About The Great Himalaya Trail
What is the Great Himalaya Trail?
The Great Himalaya Trail [GHT] is the longest and highest alpine walking track in the world winding 4500kms through the tallest mountain ranges and most isolated communities from Tibet to Pakistan.
The Nepal section of the GHT [1700kms] traverses the country from east to west and offers a kaleidoscope of experiences. The beauty of each section of the trail is that they all offer something completely different.
When was the first commercial GHT trek offered?
Trekking & adventure travel specialists World Expeditions offered the first supported trek along the entire length of the Nepal GHT in February 2011.
Greg Babbage from Kempsey, Australia and Toni Wilson from Headley, UK were the first two people to have walked the entire length in one continuous traverse with World Expeditions during the inaugural trek in 2011.
What will I see along the GHT?
Along this 1700km trail you’ll encounter some of the wildest and most remote mountain environments imaginable. You’ll see all 10 of Nepal’s 8000 metre peaks, cross a myriad of passes ranging from moderate to extreme and witness villages where the culture has remained intact for centuries.
But most of all, the GHT is about exploring the more remote parts of Nepal and bringing the benefits of tourism to remote communities. For decades the Everest, Annapurna and Langtang regions have been the sole beneficiaries of adventure travel tourism dollars. The GHT is as much about sharing this wealth all across Nepal as it is about pushing the envelope of adventure.
How does the GHT help local communities?
By joining one of World Expeditions GHT treks (or the whole thing if you so desire), you will be helping us to achieve our vision of sharing the benefit of tourism dollars with isolated communities that currently receive little to no income from this source.
We employ porters and support staff from these various regions, purchase our food goods from these villages and of course, travellers will delight in the opportunity to purchase traditional handicrafts from these communities.
This is sustainable tourism in practice as it addresses wealth disparity and helps to reduce poverty. This is an opportunity to experience some of the least visited, most exciting hidden corners of Nepal where you will be struck with awe and wonder at the scale and grandeur of the land.
How can I join the GHT?
Click here to learn more about the various stages offered and how you can be part of the Great Himalaya Trail.
Make Tracks on the Great Himalaya Trail in 2013
As the premier and exclusive provider of the Great Himalaya Trail series of treks World Expeditions will be offering opportunities to walk Nepal’s Great Himalaya Trail every year.
Each of the seven stages will be scheduled to run in a similar order and style. You may wish to do one or a couple each year with the aim of completing the Great Himalaya Trail for yourself over a number of years.
As the longest and highest alpine walking track in the world winding 4500kms through the tallest mountain ranges and most isolated communities from Tibet to Pakistan, even the most seasoned of trekkers is sure to find diversity and experience some very rarely encountered cultures.
In the future, the Great Himalaya Trail will be mapped from Tibet, all the way through to Pakistan and World Expeditions plans to continue working closely with Robin Boustead, the architect of the Great Himalaya Trail and its associated website, to continually push the envelope while bringing the benefits of tourism to remote communities.
We invite you to subscribe to World Expeditions' enewsletter and be kept up to date on every Great Himalaya Trail development. We will also conduct a number of information sessions around Australia - and the world - hosted by Robin Boustead so that you can ask the questions necessary to help you take your first step, hopefully the first of many along the 4500km Great Himalaya Trail.