DESTINATION: Mt Kanchanjungha, Taplejung / MAX ELEVATION: 4854m / TREKKING LEVEL: Moderate – Strenuous / TREKKING ACCOMMODATION: Te-House Lodge & Homestay BEST TIME: March to May & mid-September to mid-November/ TREK DURATION: 17 Days / STARTING POINT: Kathmandu, ENDING POINT: Kathmandu.
The Land of Kiraants: The trek begins from the lower temperate river valleys and then reaches into alpine areas and ends with sub-tropical vegetation. This trek is unique in its bio-diversity which alone covers 30 varieties of Rhododendron species and 69 varieties of Orchids. The trek walks through the Kanchenjungha Conservation area which is the home of 202 species of Birds including endangered birds like Impeyan Pheasant, Red-billed blue magpie and Ashy Drongo.
The wildlife includes snow-leopards, Musk Deer, Red Pandas and Blue Sheep shall make your trekking memorable if you have the luck to catch a glimpse of them! The Kanchanjungha Conservation Area has been selected as one of the 200 global eco regions recognized by world wildlife Fund (WWF).
The major ethnic groups living in this trek are the Rais and Limbus (Kiraant) who have a warm and rich culture of hospitality. If you visit during one of their ritual celebration days you will have opportunity to witness a culture far removed from the self-centric-individuality of much of the modern world. You will feel a remarkable longing to live there longer and you are sure to feel at home.
MT. Kanchanjungha / Kumbhakarna Himal / Mt Makalu / Tea Gardens / Red-Panda / Kirant Culture / The Rais / The Limbus
The Magars / Ghunsa Valley / Tibetan Culture / Yak-Pastures / Himalayan Range View / Blossoming Rhododendron Forest
TRIP PRICE: 97USD per person per day
MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 2 Trekkers
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: 27USD per day
-Accommodation at Tea-House lodge on twin sharing basis
-Two Course Vegetarian Meals (Soup and Main Course)
-A cup of Tea/ Coffee with meal
-Guide porter Insurance
-All overland transfers
PRICE NOT INCLUDED:
-Trekking Permit fees & TIMS (45 USD per person)
-All drinks & beverage
-Medical Insurance, Emergency evacuation
-Extra expenses caused by natural or political incidents beyond Samsara Trekking’s control
-Sleeping bag required for trek
-Hot Shower and other materials not mentioned
-Expense on Generosity: i.e. tipping trekking staffs (equal to 3 days wage)
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