Kanchenjanga Trekking

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duration 23 days
maximum altitude 5000m
trip difficulty easy
total cost $3590 $3585
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itinerary

On arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Katmandu, one of our team will be there to welcome and greet you, then drive to the hotel so you can unwind and rest, hook into the free wifi or explore the local area.
During the evening there will be a welcome dinner to meet and greet with your ‘trekking guide team’ members and all other trekkers going o the Kanchanjunga trek.


 

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Breakfast Included  

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Hotel/Logde 

Altitude

1350M

After a delicious breakfast in the hotel we will have a trip orientation meeting to learn about your stay in Nepal and answer any questions/concerns about the itinerary.
Most importantly after the briefing, we will go through the checklist of all the required gear and items to make sure you are equipped for the journey. If you require more items, there are many local trekking shops to accommodate what you need.
When all are satisfied each person is fully equipped, we’ll go out on a Katmandu Sightseeing Day Tour, around one of the important cultural hubs of the valley.  Katmandu city alone holds four heritage sites that are listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List.

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Breakfast Included  

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Hotel/Logde 

Altitude

1350m 

our guide or leader will pickup you from hotel to airport and flight will be 45 minutes  after flight we have to drive to Illam morels  5/6 hours  through beautiful  tea garden  that day we will stay  overnight in illam.

Note: When Flight Delays And Unexpected Weather Conditions
Flights by plane and helicopter are prone to unexpected delays and cancellations caused by unexpected weather in remote areas. Operational complications may also occur, which is more likely to happen in Everest region -Lukla flight, Annapurna region- Jomsom flight, Dolpa, Simikot, Jumla region etc. Most of the time, mountain flights are delayed without prior information. The flight is scheduled at 6:30 am, so you are required to be at the airport by 6:00 am. However, most of the time flight delay for more than hour, so please be prepared for that. We advise you to always carry an extra money for food and accommodation in case of an emergency. The Above Himalaya Trekking will not be responsible for additional expenses coming with unforeseen reasons. We advise you to plan accordingly.While trekking in remote areas, especially off-season, you’re advised to reserve extra days to avoid frustration in case if any delays occur. In case of delay in flight prior to trek departure or at the end of the trek, you will need to cover your accommodation and food costs by yourself.
 

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3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu&Local Guest House

Altitude

1250M

Trek to Mitlung 921m. (3 hours)

Trekking along with motorable road.

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Home Stay  

Altitude

921m

Trekking along with motor-able road we will walk through  the jungle along the Tamore river.

 

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Home Stay 

Altitude

1270m

While trekking time to time we skip the motor able road and follow trekking trail. We pass

through several small settlements of Rai and Limbu community. From Sukethum special permits

requires as per the lenth of trekking days in the protected areas. There is a police check post at

Taplethok.

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Home Stay 

Altitude

1585m

Trekking along with the Tamor River, ascends 1 and half hour before getting to Amjilosa

 

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Home Stay 

Maximum Altitude shown

2395m

Great view of mountains of Selele pass

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Home Stay 

Altitude

2730m

For the first few hours trek we walk through pine forest and reach Phale the Tibetan refugee

camp. It is also a winter pastoral camp for the Yaks. The numbers of yaks are getting low these

days as the youth are getting involved in school education. And some of the local population is

migrated to Kathmandu concerning mainly for the education for their new generation.

 

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Home Stay 

Altitude

3427m

There is much height to gain in the next days. So Gunsa, situated at 3427mt. is ideal place for

having rest in order to acclimatize our body. That day we hike about 1 and half hours to get to

kharka in front hills of Ghunsa, where locals use to offer Lung-Thar (prayer flags) in each Losar.

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Altitude

3427m

Walking 2-3 hours in pine and Bhujpatra, (Himalayan birch) forest along with the river we come

to the tundra vegetation. While approaching to Khangpachen, we come to a view of beautiful

Janu Himal. From Khangpachen we can see Sharphu Himal range as well.

 

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Altitude

4050m

As the altitude gains there is no vegetation above 4000 mt. We walk through the barren land

along the valley. In 2-3 hours we come to the wide-opened valley of Lhonak where Kanchanjunga

glacier starts before getting to the Lhonak village.

