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Walk the epic Great Himalaya Trail

Walk the epic Great Himalaya Trail
21 Feb 2014

Those searching for a challenge to really test themselves and take in some of the most scenic views on the planet should look no further than the Great Himalaya Trail.

The 1,700-km route closes for the winter each year, but is about to re-open to welcome a select few trekkers.

Since it was established in 2011, only a small number have completed the entire journey, which takes in incredible mountain tops and requires five months to tackle.

The Great Himalaya Trail is the longest in the world and those with less time on their hands can opt to walk one of its sections.

Anyone who gets all the way from Kangchenjunga in the east of Nepal to Api-Saipal in the west, via 29 high passes, however, will enter an exclusive club.

All of Nepal's peaks over 8,000 metres can be seen from the route, including Mount Everest and those experienced trekkers who take up the challenge will pass through some of the most remote cultures in the world.ADNFCR-408-ID-801696052-ADNFCR

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