GHT Blog

  • A Guide to the Best Base Camp Treks in Nepal A Guide to the Best Base Camp Treks in Nepal Base camps are famously known for being a starting point for mountaineering expeditions. This makeshift communications and supply hub at the foot of a mountain usually marks the end of a long winding footpath and the beginning of ropes and crampons. However, ever since trekking started gaining popularity as a recreational sport, base camp treks […] Read More
  • A guide to Teahouse Trekking in Nepal A guide to Teahouse Trekking in Nepal The best way to experience trekking along the Great Himalaya Trails in Nepal is to stay at the many teahouses that line the trails of popular trekking routes. Originally, teahouses were little shops where travelers could stop for a rest and a cup of tea. With time, as more and more visitors came to explore […] Read More
  • Top 8 treks to explore in Nepal Top 8 treks to explore in Nepal As the spring trekking season comes to a close we can’t help but look longingly to October when the monsoon clouds part to reveal the Himalayas again and trekkers flock to the trailheads once more. For those planning on coming to Nepal for the autumn trekking season it can be a daunting task to select the […] Read More
  • Trekker’s Journal: On the fast track to Rara Lake Trekker’s Journal: On the fast track to Rara Lake Ke Garne. If you attempt to learn only one phrase during your trip to Nepal, this ought to be the one. Accompanied by a shrug of the shoulders, the sentiment of “what to do?” is one necessary to adopt in this country to keep your cool in the face of adversity.We learned this at the […] Read More
  • 10 photos on things we love about spring trekking in Nepal 10 photos on things we love about spring trekking in Nepal Spring is here, and with it the beginning of the trekking season in Nepal. Ten photographs (shared by our amazing Instagram community with our hashtag #MyGHT) perfectly describe the things we love most about spring in the Himalayas. 1. Rhododendrons in bloom and mountain views A post shared by Ujjwal Rai (@uzzool) on Feb 20, 2017 […] Read More
  • Going the distance – Trekking the full Great Himalaya Trails Going the distance – Trekking the full Great Himalaya Trails Remember Appalachian Trail Girl? (The girl behind the pseudonym is American solo trekker Megan Maxwell. In 2015 she spent three months trekking in Nepal, impressively covering the Annapurna Circuit, Everest Base Camp AND Langtang’s Gosaikunda trek during her visit. In between waves of travel envy the GHT shared highlights from her trip on Facebook and Instagram). […] Read More
  • Memories of Gosaikunda: A Travelogue Memories of Gosaikunda: A Travelogue This is a not just a coming of age tale of a journey three young adults made in their early twenties. It is also an account of an experience that would somehow mould their lives as adults. It was no small journey for these youngbloods, born and raised in Kathmandu and not having left the valley […] Read More
  • 8 of Nepal’s most iconic peaks 8 of Nepal’s most iconic peaks When it comes to mountains, size matters. If you want to see big mountains, come trekking in Nepal. This spectacular Himalayan nation is home to 8 of the world’s 14 mountains over 8,000 meters, and a journey along the Great Himalaya Trails will introduce you to many of these iconic peaks. With the help from fellow Instagrammers, who have […] Read More
  • 5 Highlights on the Dolpa Circuit 5 Highlights on the Dolpa Circuit Not much was known about Dolpa in the outside world until quite recently. This mid-western district of Nepal was closed to foreigners until 1989 (certain areas still require a special permit) and the little people knew had been learned from literary and cinematic accounts like Peter Matthiessen’s book “The Snow Leopard” and Eric Valli’s epic […] Read More
  • 3 highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 3 highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek The Annapurna Base Camp trek (or Annapurna Sanctuary Trek as it’s also known) was the first commercial trekking route in Nepal and outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world have been flocking to the region for over 50 years to see what it’s all about. The trek owes its popularity primarily to the incredible Himalayan views, […] Read More