Kanchenjunga, 18 days trek/ 4nights Kathmandu total 22 days
Level : Difficult (max. altitude 5,065 m)
Best Months :March-May, Sep-Nov
Best known for its tea, rhododendrons, good fighters, and the massive bulk of Kanchenjunga that looms over it, east Nepal is rather different from the rest of the country. It is in general more prosperous, fresher, cleaner and greener than the west of the country. In the shadow of the world's third-largest mountain lives a typically Nepali mix of people - Chhetri, Bahun, Gurung, Newar, Sherpa; there are all ethnicities here, but the indigenous Rai and Limbu people have distinct ways, clothing, appearance, language, food and drink. In the higher reaches of the Kanchenjunga region, like in all high-altitude settlements in Nepal, the prevailing culture is heavily Tibetan-influenced, and usually Buddhist. A trek around this enormous mountain is a chance to experience a wide range of people, flora, and fauna. One of the least visited of all major mountain areas of Nepal, the Kanchenjunga region offers an interesting comparison between low- and midland and the highland. The Limbu and Rai villages below the snow line are fascinating. Men from these communities have been one of the four ethnic groups recruited into the British and Indian armies. Many people believe that the exposure and cosmopolitanism this resulted in, combined with the proximity of east Nepal to the Indian educational centres of Darjeeling and Kalimpong, accounts for the progress, development and prosperity here. Limbus have special ways of weaving, distinctive jewellery, shamans, and a wonderful drink called tongba - fermented millet doused in hot water served in a covered metal container and sipped through an iron straw. Keep refilling you glass with hot water, and the fifth infusion will probably be the most potent.
1. Receive at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
2. Free day in kathmandu , night at hotel.
3. Kathmandu- Biratnager by flight,,night at hotel.
4. Biratnagar/Suketar (flight) trek up to Chirwa(1272 m)
6. Amjilassa(2514 m)
7. Kyapra(2705 m)
8. Gunsa (3444 m)
10. Rest at Khambachen
11. Lhonak(4785 m)
12. Pang Pema (5143 m)
15. Camp before Mirgin La pass
20. Suketar-biratnagar-Kathmandu (by flight)
21. Free day in kathmandu for shopping.
22. Transfer to the airport or own destination.
Note: The full details of the program day by day itinerary ,will be provided on your request or after your booking.
Cost on your request
Cost quoted in itineraries includes:
Ł Airport-hotel transfer at arrival and departure
Ł Domestic land and air transport as described in itinerary Kathmandu-Biratnagar-Suketar-Kathmandu US $ 490 per person
Ł Four nights 2 stars accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast Hotel UTSE or Similar.
Ł All trekking and conservation area and national park permit fees,
For Camping or Tented Trek
Ł All meals, camping gear (except sleeping bags) such as tents, kitchen equipment etc, salaries and insurance for guides, sherpas, cooks, porters (who will carry 15 kilos of personal belongings per person) etc during tented treks.
Ł Re-confirmation of flight
Cost quoted does not include:
Ł Your international flight into and out of Nepal
Ł Travel insurance
Ł Domestic and international airport taxes
Ł Lunch, dinner, drinks in Kathmandu (US$6-15 per day)
Ł Tips, souvenirs or other shopping