Kanchenjunga Trek – 26 Days

  • Kanchenjunga Trek - 27 Days

Introduction


This trek approaches the South Face Base Camp of the world’s third highest peak, Kanchenjunga [8598m] which lies in the eastern frontier of Nepal. Mt. Kanchenjunga, one of the world’s most challenging peaks to climb, geographically lies on the Nepal-Sikkim (India) border. The trek begins right after landing at a STOL airstrip in Taplejung and goes through fascinating green, crop growing villages and pristine forests to the awe-inspiring South Face Base Camp at Ramche at [4360m], before crossing to the north side of Kanchenjunga via the Mirgin La, the highest pass at [4663m]. The glacial excursion around Ramche is truly an unforgettable experience. The return trek via Ghunsa is easier as most of the path passes along the river valley.

Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu – Transfer to Hotel

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, MSM Tours and Treks representative will officially greet and meet you at Airport & transfer you to Hotel. Rest at the hotel and briefing about the trip. Overnight in Kathmandu (1,000m/3,280ft).

DAY 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar (81 m/266 ft)

DAY 03: Fly from Biratnagar to Suketar (2,420 m/7,938 ft) or Drive from Phidim (1,179 m/ (3,868 ft) to Suketar

DAY 04: Suketar to Mitlung (921 m/3,021 ft) 4-5 hrs

DAY 05: Mitlung to Chirwa (1,270 m/4166 ft) 5-6 hrs

DAY 06: Chirwa to Sukathum (1,576 m/5,169 ft) 5-6 hrs

DAY 07: Sukathum to Amjilosa (2,308 m /7,570 ft) 6-7 hrs

DAY 08: Amjilosa to Gyabla (2,730 m /8,954 ft) 6-7 hrs

DAY 09: Gyabla to Ghunsa (3,595 m/11,792 ft) 5-6 hrs

DAY 10: Acclimatisation day at Ghunsa

DAY 11: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050 m/13,284 ft) 5-6 hrs

DAY 12: Acclimatisation Day at Kambachen

DAY 13: Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780 m/15,678 ft) 6-7 hrs

DAY 14: Trek to Pangpema/Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (5,388 m/17,673 ft) 6-7 hrs

DAY 15: Trek back to Kambachen (4,050 m/13,284 ft) 6-7 hrs

DAY 16: Kambachen to Ghunsa (3,595 m/11,792 ft) 3-4 hrs

DAY 17: Ghunsa to Sele Le (4,290 m/14,071 ft) 6-7 hrs

DAY 18: Sele Le to Cheram (3,870 m/12,694 ft) 6-7 hrs

DAY 19: Cheram to Ramche (4,580 m/15,022 ft) and return back to Cheram, 4-5 hrs

DAY 20: Cheram to Tortong (2,995 m/9,824 ft) 5-6 hrs

DAY 21: Tortong to Yamphudin (2,080 m/6,822 ft) 6-7 hrs

DAY 22: Yamphudin to Yangpang (1,007 m/3,304 ft) 6-7 hrs

DAY 23: Yangpang to Thorpu (1,500 m/4,290 ft) 5-6 hrs

DAY 24: Thorpu to Birtamod (300 m/ 984 ft) 5-6 hrs

DAY 25: Drive from Birtamod to Bhadrapur then Fly to Kathmandu

Day 26: Departure

MSM Tour and Treks representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your home.

Cost


Cost Included

  1. Airport pick up & Transfer to hotel
  2. Bhadrapur-Kathmandu-Bhadrapur flight
  3. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis
  4. Government license holder Trekking Guide.
  5. All accommodation and Three time meal during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  6. All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  7. Trekking guide accommodation, fare, meal, equipment and salary & Insurance
  8. Government Tax and office service charge.
  9. Airport drop

Cost Not-Included

  1. Nepal Visa fee
  2. International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  3. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  4. Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
  5. Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, Soft drinks such as cola, , shower & any Purely personal nature expenses etc)
  6. Porter’s facility.
  7. Travel and rescue insurance
  8. Tips for guides and porters
  9. Emergency rescue evacuation if needed

 

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