Kanchenjunga Base Camp to Makalu Base Camp - GHT
This is a 36 day trek following The Great Himalaya Trail ("GHT") from Kanchenjunga Base Camp passing through a remote region on border with Tibet to Makalu Base Camp. Mount Kanchenjunga at an altitude of 8,586m is the third highest mountain in the world and Mount Makalu at 8,481m is the fifth highest mountain.
If this trek is too long take a look at the shorter version at 24 days where you visit Kanchenjunga Base camp and then walk out to Tumlingtar airstrip. Both of these treks follow the first section of The Great Himalaya Trail ("GHT") where very few other trekking groups have completed this adventurous mountain journey.
Our itinerary starts by exploring the area around Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world, where there are views of Tent peak, Nepal peak, Cross peak and then at Base Camp Mount Kanchenjunga itself becomes visible. From Pangpema the trek returns to Ghunsa and then crosses the Nango La at 4,820m into the remote Yangma valley and to the small hamlet of Olangchunngola.
From here we cross Lumba Sumba at 5,160m and walk out to Chyantang. This village is inhabited by the unique Lhomi ethnic group who follow Buddhism combined with Shamanism, there are only several villages in upper Arun valley that have Lhomis people. At Chyantang village our group will split with the people booked onto shorter Kanchenjunga Base camp to Tumlingtar heading out on the walk south to this airstrip whereas the Kanchenjunga Base Camp to Makalu Base Camp walkers will continue traversing westwards towards Makalu.
After visiting Makalu Base Camp we will descend the Barun Valley then cross Shipton la at 4,125m followed by the walk out to Tumlingtar airstrip for flight back to Kathmandu
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