Duration: 29 Days
Climb along the mountain trail leading to the Kangchenjunga Base Camp offering views of 3 different countries including India, Tibet and Nepal from a timeless Himalayan vantage point. Kangchenjunga, long believed to be the highest mountain in the world before the discovery of Everest and K2 ranks as the third highest peak in the world and is known for its powerful peak, scenic vantage points and wide range of sister peaks throughout the region. Hike through the diverse glacial landscape through an isolated region while you learn more about the diverse cultures of the various hill people to make a trip of a lifetime.
- Destination: Nepal
- Activities: Trekking
- Duration: 21 + Days
- Region: Other
- Best Season: Spring / Summer / Autumn
- Group Size: 02+ Pax
Day 24 Trek to SinwaWe continue along the river before crossing a traditional bridge leading to the village of Helok where we will rest for lunch. We then move through timeless rock gorges past the village of Chiruwa to make camp near the town of Sinwa.
Day 25 Trek to DobhanWe will take a relaxing downhill walk along the Tamur River passing through traditional agricultural fields before crossing a large suspension bridge leading to Dobhan. We will take some time to explore the traditional village known for its hydroelectric facilities before resting for the night.
Day 26 Trek to TaplejungThe trails winds along the Tamur river making for a relaxing hike to Taplejung where we will make an early camp and explore the local riverside beauty.
Day 27 Fly to Kathmandu via BiratnagarWe will take a scenic mountain flight and return to Kathmandu to relax in the charming backpacker haven of Thamel. You will have plenty of time to relax back at the hotel during the evening.
Day 28 Free day in KathmanduToday is a great day to do any additional sightseeing. Visit any additional temples or places of interest while you explore the bustling streets of the spiritual capital city. You may also take some time to do some souvenir shopping at the countless stores offering traditional Nepalese products and handicrafts. We will arrange a celebratory cultural dinner with traditional food, music and dancing to make sure you get the most our of your trip to Nepal.
Day 29 DepartureToday, a Member of the Good Karma team will escort you to the airport for your flight. After saying our farewells you will continue on your journey with fond memories of you adventure in Nepal.
Day 1 Arrival in KathmanduUpon your arrival to the airport, you will be greeted by the friendly Good Karma Trekking staff who will escort you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. After settling in and exploring the streets of Thamel, we will arrange a special welcome diner featuring local specialties to introduce you to the city and the Good Karma team.
Day 2 Kathmandu SightseeingToday we will take a tour featuring the highlights of Kathmandu including several UNESCO world heritage sites such as Durbar Square and Pashupati temple before visiting Sqayambhunath, and Buddha Nath, which is one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world. After lunch, we will hold a briefing with your trekking guide addressing any questions or concerns you may have about your trip.
Day 3 Fly to BiratnagarWe will take a scenic morning flight offering timeless views of the Himalayan range from an aerial viewpoint before arriving in Biratnagar where you will meet you guide for a briefing of your trip.
Day 4 Fly To TapleJung and trek to TabawaWe will take another scenic flight to the stone village of Tapiejung known as the administrative center of the region and home to a bustling night market. We begin out trek passing along a scenic high pass leading to a ridge that gradually rises through a meadow before arriving in the village of Tabawa.
Day 5 Trek to KhesewaThe trail begins with a steady descent through the traditional terraced rice fields before leading over a suspension bridge as you cross the Phawa Khola River. We then hike uphill through a dense forest before stopping to enjoy the mountain scenery and rest. We then move along a relaxing path leading to Khesewa village where we will make camp in the tranquil valley.
Day 6 Trek to MamankeWe continue along a varied trail along a ridge following the Kabeli Khola Rivers stopping in Jannu to get our first glimpses of Kangchenjunga before exploring the traditional village of Mamanke during the evening.
Day 7 Trek to YamphudinWe continue along an up and down path crossing a series of small rivers before climbing a steep ridge leading to Yamphudin. We will rest here and make camp under the peaceful starlight sky for the night.
Day 8 Trek to LamiteWe continue along the river slowly moving into more remote areas with few permanent residents before moving to a dense pine and oak forest in the upper Omje Khola Valley. The trail then descends into a serene fir and birth forest leading to a log bridge near our campsite in the Lamite Jungle.
Day 9 Trek to TorongtanThe path follows a windy pass through a rhododendron-encrusted forest offering several scenic mountain viewpoints offering glimpses of the snow-covered peaks above. We then continue down a steep path down to the river where we will make camp for the night in the clearing known as Torongtan.
Day 10 Trek to TseramWe move along a sturdy path following the river leading to the terminal moraine of the Yalung Glacier surrounded by the Talung, Kabru and Rathong Peaks. We make camp above the river on a grassy site known as Tseram.
