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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft)

Pass By: Himalayan Glacier Trekking - Private Day Tours, Amrit Marga Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
Upon our arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier who will take us to our hotel. After checking in, we may take a rest or visit Himalayan Glacier’s office. In the evening there will be a welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant where we will be able to enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or similar

Day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Pass By: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. We visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we get our equipment checked by our climbing leader, get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip at Himalayan Glacier’s office. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or similar

Day 3: Kathmandu to Jagat Drive (1100m/3608ft): 8-9 hours

Pass By: Jagat, Jagat, Gandaki Zone, Western Region
We begin our journey at early dawn as we have a long drive ahead of us. We head-start right after breakfast and leave Kathmandu around 7 am in the morning. We see picturesque views of Nepali countryside, lush greeneries, rivers, villages, farms and mountain vistas en route throughout the drive. After 8-10 hours of drive we reach Jagat via Besishahar. Drive up to Besishahar will most likely be smooth owing to black-topped roads whereas after Besishahar, the roads get dusty and coarse but the scenic view from our windowpane is more than compensating for the bumpy ride. Overnight in Jagat.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 4: Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7-8 hours

Pass By: Dharapani, Nepal
Upon breakfast, we slowly begin our trek today. The trail from Jagat descends until it reaches the river and then continues through a lush forest. Further ascent leads to sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. En route, Chyamje comes into picture amidst the glorious backdrop of towering Annapurna mountain ranges. After crossing a suspension bridge, we climb steeply towards the slippery and physically challenging path to Sattale. On treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, we descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal. As we walk away from Tal, the path becomes rugged and winding. Then we approach steep forested village of Karte. Meandering along the waterfalls and cliffs, we finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge. Overnight in Dharapani.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 5: Dharapani to Koto (2,610m/8,563ft): 5-6 hours

Pass By: Koto 33500, Nepal
We begin our trek in the morning towards Bagarchhap which takes about one hour passing through pine and fir forests. We can visit the white washed monastery in this village. Then we continue our trek till Danaque which takes about an hour. The trail is steeply ascending up to Timang. We have a good view of Mt. Manaslu and Peak 29 from here. Now the trail continues through pine forests again till Latamarang which takes about one and half hour. We break for lunch here and again resume through forests whereby we have a short glimpse of Annapurna II. Finally we arrive in Koto village. Overnight in Koto.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 6: Koto to Meta (3,560m/11,680ft): 7-8 hours

Pass By: Koto 33500, Nepal
In the morning, we register our restricted area permit at the Police Check Post. Then we trek through the River bank of Soti Khola again through wonderful pine forests, streams and suspension and reach Dharmasala. We have our packed lunch on the way. We then continue the trek through forests and ascend steeply towards Meta village. Finally we arrive on the Tibetan Plateau where we have a very good view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. Overnight in Meta.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 7: Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft): 7-8 hours

Pass By: Kyang 33400, Nepal
We start our day traversing up and down and crossing suspension bridges over different streams. After almost 4 hours of trek we reach Kyang where we can see the remnants, particularly the ruined forts of the Khampa settlement (the place which Khampa refugees from Tibet once captured and lived). We further keep walking past the Phu Khola on a rocky trail and finally reach the Phu village in another 3 to 4 hours. Overnight in Phu Gaon.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 8: Acclimatization at Phu Gaon

Pass By: Fu, Nepal
Today is the scheduled acclimatization day whereby we are suggested to rest and get acclimatized with the altitude. As we are in the Lost/Hidden Valley, we can explore the culture, natural diversity, and religious practices of the ethnic groups like Lama, Gurung and Ghale in here. Besides this, we can trace out how people make their survival depending on agriculture, animal breeding and seasonal migrations in such remote location or in the hidden valley. It is also the day for us to explore the Tashi Lakhang Monastery – the old Buddhist Monastery listed out of the 108 world’s great Buddhist Monasteries; it is supposed to be the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche. Apart from exploring the cultural avenues of the lost valley, the valley also offers us a great view of Himlung Himal and other snow peaks in the region. Overnight at Phu Gaon.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 9: Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m/13,484ft): 6-7 hours

Pass By: Nar, Nepal
The trail descends passing many streams and suspension bridges until Mahendra Pul which takes about 4 hours. We pass the high suspension bridge 80m over the Gorge of Lapche River. We have lunch in Mahendra Pul. After lunch, the trail steeply ascends passing many Buddhist stupas until Nar Village which takes about 2 hours. We find several Buddhist Monasteries here to visit coupled with the glorious vistas of Pisang Peak and other small peaks. Overnight in Nar.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 10: Acclimatization and preparation at Nar

