Kanchanjunga Trek A Tranquil, Picturesque Trek / NPL 29
Eastern part of Nepal Mt. Kanchenjunga (8595m.),is the third highest mountain on earth This area is declared as the gift of the Earth full of alpine grass lands, rocky outcrops, dense temperate and sub-tropical forests and low river valley. It is situated north in north eastern part of Nepal border by Tibet, China and India. This enchanting area offers the excellent display of flowering glory of rhododendrons, orchids, lilies, primula and many other flowers. The must-see place of this region is Kanchenjunga Conservation Area spread in an area of 2,035 square Kilometers. The area has a rich diversity of wildlife including snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, musk deer red panda and others. Impheyan, pheasant, red-billed blue mangpie, shy drongo are the major birds found here.

The inhabitant of Sherpas who have different culture and tradition from those of Solukhumbu district. Rais, Chhetris, Brahmans are other ethnic group of this region. Monasteries, chhortens, temples, prayer walls are the representation of this area. So Kanchenjunga is the most popular trekking destination which will fire up the imagination of everyone.
Featured Pictures (Kanchanjunga Region)
 
Brief Itinerary
Day

Activities

01 Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
02 Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Patan Durabr Square
03 Fly Kathmandu - Suketar and trek to Phurumba.
04 Trek Phurumba Chirwa
05 Trek Chirwa Sekathum
06 Trek Sekathum Amjilhasa
07 Trek Amjilhasa Gyapla
08 Trek Gyapla Gunsa
09 Trek Gunsa Khumbachen
10 Rest day
11 Trek Khambachen Lhonak
12 Trek Lhonak - Pang Pema (Kanchangunja north Base Camp)
13 Trek Pang Pema Khambachen
14 Trek Kambachen Gunsa
15 Trek Gunsa Selele
16 Trek Selele Tseram
17 Trek Tsairam Yak Kharkha
18 Rest day
19 Trek Yak Kharkha Omji khola
20 Trek Omji khola Yamphudin
21 Trek Yamphudin Phunpe Danda
22 Trek Phunpe Danda Kande
23 Trek Kande Lalikharkha
24 Trek Lalikharkha Suketar
25 Fly back to Kathmandu
26 Free day in Kathmandu
27 Departure transfer to the airport for onwards journey

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
Day 02: Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Patan Durabr Square
In the morning after breakfast start sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath - One of the holiest Hindu shrines situated on the banks of Holy Bagmati River. The richly ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga, (or phallic symbol) of Lord Shiva. This is also a cremation site for Hindus, where the dead bodies are burned with ritual ceremony on the banks of the holy river. Just a few minutes drive from Pashupatinath is Boudhanath which is one of the biggest stupas in the entire world. With its four pair of eyes in four cardinal directions, it keeps watch for righteous behavior and human property.

