GHT Upper Trail

Trekking Itinerary
Time: 156 days | Difficulty: Strenuous

Picture11The complete traverse of the GHT Upper Trail through Nepal is the ultimate adventure. The trail stretches over a distance of about 1.700 km and passes through spectacular, high altitude mountain landscapes, visiting some of the most remote villages on earth, where life remains as it was century’s back.

Trekking along the entire Upper Trail is for the fit and adventurous. It requires crossing high passes with altitudes up to above 6.100m. Proper trekking gear and mountaineering equipment is needed and anyone attempting this trek should be physically fit and have trekking and ideally mountaineering experience. For safety, a local mountain guide who knows the terrain is essential, especially in high altitudes. Due to the remoteness of the trek, camping is required for most parts of the adventure and it is necessary to take a tent, food and cooking equipment. But what could be better than pitching your tent surrounded by the mighty snow-capped Himalayas and sleeping under the star lit sky?


Nepal’s Upper Trail starts east, north of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp and ends in Hilsa at Nepal’s Tibetan border in the Western district of Humla. The trekking itinerary takes 156 days from East to West. It should be taken into account that there is not one official GHT route. At many points you can choose to take another trail. Besides, you can choose to make a combination of the Lower and Upper Trail, for example to avoid the high and challenging passes of the Everest Section.

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