2020 GHT kicks off on February 24

Posted on 03 Feb 2020

It's not long now before our trekkers hit the trail to undertake the ultimate trek of treks, Nepal's Great Himalaya Trail over the next five months.

French trekker, Emmanuel, and Australian trekker, Sharon, are committed to complete the full traverse that goes on for 1,700 kilometres and crosses trails up to 6,190 metres above sea level.

Both Emmanuel and Sharon will commence their 150-day expedition on Monday, 24 February, with two Canadians also joining them for the majority of the GHT stages, along with a good number of trekkers for individual stages which range from 18 to 34 days.

It's an exciting start to the year with 2020 marking our 10th anniversary as the first company globally to offer the full traverse commrcially.

The stages includes:
- Stage 1: Kangchenjunga Exploratory (25 days)
- Stage 2: Makalu & Everest Traverse via Sherpani Col (34 days)
- Stage 3: Everest & Rolwaling Traverse via Tashi Labsta Pass (28 days)
- Stage 4: Langtang via Tilman Pass (18 days)
- Stage 5: Manaslu & Annapurna (26 days)
- Stage 6: Upper Dolpo Traverse (25 days)
- Stage 7: Rara Lake & Yari Valley (26 days)

The number of trekkers who have completed all sections of the trail has grown to 15 and the GHT remains one of our most challenging, exhilarating yet spectacular long-distance alpine treks anywhere in the world.

A true expedition experience, it takes in spectacular vistas of all of Nepal’s 8,000m peaks along the way, whilst giving trekkers the opportunity to experience remote cultures in hidden corners of the country.

Follow this blog over the next five months as our trekkers document their experience.


Hero image courtesy of Ken Harris from his 2018 GHT expedition.

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