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A World First – 157 day trek – Nepal’s Great Himalaya Trail

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A WORLD FIRST:  World Expeditions invites travelers to undertake a truly extraordinary trek. Be one of the first people ever to walk the full length of Nepal’s Great Himalaya Trail in one continuous trek. The 157 day trek commences in the far east in the Kanchenjunga region where the world’s third highest peak stretches skyward, and traverses the country to the high plateaus on the Tibetan borderlands in the far west. Along this 1700km trail you’ll encounter some of the wildest and most remote mountain environments imaginable. You’ll see all of Nepal’s 8000 meter peaks, cross tens of passes ranging from moderate to extreme and witness villages where the culture has remained intact for centuries.

Acknowledging that most of us simply don’t have the luxury of this sort of time for our adventures, we’ve crafted seven treks that will interlink to make up the full traverse. The beauty of each is that they all offer something completely different, but importantly, by joining one of the GHT treks (or the whole thing if you so desire), you will be helping us achieve our vision of sharing the benefit of tourism dollars with isolated communities that currently receive little to no income from this source. This is an opportunity to experience some of the least visited, most exciting hidden corners of Nepal where you will be struck with awe and wonder at the scale and grandeur of the land.

THE FULL TRAVERSE: 30 Days –15 February 2011

Stage 1: Kanchenjunga Exploratory – Led by Robin Boustead

30 Days –15 February 2011

Stage 2: Makalu & Everest Traverse via Sherpani Col – Led by Stephen Venables

34 Days –13 March 2011

Stage 3: Everest & Rolwaling Traverse via Tashi Labsta Pass – Led by Greg Mortimer

28 Days – 27 March 2011

Stage 4: Langtang via Tilman Pass – Led by Carlos Buhler

18 Days – 02 May 2011

Stage 5: Manaslu & Annapurna

26 Days – 21 May 2011

Stage 6: Upper Dolpo – escorted by Sorrel Wilby

26 Days – 07 Jun 2011

Stage 7: Rara Lake & Yari Valley

23 Days – 30 June 2011

Photo: Robin Boustead

By embarking on the GHT you will become part of history and trek with some of the world’s greatest mountaineers and adventurers including Greg Mortimer, Sorrel Wilby, Stephen Venables, Carlos Buhler and, of course, Robin Boustead.

For more information on these or many more trips contact 1-800-567-2216 or World Expeditions’ all-inclusive policy ensures there are no local payments.

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