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|Group Size:||:||2 to 15 people|
|Walking Days:||:||20 Days|
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We will be staying at Hotel Royal singi Hotel Manaslu or similar hotel 3 star in Kathmandu : and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Discovery Mountain Trek will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu.
PHYSICAL CONDITION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Kanchenjunga base Camp Trek- 28 days is a challenging trek. Travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this trek fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Annapurna trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least a month prior to the start of the trek. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp should be relatively easier for those who have experience walking/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is also important that we consult our doctor. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Discovery Mountai Trek before booking the trek.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The best time to trek to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is Spring (February to May) and Autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
LEADER(S) & STAFF ARRANGEMENTS
The most significant thing that makes this trek enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful leader(s) and crew members who have the ability of guiding our trek on the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of Discovery Mountain leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Discovery Mountain only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region(s). The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following trainings:
We are firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters. (International Porters Progress Group.
The Everest Region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as much as we do. Therefore, we believe that the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Discovery Mountain employs a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. Discovery Mountain, therefore, enforces a number of do’s and don’ts. Please talk to your trek leader to avoid environmental impacts.
It is a condition upon joining any of Discovery Mountain’s trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.
This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. During this trip, we take rest in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude.
EQUIPMENTS & PACKING LIST
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Discovery Mountain inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
RUCKSACK AND TRAVEL BAGS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions Company is a trustworthy and registered Company under the laws of Nepal Tourism Industry and accepts your bookings under the following terms and conditions.
All bookings are made with Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions P. Limited, Registered Company Number 161822/073/074 (hereinafter referred to as The Company) whose registered office is The Kapan 14, Kathmandu, Nepal. The Head of The Company is Ang Chhiri Sherpa.
Payments should be wired to one of my following banking Accounts
NCC BANK LIMITED
Current A/c No: 014000136121U
A/c Name: Discovery Mountain Trek & Expedition P.LTD
Bank wire service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit.
RISK & RESPONSIBILITY
Your safety and enjoyment is my prime concern. I therefore carry out my responsibility honestly & sincerely to ensure your holiday trouble – free as well as you have desired. Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be change under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Discovery Mountain. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.Please note that often the Jomsom to Pokhara flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Discovery Mountain upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc. In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
THE TREKKING GROUP
For this trek there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for carrying luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size but we after years of experience we have found a maximum of twelve people to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to book this trip for a larger group then that can be arranged too.
And I big hope you will have very good trek with enjoyment and run smoothly in advance.
INCLUDED IN THE COST
NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST
Kanchenjunga I 8586m the 3rd highest mountain in the world located in Eastern Nepal on the boarder in Sikkim is considered as one of the most beautiful mountain massifs in the world. It is surrounded by a spectacular National Park characterized by exceptional natural and cultural diversity. The ethnic groups such as the Rai and Limbu people live peacefully together in a magnificent wealth of flora nourished by the higher summer rainfall in the region, in some of the most outstanding mountain vistas anywhere in the Himalaya. The summer rainfall adds to the glacial torrent of the Tamur and Ghunsa Rivers fed from the glaciers of North West side of the Kangchenjunga Himal. The massif of Kanchenjunga containing 4 peaks over 8000m and 7902m Kangbachendominates the scenery without taking any grandeur from stunning neighbouring numerous 7000m peaks includingJannu and Pyramid peak.
After landing at the Kathmandu airport, Discovery Mountain Trek will take you to the hotel Radisson. We then check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. In the evening you will have details briefing for your trek.
From Kathmandu you get an early morning flight to Suketar which is located in the eastern region of Nepal. It is a simultaneous ascent and descent on a trail that mostly passes through lush green forests all the way to Lalikharkha.
You start your trek to Khesewa after breakfast. It is mostly an easy descent until Phundrawa. From here you begin your ascent. It is a steep climb until Yangpang from where we climb steadily up until Phumphe Danda followed by another ascent to Khesewa. Our trek will be through forests and small villages.
After breakfast you begin your trek towards the Kabeli Khola. Next, your walk on a trail that passes through forests before crossing a small stream. On the way, you enjoy amazing views of the Himalayan peaks while also passing through several beautiful small villages.
Today’s trek will be mostly uphill on an easy trail whereby you mostly walk alongside the Kabeli Khola. During the walk you also admire the beautiful ridge behind the stream. Then you continue your walk and admire a beautiful waterfall nearby. After walking for some time, you cross a small suspension bridge. We pass through small settlements before reaching Yamphudin to spend the night.
