Day 13: Trek from Lhonak to Pangpema
Elevation of Lhonak – 4780 m | 11792 ft
Elevation of Pangpema – 5388 m | 17673 ft
It is final destination on north part of Kanchenjunga, i.e. Kanchenjunga North Base Camp that people on local language spoke as Pangpema. Tomorrow we will follow same trail back to Ghunsa via Kambachen before we divert toward southern side traversing Sele Le Pass. We trek next to Kanchenjunga Glacier. Similar to yesterday trail today also there are certain portions that are again prone to landslide and rocky. It is recommended to be careful while walking a make a use of trekking poles. After traversing through all those rocky section we will arrive on flat grassy plain basin of Kanchenjunga North Base Camp. After a while we will hike to the nearby ridge and enjoy the dramatic view of Mt. Jannu, North Face of Kanchenjunga and Chang Himal. We might encounter with some people about to attempt Peak 5950 with additional four days from Pangpema. This is jumbo bonus for Kanchenjunga North Trek as there is no need of any additional climbing permits like other peak in Kanchenjunga Region. Although permit is not needed we need to manage this in advance, as there arise the needs of some climbing gears and other stuffs. Browse the Peak 5950 climbing section for more info about Peak 5950 climbing from Pangpema, Kanchenjunga North Base Camp.