May 19, 2013
What is the essence of India? Probably the answer is its age old cultural traditions, faith in eastern religion, art and architecture, and temples and ancient palaces. Come to us, we take you those distinct historical moments and cultural sites of India and help you to discover the essence of India.
The tour cover from the intricate saris of Rajasthan to the beautiful symmetry of the Taj Mahal. Himalayan Glacier’s journey will be a photographer’s delight and the perfect introduction to India. You will walk along the Ghats on the River Ganges to encounter the spiritual heart of Hinduism in Varanasi and get off the beaten path exploring quaint temples in rural villages.
The essence of India tour traverses through India’s vibrant cities discovering ancient forts and temples, reveling in the beauty of Taj Mahal, exploring the erotic sculptures of Khajuraho, sailing over the Ganges in venerable Varanasi and exploring the nation’s rich cultural heritage.
Taste India’s incredible tapestry of life with Himalayan Glacier’s profound team.
May 15, 2013
Few countries can match the grandeur of India, an ancient culture imbued with exotic traditions. A beautiful land of world-class sites, both natural and man-made, awaits you. From the plains to the rugged Himalayas, India is one of the world’s great travel destinations. Himalayan Glacier’s programs cover the famous as well as lesser-known sites of India.
In New Delhi, tour India’s imperial capital, then travel to Varanasi to witness the rituals of bathing, prayer and funerals on the Holy Ganges River as they have been performed for thousands of years.
In Khajuraho, visit the exquisitely carved temple complex, then journey to Orccha for a local home experience.
Board the train to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal – one of the most sublime structures ever built. Visit the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, and journey to Ranthambore National Park, one of India’s most important tiger reserves.
Watch as men gather to trade, ride and race camels within a carnival-like setting in Pushkar. It is truly a spectacle not to be missed!
Throw yourself into the color of Jaipur and Udaipur in Rajasthan for a truly wonderful adventure.
Just browse Himalayan Glacier’s wonderful trip packages to India and enjoys the classics of India.
December 12, 2011
It is not easy to start describing in few notes the fantastic trip we had around the Himalayas covering 4 different countries/territories and which you organised tailor-made impeccably to the last detail!
When we decided to embark on this trip, I searched in the Internet for a good local travel agency to prepare this trip for us. I always organize my trips in this way, on the many journeys we have done so far around the globe and will continue to do so. Local agents are far better in comparison with Western only based agencies, which are mere intermediaries. Local agencies have better knowledge of the situation, give much better on the spot support if needed, and above all we can get a better deal. After some search in early 2011 immediately Himalayans Glaciers appeared the one for sure to choose, and am glad I made this decision!
Thank you Narayan for having put together this journey for us, which I will try to summarize below. Will no doubt recommend your company to my friends who intend to visit this part of the world!
July 5, 2011
We wish to thank Indira and Naba again for the great tour you’ve organized for us, it was a wonderful experience and we’ve really glad we’ve chosen Himalayan Glacier Trekking ! Let’s keep in touch and hopefully we’ll see each other again next year for Tibet!
Steve and Silva O’Donovan
May 17, 2011
Overall I am extremely pleased with my trip! I had an amazing time. The professionalism of the staff at Himalayan Glacier Trekking is exceptional. Sneha was very helpful before, during, and after booking the tour. All of my questions were answered in a timely manner. Actually, that is one of the things I’m most impressed with — the quick email responses especially given the time difference! She knew that I would be traveling alone and, prior to my trip, helped put me at ease by providing me with the name and photo of the guide with whom I would be traveling. It was fulfilling requests like that that really demonstrated Himalayan Glacier Trekking’s high quality customer service.
November 21, 2010
Firstly, let me say that our trip was everything, and much more, than we ever expected. We had a wonderful time, met some great people and were completely happy and satisfied with the trip and all of the arrangements in every way. Your attention to our itinerary and in ensuring we were well looked after was appreciated, and the professionalism by all of your staff was commendable. I have friends and relatives who are looking at doing this trip and I will absolutely, without a doubt, recommend your company to them.A few other things:
Accommodations: All were great, and far better than expected. The Shankar was a nice, quiet oasis in the busy and often noisy city and all of the lodges we stayed in along the trek were great – far better than we were prepared for. Arjun did a great job of getting us superior rooms, even in the places where it was not possible to reserve rooms. The hotels in India were also very good. The Regent in Delhi was a bit dated, but clean and up to our expectations (we knew we had booked three-star hotels, not four-star). The hotel in Jaipur (I think it was called the Blue Heaven) was brand new, very clean, quiet, great hot water and showers and we were very happy to stay there. The Amar was also great.