In the afternoon sightseeing tour of Patan city. This sister capital is an ancient city also known as Lalitpur and is situated on the southern bank of the river Bagmati River and is 5 km southeast of Kathmandu. This city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments with bronze gateways, guardian deities and wonderful carvings. It is also known as the city of fine arts and for the superb craftsmanship of its artisans.
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu - Suketar and trek to Phurumba.
After breakfast at the hotel, we take a flight to Suketar (35 min). From the airport in Suketar, the trail inclines gradually along the rhododendron covered Surke Danda, crossing a ridge at 2580m the trail branches from here, the Kanchanjunga trail descends and contours through forests to Phurumba.
Day 04: Trek Phurumba Chirwa
Trek to Chirwa(1171m.) and it takes about Six hours. The path to follow is quite narrow and passes through jungle mainly covered with cardamom plants and other vegetation. You can also see the small gardens of orange on your way. You cross through some small streams while trekking. This day your trek is through ascent and descent paths. You walk along the more flat land. Chirwa is a small town where you find small lodges and camping site with local shops. The people are mainly engaged in agricultural activities.
Day 05: Trek Chirwa Sekathum
Trek from Chirwa to Sekathum(1635m.) which takes about six hours. Your trek passes through a small jungle along with the bank of river. You find the plants of cardamom and other different vegetation. The trail normally ascends and descends as well. You cross a small hanging bridge before you reach Sekhathum.
Day 06: Trek Sekathum Amjilhasa
Trek from Sekathum to Amjilosa ( 2510m.) and it takes about five hours. The first one and half-hour you trek through normally flat land. Then your trail goes steeply ascent up to Amjilasa. Amjilassa is small village with few houses and yak herds with local shops where you find minimal supplies. These shops are also called Bhattis and teashops.
Day 07:  Trek Amjilhasa Gyapla
Trek from Amjilosa to Gyapla ( 2730m.) which takes about seven hours. The trail is quite flat in the beginning and gently ascent to Gyable passing through jungle. There can be seen human settlement at Gyable. People living here follow Buddhist culture.
Day 08: Trek Gyapla Gunsa
Trek to Ghunsa (3468m.) which takes about six hours. Your trails pass through jungle. You can see Gunsa river down the trail. The trail passes through few human settlements and it is clearly visible that their life style and culture has been inherited from Tibet . You pass through terrace fields where are grown potato, wheat, barley, buck wheat and so on. The local trader are involved in export-import business in Tibet . The traders go to India for trade activities during the winter season.
Day 09: Trek Gunsa Khumbachen
Trek from Ghunsa to Kambachen (4124m.) which takes about six and half hours. The trail makes a gradual ascent along the south bank of the Gunsa Khola, then crosses a boulder strewn flood plain and crosses back to Rambuk Kharka on the north side of the river. Once on the opposite side, the trail passes a waterfall then makes a short, steep ascent to a very unstable scree slope. It's a passage across the slide, with loose footing, a steep fall to the river and lots of tumbling football-sized rocks. Beyond the slide, the trail drops to the single locked hut at Lakep, then traverses to Khambachen, a Tibetan settlement of about a dozen houses at 4040m
Day 10: Rest day
Khambachen (4099m) It is again time to stop and acclimatize. There are view of the high peaks near Kanchenjunga , Khabour, Phole, Nango Ma and Jannu. Climb a ridge above the village for more views or take aday hike to the Jannu base camp.
Day 11: Trek Khambachen Lhonak
The trail climbs gradually through open tocky fields to Ramtang, 4240 metres, then across moraines northwest of the Kanchenjunga Glacier. Lhonak 4790 metres is near dry lake bed on an open sandy plain. Terrific mountain views abound in all directions.
Day 12: Trek Lhonak - Pang Pema (Kanchangunja north Base Camp)
You can not see the main Kanchenjunga peak from Lhonak, for a view of this peak you must go on to the base camp at Pang Pema, 5140 meters. The spectacular main peak of Kanchenjunga and a panorama of other peaks that make up one of the largest mountain in the world tower over the single roofless hut at Pang Pema
Day 13: Trek Pang Pema Khambachen
Take a moraning hike up to the ridge north of Pang Pema. A climb of 200 to 300 meters provides a vantage point with views of Kanchenjunga, Wedge Peak , the Twins, Pyramid Peak and Tent Peak . As usual, the descent goes faster, you can easily get back to Khambachen in a single day.
Day 14: Trek Kambachen Gunsa
It is short walk today along Gunsa Khola down hill, in Gunsa you have opportunity to have bath, wash yours shocks, t-shirt and dry it.
Day 15: Trek Gunsa Selele
Ascend steeply to Selela. The hike is around 3 to 5 hours. The pass from Ghunsa to Ramje involves crossing five passes - Tamo La (3,900m), second pass (4,115m), Mirgin La (4,663m), Sinion La (4,660m) and the final pass (4,724m).
Day 16: Trek Selele Tseram
The views from the pass are breath-taking. Makalu (8,481m) is also visible towards the west. Descend to Tseram.
Day 17: Trek Tsairam Yak Kharkha
Yak Kharka is a long day from Tseram, crossing two 4,800 m passes. From the exotically named Sinion La is a view to rival Poon Hill. Kangchenjunga and Jannu dominate the eastern horizon, to the west is the jagged ridge of Jaljale Himal which separates the Tamur and Arun watersheds, and far in the distance are Makalu and Everest. On a clear day, you see down to the Indian plains to the south.
Day 18: Rest day (Climbing to Sunpati Peak + Octang)
Day 19: Trek Yak Kharkha Omji khola
Walk through the jungle and river bank to reach Omji Khola.
Day 20: Trek Omji khola Yamphudin
We descend today to Yamphudin which is a mixed community of Sherpas, Limbus, Rais and Gurungs and is the first real village since Ghunsa.
Day 21: Trek Yamphudin Phunpe Danda
We descend from Yamphudin to the Kabel Khola and climb to Ponphe for our camp.
Day 22: Trek Phunpe Danda Kande
We trek from Phumphe Danda to Kande Bhanjiyang which takes about six hours to reach. The trek on this day passes along River Kabeli and with the scenic and stunning view of mountains.
Day 23: Trek Kande Lalikharkha
Continue trekking through the forests to Lalikharka. There are several home-stay facility at Lalikharka if interested one can stay at the local house or share the food with the local family members.
Day 24: Trek Lalikharkha Suketar
Trek approximately 3 hours through dense forest to reach Suketar.
Day 25: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 26: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 27: Departure transfer to the airport for onwards journey
 

