One of the great trekking “holy grail” is the route through the far-flung peaks of the entire Himalayas range, which links all the established trekking regions in Nepal. Great Himalayan Trail is reflected as one of the highest and longest trails on the globe, and likely the most dramatic, traversing the totality of Nepal from east to west in the shades of the world’s highest mountains.
The GHT is an opportunity to experience some less explored, most exciting hidden corners of Nepal where you will be bumped into with awe and marvel at the scale and magnificence of the land, plus the cordiality and humbleness of locals.
If you are an adventure devotee and want to discover the Himalayas and immerse them in the authentic culture of local people, the Great Himalayan Trail Trekking is the perfect one. Completing this requires a high level of commitment and willing power.
Great Himalayan Trail meander beneath the world’s highest peaks and visiting some of the most isolated communities on the globe, it passes through lush green valleys, arid high plateaus, and fantastic landscapes.
The Great Himalayan Trail hence created a trekking route that crosses both famous areas and other lesser-known places (relatively poor but with huge tourism potential). The trail also links all the less explored destinations together to increase awareness of these trails and bring tourism to the more isolated and less trodden parts of Nepal. The trail was proposed in an effort to boost tourism in some relatively unknown and off the beaten areas of Nepal.
As an active partner and member of Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) and Travelife Certified Company, Nepal Sanctuary Treks offers varied itineraries based on GHT off the beaten trails to promote sustainable tourism.
The high route meandering through High Mountain ranges stretches over a distance of about 1,700 km (1,056 miles). The route is on an average altitude of 3,000 to 5,000 meters.
The trail leads in the shadows of the world’s highest peaks, traversing its way over High Mountain passes, windswept plateaus, lush valleys, and incredible landscapes while visiting some of the most far-flung hamlets on the globe, where the life of people have not been touched by modern civilization. Untouched by modernity people still adhere to their traditional life and culture.
Thus, incredible views, adventure trekking, unspoiled culture, trans-Himalayan backdrop, and alpine valleys are the main highlights of the GHT route. It takes 118 days to complete this high route trek from Kanchenjunga to Dolpo.
The trekkers must be physically fit with sound health and ideally, possess some trekking experience; since the trekking involves crossing several high passes and trek through remote trails. Additionally, the trekkers must prepare proper trekking gears and mountaineering equipment.