If we are heading down to Kanchenjunga Base Camp Lapsang La pass Trek, then we have to start from Eastern Nepal which is naturally diverse in nature in many ways; ethnic communities such as the Rai and Limbu people, a productive range of flora due to a highly rainy monsoon period in the region and some of the most gracious mountain windows anywhere in the Himalaya. As we cling on to the glacial torrent of the Tamur and Ghunsa Rivers who define their roots by the North West side of the Kanchenjunga Himal, we find ourselves in an unknown world, even though we live on the same planet. Shortened by an alpine opulence in every direction that we can see, peaks such as Pyramid Peak, Jannu, with the Twins and for sure Kanchenjunga at (8586m) dominate the settings that we behold. When our journey does wrap up, there’s nothing less sublime as we return by way of the Mirgin La Pass at (4500m). The return experience takes us to another plain…the Kanchenjunga region is merciless, but its flora, fauna and landscapes are as soft and gentle as the petals of the lovely rhododendrons that we see glistening in the sunshine of a rainy monsoon day…
This colossal mountain was first climbed on 25 May 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band, who were part of a British expedition. They hauled up short of the summit as per a promise given to the Maharaja of Sikkim that the peak of the mountain would remain untouched. All who have attempted the summit has followed this tradition.
Some of the most fabulous views of Kanchenjunga Base Camp Lapsang La pass Trek are said to be found in the hill station of Taplejung. On a lovely sparkling day of sunshine, that’s always in the autumn, the view of Kanchenjunga doesn’t look much of a mountain but more rather of a snow white wall dangling from the sky, or so it seems. The Sikkimese folks look up to Kanchenjunga as a sacred mountain. Permission to climb the mountain from the Indian side is a rare happening.
The villages down here seem to be wealthier than anywhere else in Nepal, but the higher you climb; the more remote are the chances of finding settlement. A cool way to develop friendships down here is to team up with the locals for a heart-warming drink of hot tongba, the fermented millet drink of the east…it sure kicks the fatigue from your weary body
If it’s in you for some adventure with grit in a wilderness of an unusual kind, and if you dare to test your mental strength, then join GURKHA ADVENTURES for some raw forays into the wild…and Kanchenjunga Base Camp Lapsang La pass Trek is just the kind of trek you’d like to start off with… and The rest will be history and fables that you can take home forever…
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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Lapsang La pass Trek
Day 01: Fly to Biratnagar and overnight there
Day 02: Fly to Sukhetar and prepare for the trek
Day 03: Trek to Phurumba
Day 04: Trek to Chiriwa
Day 05: Trek to Sakathum
Day 06: Trek to Amjilassa
Day 07: Trek to Kyapla
Day 08: Trek to Ghunsa
Day 09: Rest at Ghunsa for acclimatization
Day 10: Trek to Kambachen
Day 11: Rest at Kambachen for acclimatization
Day 12: Trek to Lonak
Day 13: Trek to Pangpema BC (Kanchanjunga North BC), and return to Khambachen
Day 14: Trek to Gunsa
Day 15: Trek to Kharka
Day 16: Trek to Lapsang La pass and on to Lapsang
Day 17: Trek to Octang
Day 18: Trek to Tseram
Day 19: Trek to Yamphudin
Day 20: Trek to Kunjari
Day 21: Trek to Taplejung
Day 22: Fly back to Biratnagar and then to Kathmandu
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The Great Himalaya Trail(GHT) is a network of existing treks and trails...
The Great Himalaya Trail(GHT) is a network of...
Abundunt rhododendron and bamboo forests, dramatic mountain panorama, communities with ancient history...
Abundunt rhododendron and bamboo forests, dramatic mountain panorama,...
If we are heading down to Kangchenjunga, then we have to start...
If we are heading down to Kangchenjunga, then...