Working with Robin Boustead, we have compiled information on hikers that have completed the GHT, as well as some notable efforts.
Like every dataset, there are some caveats: Our info is only as good as what is reported to us. As of October, 2018 – We only report thru hikes that approximate the borders, or the entire span of Nepal using some variant of the upper route as designed by Robin Boustead in one season.
Under a separate tab ‘Notable Efforts/Insufficient detail’ we list: crossings where lower routes were used, if the person section hiked across multiple years, or if sections were skipped by vehicle.
Please note that we do not track ‘Fastest Known’ times on the Great Himalaya Trail. There are too many route and style variations, in the words of Robin Boustead, “Every crossing is a FKT“
Best of luck to the people below who have reported 2019 attempts to us…
Craig Slattery (Australian) – Solo effort, guides when needed. Route: Started at Kanchenjunga BC November 3, 2018. Plan is to finish during 2019. As I’m traveling solo where allowed I need to take resupply breaks. Also, I took a break during Winter. Technical Passes? High Route through all technical passes (this may change if I can’t find a suitable guide for the 3 Cols). Reported: 2/18/2019
Vitalii Diachuk (Ukraine) Route: Taplejung – Hilsa 03/8/2019- 05/29/2019. A solo effort. Route: High route, Lumba-Sambsa and Tashi-Labsta pass. Reported: 3/4/2019 More info: https://nomad.live/en/ght/
To view the complete dataset – please click here.