Kanchanjunga Trekking 29 Days


At 8586 m, massive Kanchenjunga is the world`s third highest mountain, and marks the eastern border of Nepal with the Indian state of Sikkim. In Tibetan, `Kanchenjunga` means `the five treasure houses of snow`, which gives you some idea of what to expect should you visit this area.  This is unexplored trekking route lying in the eastern part of Nepal. Trekking in Kanchenjunga is really a rewarding one as this region offers amazing snow - capped mountains, landscape and exotic panoramic view of the Himalayas. You can enjoy various type of small & High Snowy peak above 8,000 and under 8,000 as well. There are some renowned name like Mt Everest 8,848m ,  Mt.Makalu 8,201m and Mt. Lhotse 8,516m.

This area is rich in biodiversity especially the butterflies and other insects in the upper Arun Valley and the stunning rhododendrons of the Milke Danda. Stunning forests and wild paths at lower altitudes. High mountain passes and trekking on glaciers in the immense space of the sparsely inhabited but stunning northern reaches. The conservation area that surrounds it extends into protected areas in Sikkim and Tibet, and comprises a beautiful, unspoilt wilderness. This is Snow Leopard territory, but the reclusive predator shares the unbounded forests with the Himalayan Black Bear and the Assamese Macaque, among others. Cascading waterfalls, lush vegetation and thousands of species of plants await those who take the long trail to Kanchenjunga Base Camp, the main route which has been described as `untrekked`.

Kanchenjunga is the naturally divine place for the true adventurer. Kanchenjunga Trekking route can use from Nepal and Sikkim as well. The many baffling stories of Himalayan YETI, the abdominal snowman is believed to be found in this region. Kanchenjunga trek is a special and memorable one as we not only have a view of the landscape but also we have got really wonderful Topography of Land. We can see much wildlife during the Trekking. Which is snow leopard, musk deer, red panda many more. Kanchenjunga Trekking trail has more exciting and challenging adventurous and well known Organizing trip to lies in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area which is spread over 2,035 Sq km rich in wildlife diversity also many endangered species of birds like Impedance pheasant, red-billed blue magpie, shy Dragon, Amphibians and mammals are found and conserved including snow - leopard, Himalayan black bear, musk deer red panda many more.

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
As you advent to this sacred land undoubtedly you will horde your reminiscence with accumulating blissful experiences you can ever clutch anywhere else from. Historically treasured, culturally rich as well as naturally boon Kathmandu welcomes you with all its heart. As soon as you step here you will be greeted by our Earth Matter Trek`s authentic member. You after then will be escorted to the luxurious hotel where you will be provided a welcome cuisine and you will overnight stay there.

Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
Today after having breakfast we will take you to the most admired sightseeing areas of Kathmandu which is proud as well as pride of Nepalese people. You will relish an ancient treasure Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and  Swayambhunath Stupa which reflects the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. We will take you back to the hotel where you will spend overnight.

Day 3: Flight to Biratnagar : drive to Basantpur 6h.
The 50 minutes flight from Kathmandu offers stunning views of the entire trek and the Himalaya from Kangchenjunga to Langtang. The 120km drive is equally spectacular and takes us to the end of the road at Basantpurlocated on the ridge above  TanmayaKhola and through spectacular hills and serpentine road with 100 hairpin turns passing through the town of Hille beside the mighty Arun River.We will camp here overnight with spectacular view of the Kanchenjunga massif.

Day 4: Trek to Chauki 7h
First 3km until Tunde will be on major trek servicing Arun and Tamur valleys with lots of locals travelling along to Chainpur, a major trading town in the area. We pass few villages along the way DhoorPani,TinjureDanda and TinjurePhedi with stunning views ofofKangchenjunga and the Makalu ranges and travelling through Rhododendron forest.

Day 5:  Trek to Gupha Pokhari 4h
We follow undulating trail through the MilkeDanda Range to beautiful GuphaPokhari (natural pond).The trail follows mainly through Rhododendron forest beinh in full bloom of rich bright red coloured clusters of flowers in April and May. At high points of the trail we gain beautiful panoramic views of Chamlang, Mera, Makalu and Kangchenjunga.

Day 6: Trek To Dobhan 7h
It is a long day today but it is all downhill to riverside village of Dhoban located at the junction of two rivers (a literal meaning in Nepali) the MaihwaKholaand the TamurKoshi. We will pass Gurja Sherpa village, where we stop for lunch.

Day 7: Trek to Mitlung 6h
For next 3 days we trek in the TamorNadi River valley staring at low point of 660m and reaching 1650m in Sekathum. The deep valley and heavy monsoon rainfallsmake the trail wet amd muddy until we reach elevation of 1000m after Mitlung. We will be walking along the river and in the rainforest with rich birdlife creating really stupendous character for the section.

Day 8: Trek to Chirwa 6h
The is amazingly spectacular section in the deep Himalayan river gorge with spectacular cliffs and thundering sound of mighty torrent amplified by the gorge geometry. We will walk sections of dense subtropical forest and through the narrow valley with the local villages above. When the valley opens we will go through villages inhibited by traditional owners of Limbu ethnicity, subsistence growing crops such as rice, millet, barley, wheat and corn for 2000 years With subtropical climate fields are very productive for most of the year.

Day 9:  Trek to Sekathum 5h
We continue our trek through the TamorNadi valley, which turns into Ghunsariver past SimbuwaKhola just before Sekathum, a tributary originating from Yalung glacier. The scenery transform slowly while the valley opens more and more.

