The trekking and climbing was perfectly organized to ensure the climber's safety as well as the successul summit climbing.
We were impressed by your climbing sherpa's high standards in his experise and leadership. We were also satisfied with other staffs: cooks provided us with tasty food and the porters were always smiling and helpful. Although a week has barely passed since we returned home, we already miss Himalyas and people there.
I would definitely recommend Himalayan Glacier Trekking without any question. My hometown newspaper actually wrote an article about me and I have attached it here...
We were a bit apprehensive at first about going trekking in Nepal, but Naba and his staff provided us with all the information we required, exceeding our expectations. Naba would often ring us up to answer any urgent questions straight away, and his email correspondence was always very clear and detailed.We booked our flights in and landed in Kathmandu 2 days before the start of our trek. Naba had booked us into a very nice hotel right in the middle of the tourist district (Thamel) in downtown Kathmandu.
Naba and the guide we had been assigned, Prakash, met us at the airport and took us to the hotel. We spent the day settling in, with Prakash helping us to find all the right equipment we needed for our trek. We had dinner with them that night where they explained everything about the trek, and eased our last minute fears.
The day before we were to set off Prakash took us all arounf Kathmandu to the main tourist sites. It was a very enjoyable day and a great way to get to know our guide, who we would be with for the next 2 weeks. This was a great feature (free of charge) of the trek granted by HG Trek, as it gave us time to get to know our guide as the company put their customers enjoyment at the fore and make sure the guide is suited to the trekkers.
Prakash spoke English very well, was always polite and very patient with us. Everything before during, and after the trek was organised meticulously.
The trek itself was thoroughly enjoyable; Prakash always made sure our needs were met. Being my first time away from home, Prakash would always let me use his mobile phone to call my family back in Australia. I cannot speak highly enough of our guide and the company he represents. Our porter, which the company assigned, was a quiet, but very nice young man.
If I ever go back to trek in Nepal again, I will not hesitate in contact Himalayan Glacier Trekking. They are friendly, reliable, and will give you an amazing, and most of all fun experience that you won’t forget.
Have been in touch with Rob Clark - gather he is seeing a specialist today but is feeling much better.
Everyone else has fully recovered.
Again - huge thanks for the professionalism of all your staff - well done.
A good preparation of a trek is very important. It starts at home, with choosing a trekking-agency. From the first e-mail on, HGT felt as a very well organised organisation. They promised to call back within 24 hours. And they did! The communication with HGT is perfect, they do as they say and they always did as they promised.Guillaume
Naba, the sales and operation manager, took very well care of all the questions I had. I got the awnsers always within a few days. He “listened” very carefully to my wishes, the match between me and my guide was absolutely perfect. I met my guide, Yam, already in Kathmandu. We had the chance to get to know each other better, before flying to Lukla. He advised me very well with buying some equipment for my trek.
During the trek Yam took very well care of me. He is a very well experienced porter com guide. The lodges were all perfect, except the one in Lobuche. But is was very crowded at that time. The food was delicious. Yam told me a lot about the life at the Everest area. I never took a road twice. He showed of course all the touristic places, but also took me to places where not so many tourists come. Yam, the sunrise at 6 o’clock at the monastery of Thame I will never forget!!!
Although I did not reach my final destination, Everest Base Camp/ Kala Pattar, (and I wanted to get there for almost 18 years) the trek was a major life experience. The flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National Park is so beautiful! Due to my very experienced guide, I met a lot of local people. He showed and told me a lot of the cultural and spiritual heritage. Trekking is not only about altitude!
Back in Kathmandu, I stayed in the very nice Hotel Encounter. It’s the best hotel I ever had, everybody is so polite! In four days I saw a lot of the beautiful city of Kathmandu. I also visited the CEN orphanage which was a great experience. I’m impressed by the social involvement of HGT as well as their environmental involvement!
If you ever plan to go to Nepal do not hesitate to contact Himalayan Glacier Trekking. You can also just walk in the office whenever you’re in Kathmandu. They can make your trek to a success and make your dream come true!!! Sagar, Naba and Yam, thank you for everything you did for me!
"Himalayan Glacier Trekking Company certainly live up to their brand...spirit of Himalayan...a professional company through and through, from the first minute we made contact to our final minute before we boarded our plane back to Cape Town South Africa, they never let up. Every detail, both in Kathmandu attended to by Naba and his fellow office colleagues and then by our Chief Sherpa Hom Nath and his assistant sherpa's and porters whilst on trek to Base Camp Everest and Kala Pattar. It was not surprising our group achieved a 100% success rate to Base Camp. Thank you Himalayan Glacier Trekking." Brian & Kevin Flanagan, Cape Town South Africa, April 2008
Naba I trust our comments properly reflect our experience we enjoyed under your management.
Hom Nath and his team of sherpa’s and porters made sure everyday ran as smoothly as possible. The guides were an endless source of information, as we trekked through the Kumbu Valley, attending to all of our needs. Hom Nath made sure everyone was acclimatizing well, keeping a watchful eye on everyone’s progress. The fact that the entire group reached basecamp Everest can be attributed to Hom Nath role as the team leader, and the support he received from the other sherpa’s.
He paced the group perfectly, encourages the stragglers, and managed all nine individuals within the group with ease. Everyone was made to feel warm and welcomed within the group, never neglecting an individual for a moment. His friendly smile and positive attitude help lift weary sprits, even on toughest of days.
Himalaya Glacier trekking is performing a level of service most companies only dream to reach. They are excellent ambassadors for the company and their country. I would recommend using their service to any one considering visiting Nepal, you will not be disappointed. We all look forward to seeing you again in the near future, thank you for making our trek a special one.