May 19, 2013
Browse Himalayan Glacier this spring and unleash the passion of adventure in the Himalayas.
The Everest Base Camp Trek via Gokyo Lakes trip takes adventurous trekkers to fabulous Gokyo Valley, source of grand Dudh Koshi River – the large Ngojumba Glacier, the famous Cho La pass, and the celebrated view points of Gokyo Ri and Kala Patthar along with Everest Base Camp.
The trek further traverses through the landmarks of Everest region in the company of majestically soaring mountains, friendly Sherpas, colorful monasteries and prayer flags, the Namche Bazzar, the Sagarmatha National Park, and many more. Gokyo, a hidden valley with gorgeous blue lakes in the lap of Himalaya has its own reputation among the adventurous souls.
Many trekkers crave to visit the Gokyo valley as a side trip during their Everest Base Camp Trek and they feel their Everest trek incomplete if they happen to miss the trip to Gokyo Valley, Gokyo Peak, and the famous pass, Cho La. The entire area is blessed with abounding natural beauty of shimmering Lakes.
Beyond peace of mind at the tranquil appearance of the glacial Lakes, trekker can enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of four above 8000 m massifs and other mountain ranges from the best view point of Everest Region, the Gokyo Ri – because panorama from here is more spectacular than that from Kala Patthar viewpoint.
Join Himalayan Glacier’s expert team that has scaled the highest peak of the world and its base camp in number of times since 1992. We provide international quality services and enhance to experience trek of a life time.
May 14, 2013
I just wanted to thank you once again for the incredible experience in Nepal! We had a great time and really appreciate the support of your organization. The trip truly exceeded our expectations in every way and we would strongly recommend Himalayan Glacier Trekking to anyone.
I also wanted to tell you how impressed we were with your trekking staff…Rishi, Subas and Suman were outstanding, very professional and above all “fun to trek with”! In particular, I would like to tell you that Rishi is really the finest guide I have ever traveled with. He took incredible care of us during the trek making sure we ate fresh food, were healthy and having a great time throughout the trip.
Thanks for everything!
February 20, 2013
I wanted to thank Himalayan Glacier for the unforgetable trek that you provided 6 clients (me included) to Island Peak in October, 2011. My first contact with Himalayan Glacier was Tony Monaco. I could tell right away that I had called the right company to arrange and guide the trek. Tony helped me with every questions with great patience, and he was the reason that I settled on Himalayan Galcier. Please pass that on to Tony, with my thanks. Also, I wanted to ask you to thank our guide, Ashish, for me. He was always kind, and helpful, and I could not imagine having a better guide. The assistant guides (Mekhraj and Mingma) were also top-notch, as were the porters (whose names I forgot). Please tell Tony, Ashish, Mekhraj and Mingma
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January 2, 2013
Our trip with Himalayan Glacier was a great experience. I did a great deal of research on trekking companies and decided on Himalayan Glacier due to very positive reviews, an excellent website, very prompt/informative answers to my questions, ability to do custom itineraries and reasonable rates. I also liked the fact that my money was going towards employing a Nepalese staff as tourism is extremely important to the economy of Nepal.
Trip highlights included going to Everest Base Camp, watching sunset on Everest from Kala Patthar and hiking over Cho La Pass. We had limited days in Nepal and therefore did a custom trip at a faster than normal pace. Santa, our guide, was very flexible to our planned itinerary, but also adamant about acclimating properly. We worked out an itinerary that was very satisfactory and everyone stayed healthy at high altitude.
I want to say thanks to our guide Santa. He did an outstanding job. He set up reservations for our lodges, took us to eat at places with safe food for weak western stomachs and kept us on track. Surprisingly Santa’s cell phone worked at most places along the trek. He used his cell phone to confirm lodge reservations, check on weather and even order meals for us before arriving in a village. There are few trail signs in this region. I consider myself pretty good and route finding, but was very glad we had Santa to keep us on track as there are many spurs off the normal path that would have been confusing.
