In the far east of Nepal lies the pristine trekking trail of the Kangchenjunga Himal housing the mighty Mt. Kangchenjunga 8586m which is the second highest mountain in the Nepal and the third highest mountain of the world. The foothills of Kangchenjunga trek has opened for trekkers in 1988 and is known as the ‘Five Treasures of Snow’ after its five high peaks and marks the eastern border of Nepal with the Indian state of Sikkim. The Kangchenjunga trek takes us through unspoiled wilderness and through the territory of the Snow Leopard along with the Himalayan Black Bear and the Assamese Macaque. It is a landscape home to cascading waterfalls, lush flora and fauna and is a challenging adventure through an almost unexplored trek but yet magnificent part of the Himalayas. It is the home of the Limbu people, a population of Tibetan origin following a mixture of Buddhist, Hindu and animist beliefs. The Kanchenjunga trek offers an inimitable escapade of diverse culture and nature along trails mostly used by locals, as very few trekkers make their way to the wilderness of the Far East of Nepal. The region endures the full magnitude of the monsoon months and as a result, the valleys of the area are home to more than 2000 different flowering plants along with some of the richest rhododendron forests in Nepal. New species are still being discovered in these mysterious forests!
The Kanchenjunga trek will start either by land transport or by flying to Bhadrapur/Suketar from where our trek will officially begin. As mentioned, the region is less trod and therefore also less developed than most parts of Nepal. Not many years ago the trail was only doable by camping the whole way, but with the region gaining popularity and interest, tea houses have opened along the trail.
It's a trek for the exploratory trekker with determination and a longing for a challenging and yet spectacular journey away from the crowds of the Annapurna and Everest trails. You can only trek Kanchenjunga with government register guide and agency like Nepal Trekking Experts, who will assist you all necessary arrangement and permits.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m), transfer to the hotel
Day 02: Free for trekking preparation and valley sightseeing
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar (2,420 m) then trek to Mitlung (921 m, 4-5hrs)
Day 04: Mitlung to Chirwa (1,270 m, 5-6hrs)
Day 05: Chirwa to Sukathum (1,576 m, 5-6hrs)
Day 06: Sukathum to Amjilosa (2,308 m, 6-7hrs)
Day 07: Amjilosa to Gyabla (2,730 m, 6-7hrs)
Day 08: Gyabla to Ghunsa (3,595 m, 5-6 hrs)
Day 09: Acclimatization day at Ghunsa
Day 10: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050 m, 5-6hrs)
Day 11: Acclimatization Day at Kambachen
Day 12: Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m, 6-7hrs)
Day 13: Lhonak to Pangpema/Kanchenjunga North Base Camp and back to Lhonak. (5,388 m, 6-7hrs)
Day 14: Lhonak to Kambachen (4,050 m, 6-7hrs)
Day 15: Kambachen to Ghunsa (3,595 m, 3-4hrs)
Day 16: Ghunsa to Sele Le (4,290 m, 6-7hrs)
Day 17: Sele Le to Cheram (3,870 m, 6-7hrs)
Day 18: Cheram to Ramche (4,580 m) and return back to Cheram, (4-5hrs)
Day 19: Cheram to Tortong (2,995 m,5-6hrs)
Day 20: Tortong to Yamphudin (2,080m, 6-7hrs)
Day 21: Yamphudin to Yangpang (1,007 m, 6-7hrs)
Day 22: Yangpang to Thorpu (1,500 m, 5-6hrs)
Day 23: Thorpu to Illam tea garden
Day 24: Drive from Illam to Birtamod. Overnight at Birtamod
Day 25: Drive to Bhadrapur, then Fly to Kathmandu
*English version below Я воспользовалась услугами этой фирмы для моего очередного индивидуального трека в Базовый Лагерь Канченджанга в 2015 году. Сложный, неисследованный трек, вдобавок, пришлось проходить в условиях мощного землетрясения и дождливой погоды. Несмотря на сложности, организаторы отлично контролировали ситуацию и выполнили все свои обязательства. Менеджер Раджешь Ньюпане гибко реагировал на мои пожелания во время трекинга: смог организовать два дополнтельных радиальных трека (к Змеиному озеру и к Патибара Деви темплу) , не входящих в программу. Сопровождавшие меня гид Бикрам Карки и портер Санджай Лама, оба владеющие английским языком и обладающие большим треккинговым опытом, оказались очень надежными партнерами в пути, взаимозаменяемыми - каждый при необходимости и в одиночку мог справиться с обязанностями гида и портера. Я могу порекомендовать "Nepal Trekking Experts" и намерена пользоваться их услугами в будущем. *** I used the services of this company in 2015 for one of my individual trekkings - BC Kanchenjunga. It was an unusual, complex and unexplored trek, moreover it combined with heavy raining and earthquake conditions. Despite all of these, the organizers controlled the situation and managed their responsibilities well. Manager Rajesh Neupane was flexible with my requests and organized two additional radial treks (to the Snakes lake and Pathibhara Devi Temple) which were not included into the main programme. I was accompanied by guide Bikram Karki and porter Sanjay Lama, who were speaking English and had a big trekking experience, also they turned out to be reliable and interchargeble partners during our travel - both were able to be a guide and a porter in case of need. I can recommend "Nepal Trekking Experts" and will definitely choose this company for my next journey.