Kanchanjunga Trekking

Duration: 29 days | Grade: Challanging
Altitude: 5,280m.

"Kanchanjunga trekking is very remote part trekking, which provides an opportunity to see panoramic views of Himalayas from every direction. This trek is considered as technical trek and suitable for thoes who moderately fit and have a sense of adventure. The program is designed to acclimatize you gradually and not to experience high altitude sickness. "

 

It is a long trek going deep into the remote mountain ranges on Nepal’s border with Sikkim and Tibet. The trail explores the area around Kanchenjunga the third highest mountain in the world. Kanchenjunga trek is simply designed for those who have abundance of time and a willing desire to venture into some of the far-flung regions of Nepal. A special permit for trekking is required to trek in this area from the government. The best season to trek in Kanchenjunga area is during spring from March to May and autumn from September to November.

 

If you want an ideal trekking trial in the far eastern Nepal then Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek will be the best option for you. Kanchenjunga trekking route is little bit long comparatively other trekking route of Nepal but rewarding which follows deeply into the remote Himalayas mountain ranges of Nepal. Kanchenjunga is the second highest peak of Nepal after Mt. Everest (8848m). Beside this, there are four subsidiary mountains all over 8000m and more that fifteen peaks over 6000m. While trekking in Kanchenjunga you can see wide range of scenery lush, tropical jungle through rhododendron, chest nut and oak forests to the alpine zone. Kanchanjunga is a huge massif located in the far north east part of Nepal on the borders of Sikkim and Tibet. The main attractions of Kanchanjunga are the magnificent view of snowcapped mountain peaks, varied landscapes from subtropical lowlands to the spectacular glacial plateaus, enchanting forests of rhododendrons and abundance of wildlife that includes musk deer and blue sheep. We are sure that you will feel this Kanchenjunga trek very interesting and exciting.
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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 29 days
  • Max Altitude: 5,540m
  • Group Size: 2 to 12
  • Tour Grade: Moderate but Tented Camp
  • Season: March - May, Sept - Dec
  • Tour Type: Fly Out / Fly in Trekking and Kathmandu Private vehicle
  • Highlight: Kanchenjunga area is 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. .

Kanchanjunga Trek Itinerary

  • Itinerary
  • Include / Exclude
  • Date & Price
  • Equipment
  • Tour Photo

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 02: Kathmandu Cultural Tour (1350m).
Day 03: Fly from Kaathmandu to Birathagar/ drive to Basantpur (2200m)
Day 04: Trek to Chauki (2700m)
Day 05: Trek Chauki to Gupha Pokhari (2930m)
Day 06: Trek Gupha Pokhari to Nisum (2000m)
Day 07: Trek Nisum to Dovan (921m)
Day 08: Trek Dovan to Chirwa (1270m)
Day 09: Trek Chirwa to Sekhathum (1660m)
Day 10: Trek Sekhathum to Amjilassa (2510m)
Day 11: Trek Amjilassa to Kyapra (2730m)
Day 12: Trek Kyapra to Ghunsa (3595m)
Day 13: Trek Amjilassa to Kyapra (2730m)
Day 14: Trek Ghunsa to Khambachen (4040m)
Day 15: Trek Khambachen to Lhonak (4785m)
Day 16: Day trip / Pangpema
Day 17: Trek Pangpema to Khambachen
Day 18: Trek Khambachen to Ghunsa
Day 19: Trek around Glacier (up to 5540m, if you want) / high camp
Day 20: Trek High camp to Ramche
Day 21: Trek Ramche to Tseram (3870m) back to Ramche
Day 22: Trek Ramche to Amchekhola
Day 23: Trek Amchekhola to Ponphe
Day 24: Trek Ponphe to Kande Bhanjyang
Day 25: Trek Kande Bhanjyang to Lal Kharka
Day 26: Trek Lal Kharka to Taplejung
Day 27: Taplejung / fly Kathmandu /transfer
Day 28: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 29: Final Departure home country

 

NOTE: On Dolpo Trek of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • Airport picks up & drops by private car.
  • Standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu to Biratnagar and Taplejung to Kathmandu fly tickets.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by car.
  • Full board meal during camping, prepared by our cook with Tea & coffee.
  • Sharing tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek.
  • A local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek, required number of cook, porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation.
  • Boiled drinking water for the trek.
  • All special trekking permits & fees.
  • Surface Transfer to and from Kathmandu.
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Official expanse.
  • Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural show

Cost Does Not Include:

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Helicopter Rescue if the clients sick while on the trekking
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fees
  • Items and expenses of personal nature
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
  • Personal Trekking Equipments
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver...
         
         
         
         
         

Recommended Trekking Kit
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognise that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

 

Footwear
Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof
Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking and/or for travelling
Warm socks for colder areas
Gaiters, in case of rain or snow

 

Legwear
Loose, casual trousers for trekking
Thermal leggings for colder areas
Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers
Waterproof trousers

 

Body
Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
Thermal shirt for colder areas
Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas
Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes
Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)

 

Head/Hands
Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
Sunglasses or goggles
Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
Warm gloves

 

Other items
Strong rucksack, or large holdall to be carried by porters
Day sack to be carried personally
Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag
One litre water bottle
Personal first aid kit to include essential items
Sleeping bag, 4 season
Torch, ideally head torch
Camera and film ! - for those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalaya
Toilet items and towel
Large handerchief/bandana for neck

 

Optional Items
Binoculars
Books (see Recommended Reading)
Altimeter
Compass
Playing cards / backgammon / chess set

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