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Kanchenjunga Sele La Trekking

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No. of people Price Per Person
0 - 1 US $3094 US$
2 - 3 US $2294 US$
4 - 5 US $2269 US$
6 - 7 US $2234 US$
8 - 9 US $2213 US$
10 + US $2199 US$
  • 23 Days
  • Moderate to Strenuous
  • 2 - 3 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Public Bus/ Airplane

Accommodation: Teahouse+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 5,388m

Activities: Trekking, Cultural Tour

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“One of the fascinating region to make you rejuvenated…………………..”

Kanchenjung  Sele La Pass trek is to an incredible degree lauded and in this way the energizing place of Asian nation underneath the approaching mountain top (8,586 meters). This trek is said since the enrichment of the planet stacked with lifted glades, harsh outcrops, thick gentle and sub-tropical timberlands and low watercourse distress. It’s settled in north part of Nepal nation outskirt by Tibet, China and Asian nation. This hypnotizing space offers the extraordinary show of blossoming radiance of rhododendrons, orchids, lilies, bicuspid and piles of different blooms. The must-see place of this region is mountain top Conservation spaces unfold in a portion of 2035 sq. Kilometers. The planet attributes a well off distinctions of life together with cat, range dim bear, deer, panda etc... Impheyan, flying creature, red-charged blue jaybird, and the most imperative fowls identified here.

Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trekking is totally unique social order and meeting from those of Solukhumbu area. Rais, Chhetris, Brahmans range unit assorted ethnos of this region. Religious groups, Chhortens, are the blueprint of this area. Thusly, Trekking in Kanchenjunga is that supported trekking destination which can stir up the imaginative capacity of every living soul. Hallowed four weeks trek inside the impeccable reach neighborhood is productive once all through an exceedingly in a very time in an entrancing space. Kanchenjunga trek outfits a radiant hazard for people who may need to invade the mounts and valleys of Nepal nation that leads you to the hill of mountain peak outfitting unhindered and outstanding districts giving incredible consistent as supervised by freezing tops unmistakable at close and mountain top trek is verifiably a sanctified degree nation Trip. You'll have the ability to begin this mountain peak trek drive from Kathmandu to Ilam/ Phidim or Basantapur or fly Kathmandu  to Suketar then fly back from Taplejung/ Biratnagar/Bhadrapur in case you've got more augmented unwind in Nepal.

Normally this trip begin fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapurand drive by taxi or jeep to Birtamod and drive Birtamod to Taplajung by bus or Jeep. Then start to walk at Tembewa, Khesewa, Mamanke, Yamphudin, Torontan, Tseram, Ramche, Yalung Glacier/Kanchanjangha south Base camp (4500m), returns to Ramche, Anda phedi, Ghunsa via Sele la Pass (4290m), Kambachen, Lhonak, Pangpema/ Kanchenjunga North BC (5388m), Gyabla, Amjilosa, Sekathum, Chirwa, Mitlung, Taplejung .
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is also the way to explore the area around and we offer it to all our clients according to the time and interest. For the shortest time you can do in 15 Days

Kanchenjunga South Base Camp (4,500m) to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (5,388m) via Sele La Pass (4,290m), Sinion La (4,440m), Mairgin La (4,480m) will be 26 days, in alternative you can visit all those places and get in Makalu area also through the Lumhba Sambha Pass (5,159m). Kanchenjunga trip is known as recently open tea house Trekking also. It can do as tea house, where you will stay overnight and having food. Nepal Mother House have a without a doubt oblige voyage in Nepal from their out of passages experience excursion to mountain peak trek. You'll be proficient to take a beautiful flight from capital of Nepal to Biratnagar then get ahead to Basantapur where journey can begin and might make culmination mountain best trek at Taplejung from where you'll take a flight to capital of Nepal. Come and join us for the wonderful experience to cherish your memory whole life long.

