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Kanchenjungha Trek... Exploring the valleys of Eastern Nepal

Now we plan to trek in one of the most remote and beautiful areas in Nepal which still lies surrounded in mystery. The area is abundant with wildlife, as inhabitation consists of only scattered villages. There are musk deer, blue sheep and, for the believer, the Yeti! Magnificent views of Everest, Makalu and Kanchanjunga massif will make the trip worth your while.

Kanchenjunga (8,585m) is the third highest mountain in the world. "Kang-chen-zod-nga", meaning "Five Great Treasuries Of The Snow", actually, has seven major summits and the avalanches that Kanchenjunga throws down are said to be the largest anywhere else in the world! Your journey to this remote area passes through the same route, that was once the Base Camp for expeditions attempting the North Face of Kanchenjunga and the culmination of the first part of the trek.

Trekking in Nepal Himalaya
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Everest Region
       : Everest Base Camp
Everest Panorama
Renjo Pass / Gokyo (New)
Annapurna Region
       : Around Annapurna
Annapurna Sanctuary
       : Langtang Valley
       : Rolwaling Valley (Wild)
Dhaulagiri Circuit
Manaslu Circuit
       : Nar & Phu - Manang
       : Makalu Base Camp
       : Ice Col Trekking


Expeditions in Nepal
Everest (8,848 m)
Kanchenjungha (8,586 m)
Lhotse (8,516 m)

Makalu (8,463 m) [Next]
Cho Oyu (8,201 m)

Dhaulagiri (8,167 m)
Dhaulagiri V (7,618 m)
Manaslu (8,163 m)
Annapurna (8,091 m)
Shisapangma (8,013 m)
Ama Dablam (6,812 m)
Pumori (7,161 m)
Himalchuli (7,893 m)
Khangaru (7,010 m)
Thamserku (6,623 m)
Peak Climbing in Nepal
Mera Peak (6,654 m)
Chulu East (6,584 m)
Singhu Chuli (6,501 m)

Hiunchuli (6,441 m)
Chulu West (6,419 m)

Kusum Kangaru  (6,367 m)
Parchamo (6,187 m)
Island Peak (6,160 m)
Lobuche (6,119 m)
Pisang (6,091 m)
Kwangde (6,011 m)
Ramdung (5,925 m)
Paldor (5,896 m) 
Kongma Tse (5,849 m)
Naya Kanga (5,844 m)
Pokhalde (5,806 m)
Tharpu Chuli (5,663 m)
Mardi Himal (5,587 m)
Kanchenjungha Trek - Itinerary   You can see the difference...
Day 01
: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel.
(See the Hotels we use).
Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing around of the Kathmandu valley.
               Join us for the welcome dinner at evening. Hotel Overnight.

Day 03: Flight: Kathmandu - Taplejung.
               Start the Trek. Camp
Day 04: Trek to Chhirwa (1,240 m) (6 hrs). Camp
Day 05: Trek Chirwa to Shekathum (1,650 m). Camp
Day 06: Shekathum to Amjilhasa (2,490 m). Camp 
Day 07: Trek Amjilhasa to Gepla (2,630 m). Camp
Day 08: Trek Gepla to Gunsa (3,340 m). Camp
Day 09: Rest / Exploration day in Gunsa. Camp
Day 10: Gunsa to Khambachen (3,960 m). Camp
Day 11: Khambachen to Lhonak (4,790 m). Camp
Day 12: Trek Lhonak to Kangchenjungha Base Camp (5,220 m). Camp
Day 13: Trek Pang Pema to Khambachen (3,960 m). Camp
Day 14: Trek Khambachen to Shibuwa Khola Valley (4,730 m). Camp
Day 15: Trek to Ramche (5,525 m). Camp
Day 16: Trek Ramche to Tseram (3,770 m). Camp
Day 17: Trek Tseram to Lamite Bhanjyang (3,360 m). Camp
Day 18: Trek Lamite Bhanjynang to Mamakhe (2,500 m).
Day 19: Trek Mamakhe to Keshwa (2,120 m).
Day 20: Trek Keshwa to Taplejung Airport. Camp
Day 21: Flight: Taplejung - Kathmandu. Hotel Overnight.
Day 22: Free day to explore, and enjoy Kathmandu. Hotel Overnight.
Day 23: Final Departure.

Fixed Departures 2011:

13 Oct and 25 Oct

03 Nov and 12 Nov


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Trip Duration: 23 Days
Kathmandu Hotel: 04 Nights
                Kathmandu - Taplejung
                Taplejung - Kathmandu
Total Trekking: 18 Days
Type: Camping
Max Elevation: 5,525 m
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Prayer Flags - What you see very often while trekking in Himalaya

While you trek in Nepal, in most of the places you see the strips of coloured cloth printed with Buddhist sutras are strung up at the top of passes and streams and houses. The colours are highly symbolic - red, green, yellow, blue and white represent the elements of fire, wood, earth water and iron. These are believed to purify the air and pacify the gods. Beautiful, multi-hued prayer flags line every hilltop, rock wall and trailside singing prayers to the gods with every breeze and every passing traveler. 

Climbing the smaller peaks

If you trek in Nepal, lets say in most of the places you'll have an option or more to the extension of your plan to climb lesser known peaks designated as "Trekking Peaks".

See the Expeditions in Nepal  page to find where you would be interested

Highlights :   Follow the footsteps of the first Westerners to visit Everest.
 Trekking over high passes to the remote eastern valleys.
 Close-up views of the world's highest mountains.
 Experience the eastern Nepal's unique cultures
Normal Weather Conditions :   Be well prepared against coldness and very often the rains
Accommodation :   Give priority to Camping / Local Lodges not found everywhere
Medical / Emergency Facilities :   Better to carry own First - Aid Kit while trekking. 
Communication Facilities :   Telephones available at Tumlingtar, trek starting point.
Rescue Operations :   Helicopter Flights from Kathmandu (Normally within 01 hrs)
Guidebook(s) :   Trekking in Nepal Himalaya - Lonely Planet
Season(s) :   Spring: March - June / Autumn: September - November

EVEREST BASE CAMP - Among the worlds journeys of lifetime 

Everest Trek in justifiably famous, not only for its proximity to the world's highest mountain (8,848m) but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, great variety of cultures and traditions, colorful festivals and monasteries.The story of the yeti is still a mystery in the world from the Khumbu region. So, must be why it has been selected among world's 20 Journeys of Lifetime by The Observer, UK (11, January 2004).

  Equipments we use

Super Quasar :      

UK Made High Quality Expedition Tents 

 Salewa UNI :          

Expedition Tents from Germany
  Looking Behind Mount Everest ...

ICE COL TREKKING... Crossing 3 High Passes 

A truly adventurous expedition to a remote and wild region of the Great Himalayas, with full logistic support. This is a journey that seeks a different route, a fresh perspective, a challenge. 
Our route traverses a spectacular, seldom visited region of Nepal & crosses 3 high mountain passes. Only on the final section does it meet the popular southern approach to Everest Base Camp at Chhukung. The rare views, some of which will be ours alone, are quite the most breathtaking in the whole Himalayan range; sublime vistas in which are amplified the power of 3 of the world's 5 highest mountains- Makalu, Kanchenjunga & Everest. 

See about all these great & strenuous adventures .

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