Great Himalaya Trail-Climate Smart Celebrity Trek (GHT-CSCT) led by the record setting Mt. Everest summiteer Apa Sherpa reached its final leg on 20th April, 2012 at Darchula, Far-Western Nepal. Apa and his team had started the walk from Taplejung district three months ago, on 16th January, 2012.The team covered the 1,700 km long Great Himalaya Trail twenty three days ahead of the schedule, owing to a detour the team were compelled to take to Khalanga because of heavy snowfall on the alpine routes . The trek was organized to raise global awareness on the impacts of Climate Change in the Himalayas and establish GHT as the world’s highest long-distance walking trail and Nepal’s newest tourism product among travelers and tourism professionals worldwide. Organizers of this trek included Himalayan Climate Initiative, Government of Nepal and jointly supported by DFID, British Council, SNV, NTB, TAAN, Geo-Eye, Asian Trekking, North Face and Dell.
Do you know that completing a section of the GHT, Nepal trail with Explore Himalaya will get you a GHT achievement certificate? If you are interested in completing The Great Himalaya Trail (or a part of it), then send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We find it very important that our travelling contributes to the preservation of Nepal’s fragile and beautiful nature. We encourage Kipling Travels and Explore Himalaya to start working with different tea-houses / lodges and hotels on sustainability initiatives- like waste recycling, solar heating etc.
We work with the motto "Tourism for Development". Explore Himalaya Community Service Project was conceived to empower underprivileged segments of Nepal.