This isolated trek takes place in Eastern Nepal which is the home to Mt Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in Nepal. At 8596 meters this massive peak dominates the southern range of the Himalayas. This section of Nepal has only been open to trekking since 1988, which explains its richness of traditional culture. This is one of the longer treks we offer and has many possibilities for extra days to explore different areas that are surrounded by the great mountains of eastern Nepal. The Kanchangunga area has a profusion of high summits of which three are above 8,000 meters and 11 above 7,000 meters.
Your trekking route is drained by Tamur River that meets Arun below Mulghat. Numerous glaciers feed the river. The glaciers north of the main peak are clockwise Nupchu, Lhonak, Chichima, Gimsung, Pyramid, Kanchenjunga and Ramtang. West and South of the main peak are Kumbhakarna (Jannu), Yamatari and Yalung glaciers. Kangbachenga (4038) in Ghunsa valley and Walungchung (3,200m) in Tamur valley are the highest settlements in the area. The latter was an important trading centre between the towns of Darjeeling and Tipta La in Tibet. The only access to the Kanchenjunga area is a road link to Basantapur and a direct air link to the town of Taplejung bazaar.
Length of Trek: Basantapur – Taplejung 26 days / average hiking per day 5-6 hrs Maximum elevation reached 5140 m.
|Day 01||Kathmandu - Basantapur|
|Day 02||Basantapur - Chauki - 2600m|
|Day 03||Chauki - Ghupha Pokhari - 3000m|
|Day 04||Ghupha - Pokhari Gusta - 2000m|
|Day 05||Gusta - Dovan - 600m|
|Day 06||Dovan - Taplejung - 1800m|
|Day 07||Taplejung - Tambawa - 22000m|
|Day 08||Tambawa - Khesuwa - 2000m|
|Day 09||Kade Bhanzang - Mamakhe - 1800m|
|Day 10||Mamakhe - Yamphudin - 1700m|
|Day 11||Yamfudin - Omyekhola - 2350m|
|Day 12||Omje Khola - Toronjin - 2990m|
|Day 13||Toronjin - Tseram - 3870m|
|Day 14||Tseram - Ramche - 4620m|
|Day 15||Ramche Oktang - Ramche - 4850m|
|Day 16||Ramche - Selele Base Camp - 3870m|
|Day 17||Selele - Ghunsa - 3410m|
|Day 18||Ghunsa - Kambache - 4040m|
|Day 19||Kambachen - Lhonak - 4780m|
|Day 20||Lhonak - Pang Pema - 5140m|
|Day 21||Pangpema - Glacier trip - 5140m|
|Day 22||Pang Pema - Kambachen - 4040m|
|Day 23||Kambachen - Ghunsa - 3410m|
|Day 24||Ghunsa day trip|
|Day 25||Ghunsa - Amjelassa - 2440m|
|Day 26||Amjelassa - Chirwa - 1200m|
|Day 27||Chirwa - Phurumba - 1800m|
|Day 28||Phurumba - Surkhetar - Airport|
|Day 29||Fly back to Biratnagar|
|Day 30||Fly back to Kathmandu|
Note: The above Itinerary can be customized according to your requirement, for the details you can ask our tour expert.
We organize both Individual and Group Treks. But if any one individuals or small group wants to join with other group then please see our Fixed Date Departure and do inquiry with us. But some time due to excessive number of people in fix date departure we may not join you too.