Day 19: Trek from Cheram to Tortong

Elevation of Cheram – 3870 m | 12694 ft
Elevation of Tortong – 2995 m | 9824 ft

Tortong Kanchenjunga

It is pretty easy trail from Cheram to Tortong. After a while we start descending down from Cheram trail splits into two directions, we will follow the right hand side trail as left again lead us back to Sele Le Pass. Trail passes next through Simbuwa Khola for a while and enter on rhododendron forest. We will trek for around six hours in general from Cheram to Tortong almost loosing elevation of 1000 m in between start and end point of 19th day’s trip. Yamphuding our tomorrow’s overnight destination is the biggest settlement on Kanchenjunga South similar to Ghunsa from Kanchenjunga North. In compare to high alpine region there are cozy teahouses as well as local people also offer for homestay on lower section of Kanchenjunga like settlement of Tortong. Don’t forget to make use of your walking pole on south section of Kanchenjunga, as it is mostly downhill trail. Apart from that trail are pretty well define and no such loose rocky section on trail, you can simply give a break to your hiking boots and give a try to your camp shoes or sneakers.

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