Andrew Porter’s Great Himalaya Trail. December 25, 2017 | by Marylène Coutret . Andrew Porter did it, and did it quick, in 28 days, 13 hours, 56 minutes. 1,800 km between Chainpur and Ghunsa in 83 days! Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) and Upper Dolpo: Jumla to Jomsom. Please reload. GHT 2020 inoperable due to Coronavirus 07 Apr 2020 . The Great Himalaya Trail is a long distance hiking trail which will one day span the entire Greater Himalaya Range from Namche Bawa in Eastern Tibet to Nanga Parbat in Pakistan at the western end. First solo Great Himalaya Trail winter crossing. The trail also links all the less explored destinations together to increase awareness of these trails and bring tourism to the more isolated and less trodden parts of Nepal. The network of extraordinary journeys: www.greathimalayatrails.com Nepal forums . As of June 2011 it has been completed and fully documented in Nepal and Bhutan. Counted as one of the great long-distance trails of the world, The Great Himalaya Trail is a network of existing trails pieced together to walk along the spine of the Himalayan Mountains. Here is where I post about my progress in trekking Great Himalaya Trail - 1700 km from East to West of Nepal. In 2015 she spent three months trekking in Nepal, impressively covering the Annapurna Circuit, Everest Base Camp AND Langtang’s Gosaikunda trek during her visit. The high route goes through the mountains at higher elevations, has colder temperatures, and is farther from cities and road access. I looked up from a trail lunch of nak cheese into the red-cheeked face of a Sherpa. The Great Himalaya Trail was therefore conceived as a way of joining all the lesser-known routes together to increase awareness of these trails and bring tourism to the more remote parts of Nepal. I am writing from Lakeside, Pokhara. The Great Himalaya Trail or the GHT, is an extremely physically taxing and psychologically draining, but rewarding ultra run, with a ‘high’ that transcends all altitudes. Remember Appalachian Trail Girl? Grade and difficulty of the walk; Even the low-level route is challenging and not to be underestimated. What better way to deal with a breakup than run the 1,400km Great Himalaya Trail solo? The Great Himalaya Trail Run is a book about an unique adventure: Running from East to West through Nepal. Recent Posts. The Great Himalaya Trail is now being promoted to attract more visitors to Nepal, benefitting the tourism industry and its associated support sectors, channeling tourists and investment to under-developed districts. The Great Himalaya Trail hence created a trekking route that crosses both famous areas and other lesser-known places (relatively poor but with huge tourism potential). GREAT HIMALAYA TRAIL – LOW ROUTE. The Nepal section of the Great Himalaya Trail was officially opened in 2011 and covers a staggering 1,700 kilometers – separated into ten sections. In fact, there are only a few who have completed the whole trek from start to finish. In 2015 she spent three months trekking in Nepal, impressively covering the Annapurna Circuit, Everest Base Camp AND Langtang’s Gosaikunda trek during her visit. The large format pictures offer an intriguing insight into the first expedition to trek and map the Great Himalaya Trail. Great Himalaya Trail. This creates a wide range of jobs in impoverished local communities. What better way to deal with a breakup than run the 1,400km Great Himalaya Trail solo? The low route offers more jungle and rice terrace scenery, an abundance of villages not often visited by tourists, and hotter weather. Nepal Trekking & the Great Himalaya Trail; With extensive sections to help choose a trekking region, this is a route and planning guide for anyone organising a trekking holiday in Nepal. It includes the most popular routes as well as the newest trekking areas plus the most extreme route of all, the 160-day Great Himalaya Trail. It is a long distance trail that will enable the hardy to visit some of the most remote places on earth. Great Himalaya Trail . The Great Himalaya Trail has two options for routes, the high route and the low route. September 30, 2011. The Nepal-Tibet border roughly follows the line of the highest part of the Himalayan mountain range. Please reload. When completed, it will be the longest and highest alpine walking track in the world. November 19, 2017. 