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Great Himalaya Trail

Great Himalaya Trail

Wilderness Trekking
the Great Himalaya Trail trek
Great Himalaya Trail trek
the Great Himalaya Trail trek

Trip Facts

Duration : 154 Days Max-Altitude : 6200 M Program Type : tea house and tent Best Season : April- May, Jun- Jul Sep-Oct-Nov Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 4:

This is challenging and technical Trekking, climbing of Nepal, you most have to physically fit and mentally prepare, off the beaten trails, camping or challenging high passes Treks, at this level can he arranged for periods of 18 to 32 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft. or climbing 6540m.


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All price inclusive
$ 30000 $ 28500
USD per person

Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $ 30000
2 Paxes $28500
2-6 Paxes $28300
6-10 Paxes $28000
10+Paxes $28000

Number of Travellers


The Great Himalaya Trail Trek:

During the Great Himalayan Trail trek in Nepal, the various mountainous sections within Nepal are combined into one hiking trip. The trail passes through eight mountains with a height of more than eight thousand meters. You will begin your journey in the Far Eastern Region of Nepal and end it in the Far Western Region of Nepal. GHT Trek is also known as the Great Himalayan Trail and takes you through the Kanchenjunga circuit, Makalu route, Everest route, Rollwaling, Tilman pass, Langtang valley route, Ruby valley route, Manaslu circuit route, Dolpo route, Rara route, Annapurna area, Mustang area, Simikot Humla route. In the Himalayas of Nepal, this is almost half a year of hiking. It is also possible to take the low-route GHT Trek. 

From the perspective of effectiveness and risk minimization, the various sections of the GHT Trek in Nepal may be completed in phases. It is possible to extend the Great Himalayan Trail within Nepal up to the Himalayas of Pakistan. You can reach the Karakoram Range of Pakistan after passing through the Ladakh region of India. This makes GHT one of the most significant hiking journeys in the entire Himalayan range. It is possible to begin the journey of the Great Himalayan Trail either from Hilsa in the western region of Nepal or from Kanchenjunga in the western region of Nepal. 

Routes along the Great Himalaya Trail:

There are two routes of the GHT: the low route and the upper route. However, the upper route is considered to be the actual Great Himalayan Trail. Based on our more than 25 years of experience in Nepal Trekking, we strongly recommend that trekkers begin their journey of the GHT from the eastern side. Nepal Wilderness trek has designed the itinerary so that you can either complete the GHT route continuously or select sections to complete. It is always possible for you to plan according to your availability.  

The history of the Great Himalaya Trail:

Bill Tilman became the first chain traveler when he visited the Helambu, Langtang, Kali Gandaki natural depression, and Mount Everest regions in 1949. The advent of unionized trekking holidays in 1965 marked the beginning of a revolution in travel holidays that made mountain range regions accessible to everyone. It should be noted that Nepal, possibly the most accessible of the countries, had strict ‘no-go’ areas on its border with the Asian nation. A change occurred in 2002, and the Asian nation has since opened all of its mountains to permit-based trekking. The Great Himalayan Trail has been conquered by a few crazy and enthusiastic travelers since those days. 

Nepal Wilderness Trekking is one of the very few trekking agencies that have pioneered the promotion of this significant hiking route. Our trekking guides and travel planners are highly experienced. In Nepal, our crew members are well-versed in such high-caliber trekking. Following the guidelines of our travel expert is highly recommended, as we have trekked the entire course within Nepal.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. If you would like us to arrange this trek for you, we will be more than happy to assist you.  

A brief description of the Great Himalayan Trail:

Approximately 150 days are required to complete the Great Himalayan Trail, which follows the Nepal Himalayas and many of the world’s highest mountains. Trekking begins in the Kanchenjunga region, in the foothills of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world. Particularly in the spring season, this area is famous for its Rhododendrons, which drape the hills in a variety of colors. In order to reach the Kanchenjunga base camp, we will trek west, crossing the Lumba Sumba pass (5178m) and entering the Makalu region. A basic tea house is available in the Kanchenjunga region. Here, most of the ethnic Limbu and Rai communities reside. There will be camping along the way from Ghunsa west to Lumba Sumba pass.  

