Our family was very happy with all the efforts made by Himalayan Glacier to make our trip such a wonderful experience.
We had an excellent mountain guide- Suresh, who always made sure we were safe and with no worries. He took care of all practicalities and we didn´t have to worry about anything! Wonderful way of having a true holiday! He gave us good tips on what to eat/drink and what to avoid- how to dress and he planned our days in the mountain to make the best of the day. We could be quite flexible since it was only our family and Suresh made sure we walked slowly when going up while letting our teenagers run when going down or when walking in lower altitudes. He made it all seem so easy!! Suresh is a true asset for Himalayan Glacier and I wish him all the best for the future. Read More
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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:
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. Read More
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.
Arguably the most famous trekking route in the world, Everest Base Camp trek unfolds with air of mystery and grandeur. Being the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest has a mystique and worldwide reputation that sets it apart from any other mountain. EBC trek follows in the footsteps of legends such as George Mallory, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay as you ascend from verdant Lukla to the vast glaciers and razor-sharp ridgelines of the Everest Himalayas. This is perhaps the definitive Himalayan trek, climbing from teahouse to teahouse amidst snow peaks to the base of the tallest mountain on earth. It is without a doubt one of the most sought after trekking route in the world and the ultimate opportunity for one to be at the foot of world’s highest mountain. Read More