Client Review

Memorable Yatra

 

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Om Namah Shivay to everybody. Last month to day we completed our Kailash Yatra with a unique experience of Helicopter.What I experienced was:I was close to a his adobe according to scripture where “We are nobody, because he is everything, because we are within him” I mean Lord SHIVA.I experienced that what a human being can achieve with Faith and Determination. Because it was these two elements with OM NAMAH SHIVAY drove Yatris thru barren mountain range in cold and low oxygen climate.It was amazing to experience that Nature is mightier than man though we were lucky and blessed that the weather during 3 days of “KORA” was friendly and all 20 of us made thru. FYI I heard that a good number of Yatris from Florida Group (led by Roshni Patel) a week after us could not make it.I will be really thankful to Lina and Himalayan Glacier for planning smooth transition from 4000 feet in Kathmandu to 19,500 at Dolma La. I am also grateful to a team of Sherpas who’s sincere and skillful support made everything possible.

An Amazing Parikrama

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Dear Lina and Bippin,

Hope you are well and your journey back has been pleasant.

I wanted to thank you for the best trip of my life! It is still hard to condense my feelings into words and unless one has been on a trip of this magnitude there is no way of expressing the feelings and impressions acquired. Thank you for all the care and support on this journey; nerve wrecking and exhausting for you proved to be a great service to us.

It has been great to be involved in your wedding and I wish you eons of happiness and every success. I also could not have asked for a better group to travel with; Patels now associate with fun and joy in my mind!

I have definitely caught a bug for hiking and have already started surfing the web for some mountainous terrains to explore. I keep dreaming about Kailash and Tibet; it is weird to find myself in the “real” world so abruptly.

Once again, a huge thank you from all of us for a great trip and an amazing parikrama never to be forgotten.

Olga Bhatia, UK

 

Amazing Adventure

Vidya and the entire Himalayan Glacier team. Our sincere apologies for not writing sooner. As soon as we returned home we had to move to a new house and we had some other family issues to attend to.

Thank you thank you thank you. Kevin and I had a wonderful time. We saw so many things that we have talked with our friends about endlessly since returning. From the monasteries, to the caving, to of course Mt. Everest we were in awe in all of the itinerary items. Kathmandu was great, as well as Lhasa. So much culture, but you can defiantly see how they are adjusting to modernization like the rest of us.

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Our favorites were of course, everest, the potola palace, canyoning, and the safari. Our guides were great. Our guide in Tibet was amazing! He knew so much, and for where he lacked in English made of for it in character. Read More

TAC-TIC: Journey to Everest

So you have heard a lot about Everest, the triumphant ascents and treks but never had a chance to go yourself? Don’t worry because our clients not only made it to the mighty Base Camp but have brought the Everest with them. Through their insightful documentary on ‘TAC-TIC Journey’ as they put it to the Everest Base Camp (EBC), allow us to bring the Everest to you.

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The team of seven (Dale Kirsop, Amy Johnston, Jonathan Hollis, Neil Hunter, Guy Cooke, Patrick Cronin and Paula Bloodworth) were up for the mighty challenge to the EBC (5-18 May, 2013). You can feel the excitement as they make their way through the only international airport in Kathmandu. Nervousness washes over the team as they board their flight to Lukla, allegedly the most dangerous airport in the world. They make their way through Sagarmatha National Park in high spirits upon landing in Lukla. Fascinated as they pass by yaks, long swaying bridges and spinning prayer wheels for good karma along the way, they were invincible until they encountered altitude sickness.

With increasing elevations, some of them felt sick and almost powerless on the face of the mighty Everest. Tears were shed and spirits were low but as they got higher, with base camp getting closer with each step and the elusive Everest drawing them in, they were unstoppable. With their final footstep to the base camp, they experienced their larger than life moment. Check the following documentary to get a true feel of the Everest Base Camp:


 

Our Nepal Trek With Himalayan Glacier

We did the Everest Base Camp (“EBC”) via Gokyo Lakes trek with Himalayan Glacier. The mountain scenery was spectacular! Because we opted for an all-inclusive package, we have only limited info/knowledge regarding matters like air tickets to/from Lukla, hiring guides and porters, arranging permits, selecting accommodation, etc. We will talk about what trek we did and why, and we will share any insights gained. This post will be an overview and is heavy on the practical info. We will cover the segments in other posts with lots more photos.

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We did the Everest Base Camp (“EBC”) via Gokyo Lakes trek with Himalayan Glacier. The mountain scenery was spectacular! Because we opted for an all-inclusive package, we have only limited info/knowledge regarding matters like air tickets to/from Lukla, hiring guides and porters, arranging permits, selecting accommodation, etc. We will talk about what trek we did and why, and we will share any insights gained. This post will be an overview and is heavy on the practical info. We will cover the segments in other posts with lots more photos.

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Cross country trip with HGT: Road to Perfection!

Two friends and I recently returned from HGT’s 25-day four-country cultural tour: northern India, Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet — including a visit to Mt. Everest Base Camp on the Tibet side and an overnight at the historic Rongbuk Monastery Guest House. Travel in Tibet — especially at the higher altitude in the Everest environ — was physically, emotionally and culturally challenging but beyond memorable. The entire 25 days constituted the trip of a lifetime. None of those positive feelings would have been possible without the expert, diligent, precise, conscientious planning of Himalayan Glacier Trekking (HGT). Our party of three is “of an age,” and HGT worked with us for months in advance to tweak the itinerary to meet our desires and needs, especially to optimize our opportunities to adjust to higher altitudes.

HGT arranged for all visas except India (which must be done directly), secured needed permits for Tibet, and lined up excellent guides and drivers in all four countries. The logistics were daunting, but HGT never missed a beat. We were greeted at every airport by smiling HGT guides, who not only looked after our needs but were flexible in making on-the-spot changes as needed.

Executive staff at HGT are engaged as well. We met several times with Mr. Naba, the chief operations officer, when we were in Kathmandu. He supplied in-person, practical cautions before our trip to Tibet and Mt. Everest. When I came down with a mild case of altitude sickness, he made sure I received first-rate medical care as soon as possible.

Ms. Vidya of HGT planned our complicated itinerary and attended to the thousands of details that make for a smooth trip. When I look back on it, I can’t believe that all the logistics went so smoothly on such a lengthy trip, in four different countries.

I give Himalayan Glacier Trekking an A+ for customer service and satisfaction, for knowing their business, and for getting us around and back safely.

Carol T.

Extremely Well Organized

All of us are extremely impressed at the way Rishi and Min guided us on the Lang Tang Trek. Everything was extremely well organised from beginning to end and the judgement Rishi showed in various situations where we were snowed in and somebody had slight signs of altitude sickness was absolutely spot on. The environment of the trek itself is spectacular, but we knew that would be so. The food was good and the accommodation fine.

However, we could not have done it without your help and if we do another trek in Nepal, Tibet or Ladakh, we will certainly seek out your help.

Cheers,

Greg Bailey