It is recommended that you return via Tumlingtar if you are breaking up your tour of the Great Himalayan Trail into sections. Otherwise, you will continue your trek northward in the Nepal-Tibet border area, admiring the beautiful Makalu region (a part of the Makalu Barun National Park area) and the stunning views of Mt. Makalu and Makalu Base Camp. As we continue along the high route towards Amphu Lapha, we cross Sherpani Col, one of the highest passes along the trail, with beautiful views of the snowy peaks and high mountains surrounding us. We have now reached the Everest region and are exploring the Khumbu valley. Several tea houses are available for accommodation in the Khumbu valley. Following a trek past the Gokyo lakes, including a visit up Gokyo Ri, and crossing Renjo-la pass, we leave the Everest region and enter Rolwaling valley via Tashi Lapcha pass. Most of these regions are inhabited by Gurungs and Sherpas. 

After leaving the Rolwaling valley via Tilman pass, we descend into Langtang valley, where we encounter members of the Tamang and Sherpa ethnic groups. You have already seen a variety of customs and lifestyles, and traditional clothing, and heard different languages that are unique to these ethnicities.  

The trek continues into the Ganesh Himal region and the Ruby Valley with its stunning meadows and rich pasturelands, with the massive Annapurna range in the west as a backdrop. We now find primarily Gurung and Magar communities in the Ruby valley area. 

In the Manaslu region, we follow a large part of the route of the Manaslu circuit. The Larke-la pass (5106m) is located north of Mt. Manaslu (8163m) and provides stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range, Mt. Manaslu, and the high mountains in the east. 

After crossing the Thorong-la pass at 5416 meters, the Manaslu circuit trail joins the Annapurna circuit trail, which we will follow to Manang and then across the Thorong-la pass. Upon descent, we are rewarded with beautiful views of Upper Mustang, which appear in a variety of shades of a relatively barren, yet remarkably colorful landscape. 

On the way, we stop at Muktinath, a well-known pilgrimage destination, and proceed further west towards the Upper Dolpo trekking area. There is no doubt that the Upper Dolpo area is one of Nepal’s most remote regions, offering unspoiled natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage. We sometimes walk for days without passing any settlements, but we are likely to encounter caravans of yaks or goats on the way, which move across the pastures to graze or transport goods.

Continuing our journey off the beaten track, we reach the serene beauty of Rara Lake, which lies at close to 3000 meters and is surrounded by dense forests and white peaked mountains in the distance. In order to reach Simikot, we travel through remote areas that have not seen a large number of tourists. Passing through the local villages, you will have the opportunity to see the lifestyle and traditions of the people in one of the most remote and poorest regions of Nepal. A route through the remote Limi valley trek, with its rich flora and fauna, ancient Buddhist monasteries, and religious traditions, is taken from Simikot, where also the Mt. Kailash trek usually begins. The Great Himalayan Trail ends at the Hilsa border crossing (Nepal-Tibet border). By way of Simikot, we return to Kathmandu. 

