Kang-chen-zod-nga”, meaning “Five Great Treasuries Of The Snow”, actually, has seven major summits. To the locals, Kanchanjunga (8585 m.), the third highest mountain in the world, is the abode of gods who bestow prosperity and benevolence on the mand their lands. The avalanches that Kanchanjunga throws down are said to be the largest anywhere! The major ethnic group inhabiting the Kanchenjunga region are the Limbus who along with Rais have earned respect as fearless infantry men-the “Gurkhas”. Your journey to this remote area begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar in the east of Nepal, followed by a drive to Basantapur (2220 m,) from where you head north to the villages of Chauki (2700 m), Gorja Gaon (2000m), Amjilasa (2490 m), Ghunsa (3340 m), Khambachen (4040 m) and Lhonak (4790 m) to Pangpema (5140 m.) which also serves as the Base Camp for expeditions attempting the North Face of Kanchanjunga and the culmination of the first part of the trek. You then retrace your steps to the village of Ghunsa and back to Taplejung or Tumlingtar for your flight back or you can head east over the Lapsang La (5110 m.) to Tseram and Ramze and then to the Yalung Glacier (4800 m.) towards the south which completes the second part of your journey. From here you start on your return journey heading south through the villages of Torontan, Yamphudin, Mamankhe and Keswa to Taplejung from where you will board and aircraft for Biratnagar and then fly out to Kathmandu.
|Season:||March to May and September to November|
|Duration:||28 Days and 27 Nights|
|Highest Point:||Kathmandu, Lalikharka, Khesawa, Mamamkhe, Yamphudin, Amji Kharka,Throng Den, Tseram, Ramjee, Tseram, Langpa Sarpa, Ghungsha, Kyapra, Amjilassa, Ghaiyabari, Chirwa, Miltung, Dovan, Sangu, Nundhaki, Chainpur, Tumlingtar|
What is Included:
• Service of English speaking guides, arrival and departure transfer, vehicles, full tour services.
• All prevailing taxes like luxury taxes and boarding taxes and meals in all hotels.
• Road taxes, toll taxes, driver’s allowances, parking etc.
• Boarding and meals with breakfast, lunch and dinners at luxury hotels while during the tour. While during trek boarding and meals in camps and mountain lodges. All the meals include breakfast lunch and dinner.
What is not included:
• Any items of personal nature like walking sticks, clothings, sleeping bags, prescribed medicines, alcoholic drinks, phone calls, laundry, additional meals, passport and visas, flight and airport charges, excess baggage, insurances, vaccinations, inner line permits or special permits.
Kanchanjunga Trek Duration: 28 Days 27 Nights
Upon arrival in Kathmandu a representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your Hotel.
Free day in Kathmandu to make the final preparations for your trek or do some exploring on your own. We will be happy to arrange sightseeing tours of the valley for you if you desire. O/N Hotel.
|Day 03:||Early morning transfer to airport for flight to Taplejung. Meet with your sirdar and the rest of the crew.|
|Day 04:||Trek to Lalikharka.|
|Day 05:||Trek to Khesawa (2200m).|
|Day 06:||Trek to Mamamkhe (1790m).|
|Day 07:||Trek to Yamphudin (2320m).|
|Day 08:||Trek to Amji Kharka.|
|Day 09:||Trek to Throng Den.|
|Day 10:||Trek to Tseram.|
|Day 11:||Trek to Ramjee.|
|Day 12:||Rest and Acclimatization.|
|Day 13:||Trek to Tseram.|
|Day 14:||Trek to Langpa Sarpa
|Day 15:||Ghungsha (3200m).|
|Day 16:||Trek to Kyapra.|
|Day 17:||Trek to Amjilassa.|
|Day 18:||Trek to Ghaiyabari.|
|Day 19:||Trek to Chirwa.|
|Day 20:||Trek to Miltung.|
|Day 21:||Trek to Dovan.|
|Day 22:||Trek to Sangu.|
|Day 23:||Trek to Nundhaki.|
|Day 24:||Trek to Chainpur.|
|Day 25:||Trek to Tumlingtar.|
|Day 26:||Fly back to Kathmandu. Transfer to the Hotel. A free afternoon in Kathmandu.|
In Kathmandu. This is a cushion day that has been built into the itinerary to allow for delays due to flights or other reasons beyond our control. If you are able to complete your trek in time then this day may be used for sight seeing around Kathmandu Valley or free for shopping days. O/N Hotel.
|Day 28:||Depart Katmandu.|