Kanchenjunga Trek

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Kanchenjunga Trek is the remote trek in the less crowded trail to the base camp of Mt. Kanchenjunga—the world's third highest peak. From among the most beautiful mountains in the world, Mt. Kanchenjunga is one. Located at the north-east of Nepal, Rai and Limbu tribes mostly inhabit in this region. Rainfall during the summer season increases the volume of water in Ghunsa and Tamur River. This mountain range covers one peak with 7902 m altitude, other 4 peaks are over 8000 meter in altitude.

There are two ways to Kanchenjunga: from the south and the north. Either a trek can cover the southern part, or the northern, or both in a single trekking package. This trek is less crowded and covers the remote part of Nepal. If you can walk long hours, do not have any bone problem in the limb, you can complete this trek without any hassle. You shall pass through meadows, farmlands, forests full with rhododendron, and villages inhabited by cheerful and carefree inhabitants. Do not be overexcited throughout the trek, stay calm, patience, slow, and let your body acclimatize with the altitude. Take proper care of your personal hygiene, drink plenty of water; proper hygiene and food intake with appropriate trekking style help you complete successfully.

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 2 : Flight to Suketar/Trek to Lalikharka
Day 3 : Trek to Khesewa
Day 4 : Trek to Mamankhe
Day 5 : Trek to Yamphudin
Day 6 : Trek to Tortong
Day 7 : Trek to Cheram
Day 8 : At Cheram
Day 9 : Trek to Ramchaur
Day 10 :Trek to Yalung Base Camp-Cheram
Day 11 : Trek to Sele La
Day 12 : Trek to Ghunsa
Day 13 : Trek to Kambachen
Day 14 : Trek to Lhonak
Day 15 : Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp-Pangpema
Day 16 : Trek to Lhonak
Day 17 : Trek to Ghunsa
Day 18 : Trek to Amjilosa
Day 19 : Trek to Chirwa
Day 20 : Trek to Phurumbu
Day 21 : Trek to Suketar
Day 22 : Flight to Kathmandu
Day 23 : At Kathmandu
Day 24 : Departure
 

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Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu
Altitude : Kathmandu: 1,320 m
 
Welcome to Nepal. Our representative shall receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and take you to your hotel. You might want to shop for your trekking starting from tomorrow. We shall be sitting together in the late evening for short debriefing of the trek, and enjoy the Welcome Dinner.
Day 2 : Flight to Suketar/Trek to Lalikharka
Altitude : Suketar: 2,420 m; Lalikharka: 2,265 m
 
Early in the morning after breakfast, you shall head off towards Suketar, Taplejung. Suketar is ocated at the eastern part of Nepal. Through dense forest, you shall cover gentle ascent and descent leading you to the Lalikharka. Overnight at Lalikharka.
Day 3 : Trek to Khesewa
Altitude :  Khesewa: 2,120 m
 
Most of the trek today covers comfortable descent to Phundrawa. You have to ascend steep uphill to reach Yangpang. Likewise, the ascending continues through Phumphe Danda, through dense forest and small settlements, until you reach Khesewa. Stay overnight at Khesewa.
Day 4 : Trek to Mamankhe
Altitude : Mamankhe: 1,785 m
 
Today also you shall trek through beautiful villages, and some ups and downs. After breakfast, you will walk off towards the Kabeli River. Witnessing the beautiful views of mountains, through dense forest, you shall reach all the way to Mamankhe. Stay overnight at Mamankhe.
Day 5 :Trek to Yamphudin
Altitude : Yamphudin: 2,080 m
 
Walking along Kabeli Khola, you shall mostly ascend gentle uphill. Beyond the stream, you shall get opportunity to view spectacular views of ridges. Viewing the spectacular waterfall, you shall cross through suspension bridge, which is relatively small. Passing through several villages, you will reach all the way to Yamphudin. Stay overnight at Yamphudhin.
Day 6 :Trek to Tortong
Altitude : Tortong: 2,995 m
 
Today's trail mostly follows a well-travelled route, mostly used by the villagers. You shall witness green meadows and terraced fields, and shall pass through them. You will walk beside Amji Khola, viewing the views of mountains. Before you reach Tortong, at Lassiya Bhanjyang, you will have to cross a pass. Stay overnight at Tortong.
Day 7 : Trek to Cheram
Altitude : Cheram: 3,870 m
 
After breakfast in the morning, you shall follow the trail beside Simbuwa Khola. You shall pass through the Lalung Valley; its beauty and originality shall arrest you for the rest of today's trek. You shall cross through dense forest full with rhododendrons, enjoying the views of Tuplung peak and Yalung Glacier. Stay overnight at Cheram.
Day 8 : At Cheram
Altitude : Cheram: 3,870 m
 
You might want to explore the Yalung Glacier, from where you will be able to witness the peaks: Rathong and Kabaru. Otherwise, you can go for short hikes to the nearby areas of Cheram. Acclimatizing at Cheram is very important considering the level of altitude you will be making in the following days onwards. You can also stay put in Cheram, if you don't feel like going to anywhere. Overnight at Cheram.
Day 9 : Trek to Ramchaur
Altitude : Ramachaur: 4,580 m
 
You shall reach at the nose of Yalung Glacier after ascending for a while from Cheram. Walking through the valley, you shall witness spectacular range of mountains above the settled rim of hills. Passing Lapsang Village you will reach all the way to Ramche or Ramchaur. Overnight at Ramchaur.
Day 10 : Trek to Yalung Base Camp-Cheram
Altitude : Yalung Base Camp: 4,500 m; Cheram: 3,870 m
 
