The Great Himalayan Trail

Activity The Great Himalayan Trail

Lowest Altitute 1000 meter above sea level

Highest Altitute 4500 meter above sea level in nar phu and manaslu

Diffuculty Extreme

Duration 120 days

Best Season March-May, September-November

Cost $ 6500 / Person

Group size 2 to 15

Test endurance and spirit on the great Himalayan trail trek, assemblage of local footpaths opened in 2009 for trekkers. The world’s not only longest but also highest trekking trail covers 1400 kilometers reaching the heights over 20,000 feet from sea-level. Trekking The Great Himalayan trail with thru- hiker philosophy that covers full distance of Nepal’s Himalayan range running amidst lush green valleys, arid high plateaus and amazing landscapes, Himalayan foothills, dense forests and rustic villages and unfurls gorgeous vision of 8 towering over 8000 meters’ peaks.

The Great Himalayan trail divided into two routes: high route gifted with incredible mountain scenery and low route famed as cultural route. The Great Himalayan trail high route runs through high mountain ranges crossing all five technical pass offering chance to tackle all sorts of problems like avalanche, crawling on snow bridges, facing sudden ice and rock falls along eye appealing glimpse of majestic peaks whereas low route meanders through villages and green hills conferring chance to visit most remote villages on Earth giving sensation of rewinding the history along mingling with friendly local communities.

The incredible The Great Himalayan trail backbone of Nepalese trekking on near future begins from base of World third highest peak Kanchenjunga from eastern part of Nepal grants chance to wander at foothills of 8 world highest peaks passing lush green valleys, rolling hills, high plateaus and amazing landscapes along moment to experience diverse cultures, nomadic lifestyles.The entire the GHT  solo trekking could not be done which requires more trekking experience that takes 104 days to complete but it is sub-divided into multiple smaller trek packages from short 4 days’ trek to famous 23 days Annapurna circuit or 18 days Everest Kalapather trek.

Highlights of the  trip

  • Cover full distance of Himalayan range in Nepal.
  • Stroll through splendid high altitude mountain landscapes crossing rustic villages, pastureland.
  • Flex your muscles on longest The Great Himalayan Trail covering 1700 kilometers in shadows of world highest peaks.
  • Experience sub-tropical to high altitude ecosystems

Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 2: preparation for trekking that includes documentation of information, shopping of gears, cloths and food stuffs.

Day 3-4: Drive to Illam from Kathmandu or Flight to Biratnagar from Kathmandu then drive to Illam and overnight stay at hotel. ( flight is not included in the cost but local transport is if we drive from kathmandu to Illam )

Day 5: Drive from Illam to Tharpu/ Medibung that takes 7 hours and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 6: Medibung/ Tharpu to Khirlabote(1 hour after Buduksin) 6 hours.

Day 7: Khirlabote to Chyangthapu 6 hours

Day 8: Chyangthapu to Phedi 7 hours

Day 9: Phedi to Phalut 7 hours

Day 10: Phalut to Chiya Bhanjyang crossing Simhalia Bhanjyang 6 hours.

Day 11: Chiya Bhanjyang to Chyangthapu 6 hours.

Day 12: Chyangthapu to Khirlabote 6 hours

Day 13: Khirlabote to Sablakhu Bhanjyang 6 hours

Day 14: Sablakhu Bhanjyang to Tellok 6 hours.

Day 15: Tellok (1500 m) to Suketar (2420m) 6 hours.

Day 16: Suketar (2420m) to Dobhan (658m) 8 hours.

Day 17: Dobhan ( 658 m) to Gorcha (2013m) 4 and half hours.

Day 18: Gorcha ( 2013m) to Deurali Bhanjyang ( 2800 m) 4 hours.

