- SwitzerlandOctober 29, 2016
Memorable trek to Annapurna
We would like to thank Mountain Monarch Team for organizing a memorable trek to the Annapurna Round for us (Sep-Oct, 2016). We did a fair bit of research before deciding on the walk and booking with Mountain Monarch, and we are delighted with our choice!
At the outset, their website was very helpful and provided good information on various treks. Subsequently, Mr. Pradip quickly responded to our queries via email and phone, and these discussions helped us plan well for the trip, sitting far away from Nepal!
Once in Nepal, we met our guide Arjun and our porters and pretty much relied on them for the next few weeks during our hike. What we liked the most about Arjun and other Mountain Monarch guides we met en route was their professionalism, knowledge (of local conditions + medical), and friendliness. Arjun was well equipped with a good medical kit and an understanding of what conditions to look for in customers. Arjun was also extremely thorough in his daily briefings and flexible in adapting to our constraints and interests.
We could also see Arjun and other guides constantly communicate on trail conditions and updating each other. We felt safe with that kind of meticulous planning. We were also impressed with the policy of “One porter for one customer,” We could see our porters were taken better care of by their management than those porters from other companies.
As we did a teahouse trek, we relied on Mountain Monarch for an excellent local network to get us the better teahouse for stay or lunches at the villages where it got crowded, and they did indeed meet or exceed our expectations.
As a result, we had very less to worry about in terms of logistics, trail difficulty, etc. We could free our minds to enjoy a beautiful trekking experience and spectacular views.
Starting from 800 m to crossing the Thorong La pass at 5,400 m and climbing down to Muktinath at 3,800 m while enjoying great views of Annapurna ranges and diverse landscape each day was an experience we will never forget in our lifetime. If we go back to Nepal for another adventure in the future, it will be with Mountain Monarch!
- United KingdomOctober 25, 2016
Wonderful trip to Nepal and the Annapurna Panorama trek
Thank you and all the team for our wonderful trip to Nepal and the Annapurna Panorama trek. It has been one of the most enjoyable and extraordinary trips I’ve ever experienced. From when we stepped out of the airport to when we left Nepal, Yam was a considerate guide, and the organization was faultless. There was nothing to feel concerned about; we were just free to walk and open our eyes and hearts to Nepal.
We wish Mountain Monarch every success in the future.
- AustraliaOctober 15, 2016
I had a brilliant time with MM on my first-ever trekking holiday. I appreciated being in a small group of two as it meant our plans were easily adapted to suit more of what we wanted along the way. CP was an excellent guide who looked after us significantly when my fellow trekker fell ill and was hugely entertaining, friendly, caring, and passionate about the trek, Nepal, and life itself! Just when I thought nothing could top our day at Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), our last day during the Dashain festival was so beautiful that it caused a lump in my throat of gratitude and emotion, especially when we were playing on the festival swing with the children after walking through the beautiful paddy fields with the endless variety of pretty butterflies and dragonflies.
Prasun, our porter, was amazing; I wish I could have spoken Nepalese to him! In comparison with another tour company (compared notes with another group post-trek), ours was much better organized. The service was far better and more respectful with private transfers between KTM and Pokhara. I definitely recommend MM and would use them again.
- AustraliaSeptember 17, 2016
Well managed company
A well-managed company with Pradip at the helm, who has excellent communication and organizational abilities. We had such capable and exciting leaders in Dipen and Prakash who were a constant support and amusement to us on our trekking journey. It was an enhanced experience walking with the Mountain Monarch Nepalese team, and I particularly enjoyed learning Nepalese and playing UNO with them all. Any concerns we had were worked out, and options were offered. I would travel with Mountain Monarch again and hope to do so in the next few years. With thanks to the M. Monarch TEAM
- United StatesAugust 10, 2016
Challenging trek enjoyable
Pradip and his staff did an excellent job of making a challenging trek enjoyable, educational, and a lifetime experience. The trekking was well-planned, and our guide and porter reliable and helpful. We made the trek post-2015 earthquake without incident. We had absolute confidence in our well-being during the entire trip. The people we met were both exciting and as enthused as we were with the adventure. Mountain Monarch is an excellent choice if you are looking for a challenge beyond the ordinary. Namaste!
- United KingdomJune 12, 2016
Excellent adventure in Nepal and Himalaya
Vicky and I would like to thank Mountain Monarch for an excellent 2-week adventure in Nepal and the Himalayas in March 2016. From our pickup at the airport to departure, we were looked after really well. Our guide Dawa and our porter, Ram, were courteous and kind. The trip was a great mix of a cultural tour (1 day), rafting (1 day), and trekking (10 days). I will always remember our rafting day, “please, Sir, swim for pleasure !?” and the generosity of Dawa, Ram, and Pradip. You probably cannot find a better value package for a Nepali adventure.
- United StatesApril 10, 2016
Personalised service with Mountain Monarch
” You will get personalized service with Mountain Monarch. This Annapurna Dhaulagiri trip was my SECOND adventure with them. Their porters are treated with dignity and respect. So you will get to know your Sherpas and porters as friends before the end of your trek. Mr. Pradip, the owner of Mountain Monarch, is thoughtful, trustworthy, and professional in every sense of the word. Your email will be promptly answered, however simple it is, and have professional advice for all your inquiries. You will be personally met at Kathmandu’s airport, and at the end of the trek, you will be driven to the airport for your departure. Mr. Pradip will personally await your arrival at the hotel to greet you, like one of the family. They will stay with you until you pass through the airport door at your departure. Mountain Monarch is THE leader in Nepal trekking. All necessary drugs and precautions are brought along during the trek in case someone gets into trouble. All the Sherpas and porters used by Mountain Monarch are top-shelf. They are friendly, caring, and genuine. You will be treated like family throughout your trek. In fact, as I write this review, I am contemplating a third trek with Mountain Monarch. Thank you again, Mr. Pradip, for making my visit to Nepal memorable once again.”
- AustraliaSeptember 27, 2015
Enjoyed the entire trip
I would like to express my sincere thanks for the recent trekking experience with my son Nick, the two Tasmanians Hamish and Andrew, and one British Andy. Your company team and expertise were fantastic, and your knowledge of the mountains and your religion was simply excellent.
Nick and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip, and I would like to commend your patience when I could not get along as fast as I would have liked. The organization of the trip was first-rate, and I would recommend Mountain Monarch to any other trekkers with similar goals and aspirations in the area.