our client says Reise ins geheimnisvolle Königreich Mustang Am 1. Mai 2010 machten sich, 7 abenteuerhungrige Schweizer auf den langen Flug nach Kathmandu. Einerseits mit grosser Vorfreude und andererseits mit einem etwas mulmigen Gefühl, da in ganz Nepal einen Generalstreik vorausgesagt wurde und wir nicht wussten ob unser Trekking ins Königreich Mustang wirklich zustande kommen wird. Doch am Flughafen in Kathmandu wurden wir schon von Yagya unserem Trekkinguide vor Ort freundlich empfangen und er cauffierte uns mit dem Bus das erste Mal durch die Strassen von Kathmandu in unser Hotel im Stadtteil Tamel. Durch den Streik waren alle Einheimischen auf der Strasse, überall wurden Parolen gerufen , rote Flaggen und T-Shirt getragen, es herrschte ein richtiges Chaos und das richtige Leben stand völlig still, ausser wir als Touristen wurden noch in der Stadt herumgefahren. Müde und froh sind wir dann im Hotel angekommen und genossen ein par Stunden für uns bis wir uns dann gemeinsam zum Abendessen trafen. read more View All
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Kanchenjunga South Base Camp -Mirgin La-Suketar trek : 22Days
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Kanchenjunga is translated as “Five treasures of the Snow” and the main peak is 8586m high. You trek to the base camps of the world's third highest peak. It provides you spectacular views of Jannu from the Mirgin La. The tranquil villages on the borders of Sikkim and Tibet add other dimensions to this trek. This is a superb trek to the foot of Kangchenjunga (8586m), a huge massif situated in the far northeast corner of Nepal on the borders of Sikkim and Tibet. The region is one of the pristine high mountain areas in Nepal and your trek takes you through magnificent and varied scenery to the Base Camps on both north and south sides of this vast mountain.
 
Mount Kanchenjunga (8586 m.) is the third highest mountain in the world and the second highest peak in Nepal. It is located in the extreme northeast corner of Nepal bordering Sikkim (an Indian State) to the east and China to the north.

This trek is one of the most adventurous of all the routes offered. The trek begins at Tumlingtar or Taplejung accessible by air, or Ilam or Basantpur accessible by road. Soaring peaks, the Yalung Glacier and a wide variety of natural vegetation and agricultural areas can be seen in this region. 

Duration:22 days
Maximum Altitude:5483m.
Minimum Pack:1 +
Program Grading: Moderate
Itinerary Detail
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu-1,350m/4,428 ft
Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation Day-1,350m/4,428 ft
Today, morning we will ready after your breakfast to head on for our guided day trip to world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and visit the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding areas. We take you to visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is place of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba), and can be seen the cremating body most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati. Hundreds of monkeys are giggling with you and take a time to exploring surrounding area and visit Bouddhanath stupa an another pilgrimage centre which is most popular and important place for Buddhist. You can explore with rounding prayer wheel and flattering colorful flag with melodious chanting noise. After your lunch at Bouddha visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple covering wide range of area with highest point of Kathmandu valley and enjoy the 360 degrees of valley view. After exploring the surrounding areas visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is old royal palace of Kathmandu and can be seen lot of temple, architectures and Kumari (living goddess) and walk in a freak street and late afternoon back to hotel and evening briefing about your trip, what is your responsibility, what to do and doesn't in the trek? Introduce with our fellow trekking staff and chances to ask remaining question and remaining time explore the surrounding areas or simply relax at the hotel.

Day 03: Fly  from Kathmandu to Biratnagar which takes about 40 minutes. This morning you fly to Biratnagar in the eastern Terai. It is Nepal's second largest city and an energetic, bustling place. You take the short 30 to 40 minute flight to Sukhetar /Taplejung, where the trek crew will be waiting for your arrival. After landing, you take a little time for refreshments and for the porters to prepare their loads before beginning your walk along the ridgeline above Taplejung village the following day.

Day 04: Trek from Suketar to Lali Kharka (2220m) which takes about six hours. You then descend to Lali Kharka and your second night's camp in the open pasture land. 