Leader/Guide: Arjun Tamang was the reason we had such a great trek and I would like to say that we are extremely thankful that we had the opportunity to have him as our guide! He was always professional, thoughtful, careful, a good communicator and truly a special person. He added so much to our trek – we learned a lot about Nepal’s people and culture – much more than we would have if we had tried to do this ourselves.
Porters/helper: Both Lapa and Suba were also extremely professional, polite and helpful in every way. It was a pleasure to have them both on our trek and I have only good things to say about both of them. They had a very good relationship with Arjun and this helped ensure everything went smoothly.
Information and communications: All of the information you gave us in advance of our trip and when we arrived was great. The website provides lots of good information and we were completely content that we had everything we needed. Your personal helpfulness and willingness to talk to us on the phone and respond to our many questions was good. We were also very impressed with your personal attention to us in Kathmandu, with our flight arrangements to India and other details. We thought we got good value for the money we paid. I will definitely recommend your company to others.
All in all, this was the trip of a lifetime for us and we appreciate your help in making it so successful! Namaste Naba!
January 25, 2009
With the holidays behind me, I can finally sit down and organize my thoughts regarding our trip to India. I apologize (also to Randeep) that is has take me so long to do this and that the first attempt did not reach you. So I will try again and hope that it works this time!
It’s funny because I was just watching CNN and saw a commercial for “Incredible India” and thought to myself “wow, what a place!” as I saw the images flash by. Sometimes you wonder when you see an ad like that if it really is as beautiful as they make it out to be. We didn’t see even half of India, but what we did see left us with a lingering impression. India has definitely left its mark on us.
September 7, 2008
Naba: Now that we have settled back from our trip to India and Bhutan, I wanted to provide you with more detailed comments. First, we had a spectacular trip, and I truly appreciate the detail and attention provided by you and your associates during each stage of our trip. Everyone was extremely attentive, responsive to details, and well coordinated. The email communications at each stage were very helpful and appreciated.
A few detailed comments and observations:
- The Kozy Inn served its purpose of being half way to the Taj Mahal, although it is a worn property. I would not select it again.
- The Intercontinental in Delhi was very nice, and it had an amazing breakfast.
- Our guide in Agra, Atul Parmar, was excellent, and I would highly recommend him.
- Our Delhi guide, R. K. Rathore, was very attentive, well informed and helpful. He is not as erudite as Atul Parmar, but he is very well informed.
- Your team in Delhi was great and very accommodating.
- Our guide for Darjeeling, R. Sandeep Singh Khati, was wonderful! He could not have done more to make us feel welcome and to make arrangements for the most outstanding “tea tour” that we could have had. His personal contact with the owner of Makaibari Tea Estate made for the most spectacular and memorable two day visit there. The Windamere hotel was also spectacular! Sandeep has convinced us that we should return to do some trekking in Sikkim, which we will consider for another trip.
- I have been reflecting on the transition into Bhutan. If I traveled again from Darjeeling to Bhutan, I am not sure I would do it by road or if I would consider driving back to Bagdora, flying to Delhi and then to Paro. There would have been no way to anticipate the landslide that blocked the road from Phuntsholing to Paro, and there was a certain interest in the ride through Assam and back into Bhutan to circumvent that problem (albeit, 17 hours), but that is a wearing journey.
- Our guide in Bhutan, Ugyen Tshering, was absolutely superb and could not have been more attentive.
- Note, the Druk hotel in Phuntsholing was under extensive renovation, and the rooms we had were sub-par and in desperate need of renovation. On the other hand, the food was extremely good. Most of the other hotels in Bhutan were nice, with some being better than others.
In general, it was a spectacular and very memorable journey, and I thank you for all of your efforts on our behalf.
MY NEXT REQUEST:
You know of my interest in doing a trip to Nepal and trekking to Everest base camp. I would like to begin thinking about this trip, although we will most likely do the trip in May 2010. I know it is early, but I need to start to develop the specifics, and my wife is particularly interested in the types of accommodations. Can you start to send me some general information on the available accommodations along the way to Everest base camp (I understand that if we stay at base camp, which I am inclined to do, that we would camp there).
Thanks again for a great trip! I would be pleased to serve as a reference for Himalayan Glacier Trekking and for you personally. Best regards. Jay
Jay Gary Finkelstein, Esq.
Reston, Virginia 20190