I enjoyed this trip fully because of two main reasons. First, the rich cultural heritages that are both different and intriguing in all three places. Second, the staff. The entire Himalayan Glacier staff was very knowledgeable and helpful.
My partner and I have recently completed the Everest Base Camp trek with Himalayan Glacier in December. I could not have asked for a more supportive and trustworthy company to go with. Our guide Dol and porter Mr Fullman were a great and professional team from the minute we were picked up in Kathmandu and throughout our whole trek.
Dol and Fullman were supportive and informative along the whole trek and I would recommend requesting them. At times my partner struggled with altitude sickness and our guide help manage symptoms and our trekking pace to ensure we could reach our target safely. Himalayan Glacier guides are knowledgeable and very attentive; I would recommend this company to anyone thinking of doing the EBC trek.
We did a trek to Everest Base Camp with Himalayan Glacier. Our guide Dol was amazing. Very informative, kind and helpful. I struggled a little with altitude sickness but Dol was very accommodating and provided great care. Himalayan Glacier provided a large duffle bag for the trek, down jacket and a thermal sleeping bag. The most impressive thing about Himalayan Glacier is their attention to small luxuries like fruit, hot water bottle when it was cold, celebratory chocolate at EBC and welcome and farewell dinners.
Would highly recommend to anyone considering EBC trek.
I would recommend Himalayan Glacier Trekking for any trekking trip, and I would use them again in the future. The must-haves for a successful Himalayan trip is extra toilet paper, ear plugs to sleep well, and using HGT.
My trip was a 30day itinerary covering the 3 high passes while climbing Island Peak, Lobuche East, and Nirekha Peak. The climbs all took me over 20,000ft. HGT, specifically Naba, was very considerate to keep in touch with me before I left answering any questions, then met me at the hotel to give me a warm welcome to Nepal. The head trekking guide, Man, was very professional and experienced. My porter was very fit, kind, and took more guide responsibilities as I started to separate from the main group to climb my specific peaks. The climbing guide was professional, kind and skillful. The entire team helped me be totally successful while enjoying my vacation. In fact I completed my itinerary a week early, and they stayed flexible to help provide me the trip I wanted.
Himalayan Glacier Trekking is most suited to lead treks, though the climbs were good and enjoyable. I enjoyed using a Nepalese company because the money went right into the area and employed people who grew up in the areas I was exploring. It was important to me to spend money this way because my impact as one of the thousands of tourists who visit this region is a heavy burden on the local communities. Of course there may be certain amenities that American companies can uniquely provide, but I didn't travel to Nepal for an American experience.
I came to Kathmandu without much knowledge on the trekking to Himalayas and how to get close or face to face with the Everest. I have no idea on the distance and hardship and the preparations needed for the journey. I am so fortunate to have been introduced to Himalayan Glacier by the Hotel's recommendation I put up with on my arrival. I have only 5 days and only the desire to experience trekking and to view Mt Everest as close as I can get. Mr. Naba, the director of Himalayan Glacier is a real gentleman whom customised a safe and realistic 4 days 3 nights trekking to the hearts of Khumbu Village and Valleys, and view points to highest peaks in the planet including the mighty Everest. They explained and helped me with everything.
My trip was well planned and well managed without a hitch leaving the rest to me to relish and experience the beauties and awesomeness of the trails, the forest, the rivers, the nature and the vast landscape of Nepal and the Himalayas. Looking back at my photos and videos, the trekking was first class and memorable in many aspects. My recommendation to all new and experienced hikers is to get a reliable local mountain guide. It saves you a lot of time and worry free of handling Lukla's flight, lodging in teahouses, extra baggage and weights, getting food, basic necessities and hot water, clearing check point inspection, directions during your trekking, etc., so that you can put your mind and moments on enjoying your trekking, rivers, valleys, wildlife, villages, landscape, majestic mountains and all other nature that surrounds you.
I had an amazing guide Mr. Baburam Khatri, a young, strong, reliable, hardworking, helpful and friendly guide that keep an eye on me during my ascent and descent, and make sure I am doing okay throughout the journey without restricting my movement and time. Fetching hot water, patiently wait for me while I took pauses for breather, easing up my loads of baggage, taking some great photo shots of me with the nature and the mountains, topping up mobile phone credits, etc. are some of the things he did so without asking or happily. I would highly recommend him without hesitation and he speaks and clearly understands English. Overall journey and experience for me as first time hiking at high altitude has been such an eye opener and I can't thank and compliment enough to Himalayan Glaciers for their professionalism but most of all their great care of my safety and well being during trekking. I say Himalayan Glacier did an excellent job and would highly recommend to first time, second time and even the experienced ones. I am all pump up to return for the next adventure with them for my first Everest Base Camp. Thank you very much Himalayan Glaciers, and Happy New Year.
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