420 likes. While the majority of the trails are in Nepal, they also reach into India and Bhutan. The Great Himalaya Trail Run. We will travel the Gamgadhi to Simikot and Yari route, as this route travels closer to the centre of the Great Himalaya Range. The Great Himalaya Trail is comprised of 10 varying sections from Kachenjunga on Nepal’s eastern border to Humla on its western border with Tibet. Joseba P. 7 posts. TRAIL Issue 22. Great Himalaya Trails - Nepal. But with the challenges and a strenuous journey, a great sense of accomplishment follows. Going the distance – Trekking the full Great Himalaya Trails March 28, 2017. Hi, I found some information about the low route and I felt in love with it so I am planning my trip for early next 2018. The Great Himalaya Trail has 2 options in the far west - 1) From Gamgadhi to Simikot and the Yari Valley 2) Cross country from Rara Lake to Kolti and Chainpur and on to the Mahakali Nadi (river) in India. Time to trek Great Himalaya Trail. The Great Himalayan treks can be done solo or in the group. Andrew Porter did it, and did it quick, setting a new record of 28 days, 13 hours, 56 minutes. This is an extract of his journey, as published in TRAIL issue 22. The Nepal section of the Great Himalaya Trail was officially opened in 2011 and covers a staggering 1,700 kilometers – separated into ten sections. More a concept than a tangible trekking trail per se, the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) is a network of existing trekking trails that run through the low, mid, and high Himalayan mountains. It features other numerous treks of long duration and difficulty. Together, the GHT is the longest, highest trekking trail in the world, spanning at least 1,000 miles. 1/1. (The girl behind the pseudonym is American solo trekker Megan Maxwell. The trail climbs steeply away from Marmelung Kharka and meanders through impressive forest with many rhododendrons and older, gnarlier trees festooned with lichen. The latest news from Stage 1 of the Great Himalaya Trail. Robin Boustead, an Australian who has been trekking the Himalaya for over two decades is a modern GHT pioneer promotes it as his personal operation. In the distance, I can finally see the ridge marking the border to India. GREAT HIMALAYA TRAIL (English Version). Great Hymalayas Trail - Low Route GHT. Namaste everyone! 1 review. He was the only person encountered since sunrise. Namaste Everyone, First of all, I would like to apologize for the lack of updates and news on this website about my adventure on the Great Himalaya Trail. The Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal is the longest highest trek in the world from Kanchenjunga to Simikot and the Yari Valley organized by World Expeditions. The length of the entire Great Himalaya Trail is around 1,500 kilometres with the complete trail taking around 100 days to trek. Great himalaya Trail - Makalu, Solo Khumbu and Rolwaling Regions. Furthermore, some of the treks can be done in tea house style whereas some trail may require camping equipment. The Great Himalaya Trail A Pictorial Guide II Edition. All forums . 367 likes. Date: October 28, 2017 Author: 11 Comments. Nepal . Great himalaya Trail - Makalu, Solo Khumbu and Rolwaling Regions. Solo Travel; Bargain Travel; Timeshares / Holiday Rentals; SEE ALL» Asia forums; Nepal forum; Nepal forums . Save. 87 days, 1864km and 95.551 meters uphill This is his journey. Each section of the trail is a different length with the shortest being Langtang (18 days) and the longest Makalu to Everest (34 days). Robin Boustead walked the Great Himalaya route for the first time in 2008 and 2009 with his team (Pema Tsering Sherpa, Lakpa Sherpa, and Karma Sherpa) and successfully completed in 157 … Divided into ten connecting treks, the Nepal section of takes 60 to 160 days of walking. With a kind smile, he beckoned me to follow through the snowstorm. This year marked the 10th anniversary of our Great Himalaya Trail Trek. While the high route is known for bringing you close to the Himalayan mountains, the low route of the GHT is considered the more cultural route because of the sheer number of villages and communities you’ll be passing on the way. The last time we visited Nepal, back in 2010, we did the classic introductory treks: the three passes loop in the Everest region, and the Annapurna Circuit (which was not yet ruined by the road back then). The Great Himalaya Trail. I heard the Sanskrit mantra many times while solo trekking in Nepal, but this time it was sweeter than ever. It passes from subtropical jungles to high altitude alpine ecosystems, through villages of Buddhists, Hindus, Sherpas, Tibetan refugees, Lhomis, and Shamans, among many others. 125K likes. In his fascinating book ' The Great Himalaya Trail - A Pictorial Guide ', Robin Boustead uses stunning photographs, compelling storytelling and section route descriptions to describe the highest feasible route across Nepal. 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