Conquered for the first time in 1955 by the British team led by Joe Brown and George Band, Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain of the world. Located in eastern Nepal, Kanchenjunga is the most popular mountain of north eastern Nepal. It is also marks a border with Sikkim.
Kanchenjunga is the Tibetan term which roughly translates to five jewels. The jewels are referred to the five snow capped peaks that supplants the making of the complete Kanchenjunga Mountain. Kanchenjunga constitutes five peaks .Among them , the main peak, west peak or Yalung Khang, south peak and middle peak are more than 8400m high.
Being a part of Kanchenjunga expedition is a lifetime opportunity to delve into the wildest and most remote part of Nepal. Ace Holiday Treks is currently offering 50days Kanchenjunga Expedition We will reach domestic airport in Kathmandu and catch about an hour of Kathmandu Biratnagar flight. It is from here that we will take the a flight from Biratnagar to Suketar.
We will stroll through the teahouses at Mitlung, Chirwa and Sukathum to arrive at Amjilosa rover. Afterwards,we will move in and out of Tibetan village of Gyabla. Then, time to pass through the Tibetan refugee camp at Phale and move for a Sherpa village of Ghunsa.
We will proceed to Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Before we reach the summit, there will already be four high camps . The route from Camp II to Camp IV is dangerous given that we need to proceed through the acefall, an area prone to avalance.
April, May, October and September are the best months to set off for the Kanchenjunga Expedition.<
Please Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.
You will find our representative ready to greet you as soon
as you dislodge from the flight. You will be transferred to the hotel where you
will get a brief orientation about the Kanchenjunga Expedition. Afterwards ,
you might as well enjoy the delicious
We will explore Kathmandu valley and prepare for
Kanchenjunga Expedition. We will take a half day guided city tour during which
we will explore UNESCO enlisted sites of Kathmandu namely Pashupatinath,
Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. We need approval from the Nepal Government to
climb Kanchanjuga , but don’t worry we
will receive it from the Ministry of Tourism.
Biratnagar is a very viable
trade center . It is also the second largest industrial state located
290km far from Kathmandu in the south eastern Nepal . It is in a close
proximity to India border. We will take
a 50minutes flight from Kathmandu to
Biratnagar . We will stay overnight in a hotel in Biratnagar.
We will catch the early morning flight from Biratnagar to Suketar in Taplejung district of Eastern Nepal. A
30minutes flight from Biratnagar to
Taplejung will be handy. Taplejung is the Gateway to Kanchenjunga
region. We will reach Suketar and stay overnight
It is the first day of trekking. We will chase the
descending trail and pass through the lower territories of Kanchenjunga region.
The trail continues through the valleys and meadow full of lush green
vegetation to Hangdewa River. Crossing Hangdewa, we will proceed north along the
bank of Tamor River and sharply descend
The trail moves in and out of dispersed settlement at Sinwa
and lowers down to Tawa village. Escalating from the Tawa village, we will reach
the suspension bridge at Thiwa .After we are done crossing it, we will head to
the beautiful Chirwa village which is chiefly inhabited by Limbu ethnics.
Leaving the small Limbu village of Chirwa behind, we will
traverse the dense pine forest and take a steep climb before lowering down
through the crop fields to Tamor River. We will walk along the bank of Tamor
River to Ghunsa River . We will cross the river to reach Sukathum.
Soon as we exit from the Sukathum , we will walk to the
suspension bridge. Once we are done crossing the bridge, we will proceed through the forest
area and cross the river for the second time before heading up through gorge to
Solima village. A brief walk through the series of ups and downs will take us
The trail along
the bank of river , will lead us to the mirk woods of bamboo, blooming
rhododendrons and fir trees. We will take an uphill climb and reach at the
stonehouse nearby river. Crossing the river, we will climb the ridge that
offering a beautiful view of cascading
waterfall. Then, we will head further to
Gyabla which is a Tibetan village.
Walking down from Gyabla village, we will cross the valley
and arrive at Phale which is a community for Tibetan refugees. We will explore
the Phale settlement and buy few gifts manufactured by the locals. We will
traverse the forest and reach Ghunsa , the Sherpa Village.
