Kanchenjunga plus Drohmo Ri Trekking - 30 days

Trip Overview

Duration: 30 days Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 6,100m. Walking Per Day: 5-6
Accommodation: Cottage / Tent-House grade Grade: Challenging
Best Season: Autumn and Spring Group Size: 2-15
Mode: Cottage / Tent-House Culture: Hinduism, Buddhism

Kanchenjunga plus Drohmo Ri Trekking is an excellent combination of off-the-beaten-path trekking with an expedition opportunity above 6,000 m in the Kanchenjunga region of Nepal. This is almost a month-long trekking on which we will be stepping to the North and South Base Camp of the world’s third-highest mountain, Mt. Kanchenjunga. It is the 3rd highest Himalaya in the world after Everest and K2 standing tall at an altitude of 8,586 meters above sea level which was often renowned as the world’s tallest peak before proper measuring instruments were discovered. Along with that, we will get to explore a virgin trail full of adrenaline and excitement climbing the Drohmo Ri. Here, the Drohmo Ri (6,100m) is often confused with the Drohmo Peak which sits higher at the elevation of 6,881m.

Drohmo Peak and Drohmo Ri

The Drohmo Ri (6,100m) is often confused with the Drohmo Peak which sits higher at the elevation of 6,881m. The Drohmo Peak Climbing is an optional program in this package which is open only for expedition and not like the other trekking peaks in Nepal. Climbing the Drohmo Peak will cost you USD 2,000.00 as the Government Royalty Fee and you will be allowed to ascend the peak only if you are accompanied by a Liason Officer.

Overview of Kanchenjunga plus Drohmo Ri Trekking

The Kanchenjunga Trek with Drohmo Ri allows us to explore the marvelous vistas of the Kanchenjunga Himalayas along with the lifestyle and culture of people in the remote areas of Nepal. While on the other hand, herbs, vegetation, flora and fauna, and mystical nature are obviously added merit of this trekking. Many rare and endangered species like Musk Deer, Snow Leopard, Red Panda, etc. can be spotted during our trekking.

The journey begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur from where a short drive up to Birtamode before we get to Taplejung the next day. The real trekking begins from our hike towards Mitlung from Taplejung and follows the trail until we reach Pang Pema, the North Base Camp of Kanchenjunga at the elevation of 5,200m. And the following day, we step at the Drohmo Ri and get back to Pang Pema with the remarkable experience of our lifetime. With the close-up view of many surrounding peaks including Kanchenjunga itself, the climb is worth the effort. Mt. Kumbha Karna(7,711m.), Mt. Kanchenjunga(8586m.), Mt. Yalung Kag(8,055m.), Nepal peak(7,157m.), Kirat Chunli(7,362m.), and many other neighboring peaks can be sighted so well. If you are also planning to ascend the Drohmo Peak, your journey will continue further for the expedition from here with more challenges and of course, better vistas. Our journey continues further towards the South Base Camp of Kanchenjunga aka Yalung Base Camp.

End of the journey

After spending about a month in the Himalayas we will be returning to Birtamode and the to Kathmandu where we will rest, relax and share the experience. The Kanchenjunga plus Drohmo Ri Trek is best-suited for those who have enough time to be spent in the Himalayas and are physically and mentally sound enough to tackle the challenges along the way. Also, for the climbing part, it is highly preferred to have previous climbing experience and knowledge of equipment usage. Regarding the time frame, the autumn or spring season would be the best for the perfect enjoyment in this trek. It is a lodge plus camping trek so good weather is the most.


Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)
    • Meals :Lunch / Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :

      » Kathmandu

      » Tribhuvan International Airport

      » Thamel

    • Highlights :

      » Tribhuvan International Airport

      » Evening Walk at Thamel

     

  • Day 2 Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Sightseeing
    • Duration :Whole day
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :

      » Kathmandu Durbar Square

      » Boudhanath Stupa

      » Pashupatinath Temple

      » Thamel

    • Highlights :

      » Kathmandu Sightseeing

      » Equipment Checking

      » Briefing about the trek

      » Introduction with Guide

     

  • Day 3 Kathmandu – Bhadrapur via Flight and Drive from Bhadrapur to Birtamode(300m/1,000ft)
    • Duration :1hr Flight and 1.5hrs Drive(35Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Flight and Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :

      » Kathmandu

      » Bhadrapur

      » Birtamode

    • Highlights :

