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Kanchanjanga Trek

Kanchenjunga (8,586m) is the second highest mountain in Nepal after Mount Everest and 3rd highest mountain in the world. It is located at the northeastern corner of Nepal. Until 1852, Kanchenjunga was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world. Due to the remote location, the Kanchenjunga is not much explored by trekkers. Even though, it offers adorable mountain scenery with the world’s 3rd highest mountain this trek doesn’t have massive crowds of tourist.
The name Kanchenjunga represent the five repositories of God; gold, silver, gems, food grain and religious texts. During the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, we can observe the remote Nepalese lifestyle and culture, climate variation, vegetation and the floras and faunas of Kanchenjunga Conservation Area.

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Accommodation During Trekking
During the trek, we will be staying at local teahouses. These offer accommodation and food served in a dining room which also functions as a social meeting place with other trekkers. All accommodation is on a twin shared basis. A single room is usually available at a little extra cost. The tour guide will arrange the best available accommodation in each village. As we advance to higher and more remote villages it may occasionally be necessary to share a room with more than 2 people. During the treks, most of the bathroom and toilet facilities are shared and toilet can be either a squat or a western toilet.

Meals During Trekking
In Kathmandu we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food such as Thali and Momo at a traditional Nepalese restaurant. For instance the Newari restaurant is a special place serving Newari food (the Newari are the indigenous people of the Kathmandu valley). Newari food is famous and unique. During the trek we will eat traditional Nepalese food as well as more international cuisine (Tibetan, Indian, Italian and continental). Dinner and breakfast will be taken at the teahouse where we spend the night and lunch at one of the trail teahouses.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrived in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)
When you arrived in Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Open Trail will be there holding your group name or leader name. He will drop off you at the hotel. After checking in, you can take rest or visit Open Trail’s office in Thamel or you can also do some souvenir shopping in Thamel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Open Trail Treks where you will be serve with authentic Nepalese cuisine. This is a great introduction to Nepalese food culture.

Day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
We will begin our second day with the breakfast before starting a guided tour to some of the historical and religious sites of Kathmandu. Which are listed as World Heritage Sites. We will visit Kathmandu Darbar Square, Buddhist Stupa (Buddha Nath), Hindus secret temple Pashupatinath. We will end our tour by visiting the Monkey temple – Swayambhunath. In the middle of the tour, we will take you to the very special local restaurant for lunch.
After we finish the tour, we will meet our trekking guide and leader for discussion and preparation for our following days trekking.

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar (81 m/266 ft)
To get the starting point of Kanchanjunga circuit trekking, we have to fly to Biratnagar.
Overnight at Biratnagar

Day 4: Drive to Taplejung
Today we drive for 8 to 9 hours through Nepal’s hilly bumpy road and reach Taplejung. During this drive, we pass through the beautiful green mountain, village and civilization, fields and the forest. This can be a beautiful introduction of the Nepalese hill region.
Overnnight at Taplejung.
Drive: 8-9 hours

Day 5: Trek to Chiruwa
Trek today pass through the beautiful valley. This valley has some small settlement. Further, we walk along the Tamor River and later we ascend and descend several time passing the village of Sinwa and Thiwa. Finally, we reach the beautiful Limbu village of Chirwa.
Overnight at Chirwa.
Total Trekking Time: 5-6 hours

Day 6: Trek to Sukathum (1,576 m/5,169 ft)
The trek today passes through the Cardamom field and the thick forest. We ascend to a small hill and then descend down by the green field. Further our trek continue the along the Tamor river. This area is covered with the thick forest. The trail waves ups and down, cross the Ghunsa river to Sukathum.
Overnight at Sukathum.
Total Trekking Time: 5-6 hours

Day 7: Trek to Amjilosa
Trek begin with crossing of suspensions bridge at the end of the Sukathum village. Leaving the Sukathum village behind, we enter the forest. The trail climbs uphill through the forest and descends down to the river. We cross the river and ascend to the settlement of Solima village. We descend down again to the river. Further the trail goes ups and downhill to the Amjilosa village.
Overnight at Amjilosa
Total Trekking Time: 6-7 hours

Day 8: Trek to Gyabla(2,730m /8,954 ft)
We start the day trekking through the bank of river. This area is covered with the Fir, Bamboo and Rhododendrons tree. After the trekking through the river bank the trail ascend through the beautiful waterfall and the mountain. Our final destination for today is the village of Gyabla.
Overnight at Gyabla
Total Trekking Time: 6-7 hours

Day 9: Trek to Ghunsa(3,595 m/11,792 ft)
We start our the day after breakfast. As we trek, we descending down to the river. The trekking trail follows the wide valley to Phale, a Tibetan refugee settlement. The main source of income of this area is the Tibetan handicraft. We can purchase some handicraft as souvenirs from here. From here we trek further passing the Pine and Conifer forest to the Sherpa settlement of Ghunsa.
Overnight at Ghunsa.
Total Trekking Time: 5-6 hours

Day 10: Acclimatization Day in Ghunsa
At Ghunsa we gained the altitude of 3,595m. Here, we spend one extra day for the purpose of acclimatization. We can use our acclimatization day for some washing and small sightseeing trip. Other than sightseeing we can also visit the Laspsan La monastery.

