November 27, 2012
I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you again for doing such a fabulous job with our trek/climb. We were particularly impressed with the way you were able to re-tool the entire trek in one day when weather conditions made it impracticable to fly into the Khumbu region, so that we were able to attempt a very similar trek/climb in the Annapurna region, with a minimum loss of time.
Everyone connected with Himalayan Glacier was a pleasure to work with, and everyone did a great job (in particular, our Sherpa guide, Karma Sherpa, who was simply fantastic). All of the arrangements, flights, hotels, etc. were first class. I would recommend Himalayan Glacier to anyone. Thanks again. I hope to see you in the future.
November 27, 2012
We would like to say a huge THANK YOU VERY MUCH, we both had an amazing time and the everything that could possibly be done for us was done.
It has been amazing service from Himalayan Glacier from start to finish
Beforehand, all the help and communication for booking and preparing was superb,
But most of all i would like to tell you how good Deu and our porter Nabine were
I have never met 2 people so willing to help, always with a smile and always wanting to help.
Thier help with Emmas birthday cake and with champagne for our engagement will forever be remembered.
Thank you again and please pass on all our thanks to Deu and Nabin
Kerrin & Emma
September 27, 2012
Ama Dablam, Island and Mera Peak are three of the stunning mountains in the beautiful Himalayan range. These three mountains are Nepal’s prominent adventurous expeditions and attract hundreds of climbers every year.
Ama Dablam is located in the Khumbu region of Nepal at an elevation of 6856m/22488ft. Ama Dablam, literally means ‘The Mother’s Jewel Box’. It derives its name from the glacier on its south west face which looks like a jewel box hanging on the neck of the mountain. The standard ascent to Ama Dablam is made via the South-Western Ridge. The route offers varied and sustained climb with reasonable level of difficulty.
Imja Tse popularly known as Island Peak is a very sought after peak for climbing in Nepal. Its altitude is 6,189m/20,305ft situated between the Ama Dablam and Lhotse Mountain chains and on top of the Chhukung Glacier. Being located in the middle of the Chhukung valley, like an island on a sea of ice led it to be named as Island Peak in 1952. It is not a technical peak but requires good stamina for a long day effort while climbing it.
Standing at an altitude of 6,461m/ 21,190 ft, Mera Peak is another mountain in the Sagarmatha region of Nepal which draws the attention of climbers from all over the world. Mera Peak provides a magnificent view of the five out of the six highest mountains in the world: Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyo. This definitely makes the trip worthwhile!
August 27, 2012
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.
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.
July 5, 2012
As far as summitting went, no one attempted Lobuche – it was felt too difficult as we were quite tired at Gorak Shep, and we wanted to ensure we were not too exhausted to try Island Peak. That peak was also harder than I expected, but four of us were thrilled to make the summit, myself, Pete Adley, Forde Smith and Paul McCann got to the top. Tenzing is a great leader and is a patient, generous man, I felt very safe with him.
The only suggestion I have is that maybe a day of rest could be planned in the program. Some of the people in the group got quite tired after Dingboche and Lobuche, which is part of the reason we didn’t attempt Lobuche East. Maybe a day off, after the acclimatisation day at Dingboche would have helped. At the same time, maybe those people just weren’t prepared enough
I think that everything else went very smoothly for us, the tour in Kathmandu was very enjoyable, even for those that had done similar previously. Paul had been on a similar tour in India (I think) and he said he just got taken to a lot of shops, where he was expected to buy things. Your tour was nothing like that, and was interesting for the whole day.
The tea houses were well chosen, and the people were all friendly and happy to help us. The food was great, and Shanta brought fresh fruit along which was a great treat after dinners. The guides and porters were great people and very helpful, and the way they, and then yourself and Naba, dealt with Julie’s injury made me certain we chose the best company. She and John had only good things to say about how things went in the hospital and after, so thank you for that.
The way you helped with Last Resort was also more than I expected from you, you certainly went to great lengths to help make everything easy for us. This was the most satisfying thing you could do to impress clients i think.
I feel I have made a lot of new friends in your company, and i hope to stay in touch.
If I think of anything else I will let you know.
Have a great day, regards also to Naba, Shanta and the others, you are a great team.
August 30, 2011
Anyone considering climbing any peaks in the Everest Region during the Fall of 2012? Thinking about Mera or Lobuche East in late October early November. Any advice? Thanks CJ
July 19, 2011
I have recently returned from a 27day trek and climbing expedition to the Khumbu region of Nepal organised with a very professional company – Himalayan Glacier Trekking. It was a beautiful and demanding trek and one that I can highly recommend. Great views of Everest,Lhotse, Ama Dablam and hundreds of other peaks as well as summiting on Lobuche (6119m) and getting very close on the difficult Kyajo Ri (6189m). Himalayan Glacier were very efficient and professional in their approach with Naba and Indira from the office keeping us fully informed via email in the planning stages while our climbing guides Tenzing and Chewang(both Everest summiteers) and their friendly crew of porters couldn’t have done more for us during the expedition- they were truly amazing and inspiring.
April 13, 2011
Thanks again for the trip and for your good wishes, please say hello to MingMang and the rest of the team. I finally found some time to sort my pictures. The first one is the team on top of Island Peak and the other one at EBC.