Kanchanjunga Expedition (8586m)
Kanchenjunga (8586m), the third highest mountain in the world lies at the east border of Nepal. The way passes through the isolated areas of the area which is less swarming as hardly any visitors visit here. The trekking region has moderate trekking way and is appropriate for those who have long holidays. We have to walk at the high elevation so we need to acclimatize for being properly accustomed with the environment. During this superb trek we will meet with the local Limbu and Rai communities. The trekking to this area enables the visitors with the splendid and splendid view of snow-topped mountain along with the green woods. George Band and Joe Brown, two British mountaineers conquered Mt. Kanchenjunga in 1955.
Kanchenjunga literally means Five Treasures of the Snow, since it has 5 peaks, 4 of them above 8,450 m. The gigantic Kanchenjunga is supported by great edges running north to south and east to west structuring a huge 'X'. On the east edge in Sikkim lays Siniolchu (6,888 m) considered as one of the most stunning peaks in the world. To the south, noticeable from Darjeeling, are Kabru North (7,338 m), Kabru South (7,316 m) and Rathong peaks (6,678 m). The west edge ends in the wonderful Jannu (7,710 m) with its arresting north face. The north ridge embraces the twins and Tent Peak, and moves up to the Tibetan border by the Jongsong La pass (6,120 m).
The Unique Adventure International arranges 71- day Kanchenjunga Expedition to let you have the best experience ever. We also offer proficient Sherpa guides to make sure the greatest probability of success. The best season to go for Mt Kanchenjunga is spring and autumn. Passing via terrace mid-hills of Nepal; travelling around local villages, knowing their culture, way of life; and big numbers of picturesque Himalayan landscape are the major fascination of the Kanchenjunga Expedition.
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu; transfer to the Hotel
On your arrival, our representative of Unique Adventure will welcome you at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) but make sure about our representative with a display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to the hotel. We can either relax in the afternoon or hang around. You will have a dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant where we take pleasure in a Nepalese cultural program as well as food. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 - 05 : Stay at Kathmandu for the official procedure
You will stay in Kathmandu for 3 days. You will be described about your trek and then complete some official procedure. Also, make all the preparations essential for trek. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 : Drive to Phidim
Today, we will take flight Kathmandu from Bhadrapur or Biratnagar and then we will drive to Phidim taking around 7 hours. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 : Stay in Phidim for arrangement of porters
You have a day rest in Phidim for arrangement of porters for our trekking. Actually Phidim is a striking valley in the foot of Kanchenjunga Overnight in Phidim again.
Day 08 : Trek to Panchami
Day 09 : Trek to Doban
Day 10 : Trek to Khewang
Day 11 : Trek to Yamphudin
We will have easy start and we will walk along ways which twists the hillside above the Kabeli Khola. We traverse the edges and stream beds. Now, the trail sooner or later becomes leveled with the. Also we can stop to soak in one of the several clear pools in this attractive river. It is a really quiet spot and then, you complete today's walk at Yamphudin. Yamphudin is the most isolated settlement in this region and the last spot you will see until you arrive at Gunsa.
Day 12 : Trek to Amje Khola
From Yamphudin, the track makes our way up a perpendicular spur prior to declining again to traverse the Amje Khola. Walking through arresting and thick forest, you will observe very fine views of the valley distant from Yamphudin to the south and Deurali Danda to the north. A vertical drop to the stream brings you to a clearing in the Lamite woods. Overnight in Amje Khole.
Day 13 : Trek to Toronto
On this day walking ahead from Amje Khola. After lunch, a vertical drop will take us down to the valley of the Simbua River and after going across a wooden bridge, you will arrive at Toronto. We will set our camp her. We will be surrounded by the soaring fir trees. Overnight at camp in Toroto.
Day 14 : Trek to Tseram
We walk beside the right bank of the river, passing all the way through rhododendron and pine forests. The track is straight and, as the day passes, the trees turns out to be sparser and stunted, giving us appearance of the snow-topped giants ahead and of the gigantic muzzle of the Yalung Glacier. Just prior to reaching Tseram, the huge altitudes of Kabru and Rathong begin to peek over the moraine. We will camp at Tseram which jogs our memory us that we are at higher altitude.
Day 15 : Trek to Ramje
Today we stroll a rather short distance to Ramche located on a wide, flat zone. The panorama is splendid as we go passing the muzzle of the Yalung Glacier and into a series of ablation valleys. A chilly lake, crystal clear rivers and breathtaking views of Rathong, Kokthan and Kabru are the appeal of the walk into Ramche.
Day 16 : Trek to Glacier Camp
Day 17 : Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp
Our climb today will offer a great vantage tip with vistas of Kanchenjunga, Wedge Peak, the Twins and Tent Peak. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 18 - 20 : Stay at Base Camp for acclimatization
We have two days rest at the base camp today for proper acclimatization. Also, we prepare for climbing period for the next day today. Overnight at base camp.
Day 21 - 60 : Climbing period
Day 61 : Return trek to Ramje
Ramche located on a wide, flat zone. The view is superb as we go passing the muzzle of the Yalung Glacier and into a series of ablation valleys. Overnight in Ramje again.
Day 62 : Trek to Amje Khola
Day 63 : Trek to Yamphudin
We will move down to the Yamphudin while passing via the Lasiya Bhanjyang. Also, we will walk through the woods and stunning landscapes. We will likewise, pass through the ground of landslides and move further via the same way will allow us to reach at Yamphudin occupied by Sherpa, Limbu and Rai. Overnight in Yamphudin.
Day 64 : Trek to Khewang
Day 65 : Trek to Panchami
Day 66 : Trek to Ghopetar
Day 67 : Drive Ghopetar to Kathmandu, Transfer to hotel
This is the 67th day of our trek. We will drive from Ghopetar to Kathmandu. Then we will transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 68 - 70 : Rest at Kathmandu
Today, we can go around Kathmandu valley, if some important places have been missed according to your choices. After the hectic schedules of trek, today you can either go for shopping or have two more days to rest before departing from Nepal.
Day 71 : Departure owns your destination
This is your final day, our airport representative will drop you to the airport and you will depart from Nepal.
The conditions stated in the itinerary are applicable for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.
Main rope, Down Sleeping, Bag, Down Jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, Trouser, Climbing boots, Trekking boot, ICE-axe with Ice hammer, Rucksack, Crampon, Stick, Harness, Get up (Boot clover), Snow Glass, ICE Screws, snow Shavel, Carbine Lock & unlock, Head Lights, Wind Proof Jacket & trouser, Down Trouser, Wind Proof Trouser, Water Bottle, Woolen Gloves, Bag Cover, Wind mask for climbing, Climbing gloves, Socks for climbing, Personal Medicine, Eight figure, Knife
Note: You can bring the necessary gears from your own country or can buy or hire from the stores of Kathmandu.
Unique Adventure International always efforts to operate the itinerary as per the negotiation made. Not always, but extreme adventure activities being operated in remote mountain regions, bears high risk and needs to be flexible. Unpredictable incidents, accident, weather conditions or flight schedule may be the reason that forces us to make slight changes in our scheduled programs. We expect your patience and cooperation in such circumstances.
We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.