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May 4, 2018 in Mountains

Passes and Peaks of the Great Himalayan Trail (GHT)

Have you ever wanted to rub shoulders with the giants? Well here is a list of high-altitude passes that have an elevation that exceeds 5000m (maximum O2 sat of 55%) that you will 'pass' on the Great Himalayan Trail (GHT) High Route in Nepal. You can also find a list of the 33 peaks that are regulated by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) along with their topographic prominence, as well as a list of the more easily accessible Base Camps. The high-altitude passes on this list are ordered from east to west, whereas the Base Camps are ordered by their elevation.

* Prominence is defined as the "height of a mountain's summit by the vertical distance between it and the lowest contour line encircling it but containing no higher summit within it", and has been described as an "objective measurement that is strongly correlated with the subjective significance of a summit". Since peaks with high prominence are either the highest point on a massif or an isolated peak, they also tend to have the best views!

* Those that are marked with an asterix are located adjacent to the GHT on other trekking routes

R: GPX files for GPS devices (right click and save link as)
G: The location of the mountain on Google Maps

Everest Base Camp & high-Altitude Passes
Annapurna Circuit

All 1700 kilometres of Nepal's GHT. Clicking on each section of the route will bring you to its respective page

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  • High-Altitude Passes
  • Base Camps
  • Expedition & Climbing Peaks


High-Altitude Passes

NameΔ (m)ConnectingAreaCompleted
Lumbha Sambha5159Olengchun Gola & ThudamR / G
Sherpani Col6180Makalu Base Camp & Honku BasinMakalu Barun National ParkR / G
West Col6190Makalu Base Camp & Honku BasinMakalu Barun National ParkR / G
Amphu Labsta5845Honku Basin & ChhukungMakalu Barun National ParkR / G
Kongma La*5528Chhukung & LobucheSagarmatha National ParkR / G
Cho La5420Dzongla & GokyoSagarmatha National Park20 11 2012 R / G
Renjo La5360Gokyo & LungdenSagarmatha National Park23 11 2012 R / G
Tashi Labsta5760Parchemuche Tsho & Glacier CampSagarmatha National ParkR / G
Tilman Pass5308South High Camp & North High CampLangtang National ParkR / G
Kanja La*5122Keldang & Kyangjin GompaLangtang National ParkR / G
Larkya La5160Dharmasala & BimtangR / G
Kang La*5322Naar & NgawalAnnapurna Conservation Area17 08 2018 R / G
Teri La*5529Mahendra Pul & TenggeAnnapurna Conservation AreaR / G
Thorong La5415Thorong Pedi & MuktinathAnnapurna Conservation Area23 08 2018 R / G
Mesokanto La*5245Khangsar & JomsomAnnapurna Conservation AreaR / G
Tharpa Pass*5258Marpha & Dhaulagiri Base CampAnnapurna Conservation AreaR / G
French Pass*5360Marpha & Dhaulagiri Base CampAnnapurna Conservation AreaR / G
Ghemi La*5694Ghemi & Chharka BhotAnnapurna Conservation AreaR / G
Junben La5550Ghalden Ghulden & NulungsundaAnnapurna Conservation AreaR / G
Niwar Laa5120Ghalden Ghulden & NulungsundaAnnapurna Conservation AreaR / G
Mo La5027Chharang & Ghajyan SumnaR / G
Chan La5378Chap Chu & MaranR / G
Jhyarkoi La*5027Ghajyan Sumna & MaranR / G
Chhoila La*5051Chhamdang & TokyuR / G
Jyanta La5220Tokyu & Darsumana DhobhanR / G
Numale La5309Danigar & Shey GompaShey-Phoksundo National ParkR / G
Bagala La5169Danigar & TemcheShey-Phoksundo National ParkR / G
Sela La*5094Namgung & Shey GompaShey-Phoksundo National ParkR / G
Nengla La5368Saldang & BhijerShey-Phoksundo National ParkR / G
Nangdala La5350Ringmo & Shey GompaShey-Phoksundo National ParkR / G
Kagmara La*5115Lasa & Kangmara PhediShey-Phoksundo National ParkR / G
Nyingma Gyanzen La5563Pho & Pung KharkaShey-Phoksundo National ParkR / G
Yala La5414Pung Kharka & Chyandi KholaShey-Phoksundo National ParkR / G
Chyargo La5150Takla Khola & ThajuchaurShey-Phoksundo National ParkR / G
Nyalu La*5001Dhinga & TalungR / G


