Kanchanjunga Trekking 27 Days

Duration
27 Days

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B+Michael
Dear Tandi,
Thank you for your trekking service in Nepal. Our guide Mingmar Sherpa was outstanding! He took good care of us from Monday evening (when we landed late to Lukla) til the following Monday (he waited and watched us fly off on a delayed afternoon flight). Mingmar was hospitable,... Read More
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Kanchenjunga (8598m) is on the border between Nepal and the Indian state of Sikkim. The Kanchenjunga is the world’s third highest mountain, and the first ascent was made in 1956. This region is home to the Limbus, who are relatives of the Rais. They are thought to have ruled the Kathmandu valley from the 7th century BC until around 300 AD. They then moved into the steep hill country of eastern Nepal, from the Arun valley to the Sikkim border, where they remain today. They are easily distinguishable by their Mongolian features. Many of the men still carry a large kukri (traditional curved knife) tucked into their belt and wear a topi (Nepali hat). A famous contribution of Limbu culture us the drink tongba. A wooden pot is filled with fermented seeds and boiling water. You drink the potent mixture through a bamboo straw, with tiny filters to keep the seeds out.

This inspirational trek in the pristine Himalayan community is rewarding journey once in a lifetime in an exotic area. This holiday provides an excellent opportunity for those who wish to penetrate the hills and valleys of eastern Nepal that leads you to the foothill of Mt. Kanchenjunga offering unlimited and superb camping sites offering magnificent natural scenery as afforded by snowy peaks visible at close. Truly an Inspirational Himalayan Trip!

Short Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and preparation for the trip
  • Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar
  • Day 04: Flight from Biratnagar to Shuketar and trek to Mitlung
  • Day 05: Trek from Mitlung to Chirwa (1640m)
  • Day 06: Trek from Chirwa to Sekathum (1640m)
  • Day 07: Trek from Sekathum to Amjilosa (2490m)
  • Day 08: Trek from Amjilosa to Gyabla (2730m)
  • Day 09: Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa (3430m)
  • Day 10: Rest day
  • Day 11: Trek from Ghunsa to Kambachen (4040m)
  • Day 12: Rest day
  • Day 13: Trek from Kambachen to Lhonak (2790m)
  • Day 14: Trek from Lhonak to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (5140m)
  • Day 15: Trek back to Khambachen (4040m)
  • Day 16: Trek from Khambachen to Ghunsa (3430m)
  • Day 17: Trek from Ghunsa to Sele Le (4685m)
  • Day 18: Trek from Sele Le to Tseram (3870m)
  • Day 19: Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4360m)
  • Day 20: Trek from Ramche to Tseram (3870m)
  • Day 21: Trek from Tseram to Yamphudin (1690m)
  • Day 22: Trek from Yamphudin to Anpan
  • Day 23: Trek from Anpan to Taplejung
  • Day 24: Trek from Taplejung to Suketar (2400m)
  • Day 25: Flight from Suketar to Biratnagar and again flight to Kathmandu
  • Day 26: Final Departure from Kathmandu

 

 
Price with Tea House Trek


2-6  per person       USD  2230
7-12 per person      USD  2057
13-16 person          USD  1850

Cost Includes:


Airport Pickup on arrival and Drop
A Full day Guided Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour (Soyambhu nath ,Patan Durbar Squire,Pashupati and Bauddhanath Stupa)
All Temples Entry Fee
English speaking qualifying Guide
Assistant Guide for Group from 4 above
Porter one for two people
Food Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner
All accommodation during the trek
Air transport from Kathmandu/Suketar/Biratnagar/Kathmandu
Transport by private vehicle to trek starting point
All necessary special Permit & Tims for Kanchanjunga
3 Night Accommodation in Kathmandu in *** Star Hotel on B&B Bases
Airport Tax

Cost Excludes:
Visa Fee
Travel Insurance
Bottle water
Any beverage
Tipping
Meals in Kathmand
 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arriving in Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport), a Cold Feet representative will meet you and help you transfer to your hotel by private bus. Enjoy a free evening to explore Kathmandu and recover from your jet-lag. Meet the Cold Feet staff during a short pre-tour briefing before dinner.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and preparation for the trip
A full-day guided tour around Kathmandu city's historical and cultural landmarks. Visit Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple, the most important sites of Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal. Catch the playful antics of the monkeys and beautiful city views at Swayambunath temple. Get lost in Kathmandu's old city bazaars, public squares, and former royal palaces at Durbar Square.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar
Today, we will take a flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar. And, in the afternoon, we will visit the Biratnagar city. We will stay overnight at Biratnagar hotel.

