KANCHANJUNGA TREKKING

Daily Tour 27 day
Kangchenjunga Nepal

Mount Kanchenjunga, is one of the world’s most spectacular mountains, is renowned as the queen of mountains the third highest peak in the world lies on the eastern border of Nepal and India. The Far Eastern border of Nepal was initially opened for foreigners in 1988. The trek provides you with the chance to experience the remoteness of this region, romantic mountain views, diverse flora and fauna and rich local culture. This trek is considered a non-technical trek. If you are moderately fit and have a sense of adventure you will enjoy this trek. The program is designed to acclimatize you gradually and so avoid high altitude sickness. However you are requested to check your fitness. We suggest you to strengthen your knee muscles and prepare for several days of steep descents.

DAY 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will transfer to your hotel, We will brief about your trip  activities. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel B/B

DAY 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek
Sightseeing in Some of landmarks that are the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of (Pashupati Nath), the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhu Nath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath). You can also make your last minute buying of personal items and preparation for the next day.
Overnight at Hotel B/B

DAY 03We take the afternoon fly to Birathnagar  where we spend the night in a local hotel.
Overnight at Hotel. Full Board

DAY 04:  Fly to Suketar (45 minutes), trek to Mitlung (921 m)- 4 hours walking
This morning we take another flight to the mountain airstrip at Suketar located above the small town of Taplejung. On arrival we meet the trekking crew and start the trek along the Surke  Danda to reach the village of Mitlung.
Overnight in camp

DAY 05:  Trek Mitlung4 hrs
We start our trek with a downhill walk to Mitlung. Our route will pass through scenic pastures and small villages. On the way, we cross the Hungdewa Khola and the raging Tamur River.
Overnight in camp

DAY 06: Mitlung to Chirwa (1180 m) 5 to 6 hrs
Trek uphill for some time then descend to the village of Sinwa. Continue to Tawa and then another climb. Cross the suspension bridge at Thiwa. Thus, going uphill and downhill at the same time enjoying the great unfolding vistas. Thus we arrive at Chirwa, a small  Limbu village with a few lodges, shops, and camping sites.
Overnight in camp 

DAY 07:  Chirwa to Sekathum5 hrs
Trek uphill for some time then descend to the lush green vegetation below.  Continue along the Tamur River until arrive at the Olangchung Gola, the entry point of the Kanchenjugha National Park.  Thus we go uphill and downhill again before crossing the Ghunsa Khola. After crossing the suspension bridge, and another half an hour’s walk we arrive at our campsite of Sekathum.
Overnight in camp

DAY 08: Sekathum to Amjilosa (2500 m) 7 to 8 hrs
Today is going to be a rather tough day. Cross the river and ascend the steep trail. Then descend again and cross the river again. Another climb from the gorge bottom. Pass by Solima , descend again to the river level.  The trail passes along the gorge, hence be careful while walking.  Then following the uphill and downhill tricky trial, we conclude our today’s hectic journey at Amjilosa. Overnight in camp.

DAY 09: Amjilosa to Gyabla5 hrs
Again, we hike upward river bank. Pass through the densely forest of mainly bamboo, fir and rhododendrons.  Eventually reach a small stone house by the river. Then climb up again crossing a few small bridges. You will find that the river drops steeply with many waterfalls and pools. Enjoy the stunning company of the waterfalls. Another short uphill walk takes us to the Tibetan settlement of Gyabla.
Overnight in camp

DAY 10:  Gyabla to Ghunsa (3600 m)4-1/2 to 5-1/2 hrs
We descend again down the river. The valley slowly opens up before we arrive at Phole.  Another couple of hours take us to the famous Sherpa village of Ghunsa with hydroelectric plant. It’s also the place where more than 20 prominent conservationists met their tragic end in a Helicopter crash. Overnight in camp.

DAY 11:  Acclimatisation day at Ghunsa 
we spend this day for acclimatization. Health experts always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We make a short hike towards the Lapsan La through lush green forest. Get by to Ghunsa by afternoon and relax.
Overnight in camp.

DAY 12: Ghunsa to Kambachen(4090 m) 6 hrs
From Ghunsa, we trek further north along the river bank. Walk through the high land trees and vegetation. Cross the bridge at Rampuk Kharka. Continue past the waterfall. Cross the tricky and hazardous section of the landslide. After crossing the landslide, we start getting the views of Jannu. Thus, exploring the tackling the tricky mountain trail, we finally arrive at Kambachen.
Overnight in camp.

DAY 13:  Kambachen to Lhonak (4587) 3-1/2 hrs to 4-1/2 hrs
Climb through the rocky fields and boulders on the hillside along the river bank. Arrive at a waterfall. Cross the bridge to Ramtang. Cross some small landslides, before dropping down to the river and finally arriving at Lhonak.
Overnight in camp.

