With an elevation of 8,586m (28,169ft), Kangchenjungais the third highest Mountain in the worldIt lies inHimalayas just 128kms East from Mount Everest, and west of the Tamur River. Kangchenjunga is located on the border of Nepaland the Indian state of Sikkim, and is especially worshipedby the people of Darjeeling and Sikkim. In Sikkimese, the name means Five treasures of the Great Snow Which represents its five peaks. Kanchanjunga (8,586m),Yalung kang (8505m),Kanchanjunga West (8420m) and the Twin peaks (both 8,476m). Two of the five peaks are in Taplejung District, Nepal.The other three peaks main, central, and south are on the border ofNorth Sikkimand Nepal.
The Kanchenjanga valley trek, opened to tourists since the late 1980s, offers chance to discover a totally unspoiled wilderness region of the Himalayas. This particular trek is becoming increasingly popular with nature lovers and adventure seekers due to its remote and exclusive features. Along the trek, you will pass by majestic waterfalls, through thickets of rhododendron and other highland forests. You also have the chance to experience many different Nepali ethnic groups, and encounter various highland flora and fauna. Combining its beautiful diversity of scenery, rich culture and spectacular mountain views, (Including panoramic sights of the mountains of the Khumbu), Kanchanjanga is bound to excite and amaze all along its path, as well as leave you with a memorable rewarding trekking experience for a lifetime.
From Kathmandu we have the option to take a scenic Drive to Suketar or take a short but thrilling flight to Bhadrapur, followed by a shorter drive to Suketar. Via Mitlung and Ghunsa, through pastures and pristine settlements, we set off from Seketar to climb to the north base camp Pang pema. One of the highlights of the trek, Pang Pempa faces directly opposite the towering north face of Kanchenjunga and offers a remarkable mountain view. From Pangpema, we retrace our path back to Ghunsa through Ramtang and Khambachen, before heading toward the giant, breath taking Yalung Glacier. Upon returning, instead of going again to Taplejung, we descend to Thorpu from where we take a drive to Birtamod. From Birtamod, we catch a flight back to Kathmandu the following day, which winds up our trekking adventure in the incredible Kanchenjungha region.
Day 1 :Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)
Day 2 :Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Preparing for Trek
Day 3 :Kathmandu-Basantapur (Fly to Biratnagar and 6 hour drive to Basantapur)
Day 4 :Basantapur- Chauki (8790ft. 2680m). About 6 hours walk
Day 5 :Chauki-Gupa Pokhari (9478 ft. 2890m). About 5 hours walk.
Day 6 :Gupa Pokhari-Nesum ( 5313ft.1620m). About 6-7 hours walk.
Day 7 :Gorgagoan-Thumma( 2492ft.760m). About 5-6 hours walk.
Day 8 :Thumma-Chirwa (3903ft. 1190m). About 6-7 hours walk.
Day 9 :Chirwa-Sakathum (5378ft. 1640m). About 5-6 hours walk.
Day 10 : Sakathum-Amjilosa (8167ft. 2490m). About 5 hours walk.
Day 11 :Amjilosa-Gyabla (8954ft. 2730m. About 4-5 hours walk.
Day 12 :Gyabla-Gunsa (11184ft.3410m). About 6-7 hours walk
Day 13 :Acclimatitazation Day at Ghunsa
Day 14 :Ghunsa - Khambachen (13612ft. 4150m). About 5-6 hours walk
Day 15 :Khambachen-Lhonak (15711ft. 4790m). About 5 hours walk.
Day 16 :Lhonak-Pangpema (16859ft. 5140m). About 3-4 hours walk. Explore Kanchenjunga north Base Camp.
Day 17 :Pangpema-Khangpachen (13612ft. 4150m). About 6 hours walk.
Day 18 :Khangpachen - Lumba Samba (13795ft. 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.
Day 19 :Lumba Samba-Ramche (15022ft. 4580m). About 5-7 hours walk.
Day 20 :Explore around Kanchenjunga South Base Camp.
Day 21 :Ramche-Cheram (12693ft. 3870m).About 5 hours walk.
Day 22 :Cheram-Tortong( 9823ft. 2995m). About 5-6 hours walk.
Day 23 :Tortong-Yamphudin (6822ft. 2080m). About 5-6 hours walk.
Day 24 :Yamphudin-Anpan (6691ft. 2040m). About 5 hours walk.
Day 25 :Anpan-Tembewa (6560ft. 2000m). About 4-6 hours walk.
Day 26 :Tembewa - Taplejung or Suketar/1780m-2300m. About 5-7 hours walk.
Day 27 :Taplejung or Suketar-Kathmandu.
Day 28 :Fly back to sweet home
|Start Date||End Date||Cost||Status|
|10 March 2015||06 April 2015||Book|
It is important to consider that internal flights can be subject to disruption. Due to bad weather, flights can sometimes be delayed or even cancelled. Although such disruption is rare, we should be prepared for every eventuality, any time of the year, even in the peak trekking season. In case of flight cancellation it is therefore advised to bring extra money to cover costs of additional nights in Kathmandu, as this expense will not be included in your package. If you have to stay in Kathmandu longer than planned, you can of course enjoy other activities like cultural tours, rafting or shopping as you wish, and we can help to arrange this for you. For those travellers on a schedule that cannot be compromised, in case of flight disruption which is very rare, we can arrange an alternative trek to suit personal needs and time constraints.
Duration: 28 Day(s)
Trip Grade: Challenginng
Trip Cost: On Request
Group Size : Minim 2 people
Best Season: Spring/Autumn
Trekking Style: Home stay and Camping
Transportation: Car, Aeroplane and Bus
Trekking Days: 23