The Great Himalayan Trail atly described as "One trail to rule them all" traverses Nepal's entire mid-hills and the lower mountains. The 1700km/120 days long trek by two of Nepal's favorite sons in search of solutions for the Himalayan Communities by drawing attraction of Global Celebrities and Media to Climate Change in the Himalayas.
The trek is organized to highlight the impacts of climate change in the Himalayas and to promote The Great Himalaya Trail as the best tourism trail in the world which offers trekkers to experience extremely rich cultures, breathtaking landscapes and diverse range of flora and fauna.
Apa Sherpa (21 times Mt. Everest summiteer) and my son Dawa Steven Sherpa (Two times Mt. Everest summiteer and Managing Director of Asian Trekking (P) Ltd embarked on 1,700 KM and 120 days long Great Himalaya Trail on 15th January, 2012. The event has been endorsed by Climate Change Council, the apex body of Government of Nepal headed by Rt. Hon. Prime Minister. The mountaineer duo will be accompanied by Saurav Dhakal- BCICC, Samir Jung Thapa- the official photographer of the event and guides, cooks, camp staffs and porters from Asian Trekking (P)Ltd
GHT-CSCT is organized by the Himalayan Climate Initiative (HCI) in coordination with Government of Nepal, particularly Ministry of Environment, and Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, with the support of DFID, British Council, SNV, GHTDP Partners. The event has already received support of Corporate partners Geo-Eye, Asian Trekking (P) Ltd, The North Face, Nepal Mountaineering Association(NMA) and expects to earn the support of several Corporate Partners in the days to come.