Kanchenjunga Trekking - 28 Days

Kanchenjunga Trekking
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Trip Facts
  • Duration 28 Days
  • Grade D
  • Max Altitude 5400m
  • Best Time Apr - Nov

Trip Overview


Kanchenjunga the mountain of jewels the third tallest peak (8586m) in the world and possibly one of the least unexplored remote region of eastern Nepal and certainly one of its most beautiful. Breathtaking views of the vast Himalayan range from the majority of the routes trails. Walking in pleasant villages, through rhododendron forest in the lower valley then in the high regions, glorious mountains views of Everest, Makalu and the Kanchenjunga massif will make the trip memorable and abundant wildlife such as musk deer, blue sheep and yak grazing in the high altitude always astonish us. Nepal opened the Kanchenjunga area to trekkers in 1988, though people have trekked in the area in connection with mountaineering expeditions since the turn of the century. Kanchenjunga is a long way from Kathmandu, and the nearest roads and airports are a long way from the mountain. You can trek either to the north or south Kanchenjunga base camp, but it takes luck, determination and a lot of time to visit both sides of the peak. The northern side is particularly remote; it takes almost two weeks of walking to get to the base camp at Pang Pema. Kanchenjunga is on the border of Nepal and the Indian state of Sikkim, so a circuit of the mountain is politically impossible. The next best alternative is to visit both the north and south sides of the mountain from the Nepal side. The Kanchenjunga region remains technically restricted, but you can trek here if you get a trekking permit form. There are a few tea houses in the lowlands, but in the high country we must have food and a tent. A 20 to 25 day trek takes you to the snowline through high pastures and into the romance of the mountain jewels. Much more than a trek, it is a journey of discovery.

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The Trail Conditions:

Straight, Uphill, Downhill, Jig Jag with small rocky, pebbles, somewhere flat man made stone steps, through the rhododendron, moss covered forests, suspensions metal bridges

Medication

  • Bandage for sprains
  • Plasters/Band-aids
  • Iodine or water filter (optional)
  • Moleskin/Second skin – for blisters
  • Antiseptic ointment for cuts
  • Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
  • Aspirin/paracetamol – general painkiller
  • Oral dehydration salts
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
  • Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)
  • Diarrhea stopper (Imodium – optional)
  • Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria
  • Diamox (altitude sickness – can be bought in Kathmandu)

 

Clothing / Equipment List

Kindly bring the following list of clothing / equipment for our trek to Kanchenjunga

  • Pair trekking boots and waterproofing agent
  • Pair lightweight trekking sandals
  • Pairs thin walking socks
  • Pairs lightweight wind – water proof pants
  • T-shirts
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Set lightweight thermals
  • North Face down Jacket (Preferably)
  • Small thin towel (sports towel best)
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra lightweight shirt for daypacks – for stops along the way
  • Hat
  • Cotton or silk bag liner – optional
  • Neck warmer
  • Pairs ‘thinners’ gloves
  • Rucksack
  • Pack tissues
  • Pair sunglasses
  • Water filter / Iodine (you could buy boiled water in hotels/ lodges which is safe to drink.
  • Camera and films
  • Head torch and spare batteries
  • Sleeping bag (rated -15(above) deg C during our trek)

 

Above things are required for Kanchenjunga Trek. However if you do not have clothing you can either buy or rent in Nepal. In this case we have equipment cheaper than your country.

 

 

 

Itinerary


Day 1 : Arrival In Kathmandu

Day 2 : Sightseeing / Cultural Day In Kathmandu Valley

Day 3 : Kathmandu - Hile

Day 4 : Hile - Dhuda

Day 5 : Dhuda - Door Pani

Day 6 : Door Pani - Gupa Pokhari

Day 7 : Gupa Pokhari - Nesum

Day 8 : Nesum - Taplejung

Day 9 : Taplejung - Chirwa

Day 10 : Chirwa - Sakathum

Day 111 : Sakathum - Amjilassa

Day 12 : Amjilassa - Kyapar

Day 13 : Kyapar - Ghunsa

Day 14 : Khambachan

Day 15 : Khambachan

Day 16 : Khambachan - Lhonak

Day 17 : Day Trip To Pangpema

Day 18 : Khambachan -Tha Passea

Day 19 : High Camp

Day 20 : High Camp - Ramche

Day 21 : Ramche - Tserma

Day 22 : Tserma - Torantan

Day 23 : Torantan -Yamphudin

Day 24 : Yamphudin - Ponphe

Day 25 : Ponphe - Pha Khola

Day 26 : Pha Khola -Taplejung

Day 27 : Taplejung - Kathmandu

Day 28 : Kathmandu

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Extend My Holidays

If you like to extend your holidays in Nepal with your short time to experience the high mountains and Nepalese culture you can choose these short and easy extensions trips. Also for those who are inexperience in walking up and down on the mountain the following options are the best to choose. Click on the link below to get its information.