2018 GREAT HIMALAYA TRAIL
Avg. Daily Miles
About The Great Himalaya Trail:
*Note: Due to many factors, we completed the first 1/3 of the GHT before returning home. Still, this is well worth the read! I do not wish to return to Nepal after my experience, but it was surely a unique experience and I was happy to have such a full spectrum experience of Nepal.
The Great Himalaya Trail is ~900mi long and runs the length of Nepal through the Himalayas. As you can see in the attached photo, there is a low and high route to choose from. We attempted a modified high route with the goal of doing as much of the high route as possible, but dropping down and around the high passes that require mountaineering skills. The trip would normally take about 3-4 months to complete with plenty of challenges both physically and mentally.
BASE PACK WEIGHT: 16lbs. 7.1oz (17lbs, 14oz w/ice axe and crampons)
Before The Hike
On The Horizon For 2018
New Gear for the Great Himalaya Trail!
Taking Off For Nepal
Kathmandu Arrival & GHT Logistics
It’s Not If But When…
Just Make It To The Start
During The Hike
Day 1: Happy For The Downhill Start
Day 2: Running On Empty
Day 3: Just Make It To Ghunsa
Day 4: A Rest Day In Ghunsa
Day 5: Don’t Snow On Me And Tell Me It’s Normal
Day 6: Best Day Yet
Day 7: Tagging Kanchenjunga Base Camp
Day 8: It’s All A Matter Of Perspective
Day 9: And Then There Were Two
Day 10: As Pleasant As The GHT May Get
Day 11: Gloomy Rainy Zero Day
Day 12: The Kids Are On Their Own
Day 13: The Lumbha Sambha Hurdle
Day 14: There Are No Easy Miles Out Here
Day 15: It Feels Like We Are Thru-Hiking
Day 16: Getting That Cultural Experience
Day 17: Bringin’ The HEAT!
Day 18: Thankful For A More Relaxed Day
Day 19: We Got Us Some Trail Legs!
Day 20: Starting To Settle In
Day 21: Just One Foot In Front Of The Other
Day 22: Lukla Food Day!
Day 23: The Namche Rest Day
Day 24: Entering Everest Region & Crowds
Day 25: Feeling The Altitude
Day 26: Not Our Day At All!
Day 27: First View Of Everest & Rest
Day 28: Welp, We Tried
After The Hike