Day 05: Trek from Lali Kharka to Keswa (2100m) and it takes about six hours. From your camp this morning, you can see the entire day's walk in front of you. After traversing the hillside for a short distance, you descend to the village of Pokara on the Phawa Khola and cross a suspension bridge before beginning the steep climb towards Kunjari. Your lunch stop will be somewhere below Kangaroo. The afternoon's walk then takes you up over the crest of the ridge to your campsite at Keswa. From here, you get your first views of Mt Kanchenjunga and you can clearly make out the south and main summits, along with Mt Yalung Kang. 

Day 06:  Trek from Keswa to Mamanke (2000m) that takes about six hours. From Keswa, the path traverses the steep mountainside through terraced fields high above the Kabeli Khola, with some ups and downs as you cross several side valleys. There are many shady spots to rest along the way and after lunch at one of these, you pass the village of Anpan, before descending to cross the Khangwa Khola. Finally, you climb again through terraced fields to camp at the village of Mamanke. En route you have your first glimpses of the beautiful Mt Jannu mountain away in the distance. 
     
Day 07:  Trek from Mamanke to Yamphudin (1650m) and it takes about six hours. Beginning with an easy climb, the walk to Yamphudin is along a trail, which contours the hillside above the Kabeli Khola. You cross the ridges and streambeds that make up the valley sides and the trail eventually becomes level with the river a couple of hours before Yamphudin. Along the way, you can stop to bathe in one of the many clear pools in this beautiful river. It is a truly idyllic spot and after lunch by the river, you complete the day's walk to Yamphudin. Yamphudin is the most remote settlement in this area and the last habitation you will see until you reach Gunsa. It is a charming place tucked away beneath the ridge of the Deorali Danda, which you must cross next. 

Day 08: Trek from Yamphudin to Lamite Jungle camp (2920m) which takes about seven hours. Beyond Yamphudin, the trail ascends a steep spur before dropping again to cross the Omje Khola. Walking through beautiful and dense forest, you stop for lunch in a meadow atop this spur, which commands fine views of the valley beyond Yamphudin to the south and of the Omje Khola Valley and Deorali Danda to the north. A steep descent to the river brings you to your campsite in a clearing in the Lamite forest. 

Day 09: Trek from Lamite Jungle Camp to Torontan (3080m) and it takes about five and half hours. From your campsite, you ascend steeply for 3 hours through dense forest to the crest of the Deorali Danda. From the top, Mt Jannu is clearly visible and definitely closer! After crossing the pass, you descend across some fairly steep and exposed screw slopes before re-entering the forest, where you will stop for lunch. After lunch, a steep descent takes you down into the valley of the Simbua Khola and after crossing the 'interesting' wooden bridge, you arrive at Torontan. This campsite lies amongst the towering fir trees of what is now a mainly coniferous alpine forest
 
Day 10: Trek from Torontan to Tseram (3750m) which takes about five and half hours. This morning, you follow the right bank of the river, passing through pine and rhododendron forests. The valley climbs steeply and, as the day progresses, the trees become sparser and more stunted, giving you glimpses of the snow-capped giants ahead and of the massive snout of the Yalung Glacier. Just before Tseram, the towering heights of Kabru and Rathong start to peep over the moraine. You camp at Tseram where the nighttime temperature plummets, reminding you that you are really gaining height.     

Day 11: Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4360m) and it takes about six hours. You proceed for a relatively short day's walk today to your next camp at Ramche. The scenery is magnificent as you ascend past the snout of the Yalung Glacier and into a series of ablation valleys. A frozen lake, crystal clear streams and views of Kokthan, Rathong and Kabru are the highlights of this walk into Ramche which is situated on a broad, flat ablation zone. 

Day 12: Ramche for Exploration and walk approximately for six hours. Leaving your camp set up at Ramche, you take a packed lunch and set off very early for your first close encounter with Kanchenjunga. Following the valley around its sweeping curve, you are suddenly confronted with the vast southern wall of the mountain. The ridge forms a cirque, which is over 15 kms long and never less than 7500 metres high. Along this ridge lie the three main summits of Mt Kanchenjunga at 8420m, 8586m, and 8474m. It is truly breathtaking. Proceeding further on towards Oktang [4630m], you may then descend onto the glacier and cross it to a point below Talu from where you can see all the mountains of the area in panorama. Especially impressive is the east part of Khumbakarna Glacier flowing from the east face of Jannu [Kumbhakarna being the local name for Jannu]. You then return to your camp at Ramche.

