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Dhaulagiri Circuit in Nepal by Martin, 6 Jul 2015
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The Mountain Company were excellent from start to finish

The Mountain Company were excellent from start to finish. Prior to booking, they provided one-to-one support on the trip to choose, including quickly answering numerous planning questions. We were met and briefed on arrival in Kathmandu, and it was clear that the whole team were of a very high standard -the guiding, the equipment provided and the food were all excellent. The quality, expertise and experience of the guides and crew shone through ...

The Mountain Company were excellent from start to finish. Prior to booking, they provided one-to-one support on the trip to choose, including quickly answering numerous planning questions. We were met and briefed on arrival in Kathmandu, and it was clear that the whole team were of a very high standard -the guiding, the equipment provided and the food were all excellent. The quality, expertise and experience of the guides and crew shone through during and after the earthquakes that occurred during our trip. Their experience ensured that we were in as safe a place as possible at all times, and that we minimised risks on our return to Kathmandu. In addition, the Mountain Company ensured both clients and crew were able to communicate with their families at that time. In addition, I was very keen to go with an operator who were focused on the welfare of porters and was impressed by the Mountain Company's focus on this important issue. I would not hesitate to use the Mountain Company again.

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The Mountain Company were excellent from start to finish. Prior to booking, they provided one-to-one support on the trip to choose, including quickly answering numerous planning questions. We were met and briefed on arrival in Kathmandu, and it was clear that the whole team were of a very high standard - the guiding, the equipment provided and the food were all excellent. The quality, expertise and experience of the guides and crew shone through during and after the earthquakes that occurred during our trip. Their experience ensured that we were in as safe a place as possible at all times, and that we minimised risks on our return to Kathmandu. In addition, the Mountain Company ensured both clients and crew were able to communicate with their families at that time. In addition, I was very keen to go with an operator who were focused on the welfare of porters and was impressed by the Mountain Company's focus on this important issue. I would not hesitate to use the Mountain Company again.

The Mountain Company by JCH13, 21 Apr 2015
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Trek to Everest Base Camp

Our family of four including our sons ages 8 and 10 visited Nepal from the U.S. We trekked to Mount Everest Base Camp on a private tour with The Mountain Company. Our trek was a modified itinerary in which we added a few more acclimatization days and shortened two of the longer days. In the end, this worked well for us and though hard, we all made it to base camp and back safely. Our basic itinerary was Lukla, Phakding, Jorsale, Namche, ...

Our family of four including our sons ages 8 and 10 visited Nepal from the U.S. We trekked to Mount Everest Base Camp on a private tour with The Mountain Company. Our trek was a modified itinerary in which we added a few more acclimatization days and shortened two of the longer days. In the end, this worked well for us and though hard, we all made it to base camp and back safely. Our basic itinerary was Lukla, Phakding, Jorsale, Namche, Namche, Debuche, Pangboche, Dingboche, Dingboche, Dhugla, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, EBC!

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The Mountain Company and specifically Roland and Prem were fantastic. I think if we had chosen any other company or had any other guide we would not have been successful. They were both perfect for our family of four including to sons ages 8 and 10 to make it to Base Camp. Our itinerary was planned in detail, but of course changes happen based on circumstances. The Mountain Company made all of the changes needed on the fly without any problems. The bottom line is that if you are looking for a tour company pick The Mountain Company. We saw a lot of other guides and tours run by other companies. Roland the The Mountain Company are the best!

The Mountain Company by bronnie43, 15 Apr 2015
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Amazing scenery!

A very memorable holiday trekking in the majestic Himalayas!

A very memorable holiday trekking in the majestic Himalayas!

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My husband and I had a fantastic trek in Nepal with The Mountain Company and their in-country partner. Rolland was always available to answer any pre-trip questions we had and continued to provide excellent service once we arrived in-country. Everything was well organised and we felt we were in safe hands should anything happen. I would happily recommend The Mountain Company to anyone considering a trekking holiday in Nepal.

