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    Mt. Kanchenjunga doesn’t always get the press like Mt. Everest,  its more famous neighbor. Situated on the eastern border of Nepal, its name means “Five Treasures of the Great Snows” due to its five impressive peaks. Mt. Kanchenjunga rises to a lofty 8,586 m (28,169 ft.), making it the 3rd highest mountain in the world. Because of its remote location, few people travel here to see this alpine gem. But those who do are in awe of its marvelous beauty as well as seeing some of the most pristine trekking lands in all of Nepal.
    This trek will take you through dense forests and quaint mountain villages. This is considered a difficult trek, but well worth the effort to see what very few people will ever experience. Kanchenjunga is a mountain peak who’s beauty will truly inspire you.

    Kanchenjunga Trekking route can use from Nepal and Sikkim side too. The many mysterious stories of Himalayan YETI, the abominable snowman is believed to be found in this region. Kanchenjunga trek is a special and memorable journey with the view of the landscape wonderful Topography of Land. We can see much wildlife during the Trekking. Which is snow leopard, musk deer, red panda many more. Kanchenjunga Trekking trail has more exciting and challenging adventurous and well known Organizing trip to lies in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area which is spread over 2,035 Sq km rich in wildlife diversity also many endangered species of birds like Impedance pheasant, red-billed blue magpie, shy Dragon, Amphibians and mammals are found and conserved including snow – leopard, Himalayan black bear, musk deer red panda many more.

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    Mr. Robin Bhandari has over 34 Years of experience in the travel trade. He started his job with then TWA (Trans World Airlines) and Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. He has a good personal relationship with Airlines and because of that, he was able to get competitive rates from some of the carriers like Cathay Pacific Airways, Singapore Airlines, from the year 1992 to Kathmandu, Nepal.

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    Itineary

    DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU (elev. 1350 m/4,429 ft.)

    DAY 2– FLY TO SUKETAR, TREK TO LALIKHARKA (ELEV. 2,265 M/7,431 FT.)

    DAY 3 – TREK TO KWESEWA (elev. 2120 m/6,955 ft.)

    DAY 4 – TREK TO MAMANKHE (ELEV. 1785 M/5,856 ft.)

    DAY 6 – TREK TO YAMPHUDIN (elev. 2080 m/6,824 ft.)

    DAY 7 – TREK TO TORTONG (elev. 2,995 m/9,826 ft.)

    DAY 8 – TREK TO CHERAM (elev. 3,870 m/12,696 ft.)

    DAY 9 – ACCLIMATIZATION DAY AT CHERUM

    DAY 10 – TREK TO RAMCHAURA (elev. 4580 m/15,026 ft.)

    DAY 11 – YALUNG BASE CAMP (elev. 4,750 m/15,584 ft.)

    DAY 12 – TREK TO SELE LA (elev. 4,290 m/14,074 ft.)

    DAY 13 – TREK TO GHUNSA (elev. 3,595 m/11,794 ft.)

    DAY 14 – TREK TO KAMBACHEN (elev. 4,050 m/13,287 ft.)

    DAY 15 – TREK TO LHONAK (Elev. 4,780 M/15,682 ft.)

    DAY 16 – KANCHENJUNGA BASE CAMP, TREK TO PANGPEMA (elev. 5,143 m/16,873 ft.)

    DAY 17 – TREK BACK TO LHONAK (elev. 4,780 M/15,682 ft.)

    DAY 18 – TREK TO GHUNSA (elev. 3,475 m/11,400 ft.)

    DAY 19 – TREK TO TREK TO AMJOLOSA (elev. 2,308 m/7,572 ft.)

    DAY 20 – TREK TO CHIRWA (elev. 1,270 m/4,166 ft.)

    DAY 21 – PHURUMBA (elev. 1,549 m/5,082 ft.)

    DAY 22 – TREK TO SUKETAR (elev. 2,420 m/7938 ft.)

    DAY 23 –FLY TO KATHMANDU

    DAY 24 – DEPARTURE

    Full Itineary

    DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU (elev. 1350 m/4,429 ft.)

