May 2, 2013
The number of foreign tourists visiting Annapurna trekking area has increased by 17 percent this year as compared to the last year. The route is one of the 10 most famous trekking routes in the world.
Some 6,011 foreigners have visited the areas in March, 2013 while the number was 4,500 in the same period last year, RSS reports quoting Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).
Similarly, 3,353 tourists visited the area in February, 2013 while the number was registered 2,876 in the last year, Tirtharaj Dhungana, an Official at the Tourist Check Point, Birethanti as saying told RSS.
A total of 44,531 tourists had visited the area in 2012 and 38,054 in 2011.
The trekking route begins from Nayapul of Kaski district and ends at Upper Mustang through Ghandruk, Chhomrung and Annapurna Base Camp.
February 25, 2011
Thank you very much for all that you did for us over December 2010 and January 2011 to organise our school’s second trip to Nepal. We appreciate the personal interest that you take in our group, and this personal touch is evident in all of the people who work for Himalayan Glacier Trekking.
In particular we appreciate how flexible you are in meeting our special requests. We understand that our group undertakes a unique experience in terms of our timings but you have been unfailing in meeting our requests.
I must mention our trek leader Hom Nath in particular. He has a very good understanding of what we are trying to achieve in our immersion program, so not only is he a thorough professional in the way he acts as Trek leader, he is able to contribute to the whole experience and bring his story to our students as well.
We will be in contact with you shortly to begin arrangements for our 2011/12 trip.
Director of Senior Schooling.
Saint Ignatius’ College
June 7, 2010
On behalf of the teachers and students of the British School Manila, I would like to thank you and your team for an absolutely fabulous trip. Just the logistics of getting 46 students and 6 teachers from one place to another was a remarkable feat which was accomplished with great success, and then there was the accommodating and feeding on top of that.
Your guides were very professional and worked tirelessly each day to ensure that all of the students enjoyed their stay in Nepal and that the trek to the Annapurnas and Poon Hill went without a hitch.
On the way down one villager commented that our party, with a total of 80 people, including the guides and porters was the biggest group that he could remember seeing. Once again due to your excellent arrangements.
A big thank you to all at Himalayan Glacier for making this a wonderful and memorable trip for so many. I would recommend you without reservation and you will certainly be first on my list if I need someone to organise another trip to the Himalaya.
March 29, 2010
THE path is wide, the terrain easy, yet I keep losing my footing, tripping over stones and my own feet because I can’t watch the trail. My eyes refuse to leave the white mountain filling the sky before me, the 24,786-foot Himalayan peak Annapurna III. It dominates the horizon as surely as a sunset does, but with millenniums-old glaciers ringing its crest like a necklace of diamonds, it feels more dazzling than even the brightest setting sun.
Just over a third of the way through the legendary 150-mile Annapurna Circuit trek, circling the Annapurna massif in Nepal, I have finally reached a height where no smaller mountains obscure my sightlines to the peaks. Ahead, four days on, lies Thorong La, a daunting 17,769-foot pass, the high point of the circuit and start of the trail back down. But I’ve already reached euphoria. Annapurna III is too everything — tall, close, imposing, beautiful — to be true.
May 25, 2009
We had an awesome trek to Annapurna Base camp.
We lucked out with perfect weather, and had clear views all along the trail. We so grateful that we were directed to Himalayan Glacier Trekking company and matched up with Iswor as our beat guide. We were a bit apprehensive at first, but all of our fears were allayed as soon as we started. Iswor was amazing guide for Annapurna Base camp Trek. He was very informative, patient, high professional and even taught us some Nepali. Because our entire trip to Nepal was spent trekking, we were so happy to have Himalayan Glacier and Iswor to tell us stories of his life and life of the Nepali people that we would otherwise not have experienced. Iswor treated us like family. We felt like he cared more for us and our wellbeing, than any other guide we saw on the trek. My experience and impression of Nepal is in the highest regard, much due to Iswor. We met an English doctor on the plane on my way home, and he is planning on trekking in Nepal. we immediately gave him Himalayan Glacier agency , Iswor’s name and other information. After telling him our experience with Iswor and his company, he was impressed and wants to contact them when it is time to trek. we plan on always recommending Iswor and his company to friends that want to trek in Nepal.