 

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Altitude

4780m.

Walking along the Kanchenjunga glacier valley we reach the base camp in about 4 Hours. Pack

lunch will be served. It is wise to keep a warm drink individually in back pack as the refuse at the

base camp may not offer you any service. The refuse as seasonal tea shop is opened only in

autumn season. We can get the information from earlier village about the service availability so

as to prepare the pack lunch.

 

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Home Stay 

Altitude

 5143m

we will stay  in Khangpachen  

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Home Stay 

Altitude

4050m

One of the attractions of the Kanchenjunga trek is the Jannu view point. It takes about 3 hours to

get there from Khangpachen. The view point offers Jannu Himal (Kumbhakarna)’s great view in

the east and wide range of Sharphu Himal to the west. After having the great view in the

morning we come down to Ghunsa the same day walking about 7 hours.
 

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Altitude

3427m

Ascending more than two hours we cross a little pass than following a flat trail we reach to

Selele camp in about 6 hours.

 

 

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Altitude

4200m

Crossing 3 little passes over 4000mt. the trail twists ups and downs. When we cross Sinnion La

(4646mt.) the trail descends steep down to Cheram where we get a limited number of guest

houses. The view of Kabruk Himal is seen from Cheram.

 

 

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Altitude

3870m

It’s relatively a longer day. Ascending towards Ramche we pass through a pine forest. Then the

trail follows the tundra vegetation while ascending to the Octang glacier. A flat glacier trail

reach to Octang gaining slowly the altitude of 4730mt the trail make us tired even waking on the

flat. We have option to go further to camp at Yalung base camp (4500mt.) or return back to

guest house to Cheram.

But for the glacier and moraines walk lovers the Yalung glacier Safari could be a unique trekking

experience. Trekkers may extend one day to get different level of trekking experience in Yalung

glacier.

 

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Altitude

3870m

Descending down to Torongding the trail follows water course of Simbuwa Khola where we pass

through pine and Bhujpatra (Himalayan birch) forest. The changing colour of the birch in autumn

makes the contrast of the mountain valley a beautiful landscape.

 

 

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Altitude

 2995m

The trail ascends to Lasi vanjyang(pass) 3310 in about 3 hours and then descends 3 hours

through Birch and Rhododendron forest following a flat trail about half an hour before to reach

the Yampudin.

 

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Altitude

2080m

The trail goes ups and downs up to Mamankhe then descends to the scattered villages of Rai and

Limbu community where cultivation of cardamom and pork farming enhanced the local economy.
 

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Altitude

1858m

Walking about 3 hours we reach at Khesewa where we meet motorable road. But we follow the

foot trail passing through small scattered villages, forest and crop fields while descending down

to Kandevanjyang.

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Altitude

2129m

While walking we play a game of hide and sick with the motorable road. Most of the part we

follow the foot trail. The trail descends to Simbukharka passing through scattered villages, forestand crop fields then ascends Lalikharka. The main village of Lalikharka is seen below, we rest up

in the guest houses.

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Home stay 

Altitude

2265m

The last day of the trekking, the trail ascends to Deurali and then we trek along with the motor-able road to Suketar airport.

 

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Hotel/Lodge 

Altitude

 2420m

The flight from Suketar is very uncertain because of the weather condition so most of the time

we take the road to Bhadrapur and get flight to Kathmandu.

 

 

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Breakfast Included

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Hotel/Lodge 

Altitude

1350m

You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today!
There is nothing to do but swap emails with your travel companions and organise your photos.
If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing in Kathmandu, and please ask if you require any more of our services.


 

For Meals

Breakfast Included

For Accommodation

Hotel/Lodge 

Altitude

1350m

excludes

  • Travel Insurance 
  • Hard and soft drinks 
  • Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu
  • International air fare to and from Kathmandu Nepal. 
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
  • Any other costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary because of natural disaster and political issues etc.
  • Horse renting and additional porters during the trek. 
  • Personal equipment’s for trekking
  • Personal expenses
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation 
  • Tips for guide/driver and potter 

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