Great Himalaya Trail - The Full Traverse

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  • duration 150 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 10
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-16280
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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  • Trek the entire length of Nepal's Great Himalaya Trail
  • Undertake a trek only a handful of people have experienced
  • Experience the diversity of cultures and landscapes of the Himalaya
  • See all of Nepal's 8000m peaks including Everest, Makalu & Annapurna
  • Along this 1700km trail you'll encounter some of the wildest and most remote mountain environments imaginable
  • Trek with the GHT experts, with highly experienced leaders to support your journey
  • Enjoy a fully supported camping based trek including three hearty meals per day prepared by our cooks
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Starting and ending in Kathmandu, the trip "Great Himalaya Trail - The Full Traverse" is a guided trekking and hiking trip that takes 150 days. You will travel through Swiss Base Camp, Chyamthang, Nauli Ghot and 74 other destinations in Nepal. "Great Himalaya Trail - The Full Traverse" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Be amongst the few globally who have trekked the Nepal Great Himalaya Trail in one continuous 150 day trek!. This is your opportunity to be one of the few people ever to walk the full length of Nepal's Great Himalaya Trail in one continuous trek. The 150 day trek commences in the far east in the Kanchenjunga region where the world's third highest peak stretches skyward, and traverses the country to the high plateaus on the Tibetan borderlands in the far west. Along this 1700km trail you'll encounter some of the wildest and most remote mountain environments imaginable. You'll see all of Nepal's 8000 metre peaks, cross tens of passes ranging from moderate to challenging and witness villages where the culture has remained intact for centuries. It's a trek that should only be considered by those with extensive trekking and mountaineering experience, a high level of fitness and a flexible approach as there will be the need to adapt to a range of situations throughout the trek. We are sure the challenges of this full length GHT trek will be countered with immense satisfaction and a truly unforgettable lifelong memory.
During this trek there will be sections where the trail is very rugged or ill-defined. Space in some camp sites will also be very limited. It may be necessary to make changes to the itinerary at any time due to unforeseen circumstances such as adverse weather, snow or trail conditions, river water levels, or group movement. Your trip leader will advise any changes should this occur. All participants on the GHT should be flexible and open minded. The GHT should be seen as exploratory in the true sense of the word.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 3 : Fly Bhadrapur (2420m). Drive to Phidim. Approx. 5-6hrs drive.
  • Day 4 : Drive to Chiruwa (1270m) approx. 8-9hrs.
  • Day 5 : Commence trek to Sukethum (1640m). Walk approx. 6hrs.
  • Day 6 : Trek to Amjilosa (2390m). Walk approx. 6hrs.
  • Day 7 : To Gyabla (2730m). Walk approx. 6hrs.
  • Day 8 : Trek to Ghunsa (3430m). Walk approx. 6hrs.
  • Day 9 : Rest and acclimatisation in Ghunsa
  • Day 10 : Trek to Khangpachen (4040m). Walk approx. 7hrs.
  • Day 11 : To Lhonak (4780m), walk approx. 6-7hrs.
  • Day 12 : Kanchenjunga Base Camp (Pangpema) (5140m) walk approx. 5-6hrs.
  • Day 13-14 : Return trek to Ghunsa
  • Day 15 : To Nango La Camp (4776m), walk approx. 4-5hrs.
  • Day 16-18 : Cross Nango La (4776m) to Yangma Kola (3430m/ 7-8hrs) & Olangchun Gola (3191m/ 8hrs) and rest day
  • Day 19-21 : Commence Sanku link of the GHT from Olangchun Gola to Pass Camp (4453m)
  • Day 22 : Cross Lumbha Sambha La to Thudam (3556m), walk approx 6hrs.
  • Day 23-25 : To Chyamtang (2187m)
  • Day 26 : To Hongon (2323m), walk approx. 6-7hrs.
  • Day 27 : To Bakim Kharka/ High Camp (3020m), walk approx. 4-5hrs.
