THE GREAT HIMALAYA TRAIL HEADING WAY AND TRAVELERS WAY IN NEPAL.
The Great Himalaya Trail - Section 7 (Mugu-Humla Region)
The Great Himalayan Trail Trek - 27 Days 26 night
The Great Himalayan Trail-Section 7 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.
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. Airpot to Hotel, Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal.
Free day in Kathmandu 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.
Fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj The flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj takes approximately 1.5 hours and is fairly dependable. During the flight we should catch a glimpse of the mountains we will be trekking amongst in the coming days.
Fly Nepalgunj to Jumla (3010m), and Rest day. Today we will reach Jumla and join the Full GHT trek group who will be waiting for us. Due to flight problems for the groups that will join us and a much-needed acclimatization day for us, we will have a full rest day.
Trek to Khaligaon, walk approx. 8hrs; & Dab (Bulbule), walk approx. 8hrs. Today we will continue towards Khaligaon and Bulbule before we reach Rara Lake.
To Rara Lake (3010m/ 8hrs), Rest day. In and around RaraRara is Nepal’s largest lake and is surrounded by the protected forests of Rara National Park in the Karnali district. There is an abundance of wildlife in this area including musk deer, leopard, ghoral, tahr, Himalayan black bear, and the rare red panda. The water of the lake is crystal clear and an area is a stunning place of natural beauty. The Great Himalaya Trail has 2 options in the far west - 1) From Gamgadhi to Simikot and the Yari Valley 2) Cross country from Rara Lake to Kolti and Chainpur and on to the Mahakali Nadi (river) in India. We will travel the Gamgadhi to Simikot and Yari route, as this route travels closer to the center of the Great Himalaya Range. There is yet to be a crossing found to the Mahakali Nadi, which is further to the west, therefore our finishing point for the GHT is currently Simikot after trekking north to Yari.
Karnali Riverside Camp, walk approx. 4hrs. Leaving our idyllic rest stop at Rara Lake we descend to Gamgadhi, taking a left turn in the bazaar before continuing another 40 minutes to the Karnali bridge. Another 4 hours brings us to Bala and then a further 1.5 hours to Karnali.
To Bam (2700m), walk approx. 5-6hrs. We cross the suspension bridge from Karnali and climb a steep, rocky trail, trending left until we crest a ridge at 2180 meters. We descend to a small river and then another climb brings us through fields and pine forest to a ridge and then a traverse to Bam village.
To Jogimara (3005m), walk approx. 6hrs. We follow a trail that contours around hillsides until we reach a stream at Ghachaur. Here we begin a climb to the pass which should take approximately 3.5 hours, from the top it is an easy descent to a pretty campsite by a stream. There is a teashop close by which is 15 minutes before reaching Jogimara.
To Piplan (1700m), walk approx. 7hrs. We make an easy short ascent from Jogimara to a ridge at 3120 meters before a longer descent of 500 meters to a small stream before climbing again, crossing a landslide area. From here we have views of the lower valley and the village of Rimi. We make a long traverse to Deuri, passing by a school before descending to Darma village. Continuing through the village we drop down through a series of steep switchbacks to the main trail by the riverside, and then crossing a suspension bridge over the Humla Karnali and finally a short climb to Piplan.
To Apsia Lekh (3200m), walk approx. 7-8hrs. We continue trekking through the traditional villages of Nimagaon and Korka climbing a series of switchbacks and crossing a basin between ridges before halting at a stream for our lunch break. Climbing once again to the village of Puma we take a right fork and ascend more switchbacks in a pine forest to Apsia Lekh.
To Punkha Khola, walk approx. 6hrs. Today we have magnificent views of Saipal and surrounding valleys as we follow a contouring trail to Kallas. From here we descend to the river and then climb an easy trail to a ridge and descend once more to the Rodikot Khola. A further east climb of 1.5 hours brings us to our campsite beside the Punkha Khola.
