How possible is Greater Nepal

The Great Himalaya Trail

A running adventure through the Himalayas

The Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal is one of the longest and arguably the most difficult trails in the world. In some sections it reaches a height of almost 6,000 meters. At the same time, however, the trail is also the lifeline for millions of people and an ancient trade route. The GHT is a world cultural asset - and it is in danger. More and more roads are replacing the trail and bringing civilization closer and closer. The everyday life of people, which has hardly changed for centuries, is facing an enormous change.
The journalist and runner Peter Hinze covered over 1,800 running kilometers on the trail. Divided into two trips, he crossed the roof of the world in a total of 87 days - from Kanchenjunga to Makalu, over the Everest region, Langtang, Manaslu, Tibet, through the Annapurna region and the Kingdom of Mustang to the Indian border in the west.
This extraordinary book reports in impressive pictures and captivating texts about this incomparable trail running adventure, but above all about his encounters with the people living there, with travelers, pilgrims and traders and their ways of life, traditions, hopes and perspectives. In interviews, locals have their say and tell about the challenges the region is facing. A chapter on Kathmandu, an information section on travel logistics and equipment as well as short descriptions of the daily stages round off the book.
This impressive book describes a unique running adventure on the Great Himalaya Trail and at the same time gives a voice to the people on the trail, whose lives are about to change.