A big thank you to our porter Kesav as well. We did some long days on the trail to stay on our aggressive schedule. Kasav carried a heavy load, as normal, on these days, never once complaining and always with a smile on his face. He also watched after us to make sure we were safe.
Having a guide and porter was extremely helpful. I had thought about doing the trek independently. Sounder minds prevailed, however (my wife). I quickly found a trekking company to be very helpful. Our guide and porter took care of us. Everything from picking us up at the airport to planning every detail of our trip. Flying from Kathmandu to Lukla is not easy. Flights are constantly delayed due to weather. Having a guide to help maneuver the complex system can prove very valuable. You stand a much better chance of keeping your schedule on track when someone is helping who has knowledge of the flight system and friends in the right places. However, even with this help, I recommend having a couple extra days on each side of your trip, so you can complete your trek and make your international flight on time.
My wife and I found the Himalayan Glacier staff to be very professional. There were no hidden costs and our itinerary was very well detailed. The staff went over and beyond expectations to make sure we had a fun and safe trip.
What an incredible journey! The Himalaya are truly magnificent. Just when you think you have seen the highlight of the trip around the corner is something even more amazing. We found the Nepalese people to be very friendly and kind. We will be back.
December 27, 2012
I return recently from Nepal, were I did the program Island Peak Climbing with Gokyo &Everest Base Camp – 22 days, with Dorji as a guide and climbing guide Tenji in Chhunkung.
Your trip were excellent and all guides and porters have done an excellent work. Dorji and porters always pay attention in everything and were very professional. I can say that Dorji should be a climbing guide, because he were very good on climbing Island Peak.
I really hope that Himalyan Glacier continuos to do work in sense of give better conditions of work, better salaries and help porters and guides during low seasons, because guides and porters always do a excellent work with a smile in them faces. Never forget that porters and guides are the face of companies near costumers.
I am very glad to had Dorji as a guide and had the porters that he choose as my porters. They were very kindly and help me very much.
Thanks for everything.
November 5, 2012
My husband and I have just returned from one of the most remarkable travel experiences we have had as of yet. Every year for our anniversary we go somewhere new according to the alphabet, and this year was Nepal for “N”. My love of the mountains fueled the decision to have the chance to see the biggest mountains in the world. But being from the southern United States, our high altitude experience was very limited to say the least. Also, a two week plus trek would be the longest we had done. I did not need to worry.
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.
June 28, 2012
In March 2012 we spent three weeks trekking to Gokyo Lakes and back with Himalayan Glacier. While it turned out to be a long trek from Jiri, it proved to a magnificent experience that will remain with us for ever. The views are great and changed so much as you moved from the lower parts through to the Everest region. The track itself was fairly rough, but certainly improved once we got near Lukla. As you would expect, the accommodation was basic, but clean and welcoming. However the accommodation in both Kathmandu and Namche Bazaar exceeded anything that we expected to experience during our stay – this little bit of luxury was appreciated.
There were too many highlights to try and list them all, but reaching Gokyo and looking at Everest in the distance will remain a lasting memory.
From the moment we set foot in Nepal until the time that they farewelled us home, we were taken care of and treated as valued customers by Himalayan Glacier. Our guide (Hira) and porter (Ming) were our constant companions and ensured that while on the trek that all of our needs were catered for. While it was a long hard slog at times, both Hira and Ming encouraged us through until our next stop. It was great being able to trek each day without any worries about where to go or where we would be sleeping and eating. Hira proved to have a good knowledge of the regions that we walked through and ensured that all of our needs were catered for at the places that we stayed.
Having trekked in Nepal before, it was good to leave all of the running around to an organisation that knew what they were doing. We were comfortable with Himalayan Glacier from the outset, and would thoroughly recommend them to anyone considering a trip to Nepal. Our thanks go to all of the staff who played a role in our great adventure.
Craig & Deanne Smith