The Great Himalaya Trail

FROM $5500 154 DAYS EXCLUDING FLIGHTS

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Trip Facts

Duration: 154 Days
Grade: Hard
Rating: Off the beaten path
Activity: Trekking
Trip Type: Remote Treks

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Trip Information

Great Himalaya Trails (GHT) is a re-brand title for the original ‘The Great Himalaya Trail’. Whereas the original trail was a route across the country from east to west, the new re-brand adds a collection of various trails in the upper and middle districts of Nepal to the original route. The purpose of this re-brand is to open up new trekking products and support inclusive rural development in these areas.

The original concept of - 'The Great Himalaya Trail' - was to establish a single long distance trekking trail from the east end to the west end of Nepal that includes a total of roughly 1,700 kilometers long path. There is a proposed trail of more than 4,500 kilometers (2,800 mi) stretching the length of the Greater Himalaya range from Nanga Parbat in Jammu & Kashmir to Namche Barwa in Tibet thus passing through, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. Although an actual continuous route is currently only a concept, if completed it would be the longest and highest alpine hiking track in the world.

In November 2014, cross-country hikes of Nepal and Bhutan sections have been undertaken by a well-funded international non-governmental organization and visiting some of the most remote communities on earth, it would pass through the diverse landscapes found in the region including valleys, plateaus and landscapes. Nepal’s proposed GHT has 10 sections comprising a network of upper and lower routes. The GHT (so-called upper and lower) currently can be roughly mapped out through existing routes, but these routes may not provide a continuous and uninterrupted trail.

In 2011 British legendary ultra-trail runner Lizzy Hawker attempted a solo cross of GHT but failed. She is trying again starting mid-September 2016 from East Kanchenjunga BC presumably lasting 154 days.

Trip Itinerary

Kanchenjunga to Makalu

Day 01

Schedule flight: Bhadrapur and drive to Ilam

Day 02

Drive: Ilam to Taplejung

Day 03-20

Duration of trek

Day 21

Schedule flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu

Makalu - Everest and Rolwaling

Day 01

Fly to Tumlingtar

Day 02-19

Duration of trek

Day 20

Drive: Suri Dhovan to Kathmandu

Rolwaling-Helambu-Langtang

Day 01

Drive: Kathmandu to Suri Dhovan

Day 02-20

Duration of trek

Day 21

Drive: Arughat to Kathmandu

Langtang-Manaslu and Annapurna

Day 01

Drive: Kathmandu to Arughat

Day 02-22

Duration of trek

Day 23

Drive: Beni-Pokhara-Kathmandu

Annapurna-Lower Dolpo

Day 01

Drive: Kathmandu-Beni-Durbang

Day 02-20

Duration of trek

Day 21

Schedule flight: Dunai-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu

Lower Dolpo and Humla

Day 01

Schedule flight: Kathmandu-Nepalgunj

Day 02

Schedule flight: Nepalgunj-Juphal and trek to Dunai

Day 03-24

Duration of trek

Day 25

Schedule flight: Jumla-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu

Humla-Jumla-Karnali

Day 01

Schedule flight: Kathmandu-Nepalgunj

Day 02

Schedule flight: Nepalgunj-Jumla

Day 03-22

Trek Duration

Day 23

Drive: Dhangadi-Kathmandu

 

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