Day 16: Trek from Ghunsa to Sele Le
Elevation of Ghunsa – 3595 m | 11792 ft
Elevation of Sele Le – 4290 m | 14071 ft
After we divert right hand side leaving trail to Gyabla it is steep uphill trek to Sele Le. This is another section of Kanchenjunga that is not inhabited by locals. Trail mostly passes through dense forest of rhododendron and juniper with moss all around. There are only two small teahouse made up off stones similar to housing in Lhonak and Pangpema. Travellers often claimed about spotting snow leopards on this section so do not trek far from group always trek together on this section from Ghunsa to Sele Le. Even after staying at teahouse do not walk far away from campsite in afternoon. This is our final night on northern Kanchenjunga. Tomorrow after challenging long walk through Sele Le Pass we will traverse to Cheram, village on Kanchenjunga South. Since it is a long uphill and downhill trail tomorrow and we need to start pretty early in the morning it is recommend to have sound sleep as early as possible on Sele Le. Tomorrow might be the toughest day as it involves some steeper section both steep uphill and downhill trail.