Mt. Kanchanjunga (8,586m) Expedition 2018

Mt. Kanchanjunga (8,586m) Expedition2018

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 along way from Kathmandu and the nearest road and airports are along 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 .

Outline Itinerary :

Itinerary

Day 01 Katmandu to Taplejung or Fly to Suketar,bhadrapur

Day 02 Taplejung / Suketar to Chauki

Day 03 Chauki to Gupa Pokhari

Day 04 Gupa Pokhari to Nesum

Day 05 Nesum to Mitlung

Day 06 Mitlung to Chirwa

Day 07 Chirwa to Sakhatum

Day 08 Sakhatum to Amjilesa

Day 09 Amjilesa to Gyabla

Day 10 Gyable to Ghunsa

Day 11 Ghunsa to Khambachen

Day 12 Khambachen to Lhonak

Day 13 Lhonak to Pang Pema

Day 14 Pang Pema  to Kanchenjunga BC.
Day 15 – 26  Leisure at BC for acclimatization.
Day 27 –  Climbing.
Day 28  Return treks to Ramje. Overnight in Camp.
Day 29 Trek to Amje Khola. Overnight in Camp.
Day 30 Trek to Yamphudin. Overnight in Camp.
Day 31 Trek to Khewang. Overnight in Camp.
Day 32  Trek to Panchami. Overnight in Camp.
Day 34 Trek to Ghopetar. Overnight in Camp.
Day 35  Drive from Gopetar to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 36 – Departure to your next destination.