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Lamjung Himal trek in Nepal by Be, 3 Jul 2020
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The walking holiday of a lifetime

I was in a small group of 7 people trekking in the Lamjung Himal for 9 days. We were looking for an adventurous trek, off the beaten track. I especially wanted to experience the quiet of the high mountains, nature and wildlife. The trip exceeded my hopes and expectations! We camped and walked and with the support, company and superb organisation of The Mountain Company and their wonderful staff I was able to achieve an expedition that I never ...

I was in a small group of 7 people trekking in the Lamjung Himal for 9 days. We were looking for an adventurous trek, off the beaten track. I especially wanted to experience the quiet of the high mountains, nature and wildlife. The trip exceeded my hopes and expectations! We camped and walked and with the support, company and superb organisation of The Mountain Company and their wonderful staff I was able to achieve an expedition that I never thought I would now be able to do.

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Wonderful support and organisation from start to finish. I felt in safe hands from the moment I signed up. Excellent follow up and a personal meeting with the tour operator Roland to hear our feedback in detail. I cannot recommend them too highly. We wanted a trip off the beaten track and we got it. Roland has an excellent understanding of the hopes, dreams and needs of his clients!

Lamjung Himal trek in Nepal by Be, 29 Jun 2020
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The walking holiday of a lifetime

I was in a small group of 7 people trekking in the Lamjung Himal for 9 days. We were looking for an adventurous trek, off the beaten track. I especially wanted to experience the quiet of the high mountains, nature and wildlife. The trip exceeded my hopes and expectations! We camped and walked and with the support, company and superb organisation of The Mountain Company and their wonderful staff I was able to achieve an expedition that I never ...

I was in a small group of 7 people trekking in the Lamjung Himal for 9 days. We were looking for an adventurous trek, off the beaten track. I especially wanted to experience the quiet of the high mountains, nature and wildlife. The trip exceeded my hopes and expectations! We camped and walked and with the support, company and superb organisation of The Mountain Company and their wonderful staff I was able to achieve an expedition that I never thought I would now be able to do.

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Wonderful support and organisation from start to finish. I felt in safe hands from the moment I signed up. Excellent follow up and a personal meeting with the tour operator Roland to hear our feedback in detail. I cannot recommend them too highly. We wanted a trip off the beaten track and we got it. Roland has an excellent understanding of the hopes, dreams and needs of his clients!

Mardi Himal in Nepal by Lloyd60, 4 May 2020
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Mardi Himal Ridge on the eve of Covid19

After lengthy discussion with TMC during which we always felt that no question was too much trouble or insignificant, we committed to the Mardi Himal Ridge trek. All logistics were perfect, the TMC team ensured we understood how it would run which made sure we were well prepared. The ancilary parts (transfers, guides, trips and hotels)all ran smoothly and everyone we met was both friendly and efficient.

After lengthy discussion with TMC during which we always felt that no question was too much trouble or insignificant, we committed to the Mardi Himal Ridge trek. All logistics were perfect, the TMC team ensured we understood how it would run which made sure we were well prepared. The ancilary parts (transfers, guides, trips and hotels)all ran smoothly and everyone we met was both friendly and efficient.

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We can not praise TMC highly enough. Not only was the trek and related elements well run but the support in the growing wave of anxiety about Covid19 was first class and fully vindicated the choice of agency. The trek was completed just before the impact of Covid19 restrictions really hit in Nepal but with developing events it became paramount that we got back to KTM from rural Nepal asap. Not only did TMC arrange the relevant impromptu flight and transfers (with payment not needed until we got to KTM!!) but their team also supported our efforts to rebook early flights back to UK. Without doubt our prompt return to UK without difficulty (we arrived 20March 2/3 days before formal lockdown) was largely down to the ease with which TMC arranged our return to KTM and movements once we got there.

Mardi Himal in Nepal by Lloyd60, 4 May 2020
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Mardi Himal on the eve of Covid!

After lengthy discussion with TMC during which we always felt that no question was too much trouble or insignificant, we committed to the Mardi Himal Ridge trek. All logistics were perfect, the TMC team ensured we understood how it would run which made sure we were well prepared. The ancilary parts (transfers, guides, trips and hotels)all ran smoothly and everyone we met was both friendly and efficient.

After lengthy discussion with TMC during which we always felt that no question was too much trouble or insignificant, we committed to the Mardi Himal Ridge trek. All logistics were perfect, the TMC team ensured we understood how it would run which made sure we were well prepared. The ancilary parts (transfers, guides, trips and hotels)all ran smoothly and everyone we met was both friendly and efficient.

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We can not praise TMC highly enough. Not only was the trek and related elements well run but the support in the growing wave of anxiety about Covid19 was first class and fully vindicated the choice of agency. The trek was completed just before the impact of Covid19 restrictions really hit in Nepal but with developing events it became paramount that we got back to KTM from rural Nepal asap. Not only did TMC arrange the relevant impromptu flight and transfers (with payment not needed until we got to KTM!!) but their team also supported our efforts to rebook early flights back to UK. Without doubt our prompt return to UK without difficulty (we arrived 20March 2/3 days before formal lockdown) was largely down to the ease with which TMC arranged our return to KTM and movements once we got there.

Luxury Classic Tour of Nepal by MaryP, 19 Jan 2020
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The Trip of a Lifetime

We travelled around Nepal in celebration of our Ruby Wedding anniversary. We stayed in Kathmandu, then travelled to Dhulikhel, then Bhaktapur by road. Then we flew to Pokhara, on to Chitwan National Park, then back to Kathmandu.