Day 11: Trek to Kambachen(4,050m/13,284 ft)
Our trek today continue by the side of the river. Today we are rewarded with the excellent view of the mountain. Trek continues further through the Rhododendron and Pines forest. After crossing the bridge, our trekking trail might become challenging for us. We pass through the stunning view of the waterfall and the landslide to reach Kambachen. We end our trekking here for today.
Overnight at Kambachen
Total Trekking Time: 6 hours

Day 12: Trek to Lhonak(4,780 m/15,678 ft)
Today it will be a tough day for us because of the rocky and landslide trail so we start earlier. We trek through the rocky trail along the riverside and cross the bridge over the river. We follow the steady uphill through the landslide and descend down to the river. Further walking by the river bank lead us to Lhonak.
Overnight at Lhonak.
Total Trekking Time: 6-7 hours

Day 13: Trek to Pangpema/ Kanchenjunga Base Camp(5,388 m/17,673 ft)
This is the last day of our trekking to uphill. From tomorrow we start to trek back. The trail today goes through the Kanchenjunga Glacier to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp. We follow the rocky trail to Pangpema. As we arrive at Pangpema, we climb the higher altitude and get rewarded with the breathtaking view of Kanchenjunga, Jannu and Chang Himal.
Overnight at Pangpema.
Total Trekking Time: 6-7 hours

Day 14: Trek to Kambachen(4,050m/13,284 ft)
Today we start to trek reverse of Lhonak. We trek downhill through the steady glacier to Ramtang Monastery. We cross the bridge and trek further through the rocky trail to reach Lhonak. From here, we ascend for a while and start to descend down to river. We trek through the rocky trail to the Kambachen. During this journey, we enjoy the spectacular view of mountain Gimmigela, Kanchenjunga, Taple Shikhar and more.
Overnight at Kambachen.
Total Trekking Time: 5-6 hours

Day 15: Trek to Ghunsa(3,595 m/11,792 ft)
Today our trekking begin with a tricky trail of the mountain. We have already used the same trail on our way up. We trek pass through landslide trail and trek down through the forest of Rhododendron and Pine.
Overnight at Ghunsa.
Total Trekking Time: 3-4 hours

Day 16: Ghunsa to Selela(4,290 m/14,071 ft)
From Ghunsa, we begin our trek ascending uphill and we climb through the forest of Rhododendron and Juniper. During the trek, we enjoy the beautiful forest and the view of the mountain.
Overnight at Selela.
Total Trekking Time: 6- 7 hours

Day 17: Treks to Cheram
The trekking starts with climbing uphill through the forest and ends at Cheram.
Total Trekking Time: 6 -7 hours

Day 18: Trek to Ramche(4,580 m/15,022 ft)
From Cheram, we start our ascending by the side of the glacier of Yalung. We trek alongside the river. Further, passing the village of Lapsang we reach Ramche. We spend the night at Ramche. We can do small sightseeing trek by climbing the hill. From the hill, we can enjoy spectacular view of Kanchenjunga and Jannu Himal.
Overnight at Ramche
Total Trekking Time: 4- 5 hours

Day 19: Trek to Tseram
Today we trek to Oktang Temple and the glacier. We can see the incredible view of Mt.Kabru, Kanchenjunga, Yalungkang, Kumbakarna. Further as we descend to Tseram.
Overnight at Tsaram.
Total Trekking Time: 5-6 hours

Day 20: Trek to Tortong(2,995 m/9,824 ft)
Today we further descend down through the beautiful forest of the Rhododendron. We keep descending down the trail alongside of the Sumbuwa Khola. Another 2-hours, trekking will take us to the Tortong.
Overnight at Tortong.
Total Trekking Time: 5-6 hours

Day 21: Trek to Yamphudin(2,080 m/6,822 ft)
Leaving Tortong we continue to descend down to the Lasiyua Bhanjyang passing the small forest and the landslide area. As we trek further downhill, we reach the settlement of inhabitant Sherpas, Rai and Limbus called Yamphudin.
Overnight at Yamphudin.
Total Trekking Time: 6-7 hours

Day 22: Yamphudin to Yangpang(1,007 m/3,304 ft)
Our trekking keeps descending down another day till Kabeli River. We cross the Kabeli River and trek further following the Kabeli River. As we arrived at the Mamankhe village, we can visit the cultural museum of Limbu. Further, as we pass through the Khaksewa River, we ascend uphill passing few more settlement and forest. Another half an hour of downhill will take us to Yangpang.
Total Trekking Time: 6-7 hours