      » Breathtaking sceneries from Flight

      » Scenic Drive

      » Southern Part of Nepal

      » Low Land

      » Famous for Betel nut

     

  • Day 4 Birtamode – Taplejung (1,820m/5,971ft)
    • Duration :7-8hrs (114Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :1,520m/4,986ft
    • Location :

      » Birtamode

      » Ilam

      » Fidim

      » Taplejung

    • Highlights :

      » Scenic Drive

      » Tea Garden

      » Beautiful Landscapes

     

  • Day 5 Taplejung – Mitlung(996m/3,267ft)
    • Duration :4-5hrs walk (7-8Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :824m/2,703ft
    • Location :

      » Taplejung

      » Dovan

      » Bhanjyang

      » Mitlung

    • Highlights :

      » Small Jungles

      » Small Villages

      » Straight trail and downhill 

     

  • Day 6 Mitlung – Chiruw(1,270m/4,166ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs walk (9-10Km)
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :274m/898ft
    • Location :

      » Mitlung

      » Tawa Khola

      » Chiruw

    • Highlights :

      » Jungle walk

      » Tamur Rivers-one of the famous rivers in Nepal

      » Famous for Pork

     

  • Day 7 Chiruw – Sekathum(1,660m/5446ft)
    • Duration :5hrs walk (8-9Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :390m/1,279ft
    • Location :

      » Chiruw

      » Taplethok

      » Damewa

      » Lelep

      » Hellok

      » Sekathum

    • Highlights :

      » Rhododendron Forest – 28 species of Rhododendron

      » Oak Forest

      » Pine Forest

     

  • Day 8 Sekathum – Amjilossa (2,510m/8,234ft)
    • Duration :6hrs walk(8-10Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :850m/2,788ft
    • Location :

      » Sekathum

      » Jonjim

      » Ghaiyabari

      » Amjilossa

    • Highlights :

      » Rhododendron Forest

      » Hilly Region

      » Limbu and Sherpa Villages

      » Small Villages

      » Beautiful Landscape

      » Paddy

     

  • Day 9 Amjilossa – Gyabala (2,730m/8,956ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs walk (7-8Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :220m/721ft
    • Location :

      » Amjilossa

      » Thyanyani

      » Syajungma

      » Gyabala

    • Highlights :

      » Green Hills

      » Mountain Sceneries

      » Vegetations

      » Flora and fauna

     

  • Day 10 Gyabala – Ghunsa (3,595m/11,794ft)
    • Duration :6hrs(10-11Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :865m/2,837ft
    • Location :

      » Gyabala

      » Phale(Pal Phere)

      » Yamtari Tar

      » Ghunsa

    • Highlights :

      » Mountainous Area

      » Chorten

      » The downtown area of Kanchenjunga

      » Prayer Flags

      » Permit Check Point

      » Landscapes

     

  • Day 11 Acclimatization Day | Day Hike
    • Duration :Whole day
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :

      » Ghunsa

    • Highlights :

      » Permit Check and Trek Preparation

      » Explore herbs and vegetations

      » Discover the Lifestyle of local people

       

     

  • Day 12 Ghunsa – Khambachen(4,100m/13,451ft)
    • Duration :7hrs(12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :505m/1,656ft
    • Location :

      » Ghunsa

      » Rampuk Kharka

      » Lyakep(Lakep)

      » Khambachen

    • Highlights :

      » Mountainous Area

      » Sceneries

      » Herbs and Vegetations

      » Suspension Bridges

      » Flora and fauna

     

  • Day 13 Khambachen – Lhonak (4,785m/15,698ft)
    • Duration :7hrs walk (9-10Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :685m/2,247ft
    • Location :

      » Khambachen

      » Sisima

      » Ramtang

      » Lhonak

    • Highlights :

      » Kanchenjunga View

      » Glacier

      » Snow Leopard and other wild and rare animals

      » Beautiful Sceneries

      » Adventure and Excitement

     

  • Day 14 Lhonak – Pang Pema (Kanchenjunga North Base Camp - 5,200m/17,060ft)
    • Duration :3hrs walk(4-5Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :415m/1,361ft
    • Location :

      » Lhonak

      » Jorkin

      » Pang Pema

    • Highlights :

      » Glacier

      » Kanchenjunga North View

      » Mountain Scenery

      » Achievement of a lifetime

      » Massive Mountain View

     

  • Day 15 Pang Pema to Drohmo Ri (6,100m) and back
    • Duration :9-10hrs walk(15-16Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :850m/2,788ft
    • Location :

      » Pang Pema

      » Drohmo Ri

      » Pang Pema

    • Highlights :

      » Wonderful Scenery

      » Achievement of a lifetime

      » Virgin Trail

      » Adventure and Excitement

     

  • Day 16 Contingency Day
    • Highlights :

      If you are interested in further expanding your trip and climbing Drohmo Peak, you can proceed ahead towards the Drohmo Peak from here. Else, it's just a contingency day.