The Mountain Company by Carol and Kevin, 24 Mar 2015
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Our trek to Everest Base Camp was the adventure of a lifetime!

What a fabulous experience! Not for the faint-hearted, trekking at altitude is challenging but we were well-prepared and the itinerary was well planned to allow time to ascend slowly enough to acclimatise. Our "group" was just the two of us and our guide Gopal Tamang was brilliant, looking after all arrangements, making sure we were eating well, keeping healthy, and having fun. He also gave us great insight into the history and culture of the area...

What a fabulous experience! Not for the faint-hearted, trekking at altitude is challenging but we were well-prepared and the itinerary was well planned to allow time to ascend slowly enough to acclimatise. Our "group" was just the two of us and our guide Gopal Tamang was brilliant, looking after all arrangements, making sure we were eating well, keeping healthy, and having fun. He also gave us great insight into the history and culture of the area. The weather was good for the entire holiday, so the views on the trek were absolutely stunning. We'd chosen the "luxury" option and our hotel in Kathmandu (the Shangri La) was indeed luxurious - an oasis of calm amidst the bustle and dust of the city. On the trek, our accommodation was the best in each location, using Everest Summit Lodges where available. Of course, the higher you get, the further you are from "civilisation" so the more basic the facilities became, but we viewed the lack of mod-cons as part of our adventure. We have no hesitation in recommending The Mountain Company to anybody interested in mountain trekking.

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Absolutely brilliant! The Mountain Company really cared about our satisfaction and well-being. The trek to Everest Base Camp is challenging, especially for us first-timers, but there's loads of helpful info on their website, and Roland Hunter (the company founder) was also very happy to answer any questions we had. The tour was very well organised and our personalised itinerary was extremely detailed so there were few surprises. We cannot thank them enough for a brilliant adventure!

The Mountain Company by B Naik, 21 Mar 2015
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Luxury Kathmandu Valley Trek

We had a custom planned tour planned for us and it was perfect. Dwarikas in Dhulikel was probably the nicest hotel we've stayed in ever. We LOVED it. So peaceful and beautiful. Every detail of the grounds, rooms, food and service was perfect there. Walking through farm lands and over suspension bridges to arrive at Balthali Resort for lunch comes in second as our favorite memory of the trip behind our stay at Dwarika's. The views and colorful ...

We had a custom planned tour planned for us and it was perfect. Dwarikas in Dhulikel was probably the nicest hotel we've stayed in ever. We LOVED it. So peaceful and beautiful. Every detail of the grounds, rooms, food and service was perfect there. Walking through farm lands and over suspension bridges to arrive at Balthali Resort for lunch comes in second as our favorite memory of the trip behind our stay at Dwarika's. The views and colorful interior of Namo Buddha monastery come right after that as a top memory.

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Roland was extremely responsive to all of our questions and requests and tailor made an itinerary for us based on the limited time we had available. He was great to work with. Prem, our guide, was great - super friendly, knowledgeable and doing everything he could to make our stay awesome.

The Mountain Company by Mrs G B 14, 5 Mar 2015
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Nepal Himalayan Mountaineering Trip - Around Dhaulagiri

This Himalayan mountaineering trip involved a circuit around Dhaulagiri that included passes over 5000m. After a few days we reached Italian Base Camp at around 3800m and unfortunately were hit by a huge snow storm due to Cyclone HubHub. We therefore saw the response and decision-making of TMC in the worst possible conditions. It was fantastic - very professional and decisions were made based on experience and knowledge designed to keep the ...

This Himalayan mountaineering trip involved a circuit around Dhaulagiri that included passes over 5000m. After a few days we reached Italian Base Camp at around 3800m and unfortunately were hit by a huge snow storm due to Cyclone HubHub. We therefore saw the response and decision-making of TMC in the worst possible conditions. It was fantastic - very professional and decisions were made based on experience and knowledge designed to keep the clients and crew safe in unusual circumstances. Before the trip the administration and booking and pre-trip briefings were also very professional and thorough. The owner, Roland Hunter is always available to answer any queries or respond to suggestions. As a mountaineer himself with a vast array of experience he instils confidence in his clients and it is very gratifying to know he is so "hands on". A brilliant tour operator."

