Kanchenjunga Trek by Alpine Excursion

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Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. Kanchenjunga is located in the eastern part of Nepal and the border of Sikkim, India. A very popular mountain Kanchenjunga has its own reputation and is in demand in the world for trekking and expeditions. The whole region around Kanchenjunga is famous for its rugged spectacular beauty. With an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) Mt. Kanchenjunga is bordered in the west by the Tamur River, in the north by the Lhonak Chu and Jongsang La and in the east by Teesta River.

Kanchenjunga is also known as “Five Treasures of Snow”. The Kanchenjunga Region is a very popular region for stunning scenes of the various high Himalayas and Peaks. As well as Mt. Kanchenjunga there are four other subsidiary summits that exceed 8000m, the most important is Kanchenjunga West, also known as Yalung Kang (8,505m). Of some twenty peaks exceeding 7,000m, the highest are Kambachen (7,903m), Jannu (7,710m), Jongsong (7,483m), Kabru (7,353m), Tent Peak (7,365m) and the Twins (7,350m).

Like other trekking regions of Nepal, Kanchenjunga is also culturally rich. Various ethnic groups especially Sherpa and Tamang, Rai and Limbu live within their own cultures following their traditions and occupations.

The Kanchenjunga Region is for those travellers who prefer non-spoiled, quiet trekking routes combined with rich nature and culture. In the high Himalayas, you can encounter varieties of plants, birds, mammals, ethnic groups, religions and cultures. In this region, you can experience sub-tropical zones up to the alpine zone. It is possible to see marmots, blue sheep, yaks and many other creatures.

People from the Kanchenjunga Region are involved in agriculture but occupations related to the tourist section are increasing. Camping trekking is more popular in Kanchenjunga Region due to fewer numbers of hotels, restaurants and other facilities.