To River Camp, walk approx. 5.5hrs. We start with a big climb of 500 metres through steep switchbacks to a kharka at 3512 metres. From here we continue climbing, gaining views north to Simikot and also to the south. We climb to over 4000 metres today before a very steep descent to the Yanchu Khola. We have a few camping options today, and there will more than likely be some livestock grazing in the valley.
To Simikot (2900m), walk approx. 6.5hrs. Depending on weather conditions today may be a very warm day as there is little shade along the trail. We descend for 15 minutes or so alongside the river before an easy gradient climb to Durpa village and a further descent to the pilgrimage site of Kharpunath. Continuing on another 30 minutes we turn into the Kudila Kola valley. from here we ascend to some teashops and cross a metal bridge before the final set of switchbacks which lead us to Simikot.
To Kermu (2300m), walk approx. 6hrs. We travel through many villages and fields of buckwheat and potatoes, cross rivers and climb ridges. It is a particularly pretty area with many small communities dotted along our trail. The gradient levels out before Dharapori and we finally pass through walnut and apricot groves. Leaving Dharapori we cross over the river and trek along the north side towards Muchu before arriving at our camp for the night at a location called Kermu.
To Shinjungma, walk approx. 6-7 hrs. We pass by waterfalls and Shepard camps and although reasonably challenging it is a pleasant and interesting trek.
To Talung (4380m) walk approx. 4-5hrs; & to Jang (3990m), approx. 7hrs. We pass below the Gompa and through orchards and fields before gaining a ridge, dropping into a ravine, and climbing up the other side. There are good views of the upper valley from here. We continue on descending and crossing ridges until we make a final climb to Yari. Yari is a compact settlement with a police post, which is the last in Nepal, and a customs office. The main crops of this area are millet, barley, wheat, buckwheat, potatoes, and radishes. To the west of Yari is the Sarpa La, a route into Tibet.
Follow the Limi Khola to the Tibetan border at Hilsa. We retrace our steps back to Simikot, and the end of our trek in this very special part of Nepal. There are sure to be big celebrations with our crew tonight, and some well-deserved pats on the back for the Full GHT group who have completed a very long walk in the Himalayas!
Drive back to Kermu Hiking day and enjoy rest.
To Simikot We are steps back to Simikot, and the end of our trek in this very special part of Nepal. There are sure to be big celebrations with our crew tonight, and some well-deserved pats on the back for the Full GHT group who have completed a very long walk in the Himalayas!
To Kathmandu by air (1330m) This morning we fly to Nepalgunj and to Kathmandu, a thrilling flight over forests, fields, and villages, with the Himalayas in the background. On arrival, we transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
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 plan for another destination or your home country. USD 6,880 EUR 6.481
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.
Arrival & Departure Airport transfers - Airport/Hotel/Airport 4 nights in Kathmandu at Hotel Yak & Yeti/Gokarna Forest Resort (5*) on Bed & Breakfast Basis - Double Room Lodge accommodation & Camping Trek with a tent as per program Food in Local Lodges & Camp 3 meals a day for members on FB 1 Trekking Sirdar, 1 Cook & Kitchen helper 2 men tent, dining/kitchen/toilet Tent, Foam mattress, kitchen utensils 6 porters for Lodge +Camp trek All Nepali staffs & porters daily wages/equipment/food/clothing with medical & emergency rescue Insurance Flight: KTM-Bhadrapur with airport taxes 15kg baggage(10+5kg) Flight: Simikot-Nepalgunj-Ktm with airport taxes 15kg baggage(10+5kg) All National Park & TIMS Permit Fees, necessary Special Permits Trek and valley maps All entire transportation or flight during the trek for staffs and equipment Farewell dinner Sicherungsschein Satellite Phone
Int. Flight Lunch and dinner in a hotel stay Personal equipment & clothing and rental equipment Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation Telephone & Laundry, Alcoholic beverages Nepal Visa fee Emergency rescue evacuation cost if needed All other personal nature expenses Overweight charges in domestic flights (if your baggage is over than 15 kg) Tips for Nepali staffs.
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