Pass By: Nar, Nepal
This is the second scheduled acclimatization/rest day for this trek. We spend the day taking a day hike nearby and explore Nar village and have a close look over the local culture and lifestyle. We also prepare for the trek next day. Overnight in Nar.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 11: Nar to Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft) to Ngwal (3,660m/12,008ft): 7-8 hours

Pass By: Ngawal 33500, Nepal
Today is adventurous day with long day hike so we get up early in the morning and head to Kangla pass. From pass we can see the Annapurna massif. We further trek down to Ngwal from there. Overnight in Ngwal.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 12: Ngwal to Manang (3,540m/11,614ft): 4-5 hours

Pass By: Manang, Manang, Gandaki Zone, Western Region
From Ngwal, we head for Manang today. We pass through the isolated village of Paugh overlooking the amazing views of Annapurna range. We then move gently uphill to Mungli and then to the main trail of Annapurna Trail at Mungli. We eventually reach Manang, where we set up our camps for overnight stay. Overnight in Manang.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 13: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3-4 hours

Pass By: Yak Kharka, Tanki Manang 33500, Nepal
From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing a few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. Overnight at Yak Kharka.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 14: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3-4 hours

Pass By: Thorung Phedi, Tanki Manang 33500, Nepal
We make our way to the foot of the pass, Throng Phedi today. Thorong Phedi is a small busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers. Trekkers like us use this point as a base camp. Some visitors also attempt a hike to the High Camp today so that the next day can be easier for them. But, Himalayan Glacier's team leader does not advise this. Although we will have a tough day tomorrow, we stop at Thorong Phedi so that we can have sound sleep in lower altitude rather than risking sleeping in a higher altitude at High Camp. Overnight at Thorong Phedi.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 15: Thorong Phedi to Thorong La (5,416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft): 7-8 hours

Pass By: Muktinath, Muktinath, Dhaulagiri Zone, Western Region
Crossing the arduous Thorong La Pass at a dizzying height of 5,416m/17,764ft is another highlight of this trek. An early start is important to go through the icy high-altitude trail. But the picturesque mountain vistas are more than compensates the strenuous walk through the grueling trail. We reach Muktinath by sunset which is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist. We can stroll around the area which hosts a Vishnu temple and a Monastery nearby. Overnight at Muktinath.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 16: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft): 5-6 hours

Pass By: Jomsom, Jomsom, Dhaulagiri Zone, Western Region
We begin descending down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge through the arid land. We pass by Jharkot and Khingar villages which has typical Tibetan architecture. Following the valley floor most of the way sprawled along the banks of the Kali Gandaki, we reach Jomsom. Overnight in Jomsom.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

Day 17: Jomsom to Pokhara Flight (827m/2,700ft): 30 min flight

Pass By: Pokhara, Pokhara, Gandaki Zone, Western Region
After breakfast we fly to Pokhara. The scenic flight takes us through the gorge of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On arrival at Pokhara airport, we will be transferred to lakeside hotel. We get some rest and explore the beauty of Pokhara Valley in the evening. While we leisurely walk along the bank of Fewa Lake, the second biggest lake of Nepal while admiring the mountain view of Machhapuchhare. We can also go for a boat-ride in Fewa Lake or take a short hike to the World Peace Pagoda. We can end the day with a leisurely stroll around the mesmerizing lakeside area.Overnight in Pokhara.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Mount Kailash Resort

Day 18: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft): 5-6 hours drive

Pass By: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
Today, after breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we will be transferred to our hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize our photos. We can spend the evening leisurely or perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping. Either way, we celebrate the successful completion of our journey with a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or similar

Day 19: Final departure from Nepal

Pass By: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Himalayan Glacier representative will escort us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Himalayan Glacier's representative will be there at the airport holding the company's placard. He will pick you up and escort you to your designated hotel in a private comfortable vehicle.

Airports

  • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.

