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Kanjerawa Expedition

Kanjerawa Expedition

Kanjerawa Expedition

Kanjerawa Himal (6612 meters), which lies in Dolpa district inside the Shey Phoksundo National Park, is one of the most beautiful mountains in western Nepal. The mountain is locally popilar as Gangchhenralwa Himal. Gangchhen means a big mountain, while Ralwa means horse’s mane in local dialect. The mountain resembles a horse’s neck with mane. The mountain, which sits on the right side of the Phoksundo Lake, is the second tallest peak in Dolpa. Though many attempts have been made to climb the mountain, there is no evidence of any climber making it to the top. Kanjerawa expedition is one of the challenging trekking routes and Duke Nepal Adventure offers this expedition  at best rate.

Kanjerawa Expedition

Kanjerawa Expedition

Furthermore, Kanjerawa Himal Explore and Study Expedition 2016 recently explored climbing routes in this beautiful mountain with the support of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and Dolpa District Development Committee, among others. After a month of complex study, we succeeded in discovering the base camp (4,506 meters) and safe climbing route. The expedition also came to a conclusion that this mountain could be climbed safely and easily from the south ridge as compared to other sections. Despite bad weather, we successfully climbed the second summit of Kanjerawa (6,426 meters). We also concluded that it is not difficult to get to the main summit (6612 meters) from the second summit.

Duke Nepal Adventure offers this trekking at reasonable rate to our valued customers.

Source:Sanjib Gurung | Image Nepal Magazine

 