  • Day 28-34 : To Molun Pokhari (3954m/6hrs), Dhunge Kharka (2980m/8hrs), Saldim Khola or Cave Camp (3900m/7hrs, Adventure Pass Camp (3900m/5hrs), Kalo Pokhari (4100m/7-8hrs), Grazing Kharka (3960m/7hrs)
  • Day 35-36 : Trek to Yangla Kharka (3557m), walk approx. 5hrs and rest day
  • Day 37-38 : Trek to Langmale Kharka (4400m / 5-6hrs) & rest/acclimatisation day
  • Day 39-40 : To Makalu Base Camp (4870m/4hrs), rest/acclimatisation day.
  • Day 41-42 : To Swiss Base Camp (5150m/4-5hrs)
  • Day 43-44 : To Sherpani Col Base Camp (5700m/5-6hrs), cross Sherpani Col (6180m) to Baruntse High Camp (West Col @ 6100m), walk approx. 7-8hrs
  • Day 45-47 : Cross West Col to Honku Basin & Amphu Labsta Base (5400m)
  • Day 48 : Cross Amphu Labsta (5845m) to Chukung (4730m), approx. 9-10 hrs.
  • Day 49-50 : Trek to Dingboche (4360m/4hrs), Dzongla (4843m/3hrs)
  • Day 51 : Cross Cho La to Gokyo (4759m) approx 6-7hrs
  • Day 52 : At Gokyo, ascend Gokyo Ri (5483m)
  • Day 53 : Trek to Renjo La high camp, walk approx. 4hrs.
  • Day 54 : Cross Renjo La to Taranga (4368m/6.5hrs)
  • Day 55 : To Thame (3820m/3hrs).
  • Day 56-57 : To Parchemuche Tsho (4780m/ 6.5hrs) & Cave Camp (5665m/ 5.5hrs).
  • Day 58-59 : Cross Tashi Labsta (5760m) to Trakarding Glacier (4735m), walk approx. 7.5hrs. and onto Yak Kharka approx 7.5hrs
  • Day 60-61 : To Beding (3740m/ 5hrs). and onto Kyaise (5-6hrs)
  • Day 62-63 : To Chetchet (1400m/ 5.5hrs) & Bulung (1900m/ 8-9hrs).
  • Day 64-66 : Trek down valley to Sano Jynamdan
  • Day 67-68 : Walk to the Last Resort, drive to Kathmandu (1330m)
  • Day 69 : Resume GHT, Langtang link. Trek to Listi (2260m), walk approx. 4hrs.
  • Day 70 : To Bagam (2705m/ 4-5hrs),
  • Day 71-72 : To Kyangsin (2520m/ 7-8hrs), & Dipu (7-8hrs)
  • Day 73 : To Kharka (3600m/ 6-7hrs)
  • Day 74-75 : To Panch Pokhari (4074m/ 3-4hrs), & rest day.
  • Day 76-77 : To Intermediate Camp (4-5hrs) & on to Tin Pokhari (4255m/ 6hrs)
  • Day 78-79 : South High Camp (5-6hrs) & Cross Tilman Pass (5308m) to north high camp (4720m/ 7hrs).
  • Day 80 : To Kyangjin Gompa (3830m), approx. 7hrs.
  • Day 81-82 : To Lama Hotel (2490m/7 hrs) & Syabru Besi (1503m/ 6 hrs).
  • Day 83 : Ganesh Link. To Gatlang (2238m), walk approx. 4.5hrs.
  • Day 84-85 : To Somdang (3258m/ 6hrs) & Tipling (1890m/ 7hrs).
  • Day 86-88 : To Lapa Khola (1258m/ 5.5hrs), Nauban Kharka (2750m/ 7hrs), & Kerauja (2074m/ 7.5hrs).
  • Day 89-90 : To Khorla Besi (970m) & Yaru (1100m), walk approx. 6-7hrs.
  • Day 91 : To Lama Chautara (1570m), walk approx. 4-5hrs.
  • Day 92 : To Deng (1860m), walk approx. 5-6hrs.
  • Day 93 : To Namrung (2630m), walk approx. 7-8hrs.
  • Day 94-95 : To Sama (3520m), walk approx. 7-8hrs and rest day
  • Day 96 : To Larkye Bazaar (4000m), walk approx. 5-6hrs
  • Day 97 : To Larkye Base Camp (4460m), walk approx. 4hrs.
  • Day 98 : Cross Larkye La (5140m) to Bimtang (3590m) 8-10hrs.
  • Day 99 : To Dharapani (1865m), walk approx. 7hrs.
  • Day 100 : To Koto (2620m), walk approx. 7hrs.
  • Day 101-102 : To Pisang (2675m/ 6-7hrs) & Bhraka (3475m/ 6-7hrs).
  • Day 103 : To Yak Kharka (4050m), walk approx. 6hrs.
  • Day 104 : To Thorong High Camp (4700m), walk approx. 4hrs.
  • Day 105-106 : Cross Thorong La (5380m) to Muktinath, walk approx. 9hrs, & Rest Day.
  • Day 107 : To Goat Kharka via Kagbeni (2810m), walk approx. 6hrs.
  • Day 108 : To Santa (3778m), walk approx. 7-8hrs.
  • Day 109 : To Ghalden Ghuldun Khola (4247m), walk approx. 6hrs.
  • Day 110-112 : To Lalinawar Khola (4800m/ 4hrs). Cross Jungben La (5550m) & Niwas La (5120m) to Nulungsunda Kharka (4987m/ 7hrs) & Chharka Bhot (4302m/ 4-5hrs).
  • Day 113-115 : To Chap Chu (4320m/ 7hrs), Maran (4350m/ 8hrs), and Tungyalaphu (4450m/ 7hrs).
  • Day 116-118 : Cross Jyanta La (5100m) to Darsumanadobhan (4700m/ 6hrs), Saldang (3770m/ 7hrs), Shey Gompa (4345m/ 7hrs)
  • Day 119-121 : Nagdala La (5350m) /High Camp (4650m/ 6hrs), Phoksundo Khola Camp (3750m/6 hrs), Ringmo Phoksundo Lake (3620m/ 5 hrs)
  • Day 122 : To Kharka (4300m), walk approx. 5.5hrs.
  • Day 123-125 : To Kagmara High camp (5070m/ 4-5hrs), Kagmara Pass (Other side of Base Camp (4200m/ 6-7hrs) & Hurikot (3010m/ 8hrs).
