Great Himalayan trail is the one of the longest and wonderful trail in the world. It is longest and highest hiking rout in the world. The trail takes you through beneath the roof of the world Mt.Everest and hiking through the most remote land of the world. The Nepal’s GHT is divided in 10 sections. Based on your interest we have been putting in order all the sections of GHTs in Nepal. GHTs trails can do partially year by year. Each section offers you something different type of experience, and adventures. In Nepal it starts from East to west of Nepal. It will take 157 -160 days.The rout is 1,700 km Nepal section and starts from Kanchanjanga on eastern border and heads west navigating and domains of eight of the world’s 8000 m peaks, ends in Humla on the Tibetan border.The rout offers an incredible diversity in terms of landscapes, flora & fauna, people and culture: from snow leopards to red pandas; from sub-tropical jungle to fragile high-altitude Eco=systems;from the famous Sherpa to shamanism, to the ancient Bon Buddhism culture.
Day 01: Kathmandu to Dhangadi
Day 02: Dhangadi to Darchula
Day 03: Khalanga (Darchula) to Pasti
Day 04: Pasti to Shela
Day 05: Shela to Kapalsheri
Day 06: Kapalsheri to Tamail
Day 07: Rest day in Tamail
Day 08: Kolti – Gamgadi (Mugu)
Day 09: Rest in Rara
Day 10: Gamgadi- Jumla (Jumla)
Day 11: Jumla- Chaurikot (Dolapa)
Day 12: Cahurikot- Dunai
Day 13: Dunai- Dorpatan
Day 14: Dorpatan- Beni
Day 15: Beni-Jomsom
Day 16: Jomsom- Muktinath
Day 17: Rest In Muktinath
Day 18: Muktinath- Thorang Pass- Thorang Phedi (Manang)
Day 19: Thorang Phedi- Chame
Day 20: Chame- Besisahar (Lamjung)
Day 21: Besisahar- Gorkha (Gorkha)
Day 22: Gorkah-Arughat
Day 23: Arughat-Trisuli- Bidur (Nuwakot)
Day 24: Trisuli- Chisapani (Sindhupalchok)
Day 25: Chisapani- Melamchi
Day 26: Melamchi- Barabise
Day 27: Barabise- Charikot
Day 28: Rest in Charikot
Day 29: Charikot - Jiri
Day 30: Jiri- Bhandara (Ramechhap)
Day 31: Bhandara - Jhapre (Okhaldhunga)
Day 32: Jhapre - Rumjatar
Day 33: Rest In Rumjatar
Day 34: Rumjatar-Diktel (Khotang)
Day 35: Diktel- Bhojpur
Day 36: Bhojpur- Hile
Day 37: Hile- Basantapur
Day 38: Basantapur – Gupha Bazaar
Day 39: Gupha Bazaar - Taplejung
Day 40: Taplejung - Ilam
Day 41: Ilam - Pashupati Nagar
Day 42: Pashupati Nagar to Biratnagar by bus
Day 43: Biratnagar to Kathmandu by flight or bus
Where is Nepal?
Nepal, a sovereign Independent Kingdom, lies between 80 degree 12' east longitude and 26 degree 22' and 30 degree 27' north latitude. It is bounded on the north by the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China; on the east by Sikkim and West Bengal of the Indian Union on the south by Indian States of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and on the west by Uttar Pradesh of Indian Union. The length of the Kingdom is 885 kilometers east-west and its breath varies from 145 to 241 kilometers north-south. Climatically, it lies in the temperate zone with the added advantage of altitude.
Why is Nepal such a fascinating country for many people?
The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is a land of scenic mountains, time-worn temples and some of the best walking trails on Earth. It's a small country, but it's rich in scenic splendor and exotic cultures. The people of Nepal are as diverse as their country and represent distinct cultures and races.
Though they speak a variety of tongues and practice different religions, they are the friendliest people that you would ever meet. The kingdom has long exerted a pull on the Western imagination and it's a difficult place to dislodge from your memory once you return. So, wait until you're actually here in Nepal.