Heading north from Ghunsa, we will walk along the bank of a river
that allows heartwarming views of mountains in Nepa. We will arrive at the
meadow afterwards . Once we exit from the meadow, we will chase the escalating
trail to the bridge that exists at Rampuk Kharka. We will cross the cascading
waterfall and walk through an area prone to landslide prone to Khambache
It is going to be a strenuous trek. We need to begin our
trek early in the morning. The journey continues through dry and rocky terrain
for most of the time. We will cross the moraines and boulders and walk down to
the river. We will cross the river over the bridge and reach Ramtang Monastery.
It Is from here thet we will pass the
landslide prone area to reach Lhonak.
Walking through the Kanchenjunga glacier, we will arrive at
Pangpema which is the plain land full of lush green vegetation. We will climb
the nearby ridge and enjoy the gratifying views of Chang, Kanchenjunga and
other mountains in Nepal.
Trekking continues through the glaciers. We need to be
cautious not to slip off as it is difficult to walk in the path that is lined
with melting snow. We will enjoy the sight of various mountains in Nepal and
prepare the camp in clear area.
We will listen to the instructor and practice mountain climbing on this day ,before we actually climb the real mountain. We will
learn to use climbing gears like crampons, cables and ladders.
From day 16 to 36 the trekkkers devote their time climbing and lowering down from Kanchenjunga Mountain.
We will pass through High Camps to the summit and return back to Base Camp.
Climbing equipments like crampons, ladders and cables are required to climb to
the summit of Kanchenjunga Mountain. We will enjoy the gratifying views of mountains
in Nepal from the summit and lower down to Base Camp of Kanchenjuna.
Return trek begins on the 37th day. We will leave
Kanchenjunga Base Camp and retrace our route back through glaciers to the
valley of Pangpema where we will stay overnight.
From Pangpema, we will follow the route through forest with
sight of cascading waterfall to Lhonak.
Leaving Lhonak behind, we will walk along the Ramtang
Monastery and lower down to Khambachen. In route, we will get the views of Mera
peak, Kanchenjunga Mountain, Gimmigela and other peaks. We will cross the
forest and reach Sherpa village of Ghunsa.
We will take an uphill climb to Selela. The trail continues
through the forest of juniper and blooming rhododendrons to the top of Selela where
we will stay overnight
It is going to be a challenging day. The trail is mostly an uphill
work. We will climb the ridge that offers views of Jannu Mountain including
Makalu Mountain which is the sixth highest mountain of the world. We will cross
the small pass at Sinion La and arrive at Mirginla. Lowering down from
Mirginla, we will reach Sinelapche Bhanjyang. From here we will lower down to
Tseram or Cheram.
We will cross the temporary bridge over Simbua River and
reach Lamite Bhanjyang .From this place , we will traverse the rhododendron forest
and lower down to the grazing area at Chitre (2920m). We will cross the bamboo
woods and arrive at Amji Khola.
The trail continues through Amji Khola to Yamphudin at the confluence of Amji Khola and Kabeli
Khola. We will cross the forest and walk through Dhupi Bhanjyang and crop
fields at Darachuk. Crossing Yamphudin, we will walk for 4hrs to Mamanke
We will take the escalating trail to Bhanjyang from Mamanke.
There is a settlement of people from all
these mixed ethnic groups including Rai, Limbu, Sherpa, Brahmin and Chhetris.
We can enjoy the views of Kanchenjunga and Kyabru from the hilltop at Sinchebu
We will pass through few tea houses and arrive at the
forest. Exiting from the forest, we will lower down the forest to Lalikharka
meadow which is the grazing area used by locals for their cattle.
Following the trail through the south of Lalikharka, we will
climb the hill located at an altitude of 2580 m. Crossing the Surke Danda, we
will travel through rhododendron forest and reach Suketar where we will stay
Early in the morning we will take a 30minutes flight to Biratnagar. We will take the connecting flight
from Biratnagar to Kathmandu and stay overnight in a hotel at Kathmandu.
A bonus free day for you. You can spend the day exactly the way you want . You might want to have some rest in the luxurious room or go for shopping in Thamel.
In the last moment of your preparation , you will be prompted some help. Afterwards, our representative will take you to the International Airport from where you will move to your next destination.