Kanchenjunga Trek With Purpose in October is our third trekking scheduled for 2015 in Nepal. The main aim of trek in October and November is to help school raise funds for daily operation during off-season time of December, January and February. Still there is one more trek to go one on November. If this time is not feasible for you there is one more options. Browse our Kanchenjunga Trek With Purpose November. Itinerary is planned to explore both Kanchenjunga North and Kanchenjunga South Base Camp, i.e. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. Almost a month long trek start from Taplejung and end on Thorpu. First we will explore wild northern hemisphere of Kanchenjunga and traverse to southern part via Sele Le Pass. On initial we are providing cost of twin sharing basis with two trekkers on a group where as after increase in number of trekkers we will recalculate the cost and keep updating about entire details of Kanchenjunga Trek With Purpose March. Before we move toward details itinerary of our fund raising trek here are some useful section within our blog that are about Frequently Asked Question, Online Kanchenjunga Trek Map that will help you for general idea about Kanchenjunga Region. Kanchenjunga Trek Packing List, Brief idea about Acute Mountain Sickness and Importance of Travel Insurance are worth to read.

Day 01 – Welcome to Land of Himalayas, Arrival in Kathmandu and shift to hotel in Thamel

Being and developing Asian country Nepal offer arrival visa for almost all country, as tourism is backbone of Nepal’s economy that you are also supposed to get too, i.e. Arrival Visa. It is recommended to carry exact USD around $ 40 change and copy of passport size picture. After undertake all necessary formalities inside arrival terminal, find someone who is holding display board of “Kanchenjunga Trek With a Purpose” or your personal name card, check your name on printed list and after confirmation we will transfer you to hotel in Thamel followed by free afternoon, walk around crowdie Thamel.

Day 02 – Kathmandu sightseeing and Pre trek meeting and welcome dinner

In order to issue permit of restricted area we almost need to allocate one entire day as well as need to posses original copy of passport, as we will be busy issuing permits you will be accompanied by professional Tour Guide who will explain about history of Kathmandu, as well as manage time to be in Kathmandu Durbar Square at the time when living goddess kumari will pay visit to foreigner from her window. After ending Kathmandu sightseeing early evening we will gather in typical restaurant serving traditional dishes and cultural performance. Apart from this we will conduct small pre trek meeting where we will discuss about basic things for trekking.

Day 03 – Early morning flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and drive to Phidim

Buddha Airlines, measured as safest domestic airlines we will fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar on initial flight and without spending extra time lingering flight from Biratnagar to Tumlingtar start drive to Phidim. With low rise from sea level Biratnagar seems more warm and humid, we will leave Biratnagar as soon as possible and head toward Phidim our first overnight stay out of Kathmandu..

Day 04 – Drive from Phidim to Suketar

Passing through countryside of Phidim, eastern Nepal we will head concerning Suketar for overnight. Densely inhabited by Limbu ethnic people Suketar is excellent start of village life of Nepal with clean small house, flower on terrace and cheerful Limbu people we will spend one more night in Suketar before start our trekking in Kanchenjunga Trek Trail.

Day 05 – Trek from Suketar to Mitlung, Official start of hiking with ankle boots

Starting with downhill trail we officially initiate our trek on leg instead of fly and drive, generative lower belt of Kanchenjunga hold lush green vegetation and pastures we will continue our easy trail toward Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Loosing adequate altitude we will trek through Tamor River and descend further down to Mitlung at elevation of 921 m from sea level.

Day 06 – Trek from Mitlung to Chirwa, Completely different trail than yesterday

Chirwa, our next destination is village inhabited by ethnic Mongolian race people with few lodges and small settlements but exceptional beautiful in term of love care and affection as people are cheerful and honest. Minor up and down hill trail passes through few villages and we will cross several suspension bridges before team leader give us hint of Chirwa’s indication.

Day 07 – Trek from Chirwa to Sekathum

Passing through striking paddock with faultless assortment on up hill and down hill trail we will keep walking moderately toward Sekathum. As altitude level of Sekathum is 1578 m from sea level in indicated majority of uphill trail, but do not worry we have entire day keep calm and to Sekathum leaving hustle bustle on city..

Day 08 – Trek from Sekathum to Amjilosa, which might be bit challenging on certain portion

Today we will navigate ahead fleeting through dense forest, some steep descent and ascent portion along with some fiddly slippery section. However with proper instruction of guide and take are everyone will easily encounter with those tricky section, without horror trek slowly and keep calm all the time.

Day 09 – Trek from Amjilosa to Gyabla, toward Upper Kanchenjunga Region

Gyabla where Tibetan Refugee are dwelling is exceptional souvenir shopping area as we can buy some typical handicraft especially hand made mattress, beads and others. Well this is all possible after reaching Gyabla so first we need to displace from Amjilosa to Gyabla. Trail is full of dense bamboo forest; fir and rhododendron can be found blooming through nearby hills as well as cascading series of waterfall are major highlight of 9th day in Nepal.

Day 10 – Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa, Biggest Village of Kanchenjunga North Region

Most developed village in term of settlement, infrastructure as well as available facility Ghunsa is on top of list. It is large village totally accompanied by Sherpa people whose ancestors were supposed to be migrated form Tibet centuries ago. Don’t forget to buy souvenir from Phale as we had discuss before local handmade Tibetan Stuffs.

Day 11 – Acclimatization day in Ghunsa before heading toward Kambachen

Mandatory acclimatization to get rid of acute mountain sickness we will spend one more night if beautiful village of Ghunsa which is worth it. We will spend entire lazy morning in teahouses and late afternoon we will attend short hike to Laspsan La and explore monastery located near by it further we will hike back to Ghunsa for overnight.