Day 11 Trek to RamzeToday starts with a gradually descending trail leading to the famous stone hut at Yalung Bara. We continue along a scenic trail offering views of the Himalayan giants towering over the local landscape before arriving at the glacier of Lapsang. We will have views of a traditional glacial lake reflecting the mountain scenery before arriving in the grassy meadow of Ramze.
Day 12 Trek to Oktang and LabsangWe will make a short trip to view the southern face of Kangchenjunga passing along a relatively plat path leading to the little known vantage point. We then continue along the moraine of the Yalung Glacier offering views of Kangchenjunga, Yalung Kang and the Kambachen peak before continuing along the ridge to Labsang to enjoy a scenic evening sunset.
Day 13 Mirgin La passWe will continue along a hillside forest slowly rising above the tree line as we ascent toward the barren mountain pass. We then move toward the towering red rock pass of Sinelapcha La leading to the Mirgin La Pass. We will stop to enjoy the stunning panoramic views stretching from Jannu to Makalu before continuing down the rocky trail back below the tree line to make camp in the scenic meadow.
Day 14 Sinion La Pass and GhunsaThe path leads along a ridge offering views of various peaks and passes before moving through a dense pine forest leading to Ghunsa. We will stop to visit the traditional monastery to learn more about the monk lifestyle before making camp near the quaint village.
Day 15 Trek to KambachenWe follow the narrow trail along the Ghunsa Khola river through an untouched forest offering views of the towering Jannu Glacier in the distance. We continue along a small bridge passing through Rhambuk Kharka before climbing a steep trail to the summer settlement of Kambachen. We will take some time to learn about the local lifestyle before enjoying the sunset from a scenic vantage point.
Day 16 Rest DayWe will take a full day of rest to prepare for our strenuous hike and learn more about the traditional lifestyle of the hill people. We can also arrange a short excursion to further enjoy the local scenery before resting at camp for the night.
Day 17 Trek to LhonakToday is a long day of hiking starting along an easy but rocky trail along the river. As we continue our climb, the views of the region become increasingly impressive as we had to the scenic moraine offering views of the Pyramid, Tent and Nepal Peaks in the distance. We will make camp on the sandy plains of Lhonak to enjoy the sunset among the pinkish mountain peaks.
Day 18 Trek to PangpemaWe follow the trail to Pangpema along the side of the Kangchenjuna Glacier stopping at several strategic viewpoints before continuing to a small grassy plain located above the glacier to make camp for the night.
Day 19 Rest DayWe will take a day to enjoy the stunning views of Kangchenjunga and Yalung Kang while further exploring the local scenery as you relax in the secluded peace of the mountains.
Day 20 Trek to KambachenAfter an early morning sunrise, we continue to Kambachen following the same trail while taking the opportunity to see the views from the opposite direction. The scenic trail is home to a wide range of diverse flora and fauna and we will take time to spot several unique species before resting in Kambachen for the night.
Day 21 Trek to KyapraAfter an early breakfast, we begin the long walk to Kyapra through Ghunsa arriving at a narrow valley leading to a forest along the Ghunsa Khola River. We will camp for the night near several traditional Buddhist stone huts while learning more about the local interpretation of Buddhist practices.
Day 22 Trek to TangepThe trail alternates between up and down along the river. The path offers views of several relaxing waterfalls along the path as the surroundings slowly change to a more diverse forest setting. After passing through the unique bamboo forest, we make camp in the clearing of Tangep for the night.
Day 23 Trek to SakanthonWe continue along a meandering path through the valley passing through the traditional village of Amjilassa, which is home to traditional nomadic farmers. We will continue past 2 powerful waterfalls gushing from steep cliffs before arriving at our valley campsite for the night.
- Airport pick up & Transfer to hotel
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis (Tourist Standard Hotel to Five Star deluxe Hotel in Kathmandu as you prefer)
- Government license holder Trekking Guide.
- Trekking porter /Sherpa who will carry your bag pack during the trekking.
- Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
- Tea house , Lodge, Tent accommodation as per the requirement.
- Trekker’s Information Management system (TIMS)
- Conservation area fee & all essential permits as per Nepal Government rule.
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Good Karma Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)&( optionally if you have your own bags, down jackets and wants to use your own you are free to bring them)
- Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary
- Trekking guide and porters accommodation, fare, meal, equipments and salary & Insurance
- All program as mentioned in itinerary.
- Government Tax and office service charge.
- Welcome Dinner
- Airport drop
- Nepal Visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
- Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, Soft drinks such as cola, , shower & any Purely personal nature expenses etc)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Tips for guides and porters
- Emergency rescue evacuation if needed Sightseeing and entrance fees in Kathmandu to any temples and monastery
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