     

  • Day 17 Pang Pema – Khambachen(4,100m/13,451ft)
    • Duration :5 hrs walk(14-15Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :1,100m/3,608ft
    • Location :

      » Pang Pema

      » Jorkin

      » Lhonak

      » Ramtang

      » Sisima

      » Khambachen

    • Highlights :

      » Glacier

      » Massive Mountain View

      » Herbs and vegetation

      » Beautiful Landscape

     

  • Day 18 Khambachen – Ghunsa
    • Duration :5hrs walk(12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :505m/1,656ft
    • Location :

      » Khambachen

      » Lyakep(Lakep)

      » Rampuk Kharka

      » Ghunsa

    • Highlights :

      » Mountainous Area

      » Sceneries

      » Herbs and Vegetations

      » Suspension Bridges

      » Flora and fauna

     

  • Day 19 Ghunsa – Sele La High Camp (4,310m/13,549ft)
    • Duration :4-5hrs walk(8-9Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :715m/2,345ft
    • Location :

      » Ghunsa

      » Sele La Khola

      » Tangbharma Danda

      » Sele La High Camp

    • Highlights :

      » Mountainous Sceneries

      » Walk through Remote Area

      » Off-beaten track

      » Herbs and Vegetations

      » Flora and fauna

     

  • Day 20 Sele La High Camp – Cheram(3,868m/12,696ft)via Sele La Pass (4,290m/14,074ft)
    • Duration :8hrs walk (12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :530m/1,738ft
    • Descend :966m/3,169ft
    • Location :

      » Sele La High Camp

      » Sele La Pass

      » Phokte Danda

      » Mirgin La Pass

      » Sinelapche Bhanjyang

      » Cheram

    • Highlights :

      » Mountainous Sceneries

      » Lakes

      » Herbs and Vegetations

      » Flora and fauna

      » Adventure and excitement

      » Achievement of a lifetime

     

  • Day 21 Cheram – Ramche(4,610m/15,124ft)
    • Duration :7-8hrs walk(12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :742m/2,434ft
    • Location :

      » Cheram

      » Yalung Bara

      » Simbuwa Khola

      » Lapsang

      » Ramche

    • Highlights :

      » View of Mt.Kabru

      » Yalung Glacier

      » Wildlife

      » Mountainous Area

      » Hilly Area

      » Sceneries

      » Herbs and Vegetations

      » Rivers

      » Fresh Air

      » Suspension Bridges

      » Flora and fauna

      » Blue Sheep

      » Sightseeing Stone Hut

     

  • Day 22 Ramche – Yalung Base Camp (South Base Camp: 4,500m/14,763ft) – Ramche
    • Duration :8hrs walk(12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :150m/492ft
    • Descend :150m/492ft
    • Location :

      » Ramche

      » Okhordung(Oktang)

      » Yalung Base Camp

    • Highlights :

      » Day Hike

      » Breathtaking Mountain Sceneries

      » Yaks

      » Glacier Walk

      » Snow Leopard

      » View Of Mt.Kanchenjunga

      » Sceneries

      » Herbs and Vegetations

      » Flora and fauna

     

  • Day 23 Ramche – Anda Phedi(3, 990m/13,090ft)
    • Duration :5hrs walk(12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :620m/2,034ft
    • Location :

      » Ramche

      » Lapsang

      » Yalung Bara

      » Cheram(Tseram)

      » Anda Phedi

    • Highlights :

      » Mountain Sceneries

      » Herbs and Vegetations

      » Suspension Bridges

      » Flora and fauna

      » Wildlife

      » Hilly Region

     

  • Day 24 Anda Phedi – Tortong(2,995m/9,826ft)
    • Duration :5hrs walk(9-10Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :995m/3,264ft
    • Location :

      » Anda Phedi

      » Simbuwa Khola

      » Tortong

    • Highlights :

      » Bushes

      » Hilly Area

      » Rhododendron Forest

      » Sceneries

      » Herbs and Vegetations

      » Lifestyle and culture

      » Flora and fauna

     