10/21/2019 - 11/29/2019Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM

12/2/2019 - 12/13/2019Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM

3/8/2020 - 4/27/2020Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM

5/1/2020 - 5/31/2020Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM

9/4/2020 - 9/27/2020Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM

10/2/2020 - 11/30/2020Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Tuesday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM

12/4/2020 - 12/7/2020Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
Duration
19 days
Inclusions
  • 18x Breakfast
  • 17x Dinner
  • 15x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 18 nights
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flight (Jomsom-Pokhara)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Himalayan Glacier’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reasonother than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We will be staying at Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa in Kathmandu and Mount Kailash Resort in Pokhara. While trekking, we will be accommodated in the best available guest houses. Single Supplementary cost USD 330.
  • Breakfast will be served in Kathmandu and Pokhara whereas all meals will be served during the trek. While on the trek, breakfast will be taken in the same place we stay for the night. Similar arrangements can also be made for dinner. Lunch will be taken en route to the next destination(s). There will also be welcome and farewell dinners hosted by Himalayan Glacier.
  • April to June and September to November are the best months for this trek.
  • Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
  • The Itinerary details is in brief due to word constraints. Please visit Himalayan Glacier website for more details.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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By: Himalayan Glacier Trekking - Private Day Tours
465 Reviews
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EtBonVoyage
10
Tamang Heritage Trek
Amazing short trek ! We went right before the opening of the high season, so the weather was still fluctuating between clear sunny skies and foggy ones, which actually offered us many beautiful landscapes with dramatic light and clouds. The HG team, guide and staff, has been super friendly and helpful. It is a perfect introduction to trekking in Nepal, and definitely calls for future longer and higher treks, which I'll be happy to do with Himalayan Glacier again.
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tpb2020
Long Beach, California
10
2019 EBC Trek with HGTA - Great Experience
Our 5-person private trip US-based team was led by HGTA's Shankar B. (lead guide), Bhaktar (assistant guide), plus 3 hard-working porters. From beginning to end, the HGTA leadership team did a world-class job in meeting our team expectations. BTW, be sure to heed HGTA's advice with regards to possible air travel delays between Kathmandu and Lukla. During the trek, Shankar's attention-to-detail, Bhaktar's patient leadership style, and timely porter personal gear deliveries, were key to our positive experience. Luxury lodge accommodations were great along with the occasional hot shower, heated blankets, and diverse local cuisine. The rest day's in Namche and Dingboche were well-coordinated and included short local day hikes which greatly helped with acclimatization. Our measured trekking pace along with favorable weather enabled the entire team to reach Mt. Everest Base Camp objective on-schedule and with no health issues. Shankar and Bhaktar also went out of their way to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary with a beautiful and delicious chocolate cake in Dingboche ! I highly recommend HGTA for trekking adventures in Nepal.
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B H
10
Trip of a Lifetime!
Thank all at Himalayan Glacier for making this "once in a lifetime" adventure a magnificent experience. The two week tour you prepared for us far exceeded our expectations. We want to thank the guides and drivers which made travel safe and mostly comfortable through a combination of congested traffic, twisting mountain roads, unpaved trails, open highways and challenging weather conditions. We especially appreciate that both guides and drivers were always on time (actually early) and prepared for every event. For us, the primary goal of this tour was to reach Everest Base Camp and visually experience Mt. Everest, which was achieved with splendid late afternoon and early morning views from Rongbuk Monastery. The tours of Kathmandu and Lhasa, including monasteries, palaces, temples and other city amenities, were an enlightening and added bonus to our journey. For all at Himalayan Glacier Tours, please accept our highest praise and for making our trip a perfect experience.
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N2587GUdaniel
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
10
Amazing trip with an amazing company
