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