Kanchenjunga Trekking


Trip Facts


Duration : 24 days

Difficulty Level : 4

Group Size : 2 to 12 people

Maximum Altitude : 5100 m

The Kanchenjunga Trekking forms a loop. It is traveled frequently. Amazing variety of landscapes, moreover, in this region of Kangchenjunga you will not find cappuccinos like in the valley of Everest and probably you will not meet other trekkers or so very little. Altitude max 5100 m to Pangpema with a superb view of Kangchenjunga. The trek begins with the Cheram valley and then we pass a beautiful pass The Selele Pass to change the valley and meet in Ghunsa Kambachen.

Ghunsa in April is full of rhododendrons. From Kambachen the landscapes are desert and an exceptional view on the Jannu. These are the great wild areas close to Tibet and Sikkim. Kambachen is a huge amphitheater with views of Jannu and Kangchenjunga. Red Panda says there are about 134 pandas in the Suketar area. The Kangchenjunga is the 3rd highest mountain in the world at 8585 m.

Located on the border in Nepal and Sikkim it is also the highest peak in India. The return is by Pathibhara a place of Hindu pilgrimage with the night passed 3800 m next to the temple of Pathibhara to attend the sunset and the sunrise on the Himalayan chain from the Sikkim to Makalu and Everest through Kangchenjunga.

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Highlights of the Kanchenjunga Trekking

  • Very different landscapes throughout the trek
  • Exceptional views of Jannu and Kangchenjunga
  • Contacts with the inhabitants
  • The real impression of being far from everything
  • The passage of the Col de Mirgin La
  • The villages of farmers and shepherds of Ghunsa, Kambachen, and Lhonak
  • The return by the temple of Pathibhara for the sight and the serenity of the place

Info

  • Duration 24 days
  • Level 4/5
  • Alti max 5100 m
  • Periods April-May and mid-September to November
  • Nights to choose tents or lodges

Trip Itinerary

DAYS TREKKING STAGES KANGCHENJUNGA NIGHT TIME ALTITUDE    DURATION DENIV + DENIV – SHOP ELECTICITY PHONE LODGE CAMPING
1 arrival Kathmandu Nepal 1400
2 Bhadrapur plane + Ilam bus 45 mn + 5h
3 Suketra by bus-trek Laki Kharka 2300 6 h + 2h30 300 430 Yes 230 Yes Yes Yes
4 Sinchebung Bhanjyang 2150 5h 850 950 Yes 230 sat Yes Yes
5 Mamankhe 1800 m 5h 850 850 Yes 230 mobile Yes Yes
6 Yamphuding 2070 5h 900 650 Yes solar fixed Yes Yes
7 Tortong 2980 8h 1700 1020 Yes solar no Yes Yes
8 Cheram 3880 4:30 1080 200 Yes solar no Yes Yes
9 round trip Ramche – Cheram 3880 6h 670 100
10 Shielele by Mirgin La 4220 8h 1070 800 no no no Yes Yes
11 Ghunsa 3450 3h 100 850 Yes 230 fixed Yes Yes
12 Kambachen 4100 5h 890 220 Yes solar Yes Yes
13 Lhonak 4760 4h 700 100 Yes no no Yes Yes
14 round trip Pengpema – Kambachen 4760 8h 600 1200 solar
15 Phale 3100 6h 300 900 Yes 230 Yes Yes Yes
16 Amjilosa 2390 6h 200 800 Yes solar Yes Yes
17 Tapetdok 1300 6h 380 1400 Yes 230 fixed Yes Yes
18 Lingkhim 1400 6h 870 500 no solar
19 Patdibhara J1 climb
20 Patdibhara 3800 m – Suketar Yes 230 hotel Yes
21 Ilam Bus 230 hotel
22 Bhadrapur bus + plane to Katdmandu
23 1 day KTM
24 departure

Service Includes

  • 4 nights in Kathmandu hotel with breakfast
  • 1 Sirdar and his help
  • The team of porters
  • Carrier equipment
  • Food during the trek (3 meals a day)
  • Lodges overnight and meals
  • Kanchenjunga trekking license
  • Insurance for the Nepalese team
  • Kathmandu -Suketar plane to go
  • Suketar plane Kathmandu to return
  • Hotel-airport transportation back and forth
  • End of trek meal taken together

Service Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance, Repatriation Assistance
  • Hot showers in the lodges (about 2 Euros)
  • Airport taxes and visas
  • Telephone, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, soda and hot water in the lodges
  • Tips to the Nepalese team
  • The return flight Paris-Kathmandu
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