I and my girlfriend Alex booked on a 10 day group trek to Annupurna Bascamp. I cannot find a single fault with our experience with the Himalayan Glacier company. We were looked after from start to finish by their friendly, fun and professional staff. The office team of Ashmita and Rayuna did a great job of keeping us briefed on the lead up to the trek and welcoming us, and were available throughout the trip in case any issues came up. Whilst we were the only ones booked on the tour as it was before the main season the company allowed us to go ahead, and were given a 'private tour' of the Annupurna area by our guide Homanth and friendly porter Krishna. Homnath did an incredible job throughout and is fairly well known by the locals as he has over 20 years experience in the area, he had all accommodation sorted and we had a comfortable bed and good food every night. He also was also invaluable in a tricky situation at Pokhara airport where it was closed for the afternoon due to weather and we had our departure flight early the next morning. We saw a number of people take the decision to get a taxi back to Kathmandu but he spent all afternoon at the desk trying to find out if the airport was reopening, it was touch and go and on two occasions he had a car booked to pick us up but cancelled again. I said we were better to get a taxi but he asked us to hold on and eventually the airport reopened and we were put on the last flight of the day. This saved an overnight journey on the road to Kathmandu that was blocked by a number of landslips and we got back in time for a leaving meal at the hotel in Kathmandu. Nepal is a beautiful and friendly country and if I was backpacking I would consider doing the trek without a guide in a group of 3+. However if you are working to a limited timescale travelling around the country and the trek itself can lead to unpredictable delays and some confusion and for enjoying a holiday along with doing the trek I recommend that you save yourself the stress and go through a tour company. Everything is sorted on arrival: airport transfers, hotel bookings, connecting transfers, permits, guide and porter insurance, accommodation and food on the treks. In terms of which company to use I couldn’t recommend Himalayan Glacier company more!
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Simoc1985
10
Fantastic experiencs
We did Anapurna Base Camp Trail: The organization, the guide, the porter, the information they give to us was simply perfect. We feel safe with H Glacier, we are satisfied 100%
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andy24l
Miami, Florida
50
Everest Base Camp Short Trek - 14 Days
Himalayan Glacier is very well organized and quick to respond to any questions you may have prior to your trip. My guide (Suresh Pandey) was very attentive and very knowledgeable about the trekking route and all the mountains we came across. I’m not sure if other companies do this, but he made sure to check my blood oxygen level at every milestone we reached. Nepal was definitely an adventure of a lifetime and I’m very grateful for their hospitality, beautiful culture, great food, and seeing some of the most amazing views ever.
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floloh
10
EBC Trek
My husband and i truly enjoyed our EBC trek experience with Himalayan Glacier. Our guide was an amazing problem solver and made our trip an unforgettable one!
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ewsales
Jonesboro, Arkansas
10
Best Trip Ever!
We spent 2 weeks in Nepal and Tibet with Himalayan Glacier Trekking and had the time of our lives. The support before ,during and after our trip was fantastic. We had a last minute unexpected change in schedule due to a cancelled airline flight and HGT quickly readjusted and made sure the remainder of our trip was flawless. I highly recommend HGT. Depesh and Vidya were awesome and accommodated special requests and were very flexible with our schedule. Definitely go with HGT!
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ozober
Woodinville, Washington
10
Mount Everest Base Camp Trek - adventure for a lifetime
What an experience! This isn't just a vacation to another country...once you get above the treeline you are on another planet. A great way to connect with people,especially family members that time seems to pass by, making memories cherished but few. There is no better way to reconnect, talk about old memories, and create new ones than hiking the Himalayas. There is something almost surreal about the entire adventure. Something truly unique you will forever share with fellow travelers. Something that will inspire others in your life to have have great adventures of their own. Stunningly beautiful country and even more beautiful people. I can't say enough about the crew that made sure we got to base camp! These people should be wearing superhero capes. A special thanks to our guide, Pradeep Khadka and assistant guide Nikesh Khatri (Unclue sens his regards). Thambal Khatri & Yocesh Kmadka, we still don't know how you carried all that stuff. Must be the yak steak...:) Ashmita and Vidya, thank you for arranging everything and taking such great care of us. If any of y'all find yourselves in Seattle, look me up! For those reading this review and considering this trip - it is truly the experience of a lifetime. Nothing I've ever done before compares. If you want to make memories...this is it.
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ooriolm
10
Cultural trek around Manaslu
It was the first time for us in Himalayas and we had a difficult time deciding what part to visit. After a few back and forth's with Naba from Himalayan Glacier we decided to go for the Manaslu tour. Why? because it seemed to us like a good compromise between culture and nature while it is much less crowded than other parts of the Himalayan range. Thanks to Naba for the good advise. You need to be accompaigned by a guide in this region and so we got assigned Ashish, probably the best guide you can get. He is from the Gurum, an ethnic group that comes from the mountain valleys so he knew everything about the culture and the people that we met on our way. But more importantly, he is very attentive and speaks very good English with a good sense of humour. he made our trip very pleasant and interesting all the way to Larke Pass. From our experience, we can say that Himalayan Glacier is one of the most professional agencies in the area. they do provide you with all the basics you need to have a successful trek and also go an extra mile to provide you with the best service. We had good and easy transport to the mountains region, a good level of lodges and food along the way, first aid care when needed, and fresh fruit for almost every day of the tour!!!
