THE GREAT HIMALAYA TRAIL HEADING WAY AND TRAVELERS WAY IN NEPAL
The Great Himalaya Trail - Section 1 (Kanchenjunga to Makalu Region)
The Great Himalayan Trail- Section 1 from East Kanchenjunga to West Mugu District in Nepal. The Great Himalayan Trail Trek is the most Adventure camping trek offering stunning views of mountains, landscapes, flora, fauna, and culture unchanged by the modern world. GHT is a 1700Km long trekking tail passing east to west through the Himalayas. It takes 90 to 150 days to complete this trial. Along the trail, you will see all the mountains scaling more than 8000m. The mountains seen include Everest 8848m, Lhotse 8516m, Kanchenjunga 8586m, Makalu 8485m, Cho Oyu 8150m, Manaslu 8156m, Dhaulagiri 8167m, Annapurna I 8051m, and thousands of snow-capped peaks. Apart from the world’s highest mountains the trail also offers a rare privilege to discover the ancient Nepalese tradition and culture unchanged by the modern time. The trek is considered very difficult and is recommended for those who want to push up to the limits of physical endurance. The trails pass through the following national parks, Makalu, Sagarmatha, Gaurishankar, Langtang, Manaslu, and Annapurna giving the trekkers the most rewarding trekking trip on the planet.
Kanchanjanga is the world’s third-highest mountain and lies in the north-eastern corner of Nepal. This trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in eastern Nepal and it is opened for trekkers in 1988 and made it possible to visit wonderful and relatively unexplored tracts of foothill and alpine country in eastern Nepal. This area trek offers the cultural diversity of Sherpa, Rai, Limbu, Chhetri, and Brahmin villagers, with the higher region inhabited by a people of Tibeto-Mongoloid Ancestry. This trek also provides an exploration of the extreme eastern part of Nepal and has great for those explorers having natural history interests, with ecological zones from the subtropics to the glacial wilderness. It features an incredible range of landscapes-mountain and glacial terrain. The trek follows the sparkling, mica-flecked Tamur River for the first trekking days along with the villages as well as increasingly barren hillsides dotted with yak and slue sheep. Finally, the spectacular peak of Kanchanjanga itself becomes visible and so close. The trekking in this area is relatively very strenuous since the region is regarded as the most remote place in Nepal. However, the presence of numerous wild animals, birds, and flora in abundance makes trekking in this region very interesting and pleasant. Unused to foreign visitors, much of the area still lies shrouded in mystery. You will pass through picturesque villages as you climb towards the enormous Kanchenjunga massif. Abundant wildlife can be seen along the trail including musk deer, blue sheep, and, for the believer, the Yeti! Magnificent views of Everest, Makalu, and the Kanchenjunga massif will make the trip memorable. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek
The trail is accompanied by beautiful villages, farms, forests, streams, falls, glaciers, and magnificent landscapes. The highest altitude on the trails is at Sherpani Col 6150m. The trail is divided into nine sections they are Kanchenhjuna – Makalu, Everest – Rolwaling, Langtang – Helambu, Ganesh Himal – Manaslu, Annapurna -Mustang, Dolpa, Rara – Jumla – Mugu, Humla and the Far West. The eastern section of the GHT offers sights of the highest mountains while the western section offers timeless land of valleys, barren hills, and very less populated villages. There are high chances to spot rare animals like Red Panda and Snow Leopard on the GHT trek. Great Himalayan trail trek Trekkers can observe a wide range of forests including conifers, broadleaf deciduous forest, rare alpine shrubs, and medicinal plants. The GHT trek can be considered an exploratory trek. The trek gives memory to cherish for a lifetime. If you are looking for the next beautiful and daring adventure holiday, then GHT is the trek to do. This Adventure Trip is always organized by Sange Adventure Trek. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. website: http://sangesherpaadventure.com/
ARRIVAL IN Kathmandu (1345m). You will be met by a representative of Sange Sherpa Adventure Guide/Staff who will be transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the afternoon at leisure. A pre-trek briefing will be given around 4.30-5 pm. Today you have a full day to explore Kathmandu’s bustling streets and significant landmarks. You may wish to start by exploring the city’s two most important World Heritage Listed spiritual sites: Pashupatinath, Nepal’s most sacred Hindu temple and an important cremation site; and Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal and the most sacred Tibetan Buddhist shrine outside of Tibet. Alternatively, you could wander through the markets and shops of the busy Thamel precinct or explore some more of the city’s significant sites such as Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) or the World Heritage Listed plazas of Patan, Bhaktapur, or Durbar Square. Start point. Airport to Hotel, Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal
Preparation day and Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with our Tour Guide by private car, overnight in Hotel.
