Annapurna Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek Review

As I indicated before, you did an exceptional job of turning our trip around. We had planned on Everest Base Camp (EBC), but planes could not land in Lukla for about 7 days. We had to make a decision whether to wait for EBC, or transfer all energy and thoughts into Annapurna. Bertie and I chose Annapurna Circuit, and the rest of the trekkers who were assigned in our group went with us. Amazingly, Naba was able to provide an extra guide (Hira, for Bertie and me) and necessary porters for Annapurna Circuit. Luckily we had booked with HGT, a substantial trekking firm, and Naba was able to turn everything around from EBC to Annapurna Circuit in a very short period of time.

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek

Our experience in Nepal, and especially Annapurna Circuit was a wonderful success and an endearing experience.

I don’t think anything would have made this trip better than it was. Hira, our guide, was excellent and astute to our needs, and made the trek absolutely wonderful. Pasuram, our porter, was a “Rock Star Porter” who was personable and just awesome. Our route was well planned, and when we got ahead of schedule, Hira was able to call by mobile phone and adjust reservations. Just amazing.

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek

I hope to return in 2014 and would not mind a repeat on Annapurna Circuit, adding a few things that we did not have time to do. I would want to be in a trekking group with Hira, for sure.

I have been in email contact with the 3 Brazilians who were part of our trekking group. They absolutely felt Annapurna Circuit was the best for this year. And because HGT did such a good job in rescheduling from EBC, I am sure they will plan their return to EBC in 5 years with HGT. Good PR for you. Also, Jen and Steve (from NYC) also felt that doing Annapurna Circuit was the best thing for this year, and I know they will also return to do EBC and will book again with HGT. Naba did a great job for all of us who had planned on EBC this year.

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek

Thank you. You have all my confidence for the best experience in Nepal. Naba has suggested Tibet. I love Nepal – but Tibet would be something new. But I need the trekking; I leave Nepal feeling happy and healthy. A jeep tour just would not do that.

Happy Holidays from the States!

Paula Lutz

Annapurna Circuit Trek

I did have a wonderful trip and definitely want to go back to Nepal sometime in the future and plan on using your company when I do. Please make sure my guide Rishi Bhantana is recognize for the great job he did, it wouldn’t have been as special without him.

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Also, would you do me a favor and make sure he and my two porters (Chef and Spanish….Rishi will know who is who) get the pictures. If they have any trouble getting the pictures please let me know. Also, if any of the three of them are in the office anytime soon please let them know that I’d love to hear from them if they have the time.

Hope all is well with you and your family.

All the best,
Adam

Nepal: A Travel Hub in South Asia

Nepal is increasingly becoming a travel, trek and meeting hub in the South Asia region. After ending of the 10 years Civil War, Nepal has become even more popular travel destination. A recent Global Peace Index says that Nepal is the second most peaceful country in the South Asia. The Australia and US-based Institute of Economic and Peace’s ranking shows that when it comes to peace, Nepal is far more ahead than its neighbors like India, Sri-Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Nepal is even ahead of her northern neighbor China.

Nepal: A Travel Hub in South Asia

That’s one of the reasons why Nepal received a record number of tourists last year. Not only the tourist stay but the average number of days spent by tourists has also increased to a 7-year high in 2011. The trekking route in the Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang region also received increased number of tourist arrivals. The number of mountaineers and the number of their stay also rose in that year.

Not only that, Nepal is also increasingly becoming a meeting hub for regional and international organizations. Various international organizations and companies are finding Nepal a perfect place for conducting their seminars and meetings owing to Nepal’s scenic beauty, pleasant climate, and hospitable people.
Similarly, Nepal also hosted a regional level film festival week recently. Documentary films on environment protection were shown in the festival. The participants were from Nepal, India, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and the Philippines.

