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EXTREME TREK: Kanchenjunga Trek is one of the unexplored superb adventurous, marvelous and irregular touristic trekking regions in Nepal. Best time to travel - Spetember to May.
Embarking on our journey begins from Kathmandu, the city with the remarkable architecture dated back to 16th Century. Our team representative will welcome you at the Tribhuwan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. Our representative will help you to check in to the hotel. You will be welcomed, facilitated and served with a beautiful hotel room. The first arrival day is entirely a break day. In the evening, our guests can walk around nearby touristic hubs like Thamel and Basantapur Durbar square.
Kathmandu Valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal with a rich artistic and cultural heritage. Kathmandu has been one of the popular destinations for international tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers a wonderful mix of Hinduism and Buddhism. Right after having breakfast we are off to visit one of the greatest Hindu temple- Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath Stupa. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Right after breakfast we board a flight to Biratnagar. Even during the entire flight, we can enjoy the panoramic sights of great Himalayas of Nepal including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. ChoOyu(8,153m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m), Mt. Lhotse Shar (8,393m), Kanchenjunga, Gaurishankar, Ganesh, Langtang etc. Upon reaching Biratnagar we prepare for the forthcoming journey. Overnight at hotel in Biratnagar.
We take again a short 30 minutes flight to Sukhetar. Upon reaching Sukhetar, we hike around the Sukhetar village and after some refreshments; we head to LaliKharka with the trekking crew. The trail will be accompanied by rich pastures and pristine settlements. After several descents for 2 – 3 hours, we arrive in LaliKharka. Overnight stay at tea house/camp in LaliKharka.
After traversing the hillside for a short distance we descend to the village of Pokara in the PhawaKhola and then cross a suspension bridge before beginning the steep climb towards Kunjari. The afternoon’s walk takes us up over the crest of the ridge to our campsite at Keswa. From Keswa, we get our first view of Mt. Kanchenjunga along with Mt. Yulung and other Himalayas as well. Overnight stay at tea house/camp in Keswa.
From Keswa we trek through pleasant terraced fields and traverse a steep mountainside high above the KabeliKhola. Continuing the journey, we cross several villages like Funfun and continue along a shady path to Apan. We get to see first distant view of Jannu (7710m), one of the most impressive peaks in the region. Eventually we reach the prosperous village of Mamanke. Overnight at tea house/camp in Mamanke.
After having breakfast in the early morning at the camp, our trek begins with an easy climb towards Yamphudin. The trail goes through hillside above the KabeliKhola; ridges and streambeds. Along the way, we can stop to swim in one of the many clear pools in this beautiful river. Our ultimate destination for the day is Yamphudin, which is the most remote settlement in this region. Overnight at tea house/camp in Yamphudin.
Leaving Yamphudin, the trail ascends to cross the OmjeKhola. We walk through a beautiful and dense forest from where we can have fine views of the valley beyond Yamphudin to the south and of the OmjeKhola Valley and DeoraliDanda to the north. A steep descent to the river will bring us to our campsite in Lamite forest. Overnight at tea house/camp.
From the Lamite Jungle camp, we ascend steeply for three hours through dense forests to the crest of the DeoraliDanda, which is a best destination to catch a glimpse of Mt. Jannu. Moving ahead, we descend to the valley of SimbuaKhola and upon crossing the bridge we arrive in Torontan. Overnight at tea house/camp in Torontan.
In the early morning after having breakfast at the camp, we follow the path of right bank of the river and the path passes through the pine and rhododendron forests. From here, we have to make a steep climb to reach Tseram which offers us the stunning views of snow- capped Himalayas and massive muzzle of Yalung glacier. Overnight at tea house/ camp in Tseram.
Right after having breakfast, we trek for couple of hours to reach the destination. As we ascend we can see clear sights of Yalung glaciers, series of ablation valley, Kokthan, Rothong and Kabru. Overnight at tea house/camp in Ramche.
Today is a rest day in Ramche. However, we can also hike around Ramche. From Ramche, we can have a first close encounter with Kanchenjunga and Khumbakarna glacier flowing from the east face of Jannu. Then we return to our campsite in Ramche. Overnight at tea house/camp in Ramche.
