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The Kanchenjunga Trekking

Less known than other treks, but offers the opportunity for beautiful meetings with Limbus, Sherpas and Tibetan ethnicities. On the border with Tibet to the north and Sikkim to the east, Kanchenjunga region is the third highest peak in the world (8586 m). The rhododendron forests explode in color in the spring, white snowy peaks and bluish ice walls dominate. For three weeks you will live, walk and camp in the magic and silence of the mountains. A sublime but challenging trekking dedicated to high mountain lovers.

 

We specialize in organizing treks in Nepal, which are unique and off the beaten touristic track!

Day 1: Welcome to Nepal

Arrival at Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu (1340 meters), a warm welcome by our representative and transfer to hotel. Time to visit Durbar Square.

Accommodation: Kathmandu Guesthouse

Meals: -

 

Day 2: Kathmandu

In the morning, visit a major Buddhist center, the Swayambhunath Stupa known as the monkey temple famous for a large number of monkeys living inside. This ancient religious complex is located on top of a hill in west side of Kathmandu valley. From the top you can enjoy a wonderful view of the city and the valley that surrounds it. Later, visit the Temple of Pashupatinath, Nepal's most important Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva. The original building dates back to the 6th century BC and is known for its pagoda-shaped architecture. This place, also known as Little Benares, is located along the Bagmati River, where funeral ceremonies take place every day. Before leaving Pashupatinah we will go to Briddhashram "Elderly Home "(Seniors' Home) Social Welfare Center, located in the temple district run by Mother Teresa's Sisters of Charity.

Accommodation: Kathmandu Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 3: Flight to Sukhetar - Taplejung - Mitlung (945 m) - 4 hours 30

Trek up to Mitlung, an ethnic village of Sherpas, Limbus, Tamang and Newari with about 10 houses and a Shiva temple.

Accommodation: Tent

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 4: Mitlung - Chhirwa (1300 m) - 6 hours

Start the morning with 2 hours and 15 minutes of ascent and descent along the Tamor River to the village of Sinuwa (Siwa). In the afternoon, walk 3 hours downhill and uphill to Limbu Chhirwa, a village of a dozen houses.

Accommodation: Tent

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 5: Chhirwa - Sekathum (1550 m) - 5 hours

Start the day with a 2 hour and 45 minute walk downhill for Thamewa (Thaktewa) in a forest along the river. We pass the traditional Limbu tombs that encase the ashes of their dead. Lunch along the river between Tapetok and Thamewa (Thaktewa). After lunch, we cross two suspended bridges that allow you to change the valley. Walk on the road taken by the Dalai Lama when he fled from Tibet in 1959.

Accommodation: Tent

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 6: Sekathum - Amjilosa (2350 m) -6 hours

Less than 2 hours along the hill on the right bank of the river to Jhyangin (1800 m) and descend to the small wooden bridge, one hour steep climb and descent of about 20 minutes. Lunch at Lamatar (1855 m) on the left bank of the river. After lunch we continue on course of day and after crossing the river, a nice climb up to Amjilosa, a Sherpa village.

Accommodation: Tent

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 7: Amjilosa - Phole (3200 m) - 9 hours

An hour of gradual climbing along a hill and a short downhill take you to Thangyan a Sherpa village located at 2350 m. You need about 1 hour and 30 minutes walking, in a bamboo and rhododendron forest, to reach Gyabla, a Sherpa village where you have lunch. In the afternoon, gradual climb into woods up to Phole, a village of about 30 Tibetan refugee homes hosting a carpet factory, a school run by an Americans and monasteries. Visit Gelug and Nyingma monasteries.

Accommodation: Tent near the village of Phole.

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 8: Phole - Gunsa (3400 m) - acclimatization day - 2 hours 1/2

1 hour of progressive climb, in a rhododendron and juniper forest, up to Gunsa, a Sherpa village; the inhabitants living in the Pole village descend to warmer areas during the 3 months of snow. In the morning, visit of the Tibetan monastery of Gunsa.

Accommodation: Tent

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 9: Gunsa - Kambachen (4090 m) - 6 hours

In the morning you walk in an aromatic birch forest; cross the river by a wooden bridge and you will have to pass some difficult passages due to landslides. View of Sarphu, Jannu (7710 m), Sobithongie (6670 m), Phole Peak (6645 m) and Khabur (6332 m). If weather permits, you can hike near the Jannu Glacier (for acclimatization). At night, you might hear the bells of the yak ...

Accommodation: Tent

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 10: Kambachen - Lhonak (4770 m) - 5 hours 1/2

The climb is gradual, with some difficult passes, to the ancient dry lake of Lhonak. After 2 hours of walking have lunch in Ramthang. View of many mountains of over 6000 m: Mera (6344 m), Ramthang (6700 m). Trek in the pastures, overlooking the massive Sarphu Mera (6344 m), Tinjung (6097 m), Pandra (6850 m), KirantChuli (7366 m), Nepal Peak (6910 m), and many unnamed peaks. You will just about fifteen kilometers far from Tibet. From the field, you can see Tibetan sheep.