    The descent into Kathmandu is magical as you gaze out your window at the beautiful green hills that surround the Kathmandu Valley. You can see the amazing snow-capped peaks on your flight in. You feel a sense of excitement as you prepare to land in this magical city.

    DAY 2– FLY TO SUKETAR, TREK TO LALIKHARKA (ELEV. 2,265 M/7,431 FT.)

    After breakfast, fly/drive through the domestic airport in Kathmandu to fly to the airport at the village of Suketar (elev. 2,420 m/7938 ft.) It’s around a 40-minute flight, where you can look down at the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. You can see Mt. Everest to the north of the flight along with other 8,000+ meter peaks. There are only 14 peaks in the world above 8000 meters, of which eight of them are in Nepal. We land at Suketar and pick up our backpacks.

    DAY 3 – TREK TO KWESEWA (elev. 2120 m/6,955 ft.)

    The first part of the trek is relatively easy. Reaching the village of Phundrawa, the trail takes an uphill bend and at times is steep. We pass by farms and through little villages all in the shadow of the mountains to reach the village of Kwenziwa where we overnight at a tea house.

    DAY 4 – TREK TO MAMANKHE (ELEV. 1785 M/5,856 ft.)

    It seems strange to be dropping in elevation; our destination is a low altitude mountain village. The Himalayas are like that – totally unpredictable a surprising in every way. That’s why you need to come with an open mind because the reality of Nepal is surprising as well as titillating. It’s a pleasant day of passing through small villages and beautiful forests. We will stay at a small guest house in Mamankhe village.

    DAY 6 – TREK TO YAMPHUDIN (elev. 2080 m/6,824 ft.)

    Today is uphill trekking although the trail is relatively easy. We are walking next to the Kabeli Khola (river) which tumbles down over rapids and waterfalls, making for a most picturesque setting. The villages here are very small, and often we find ourselves walking a long way without seeing any other signs of habitation. There are some picturesque waterfalls along this trail today. We finally reach Yam Phudin for the night.

    DAY 7 – TREK TO TORTONG (elev. 2,995 m/9,826 ft.)

    It’s uphill today and we will cross our first pass at Lassiya Bhanjyang. We follow one tributary of the Kabeli Khola known locally as Amfi Khola (Khola is Nepali for river). We will probably meet local residents who use this trail as their “highway”. As for foreigners, don’t expect to see many of them a few have discovered the incredible beauty of the Kanchenjunga Mountain Trek. All along the way, enjoy auspicious views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks.

    DAY 8 – TREK TO CHERAM (elev. 3,870 m/12,696 ft.)

    We are rising nearly 900 meters today to reach the village of Cheram.  We follow at first the Simbuwa Khola before passing through the pristine Lalung Valley. The Tuplung Peak overshadows us for part of the way. There will be rhododendron forests which come to life in March and April when these trees bloom magnificently. As we rise in elevation, we see more and more snow capped mountains around us. We finally arrive in the village of Cheram where we will spend the night.

    DAY 9 – ACCLIMATIZATION DAY AT CHERUM

    The local people have developed larger lungs to help them cope with this serious shortage of oxygen. The best way to prevent AMS is to spend a day when over 2500 meters allowing the body to adjust. We will do some short hikes today to Yalung Glacier and enjoy some wonderful alpine viewpoints.

    DAY 10 – TREK TO RAMCHAURA (elev. 4580 m/15,026 ft.)

    We are going to even higher elevations as we trek today to the village of Ramcharan. We will drop down into a beautiful valley with Mt. Yamung overshadowing us. The trek today is really pretty. There are few trees to block our views of the mountains. We finally reach Ramchaura where we will spend the night.

    DAY 11 – YALUNG BASE CAMP (elev. 4,750 m/15,584 ft.)

    We will do some short trekking today as we reach Yalung Base Camp. This is the starting point for climbers to conquer Mt. Yalung (elev. 5,630 m/18,471 ft.) which is considered a trekking peak. We won’t climb it, but we will return back to Cherum and stay at our favorite little tea house there.

    DAY 12 – TREK TO SELE LA (elev. 4,290 m/14,074 ft.)