Nepal is also increasing becoming a regional adventure sports center. Besides mountaineering and trekking, you will find opportunity for many adventure activities here: bungee jumping, mountain biking, kayaking, paragliding, rafting, etc. Nepal is also seeing more adventure related infrastructure in its tourism industry. The recent one is the plan of creating an international standard rafting center at Bhotekoshi.

Recently, another adventure sports was introduced in Nepal’s tourist capital of Pokhara: Zipflyer. A popular adventure sport in Europe, Nepal’s Zipflyer is South Asia’s first Zipflyer adventure. This adventure sport takes you on ropes from Pokhara’s Sarankot Hill to Yamdi. You cross and pass by various mountains, jungles, lakes, and rivers. Pokhara’s Zip Line is supposed to be one of world’s fastest and longest Zip–lines.

Memorable Annapurna Sunrise Trek

“We came to Himalayan Glacier with the idea that we couldn’t do a lot of walking because we weren’t fit and hadn’t have lots of exercise lately. So we choosed Poonhill to be our destination. At the start, we didn’t know that our legs strength can made it to Poonhill and back in 5 days, but we decided to try.

Poon Hill - 3210m
Poon Hill - 3210m

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In these 5 days, we experienced many things. Many things that was once in a lifetime!!!! Everything we’ve seen and met was just wonderful. Breathtaking long walk mountains by mountains that we couldn’t imagine how could we did it, beautiful nature and stunning Himalayas view, nice people that we met along the way, everything was so great.
These couldn’t be happened without you “Himalayan Glacier”. Our guide and porters were so helpful and friendly. They made our first trekking experience turned into the most memorable trip we ever had.

Now, we have a look of the picture of your other trekking trips on your website and we think about to go back to have another nice trekking experience with you for sure. But we need more exercise!!!!!
Thank you for create such a nice trip for us.

From Thailand ”

Sathika,

Saint Ignatius College in Nepal

Namaste!

Thank you very much for all that you did for us over December 2010 and January 2011 to organise our school’s second trip to Nepal. We appreciate the personal interest that you take in our group, and this personal touch is evident in all of the people who work for Himalayan Glacier Trekking. In particular we appreciate how flexible you are in meeting our special requests. We understand that our group undertakes a unique experience in terms of our timings but you have been unfailing in meeting our requests.
I have posted a review on Trip Advisor.

Annapurna Sunrise Trek-Poonhill
Annapurna Sunrise Trek-Poonhill

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I must mention our trek leader Hom Nath in particular. He has a very good understanding of what we are trying to achieve in our immersion program, so not only is he a thorough professional in the way he acts as Trek leader, he is able to contribute to the whole experience and bring his story to our students as well.

We will be in contact with you shortly to begin arrangements for our 2011/12 trip.

Regards,

Peter McLean.
Director of Senior Schooling,
Saint Ignatius’ College

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

The Annapurna Sanctuary trek was fantastic and I’m very satisfied with the services provided my Himalayan Glacier Trekking. The whole team was great! Sudarshan was a great guide and he was very professional. Vishnu as well as Dhon and Prakash our porters were always helpful and went out of their way to make sure that our experience on the trek was nothing less than amazing. They were attentive to even the smallest details to ensure that we had a great trek.

I would like to thank the whole team at Himalayan for their excellent customer service. From beginning to end, it was a trip that I will remember for a long time. I would recommend Himalayan to anyone who wishes to go to Nepal. Himalayan took care of all the details of the trek, as well as the pre and post-trip arrangements in Kathmandu and Pokhara and this made my experience worry-free and wonderful.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

“It has been a wonderful experience with the company providing seamless integrated services ranging from transport to accomodation.
Our guide, Deu has also been most obliging with our requests and has also impressed me greatly with his in-depth knowledge about the mountain ranges.
It has been a great trip along with the companionship of our guide, Deu, our assistant guide, JV (Jang Bu), both our helpful porters, Pratab (Pardon me if i spell wrongl) and Dawa.

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek

If you are looking for a getaway to trekking in the outdoor nature, the 21 days of Annapurna Circuit should be the ideal package for you.”

Colin