Kanchenjunga Trek

Kanchenjunga Trek

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Region
Kangchenjunga Region
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  • Transportation
    Flight
  • Difficulty
    Strenuous
  • Accomodation
    Hotel
  • Altitude
    5,160m
  • Duration
    24 Days
  • Activities
    Trekking

Overview

Kanchenjunga is the world’s third-tallest mountain. It is a restricted trekking trail that leads us to the Kanchenjunga base camp to see the picturesque view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and the remote countryside. Located in the far north-eastern corner of Nepal, Mt. Kanchenjunga is considered to be one of the most beautiful mountain massifs in the world. The name Kanchenjunga means ‘Five Treasures of the Great Snow’ which is about the five summits that make up the Kanchenjunga trek.

This trekking starts from Suketar and ends at the same spot. The long journey on a less crowded path also rewards us with a unique insight into the rural Nepalese lifestyle of the country’s eastern region.

Outline Itinerary for Kanchenjunga Trek:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 02: In Kathmandu to prepare for trekking
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar- Lalikharka
Day 04: Lalikharka to Khesewa
Day 05: Khesewa to Mamankhe
Day 06: Mamankhe to Yamphudin
Day 07: Yamphudin to Tortong
Day 08: Tortong to Cheram
Day 09: Cheram: Acclimatization and Rest
Day 10: Cheram to Ramchaur (Ramche)
Day 11: Ramchaur (Ramche) to Yalung Ri Base Camp back to Cheram
Day 12: Cheram to Sele La
Day 13:  Sele La to Ghunsa
Day 14: Ghunsa to Kambachen
Day 15: Kambachen to Lhonak
Day 16:  Kanchenjunga base camp, overnight at Pangpema
Day 17: Pangpema to Lhonak
Day 18: Lhonak to Ghunsa
Day 19: Ghunsa to Amjilosa
Day 20: Amjilosa to Chirwa
Day 21: Chirwa to Phurumbu
Day 22: Phurumbu to Suketar
Day 23: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 24: Final departure

Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu.

After your arrival, our airport representative will assist you further with warm hospitality and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02 In Kathmandu to prepare for trekking

Today, you will be taken to the trekking office and given short briefing about the trekking and then you can prepare for the trekking.

Day 03Flight from Kathmandu to Suketar, and trek to Lalikharka

We fly from Kathmandu to Suketar and trek to Laikharka which is located in the eastern region of Nepal. It is a simultaneous ascent and descent on a trail that mostly passes through lush green forests all the way to Lalikharkha.

Day 04Lalikharka to Khesewa

From Lalikharka we trek to Khesewa after breakfast. It is mostly an easy descent until Phundrawa and then gently ascends until Yangpang from where we climb steadily up until PhumpheDanda followed by another ascent to Khesewa. Our trek will be through forests and small villages. Overnight at Khesewa.

Day 05 Khesewa to Mamankhe

On the next day, we begin our trek towards the KabeliKhola. The trail goes through forests before crossing a small stream. On the way, we enjoy amazing views of the Himalayan peaks along with several beautiful small villages. Overnight atMamankhe.

Day 06Mamankhe to Yamphudin

The entire way is uphill and we mostly walk alongside the KabeliKhola. During the walk we also admire the beautiful ridge behind the stream. We continue our trek and admire a beautiful waterfall nearby. After walking for some time, we cross a small suspension bridge. We pass through small settlements before reaching Yamphudin to spend the night.

Day 07 Yamphudin to Tortong

After having breakfast, we begin our walk on a path commonly used by the villagers and pass through terraced farms and green meadows. Our walk will be on a trail along the AmjiKhola. We also cross a pass at LassiyaBhanjyang before reachingTortong. Overnight at Tortong.

Day 08Tortong to Cheram

The way slowly climbs up to Cheram afterbreakfast.We enjoy walking on the beautiful Lalung valley and have Tuplung peak for company for the most part of today’s journey. We pass through thick rhododendron forest and enjoy the magnificence of the Yalung Glacier. We spend a night at Cheram.

Day 09Cheram: Acclimatization and Rest

You have whole day rest at Cherem for acclimatization. We can spend the rest of the day resting and taking part in small hikes. We can explore the areas around the Yalung Glacier. There is also a viewpoint for Kabaru and Rathong peaks. We stay a night atCheram

Day 10Cheram to Ramchaur (Ramche)

From here, we ascend for some time before reaching the snout of the Yalung Glacier.  It is a beautiful walk on a valley trail. We also cherish the views of several Himalayan peaks and pass through a small settlement of Lapsang before reaching Ramche. We spend a night at Ramche.

