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The Kanchanjunga region was forbidden to the trekkers before; the door to this region ws opened in 1988. This mountain is situated on the border of Nepal and Sikkim, the state of India. So politically it is not possible to take a circuit of this mountain. It is suggested to visit the north and south side of the mountain from Nepal side, but should be equipped for a high crossing and requires enough time, i.e. 3 to 4 weeks.

A special Trekking permit is needed to trek in this region at the payment of US$ 10 per person per week.

Day 01 Kathmndu to Tumlingtar:

Fly to Tumlingtar from Kathmandu and rest for preparation of trekking.

Day 02 Tumlingtar to Mayam:

The trek starts early in the morning towards Chainpur and stops at Chainpur for the lunch. After lunch, the trail descends to wards pokhari, then starts to climb again upto Mayam and rests overnight.

Day 03 Mayam to Sangu:

On this day the trek descends to Sangu via crossing a ridge to Nundhaki.

Day 04 Sangu to Tamor River:

The trail follows towards Majhuwa khola (river) and after corssing it reaches to Dovan near to Tamor River and heads ahead and camps on the bank o the river.

Day 05 Tremor River to Chiruwa:

The trek goes abead sometimes climbing steeply up and down again towards river bank. Tinally, the trail enters to the valley and the camp site will be near to the Chiruwa Village.

Day 06 Chiruwa to Shakathum:

The continues up and passes the village Tapethok, then climb up for a while again descends to Simbuwa Khola; after crossing this river the trek climbs over a ridge to join the steep and narrow Ghunsa Khola Valley; the camping will be by the bank of the river at Shakathum ( 5415ft. ).

Day 07 Sakathum to Amjilassa:

The trek follows a steep and narrow tril up the river along the right bank of the Ghunsa Khola. The tail then becomes vry steep whilt passing the hamlets of Zongling and Ghaiyabari. It is a difficult climb with sereral outercroppings. The path descends steepl and arrives at Amjilassa for camping.

Day 08 Amjilassa to Kyapra Village:

The trek continues along a gentle path towards Ghunsa Khola. The winding trail descends to the river bed which follows for a while before climbing yp trail to reach to Kyapra Village ( 9090 ft. 0 for camp ovenight.

Day 09 Kyapra to Ghunsa Village ( 11400 ft. ):

The trail descends form Kyapra and makes an easy climb up the right bank of ghunsa Khola and enters into the valley and leaves the river and climbs a small hill. After the village of phere the trail enters the rhododendron forest and climba a hill then descends to Ghunsa Khola and crosses it to reach the villae Ghola and crosses it to reach the village Ghunsa for camping.

Day 10 Ghunsa Village to Khambachen:

The trail descends towards the river bed entering a froested area; Jannu Glacier lies ahead. Then, climbs a steep hill to a rocky area where it traverse along the mountain side and finally gets a view of the Jannu
( 25289 ft. ), also clled “The Mystery Peak” or The Terror. It descends again to Khambachen for rest.

Day 11.

Khambachen to Lhonak ( 15680 ft.) The trek goes ahead to the edge of Kanchanjunga Glacier and croses the lateal moraine, then comes to the junction of lhonak Glacier and cuts across at this junction and arrives at Lhonak for camping; the view of Morra Peak ( 20808 ft.) comes into sight from here.

Day 12.

It is a day trip to Pangpoma ( 16900 ft.). The fine views of the towering peaks of the towering peaks of the Tent Peak ( 24167 ft.) , Nepal Peak (23511ft.), Cross Peak ( 21353 ft.) and the Mt. Kanchanjunga ate the rewarding sight of the trail; then, it returns back to khambachen.

Day 13.

Khambachen to The group leader decides to cross two passes between Ghunsa and Simbuwa Khola (15000-17000 ft.) the higher Lapsing La or the lowe mirgin La in to the Simbuwa Khola Valley.

Day 14.

Khambachen to The group leader decides to cross two passes between Ghunsa and Simbuwa Khola (15000-17000 ft.) the higher Lapsing La or the lowe mirgin La in to the Simbuwa Khola Valley.

Day 15.

Rest day at the hight camp.

Day 16.

Today the trek crosses the pass and descends to Simbuwa Khola Valley. The route enters the Valley at Tseram ( 12190 ft.), if Mirgin La crossed; otherwise, it reaches to camp at Ramche (14000 ft.) after crossing the Lapsnag La Pass.

Day 17.

It is a day trip to Yalung glacier to view the South face of Mt. Knchanjunga from a Chorten at ab9ut 15600ft; the trek turns bak to Ramche for lunch and descends to Tseram (12190 ft.) for camping at night.

Day 18.

Tseram to Yamphudin: The trail descends through the rhododendron forest to Torantan at 9800ft. then climbs again to cross Dubi chanjyang at 7850 ft. and descends to Yamphudin ( 5360 ft.), the first village after Ghunsa; inhabitated by the mixed commnity of Sherpas, Limbues, Raies and Gurungs.

Day 19.

Yamphudin to Ponphe: On this day, the trail descends to kabell Khola and ascend to Mamanka Village at 5630 ft. then, the route again descends to cross a brikge over a stream at 4747 ft. and again climbs steeply to rach to Ponphe Village at 5500 ft. high.

Day 20.

Ponphe to Pha Khola ( 4350 ft.) The trail climbs to the ridge at 5750 ft. then begins to ascend through side valley to Keswa ( 6120 ft.) then continues to ascend to cross a Gurung settlement of Bhanjyang at 6640 ft. and traverse a ridge to descend to Khunjari ( 5250 ft.) a Limbu Village near Pha Khola; rest overnigh.

Day 21.

Pha Khola to Taplejung ( 7450 ft.) The trail makes a steep climb through shimu Village to Thembewa ( 5830 ft.) and continues to climb to Lali kharka ( 6960 ft.) then, crosses a pass at 8100 ft,; the trail descends towards Taplejung Airport for campings overnight.

Day 22.

Fly back to Kathmandu and rest at the hotel.