(Trekking in Off The Beaten Trail)
Kanchanjunga Trekking (Camping Treks)
Kanchenjunga “the mountain of jewels”, the third
tallest peak (8586m) in the world and possibly one of the
least unexplored remote region of eastern Nepal and certainly
one of its most beautiful. Breathtaking views of the vast
Himalayan range from the majority of the routes trails. Walking
in pleasant villages, through rhododendron forest in the lower
valley then in the high regions, glorious mountains views
of Everest, Makalu and the Kanchanjunga massif will make the
trip memorable and abundant wildlife such as musk deer, blue
sheep and yak grazing in the high altitude always astonish
us. Nepal opened the Kanchenjunga area to trekkers in 1988,
though people have trekked in the area in connection with
mountaineering expeditions since the turn of the century.
Kanchenjunga is a long way from Kathmandu, and the nearest
roads and airports are a long way from the mountain. You can
trek either to the north or south Kanchenjunga base camp,
but it takes luck, determination and a lot of time to visit
both sides of the peak. The northern side is particularly
remote; it takes almost two weeks of walking to get to the
base camp at Pang Pema. Kanchenjunga is on the border of Nepal
and the Indian state of Sikkim, so a circuit of the mountain
is politically impossible. The next best alternative is to
visit both the north and south sides of the mountain from
the Nepal side. The Kanchenjunga region remains technically
restricted, but you can trek here if you get a trekking permit
form. There are a few tea houses in the lowlands, but in the
high country we must have food and a tent. A 20 to 25 day
trek takes you to the snowline through high pastures and into
the romance of the mountain jewels. Much more than a trek,
it is a journey of discovery.
Detail : It's a long but fine trek from Hille or Tumlingtar
along Arun river to the Makalu Base Camp in eastern Nepal.
On this trek you will go through Arun Valley which is famous
for its unique flora and fauna not only for Nepal but also
for the world. this place still needs your exploration to
come out with true delight and entertainment provided by
birds and wildlife
||Apr - May,
Sep - Nov
| Trekking duration :
|22 - 29 Days.
|Trekking grade :
|Mx. altitude :
|Starting from :
|Ending Point :
with majority of Sherpa, Rai, Limbu, Tamang, Chhetri,
Brahamn & Tibetan.
|Mode of Trekking :
|Fully Organized Camping
|Himalayan Sights :
||Makalu, Everest, Kanchanjunga,
Janakchuli, Dhorma Peak, Pathibhara Himal, Kiran chuli,
Nepal Peak, Kumbhakarna, Chang Himal, Tapleshikhar,
Givigela Chuli, Dzanye Peak, Lashar Himal & More
attractive snowcapped peaks etc.
| Highlight :
||The third tallest peak
(8586m) in the world, the most beautiful and least
unexplored remote region of eastern Nepal. Walking
in pleasant villages, through rhododendron forest
in the lower valley then in the high regions, glorious
a long but fine trek from Hille or Tumlingtar along
Arun river to the Makalu Base Camp in eastern Nepal.
On this trek you will go through Arun Valley which
is famous for its unique flora and fauna not only
for Nepal but also for the world. this place still
needs your exploration to come out with true delight
and entertainment provided by birds and wildlife
Itinerary ( Note : Itinerary can be customized according to
your duration of holiday )
to Day Itinerary
This is the first welcoming day that we meet upon
arrival at the Kathmandu International Airport and
transfer to Hotel. Short briefing will be followed
about necessary formalities and rest of the program.
Depending on your arrival time you will have choice
of visiting nearby sanctuaries or rest of the time
free for leisure.
/ Cultural Day In Kathmandu Valley
Half day sightseeing around Kathmandu, Patan city
where you will have time to fascinating Buddhist and
Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local
tradition are highlighted on my guided tour. There’s
time to explore the city’s many charms on your
own or take a rest while I finalize trekking area
permits. In the evening delicious traditional Nepali
well come dinner await for you. Q/N in Kathmandu.
We take a 45 min. flight to Biratnagar, an industrial
city in the lowlands of Eastern Nepal and you will
be welcomed by our guide and other crew at the airport.
We drive to Hille, a Tibetan settlement at 6,070 ft.
where we pitch our first camp.