Trip Highlights

  • “Kanchanjunga (8,586m)” the third highest mountains in the world.
  • Located in eastern part of Nepal, chain of Great Himalaya trail.
  • Experience lowland Jhapa 65 meters to North Base Camp 5,143m.
  • Himalayan Panoramic view from, varieties flora and fauna.
  • Passes with Mirgin (4,480m) and Sinion La (4,440m), Sele La (4,240m), Sinelapche (4,636m).
  • Ghunsa valley and Tamur valley are the highest settlements.
  • Recently open tea house trekking in Himalay.
  • Trading centre between the towns of Darjeeling and Tipta La in Tibet.
  • Trek begins at Suketar/Tumlingtar/Bhadrapur/Biratnagar by plane
  • Ilam and Phidim/Hile/Basantapur/Taplejung by bus.
  • A real trekking experience in Nepal.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival to Kathmandu (1350m) transfer to hotel

Day 02:Trekking preparation day and permit work day.

Day 03:Fly to Suketar (2400m) -45 munites, trek to Tembewa (1880m)-4 to 5 hours

Day 04:Trek Tembewa to Khesewa (1960m)-5 to 6 hours

Day 05:Trek Khesewa to Mamanke (1780m)-6 to 7 hours

Day 06:Trek Mamanke to Yamphudin (2090m)-3 to 4 hours

Day 07:Trek Yamphudin to Torotan (2990m) -6 ½ to 7 ½ hours

Day 08:Trek Torotan to Tseram/ Cheram (3870m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 09:Trek Tseram/ Cheram to Ramche (4620m) -3 to 4 hours

Day 10:Day trip to Yalung Glacier (4500m), return to Ramche (4620m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 11:Trek Ramche to Tseram (3870m) or Anda phedi (3370m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 12:Trek Tseram or Anda phedi to Ghunsa (3595m) via Mirgin la (4480m, Sinion La (4440m) and Sele la (4290m) Pass -8 to 9 hours

Day 13:Rest day Ghunsa for last day long walking

Day 14:Trek Ghunsa to Kambachen (4050m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 15:Trek Kambachen to Lhonak (4780m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 16:Day trip Lhonak to Pangpema (5,143m) / Kanchenjunga North BC (5388m) back to Lhonak -7 to 8 hours

Day 17:Trek Lhonak to Ghunsa (3595m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 18:Trek Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2308m) -7 to 8 hours

Day 19:Trek Amjilosa to Chiruwa (1270m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 20:Trek Chiruwa to Mitlung (920m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 21:Trek Mitlung to Suketar (2420m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 22:Fly back to Kathmandu – 35 to 40 minutes

Day 23:Then your destination.

Alternative Itinerary

Cost Include

  • Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Star level 3 night’s Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu twin bed sharing basic. 
  • Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during trek with Tea, coffee each meal.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Taplejung and Trekking ending point to Kathmandu private tourist bus/ car/ van or plane (Weight limit: 10 kg main baggage and 5 kg hand per passenger/flight).
  • (KTM to Bhadrapur & Suketar to KTM by air, Bhadrapur to Birtamod by Taxi or jeep, Birtamod to Taplejung by local bus similar beck to Kathmandu also )
  • Trekking Permit and TIMS ( Trekkers Information Management System) Cards.
  • Warm down Jacket and Sleeping Bag for the trek.
  • Government license holder English Speaking experienced Local Guide with their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments.
  • Porter (between every 2 person basis) Max.20-25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
  • One Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 6 people. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
  • Duffle Bag during trek and first Aid medical kid.
  • Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expanse if necessary.
  • Welcome and Fare well program.

Cost Exclude

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Travel Insurance and evacuation (compulsory).
  • Tipping to crew, and your meal at Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses like Shopping, souvenirs or gift.
  • Personal mountaineering gears and ptional trips and sightseeing if extend. 
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.

Trip Note

If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements. 

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

Some time we could face problem of internal flights to/from Suketar delayed by few hours or cancelled for a day because of bad weather. It is happen very rarely, but it could even in best trekking season also as you know how climate change is effecting our globe. Therefore, we always recommend you to add one supplement night in Kathmandu after your base camp trek if possible (just for incase). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, shopping, as you wish in those additional day overnight at hotel.

Day 01 : Arrival to Kathmandu (1350m) transfer to hotelUpon arrival at international airport, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport assist and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02 : Trekking preparation day and permit work day.Trekking preparation and permit organize day. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.