DAY 14:  Lhonak to Pangpema(5150 m) – Kangchenjunga North Base Camp: 3 to 4 hrs
Today, we trek along the edge of the glacier which is mostly gradual path on grassy trails.  Be careful on some rockier sections and areas prone to landslides. Enjoy the views of the Chang Himal on your right.  Arrive at Pangpema a flat grassy base camp.  Climb higher a little to get the magnificent views of the  Kangchenjuna North Face.
Overnight in camp.

DAY 15: Climb Drohmo PeakOvernight Pangpema(5150 m)
Overnight in camp.

DAY 16: Pangpema to Kambachen(4090 m) 5 hrs
We descend to Khambchen from Pangpema.
Overnight in camp.

DAY 17: Kambachen to Ghunsa: 5 hrs
Today we return to Ghunsa.
Overnight at Camp. 

DAY 18: Ghunsa to High Camp. 5 hrs
From Ghunsa, the trail climbs a steep 500 m to a high camp, for an overnight stay in preparation for the trek to Mirgin La Pass from Ghunsa village, climb through the dense forest of moss, rhododendron and juniper. Lunch at a suitable place with the availability of water.
Overnight in camp. 

DAY 19: High Camp – Mirgin La Pass 4663 m – Tseram 7 hrs
For impressive views of the Himalayas the route crosses five passes, first Tamo La (3900 m), an unnamed pass (4115 m), Mirgin La (4663 m), Sinion La (4660 m) and another unnamed pass at 4724 m. From this last pass there is a steep descent of 1000 m to the small settlement of Tseram, high above the Simbua Khola from these passes, Finally make a steep descent to Tseram. Overnight in camp. 

Day 20: Tserma – Torantan  5 hrs
We are starting to descend from today. We steadily descend through forests of rhododendron to Torontan at 9,800 ft.
Cross the Omje river on a couple of bamboo poles and follow the Kabeli river upstream for a short distance, ignoring the suspension bridge. After you pass behind a ridge out of sight Yamphudin, cross a small stream and take a trail that heads straight uphill. Zigzag up through fields of corn and barley to Darachuk, and keep climbing past meadows to Dubi Bhanjhyang, a pass at 2540 meters. Cross the stream on a log bridge, and go a bit further upstream to Omje river. Trek all the way passing through the villages of Chitre (2920 m.) lamite Bhanjyang (3410 m) then the trail emerges into the open just above the Simbua river. A 1987 flood washed away large parts of the trail. Stay above the white silty river and follow it upstream, on a series of ascents and descents, to temporary bridge built of stones and logs.
Overnight in camp.

Day 21: Torantan – Yamphudin (3870 m.) 5 hrs.
We descend today to Yamphudin (5,360 ft) Yamphudin is a mixed community of Sherpa, Limbu , Rai and Gurung and is the first real village since Ghunsa.
Overnight in camp.

Day 22: Yamphudin to Mamakhe (2990 m.) 6-7 hrs.
Climb to a ridge and then descend gradually to the Tenguwa river. Forgo the decrepit bridge; cross the stream by jumping from stone to stone. Switchback steeply up to another ridge marked by a Chorten and prayer flags, then descend across rubble and rock slides and cross another stream. This portion of the valley is steep, and portions of the trail are on cliffs high above the river as it makes its way down to the Kabeli river at 1640 meters. Stay on the west side of the Kabeli river, climbing gently to yamphudin at the junction of the Omje river and the Kabeli river. Yamphudin is a massed community of Sherpas, Limbus, Rais and Gurungs. Among the corn and rice fields of the village there is a police post, a school, and some shops with minimal supplies.
Overnight in camp. 

Day 23: Mamakhe to Lalikharka (1810 m.) 6-7 hrs.
Trek through fields to the substantial Limbu village of THEMBEWA AT 1880 m. From Thembewa, the trail ascends a bit to a ridge, then drops steeply through Shimu and Pokhara villages to a suspension bridge across the Phewa river at 1430 meters. There is a good swimming hole here and a possible campsite near the river. Climb steeply to Khunjari, a Limbu village at 1700 meters. Turn left just beyond the school and climb through wheat fields to a sadly.
Overnight in camp.

Day 24: Lalikharka to Suketar
Overnight in Camp. 

Day 25Flight from Suketar to Birathnagar, then another flight to Kathmandu.
Overnight at Hotel B/B.

Day 26: Kathmandu
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping and evening Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will take you for Farewell dinner.
Overnight at hotel. 

Day 27: Departure from Kathmandu
Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your on wards destination.

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