Kanchenjunga trek, one of the breathtaking trekking areas in Nepal lies just at the bottom of the massive peak Kanchenjunga (8,586m). Actually, Kanchenjunga is popular as the third highest mountain in the world. This enormous Himalayas locate on the edge of Nepal- Sikkim and rivers pours from its planes wonderfully.
While departing for Kanchenjunga Trek we will walk passing the community of Rai, Brahmins, Chhetris, Limbu etc. and which will let you understand their culture and way of life. This area is filled with alpine grazing lands, sub-tropical and dense woods and low river gorge. It is located at the north-east part of Nepal and is bounded by India and China. In addition you will also acquire the chance to observe wild lives like musk deer, Himalayan bear, blue sheep etc. Also, you will be greeted by the views of Everest, Makalu, Chamlang and Kanchenjunga. . Beside, this region allows you to look at different range of culture and varying scene as the way pass via terraced fields, birch and rhododendron woods and more.
The Kanchenjunga area was opened by government for trekkers only in 1988. The foreign trekkers require special entry permit to go for Kanchenjunga Trek. This 24- days Kanchenjunga Trekking will give a chance to walk all along the snowline via high terrain and into the wonderful views of elevated peaks.
Trip Duration: 24 Days
Trip grade: Moderate
Maximum altitude: 5143m
Accommodation: Hotel /Lodge and Camping
Transportation: Private Car or Van or Bus
Located at the north-east part of Nepal and bounded by India and China, Kanchenjunga Trek will give the chance to spot wild lives like musk deer, Himalayan bear, blue sheep etc. Also, you will be greeted by the views of Everest, Makalu, Chamlang and Kanchenjunga. . Beside, this region allows you to look at different range of culture and varying scene as the way pass via terraced fields, birch and rhododendron woods and more.
Kanchenjunga Trek will give a chance to walk all along the snowline via high terrain and into the wonderful views of elevated peaks. This area is filled with alpine grazing lands, sub-tropical and dense woods and low river gorge. We will walk passing the community of Rai, Brahmins, Chhetris, Limbu etc. and which will let you understand their culture and way of life.
The spring season and the autumn season are regarded as the best time for Kanchenjunga Trek. While the summer months and the winter months are considered to be the harshest time for climbing. And, the months like April and May, October and November are the standard climbing period.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1,300m)
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by our representative of Peaceful Himalaya Trekking at Kathmandu International airport and then you will be transferred to hotel. You can relax for the rest of the day and in the evening you can enjoy dinner with Nepali cultural dance. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Today, you will be go around different world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; the sacred temple of Hindu, Pashupatinath; the world’s biggest Stupa, Boudhanath; Swoyambhunath Stupa which is also known as the monkey temple; and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will also visit Kumari broadly known as Living Goddess in Basantapur, Kathmandu. You will also go around Patan Durbar Square which is rich in historical art and architecture. Overnight at hotel again.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Basantapur
This is the third day of our trek and we today, move from Kathmandu with a striking flight to Biratnagar. And upon our arrival at Biratnagar we drive to Basantapur. Overnight in Basantapur.
Day 04: Basantapur - Chauki (2,700m)
Today we will head off from Basantapur to arrive at Chauki. On the way we will go by the forest of rhododendron by the side of the awe-inspiring views of Tamur Koshi, Makalu and Arun Kosi. After that our trail moves to Tude Deorali and climbs through Phedi and ultimately arrives at Chauki. Overnight at guest house in Chauki.
Day 05: Chauki - Gupa Pokhari (2,930m)
After moving further on from Chauki we traverse some way up and descend and after that pass through Manglebare, Srimani and Balukop. Then, the path comes at two tiny lakes at Lamo Pokhari. After that it moves ahead passing via bamboo huts at Koranghatar and observe more lakes at Gupa Pokhari. Overnight at Gupa Pokhari.
Day 06: Gupa Pokhari – Nesum (1,620m)
Today, we will move ahead from Gupa Pokhari and our path leaves Milke Danda and after that reaches Akhar Deorali (3,200m). From here we move up and downward to arrive at Buje Deorali. We ascend to Mul Pokhari and then walk to Gurja (2,000m), as a ending point today we get to Nesum. Overnight at Nesum.
Day 07: Nesum – Thumma
Leaving Nesum, we traverse the well-built bridge and then you will arrive at Doban (640m) where the path unites with the Tamur Kosi. After going across Tamur Kosi, the trail moves ahead along the east shore and we pass all the way through tropical forests. We will climb further and walk alongside the river and finally reach Thumma. Overnight at Thumma.
Day 08: Thumma - Chirwa (1,190m)
We will walk from Thumma passing through the settlements of Tawa, Pork and Siwa. Then after, you will arrive at Chirwa. Chirwa is a lovely bazaar where you can find some local Bhattis (small bar) and shops. You will observe the bamboo pipes and channels constructed for water supply to the village. Overnight in Chirwa.