Day 03 : Fly to Suketar (2400m) -45 munites, trek to Tembewa (1880m)-4 to 5 hoursAfter 45 munities short scenic flight we arrive at the Suketar (2400m) airport and meets porters if they are not coming with you from Kathmandu. Now your epic journey to Kanchanjunga Base Camp trip begins. We walk east up the airstrip onto a tractor road to the right and continue up to Deurali (2600m). The mening of Deurali Bhanjyang, Deurali or Bhanjyang is pass or saddle. Take the right split when a road turns left to the pilgrim-magnet Pathibhara Devi Temple (3,794m), about a day’s walk away from here. Then the trail goes through the rhododendron-covered ridge to Lali Kharka (2,266m) where you can get special Balbhat. The road now terminates here with tractor-trailers and maybe a jeep. The trail descends for about an hour circle through scrubby forest to the picturesque Limbu village Tembewa (1835m). You are stay overnight at tea house.

Day 04 : Trek Tembewa to Khesewa (1960m)-5 to 6 hoursToday the trail ascends first to a ridge before dropping steeply through Simbu (1700m it known as, Simbuwa also. Here is few tea houses provide with meals. Then the trail continue down a hot steep path, cross the suspension bridge on Phawa Khola (1430m) and up steeply to the scattered bamboo and bananas settlement of Kunjari (1800m). Here is also lodge available if you like to stay overnight. The stars twinkling at the night amazingly and village lights were like gathering over the silent hills at night but the roosters start at three in the morning as alarm for the locals. The local get up early in the morning with rosters for the day work. A sheepish climb on steps to Gurung hamlets Kande Bhanjyang (2129m), Sinchebu, Sinchewa Bhanjyang) with a nice accommodation tea house. The rest of the day goes through the Kabeli valley. You have first Kangchenjunga scenery on the walking and finally the trails goes a forest walk on steps down through hot and steamy but very prosperous village growing millet, maize and rice at Khesewa (2125m). You will stay overnight at tea house.

Day 05 : Trek Khesewa to Mamanke (1780m)-6 to 7 hoursAfter breakfast, our trek continues through the Kabeli valley passing a few stunning waterfalls. After descending steeply the trail goes through rice terraces into a side canyon, when we cross the Khaksewa Khola (River) on a long suspension bridge 1540 meter, then the trail to an endless flight of stairs and down to the neat houses of Phumphe Danda (1860m) it pronoun as Phungphung, Pumphe. These areas are special zone for cardamom (Alanchai) and ginger-like plants under shade trees. This is main income source for the local people. In Phumphe Danda also available Teahouses. The trail goes down stairs through a cardamom plantation to a high bridge and then a gentle climb to the pretty and neat Limbu’s settlement Mamankhe (1780m) where there are several teahouses with accommodation. While having Nepali food “Dalbhat” Golbheda (Tomato) pickle was a winner and the Dahi (yoghurt) was excellent. Even they use fresh milk for Tea and coffee. Stay overnight in tea house at Mamankhe.

Day 06 : Trek Mamanke to Yamphudin (2090m)-3 to 4 hoursToday, the trail will have us jumping from stone to stone as we first have to cross the Tenguwa Khola steam. Then we climb steeply up to a ridge marked by a Chorten and many prayer flags and next downhill to the Kabeli Khola. It will be another exercise of rock-hopping over boulders, tree roots and intersecting stream channels as we head upstream. Then the trail gentle ascends to Yamphudin, where there is a mixed community of Sherpas, Limbus, Rais, and Gurungs. There is a TIMS and permit check here. There are several comfortable lodges, people are friendly and helpful.

