Everest Kanchenjunga 23 Day Trek
Kanchenjunga is the second highest mountain in Nepal after Everest and the third largest in the world after K2 on the border of China and Pakistan.
Kanchenjunga Main has an altitude of 28,169 ft (8,586 m) however, the Everest Kanchenjunga 23 Day Trek has a maximum altitude of 16,873 ft (5,143m).
Ammonite Adventure has tailored the Everest Kanchenjunga 23 Day Trek to give trekkers a chance to test themselves physically and mentally. The Kanchenjunga trek is considered strenuous and should be attempted by those with trekking experiences and who have are physically fit.
Trekkers who undertake Kanchenjunga usually do so for one of two reasons; either they are experienced in easier treks or they are working up to taking on the Everest Base Camp trek.
23 days of trekking really gives you the time to learn about yourself, especially your strengths and weaknesses. Lessons learnt on such an adventure can really assist you in your day to day life.
A trek of this time frame also allows you to really appreciate Nepal, it’s scenery and it’s people. Sherpa’s are often mistaken as simply people who carry a tourists gear or guides.
Sherpa are in fact an ethnic group of peoples who are native to the most mountainous regions of Nepal, Bhutan, China, and India.
Mount Kangchenjunga borders Nepal and India and within Kangchenjunga Himal there are 16 peaks over 23,000ft (7,000 m).
- Kangchenjunga Main: 28,169 ft (8,586 m)
- Kangchenjunga West: 27,904 (8,505 m)
- Kangchenjunga South: 27,867 (8,494 m)
- Kangchenjunga Central: 27,828 (8,482 m)
Within Nepal, only Everest is higher at (8,848 m).
The 23 Day Trek commences from Taplejung, a district located in the Eastern part of Nepal. Your adventure will start with a flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and then another from Biratnagar to Suketar. Suketar is the starting point of the 23 Day Trek.
The term Altitude Sickness is used often but there are intact 3 types of Altitude Sickness. The most common is actually Acute Mountain Sickness – or AMS for short.
AMS becomes a real threat when ascending at altitudes of 9,000ft or more (roughly 3,000 m).
AMS comes into effect usually because a trekker or climber ascends too quickly. As the air become thinner, there is less oxygen available. Your lungs need time to adjust in order to carry much needed oxygen to the different parts of your body.
All Ammonite Adventure treks over 9,000ft (3,000 m) include rest days – known as acclimatization days. Read more about altitude sickness »
Included In Package
- Airport pick up and drop by private car.
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including Breakfasts.
- An experienced local guide.
- Domestic flight tickets (where necessary).
- Bus and/or Car travel (where necessary).
- Twin share accommodation at tea house while on trek including breakfast, lunch & dinner.
- One porter for two trekkers including their food, accommodation and insurances.
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
- National park permits.
- Service charge levied to tourists as per Nepal Government Law.
- All Government and local taxes.
- Farewell dinner.
Not Included In Package
- Flight tickets related to international travel.
- Food during your stay in Kathmandu (except breakfasts).
- Any kind of drinks (including bar tabs).
- Your travel insurance.
- Nepal visa fee and entry fee.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips to guide and porter.
The itinerary outlined is a guide based on previous treks but many factors such as weather, local transport, local politics etc can force Ammonite Adventure to amend the itinerary.The itinerary outlined can also be customized at your request to accommodate specific needs such as group size, time constraints, physical requirements etc.