Great Himalaya Trail
1700 km across Nepal
In 2012 I followed the Great Himalaya Trail; a network of existing treks and trails which together form one of the longest and highest trails in the world. Walking 123 days in the shadow of eight of the world’s highest peaks, I passed through the jungle-like forests in Eastern Nepal and the arid high mountain deserts in the West of the country. Along my way, I crossed so many high passes that I stopped counting those below 5000m.
On my journey across Nepal I both passed through popular trekking areas and visited some of the most remote communities of the country.
My lecture, however, is not about adventure in a fantastic landscape only; it is also about people who still have to fight for survival; day after day.