Highlights

  • Mt. Kanchenjunga and other mountains
  • Kanchenjunga conservation area
  • Monasteries, Chortens, temples and prayer walls
  • Traditional Sherpa Village
  • Unique Himalayan Culture with diverse flora and fauna

  Trip Duration: 25 days
Mode of Trek: Tea house / Camping
Grade: Moderate / Strenuous
Transportation: Flight / Bus
Best Time: Oct/ Nov and March / April
Max. Altitude: 5140m

 

Kanchangjungha is the world’s third highest mountain and is situated in the north-eastern corner of Nepal, straddling the border with Sikkim. Kanchanjungha is not a single summit but a mountain massif consisting of five summits with several satellite peaks and glaciers.

Until Nepal opened its borders to foreign visitors in the early 1950’s Kanchanjungha was probably the best recognized and most well known of all the Himalaya peaks as it could be clearly seen from Darjeeling, then part of the British regime. After the border control was relaxed, focus turned to the Annapurna and Everest regions and Kanchanjungha lost a bit of its appeal. Access became difficult from the east, the traditional starting point, as Sikkim then closed its border to foreign travelers. It was relaxed and explorers, climbers and trekkers were able to fully appreciate the majestic beauty of this Himalayan giant.

The area is home to a variety of endangered species; the snow leopard, musk deer, red panda, grey wolf and the Himalayan black bear. It is still a pristine environment and an area that every mountain lover should not only visit but take an active role in protecting its natural diversity.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02: Trekking preparation day- buy or rent your personal equipments obtain permit for the trek etc.

Day 03: Fly to Suketar

Day 04: Drive by bus to Suketar (2400m)

Day 05:  Suketar to trek Phurumba/Jogidanda

Day 05: Trek to Chirwa (1190m)

Day 06: Trek to Sakathum (1640m)

Day 07: Trek to Amjilassa (2490m)

Day 08: Trek to Gyabla (2730m)

Day 09: Trek to Ghunsa (3410m)

Day 10: Rest day or acclimatization at Ghunsa

Day 11: Trek to Khambachen (4150m)

Day 12: Trek to Lhonak(4790m)

Day 13: Trek to Pangpema (5140m)

Day 14: Exploration day around Northern Base Camp Kanchenjunga Glacier

Day 15: Trek back to Khambachen (4150m)

Day 16: Trek back to Ghunsa (3410m)

Day 17: Trek to Selele Kharka

Day 18: Trek over Selele Pass – trek down to Tseram (3900m)

Day 19: Trek to Ramche (4620m)

Day 20: Explore around Southern Base Camp and Yalung Glacier and return to Ramche

Day 21: Trek back to Torntan (2990m)

Day 22: Trek to Yamphudin (1690m)

Day 23: Trek to Keswa (1960m)

Day 24: Trek to Suketar (2400m)

Day 25: Suketar to Kathmandu