Kanchenjunga is Popular trekking in Nepal
At 28,198 Ft. Kanchenjunga (Treasure of the Snow) is the third highest mountain the world; it was first climbed by the British in 1956. Lying on the Nepal, Sikkim border, the lush, rich landscape of the Kanchenjunga area is an ideal environment for musk deer, blue sheep and the infamous yeti. Few westerners have traveled to this remote area.
We will fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and then on over the Terai plain and mountains to the airfield at Teplejung. From here we will begin our trek, following a route along a ridge top towards the Tamur River where will enjoy panoramic views of Makalu (27,825ft) and Chamlang (24,000ft) peaks. We will continue through forests and rhododendron thickets and soon the Kanchenjunga range will appear. Our route will continue up the Tamur River through Limbu villages (where we can share a pot of tongba!) to the terraced mountainside village of Amjilassa and the legendary Sherpa village of Ghunsa (11,400ft). We will visit the monastery there and soon have our first glimpse of the sea of unclimbed peaks including Jannu (25,298ft), known as "Mystery Peak" or "Terror". We will trek to the edge of Kanchenjunga Glacier and, after crossing the lateral moraine, will come to the junction of Lhonak Glacier (15,680ft) and the valley. We cut across at this junction and arrive at our campsite at Lhonak. There are no words to describe the magnificence of this undisturbed landscape.
After a couple of days of rest and exploration at Lhonak, including a day trip to Pangpema (16,900ft) to see the north face of Kanchenjunga, we will head south to Yalung Glacier. We will cross one of two passes, the Lapsang La (16,760ft) or Margin La (15,300ft), depending on which is the safest to cross, into the Simbua Khola Valley and camp at Ramche (14,000ft). We will rest and explore the stunningly beautiful area of the Yalung Glacier and the southern face of Kanchenjunga, then begin our trek back to Heli. If you are making this trek in the fall, you will be treated to the sight (and taste!) of oranges everywhere. One our last night of camping, we will celebrate with our Sherpas and porters the completion of our trek together. Your dream of seeing one of the most remote lands in the worlds will be fulfilled.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, Check into hotel and rest day
Day 02: Kathmandu valley Sightseeing - world heritage sites
Day 03: Drive to Basantapur start the Kanchanjunga trekking in eat Nepal
Day 04 - 26: On trek and back to Kathmandu
Day 27: Free days in Kathmandu , shopping and evening join Nepali cultural show and dinner
Day 28: Final departure
We will fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and then on over the Terai plain and mountains to the airfield at Teplejung. From here we will begin our trek, following a route along a ridge top towards the Tamur River where will enjoy panoramic views of Makalu (27,825ft) and Chamlang (24,000ft) peaks. We will continue through forests and rhododendron thickets and soon the Kanchenjunga range will appear.
Single Suppliment USD 397
"Rajan we want to extend our thanks and appreciation to you and all of Earthbound Expeditions that made our stay in Nepal such a pleasant and safe experience that will be remembered by us for a long time. Since I celebrated my 75th birthday with you on Everest Base camp trek, I am leaving my options open and I will try to stay in shape in case my son Mike needs company, he still has quite a few birthdays to celebrate and I know that he is anxious to spend some back in Nepal"..,
Joe and Mike, USA, Nov. 2007
The Kanchanjungha trek is available on a private basis to suit your own dates any time as far as we have 2 or more person in the team.
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Availability: Every week through out the year how ever ( Dec - Feb) is not recommended.
Style: Guided trip, fully supported Camping Trek
Maximum elevation: 5540m
Accommodation: 3 star hotels in cities but in trekking only simple lodge / tanted camp available
Transport: Car / Bus / internal flight, included
Meals included: 21 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 19 dinners
Note: Minimum 3 person in the team if just 1 or 2 person price will be revised.