You start your walk on a path commonly used by the villagers and pass through terraced farms and green meadows. Along the way, you have the constant company of the Himalayas to enjoy. Your walk will be on a trail along the Amji Khola. Also cross a pass at Lassiya Bhanjyang before reaching Tortong.
After your breakfast steady climb to Cheram after breakfast. Your trail is right at the side of the Simbuwa Khola. You enjoy walking on the beautiful Lalung valley and have Tuplung peak for company for the most part of today’s journey. You pass through thick rhododendron forest and enjoy the magnificence of the Yalung Glacier.
You spend a day in Cheram which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude. You can spend the rest of the day resting and taking part in small hikes. We can explore the areas around the Yalung Glacier. There is also a viewpoint for Kabaru and Rathong peaks.
You begin your short trek after breakfast. From Cheram, you ascend for sometime before reaching the snout of the Yalung Glacier. It is a beautiful walk on a valley trail. You also cherish the views of several Himalayan peaks. We pass through a small settlement of Lapsang before reaching Ramche.
From Ramche, You walk further up the valley. You then follow a stream before climbing on the moraine top until confronted by Kanchenjunga’s southern face. You walk further ahead for a glimpse of the Jannu Himal. You continue your trek further towards the Oktang Monastery. From here, you climb further up and reach the Yalung Base Camp. The views from the base camp are extraordinary. Kumbakarna (Jannu), Nyukla Lachung and other Himalayan peaks are close by. You descend and spend the night at Cheram.
We begin our trek after breakfast. Cross four passes today beginning with Sinelapche Bhanjyang. After crossing the pass you continue to Mirgin La pass. you reach the Sinion La pass which is not very far. From here, we ascend to Sele La pass. There are prayer flags strung across one of the steeper sections of the trail which is very near to the Sele La pass.
You start your trek after breakfast. You walk towards the north with Tangbgharma Danda nearby. And you reach a chorten marked by prayer flags which marks the start of a steep trail and descend through rhododendron, birch and pine forests before reaching Ghunsa. It is a beautiful village of houses with dark and weathered pine walls and Buddhist prayer flags.
From Ghunsa, you trek further north along the river bank which presents us with magnificent mountain scenery, pass through meadows filled with beautiful wildflowers, then cross rhododendron and pine forests. You cross a bridge at Rampuk Kharka, continue past a waterfall and cross the tricky section of a landslide. After crossing the landslide area we begin to see the spectacular view of Mt. Jannu. Further exploring and tackling the tricky mountain trail we finally arrive at Kambachen.
Today you will be another challenging day and an early start is needed, trek through rocky fields and large boulders on the hillside along the riverbank and arrive at a waterfall, then cross a bridge to Ramtang monastery. You come across a landslide section which we must pass through at a steady pace before descending to the river and finally arriving at Lhonak.
From Lhonak we trek towards the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Our trail is alongside the gigantic Kanchenjunga Glacier. After passing Pangpema we descend towards the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. The view from the base camp is extraordinary. Mt. Kanchenjunga, Jannu Himal and other Himalayan peaks are ours to admire. We descend back to Pangpema to spend the night.
We trace back our steps to Lhonak from Pangpema base camp.
From Lhonak, we descend all the way to Ghunsa via Kambache. It is the same route we took when we were climbing up.
You descend towards Phale, pass through several Manes and a monastery nearby. You walk through Juniper forests and reach Phale. From here, it is a steady descent to Gyabla. We cross a bridge over Chhundatangka Khola to reach Gyabla. And you see a waterfall nearby, also cross a suspension bridge over Sumbung Khola before reaching Amjilasa.
After walking for a while you see a beautiful waterfall nearby then continue your trek and pass a small settlement of Solima before crossing a suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola. You cross another suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola and reach Sukathum. Your trail passes through several villages and is beside Thunsa Khola at first followed by Tamor Nadi before reaching Chirwa.
You notice that the settlement starts to get thicker as you are descending. Your trail is alongside lush vegetation, pass through several villages before reaching Sinwa. From here we continue our descent and cross a bridge over the Sisne Khola. Now we are in the Pathibhara Trek trail, pass through another village and cross another suspension bridge this time over the Yaphre Khola to reach Phurumbu.
Today your Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek come to end today. You can take a much needed break after reaching Suketar.
You can spend the whole day taking rest, packing and souvenir shopping for loved ones. We can even visit anywhere we like in Kathmandu.
Today we visit three place in Kathmandu which are in list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We tour Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Bauddhanath Stupa. And in the evening you will have farewell dinner to celebrate successful your trek.
Your adventure in Nepal ends today. Discovery Mountain Trek drop you at airport a few hours before the scheduled fligh.