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Olangchung Gola Trek (28 days)

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Trip Code: NET-TR-OLCG1

  • Trip Type Camping Trek
  • Duration 28 days
  • Grade Difficult
  • Max.Altitude 4940 m.
  • Group Size 1+
  • Travel Mode Land
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Olangchug Gola Village

Olangchug Gola Village

Olangchung Gola Trek is a camping trek to one of the most remote areas of Nepal. The stunning mountain views of Kanchenjunga and Makalu, along with many others in Olangchung Gola Trek will completely mesmerize you.
 
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 a much more orthodox pattern of Buddhist culture than any of the Limbu community of the Arun valley. The people of Olangchung have been far more impacted by the Tibetan culture from across the border than other areas and this is displayed throughout their daily lives and activities.

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 Trip code: NET-TR-OLCG1
  Region Kanchenjunga Region Trekking
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 28 days
 Trip Type: Camping Trek
 Trip Grade: Difficult
 Min. Group Size 1+
 Max Altitude: 4940 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Land
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu
Camping Accomodation during Trek

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Drive from Kathmandu to Hille via Dhankuta. You camp for the night.
 

Trek from Hille to Mangmaya (1649m). You camp for the night.

Trek from Mangmaya to Khare (2490m). You camp for the night.

Trek from Khare to Chainpur (1600m). From Khare the trail gradually ascends to Chainpur. You camp for the night.

Trek from Chainpur to Nundhaki (2340m). You camp for the night.

Trek from Nundhaki to Milke Dhanda (3500m). You camp for the night.

Trek from Milke Dhanda to Dhoban. You camp for the night.

Trek from Dhoban to Thuma. You camp for the night.

Trek from Thuma to Chirwa. You camp for the night.

Trek from Chirwa to Tortang. You camp for the night.

Trek from Tortang to Walungchung Gola. You camp for the night.

Rest at Olangchung Gola. Olangchung (3,200m) in Tamur valley with Kangbachenga (4038) in Ghunsa valley are the highest settlements in the area. The latter was an important trading center between the towns of Darjeeling and Tipta La in Tibet. You camp for the night.

Trek from Olangchung Gola to Nango Khola. You camp for the night.

Cross Nango La (4820m) and trek to Gunsa (3340m).You explore the upper reach of Tamur and cross Nangola (4802m) to reach Gunsa. You camp for the night.

Rest at Ghunsa. You camp for the night.
 

Trek from Ghunsa to Kambachen (4124m.) 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 steep slope.

Trek from Kambachen to Lhonak (4780m.) and it takes about seven hours. 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 a dry lake bed on an open, sandy plain. There are no houses, but you can camp among the large boulders to avoid the wind. Terrific mountain views abound in all directions. You camp for the night.

Trek from Lhonak to North Base-camp. From Lhonak, the trail ascends gradually across the plain, and then becomes 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. You camp for the night.

Rest at North Base Camp (4940m). You camp for the night.

Trek from North Base Camp to Ghunsa (3340m). You camp for the night.

Trek from Ghunsa to Amjillassa. You camp for the night.

Trek from Amjillassa to Chirwa. You camp for the night.

Trek from Chirwa to Pathibhara. From Chirwa ascend the steep trail to Pathivara (3700m). You camp for the night.

Trek from Pathibhara to Taplejung (1798m). You camp for the night.

Drive from Taplejung to Ilam. You stay overnight in Ilam.

Drive from Ilam to Kathmandu via Biratnagar (174km).


SERVICE INCLUDES/EXCLUDES

The Trip includes following services:
  • All airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or van
  • Entry permit 
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Trekking guide and Sherpas
  • Cook and kitchen helpers
  • Necessary porters (One porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) 
  • Necessary camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc.
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipments for all trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will    provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.)
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on last day 
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.) 

The price does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.
 

 

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