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Overview

Kangchenjunga area is famous for more than just possessing the third highest mountain in the world. A visit to this region provides the unique opportunity to view amazing contrasts of cardamom farming at its lowest elevations set against a backdrop of mountain panoramas accentuated by the Yalung glacier at its highest altitude. You will see vivid alpine grasslands, rocky hills, dense tropical forests showcasing brilliant colours of flowering rhododendrons, orchids, lilies … all in a relatively untouched paradise. Diversity can be found amongst the exotic animal species: snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, musk deer red panda and others. Birdlife thrives in the absence of foreign threats; Lophophorus, pheasant, red-billed blue magpie, are the major birds found here. The allure of this jewel extends beyond the scenery to the warmth of the locals who will leave a long lasting impression in your heart and mind… Beautiful Sherpa villages boasting ancient Buddhist chortens and monasteries such as Kyapra and Ghunsa; fluttering with prayer flags, situated in a deep valley of forested hillsides. Walking along mighty rivers and making camp in some of the most scenic places imaginable.. .This trek really has it all.


Trip Fact

  • Price starts

    USD 2500

  • Difficult

    Difficulty

    Difficult

  • Duration

    24 Days 23 Nights

  • Activity

    Trekking

  • Max. Altitude

    5140m

  • Season

    March to May, Sept - November

  • Accomodation

    Hotel, Camping

  • Destination

    Nepal

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

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Difficulty level

Difficult

Difficult

Difficult treks involve you walking for at least 6-8 hours or more each day. You can expect to cross steep hilly terrain and occasional high passes with daily ascends and descends of around 500-1000m. These trails take you to remote environments with high altitude and extreme weather likely. Only basic facilities are available on some nights. Previous trekking experience, physical fitness and positive attitude are therefore essential.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel, welcome dinner, overnight Hotel.

Day 2

Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu, preparation day, overnight Hotel.

Day 3

Fly to Biratnagar (300m), overnight hotel.

Day 4

Fly to Taplejung (1824m), trek to Sinwa, 5 hours,overnight tent.

Day 5

Trek to Lelep (2500m), 5-6 hours, overnight tent.

Day 6

Trek to Kyapra (2730m), 5-6 hours, overnight tent.

Day 7

Trek to Ghunsa (3595m), 5-6 hours, overnight tent.

Day 8

Trek to Kambachen (4040m), 5-6 hours,overnight tent.

Day 9

Trek to Lonak (4790m), 5-6 hours, overnight tent.

Day 10

Trek to Pangpema Kangchenjunga Base Camp (5140m) and return to Lonak (4790m), 7-8 hours,overnight tent.

Day 11

Trek to Ghunsa (3595m), 5-6 hours, overnight tent.

Day 12

Rest day in Ghunsa (3595m), side trails,overnight tent.

Day 13

Trek to Sinion La, 6 hours, overnight tent.

Day 14

Trek to Tseram (3870m), overnight tent.

Day 15

Trek to Ramze, overnight tent.

Day 16

Trek to Oktang (other side of KangchenjungaBase Camp), overnight tent.

Day 17

Rest day, side trails, overnight tent.

Day 18

Trek to Yellung, 5-6 hours, overnight tent.

Day 19

Trek to Toronta, 6 hours, overnight tent.

Day 20

Trek to Yamphudin, 5-6 hours, overnight tent.

Day 21

Trek to Kesawa (1960m), 5-6 hours,overnight tent.

Day 22

Trek to Suketar (2420m), overnight lodge / tent.

Day 23

Fly Suketar - Biratnagar - Kathmandu,farewell dinner, overnight Hotel .

Day 24

International departure / onward travel.

Package Details

Trip Inclusions

    Transport

  • Private Vehicle: half day Kathmandu sightseeing 
  • Domestic flight: Kathmandu – Biratnagar – Taplejung , Suketar – Biratnagar – Kathmandu
  • Private vehicle transfers: International and domestic airports – hotel.
  • Accommodation

  • 3 nights’ accommodation at Hotel, Kathmandu (three star hotel) on a twin share basis with breakfasts included.
  • 1 nights’ accommodation at Biratnagar Hotel with breakfast included.  
  • 19 night accommodation staying at  tent on trek
  • Food/Drinks

  • Three delicious meals a day on trek
  • Hot drink provided with every meal.
  • Drinking water on trek.
  • Hot washing water provided each morning.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners with group. 
  • *Meal inclusions: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • Trekking

  • English speaking guide and porter service (ratio: 1 porter: 2 clients; carrying 15kg of personal equipment per client).
  • Porters (ratio: 1 porter: 2 clients, 15kg of personal gear carried per client), Sherpas, English speaking guide.
  • Tent (twin-share), sleeping mat and hot water bag
  • Kitchen, dining and toilet tents. Toilet paper provided.
  • Cooking tea, porters, Sherpa, guide and leader
  • All required restricted trekking permits with TIMS card
  • Staff insurance included.
  • Staff provided with protective footwear and clothing suitable for high mountains pass.
  • First aid medicine box carried at all times by staff (includes 3L oxygen canister)
  • Other

  • Complimentary four season sleeping bags with hot water bag, waterproof trek duffle bag hire for the duration of trek (to be used by porter to carry your trek gear)
  • Complimentary waterproof trek duffel bag (to store personal kitbag to be carried by porter), down sleeping bag and down jacket hire for the duration of the trek.
  • Complimentary region Trekking map, trek shirt and cap.
  • Half-day sightseeing tour (includes private vehicle transfers to and from hotel, English speaking guide to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Monkey Temple) *lunch not included.
  • Trip price inclusive of all Nepalese government taxes (13% VAT)

Trip Exclusions

    Transport

  • International airfares to and from Kathmandu
  • Accommodation

  • Extra night/s of accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. (See terms and conditions for more details)
  • Food / Drinks

  • Some lunches and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary- see meal inclusions for more details)
  • Personal snacks
  • Other

  • Nepalese tourist visa (available on arrival at Tribhuvan International
  • Private travel insurance (ensure cover extends to medical evacuation and trekking 5000m+)
  • Tips and gratuities for staff
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended

Meet Our Experts

No matter what the inquiry, our commitment to exceptional service ensures that a helpful and knowledgeable staff member is always on hand to assist you whenever the need arises.

Lakpa Sherpa

Kipa Sherpa

Swekshya Tamang

Devi Ojha

Bimal Basnet

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