Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak in the world (8,586 M) and locating at the eastern part of Nepal. This trek is still unexplored and unconquered by trekkers and travelers. It is really wonderful experience to explore the amazing snow-capped mountains and amazing panoramic view of Himalayas. This is the one of the longest and remote trekking routes. This might take 22 -24 days in the extreme wilderness of snowy world. The trek starts from Suketar, after we fly from Kathmandu. The entire trek is full of uniqueness and takes you into the amazing rural Nepalese lifestyle, which is isolated from mainstream political system. Kanchenjunga trek is considered the camping trek. However, there are some basic lodges are built but you may find them very basic and uncomfortable. Therefore, we have to carry our own stuffs.
Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m) is the world’s third highest mountain. It got a variety of landscapes, cultures and panoramic views of Himalayas including the Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga itself, the four of the world’s five highest mountains. Therefore, the trekking in this route makes the trek worthy. It is known as the five treasure houses of snow. It is a one of the adventurous trekking circuits in the world. We will pass through the majestic mountains, waterfalls, rivers, rhododendron forest and high altitude forest. You have an amazing hospitality of diverse ethnic groups and witness diverse high altitude flora and fauna.
Day 04: Lalikharka to Khesewa (2120m/6,955ft)
We start early after breakfast, today is more easier and pleasant walk until Phundrawa. It is a gentle descending. After Phundrawa we begin our ascent. We ascend up to Yangpang and further the trail steadily goes up till Phumphe Danda and final ascent to Khesewa. There are many villages and forests on the way. Overnight at Khesewa.
Day 05: Khesewa to Mamankhe (1785m/5,856ft)
We head towards Kakbeli Khola with early breakfast in Khesewa. The route goes through forests and small stream. On the way you will be overwhelm with glimpse of Himalaya peaks and beautiful villages. Overnight in Mamankhe.
Day 06: Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2080m/6824ft)
As usual we gentle trek uphill after having breakfast. We mostly follow the Kabeli Khola (river). There are some water falls on the way and beautiful ridges. We cross a small suspension bridge and pass through tiny village and reach at Yamphudin where we gonna spend the night.
Day 07: Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m/9,826ft)
It is a regular walking route for villagers comprises farms and green meadows. The trail follow the Amji Khola having nice view of mountains. We reach at Tortong for overnight stay after crossing the Lassiya Bhanjyang.
Day 08: Tortong to Cheram (3,870m/12,696ft)
We start with early breakfast, this time we follow Simbuwa Khola ( stream). Most of the day we are walking on the beautiful valley Lalung and reach on the Tuplung peak. We have a company of rhododendron forest most of the time of today’s trek. We also enjoy the spectacular Yalung Glacier. We reach Cheram for overnight stay.
Day 09: Cheram: Acclimatization and Rest
We spend a day in Cheram which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude. We can spend the rest of the day resting and taking part in small hikes. We can explore the areas around the Yalung Glacier. There is also a viewpoint for Kabaru and Rathong peaks. Overnight in Cheram.
Day 10: Cheram to Ramchaur (Ramche) (4,580m/15,026ft)
Start with the breakfast early morning, we ascend for a while before reaching the Yalung Glacier. This is wonderful trek along the valley. We have plenty of mountains peaks in our viewing range. We come a cross the Lapsang a tiny settlement before reaching Ramche. We spend night at Ramche.
Day 11: Ramchaur (Ramche) to Yalung Base Camp (4500m), back to Cheram
We start with breakfast early morning, we continue walking further up the valley. Then we start to follow a stream before climbing on the moraine top until we have a clear view of Kanchenjunga’ south face. Further we will have a glimpse of Jannu Himal, we continue trekking further towards Oktang Monastery. We climb further up and reach the Yalung Base Camp. You
Day 12: Cheram to Sele La (4290m/ 14,074ft)
Again we start with breakfast. We are crossing four passes today, beginning with Sinelapche Bhanjyang. Then we continue to Mirgin La pass, after crossing this pass next is Sinion La pass. From this pass we have to ascend to Sele La pass. we cross the Sele La pass send night at Sele La.
Day 13: Sele La to Ghunsa (3,595 M/11,794 Ft)
It’s again start our trek with breakfast.This time head towards the north where Tangbgharma Danda is just nearby. We can see prayer flags marked in Chorten and start the steep trail. We descend via rhododendron , birch and pine forest before reaching Ghunsa. This is a beuatiful village in this trail. We spend night in Ghunsa.
Day 14: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050m/13,287ft)
We trek further north following the river bank with the amazing mountain scenery. We walk through pasture land having beautiful wildflowers, then cross rhododendron and pine forests. There is bridge at Rampuk Kharka and we cross the bridge and continue to walk and pass a waterfall and cross a landslide carefully. Finally we arrive at Kambachen and spend night there.
Day 15: Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m/15,682ft)
It is the challenging day of our trek and we start early morning. We trek through stony field and large boulders on the hillside along the riverbank and reach at a waterfall. We cross a bridge to Ramtang monastery. Again we have to pass through a landslide section which is quite challenging. After crossing the landslide we start descend to the river and finally reach at Lhonak. Overnight in Lhonak.
Day 16: Kanchenjunga base camp, overnight at Pangpema (5,143/16,873ft)
We start early towards Kanchenjunga Base Camp. We trek alongside the Kanchenjunga Glacier which quite spectacular. After passing Pangpema we descend towards the Kanchenjunga Base camp. The base camp is amazing with extraordinary view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Jannu Himal and other many peaks. We descend back to Pangpema for night spend.
Day 17: Pangpema to Lhonak
From Pangpema we trace back our steps to Lhonak. Overnight in Lhonak.
Day 18: Lhonak to Ghunsa (3475m/11,400ft)
From Lhonak, we descend all the way to Ghunsa via Kambache. It is the same route we took when we were climbing up.
Day 19: Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2,308m/7,572ft)
We further walk down towards Phale. You will pass through many monasteries along the way. After crossing the Juniper forests we reach Phale. We pass through several Manes and a monastery nearby. We walk through Juniper forests and reach Phale. It is continuous descend to Gyabla . After cross a bridge over Chhundatangka Khola, we reach at Gyabla. Agian, we continue our trek, we can see a waterfall along the way. We cross a suspension bridge over Sumbung Khola before reaching Amjilosa. Overnight in Amjilosa.
Day 20: Amjilosa to Chirwa (1,270m/4,166ft)
We start early after breakfast, After walking for a while we can see a beautiful waterfall . We pass through a tiny village Solima right before crossing the Ghunsa river. Again, we need to cross another suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola and reach Sukathum. Then we passes through many tiny villages and walk along Thunsa Khola at first and follow Tamor River before reaching Chirwa. Overnight in Chirwa.
Day 21: Chirwa to Phurumbu (1,549/5,082ft)
As we further descend we frequently find the thick settlements. We need to walk through lush green vegetation. We come a cross many village and reach Sinwa. From Sinwa we again descend continuously and cross a bridge over Sisne Khola. We meet the Pathibhara trek trail. We cross another village and cross the Yaphre creek and reach at Phurumbu. Overnight in Village.
Day 22: Phurumbu to Suketar
This is our final of trekking ,after a long daunting trek. We continue walking till Suketar along the Pathibhara Trek trail. We reach at Suketar and take a deep breathe and take much needed rest.Overnight in Suketar.
Day 23: Fly to Kathmandu
After a long trek finally we fly back to Kathmandu.