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Kanchanjungha Trekking - 22 Days

Kanchanjungha TrekkingKanchanjungha (8586 m) - 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 Kanchanjungha region to trekkers in 1988, though people have trekked in the area in connection with mountaineering expeditions since the turn of the century.One of the most remote and beautiful areas in Nepal which, unused to foreign visitors, sill lies shrouded in mystery. The feature of the walk are pleasant villages then in the high regions, glorious mountains and abundant wild life. This includes musk deer, blue sheep and for the believer, the Yeti! This trek begins at Tumlingtar or Taplejung accessible by air, or Ilam or Basantpur accessible by road. Soaring peaks, the Yalung Glacier and a wide variety of natural vegetation and agriculture areas can be seen in this region and magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu and Kanchanjunga massif will make the trip memorable.

On the trip you will be able to study the culture and lifestyle of Rai and Limbu communities.For a trekking trip to the north base camp at Pangpema 5140 meter, taking flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar then drive Biratnagar to Basantapur and trek to Kanchanjungha North Base Camp and return to Taplejung by the same route, then flying back to Kathmandu from Taplejung takes minimum 23 Days. But the same trek can be done in 18 days if taking both way flight from/to Taplejung. To make trekking trip to the south base camp at Oktang 4800 meter and Yalung glacier at same elevation, taking both way flight from Kathmandu to Taplejung takes minimum 16 days.

This course goes around the eastern flank of Surke Danda on its upper part, then along the Kabeli Khola, runs through the villages of the Rai and Limbu people, and reaches the innermost village in Yamphudin. From there, it follows the Omje Khola, a tributary of the aKabeli Khola, crosses Lamite Bhanjyang Pass of Deorali Danda,, goes up the Simbua Khola that flows from the Yalung Glacier, and reaches Ramze, the final destination. After Yamphudin, you will be camping in kharkas (pasture) and it is not possible to get food anywhere. It should also be remembered that, from late November on, the Lamite Pass will has snow close to one meter deep. Furthermore, there will be danger of altitude sickness after Tseram (3,890m.) and precaution is necessary.

Fact of Kanchanjungha Trekking

Trekking Destination » Kanchanjunga South base camp
Group Size » Min - 2
Highest Access » 4660meters
Grade » Moderate/hard
Transportation » Bus, Car, Land cruiser or Aeroplane
Mode of trekking tour » Camping/hotel
Trekking hour » Approximately 5-6 hours each day
Total Day » 22 Days

Kanchanjungha Trekking

Trip day to day itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu,
(airport pickup and drive to hotel)

Day 02 : Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley
(major poins like Durbar squres,Pashupatinath,Monkey temple,etc)

Day 03 : Fly to Biratnagar, overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Fly to Suketar and start trek to Lali Kharka (2200meters), overnight at tented camp.

Day 05 : Trek to Keswa (2100meters), overnight at tented camp.

Day 06 : Trek to Mamanke (2000meters), overnight at tented camp.

Day 07 : Trek to Yamphudin (1650meters), overnight at tented camp.

Day 08 : Trek to Lamite Jungle Camp (2920meters), overnight at tented camp.

Day 09 : Trek to Torontan (3080meters), overnight at tented camp.

Day 10 : Trek to Tseram (3750meters), overnight at tented camp.

Day 11 : Trek to Ramche (4360meters), overnight at tented camp.

Day 12 : Exploration around Rameche, overnight at tented camp.

Day 13 : Trek to Beyond Mirgin La, overnight at tented camp.

Day 14 : Trek to Ghunsa (3475meters), overnight at tented camp.

Day 15 : Trek to Kyapra (2300meters), overnight at tented camp.

Day 16 : Trek to Sakathum (1600meters), overnight at tented camp.

Day 17 : Trek to Chirwa (1180meters), overnight at tented camp.

Day 18 : Trek to Phurumba, overnight at tented camp.

Day 19 : Trek to Suketar (2300meters), overnight at tented camp.

Day 20 : Fly to Kathmandu via Biratnagar, overnight at hotel.

Day 21 : Rest in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.

Day 22 : Transfer to airport, departure on your own destination

Trip Cost Include

  • Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Two nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
  • Ground transportation on trekking
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • All government taxes.

Trip Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu. You will require 2 passport size photos).
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Food while you are in Kathmandu
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel
  • insurance company.
Note: Above - mentioned trek could be made departure any day as per client's interest.