OLANG CHU GOLA TREAKKING (30 NIGHTS 31 DAYS)
TRIP AN OVERVIEW
Kang-chen-zod-nga", meaning "Five Great Treasuries of the Snow", actually, has seven major summits. To the locals, Kanchenjunga (8585 m.), the third highest mountain in the world, is the abode of gods who bestow prosperity and benevolence on them and their lands. The avalanches that Kanchenjunga throws down are said to be the largest anywhere! The major ethnic group inhabiting the Kanchenjunga region is the Limbus who along with Rais have earned respect as fearless infantry men-the "Gurkhas". Your journey to this remote area begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar in the east of Nepal, followed by a drive to Basantapur (2220 m,) from where you head north to the villages of Chauki (2700 m), GorjaGaon (2000 m), Amjilasa (2490 m), Ghunsa (3340 m), Khambachen (4040 m) and Lhonak (4790 m) to Pangpema (5140 m.) which also serves as the Base Camp for expeditions attempting the North Face of Kanchenjunga and the culmination of the first part of the trek. You then retrace your steps to the village of Ghunsa and back to Taplejung or Tumlingtar for your flight back or you can head east over the Lapsang La (5110 m.) to Tseram and Ramze and then to the Yalung Glacier (4800 m.) towards the south which completes the second part of your journey. From here you start on your return journey heading south through the villages of Torontan, Yamphudin, Mamankhe and Keswa to Taplejung from where you will board and aircraft for Biratnagar and then fly out to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu to make the final preparations for your trek or do some exploring on your own.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Hille via Dhankuta.
Day 04: Trek from Hille to Mangmaya (1649m)
Day 05: Trek from Mangmaya to Khare (2490m)
Day 06: Trek from Khare to Chainpur (1600m). From Khare the trail gradually ascends to chainpur.
Day 07: Trek from Chainpur to Nundhaki (2340m)
Day 08: Trek from Nundhaki to MilkeDhanda (3500m)
Day 09: Trek from MilkeDhanda to Dhoban
Day 10: Trek from Dhoban to Thuma
Day 11: Trek from Thuma to Chirwa
Day 12: Trek from Chirwa to Tortang
Day 13: Trek from Tortang to WalungchungGola
Day 14: Rest at WalangchungGola
Day 15: Walungchung (3,200m) in Tamur valley with Kangbachenga (4038) in Ghunsa valley are the highest settlements in the area. The latter was an important trading centre between the towns of Darjeeling and Tipta La in Tibet.
Day 16: Trek from WalangchungGola to NangoKhola
Day 17: CroosNango La (4820m) and trek to Gunsa (3340m). You explore the upper reach of Tamur and cross Nangola (4802m) to reach Gunsa.
Day 18: Rest at Ghunsa
Day 19: Trek from Ghunsa to Kambachen (4124m.)
Day 20: Trek from Kambachen to Lhonak (4780m.)
Day 21: Trek from Lhonak to North Base-camp.
Day 22: Rest at North Base Camp (4940m)
Day 23: Trek from North Base Camp to Ghunsa (3340m)
Day 24: Trek from Ghunsa to Amjillassa
Day 25: Trek from Amjillassa to Chirwa
Day 26: Trek from Chirwa to Pathibhara. From Chirwa ascend the steep trail to Pathivara (3700m).
Day 27: Trek from Pathibhara to Taplejung (1798m)
Day 28: Drive or Fly from Taplejung to Ilam. You stay overnight in Ilam
Day 29: Drive from Ilam to Kathmandu via Biratnagar (174km).
Day 30: Free day in Kathmandu for souvenir shopping & independent activiries
Day 31: Send off to airport, departure from Kathmandu.