    There is actually a series of four passes we will cross, each offering exceptional views of the eastern Himalayas. With each pass, Buddhist prayer flags flutter in the wind, sending upwards the prayers written upon them. We will stay at Sele La, enjoying the finest of mountain views at this high elevation.

    DAY 13 – TREK TO GHUNSA (elev. 3,595 m/11,794 ft.)

    We climb up a steep trail for ways and then its up and down along this trail. There are prayer flags fluttering in the ever-present Himalayan breeze. Ghunsa is a very different, yet beautiful village. The houses are covered in dark pine wood, decorated with colorful Buddhist flags. We will enjoy at a tea house for the evening.

    DAY 14 – TREK TO KAMBACHEN (elev. 4,050 m/13,287 ft.)

    The high elevation means that there are very few trees that block our views in all directions.  We cross a bridge at Rampuk Kharka where we find a fabulous waterfall. From here, the trail is difficult due to a landslide that we have to walk around. Mt. Jannu comes into view with its magnificent peak. The trail here can be most challenging in places until we arrive at the village of Kambachen where we will spend the night at a tea house.

    DAY 15 – TREK TO LHONAK (Elev. 4,780 M/15,682 ft.)

    It’s a long day with plenty of challenges as we make our way past landslides. There are mountain streams to follow with plenty of impressive waterfalls along the way. We will reach Ramtang Monastery where we can spend some time exploring before continuing on our journey to reach Lhonak village. Situated on the banks of a mountain river, it is a quaint little place to spend the night at a local tea house.

    DAY 16 – KANCHENJUNGA BASE CAMP, TREK TO PANGPEMA (elev. 5,143 m/16,873 ft.)

    Today we get a closeup view of our destination: Mt. Kanchenjunga. We travel along the Kanchenjunga Glacier. This is a massive glacier that spans the side of the 3rd highest peak in the world.  We reach Kanchenjunga Base camp, which is our highest point on this trek. It is a beautiful place where we gaze upon the magnificence of Mt. Kanchenjunga. From here, we trek to the village of Pang Perna where we will spend the night.

    DAY 17 – TREK BACK TO LHONAK (elev. 4,780 M/15,682 ft.)

    We are starting our return trip, making our way back to the village of Lhonak. We retrace our steps, enjoying a different viewpoint on our return trek. We reach Lhonak and enjoy the night at our little tea house there.

    DAY 18 – TREK TO GHUNSA (elev. 3,475 m/11,400 ft.)

    We really drop in elevation today as we make good time to reach the village of Ghunsa. We will pass through the village of Kambache. We start to see more and more trees as well as more and more farms. The elevation here is much more favorable to plant life than the harsher, higher elevations.

    DAY 19 – TREK TO TREK TO AMJOLOSA (elev. 2,308 m/7,572 ft.)

    Today is a major drop in elevation as we descend down the trail to the village of Amjolosa. We enjoy denser forests along the way as well as seeing some spectacular waterfalls. Lots of beautiful alpine farms dot the countryside as we make our way to our tea house at Amjolosa.

    DAY 20 – TREK TO CHIRWA (elev. 1,270 m/4,166 ft.)

    We cross a suspension bridge over the Ghunsa Khola and pass one of the finest waterfalls in the Kanchenjunga region. There are more little villages and more mountain streams to cross over on bridges before we reach Chirawa to spend the night at a tea house there.

    DAY 21 – PHURUMBA (elev. 1,549 m/5,082 ft.)

    Vegetation and settlements are definitely much more frequent as we move back toward our starting point.  We’ll cross the Yaphre Khola in order to reach Kurumba Village where we will find nice accommodations at a tea house there.

    DAY 22 – TREK TO SUKETAR (elev. 2,420 m/7938 ft.)

    Today is the final day of trekking. We make our way back to the little village of Suketar where our plane will take us back to Kathmandu tomorrow. We spend the night here at a tea house.

    DAY 23 –FLY TO KATHMANDU

    Today, we return to your three-star quality hotel to enjoy a hot shower and a good menu selection at a Kathmandu Restaurant. Here you can even get a good Fried Chicken and dhal/bhat.  Enjoy the rest, but in the evening, there will be a farewell dinner with your guide and porters to celebrate the end of a successful trek.

    DAY 24 – DEPARTURE

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