Day 19: Deurali Bhanjyang (2800m) to Nundhaki (1540m) 6 hours

Day 20: Nundhaki ( 1540m) to Bhanjyang Pucha (824m) 5 hours

Day 21: Bhanjyang Pucha (824m) to Khadbari ( 1041m) 6 hours

Great Himalayan Trail Everest and Langtang Section Lower trail

Day 22: Khandbari (1041m) to Manjuwadanda (800m) 5hours

Day 23: Manjuwadanda ( 800m) to Salpa Phedi( 1530m) 8 hours

Day 24: Salpa Phedi (1530m) to Sanam (2834m) crossing the salpa paaa (3340m) 8 hours

Day 25: Sanam (2834m) to Khiraule (2535m) 8 hours

Day 26: khiraule (2535m) to Sibuche (2800m) crossing the Surke la/ Charakot pass (3070m) 7 hours.

Day 27: Sibuche (2800m) to Paiya ( 2767m) crossing Narkung la/ Chaduk la (3161m) and Kari la ( 3059m) 7 hours

Day 28: Paiya (2767m) to Lukla (2870m) 4 hours

Day 29: Rest day in Lukla

Day 30: Lukla ( 2870m) to Khari khola ( 2007m) 8 hours.

Day 31: Khari khola (2007m) to Ringmu ( 2739m) crossing the Taksindu la ( 3062m) 8 hours

Day 32: Ringmu (2739m) to Sete ( 2538m) crossing Lamjura la (3532m) 9 and half hours

Day 33: Sete ( 2538m) to Deurali (2700m) 7 hours

Day 34: Deurali (2700m) to Jiri (1930m) 6 hours

Day 35: Jiri ( 1930m) to Putchar Kharka (2341m) crossing pass at (2736m) 7 hours

Day 36: Putchar Kharka (2341m) to Laduk ( 1790m) 5 and half hours

Day 37: Laduk (1790m) to Bing Gompa (2500m) 8 hours.

Day 38: Bigu Gompa (2505m) to Durumthali (1970m) crossing the Tinsang la ( 3310m) 9 hours.

Day 39: Durumthali (1970m) to Barabise (870m) 3 hours.

Day 40: Barabise (870m) to Jalbire (830m) 8 hours

Day 41: Jalbire (830m) to Khobre (2435m) 8 hours

Day 42: Khobre (2435m) to Pokhare Bhanjyang (1575m) 9 hours

Day 43: Pokhare Banjyang (1575m) to Gyalthung (985m) 2 hours.

Day 44: Gyalthung (985m) to Samundratar (915m) crossing Gul Bhanjyang (2111m) 8 hours

Day 45: Samundratar (915m) to Betrawati (605m) 9 hours.

Day 46: Betrawati (605m) to Bungtang (1294m) 4 hours.

Day 47: Bungtang (1294m) to Chautara ( 1591m) 5 and half hours

The Great Himalayan Trail Manaslu and Ganesh Himal Section

Day 48: Chautara (1591m) to Arughat (490m) 8 and half hours

Day 49: Arughat (490m) to Kalikatang/ Gorkha Palace ( 1313m) 7 hours

Day 50: Kalikatang/ Gorkha palace (1313m) to Gorkha (1075m) 1 hour free day Gorkha

Day 51: Gorkha (1075m) to Apipal (1140m) 7 hours

Day 52: Appipal (1140m) to Paudi ( 520m) 6 hours

Day 53: Paudi ( 520m to Besisahar (810m) 7 hours

Day 54: Besisahar(810m) to Ghalegaon (2078m) 6 hours

Great Himalayan Trail Annapurna Section, Lower Trail

Day 55: Ghalegaon (2078m) to Pasgaon (1650m) 6 hours

Day 56: Pasgaon (1650m) to Yangjakot (1450m) 9 hours

Day 57: Yangjakot (1450m) to Sikles (1945m) 6 hours

Day 58: Sikles (1945m) to Ghalekharka (1674m) 6 hours

Day 59: Ghalekharka (1674m) to Lwang(1440m) 5 hours

Day 60: Lwang (1440m) to Ghandruk (2040m) 7 hours

Day 61: Ghandruk (2040m) to Ghorepani (2885m) 6 and half hours

Day 62: Ghorepani (2885m) – Poonhill (3210m) to Tikot (2278m) 1 and half hours + 3 hours

Day 63: Tikot (2278m) to Beni ( 850m) 4 hours

Day 64: Beni (850m) to Darbang (1100m) 6 and half hours

Day 65: Darbang (1100m) to Lamsung ( 2160m) 8 hours

Day 66: Lamsung (2160m) to Chhentung ( 2950m) crossing tha Jalja la (3386m) 8 hours

Day 67: Chhentung (2950m) to Thakur (3309 m) 9 and half hours.