We travelled around Nepal in celebration of our Ruby Wedding anniversary. We stayed in Kathmandu, then travelled to Dhulikhel, then Bhaktapur by road. Then we flew to Pokhara, on to Chitwan National Park, then back to Kathmandu.

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The Mountain Company tailored the trip to our specific requests, but added suggestions to our itinerary to further enhance our experience of the country. They informed each hotel of the special occasion we were celebrating, and each one organised special treats for us to mark the occasion. Thanks to TMC we have watched the sun rise over the Annapurnas, and watched rhinos and crocodiles up close in Chitwan. Everything ran like clockwork and the whole trip exceeded our expectations.

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Kanchenjunga Circuit in Nepal by Alice E, 6 Jan 2020
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Extraordinary adventure around the third highest mountain in the world

For our first ever trip to the Himalayas we chose the Kanchenjunga Circuit run by The Mountain Company. This might seem unwise, as it is billed as a remote and challenging trip. However the personalized care we received before, during and after our trip made us feel safe, comfortable, and exhilarated throughout. We are going back, and wouldn't dream of going with any other tour operator.

For our first ever trip to the Himalayas we chose the Kanchenjunga Circuit run by The Mountain Company. This might seem unwise, as it is billed as a remote and challenging trip. However the personalized care we received before, during and after our trip made us feel safe, comfortable, and exhilarated throughout. We are going back, and wouldn't dream of going with any other tour operator.

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The Mountain Company was fantastic to deal with from start to finish. It was always clear whom we could contact, and during our initial communications that was Roland Hunter, the owner, who made sure this trip was right for us and that we were prepared. In the immediate run up to the trip we received immediate responses to all our questions, and then while on trek we were superbly cared for and motivated by Natalie Wilson, the Western Leader, and the highly experienced local sidar.

Kanchenjunga Circuit in Nepal by Basher, 31 Dec 2019
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Perfectly organised trek around Kanchenjunga

I have done many organised treks in a Nepal, with various operators, but this was my first one with TMC and I would certainly use them again. The route up the western side to the ‘northern’ base-camp at Pangpema took us through a range of different vegetation and scenery as we gently acclimatised. The views were stunning throughout. We were thus all well and fit for the ascent of the passes to cross to the eastern side and ‘south’ camp at Oktang...

I have done many organised treks in a Nepal, with various operators, but this was my first one with TMC and I would certainly use them again. The route up the western side to the ‘northern’ base-camp at Pangpema took us through a range of different vegetation and scenery as we gently acclimatised. The views were stunning throughout. We were thus all well and fit for the ascent of the passes to cross to the eastern side and ‘south’ camp at Oktang. We had good weather and all the team made it. The crew, from guide to cooks to porters, were all excellent and good fun.

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First time I had used TMC - after bumping into the owner two years ago in Kathmandu and being impressed by his approach. I was not disappointed. Everything was well thought-through - the itinerary, the timing to avoid the bad weather (we had a couple of hours of rain in 3 weeks), the excellent choice of staff, the pace and length of days to allow acclimatisation, and provision of excellent information. I would certainly use the company again.

Luxury Everest Base Camp, Nepal by Laurie, 26 Dec 2019
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This was the number one item on my lifelong bucket list and it surpassed all expectations.

My holiday was an Everest Base Camp 14 day trek at the end of November 2019. My friend and I signed up for The Mountain Company’s Luxury Everest Base Camp trek. The weather was perfect as was all the organisation. The extreme cold at night, the inevitable effects of high altitude, and the steepness of some of the climbs made reaching our goal amazingly rewarding. This was an absolutely outstanding holiday.

My holiday was an Everest Base Camp 14 day trek at the end of November 2019. My friend and I signed up for The Mountain Company’s Luxury Everest Base Camp trek. The weather was perfect as was all the organisation. The extreme cold at night, the inevitable effects of high altitude, and the steepness of some of the climbs made reaching our goal amazingly rewarding. This was an absolutely outstanding holiday.

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The planning, preparation and attention to detail was first class. The trek ran like clockwork and everyone involved from the Mountain Company, from the Guide and Porter to the team in Kathmandu and in the UK were all fantastic and so professional. . The route had been extremely well thought through and included 3 acclimatisation days to ensure the effects of altitude sickness were minimised. A brilliant holiday thanks to a brilliant company. Thank you .

Luxury Everest Base Camp, Nepal by Rich, 24 Dec 2019
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Luxury Everest base camp trek: the holiday of a lifetime

Our trip to Everest base camp was the holiday of a lifetime – except that now we can't wait to go back to the Himalayas. Spending time in the mountains we've read so much about was incredible, and we met wonderful people throughout our trip. We were very comfortable in the luxury lodges – and everyone was so hospitable and welcoming.

Our trip to Everest base camp was the holiday of a lifetime – except that now we can't wait to go back to the Himalayas. Spending time in the mountains we've read so much about was incredible, and we met wonderful people throughout our trip. We were very comfortable in the luxury lodges – and everyone was so hospitable and welcoming.

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Superb! Flawless arrangements throughout and everyone at The Mountain Company was generous with knowledge and advice.

Snow Lake Hispar La in Pakistan by H, 22 Dec 2019
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Great adventure

Mountaineering in the Karakoram Pakistan Highlight Snow lake A great adventure and well put together by the mountain company. Hard days but worth it with the scenery and people.

Mountaineering in the Karakoram Pakistan Highlight Snow lake A great adventure and well put together by the mountain company. Hard days but worth it with the scenery and people.

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Helpful throughout the lead up to the trip