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Kanchanjanga Sele Le Pass Trek

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Overview

Kanchenjunga Trekking is an audacious trekking in the eastern Nepal, located in the border region of India. It is one of the best trekking in Nepal who look for the isolated route that is perfectly in the wilderness. It is an undisturbed trail with magnificent attractions of the Himalayas, Rivers, waterfalls and meadows. Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586 meters) is the delighting attraction of the trek, which is the 3rd tallest peak in the world.

 

Trek to Kanchenjunga base camp begins from Suketar and it escorts you through the brilliant green hill territory and the surprising variety of landscape. The more wild you enter, the wonderful views welcome you with the pure countryside fascinations. Kanchenjunga  Peak amusingly accompanies your trip along the lines of “Five Treasures of the Snow” which is the literal meaning of Kanchenjunga and is regarded the queen of the snowy peaks. It is a long trip being secluded from the modern world enjoying the adventurous trail around. The indigenous communities that are located almost half of the way are rich in their undisturbed culture and lifestyles. The north base camp of Kanchenjunga is outstanding and the hike around there goes above 5000 meters altitude. The dramatic Himalayan scenery, snow capped peaks and the glacial landscape take your breath away. Kanchenjunga National Park bounds the trekking region, which is a pocket zone of the snow leopard.

 

Reliance Trekkingarranges Kanchenjunga Trekking with the experienced and professional camping team and guide. We are aware of our guest's safety so acclimatization during the trek to Kanchenjunga base camp. Please, feel free to contact us for the reasonable cost and suitable itinerary.

Itinerary

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
Our  representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and will be transffered to  hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.(Breakfast  included)


Day 02- Pre-trip Meeting and Kathmandu city sightseeing Tour.
In the morning, after breakfast, At around 8am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trek. We will also supply you with our trek . For the meeting, please make sure you bring passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the Pre-Trip meeting and breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start  in the morning.visit, Boudhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhnath Stupa,Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Overnight Hotel. (Breakfast included)

 

Day 03: Flight  from Kathmandu to Biratnagar (81 m)
Flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar. Depending upon the availability of flying options to Suketar from Biratnagar.There are two possibilities
 *If there is availability of flight to Suketar spend the night in Biratnagar and fly to Suketar next morning.
*If there are no flights available to Suketar  drive to Phidim and spend the night in Biratnagar next morning.


Day 04: Fly from Biratnagar to Suketar (2,420 m) or Drive to Phidim (1,179 m) to Suketar O/N  at Biratnagar
the previous day you will directly fly to Suketar this day and spend the night there
*If takes flight  from Biratnagar to Suketar O/N at Suketar on Lodge.
*If takes Bus from Biratnagar to  Phidim O/N at Phidim than next  morning drive to Suketar O/N at Lodge.


Day 05: Trek from Suketar to Mitlung (921 m)
Trek from Suketar  with a downhill walk to Mitlung. The trails throughout the lower sections of the Kanchenjunga region pass through fertile valleys with beautiful pastures and small villages. then cross Hangdewa River and walk alongside the raging Tamor River. As gradually head in a northerly direction the trail steepens after a few hours before a final descent of 350 meters on a muddy trail to Mitlung.It takes 5 hours,O/N at  Mitlung on Camp.


Day 06: Trek from Mitlung to Chirwa (1,270 m)
The trail ascends and descends steadily as we make our way towards the village of Sinwa. Walk continue trekking downhill until we reach Tawa. At Tawa, ascend to some heights and cross the suspension bridge at Thiwa. Passes  beautiful rural landscape along the way and reach Chirwa, a beautiful Limbu village .It takes 6 hours O/N at  Chirwa on Camp.


Day 07: Trek from Chirwa to Sukathum (1,576 m)
The trek from Chirwa to Sukathum passes through varied landscapes such as cardamom fields and dense forests.trek uphill for sometime then descend to the lush green fields below and continue trekking along the Tamor River passing through a dense forest. It’s both uphill and downhill trek until crossing the Ghunsa River after reach Sukathum . It takes 6 hours, O/N at  Sukathum on Camp.


Day 08: Trek from Sukathum to Amjilosa (2,308 m)
Trek from Sukathum to Amjilosa is challenging.  After crossing the suspension bridge outside Sukathum  entering  a dense forest, ascend the steep trail, descend and cross the river again. climb a gorge from the bottom and pass by Solima village and descend again to the level of the river. All in all, this day’s trekking is rather tough. Therefore, it is advisable to be very careful especially while walking the trail that passes the gorge. follows a tricky trail which goes both uphill and downhill until reaching Amjilosa. It takes 6 hours O/N at  Amjilosa on Camp.


