KANCHENJUNGA & OLANGCHUNG GOLA TREK

The Kanchenjunga and Olangchung Gola Trek is tough and we recommend it only to trekkers with previous experience of trekking at high altitude.

This is a long and adventurous trek to a remote part of Nepal, a region which sees far fewer trekkers than other areas because of it’s remoteness. It is a fantastic trip where you’ll see a lot fewer people than on many of the other trekking routes in Nepal. The trail explores the area around Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world.

We recommend a pure camping arrangement for this trek as most of the scattered lodges in this region are very basic (draughty stone huts with mud floors) and those above Ghunsa usually close down at the end of November. This trek’s infrastructure, as far as tea houses, is considered basic and not developed like the Everest and Annapurna regions. However, the trail here is not anything like the other developed and over commercialized treks. It is quieter and truly off the beaten path.

Trekking in the Kanchenjunga region is relatively strenuous since the region is regarded as the most remote place of Nepal. The region offers an infinite variety of landscapes, cultures and panoramic views of the Himalayas. Walking on the low-lands of Nepal passing terraced fields, colorful villages, green forests, this trek enters into a ridge line of rhododendron and gains altitude as we reach Olangchung Gola(Walungchung Gola). Easily one of the best places in this region – Olangchung Gola is a fantastic alpine valley that is stunning both in scenery and culture.

From Olangchung Gola, we hike up the remote northern valley to towards Tibet. After crossing the Nango La to Ghunsa, we trek up north along the Kanchenjunga glacier to pay a visit to the North base camp at Pang Pema. From there our trail leads us across the village-laden middle hills of eastern Nepal before it comes to an end in Taplejung. The Kanchenjunga and Olangchung Gola Trek is tough and we recommend it only to trekkers with previous experience of trekking at high altitude.

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu.
  • Day 2
    Drive from Kathmandu to Hille via Dhankuta.
  • Day 3
    Trek from Hille to Mangmaya (1649m).
  • Day 4
    Trek from Mangmaya to Khare (2490m).
  • Day 5
    Trek from Khare to Chainpur (1600m).
  • Day 6
    Trek from Chainpur to Nundhaki (2340m).
  • Day 7
    Trek from Nundhaki to Milke Dhanda (3500m).
  • Day 8
    Trek from Milke Dhanda to Dhoban./strong>
  • Day 9
    Trek from Dhoban to Thuma.
  • Day 10
    Trek from Thuma to Chirwa.
  • Day 11
    Trek from Chirwa to Tortang.
  • Day 12
    Trek from Tortang to Olangchung Gola.
  • Day 13
    Rest at Olangchung Gola.
  • Day 14
    Trek from Olangchung Gola to Nango Khola.
  • Day 15
    Cross Nango La (4820m) and trek to Ghunsa (3340m).
  • Day 16
    Rest at Ghunsa.
  • Day 17
    Trek from Ghunsa to Kambachen (4124m)./strong>
  • Day 18
    Trek from Kambachen to Lhonak (4780m).
  • Day 19
    Trek from Lhonak to Pang Pema, North Base Camp./strong>
  • Day 20
    Rest at North Base Camp (4940m).
  • Day 21
    Trek from North Base Camp to Ghunsa (3340m).
  • Day 22
    Trek from Ghunsa to Amjillassa.
  • Day 23
    Trek from Amjillassa to Chirwa./strong>
  • Day 24
    Trek from Chirwa to Pathibhara.
  • Day 25
    Trek from Pathibhara to Taplejung (1798m).
  • Day 26
    Drive from Taplejung to Ilam. O/N in Illam./strong>
  • Day 27
    Drive from Ilam to Kathmandu via Biratnagar (174km)./strong>
  • Day 28
    Trek from Kambachen to Lhonak (4780m).
  • Day 29
    Departure from Kathmandu.

    Note: Above holiday itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.

INCLUDES
  • ††Return transfers from International and Domestic airport to your hotel.
  • One night stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • all government taxes and Kanchanjunga national park entry fees.
  • Kanchanjunga special permit fees.
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Management System).
  • required number of experienced English speaking guides and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipments, food and accommodation).
  • Tent accommodation during the trek on camping services.
  • necessary ground transportation depends on your services requested via tourist bus or private transport.
  • Light for a night by Battery or “generator” as a group size.
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag (if necessary we provide).
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish care to clean up the environment.
  • PNT official services charge and government taxes.

Medical support: emergency first aid kit carried by the support staff

Camping equipments: We always provide every guest holiday trek with high qualities equipments: good qualities tent, Gas stove for food prepare, toilets tent and papers, kitchen tent with necessary utensils, Dining tent (for eating), table and chairs as a group, hand clean up towel and soap with tap water, Ice axe and sable.

Accommodation and meals: During camping treks an expert cook accompanies us and serves the best local dishes with different items on our plates. Both food and accommodation during camping treks are our responsibilities. We serve three meals on camping treks.

Breakfast Verities: Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, boil water/different kinds Tibetan bread, toast, omelet fried or scrambled, boil egg, porridge, musli, cornflake, chapatti, jam, honey, pinner butter, rice pudding, pani cake, butter, salami, sinoman role.

Lunch: Juice, tea (black/lemon/coffee), boil water/ sandwich, potato cheaps, different items bread, vegetable, macaroni, chaumin, fried/boil potatoes, plan chapatti, backbeans.

Dinner: Different items Soup, popcorn, prawan, cookies, papad/ local Nepali verities food (Daal/rice/vegetables/meat/pickle), pizza (vegetable/mushroom/chicken), burger, pasta, chicken meat, can meat, veg/non veg momo, spagity, noodles, tuna fish, sasit, spring role.

Desert: tea, coffee, milk, chocolate, boil water, cake, pie, seasonal fruits, tin fruit, mango, apple, banana.

Water: we serve with boil water drink along the trek either you can make tea or coffee for day trip. It should be better to bring good quality water bottle for trek.

EXCLUDES
  • ††All meals in Kathmandu city.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies).
  • Internal flight tickets.
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetozolomide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses.
  • Personal trekking equipments.

Travel Insurances: –
Travel Insurances are compulsory for clients trekking or climbing with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Nepal has four climatic seasons


  • Spring : March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.

Check-list of personal equipment:
  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

The following equipment are needed during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore – Tex Jackets).

CHOOSE A PRIVATE DATE

If you’d prefer to share this Peace Nepal holiday trip with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options.

Feel free to give them a call on 977-1-4250540 or Email us at info@peacenepaltreks.com

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