Tour ID: AEKT26D
Tour availability : Available on any dates
Duration (Days): 26
Itinerary Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu Namaste and welcome to Nepal. Alpine Excursion Treks and expedition's representative welcome you warmly at the Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to the hotel. You take rest and enjoy your meal in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.
Itinerary Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing and document preparation. After the breakfast, you set out for the sightseeing trip in the Kathmandu valley. Our expert tour guide shows you the UNESCO world heritage sites, which include Pashupatinath (the Hindu temple), Boudhanath (Buddhist stupa), Swayambhunath (Buddhist stupa and temple). Then, return back to the hotel. Beside this, we may take the day to prepare the trekking documentation. Overnight at the hotel.
Itinerary Day 3: Fly to Bhadrapur. After the breakfast, transfer to the airport to fly Bhadrapur. It is a picturesque flight that takes you to the gateway of the Kanchenjunga trek. In Bhadrapur, we meet the rest of the crew, get introduced and prepare for the drive tomorrow. Overnight at hotel.
Itinerary Day 4: Drive to Taplejung (1820m). 7-8 hrs From Bhadrapur, we drive to Taplejung after the breakfast, enjoying the green hill sceneries. This is an opportunity to admire the glory of nature. After a long drive, we reach to Taplejung and take a rest. Overnight at hotel.
Itinerary Day 5: Trek to Lalikharka (2265m). 6-7 hrs The first day of the trek, we begin to trek from Taplejung after the breakfast. We have an easy walk through the countryside and eventually goes through the River bank. Lalikharka, is a wonderful place to stay. Overnight at tented camp.
Itinerary Day 6: Trek to Khesewa (2120m) 5-6 hrs From Lalikharka, we trek to Khesawa, a place dominated by the ethnic communities. The culture and lifestyle of the local people are wonderful to explore. Overnight at tented camp.
Itinerary Day 7: Trek to Yamphuding (2080m). 6-7 hrs After the breakfast, we begin to trek through the uphill trail and walk same almost the day. We follow the bank of the Kabeli Khola and the exciting surroundings welcome us. We pass the cascading waterfalls nearby. Walking further, we cross a bridge and walk all the way to Yamphuding. Overnight at tented camp.
Itinerary Day 8: Trek to Tortong (2995m). 6-7 hrs Through the rocky path and the gradual slope, we commence to trek after the breakfast in Yamphuding. The trail is not wide, but even not a difficult to walk. Passing some terraced hillside, we reach to the green grassy slopes. Walking down to the Amji Khola, we walk along the bank and reach Tortong, crossing Lassiya Bhanjyang. Overnight at tented camp.
Itinerary Day 9: Tortong to Cheram (3,870m). 5-6 hrs After the breakfast, we start the trek alongside the grassy trail. Then we take the right side trail along the Simbuwa Khola and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Lalung valley. The Tuplung peak can be explored, though from far distance. Then we walk through the trail dominated by the rhododendron forest all the way to Cheram. Overnight at tented camp.
Itinerary Day 10: Cheram to Ramche (4580m). 6-7 hrs From Cheram, we begin to trek after the breakfast, climbing up to the breast of the Yalung glacier. The surrounding view of the alpine level is incredible. The Himalayan sceneries can be explored excited as we are already in the higher altitude. Passing the Lapsang village, we reach to Ramche. Overnight at tented camp.
Itinerary Day 11: Ramche to Yalung Base Camp (4500m), back to Cheram. After the breakfast at Ramche, we walk ahead and climb down following a stream and climb up to the moraine. Surprisingly, the spectacular views of Jannu peak, Nyukla Lachingm Kanchenjunga and the neighboring panoramas can be explored from the trail. Passing the Oktang monastery, we reach to the Yalung base camp, which is another stunning viewpoint. Spending some precious time taking the snaps, we trek down to Cheram and take a rest. Overnight at tented camp.
Itinerary Day 12: Cheram to Sele La (4480m) to Ghunsa (3421m). 7-8 hrs From Cheram, we begin the trek crossing the Sinelapche Bhanjyang, which will be continued with other several passes. Then we cross the Mirgin La Pass, which will be followed by the Sinion La Pass. After that, we climb up to the Sele La Pass, which is located at the highest altitude with steep and slippery sections. Walking further, we pass through the rhododendron forest and gradually trek to Ghunsa, overnight at tented camp.
Itinerary Day 13: Rest day in Ghunsa. As the previous day remained a challenging day, we take a rest day in Ghunsa. After the lunch, we take a walk around in Ghunsa and take abundant photographs. Overnight at tented camp.
Itinerary Day 14: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4050m). After the breakfast at Ghunsa, we trek down to the River bank, enjoying the exciting scenery. Passing through the grazing meadows, we can see the versatile wild flowers. Then we walk through the rhododendron forest, cross the bridge at Rampuk Kharka, enjoy the waterfall scenery and the sloppy landslide section. The Jannu peak and its surroundings are breathtaking. Then we reach to Kambachen and take a rest. Overnight at tented camp.
Itinerary Day 15: Kambachen to Lhonak (4780m) 6-7 hrs. Today, we walk from Kambachen to Lhonak through the challenging and technical section. We begin to walk earlier and walk through the rocky fields. The trail lies along the bank of the River, enjoying the cascading waterfalls. Ramtang monastery is located on the trail. Again the landslide section makes our trek challenging and we steadily trek to Lhonak.
