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Kanchenjunga Trek, 26 days hiking in Nepal

Join the certified guides of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Pvt. Ltd on an unforgettable 26-day Kanchenjunga trekking program and explore the third highest peak in the world and second highest in Nepal!

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration26 days
Offer periodApr, May, Jun, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Revel at the mountain vistas of Kanchenjunga and visit the Yalung glacier.

  • Discover Sherpa towns, religious communities, chorten sanctuaries, and more.

  • Enjoy the unique Kanchenjunga flora and fauna.

Description

Enjoy a unique Himalaya Trek on the breathtaking and wild Kanchenjunga, the second highest peak in Nepal after Everest!

At 8586m (28,169 ft), Kanchenjunga is the second-highest mountain in Nepal and the third highest in the world. It lies in the far eastern part of Nepal, near the border with Sikkim, a tiny Himalayan state in the north-eastern side of India. Because the region is protected by the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, a special trekking permit is required. With these restrictions, the wonderful and unique local flora and fauna are still in pristine condition. Remote and rugged, Kanchenjunga is a peak for truly adventurous mountaineers that like a good challenge.

On this Kanchenjunga Circuit trek, we will visit the South and North Base Camp of Kanchenjunga. On the way, we will find landscapes full of waterfalls, rivers, green meadows, rhododendrons, orchids, lilies, primula, pine forests, birch and more. The area is also home to the Himalayan Black Bear, Assamese Macaque, Musk deer, Red Panda, Snow Panther, and others. Furthermore, we will also visit the stunning Yalung glacier. Additionally, we will have the chance to observe the local way of life and visit Ramtang and Oktang monasteries. Sherpa, Limbu, Rai, Tamang, and other ethnic groups will greet us with warm friendliness.

Because this is a remote area trekking, a good level of fitness and some trekking experience is required. The trek will take us through tough trails, dissipated settlements, and storm deluges. However, the majestic views and overall experience will greatly reward our efforts.

So, are you ready for an amazing Kanchenjunga trek? Then book your place now and join us on this exciting 26-day program! We will be happy to guide you!

Or, if you prefer, we also offer a shorter 13-day Gokyo Valley Trek!

Accommodation

One night Bhadarpur hotel with breakfast; tea house accommodation during the trek.

Meeting point

Our representative will receive you at the Kathmandu airport and transfer you to the hotel.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

Day 2: Sightseeing Around Kathmandu Valley

Day 3: Fly From Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Drive to Taplejung/suketar

Day 4: Trek to Sinuwa (980m)

Day 5: Trek to Tapethok (1380m)

Day 6: Trek to Sakathum (1575m)

Day 7: Trek to Amjilosa (2310m)

Day 8: Trek to Gyable (2730m)

Day 9: Trek to Gunsa (3595m)

Day 10: Acclimatization Day in Ghunsa

Day 11: Trek to Khambachen (4050m)

Day 12: Trek to Lhonak (4780m)

Day 13: Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5140m) and Back to Lhonak

Day 14: Trek to Ghunsa (3595m)

Day 15: Trek to Sele La Kharka (4200m)

Day 16: Trek Over Sele La Pass – Trek Down to Tseram (3870m)

Day 17: Trek to Oktang Base Camp (4730m) and Back to Ramche (4580m)

Day 18: Trek Back to Tseram (3870m)

Day 19: Trek to Tortong (3370m)

Day 20: Trek to Yamphudin (1690m)

Day 21: Trek to Phumphe Danda (1780m)

Day 22: Trek to Kunjari (1700m)

Day 23: Trek to Taplejung (1580m)

Day 24: Drive to Birtamod

Day 25: Flight to Kathmandu From Bhadrapur

Day 26: Final Departure Day


Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: GENERAL: Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek); Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek); A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m); Daypack. UPPER BODY:A pair of half gloves; The warmer hat that covers the ears; Sunglasses; Neck warmer; Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF); Headlamp and an extra set of batteries. HAND:A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer); Warmer shell gloves and liner. BODY: Long sleeve t-shirts; Thermal Tops; wool Jackets or pullover; Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls); Water and windproof shell jacket; Thermal underwear (especially trousers); windproof and waterproof trousers; warmer trouser; Comfortable trekking pants; Extra casual sport pants. FEET: A pair of good waterproof trekking boots; Pair of sandals; 4-5 pairs of woolen socks; Socks liner; Light shoes and sneaker. FIRST AID AND MEDICINE: Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred); Blister treatment; Insect testing / anti-itch treatment; Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication; Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness); Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage; Water purifying pills (Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to bring your personal first-aid kit as well). MISCELLANEOUS:4 pic passport sizes with original passport; Water bottle & filter; Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date); Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.) EXTRAS:Comfortable trekking poles; Best energy dry foods (up to you); Power Bank and music players ; Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries).


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2990 each

Group of 2

USD 2990 each

Group of 3

USD 2990 each

Group of 4

USD 2990 each

Group of 5

USD 2990 each

Group of 6

USD 2990 each

Group of 7

USD 2990 each

Group of 8

USD 2990 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Local flights during the trips

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

• Personal porters

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• COST INCLUDES Airport pick up and drop by private car. One night Bhadarpur hotel with breakfast. All tea house accommodation during the trek. Three night's Kathmandu Hotel with Breakfast. Fresh fruit every evening after dinner. Special Trekking permits, Conservation permits, and other required paper documents. Bus or public shared jeep transport Birtomood - Suketar and again same way back to Britamood after the trek. Round trip flight fare Kathmandu-Bhadrapur-Kathmandu) with airport tax and pick up and drop. A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance. Strong, helpful porters with proper equipment (one porter for two people). Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available). Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company. Free rental of Sleeping bags, Down Jacket, Duffel bag and Walking Poles. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking branded t-shirt. Guided city tour as per the above itinerary with private vehicles. Government taxes and official expenses. Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker. Assistant guide group size above 4+ people. COST DOES NOT INCLUDE: Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu. Nepal entry visa fee (easily issued upon your arrival at International Airport with 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar for a 30-day visa). Your Travel Mountain Rescue Insurance. International airfare. Your personal expenses. Drinks (except water refills and tea/coffee during breakfast) and desserts, snacks. Hot shower, battery charging and use of wifi on the tea houses. Tips for guide and driver (tipping is expected). Kathmandu sightseeing tour entrance fee.


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