Kanchenjunga through to Sagarmatha (via the Upper GHT)

Hi all,

I arrive into KTM October 15 (give or take a few days) to arrange the first section of the East-to-West Upper GHT path and am looking for fellow trekkers to join and share the journey and guide costs. I’m easy going and if there is a need am open to adjusting the plan listed below…

The plan is as follows:
-Hire a climbing guide in KTM for the duration of the trek (essentially a normal trekking guide with group climbing skills/equipment for the high passes and crossing the glaciers).

-Bus/Jeep from KTM to Taplejung (so I can carry camping cooking gas) then do a steady acclimatisation walk up to Kanchenjunga BC (with a side trip to Jhinsang La so I can have one foot on either side of the physical border).

-Follow the Upper GHT path westerly doing a mixture of tea-house/camping.

-Pass through Kanchenjunga, then Makalu and over the 3 Cols/Amphu Labsta to the village of Chhukung (I may look to arrange a porter to meet at Makalu BC to bring the ropes/helmets/harness for the high passes instead of carrying the whole trail).

-Once in Chhukung everyone can go wherever they want in the Everest Valley but I’ll most likely head towards Lukla and back to KTM for resupply -no guide required in this area (I did the Everest Three Passes Trek in April this year already but if I’m with trekkers who want to also do the Everest Three Passes I may also join along for that too).

Parts of the trail along the GHT are camping only so you will need your own camping equipment (or rent it from KTM).
Each participant covers their own personal costs (accommodation, food, permits, personal porter) plus share the costs of the guide.




2 replies
  1. Hi Craig,
    Hoping to do the eastern parts of GHT this month too- though the earlier in the month the better. Need a permit partner for Kanchenjunga so would be interested in joining your party depending on your budget.
    Would be great to chat more if you’re interested.

    • Hi Conall,

      I arrive into KTM on October 15th and can’t be any earlier. You’re definitely welcome to join if it suits your schedule.
      For budget its really up to each individual as they’ll pay their own accommodation/food etc. In Kanchenjunga you require a guide so depending how many are trekking its just the guide’s USD daily rate divided by the number of trekkers.