Kanchenjunga Trekkking in Nepal !!
Mt. Kanchenjunga is worlds 3rd tallest mountains at 28,169 feet or 8,586m, means "The five Treasures of Snows". A number of climbers and hikers have had the privilege to explore and climb the mountain peaks where they are dazzled by the picturesque views surrounding them from different viewing points. Of all the mountain ranges Kanchenjunga is one of the least explored because of its remoteness and the difficulties in getting permission and access from the Indian side.
Kanchenjunga is made up of five peaks, three of which are found in India and the other two in Nepal. Another interesting fact is that four of the five peaks reach or go over 8,450m. Kangbachen is the lowest peak reaching a height of 7,903 meters, next is Kanchenjunga South at 8,494 meters. Then there is Kanchenjunga Central, which stands at 8,482m, Kanchenjunga West at 8,505m and the highest Kanchenjunga Main at 8,586m.
In Nepal there is certain part of Kanchenjunga that has been made a conservation area run by the World Wildlife Fund, protecting, among other things, the Red Panda. Similarly, parts of Kanchenjunga found in India have been made protected areas in an attempt to provide sanctuary to both flora and fauna. It is encircled with dozens of peaks, each of them competing with their queen.
Suggested Itinerary : 29 Days
Day 01: Receive you in the kathmandu airport then transfer to hotel.
Day 02 Kathmandu : Sightseeing in kathmandu valley. O/N at hotel.
Day 03 Fly from Kathmandu – Biratnagar then drive to Basantapur
Day 04 Basantapur - Chauki ( 3034 m)
Day 05 Chauki – Gupa Pokhari ( 2697mtr)
Day 06 Gupha Pokhari - Gurjagoan ( 2713 mtr)
Day 07 Gurjagoan - Doban
Day 08 Dovan– Mitlung
Day 09 Mitlung – Chiruwa
Day 10 Chiruwa - Sekathum
Day 11 Sekathum - Amjilassa
Day 12 Amjilassa - Kyapar
Day 13 Kyapar - Ghunsa
Day 14 Khambachen
Day 15 Khambachen
Day 16 Khambachen - Lhonak
Day 17 Day Trip to Pangpema
Day 18 Khambachen - Tha Passes ; We will decide today which of the two passes we will cross, depending on the weather conditions: Lapsang La, the higher pass at 5180m or the Mirgin La at 4500m.
Day 19 High Camp
Day 20 High Camp-Ramche
Day 21 Ramche- Tseram
Day 22 Tseram - Torontam
Day 23 Torontam-Yamphudin
Day 24 Yamphudin-Ponphe
Day 25 Ponphe-Pha Khola
Day 26 Trek from Pha Khola- Taplejung
Day 27 Taplejung - Kathmandu
Day 28: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping...
Day 29: Drop to the kathmandu airport for your onward destination. Finish the trip.
Suggested Itinerary in details: 29 Days
Day 01: Receive you in the Kathmandu airport then transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. O/N at hotel.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu – Biratnagar then drive to Basantapur. Biratnagar, an industrial city in the low land of Eastern Nepal. From here we drive to Basantapur, a Tibetan settlement where we pitch our first camp.
Day 04: Basantapur - Chauki (3034m):
We start climb thorugh some villages and arrive at Panch Pokhari. The views of Makalu 8476m and Chamlang are today's highlights. We continue through rhododendron forests to the hamlet of Door Pani 2780m for overnight camp. 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 can find 15-20 tea houses on the way.
Day 05: Chauki – Gupa Pokhari (2697m):
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.
Day 06: Gupha Pokhari - Gurjagoan (2713m):
Today we cross a pass at 3025m, descend through a dense forest towards Gurja Gaon and Nesum (2100m) with Mt. Jannu and Mt. Kanchenjunga behind us. We camp in Gurja Goan.
Day 07: Gurjagoan - Doban
Today we visit the central hub of this region, Taplejung. We descend to Doban through paddy fields at the bank of Tamur River. It is a quite steep way from Gurjagoan to Doban with the magnificent views of beautiful hills. Here, we can find the settlements of the Sherpas, Limbus, Brahmans, Newars etc.
Day 08: Dovan– Mitlung
Walk through the Tamur river valley to Mitlung. Most of the day we walk though the fields, jungles and rigged trail. On the way you can get chance to see different birds and can hear the singing of the birds, we can also different colored fishes in the river. Arrive at Mitlung very small settlement of Gurung and camp here.
Day 09: Mitlung – Chiruwa
Continuing up the Tamur 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 Chiruwa, a pleasant bazaar with a few tea houses and shops.
Day 10: Chiruwa - Sekathum
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.
Day 11: Sekathum - Amjilassa: 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 mountainside village of Amjilassa for our overnight stay.
Day 12: Amjilassa - Kyapar: We shall be doing some real climbing during the next 5 days! We climb steeply to Kyapar, perched in the middle of terraced hills about 350m up from the Ghunsa Khola.
Day 13: Kyapar - Ghunsa : 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 of Ghunsa.
Day 14: Khambachen: Today we glimpse the Jannu Glacier. Later on we get a view of Jannu (7710m.) We descend the mountainside to our camp at Khambachan.
Day 15: Khambachen : We have had to climb over 2500m in the last 4 days and so deserve a rest today to collect our thoughts on how wild and wonderful everything has been so far.
Day 16: Khambachen - Lhonak: 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 the trekking peak Mera (6476m.)
Day 17: Day Trip to Pangpema : We shall have excellent views of the towering peak of Kanchenjunga today.
