Three Trekkers to Traverse Nepal’s Entire Great Himalaya Trail
152-day trek across world’s highest and longest alpine walking track began in February
Adventure travel specialist World Expeditions announces the start of its exclusive trek along the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) in Nepal on February 26, 2017. Three trekkers are set to embark on the awe-inspiring journey along the world’s tallest mountain range where they will walk until July 27, 2017.
“Trekking the entire GHT is the ultimate bucket-list trip,“ said Nathalie Gauthier, North American Manager of World Expeditions. “Aside from being an incredible adventure, it triggers the most inspiring stories of determination, achievement and personal growth.”
The Nepal traverse spans 1700km in total, nearly the equivalent of walking from Banff, Alberta to Boulder, Colorado. Beginning in the far east, where the world’s third highest peak stretches skyward, it crosses the country to the high plateaus on the Tibetan borderlands in the far west, encountering some of the wildest and most remote mountain environments on the planet along the way. From the trail, trekkers can see all eight of Nepal’s 8000 metre peaks and witness villages where the traditional culture has remained intact for centuries.
“A thousand words cannot describe how absolutely amazing the GHT was and always will be,” said Ray Mustey of Brisbane, Australia who trekked the full traverse in 2014. “I am often asked if I would do the GHT again. The answer is always YES, YES, YES!!”
Available exclusively through World Expeditions since 2011, the company has crafted seven fantastic treks that can be completed individually, or trekked together to make up the full traverse. At each stage, travellers can count on superb Himalayan vistas, remote villages, high mountain passes that lead to rarely visited valleys, not to mention the camaraderie and immense reward that comes from completing an adventure of this kind.