Kanchenjunga Extended Trek - 27 Days

Kanchenjunga Extended Trek - 27 Days

    Kanchenjunga At 8,586m, It is regarded as one of the most magnificent mountain massifs in the world. It is located in the extreme northeastern corner of Nepal, bordering Sikkim in India. It is the world's third tallest peak. Kanchenjunga circuit hiking is becoming increasingly popular due to its remoteness, off-the-beaten-path, and less touristy nature. Kanchenjunga is a comprehensive hiking path for those who have the time to hike in the Himalayas. It is a long journey to the Himalayas' most isolated and picturesque region. 

    Kanchenjunga means "five treasures of the great snow," referring to the five summits that comprise Kanchenjunga. Because this hike is less popular, you will be rewarded with a unique view into Nepali rural life, culture, and tradition. You will also be exposed to every environment Nepal offers, from hot rainforests to tangled glaciers. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking provides it all.

    With in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project, Kanchenjunga Base Camp is located in the far eastern region of Nepal. You can follow it to the foothills of Mount Kanchenjunga, the third-tallest mountain in the world (8586 m). You can find out about this area's diverse way of life, customs, cuisine, and culture by walking in the limited Kanchenjunga Base Camp walking area.

    You need two permits—a KCAP and a restricted area entry permit—to start the trek. Since the Kanchenjunga hike is a tea-house excursion, you can be guaranteed hospitality because the people there are hospitable and friendly. There are few rest places because the trails are still in their infancy. You stay above 4500 meters on this walk and cross several high passes. The lush greenery and stunning scenery change from grasslands to coniferous fores
     