Day 07 : Trek Yamphudin to Torotan (2990m) -6 ½ to 7 ½ hours Today is quite long day to the Torotan. It may be possible to overnight in the Bhatti on Lasiya Bhanjyang (3,310m) on benches around the walls of the single room, this is very basic accommodation, but the hotel owner and staff are cheerful and friendly and the location beautiful. Our Guide will counsel with locals, whether the Lasiya Bhanjyang Batti is open or not, if it is not, then you will need to continue walk down another 2-3 hours to Tortong. There are two trails for the Torotang, one goes direct Yamphudin to Tortang and another through the Dhupi Bhanjyang (2,620m), Serpagaun with beautiful pasture land and meet the main trail to the Chitre (2925m). But most of the trekkers follow the direct trail to Tortang. Continue climbing on a stepped track in good condition through ancient rhododendrons to the welcome Bhatti on Lasiya Bhanjyang, Lassi or Lamite Bhanjyang. If you like to stay overnight here you can climb through silver pines up the hill behind the Bhatti for extensive views of your forward route. The trail drops to the grassy pass overlooking a huge landslip with a view of Mt Jannu (7,711m) or know as Kumbakarna to the northeast. Then climb about 150m above it and descend on a muddy zigzag through lovely forest to the Simbuwa Khola and rest of the trail ascend to Tortong/ Torontan (2,990m). You will stay overnight at tea house.

Day 08 : Trek Torotan to Tseram/ Cheram (3870m) -4 to 5 hoursToday is easer then last day, even though you need to ascend there trail goes gradually up. Normally, there is not any problem to climb without getting altitude sickness, but the altitude gain in this track above Torotan is about triple, the doctor advice 300m per day for safety while hiking above the 3,000 meters. Check for signs of altitude sickness and be prepared to rest or retreat if they emerge. Please consider using Diamox, there are no clinics or easy communications in case of trouble. The trail goes through the pine and rhododendron forest with pasture land, where you can see herd of Yaks are grazing, some are playful. People bring the Yaks from Yamphudin for grazing by the track that heads up to Anda Pokhari from here. About an hour walk you find a yak Kharka, where you might get a meal or tea. After 40 munities there is a lodge at Anda Phedi. After 30mins walk ahead we will arrive at a Buddhist shrine decorated with rock cairns, prayer flags and Trisuls (the trident weapon of Shiva made by three-pronged iron). This shrine has a small cave and marks the boundary of a sacred part of the valley, from where it is prohibited to kill animals but you can see Maasu (meat) on the menu in Cheram/ Tseram (3868m), it coming crossover from the north side of Kanchenjunga. Then we keep on our way to Tseram, through a large flat meadow with a single house at 3870m that doubles as a rustic lodge. The settlements in this valley are also Goths (used for keep yak and cow by herders).

Day 09 : Trek Tseram/ Cheram to Ramche (4620m) -3 to 4 hoursThe trail heading beautiful forest of pines and rhododendrons with a small clear stream, climb and cross a large loose culvert and climb again into the seasonal yak Kharka (pasture) at Yalung (wrong 3900m on map, it might 4100m). There is an ancient monastery called Decherol Monastery; which was built by 6 monks, mention by Chandra Das in 1881, but no trace remains of it or the surrounding village although a shrine is rumored above. The trail follows a beautiful series of open valleys, with juniper, cinnamon, rhododendrons and moraines and lakes with the Kabrus, Rathong and Kokthang. Be careful while crossing the many frozen streams and seeps hike to Ramche. You can see yaks; some are totally wild, and for herds of blue sheep. The hidden stone lodge of Ramchaur / Ramche (4620m) is beautifully located and it will open during trekking peak season on March-May and September-November but before heading batter to ask in Cheram first. Here you can buy dry food, snakes and chocolate bars. As here is only one teahouse you cannot expect comfort accommodation and food varieties. Climb the nearby moraine wall for Yalung Glacier and mountain views and watch for snow pigeons. Some time the blue sheep came right to the kitchen that night for the salt found in urine from the ‘open toilet’ and the kitchen slops.

Day 10 : Day trip to Yalung Glacier (4500m), return to Ramche (4620m) -5 to 6 hoursToday is explore day to Yalung Glacier and Kanchanjunga South Base Camp. You do not need carry all the bag, just leave your rucksack at teahouse but take a daypack with enough drinking water, some energy bars, warm and windproof clothes for the upward leg. This is another beautiful day trip heading through a rocky loose path follows the stream and climbs up to some Mani walls (stones carved with Buddhist prayers), an easy gentle climb to a flagged cairn on a high moraine wall with views of the Yalung Glacier, Lake, Rathong (6682m) and Kabru range (7412m) and the south face of Kangchenjunga (8598m) and Jannu (7710m) quite shapeless and foreshortened but undeniably massive loom at the head of the valley. There are few well built houses here; some of them are hotels, but the owner spends so much time away that it rarely fulfils its purpose. The view is dominated by the spectacular Rathong Peak and one can see herds of blue sheep live on the cliffs above our campsite. Okhordung/ Oktan (4740m) is regarded as the base camp but the actual camp is another 2km/1hr/100m up on a track collapsing due to glacial retreat. We did not regard the extra views as worth the effort, but if you do add 2hrs to the day. Okhordung is certainly worth an hour or so soaking it up then it takes about 1hr back to Ramchaur. We retrace our steps back to our campsite at Ramche after 5 to 6 hours. As an option you may pick up your bag at Ramche and enjoy going downhill to civilization at Cheram too.