Day 10: Trek to Amjilasha 5h
It is a shorter walk today 6km but we gain almost 900m elevation and mostly at the end of the day before our camping spot in Amjilasha. The trail narrows and follows the GhunsaRiver to open again when we start climbing towards Amjilasha. The ethnicity changes here and we will see more high elevation favouring Sherpa and Tibetan folks.

Day 11: Trek to Gyabla 4h
Easy day through isolated section of the trail with no villages and walking through a dense forest.

Day 12: Trek to Ghunsa 5h
We cross 3000m/10000ft elevation threshold and will maintain comfortable pace to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Half way between Gyabla and Ghunsa there is a Tibetan village of Phole where we stop for a relaxing lunch. It is a nice place to touch the Tibetan Buddhist culture and to visit a welcoming monastery.

Day 13: Rest day in Ghunsa
After 9 days of walking Sherpa village of Ghunsa is a perfect place for a rest and to soak 3400m elevation before trekking to the north basecamp. Ghunsa is the last permanent settlement on the way to the base camp.

Day 14: Trek to Kambachen 6h
Over next 3 days we explore one of the most magnificent glacial valleys in Nepal if not in entire Himalayas. We will walk on the moraine and the glacier from Lhonak. We will camp today at the bottom of Jannu Glacier with direct view of Kanchenjunga massif and Jannu, a truly awe inspiring experience. This is a very remote area and not unusual to see some wildlife such as blue sheep, ibex, mountain goat or smaller animals among the rocks such as hyrax and marmots and birds of prey above eagle, kites and falcons.

Day 15: Trek to Lhonak 6h
The terrain is desolate high altitude glacier with no villages or houses. Trail climbs gradually through moraine debris and with the elevation it makes the hike slower. The glacier starts around Ramtangat 4240m andthe trail continues on its north sidewithLhonak located at the junction of Lhonak and Kanchejunga glaciers and surrounded by stunning mountains abound in all directions.

Day 16: Explore Pangpema Base camp 6h
This will be our day to explore Kanchenjunga north basecamp area. The basecamp is called Pang Pema. The area is visited by few trekkers` climbers so there is not enough traffic to create the path. We will explore the glacier area as much as possible.

Day 17: Return to Ghunsa 7h
Returning to Ghunsa allows retracing our previous days with different perspective of the trail and the scenery around.

Day 18: Trek to Sele Lapass 6h
From Ghunsa, we ascent is along the trail used by local people walking through thick forest of birch, pine and rhododendron possibly covered by snow.

Day 19: Trek to Tseram & cross Mirgin La 8h
Challenging trek today with a steep 400m climb to Mirgin La Pass with tremendous view of JannuHimal as well as Makalu, Baruntse,ChamlangKangchenjunga, Kabru and the Himalayan range along Sikkim border followed by the walk along ridges with a final descent to Tseram.

Day 20: Trek to Ramche 7km,Octangand Yalung Glacier, walk 7h
Today we explore Yalung glacier, we start early to reach Ramche where we set-up our overnight camp. After lunch, we trek towards Octang 7km away with elevation gain of 300m, the view point of Kangchenjunga and a stunningly beautiful amphitheatre of impressive peaks Rothang and Kabru on the Nepal/Sikkim border.

Day 21: Trek to Tortong 7h
We trek an easy trail along SimbuaKholathrough varieties of pine and rhododendron forests, descending all the way to Tortong.

Day 22: Trek to Yamphudim 7h
This is tough section of out trek; it is prone to landslides making it difficult to hike. There is also 600m climb to the3500m Lamite pass.

Day 23: Trek to Khebang 7h
Trek passes through the beautiful villages of Chhetri and Brahmins. Today we will cross 2 passes.

Day 24: Trek to Phakholing 7h
This is long day with 1000m drop over 6km to Dobhan for our lunch stop and another 8km of undulating but straightforward village path to the village.

Day 25: Trek to Tharpu 4h
Last day of trekking finished with 1200m climb to village of Tharpu. We will take it easy and enjoy last glimpses of Kanchejunga range and final mountain sunsets from vantage point of the village to complete this incredibly exhilarating trek.

Day 26: Drive to Bhadrapur, 9h
There is are only 190km to the airport atBhadrapur but road cuts through a 7 narrow ranges with over 100 hairpin turns and endless windings so with average speed of less than 30kmh it takes some 9h to arrive Bhadrapur. Despite being tiring it is a rewarding trip.

Day 27: Fly to Kathmandu
In clear weather there is the opportunity to view some of the most impressive peaks of the Himalayan range as we take our flight back to Kathmandu. After landing in Kathmandu you will be accompanied by us to the hotel for rest and overnight stay out there.

Day 28: Rest day in Kathmandu
A day of rest and relaxation, you can go for shopping and sightseeing. After breakfast we will drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square. After Kathmandu Durbar Square we will be visiting Swoyambhunath Stupa. Swoyambhunath is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago. Swoyambhunath has developed into an important center of Buddhism. Our next destination is Patan Durbar square after then we will proceed for sightseeing tour to Great Stupa of Boudhanath. In the evening we will have fare well dinner together at an Authentic Nepalese restaurant.

Day 29: Departure
Our splendid journey in Nepal abolishes here and we will convoy you to the airport according to your scheduled flight and bid you farewell.

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