Dudh Pokhari. Everest section of the Great Himalaya Trail.
Bigu campsite, Rolwaling.  Photo by: Samir Jung Thapa
Bigu campsite, Rolwaling.
Photo by: Samir Jung Thapa
Manaslu section of the Great Himalaya Trail. Photo: Samir Jung Thapa
Manaslu section of the Great Himalaya Trail.
Photo: Samir Jung Thapa
Dudh Pokhari.  Everest section of the Great Himalaya Trail.
Dudh Pokhari.
Everest section of the Great Himalaya Trail.
Phoksundo Lake.  Dolpa section of the Great Himalaya Trail.
Phoksundo Lake.
Dolpa section of the Great Himalaya Trail.

Explore Nepal on the Great Himalaya Trail, one of the longest and highest walking trails in the world. The long trail stretches from Taplejung in the very east to Darchula and Humla in the west. If you want to explore different cultures, countless mountains and diverse routes then the Great Himalaya Trail is your perfect answer. Of course, you might not have the full time to trek from one corner of Nepal to the other so you can always do sections of the trail. The trail comes flexible with a high route and a low route option. Whilst the high route will take you right up next to the mountains, the low route will provide a much calmer route where culture becomes the focus. Before you think you’ve got it easy – there is still a lot of walking and mountainous terrains involved, after all – you are in Nepal.

The Great Himalaya Trail website is fully informed with fantastic information about different sections of the trail, provides amazing photos and is super-easy to whizz through. The website even has options for other languages including German, French and Spanish. It’s wonderful to see such high standards and user experience from a Nepali website, I hope the potential travellers make the most out of it. Some of you might be delighted to know that the website is also offering a free PDF download of the Great Himalaya Trail Low Route guidebook. Alternatively, you can download it for your iPad through the iBooks store.

The areas I’d love to trek would be Dolpa for the Phoksundo lake, Rara for Rara Taal, Langtang because everyone talks about how its beautiful it is and Makalu Barun because the photos of Barun Valley is just ahh-mayy-zing. It does feel a bit shitty to see the beauty of Nepal online and be like “oh its amazing, I’ve never been there though”, anyways that will change this year.

PS. Don’t forget to visit the Facebook page for all the photos!

The GHT Website.
The GHT Website.
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