Day 11 : Trek Ramche to Tseram (3870m) or Anda phedi (3370m) -4 to 5 hoursToday, we follow our way back along the Simbua Khola to Tseram or Amda Phedi. It is not long day but next morning you need to start trip very early in the morning to the Sele la. So batter to start trip in usual time and get in teahouse for flowing days cross. You need to be prepare worm jackets, shocks, hat, torchlight, drinking water and some energy bars and pack lunch if incase tea shop is not open at Sele La.

Day 12 : Trek Tseram or Anda phedi to Ghunsa (3595m) via Mirgin la (4480m, Sinion La (4440m) and Sele la (4290m) Pass -8 to 9 hoursThis is day of adventure. Your trip will start early in the morning with pack lunch, energy bars, worm clothes, and enough drinking water. Entire trail there is less probability to get food and water, but the tea shop will remain open during the peak session. If you start late, there might be problem of strong wind while cross. You need to Pass Sele La to get Gunsa. Be sure for weather condition before start trip. If weather is not favorable, batter to wait until good weather.
There is trail from Cheram to Sele La also even it is not mention on the map. While about 2 and half hours walk two frozen tarns and one large cairn without flags appeared. Then you descend for while and traverse right, gently up and down in lovely high pasture land. From where you can see amazing views as far as Makalu and even Everest. Next an hour the trail turns left-descending to the blue lakes Anda Pokhari and further down there is a lodge, where you can refill water and have tea coffee. A short climb takes you to prayer flags and a stone heap on a distinct pass that people from Ghunsa call the Misisay La (4646m) but is write Sinelapche Bhanjyang on map after the death of a Tibetan and two yaks 1991.
The trail continue goes through ridge above, and reach the windy and prayer flag-strewn nick Mirgin La (4480m) after about 1 and half hours, you can see Mt. Jannu Makalu, long ridge of Chamlang and even a glimpse of Everest also. Then the trail drop steeply into a boulder-choked valley with underground flowing water, eventually arriving in the Selele Khola. Here is also a tea house called Selele camp / Mani Bhuk (4130m). The view from here is amazing.
The trail continues the northern traverse on a narrow rocky track to Selele La (4290m) after crossed bridge. Eventually it amperes Chorten and prayer flags named Tama La locally that mark the start of a steeper descent through old-growth rhododendrons, silver birch, silver pine and larches below towards Ghunsa (3415m).

Day 13 : Rest day Ghunsa for last day long walkingGunsa is a large clean village of traditional wooden houses set in larch and pine forest. This will be perfect rest day after last day long walk, the tea house provide hot shower, comfort accommodation and more food items. You just cleaning your clothes, wonder around the village. There is telephone service available. This is nice day walk around the village to learn about high Lander live hood and culture and belief. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 14 : Trek Ghunsa to Kambachen (4050m) -5 to 6 hoursAfter breakfast, the trail crosses a bridge heading to Khanbachen. This is pleasant walk through rhododendron, silver pine and cedar forest. You may visit some yaks coming down loaded with potatoes. After 2-3 hours walk, you will cross the bridge and circle two big slips with significant rock fall danger and striking views of Jannu / Kumbakarna (7711m) and climb steeply. Finally cross a small stream you get into Khangpachen (4050m), where there are about 10 stone houses. This is more probability to see snow leopard around here. View from here is unbelievable. Stay overnight at tea house.