Day 04: Flight from Biratnagar to Shuketar and trek to Mitlung
Today, after taking our morning breakfast, we take a flight to Shuketar. And from Shuketar, we start your trek from where we descend to Mitlung. Well, en route, we cross the Hungdewa Khola and the raging Tamur River. We will stay overnight at camp at Mitlung.

Day 05: Trek from Mitlung to Chirwa (1640m)
Well this day, we start our trek ascending the hill for some time. After that, we descend to the Sinwa village and continue our walk to Tawa. Then, after some hour of walking uphill and downhill, we reach Chirwa which is a small Limbu village. We will stay overnight at our campsite.

Day 06: Trek from Chirwa to Sekathum (1640m)
This day also, we walk uphill for some time and descend to the lush green vegetation. Then, we follow the Tamur River to the OlangChungGola, the entry point of Kanchenjunga National Park. Shortly after that, we reach Sekathum where we will set up our camp. We will stay overnight at our campsite.

Day 07: Trek from Sekathum to Amjilosa (2490m)
This day is rather tough day. We cross the river and ascend on the steep path and then descend to another side and cross the river again. We walk uphill and downhill and finally we reach Amjilosa. We will stay overnight at our campsite.

Day 08: Trek from Amjilosa to Gyabla (2730m)
We follow the river bank and pass through the dense forest of bamboo, rhododendron and fir. On the way, we enjoy the stunning natural scenery as well as the company of the waterfalls. Then we reach another Tibetan settlement of Gyabla. We will stay overnight at our campsite.

Day 09: Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa (3430m)
From Gyabla, we descend down to the river valley. After walking some hours, we reach at the famous Sherpa Village of Ghunsa with hydroelectric plant. It is also the place where more than 20 prominent conservationists met their tragic end in the Helicopter crash. We will stay overnight at our campsite.

Day 10: Rest day
This day, we take a full rest for acclimatization with exploration of local areas. We make a short hike towards the Lapsan La through lush green forest. We will stay overnight at our campsite.

Day 11: Trek from Ghunsa to Kambachen (4040m)
After one day rest at Ghunsa, we continue our trek further north following the river bank. We walk through the high land trees and vegetation. We cross many suspension bridges over the river, and pass waterfalls and finally reach Kambachen. We will stay overnight at our campsite.

Day 12: Rest day
This day, we take a full rest for acclimatization with exploration of local areas. We explore the region to Nuphchu Khola valley. We will stay overnight at our campsite.

Day 13: Trek from Kambachen to Lhonak (2790m)
This day, we will climb through the rocky fields and boulders on the hillside along the river bank. We pass waterfall and cross the bridge to Ramtang. Then finally we descend down to the river and reach Lhonak. We will stay overnight at our campsite.

Day 14: Trek from Lhonak to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (5140m)
This day, we will walk along the edge of the glacier in the ascending path on grassy trails. We see the enchanting view of the Chang Himal on our right. Finally, we reach the Kanchenjunga North Base Camp. We will stay overnight at our campsite.

Day 15: Trek back to Khambachen (4040m)
We retrace our path to Lhonak and continue down the valley to Ramtang. On the way we will get an opportunity to enjoy the panoramic views of Kanchenjunga, Gimmigela Chuli, Taple Shikhar, Kirat Chuli and many more. Finally we descend to Kambachen by evening. We will stay overnight at our campsite.

Day 16: Trek from Khambachen to Ghunsa (3430m)
Today, we will retrace our path back to Ghunsa. We will stay overnight at our campsite.

Day 17: Trek from Ghunsa to Sele Le (4685m)
Today, we walk up in the steep paths from Ghunsa to Sele Le. After sometime, we reach Ghunsa village and then continue uphill through the dense forest of moss, juniper and rhododendron. We will stay overnight at our campsite.

Day 18: Trek from Sele Le to Tseram (3870m)
Today, we climb uphill enjoying the exciting views of Jannu Himal. This day, we pass several passes like the Sinion La, the Mirgin La and the Sinelapche La. From the passes, we see the fantastic view of the Himalayas. Finally we reach at Tseram. We will stay overnight at our campsite.