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Jezza123456
10
One of the Best Trek's I've ever done - Ask for Jaya and Gopal.
I did the ABC trek solo in April 2019 with Himalayan Glacier Trekking. HGT are excellent at what they do. From the very start, Rayuna from the team was very helpful, responsive and informative with all the questions that I had before embarking with HGT. I have to highlight that I had a wonderful guide, Jaya whom I was greeted by at the airport. Jaya was fantastic along the entire journey of the trek - he was very knowledgeable, attentive and flexible to my pace and needs along the entire walk. An example of how patient and accommodating Jaya was when one of the days, we trekked to base camp however, the conditions were such that visibility was not very good. It took a round trip of 10 hours to do this. However, Jaya kindly offered to go back the next day just so that I can reach the base camp and be able to see the magnificent views. I really appreciated Jaya for this as this was the highlight of the trip. I felt like I was really lucky to have a guide like Jaya - he was great company, he cared for my safety and always ensured that I had a good time. I also had a greater porter on the journey - Gopal. Gopal was always very happy and helpful and I have no idea how he managed to carry some of my bags along the trek. Overall, I highly recommend HGT and I strongly suggest trekkers request for guide, Jaya and porter, Gopal. They are a great team and I had a great time largely because of them.
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tbill798
Melbourne, Australia
6448
Amazing experience!
I had done a lot of research into companies to choose for completing a trek to Gokyo then over the Cho La Pass and up to Everest base camp. I settled with HGT as I liked the itinerary, the positive reviews and the price. I was not disappointed with my choice. My trek ended up being solo but was still great. It gave me a little room to move with the itinerary as we went which was great. From the start my contact with Rayuna who was my travel planner sent me a detailed list of things I needed to do and know before coming to Nepal. She also answered every question I had prior to my trek with great detail and effeciency. On my arrival to Nepal I was met by my guide Sudar who looked after me for the whole trip, always there when I needed him. A highly professional guide who not only would help me out but would help others out if they needed. A lot of other guides also would seek his opinion or help at various stages throughout the trek. Any question I had for him he would answer or find the answer. He knew all the mountains and heights. I was highly grateful to have him as my guide and we devoloped a life long friendship. Not once on my trek did I feel unsafe or pushed along by Sudar. He was very attentive to all my needs and always making sure that I was doing fine. He also carried and extensive medical kit for any ailments that may occur along the way. My porter Bir was fantastic, doing all the heavy lifting so to speak. HGT look after the porters that they use which is a major thing for me as some porters on the mountain can be taken advantage of. Bir had all the adequate clothing and equipment to make sure he was safe and well on the mountain. He even had crampons for one of the glacier crossings we did near the Cho La Pass which was good. The city tour of Kathmandu was great and very interesting, allowing you a day to see the city and its tourist attractions. I had a private car with a/c and another guide who was very informative. Also the welcome dinner was fantastic. The food absolutely amazing and the dancing and singing from the different areas of Nepal was great to see and hear. At the end of the trek you have a farewell dinner which was again great, tasty food in a very nice restaurant. The hotel in Kathmandu, Hotel Moonlight is a very nice place to stay, very clean and free buffet breakfast is a plus. The location is great with it being on the edge of Thamel so not far to walk in and explore. The trek itself was an amazing experience, acclimatization days are good to help with altitude, the tea houses that you stay in are basic but get the job done for resting and sleeping. The food is fairly good throughout. The best you will get is in Lukla, Phakding and Namche but that being said the food for the most part was good, considering where you are! Dal Bhat is a good option if you are hungry, although altitude does suppress your appetite. You do spend a few days breaking the 5000m mark which is taxing on the body but a good challenge. You get several views of Everest on the trek, one of the best is from Gokyo Ri but weather permitting of course. HGT give you a T-shirt, duffel bag and map of the trek to keep which make great souvenirs. They also supply you with a warm sleeping bag for the mountain and a down jacket for when it's super cold which I didn't need. I highly recommend this trip, Gokyo Lakes shouldn't be missed. The Cho La pass climb is tough but such an amazing challenge to complete. Then there is base camp, which is just such a cool place to be, standing at highest base camp in the world. I went on the trek in the middle of May so base camp is busy which is awesome to see. The weather was mostly good with mornings super clear and afternoons cloudy. Definitely check out this trek if you like a challenge and you want to see some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, you will not be disappointed.
