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The first GHTers to dance the GHT!
Ian Hibbert
4 Jun

40 years of trekking before taking on the GHT!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On my 40th anniversary visit to Nepal I decided to trek the GHT at the age of 72! Since 1983 I had climbed and trekked extensively, adding a great deal to the economy. This would be a greater challenge because of a recent Total Knee Replacement. Several Orthopaedic Surgeons advised me to limit my physical activity to easy walking! After extensive physical rehabilitation and training I gradually improved my confidence. I increased my daily walks to 25-30 kms, stimulating Nepal conditions in the New Zealand Alps. I arrived in Kathmandu late...

14 Nov

Honeymoon on the GHT

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Honeymoon on the GHT Matthew & Anna Ross The idea of trekking the Great Himalaya Trail was brought up between us in 2017, and we decided that not only could we realise our dream of getting married, but we can also realise our dream of trekking the GHT. The planning stage felt daunting - hundreds of kilometres of trail and sketchy information. But we soon realised that the only way we can achieve this goal is to take the first step of the trek and the kilometres will gradually add up. So just...

Some Practical Tips for GHTers
7 Jun

Some Practical Tips for GHTers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Some Practical Tips for GHTers by Cedi and Loris First of all, the GHT is not working out for people who just want to have a fixed route and just walk inside the footprints of others. You have every time to think about your route you have to look at the conditions and make decisions. You have to think about the consequences which are following your decisions. Be responsible for your ecological footprint on mother earth. You do not have to be a mountain guide or a hero in climbing, what...

Great Himalaya Trail Toby Pear Profile
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...

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...

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...