Walungchug Gola Trek

This is a camping trek to one of the remote areas of Nepal. The stunning mountain views of Kanchenjunga, Makalu with many others will completely mesmerize you.Walongchung bears all the outward sign of flourishing center of Buddhist. There is a large and lavishly furnished gompa (monastery) and the village is studded with chorten (stupa), mani walls and prayer wheels. The Bhutias of Upper Tamur practice much more orthodox pattern of Buddhist culture than any of the Lhomi communities of Arun valley. The people of Olangchung have had far more impact of Tibetan culture across the border than other areas.

Trip Facts:
  • Duration: 28 Days
  • Type of Trek : Camping
  • Max Altitude: 4940 m.
  • Minimum Pax: 1 +
  • Mode of travel: Land Transportation
  • Grade: Strenuous.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01-02: Drive from Kathmandu to Hille via Dhankuta.

Day 03: Trek from Hille to Mangmaya (1649m)

Day 04: Trek from Mangmaya to Khare (2490m)

Day 05: Trek from Khare to Chainpur (1600m)

From Khare the trail gradually ascends to chainpur.

Day 06: Trek from Chainpur to Nundhaki (2340m)

Day 07: Trek from Nundhaki to Milke Dhanda (3500m)

Day 08: Trek from Milke Dhanda to Dhoban

Day 09:
Trek from Dhoban to Thuma

Day 10: Trek from Thuma to Chirwa

Day 11: Trek from Chirwa to Tortang

Day 12: Trek from Tortang to Walungchung Gola

Day 13: Rest at Walangchung Gola. 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 14: Trek from Walangchung Gola to Nango Khola

Day 15: Croos Nango La (4820m) and trek to Gunsa (3340m)
You explore the upper reach of Tamur and cross Nangola (4802m) to reach Gunsa.

Day 16: Rest at Ghunsa

Day 17: Trek from Ghunsa to Kambachen (4124m.) which takes about seven hours.The trail makes a gradual ascent along the south bank of the Gunsa Khola, then crosses a boulder strewn flood plain and crosses back to Rambuk Kharka on the north side of the river. Once on the opposite side, the trail passes a waterfall then makes a short, steep ascent to a very unstable scree slope. It's a passage across the slide, with loose footing, a steep fall to the river and lots of tumbling football-sized rocks. Beyond the slide, the trail drops to the single locked hut at Lakep, then traverses to Khambachen, a Tibetan settlement of about a dozen houses at 4040m.

Day 18: Trek from Kambachen to Lhonak (4780m.) and it takes about seven hour. The trail climbs gradually through open rocky fields to Ramtang at 4240m, then across moraines north-west of the Kanchenjunga Glacier. Lhonak, at 4790m, is near a dry lake bed on an open, sandy plain; water is scarce here. There are no houses, but you can camp among the large boulders to get out of the wind. Terrific mountain views abound in all directions.

Day 19: Trek from Lhonak to North Base-camp.From Lhonak, the trail ascends gradually across the plain, then gets a bit steeper as it follows the moraine. You can drop off the moraine and follow the bottom of the valley to avoid the steeper section. The views are dramatic, but you cannot see Kanchenjunga or Wedge Peak until you are near Peng Pema. The spectacular main peak of Kanchenjunga, and a panorama of other peaks that make up one of the largest mountain masses in the world, tower over the single roofless hut at Pang Pema.Here you can enjoy the snow capped mountains and Kanchenjunga glacier. There are gorges of mountain glacier from water flows all the time. During the middle of the day, the scene of falling avalanches captivates you completely.

Day 20: Rest at North Base Camp (4940m)

Day 21: Trek from North Base Camp to Ghunsa (3340m)

Day 22: Trek from Ghunsa to Amjillassa

Day 23: Trek from Amjillassa to Chirwa

Day 24: Trek from Chirwa to Pathibhara
From Chirwa ascend the steep trail to Pathivara (3700m).

Day 25: Trek from Pathibhara to Taplejung (1798m)

Day 26: Drive from Taplejung to Ilam. You stay overnight in Ilam

Day 27-28: Drive from Ilam to Kathmandu via Biratnagar (174 km.).

  • Air port pick up and drop by car.
  • Two nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu at four stars level with breakfast . (HOTEL VAISHALI).
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations houses during the trek.
  • Everest Trekking map.
  • Domestic flight both ways from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Unique path's sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and walking stick, if necessary.
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System)
  • All government taxes.
  • Meals whilst in Kathmandu allow US$ 10 - US$ 12 per day.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa , you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in
  • Kathmandu. (US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency is required to obtain Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days. Likewise, Tourist Visa with Multiple
  • Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. You will also require 2 passport size photos.)
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory).

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