Day 23: Trek to Thorpu(1,500 m/4,290 ft)
We have two options for today. We recommend you to take way through the Thorpu instead of going back through the same way of Taplejung. Through this way we trek passing some inhabitant Limbu and Rai settlement, beautiful terraces, and forest.
Overnight at Thorpu.
Total Trekking Time: 5-6 hours

Day 24: Thorpu to Birtamod (300 m/ 984 ft)
From Thorpu we drive to the Bhadrapur. During this drive, we can see the considerable change on the climate and landscape. As we arrived at Birtamod, we can felt the change in weather as this town is in Terai region which is completely different from mountain and Hill.
Overnight at Birtamod.
Total Trekking Time: 5-6 hours

Day 25: Drive from Birtamod to Bhadrapur then Fly to Kathmandu
We fly back from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu. After you arrived at Kathmandu, we can relax in day or visit the shops of Thamel for the souvenirs shopping. At the evening, there will have a farewell dinner and we will analyze the overall trekking and our services.

Day 26: – Final departure
Today is the last day of your adventure. We can have last breakfast together if you want. After breakfast, if you have time from your flight, you can do some shopping or go for sightseeing.
A representative from Open Trail Treks will pick you from your hotel and drop you to airport 3 hours before your flight.

Altitude Map

Jiri to Everest Base camp treks

We offer different prices as the service included it can be from cheap to expensive.

This trekking is for those adventurous trekkers who are seeking for the challenges as this trek last for 19 days with lot’s obstacle. Open Trail Treks also offer relatively hard and easy treks to the heart of the Everest which include Everest High Passes Trek, for those trekkers who are experienced and physically fit,



Package Inclusions:

  • Pick-up & drop-off from Kathmandu International Airport by private car.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in a local Kathmandu Restaurant
  • Three nights in a 3 star hotel in Kathmandu (convenient location but not in the heart of Thamel so won’t be overly crowded)
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with tour guide, private transportation and entrance fees of all temple
  • Flight ticket for Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek with the cup of tea/coffee.
  • Accommodation during trek in local hotel or tea house. Our Guide will ensure this accommodation will be the best available.
  • Permits including – Trekking Information Management Systems(TIMS) and Sagarmatha Conservation Area Permit
  • English speaking trekking leader and guide and porters according to the size of group (2 trekkers = 1 porter), including their salary, equipment, insurance, food and lodging.
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Duffel bag, T-shirt and Trekking Map
  • Comprehensive medical kid box
  • All government taxes and the local fees

What’s not included:

  • Mineral water, juices and alcoholic beverages
  • Any  personnel expenses throughout the trek
  • Tips to guide and porter

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Package Inclusions:

  • Pick-up & drop-off from Kathmandu International Airport by private car.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in a local Kathmandu Restaurant
  • Three nights in a 3 star hotel in Kathmandu (convenient location but not in the heart of Thamel so won’t be overly crowded)
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with tour guide, private transportation and entrance fees of all temple
  • Flight ticket for Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek with the cup of tea/coffee.
  • Accommodation during trek in local hotel or tea house. Our Guide will ensure this accommodation will be the best available.
  • Permits including – Trekking Information Management Systems(TIMS) and Sagarmatha Conservation Area Permit
  • English speaking trekking leader and guide and porters according to the size of group (2 trekkers = 1 porter), including their salary, equipment, insurance, food and lodging.
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Duffel bag, T-shirt and Trekking Map
  • Comprehensive medical kid box
  • All government taxes and the local fees

What’s not included:

  • Mineral water, juices and alcoholic beverages
  • Any  personnel expenses throughout the trek
  • Tips to guide and porter

Customize      |        Book Now


Package Inclusions:

  • Pick-up & drop-off from Kathmandu International Airport by private car.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in a local Kathmandu Restaurant
  • Three nights in a 3 star hotel in Kathmandu (convenient location but not in the heart of Thamel so won’t be overly crowded)
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with tour guide, private transportation and entrance fees of all temple
  • Flight ticket for Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek with the cup of tea/coffee.
  • Accommodation during trek in local hotel or tea house. Our Guide will ensure this accommodation will be the best available.
  • Permits including – Trekking Information Management Systems(TIMS) and Sagarmatha Conservation Area Permit
  • English speaking trekking leader and guide and porters according to the size of group (2 trekkers = 1 porter), including their salary, equipment, insurance, food and lodging.
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Duffel bag, T-shirt and Trekking Map
  • Comprehensive medical kid box
  • All government taxes and the local fees

What’s not included:

  • Mineral water, juices and alcoholic beverages
  • Any  personnel expenses throughout the trek
  • Tips to guide and porter

Customize      |        Book Now
Duration: 27 Feb 2015 - 14 Mar 2015
Location: Kanchanjanga, Nepal
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