A summary article about the Great Himalayan Trail high route does not do justice to all the amazing landscapes, the rich natural beauty, and the different lifestyles, cultures, and traditions of the various ethnic groups. You can explore the different areas in greater detail in the various sections of the Great Himalaya Trail, however, it may give you an idea. Our team at Nepal Wilderness Trekking can walk you through the route options in detail and explain everything you need to know about this challenging trail.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1: Transfer from the airport to the hotel
  • Day 2: Visit UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 3: Fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Taplejung
  • Day 4:Drive to Lelep and trek to Sekathum
  • Day 5: The trek to Amjilosa
  • Day 6: Journey to Gyabla
  • Day 7: Trekking to Ghunsa
  • Day 8: Day of acclimatization
  • Day 9: Trekking to Khambachen
  • Day 10: The trek to Lonak
  • Day 11: The trek to Pangpema
  • Day 12: The trek down to Khambachen
  • Day 13: Trek to the village of Phale
  • Day 14: Trek to the base camp of Nango-la
  • Day 15: Trek to Yagma Khola via Nango La
  • Day 16: Hike to Olangchung Gola
  • Day 17: Rest day and visit to an old historical site.
  • Day 18: Upper Lanmale trek
  • Day 19: Trekking to Pass Camp
  • Day 20: Trek to Yak Kharka via Lumbasunba pass (5178 meters)
  • Day 21: Trekking to Thudam
  • Day 22: Trekking to Kharka
  • Day 23: Trekking to Chyamtang
  • Day 24: Trekking to Honkon
  • Day 25:Trekking to Bakim Kharka
  • Day 26:Trekking to Molun Pokhari
  • Day 27:Trekking to Kharka
  • Day 28:Trekking to cave camp
  • Day 29:Trekking to Kalo Pokhari
  • Day 30:Trekking to Yak Kharka
  • Day 31:Trekking to Yangla Kharka
  • Day 32:Trekking to Langmale Kharka
  • Day 33:Trekking to Makalu base camp
  • Day 34: Day of acclimatization
  • Day 35:Trekking to Swiss base camp
  • Day 36: An extra day or learning basic climbing safety
  • Day 37:Trekking to Sherpini col base camp
  • Day 38: Trek to Barunche base camp via the Sherpini west pass (6143m)
  • Day 39:Trekking to Hungku
  • Day 40:Trekking to Amphu Labsta base camp
  • Day 41: Trek from Amphu labtsa (5800 m) to Chhukung
  • Day 42: The day of rest
  • Day 43: Trek to Labuche via Khumbala Pass (5335 meters)
  • Day 44:Trekking to Gorakhchhep
  • Day 45: Hike to Kalaphatter (5556m) and trek to Dgongla
  • Day 46: Cho-la pass (5420m) trek to Gokyo
  • Day 47: After a rest day, hike to Gokyo ri (5400m).
  • Day 48: Hike to Lumden via Renjo-la (5345m)
  • Day 49: The trek to Thame
  • Day 50:Trek to Parchemuche Tsho
  • Day 51: Trek to the base camp of Tashi Lapcha
  • Day 52: Trek to Glacier Camp via Tashi Lapcha (5760m)
  • Day 53:Trek to Na
  • Day 54:Trek to Beding
  • Day 55:Trek to Simigoun
  • Day 56:Trek to Orang Danda
  • Day 57:Trek to Loting
  • Day 58:Trek to Bigu Gompa
  • Day 59:Rest day Female Buddhism School
  • Day 60: Trek to Sano Jyandan via Tinsang Pass (3780 meters)
  • Day 61:Trek to last Resort
  • Day 62:Trek to Listi
  • Day 63:Trek to Shotang Kharka
  • Day 64:Trek to Chogomogor Kharka
  • Day 65:Trek to Kyansin
  • Day 66:Trek to Tembathan
  • Day 69:Trek to Chedupa Kharka
  • Day 70:Rest day
  • Day 71:Trek to Nemagchupka Kharka
  • Day 72:Trek to Panch Pokhari
  • Day 73:Trek to Intermediary Camp
  • Day 74:Trek to Tin Pokhari
  • Day 75:Trek to Tilman South base camp
  • Day 76: Overnight trek to Tilman North base camp via Tilman pass (5320m)
  • Day 77:Trek to Kyangin Gumba
  • Day 78:Trek to Lama Hotel
  • Day 79:Trek to Syabrubesi
  • Day 80:Rest day shopping day
  • Day 81:Trek to Gatlang
  • Day 82:Trek to Somdang vua Khurpu Danda (3710m)
  • Day 83:Trek to Tipling via pansan pass (3830m)
  • Day 84:Trek to Lapa Khola
