THE GREAT HIMALAYAN TRAIL
DURATION: 150 DAYS GROUP SIZE: 2 - 10 GRADE: Challenging
MEALS: Included (B,L, D) TRANSPORTATION: Private Vehicle internal flight ACCOMMODATION: Hotel, Lodge & Tent MAX ALTITUTE: 6180mt.
PRICE FROM: $00 REQUEST PRICE START/END POINT: Kathmandu
END POINT: Kathmandu WALK PER DAY: 5- 8 hrs walk every day
GUIDING METHOD: Guide
This is your opportunity to be one of the few people ever to walk the full length of Nepal's Great Himalaya Trail in one continuous trek. The 150 day trek commences in the far east in the Kanchenjunga region where the world's third highest peak stretches skyward, and traverses the country to the high plateaus on the Tibetan borderlands in the far west. Along this 1700km trail you'll encounter some of the wildest and most remote mountain environments imaginable. You'll see all of Nepal's 8000 metre peaks, cross tens of passes ranging from moderate to challenging and witness villages where the culture has remained intact for centuries. It's a trek that should only be considered by those with extensive trekking and mountaineering experience, a high level of fitness and a flexible approach as there will be the need to adapt to a range of situations throughout the trek. We are sure the challenges of this full length GHT trek will be countered with immense satisfaction and a truly unforgettable lifelong memory.
During this trek there will be sections where the trail is very rugged or ill-defined. Space in some camp sites will also be very limited. It may be necessary to make changes to the itinerary at any time due to unforeseen circumstances such as adverse weather, snow or trail conditions, river water levels, or group movement. Your trip leader will advise any changes should this occur. All participants on the GHT should be flexible and open minded. The GHT should be seen as exploratory in the true sense of the word.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu:
Day 03: Fly Bhadrapur (2420m). Drive to Ilam. Approx. 5hrs drive
Day 04: Drive to Taplejung (1820m). Drive approx. 4-5hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Mitlung (1542m) walk approx. 4 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Chiruwa (1270m), walk approx. 6-7hrs.
Day 7-8: Trek to Sukathum (1576m) approx. 6hrs, & trek Amjilosa (2308m) walk approx. 6hrs
Day 9-11: Trek to Gyabla (2730m), walk approx. 6hrs, and to Ghunsa (3595m), walk approx. 6hrs
Day 12: Trek to Kangpachen (4050m), walk approx. 6-7hrs
Day 13: Trek to Lhonak (4780m), walk approx. 6-7hrs
Day 14:Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (4050m), walk approx. 7hrs.
Day 15-16: Return trek to Ghunsa
Day 17: Trek to Nango La Camp (4776m), walk approx. 5.5hrs.
Day 18-20: Cross Nango La (4776m) to Yangma Kola (3430m/ 5hrs) & Olangchun Gola (3191m/ 8hrs)
Day 20: Rest Day in Olangchun Gola.
Day 21-23: Commence Sanku link of the GHT from Olangchun Gola to Pass Camp (4453m)
Day 24: Cross Lumbha Sambha La to Thudam (3556m), walk approx 6hrs.
Day 25-27: To Chyamtang (2187m)
Day 28: Trek to Hongon (2323m), walk approx. 6-7hrs.
Day 29: Trek to Bakim Kharka/ High Camp (3020m), walk approx. 6hrs.
Day 30-35: Trek to Molun Pokhari (3954m/5hrs), Dhunge Kharka (2980m/7hrs), Saldim Khola or Khola Kharka & Adventure Pass Camp (3900m/7hrs), Kalo Pokhari (4100m/6hrs), Grazing Kharka (3960m/7hrs)
Day 36: Trek to Yangla Kharka (3557m), walk approx. 5-6hrs
Day 37-38: Trek to Langmale Kharka (4400m / 5hrs) & rest/acclimatisation day
Day 39-40: Trek to Makalu Base Camp (4870m), rest/acclimatisation day.
Day 41-42: Trek to Swiss Base Camp (5150m/5-6hrs)
Day 43-44: Trek to Sherpani Col Base Camp (5700m/6-7hrs), cross Sherpani Col (6180m) to Baruntse High Camp (West Col @ 6100m), walk approx. 10-12hrs
Day 45-47: Cross West Col to Honku Basin & Amphu Labsta Base (5400m)
Day 48: Cross Amphu Labsta (5845m) to Chukung (4730m), approx. 10-12 hrs.
Day 49-50: Trek to Dingboche (4360m), Dzongla (4843m)
Day 51: Cross Cho La to Gokyo (4759m)
Day 52: At Gokyo, ascend Gokyo Ri (5483m)
Day 53: Trek to Renjo La high camp, walk approx. 4hrs.
Day 54: Cross Renjo La to Taranga (4368m/6.5hrs)
Day 55: Trek to Thame (3820m/3hrs)
Day 56-58: Trek to Parchemuche Tsho (4780m/ 6.5hrs) & Cave Camp (5665m/ 5.5hrs):
Day 59: Cross Tashi Labsta (5760m) to Trakarding Glacier (4735m), walk approx. 7.5hrs.
Day 60-61: To Kabug (4820m/ 4.5hrs) & Beding (3740m/ 5hrs).
