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Kanchenjunga Trek

Kanchanjunga was forbidden to trekkers before this region was opened in 1988.This mountain is situated on the border of Nepal andSikkim in the state of India. So particularly, it is not possible to take a circuit of this mountain. It is suggested you to visit the north and south side of the mountain from Nepal side and equipped for a high crossing which requires enough time(i.e. 3 to 4 weeks) You need a special trekking permit to trek in this region.

Trip Highlight

Itinerary: Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Arrival in the Kathmandu airport where you will be assisted by our representative and transferred to the hotel in Thamel. Day 02: In Kathmandu On this day you can visit some interesting places around Kathmandu and make yourself prepare for the trekking and the permits etc. Day 03: Kathmandu to Biratnagar/Basantapur Fly to Biratnagar known as industrial city in the lowland of Eastern Nepal. Upon your arrival you will be welcomed by our staff and other crew at the airport. Then, you will be traveling by bus to Basantapurfor overnight camp. Day 04: Basantapur to Doorpani The trek starts with a slow ascends on a wide trail through rhododendron forest with magnificent views north to Makalu. At tude deurali the Chaipur trail turns off and you will reach Doorpani for overnight camp. Day 05: Doorpani to Chauki (2930m) The trail drops gently to Tinjuri Danda and climb through Phedi toChauki for an overnight camp. Day 06: Chauki to Gupa Pokhari (2930m) Continues trek along the ridge of the Milke Danda through pretty grassy meadow with views of Chamlang Mera, Makalu andKanchanjanga. After some ups and downs through Manglebare,Srimani and Balukop, the trek reaches two small lakes at Lamo Pokhari. It's generally downhill past the bamboo huts atKoranghatar to more lakes at Gupa Pokhari for overnight camp. Day 07: Gupa Pokhari to Nesum (1620m) The trail leaves the Milke Danda and heads out on to a ridge above the Tamur Koshi. The trail wanders uphill along the ridge through rhododendron forests to Akhar Deurali at 3200m. Then makes some ups and down en route to Buje Deurali, down to Kharka, up again toMul Pokhari, then down through hazel and chestnut forests. You keep going down through cultivated country to Chetrapati and then toNesum for the overnight camp. Day 08: Nesum to Sukhetar(1724m) We make along Zigzagging descent past scattered houses and the village of Banjoghjara to the Maihwa Khola.The trail now meets the Tamur Koshi. There are frequent bridge across the Tamur Koshi in various stages. At Doban you can cross the Tamur Koshi and climb up to Sukhetar. Day 09: Sukhetar to Chiruwa (1240m) The trek goes a head sometimes climbing steeply up and down again towarde the river bank. Finally the trail enters into the valley and the overnight campsite will be near the Chiruwa village. Day 10: Chiruwa to Shakathum (1660m) The trail continue and passes the village of Tapethok,then climb up for a while before it descends to Simbuwa Khola. After crossing this river the trek climbs over a ridge to join the steep and narrow Ghunsa Khola valley. The overnight camping will be on the bank of the river at Shakathum. Day 11: Shakathum to Amjilassa (2510m) The trek follows a steep and narrow trail up the river along the right bank of the Ghunsa Khola. The trail then becomes very steep while passing the villages of Zongling and Dhaiyabari. It is a difficult climb with several outcrops. The path descends steeply and arrives atAmjilassa for overnight camping. Day 12: Amjilassa to Kyapla village (2730m) The trek continues along a gentle path towards Ghunsa Khola. The winding trail descends to the riverbed, which it follows for a while before climbing up a trail to reach Kyapra village for an overnight camping. Day 13: Kyapla village to Ghunsa village (3595m) The trail descends from Kyapra and makes an easy climb up the right bank of Ghunsa Khola before it climbs up the right bank of Ghunsa Khola before it enters into the valley and leaves the river to climb a small hill. After the village of Phere, the trail enters the rhododendron forest and climb a hill then descends to Ghunsa Khola, crossing to reach Ghunsa village for an overnight camping. Day 14: Ghunsa village to Khambachen (3960m) The trail descends towards the riverbed entering to a forested area where Jannu glacier lies ahead. It then climbs a steep hill to a rocky area finally gets a view of the Jannu, also called the mystery peak or the terror. Then it descends again to Khambachen for an overnight rest. Day 15: Khambachen to lhonak (4785m) The trek goes ahead to the edge of Kanchanjunga glacier and crosses the lateral moraine. Then comes to the junction of lhonak glacier and cuts across at this junction. Finally it arrives at lhonak for camping. The views of Morra peak comes into sight from here. Day 16: lhonak to Pangpema Base Camp (5143m) It is a day trip to Pangpema for fine views of the towering peaks of the Tent peak, Cross peak and Mt. Kanchanjunga, the rewarding sight of the trail. Then it returns to Khambachen. Day 17: Pangpema to Khambachen (4099m) Take a morning hike up the ridge north of Pangpema. A climb of 200 to 300 meters provides a vantage point with views of Kanchanjgung,Wedge peak, The twins and Tent Peak. The descent goes faster so you can easily get back to Khambachen in a single day. Day 18: Khambachen to Ghunsa The high route to the South Kanchanjgung Base Camp via theLapsang la begins from here. Day 19: Acclimatization day at Ghunsa. The trek now gets into high country so you need to spend some time here to allow your body to acclimatize to high altitude. Day 20: Ghunsa to Sinion (4660m) There are two routes between Gunsa and the Simbua Khola, the higher Lap Sang La (510m) is often snow covered and may be difficult and dangerous to cross. This is a very remote area where help is a long way off. But safer Sinion La is much easier to cross down the Tamur Koshi valley. It takes two days with high camp on either sides of the pass. The most critical factor on this high pass is heavy snow. There is no regular traffic on this route. The trail makes a long steep descent to the Simbua Khola valley above Tseram. Day 21/22: Camping at Sinion La On this day you will be camping at Sinion La and stay whole day here. Day 23: Tseram to Ramche (4620m) The trail climbs into the valley alongside the moraine of the Yalung glacier. The valley opens up as you approach Yalung, a pasture full of yaks, at 4260m keep climbing up to a lake and a big meadow atRamche and stay for an overnight camp. Day 24: Ramche to Tseram On this day you will trek back to Tseram. Day 25: Tseram to Yamphudin The trail descends through the rhododendron forest to Yamphudinthe first village after Gunsa, inhabited by a mixed community ofSherpa, Limbu, Rai and Gurung. Day 26: Yamphudin to Keswa On this day the trail descends to Kabeli Khola and passes throughPhun Phun village to Keswa. Day 27: Keswa to Lali Kharka The trail makes a steep climb through Shimu village to Thembewaand continues to climb to Lali Kharka. Day 28: Taplejung to Biratnagar/kathmandu Fly back to Biratnagar early in the morning and drive from Biratnagar to Kathmandu. Day 29: Whole day free in Kathmandu Today you have whole free for shopping and preparation for your final departure. Day 30: Daprture to the airport. We will drop you to the airport for your final departure.

Dates & Prices

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What is Included in the Cost

    Arrival and departure transportation, 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfasat, one days full day sightseeing in Kathmandu, Kathmandu/ Biratnagar/Kathmandu flight tickets, all trekking permits and tims cards, guide porters, cook, kitchen staffs and assistant guide with food and camping equipments, all equipments for the staffs, their wages, insurance and foods, in trekking, your accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner etc.

What is Excluded in the Cost

    Visa Fees, Personal insurance, rescue flight, personal expenses such as bar bills, tips, any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, road blocks, landslides, strikes etc.