You will have a great hike with himalayan Glacier. Our guide was named Dindi Sherpa and was very attenitive and alway’s put safety first. He also got the most effort out of us and helped in our success… He was a mountaineering guide so I think you would have to add one of the hiking peakes to your list (Island Peak) most likely for his services. We had a guide(Dindi) that spoke great english and two porters for the 3 of us hiking. The program basically was every morning we gave the porters our belongings to carry and we each carried a day pack that was probobly around 5-8 pounds for day use. You would carry water,toilet paper, maybe some candy bars and some lighter or heavier clothing rain gear depending…
I would advise bringing some anti biodics in case of a deep in the lungs type colds, Diomax .. You need 500 MG a day but have them prescribed in 250 MG pill size and do two a day instead of a single dosage. Also Immodium, You will get the shits !!
Make sure you take clothing that can be layed because the morning start out cold and get hot by mid morning. A lot of the heat is that you will be in higher elevations and your heart just has to run that much harder even at rest..
Tom, my trekking partner from here in Grand Rapids michigan both can not say enough about how great himalayan glacier was.
Oh, If you are going to stay at the “Hotel Encounter” go for a room on the top floor. when you first get there it will be a chore going up and down but when you get back from the hike it will be a quick sprint.
Feel free to write me or Tom on any questions you may have on your hike……..
If you are dealing with Sagar Pandey, He is a great guy.
John , USA
Island Peak climbing