The Kanjiroba Expedition is a thrilling and challenging adventure that takes you deep into the heart of the Kanjiroba Himal region in Nepal. This remote and pristine area is also located in the western part of the country and is known for its rugged landscapes, towering peaks, and untamed beauty. The expedition offers an unforgettable experience for seasoned trekkers and mountaineers seeking a true wilderness adventure.

The journey begins in Kathmandu, where you meet your experienced guides and fellow adventurers. After thorough preparations and briefing sessions, you also embark on a scenic flight to Jumla, the starting point of the expedition. From here, the real adventure also begins as you trek through diverse terrain, including lush forests, alpine meadows, and rocky moraines.

As you ascend higher into the mountains, you are greeted by breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks, including the majestic Kanjiroba Himal. The region is also home to several stunning lakes, including Rara Lake, Nepal’s largest lake, which adds to the enchantment of the journey.

Throughout the expedition, you’ll encounter unique flora and fauna, including rare Himalayan wildlife such as the elusive snow leopard and musk deer. The region also holds cultural significance, with opportunities to interact with local communities and witness their traditional way of life.

Finally, The Kanjiroba Expedition is also a physically demanding adventure that requires a good level of fitness and previous trekking experience. You’ll also face high altitude, challenging terrains, and unpredictable weather conditions. However, the rewards are immense – the sense of accomplishment as you conquer passes, the serenity of pristine landscapes, and the camaraderie built among fellow adventurers.


Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] & transfer to Hotel

Our representative from Everest Expeditions Nepal will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Everest Expeditions Nepal.
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing and Climbing Preparation at Kathmandu

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We will also spend our day sightseeing around some of the attractive world heritage sites within Kathmandu valley. Also, today we will complete all the necessary paper works and other preparations required for Kanjirowa Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.

Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

Today we take a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj which takes around thirty minutes. Nepalgunj is located in the southwestern part of the Terai region near to the border of India. In Nepalgunj, we spend our day by paying a visit to the holy Bageshwari Temple and just wandering around the busy market. Here we can also see people from every corner of Nepal, including people from Tibet and India. They gather here for a trade of goods and services.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal [2475m/8118ft] & Trek to Dunai [2140m/7019ft]

Today we will take another flight from Nepalgunj to the dirt airstrip of Juphal. After landing at Juphal we start our trek on a broad trail that descends passing through beautiful terraced fields. Our trek goes along a small group of buildings before crossing the Thuli Bheri Khola. After crossing the river we continue our trek on a broad dirt track trail that leads towards Dunai. Dunai is the administrative centre as well as the main trading centre of the whole Dolpo Region.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Trek from Dunai to Chhepka [2838m/9308ft]

From Dunai we start our trek by crossing the suspension bridge over Thulo Bheri Khola and trek along the right bank of the river to reach Sulighat. There is a National Park office at Sulighat where we will make a stop for permit checks and registration. After registration at the check post, our trek continues over the true left bank of the river passing through the village of Raktang. Our trail from there heads for the crossing of a large tributary, Ankhe Khola and then make a final climb for about an hour to reach Chhepka for the overnight camping.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 06: Trek from Chhepka to Rechi [2940m/9643ft]

Leaving Chhepka our trail crosses the Suli Khola to its west bank for avoiding a steep, landslide affected area and return to its east bank after about an hour of trekking. Our trek continues passing through dense forest before crossing a tributary. Then we will climb over a switch back to arrive at the broad grassy plateau. From there we will gradually descend down to reach the river bed and to the good camping site of Rechi for the overnight camping.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 07: Trek from Rechi to Ringmo Village [3733m/12244ft]

After breakfast, we leave Rechi and follow the trail that passes through a school and gompa. The teachers and students from the school are always happy to receive guests. Our trek from there continues along the true right bank of Phoksundo river before ascending through cedar and pine forest to reach a small winter settlement of Polam. Our trail from there climbs up the ridge for a good view of the blue Phoksundo Lake – Nepal’s deepest and second-largest lake. The trail soon descends through birch forest before climbing an easy gradient to reach Ringmo Village.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 08: Trek from Ringmo to Phoksundo Khola [3750/12300ft] via Phoksundo Lake [3600m/11808ft]

Today we follow one of the most spectacular sections of the trail. We start our trek continuing on the western side of the lake outflow and then gradually ascending towards the cliff with excellent views of the Phoksundo Lake and the village. After a few hours of uphill trekking, our trail descends to the floodplains of the Phoksundo Khola for the overnight camping.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 09: Trek from Phoksundo Khola to Pass Camp [4810m/15776ft]

From Phoksundo Khola we will follow the trail that winds up the gorge, crossing the river many times. After some time the gradient eases and the gorge widens. Our trek continues passing through a small waterfall and then climb a switchback to arrive at the broad valley. We will trek until we arrive at the good camping site at the base of the long curving trail that leads up to the pass.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10: Trek from Pass Camp to Shey Gompa [4343m/14245ft] via Nangdala La Pass [5350m/17548ft]