Walking through the valley, you will, later climb to the top of the moraine after your trek along a stream. You will be rewarded with the views of southern face of Kanchenjunga and Jannu Himal. Through Oktang Monastery, you will climb towards Yalung Base Camp. From the base camp, you will witness Mt. Kumbakarna, Nyukla Lachung etc. You shall descend down to Cheram. Overnight at Cheram.
Day 11 : Trek to Sele La
Altitude : Sele La: 4,290 m
 
You shall cross the Sinelapche Bhanjyang, Mirgin La Pass, and arrive at Sinion La Pass. You shall then ascend Sele La Pass; the top welcomes you with prayer flags flying in the wind. Summiting all the four passes, you shall reach to Sele La. Overnight at Sele La.
Day 12:Trek to Ghunsa
Altitude : Ghunsa: 3,595 m
 
Overlooking the Tangbgharma Danda, you shall reach at the base of a steeply trail, where you shall find prayer flags and Chorten. You will reach Ghunsa through the forest full with pine, birch and rhododendron. At Ghunsa, you shall see the houses with pine walls. Overnight at Ghunsa.
Day 13 :Trek to Kambachen
Altitude : Kambachen: 4,050 m
 
Trekking towards north of Ghunsa, walking beside the river, you shall go through various meadows where lots of wild flowers might be growing, and forests full with pines and rhododendrons. You shall pass waterfall after crossing the bridge at Rampuk Kharka. After you cross the remnants of landslide, you will arrive at Kambachen. Stay overnight at Kambachen.
Day 14 : Trek to Lhonak
Altitude : Lhonak: 4,780 m
 
Early in the morning, after the breakfast, you shall trek through huge crags, stony fields, beside the river until you reach a stream. Crossing a bridge the trail takes to you the monastery at Ramtang. Crossing the landslide area, you shall descend to the river and reach Lhonak.
Day 15 : Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp-Pangpema
Altitude : Pangpema: 5,143 m
 
Walking beside the huge Kanchenjunga glacier, you shall pass Pangpema. You shall then ascend to the Kanchenjung Base Camp. The base camp offers you the views of Jannu Himal, Mt. Kanchenjunga, etc. Then you shall descend back to Pangpema. Stay overnight at Pangpema.
Day 16 : Trek to Lhonak
Altitude : Lhonak: 4,780 m
 
You shall cross the river and ascend until you reach the landslide area. Then, passing the Ramtang Monastery, crossing the bridge, stream, stony fields, huge rocks, you will return back to Lhonak. Stay overnight at Lhonak.
Day 17 : Trek to Ghunsa
Altitude : Ghunsa: 3,475 m
 
Through Kambache, you shall descend back to Ghunsa. Crossing the landslide area, passing waterfall, Rampuk Kharka, dense forests with pines and rhododendrons, meadows, you will reach all the way to Ghunsa. Stay overnight at Ghunsa.
Day 18 : Trek to Amjilosa
Altitude : Amjilosa: 2,308 m
 
While descending to Phale, you shall cross a monastery and various Manes , and through forests full with junipers. You shall descend to Gyabla crossing the Chhundatangka Khola from Phale. Witnessing the spectacular view of a nearby waterfall, you shall cross Sumbung Khola via a suspension bridge and ultimately reach Amjilosa. Stay overnight at Amjilosa.
Day 19 :Trek to Chirwa
Altitude : Chirwa: 1,270 m
 
Watching the waterfall, you shall cross the Solima settlement, and cross Ghunsa Khola via a suspension bridge. Crossing another suspension bridge you shall reach Sukatum. You shall pass through some beautiful villages, ultimately reaching to Chirwa. Stay overnight at Chirwa.
Day 20 :Trek to Phurumbu
Altitude : Phurumbu: 1,549 m
 
Descending through the dense settlement, beside the dense forest, you shall move ahead through lots of villages to arrive at Sinwa. Descending further, crossing Sisne Khola via bridge, you shall come at the Pathibhara Trek trail. Crossing some extra villages, and suspension bridge, you shall arrive at Phurumbu. Stay overnight at Phurumbu.
Day 21 :Trek to Suketar
Altitude: Suketar: 2,420 m
 
You shall continue the trek on the Pathibhara Trek trail to reach Suketar. This is the last day with guide and porters, you might want to enjoy dinner with them at Suketar. The next day you have your return flight back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at Suketar.
Day 22 : Flight to Kathmandu
Altitude : Kathmandu: 1,320 m
 
You shall return to Kathmandu by the flight today. Our representative shall receive you from the airport and take you to your hotel. You might want to give your body a well-deserved rest. Stay overnight at the hotel at Kathmandu.
Day 23 : At Kathmandu
Altitude : Kathmandu: 1,320 m
 
You can visit the UNESCO's World Heritage sites located at Kathmandu, such as Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath, Boudhhanath, Basantapur Durbar Square, and other popular places of the valley. Do some shopping for your return flight. We will be enjoying at the Farewell Dinner hosted by us in the evening. Stay your last night at Kathmandu.
 
Day 24 : Departure
We shall drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport within sufficient time before your flight. We shall bade our goodbyes. Have a safe and happy journey back to your home country.

Trip Facts

Duration: 24 days
Seasons : April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov
Type: Challenging
Maximum height : 5140 M.
Type of Transport : Flight + Private vehicle
No. of Pax : Min 2 to Max 14
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

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