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 remote 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 ascends 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.

Itinerary


Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 16 Trek Lhonak to Day Ghunsa
Day 02 Rest day at Kathmandu for sightseeing
Day 17 Trek Ghunsa to Khadka 4hrs
Day 03 Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar to Basantapur
Day 18 Trek Khadka to lapsang la 4,500m
Day 04 Trek Basantapur to Chauki
Day 19 Rest day at Lapsang La for acclimatization
Day 05 Trek Chauki to Gupa Pokhari
Day 20 Trek Lapsang la to High camp 5000m
Day 06 Trek Gupa Pokhari to Nesum
Day 21 Early mornings climb Bokta peak 6,143m after summit back to lapsang la
Day 07 Trek Nesum to Mitlung
Day 22 Trek Lapsang la to Tseram
Day 08 Trek Mitlung to Chirwa
Day 23 Trek Tseram to Torontan
Day 09 Trek Chirwa to Sakhatum
Day 24 Trek Torontan to Yambuden
Day 10 Trek Sakhatum to Amjilesa
Day 25 Trek Yambuden to lali khadka
Day 11 Trek Amjilesa to Gyabla
Day 26 Trek Lali khadka to suketar
Day 12 Trek Gyable to Ghunsa
Day 27 Flight or drive from Suketar to Kathmandu
Day 13 Trek Ghunsa to Khambachen
Day 28 Rest day at Kathmandu
Day 14 Trek Khambachen to Lhonak
Day 29 Departure your destination
Day 15 Trek Lhonak to Pang Pema to Lhonak
Day 16 Trek Lhonak to Day Ghunsa
Day 17 Trek Ghunsa to Khadka 4hrs
Day 18 Trek Khadka to lapsang la 4,500m
Day 19 Rest day at Lapsang La for acclimatization
Day 20 Trek Lapsang la to High camp 5000m
Day 21 Early mornings climb Bokta peak 6,143m after summit back to lapsang la
Day 22 Trek Lapsang la to Tseram
Day 23 Trek Tseram to Torontan
Day 24 Trek Torontan to Yambuden
Day 25 Trek Yambuden to lali khadka
Day 26 Trek Lali khadka to suketar
Day 27 Flight or drive from Suketar to Kathmandu
Day 28 Rest day at Kathmandu
Day 29 Departure your destination