“Time really does pay,” says Gordon Steer of our Nepal walking specialist World Expeditions, when we talk about long distance walking in Nepal. “The longer you explore, the higher you get, the closer to the bigger mountains you get,” he explains.
By long distance trekking in Nepal, we mean walking for ten or more consecutive days. These are big trips – do it once and then talk about it forever trips – that transcend their ‘vacation’ label and start to feel more like life-changing experiences.
This country has lots of big hitters – Everest Base Camp
, the Annapurna Circuit, the Manaslu circuit – and the longest of them all, the Great Himalaya Trail
, which takes 150 days and traverses the country. There are peaks to reach and high passes to weather – but these long distance treks aren’t just about the high-altitude destinations. They are about the journey, spiritual as well as physical, that you undertake to get there.