|Max Altitude||Trip Duration||26 days|
|Tour Grade||Difficult||Group Size|
|Starting Point||Kathmandu||Ending Point||kathmandu|
|Accommodation||Two nights in Kathmandu & 23 nights during the trek with breakfast|
The main peak of kanchenjunga was thought to be world's highest mountain until 1849, but today's agreed height of 8,586m and ranked on 3rd Position after Everest (highest in the world) and K2 the 2nd .
In adding together to the main peak of kanchenjunga , there are four supplementary summits of 8000 metres. The most main being Kangchenjunga West, known as Yalung Kang too (8,505m). Of some twenty peaks exceeding 7,000m, the highest are Kambachen (7,903m), Jannu (7,710m), Jongsong (7,483m), Kabru (7,353m), Tent Peak (7,365m) and the Twins (7,350m). There are many remarkable peaks more than 6,000m. The Kangchenjunga and also Yalung glaciers are the major sources of the Tamur river which is famous for white water rafting.
Kangchenjunga trekking is collective high Himalaya peaks and isolated location with great landscape, authentic culture and its people Rai and Limbu ethnic who a re Mainly Buddhist. Trekking to Kanchanjunga is best end of the Monson September till end of November though one can trek September through May. March and April , the spring season is also very good to trek considering a bit cooler temperature compare to September through November.
The Greater Himalaya remained secreted away from borders closed for foreigners admission to Kangchenjunga was only possible through British-controlled as Darjeeling & Sikkim took by India from Nepal during the British time in India. As result, only on 1988 have a few number of commercialized trekkers have been permitted. Everything happens for a good reason so that conservation of the Kanchanjuga,s flora - fauna, animals and local culture remained authentic.
Day 1 : Your trekking guide or airport representative from Adventure Glacier Treks & Expedition will meet you at the airport and take you to pre booked Hotel.
Day 2 : KATHMANDU: Free day in to relax, explore, rest more etc. and traditional Nepali authentic dinner with culture shows, over night at Hotel BED & BREAKFAST INCLUDED.
Day 3 : Breakfast and drive to airport for your flight to Bhadrapur far eastern region airport, after an hour flight, we catch a private Jeep and then drive to Taplejung takes about 7-8 hours.
Day 4 : TREK TO KHESEWA. (6,900ft). 5 hours.
Day 5 : TREK TO MAMANKE. 6 hours.
Day 6 : TREK TO YAMPHUDIN. (7,054 ft), 5 hours.
Day 7 : TREK TO LAMITE Jungle Camp (3 – -4hrs).
Day 8 : TREK TO TORONGTAN. (9,514 ft), 6 hours.
Day 9 : TREK TO TSERAM. (12,139 ft), 5 hours.
Day 10 : TREK TO RAMZE. (14,764ft), 6 hours.
Day 11 : TREK TO OKTANG, (16,404ft), AND RETURN TO LABSANG.
Day 12 : CROSS THE MIRGIN LA. (14,698ft), 8 hours.
Day 13 : CROSSING SINION LA, (13,287 ft), DESCEND TO GHUNSA. 6 hours.
Day 14 : TREKKING TO KAMBACHEN, (13,123ft), 5 hours.
Day 15 : REST DAY AT KHAMBACHEN
Day 16 : TREK TO LHONAK. (15,354ft), 6 hours.
Day 17 : TREK TO PANGPEMA. (16,502 ft), 4 - 5 hours.
Day 18 : REST DAY, LOCAL EXPLORATION AND SHORT WALK BACK TO LHONAK. (15,354ft), 2 hours.
Day 19 : TREKKING BACK TO KAMBACHEN. (13,123ft), 4 hours.
Day 20 : TREK TO KYAPRA. (8,661ft), 7 hours.
Day 21 : TREK KING TO TANGEP. (5,577ft), 4- 5 hours.
Day 22 : TREK TO SAKANTHON. (5,577ft), 4 hours.
Day 23 : TREK TO SINWA. (3,576ft), 5 hours.
Day 24 : TREK TO DOBHAN. (2,650 ft), 4 hours.