Day 19: Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4360m)
This day, we ascend the hill passing the snout of the Yalung Glacier. Then, we explore the valley.

Day 20: Trek from Ramche to Tseram (3870m)
Today, we retrace our route to Tseram. Mostly, we walk downhill today.

Day 21: Trek from Tseram to Yamphudin (1690m)
Today also we walk in the descending path. We descend down to Yamphudin, a village inhabited by different ethnic groups including Sherpas, Limbus, Rais, and Gurungs.

Day 22: Trek from Yamphudin to Anpan
This day, at first we follow the Kabeli Khola. And after some time, we ascend through the cardamom forest; pass by a few villages. And finally, we descend further to Anpan.

Day 23: Trek from Anpan to Taplejung
This day, we head to Taplejung. We visit the Taplejung bazaar and stay night there.

Day 24: Trek from Taplejung to Suketar (2400m)
From Taplejung, we return back to Sukhetar. After walking uphill sometimes, we reach the STOL airstrip of Sukhetar.

Day 25: Flight from Suketar to Biratnagar and again flight to Kathmandu
In the morning, you take flight to Biratnagar. And then, in the afternoon, you take the flight to Kathmandu.

Day 26: Final Departure from Kathmandu
A Cold Feet representative will accompany you to the airport to catch your returning flight. We hope to see you again soon!
 
Price with Tea House Trek

2-6  per person       USD  2230
7-12 per person      USD  2057
13-16 person          USD  1850


 
Cost Includes:

Airport Pickup on arrival and Drop
A Full day Guided Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour (Soyambhu nath ,Patan Durbar Squire,Pashupati and Bauddhanath Stupa)
All Temples Entry Fee
English speaking qualifying Guide
Assistant Guide for Group from 4 above
Porter one for two people
Food Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner
All accommodation during the trek
Air transport from Kathmandu/Suketar/Biratnagar/Kathmandu
Transport by private vehicle to trek starting point
All necessary special Permit & Tims for Kanchanjunga
3 Night Accommodation in Kathmandu in *** Star Hotel on B&B Bases
Airport Tax


 

Cost Excludes:

Visa Fee
Travel Insurance
Bottle water
Any beverage
Tipping
Meals in Kathmandu
 

For more Datails please contact us at : info@himalayaguide.com

 Sleeping bag (Comfortable to -20)
# 1 Pair strong Mountain/Hiking boots
# 1 Dawn Jacket/All Weather Anorak
# Medium/Large Rucksack/ Backpack
# Light Water & Windproof jacket
# Or 2, 1 Liter Water bottle (s)
# 1 Pair Waterproof Gaiters / Over Trousers
# 1 Torch/ Flashlight & Spare Batteries
# 2 Long Sleeve Cotton (or Polypro) Shirts
# 1 Medium Size Towel
# 1 Pair Sport Shoes
# 1 Pair Slipper
# 2 Pair Light weight Trousers
# 1 Pair Shorts
# 1 Fleece/Warm Sweater
# 1 Sweat Shirt/Light Sweat
# 2 T-shirt
# 2 Pair Light Socks
# 3 Pair Heavy Woolen Socks (4 Plastic bags to wrapping clothes)
# Small Day pack
# Thermals
# Cotton Headscarf/ Bandanna
# Sun Glasses and Sun Hat
# 1 Washing Kit, Including Personal Toiletries
# Talcum Powder
# Moleskin Blisters Tape
# Toilet Paper
# Biodegradable Shop-Shampoo
# Any Personal Medication

Optional Items

# Money Belts
# Warm Hat/Gloves Waterproof
# One Swimming Costume/Bathing Suits
# One Swiss Army Type of Knife
# One Inner Sleeping sheet
 

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 27 Days
Accomodation: Hotel & camping
Type: Strenuous
Activities : Trekking
No. of Pax : from 2 Person above
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

Trip Highlights

FACTS
Type of Trek: Tea house
Trekking Level: Strenuous
Duration of Trek: 22 Days
Tour Duration: 26 Days
Route of Trekking: Kathmandu-Biratnagar-Kanchenjunga Base Camp-Biratnagar-Kathmandu
Maximum Elevation: 5140 meters above sea level

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