This grade includes climbing peaks and the demanding treks in remote areas. Participants having basic knowledge of use of crampons and ice axes are required. First-time climbers can undertake one of our one-day pre-trek ropes and climbing training days to obtain some initial skills and experience.
Flanked in the northeastern part of Nepal and dominated by the World Third Highest Peak Kanchenjunga bordering between Nepal and Sikkim, the Kanchenjunga region is the bliss of nature marveling with alpine grass, sub-tropical forest, deep valley as well as Global Eco recognized by WWF area Kanchenjunga conservation area.
Trek to off the beaten path Kanchenjunga gives the feeling of witnessing the natural scenery poster or watching wilderness documentaries as region famed as a jewel on earth harbors rustic natural beauty full of wilderness untouched by foreigners awaiting to amaze the adventurer, wanderer, along with added bonus of camping on the tent during every overnight stay as well as spotting the different animals like snow leopard, musk deer, and Himalayan black bear with the perception of the diverse ecosystem and lush beauty of the dense forests blooming with rhododendrons, this secluded region tames.
Apart from the trekking on the isolated region immersing on the scenic beauty, incredible Kanchenjunga trek fascinates with the rich cultural heritage along with the proud historical legacy of ethnic Rai and Limbu inhabitants who feel pride on the adorned culture, a religion they have embraced and furnish through charismatic religious activities, festivals and overwhelming hospitality.
Langtang RI representatives will welcome you by garland at the KTM Airport with a banner and drop you off at the hotel after check-in and refreshments, LRT office management personnel and a guide will formally introduce them and provide a trip briefing. Group members should submit 2 passport size photos plus a copy of their passport and also, a copy of Travel insurance and return flight information
This day morning, we will arrange permit for you & afternoon fly to Biratnagar & overnight.
The first day of trek starts with a short flight of 20 minute to suketar. Suketar is situated at a height of 2420m. From Suketar we start our trek to Mitlung which will be our destination for the day. Today’s trek is mostly downhill as we decent around 1530m. It will take around 5/6 hours of hiking to reach Mitlung from Suketar. Most the people living in these regions are from Rai and Limbu ethnic groups.
Our destination for today will be Taplethook. The path to follow is quite narrow and passes through jungle mainly covered with cardamom plants and other vegetation mostly lush lice fields. We will also see the small gardens of orange and on your way. We will also pass through Tamur River. Today’s journey will be 6/7 hours long, which includes accent and decent with an overall accent of 450m.
The first one and half-hour we trek through normally flat land. Then our trail goes steeply ascent up to Amjilasa. The total trek for today will be around 6/7 hours. We will pass through Ghunsa River and dense forest where can see birds and squirrels before we reach Amjilosha. Amjilassa is small village with few houses and yak herds with local shops where you find basic supplies. Most of the people in the region consists of Rai, Limbu and Sherpa ethnic group.
Again, we hike upward in the riverbank of Ghunsa River. Today’s journey is 4/5 hours long. We will pass through the densely forest consisting of bamboo, fir and rhododendrons. We will find that the river drops steeply with many waterfalls and pools. The overall accent to Ghunsa is around 690m. Ghunsa is a Tibetan settlement so most of the people consist of Sherpa Ethnic Group.
The trails pass through jungle. We will see Gunsa River down the trail. The trail passes through few human settlements where the influence of Tibetan culture and lifestyle is visible. We will pass through terrace fields where potato, wheat, barley, bucks are grown. Today we will see the view of Jannu himal and other small peaks.
Today we take a rest in order to acclimatize and excursion in and around the Ghunsa. Gunsa is also rich with Tibetan and Buddhist culture. Ghunsa is relatively larger town. It is inhabited by Tibetan people. Mainly the women are involved in carpet weaving profession.
Today we will be making our way towards Kambachen. The Journey will take around 6/7 hours long. We will cross rivers and pass through forest where we may get glimpse of birds, blue sheep and domesticated Yaks. Today we will get fantastic view of Jannu Himal and other small peaks in the region.
Today we will travel from Kambachen to Lonak which will take around 4/5 hours. We trek through rocky fields and large boulders on the hillside along the riverbank and arrive at a waterfall. We will be able to see Yaks and Blue Sheep on the way. Views of Jannu Himal, Khambachen Kirat Chuli and more small peaks can be see on the way.
We trek along the Kanchenjunga Glacier to spend a night at Pangpema, Kanchenjunga base camp on the north side. After a total walk around ¾ hours you reach Pangpema, a flat grassy base camp. Today we will be able to see the view of Mt. Kanchanjunga, Kirat Chuli, Nepal Peak, Dromo Peak, Khambachen Peak and other smaller peak of this region.
We descend around 1375m to Ghunsa from Lonak, which means that we get to enjoy the beautiful forests along with a backdrop of impressive mountain scenery. The journey will be 6/7 hours long. We will see lot of local Sherpa people and also pass through the Ghunsa Khola.
This day you will trek back to Amjilosa following same route. The journey will be 6/7 hours long with around 925 m of decent.
We will decent again from Amjilosha to Chhirua. The total decent will be around 1185m and the total journey will be 6/7 hours long. We will meet people from Sherpa and Rai ethnic group and pass through forests, rice fields, schools and the Tamur Khola.
Today we will make a overall ascend of around 1335 to reach Suketar from Chhirua. The journey will be 6/7 hours long. The ethic people in this region will be Rai and Limbu. We will pass through villages, rice fields and schools.
Today we will fly to Biratnagar from Suketar and from Biratnagar we will make another fight to Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel
This is the free day and you can use it for your shopping or any remaining sightseeing in Kathmandu. In the evening we will take you for farewell dinner with cultural program.
All too soon it’s time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure Himalaya.
Footwear : Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.
Clothing : Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.
Other equipment: Sleeping bag (5 seasons), lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
Other items: Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.
Our party of 5 (aged between 61-69) hired LangtangRi to visit Kanchenjunga’s north and south base camps over April – May 2016. Due to its remoteness a guide is compulsory though the trekking is of...View More
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