  • Day 85:Trek to Nauban Kharka via mangro Bhanjyang (2940m)
  • Day 86:Trek to Keranja
  • Day 87:Trek to Jagat
  • Day 88:Trek to Deng
  • Day 89:Trek to Namrung
  • Day 90:Trek to Sama
  • Day 91:Hike to Pungen Gompa and back to Sama
  • Day 92:Trek to Samdo
  • Day 93:Trek to Dharamsala
  • Day 94:Trek to Bhimtang via larke pass (5161m)
  • Day 95:Trek to Dharapani
  • Day 96:Trek to Chame
  • Day 97:Trek to Upper pisang
  • Day 98:Trek to Manang
  • Day 99:Trek to Leader
  • Day 100:Trek to High Camp
  • Day 101:Trek to Muktinath via Thorongla pass (5416m)
  • Day 102:REST DAY
  • Day 103:Trek to Phale
  • Day 104:Trek to Bhima Danda
  • Day 105:Trek to Santa phedi
  • Day 106:Trek to Niwas-la Phedi via Jungben-la Pass (5120m)
  • Day 107:Trek to Nulungsumde Kharka via Niwas pass (5550m)
  • Day 108:Trek to Tulsi Khola camp
  • Day 109:Trek to Chharka Bhot
  • Day 110:Rest Day
  • Day 111:Trek to Lake camp via Mo-la Pass (5110m)
  • Day 112:Trek to Tinje village
  • Day 113:Trek to Simen village
  • Day 114:Trek to Khomagaun
  • Day 115:Trek to Saldang via Khoma Pass (4460m)
  • Day 116:Rest day
  • Day 117:Trek to Vijer
  • Day 118:Trek to Pho village
  • Day 119:Rest day
  • Day 120:Trek to Pung Khola via Nyingma Gyanzen pass (5563m)
  • Day 121:Trek to Chandi Khola via Yala pass (5414m)
  • Day 122:Trek to Takla Khola
  • Day 123:Trek to Thajuchaur via Chyargo pass (5150m)
  • Day 124:Trek to Shilenchura kharka
  • Day 125:Trek to Tiyar village
  • Day 126:Trek to Mangri
  • Day 127:Trek to Gamgadhi
  • Day 128:Trek to Rara Lake
  • Day 129:Rest day
  • Day 130:Trek to Gamdadgi
  • Day 131:Trek to Bam
  • Day 132:Trek to Trek to Jogimara via Chankheli pass
  • Day 133:Trek to Darma
  • Day 134:Trek to Apsia lake
  • Day 135:Trek to Punkha khola
  • Day 136:Trek to River camp
  • Day 137:Trek to Simikot
  • Day 138:Rest day
  • Day 139:Trek to Kermi
  • Day 140:Trek to Chhungsa Khola
  • Day 141:Trek to Nyalu-la base camp
  • Day 142:Trek to Takchi camp via Nyalu-la pass (5005m)
  • Day 143:Trek to jang
  • Day 144:Trek to Halji
  • Day 145:Trek to Tila Khola
  • Day 146:Trek to Manepeme
  • Day 147:Trek to Hilsa
  • Day 148:Rest day
  • Day 149:Drive to Kermi
  • Day 150:Trek to Simikot
  • Day 151:Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj
  • Day 152:Extra day can be anywhere
  • Day 153:Relaxing day
  • Day 154:Flight to your destination

Cost Included

  • Pick-up and drop-off at the airport are included in the tour package
  • In the city, there is a 3-star hotel with a BB plan
  • As per the itinerary, the flight
  • As per the itinerary, all transportation will be provided
  • Nepali crew insurance and equipment
  • Holder of a government license as a trekking guide and porter (2 trekkers = 1 porter for camping)
  • Guided city tour with entrance fees and private transportation
  • The Medical Kit (first box to be added)
  • Taxes collected by the government and local governments
  • Group climbing equipment, not personal equipment 
  • During the trek, farewell teahouses or homestays will be available
  • All meals are provided during the trek: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Government paperwork with fees for national parks
  • Duffel bag for the company
  • Set of satellite phones

Cost Excluded

  • Fees for Nepali visas
  • Flights on international routes
  • Personal expenses (such as battery charge, chocolate candy, P.T., and Wi-Fi).
  • Insurance coverage for rescue operations
  • Meals in the city (lunch and dinner) and extra nights due to early arrivals, overstays, or any other reasons.
  • All beverage types of alcohol, tea, and any bottle of drink
  • Charges for money wires
  • Guide tips, porter tips, and driver tips (all crew during the trek with the driver)


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