As a traveler, there is endless number of surprises Nepal has to offer you. Kathmandu Valley with its thousands of Hindu temples, Buddhist stupas, stunning architecture and rich pageantry can be quite beyond words. If you are careful enough not to get entangled in the superficial facade of a flatly "modernizing" capital city, Kathmandu probably offers you as exotic and urban experience as you can get.
Beyond Kathmandu, it’s another world altogether. Most travelers to Nepal want to check out the truly spectacular Himalayas along with the higher hills. A few go there to scale the high mountains, but many are nature lovers who trek along landscapes filled with deep valleys, lush forests, snow trails, terraced fields, and above all, the most hospitable people.
Travelers to Nepal also love making a safari trip to one of the National Parks in Nepal. The most popular one is the Chitwan National Park in the southern plains which hosts a diverse wildlife reserves including the rare Asian one-horn rhino.
All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.
What do I need to get my visa?
You need a valid passport, two passport size photos and US$ in cash.
The best way to apply for visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country. The other choice is to get it from Immigration office upon your arrival day at the entry points of Nepal.
What if I decided to stay more than 60 days in Nepal? Where and what should I do to extend my Tourist Visa?
There's no problem in it. The Immigration Department of Kathmandu or Pokhara can extend the visa for another 30 days and the charge for this is US$ 50. Indeed the visa can be extended for a total of 120 days, an additional 30 days visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the Immigration Office. Nevertheless, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal under tourist-visa for more than 150 cumulative days.
In order to fly directly to Nepal from your home country, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. TIA has direct air link with Osaka, Shanghai, London, Frankfurt, Hongkong, Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, Bombay and Calcutta. Lufthansa, Nepal Airlines (NAC), Air India, Singapore Airlines, Thai are the airlines that carry most of the foreign travelers into Kathmandu; and if you buy tickets from any other airlines, you will probably connect with one of these airlines for the final leg of your flight. Alternatively, if you have time and enthusiasm, traveling overland to Nepal via India is an option.
When is the best time to travel in Nepal?
The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and March to May.
What is the national language of Nepal?
Nepal's national language is called Nepali. It is written in Devnagri Script. This script is the same as the one used in Hindi language - the national language of India. There are more than 72 different spoken languages in Nepal. It is also official language of Nepal.
What's the common form of greeting in Nepal?
It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you? I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.
What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?
What time is it now in Nepal and what’s the phone code?
Nepali time is GMT/UTC plus 5 Hours 45 minutes. Area code for dialing to Nepal: Country Code: 977 Kathmandu City Code: 1 (e.g. 977 1 4212737 First three digits is the country code, second is the area code, the last digits are telephone numbers.
What is the currency of Nepal?
Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is written NRS or RS. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees. Coin hasn't been popular in Nepal and hence is almost always ignored in business. The coins of the following denominations can be found: 1 paisa, 5 paisa, 10 paisa, 50 paisa and 1 Rs, 2 Rs, and 5 Rs. It is recommended that you travel with smaller notes in less populated areas, while large notes are easily accepted elsewhere.
Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?
Yes, in Kathmandu and Pokhara. International credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card etc) are also accepted in all leading hotels, shopping centers, bars and restaurants in Nepal.
Will my Cell phone (mobile phone) work in Nepal?
Please, Contact your service provider and check if Nepal country is included in their `Global roaming' package. Please note, not all parts of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal.
What are health requirements to visit Nepal?
Nepal does not require any specific immunization for visitors. It is however best to have vaccine before coming to Nepal. Your doctors can advice you on the type of vaccine to be taken to travel to third world countries like Nepal.
What about getting to Nepal from Tibet?
The crossing between Nepal and Tibet via Kodari is only open to organized groups but not to individual travelers heading north. Be prepared with alternative plans if you're thinking about using this route, because landslides regularly make it impassable during the monsoon.