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The first GHTers to dance the GHT!
1 Mar

Jasmine’s Indian GHT!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Jasmine's Trek Across the Indian Himalaya Flashback: October 13, 2013. As night fell, we walked circles in knee-deep snow to stay warm. Just a few hours before, we had triumphantly stood atop 17,400-foot Rinchen Zoe La, the highest pass on Bhutan’s fabled Snowman Trek. I gave it a three thumbs up! Now 14 of us were lost in a blizzard, overtaken by the remnants of Cyclone Phailin. Our horses, camp, tents, and kitbags were nowhere to be seen, nor was the trail. Even though we were just an hour or two...

Robin Boustead
13 Apr

Nepal’s New Trekking Rules

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] A Surprise Announcement of Nepal's New Trekking Rules March 2023: A joint announcement by the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Association of Travel and Tour Agents (NATTA), the Trekking Guide’s Union and Trekking Porter’s Union sends shockwaves through the Himalayan trekking community – solo trekking is banned in all National Parks in Nepal from the 1st April, all foreigners must take a government-registered guide employed through a government-registered trekking company. The announcement drew support (from trekking companies, guides and porters) and derision from trekkers and across...

21 Dec

GHT Untamed, Unpredictable and Unrepeatable

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I first heard about the Great Himalaya Trail while out on another one of those great walks of the world, Te Araroa. On the very first day I ran into Stuart Bilby who had just gotten back home from Nepal to New Zealand and was strolling around the start of the Long Pathway. It cannot have been more than 5 minutes that we stood there and chatted, and at the time the conversation faded behind the more urgent matters connected to trying to cross New Zealand on foot. PJ, Marylene...