Day 15 : Trek Kambachen to Lhonak (4780m) -6 to 7 hoursThe trip starts after breakfast. At the begging trail climbs past the Chortens above Khangpachen then steadily on the true right bank with beautiful icy rocky peaks all around. The sea-buckthorn juice plant find around here, but the local are not utilize it. October is best time to harvest. Today more chances to see large flocks of blue sheep. The walk is enjoyable with mountains view and glacier. Finally you cross the bridge and then a sandy plain comes with scattered huts of Lhonak (4792m). You will spend overnight at tea house.

Day 16 : Day trip Lhonak to Pangpema (5,143m) / Kanchenjunga North BC (5388m) back to Lhonak -7 to 8 hours This is final day for your destination. It batter to start early in the morning after having hot breakfast. As there is just one seasonal tea house at Pangpema, we advise you to buy pack lunch with some energy bar and reserve enough drinking water for day hike beyond Pangpema. The trail takes you deep into the mountains with glacier moraine terrace, lakes. It is incredible journey to the Kanchenjunga North Base Camp. About two-thirds of the walk, Kangchenjunga and the glacier view see. During walk, you can see Himalayan Pika (rock rabbits), a big covey of Chukar (Himalayan snow partridge), and blue sheep. There is a single hut in Pang Pema (5143m) which is open during peak season (September - mid-November and March to May). A limited number of people could sleep inside, so batter to back to Pangpema for overnight. You won’t be regret that not plans to spend a night here, although the altitude may make for a restless night. Pang Pema is generally known as the north base camp since it provides a complete view of the north face of Kangchenjunga. If you have got still energy, you may go further on failing moraine walls – probably better to spend the time climbing the rocky ridge above Pang Pema for wider and wider views. Return back your steps for a second night in Lhonak.

Day 17 : Trek Lhonak to Ghunsa (3595m) -6 to 7 hoursToday is charming walk through the full valley views and mountain scenery of the golden larches in season. You will walk same trail while acceding before to Khangpachen about 3 to 4 hours. It will be batter to having lunch here, before heading to Ghunsa, another 3-4 hours walk. While descending, the trail might be muddy and slippery; your knees might be hurt, so using trekking pools will support you. Finally, you retrace in Ghunsa for overnight stay. You may share your experience with people who are coming through the Sele La or Lumbasumba.

Day 18 : Trek Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2308m) -7 to 8 hoursThe day trip is start after breakfast. At the begging you will cross the suspension bridge of Ghunsa Khola near the Yak Hotel, and then turn left, pass the ancient Tashi Choding Gumba and ascend to a memorial park of wildlife people who were killed in a horrific helicopter crash near Ghunsa in 2006. At the right side next of bridge you see a yak hut on the route to Olangchung Gola, just under Nango La (4776m). It is possible to reach the ancient village of Olangchunggola (3191m) in two days from Ghunsa. People of here were coming from Tibet more than 600 years ago. In this route there is no accommodation at this time. The trail is drop to the Phale (3140m) a Tibetan refugee village after 1 hour. This village represents ancient glimpse of authentic Tibetan culture and tradition. There are two Gompas, which is worth to see and people traditional lifestyle and carpet weaving interested.
The day trip is pleasant through the awesome river and beautiful silver pines, blue spruce, rhododendrons. After short steep climbs trail separated by a bridge bring you to Gyabla /Gyabru (2730m). Then it goes messy steep descent into thick bamboo forest, dark as night, it is most probability spot for endanger animal red pandas and black bears. The stony track goes up and down in bamboo until a small farmhouse at 1.5 hours. And followed by a steep 45mins climb and traverse on a narrow exposed track until finally Amjilosa (2308m) is sighted across a large slip. Stay overnight at tea house.