    Highlights
    • Mount Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest peak at 8586 meters, is a fusion of traditional Nepali and Tibetan culture.
    • Nature is wild, distant, and unspoiled, with breathtaking vistas, woods, rivers, and waterfalls.
    • Exploring Mt. Kanchenjunga's Northern and southern base camps
    • Crossing multiple glaciers. Kanchenjunga Glacier, Yalung Glacier, and many others are examples.
    • We were crossing several high passes, including Sele La (4290 meters), Mirginla (4480 meters), and Sinelapcha (4646 meters).
    • The local ethnic groups and remote scenic villages
    • Spectacular views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Makalu, two highest mountains in the world
    • Local ethnic group like Rai, Limbu, Sherpa, Gurung, Bhote, etc
    • Eyewitness the one-of-a-kind lifestyle and culture of the locals as you journey along the trail.
    • Ancient stupas, shortens, monasteries 
    • Trek into the lush forests and rocky gorges of Kanchenjunga Conservation Area 
    • Makalu Barun National Park
    • Tea gardens in Illam
    • Traditional Olangchung Gola village and the alpine lakes around it
    • The trail is adventurous, peaceful, and beautiful
    • Discover the wonders of Makalu valley, one of the least visited parts of the Himalayas
    • The Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is home to various animals, including the Snow Leopard, Musk deer, and Red Panda.
    Itinerary
    • Arrive at Kathmandu, Nepal's capital.
    • Transfer to your accommodation and relax.
    • If time allows, go through Kathmandu's lively streets.
    • Stay in Kathmandu for one night
    • Max. Altitude:1,300m
    • Accommodation:Hotel
    • Obtain all essential permits for the expedition.
    • Meet your trekking guide and fellow trekkers.
    • Attend a trek briefing and make final preparations.
    • Stay in Kathmandu for one night.
    • Accommodation:Hotel
    • Meals:Breakfast
    • Take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar.
    • Transfer to your accommodation in Biratnagar.
    • Rest and prepare for the next day's journey.
    • Stay the night in Biratnagar.
    • Max. Altitude:81 m
    • Accommodation:Hotel
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • From Biratnagar, take a short domestic flight to Suketar (Taplejung).
    • If the flight is not available, you can drive from Phidim to Suketar.
    • Arrive in Suketar and begin your journey to Mitlung.
    • Stay at Mitlung for the night.
    • Max. Altitude:1,179 m
    • Accommodation:Hotel
    • Time:6-7hrs
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Begin your trek from Suketar to Mitlung.
    • Descend via forests, terraced farms, and small communities.
    • Cross river suspension bridges.
    • Stay at Mitlung for the night.
    • Max. Altitude:921 m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:4-5 hrs
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Trek from Mitlung to Chirwa on foot.
    • Pass through stunning scenery, cardamom fields, and riverbank pathways.
    • Interact with the surrounding community.
    • Stay at Chirwa for the night.
    • Max. Altitude:1,270 m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:5-6 hrs
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Continue on your trek from Chirwa to Sukathum.
    • Cross suspension bridges as you go along the Tamor River.
    • Take in the scenery of waterfalls and lush flora.
    • Stay in Sukathum for the night.
    • Max. Altitude:1,576 m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:5-6hrs
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Trek from Sukathum to Amjilosa.
    • Ascend through lush woodlands and rhododendron groves.
    • Pass via the Tibetan settlement of Solima.
    • Stay the night in Amjilosa.
    • Max. Altitude:2,308 m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:6 to 7 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Continue your journey from Amjilosa to Gyabla.
    • Trek through bamboo forests and cross a suspension bridge.
    • Enjoy spectacular mountain views.
    • Stay the night at Gyabla.
    • Max. Altitude:2,730m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:6-7 hrs
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa.
    • Pass through lush forests, waterfalls, and grazing regions.
    • Ghunsa is a Sherpa settlement.
    • Stay the night in Ghunsa.
    • Max. Altitude:3,595 m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:5-6 hrs
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • In Ghunsa, you may relax and acclimate.
    • Take short hikes around the village.
    • Visit the monastery and mingle with the people.
    • Stay the night in Ghunsa.
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Trek from Ghunsa to Kambachen.
    • Ascend via rocky terrain and moraines.
    • Enjoy breathtaking views of mountains and glaciers.
    • Stay the night at Kambachen.
    • Max. Altitude:4,050 m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:5 to 6 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • In Kambachen, you can rest and acclimate.
    • Take small hikes in the surrounding region.
    • Take in the natural beauty that surrounds you.
    • Stay at Kambachen for the night.
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Continue on the trek from Kambachen to Lhonak.
    • Trek up Kanchenjunga Glacier.
    • View Kanchenjunga and other peaks up close.
    • Stay at Lhonak for the night.
    • Max. Altitude:4,780m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:6-7 hrs
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Trek from Lhonak to Pangpema (North Base Camp of Kanchenjunga).
    • Explore the base camp and take in the breathtaking mountain views.
    • Return to Kambachen for the night.
    • Max. Altitude:5,388 m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:6 to 7 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Trek back to Kambachen from Pangpema.
    • Ascend the Kanchenjunga Glacier.
    • Stay at Kambachen for the night.
    • Max. Altitude:4,050 m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:6 to 7 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • From Kambachen, descend to Ghunsa.
    • Follow the trail through the woods and over rugged terrain.
    • Stay at Ghunsa for the night.
    • Max. Altitude:3,595 m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:3-4 hrs
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Trek from Ghunsa to Sele Le.
    • Ascend to the high mountain pass of Sele Le.
    • Set your camp near Sele Le for an overnight stay.
    • Max. Altitude:4,290 m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:6-7 hrs
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Descend the pass and into the rhododendron forests.
    • Take in the scenery.
    • Cheram is where you'll spend the night.
    • Max. Altitude:3870m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:6 to 7 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • From Cheram to Ramche, take a trek.
    • Visit the breathtaking Yalung Glacier and Kanchenjunga South Base Camp.
    • Return to Cheram for the night.
    • Max. Altitude:4,580 m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:(4-5 hrs)
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • From Cheram, descend to Tortong.
    • Travel through lovely forests and terraced farms.
    • Stay at Tortong for the night.
    • Max. Altitude:2,995m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:5 to 6 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Tortong to Yamphudin trek.
    • Descend via lovely villages and lush green meadows.
    • Interact with the surrounding community.
    • Stay at Yamphudin for the night.
    • Max. Altitude:2,080m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:6-7hrs
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Trek from Yamphudin to Yangpang on foot.
    • Ascend through the woods and terraced farms.
    • Take in the panoramic splendor of the surroundings.
    • Stay at Yangpang for the night.
    • Max. Altitude:1,007m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:6-7hrs
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Trek from Yangpang to Thorpu on foot.
    • Ascend the Kabeli Khola River.
    • Travel through picturesque villages and farmlands.
    • Stay in Thorpu for the night.
    • Max. Altitude:1500m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:5 to 6 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Thorpu to Birtamod trek.
    • Descend via farmlands and lowlands.
    • Arrive in Birtamod, which marks the end of the expedition.
    • Stay in Birtamod for the night.
    • Max. Altitude:300m
    • Accommodation:Teahouse
    • Time:5 to 6 hours
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • From Birtamod to Bhadrapur, have a lovely journey.
    • Flights from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu are available.
    • Transfer to your Kathmandu hotel.
    • Stay in Kathmandu for the night.
    • Time:40 to 45 min

