The 'Great Himalayan Trail'

The 'Great Himalayan Trail'

Overview

Our complete and fully equipped camping expeditions allow all our clients to visit the lesser known and less visited trekking areas in Nepal in comfort. Our fully trained and experienced staff, following eco-aware trekking and camping systems and are able to complement our first class equipment with first class attention to detail and client service.

There are an increasing number of both trekkers and Agents that are trying to squeeze trekking itineraries into an ever decreasing number of days for whatever reason. This often results in the trekkers becoming ill and a complete dashing of their expectations. Under these circumstances our treks are formulated to fit with the prescribed rate of ascent, building in appropriate acclimatization days and daily rates of ascent. These elements are mandatory although on descents time could be made up if desired. Our costs are based on our minimum quality levels of service, however these service provisions can always be increased to meet individual requirements.

Trekking areas covered by Off the Wall trekking do in some cases cover lodge trekking areas but we believe that at present these treks are not overly crowded and so we have included them here but as camping treks:-

The High Level GHT (Basic Itinerary)

The High Level GHT is basically a long trekking expedition going from the eastern border to the western border and crossing the Nepal Himalaya via the highest possible altitude route which includes three 6000+m passes in the eastern section where a degree of basic mountaineering skills are required. This expedition has variable options and all will be discussed with the client to ensure the best route options fit the client expectations.

This 150-day expedition can accommodate several variations of route and the cost will vary accordingly.

Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu Bhadrapur/Birantnagar by flight, drive to Ilam

Day 2: Drive Ilam to Taplejung (1820 m)

Kanchenjunga

Day 3: Taplejung (1820 m) to Mitlung (920 m) 4 hrs

Day 4: Mitlung (920 m) to Chiruwa (1270 m) 6 hrs

Day 5: Chiruwa (1270 m) to Sukethum (1575 m) 5 1/2 hrs

Day 6: Sukethum (1576 m) to Amjilosa (2308 m) 6 hrs

Day 7: Amjilosa (2308 m) to Gyabla (2730 m) 5 hrs (or to Phale 3140 m, extra 2 hrs)

Day 8: Gyabla (2730 m) to Ghunsa (3595 m) 4 1/2 hrs

Day 9: Ghunsa (3595 m) Rest day

Day 10: Ghunsa (3595 m) to Khangpachen (4050 m) 6 hrs

Day 11: Khangpachen (4050 m) Rest day

Day 12: Khangpachen (4050 m) to Lhonak (4780 m) 5 hrs

Day 13: Lhonak (4780 m) Rest day

Day 14: Lhonak (4780 m) to Kangchenjunga Base Camp (5143 m) 4 hrs

Day 15: Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5143 m) Rest day to ascend small local peak

Day 16: Kangchenjunga Base Camp (5143 m) to Kangpachen (4050 m) 4 hrs

Day 17: Kangpachen (4050 m) to Ghunsa (3595 m) 3 hrs

Day 18: Ghunsa (3595 m) to Nango La Camp (4776 m) 5 1/2 hrs

Day 19: Nango La Camp (4776 m) to Yangma Khola (3430 m) 5 hrs

Day 20: Yangma Khola (3430 m) to Olangchun Gola (3191 m) 4 hrs

Day 21: Olangchun Gola (3191 m) to Pass Camp (4453 m) 7 hrs

Day 22: Pass Camp (4453 m) to Thudam (3556 m) crossing the Lumbha Sambha Pass (5159 m) 7 hrs

Makalu Barun

Requires technical mountaineering, mountain guide and experienced porters plus equipment

