Among the hardest available treks but still these treks are in reach of most people however one must be fit. These trips go above 5000 meters and for the duration of 15 – 20 days walking up to 6-7 hours in a day.
Go the base of the Kanchenjanga, the third-highest mountain in the world, in one of the most exotic locations in the world.
Kanchenjanga, which is the third highest mountain in the world that lies partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim, India. At rough terrains above 28,000 feet, you will literally be on the top of the clouds.
This mountain is limited in the west by the Tamur River, in the north by Lhonak Chu and Jongsang La, and in the east by the Teesta River. It lies 128km east of Mount Everest. It is also called as the Five Treasures of Snow after its five high peaks, so it is most obvious you will walk on glaciers and along mountain ridges like a true mountaineer all along this trip.
Your arrival will be at the Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m) from where we will pick you up and take you to your hotel. Overnight at a hotel and brief you on your tour next day.
We will take you on a guided tour to three iconic monuments in Kathmandu which are included in the Unesco’s World Heritage List. Our first stop will be the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest and holiest shrines in the world of Hindu god Shiva.
We visit another World Heritage Site of Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the country. It is believed that the Stupa is a tomb of an incarnation of Lord Buddha.
We then drive to Bhaktapur to visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The square is a former royal courtyard where there are several ancient temples and monuments to visit. The place is rich in culture and preserves the traditional way of living.
Your next destination is Biratnagar which is the second largest city of Nepal.You will reach Biratnagar in about 40 minutes flight. After a short drive-by around Biratnagar city for sightseeing, you will be transferred to your guesthouse for rest.
Early in the morning, you will reach your next stop Taplejung in a 30 minutes flight. It is one of the most beautiful areas in eastern Nepal with spectacular landscapes, Himalayan peaks and a wide range of flora and fauna. After some refreshment we will head toward our next destination Lali Kharka, which is about 3 hours trekking away. On the way we pass through mountainous terrain with forests to amuse us on our trek.
Travelling along the step route of Pokora village and crossing the bridge above the Phawa Khola, we start our 5 hours trek toward Keswa. After refreshment and lunch at Kunjari, we pass through dense forest and charming villages, along sloping mountain paths till we reach Tambawa and Bhanjyang where we stop our day trip with Mount Kanchenjung in our sight.
Leaving Keswa behind we travel toward Nandeva Khola, along the glaciated mountains through the dense forest and Loppoding village.The five hours long route will take us to Mamanke.
We have to walk for 6 hours along the hillside above the Kabeli Khola leads to our next destination Yamphudin. We cross ridges and streams, many clears pools and beautiful rivers on this day so keep your camera charged up to take beautiful pictures.
After heading out from Yamphudin we take a 5 hour route before we get to our next stop Chitre. We pass through different forests and rivers on this day as well.
We ascend steeply for 6 hours through dense forests to the top of Deurali Danda, from here we can see Mt Jannu clearly. After this we go down the valley of the Simbua Khola and cross a dense forestto reach Torontan.
We hike for 6 hours following the right bank of the river, passing through pine and rhododendron forests. On the way we can see the massive snow of the Yalung Glacier and also the towering height of Mounts Kabru and Rathong. We end our day at Tseram.
As we take the 4 hours walk toward Ramche we ascend through the snout of the Yalung Glacier, cross a frozen lake and witness magnificent views of Mounts Kokthang, Rathong and Kabur.
Exploration around Ramche is meant for a close encounter with Kanchenjunga, watching its circular ridge which is about 15km long and 7500m high. Proceeding further toward Oktang we descend into the glacier where we can see beautiful views of glacier mountains. The eastern part of Kumbhakarna Glacier is the most impressive view to watch.
Yalung Ri is located in Rolwaling Valley and we get there following the route of Ramdung Go. The base camp of Yalung Ri and Ramdun Go is same.From the base camp the trail splits where one goes to the summit and the other goes to Na Gaon.
After viewing the Kanchenjunga and the Oktang and few glacier mountains we head back to Ramche for rest.We need to refill our energy for our next trek.
Before turning around the Mirgin La, we have to trek down the valley passing the small settlement of Lapsang. This pass leads us Gunsa and the north side of Kanchenjunga, we can view Mt Jannu that is simply magnificent and the camp site will be fixed to with the peak in sight.
Through the village of Gunsa we can see the awesome southwest view of Mt Jannu which is around 5km away. Gunsa is a Tibetan village with a tiny gompa and prayer flag that keeps fluttering in the Himalayan winds.
Walking continuously for 6 hours through the beautiful trail inside pine and rhododendron forests, we reach our place, Kambachen, a summer village. The view of Mt Jannu and Mt Kumbhakarna from here is quite excellent.
The marvelous and beautiful river at Rampak Kharka and the awesome glacier Mt Jannu and Mt Khumbhakarna are some of the highlights of this trip.
The breathtaking view of the valley and mountain peaks on the way to Lhonak through Ramtang village will keep us motivated for our 6 hours trek.
A 4 hours’ walk will take us to the Pang Pema from where tourists can have a close and clear view of Mount Kanchenjanga. Although the uphill climb is tough, the view of the mountain in the distance will surely be our encouragement.
The panoramic view of the Kanchenjanga and its adjoining peaks and the Jogsang La Pass will be so beautiful that you would not want to leave. After all, it is the third highest mountain in the world and has an exotic charm about it. But we have to leave and have to walk for five hours to get back to Kambachen.
Passing through Ramtang and Kambachen we have to retrace our way towards Ghunsa. Beauty of exotic nature and wilderness will keep us company.
We walk downhill to Amjilsa. This easy walk is coupled with beautiful views of nature.
We have to walk for five hours to reach Sakathum. We can view the magnificent Gunsa Khola Valley all the way on our travel.
We keep following the Simbua Khola and Gunsa Khola rivers till we reach Chirwa. At Chirwa, the two river unite and flow in the Tamur River. The entire journey from Sakathum to Chirwa takes about five hours.
After leaving the valley and ascending along the ridge for about 5 hours, we reach the Suketar village. At the comfort provided by our village brothers and sisters we conclude our journey and head toward our airstrip.
After the visit of Kanchenjunga, we finally head toward Biratnagar and take a quick connecting flight to Kathmandu. Then you will be transferred to your hotel for rest.
We have nothing planned for this day so you might want to go sightseeing around Kathmandu. But before you leave, we have a farewell dinner to officially end your vacation.
We will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport and recollections of your Himalayan journey will surely keep you busy throughout the flight.
In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 250.Also note that single rooms is easily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
First aid and medicines
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Note: The lists have been prepared by our guides based on experience and are meant as suggestion for an average trekker. Each trekker will have his/her own preferences and necessities and we recommend carrying everything that you think you might need. You will find several options for each equipment and we advise to select the best match for your particular trip. You can purchase almost everything on the lists in Kathmandu and we are happy to help you choose.
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