Kanchenjunga as the Queen of the Great Himalayas, stands on the Nepal-India (Sikkim) border high above rhododendrons and large forests with rivers pouring from it sides. On this trip you will be able to study the culture and life-style of the Rai & Limbu communities. Fly from Kathmandu to Taplejung and trek to Base-Camp at Pangpema and return to Taplejung by the same route; then fly back to Kathmandu (21 days).
The lowland portion of this region is culturally intriguing, but there are few good mountain views. The two treks that I have described here will probably need to be extended by a few days because of porter problems, weather, or the need for a rest day. The Kanchenjunga region is the home of the Limbus. Relatives of the Rais, Limbus dominate the region east of the Arun River and few live elsewhere. Limbu men wear a distinctive tall topi, a Nepalese cap that is much more colorful than that worn by other Nepalese.
Alternatively bus drive to Basantpur & trek to the base camp; then back to Basantapur or Taplejung (25-28 days). Cross Lobsang La or Mirgin La pass. Spending a few more days gives an adventure for interested clients.
Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu transfer to hotel
Day 02: City/pilgrims tour & recheck the trekking gears.
Day 03: Flight to Bhadrapur, same day 8hrs jeep drive to Phungling, Taplejung
Day 04: Trek to Mitlung 890m
Day 05: Trek to Hellok 1250m
Day 06: Trek to Gyabla 2725m
Day 07: Gyab La – Ghunsa 3340m. (half-day rest)
Day 08: Ghunsa- Khambachen 3960m. (half- dayrest
Day 09: Khambachen-Lhonak 4560m.
Day 10: Pang Pema (Kanchenjunga Base Camp) 4940m. back to Lonak
Day 11: Lonak-Gunsa
Day 12: Ghunsa- Sala La
Day 13: Sala La- 4255m – Mirgrenla Pass 4645m -Tserom 3868m
Day 14: Tserom – Amji khola 2850m
Day 15: Amji Khola-Yamphodin 1990m.
Day 16: Rest day
Day 17: Yamphudin- Khebong 1915m
Day 18: Khebong-Phokholing
Day 19: Phokholing-Mukubung
Day 20: Mukubung to Bhadrapur, afternoon flight to Kathmandu
Day 21: Free day at Kathmandu-buy souvenir farewell dinner for group
Day 22: Fly back to home
|Duration||Max Altitude||Best Season||Difficulty||Accommodation|
|21 Days||5140m (16,870 ft.)||Mar-May & Sept-Dec||Strenuous||Camping|
- Remote Kanchenjunga Base Camp 4940m
- Mirgrenla Pass 4645m
- Full service camps