Day 09:Trek from Amjilosa to Gyabla (2,730 m)
Trek start  from Amjilosa  the river bank, pass through a densely forest of bamboo, fir and rhododendrons eventually reaching a small stone house by the river. then climb uphill crossing a few small bridges along the way. Here,get to enjoy the company of stunning waterfalls that originate from the mountains. After yet another short uphill walk reach the Tibetan settlement to Gyabla It takes 6 hours O/N at  Gyabla on Camp.


Day 10: Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa (3,595 m)
Trek  descend down the river and notice the valley as it slowly opens up before reaching Phale, a Tibetan refugee settlement where it is possible to purchase handicrafts and homemade rugs from locals. After purchasing a few souvenirs, travel through conifer and pine forest and reach the Sherpa village of Ghunsa where spend the night. This place is known for its hydroelectricity plant and the fact that more than 20 prominent conservationists met a tragic end in a helicopter crash. It takes 6 hours O/N at  Ghunsa on Camp.


Day 11: Acclimatisation day at Ghunsa
Take care to spend time acclimatizing around Ghunsa before continuing our next day’s trek.  We recommend you to stay active even in a rest day as it is better than being idle while on a trekking journey.takes  a short hike towards the Laspsan La monastery through the lush green forest. Come back to Ghunsa by afternoon and relax. It takes 6 hours O/N at  Ghunsa on Camp.


Day 12: Trek from Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050 m)
Trek from Ghunsa Kambachen north along the river bank which presents with magnificent mountain scenery.passing  through meadows full with beautiful wildflowers, rhododendron and pine forests. Ascent  cross a bridge at Rampuk Kharka, continue pass the waterfall and cross the tricky section of the landslide. to see the spectacular view of Mt. Jannu. Further exploring and tackling the tricky mountain trails and arrive at Kambachen . It takes 6 hours O/N at  Kambachen on Camp.


Day 13: Acclimatization Day at Kambachen
Day for acclimatization at Kambachen which is reserved to accommodate participants in high altitude and also to observe if anybody in the group has any symptoms of altitude sickness. The overall idea for this day is to relax- take a bath and/or explore the Nuphchu Khola Valley area.O/N at Kambachen on Camp.


Day 14: Trek from Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780 m)
Trek from Kambachen to lhonak  another challenging day and an early start is needed. We trek through rocky fields and large boulders on the hillside along the riverbank and arrive at a waterfall. We then cross a bridge to Ramtang monastery. across a landslide section which we must pass through at a steady pace before descending to the river and finally arriving at Lhonak. It takes 7 hours O/N at  Lhonak on Camp.


Day 15: Trek from Lhonak  to Pangpema/Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (5,388 m)
Trek along the Kanchenjunga Glacier to spend a night at Pangpema, Kanchenjunga base camp on the north side. It will be careful around the rockier sections as they are prone to landslides. After a short while you reach Pangpema, a flat grassy base camp.  Climb a little higher and enjoy the splendor of Jannu, Kanchenjunga and Chang Himal. It takes 7 hours O/N at  Kanchenjunga North base camp on Camp.


Day 16: Trek back to Kambachen (4,050 m)
Trek  return  path to Lhonak and continue down the valley to Ramtang Monastery. The return journey offers a different perspective of the mountains Kanchenjunga, Taple Shikhar, Gimmigela, and Mera Peak among others. Due to the descending nature of this trek  reach Kambachen in  evening It takes 7 hours O/N at  Kambachen on Camp.


Day 17: Trek from Kambachen to Ghunsa (3,595 m)
It’s essentially the reverse of  Kambachen, descend to Ghunsa from Kambachen which means that we get to enjoy the beautiful forests along with a backdrop of impressive mountain scenery. It takes 5 hours O/N at  Ghunsa on Camp.


Day 18: Trek from Ghunsa to Sele Le (4,290 m)
It’s a steep trek upward from Ghunsa to Sele-Le. Upon reaching Sele Le we climb through a dense forest of moss, rhododendron and juniper. Lunch will be served in an appropriate place with the availability of water It takes 7 hours O/N at  Sele Le on Camp.


Day 19:Trek from  Sele Le to Cheram (3,870 m)
Trek from sele le an uphill trek and enjoy the mesmerizing south side view of Jannu Himal and Makalu (the world's 6th highest mountain). Today is a strenuous trekking day and  cross several passes- Sinion La, Mirgin La and Sinelapche Bhanjyang.then make a steep descend to Cheram. It takes 7 hours O/N at  Cheram on Camp.


