The Great Himalaya Trail

Posted by Andy on Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Nepal’s Great Himalaya Trail is a network of existing treks and trails which together form one of the longest and highest walking trails in the world. Winding beneath the world’s highest peaks and visiting some of the most remote communities on earth, it passes through lush green valleys, arid high plateaus and incredible landscapes.

Nepal’s GHT has 10 sections comprising a network of upper and lower routes, each offering you something different, be it adventure and exploration, authentic cultural experiences, or simply spectacular Himalayan nature.For more details visit the website The Great Himalaya Trail

iTrekNepal guides are very familiar with all of the sections of the GHT that are described in the trek itineraries below. Whether you want to explore just one or many of the GHT trails we welcome you to visit us here in Nepal.

Kanchenjunga and Makalu Trek

23 days | Medium-Hard

Kanchenjunga is the world’s third highest mountain and is on the Nepal-Sikkim (India) border. It is possible to trek to both the south and the north side of Kanchenjunga by crossing the Mirgin La (4500m). Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world and its base camp is reached by walking up the beautiful and lush Arun Valley and crossing Shipton La (4127m). At the Makalu Base Camp there are great views of Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Baruntse and Peaks 6 and 7. Read more

Everest Base Camp Trek

18 days | Medium-Hard

A classic trek passing the interesting town of Namche Bazaar. The trek continues past the famous monastery of Tengboche and Gorak Shep from where Kala Pattar can be climbed. Last but not least visit Everest base camp. Read more

Langtang and Helambu Trek

11 days | Easy-Medium

A trekking tour around the Langtang and Helambu region offers a unique possibility to watch the Nepalese Himalaya from west to east in its totality. Langtang Himal and its multiple peaks quite inspire the trekker. The major areas are Langtang, Gosainkund and Helambu, which can be combined in many different ways to make treks lasting from 10 to 17 days. Langtang trek offers an experience not found elsewhere. Read more

Tsum Valley Trek

17 days | Medium

The most recent area to be opened to trekkers, the Tsum Valley s a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley in close proximity to Tibet. Its unspoiled natural beauty and its pristine culture make this trekking area unique. Read more

Manaslu Circuit Trek

18days | Medium-Difficult

A much less crowded alternative to the Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu offers equally spectacular mountain scenery, fascinating village cultures, and challenging trekking. The trek also offers an opportunity to trek along a section of the Great Himalayan Trail.Read more

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

14 days | Medium

A trek classic among trekkers. Visit picturesque villages and take a dip in natural hot-springs, all the while surrounded by a nearly perfect circle of peaks with a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at its center. Read more

Annapurna Circuit Trek – 23 Day

23 days | Medium-Hard

A lifetime Himalayan experience. A journey of contrasts, this trek follows ancient trade routes from the green terraced farmland of the Marshyangdi valley into the world’s deepest river gorge. Read more

Mustang Trek

15 days | Medium – Difficult

The Kingdom of Lo in the Mustang Region of Nepal is one of the most remote kingdoms on earth. One of the few remaining authentic Tibetan cultures still left in the world… Read more


Rara and Jumla

Upper Dolpo Trek

20 days | Medium-Hard

The legendary hidden land closed for years to trekkers. Trek by the Phoksumdo Lake, a spectacular lake, 4.8 km long and 1.8 km wide which is known for its aquamarine colour and its brilliantly clear water. Read more