Kanchenjunga Trekking-Mount Kanchenjunga is with an elevation of 8,586meters. So it is known as worlds’s third highest mountain.It lies in eastern part of Nepal and it is the most challenging trekking destination. It is situated in Taplejung District. It contains five peaks,four of them over 8,450meters so Kanchenjunga translated means “The Five Treasures Of Snow”. The treasures reoresent the five repositories of God, which are gold, silver,gems, food grain,and religious text it mean holy book.kanchenjunga is near the border with Sikkim , a tiny Himalayan state in the north-eastern part of India.
A British expedition under Charles Evans has climbed the mountain in 1955 , but in deference to local religious beliefs the party stopped a few yards short of the summit. There we can see Kanchenjunga Conservation Area.Nepal is home to the Kanchenjunga conservation Area. The project of it is run by the World Wildlife Fund in association with Government of Nepal. The rare animals like Red panda, rare birds, other montage animals and plants are found in Kanchenjunga Conservation Area the sanctuary is home to them. In 1849 British Great Trigonometric survey made calculation and there came to the conclusion that Mt.Everest was the highest and Kanchenjunga is third highest but it is highest mountain in India. The first person who climbed Kanchenjunga on May 25,1995 by Joe Brown and George Band, who were part of British expedition. Solo hiking is not allowed there. To obtain local permits local guides must be employed.
The scale of both mountain and valley is difficultand grasp. So a trek to Kanchenjunga is an unforgetable adventure into the heart of Himalaya .There villages are remote where there is no job opputunity so most of the people are engaged in agriculture for their livelihood and all treks you will meet local tibetian refugees, who welcome you people with smile faces. As you walk on the way you can see rippled farmland, meadiws and forests of pink barked rhododendrons. We should walk for at least 6-7 hours a day to participants should be physically fit. Some of the most famous views of Kanchenjunga are from the hill station of Darjelling and Antu Danda of Illam , Nepal. The Darjeeling war memorial is among the most visited places from which Kanchenju nga is observed. On a clear day it presents an image not so much of a mountain but of a white wall hanging from the sky.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||TIA Kathmandu|
|HIGHEST ALTITUDE||5160 m|
Important Note: Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Epic Adventures. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4,264 ft
Full day Kathmandu City excursion
Kathmandu – Biratnagar (72m/236ft), 35 minutes flight
Fly Biratnagar – Suketar – Lali Kharka (2,220m/7,300ft), 30min flight, 3-4 hrs trek
Lali Kharka – Sinchewa Bhanjyang (2,240m/7,400ft), 5-6 hrs
Sinchewa Bhanjyang – Phumphe (1,780m/5,900ft), 5-6 hrs
Phumphe – Yamphudin (1,690m/5,600ft), 5-6 hrs
Yamphudin – Amji Khola (2,340m/7,800ft), 5-6 hrs
Amji Khola – Tortong (2,990m/9,900ft), 5-6 hrs
Tortong – Tseram (3,870m/1,3900ft), 4 -5 hrs
Tseram – Ramche (4,620m/15,400ft), 2-3 hrs.
Ramche – South BC viewpoint – Chukkung Pokhari (4,450m/14,600ft), 5-6 hrs
Chukkung Pokhari – Sinelapche La (4,724m/15,500ft) – Mirgin La (4,663/15,300ft) – Sinion La (4,660m/15,290ft) – Sele La (4,115m/13,500ft) – Tamo La (3,900m/12,796ft) – Ghunsa (3,595m/11,794ft), 7-8hrs
Ghunsa, rest day
Ghunsa – Kambachen (4,150m/13,650ft), 3-4 hrs
Kambachen – Lhonak (4,790m/15,900ft), 4-5 hrs
Lhonak – Pang Pema Base Camp (5,160m/16,923ft), 2-3 hrs
Pang Pema Base Camp: rest and exploration day
Pangpema – Kambachen (4,150m/13,650ft), 5-6 hrs
Kambachen – Ghunsa – Phale (3,140m/10,302ft), 5-6 hrs
Phale – Amjilosa (2,140m/7,100ft), 5-6 hrs
Amjilosa – Chirwa (1,190m/3,900 ft), 5-6 hrs
Chirwa – Linkhim (1,520m/4,985ft), 5-6 hrs
Linkhim – Suketar (2,700m/8,856ft.), 5-6 hrs
Suketar – Biratnagar- Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft), 30min and 35min flights