Note: Airfare, taxes and schedules are subject to change without prior notice.

Cost Include:
- All necessary airport transfers
- Domestic airfares and airport tax wherever applicable
- Twin sharing accommodation on breakfast basis in hotels
- Twin sharing accommodation in Tea House/Lodge/Camp during trekking on full board basis with English speaking Sherpa guide and porters
- All sightseeing with English speaking local guide
- All applicable surface transfer by private vehicle
- Insurance for our trek crew members only
- National Park and TIMS fee wherever applicable
- Monument Entrance fee.
Cost Exclude:
- Any international airfare and airport taxes
- Nepal entry visa fees
- Meals (Lunch/Dinner) except during trekking
- Restricted area permit fees or Special permit fees wherever applicable
- Peak Climbing fees
- High altitude Climbing Sherpa/Porters and equipment
- Insurance and Tips
- Bottled drinks
- Emergency/Rescue in any form
- Expenses of personal nature such as bar bills, laundry, telephone calls etc
- Any cost arise due to flight cancellation, landslide, road blockage, political disturbance etc
- Any other arrangements not mentioned in the above cost include section
 
Trekking Destinations
Langtang Sector Everest Region Trek Annapurna Sector East Sector West Sector
- Tamang Heritage Trail
- Helambu Village Trek
- Helambu Gunjala Pass
- Helambu Paanchpokhari Trek
- Everest Base Camp
- Monastery Delight
- Classical Everest Trek
- Trekking through the 3 pases
- EBC with Island Peak
- EBC with Lobuche Peak
- Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek
- Sailung Trek
- Annapurna Base Camp
- Round Annapurna Trek
- Ghorepani Trek
- Panchase Trek
- Upper Mustang Trek
- Kanchanjunga Trek
- Makalu Trek
- Dhaulagiri Trek
- Upper Dolpo Trek
- Rara & Kagmara Trek
Trip Destinations
- Kanchanjunga Trek
- Makalu Trek
 
Highlight of this Trek
Eastern part of Nepal Mt. Kanchenjunga (8595m.),is the third highest mountain on earth This area is declared as the gift of the Earth full of alpine grass lands, rocky outcrops, dense temperate and sub-tropical forests and low river valley. It is situated north in north eastern part of Nepal border by Tibet, China and India.
 
Trip Facts
Minimum altitude: 1635m.
Maximum altitude: 5140m.
Grade: Easy
Mode: Camping Trek
Duration of Trek: 19 Day
Entry: Kathmandu - Suketar
Exit: Suketar - Kathmandu
 
 
 
 
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