Day 12 – Trek from Ghunsa to Kambachen, landslide prone area

Transient through dense forest full of pine tree and rhododendron followed by series of waterfall and landslide zone which are prone to Landslide as trail can completely be changed in one entire day or night because of frequent landslide. Take adequate rest before crossing landslide section so that we can overcome possible delay of rest in such prone area. Onward we will follow some rocky trail with pleasant view of Mt. Jannu.

Day 13 – Acclimatization day in Kambachen

As we are already on high elevation area we will be on stage of wait and see to observe the health condition of entire crew. We will spend relaxing day, get fresh and afternoon we will hike up around on valley near Nupchu River Area. Depending on circumstance we will hike up ahead tomorrow toward Lhonak.

Day 14 – Trek from Kambachen to Lhonak

One quite long as well as technical day from Kambachen to Lhonak we need to hike up bit early. We passes through rocky field, large boulder as well as encounter with landslide prone area, so plan to take adequate rest in Ramtang Monastery before crisscrossing landslide prone zone. We will make small descend toward river back and hike up a bit before arriving Lhonak.

Day 15 – Trek from Lhonak to Pangpema, Kanchenjunga North Base Camp

Place your footstep slowly and carefully as trail with loose rock are prone to Landslide. We will have a lunch in Pangpema; onward we will hike up further toward glacier ridge for dramatic view of Kanchenjunga North and glacier generated from it as well as clear view of Mount Jannu, our final destination of Kanchenjunga Base Camp North Side..

Day 16 – Trek from Pangpema to Kambachenjunga

After spending freezing night in Kambachen early morning we start descending toward Kambachen. Do not get surprise if trail we had cross before do not exist today cause it might have been changed by landslide during our stay in Lhonak and Kanchenjunga North Base Camp. Enjoying view of Mountain on backdrops we will descend toward Kambachen…

Day 17 – Trek from Kambachen to Ghunsa

Ghunsa its like headquarter of Kanchenjunga North Base Camp is one most enjoyable place to spend one more overnight in Northern Ridge of Kanchenjunga. It is short trek that offer enough relax and rest on guesthouse of Ghunsa before heading toward southern ridge..

Day 18 – Trek from Ghunsa to Sele Le

In order to traverse to south Kanchenjunga Base Camp we need to cross Sele Le pass unexpected uphill area which is pretty long in order to scale in one single day from Ghunsa so we will spent a night just beneath the pass. As lot of trekker had claimed that they had spot snow leopard be careful do not spent evening time outside site as you might encounter with wild snow leopard.

Day 19 – Trek from Sele Le to Cheram, southern Kanchenjunga Base Camp’s Terrain

With view of Mighty Makalu 6th highest mountain in the world we will push ourselves toward summit of Sele Le. Once we reach Sele Le top we will start descending down toward Cheram steeply down, tomorrow Kanchenjunga South Base Camp..

Day 20 – Trek from Cheram to Ramche (Kanchenjunga North Base Camp) and back to Cheram

Since we need to hike up as far as possible toward Kanchenjunga South Base Camp we start hiking up bit early. Passing via ridgeline of Yalung Base Camp we will explore Ramche and explore up to Oktang Monastery upon interest. For overnight stay we will descend back to Cheram again..

Day 21 – Trek from Cheram to Tortong

We will follow descending trail toward Tortong diverting left from trail, which lead to Sele Le. Forest, which is denser because of Simbuwa River next to it we will descend down following mark of Simbuwa River and sometime entering dense forest and traverse on next ridge.

Day 22 – Trek from Tortong to Yamphuding

We will follow our trail toward Yamphuding, which is biggest village on Kanchenjunga South Valley. It holds police post, Kanchenjunga National Park Office and school. Today we will descend all the way down Yamphuding and spend a night there.

Day 23 – Trek from Yamphuding to Yangpang, toward thick air

Passing through Mamangkhe Village we merge with Limbu Cultural Trail, exploring Limbu Museum and culture center if Mamangkhe we will hike down further toward Yangpang. Throughout trail we will passes with several villages and forest of cardamom..

Day 24 – Trek from Yangpang to Thorpu instead of retracing back again to Taplejung

In order to save time and explore new places instead of heading toward Taplejung we will hike down for last time to Thorpu cause from tomorrow we will drive back to Birtamod. Final day of Kanchenjunga Trek we pass through some exceptionally beautiful terrace green field cultivated with rice. We might prefer homestay today cause villagers of Thorpu in one word are awesome..

Day 25 – Drive from Thorpu to Birtamod, last night in eastern Nepal

We will descend down through countryside downhill highway from Thorpu to Birtamod. Warm temperature, flat terrain instead of terrace field and concrete building. Since Birtamod and Bhadrapur are in short distance we prefer to stay in Birtamod as it hold some good hotels..

Day 26 – Short drive to Bhadrapur and fly back to Kathmandu

We will fly back to Kathmandu with help of Buddha Air again and shift back to Thamel Hotel again. You can utilize entire day by getting fresh, try some massage, buy souvenir from Thamel and get yourself fresh. We will terminate our Kanchenjunga Trek With a Purpose with farewell dinner where we will conduct post trek meeting about project of Kanchenjunga Trek With Purpose how it can be further improved in coming future…

Day 27 – Happy End of Kanchenjunga Trekking

Nothing more to trade now but we are always looking forward from your side for picture, articles and reviews so that we can develop this trend of Kanchenjunga Trek With a Purpose among western foreign trekkers…

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