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Country: Nepal

Grade: Hard

Area: Kachenjunga Region

Activities: Trekking

Total Duration: 33 days

Season: Mar - May, Sep - Dec

Altitudes: 5200m

 

Day 01:   Kathmandu
Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02:   Kathmandu
Free day in Kathmandu or sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and trek preparation, hotel.

Day 03:   Kathmandu – Bhadrapur or (Suketar (2420 m) - Taplejung (1820 m)
This day we will fly Kathmandu to Suketar. There are no regular flights to suketar. In case if there are no flight on the schedule date then we will fly to Bhadrapur in morning and then we will drive to Taplejung on private vehicle, it takes around 8 hours. Overnight at hotel/lodge.

Day 04:   Taplejung (1820 m) -  Mitlung ( m), 5/6 h
This day we will walk for about 5/6 hours through one hours straight trail and 4/5 hours downhill  trial passing the small jungles and small villages to reach Mitlung. Overnight at lodge/tented camp.

Day 05:   Mitlung - Sekathum (1660m) 6/7h
This day we will walk for about 6/7 hours to reach Sekathum through uphill and downhill trail. On the way we will cross few forests, terraced rice fields, small river streams, we will also see village settlements, few waterfalls and beautiful landscape. Overnight at lodge/tented camp.

Day 06:   Sekathum - Amjilasa (2500) 6h
This day we will walk for about 6 hours through mostly uphill and slightly straight trail. On the way we will cross dense bamboo forest, beautiful waterfalls. We will see village settlements of Sherpa communities, most of the people in that area involve in agriculture farming, they grow mostly potato, buck wheat and vegetables. Overnight at lodge/tented camp.

Day 07:   Amjilasa - Gyabla (2710 m) 4 h
This day we will walk for about 1 and half hours through narrow and downhill trail till Thyangyan and again walking uphill trail for about 2 and half hours we will reach Gyabla, on the way we will cross dense bamboo and pine forests walking along side Ghunsa Khola (stream). Gyabla is a village having settlement of Sherpa communities. Overnight at lodge/tented camp.

Day 08:   Gyabla - Ghunsa (3595 m) 5h
This day we have to walk 3 hours through slightly uphill trail and mostly straight trail to reach Phale villlage. On the way we will cross dense mix forest, meet people of Tibetan origins in Phale village and have a chance to see their unique culture and traditions, if we are lucky we will have a chance to see Red Panda (one of the endangered species). After walking for about 2 hours we will reach Ghunsa. Overnight at lodge/tented camp.

Day 09: Rest day at Ghunsa
Rest day for acclimatization 

Day 10:   Ghunsa - Kambachan (4100 m) 6:30 h
This day we will walk for about 6:30 hours mostly through uphill trail. On the way we will cross pine forest, see beautiful waterfalls and also have a chance to see beautiful views of Khumbakarna Himal, Nupchu Himal, Chang Himal and many other mountains. Overnight at lodge/tented camp.

Day 11:   Kambachan - Lhonak (4785 m) 5 h
This day we will walk for about 5 hours through uphill and rocky trail, on the way we will see Kangbachen Himal (7903 m), Yalung Kang (8505 m). Overnight at lodge/tented camp.

Day 12:   Lhonak - Kanchanjunga Base Camp (Pang Pema) (5143 m) 3 h
This day we will walk for about 3 hours to reach Kanchanjunga Base Camp (Pang Pema) through rocky and uphill trail. On the way will see massive glaciers, On the right side of our way we will see Mt Kanchanjunga (8586m),Mt Pathivara, Mt. YalungKang, Nepal Peak, Twin Peak, Tent Peak and many others, we can also see wild animals such as blue sheep, few species of bird. Overnight at lodge/tented camp.

Day 13:   Kanchanjunga Base Camp (Pang Pema) - Khambachen( 4100m) 6 h
This day we will walk for about 6hours. We will walk through downhill trail and on the way we will see Blue sheep and other animals grazing on the fields. We will also see good views of Mt Kanchanjunga (8586m),Mt Pathivara, Mt. YalungKang, Nepal Peak, Twin Peak, Tent Peak and many others. Overnight at lodge/tented camp.

Day 14:   Khambachen - Ghunsa (3595 m) 5 h
This day we will walk 5 hours through straight trail crossing forest of pine trees. On the way we will see big waterfalls, few species of birds, few wild animals and beautiful landscape. Overnight at lodge/tented camp.

Day 15:   Ghunsa - Selele Phedi (4000 m) 6h
This day we will walk through uphill trail and cross Selele pass (4290 m) we will walk for about 6 hours to reach Selele Phedi . On the way we will see good views of Mt. Makalu, Mt Barunche and many other mountains. Overnight at lodge/tented camp.

Day 16:   Selele Phedi - Tseram (3870 m) 7h
This day we have to walk for about 7 hours crossing three passes Selele Pass (4440 m), Mirgin La Pass (4480 m) and Sinelapche Pass (4440 m). Upto Selele Pass we have to walk though uphill trail and afterwards through straight trail. On the way between Mirgin La Pass & Tseram we will see Talung Peak, Kabru peak, Kabru North, Kabru south, Sarphru center, we will also cross small pine forest. Overnight at lodge/tented camp.

Day 17:   Tseram - Lamite Bhanjyang (3310 m) 7 h
This day we will walk for about 7 hours to reach Lamite Bhanjyang walking through downhill trail till Tortang. After Tortang we will cross river and continue our walk through dense Rhododendron, oak and Pine forest. Overnight at lodge/tented camp.

Day 18:   Lamite Bhanjyang - Yamphudin  7 h
This day we will walk for about 7 hours through downhill trail, to reach Yamphudin from Lamite Bhanjyang. Overnight at Lodge/tented camp.

Day 19:   Yamphudin  - Taplejung (1780 m) 4:30 h
This day morning we can get a direct jeep service to Taplejung (Suketar). Overnight at lodge/hotel.

Day 20:   Taplejung (Suketar) – Kathmandu
If  we get the flight on the schedule date of our return date then we will fly directly to Kathmandu.  If we are not able to get the flight we will drive by private vehicle to Bhadrapur and we will fly back to Kathmandu on the same day evening or next day morning. Overnight at hotel.

Day 21:   Kathmandu
Free day in Kathmandu, you are free for shopping, sightseeing, relax, hotel.

Day 22:   Final departure
Transfer to international airport and fly to your destination.

 

COST INCLUDES:

  • Transfer – airport – hotel – airport including domestic airport
  • 4 Nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu – Suketar or (Bhadrapur) – Kathmandu domestic flight  tickets including guide
  • Porter-s transportation from Kathmandu – Taplejung - Kathmandu by bus
  • Kanchenjunga restricted area Permit + Kanchenjunga Conservation Area permit Fee
  • All meal (breakfast, Lunch and dinner with tea or coffee) during the trek
  • Accommodation at lodge/tented camp during trek.
  • One guide 1 porter every two person basis during the trek
  • Optional: for camping group (cook, Necessary porters, food and camping equipment)
  • Guide and porter-s all meal, accommodation, daily wages and insurance
  • Yamphudin – Taplejung local jeep service
  • Optional: land transportation (Bhardapur – Taplejung – Bhadrapur)
  • Farewell dinner
  • Office service charge
  • All necessary government taxes
     

COST EXCLIUDES:

  • Personal equipment
  • Personal and medical insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu  
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
  • Bar bills and beverage (like mineral water, coke, beer etc)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Any other services, which is not mentioned above