Overland Track

Both Victor & Matt were extremely knowledgeable of the local area, the trail, the environment (plants & animals) as well as being good fun to spend time with. It was impressive that the food was fresh throughout the trip, deliciously cooked & it catered for vegetarian and gluten free diets within the group. Our bedding was warm & comfortable and we are already looking forward to returning to Tassie!

Nancy O'Hare - Canada - March 2010 | Australia

Great Himalaya Trail

Great Himalaya Trail

The GREAT HIMALAYA TRAIL is an exclusive adventure holiday with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading adventure travel companies.

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Will you walk the Great Himalaya Trail in 2016?

A World First – the first trek of Nepal’s Great Himalaya Trail was completed in July 2011 by Greg Babbage of Australia and Toni Wilson of England! In 2012, Australian Peter McVeigh became the third and youngest to complete the world's longest trek.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone along the way who has made this so successful interesting and enjoyable; firstly trek company World Expeditions who have been very helpful and supportive the whole way. I’m not any different to any other man; I just decided to pursue an opportunity and a dream when the possibility arose. For those of you who have been following the blog and perhaps thinking of trekking in Nepal I say; Come…don’t hesitate, just do it, you won’t be disappointed”.  - Greg Babbage, first Australian to walk the GHT in a single season.

Great Himalaya TrailThe GHT is the longest and highest alpine walking track in the world winding 4500kms through the tallest mountain ranges and most isolated communities from Tibet to Pakistan. The Nepal section of the GHT offers a kaleidoscope of experiences and World Expeditions are proud to offer ongoing commercial treks beginning in February each year. 

The trail, which can be undertaken in one continuous trek of 156 days, will traverse the country from east to west. Acknowledging that most of us simply don’t have the luxury of this sort of time for our adventures, we’ve crafted seven treks that will interlink to make up the full traverse. The beauty of each is that they all offer something completely different, but importantly, by joining one of the GHT treks (or the whole thing if you so desire) you will be helping us achieve our vision of sharing the benefit of tourism dollars with isolated communities that currently receive little to no income from this source.

We’ll employ porters and support staff from these various regions, purchase our food goods from these villages and of course, travellers will delight in the opportunity to purchase traditional handicrafts from these communities. This is sustainable tourism in practice as it addresses wealthy disparity and helps to reduce poverty. This is an opportunity to experience some of the least visited, most exciting hidden corners of Nepal where you will be struck with awe and wonder at the scale and grandeur of the land.

Join us for one or more stages of the GHT or the full 156-day traverse from Kanchenjunga to the Yari valley!

Read past trekkers comments on the official Trek the Great Himalaya blog.

Featured Adventures

GHT - Nepal - The Full Traverse

Be amongst the few globally who have trekked the Nepal Great Himalaya Trail in one continuous 152 day trek!
152 days |
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GHT Everest & Rolwaling Traverse via Tashi Labsta Pass

This is the third stage of our GHT trek with highlights including stunning views of Mount Everest from the picturesque Gokyo Lakes and crossings of the Renjo La and challenging Tashi Labsta passes.
28 days |

GHT Kanchenjunga Exploratory

The Kanchenjunga Exploratory is the first stage of the Great Himalaya Trail and passes through stunning mountain scenery under the immense north face of Kanchenjunga before turning towards the west where we cross the Nango La.
25 days |

GHT Langtang via Tilman Pass

In the footsteps of Tilman, we trace the popular pilgrim trail to Panch Pokhari Lakes, make a crossing of the glaciated Tilman Pass (5308m) and descend to the culturally rich Tamang village of Syabru Besi.
18 days |

GHT Makalu & Everest Traverse via Sherpani Col

This stage of the GHT is undoubtedbly the most challenging. We cross the highest passes in the Himalaya including the Sherpani Col, West Col and Amphu Labtsa to emerge into the Everest region before crossing the Cho La to Gokyo Lakes. This trek is unsurpassed in terms of awe inspiring views of the most famous mountain region in the world.
34 days |

GHT Manaslu & Annapurna

The combination of the Manaslu and Annapurna Circuits make this section of the Great Himalaya Trail a must do for first time trekkers to Nepal and Himalayan enthusiasts alike
26 days |

GHT Rara Lake & Yari Valley

Our final GHT stage begins by exploring an area of outstanding natural beauty; Rara National Park, before crossing the Great Himalaya Range via wild-flower covered passes and through the Karnali corridor to the Yari Valley and the Tibetan border. This is remote trekking at its best!
28 days |

GHT Upper Dolpo Traverse

Experience the medieval fortified village of Chharka Bhot, the nomad camps in the heart of Dolpo, Dho Tarap, and a fitting finale at perhaps the most beautiful place in the entire Himalaya, Phoksumdo Lake.
25 days |

Manaslu & Annapurna Traverse

A traverse of the Manaslu and northern sections of the Annapurna Circuit make this one of our most popular treks
26 days |
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