Day 14: Trek from Pangpema to Kambachen
Elevation of Pangpema – 5388 m | 17673 ft
Elevation of Kambachen – 4050 m | 13284 ft
We were at the dead end of Kanchenjunga North Hemisphere all the way up to glacier of Kanchenjunga North. The one and only option is to retrace back cause there are no other option to explore ahead except climbing Kanchenjunga. We start retracing back down to Lhonak from where further down to Ramtang Monastery. We will stop for a while in Ramtang Valley after finishing certain landslide and tricky up and down. We re cross the bridge and pass through same waterfall all the way down to Kambachen. There might be a question why we are hiking long almost two days camp in one entire day. Well elevation of Kambachen is almost 1300 m lower then Pangpema and for few more days we will be loosing elevation like we will camp on Ghunsa and Sele Le. Since this is the case of loosing elevation it does not make any difference even walking bit long. Backdrops of Kanchenjunga, Taple Shikhar, Gimmigela and Mera Peak will accompany return journey to Kambachen. It will be a long downhill trail to Kambachen so we will arrive Kambachen late afternoon only. However tomorrow it will be very short trek to Ghunsa from Kambachen almost in between 3 to 4 walking Hr only.