  • Day 25 Tortong – Yamphudim(2,080m/6,824ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs walk (9-10Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :651m/2,135ft
    • Descend :1,566m/5,137ft
    • Location :

      » Tortong

      » Lasiya Bhanjyang

      » Chittre

      » Kharka

      » Yamphudim

    • Highlights :

      » Hilly Area

      » Sceneries

      » Herbs and Vegetations

      » Lifestyle and Culture

      » Rural Landscape

      » Flora and fauna

     

  • Day 26 Yamphudim – Khebang(1,915m/6,282ft)
    • Duration :5hrs walk(12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :165m/541ft
    • Location :

      » Yamphudim

      » Thungim

      » Ekim

      » Kabela Khola

      » Ekchna Bhanjyang

      » Khebang

    • Highlights :

      » Terraced Field

      » Hinduism and Buddhism

      » Sceneries

      » Herbs and Vegetations

      » Suspension Bridges

      » Flora and fauna

     

  • Day 27 Khebang – Lalikharka(2,265m/7,431ft)
    • Duration :7 hrs walk(14-15Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :350m/1,148ft
    • Location :

      » Khebang

      » Tellok

      » Khande Bhanjyang

      » Shimbu

      » Lali Kharka

    • Highlights :

      » Terraced Field

      » Agriculture

      » Cattle

      » Lifestyle and Culture

      » Sceneries

      » Herbs and Vegetations

      » Suspension Bridges

      » Flora and fauna

     

  • Day 28 Terraced Field, Tea Garden, Sceneries, Herbs and Vegetations, Scenic Drive, Flora and fauna
    • Duration :7-8hrs (125Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Jeep
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :

      » Lalikharka

      » Deurali

      » Ilam

      » Taplejung

      » Birtamode

    • Highlights :

      » Terraced Field

      » Tea Garden

      » Sceneries

      » Herbs and Vegetations

      » Scenic Drive

      » Flora and fauna

     

  • Day 29 Drive to Biratnagar and Fly back to Kathmandu
    • Duration :2.5hrs Drive (82Km) and 1hr Flight
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private vehicle and flight
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :

      » Birtamode

      » Biratnagar

      » Kathmandu

    • Highlights :

      » Low land

      » Sceneries

      » Herbs and Vegetations

      » Lifestyle and Culture

      » Flora and fauna

      » Farewell Dinner in the Evening

     

  • Day 30 Departure Day

     

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; any items on the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you not to waste your meals for it is difficult to transport food in the rural area.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from another group.
  • Domestic flights or Private Vehicle/Bus
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade of working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kinds of critical situations that might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staff.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belong to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Four seasonal sleeping bags, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffer bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • TIMS Card, Conservation Parks, and Special Kanchenjunga Permits.
  • Rescue arrangement service
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • 13% Tax and 10%  service charges.
  • Farewell dinner
  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • Breakfast during the trek
  • Domestic flights or Private Vehicle/Bus
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade of working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kinds of critical situations that might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staff.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belong to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Four seasonal sleeping bags, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffer bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • TIMS Card, Conservation Parks, and Special Kanchenjunga Permits.
  • Rescue arrangement service
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • 13% Tax and 10%  service charges.

Cost Excludes

  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets and extra baggage charges
  • Food in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses(internet, laundry, battery charge, donation, etc)
  • All soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets and extra baggage charges
  • Food in Kathmandu
  • All meals during the trek except for breakfast
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses(internet, laundry, battery charge, donation, etc)
  • All soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for guide and porters

Equipment Checklist

Equipment lists for 30 days Kanchenjunga plus Drohmo Ri Trekking

HEAD

Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses
Head Torch
Suncreams(40+) and Lip Balms

UPPER BODY

Cotton t-shirts and thermals
Fleece jacket
Waterproof jacket
Down jacket

LOWER BODY

Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Waterproof pants
Inner thermals

FEET

Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable hiking boots
Shower sandals

HANDS

Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
Creams
Sanitizer

ACCESSORIES

Sleeping bag rated to -20°C +
Trekking bag (Rucksack)
Duffel bag
Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
Water bottle or camel bag
Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits 

Personal Regular Medicines
Knee Caps
Bandages
Ointments
Blister Tape

MISCELLANEOUS

Medicines: We recommend you to bring your regular medicines; we will provide first aid kit from our side.
Light-weighted Towel
Swiss Knife
Passport and extra passport photos
Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

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