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Kanchanjunga Trek

 

At a crossing point between Nepal, Sikkim and Tibet, this trek will make you discover the “five snow treasures”, meaning of Kangchenjunga in Tibetan. Third summit of the world (8598m), after Everest and K2, located at the extreme East of Nepal, it is a mountain yet preserved and with an unexpected richness.

Trekking out there, you will discover isolated and yet very few frequented Himalayan villages, which is a guarantee of a total immersion in the traditional Nepalese culture. Nights will be in majority under tents or in habitant’s home, but when it will possible, in lodge.

Description

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu
You will be received by our representative at Tribhuvan International Airport and transferred to the hotel.

2 : Flight Bhadrapur – Phiktal
Our driver will conduct you along of fields to Phiktal. Night in lodge.

Day 3 : Ilam – Sukhetar – 6h
You need 6h of route to get to Sukhetar, village in which the trek will go on. Last preparation and night in lodge.

Day 4 : Sukhetar - Taplejung - Mitlung (945 m) – 4h30
Trek until Mitlung, a typical Sherpa village. During the walk, you will gaze at beautiful temples.

Day 5 : Mitlung - Chhirwa (1300 m) – 6h
First step until Sinuwa village, where we will lunch. Then the trek continues in the afternoon to reach Chhirwa.

Day 6 : Chhirwa - Sekathum (1550 m) – 5h
During the trek, we will see traditional Limbu graves. Unforgetting moment when will go through two suspension bridges. Eventually, we will walk through the same path as Dalaï Lama during his exile of Tibet in 1959.

Day 7 : Sekathum - Amjilosa (2350 m) – 6h
After walking through a lovely valley and cross a river, we will get to Amjilosa, genuine Sherpa village.

Day 8 : Amjilosa - Phole (3200 m) – 9h
This day is unique because we will pass through a bamboos and rhododendrons forest. Phose village holds incredible monasteries that we will visit.

Day 9 : Phole - Gunsa (3400 m) – 3h
Short trip so that we can get easily acclimatize. During the afternoon, we visit Gunsa monastery. Night in lodge.

Day 10 : Gunsa - Kambachen (4090 m) – 6h
Some difficult sections due to pile of rubble. Splendid view on Jannu (7710 m), Sobithongie (6670 m), PholePeak (6645 m) and Khabur (6332 m).

Day 11 : Kambachen - Lhonak (4770 m) – 5h30
After several sections where you will have to « use your hands », we will get to Lhonak dry lake Awesome camp with incredible views on a mountain massive, overlooked by KirantChuli (7366 m). Now, we are as the crows fly from Tibet.

Day 12 : Pangpema - Camp de Base du Kangchenjunga (5100 m) – 5h
Early morning because the weather evolves swiftly in this region. We go by Kangchenjunga moraine. Return to lodge.

Day 13 : Lhonak - Gunsa (3400 m) – 8h
Return by the same path to Gunsa.

Day 14 : Gunsa - Selele (4200 m) – 6h
We ascend through a rhododendrons forest to little Tamo La col (3940m). Then, we get to Selele.

Day 15 : Selele - Tseram (3900 m) – 8h
Difficult day with the crossing of 3 cols: Sirion La (4450 m), Mirgin La (4455 m) et SirelapcheBhanjyang (4530 m).

Day 16 : Tseram - Omje Khola (2345 m) – 5h
Lovely and progressive descent in a rhododendrons forest.

Day 17 : Omje Khola – Yamphudin - Mamamkhe (1800 m) – 7h
Descent until Yamphudhin village in which we see a church.

Day 18 : Mamamkhe (1920 m) – Phumpe (1800 m) - Khande - Khesewa (Sinchebung) (2120 m) – 8h
We evolve in a path until Nagdewa river, seeing two impressive falls.

Day 19 : Khesewa – Bhanjyang – Lalikharka (2250 m) – 6h
The trek goes first to KhandeBhanjyang, a mixt Gurung village. The rest of the walk is quite easy.

Day 20 : Lalikharka - Suketar (2420 m) – 3h
Quite steep slope until Bhaisakhé (2485 m) then an easy walk until Suketar.

Day 21 : Route Jusqu’à Biratnagar
A car leads us to Téraï.

Day 22 : Flight Biratnagar - Kathmandu
Return flight and free afternoon in Kathmandu. You are back to your hotel.

Day 23 : Kathmandu
Free day in Kathmandu, it is a safe day in case of delay on the itinerary or cancel of your flight.

Day 24 : Transfer to the airport
Our representative will guide you to the International airport 3 hours before your flight.

Price includes

→ KTM hotel room with breakfast

→ Sightseeing in three cultural heritage sites

→ National park permit fee

→ Special trekking permit fee

→ Government licensed and trained local English speaking guide

→ All hot meals during the trek

→ Guide, food, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation & local taxes

→ All the transport and internal flights during the program


Price does not includes

→ Your all kinds of insurance

→ Visa fees

→ Lunch and dinner in city

→ Drinks

→ Optional trips

→ Tips


The services offered, in particular transport, may be subject to local or climatic hazards. If necessary, alternative solutions will be proposed.

Mid-March to early May, or October (To be agreed from at least 4 people)