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This Himalayan mountaineering trip involved a circuit around Dhaulagiri that included passes over 5000m. After a few days we reached Italian Base Camp at around 3800m and unfortunately were hit by a huge snow storm due to Cyclone HubHub. We therefore saw the response and decision-making of TMC in the worst possible conditions. It was fantastic - very professional and decisions were made based on experience and knowledge designed to keep the clients and crew safe in unusual circumstances. Before the trip the administration and booking and pre-trip briefings were also very professional and thorough. The owner, Roland Hunter is always available to answer any queries or respond to suggestions. As a mountaineer himself with a vast array of experience he instils confidence in his clients and it is very gratifying to know he is so "hands on". A brilliant tour operator."

The Mountain Company by Simon, 27 Feb 2015
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The Mountain Company provided a service that was personal, but backed by organisational depth and a wealth of experience. In somewhat difficult circumstances, arrangements were made that protected the safety of the group and adjusted to our changing circumstances. I would recommend The Mountain Company to other trekkers.

The Mountain Company provided a service that was personal, but backed by organisational depth and a wealth of experience. In somewhat difficult circumstances, arrangements were made that protected the safety of the group and adjusted to our changing circumstances. I would recommend The Mountain Company to other trekkers.

The Mountain Company responded to this review on 28 Feb 2015:

Thanks for the feedback, and yes it is certainly bad luck that Cyclone Hudhud hit Himalaya preventing your group being able to cross the passes. However as you say the important thing is everyone is safe and correct decisions were made all round.

The Mountain Company by Tony&Sandy, 18 Feb 2015
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Trek in Everest region and trek in Annapurna region

We booked an Everest luxury lodge trek followed by an Annapurna luxury trek with The Mountain Trekking Company. We managed to get to Ama Dablam basecamp on the Everest trek, having passed through Namche Bazaar, and then went on to Thame before trekking back to Lukla. We also had wonderful views of the Annapurna range on the less demanding Annapurna trek. We also had time to explore Kathmandu and Pokhara. This was a sensational holiday. Both ...

We booked an Everest luxury lodge trek followed by an Annapurna luxury trek with The Mountain Trekking Company. We managed to get to Ama Dablam basecamp on the Everest trek, having passed through Namche Bazaar, and then went on to Thame before trekking back to Lukla. We also had wonderful views of the Annapurna range on the less demanding Annapurna trek. We also had time to explore Kathmandu and Pokhara. This was a sensational holiday. Both guides and their assistants were brilliant and the accommodation was superb. Then guides made sure we went at a pace we could cope with at all times, with plenty of time to enjoy the scenery.

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We booked both an Everest luxury lodge trek and an Annapurna luxury trek with The Mountain Trekking Company. Roland and his team could not have been more helpful in making sure we had the adventure of a lifetime. Both guides and their assistants were brilliant and the accommodation was superb. We managed to get to Ama Dablam basecamp on the Everest trek and then had wonderful views of the Annapurna range on the less demanding Annapurna trek. We would thoroughly recommend the company and are grateful for the individual attention we received.

The Mountain Company by Happy dent, 4 Feb 2015
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Everest luxury base camp

Brilliant operator. Could not fault our holiday at all.Would definitely recommend them to anyone.

Brilliant operator. Could not fault our holiday at all.Would definitely recommend them to anyone.

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Small business well run personal service was excellent.

The Mountain Company by MK, 3 Feb 2015
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Kanchenjunga Circuit -spectacular Himalayan scenery without the crowds.

Well organised. Great food. Professional staff.

Well organised. Great food. Professional staff.

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"Was so impressed with The Mountain Company on my recent Himalayan trek. Very responsive to feedback, quick turnaround with any online queries and quality staff made for a fantastic trip. I would not hesitate to recommend them and will certainly look at future offerings from TMC when I next consider a trek in the mountains!"