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Trip Length: 31 Days
Highest Point: Lumba Sumba Pass (5160m)
Trek Grade: Strenuous
Accommodation: Tent
Starting Point: Suketar
Ending Point: Tumlingtar
Walking Time: Approx 6 hrs per day
Region: Kanchanjunga

Trip Highlights

  • Trek to northern base camp of Kanchanjunga
  • Unique culture, tradition and lifestyle of local people
  • Far-flung rural settlements
  • Crossing of Nango La and Lumba Sumba passes
  • Excursion of ancient Tibetan villages of Ghunsa and Olangchung Gola
  • Ancient trade route with Tibet


This is the eastern-most section of the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) in Nepal and the beginning point of this epic walking trail. This section begins from northern base camp of Mt Kanchanjunga and moves through high Himalayan passes, settlements and meadows to the Makalu region where the next section begins. The trail to the Kanchanjunga base camp begins from Suketar airport – a STOL airfield serving Taplejung district – and passes through the villages of Sekathum, Gyabala, Ghunsa, Kambachen and Lhonak to reach the base camp. From the base camp, the trail then retreats to Ghunsa village and climbs a high pass to enter Olangchung Gola – an ancient village of Walung people who follow traditional Tibetan Buddhism. It then enters Makalu Valley after crossing Lumba Sumba Pass. The Kanchanjunga section exits the GHT from the village of Hongon. Trekkers walk through the villages of Barun Dobhan and Pathibhara to Num from where they catch a jeep to Tumlingar airport to catch a flight to Kathmandu.
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Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Beautiful mountains, hills and terraced land will greet you once your aircraft enters the Nepali airspace. Very soon, you will land in Kathmandu Valley. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, complete immigration formalities and meet your representative outside the arrival lounge. Get transferred to your hotel. In the evening, meet your guide and attend a trek briefing session.

O/N: Hotel
Day 10
Rest Day

O/N: Tent
Day 25
Trek toNum

O/N: Tent
Day 28
Buffer Day

O/N: Hotel
Day 29

O/N: Tent

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GHT - Kanchanjunga

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