Day 20: : Acclimatization Day at Cheram
 Day of free Trek from Cheram to Ramche (4,580 m) and return back to Cheram, the Yalung Glacier and walk alongside the Simbuwa Khola, pass through Lapsang village and reach Ramche. While there,walking further up the valley or ascend a ridge for a tremendous view of blue sheeps.then follow the stream before climbing on the moraine top until confronted by Kanchenjunga’s southern face. further ahead for a glimpse of the Jannu Himal, even consider continuing to Oktang Monastery and Descend, O/N at  Cheram on Camp.


Day 21: Trek from Cheram to Tortong (2,995 m)
Trek from  descend to Tortong  first encounter two trails. One trail is took while descending down from Sele Le.however ignore this route and descend further down to the trail alongside the Simbuwa Khola. Enjoying  the lush rhododendron forest along the way arrive on Tortong. It takes 6 hours O/N at Tortong on Camp.


Day 22: Trek from Tortong to Yamphudin (2,080 m)
While descending from Tortong to Yamphudin we pass through Lasiya Bhanjyang which involves walking up through trees and area of landslides. The terrain changes after every monsoon but by the middle of October it should be stable with a route through. Walking further down  reach the village of Yamphudin, a village inhabited by Sherpas, Limbus and Rais. It takes 7 hours O/N at  Yamphudin on Camp.


Day 23: Trek from Yamphudin to Yangpang (1,007 m)
Trek from yamphudin to yangpang  descend  cross the bridge at Samekham and continue following the Kabeli Khola. Passes  through Mamankhe which houses the Limbu Museum and Cultural Center. We then cross the bridge over Khaksewa Khola and ascend through the cardamom forest, pass by a few villages and descend further down to Yangpang It takes 7 hours O/N at Yang pang  on Camp.


Day 24:Trek from  Yangpang to Thorpu (1,500 m)
Instead of going back to Taplejung  descend down to Thorpu. By opting for Thorpu  be saving us time but will also get to enjoy the landscape of a different route. While descending to Thorpu we pass through some really beautiful terraced villages, where the people are very interested  place in Thorpu It takes 6 hours O/N at  Thorpu on Camp.


Day 25: Drive  fromThorpu to Birtamod (300 m)
Drive from Thorpu to Birtamod which is a lively Terai town in Eastern Nepal. Along the way you will notice the climate getting warmer with a landscape that is different from the mountains and the hills. The town boasts a number of good accommodation, It takes 6  hours O/N at  Birtamod on Lodge.


Day 26: Drive from Birtamod to Bhadrapur then Fly to Kathmandu
The drive to Bhadrapur from Birtamod is only of short distance. fly back to Kathmandu from Bhadrapur Airport. Pick up from Airport  to hotel .O/N at Hotel on Kathmandu.


Day 27:Departure day your Destination
 Free day for shopping and departure After breakfast in to your hotel, we will drop you at the airport to take your onward flight as per time. If you have late flight, you will have time to do last minute shopping if you deserve. (Breakfast included)

 

Includes / Excludes

Cost includes:
*Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle .
*Accommodation in Kathmandu 3 Night,Biratnagar 1Night on BB Birtamode 1 Night basis as per the itinerary.
*City tour in Kathmandu  with guide by private Vehicle.
*Necessary permits for trek.
*Kathmandu to Biratnagar by flight, From Biratnagar to Suketar by flight than drive to Phidim Or Kathmandu to Biranagar by Flight drive to Biratnagar to Phidim ,Return drive  from Thorpu to Bitamod  to Bhadrapur and Flight from Bhadrapur to kathmandu By Flight.
*Accommodation in guest houses/lodges and tented camp  during the trek
*Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) per day during the trek(Tea,Coffee,Hot Chocolate and boiled water)
*Fresh fruits after dinner.
*Experienced English/French Speaking and Government Licensed Guide.
*Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porter services(we will provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers maximum weight 25 kg in total).
*Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staff
*All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes
 
Cost does not include:
* Lunch and dinner in  Kathmandu & Pokhara.
* Bottled drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
* Your travel insurance.
* Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc. 
* Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control
*Monuments fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara city tours.
*Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.
* Sleeping bag and down jacket,medician if necessary. 

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Duration 27 Days

Grade Hard

Max-Altitude 5388m

Trip Style

Country Nepal

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Tel: 977 01 4427245

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