Day 18: Khambachen - Tha Passes ; We will decide today which of the two passes we will cross, depending on the weather conditions: Lapsang La, the higher pass at 5180m or the Mirgin La at 4500m.
Day 19: High Camp: We shall again rest today to recover from the efforts of the previous days.
Day 20: High Camp-Ramche : We descend to the Simbuwa Khola valley and camp at Ramche.
Day 21: Ramche- Tseram : We take a day trip to the Yalung glacier for a magnificent view of the Kanchenjunga south face from a chorten at about 4500m. We descend later to Tseram for the night.
Day 22: Tseram-Torontam: We are starting to descend from today. We steadily descend through forests of Rhododendron to Torontan at 3000m.
Day 23: Torontam - Yamphudin: We descend today to Yamphudin (1650m,) a mixed community of Sherpas, Limbus, Rais and Gurungs and is the first real village since Ghunsa.
Day 24: Yamphudin-Ponphe: We descend from Yamphudin to the Kabel Khola and climb to Ponphe 1680m.
Day 25: Ponphe-Pha Khola : From Ponphe we climb to a ridge then descend through as series of side valleys past Phun village to Kesawa. The trail continues to ascend to a Gurung settlement at Bhanjyang (pass.) From here the trail traverses a ridge and descends to the Limbu village of Khunjari. We camp below on the banks of Pha Khola.
Day 26; Trek from Pha Khola- Taplejung : We descend today to the airport of Taplejung for our overnight stay.
Day 27: Taplejung - Kathmandu: We fly this morning back to Kathmandu via Biratnagar after an amazing trek.
Day 28: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping...
Day 29: Drop to the Kathmandu airport for your onward destination. Finish the trip.
Includes in the Packages :
- Kathmandu International airport transfer by private vehicles.
- Kathmandu valley sightseeing with guide and private vehicles.
- 2 Nights hotel in 3 star hotel deluxe room or in Planet - Bhaktapur on B. B Plan basis
- Flights (Ktm - Biratnagar - Suketar - Kathmandu) as a round fares with airport taxes.
- All land transfer as per given itinerary
- Kanchenjungha Controlled region permits of Nepal.
- Kanchenjungha Conservation / National parks entry permits fees
- TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) permit and thier fees
- Tented accommodation during the trekking days.
- Kitchen and cooking equipment for the trekking .
- Meals: (Bf, Lunch Din) each day serve with hot drinks while on the trek.
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local Guide.
- Professional cook, Sherpa, Kitchen Staffs and necessaries porter as required.
- All program according to itineraries on full board.
- Trekking equipment and other facilities to Nepali trekking staffs.
- Food, accommodation, salary and Insurances for the guide and porter.
- Medical Kit Bag on every trip.
- After the trek, you will get an attractive gift souvenir from Gokyo Trekking
Excludes in the Packages:-
- Nepal entry visa fees.
- Travel Insurance (this is a mandatory condition of booking)
-Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
- Optional Excursions: optional excursions such are culture trips, ethno trips, and festival trips, monastery meditation with Lama & monks, nature medicine trips, bird watching, sports, farming trips and other incentive trips as per the client’s interest.
- Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters.
- Hot Shower in during the trekking period
- Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control.
- Personal equipment, nature or any donation.
- All types of drinks
- Tips for the crew (Note: TIPS is not compulsory but expected)
- International Airfare and departure airport taxes.
Guest feedbacks / testimonials : -
It was great highlight for me was laying in the alpine meadow while the clouds floated by. Everyone should do this at least once in their lives. The decision to spend an extra night in Ghunsa and Kambachen were a good one. I will never tire of the breathtaking views. Summitting Ghunsa was a personal goal. To be honest, climbed Khambachen was my favourite day.
I have truly come to love Kanchenjunga since i have been to Nepal in 2006. You have made it possible for me to see many spectacular places and meet many wonderful people in your beautiful country Nepal. Anyone who has not experienced Kanchenjunga with Gokyo Treks has no idea what they are missing.
I cannot wait to see the photos. I am already thinking about returning next year. I will continue to recommend Gokyo Treks, your company to my friends and family.
Thank you again for everything and best of luck.
Jane Wood & James : Colorado USA
Two Germans trekking Kanchenjunga (3 weeks)
We had a clear vision of what our journey to Kanchenjunga Base Camp should be like. This was a problem for other agencies and even the biggest of them. But instead of arguing Goyko Treks just made it happen.
It was very easy and nice to work with Ammar and his colleges, as if we were planning trips since years. They had a big interest in our satisfaction and took care of us in any situation. If it was from home, far ahead of the journey, directly after arriving in Kathmandu as well as after the trip.
That is how it should work. Orientation on the clients not on standard trips taken off the shelf. I can ensure you. An attractive certificate isnt´t all you get if you decide to work with Goyko Treks.
Equipments checklist: -
When selecting your personal items, keep in mind the number of days you'll be trekking, the time of year and the altitude. We advise our clients to bring these items:
Down Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Long sleeved shirt, Jumper or fleecy jacket
T - Shirts, Trekking shoes or boots, Comfy shoes for around the camp
Mountain trekking boots, Polypropylene/wool socks, Light cotton socks for under wool socks
Rucksack, Sun hat, Woolen hat, Gloves, Sun block for lips
- Goggles or sunglasses, Long underwear, Insulated pants Nylon windbreaker
- Nylon wind pants, Water bottle, Sewing kit, Medical & first aid kit
- Flash light, Batteries and bulbs, Swiss army knife, Towel and toiletries