My GHT

  • Trekkers get a go-ahead for Annapurna Trekkers get a go-ahead for Annapurna The first official trail assessment report concerning popular trekking routes in the Annapurna region, has found that the trails sustained very limited damage in the earthquakes of April and May and will be open for business in the peak trekking season beginning in September. Read More
  • How Monsoons Work How Monsoons Work Most people know what monsoon is, in the sense that, we’ve been told to avoid booking a holiday to Nepal, India or Southeast Asia when there’s a reasonable chance it’ll also be in town. But do you know why monsoons happen or why some people even rejoice at its arrival? Join GHT’s monsoon series, starting […] Read More
  • The Muddy Mayhem of Ropain The Muddy Mayhem of Ropain Rice is to Nepalis what pasta is to Italians. And like any respectable staple food responsible for fueling the population, it deserves a special day of reverence. For pasta, this is World Pasta Day on October 25th. For Nepal, this is National Paddy Day, celebrated during the Ropain festival. Ropain, which means ”rice plantation” in Nepali, […] Read More
  • 8 things we bet you didn’t know about the mysterious Yeti 8 things we bet you didn’t know about the mysterious Yeti Ever wander around outdoors and come across a rather alarmingly large set of animal footprints? This happens on the Great Himalaya Trails as well. Except, instead of stumbling upon a furry friend you may very well come face to face with the legendary Yeti. The Yeti, or the Abominable Snowman as it is known as […] Read More
  • 10 things you didn’t know about Nepal 10 things you didn’t know about Nepal Nepal is a beautiful country with stunning landscapes, rich culture, kind and hospitable people and epic trekking trails. But you knew this already. Here are 10 lesser known facts about Nepal that make this country all the more special. 1. MO:MO MANIA This Tibetan style dumpling, filled with meat or vegetables, is one of most […] Read More
  • Earthquake 2015 Udpate Earthquake 2015 Udpate On April 25th, 2015 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. The epicentre was at 80km northwest of Kathmandu in Gorkha district. The earthquake affected many of the communities that live along the GHT, including loss of life, damaging infrastructure and widespread displacement of people from their homes. Two major aftershocks afterwards, 6.7 magnitude on April […] Read More
  • Our New Look Our New Look You might have noticed our new logo. Its part of a rebrand that we are working on. The GHT has always existed. The trails having been used by people living in the mountains for centuries. However, we have recently rebranded and reworked the visual identity of the GHT, as we work on expanding the understanding […] Read More
  • 6 Things Only a Nepali Will Understand 6 Things Only a Nepali Will Understand Nepal is a unique place on earth: we’ve got a 15 minute time difference, the best mountains in the world and just went through an epic earthquake. Here are a few more things that only a Nepali will understand: 1. It is not freezing cold everywhere in Nepal all the time Just because we’re situated […] Read More
  • Picture perfect Dolpa Picture perfect Dolpa Humli people, like Nepalis across the country, are incredibly diverse. About 85% of the 56,000 people who live in this sparsely populated district are Hindu. Buddhists, some of whom practice polyandry, occupy the highlands. According to anthropologist Carol Dunham: Read More
  • GHT trek for a good cause GHT trek for a good cause 55-year old German Gerda Pauler embarked on an epic journey on the Upper Great Himalaya Trail to raise awareness and funds for the Nepalese NGO Autism Care Nepal, an active organisation supporting parents of autistic children in Nepal. A mountain enthusiast, Gerda had been travelling to Nepal for many years, before she heard about autism in Nepal and the difficult situation of children and parents. Read More