We already start to trek. We take the trail to Buranse
Danda, towards the Tamur River along a ridge. At the
top of this ridge we arrive at Shidua ( 7,450ft. )
where we camp for the night.
– Door Pani
We are trekking through a forest today to Chitre.
We have opportunities to see wildlife along the way.
The views of Mt. Makalu (27,825ft. ) and Chamlang
(24,000 ft. ) are today's highlights. We continue
through rhododendron forests to the hamlet of Door
Pani (9,120 ft. ) for overnight camp.
Pani – Gupa Pokhari
After a gentle climb through more rhododendron forests
to a mountain ridge, we drop down to the village of
Tongise Phedi and continue to Chanki, an area used
for summer pasture. We continue through grassy fields
with Mt. Makalu in constant view. Soon the Kanchenjunga
range appears and we come to Mongol Bharai pass, lined
with mani stones. We descend to a lake, Gupa Pokhari,
for our camp.
Pokhari – Nesum
Today we cross a pass at 9,922 ft. and descend through
a dense forest towards Gurja Gaon and continue to
descend to Nesum (5,297 ft.) with Mt. Jannu and Mt.
Kanchenjunga behind us. We camp in Nesum.
Today we visit the central hub of this region, Taplejung.
We descend to Doban through paddy fields and start
the trek up the Tamur River, to Taplejung.
Continuing up the Timur River in a valley populated
by the Limbu 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.
We continue up the Tamur past Tapethok and cross the
Simbuwa Khola, a river formed by the Yalung Glacier.
We climb over another ridge to join the Ghunsa Khola
valley and camp by the banks of the river at Sakathum.
We follow a steep and narrow trail up-river. From
the high spots there are wonderful views of the Ghunsa
Khola below. The path descends steeply and we arrive
at the mountain-side village of Amjilassa for our
We shall be doing some real climbing during the next
5 days! We climb to Kyapar perched in the middle of
terraced hills about 1000 ft up, steep climbs from
the Ghunsa Khola.
We descend from Kyapar and make an easy climb up the
right bank of the Ghunsa Khola. After the village
of Phere, we enter rhododendron forests and climb
a gentle hill before descending back down to the Ghunsa
Khola and crossing a wooden bridge to the village
Today we glimpse the Jannu Glacier. Later on we get
a view of Mt. Jannu (25,289 ft). We descend the mountain-side
to our camp at Khambachan.
We have to climb over 8,000 ft. in the last 4 days.
We deserve a rest today to collect our thoughts on
how wild and wonderful everything has been so far.
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 Mera Peak (20,208
Trip To Pangpema
We shall have excellent views of the towering peak
of Kanchenjunga today.
We select to cross either of the 2 passes today depending
on the weather conditions: Lapsang La, the higher
pass at 17,000 ft., and Mirgin La the lower pass at
We shall again rest today to recover from the efforts
of the previous days.
Camp - Ramche
We descend to the Simbuwa Khola valley and camp at
We take a day trip to the Yalung glacier for a magnificent
view of the Kanchenjunga south face from a chorten
at about 15,000 ft. We descend later to Tseram for
Tserma – Torantan
We are starting to descend from today. We steadily
descend through forests of rhododendron to Torontan
at 9,800 ft.
We descend today to Yamphudin (5,360 ft. ) Yamphudin
is a mixed community of Sherpas, Limbus, Rais and
Gurungs and is the first real village since Ghunsa.
We descend from Yamphudin to the Kabel Khola and climb
to Ponphe (5,500 ft. ) for our camp.
– Pha Khola
From Ponphe we climb to a ridge at 5,700 ft. We descend
through as series of side valleys past Phun village
to Kesawa (6,120 ft.). The trail continues to ascend
to a Gurung settlement at Bhanjyang (6,640ft.) From
here the trail traverses a ridge and descends to the
Limbu village of Khunjari (5,250 ft. ). We camp below
on the banks of Pha Khola.
Khola – Taplejung
We descend today to the airport of Taplejung for our
Taplejung – Kathmandu
We fly this morning back to Kathmandu via Biratnagar
after a well-remembered trek
Free day in Kathmandu.
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