This is a 36 day trek following a section of The Great Himalaya Trail ("GHT") in Nepal crossing the Lumba Sumba pass at 5,160m. We trek through a remote region on the border with Tibet from Kanchenjunga Base Camp to Makalu Base Camp.
This epic Kanchenjunga GHT trek is the longest trek in our portfolio. Kanchenjunga Base Camp to Makalu Base Camp follows Section 1 of The Great Himalaya Trail.
We start by walking to Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek on the northside of the mountain. Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. From our high camp at Lhonak we hike to Pangpema to see the vast North Face of Kangchenjunga.
We return on the same trail back to Ghunsa. From there we start on the remote section of the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) as we head to the West to Lumba Sumba pass. We cross the Nango La at 4,820m into the remote Yangma valley and onto the village of Olangchungola. We cross Lumba Sumba pass at 5,160m and walk out to Hongon.
At Hongon, we continue westwards along the rarely trekked high trail on the Makalu Base Camp trek. After visiting Makalu Base Camp we descend the Barun Valley then we cross Shipton la at 4,125m. We walk out to Tumlingtar airstrip for the flight back to Kathmandu.