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Kanchenjunga 29 Day Guided Trek

Join IFMGA certified guide Jyamchang for a 29 day guided trek to the base camp of the third highest mountain on Earth, Kanchenjunga in Nepal.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration29 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelExtremely Fit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

The Kanchenjunga mountain (8,586m) is the third highest mountain in the world, second only to K2 (8,611m) and Mount Everest (8,848m).

To say that Kanchenjunga is spectacular simply isn’t enough. No words can truly express how amazing it is. However, this 29 day trek is not about climbing to its summit. Instead, this trek is about reaching it’s North base camp and seeing all of the wonders along the way.

Firstly, this trip is rigorous. There will be some difficult parts along the way, as we will be trekking through some of the most remote areas of the Himalayas. As a result, previous mountain trekking experience is required, as we will be crossing rough, exposed terrain, including some landslides. However, because of the length of this trek, you will also have plenty of time to get properly acclimatized.

The highlights of this trip are in abundance. There are simply too many to list. But I would like to give you an idea of some of the things you will see during this breathtaking expedition. You will see Kathmandu, where you will get to enjoy an all day tour. You will see bamboo forests, and the Tibetan village of Ghunsa, where you will get to enjoy a rest day. You will get to meet local villagers in remote areas where tourists don’t go. If you are lucky, you might even get to see a panda or snow leopard. And, of course, you will get to admire the Kanchenjunga mountain, along with several other glorious peaks watching you from above.

I know you will have the time of your life on this 29 day adventure to the base of Kanchenjunga. And it would be my pleasure guiding you through it. Please send me a message if you want to join me.

And if you want to trek to the base camp of the incomparable Mount Everest, you can also join me on this 16 day journey.

Accommodation

Camping during the trip

Meeting point

Kathmandu

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

Day 2: Full day of sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 3: Fly to Biratnagar

Day 4: Fly from Biratnagar to Suketar/Taplejung

Day 5: Trek to Mitlung (921m)

Day 6: Trek to Chirwa (1,270m)

Day 7: Trek to Sekathum (1,660m)

Day 8: Trek to Amjilesa (2,510m)

Day 9: Trek to Gyabla (2,730m)

Day 10: Trek to Ghunsa (3,595m)

Day 11: Acclimatization day at Ghunsa

Day 12: Trek to Kambachen (4,100m)

Day 13: Acclimatization day at Kambachen

Day 14: Trek to Lhonak (4,785m)

Day 15: Trek to Pangpema - Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (5,100m)

Day 16: Trek to Ramtang (4,370m)

Day 17: Return to Ghunsa

Day 18: Trek to Sele Le (4,300m)

Day 19: Cross Mirgin La (4,480m) and descend to Tseram (3,870m)

Day 20: Trek to Ramche (4,610m)

Day 21: Descend to Torondin (2,995m)

Day 22: Cross Lasiya Bhanjyang (3,415m) to Yamphudin (1,692m)

Day 23: Rest day at Yamphudin

Day 24: Trek to Khebang (1,915m)

Day 25: Trek to Sinam/Panchami (1,500m)

Day 26: Drive to Illam (1,500m)

Day 27: Drive to Bhadrapur and fly to Kathmandu

Day 28: Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 29: Fly home


About the guide

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I come from the East part of Nepal, between Makalu (8,470m) and Kangchenjunga (8,586m). I am IFMGA/UIAGM fully certified since 2009. I have 20+ experience of climbing in the Himalaya. I’ve climbed Mt Everest (7 times), Mt Cho Oyu in Tibet (2 times), Mt Ama Dablam (8 times), Baruntse (2 times), Island peak (15 times), Lobuche (10 times), Pokhalde (10 times), Mera peak (10 times), Mehera peak (5 times), Chulu far east (3 times), Mt Shishapangma until camp 3, Manaslu until 7200m, and Chulu West, Lhakpa ri and other another few more times.
I also have extensive experience of climbing in Europe: France, Italy, UK and Norway (where I work for three months during the summer as a glacier guide).
I'm also a technical mountain rescue coordinator for the 8000's.
It will be my pleasure to guide you through your journey whether for trekking, peak climbing or any mountaineering expedition. Get in touch and let's discuss about the purpose of your trip.


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