FLIGHT FROM KATHMANDU TO BHADRAPUR (93 M) 45 MINUTES FLIGHT THEN DRIVE TO TAPLEJUNG (1820 M) APPROX 8 HOURS Early in the morning, we take our flight to Bhadrapur from Kathmandu with the scenic view of the Eastern region. After 45 minutes of flight, we reach the Bhardrapur airport then we will take a car/jeep from Bhadrapur for Illam/Taplejunga which will take Approx 8 hours of drive. We will stop in the beautiful tea garden of Illam also known as the garden of Nepal for our lunch. After our Lunch, we will decent upward from Illam for our overnight stay in Taplejung.
Day 4: TAPLEJUNG TO HELLOK (1740 M) DRIVE BY PRIVATE JEEP 5 HRS Today we will head towards the Mitlung/Sinuwa by crossing the small river over the suspension bridge. Then our trail descends down to Tamor Riverwalk through villages and terraced fields. Some irregular villages give us an opportunity to meet local people. Upon arriving at Tamor River, we follow some narrow trails close to the river. Then a gradual uphill trail through the terraced fields and a few houses take to the village of Hellok.
HELLOK TO YASANG(2800 M) 6 HOURS WALK. Today we will trek to Mamasik from Hellok on our third day and we will decent upward slope with beautiful and friendly local people. Small tea breaks give us plenty of opportunities to encounter local people and have a look over beautiful houses and local domestic animals. We will walk along the Simbuwa Khola on our way to Mamasik and we spend our overnight in Mamasik.
YASANG TO TORTONG (2995 M) 6 HOURS WALK. Today we march gradually ascending and following the Sibuwa river and cross the river again to our left side. A short steep uphill walk takes us a bit high and keeps the distance from Sibuwa River. We walk through the rhododendron and bamboo bushes and thick forest to reach Tortong and we can enjoy wild animals like Red Panda, Wild Boar, Bear, Musk Deer, wild birds, and other different wild animals in our way and we will stay in Tortong for the overnight.
TORTONG TO CHERAM (3870 M) 5 HOURS WALK Today we will trek through the trail of the dense forest of beautiful bamboo and rhododendron which is accompanied by the river. After that we will walk along the Simbuwa Khola gradually uphill then after some time we will reach Cheram for the overnight stay. Today we will trek through the trail of the dense forest of beautiful bamboo and rhododendron which is accompanied by the river. After that we will walk along the Simbuwa Khola gradually uphill then after some time we will reach Cheram for the overnight stay.
CHERAM TO RAMCHE (3870 M) 4HOURS WALK. From Ramche, we walk further up the valley. We then follow a stream before climbing on the moraine top until confronted by Kanchenjunga’s southern face. We walk further ahead for a glimpse of the Jannu Himal. We continue our trek further towards the Oktang Monastery. From here, we climb further up and reach the Yalung Base Camp. The views from the base camp are extraordinary. Kumbakarna (Jannu), Nyukla Lachung, and other Himalayan peaks are close by. We descend and spend the night at Cheram.
CHERAM TO SELE LA (4290M/ 14,074FT) 6 HOURS WALK. We begin our trek after breakfast. We cross four passes today beginning with Sinelapche Bhanjyang. After crossing the pass we continue to Mirgin La pass. We continue trekking and reach the Sinon La pass which is not very far. From here, we ascend to Sele La pass. There are prayer flags strung across one of the steeper sections of the trail which is very near to the Sele La pass. We cross the pass. Overnight in Sele La.
SELE LA TO GHUNSA (3,595/11,794) 4 HOURS WALK We begin our trek after breakfast. We walk towards the north with Tangbgharma Danda nearby. We reach a Chorten marked by prayer flags which marks the start of a steep trail. We descend through rhododendron, birch, and pine forests before reaching Ghunsa. It is a beautiful village of houses with Day.
REST AND EXPLORATION DAY IN GHUNSA. Ghunsa is a beautiful settlement of Sherpa people with their beautiful culture and lifestyle, so we will take a day off for the rest in Ghunsa and explore the beautiful Ghunsa. We will visit the Monastery, Juniper, and incense factory with antique shops of handmade carpets. Ghunsa is the gateway of North and the South Base camp of Kanchenjunga.
GHUNSA TO NAGO-LA CAMP (4775 m). We start the trek early morning From Ghunsa we descend the main trail alongside the Ghunsa Kola until we meet a junction in the trail, from here we ascend to a series of summer grazing pastures (Khaka) where we will camp for the night.