Leaving Pass Camp we will follow the trail that heads for the crossing of adventurous Nangdala La Pass at 5,350 meters. Our trail to the pass is over loose slate-scree, climbing steeply towards the top of the pass. From the top, we can see a broad valley of Upper Dolpo. From the top of the pass, we will gently descend down to the valley. During our trek, we will probably meet yak and sheep herds before reaching the red-painted walls of Shey Gompa for the overnight camping.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11: Rest/Acclimatization day at Shey Gompa

Acclimatization is very crucial in higher altitudes to avoid mental and physical sickness and to ensure the successful summit climb of Mt Kanjiroba. Therefore, we will take a rest day for acclimatization and explore around Shey Gompa. We can visit Kagyupa gompa as well as the hermitage at Tsakang. It is one of the most sacred valleys in Dolpo. It is common to spot blue sheep and snow leopard in this area, locals here prohibit the killing of any animals in and around Shey Gompa.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12: Trek from Shey Gompa to Bijer village [3850m/12628ft]

From Shey Gompa, our trail climbs up to reach a small valley. We will descend slightly to cross a stream before climbing to a ridge. Our trek continues over an undulating trail and passes through several chortens with prayer flags. A mixture of uphill and downhill trekking will lead us to Bijer village for the overnight camping. The lama at the Gompa in Bijer is also an amchi (Tibetan medicine doctor) and knows the tale of the first settlement of the village.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Trek from Bijer village to Namlang Khola

After breakfast, we pack our gears and start our trek by following the trail that is gradual uphill trekking for about two hours. Resting every now and then helps in restoring energy for further trekking in the higher altitudes. Our trek continues with several ups and downs as we head towards a good camping site near Namlang Khola. Our Sherpa crew will set up the camp and check our health conditions which are very essential for the main summit climb of Mt Kanjiroba.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14: Trek from Namlang Khola to Jopala

From Namlang Khola we start our trek and follow an undulating trail passing through harsh alpine vegetation. During our trek, the possibility of spotting the rare and endangered species of wild animals such as Blue Sheep and Snow Leopard. We will explore the magnificent surrounding valleys and continue trekking until we arrive at Jopala for the overnight camping.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15: Trek from Jopala to Mt. Kanjiroba Base Camp

Today is a rather short day trekking. However, our trail is a steep all the way to Kanjiroba Base Camp. Our climbing trek can be very tiring so resting every now and then helps in restoring energy for trekking in the higher altitudes. Once we reach the campsite, our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camp and make necessary preparations for further climbing of Mt Kanjiroba.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 16-30: Expedition period Mt. Kanjiroba [6883m/22576ft] and back to Base Camp

Our Sherpa crew will set up additional camps above base camp before attempting the main summit of Mt Kanjiroba. We will engage in climbing training practices which also helps to get proper acclimatization. Fully equipped with all the climbing gears and taking weather conditions into consideration we will follow the instructions given by our experienced climbing experts. Our climb to the summit of Mt Kanjiroba is rewarded with breathtaking valleys of Dolpo to the south and several snow-capped peaks to the north bordering Tibet. After spending some quality time at the summit we descend following the same route and head back to the Base Camp.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 31-40: Trek back to Juphal via same return trails

After successfully achieving the summit of Mt Kanjiroba we prepare ourselves for the return journey. We will retrace our steps on the same trail as we pass through Shey Gompa and Phoksundo Lake. During our trek, it is most likely to spot blue sheep and the exclusive Snow Leopard. Our return trekking continues for a few days to arrive at Juphal.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 41: Fly to Nepalgunj and fly to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we will take an early morning flight from Juphal to Nepalgunj. After landing at Nepalgunj airport we take another connecting flight to reach back to Kathmandu. Once at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at the hotel or take a walk around the busy market streets of Thamel. In the evening we will also celebrate the successful completion of Kanjiroba Expedition and have a final meal together.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch + Farewell Dinner

Day 42: International Departure as per flight schedule

Finally, Our Airport Representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.
Meals: Breakfast

Price From: US $ 7,555.00 per person

What’s included?

• Airport Arrival Departure transfer as per mentioned in Itinerary
• 4 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
• Sightseeing in Kathmandu with an experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
• All essential ground transportation by Private Vehicle – as mentioned in Itinerary
• Climbing permit for mount Mt. Kanjiroba Expedition
• Required Trekking Permits and National Park fees
• Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Juphal and Juphal – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu
• Tea House and Camping Accommodation during Trekking and Climbing
• All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking and climbing period
• Trekking Guide and well-experienced climbing guide Team
• Required number of porters, and kitchen staff for camping
• All essential camping equipment – Dining tent, toilet tent, store tent, table – chair for an expedition
• Liaison officer
• All staffs salary, foods, clothing and insurance
• All essential climbing gears
• Emergency oxygen-mask & regulator (need to pay as per usages)
• Solar panel for batteries charging & lighting in base camp
• Satellite Phone (Need to pay as per usages per minute)
• Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
• All applicable TAX, VAT and necessary paperwork

What’s not included?

• Personal Climbing gear
• Your climbing insurance
• Bar and Beverage bills
• All personal nature expenses
• TIPS for staffs
• Refundable garbage deposit