Kanchenjunga Trekking is Located in far Eastern Nepal, Kanchenjunga is one of the most remote and beautiful areas to trek. Unused to foreign visitors, much of the area still lies shrouded in mystery. You will pass through picturesque villages as you climb towards the enormous Kanchenjunga massif. Abundant wildlife can be seen along the trail including musk deer, blue sheep and, for the believer, the Yeti! Magnificent views of Everest, Makalu and the Kanchenjunga massif will make the trip memorable.
Highlights :Seeing the 3rd highest mountain in the world up close, there are glaciers to trek High mountain passes to challenge yourself Forests of rhododendron The chance to see many of the native Nepali communities such as Sherpa, Limbu, Rai and Gurung.
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Trip Duration: 25 days
Max. Altitude: 5243m
Season: Sep - May
Trekking: Teahouse/ camping
Accommodation: 4 nights in Kathmandu, 24 nights in trekking lodge/Tent Camp
Transportation: private vehicle / Flight
Group Size: Min 2 pax
# Arrival and departure transfers as per itinerary.
# Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu in 2 star to 4 star hotel with b'fast as per itinerary.
# 1/2 day Kathmandu sightseeing with English speaking guide.
# All necessary permits during sightseeing and trekking .
# Kathmandu/Biratnagar (Tourist bus or flight )
# Biratnagar / Taplejung kathmandu Flight fare
# All 3 meals and accommodation while on the camping trek.
# Fully escorted trek with English speaking guide, experienced cook and porter
# Experienced cook, sherpas and kitchen crew.
# Tents, mattress, cooking utensils and camping equipments.
# Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs.
# International Airfare
# Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person)
# Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
# Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu and Biratnagar
# Travel Insurance (this is a mandatory condition of booking)
# Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
# Personal spending money.
# Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.
# Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual.
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Accommodation on the trek & Food
You will be accommodated in lodges during tea house trek & tent in camping trek . Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the variety of food at the lodges.
There are a lot of steep ascents and descents on the trek and a good level of fitness is required. Some days you may be required to walk up to six hours. Please note that the estimated walking time each day will vary according to the overall fitness of the group and weather conditions.
Footwear & Clothing: Bring well broken-in walking shoes, suitable for snow; thick socks, light socks, camp shoes; down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and pants; sweater or fleece jacket; underwear; warm and cotton or polypropylene pants or jeans; shirts and T-shirts; shorts; long underwear; wool hat; sun hat; gloves; bathing suit; comfortable track/gym suit.
|City||Per Adult / Single Room||Per Adult / Double / Triple Room||Child Without Bed||Child With Bed|
|Kathmandu||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 65||USD USD $ 75|
Kathmandu arrival (1300m)
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital city of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. You will be met on airport and transferred to your hotel. After the arrival, the group will be formally introduced to Guide for the activities over the next few days. One should pay attention in particular to the safety aspects of the briefing. Any questions or doubts should be asked and clarified at this time. We check your insurance details and other requirement for your trekking.
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square. Durbar Square: -This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums. Swayambhunath, 6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, situated on a hillock, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival day .
Fly to Biratnagar.
After breakfast at the Hotel, we go to the Domestic airport to connect flight to Biratnagar, the second largest city of Nepal famous for lot of big industries. Check in at the Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Fly to Sukhetar and trek to Lalikharka
Fly to Suketar and trek to Lali Kharka [2220m] via Suketar which takes about seven hours. The trails you follow is steeply ascent until you reach Suketar passing through farming terraces, local markets and jungles of rhododendron and other natural vegetation. Now you climb up gradually to the Lali Kharka. It is small village surrounded by green hills.
Trek to Khade bhanjang
Trek from Lali Kharka to Keswa [2100m] and it takes about seven hours. From your camp this morning, you can see the entire day's walk in front of you. After traversing the hillside for a short distance, you descend to the village of Pokara on the Phawa Khola and cross a suspension bridge before beginning the steep climb towards Kunjari. Your lunch stop will be somewhere below Kangaroo. The afternoon's walk then takes you up over the crest of the ridge to your campsite at Keswa. From here, you get your first views of Mt Kanchenjunga and you can clearly make out the south and main summits, along with Mt Yalung Kang.