Day 68: Thakur ( 3309m) to Guibang ( 2768m) 7 hours

Day 69: Guibang (2768m) to Campsite Sen Khola ( 3979m) 7 hours

Day 70: Camp site sen Khola ( 3979m) to Campsite Purpang, Saure Khola ( 4065m) 5 hours.

Day 71: Campsite Purpang, Saure Khola (4065m) to Dunai ( 2096m) crossing the Jangla ( 4519m) 10 hours.

Day 72: Dunai (2096m) to Chhekpa ( 2838m) 6 hours

Day 73: Chhekpa (2838m) to Chunuwar/ Amchi Hospital (3130m) 6 hours

Day 74: Chunuwar/ Amchi hospital ( 3130m) to Ringmo? Phoksundo lake (3608m)

Day 75: Free morning Ringmo/ Phoksundo lake (3608m) and to Chunuwar ( 3130m) 2 hours.

Day 76: Chunuwar ( 3130m) to Kageni (2228m) 6-7 hours

Day 77: Kageni (2228m) to Liku (2405) 6 hours

Day 78: Liku (2405m) to Kaigaon (2642m) crossing the Balangra Lagna pass (3822m) 8 and half hours

Great Himalayan Trail Rara, Upper Trail onward

Day 79: Kaigaon (2642m) to Chotra (3103m) crossing the Maure Lagna pass (3900m) 9 hours

Day 80: Chotra to Jumla (2350m)

Day 81: Jumla (2350m) to Naurighat (2700m) crossing Daphe Lekh (3900m) 7 hours

Day 82: Nauri ghat(2700m) to  Jhyarigaon (2672m) crossing Gurchila pass (3447m) 8 and half hours

Day 83: Jhyarigaon (2672m) to Rara lake (3200m) 2 and half hours.

Day 84: Rest and explore Raralake

Day 85: Rara lake to Gumgadhi (2095m) 4 hours.

Day 86: Gamgadhi to Bam (2700m) 5 hours

Day 87: Bam (2700m) to Jogimara (3005m) 7 hours

Day 88: Jogimara (3005m) to Piplan (1700m)

Day 89: Piplan (1700m) to Apsia lek (3195) 6 hours

Day 90: Apsia lek (3195m) to Punya Khola ( 3010m) 4 hours.

Day 91: Punya Khola (3010m) to River camp ( 2100m) 6 hours

Day 92: River camp to Simikot (2985m) 7 hours Humla section

Day 93: Simikot to Dharapuri ( 2300m) 4 hours

Day 94: Dharapuri to Kermi (2670m) 3 hours

Day 95 : Kermi ( 2670m) to Yalbang (3020m) 5 hours

Day 96: Yalbang (3020m) to Thumkot (3380m)  5 hours

Day 97: Thumkot (3380m) to Yari (3700m) 5 hours

Day 98: Yari ( 3700m) to Hilsa (3720m) crossing Nara la ( 4620m) 6 hours

Day 99-103: Trek back to Simikot

Day 104: Fly Simikot- Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu ( the flight from simikot is not so reliable in schedule and safety and is not in the cost and we have an option of coming to Nepalgunj by local bus which is included in the cost)  

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 2: preparation for trekking that includes documentation of information, shopping of gears, cloths and food stuffs.

