Fabulous Kanchanjanga trekking invites you in one of the most remote and beautiful sections of the Great Himalaya Trail eastern part in Nepal which still lies shrouded in mystery.
The great Himalaya Trail (GHT) is one of the longest and highest trekking trails in the world. The 1700 - kilometere route connects popular treks in the Annapurna and Everest region with exciting new trekking destination from Taplejung in the East to Humla and Darchula in Western part of Nepal. Walking along the GHt, trouists can now cross the complete Himalayan range in Nepal exploring remote and fascinating travel destinations, each featuring a unique blend of spectacular scenery and long-preserved cultures.
Day 1: Pick up from airport and transfer to Hotel by drive. Over night at hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing at Pashupatinath, Bhaudhanath & Bhaktapur by drive with professional culture guide. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Patan Durbar Square sightseeing. Trekking preparation and packing.
Day 4/ 5:
Day 6: Door Pani – Gupa Pokhari.
After a gently climb through more rhododendron forests to a mountain ridge, we drop down to the
Day 7: Gupa Pokhari – Dobhan 645 m.
Today we cross a pass at 9922 ft. and descend through a dense forest towards Gurja Gaon and continue to descend to Nesum (5297ft.) with
Day 8: Day 05: Nesum – Sinwa 1100 m.
Today we visit the central hub of this region, Taplejung area. We descend to Doban through paddy fields and start the trek up the
Day 9: Mitlung – Helok 1700 m.
Continuing up the Timur River in a valley populated by the Limbu peoples, the descendents of the Kirati warriors who ruled Nepal at the dawn of Nepalese history, we camp near Helok, a pleasant bazaar with a small tea houses and shops.
Day 10: Helok – Amjlassa 2498 m.
We continue up the Tamur past Tapethok and cross the Simbuwa Khola, a river formed by the Yalung Glacier. We climb over another ridge go join the Ghunsa Khola valley. We follow a steep and narrow trail up-river. From the high spots there are wonderful views of the Ghunsa Khola below. The path descends steeply and we arrive at the mountain-side
Day 11: Amjilassa – Gyabla 2725 m .
We shall be doing some real climbing in the next 5 days! We climb to Kyapar perched in the middle of terraced hills about 1000 ft. up, a steep climb from the Ghunsa Khola.
Day 12: Gyabla – Ghunsa 3415 m.
We descend from Kyapar and make an easy climb up the right bank of the Ghunsa Khola. After the
Day 13: Ghunsa – Khambachan 4145 m.
Today we glimpse the Jannu Glacier. Later on we get a view of
Day 14: Khambachan .
We deserve a rest day today to collect out thoughts together on how wild and wonderful everything was so far.
Day 15: Khambachan – Lhonak 4792 m.
Well rested we shall now start a stint of real climbing. We trek to the edge of Kanchenjunga Glacier and cross over to the Lhonk Glacier. We arrive at our campsite at Lhonak, from we can see
Day 16: Day trip to Pangpema (KBC) 5140 m.
We shall have excellent views of the towering peak of
Day 17: Ramdang 4375 m– Ghunsa and rest.
This is a normal 4 hrs trek back.
Day 18: Ghunsa - High Camp - The Passes.
We select to cross either of the 2 passes today depending on the weather conditions:
Day 19: High Camp – Ramche 4610 m.
We descend to the Simbuwa Khola valley and camp at Ramche.
Day 20: Ramche – Tseram.
We take a day trip to the Yalung glacier for a magnificent view of the
Day 21: Tseram – Torontan 2980 m.
We’re starting to steadily descend through forests of rhododendron to Torontan at 9800 ft.
Day 22: Torontan – Yamphudin 1692 m.
We descend today to Yamphudin (5360 ft.) Yamphudin is a mixed community of Sherpas, Limbus, Rais and Gurungs and is the first teal village since Ghunsa.
Day 23: Yamphudin – Ponphe 1860 m .
We descend from Yamphudin to the Kabel Khola and climb to Ponphe (5500 ft.) for our camp.
Day 24: Ponphe – Phawa Khola.
From Ponphe, we climb to a ridge at 5700 ft. We descend through as series of side valleys past Phun village to Khesawa (6120 ft.). The trail continues to ascend to a Gurung settlement at Bhanjyang (6640 ft.). From here the trail traverses a ridge and descends to the Limbu village to Khunjari (5250 ft.). This night we camp below on the banks of Phawa Khola.
Day 25: Phawa Khola – Taplejung (Suketar) 2420 m.
We descend to the airport for Taplejung for our overnight stay.
Day 26 /27: Taplejung – Kathmandu.
We fly this morning back to
Day 28: Sightseeing at
Day 29: Drive to international airport.
Trip cost includes:
§ Airport / hotel / airport pick up & drop by private transport.
§ Standard accommodation in
§ City tours by professional culture guide in
§ Full board meal during camping, prepared by our cook with tea & coffee / hot water.
§ Twin sharing tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide two men tents to sleep, kitchen tents to cook, toilet tent, kitchen wear.)
§ A local government licensed English speaking guide, cook, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine.
§ All trekking permits & fees.
§ Ground transfer to and from
§ Comprehensive first aid medical kit.
§ All government taxes.
Trip cost not includes:
§ International airfare.
§ Meals in
§ Your travel insurance
§ Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
§ Personal trekking equipment.
§ Tips for trekking staffs and driver.
§ Sightseeing / monuments entrance fees in
§ Any others expenses which are not mentioned in trip cost.
Friday, June 28th, 2013
Dear Shankar, We are back in Germany, full of impressions and new experiences. It was a very great journey in Nepal and Tibet, without any problems. That's why we have to say a big THANKS to you and your friend for the perfect organization. I think that this kind of contact between an ... Peter, Germany
Friday, June 28th, 2013
Hi Shankar, Today it is my first working day after 4 weeks. I have to say you sorry. As you know at the beginning I was not totally convinced to make this tour with your agency. No single German or other agency were able to make it better than you, I am sure about. And I am also sure, ... Ergin, Germany