Majestic Kanchenjunga

Kanchenjunga straddles the border with Sikkim in the remote North East region of Nepal. The third highest mountain in the world it is one of the most inaccessible and formidable of the entire Himalayas. The trek in is a long and often an arduous one. Kanchenjunga's proximity deters all but the most avid mountain enthusiasts.

A journey, which takes you through scattered settlements of thatched farmhouses with colourful flower gardens, wild coniferous woodland and on to remote Buddhist settlements where people scratch a living from the barren land. The climax of this trek in both altitude and scenic splendor is undoubtedly the three days hike up the Kanchenjunga glacier where the views are quite simply overwhelming.

At 8598 m. Kanchenjunga, is the third highest peak in the world. It lies in a sensitive restricted area astride the Nepal/ Sikkim border, only a few miles from Tibet. Our trip will avoid the restricted area and head for the Yalung glacier immediately to the south of Kanchenjunga.

The journey starts with a trek over the Mahabharat Lekh range with majestic views of both the Mt Everest and Kanchenjunga massifs with the Arun Valley between them. We trek through richly cultivated hillsides, Rhododendron forests and yak pastures that lye below the glacier. The return route heading west passes through some delightful villages of Taplejung. The panoramic views of Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga are magnificent on our descent to the road head.

Max. altitude: 5400 mtrs.
Grade: 'C+ / D'
Minimum group size: 4
Departures: October to May


Day 01 Arrival pick up / Transfer hotel / Tour briefing / introductory evening meal
Day 02 A full days sightseeing within the Kathmandu valley
Day 01 Fly, Kathmandu to Birathagar / drive to Basantpur (2200m)
Day 02 Trek to Chauki (2700m)
Day 03 Chauki / Gupha Pokhari (2930m)
Day 04 Gupha Pokhari / Gurja Gaon (2000m)
Day 05 Gurja Gaon / Mitlung (921m)
Day 06 Mitlung / Chirwa (1270m)
Day 07 Chirwa / Sekhathum (1660m)
Day 08 Sekhathum / Amjilassa (2510m)
Day 09 Amjilassa / Kyapra (2730m)
Day 10 Kyapra / Ghunsa (3595m)
Day 11 Ghunsa / Khambachen (4040m)
Day 12 Rest at Khambachen
Day 13 Khambachen / Lhonak (4785m)
Day 14 Lhonak / Pang pema (5143m - Kanchenjunga North base camp)
Day 15 Trek around Glacier ( up to 5540m, if you want). O / Camp
Day 16 Pang pema / Lhonak
Day 17 Lhonak / Khambechen
Day 18 Khambechen / Ghunsa
Day 19 Ghunsa / Tseram (3870m) via Mirgin-La (4480m)
Day 20 Tseram / Ramche (4580m)
Day 21 Ramche / Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5400m)
Day 22 Extra to excursion around
Day 23 Trek back to Ramche
Day 24 Ramche / Whata
Day 25 Whata / Lamite Bhanjyang
Day 26 Lamite Bhanjyang / Mamankhe
Day 27 Mamankhe / Keswa
Day 28 Keswa / Taplejung
Day 29 Taplejung / fly Kathmandu /transfer hotel
Day 30 Kathmandu at leisure
Day 31 Transfer Airport / Departure onward destination

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