    1. What is the Kanchenjunga Extended Trek?
    The Kanchenjunga Extended Trek is a longer and more comprehensive version of the regular Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. It explores additional regions and offers a deeper immersion into the natural beauty and cultural diversity of the Kanchenjunga area.

    2. How does the Kanchenjunga Extended Trek differ from the base camp trek?
    The Kanchenjunga Extended Trek extends the journey beyond the base camp, allowing trekkers to explore more remote areas and picturesque landscapes. It often includes side trips to hidden valleys, high passes, and traditional villages that aren't covered in the standard trek.

    3. How many days does the Kanchenjunga Extended Trek typically take?
    The duration of the Kanchenjunga Extended Trek can vary widely, usually ranging from 25 to 30 days. The extra days are allocated for exploring additional routes, side trips, and taking more time for acclimatization.

    4. Are the permit requirements the same for the extended trek?
    Yes, similar to the base camp trek, the Kanchenjunga Extended Trek also requires a Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit (KCAP) and a Restricted Area Permit (RAP). These permits allow access to the extended regions as well.

    5. Is the extended trek more challenging than the base camp trek?
    Yes, the extended trek is generally more challenging due to its longer duration and the inclusion of more strenuous routes. Trekkers should have a higher level of physical fitness and previous high-altitude trekking experience.

    6. What are the additional highlights of the extended trek?
    The extended trek offers trekkers the chance to explore hidden valleys, high mountain passes, and lesser-known villages. It provides a more immersive experience of the region's rich cultural diversity and unique landscapes.

    7. Are there any specific preparations required for the extended trek?
    Trekkers should prepare mentally and physically for the longer duration and more demanding nature of the extended trek. Adequate training, proper gear, and mental resilience are essential.

    8. Is it recommended for all trekkers or only experienced ones?
    The extended trek is better suited for experienced trekkers who are physically fit, have a good understanding of high-altitude trekking challenges, and are prepared for longer days of walking. Novice trekkers might find the extended duration and challenges overwhelming.

    Cost Details
    Includes

    Airport Pickuping up from International and domestic Airport and drop service during both international and domestic flight
    All necessary trekking permits 
    3-star Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights
    All accommodations during the trek
    Meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) during the trek and Tea and Coffee
    Government Licensed and trained trekking guide
    Guide's Salary, food, equipment, and insurance 
    Sharing Jeep / Bus (Bhadrapur - Illam / Taplejung - Sekathum and Yamphudin - Kanyam - Bhadrapur airport)
    Flight From Kathmandu - Bhadrapur, and Bhadrapur - Kathmandu
    First aid kit with basic medication
    Sleeping bag / Down Jacket if needed (it is refundable)
    All Nepal Hiking's T-shirt, Trekking Map, Duffle Bag 
    Farewell dinner in a fine Restaurant
    Official expense, all local and government tax and VAT.
     

    Excludes

    International flight tickets and Nepal visa fees
    Travel and health Insurance which covercoversgency Rescues and evacuations
    During trekking time personal expenses, snacks, Beer, coke, juice, water, WI-FI, etc.
    Porter ($480 One porter between two trekkers)
    Private Jeep ($ 400 - Bhadrapur - Illam / Taplejung - Sekathum and Yamphudin - Kanyam - Bhadrapur airport)
    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu 
    Sightseeing entrance fees ( temples, monasteries)
    Tips for treks guide and porter (it is expected)
     

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