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Kanchenjanga Trek - 25 days

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Duration
25 days
Max. Elevation
5143m
Group size
2-14
Level
DIFFICULT
Transportation
Best Season
Accomodation
Meals
Starts at
Taplejung
Ends at
Taplejung
Trip Route

Highlights

    • Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m/28,169ft) is 3rd highest in the world.
    • Summited by a British team in 1955.
    • the foothills of Kanchenjunga have been open to trekkers since 1988. 
    • Less crowded than the Annapurna region and Everest region.

One of the least visited trekking destinations of Nepal, Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is perfect for solitude lovers. The major highlight of the trek is the base camp of mount Kanchenjunga scaling 8586 m which is also the world’s third tallest mountain. This trek could be a comparatively tough one with few high mountain passes that demand physical fitness and fine health condition. The three-week trek starts from Suketar airport in the Taplejung district. The highest altitude is at Kanchenjunga Base Camp at Pang Pema 5143m. The foothills of Kanchenjunga have been open to trekkers since 1988, but permit restrictions mean that it is only possible to walk here as part of an organized camping trek arranged through an agency. Kanchenjunga Circuit trek attracts a low number of trekkers annually because it doesn’t supply several facilities to the trekkers as compared to the Mount Everest region and Annapurna region. Therefore, trekkers have to be compelled to be ready for tenting for several days and an ample supply of food ought to be carried.

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Trip Itinerary

You arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport. Glacier Nepal treks representative welcomes you at the airport and takes you to the hotel by privet vehicle. After a short rest, You will meet the guide at our office. You may have some questions about trekking he will give you an answer to the question. Overnight at the hotel.

Exploring Kathmandu Sightseeing Points – Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square. evening some paperwork and your trekking guide will check your gear and outfit.

Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur 45min, and Bhadrapur to Taplejung by jeep takes around 8 hours. Bhadrapur is the eastern Tarai of Nepal then we move to the hills, Mahabharat, and the Himalayas during the drive. overnight at Taplejung Bazar ( If the flight goes to Suketater we will take the flight )

After  the breakfast, we start the first day of the trek, the trail to Kanchenjunga winds down through the forest to a collection of basic teashop lodges at Lali Khark. We still have to walk down through the beautiful terraced fields, and Limbu village Tembewa. overnight at Tembewa.

After the breakfast, the trail strains up to a ridge, then drops down through Shimu and Pokara village. then we cross the suspension bridge at Phawa Khola. Sinchebu Bhanjyang we will see the first view of the Kanchenjunga and Kyabru. over the pass into the valley of the Kabeli Khola then Khedewa. Overnight at Khedewa.

After the breakfast, its easy descent past a series of small waterfalls to a crude bridge over the Nadewa Khola turns north to Yangpang. The path climbs through the forests past a large waterfall, continues down to Phumphe, then we cross the suspension bridge over the Khaksewa Khola. climb up to Mamanke.overnight Mamanke.

After the breakfast, Heading north along the Kabeli Khola. start the climb to the ridge, then drop gradually down to a bridge. follow switchbacks up the far side of the valley to a chorten then descent beneath rocky cliffs on the rubble of past landslides. drop down to the Kabeli Khola and follow the west bank upstreams to Yamphudin. overnight at Yamphudin.

After the breakfast, the path is zigzaga up through fields of corn and barley. gradual descent to the Amji Khola its steep up climb through the bamboo forests to a Chitre then a few hundred to lamite Bhanjyang. A massive landslide scars the ridge ahead and trails across this hazardous and poorly defined. we cross the wooden bridge and Torontan. Overnight at Toronto.

After the breakfast, we climb 900m more, people may feel the first effects of altitude sickness. the trek starts in the forests of mixed rhododendrons, then climbs over the scars of old landslides to an isolated goth at Tsento Kang. After passing another goth in a flat clearing at Watha. Continue to Cheram. Overnight at Cheram.

Today we have a rest day here at Cheran, we explore and hike around. Our body have ability to adjust to higher altitudes if given enough time. this process of adaptation is called acclimatization. Before we climb higher this is better to take at alest rest to acclimatize our body. Overnight at Cheram.

After the breakfast, the trail climbs to the treeline, passing the junction with another small trail to Mirgin La. Above the mani wall, slope up. The trail climbs of the Yalung Glacier. Just beyond Lapsang, smaller trail turns west along a side valley twords the Lapsang La. the pass leading to Ghusa.climcing to other lake and Ramche. Overnight at Ramche 

After the breakfast we walk over the Yalung Glacier up to the viewpoint. the actual Kanchenjunga base camp is a day or two walks along the Yalung Glacier. From this viewpoint we will see the south face of Mt. Kanchenjunga. we return back to Cheran today. overnight at Cheran 

After breakfast, We cross a few passes today starting with Sinelapche Bhanjyang. After crossing the pass, we continue to Mirgin La pass and continue to reach the Sinon La pass. From here, we ascend to Sele La pass. There are prayer flags strung across one of the steeper sections of the trail which is very near to the Sele La pass. Overnight at Sele La.