NANGO-LA PASS TO OLANGCHUNG GOLA (4820m). An early start this morning will give us the best opportunity for clear views during our crossing of the Nango La. Once over the pass, we descend to a bowl-shaped valley. We stay on the northern side of the river and enter the thick forest to Yangma Kola and our camp for the night. Day 19 – A relatively short day to Olangchun Gola. Olangchung Gola is one of the most important centers for trade between Nepal and Tibet in this region. Most commonly exports to Tibet include grain, sugar, cigarettes, and cotton thread which are exchanged for Tibetan salt, carpets, and wool. Day 20 – Rest Day in Olangchun Gola.
TREK OLANGCHUNG GOLA TO UPPERLANGMALE KHARKA (3890 m). The trek from today onwards will pass through complete wilderness. The trek passes through pine and rhododendron forests. After a walk of two and a half hours, we reach a place called Jadak (3630m) for lunch. Then we walk of another valley towards Lumba Samba three hours on rhododendron and mixed forests take us to our camping site at Upper Lang male.
THREK UPPER LANGMALE TO PASS CAMP (4750 m). The trek can be interesting today as snow leopards have been sighted numerous times from this trek. The trek runs along the small riverside lies dense rhododendron forest. After a walk of about three hours, we reach Tangchetar (4200m) for lunch.
TREK PASS CAMP TO YAK KHARKA (4590 m). This would be the most difficult yet most memorable day of this trek. Today the trek will pass through the Lumba Sumba Pass (5200m). It is better to start early as it will be difficult to cross the passing afternoon. After a walk of about four and a half hours from Pass Camp, we reach the Lumba Sumba Pass which offers panoramic Himalayan views of eastern Nepal including Kanchenjunga, Jannu Himal, and Makalu ranges.
TREK YAK KHARKA TO THUDAM (3500 m). The trek is downhill from Yakkharka as we arrive at civilization after a tiring walk for three days. A walk of about 6 hours takes us to Thudam for the village. Thudam is a small isolated village with around 30 houses of Sherpa people.
TREK THUDAM TO YAK KHARKA (2875 m). Today the trek runs along the bank of Chujung Khola. The trail offers a panoramic view of peaks in the Makalu range. On the way, you will see a lot of small bushes and bamboo groves – the best habitat for the red panda. After walking through many ups and downs we reach Kharka for the camp tonight.
TRAK YAK KHARKA TO CHYAMTHANG (2230 m). The trail passes through dense rhododendron forest. As there are no villages on the way and also there are numerous side trails. After a walk of about three hours from Kharka, we reach a place called Chaurikharka for lunch. From Chaurikharka, we can clearly see Chyamtang, Arun River. After lunch, the trail heads downhill for about three hours until we reach Arun River. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Arun, the trek is uphill for about an hour until Chyamthang.
TREK CHYAMTHANG TO HONGON (2100 m). We are very much back in warmer climes today and the forest is alive with bird song as we traverse around above the north bank of the Arun River. We pass through several small villages of the Chepuwa district and these have a mix of Rai and Bhotia inhabitants. We also cross several tributary rivers on suspension bridges and in one or two places we get views of Makalu away to the north-west. At our lunch stop in the village of Gimber we have more spectacular views of the Makalu range. The afternoon’s walk is relatively short and easy along a good trail to the Bhotia village of Hongon (2100m).
TREK HONGON TO BAKIM KHARKA /HIGH CAMP (3040 m). A short but challenging day with some steep ridge climbs and a minor pass crossing (2710m). In the beginning, climb to Chhurpi pass and bit gentle up and down arrived another hill, and starts to climb down to Dhugge Kharka via Tip Pokhari. Still, we will walk through a bamboo forest to gentle down an hour and gentle climb up to and bit down to Saldin Kharka.
TREK MOLUN POKHARI TO SALDIN KHARKA ( 3209m). In the beginning, climb to Chhurpi pass and bit gentle up and down arrived another hill, and starts to climb down to Dhugge Kharka via Tip Pokhari. Still, we will walk through the bamboo forest to gentle down an hour and gentle climb up to and bit down to Saldin Kharka. Saldin Kharka is the place local people bring their cows in the summertime.
