All of the following topics are covered extensively in Nepal: Trekking and the Great Himalaya Trail, a guide book published by Trailblazer. It’s a must read if you are considering trekking in the Nepal Himalaya…and is useful for general trekking planning and putting together a trek anywhere in the Himalaya. For GHT India and Bhutan, there is plenty of info on this website.
Who first trekked the GHT?
Robin Boustead was the first person to trek the highest ‘feasible’ (that others could follow) route along the whole length of the Himalaya.
Can I trek the GHT solo?
Yes, sort of.. for many areas of the Himalaya your require special permits and a minimum group size. Despite this, some folks have managed to complete solo (unassisted traverses) of Nepal. There are some areas of the Indian Himalaya that are open for anyone, but unfortunately not in Bhutan.
Can I contact someone to ask advice?
Yes of course! You can contact the GHTers who have written blog stories and you can email Robin through this website. You will quickly realise that GHTers are all willing to help and provide advice to anyone who wants to explore the Himalaya!
Can I get food and shelter along the GHT?
Yes but in many areas it will be very basic… and in some areas, say for up to a week, not at all. You should extensively research your route before heading out to the hills.
Can I book a GHT trek through this website?
No, this site is only to provide inspiration and help you find the right contacts to help you.
Where can I buy books and maps about the GHT?
Visit the shop on this website and you can order books and maps to your hearts content!