The Great Himalayan Trail – GHT Trek in Nepal is the amalgamation of the various mountainous sections within Nepal covered in one single hiking trip. The trail passes through eight mountains having more than eight thousand meters in height. Your journey starts in the Far Eastern Region of Nepal and ends in the Far Western Region of Nepal. The Great Himalayan Trail also known famously as the GHT Trek passes through the Kanchenjunga circuit, Makalu route, Everest Route, Rollwaling, Tilman pass Langtang valley Route, Ruby valley Route, Manaslu circuit Route, Dolpo Route, Rara, Annapurna area, Mustang area, Simikot Humla Route. This is almost half a year’s hiking journey up in the Himalayas of Nepal. However, one can opt for the low-route GHT Trek as well.
From the effective and risk minimization point of view, the various sections of the GHT Trek in Nepal are divided and can be done in multiple phases. The Great Himalayan Trail within Nepal can be extended up to the Himalayas of Pakistan. Once you have passed the Ladakh region of India you can reach the Karakoram Range of Pakistan. Therefore, GHT is a very significant hiking journey of the entire Himalayas. The journey of the Great Himalayan Trail can be started either from the western region of Nepal the Hilsa or the western region of Nepal the Kanchenjunga area.
Great Himalaya Trail Routes
There are two routes of the GHT: the low and upper routes. However, the upper route is considered the actual Great Himalayan Trail. More than 25 years of experience in the field of Nepal Trekking has prompted us to advise all trekkers across the globe to start their voyage of GHT from the eastern side. Himalayan Ecological Trek has knitted the itinerary so that you can either continuously complete the GHT route or select the various sections. You can always plan according to your availability.
Which GHT Trek Style?
The Great Himalaya Trail can be trekked in three basic ways, with each option having its pros and cons. You can make choice depending on your desired route, time availability, individual tastes, and cost differences.
- Solo Trekking (Independent) without a guide
- Guided Teahouse Treks with a local expert
- Camping Treks with supporting crew
Whether you choose to do it all your way or prefer guided Teahouse Trek or trekking with the Camping crew. At times you might have to combine the styles in some restricted destinations which require a licensed trekking guide.
History of the Great Himalaya Trail
In 1949, Bill Tilman visited the Helambu, Langtang, Kali Gandaki natural depression, and Mt. Everest regions bent on walking instead of ascension any specific peak, so he became the primary chain traveller. In 1965, commissioned military officer Jimmy Roberts introduced the planet to unionised trekking holidays and commenced a revolution in journey holidays that created regions of mountain range accessible to anyone. Even Nepal, maybe the foremost accessible of the countries, had strict ‘no-go’ areas on the border with the Asian nation. However, in 2002, things modified, and the Asian nation has since opened each one of its mountains to permit-based trekking. Since those days few crazy and enthusiastic travellers have conquered the Great Himalayan Trail.
Himalayan Ecological Trek is among the very few pioneer trekking agencies responsible for promoting this significant hiking route. We have highly experienced trekking guides and travel planners. Our crew members are well-versed in such high-calibre trekking in Nepal. Follow the guidelines of our travel expert as we have trekked the entire course within Nepal.
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