3 Peaks; 3 Passes
Island Peak, Lobuche and Nirekha Peak climbing with 3 Passes 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.