Day 23: Thudam (3556 m) Rest day

Day 24: Thudam (3556 m) to Kharka (2700 m) 7 hrs

Day 25: Kharka (2700 m) to Chyamtang (2187 m) 5 hrs

Day 26: Chyamtang (2187 m) to Hongon (2323 m) 5 hrs

Day 27: Hongon (2323 m) to Bakim Kharka (3020 m) 3 hrs

Day 28: Bakim Kharka (3020 m) to Molun Pokhari (3954 m) 4 hrs

Day 29: Molun Pokhari (3954 m) to Dhungge Kharka (3590 m) 5 hrs

Day 30: Dhungge Kharka (3590 m) to Cave Camp (3115 m) 3 1/2 hrs

Day 31: Cave Camp (3115 m) to Kalo Pokhari (4192 m) 5 hrs

Day 32: Kalo Pokhari (4192 m) to Kharka (4097 m) 5 hrs

Day 33: Kharka (4097 m) to Yangla Kharka (3557 m) 4 hrs

Day 34: Yangla Kharka (3557 m) to Langmale Kharka (4410 m) 4 hrs

Day 35: Langmale Kharka (4410 m) to Makalu Base Camp (4870 m) 4 hrs

Day 36: Makalu Base Camp (4870 m) Rest day

Day 37: Makalu Base Camp (4870 m) to Swiss Base Camp (5150 m) 4 hrs

Day 38: Swiss Base Camp (5150 m) Rest day

Day 39: Swiss Base Camp (5150 m) to Sherpani Col Base Camp (5688 m) 5 hrs

Everest

Day 40: Sherpani Col BC (5688 m) to Baruntse Camp (6050 m) crossing the Sherpani Col (6146 m) 7 hrs

Day 41: Baruntse Camp (6050 m) to Honku Basin (5500 m) crossing the West Col (6143 m) 4 hr

Day 42: Honku Basin (5500 m) to Amphu Labsta Base Camp (5527 m) 5 hrs

Day 43: Amphu Labsta Base Camp (5527 m) Rest day

Day 44: Amphu Labsta BC (5527 m) to Chhukung (4730 m) crossing Amphu Labsta La (5848 m) 9 hrs

Day 45: Chhukung (4730 m) to Dingboche (4410 m) 3 hrs

Day 46: Dingboche (4410 m) Rest day

Day 47: Dingboche (4410 m) to Lobuche (4910 m) 3 1/2 hrs

Day 48: Lobuche (4910 m) to Gorak Shep (5140 m) with side trip to Kala Pattar (Everest Viewpoint) (5550 m) 6 hrs

Day 49: Gorak Shep (5140 m) to Everest BC (5364 m) and back to Lobuche (4910 m) 8 hrs

Day 50: Lobuche (4910 m) to Dzongla (4830 m) 5 hrs

Day 51: Dzongla (4830 m) to Dragnag (4700 m) crossing the Chola Pass (5420 m) 6 hrs

Day 52: Dragnag (4700 m) to Gokyo (4790 m) 6 hrs

Day 53: Gokyo (4790 m) Rest day, climb Gokyo Ri (Everest and Cho Oyu Viewpoint) (5360 m)

Day 54: Gokyo (4790 m) to Lumde (4368 m) 7 hrs

Day 55: Lumde (4368 m) to Thame (3820 m) 3 hrs

Day 56: Thame (3820 m) to Pachemuche Tsho (4780 m) 6 1/2 hrs
Technical equipment can go back to Ktm from here via Lukla (or by road from Rolwaling)

Day 57: Pachemuche Tsho (4780 m) to Tashi Labsta Camp (5665 m) 6 hrs

Day 58: Tashi Labsta Camp (5665 m) Rest day

Day 59: Tashi Labsta Camp (5665m) to Glacier Camp (4735m) crossing Tashi Labsta La (5755 m) 8 hrs

Day 60: Glacier Camp (4735 m) to Kabug (4820 m) 5 hrs

Rolwaling

Day 61: Kabug (4820 m) to Beding (3740 m) 5 hrs

Day 62: Beding (3740 m) to Dokhang (2791 m) 5 hrs

Day 63: Dokhang (2791 m) to Simigaon (2036 m) 5 hrs

Day 64: Simigaon (2036 m) to Orangdanda (2029 m) 7 hrs

Day 65: Orangdanda (2029 m) to Loting (1768 m) 7 hrs

Day 66: Loting (1768 m) to Bigu Gompa (2516 m) 4 hrs

Day 67: Bigu Gompa (2516 m) to Sano Jyandan (3127 m) crossing the Tinsang La (3778 m) 6 hrs

