Kanchenjunga Trekking

Kanchenjunga Trekking

( 26 Nights / 27 Days )

overview

The Kanchenjunga trekking trail is an interesting one that takes you along the villages with people belonging to a variety of ethnic groups. The natural resources of Nepal can truly be admired from the base camp area. The Mt. Kanchenjunga is the 3rd highest peak in the world, with an elevation of 8,534m. The stunning landscapes of the highest peaks in the area, the famous trekking regions around the Rathong Glacier, and vast rhododendron forests with exquisite species of birds and animals makes your Kanchenjunga trekking 26 Nights 27 Days Tour the best tour ever. The region has a number of rivers, inhabited lands, and terrace farms.

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek 2019 begins at Shidua and ends at Taplejung. The long trek requires a high level of physical fitness and an adapting body to acclimatize as the altitude increases. Walk along high passes, such as the Lanpsang La and Mirgin La. From about 4,500m you would be able to view the Kanchenjunga from the south face. It looks absolutely stunning from Ramche. The valleys and rivers are other major attractions of the trek. The camping under a clear sky at your favorite spot during the trek is one of the best things that you will remember and cherish about this trek.

itinerary

  • Day 01

    ARRIVAL KATHMANDU

    Arrival &transfer to Hotel

  • Day 02

    SIGHT-SEEING OF KATHMANDU:

    Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Back to hotel and stay.

  • Day 03

    KATHMANDU – HILLE

    We fly to Biratnagar, an industrial city in the lowlands of Eastern Nepal. From here we drive to Hille, a Tibetan settlement where we pitch our first camp.

  • Day 04

    HILLE – SHIDUA

    We take the trail to BuranseDanda, towards the Tamur River along a ridge. At the top of this ridge we arrive at Shidua, where we camp for the night.

  • Day 05

    SHIDUA – DOOR PANI

    We trek through a forest rich in wildlife to chitre. The views of Makalu 8476m and Chamlang are today’s highlights. We continue through rhododendron forests to the hamlet of Door Pani 2780m for overnight camp.

  • Day 06

    DOOR PANI – GUPA POKHARI

    After gentle climb through more rhododendron forests to a mountain ridge, we drop down to the village of TongisePhedi and continue through grassy fields with Mt. Makalu in a constant view. Soon the Kanchenjunga range appears and we come to Mongol Bharai pass, lined with mani stones. We descend to a lake,GuptaPokhari, for our camp.

     

  • Day 07

    GUPA POKHARI – NESUM

    Today we cross a pass at 3025m, descend through a dense forest towards GurjaGaon and Nesum (1615m) with Mt. Jannu and Mt. Kanchenjunga behind us. Overnight camp in Nesum.

  • Day 08

    NESUM – TAPLEJUNG

    Today we visit the central hub of this region, Taplejung. We descend to Doban through paddy fields and start the trek up to the Tamur River to Taplejung.

  • Day 09

    TAPLEJUNG – CHIRWA

    Continuing up the Timur River in a valley populated by the Limbus peoples, the descendants of the Kirati warriors who ruled Nepal at the dawn of Nepalese history, we camp near Chirwa, a pleasant bazaar with a few tea houses and shops.

     

  • Day 10

    CHIRWA – SAKATHUM

    We continue up thTamur past Tapethok and cross the simbuwakhola, a river formed by the Yalung Glacier. We climb over another ridge to join the GhunsaKhola valley and camp by the banks of the river at Sakathum.

  • Day 11

    SAKATHUM- AMJILASSA

    We follow a steep and narrow trail up river. From the high spots there are wonderful views of the GhunsaKhola below. The path decends steeply and we arrive at the mountainside village of Amjilassa for our overnight stay.

  • Day 12

    AMJILASSA – KYAPAR

    We shall be doing some climbing dduring the next 5 Day! We climb steeply to Kyapart,, perched in the middle of terraced hills anout 350m up from the GhunsaKhola.

  • Day 13

    KYAPAR – GHUNSA

    We descend form Kyapar and make an easy climb up the right bank of the GhunsaKhola. Aftr the village of Phere, we enter rhododendron forests and climb a gentle hill before descending back down to the GhunsaKhola and crossing a bridge to the village of Ghunsa overnight camp there.

  • Day 14

    GHUNSA – KHAMBACHAN

    We glimpse the Jannu Glacier, later on we get a view of Jannu (7710m) we descend the mountainside to our camp at Khambachand and overnight staying there.

  • Day 15

    ACCLAMITAZATION DAY IN KHAMBACHAN

    Acclimatization at Khambachan: This is a rest day to acclimatize to the higher altitude. So deserve a rest today to collect our thoughts on how wild and wonderful everything has been so far.

  • Day 16

    KHAMBACHAN – LHONAK

    Well rested, we shall now start a stint of real climbing. We trek to the edge of Kanchenjunga Glacier and cross over to the Lhonak Glacier. We arrive at our campsite at Lhonak, from where we can see the trekking peak Mera (6476m)

  • Day 17

    DAY TRIP TO PANGPEMA

    We shall have excellent views of the towering peak of Kanchenjunga today.

  • Day 18

    KHAMBACHEN – THE PASSES

    We select to cross either of the 2 passes today depending on the weather conditions: Lapsang la, the higher pass at 5180m or the Mirgin La at 4500m.

  • Day 19

    HIGH CAMP

    We shall again rest today to recover from the efforts of the previous Day

  • Day 20

    HIGH CAMP – RAMCHE

    We descend to the SimbuwaKhola valley and camp at Ramche.

  • Day 21

    RAMCHE – TSERAM

    We take a day trip to the Yalung glacier for a magnificent view of the Kanchenjunga south face from a chorten at about 4500m. We descent later to Tseram for our overnight camp.