We start Our trek after breakfast. We walk towards the north with Tangbgharma Danda nearby. We reach a chorten marked by prayer flags which marks the start of a steep trail. It is a beautiful village with houses with dark and weathered pine walls and Buddhist prayer flags. we walk through the jungle before we reach Ghusa. Overnight at Ghunsa.

After the breakfast, the trail makes a gradual ascent through a forest of larch and juniper along the east bank of the river. After crossing Rambuk Kharka continues north past a waterfall and then makes a short, steep ascent. Beyond the landslide, the trail climbs gradually then drops down to Kambachen. Overnight at Kambachen.

 After the breakfast, the trail enters a desolate landscape gouged by the icy fingers of glaciers. the trail climbs gradually across the scree slopes of recent landslides at Ramtang the trail goes along the Kanchenjunga Glacier. the valley of Lhonak wide and sandy plain. the view from here is fantastic. overnight at Lhonak.

After the breakfast, the endpoint for the trek is the base camp for ascents to the north face of Kanchenjunga at Pang Pema. To reach Peng Pema from lhonak, ascend gradually across the plain and follow the line of the moraine. The view of sunset of the cascading ridges of Mt Kanchenjunga. Over night at Pang Pema.

After the breakfast, the views are often crisp and clear in the early morning, so rise down to hike up the ridge north of Pang Pema for the kind of views. we walk to a vantage point we will have a panorama of Kanchenjunga above the Kanchenjunga Glacier and get back to Pang Pema. Overnight at Pang Pema.

After the breakfast, we walk all the way down to Lhonak through kambeche. It's the same route we took when we were climbing. we are doing two camps coming down. overnight at Ghunsa.

We start trek after the breakfast from Ghunsa, we descend towards Phole. We pass through some Manes and the monastery. We walk through forests and reach Phole. From here, it is a steady descent to Gyabla. we walk beside the Ghunsa Khola all day long.  We cross the suspension bridge Sumbung Khola to reach  Amjilosa. Overnight at Amjilosa.

After the breakfast, after the short walk, we see a beautiful waterfall nearby. We continue our trek and pass a small settlement of Solima before crossing a suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola. We cross another suspension bridge to reach Sukathum. We passes through several villages and beside Thunsa Khola at first followed by Tamor Nadi before reaching Chirwa. Overnight in Chirwa

After the breakfast, we trek to Taplejung, passing the village and suspension bridge, it takes us around eight hours. before we reach Taplejung we climb up. Overnight at Taplejung.

After the breakfast, we drive from Taplejung to Bhadrapur by privet jeep it takes us eight to nine hours. overnight at Bharatpur. ( if there is the flight from Suketar to Kathmandu we fly to Kathmandu)

From Bhadrapur to Kathmandu fly  Upon reaching Kathmandu, you can utilize your time for last-minute shopping or you can explore the city. We celebrate the Farewell Dinner together with us and spend overnight at the hotel.

This is your final day in Nepal. Glacier Nepal treks representative will drop you at Tribhuwan international airport by privet vehicle. Home sweet home.

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Includes

    • All airport and hotel transfers with private transportation.
    • Two times Arrival/Departure.
    • Flight tickets Kathmandu /Taplejung /Bhadrapur /Kathmandu
    • Transportation by local bus.
    • Tea House/ Lodge accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during trek.
    • Government License holder trekking guide.
    • Coverage of guides and porter's meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and
    • Other necessary equipment.
    • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee and national park fee.
    • Medical kit.
    • All Government and Local Taxes.
    • Minus 20 sleeping bags and duffle bags need to return after trekking.
    • Farewell Dinner after trekking.

Doesn't Include

    • International Flight.
    • Excess baggage charges.
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary.
    • Personal nature of expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, and battery recharge.
    • Shopping and hot shower during the trek.
    • Laundry, extra porters, beverages, etc.
    • Personal clothing and gear.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Tips for guide and porters.
    • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather conditions, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concerns, and illness,
    • Change of government policy, political instability raises strikes, moments, etc

Complimentary

Kanchanjunga trek with Hemraj

We did kanchenjunga circuit 29 days trek. We get basic tea house, we stayed at KBC one night . Personally, I really appeared Hemraj help and support thank you and see you soon. and thanks to Glacier Nepal treks to arrange this trekking.

Timothy
Canada
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