Day 01: Arrival in Airport
Our representatives will be at airport to pick you up and later transfer you to designated hotel in Kathmandu. There you can take rest or read articles on trekking.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Kathmandu is very rich in cultural and historical aspects. And you will be visiting some of the historically and culturally important locations whilst your stay. Swayambhunath – Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath – Biggest Hindu Temple, Bauddhanath and Patan Durbar Square are places to focus on. You’ll have to attend meeting in the evening.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar (Taplejung) then trek to Jogidanda (2059m/6755ft.)
After Breakfast in the morning we take flight from Kathmandu to Suketar. From there we cross forest and Limbu village. Our first camping is in Jogidanda. From here we get first views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Jannu.
Day 04: Jogidanda to Chirwa (1800m/5905ft.) – 7 hrs
Today, trail leads us through narrow path of jungle covered in green vegetation. Route from here is flat surface and we can see small village with small lodges and camping sites once we reach Chirwa where the locals are dependent on agriculture for income.
Day 05: Chirwa to Sekathum (1660m/5446ft.) – 6 hrs
From Chirwa we trek to Sakathum, the trail is little bit like our previous one. Except this time we will be a bit closer to destination. There is river which you will be following and a bridge to cross before reaching Sekathum.
Day 06: Sekathum to Amjilosa (2510m/8234ft.) – 5 hrs
From Sekathum camp, we cross a suspension bridge, pass through dense forest along the steep and narrow path. Have lunch in Solima and continue trail up through trees and reach Amjilosa high above the gorge.
Day 07: Amjilassa to Kyapar (2730m/8956ft.) – 7 hrs
Today, our trekking is little bit short; starting from Ghunsa Valley. The trail is from forest of Bamboo, Rhododendron and brown oaks through scatteres pasture and waterfalls. And then climb steeply to Kyapart in the middle of terraced hill just above from Ghunsa Khola. And climbing through Sherpa village, there is place called Gyabla or Kyapar
Day 08: Kyapar to Ghunsa (3695m/12122ft.) – 6 hrs
Kyapar to Ghunsa is 6 hour trek in a flat terrace field and gently altitude ascends as you walk further through the trail that passes from jungle.
Day 09: Ghunsa to Khambachen (4099m/13448ft.) 6-7 hrs
From Ghunsa we will be heading north to Khambachen. Following the Gunsa River we gradually head upward. Along the way pine and rhododendron forest with mani walls and chortens become real treat to sour eyes. You will cross a bridge over Ghunsa Khola and have lunch in grassy area called Rampuk Kharka (3,720m). Mountain sceneries, landslides and hillside village of Tibetan influenced Nepali’s are worth watching.
Day 10: Rest Day Explore the Khambachen (4099m/13448ft.)
Before moving further up to altitude over 750m, we acclimatize/rest in Khambachen. Here you can join short walk with guide and spend rest of the day resting. Early walk to Nupchu Khola from Khambachen is worth doing for scenic views of Mount Jannu.
Day 11: Khambachen to Lhonak (4785m/15698ft.)
Through rhododendron forest and seasonal yak herder’s camp along the trail, we trek to Lhonak. The trek is rockier and we have to cross landslide area. We have to pass North West of the Kanchenjunga Glacier to reach Lhonak. The campsite is composed of several large stone huts and offers incredible views of Wedge Peak (6,750m), Mera (6,344m), Nepal Peak (6,910m), Twins (7,351m) and others.
Day 12: Lonak to Pang Pema (5143m/16873ft.) 6 – 7 hrs
To get the best view of Kanchenjunga, Pang Pema is must visit place. The view from here with panoramic view of Peak Kanchenjunga and other peaks towering over the single roofless hut at Pang Pema is the one you will never regret.
Day 13: Pang Pema (5243m/17201ft.) – 7 hrs
From Pangpema we trek to Kanchenjunga (North) Base Camp (5280m) for up close view. There is also a nice mountain glacier where water flows all the time and during the middle of the day falling avalanches fascinates you. Then we trek back to Pangpema.
Day 14: Pang Pema to Khanbachen (4040m/13254ft.) – 6 hrs
After fabulous time at Pang Pema, morning walk and long descend with few short climb the journey leads you to the retracing route to camp at Kambachen from where we previously trekked.
Day 15: Khangpachen to Phole (3100m/10170ft.) – 6 hrs
Retracing back through the same route where we trekked from, early in the morning we corss Ghunsa Khola and walk pleasantly through pine forest to the interesting Sherpa village of Phole.
Day 16: Phole to Amjilassa (2500m/8202ft.) – 7 hrs
Today, we trek to Amjilassa through the tree lines and rich vegetation area. The trail is steep climb for about half hous and gentle climb with down hills for about an hour that leads you steep up and down again for two hour following through forest and finally reaching open grassland at Amjilassa.
Day 17: Trek to Tapehok (1300m/4265ft.) - 6 hrs
Today we continually descend to lower altitude and through the farm land and villages we reach Tapethok. Tapethok village is settled by Limbu (Subba) Kirat ethnicity and you have to pass through the village of Ghaiya Bari and Sekathum villages.
Day 18: Trek to Phoram (1650m/5413ft.) – 6 hrs
Our journey continues through the left bank of Tamur River and to Chiruwa village from where you wlk through several farm villages leading you uphill through mix forests of rhododendrons, oaks and pine trees. The trail gets better once you leave forest behind and reach Phoram, Phoram is fairly a large and neat village and surrounding great.
Day 19: Trek to Suketar (2440m/8005ft.) – 5 hrs
This is the last trek or the last day we have to walk. We trek to Suketar through enchanting forest of the mid hills with people of different races. The walk is steep up and gradual and pleasant walk all the way to Taplejung village before stopping around the foot hills of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
Day 20: Drive to Ilam & Bhirtamod – 6 hrs
We will be driving to Ilam, Ilam is a beautiful town famous for tea trees. And from there we drive further to Bhirtamod town for next early morning flight to Kathmandu. Bhirtamod on route to Bhadrapur airport you can see interesting markets and many shops and shops with fine hotels for overnight stay.
Day 21: Drive to Bhadrapur & Flight to Kathmandu
It takes around 40 minutes to reach Bhadrapur airpot. And depending on the flight schedule you can get to enjoy great panoramic mountain views on the way to Kathmandu. You will be picked up from airport by our representatives.
Day 22: Kathmandu Rest & Join Cultural Dinner Program
You can visit around Kathmandu and take a day off to enjoy the historic city or shop around for souvenirs. You can also enjoy spa/massage/yoga for refreshing your mind.
Day 23: Departure & Farewell
Last day, you can either safely make return journey to home or you can join for another exciting adventure. And according to flight schedule you will be escorted to airport approximately 3 hours earlier to catch flight to your next destination.