Great Himalaya Trail - GHT

Great Himalaya Trail - GHT
Great Himalaya Trail - GHT

The Great Himalaya Trail  (GHT) is the longest and highest Himalayan single trekking route that covers the distance of 1,700-kilometers approximately, stretching from the east end of Nepal (Kanchenjunga Region) to the west end (Far western Region). The purpose of this GHT is to link all the least explored mountain trekking destinations of Nepal. Nepal Tourism bodies and international organizations are working on this GHT project to bring changes in the socioeconomic of the communities in the Mountain region. Trekking in Nepal is limited to popular destinations like Annapurna, Langtang, and Everest to international travelers. Besides those, there are more than a hundred other beautiful trekking destinations that are unexplored yet. Thus, the GHT concept is to promote less traveled but worthy places covering 16 districts of Nepal. 

The proposed trail of GHT is to cover the routes of all the 8 thousand meter mountains that are located in South Asian countries like Nepal, India, Bhutan, Tibet, India, and Pakistan. So, in the future GHT route will cover 4,500 kilometers and remain the longest altitude trekking trail in the world. Robin Boustead, a pro trekker, and guidebook writer is currently working on his GHT project and completed only the Nepal and Bhutan section in 2015 after 25 years of his Himalayan experience.

Robin Boustead says “People have only seen 20 percent of the Himalayas.”

Facts of GHT - Great Himalaya Trail 

Best season:   September to November and March to May
Low Route Distance: 
  1,500 kilometers
High Route Distance:       
           1,700 kilometers
Grade:                    
   Easy-Moderate and Strenuous
Mode of organization:      
 Tea house in eastern regions and camping in western regions.
Highest Point for GHT Higher Route:  
Sherpani Col (6,143 meters)
Highest Point for GHT Lower Route:
       Jang La Pass (4,519 meters/14,826 ft)
Ending Point of GHT Trek:  
  Hilsa, Humla (Western)
The starting point of GHT Trek:    
Taplejung (Eastern)   
Length of GHT trek:           
     93+ (only trekking days)

Himalayan Wander Walkers take charge of all documentation and permit to ensure that the entire focus of participants is on experiencing the journey. For further detailed information please contact us.

History of Great Himalaya Trail (GHT)

History of the Great Himalaya Trail related to the countries that have barter system culture in the centuries back. At that time trading was more about traveling across the Himalayas for the exchange of goods like salt, wool, grains, gems, gold, wood, and even livestock. Dokpa, the yak herders of Tibet migrate from one place to another to feed their cattle with better grass and for trading with the low land farmers. Tibetan nomads used to cross the borders of Nepal and India until 1962 when the frontiers are sealed.  Read more

Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) Routes

The great Himalaya Trail (GHT) route is categorized into two types named with High Route and Low route. Both the GHT routes rule all trekking destinations of Nepal from the east end to the west end of Nepal. Read more

Itinerary of Great Himalaya Trail 

The itinerary of the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) is unique from the normal treks in the Mountains. There are very less people who have done GHT trek in Nepal. There is much more to experience real adventures in the remote wilderness of the great Himalayas. Read more

Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) FAQs

GHT is all about trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal where the origin is based. Trekker who has been to any base camp of 8,000 meters mountain can do GHT trek by training yourself a little more. For those who are looking for information regarding the Nepal GHT, below are the most frequently asked questions by past and future GHTers. Read more

ACTIVITIES OF Great Himalaya Trail - GHT

Great Himalaya Trail Routes

Great Himalaya Trail Routes


The great Himalayan Trail (GHT) route is categorized into two types named High Route and Low route. Both the GHT routes rule all trekking destinations of Nepal from the east end to the west end of Nepal. High Route GHT GHT high route...

History of GHT - Great Himalaya Trail

History of GHT - Great Himalaya Trail


History of the Great Himalaya Trail related to the countries that have barter system culture in the centuries back. At that time trading was more about traveling across the Himalayas for the exchange of goods like salt, wool, grains, gems,...

Great Himalaya Trail Itinerary

Great Himalaya Trail Itinerary


The itinerary of the Great Himalayan Trail (GHT) is unique from the normal treks in the Mountains. There are very less people who have done GHT trek in Nepal. There is much more to experience real adventures in the remote wilderness of great...

GHT/ Great Himalaya Trail FAQS

GHT/ Great Himalaya Trail FAQS


GHT is all about trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal where the origin is based. Trekker who has been to any base camp of 8000 meters mountain can do GHT trek by training yourself a little more. For those who are looking for information regarding...

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