Leaving our Ramche campsite we trek down the valley, passing the small settlement of Lapsang, before turning towards the Mirgin La – the pass we must cross in order to reach Gunsa and the north side of Kanchenjunga. As we descend from the Mirgin La, the views of Mt. Jannu accompany us with its magnificent views. Overnight at tea house/camp in Mirgin La.
We have to make a steep but easy descent from our campsite that brings us to Lamba Sumba Kharka which offers more splendid views of the awesome southwest face of Jannu. The trail descends on an excellent route to the village of Gunsa. Overnight stay at camp.
We make a gentle ascent crossing beautiful Pine and Rhododendron forests, Mani Walls and Chortens and RampakKharka. Then we have to walk uphill for a while before descending to the summer village of Khambachen. From Khambachen, we can enjoy the panorama of Mt Jannu or Khumbakarna. Overnight at tea house/camp in Khambachen.
From Khambachen the trek goes up to Lhonak via Ramtang village where the summit of Wedge peak is visible. We can walk on the trail easily enjoying with the breathtaking views of the valley and mountains despite the increasing altitude. On the way, we also get to see the views of Nepal Peak, Twins Peak, Mera and the White Wave. Overnight at tea house/camp in Lhonak.
We trek ahead towards Pang Pema (the North Face Base Camp) which is directly opposite to the north face of Kanchenjunga. Pang Pema is one of the most spectacular places in the world. We shave to go through the moraine before reaching Pang Pema. Overnight at tea house/camp.
Rest day in Pang Pema and explore the surroundings. We can walk around Pang Pema Overnight at tea house/camp in Pang Pema.
After breakfast we move towards the North Base Camp to Lhonak and it takes approximately six hours. We can enjoy the view of snowcapped mountains and Kanchenjunga glacier from where water flows all the time. In the middle of the day, the scene of falling avalanches will captivate us completely. Overnight at tea house/camp in Lhonak.
From Lhonak we trek to Gunsa which takes approximately seven hours. The trail follows the descending path crossing the jungle along Khambachen River. Somewhere on the way we can see the Mani walls and prayer flags hanging over the tree. Overnight at tea house/camp in Gunsa.
From Gunsa, our journey moves up to Kyapra that passes through the beautiful Gunsa and TamurKholas, spectacular forests of rhododendrons, conifers, birch and oaks. The valley sides are steep and the trail follows the river as it cascades downwards. Our accommodation will be arranged in Kyapra, one of the Tibetan villages. Overnight at tea house/camp in Kyapra.
Heading towards the village of Sakathum, our route follows an undulating trail for the first couple of hours until we reach Amjilasa[2460m]. From here, there is a long steep descent from where we can see the GunsaKhola Valley stretched out before us. Overnight at tea house/camp in Sakathum.
On the way to Chirwa, we come across the confluence of two rivers – SimbuaKhola and GunsaKhola at TamurKosi. On the way, we come across several other small tributary streams. After trekking for about 4 – 5 hours we enter the pristine village of Chirwa. Overnight at tea house/camp in Chirwa.
We follow the path to Phurumba by crossing the cultivated land and rich pastures. Then our trail weaves through the path of steep stones. After making a climb for about four hours, you reach the destination for the day. Overnight at tea house/camp in Phurumba.
From Phurumba we move towards Taplejung village by following ascending path for about three hours. Upon reaching Taplejung, we observe and explore the traditional village life, cultural richness, and custom of local people. After leisurely ascents for another two more hours, we finally reach the airstrip at Suketar where we conclude the trip of the day. Overnight at tea house in Suketar.
After breakfast, we check in to the airport in order to board a flight to Biratnagar & then again take a flight to Kathmandu. Upon reaching the Kathmandu airport, the guide will transfer you to the designated hotel. In the evening, you have a free time for your personal interest. Evening farewell dinner will be organized at the Nepali restaurant with cultural program. Overnight stay at hotel.
This is the last day of your visit. You can enjoy shopping and buying souvenir to friends and relatives. We will drop you to the airport 3hrs prior to the departure time.
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