Walk Through Nepal’s Great Himalaya Trail
Stretching 4500kms across the world’s tallest mountain ranges and isolated Himalayan mountain communities makes The Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) the longest and highest alpine walking trail in the world. GHT is a network of existing treks and trails offering an incredible diversity in terms of landscapes, flora & fauna, people and culture. The 1700km Nepal section of the GHT traverse the country from east to west and can be a completed by trekking continuously for 157 days. The trail begins near Kanchenjunga on the eastern border and heads west navigating the domains of eight of the world’s 8000m peaks, from Makalu to Everest. The trail ends in Humla on the Tibetan border. Trekking along Nepal’s section of GHT and spending money on food, accommodation or services such as guides, porters and cooks will make a direct difference to communities in these areas. The trail promises incredible places, people & culture- a unique experience altogether. Due to time constraints, many won’t be able to attempt the whole route. So it is broken up into sections and short treks along the trail. Completing a section of the GHT, Nepal trail with Explore Himalaya will get you a GHT achievement certificate. The following treks interlink to make Nepal’s Great Himalayan Trail.
1. Kanchenjunga Trek
2. Makalu- Sherpani Col/ 3 Cols Adventure Trek
3. Everest High Valleys Trek
4. Langtang Trek- Trek to the Sacred Lakes
5. Manaslu & Annapurna (Manaslu Circuit Trek-23 days)
6. Upper Dolpo & Shey Gompa Trek
7. Jumla – Rara Lake Trek
8. Tsum Valley Trek
Dolpo requires some extra logsistics and Pemba made all necessary arrangements. We also benefited. Both treks were wonderful! from having a local guide- Baba –in Mustang- as this is more of a cultural trek-his personal knowledge was useful.
We work with the motto "Tourism for Development". Explore Himalaya Community Service Project was conceived to empower underprivileged segments of Nepal.