TREK SALDIM /DHUNGGE KHARKA TO KALO POKHARI ( 4190m). Today is a bit hard day and a bit tricky. The trail, in the beginning, climb down, flows the river and takes a left, and arrived at Saldin Khola. After crossing SaldinKhola start climbing up to Nava Odar, till Nava Odar, we walk through the deep jungle after that start alpine area. There is a bit of a landslide rocky trail around Nava Odar. After Nava Odar starts the steep climb up to Batase Dada and bit strain to another campsite and start another pass. After this pass, the trail is up and down to Kalo Pokhari
TREK KALO POKHARI TO KSHAM KESA ( 3565m ). Today we will pass two passes; at the beginning gently climb up till Afthero dada and climb steeply down to landslide area. This is a difficult area and starts the climb to ThuloSuntali. Getting ThuloSuntali, we steep climb down to Barun River, which is the holy river in Hindu culture. Flowing north bank of Barun River arrived at our campsite with a view of Mt. Makalu.
TREK KSHAM TO LANGMALE KHARA ( 4432m). We flow to the north bank of Barun River crossing Langmale and Todas. We will see Shiva Dhara holy cave and Amaphujung, too, on the way. From Langmale we have a view of the Tutsi and Salding mountain range.
TREK LANGMALE KHARKA TO MAKALU BASE CAMP (4,870m). Today is the day we make it to the Base Camp. From Langmale Kharka we make our way up to Shershong and eventually to Makalu Base Camp. The trail is flat with icy glaciers and snow-clad mountains accompanying us. Mount Makalu comes into view as we approach Shershong. As we make our way to the camp, we get to soak in the majestic Himalayan panorama surrounding us. Overnight at Makalu Base Camp.
EXPLORE MAKALU BASE CAMP (4870m). The Base Camp is a rocky barren place with the large Braun Glacier beyond it. From here we can see the magnificent south face of Makalu and the complete panorama of Everest and Lhotse. We can explore the surrounding lakes, glaciers, and go for a short trek up to where we may celebrate our accomplishment at the camp itself.
TREK MAKALU BASE CAMP TO YANGRI KHARKA (3575m). We descend down from the base camp and take our last glimpse of Makalu before turning the corner and heading back. On our way down, we pass through Shershong, Langmale Kharka, Merek, and descend down the valley finally stopping at Yangri Kharka.
YANGRI KHARAKA TO DOBATE (3844m). We will take the south bank of Barun River till Jyathhe Odar and start to climb up to Debate. Throw the trail we can see mt. Makalu and other mountain and valley views. The path is a perfect stone step all the way. Yangri Kharka we descend through rock falls, green forests, and valleys, making our way towards Debate. We follow the river banks of Barun as we descend down the trail.
TREK DOBATE TO KHONMA-LA (3615m) VIA KELE( 4185m )&SHEPTEM-LAS (4261m). PASS We will do two passes today. At the beginning, climb up to Keke-la 4185m pass and down to Thulo Pokhari and again climb up to Sheptem-la 4261m and all the way down to Khongma via ridge and with panoramic Kanchenjunga mountain view, Chamlang, Tutsemt. Mt. Makalu. South of beautiful landscape views down. We start the trek with a steep climb from Dobate to Mumbuk (Nambuk) and through a forest of firs and rhododendrons. We then cross the Keke La, Tutu La (Shipton’s Pass), and Kauma La en route. Next, we descend to Khongma Danda again. Overnight in Khongma Danda.
TREK SEDUWA TO NUM ( 1548m )DRIVE BACK TO KHATBARI. We leave Seduwa and trek through lush forests towards Num. after num we drive to Khatbari Along the Tumlingtar approx 5 hours .overnight stay Tumlingtar.
TUMLINGTAR – KATHMANDU (415)FLYBACK 45 M. We fly back to Kathmandu after our long trek in the mountains. We can rest and relax throughout the day at our hotel or get in touch with our loved ones.
KATHMANDU FINAL DEPARTURE (1345M). It’s your last day in Nepal! Grab some breakfast, and then take in some last-minute shopping in Kathmandu. We’ll make sure you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty of time before your flight home. At this time, we’ll say our goodbye with warm memories and gorgeous photos to show our loved ones. One of our representatives from Sange Sherpa Adventure Guide/Staff will drive you off to Tribhuwan International Airport, from where you will board your plane for another destination or your home country. USD 6,880 EUR 6.481 SFr 6.901 Trip is available* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.
Nepal Trekking Equipment List
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The following equipment list is required for Nepal Trekking and climbing and a list, you have to have suggested equipment just have with you, however, that you just might have your own personal first choice equipment which can be equally as appropriate
Recommended Mountaineering Kit
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialist items which are required for the trekking peaks.
Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than
* Travel insurance.
* International airfare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, Internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters used due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, cook, porters, driver..
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