Accommodation: Tent for 2 nights

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 11: Pangpema: Kanchenjunga Field Base at 5100 m - 4 hours 1/2

Gradually climb along Kanchenjunga's glacial morain to Pangpema. Panoramic view of Kirant Chuli, Nepal Peak, Kanchenjunga, Yalung, Twins, Kambachem Chang Himal, etc ... Back to our camp from the same trail. As the weather changes very fast, we will leave the camp in the early tomorrow morning.

Accommodation: Tent

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 12: Lhonak - Gunsa (3400 m) - 8 hours

Return along the same route until Gunsa with lunch at Kangbachen. Camping in the village.

Accommodation: Tent

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 13: Gunsa - Selele (4200 m) - 6 hours

We walk for almost 2 hours on a steep climb in a rhododendron forest to the small step of Tamo La (3940 m), enjoy a beautiful view of the Gunsa Valley (Phole and Gyabla villages). Then gradually climb up to the field through the step of Selele (4180 m). Beautiful view of Sarphu III (5865 m), Khabur, Bokton (6143 m), etc.

Accommodation: Tent

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 14: Selele - Tseram (3900 m) - 8 hours

Tough day with the passage of three passes: the Sirion (4450 m), Mirgin La (4455 m) and Sirelapche Bhanjyang (4530 m). From the last pass, the descent is steep but short, passing through Jor Pokhari Lake and through a juniper forest. Panoramic view of Kabrus and the Yalung Glacier.

Accommodation: Tent

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 15: Tseram – Omje Khola (2345 m) - 5 hours

Beautiful gradual descent into a rhododendron forest, along the Simbuwa River for lunch at Tortong. After lunch, go for a forest to TangsadangLamite (Lasya) Bhanjyang (3360 m); it takes about 2 hours to reach OmjeKhola.

Accommodation: Tent

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 16: Omje Khola - Yamphudin - Mamamkhe (1800 m) - 7 hours

Ascend into a forest to Dhupi Bhanjyang then an hour of descent to the village of Yamphudhin, a village where you see a church. Lunch next to the Khaveli River. After lunch, 2 hours 30 uphill and flat track up to Mamamkhe, which houses a Rai - Limbu museum and cultural center (1920 m).

Accommodation: Tent

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 17: Mamakhe (1920 m) - Phumpe (1800 m) - Khande - Khesewa (Sinchebung) (2120 m) - 8 hours

Begin cultural trekking in the Limbu country to Phumpe after crossing a small pass. A small descent into the fields allows you to reach the Khaksewa River. You face a steep climb up to Phumphe Danda (1890 m), a Chhetri village and then relatively flat track to the place for lunch, Phunphun Danda. After luch, forward to the Nagdewa River passing two waterfalls. A steep climb leads to the village of KhandeBhanjayng and finally arrive at Kesewa (Limbu village).

Accommodation: Tent

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 18: Khesewa - Bhanjyang – Lali Kharka (2250 m) - 6 hours

Walk down to Khande Bhanjyang, village of Gurung, Chettri and Sherpa. After passing a small pass at 2250m we will descend for about 1 hour and a half to the river and then 1 hour uphill to Upper Simbu. A 15 minute walk to Thembewa for lunch. After lunch, easy trek to Lali Kharka.

Accommodation: Tent

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 19: LaliKharka - Suketar (2420 m) - 3 hours

A rather difficult climb to Bhaisakhé (2485 m) and gradually climbing up to Deorali in an oak forest and the tour ends with an hour walk up to Suketar.

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 20: Kathmandu

After breakfast, flight to Katmandu. Rest of the day at leisure

Accommodation: Kathmandu Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast


Day 21: Bhaktapur - Kathmandu

After breakfast, transfer to Bakthapur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and beautifully restored medieval town that preserves a strong traditional character, rich in splendid newar art monuments such as the great five-tiered pagoda of Nyatapola and the three squares of Durbar, Tumadhi and Dattatraya.

Accommodation: Kathmandu Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 22: Goodbye

After breakfast, transfer to the airport at the chosen time.

Meals: Breakfast

 

From 2960 euros per person

 

Included in the price:

Car and tour guide speaking English for Kathmandu

Transport out of town with private car

Accommodation in double room with breakfast

Transfers to the airport for arrivals / departures.

Guide in English and porter during trekking

All the staff and equipment needed during camping trek

Enter the monuments

Trekking permits

 

Not included in the price:

Usual tips for guides and drivers

Personal expenses.

International flights

The Nepalese visa

Travel and rescue insurance