Of all the world's great peaks, Kanchenjunga is perhaps the least known; the third highest in the world at 8,598m, it sits astride the Nepal/Sikkim border only a few miles from Tibet. This route was opened to the trekkers in 1988, though people have trekked in the area in connection with mountaineering expedition since the turn of the century. Kanchenjunga is a long way from Kathmandu and the nearest road and airports are a long way from the mountains.
Our long trek here climbs from the intensively cultivated hillsides of the Nepal Midlands, populated by the Rai and Limbu tribes, towards the peaks of Jannu and Khabru and the great wall of Kumbakarna, Kanchenjunga and Rathong, passing on the way through some of the finest high mountain scenery anywhere. Until very recently this was a restricted area, so this is an ideal trek for those who already know Nepal and want to get away from the better known areas and visit a remoter part where few foreigners have penetrated.
We fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and transfer to Basantapur on the same day. The trek begins with our first camp at Chauki then trek through Gyabla, and ascend to the higher camp at Pang Pema (5120m) and camp at Lhonak. The trek concludes at Suketar via the descent from Omje Khola, from where we fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 01. Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02. Prepratin for trekking in Kathmandu
Day 03. Kathmandu to Biratnagar by Flight and go to Tute Daurali by Bus.
Day 04. Tute Daurali to Chauki (2700m)
Day 05 Chauki to Gupha Pokhari (2930m)
Day 06 Gupha pokhari to Gorcha (2200m)
Day 07 Gorcha to Dovan (640m)
Day 08 Dovan to Mitlung (700m)
Day 09 Mitlung to Chhiruwa (1190m)
Day 10 Chhiruwa to seakathung (1640m)
Day 11 seackathung to Amjilasha (2490m)
Day 12 Amjilasha to Gyapla (2730m)
Day 13 Gyapla to Ghunsa (3500m)
Day 14 Ghunsa Rest for Acclimatization
Day 15 Ghunsa to Khambachen (4040m)
Day 16 khambachen to Lonak (4790m)
Day 17 Lonak to pang pema Base Camp (5140m)
Day 18 Rest (Excursion around Base Camp)
Day 19 Pang pema to Khambachen (4040m)
Day 20 khambachen to Ghunsa (3500m)
Day 21 Ghunsa to Sinion La phedi (4200m)
Day 22 Sinion-La over Sinion-La passes to Tseram (3870m)
Day 23 Tseran to Ramche (4620m)
Day 24 Ramche to Octang base Camp (4900m)
Day 25 Base Camp to Yalung (4260m)
Day 26 Yalung to Torontang (3410m)
Day 27 Torongtang to Yamphudin (1690m)
Day 28 Yamphudin to Kesaewa (1196m)
Day 29 Kesaewa to Lali Kharka (2100m)
Day 30 Lali Kharka Taplajung Bazaar
Day 31 Taplajung Bazaar to Ilam Tea Garden by Jeep.
Day 32 Ilam Tean garden to Bhadrapur Airport by jeep.
Day 33 Bhadraput to Kathmandu by Flight
Day 34 Sightseeing and shopping day in Kathmandu.
Day 35 Transfer to International Airport and fly home.
Day 01 Pick up from the Int'L Airport, transfer to Hotel & welcome dinner. (1350m)
Day 02 Prepration for trekking in Kathmandu
Day 03 Kathmandu fly to Biratnagar stay over night at hotel.
Day 04 From Biratnagar fly to Taplejung than trek to Purumba (1980m)
Day 05 Trek to Chirawa (1190m)
Day 06 Trek to Sokathum (1640m)
Day 07 Trek to Amjilassa (2500m)
Day 08 Trek to Yanza (2700m)
Day 09 Trek to Ghunsa (3500m)
Day 10 Rest day in Ghunsa
Day 11 Trek to Kambachen (4000m)
Day 12 Trek to Lonack (4790m)
Day 13 Trek to Pang pema (Kanchenjunga Base Camp). (5140m)
Day 14 Rest day.
Day 15 Trek back to Kambachen (4000m)
Day 16 Trek to Ghunsa (3500m)
Day 17 Trek to Sinion Phedi (4200m)
Day 18 Trek to Tsaran (3870m) via Mirgini-La (4600m)
Day 19 Trek to Torontang (3410m)
Day 20 Trek to Yamphudin (1690m)
Day 21 Trek to Kesaewa (1960m)
Day 22 Trek to Lali Kharka (2100m)
Day 23 Trek back to Taplejung (2300m)
Day 24 From Taplejung fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 25 Kathmandu free day.
Day 26 Transfer to International Airport and fly home.