Day 11Ramchaur (Ramche) to Yalung Base Camp back to Cheram

Today, we trek to Yalung Base Camp and then return to Cheram. We then follow a stream before climbing on the moraine top until confronted by Kanchenjunga’s southern face. We walk further ahead for a glimpse of the Jannu Himal. 

We continue our trek further towards the Oktang Monastery. From here, we climb further up and reach the Yalung Base Camp. The views from the base camp are extraordinary. Kumbakarna (Jannu), NyuklaLachung, and other Himalayan peaks are close by. We descend and spend the night at Cheram.

Day 12Cheram to Sele La

We start our trip after breakfast. From here the trail crosses four passes today beginning with SinelapcheBhanjyang. After crossing the pass we continue to Mirgin La pass. We continue trekking and reach the Sinion La pass which is not very far.

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. We cross the pass. We stay a night atSele La.

Day 13Sele La to Ghunsa

We begin our trek after breakfast. We walk towards the north with TangbgharmaDanda nearby. We reach a chorten marked by prayer flags which marks the start of a steep trail. We descend through rhododendron, birch, and pine forests before reaching Ghunsa. It is a beautiful village of houses with dark and weathered pine walls and Buddhist prayer flags. Overnight Ghunsa.

Day 14Ghunsa to Kambachen

From Ghunsa, we trek further north along the river bank which presents us with magnificent mountain scenery. We pass through meadows filled with beautiful wildflowers, then cross rhododendron and pine forests. We cross a bridge at RampukKharka, continue past a waterfall and cross the tricky section of a landslide. After crossing the landslide area we begin to see the spectacular view of Mt. Jannu. Further exploring and tackling the tricky mountain trail we finally arrive atKambachen and spend the night.

Day 15Kambachen to Lhonak

Kambachen to Lhonak is another challenging day and an early start is needed. The trail goes through rocky fields and large boulders on the hillside along the riverbank and arrive at a waterfall. We then cross a bridge to Ramtang monastery. We then come across a landslide section which we must pass through at a steady pace before descending to the river and finally arriving at Lhonak where we spend a night

Day 16Kanchenjunga base camp, overnight at Pangpema

From Lhonak, we trek towards the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Our trail is alongside the gigantic Kanchenjunga Glacier. After passing Pangpema we descend towards the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. The view from the base camp is extraordinary. Mt. Kanchenjunga, Jannu Himal and other Himalayan peaks are ours to admire. We descend back to Pangpemato spend the night.

Day 17Pangpema to Lhonak

We will return back to Pangpema through the same way and spend a night atLhonak.

Day 18Lhonak to Ghunsa

From Lhonak, we descend all the way to Ghunsa via Kambache. It is the same route we took when we were climbing up

Day 19Ghunsa to Amjilosa

From Ghunsa, we descend towards Phale. We pass through several Manes and a monastery nearby. We walk through Juniper forests and reach Phale. From here, it is a steady descent to Gyabla.

We cross a bridge over ChhundatangkaKhola to reach Gyabla. As we continue our trek, we see a waterfall nearby. We also cross a suspension bridge over SumbungKhola before reaching Amjilosa where we spend a night,

Day 20Amjilosa to Chirwa

After walking for a while 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 over GhunsaKhola and reach Sukathum. Our trail passes through several villages and is beside Thunsa Khola at first followed by Tamor Nadi before reaching Chirwa and spending a night at Chirwa.

Day 21Chirwa to Phurumbu

We will return to Phurumbu in the same way. We pass through several villages before reaching Sinwa. From here the trail descends and crosses a bridge over the Sisne Khola.

Now we are on the Pathibhara Trek trail. We pass through another village and cross another suspension bridge this time over the YaphreKhola to reach Phurumbu.

Day 22Phurumbu to Suketar

Today is the final day of our trek. We can take a much needed break after reaching Suketar. We continue our walk on the Pathibhara Trek trail.

Day 23Flight to Kathmandu

Today, we will fly back to Kathmandu and stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 24Final Departure

We will drop you to the airport for final departure.

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Includes/Excludes

What's included?

  • Arrival and departure transportation
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • All necessary paper work and permits
  • Trekking poles with company T-shirt
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and accommodations
  • Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek
  • All accommodation during the trek

What's excluded?

  • Kathmandu city tour guide and entrance fees
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes and pies)
  • Mineral Water
  • Boiled Water
  • Electronic device re- charge
  • Hot shower
  • Personal Expenses
  • Wi-fi
  • Travel Insurance and evacuations insurance
  • Tips for guide and porters
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