Trek to Mamankhe
Trek from Keswa to Mamanke [2000m] that takes about seven hours. From Khesewa we trek through pleasant terraced fields and traverse a steep mountainside high above the Kabeli Khola. We cross several minor tributaries flowing into the river as the path wends its way around the hillside. We pass through the delightfully named village of FunFun and continue along a shady path to Anpan. These are beautiful villages with exquisitely maintained houses, whitewashed walls and thatch roofs with colourful gardens of marigolds. During today’s trek we get our first distant views of Jannu (7710m), one of the most impressive peaks in the region. Eventually we reach the prosperous village of Mamankhe where we camp in one of the fields. The fermented millet drink of Tungba, which we may have sampled in Suketar, is produced in abundance in Mamankhe so those who developed a taste for this brew earlier on the trek may be able to re-acquaint themselves with it here.
Trek to Yamphudin
Trek from Mamanke to Yamphudin [1650m] and it takes about six hours. Beginning with an easy climb, the walk to Yamphudin is along a trail, which contours the hillside above the Kabeli Khola. You cross the ridges and streambeds that make up the valley sides and the trail eventually becomes level with the river a couple of hours before Yamphudin. Along the way, you can stop to bathe in one of the many clear pools in this beautiful river. It is a truly idyllic spot and after lunch by the river, you complete the day's walk to Yamphudin. Yamphudin is the most remote settlement in this area and the last habitation you will see until you reach Gunsa. It is a charming place tucked away beneath the ridge of the Deorali Danda, which you must cross next.
Trek to Tortang
Trek from Yamphudin to Tortong (3080m.) via Lamite pass [3310m] which takes about eight hours. Beyond Yamphudin, the trail ascends a steep spur before dropping again to cross the Omje Khola. Walking through beautiful and dense forest, you stop for lunch in a meadow atop this spur, which commands fine views of the valley beyond Yamphudin to the south and of the Omje Khola Valley and Deorali Danda to the north. A steep descent to the river brings you to the Lamite forest. Now you ascend steeply for 3 hours through dense forest to the crest of the Deorali Danda. From the top, Mt Jannu is clearly visible and definitely closer! After crossing the pass, you descend across some fairly steep and exposed screw slopes before re-entering the forest, where you will stop for lunch. After lunch, a steep descent takes you down into the valley of the Simbua Khola and after crossing the 'interesting' wooden bridge, you arrive at Tortong. This campsite lies amongst the towering fir trees of what is now a mainly coniferous alpine forest.
Trek to Cheram
Trek from Tortong to Tseram [3750m] which takes about six hours. This morning, you follow the right bank of the river, passing through pine and rhododendron forests. The valley climbs steeply and, as the day progresses, the trees become sparser and more stunted, giving you glimpses of the snow-capped giants ahead and of the massive snout of the Yalung Glacier. Just before Tseram, the towering heights of Kabru and Rathong start to peep over the moraine. You camp at Tseram where the nighttime temperature plummets, reminding you that you are really gaining height.
Trek to Ramche
Trek from Tseram to Ramche [4360m) and it takes about seven hours. You have a short walk today to your next camp at Ramche. The scenery is magnificent as you ascend past the snout of the Yalung Glacier and into a series of ablation valleys. A frozen lake, crystal clear streams and views of Kokthan, Rathong and Kabru are the highlights of this walk into Ramche which is situated on a broad, flat ablation zone
Trek to oktan and back to Ramche
Ramche for Exploration and walk approximately for 5 to 6 hours. Leaving your camp set up at Ramche, you take a packed lunch and set off very early for your first close encounter with Kanchenjunga. Following the valley around its sweeping curve, you are suddenly confronted with the vast southern wall of the mountain. The ridge forms a cirque, which is over 15 kms long and never less than 7500 metres high. Along this ridge lie the three main summits of Mt Kanchenjunga at 8420m, 8586m, and 8474m. It is truly breathtaking. Proceeding further on towards Oktang [4630m], you may then descend onto the glacier and cross it to a point below Talu from where you can see all the mountains of the area in panorama. Especially impressive is the east part of Khumbakarna Glacier flowing from the east face of Jannu [Kumbhakarna being the local name for Jannu]. You then return to your camp at Ramche.
Trek to Lumba Samba Kharka
It takes 6 hrs to reach lumba sumba kharka
Trek to Ghunsa
The Mirgin La route actually crosses five passes, the unnamed pass of 4724 meters, Sinion La 4660 meters, the Mirgin La 4663, again unnamed pass 4115 metres and Tamo La 3900 metres.
Trek to Kambachen
The trail makes a gradual ascent along the south bank of the Ghunsa Khola, then crosses back to Rambuk Kharka on the north side of the river. Then you will reach to Khambachen, a Tibetan settlement of about a dozen houses at 4040 meters. It is again time to stop and acclimatize. There are view of the high peaks near Kanchenjunga , Khabour, Phole, Nango Ma and Jannu. Climb a ridge above the village for more views or take aday hike to the Jannu base camp.