Elaine N. Chow
April 10, 2009
We all enjoy trekking but had only been around in Sweden before. Therefore we wanted to experience trekking abroad. After recommendations from friends, who visitied Nepal and Himalayan Glacier one year earlier, we decided to go to Nepal and do the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. This was a decision we have not regretted.
We want to thank Himalayan Glacier Trekking for making our trekking experience something to remember for the rest of our lives!
Himalayan Glacier Trekking is a full service company that took care of us from the time that we arrived in Kathmandu until we left.
When we arrived to the airport in Kathmandu we were greeted by our trekking guide who was paitiently waiting for us (our bags were one of the last bags put on the luggage belt).
Prior to the trek Himalayan Glacier Trekking provided a guided one day tour in Kathmandu followed by an excellent welcome dinner. It was interesting to get a view of the city and its history, the people and the culture.
It can sometimes be hard for tourists to know what to bring to a trip like this, especially when you are not familiar with the season and the variable weather conditions. Himalayan Glacier Trekking helped us with all necessary information and also checked our gear before starting the trek.
The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek takes 12 days to accomplish. However, the guide can adapt the trek to the conditions and wishes of the group. Along the trek there were plenty of time to make stops for taking pictures, drinking water and look at the beatiful scenery in front of us. In average we walked about 4-5 hours a day in a landscape that shifted a lot in apperance – rhododendron forests, high peaks, glaciers and hot springs among other things. Breathtaking views!
Arriving to the lodges everything was already set for our stay. The Himalayan Glacier Trekking staff had booked the best rooms for us and most of the lodges had showers with warm water. Very nice after a day of walking!
All the lodges had a meny from which you could order a number of different meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We usually ordered the vegetarian meals which did not make us disappointed. We remember escpecially the vegetarian pizza in Chomrong! So tasty!!!
Both the accommodation and food exceeded all our expectations!
All the staff (manager, guide, sherpas and porters) were very friendly, helpful and answered all the questions that we had about the environment and animals etc but also told us about Nepalesian people and the way they live.
We remember especially one occasion when our credit card got stuck in an ATM and we had given up hope to get it back. When our guide, Kapil, heard about this he immediately contacted the bank and arranged so we could get the card back the next morning. Thank you Kapil for helping us!
Finally we once again want to thank Himalayan Glacier Trekking for arranging such a wonderful and memorable trip for us. We give our best recommendations!
Thanks to Naba (Travel Manager, Nepal), Kapil (Nepal Trekking Guide), Shiba (Assistant Trekking Guide), Ganesh (Assistant Trekking Guide), Raam (Assistant Trekking Guide), Babu (Assistant Trekking Guide)
Greetings from Kristina, Fredrik and Anders from Sweden.
April 7, 2009
We are kindly expressing our huge gratitude to you personally and to all management team of “Himalaya Glacier ” and to the guides of your company, Prem and Suraj for our trip across Nepal. It was absolutely perfectly organized and we are happy to say to you thanks for it. That was our second trip across Nepal and all those cases we’ve been co-operated with the only your company and people above.
There was quite a big number of people in our group from Russia (we had very big group (42 persons) from Moscow.), but all things were organized perfectly and based on the high professional level, including travel route, sightseeing places and all necessary facilities on the trip.
Please give our special thanks to your guides Prem and Suraj for the high professional level and their cordial and absolutely positive attitude for the job. We love your country and we are going back to Nepal very soon for sure. Hope to see you soon,
With warm and friendly greetings,
Alexander Sviyash and group
The centre of positive psychology of A. Sviyash March 2009
April 5, 2009
Thank you very much for organizing our trek from Pokhara. It was the highlight of our visit to Nepal. All air and ground transportation was perfectly arranged, our hotels and guest houses were comfortable, and our guide, Dev Raj Giri, was excellent. His knowledge and consideration for our welfare insured a pleasurable experience. Thank you also for your personal attention to our needs while we were planning our trip, and especially during our entire time in Nepal.
I highly recommend Himalayan Glacier as an excellent tour company for all aspects of travel in Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and the surrounding area. I am sure we will be using you again.
Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club