Day 3-4: Drive to Illam from Kathmandu or Flight to Biratnagar from Kathmandu then drive to Illam and overnight stay at hotel. ( flight is not included in the cost but local transport is if we drive from kathmandu to Illam )

Day 5: Drive from Illam to Tharpu/ Medibung that takes 7 hours and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 6: Medibung/ Tharpu to Khirlabote(1 hour after Buduksin) 6 hours.

Day 7: Khirlabote to Chyangthapu 6 hours

Day 8: Chyangthapu to Phedi 7 hours

Day 9: Phedi to Phalut 7 hours

Day 10: Phalut to Chiya Bhanjyang crossing Simhalia Bhanjyang 6 hours.

Day 11: Chiya Bhanjyang to Chyangthapu 6 hours.

Day 12: Chyangthapu to Khirlabote 6 hours

Day 13: Khirlabote to Sablakhu Bhanjyang 6 hours

Day 14: Sablakhu Bhanjyang to Tellok 6 hours.

Day 15: Tellok (1500 m) to Suketar (2420m) 6 hours.

Day 16: Suketar (2420m) to Dobhan (658m) 8 hours.

Day 17: Dobhan ( 658 m) to Gorcha (2013m) 4 and half hours.

Day 18: Gorcha ( 2013m) to Deurali Bhanjyang ( 2800 m) 4 hours.

Day 19: Deurali Bhanjyang (2800m) to Nundhaki (1540m) 6 hours

Day 20: Nundhaki ( 1540m) to Bhanjyang Pucha (824m) 5 hours

Day 21: Bhanjyang Pucha (824m) to Khadbari ( 1041m) 6 hours

Great Himalayan Trail Everest and Langtang Section Lower trail

Day 22: Khandbari (1041m) to Manjuwadanda (800m) 5hours

Day 23: Manjuwadanda ( 800m) to Salpa Phedi( 1530m) 8 hours

Day 24: Salpa Phedi (1530m) to Sanam (2834m) crossing the salpa paaa (3340m) 8 hours

Day 25: Sanam (2834m) to Khiraule (2535m) 8 hours

Day 26: khiraule (2535m) to Sibuche (2800m) crossing the Surke la/ Charakot pass (3070m) 7 hours.

Day 27: Sibuche (2800m) to Paiya ( 2767m) crossing Narkung la/ Chaduk la (3161m) and Kari la ( 3059m) 7 hours

Day 28: Paiya (2767m) to Lukla (2870m) 4 hours

Day 29: Rest day in Lukla

Day 30: Lukla ( 2870m) to Khari khola ( 2007m) 8 hours.

Day 31: Khari khola (2007m) to Ringmu ( 2739m) crossing the Taksindu la ( 3062m) 8 hours

Day 32: Ringmu (2739m) to Sete ( 2538m) crossing Lamjura la (3532m) 9 and half hours

Day 33: Sete ( 2538m) to Deurali (2700m) 7 hours

Day 34: Deurali (2700m) to Jiri (1930m) 6 hours

Day 35: Jiri ( 1930m) to Putchar Kharka (2341m) crossing pass at (2736m) 7 hours

Day 36: Putchar Kharka (2341m) to Laduk ( 1790m) 5 and half hours

Day 37: Laduk (1790m) to Bing Gompa (2500m) 8 hours.

Day 38: Bigu Gompa (2505m) to Durumthali (1970m) crossing the Tinsang la ( 3310m) 9 hours.

Day 39: Durumthali (1970m) to Barabise (870m) 3 hours.

Day 40: Barabise (870m) to Jalbire (830m) 8 hours

Day 41: Jalbire (830m) to Khobre (2435m) 8 hours

Day 42: Khobre (2435m) to Pokhare Bhanjyang (1575m) 9 hours

Day 43: Pokhare Banjyang (1575m) to Gyalthung (985m) 2 hours.

Day 44: Gyalthung (985m) to Samundratar (915m) crossing Gul Bhanjyang (2111m) 8 hours

Day 45: Samundratar (915m) to Betrawati (605m) 9 hours.

Day 46: Betrawati (605m) to Bungtang (1294m) 4 hours.

Day 47: Bungtang (1294m) to Chautara ( 1591m) 5 and half hours

The Great Himalayan Trail Manaslu and Ganesh Himal Section

Day 48: Chautara (1591m) to Arughat (490m) 8 and half hours

Day 49: Arughat (490m) to Kalikatang/ Gorkha Palace ( 1313m) 7 hours

Day 50: Kalikatang/ Gorkha palace (1313m) to Gorkha (1075m) 1 hour free day Gorkha

Day 51: Gorkha (1075m) to Apipal (1140m) 7 hours

Day 52: Appipal (1140m) to Paudi ( 520m) 6 hours

Day 53: Paudi ( 520m to Besisahar (810m) 7 hours

Day 54: Besisahar(810m) to Ghalegaon (2078m) 6 hours

Great Himalayan Trail Annapurna Section, Lower Trail

Day 55: Ghalegaon (2078m) to Pasgaon (1650m) 6 hours

Day 56: Pasgaon (1650m) to Yangjakot (1450m) 9 hours

Day 57: Yangjakot (1450m) to Sikles (1945m) 6 hours

Day 58: Sikles (1945m) to Ghalekharka (1674m) 6 hours

Day 59: Ghalekharka (1674m) to Lwang(1440m) 5 hours

Day 60: Lwang (1440m) to Ghandruk (2040m) 7 hours

Day 61: Ghandruk (2040m) to Ghorepani (2885m) 6 and half hours

Day 62: Ghorepani (2885m) – Poonhill (3210m) to Tikot (2278m) 1 and half hours + 3 hours

Day 63: Tikot (2278m) to Beni ( 850m) 4 hours

Day 64: Beni (850m) to Darbang (1100m) 6 and half hours

Day 65: Darbang (1100m) to Lamsung ( 2160m) 8 hours

Day 66: Lamsung (2160m) to Chhentung ( 2950m) crossing tha Jalja la (3386m) 8 hours

Day 67: Chhentung (2950m) to Thakur (3309 m) 9 and half hours.

Day 68: Thakur ( 3309m) to Guibang ( 2768m) 7 hours

Day 69: Guibang (2768m) to Campsite Sen Khola ( 3979m) 7 hours

Day 70: Camp site sen Khola ( 3979m) to Campsite Purpang, Saure Khola ( 4065m) 5 hours.

Day 71: Campsite Purpang, Saure Khola (4065m) to Dunai ( 2096m) crossing the Jangla ( 4519m) 10 hours.

Day 72: Dunai (2096m) to Chhekpa ( 2838m) 6 hours

Day 73: Chhekpa (2838m) to Chunuwar/ Amchi Hospital (3130m) 6 hours

Day 74: Chunuwar/ Amchi hospital ( 3130m) to Ringmo? Phoksundo lake (3608m)

Day 75: Free morning Ringmo/ Phoksundo lake (3608m) and to Chunuwar ( 3130m) 2 hours.

Day 76: Chunuwar ( 3130m) to Kageni (2228m) 6-7 hours

Day 77: Kageni (2228m) to Liku (2405) 6 hours

Day 78: Liku (2405m) to Kaigaon (2642m) crossing the Balangra Lagna pass (3822m) 8 and half hours

Great Himalayan Trail Rara, Upper Trail onward

Day 79: Kaigaon (2642m) to Chotra (3103m) crossing the Maure Lagna pass (3900m) 9 hours

Day 80: Chotra to Jumla (2350m)

Day 81: Jumla (2350m) to Naurighat (2700m) crossing Daphe Lekh (3900m) 7 hours

Day 82: Nauri ghat(2700m) to  Jhyarigaon (2672m) crossing Gurchila pass (3447m) 8 and half hours

Day 83: Jhyarigaon (2672m) to Rara lake (3200m) 2 and half hours.

Day 84: Rest and explore Raralake

Day 85: Rara lake to Gumgadhi (2095m) 4 hours.