Trek to Lhonak
The trail climbs gradually through open tocky fields to Ramtang, 4240 metres, then across moraines northwest of the Kanchenjunga Glacier. Lhonak 4790 metres is near dry lake bed on an open sandy plain. Terrific mountain views abound in all directions.
Trek to Pang Pema
Trek from Pangpema to Kanchanjunga (North) Base Camp (5280m.) and trek back to Pangpema and it takes approximately eight hours. The trek goes upward until you reach Base Camp. Here you can enjoy the snow capped mountains and Kanchenjunga glacier. There are gorges of mountain glacier where water flows all the time. During the middle of the day, the scene of falling avalanches captivates you completely. While trekking back you climb down till Pangpema. On the way you can see yaks and mountains grazing in the pastures.
Pangpema - Khanbachen (4040m)
Take a moraning hike up to the ridge north of Pang Pema. A climb of 200 to 300 meters provides a vantage point with views of Kanchenjunga, Wedge Peak, the Twins, Pyramid Peak and Tent Peak. As usual, the descent goes faster, you can easily get back to Khambachen in a single day.
Khangbachen -Lumba Samba (4206m)
We select to cross either of the 2 passes today depending on the weather conditions: Lapsang La, the higher pass at 5180m or the Mirgin La at (4500m)
Lumba Samba - Ramche (4580m)
Trek to Ramche [4360m) and it takes about seven hours. You have a short walk today to your next camp at Ramche. The scenery is magnificent as you ascend past the snout of the Yalung Glacier and into a series of ablation valleys. A frozen lake, crystal clear streams and views of Kokthan, Rathong and Kabru are the highlights of this walk into Ramche which is situated on a broad, flat ablation zone.
Explore around South base camp. Ramche for Exploration and walk approximately for 5 to 6 hours. Leaving your camp set up at Ramche, you take a packed lunch and set off very early for your first close encounter with Kanchenjunga. Following the valley around its sweeping curve, you are suddenly confronted with the vast southern wall of the mountain. The ridge forms a cirque, which is over 15 kms long and never less than 7500 metres high. Along this ridge lie the three main summits of Mt Kanchenjunga at 8420m, 8586m, and 8474m. It is truly breathtaking. Proceeding further on towards Oktang [4630m], you may then descend onto the glacier and cross it to a point below Talu from where you can see all the mountains of the area in panorama. Especially impressive is the east part of Khumbakarna Glacier flowing from the east face of Jannu [Kumbhakarna being the local name for Jannu]. You then return to your camp at Ramche.
Ramche - Cheram (3870m)
Trek from Tseram (3725m.) and it takes about seven hours. You trek through almost desert like area and some places you cross is stony trail. The path is ascent from Mirgin La to Tseram. On the path, you can see Lapsang La glacier,Mirgin La glacier and snow-capped mountains. There are very few stone roof houses at Tseram and yak huts. You stay overnight.
Cheram - Tortong (2995m)
The hike starts in forest, then crosses landslides to Tsento Kang, a goth at 3360 meters. An hour beyond is a Buddhist Shrine. Peaks begin to appear in the distance as you climb further.
Tortong - Yamphudin (2080m)
Trek to Yamphudin (2090m.) which takes about 8 to 9 hours. The first part of the trekking goes along the bank of the river, Simbua Khola. You have to walk through jungle. On the way, you can see the landslide at some places. The trails normally ascends up to Lamite Bhanjyang and then descends to Yamphudin crossing the small river. Yamphudin is a mixed community of Sherpas, Limbus, Rais and Gurungs. Among the corn and rice fields of the village there are a school and some shops with minimal supplies.
Yamphudin - Anpan (2040m)
Trek from Yamphudin to Anpan (1740m.) which takes about 6 to 7 hours. In the beginning, you descend crossing the Omje Khola up to halfway. Now you ascend through the jungle of cardamom and orchid plants. You pass a small village where you can find different human settlements, small thatched roof houses and local shops with minimal supplies. From here, the trails is quite ascent up to Khebang Danda and then you trek in descending order to Khebang village. Khabang is comparatively big village where is found the people following religion of Hindu and Buddhism.
Anpan - Tembewa Height (2000m)
It takes 7 hrs
Tembewa - Taplejung or Suketar (1780m-2300m)
It takes 6 hrs
Taplejung or Suketar - KTM (1300m)
After breakfast at the lodge of Suketar we go to the airport to fly to Biratnagar and then from there we connect flight to Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu and then transfer to the hotel
Kathmandu free day of your own.
This is the free day and you can use it for your shopping .In the evening we will drive you for farewell dinner with cultural dance.
All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom