Kanchenjunga Trekking

Trip Overview

Kanchenjunga (8,586m) is cited as the third highest peak in the world and is located in the north eastern part of Nepal. Kanchenjunga is popular for its exquisite structure Nepal has to offer, from steamy jungles to jumbled glaciers. Also known as "Five Treasures of the snow", this region was opened to trekkers in 1998. This destination is blessed with snowcapped peaks like Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Makalu, Jahnu peak which surrounds the valley making it look even more dramatic and beautiful. Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is favored for its three river valley, namely SimbuaKhola, Ghunsa and Tamur valley.

Kanchenjunga region is a blend of ethnic diversity and culture. The conservation area resides people from Limbu, Sherpa, Rai, Chhetris and Tamang communities. The lifestyle of the people settled in this region is mostly dependent on traditional farming. Around this conservation area, one will bump into the local people of this place, their lifestyle, culture they follow and religious practices they observe.

Bio diversity in species of plants is for sure a treat to the eyes for the nature lovers. The vegetation of this area is diverse in nature both floristically and structurally as it is a home to 51 species of Leguminosae, 48 species of Orchid, 45 species of Rosacea, 42 species of Ericaceae, 10 species of Primula, 14 species of Rubus, 10 species of Pedicularis, 23 species of Rhododendrons, Taxusbaccata and Tetracentronsinense. Along with this wide variation of speciesone will also get a chance to enjoy the available wildlife that has been making this place a home so far. Two hundred fifty species of birds and dense forests perfectly complements each other.

September to November and March to May are supposed to be the best timing to visit this region because of the clearer sky and the climate. As this place lies in the higher altitude the trekkers not only gets a chance to admire Kanchenjunga's beauty but also can give a glance to the surrounding mountains, valleys and every possible piece of heaven seen from here.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: - Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02: - A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
Day 03: - Kathmandu to Biratnagar flight and drive to Hille (1800m)
Day 04: - Hille – Shidua
Day 05: - Shidua – Door Pani (2780m)
Day 06: - Door Pani – Gupa Pokhari (2890m)
Day 07: - Gupa Pokhari – Nesum
Day 08: - Nesum – Taplejung
Day 09: - Taplejung – Chirwa (1190m)
Day 10: - Chirwa – Sakathum (1640m)
Day 11: - Sakathum- Amjilossa (2490m)
Day 12: - Amjilossa – Gyabla / kyapar (2730m)
Day 13: - Kyapar – Ghunsa (3410m)
Day 14: - Ghunsa – Khambachen (4150m)
Day 15: - Acclimatization day in Khambachen
Day 16: - Khambachen – Lhonak (4790m)
Day 17: - Lhonak trip to Pangpema (5140m)
Day 18: - Pangpema to Khambachen and to the Passes
Day 19: - Rest day in High Pass
Day 20: - High Camp – Ramche (4620m)
Day 21: - Ramche – Tseram (3870m)
Day 22: - Tseram – Torontham (2990m)
Day 23: - Torontham – Yamphudin (1690m)
Day 24: - Yamphudin – Phumphe (1780m)
Day 25: - Phumphe – Phawa Khola
Day 26: - Phawa Khola – Taplejung
Day 27: - Taplejung – Kathmandu
Day 28: - Final Departure

Cost Details

What is included?

Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
Government license holder experienced, trekking guide, cook and porters
Flight ticket for Kathmandu to Biratnagar and back to Kathmandu from Lukla.
All meals during trekking 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners, Tea and coffee).
Camping equipments (Two men tents, dining tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, down jackets).
Trekking Permit for Kanchenjunga Trek.
Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents &  Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

What is not included?

Lunch and dinner  in Kathmandu.
Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
Personal trekking gears
Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Gear list

UPPER BODY LAYERS 
Walking t-shirt  -2 merino wool, capilene or synthetic fabric over cotton t-shirt which is  quick dry.
Sleeping t-shirt -1 it can be cotton.
Thermal base layers top -1 mid weight long sleeved t-shirt of merino wool or polyester, capilene or polartec power dry. 
Insulating layers -1mid weight fleece that can be worn over other layers 
Fleece vest optional -advisable for those who feel cold 
Rain jacket -1 essential 
Down jacket -1 essential it’s very cold above 4,000 meters.
LOWER BODY LAYERS
Underwear - enough for trek (notice you can wash along them along the way)
Hiking trousers -2 quick dry and light weight trousers no cotton, but zip offs are good.
Sleeping trousers 1 light weight yoga style evening sleeping, but no jeans.
Trekking shorts -1 if no zips off trousers . below the knee for ladies.
Rain pants -1 advisable 
Thermal long johns 1 for evening or sleeping.
PACKS&BAGS
Duffle bag pack 1 to store excess luggage in at hotel. Soul Himalaya provides duffel bags for the duration of the trek. These are easier for the porters to carry.
Day pack with rain cover -1to carry your personal items during the treks eg camera and chocolate, water.
Sleeping bags -1 3season (4season oct-feb).
Compression stuff sack -1 for sleeping bags.
FOOTWEAR 
Trekking boots -1 must be well worn and comfortable with ankle support.
Socks -3 good and warm enough and worth spending money on quality socks.
Flip flops or camp shoes-1 light weight for evening use.
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS 
Water bottles -2 one or two liters nalgene or sig style or a bladder.  Bladders are preffered
Water purification drops -1 it is cheap and easy to buy in Kathmandu (piyous).
Lip balm -1 with SPF factors.
Sunglass -1 essential good uv protection. 
Suncream we recommend SPF 30 greater. 
Bandana -1 this useful for a variety of purposes. 
Baseball head (cap) it is useful for sun during the hiking. 
Warm woolen hat -1 it is very useful evening and morning when we hike above the 3500m.
Flash light or head torch -1head light is best as it leaves your hand free and extra batteries. 
Personal first aid kit -1 include any prescribed medication (should be your all personal medication).
Travel towel -1 light weight and compact. 
Wash kit -1 travel items for the trek. 
Instant hand sanitizer -enough for trek and alcohol based for keeping your hands clean. 
Camera with charge and enough batteries for your treks 
Book or journal as you like. 
Pack of cards/travel board games for evening fun. 
Trekking snacks enough for trekking and good selection available in Kathmandu. 
Toilet roll and rubbish bag it is very important we don’t leave rubbish in the mountains. 
Trekking poles optional and advisable for anyone with knee issues.
Gloves warm enough.  Preferably warmers as well 
Neck warmer \Buff. 
A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR AND ATTITUDE IS ESSENTIAL -DONT COME WITHOUT IT NAMASTE.
All of above the equipment you can get cheaply in Kathmandu. If you have any queries please feel free to ask.
                       www.soulhimalayatreks.com                                    info@soulhimalayatreks.com
 
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