Day 86: Gamgadhi to Bam (2700m) 5 hours

Day 87: Bam (2700m) to Jogimara (3005m) 7 hours

Day 88: Jogimara (3005m) to Piplan (1700m)

Day 89: Piplan (1700m) to Apsia lek (3195) 6 hours

Day 90: Apsia lek (3195m) to Punya Khola ( 3010m) 4 hours.

Day 91: Punya Khola (3010m) to River camp ( 2100m) 6 hours

Day 92: River camp to Simikot (2985m) 7 hours Humla section

Day 93: Simikot to Dharapuri ( 2300m) 4 hours

Day 94: Dharapuri to Kermi (2670m) 3 hours

Day 95 : Kermi ( 2670m) to Yalbang (3020m) 5 hours

Day 96: Yalbang (3020m) to Thumkot (3380m)  5 hours

Day 97: Thumkot (3380m) to Yari (3700m) 5 hours

Day 98: Yari ( 3700m) to Hilsa (3720m) crossing Nara la ( 4620m) 6 hours

Day 99-103: Trek back to Simikot

Day 104: Fly Simikot- Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu ( the flight from simikot is not so reliable in schedule and safety and is not in the cost and we have an option of coming to Nepalgunj by local bus which is included in the cost)  

Cost Included

- One professional guide and porter for the trek and all their food and accommodation costs during the trek.

- A porter for every 2 people who can carry up to 20 kg total and if only one customer then the guide will be singular and will help carry up to 10 kg

- Insurance and flight.

- First aid kits for guide and porters
- Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs.

- All Govement Tax and permit of $1000 included

-kanchangunga permit for 2 week $40 included.

-Makalu national park entrance $30 included.

- Gaurishankar national park $50 included.

-Langtang national park permit $30 included.

-Manaslu restricted area permit $100 for 7 days included.

-Manaslu conservation area permits $30 included.

-travel information Manuel $10 included.

-Annapurna conservation area permit $30 included.

-lower dolpa restricted area permits $100 included.

-Rara national park permit $30 included.

-Nar phu restricted area permit $100 included.

-rescue help if required

- Help to find the best and cheapest accommodation and meals during the trek and stay in Nepal




Cost Excluded

- Accommodation, Meals, and drinks during the treks and your stay in Nepal.
- Personal, medical and evacuation insurance
-Cost raised by re-routing, cancellation, political disturbance, etc.
- Any other expenses which are not mentioned above.


<p>Proper trekking shoes ( Waterproof and snow resistance)- Good one not available in Nepal</p> <p>Sun hat, warm woolen socks &amp; warm cap- can be bought in Nepal for cheap</p> <p>Warm trekking Clothes - Can be bought at cheap cost in Nepal</p> <p>Water purification pills - can be bought for cheap in Nepal</p> <p>Altitude sickness resistance pills - Can be bought for cheap in Nepal</p> <p>Down Jacket - can be Rented from the agency at USD 1.50 per day ( any loss or damage will occur a fine of USD 100)</p> <p>Down-Sleeping Bag- Can be rented from the agency at USD 1.50 per day ( any loss or damage will occur a fine of USD 100)</p> <p>personal small trekking bag- can be bought for cheap in Nepal and a duffel bag will be provided to carry your 10 kg up the Himalayas by the porter.</p>

Food

No meals are included on the cost but our staff and guide will help you get access to the best restaurants and hotels in Kathmandu and also help you get access to good organic and healthy meals during your trek. Our sister Agency Everest Trekkers Fuel is also the sole provider of freeze-dry trekking and climbing meals and can be provided to you with small Additional Cost.

Accomodation

You would recommend you accommodated at Nagarjun homestay with facilities of hot water, western toilets, electricity, television, free WIFI during Kathmandu stay. And recommend you to stay at teahouses with facilities granted by teahouses during a trek. But the cost does not include any accommodation. Our guide and staff will help you to get access to the best accommodation at the budget value.

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