent standard and clean and comfortable. We also utilized tents that the MM team was excellent in assisting with quick and efficient setting up and breaking camp even in the wettest and snowiest weather! Food was good, and there was always plenty of it.
Prakash, our mountain guide and an excellent leader, looked after our daily needs and ensured that our trekking was hassle-free. Our climbing guide Arjun is a beautiful character with extensive experience. They confirmed that our climb went without incident, and it was a real pleasure to spend time with them (we now consider these guys our mates!). Our MM crew was fantastic and looked after us well, resulting in the time we spent in Nepal being thoroughly enjoyed.
We found Mountain Monarch, a leading company offering SAFE & RESPONSIBLE trekking throughout the Himalayas. Many of the big-ticket trekking equipment items are catered for by this company at NO extra cost. This included the down jacket, sleeping bag & liner, crampons, gaiters, trekking poles, ice picks, helmets, harnesses, and some excellent additional training!
We are proud of our decision to trek with Mountain Monarchs and glad we made new friends among the team, our trekking group, and the locals. We look forward to our next trip to Nepal, which will definitely be with Mountain Monarch!
Dhanyavad from the Merlano family!