Itinerary Day 16: Kanchenjunga base camp, (5143) and trek down to Lhonak. 7-8 hrs This is a significant day of the trek. From Lhonak, we ascend to the Kanchenjunga base camp crossing the massive Kanchenjunga glacier. The route goes via Pangpema. Kanchenjunga base camp is usually covered by the snow heaps and offers the breathtaking view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak of the world. Then we trek down to Lhonak and take a rest. Overnight at tented camp.
Itinerary Day 17: Lhonak to Ghunsa (3475m). From Lhonak, we descend all the way to Ghunsa via Kambachen. It is the same route we took when we were climbing up. The scenery of the down hill remote countryside is amazing. Overnight at tented camp.
Itinerary Day 18: Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2308m). From Ghunsa, we trek down after the breakfast. First, we pass Phale and happen to see some of the Buddhist cultural sites as monastery and chhortens. Trekking down, we further descend to Gyabla, cross the bridge and enjoying the waterfall scenery; we walk along the Sumbung Khola and ultimately reach to Amjilosa. Overnight at tented camp.
Itinerary Day 19: Trek to Lelep (1750m). 5-6 hrs From Amjilosa, we trek down to Lelep after the breakfast. The lower altitude trek is easy to do through the terraced hillside and trek down to the stream. Crossing the bridge, we trek from the right and pass through the forest. Walking continually, we reach to Lelep. Overnight at tented camp.
Itinerary Day 20: Trek to Chiruwa (1270m) 6-7 hrs It's time to trek down further from Lelep. The trail is wide and more village appears, as we continue to pass the ethnic and mixed communities. Then we gradually walk further to Chiruwa. Overnight at tented camp.
Itinerary Day 21: Trek to Mitlung (921m). 6-7 hrs After the breakfast at Chiruwa, we begin to trek to Mitlung. We descend on the tropical altitude. Through the easy and fine trail, we reach to our destination of Mitlung and rest. Overnight at tented camp.
Itinerary Day 22: Trek to Taplejung 5-6 hrs The last day of the trek, we trek to Taplejung from Mitlung. It goes through the easy and gentle downhill trail. In comparison to the previous days, it is more trafficked and bustling. Celebrate the success of the Kanchenjunga trek. Overnight at hotel.
Itinerary Day 23: Drive back to Bhadrapur From Taplejung, we drive to Bhadrapur for our flight on the following day. Beside this, we can also drive directly from Taplejung to Kathmandu, which is a long and tiresome. Celebrate the last day of the trekking with the crew and bid farewell. Overnight at lodge.
Itinerary Day 24: Fly Back to Kathmandu From Bhandrapur, we fly back to Kathmandu exploring the beautiful sceneries of the green hills and the mountains on the horizon. Arriving in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Then, it's time for laundry, rest and delicious meal. Overnight at hotel.
Itinerary Day 25: Rest (Shopping) Day Today, you have the whole day for your personal business. You can enjoy shopping, buying things for your loved one and relatives. Enjoy the time roaming around and selecting the things. Make your last day memorable. Overnight at hotel.
Itinerary Day 26: Final Departure day The last day of the trip, the representative of the Alpine Excursion Treks and Expedition drops you to the airport. Thank you for joining us for your memorable trip. See you again.
Difficulty: Advance
Cancellation and Refund Policy: C) 75% refund up until 30 days before trip
What's Included: Pick-up and drop at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu by Private Car/Van/Bus. 4 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan. 2 Night hotel in (Taplejung) Suketar Kanchenjunga Special Permit. Kanchenjunga Conservation area Fee. Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Card. Air ticket for guest & Guide Transportation for Kathmandu to Birtamod and Birtamod to Suketar by Reserve bus for staffs, trekking food, equipment. Transportation for staffs and all trekking equipment from Suketar to Birtamod and Birtamod to Kathmandu Food ( Breakfast, lunch ,dinner and hot water for drinking for night and day ) Well salary for 24 days for necessary staffs Insurance fee for all staffs Local Transportation Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport in Kathmandu by private vehicle. Sightseeing Transport charge in Kathmandu (but does not included Entry fee for world heritage Areas in Pashutinath,Soyambhunath and Baudhanath) Food on the way but only for staffs ( From Kathmandu to Birtamod and Birtamod to Suketar same for return) Welcome dinner in Kathmandu (two dinner, arrival day and last day) Kerosene during the trekking. Cargo charge for Kathmandu to Suketar and Suketar to Kathmandu First Aid kit for Staffs
What's Excluded: International airfare and visa fees. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu except two dinner All kind of drinks like mineral water, Fanta, coke, beer. Hot and cold shower during the trekking Your entry fee for monastery and Hindus Temples Your travel insurance which must be includes the emergency rescue. Mobile and camera battery charge Helicopter Rescue if needed Sightseeing Entry fee in Kathmandu Tips for staffs.
Minimum Pax: 2
Pick Up / Meeting Location: Kathmandu Airport
Region: Asia

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