Day 62-63: Trek to Dokhang (2791m/ 5.5hrs) & Simigaon (2036m/ 5hrs).
Day 64-66: Trek down valley to Bigu Gompa (2516m).
Day 67-68: Trek to Kathmandu (1330m)
Day 69: Resume GHT, Langtang link. Trek to Listi (2260m), walk approx. 4hrs.
Day 70: To Chagam (2705m/ 5hrs), Chogormogor Kharka (3924m/ 4hrs)
Day 71-72: Trek to Shotang Kharka (2820m/ 6hrs), & Nyasim Khola Camp (1460m/ 4.5hrs)
Day 73: Trek to Kharka (3600m/ 5hrs)
Day 74-75: Trek to Panch Pokhari (4074m/ 3-4hrs), & rest day.
Day 76-77: Trek to Tin Pokhari (4255m/ 6hrs)
Day 78-79: Cross Tilman Pass (5308m/ 6hrs) to north high camp (4720m/ 7hrs).
Day 80: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3830m), approx. 7hrs.
Day 84-85: Trek to Somdang (3258m/ 6hrs) & Tipling (1890m/ 7hrs).
Day 86-88: Trek to Lapa Khola (1258m/ 5.5hrs), Nauban Kharka (2750m/ 7hrs), & Kerauja (2074m/ 7.5hrs).
Day 89-90: Trek to Khorla Besi & Jagat (1340m), walk approx. 6.5hrs.
Day 91: Trek to Philim (1570m), walk approx. 4hrs.
Day 92: Trek to Deng (1860m), walk approx. 5-6hrs.
Day 93: Trek to Namrung (2630m), walk approx. 7-8hrs.
Day 94: Trek to Shyala (3520m), walk approx. 6hrs.
Day 97: Trek to Larkye Base Camp (4460m), walk approx. 4hrs.
Day 98: Cross Larkye La (5140m) to Bimtang (3590m) 8-10hrs.
Day 99: Trek to Dharapani (1865m), walk approx. 7hrs.
Day 100: Trek to Khodo (2675m), walk approx. 6hrs.
Day 101-102: Trek to Pisang (2675m/ 7hrs) & Manang (3540m/ 4hrs).
Day 103: Trek to Yak Kharka (4050m), walk approx. 6hrs.
Day 104: Trek to Thorong High Camp (4700m), walk approx. 6hrs.
Day 105-106: Cross Thorong La (5380m) to Muktinath, walk approx. 9hrs, & Rest Day.
Day 107: Trek to Goat Kharka via Kagbeni (2810m), walk approx. 6hrs.
Day 108: Trek to Santa (3778m), walk approx. 7hrs.
Day 109: Trek to Ghalden Ghuldun Khola (4247m), walk approx. 6hrs.
Day 110-113: To Lalinawar Khola (4800m/ 4hrs). Cross Jungben La (5550m) & Niwas La (5120m) to Nulungsunda Kharka (4987m/ 7hrs) & Chharka Bhot (4302m/
6hrs). Rest day.
Day 114-116: Trek to Chap Chu (4320m/ 7hrs), Maran (4350m/ 8hrs), and Nungmala Base Camp (4440m/ 6hrs).:
Day 117-120: Trek to Bagala Base Camp (4400m/ 6hrs), Temche (3900m/ 7hrs), Ringmo (3641m/ 4hrs) & Rest day.
Day 121: Trek to Kharka (4300m), walk approx. 5.5hrs.
Day 122-124: Trek to Kagmara High camp (5070m/ 4-5hrs), Kagmara Pass (Other side of Base Camp (4200m/ 6-7hrs) & Hurikot (3010m/ 8hrs).
Day 125-126: Trek to Nauli Ghot (3400m/ 8hrs) & Kudigaon (3300m/ 8hrs).
Day 127-130: Trek to Jumla, walk approx. 7hrs; Rest Day; to Khaligaon, walk approx. 8hrs & Dab (Bulbule), walk approx. 8 hrs.
Day 131: Tre to Rara Lake (3010m/ 8hrs), Rest day.
Day 132: Karnali Riverside Camp, walk approx. 4hrs..
Day 134: Trek to Jogimara (3005m), walk approx. 6hrs.
Day 136: Trek to Apsia Lekh (3200m), walk approx. 7-8hrs.
Day 137: Trek to Punkha Khola, walk approx. 6hrs.
Day 138: Trek to River Camp, walk approx. 5.5hrs.
Day 139: Trek to Simikot (2900m), walk approx. 6.5hrs.
Day 140: Trek to Kermu (2300m), walk approx. 6hrs
Day 141: Trek to Shinjungma, walk approx. 6-7 hrs
Day 142-143: Trek to Talung (4380m) and to Jang (3990m), walk approx. 6-7hrs both days.
Day 144-146: Return to Hilsa (2300m).
Day 147: Drive to Kermu (2300m)
Day 148: Trek to Simikot
Day 149: To Nepalgunj & Kathmandu by flight (1330m)
Day 150: Final departure from Kathmandu to your country
149 breakfasts, 142 lunches and 143 dinners including all meals on trek
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