Day 68: Sano Jyandan (3127 m) to The Last Resort (1170 m) 5 hrs

Langtang & Helambu

Day 69: The Last Resort (1170 m) Rest day

Day 70: The Last Resort (1170 m) to Listi (2260 m) 5 hrs

Day 71: Listi (2260 m) to Shotang Kharka (3379 m) 7 hrs

Day 72: Shotang Kharka (3379 m) to Chogomogor Kharka (3925 m) 5 hrs

Day 73: Chogomogor Kharka (3925 m) to Kyansin (2520 m) 5 hrs

Day 74: Kyansin (2520 m) to Tembathang (2160 m) 5 hrs

Day 75: Tembathang (2160 m) to Chedupa Kharka (2513 m) 7 hrs

Day 76: Chedupa Kharka (2513 m) Rest day

Day 77: Chedupa Kharka (2513 m) to Nemagchukpa kharka (3578 m) 4 hrs

Day 78: Nemagchukpa kharka (3578 m) to Panch Pokhari (4074 m) 5 hrs

Day 79: Panch Pokhari (4074 m) to Intermediary Camp (4273 m) 4 hrs

Day 80: Intermediary Camp (4273 m) to Tin Pokhari (4255 m) 4 hrs

Day81 Tin Pokhari (4255 m) to High South Camp (4867 m) 4 1/2 hrs

Day 82: High South Camp (4867 m) Rest day

Day 83: High South C (4867 m) to High North Camp (4720 m) crossing Tilman's Pass (5308 m)7 hrs

Day 84: High North Camp (4720 m) to Kyangjin Gompa (3830 m) 7 hrs

Day 85: Kyangjin Gompa (3830 m) Rest day

Day 86: Kyangjin Gompa (3830 m) to Ghoratabela (3030 m) 6 hrs

Day 87: Ghoratabela (3030 m) to Syabru Besi (1503 m) 5 hrs

Day 88: Syabru Besi (1503 m) to Gatlang (2230 m) 5 hr

Day 89: Gatlang (2230 m) to Somdang (3258 m) crossing the Khurpudada Pass (3710 m) 6 hrs

Day 90: Somdang (3258 m) to Tipling (1890 m) crossing the Pansan Pass (3830 m) 7 hrs

Day 91: Tipling (1890 m) to Lapa Khola (1285 m) 6 hrs

Manaslu and Ganesh Himal

Day 92: Lapa Khola (1285m to Nauban Kharka (2750m) via the Mangro Bhanjyang (2936m) 7 hrs

Day 93: Nauban Kharka (2750 m) to Kerauja (2074 m) 7 1/2 hrs

Day 94: Kerauja (2074 m) to Jagat (1340 m) 7 hrs

Day 95: Jagat (1340 m) to Deng (1860 m) 6 hrs

Day 96: Deng (1860 m) to Namrung (2630 m) 6 hrs

Day 97: Namrung (2630 m) to Sama (3520 m) 6 hrs

Day 98: Sama (3520 m) Rest day

Day 99: Sama (3520 m) to Samdo (3875 m) 2 1/2 hrs

Day 100: Samdo (3875 m) Rest day

Day 101: Samdo (3875 m) to Dharmasala (4460 m) 3 hrs

Day 102: Dharmasala (4460 m) to Bimtang (3590 m) crossing the Larkya La (5160 m) 7 hrs

Day 103: Bimtang (3590 m) to Dharapani (1860 m) 7 hrs

Day 104: Dharapani (1860 m) to Chame (2670 m) 6 hrs

Annapurna & Mustang

Day 105: Chame (2670 m) to Pisang (2675 m) 5 hrs

Day 106: Pisang (2675 m) to Manang (3540 m) 5 hrs

Day 107: Manang (3540 m) to Yak Kharka (4050 m) 5 hrs

Day 108: Yak Kharka (4050 m) to Thorong Phedi (4450 m) 4 hrs

Day 109: Thorong Phedi (4450 m) to Muktinath (3760 m) crossing the Thorung La (5415 m) 9 hrs

Day 110: Muktinath (3760 m) Rest day

Day 111: Muktinath (3760 m) to Kagbeni (2810 m) 5 hrs

Day 112: Kagbeni (2810 m) to Yak Karkha (3478 m) 5 hrs

Day 113: Yak Karkha (3478 m) to Santa (3777 m) crossing the Bhima Lojun La (4460 m) 8 hrs

