Marian 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.
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.