February 20, 2019

Itinerary - Summary

In any trek it’s important to get an idea of the approximate itinerary. Of course, on a long trek like this the exact route will need to be flexible, but I’ll plan the intended route and the maps and guide book will provide alternates when we need them. The alternates are almost certainly going to take us south and down hill where services and accommodation are more usually more plentiful.

There are several companies that trek the Great Himalaya Trail fully supported… these operations take a handful of customers accompanied by an army of guides and porters. Some of them conveniently publish their daily itinerary, and this made a great start in my planning.

This route was easily cross referenced with Robin’s guide book - obviously a large group always moves at the speed of the slowest member, so the fully supported itineraries moved quite a bit slower than we are hoping to. The guidebook gave us more realistic hiking times, along with various other sources I found online.

I’ve intentionally added rest days only when essential. I’m expecting to take more than shown here, so the date should be interpreted as the earliest we could possible arrive somewhere.

DayDateFromToHoursStartEnd
D00115/04TaplejungPhurumbu4.02,4131,677
D00216/04PhurumbuChiruwa6.01,6771,270
D00317/04ChiruwaSukethum5.51,2701,575
D00418/04SukethumAmjilosa6.01,5762,308
D00519/04AmjilosaGyabla5.02,3082,730
D00620/04GyablaGhunsa4.52,7303,595
D00721/04GhunsaKhangpachen5.53,5954,050
-22/04Khangpachen-0.04,0504,050
D00823/04KhangpachenLhonak5.04,0504,780
-24/04Lhonak-0.04,7804,780
D00925/04LhonakKanchenjunga BC4.04,7805,143
D01026/04Kanchenjunga BCKangpachen4.05,1434,050
D01227/04KangpachenGhunsa3.04,0503,595
D01328/04GhunsaKharka5.03,5954,776
D01429/04KharkaYangma Khola (via Nango La)6.04,7763,430
D01530/04Yangma KholaOlangchun Gola5.03,4303,191
D01601/05Olangchun GolaPass Camp7.53,1914,453
D01702/05Pass CampThudam (via Lumbha Sambha Pass)8.04,4533,556
-03/05Thudam-0.03,5563,556
D01804/05ThudamKharka5.53,5562,700
D01905/05KharkaChyamtang6.02,7002,187
D02006/05ChyamtangHongon5.52,1872,323
D02107/05HongonMolun Pokhari6.52,3233,954
D02208/05Molun PokhariCave Camp7.53,9543,115
D02309/05Cave CampKharka9.53,1154,097
D02410/05KharkaLangmale Kharka7.04,0974,410
D02511/05Langmale KharkaMakalu BC4.54,4104,870
-12/05Makalu BC-0.04,8704,870
D02613/05Makalu BCSwiss BC3.04,8705,150
-14/05Swiss BC-0.05,1505,150
D02715/05Swiss BCSherpani Col BC2.55,1505,688
D02816/05Sherpani Col BCAdvanced BC (via Sherpani Col)6.05,6886,050
D02917/05Advanced BCHonku Basin (via West Col)11.06,0505,500
D03018/05Honku BasinAmphu Labsta BC5.05,5005,527
-19/05Amphu Labsta BC-0.05,5275,527
D03120/05Amphu Labsta BCChhukung (via Amphu Labsta La)11.05,5274,730
D03221/05ChhukungDingboche3.04,7304,410
D03322/05DingbocheLobuche3.54,4104,910
D03423/05LobucheGorak Shep (via Kala Pattar)5.04,9105,140
D03524/05Gorak ShepLobuche (via Everest BC)4.05,1404,910
D03625/05LobucheDzongla5.04,9104,830
D03726/05DzonglaDragnag (via Cho La Pass)5.04,8304,700
D03827/05DragnagGokyo (via Gokyo Ri)5.54,7004,790
D03928/05GokyoLumde (via Renjo La)6.54,7904,368
D04029/05LumdeThame2.54,3683,820
-30/05Thame-0.03,8203,820
D04131/05ThamePachemuche Tsho4.03,8204,780
D04201/06Pachemuche TshoTashi Labsta Camp6.54,7805,665
D04302/06Tashi Labsta CampGlacier Camp (via Tashi Labsta La)6.55,6654,735
D04403/06Glacier CampNa7.04,7354,820
D04504/06NaBeding4.54,8203,740
-05/06Beding-0.03,7403,740
D04606/06BedingDokhang5.03,7402,791