Day  13: Trekking beyond the Mirgin La (4583m.) which takes about six and half hours. Leaving your campsite, you trek down the valley, passing the small settlement of Lapsang, before turning off towards the Mirgin La - the pass You must cross in order to reach Gunsa and the north side of Kanchenjunga. As you descend from the Mirgin La, the views, in particular of Mt Jannu, are simply magnificent. Your campsite will be somewhere beyond the pass.
 
Day 14: Trek from Mirgin La to Gunsa (3475m) and it takes about six hours. A steep descent from your campsite brings you to Lamba Sumba Kharka where there are more splendid views of the awesome southwest face of Jannu. From here, the going is easy, descending on an excellent trail to the village of Gunsa, where you camp in the fields by the river. Gunsa is a Tibetan village with a tiny gompa and prayer flags fluttering from the wooden houses. It comes as a welcome sight after the rigorous walking of the previous days and provides an excellent opportunity to visit a strange local hostelry and sample the 'tongba' [alcoholic beverage fermented out of millet]. 
     
Day 15: Trek from Gunsa to Kyapla (2300m) which takes about six hours. From Gunsa, your route out of the mountains follows the beautiful Gunsa and Tamur Kholas and is through spectacular forests of rhododendron, conifer, birch and oak. The valley sides here are steep and the trail follows the river as it cascades downwards. You pass through Kyapra, the last of the Tibetan villages, and, an hour or so further on, you camp in the forest at a spot called Tang. 

Day 16: Trek from Gyaple to Sakathum (1600m) and it takes about seven hours. Heading for the village of Sakathum, your route follows an undulating trail for the first couple of hours until you reach Amjilasa. From here, there is a long steep descent from which you can see the Gunsa Khola Valley stretched out before us. You camp in the fields of Sakathum. 

Day 17: Trek from Sakathum to Chirwa (1180m) which takes about six hours. Today is an easy day and just beyond Sakathum, you come to the confluence of 2 rivers. Flowing in from your left is the Simbua Khola [which you followed up to Ramche] and from your right, the Gunsa Khola which issues from the still closed Walunchung Gola area. The 2 rivers combine to form the Tamur Kosi which you now follow. There are plenty of spots for bathing in the numerous small tributary streams, which you cross before reaching the village of Chirwa. 

Day 18: Trek from Chirwa to Phurumba (1850m.) and it takes about six hours. You continue walking through ever more populated and cultivated land and your route brings you to lunch at Mitlung. From here the trail starts the long ascent back and up towards your campsite along the valley floor of Phurumba. 

Day 19: Trek from Phurumba to Taplejung to Suketar (2300m) which takes about seven hours. From the valley floor, you ascend the ridge for about 3 hours to Taplejung village. There is time to wander through the fascinating bazaar before the final 2-hour ascent to the airstrip at Suketar.

Day 20: Fly from Suketar to Kathmandu via Biratnagar and flight takes about 45 minutes. You flyback to Biratnagar and then take a connecting flight to Kathmandu

Day 21: Explore day in Kathmandu-1,350/4,428ft
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure and either relax at hotel or explore the Thamel and overnight at hotel.

Day 22: final Depature to your onward Destination
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.

Cost Include
  • All domestic flight or local Transportation , hotel/airport transfer 
  • Deluxe Hotel at Kathmandu 
  • All ground transportation by private vehicles 
  • All accommodations in Tent and all meals during the treks 
  • Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bag  on your request 
  • Welcome & farewell dinner 
  • All porterages costs 
  • All cost for a English Speaking Guide and sherpa, a sherpa assistance leader(s) and assistance Trek leader help each individuals while on trek 
  • All necessary paper works and permits 
  • Travel & Rescue arrangements 
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag 
  • All government and local taxes if necessary

Cost Exclude
  • Visa fees/ International airfare to & from home city 
  • Excess baggage charges 
  • Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara 
  • Travel and rescue insurance 
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters 
  • Tips. 
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend 

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