GHT Blog

  • 15 tales from the Great Himalaya Trails – #MyGHT in pictures 15 tales from the Great Himalaya Trails – #MyGHT in pictures The Great Himalaya Trails Instagram account is less than a year old but we’ve been overwhelmed by the support from fellow travelers, trekkers, adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts who came to Nepal in 2015 and generously shared their experience with us through the official GHT hashtag: #MyGHT. From challenging trails and stunning sunsets to cultural exchange and incredible […] Read More
  • A speed-trek to Poon Hill A speed-trek to Poon Hill Next up on Trekker’s Journal is an account from Spanish traveler Blanca Costa who found herself on the fast track to Poon Hill. If you’re in Nepal for only a short time, this could be the trek for you.  When I returned from my trip to Nepal I shared my experience with my friends and […] Read More
  • Trekker’s Journal – On the trail in Kanchenjunga Trekker’s Journal – On the trail in Kanchenjunga Remember Michelle? She spent 4 months trekking sections of the Great Himalaya Trails and sharing her stories with us on GHT’s “Trekker’s Journal”. Her latest update comes from the remote and ruggedly beautiful eastern section of Kanchenjunga, home of the third tallest mountain in the world of the same name. Find out why this should be on your list of […] Read More
  • 5 things to do in Nepal for the more relaxed traveler 5 things to do in Nepal for the more relaxed traveler Nepal has always been famous as an adventure destination for thrill-seeking adrenaline-junkies looking to run, climb, kayak and ride across the high and lows of the Great Himalaya Trails. But there is another side to the country that appeals to those who prefer to relax and appreciate rather than compete and conquer. Here are five […] Read More
  • Trekker’s Journal – A visit to Langtang Trekker’s Journal – A visit to Langtang Michelle Landry from Canada has been in Nepal since August exploring the different sections of the Great Himalaya Trails. Her most recent trek was to the scenic Langtang/Helambu region. She experienced that while some areas are still rebuilding after the April 2015 earthquake the trails through Gosainkunda and Helambu are safe and enjoyable and there are enough operating lodges […] Read More
  • Speaking like a local – useful lingo for the trail Speaking like a local – useful lingo for the trail Learning the local language before heading out on your worldly adventures is always beneficial. It will give you a more intimate look into a foreign culture, make you and the local people you meet feel at ease and could be a helpful tool to get you out of a sticky situation in remote areas where English is not commonly known. […] Read More
  • Mustang  – Himalaya’s Best Kept Secret Mustang – Himalaya’s Best Kept Secret The beauty of the scenery as we approached Jomsom airport was rivalled only by the incredulity that a plane could possibly land there. Flying into the deepest gorge in the world requires a complex U-turn manoeuvre, potentially disconcerting for a nervous flyer, but fortunately a routine procedure for our experienced Tara Air pilot. In any […] Read More
  • Dashain – A Beginner’s Guide Dashain – A Beginner’s Guide Most would agree that October and November are the best months to visit Nepal. Not only does the cool and clear post-monsoon weather offer unrivalled trekking opportunities and beautiful panoramic views of the Himalayas, but this is also when the biggest festivals in Nepal are celebrated. Colorful kites in the clear sky, crowded city shops […] Read More
  • AdventureWeek – Promoting adventure travel in Nepal AdventureWeek – Promoting adventure travel in Nepal This weekend the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), in partnership with the Great Himalaya Trails (GHT), will welcome to Nepal, 18 adventurers, travel influencers, media and tour operators to take part in the event: “AdventureWeek – Rebound Nepal on the Great Himalaya Trails”. This specialized familiarization trip aims to help rebuild the tourism industry by showing […] Read More
  • Everest – A Mountain of Records Everest – A Mountain of Records Reaching the summit of the highest mountain in the world is no easy endeavor. It requires courage, commitment, patience and mental as well as physical fitness. We’ve gathered the names of some of the legends who have achieved supreme records on Mount Everest; from the first summit reach to the longest stay at the top of the world […] Read More