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GHT Nepal Treks

The first GHTers to dance the GHT!
Heather Hawkins and team GHT Hilsa
30 May

Heather’s profound and life changing GHT!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Heather's profound and life changing GHT - a journey like no other! As is so often the case, so many big, life changing adventures come from a tiny, spur of the moment decision… Sometime back in 2012, Bek and Cal (my daughter and son) and I decided on a whim to trek to Everest Base Camp in January 2013 - it was the middle of the Nepalese Winter… To say it was very, very cold was an understatement! But as challenging as it was, it was to be the beginning of our...

27 Apr

Toby’s GHT Reflections in the time of Covid

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the Spring of 2017 my friend John and I completed a GHT thru-hike, walking east to west across Nepal. We covered nearly 1600km in 92 unforgettable days. I’m re-drafting these notes from sea level in London, where we are a month into a nationwide Covid-19 lockdown. Much like Nepal. Housebound, and with daily adventures limited to trips to the corner shop for groceries or jogs around the local park, I find myself lost to wanderlust, resorting to re-living stretches of the hike.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery interval="3" images="12050,12051,12052,12053,12054" img_size="large"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Low Route vs High Route Decisions Our...

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15 Apr

Across the Himalaya with Justin Lichter

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Setting the stage Tons of people as the question “Why did you do it?”, or “Why did you go there?” The answer is pretty simple. I want to see new places, explore new areas, and challenge myself in different conditions. These are the same reasons that I head out on all of my expeditions. Part of the fun of the hike is the challenge of the planning. It helps get me excited about the trip. I get to play with maps of different scales and try to weave them together like a...

27 Mar

Manuel’s Awesome GHT Adventure!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] AN AWESOME ADVENTURE IN THE AREAS WITH GREATER ALTITUDE OF THE PLANET. The Great Himalaya Trail consists of two routes, high (route that covers the areas where the highest mountains on the planet (Everest, Annapurna, Cho La Pass, Gokio Ri, Thorong La, etc.) and middle cultural route, (valleys, small towns, medium mountain areas, etc.), where contact with the population allows you to enter the cultural roots of the country.   A SPORTS CHALLENGE The Great Himalaya Trail is produced by We Are Piccadilly and Manuel Ruiz. The documentary narrates the challenge that the Spanish...

30 Nov

The GHT, the highest, most rugged trail in the world!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] In search of a grand challenge I first set my sights on the GHT after hearing how few people have done the traverse unguided, I was in search of a grand challenge. I believed beforehand that this was the most challenging trail in the world, and after completing it, I still do. My prior experience was exclusively on long distance North American trails. So I had done long hiking days, I could navigate, I knew I could last the duration of a multi month trip. But I had never done any...

30 Nov

The GHT is worth every minute of suffering!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Hi, my name is Luc Hapers, 48 years young from Belgium. I have travelled extensively since I was 18. Since 2011, I´m also into ultrarunning and I´ve done several 100 milers and even longer races. But when that was not satisfying enough anymore I started looking for something more challenging. So, searching the net I came across the GHT about 3 or 4 years ago. That looked to me like the perfect challenge. Because of my races I always postponed this trip but then last year I decided to not wait any longer, I...

16 Oct

An utterly awesome experience!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Our names are Isabella (Izzy) and Andrew (Ronnie). We hiked The Great Himalaya Trail in the spring of 2019 over 107 days. We first visited Nepal in 2011 to complete the three passes hike in Solukumbu region including the walk out to Jiri. Ever since we'd been busting to come back to Nepal. In early 2018 when we decided to move from Australia to the UK we began searching for a challenge to complete along the way. After googling the 'best long distance hikes in the world' one Saturday afternoon we...

16 Oct

The GHT, what a blast!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]After hiking the Continental Divide Trail and having experimented high altitude trekking with few 6000+ summits in South America few years back, I needed a new long distance challenge. I had heard of the GHT two years before and thought since, that it could be a great project. It would be long distance and high altitude combined together and the best way to discover Nepali Himalayan Range and its diverse culture. One of the great things about GHT is that anyone can custom it according his experience and possibilities. In my...

15 Oct

Pure magic with Mactreks

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Great Himalaya Trail (Nepal) - Trip Summary –Stuart Bilby I developed a deep longing to walk the Great Himalaya Trail. So starting 4 March 2014 I walked for 127 days from Darchula to Kanchenjunga Base Camp; crossing Nepal from east to west past many of the world’s tallest peaks. For the first 60 days I travelled with Lisa Lee-Johnson and for the next 67 by myself. It was wild, delightful and life-changing. The route is dramatic and challenging - repeatedly rising to over 5000 metres into snow and glaciers then plunging to below...

14 Oct

The first to dance along the GHT!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In 2011, I was fortunate to join a successful Everest expedition. During my climb I realized that I like hiking and running a lot more than climbing. The following year, I ran unsupported across the USA and sometime around then I stumbled across Lizzy Hawker's trip report from her first attempt on the GHT, her 'Himalayan Sky Dance'.  I wanted to try to run it like her, though maybe not so fast!  It sounded a lot more fun than running on a highway shoulder in Nebraska. I picked up a copy...

14 Oct

Doc’s solo GHT retold!

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