  • Day 22

    TSERAM – TORONTAM

    We are starting to descend from today. We steadly descend through forests of rhododendron to Torontam at 3000m.

     

  • Day 23

    TORANTAM – YAMPHUDIN

    We descend today to Yamphudin (1650m) a mixed community of Sherpas, Limbus, Rais and Gurungs and are the first real vilalgel since Ghunsa.

  • Day 24

    YAMPHUDIN – PONPHE

    We descend from Yamphuudin to the KabelKhola and climb to Ponphe 1680m.

  • Day 25

    YAMPHUDIN – PONPHE

    From Ponphe we climb to a ridge then descend fthough as series of side valleys past Phun village to Kesawa. The trail continues to ascend to a Gurung settlement at Bhanjyang (pass) from here the trail traverses a ridge and descends to th Limbu village of Khunjari. We camp below on the banks of PhaKhola.

  • Day 26

    PONPHE – PHA KHOLA

    We descend today to the airport of Taplejung for our overnight stay.

  • Day 27

    TAPLEJUNG – KATHMANDU

    We fly in the morning back to Kathmandu via Biratnagar after an amazing trek. Transfer to hotel.

prices

Per Person on Twin Sharing in US$ Suppliment
1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-14 15 & ABOVE Single Room Half Board Full Board

include/exclude

cost include
  • Meet / Greet with flower on arrival terminal of Kathmandu international airport.
  • Transfer from International airport to hotel (vehicle will be provided as per group size). Luggage van extra depending on the group size.
  • A cell phone is provided on arrival to communicate between the group & agency.
  • Welcome drinks on arrival at Hotel.
  • 3 Star decent Heritage Hotel on twin sharing basis for 03 nights with bed and breakfast.
  • Ground transfers according to the tour itinerary.
  • Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley covering major UNESCO listed sites.
  • Three course of delicious meals (tea/coffee, breakfast, lunch & dinner) each day as per the best availability during trekking. (Veg. & Non Veg.) Depending on the types of Trekking.
  • Twin sharing camping/lodge accommodation in the trekking route.
  • Travel crews including local Guide, Sherpa, Cook, Kitchen boy, Porter. The total no of crews are fixed as per the group size & route.
  • Trekking equipments including Two Men Tent, Kitchen Tent, Dining Tent, Toilet Tent, Shower Tent, Shower Bag, Table and Chair, Sleeping Bag, Mattresses and Pillows Etc.
  • All meals, lodging, trek allowances, gears, transfers, insurance and other expenses of travel crews.
  • Annapurna Conservation fees & TIMS permit.
  • First aid kit box / Gamow Bag / and other supplement equipments for high altitude treks such as; Upper Dolpa, Nar-Fu, AmphuLapcha, TashiLapcha, Manaslu round, Upper Kanchenjunga, Makalu high pass, Round Dhaulagiri, etc.
  • Emergency rescue services by helicopter from any parts of the country. (But not included in tour cost)
  • Trek memorial souvenir.
  • Farewell dinner (Typical Nepali Food with cultural show in ancient Nepali restaurant) including transfers.
  • Departure transfer from the hotel to Kathmandu international airport
  • All government taxes including 13% VAT. (Subject to change)
  • One Trekking Map for each Member.
cost exclude
  • Nepal entry & re-entry visa fees.
  • Extra flight & Airport Taxes (Domestic & International).
  • Entry fees for the sightseeing places in Kathmandu.
  • Personal equipments and clothing.
  • Expenses of personal nature like; shopping, alcoholic drinks etc.
  • Travel insurance, rescue expenses and medical expenses.
  • Donations, Tips & Gratuities.
  • Extra porters if asked by the group.
  • Other expenses beyond our control i.e. landslides, natural calamities, road blockade, political disturbance, flight cancellation etc
  • Extra services not mentioned in trek itinerary.

Fixed Departure Dates

Scenic Nepal Tour (06 D/05 N)- KTM-Chitwan Park / Pokhara

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

VEHICLE ALLOCATION

Pax Travelling Vehicle Type
2 – 3 ADULTS Toyota / Ford Figo / Tata Indica / Nissan Car
4 – 10 ADULTS Toyota Hi–Ace 13 Seated With Roof For Baggage.
11–14 ADULTS Toyota Or Nissan Jumbo Hi–Ace 16 Seated With Roof For Baggage.
15–21 ADULTS Japanese Costar Bus -24 Seated
22–30 ADULTS Deluxe Tata Mini Bus -35 Seated
31–35 ADULTS Deluxe Coach -40 Seater

HOTELS WE USE

Properties Kathmandu
Luxury Hyatt  Regency / Dwarikas Village
5 Star Deluxe SoalteeCrawn Plaza /Yak & Yeti / Annapurna / Radission
5 Star Everest / Shangri – La / Hotel Malla
4 Star Airport Hotel / Grand / Vaishali / Royal Singi
3 Star Manaslu  / Manang / Samsara Resort
Standard Hotel Thamel / Moonlight / Hotel Harati

Note

TRIP PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY

 

Payment Terms :

  • 30  % payments : At the time of confirmation.
  • Full payment: 7  Days Prior to Nepal arrival in our account only.

 

Cancellation:

  • 60 – 30 days prior to departure 10% of the tour cost
  • 29 – 15 days prior to departure 20% of the tour cost
  • 14 to 7 days prior to departure 40 % of the tour cost.
  • 6 days or less no refunds

 

Our cancellation policy applies in every instance. There will be no exception for any reasons therefore; we strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. This low cost insurance protects all deposits and payments should you have to cancel your trip due to personal or family illness. Should you or anyone in your choice purchase this insurance, please deal directly with the insurance company. Baggage and accident insurance are also available.

 

 

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