Kanchanjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. It is located along the border between Nepal and Sikkim, on the eastern part of Nepal.
Kanchanjunga Trek is remote, wild and full of adventure. Named after Kanchejunga Peak (8586m), the world’s third highest peak, the region is located in Taplejung District in the northeastern part of Nepal on the borders of Sikkim and Tibet. The area is well known for its three river valleys: the Simbua Khola, the Ghunsa and the Tamur valleys. In 1997, the Government of Nepal in support of WWF has declared the core area of Kanchanjunga region as a " Gift to the Earth".
The highlights of the Kanchanjunga trek are the magnificent views of Kanchanjunga Massif, varied landscapes of forests, rivers, glaciers and enchanting forests of rhododendrons. Spread in an area of 2035 sq. km., Kanchanjunga Conservation Area is another attraction of this trek where you will find rare and unique flora and fauna including rhododendrons, orchids, muck deer, snow leopard, Asiatic black bear, red panda etc. Kanchengjunga area is also a global hotspot for plant biodiversity and as many as 23 species of rhododendrons and over 2000 flowering plants have been identified here.
Kanchenjuga Trekking is a dream destination for many a trekker. This region is full of pristine wilderness, rich biodiversity, unspoilt culture. The rare and endangered species of Red Panda and Snow Leopard are found in this region. It is also home to the Limbu/Rai communities, one of the first inhabitants of Nepal Valley. The region has very few facilities for lodges and guest houses. Therefore, trekking in Kanchanjunga is entirely camping.
Our trek passes through yak pastures, small, beautiful villages and forests of pines and rhododendrons finally reaching the Kanchanjunga Base Camp. The base camp will with an unobstructed and unparalled view of south face of Kanchanjunga. The Kanchanjunga Trek allows you to discover the unique local culture and lifestyle of the local people who live in tranquil villages that stretch beyond the border to Tibet and Sikkim. The region is rich in ethnic diversity and culture with over 11 ethnic communities including Limbus, Sherpa, Rai, Chhetri and Brahmins. The area also hosts a score of monasteries, chhortens, temples, prayer-walls which forms a tapestry of rich cultural heritage.
This trekking will be physically challenging as it involves walking along hills, moraines and the famous Yalung Glacier.
The best season to trek Kanchanjunga is Autumn (Sep-Nov) and Spring (Mar-May).
Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel
Day 02:Full day Kathmandu valley Guided tour
Day 03:Kathmandu Biratnagr by fly 3 hrs drive to Bashantapur.
Day 04:Bashantapur to trek through mossy Rhododendron forests eventually leading to Chauki 2682m.
Day 05:Chauki trek to Gupha Pokhari where you have first views of various peaks including Kanchenjunga. 2900m.
Day 06:Gupha to Gurja Gaun 2010m.
Day 07:Gurja Gaun to Doban 645m.
Day 08:Doban to Mitlung 890m.
Day 09:Mitlung to Chirwa 1185m.
Day 10:Chirwa to Sokathom 1650m.
Day 11:Sokathum to Amjilessa 2498m.
Day 12:Amjilessa to Gyabla 2725m.
Day 13:Gyabla to Ghunsa 3415m.
Day 14:Acclimatisation day in Ghunsa
Day 15:Ghunsa to Kambachen 4145m
Day 16:kambachen to Lhonak 4792m
Day 17:Lonank to Pangpema and hike to view point and back to Pangpema 5140m
Day 18:Pangpema to Khambachen 4175m
Day 19:Khambachen to Ghunsa 3415m
Day 20:Gunsha to Selelekharka 3950m
Day 21:Selelekharka to Tseram 3868m
Day 22:Tseram to Oktang Base Camp 4740m and back to Ramche 4610m
Day 23:Ramjer to Tortong 2980m
Day 24:Toranten to Yamphuden 1692m
Day 25:Yamphuden to Phumphedada 1860m
Day 26:Phumphedada to Kadhebhayanjang 2190m
Day 27:Kadhebhayanjang to Lalikharka 2266m
Day 28:Lalikharka to Suketar 2420m
Day 29:Sukear to Kathmandu
Day 31:Free day in Kathmandu for shopping and other activities
Day 32:Transfer to airport for departure
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