Asking for six months of holiday may be a bit of stretch, but that is what you would need to walk the newly formed Great Himalaya Trail (GHT). Purchasing the tour package would also cost you over 200,000 RMB. But in completing the tour you will have walked 1,700 km, seen all 14 of Nepal's tallest peaks and crossed passes at more than 6,000 meters. It's a rigorous epic journey but one the Nepalese tourist bureau hopes will attract thousands of new visitors each year. In this video D J Clark dons his walking boots and goes to investigate.
D J Clark has worked worldwide as a multimedia journalist for more than 20 years. As well as working for China Daily he runs an MA course in Multimedia journalism at Beijing Foreign Studies University and is the Director of Visual Journalism at the Asia Center for Journalism in Manila, Philippines.