Day 09: Chirwa – Sakathum (1,640m)
From Chhirwa, today we will walk to the front and then come transversely the Chhetri settlement, Tapethok. Now, the path moves more than a few ups and downs. Going transversely through Tamur River over a bridge and take a short climb again we cross Gunsa River on a unsteady bridge you will get to Tibetan village named Sakathum. Overnight at Sakathum.
Day 10: Sakathum - Amjilassa (2,490m)
Our path today, moves vertically up and then move down back to the river. Then once again we climb on a stone staircase to view beautiful cascade and Ghaiya Bari and moving further up tenderly you will arrive Crest (2,530m) and then walking down you will reach the Tibetan community, Amjilassa. Overnight at Amjilassa.
Day 11: Amjilassa - Kyapra (2,730m)
The track moves up today all the way through the bamboo, oak and rhododendron woods with the arresting vistas of the south-west face of the Kanchenjunga. We also stroll on a lot of ascend and descend track and pass all the way through a number of cascades and meadows. To conclude trekking for today, we have a vertical climb which leads to Kyapra. Overnight at Kyapra.
Day 12: Kyapra - Gunsa (3,430m)
Today we move down and trek all along the river all the way via the forest of fir, rhododendron and you will get there at the potato fields of Phere. Your move further on through larch forest and eventually you will get there at Gunsa where you will view the police check post. Overnight at Ghunsa.
Day 13: Gunsa - Khambachen (4,040m)
The track walks gradually up all along the southern bank of the Gunsa Khola. After that, we will walk back to Rambuk Kharka on the northern part of river and finally arrive at to the Tibetan settlement of Khambachen. Overnight at guest house Khambachen.
Day 14: Acclimatization on Khambachen
Today, we have a day rest at Khambachen for becoming accustomed. Here we can see the sights of the elevated peaks of Khabur, Nango Ma, Phole and Jannu. After having breakfast we climb over for more views or trek to the Jannu Base camp. Overnight at Khambachen.
Day 15: Khambachen - Lonak (4,790m)
The path goes up steadily through open meadows to Ramtag (4240m). Then we will cross moraines situated north-west of the Kanchenjunga Glacier and eventually you will appear at to Lhonak. From here you will have the outstanding peak views thrive in all directions. Overnight at Lhonak.
Day 16: Lonak - Pang Pema (5,140m)
From Lonak, the trail goes up gradually traversing the flat plane and after that reach a bit vertical as it moves further to the moraine. You now go after the base of the valley. You can make out the stunning views on the way and get there at Pang Pema. Also, from here you will observe the sight of major Mt. Kanchanjunga and several other Himalayas. Overnight at Pang Pema.
Day 17: Pang Pema – Khambachen
Moving further on from Pang Pema early in the morning, we will trek up the riddge North to reach the peak Kanchenjunga (6,750m), Tent Peak (7,365m), Pyramid Peak (7,168m)etc. and return back to Khambachem. Overnight at camp in Khambachen.
Day 18: Khambachen – Gunsa
A steep drop from our camp takes us to Lamba Sumba Kharka where there are additional superb views of the breathtaking south west facade of Jannu. Walking downward on a superb trail to the community of Gunsa we set our camp in the fields beside the river. Gunsa is a Tibetan community with a tiny gomba and prayer flags waving a top the wooden houses. Overnight in Gunsa
Day 19: Gunsa – Chirwa
Leaving Sakathum, we will walk to Chirwa today. En route we will see the union of two rivers, Simbua River and Gunsa Rivera at Tamur Kosi. Following the track along Tamur khola, we will move many other small streams. After trekking for around 4-5 hours we will reach the pristine village of Chirwa. Overnight in Chirwa.
Day 20: Chirwa – Linkhim
From Chirwa we start ascending and go by Diwa village and after that reach above Tawa. And moving downward into a big ravine, we escalate back to the periphery and eventually you will reach to Linkhim. Overnight at hotel in Linkhim.
Day 21: Linkhim - Suketar
We leave Linkhim and trek through the tiny Limbu society of Helate, Pumbur , Phurbu and mount above the Sherpa society of Lakchun, Bung Kulung you will turn up to Suketar. Overnight at Suketar.
Day 22: Suketar – Kathmandu
We today fly back from Suketar to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 23: Kathmandu
Today we have a day rest in Kathmandu. Optionally, you can stay in the hotel and relax. Or, you can also go around the historical and world heritage sites in Kathmandu that you couldn’t go for on the second day of your trek. Or, you can go around for shopping. Overnight at hotel.
Day 24: Departure
You will drive to airport by our representative and take the flight to reach your destination from Kathmandu.
In Gosaikunda 2014 November...
We took two groups to Gosaikunda at December 2014. We sent two guides with each seven and five groups. It was very successful trip of our company as before. Every travelers of Korea and Norway became lot of happy to visit there. Again they will arrive here in same company to visit ghorepeni poonhill trek.