D04707/06DokhangSimigaon6.02,7912,036
D04808/06SimigaonOrangdanda7.02,0362,029
D04909/06OrangdandaLaduk4.02,0291,590
D05010/06LadukLoting6.01,5901,768
D05111/06LotingBigu Gompa4.01,7682,516
D05212/06Bigu GompaRupthang Kharka4.52,5163,280
D05313/06Rupthang KharkaSano Jyandan5.53,2803,127
D05414/06Sano JyandanThe Last Resort5.03,1271,170
-15/06The Last Resort-0.01,1701,170
D05516/06The Last ResortShotang Kharka7.01,1703,379
D05617/06Shotang KharkaKyansin8.03,3792,520
D05718/06KyansinTembathang4.02,5202,160
D05819/06TembathangPanch Pokhari10.02,1604,074
D05920/06Panch PokhariTin Pokhari7.04,0744,255
D06021/06Tin PokhariHigh South Camp4.54,2554,867
D06122/06High South CampHigh North Camp (via Tilman's Pass)6.04,8674,720
D06223/06High North CampKyangjin Gompa7.04,7203,830
-24/06Kyangjin Gompa-0.03,8303,830
D06325/06Kyangjin GompaGhoratabela4.53,8303,030
D06426/06GhoratabelaSyabru Besi5.03,0301,503
D06527/06Syabru BesiGatlang5.51,5032,230
D06628/06GatlangSomdang (via Khurpudada Pass)6.02,2303,258
D06729/06SomdangTipling (via Pansan Pass)6.53,2581,890
D06830/06TiplingLapagaon7.01,8901,285
D06901/07LapagaonNauban Kharka (via Mangro Bhanjyang)6.51,2852,750
D07002/07Nauban KharkaMachhakhla7.52,7502,074
D07103/07MachhakhlaJagat7.02,0741,340
D07204/07JagatDeng6.01,3401,860
D07305/07DengNamrung5.01,8602,630
D07406/07NamrungSama5.52,6303,520
-07/07Sama-0.03,5203,520
D07508/07SamaDharmasala5.53,5204,460
D07609/07DharmasalaBimtang (via Larkya La)7.04,4603,590
D07710/07BimtangDharapani6.53,5901,860
D07811/07DharapaniChame6.01,8602,670
D07912/07ChamePisang5.02,6702,675
D08013/07PisangManang5.02,6753,540
D08114/07ManangThorong Phedi5.53,5404,450
D08215/07Thorong PhediMuktinath (via Thorung La)9.04,4503,760
-16/07Muktinath-0.03,7603,760
D08317/07MuktinathKagbeni5.03,7602,810
D08418/07KagbeniSanta (via Bhima Lojun La)10.02,8103,777
D08519/07SantaGhalden Ghuldun Khola Camp5.03,7774,247
D08620/07Ghalden Ghuldun Khola CampNulungsumda Kharka (via Jungben La)8.04,2474,987
D08721/07Nulungsumda KharkaChharka Bhot8.04,9874,302
-22/07Chharka Bhot-0.04,3024,302
D088n / D088s23/07Chharka BhotKharka or Chap Chu4.04,3024,320
D089n / D089s24/07Kharka or Chap ChuDho Tarap (via Chan La)6.04,3203,944
D09025/07Dho TarapDanigar (via Numa La)9.03,9444,512
D09126/07DanigarRingmo (via Baga La)7.04,5123,641
D09227/07Ringmo/Phoksundo LakePhoksundo Khola Camp5.53,6413,630
D09328/07Phoksundo Khola CampPass Camp5.53,6304,717
D09429/07Pass CampShey Gompa (via Nagdala La)5.04,7174,343
D09530/07Shey GompaBhijer7.04,3433,850
-31/07Shey Gompa-0.03,8503,850
D09601/08BhijerPho (via Yambur La)9.03,8504,087
D09702/08PhoPung Kharka (via Nyingma Gyanzen La)9.04,0874,650
D09803/08Pung KharkaChyandi Khola (via Yala La)6.04,6504,830
D09904/08Chyandi KholaTakla Khola7.04,8303,785
D10005/08Takla KholaThajuchaur7.03,7854,050
D10106/08ThajuchaurShilenchaura Kharka6.04,0502,945
D10207/08Shilenchaura KharkaMangri7.02,9451,950
D10308/08MangriGamgadhi4.01,9502,095
D10409/08GamgadhiRara Lake4.02,0952,980
-10/08Rara Lake-0.02,9802,980
D10511/08Rara LakeBam9.02,9802,700
D10612/08BamJogimara6.52,7003,005
D10713/08JogimaraPiplan5.03,0051,700
D10814/08PiplanApsia Lek6.01,7003,195
D10915/08Apsia LekPunkha Khola4.53,1953,010
D11016/08Punkha KholaRiver Camp6.03,0102,100
D11117/08River CampSimikot7.02,1002,985
D11218/08SimikotKermi8.02,9852,670
D11319/08KermiThumkot7.02,6703,380
D11420/08ThumkotYari4.53,3803,700
D11521/08YariHilsa (via Nara La)6.03,7003,720

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