Kanchanjungha 8586 meter - the third highest mountain in the world, as the queen of the Great Himalayas stands on the Nepal- Sikkim border high above large rhododendrons forests with rivers pouring from its sides. Nepal opened the Kanchanjungha region to trekkers in 1988,
though people have trekked in the area in connection with mountaineering expeditions since the turn of the century.
Comparatively the region is a long way from Kathmandu and the nearest airport and roads are a long way from the mountain. As per the rule of Nepal Government there should be at least two trekkers in a group to trek at a time. On the trip you will be able to study the culture and lifestyle of Rai and Limbu communities.
For a trekking trip to the north base camp at Pangpema 5140 meter, taking flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar then drive Biratnagar to Basantapur and trek to Kanchanjungha North Base Camp and return to Taplejung by the same route, then flying back to Kathmandu from Taplejung takes minimum 23 Days. But the same trek can be done in 18 days if taking both way flight from/to Taplejung. To make trekking trip to the south base camp at Oktang 4800 meter and Yalung glacier at same elevation, taking both way flight from Kathmandu to Taplejung takes minimum 16 days.
One who wants to make entire trek in Kanchanjungha region including Milke Danda ridge (the trekking route above 4/5 days from Basantapur) with both North and south base camp, crossing five high passes in 'Mirgin La route' (Crossing max.4660 meter) or 'Lapsang La route' (Crossing max. 5110 meter) in between the short connection route of these two base camp takes minimum 26 to 30 days.
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Kanchanjungha is the third highest peak of the world and one of the most remote and beautiful areas in Nepal. The region is unused to foreign visitors and still lies shrouded in mystery. The feature of the walk are pleasant villages then in the high regions, glorious mountains and abundant wild life. It is located in the extreme northeast corner of Nepal bordering Sikkim (an Indian state) to the east and China to the North. This includes musk deer, blue sheep and for the believer, the Yeti! This trek begins at Tumlingtar or Taplejung accessible by air, or Ilam or Basantpur accessible by road. Soaring peaks, the Yalung Glacier and a wide variety of natural vegetation and agricultural areas can be seen in this region and magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu and Kanchanjunga massif will make the trip memorable.
Itinerary of Kanchanjunga Trek in Detail
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 02 : Sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley, overnight at tented camp.
Day 03 : Fly to Biratnagar, overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Fly to Suketar and start trek to Lali Kharka (2200meters), overnight at tented camp.
Day 05 : Trek to Keswa (2100meters), overnight at tented camp.
Day 06 : Trek to Mamanke (2000meters), overnight at tented camp.
Day 07 : Trek to Yamphudin (1650meters), overnight at tented camp.
Day 08 : Trek to Lamite Jungle Camp (2920meters), overnight at tented camp.
Walking through beautiful terrace fields and wild natural vegetation along the trail, breathtaking scenery of tower snow topped great Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest, Kanchanjungha, Makalu, exploring Yalung glacier.
Day 09 : Trek to Torontan (3080meters), overnight at tented camp.
Day 10 : Trek to Tseram (3750meters), overnight at tented camp.
Day 11 : Trek to Ramche (4360meters), overnight at tented camp.
Day 12 : Exploration around Rameche, overnight at tented camp.
Day 13 : Trek to Beyond Mirgin La, overnight at tented camp.
Day 14 : Trek to Ghunsa (3475meters), overnight at tented camp.
Day 15 : Trek to Kyapra (2300meters), overnight at tented camp.
Day 16 : Trek to Sakathum (1600meters), overnight at tented camp.
Day 17 : Trek to Chirwa (1180meters), overnight at tented camp.
Day 18 : Trek to Phurumba, overnight at tented camp.
Day 19 : Trek to Suketar (2300meters), overnight at tented camp.
Day 20 : Fly to Kathmandu via Biratnagar, overnight at hotel.
Day 21 : Rest in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.
Day 22 : Transfer to airport, departure on your own destination.
Destination : Kanchanjunga South base camp Group Size : Min - 2 Maximum altitude : 4660meters Grade : Strenuous Season : Spring & Autumn Accommodation : Hotel & Tented Camp Duration : 22 Day Entry : Kathmandu Exit : Kathmandu