Great Big Walk

Great Big Walk 1Marian and I took a walk. A Great Big Walk.  We walked, hiked, trekked, and climbed our way across approximately 730 kilometres of the High Himalaya in Nepal. We started our Great Big Walk in Taplejung, Nepal and headed for Kanchenjunga Base Camp and the Eastern Terminus of the Great Himalaya Trail (on the border with Sikkim). The Great Himalaya Trail is a series of trails, routes, and primitive paths that allow adventurous folks to walk/climb/trek the entire length of the Himalayas in Nepal.

This is a map of our entire Great Big Walk Route

This is a map of our entire Great Big Walk Route

There is a high route and a lower route. We’ll be taking the high “road,” and over the course of our 65 days on the trail, we gained more than 35,000 metres in elevation and took 1.1 million steps! We crossed four regions: Kanchenjunga, Makalu Barun, Everest, and Rolwaling. We finished our walk near the highway that links Nepal to Tibet.

To read the blog posts from the Great Big Walk, click here.


9 Responses to Great Big Walk

  1. Mango says:

    TA, Looks like a great trip, stay safe and have fun. Brigid and Mango

    • TA Loeffler says:

      Thanks Mango and Bridget-we had dinner with Mingmar Sherpa and his family last night…Kate as well…so lots of memories from both Pumori and Everest. Hope you both are well.

  2. Lori Hunt says:

    Good luck TA!! Stay safe and enjoy to the fullest! Cheers.

  3. Trudy Veitch says:

    This is so exciting. I’m getting me a pedometer!!!

  4. M. Paterson's Grade 5 Class says:

    We started following your progress today in our class, and a student had a question we wanted to ask. He was curious to know how much food and water you carry with you at a time, and how much of it is picked up along the way.

  5. Gerry Ryall says:

    This is fabulous stuff. I’m going to spend my lunchbreak getting caught up on your Great Big Walk! Exciting stuff… those of us stuck behind desks today are jealous! :)

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