The latest news from Stage 2

of the Great Himalaya Trail

Rare red panda spotting

26 Apr 2018

"There’s lots to see on my way across Nepal on the GHT, it’s not just big mountains," writes Vince.And right you are Vince! Our GHT trekkers were lucky enough to spot a red panda during their expedition which lay resting on a pine branch next to the trail. With a bear-like body, the red panda is s...

From high passes to trekking central: Gokyo

19 Apr 2018

As I struggle the last few metres and the wind funnels through the gap in the peaks, half my vision sees the gathering clouds behind and the other half sees towering flutes of snow rising to the top of the peak; the bright sun on the other side of the pass. There is symbolism all around me: storm clouds, wind...

Trek to Swiss Base Camp: sights and games

09 Apr 2018

Today was a short day, but it was challenging as we hiked through boulders covered with about an inch of new snow and climbed to abound 5,200 metres. We could feel the altitude already with around 1,000 metres still to climb to reach the high passes of Sherpani Col and West Col in the next few days....

We've made it to Makalu: hellos and goodbyes

06 Apr 2018

We finally made it to the Makalu Everest region of our journey. We have the pleasure of being joined by three more travellers for this section of the Great Himalaya Trail.Jim, Mick, and Steve will be crossing the high passes with us and lending an even more international flare to the group as they come from t...

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