Kanchenjunga Triple Magic
Kanchenjunga South Base Camp - Kanchenjunga North BC - Olangchung Gola - Lumba Samba - Tumlingtar
The most comprehensive, adventurous Kanchenjunga trek itinerary...
Unspoilt and cultural, the Kanchenjunga region offers some of the best trekking and exploring in Nepal. We begin in the warm middle hills, whole hillsides of terraces and picturesque villages, and work our way up thru thick forests into the high alpine regions with valleys that just keep going and going. No crowds, just mountains and more mountains, and bloody big too.
The sight of Kanchenjunga, seen from Oktang (on the south side) and from Pangpema (the north base camp) is unforgettable, as is the north face of Jannu, a worthy destination itself. Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain on the planet but unlike Everest and K2, the trek to its base camps has been strangely neglected.
After trekking to both the south and north side of Kanchenjunga we take an adventurous route out using a remote part of the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) to the Arun River valley. We cross the stunning Nango La (pass) over to friendly Olanchung Gola, the last village then climb over the Lumba Samba range, with views of glittering peaks including Everest and Makalu, to Thudam, the most remote village in Eastern Nepal. Dropping through more wild country, we reach the might Arun River, originating from the Kangshung Face of Everest, and follow this down to the road head being built for what will become Nepal's Arun III dam. Construction will probably begin in 2018.
This is a particularly satisfying route, join us for what is truly the trek of a lifetime!