Day 114: Santa (3777 m) to Ghalden Ghuldun Khola Camp (4247 m) 6 hrs

Dolpa

Day 115: Ghalden Ghuldun Khola Camp (4247 m) Rest day

Day 116: Ghalden Ghuldun Khola Camp (4247 m) to Nulungsumda Kharka (4987 m) crossing the Jungben La (5550m) & Niwas La (5120m) 8 hrs

Day 117: Nulungsumda Kharka (4987 m) Rest day

Day 118: Nulungsumda Kharka (4987 m) to Chharka Bhot (4302 m) 8 hrs

Day 119: Chharka Bhot (4302 m) Rest day

Day 120: Chharka Bhot (4302 m) to Chap Chu (4320 m) 4 hrs

Day 121: Chap Chu (4320 m) to Dho Tarap (3944 m) crossing the Chan La (5378 m) 8 hrs

Day 122: Dho Tarap (3944 m) to Numa La Base Camp (4440 m) 2 1/2 hrs

Day 123: Numa La Base Camp (4440 m) to Danigar (4512 m) crossing the Numa La (5309 m) 7 hrs

Day 124: Danigar (4512 m) to Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake (3641 m) crossing the Baga La (5169 m) 9 hrs

Day 125: Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake (3641 m) Rest day

Day 126: Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake (3641 m) to Phoksundo Khola Camp (3630 m) 5 hrs

Day 127: Phoksundo Khola Camp (3630 m) to campsite (3750 m) 3 hrs

Day 128: Campsite (3750 m) to Pass Camp (4717 m) 5 hrs

Day 129: Pass Camp (4717 m) to Shey Gompa (4343 m) crossing the Nagdala La (5350 m) 6 hrs

Day 130: Shey Gompa (4343 m) Rest day

Day 131: Shey Gompa (4343 m) to Bhijer (3850 m) 7 hrs

Day 132: Bhijer (3850 m) to Pho (4087 m) crossing the Yambur La (4813 m) 8 1/2 hrs

Day 133: Pho (4087 m) to Pung Kharka (4650 m) crossing Nyingma Gyanzen La (5563 m) 9 hrs

Day 134: Pung Kharka (4650 m) to Chyandi Khola (4830 m) crossing the Yala La (5414 m) 6 hrs

Day 135: Chyandi Khola (4830 m) to Takla Khola (3785 m) 7 hrs

Day 136: Takla Khola (3785 m) to Thajuchaur (4050 m) 7 hrs

Day 137: Thajuchaur (4050 m) to Shilenchaura Kharka (2945 m) 6 hrs

Day 138: Shilenchaura Kharka (2945 m) to Tiyar (2418 m) 3 hrs

Day 139: Tiyar (2418 m) to Mangri (1950 m) 4 hrs

Day 140: Mangri (1950 m) to Gamgadhi (2095 m) 4 hrs

Day 141: Gamgadhi (2095 m) to Rara Lake (2980 m) 4 hrs

Rara & Jumla

Day 142: Rara Lake (2980 m) Rest day

Day 143: Rara Lake (2980 m) to Gamgadhi (2095 m) 4 hrs

Day 144: Gamgadhi (2095 m) to Bam (2700 m) 5 hrs

Day 145: Bam (2700 m) to Jogimara (3005 m) 7 hrs

Day 146: Jogimara (3005 m) to Piplan (1700 m) 5 hrs

Day 147: Piplan (1700 m) to Apsia Lek (3195 m) 6 hrs

Day 148: Apsia Lek (3195 m) to Punkha Khola (3010 m) 4 hrs

Day 149: Punkha Khola (3010 m) to River Camp (2100 m) 6 hrs

Day 150: River Camp (2100 m) to Simikot (2985 m) 7 hrs

Humla

Day 151: Simikot (2985 m) to Dharapuri (2300 m) 4 hrs

Day 152: Dharapuri (2300 m) to Kermi (2670 m) 3 hrs

Day 153: Kermi (2670 m) to Yalbang (3020 m) 5 hrs

Day 154: Yalbang (3020 m) to Thumkot (3380 m) 5 hrs

Day 155: Thumkot (3380 m) to Yari (3700 m) 5 hrs

Day 156: Yari (3700 m) to Hilsa (3720 m) crossing the Nara La (4620 m) 6 hrs