  • Day 126-127 : To Nauli Ghot (3400m/ 8hrs) & Manisango (2800m/ 8hrs).
  • Day 128-131 : To Jumla, walk approx. 7hrs; Rest Day; Trek to Khaligaon, walk approx. 5-6hrs; & Dab (Bulbule), walk approx. 6-7hrs.
  • Day 132-133 : To Rara Lake (3010m/ 7-8hrs), Rest day.
  • Day 134 : To Karnali walk approx 4-5hrs
  • Day 135 : To Bam (2700m), walk approx. 5hrs.
  • Day 136 : To Jogimara (3005m), walk approx. 6-7hrs.
  • Day 137 : To Piplan (1700m), walk approx. 7-8hrs.
  • Day 138 : To Apsia Lekh (3200m), walk approx. 7-8hrs.
  • Day 139 : To Punkha Khola, walk approx. 4-5hrs.
  • Day 140 : To River Camp, walk approx. 4hrs.
  • Day 141 : To Simikot (2900m), walk approx. 6-7hrs.
  • Day 142 : To Kermu (2300m), walk approx. 7-8hrs
  • Day 143 : To Shinjungma, walk approx. 6-7 hrs
  • Day 144-145 : To Talung (4380m/ 6-7hrs) and to Halji (3750m/ 6-7hrs)
  • Day 146-147 : To Manapeme (3950m/ 7-8hrs) & To Hilsa (2300m/ 8-9hrs).
  • Day 148 : To Simikot (2900m/ Drive 7-8hrs)
  • Day 149 : To Nepalgunj & Kathmandu by air (1330m).
  • Day 150 : Trip concludes in Kathmandu
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu at the Radisson hotel
Meals
  • 149 breakfasts, 142 lunches and 143 dinners including all meals on trek valued at US$6555
Transport
  • Flights Kathmandu/Biratnagar/Suketar & Nepalgunj/Kathmandu US$519 approx
  • Airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 150
Guide
  • Expert high altitude mountaineering guide & trekking guides
  • Expert bilingual guide and group medical kit
Others
  • Trek pack including sleeping bag, down or fibre filled jacket and insulated mat valued at $500
  • Climbing pack including ice axe, crampons, harness and helmet
  • Safety equipment including high altitude chamber and satellite phone
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Porters to carry all personal and group equipment and porter's insurance
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc
  • International flights
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Travel Insurance
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 02 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
This has been the most amazing experience anyone could ever think of doing. I have come so far, over 1700kms across this beautiful country, and over 29 high passes and been above 6000m. And not to mention the kind hearted people... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 13 2017
5 - Excellent
Excellent
What can one say to sum up five months crossing the Himalaya from east to west Nepal It has everything from high mountain passes and days in the snow, low land agricultural areas and the summer heat, the high and dry regions of... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 29 2017
5 - Excellent
Excellent
The Great Himalaya Trail is a trek like no other - diverse and breathtaking - with its changing seasons, majestic mountains, challenging altitudes, snow, heat and monsoonal rains it instantly captures your heart and soul. I have... Read more
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Great Himalaya Trail - The Full Traverse tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.

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For any tour departures within 03 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 03 August 2024, a deposit of 317 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

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Great Himalaya Trail - The Full Traverse tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

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For this Great Himalaya Trail - The Full Traverse tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Guides are trained in our COVID-19 response plan that has been developed in line with state government medical provisions.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    There are no quarantine requirements in Nepal for arriving visitors at the moment.

  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • Do I require a porter for carrying water?

    On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.

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