Base Camps

NameΔ (m)AreaCompleted
Everest BC*5364Sagarmatha National Park18 11 2012 R / G
Langtang BC*5314Langtang National ParkR / G
Kanchenjunga BC5143Kanchenjunga Conservation AreaR / G
Chulu West BC*4950Annapurna Conservation AreaR / G
Saribung BC*4950Annapurna Conservation AreaR / G
Cho Oyu BC*4900Sagarmatha National ParkR / G
Makalu BC4870Makalu Barun National ParkR / G
Ganesh Himal BC4800Manaslu Conservation AreaR / G
Ama Dablam BC*4600Sagarmatha National ParkR / G
Dhaulagiri BC*4550Annapurna Conservation AreaR / G
Mardi Himal BC4500Annapurna Conservation AreaR / G
Yalung BC*4500Kanchenjunga Conservation AreaR / G
Manaslu BC*4460Manaslu Conservation AreaR / G
Pisang BC*4380Annapurna Conservation AreaR / G
Tilicho BC*4150Annapurna Conservation Area19 08 2018 R / G
Annapurna North BC*4190Annapurna Conservation AreaR / G
Annapurna BC*4130Annapurna Conservation Area26 03 2018 R / G
Machapuchare BC*3700Annapurna Conservation Area25 03 2018 R / G

 


Group A - NMA Expedition Peaks

#NameΔ (m)Prom. (m)AreaCompleted
01Cholatse6423689Khumbu HimalR / G
02Kyazo Ri6151831Mahalangur HimalR / G
03Phari Lapcha6159467Mahalangur HimalR / G
04Nirekha6169499Mahalangur HimalR / G
05Langsisa Ri6412912Jugal HimalR / G
06Obmigaichen6340310Mahalangur HimalR / G
07Bokta6114348Kanchenjunga HimalR / G
08Chekigo6121816Gaurishankar HimalR / G
09Lobuche West6135276Khumbu HimalR / G
10Larkya Peak6416319Manaslu HimalR / G
11Abi6043423Mahalangur HimalR / G
12Yubra Himal604868Langtang HimalR / G


Group B - NMA Climbing Peaks

#NameΔ (m)Prom. (m)AreaCompleted
01Hiunchuli6423439Annapurna HimalR / G
02Singhu Chuli (Fluted Peak)650154Annapurna HimalR / G
03Mera Peak64701063Khumbu HimalR / G
04Kusum Kangru6360767Khumbu HimalR / G
05Kwangde Ri6011446Khumbu HimalR / G
06Chulu West6419197Manang HimalR / G
07Chulu East6584997Manang HimalR / G
08Imja Tse (Island Peak)6160475Khumbu HimalR / G
09Pharchamo6187257Rolwaling HimalR / G
10Lobuche East6119279Khumbu HimalR / G
11Ramdung Go5925295Rolwaling HimalR / G
12Pisang Peak6091855Manang HimalR / G
13Khongma Tse584933Khumbu HimalR / G
14Ganga Chuli (Naya Kanga)5844273Langtang HimalR / G
15Paldor Peak5896776Langtang HimalR / G


Non-Permit NMA Peaks

#NameΔ (m)Prom. (m)AreaCompleted
01Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak)5695135Annapurna HimalR / G
02Mardi Himal5553178Annapurna HimalR / G
03Yala Peak5732134Langtang HimalR / G
04Chhukung Ri5833116Mahalangur HimalR / G
05Machhermo5559Mahalangur HimalR / G
06Pokhalde5780259Khumbu HimalR / G