Day 19 : Trek Amjilosa to Chiruwa (1270m) -6 to 7 hoursThis is beautiful hiking day through the river bank; we need to cross the bridges many times over the Ghunsa Khola and Tamor River. Monkeys are playing cliff around the trail. Finally cross a new bridge to the true left again, pass a slip and cross again to the true right. After 30 munities reach pass one lodge then reach the simple tea house with few bed rooms, just downriver from the invisible Sekathum (1676m) for lunch it took more than 2 hours or climb 150m to Lelep (1750m) after cross the bridge at Tamor River. Lelep is headquarters for the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (KCAP), from where you may see more trekkers who are heading to Olangchunggola and Lumba Sumba pass.
A long suspension bridge crosses the Tamor River which drains the valley that contains Olangchunggola and includes the Ghunsa Khola. The shortcut immediately left on leaving the bridge saves the climb through Lelep but is narrow and rough in places and climbs up to rejoin the main trail through Lelep. The cliffs across the valley can see wild honey bee hive hanging. You don’t cross the next suspension bridge below on the left but climb up to regain the track through Lelep and continue on the true right for about 1 hour. A wide stone path finally drops to a flat and beautiful walk through rice, millet and buckwheat fields interspersed with cardamom plantations. Cross to the true left at Tapethok (1380m) with a Kangchenjunga Conservation Area check post for those entering but not for those leaving the area. Then turn right, sidle the river and eventually cross a landslip of truly huge boulders. In 30 munities suddenly arrive in busy civilized Chiruwa (1270m) with pretty thatched houses. Stay overnight at teahouse.

Day 20 : Trek Chiruwa to Mitlung (920m) -4 to 5 hoursAfter breakfast your trip begins today destination. There are two different routes to the Mitlung; upper trail and lower trail through the Tamor River bank. Either way you may take, but upper trail towards Suketar will be best for the landscape view and walk through the villages. Lower track is more straightforward and the guesthouse at Mitlung is one of the best on the entire trail.
If you like to finished trip at Basantpur or Tumlingtar then you would continue south on the river bank. The trail goes south below Thiwa for 45 munities to a swing bridge and right away afterwards turn off the main trail and climb steeply for half an hour to a new tractor road. You will continue new road to the south, always looking for the shortcuts to cut off long zigzags. After 3 to 4 hours you reach at Lumbu settlement Lingkhim/ Lingkham (1460m), there is a guest house also. This is on the outside of a zigzag, so if you take shortcut trail that particular zigzag then you will miss it. Stay overnight at tea house.

Day 21 : Trek Mitlung to Suketar (2420m) -4 to 5 hoursThis is last day of your trip. Follow the tractor road and arrive in Mayam (2000m), afterwards, cross a suspension bridge below the road and, taking numerous shortcuts steeply up to avoid zigzags, reach another new road and shops on a pass. The trail of today is more confusing due to build road, in the map also not mention about new trail, so it batter to ask local for right trail. Our Guide will lead you through the right way. From here, follow the road direct to Suketar (2420m) in about two and half hours, circling and descending in the last stages. The Taplejung is also visible below ahead. There is tractor or jeep available to the Suketar but it is not reliable due to not leave currently and not good road condition with muddy and duets. There are several routes for the Kanchenjunga Trek; drive to Taplajung all the way from Kathmandu or drive Kathmandu to Hile or Basantapur. Or fly Kathmandu to Biratnagar or Bhadrapur or Suketar or Tumlingtar then ahead for trip. Rest of day you may walk around the Suketar and stay overnight at Tea house.

Day 22 : Fly back to Kathmandu – 35 to 40 minutes Normally, the flight for Kathmandu is in morning due to the wind in afternoon. Sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reasons beyond our control. Anyway we will fly back to Kathmandu and your guide will transfer you to your hotel. You may have time to relax after long journey and catch your breath and rest at the hotel for the rest of the day.

Day 23 : Then your destination. In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Today is day of ending your journey, so we would like offer you farewell dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant and hand over you Trip Certificate, Trekking Permit and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure flight/drive. Our assist will be transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.


Except fixed departure date, we have every day departure according to your requirements.

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Useful Info

Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:

  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
  • Make sure your passport valid date during your travel and consult about visa processing.
  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
  • Inform your friend and family about your trip and itinerary details.
  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
  • Buy insurance which will cover all overseas medical, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
  • Make reservations with advance payment, especially during peak season, for trip, accommodations and local guides.
  • Call your bank for debit- and credit-card to let them know about fees and your travel destination. Get your bank’s emergency phone number if you have a problem.
  • Visit the doctor for your health report and take medicine and vaccine accordingly.
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
  • Never step over anyone feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass.
  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

For more details please visit Nepal Travel Tips.

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