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Sergei C
12
Thank you very much Himalayan Glacier for the excellent organization of our trip.
This is my third trip to Nepal with Himalayan Glacier. As always, the trip was superbly organized. Naba responded to all my queries and made sure of everything I wanted on the trip. He took care of me in every possible way from the starting to the end. He gave useful recommendations on trip planning and preparation taking all my wishes into account. During my travel time, Lukla flights were re-routed to Ramechhap airport due to repair and maintenance of Kathmandu airport which needed 5 hours of travel by car. This was bad but, Naba arranged everything properly and got a flight from Kathmandu itself. Also, we were booked on a morning flight. Superbly done. On the trekking, everything was perfectly organized. Our guide (Bimal) took into account all our wishes. We wanted to visit some of the places which were not included in our planned itinerary. But, he took us to all the places we wanted to visit. We are very grateful to him for this. The ascent of Island Peak was also very well organized; the base camp camping accommodation is very comfortable, well equipped. My ascent was successful largely due to Pem Tenji Sherpa mountain guide, who has extensive experience in climbing, including Everest. Thanks to Naba and the whole Himalayan Glacier team, for the excellent organization of our trip. I hope to visit Nepal more than once with your help.
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Hikingwoman1234
11
Great experience!
First, Himalayan Trekking is very organized and before trekking they brought me to the office and introduced everyone and even though I booked entirely online I was happy to trust them. Especially since I was a woman traveling solo I was so happy to feel safe. Secondly, the guide (Rishi) was professional and very experienced and friendly and good at taking care. Even though I may not need something he would see me and focus on what I needed. Also, the green view guest house at Bamboo village had a hot shower and a good cook! It was a convenient atmosphere and I woke up to the bird's singing and beautiful view. If I go back to the Himalayas I would definitely use the company again and recommend to my family and friends.
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KostisP3
30
11 day unforgettable trip to Nepal with the amazing HGT people and support!!!
Short version (for anyone not having the time to read all the details): 
 We were very happy to choose Himalayan Glacier to organise an 11-day trip to Nepal consisting of rafting at Trisuli river, safari at Chitwan, trekking in Annapurna, sightseeing at Pokhara and Bandipur. What an amazing and unforgettable experience! Amazing people (Vidya who organised it meticulously and at our convenience, Shiva who was our super energetic and positive guide and friend throughout the whole trip, Rupes who was our tireless porter during our Annapurna trekking), great services, many gifts and surprises, very good prices. All of that together with the stunning natural landscapes made our trip to Nepal a unique experience which we will always remember. We definitely recommend Himalayan Glacier to anyone going to Nepal or other destinations!! Detailed version: We were planning our honeymoon trip to Nepal for quite some time and after a lot of research and quotes, we decided to go for one week to Kathmandu/Patan/Bhaktapur on our own and use the Himalayan Glacier services for 11 days of rafting/jungle experience/trekking followed by sightseeing in Pokhara and Bandipur. From the very first moment of contacting them we felt the warmth and care of Vidya! She is a very nice person always trying to make a plan which works for us. We amended the plan a few times and she was always happy and proactive. She even offered some services and tips for free for the time outside our planned trip with them and we really appreciated that. All our activities (rafting at Trisuli river, jungle adventure at Chitwan, trekking at Annapurna, sightseeing at Pokhara and Bandipur) were perfectly organised and we didn’t have to think about anything else than having a great time and enjoy the country. Our amazing guide Shiva was with us for 11 days always happy to help, talk and have fun. We learnt some Nepali words, we shared food, we played cards, we learnt the local culture much better, we met local people on our way and he was always funny, positive and smiling. We still keep contact and we are looking forward to meeting again some time in the future. Rupes our porter was also very nice with positive attitude and we had many good and funny moments together. After some days of trekking, we were talking only in Nepali with our broken words that we had just learnt! Last but not least, Himalayan Glacier arranged 2 VERY special events for us. The first one was a birthday dinner with gifts and personalised delicious cake for my wife’s birthday at a very nice and traditional restaurant that they organised and offered to us for free. The second one was a surprise at the end of our trip with them (I won’t say the surprise so that I don’t ruin the experience for other travellers ;-)). Both surprises were beyond what we expected and we experienced the hospitality and warmth of Nepali people and of Himalayan Glacier first hand!! Thank you so much Vidya, Shiva, Rupes for all the great time we had together. Without you, our trip to Nepal would not have been such an amazing experience! We definitely recommend Himalayan Glacier to anyone going to Nepal or other destinations!! All the best and Pheri Bhetula
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