Day 25 : TREKKING BACK TO TAPLEJNG
Day 26 : TAPLEJUNG TO BHADRAPUR BY private JEEP AND THEN LATE AFTERNOON FLIGHT TO KATHMANDU. BACK TO KATHMANDU FOR PROPER HOT SHOWER, CHOICES OF FOODS & DRINKS.
An stimulating flight over the foothills & Nepal Himalaya, the views of the main peaks on the north.
The path now makes a long twisty downhill of the mountainside to the terraced fields of Pokora and then walking on suspension bridge over the Phawa Khola. After long climbing, finally on a gently sloping mountain path. The climb is worth as we can see great views of Kangchenjunga and its satellites in all their beauty. Descending to Khesewa is on a mild path and the views to the truly marvellous countryside with dense forested ridges providing a magnificent contrast and background to the rich flora and cultivated fields of the valleys are welcoming us to stay our over night.
The trail continuesrolling up and down until we get to great ridges on the west side of the Kabeli Khola crossing tributaries of the major river on the way. Frequently transient through terraced fields and forested areasthe views appears better and better including good view is of Jannu Himal from the ridge at Ponpe Dhara, finally we get to Mamanke for our stay tonight.
Trekking through hillsides above the Kabeli Khola till the track descends some stone steps to the river. Its now time for steady steady climbing up to the crest and then all the way through fields brings you to the last permanent village of Yampdudin.
Trekking from Yamphudin the path first crosses the Omje Khola and then ascending a immediately beside it. After many days trekking through cultured areas it is time now to leave civilization at the back. Looking to excellent views beyond, Yamphudin. The trail goes up to the ridge leads to a lofty valley of Omje Khola .
Trekking from Lamite the trail starts a long climb to cross the Deorali Danda edge at a col of around 10,800 feet. The trail winds way uphill at first through rhododendron forest and contains a small pool. The views to the north west of the summit of Jannu Himal and also Kangchenjunga representation is so special. Now the trail re-enters the forest for a enjoyable and slowly falls to the banks of the Simbua Khola. The hike of about half an hour along the river bank leads to a little bridge that provides access to the north bank and then we arrive to Torongtan or Thorongding.
The lower Lalung valley is densely wooded with pine and rhododendron, the great path follows the river north-east towards its spring on the Yalung Glacier that bring us a delightful views of the snowy mountains ahead. The trail leads the ever-widening riverbed and easy. Ultimately the Yalung Glacier comes into view and the peaks of Talung, Kabru and Rathong. Tseram is very enjoyable Tseram
We are crossing two passes from Labsang to Ghunsa will be finished in two days . The Labsang to be found close to the source of the Yalung Glacier, the trekking trail traverses about a wooded hillside to the tree line and then a rocky, steep ascent of some 2,000ft. On the summit there is a impressive views of the Yalung Glacier as well as peaks on the Sikkim border. Path leads around a rocky hillside before reaching to Sinelapcha La, 15,000 ft. and then leads to the Mirgin La, 14,700ft for the extensive views stretching all the way from Jannu to Makalu . Descends from the slim lumber then it leads to sequence of greenery that bring us to an brilliant campground that looks very
The slim rocky Sinion La follows the southern edge of the ridge on steady trail with outstanding views to Tama Lase La, 12,795 ft. from side to side beautiful forest to a clearance on the lip of the Yamatori gorge. We will carry on downhill through pine and rhododendron forest to Ghunsa. The little Tibetan monastery at Ghunsa and the well-kept community of some
The path follows with the blue water views of Ghunsa Khola( Ghunsa Stream) from side to side washed and rhododendron, juniper forests. The Janu glacier and glimpse of snow-covered peaks keep us entertaining . We will reach to a small bridge that bring us to a tiny green clearing recognized as Rhambuk Kharka. And then the views north- east slowly open and includes the peaks of Phole, Sobithonge and Jannu that we arrive to a small village of Kambachen
Surely valuable taking an additional day at Kambachen to explore around, rest yourself and the guide, porters and sherpas.
