The Great Himalayan Trail is the world longest trekking route. It takes more than 157 days to complet. You will see world highest mountain including Mt. Everest and many other highest peaks. The total Great Himalayan Trail (GHT) covers Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet, India and Pakistan. This version of trail is 4500km long but there is no completion date confirmed for such a huge undertaking. The Great Himalayan Trail is a longest route of Nepal which across the country from east to west. The purpose of this longest trekking route is to provide world challenging & adventurous moment to everyone. The rural village, Tibetan and Nepali Mixed culture with traditional foods & lifestyle are main attracting point. Also the beautiful mountain peaks, eight of 14 eight thousander mountains, natural environment, mysterious lakes, water falls, flora & fauna gives you unforgettable moment that you never had before.
The total length of GHT is 4500km (2800mi) which include four Himalayan countries. Whereas Nepal section include 1700 km. If completed this trekking route successfully, it would be the longest and highest alpine hiking track in the world. The aim to developing the GHT Trail is to explore unknown mysterious place and people’s lifestyle of Himalaya. It covers 16 districts ranging from Kanchanjunga to Darchula (East to West). There will be vast diversity of peoples community, culture and natural phenomenon. The Solukhumbu(Everest Region), Annapurna and Langtang is already famouse and explored in many ways. But there are many beautiful and mysterious areas which are still undiscovered. This routeoffers diversity in terms of Landscape, flora & fauna, and peoples. Hindu culture to Buddhist-Bonpo, Nepali to Tietan, Snow leopard to Red panda and Tiger to dear are the main features of Himalaya of Nepal. This is called high altitude eco-system.
The Great Himalayan Trail is divided into two section in terms of high route and low route.
High Route (Extreme Route)
It starts from north of the Mt.Kanchanjunga Base Camp and eands in Hilsa at Humla District the border between Nepal and China. The total distance is about 1700 km and it passes through high altitude mountain landscape with most remote village on Earth where life remain as still centuries back. The route crosses high altitudes up to 6146m and the whole tracks about 150-160 days.
Trekkers must have proper mountaineering and trekking gears/equipment and body must be physically fit.
Low Route (Cultural Route)
This route is 1500 km long and it takes around 100 days to complete the full trail. It goes through the country’s mid hills with an average altitude 2000m. However, there are many passes to cross with the highest Jang la at 4519m, between Dhorpatan and Dolpa in west-Nepal.
Trekking GHT means walking through forest, pastures, People’s civilization and natural lifestyle of Himalayan Region.