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Kanchenjunga Trekking

Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is named after after Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m) - second highest mountain in Nepal and the third highest in the world. Kanchenjunga was designated as a conservation area in March 1998.  It covers an area of 2035 sq. km. in Taplejung district, lies in the northeast corner of Nepal.  
Taplejung district is also renowned for high peaks (eleven peaks higher that 7,000 m) and glaciers. The conservation area with unique mountain ecosystems is envisioned as a tri-national peace park with Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of China to the north and Sikkim, India, in the east. Sikkim already has Khangchenzonga National Park adjoining KCA whereas the extension of Qomolungma Nature Reserve in TAR, to cover the land bordering KCA, is in progress.
In April 1997, Government of Nepal declared Kanchenjunga region as a Gift to the Earth as part of WWF’s Living Planet Campaign 2000.

Heritage Significance
The Kangchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA) in the eastern Himalaya comprises some of the most stunning scenery in allof Nepal. Not only does this region host the third highest peak in the world(Mt. Kangchenjunga), but it is also a global hotspot for plant biodiversity.
Botanist have identified twenty-three species of rhododendrons growing in the area. In this eastern Himalayan setting, glacial streams cut through high ridges creating remote and steep valleys where traditional farming practices are a way of life.
Tuked within these hidden valleys, one can encounter rich forests that support more than 250 species of birds and endangered wildlife. A few days of walking will lead you to high-elevation pastures where yaks graze languidly and colorful alpne flowers bloom. Throughout the KCA, you will encounter a medley of ethnicities that continue to practice traditional subsistence lifestyles, their cultural and religiouu spractices adding to the area's ricjh cultural heritage.
 Vegetation
Subtropical Evergreen Forest: 800-1,200m Evergreen tree species characterized by Schima wallichii, Engelhardtia spicata and Castanopsis indica. However, much of the original forests have been converted to agriculture land. Lower Temperate Forest: 1,200-2,500m. Also known as Lower Temperate Mixed Broadleaf Forest. Home to broadlef deciduous trees repreented by Quercus, Castanopsis, Rhododenron arboreum and some members of the laurel family.
Trees shed their leaves in the spring as a result of drought stress. Upper Temperate Forest: 2,500-3,500m. Also called Upper Temperate Mixed Forest or Temeperate Cloud Forest. Floristic influences from both lower and higher zones. Here, deciduous oaks, maples, laurels and briches intersperse with evergreen firs, magnolias, junipers and rhododendrons. Most trees are deciduous. Trees are covered in mossses and epiphytic plants due to high moister content in this zone.
Daphe bholua( locally known as lokta) is harvested from these forests. Sub-alpine Zone: 3, 500-3,900m. Mostly evergreen conifersinterspersed with few cold-hardy deciduos species. South-facing slopes are usually tree-less or contain pure stands of stuned rhododendrons. North-facing slopes have juniper, fir, willow, birch and rhododendrons. In Ghunsa valley, look out for extensive stands of the spectacular Himalayan larches(larix griffithiana) taht turn the hillsides a golden-yellow in the fall.
Alpine Zone: 3,900-4,600m. Woody vegetation in thsi zone of moist alpine scrub consists of stuned junipers, roses and rhododendron, gentian and saxifrange abound. Hardy alpine grasses include Carex, Juncus and Poa. Look out for herds of blue sheep foraging on hillsides above treeline. Perhaps, you may see signs of snow leopard that preys on these sheep.

Trip Highlights

Trip Overview
Duration: 26 Days
Accommodation: Camping
Activities: Hiking and village visits. 
Trip Type: Non-Touristic
Group Size: 2-10 pax 
Best Season: October to May

Itinerary

 Day by Day Itinerary

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel and welcome dinner in the evening

Day 02/04: Stay in Kathmandu for paper work and some other necessary preparation

Day 05: Fly to Bhadrapur early morning & Drive to Phidim. Overnight in Lodge

Day 06: Trek to Tharpu/Panchami. Overnight in Camp

Day 07: Trek to Doban. Overnight in Camp

Day 08: Trek to Khewang. Overnight in Camp

Day 09: Trek to Yamphudin Bhote Gaun. Overnight in Camp

Day 10: Trek to Torontang forest camp. Overnight in Camp

Day 11: Trek to Tseram. Overnight in Camp

Day 12: Trek to Ramje. Overnight in Camp

Day 13: Rest /acclimatization day at Ramje. Overnight in Camp

Day 14: Trek to (Moraine) glacier camp. Overnight in Camp

Day 15: Trek to. Kuna Camp Overnight in camp

Day 16: Trek to Kanchenjunga BC. Overnight in camp Day 17-20: Leisure at BC for acclimatization, blessing ceremony & climbing preparation.

Day 21/55: Mt. Kanchenjunga climbing period.

Day 56: Return trek to Ramje. Overnight in Camp

Day 57: Trek down to Torontang forest camp. Overnight in Camp

Day 58: Trek to Yamphudin Bhote Gaun. Overnight in Camp

Day 59: Trek to Khewang. Overnight in Camp

Day 60: Trek to Panchami. Overnight in Camp

Day 61: Trek to Tharpu. Overnight in Camp

Day 62: Drive from Tharpu to Bhadrapur.

Day 63: Fly back toKathmandu Transfer to hotel

Day 64/65: Leisure in Kathmandu

Day 66: Departure to your next destination

NOTE: The above information is a guide . The trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

 

Cost Details

Cost Detail:- On request

 Service includes

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport picks up & drops by private car/van/bus.
  • Standard accommodation in star level hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included
  • Standard accommodation in star level hotel in Pokhara breakfast included.
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara City Tours inclusive tour guide, private car/van/bus.
  • Full board meal during camping, prepared by our cook with Tea & coffee.
  • Tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide two man tents, dinning tents, kitchen gears, toilet tents)
  • A local government license holder Trekking Guide during the trek, a cook the required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and a general first aid kit.
  • Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek.
  • Special Trekking Permit US$ 500 per person for 10 days (the above price includes 10 days valid trekking permit from Kagbeni to Muktinath. If you would wish to stay more than 10 days in restricted area, you are subjected to extra charge for extra days (US$ 50 per day/per person / minimum 3 days we can buy after 10 days permit).
  • Annapurna conservation permit, and all necessary permits
  • Flight fare from Pokhara /Jomsom /Pokhara including airport departure taxes in Pokhara and Jomsom.
  • Surface Transfer to and from Kathmandu.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Tourist service charge, vat.
  • Official expanse.

Service Does not Includes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks
  • Sweet things like chocolate.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

 

Rosha Travels & Tours P. Ltd.

Amrit Marg, Jyatha, Thamel Kathmandu, Nepal
977-1-4152018
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