The rocky but simple path keep on up the west bank of the rive and crossing a little rough field and then after up an easy snow hill to the height kharka of Ramtang. The view turns out to be gradually more remarkable of the Ramtang Glacier that feeds off Kambachen. The view of the Kangchenjunga Glacier, Pyramid Peak , Tent Peak , and Nepal Peak at the top of the valley continue to river from the Lhonak and levels the sandy and green plains at Lhonak. It can be windy but excellent views of Wedge Peak , Tent Peaks presenting the perfect setting for a colorful sundown.
The trail to Pangaea starting at Lhonak follows a ledge alongside the moraine of the Kangchenjunga Glacier with the views of Wedge, Nepal, Tent and Pyramid Peaks all rising all along with the Sharphu peaks rules the horizon to valley. The Pangpema arrives with the view of great north faces of Kangchenjunga & Yalung Kang. Pangpema welcomes us with inspiring panoramic views & Prayer flags decorate a small plaque but great memory of the American mountaineer, Chris Chandler.
After about 2 hours trek to Lhonak, you can have a rest, may be some washings and wonder around.
Trekking through the barren mountainous landscape past Ghunsa and then to Phale, where the valley get slimmer. It turns into wooded and the path remains to the west bank of the Ghunsa Khola and then we arrive to a small clearing at Kyapra beside a cluster of Buddhist stone shed
The trail stays at the bed of the Ghunsa Khola with many up hills and down hills combination with beautiful waterfalls and deep pools. The plants gradually changes as the altitude diminish and the path goes through dense forests of bamboo, fir and sprinkled rhododendron that we arrive at Tangep to camp.
Trekking through a steep and bendy path after around an noticeable turn in the valley to the little village of Amjilassa . The sharpness of the hillside now is changing to cultivation. The view down the valley now is is getting wider and eye-catching; the distant Ghunsa Khola bends like a silver ribbon besides the setting of the steep cliffs. There is a spectacular traverse past several waterfalls on a narrow but well engineered path. The stony pass through a vertical drop makes steep sided valley and then we arrive to a grassy ledge above the river.
The valley trail follows the up and down following the nature and culture of area above the Tamur river. The little settlement of Helok is situated and coming together of the Tamur River with the Simbua Khola . We can feel the temperature has become warmer through the good-looking rock gorges crossways wooded hillsides to community of Chiruwa and then to village of Sinwa.
Trekking through forested bring us to a single stone hut at Yalung Bara. We are heading to beautiful valley with the great white compilation of mountains dominating the view. The glacier exposed at Lapsang along with the Rathong La pass and the delightfully ice-fluted peak of Koktang . The glacial lake near Lapsang offers the perfect centre to the high mountains beyond. The path levels away from Lapsang and it is a very pleasing, inspiring walk to Ramze.
This is the last camp site or lodge is at Ramze but we continue to trek for few hours to see the south face of Kangchenjunga. Further away from Ramze the glacier bends to north and the bend can be reached in an hour from the camp. The wonderful west sides of Kangchenjunga .The trail leads onto the on the side moraine of the Yalung Glacier to a chorten with unsurpassed views of Kangchenjunga main summit, Yalung Kang and Kambachen. And then the trekking trail descends to the little clearing at Oktang offering the long north east ridge of Jannu. We are heading from Ramze to Labsang and that will provide us a first-class start for crossing the Mirgin La.
Today an easy day compare what we did on the past days, now walking next to the Tamur River through plentiful rice fields and on the large suspension bridge to the village of Dobhan , the village is busy ad more civilized.
Next day, early morning driver by private Jeep to Bhadrapur and then fly back to kathmandu
* Airport pick up
* 2 nights Hotel & Breakfast in kathmandu for 2 nights
* 23 nights accommodation at lodges/homestay during the trek
* Daily Breakfast during the trek
* Domestic flight Kathmandu to Bhadrapur & Return for the entire team.
* English Speaking professional guide
* Welcome or Farewell dinner with culture show.
* Transportation by Private Jeep
* All necessary Trekking permits/ National Park entry permits
* Government taxes and service charges
* Lunch & Dinner
* Tips to guide
* Personal natural expenses
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