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Trek the Great Himalaya Trail (Part 2)

CommunityJames Hipkiss

The Great Himalaya Trail is one of the highest and longest walk on earth, winding through the Himalayas and covers various countries like Nepal, India, Pakistan and China.

The Nepal section is a high route traverse from East to West Nepal, with a total distance of c.a. 1700 km and takes c.a. 5 months continuous walk to accomplish. The whole trail can be divided and walked also in 10 individual sections or multi-sections. In 2012 I have walked half of the GHT, covering areas like Langtang, Annapurna Manaslu, Upper Dolpo, Rara Lake and ending at Hilsa, the Tibetan border. This was 81 days of fully camped trek, with local guides, porters and kitchen staff. In 2013 I will walk the east part starting from Kanchenjunga, to Makalu, Rowaling and Everest Region.

This will be similar set up with a local team, and I will be looking for 2-3 trekkers to form a team. The total duration will be about 2 months from and to Kathmandu. The East sections will involve a lot of snow, extremely low temperature (end of this Feb there was 1.5 meters snow above 4500 m), multiple days walking above 4500 m, crossing high passes above 6000 m, sleeping on high camp at 5700 m ... all sound pretty tough but the award include stunning mountain views, mental strength you gain and the unique experiences of meeting the most friendly people in the world. I'm still working on the detailed route planning and logistics / dates. Hopefully will be able to publish more news soon.

The link provided below gives a full range of information about the Great Himalaya Trail, and various materials and resources for anyone who wants to know more.