Kanchenjunga (8586 m) is the third highest mountain in the world, as the queen of the Great Himalayas stands on the Nepal- Sikkim border high above rhododendrons and large forests with rivers pouring from its sides. Nepal opened the Kanchenjunga region to trekkers in 1988, though people have trekked in the area in connection with mountaineering expeditions since the turn of the century.
Comparatively the region is a long way from Kathmandu and the nearest airport and roads are a long way from the mountain. As per the rule of Nepal Government there should be at least two trekkers in a group to trek at a time. On the trip you will be able to study the culture and lifestyle of Sherpa, Tibetan, Rai and Limbu communities.
Your trekking route is drained by Tamur River that meets Arun below Mulghat. Numerous glaciers feed the river. The glaciers north of the main peak are clockwise Nupchu, Lhonak, Chichima, Gimsung, Pyramid, Kanchenjunga and Ramtang. West and South of the main peak are Kumbhakarna (Jannu), Yamatari and Yalung glaciers. Kangbachenga (4038) in Ghunsa valley and Walungchung (3,200m) in Tamur valley are the highest settlements in the area. The latter was an important trading centre between the towns of Darjeeling and Tipta La in Tibet. The only access to the Kanchenjunga area is a road link to Basantapur and a direct air link to the town of Taplejung bazaar.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Pre- trip meeting and preparation day / sightseeing on demand.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Basantapur. Fly to Biratnagar and 6 hour drive to Basantapur. O/N camping at Basantapur.
Day 04: Basantapur – Chauki
Day 05: Chauki to Gupa Pokhari
Day 06: Gupa Pokhari to Gurgagoan
Day 07: Gorgagoan to Dovan (730m)
Day 08: Dovan to Mitlung (921m)
Day 09: Mitlung to Chirwa (170m)
Day 10: Chirwa to Sakathum (1660 m)
Day 11: Sakathum to Amjilosa (2510m)
Day 12: Amjilassa to Kyapar (2730m)
Day 13: Kyapar to Ghunsa (3695m)
Day 14: Ghunsa to Khambachen (4099m)
Day 15: Khambachen to Lhonak (4785m)
Day 16: Lonak to Pangpema (5143m)
Day 17: Pangpema (5243m). Explore rounds the Kangchenjunga north base camp.
Day 18: Pangpema to Khangpachen (4040m)
Day 19: Khangpachen to Lumba Samba (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 20: Lumba Samba to Ramche (4580m)
Day 21: Ramche (4580m). Explore around South base camp.
Day 22: Ramche to Cheram (3870m)
Day 23: Cheram to Tortong (2995m)
Day 24: Tortong to Yamphudin (2080m)
Day 25: Yamphudin to Anpan (2040m)
Day 26: Anpan to Tembewa (2000m)
Day 27: Tembewa to Taplejung or Suketar (1780m-2300m)
Day 28: Taplejung or Suketar by flight (1300m)
Day 29: Rest at Kathmandu.
Day 30: Transfer to hotel.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Preparation day in kathmandu
Day 03: Flight to Bhiratnagar
Day 04: Biratnagar to Suketar by Flight
Day 05: Suketar to Phurumba
Day 06: Phumbra to Chirwa
Day 07: Chirwa to Sakathum (1660m)
Day 08: Sakathum to Amjilesha (2550m)
Day 09: Amjilhasa to Gypla (2760m)
Day 10: Gypla to Gunsa (3595m)
Day 11: Ghunsa acclimatization day
Day 12: Ghunsa to Khambchen (4100m)
Day 13: Khambechen to Lonak (4810m)
Day 14: Lonak to Pangpema Base camp (5120m.)
Day 15: Pangpema to Khambechen (4100m)
Day 16: Khambechen to Gunsa (3595m)
Day 17: Gunsa to Seleley (4210m)
Day 18: Seleley to Mirgin la Pass( 4650m) and Tseram.
Day 19: Tseram to Tortong (3000m).
Day 20: Torton to Yamphuddin (2080m.)
Day 21: Yamphudin to Mamankhe (1920m)
Day 22: Mamankhe to Kande Bhanjyang
Day 23: Kande Bhanjyang to Lalikharka
Day 24: Laliokharka to Taplejung
Day 25: Taplejung to Ilam by Bus (Sightseeing to Ilam big tea garden)
Day 26: Ilam to Bhadrapur by bus.
Day 27: Bhadrapur to Kathmandu by flight.
Day 28: rest day or/ sightseeing at kathmandu on damand
Day 29: Departure
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