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1 : Kathmandu-Nepalgunj
  • Day 2 : Nepalgunj-Juphal-Dunai
  • Day 3 : Rest day
  • Day 4 : Dunai-Shyanta (2585 meters)
  • Day 5 : Shyanta-Rechi (3009 meters)
  • Day 6 : Rechi-Yak Kharka
  • Day 7 : Rest and Acclimatizing Day
  • Day 8 : Yak Kharka-Kanjerawa Base Camp 4506m
  • Day 9 : Rest and Acclimatizing
  • Day 10 : Camp 1 (5,322m)
  • Day 11 : Camp 2 (6,000m)
  • Day 12 : Summit Kanjerawa (6,612m)
  • Day 13 : Extra Days
  • Day 14 : Extra Days
  • Day 15 : Kanjerawa Base Camp— Pugmo (3,268m)
  • Day 16 : Pugmo-Rigmo (3645m)
  • Day 17 : Rigmo-Shyanta (2585m)
  • Day 18 : Shyanta-Juphal
  • Day 19 : JuphaI-Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Kathmandu-Nepalgunj
    We took a flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu Airport which takes around an hour. Nepalgunj is the hub to fly to the western and mid western Nepal. Many airlines like Buddha Air, Yeti Air and Nepal Airlines operate scheduled flights to Nepalgunj. There are good hotels, malls and shopping centers at Nepalgunj which is situated at an altitude of 170 meters above sea level.
  • Day 2 : Nepalgunj-Juphal-Dunai
    A short flight from Nepalgunj took us to Juphal airstrip. Juphal is a delightful place, offering a pleasant view of Mt Kagmara along withbeautiful surroundings. Our trek started from Juphal itself. One can also opt for a jeep ride which takes around an hour. A walk of around four hours took us to Dunai — the district headquarters of Dolpa. The trail then goes to down south east to Rupagaad, which is close to Thulo Bheri. From Rupagaad, the trail continued via Suligad following Thulo Bheri Valley until we reached Dunai. Dunai has facilities like hotel, hospital, and Internet, among others and it was our final destination of the days' trek.
  • Day 3 : Rest day
    On the third day we took the day off and we arranged for donkeys, kitchen staff, climbing gears and did some last minute shopping.
  • Day 4 : Dunai-Shyanta (2585 meters)
    We started the trek by crossing the Thulo Bheri River and following the north bank of Bheri River till Suligad. After Suligad, we then continued our trek along the north bank of Suligad River until reaching the check post of Shey Phoksundo National Park. From here, the trail ascended gradually till Kageni which is a small village with tea houses and some homestays. After having lunch at Kageni, we again crossed Suligad River and walked till Shyanta. There is a small tea house and a camping place close to the river and it was our rest stop for the day.
  • Day 5 : Shyanta-Rechi (3009 meters)
    On the fifth day, the trail took us along the Suligad River. After a hike of around 45 minutes, we reached Chhekpa village where we could find some tea houses and camping places. From there, a walk of another three hours took us to Phaparbari. There were some tented tea shops at Phaparbari. We took lunch there and after some rest, we continued our hike along the newly opened short trekking trail before crossing the Suligad River to reach Rechi village.
  • Day 6 : Rechi-Yak Kharka
    This day also we followed the Suligad River until reaching Sunduwa. From here, we took the north-west trail along the Pugmo Khola (River). We could also see Nepal Army and national park check post at Sunduwa. From there we trekked to Pugmo village - the last village of the Expedition. This is a very nice place to stop for lunch and there is also a monastery and a guest house. After lunch, we walked along the banks of the Chugad River till Yak Kharka, the rest stop for the day.
  • Day 7 : Rest and Acclimatizing Day
    It is necessary for trekkers to acclimatize with the altitude before heading towards the Kanjerawa base camp, so we took the day off resting and acclimatizing.
  • Day 8 : Yak Kharka-Kanjerawa Base Camp 4506m
    After a steep climb for around three hours from Yak Kharka, we reached to a ridge through north direction. We crossed this ridge point and started walking towards east. As we hike, we come across may rough cliffs. A hike of another one and half hours, took us to the Kanjerawa Base Camp. Throughout the hike, we were rewarded with views of magnificent mountain ranges like: Kagmara, Lhasharma and Kanjerawa including the beautiful Pungmo Valley far below. The base camp was quite spacious. It also has a natural spring for water.
  • Day 9 : Rest and Acclimatizing
    Rest and Acclimatizing
  • Day 10 : Camp 1 (5,322m)
    There are two routes to the Camp 1. First is through the ridge which is on the right side through a glacier. The route on the left is a bit difficult and risky due to sharp ridge with loose rocks around. It is also difficult in this place to make anchor point or running belay. The right route is also risky due to past avalanches. The Camp 1 is very big, wide and relatively safe.
  • Day 11 : Camp 2 (6,000m)
    After climbing for fifteen minutes, crampon points began. From here, we continued climbing to the Kanjerawa South Ridge until we reached Camp 2.
  • Day 12 : Summit Kanjerawa (6,612m)
    Today is the summit day. After completing a vertical/climb from Camp 2. We met a smooth trail until we reached the summit. The summit offered us magnificent views all around. The few of Phoksundo Lake from the summit is breathtaking. We could see Mt Dhaulagiri (8167m), Putha Himal and er peaks of Kanjirewa Range from the itnmit. After enjoying sometime on the summit, we returned to the base camp.
  • Day 13 : Extra Days
    It would be wise to have some extra days in case you have to postpone the summit due to bad weather or if climbers need time for acclimatization. We can spend the time enjoying beautiful surroundings and capturing good pictures of the surrounding.
  • Day 14 : Extra Days
    It would be wise to have some extra days in case you have to postpone the summit due to bad weather or if climbers need time for acclimatization. We can spend the time enjoying beautiful surroundings and capturing good pictures of the surrounding.
  • Day 15 : Kanjerawa Base Camp— Pugmo (3,268m)
    The downhill walk was a bit difficult as the trail passes through rocky cliffs. After a hike of around one and halfhours till a ridge point, we walked for around two hours till Yak Kharka. A downhill walk of around one and half hours from Yak Kharka, took us to Pugmo. Pugmo is a small village inhabited by the ethnic Sherpas. Agriculture is the main occupation of this community. They mostly grow wheat, potato and buckwheat. These people follow Bon religions, which is all about worshipping nature
  • Day 16 : Pugmo-Rigmo (3645m)
    After a hike of around one and half hours, we reached Sunduwa. We walked along the Pugmo Khola. We then caught the trail toward the north east through Phoksundo Khola. The trail offers breathtaking landscapes, pleasant villages, mountain views and striking waterfalls that come through the Phoksundo River. Rigmo was the day's destination. Rigmo is a small village which offers some of the outstanding views of the surroundings. It is similar to Pugmo village in many ways. Inhabitants of both the villages share the same culture and religion. A few kilometers away from the village lies a famous Bon monastery. Both the monastery and the village are located near the famous Phoksundo Lake.
  • Day 17 : Rigmo-Shyanta (2585m)
    We began the walk early toward the old Bon Monastery. After visiting the monastery, the walk is mostly downhill along the Phoksundo Khola to the Suligad (River) Valley. We passed though some of the traditional villages before we reach Shyanta.
  • Day 18 : Shyanta-Juphal
    The trail is easy until reaching the Suligad River. After crossing the river, we headed westwards and continued a steep walk to reach Juphal.
  • Day 19 : JuphaI-Kathmandu
    A morning flight of around 40 minutes took us to Nepalgunj. From Nepalgunj, we took another flight to Kathmandu winding up the trip and taking back some awesome

Includes/Excludes

  • Includes
    • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by our car, van and bus
    • Accommodation as required by you or as specified in the appropriate itinerary
    • City tour with our guides in private car, van or bus if appropriate
    • All  typical Meals during the trek/tour (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners)
    • 3 Cup of teas during the trek/tour
    • English speaking Guide depending on the place
    • Local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek/tour
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
    • Airfares including taxes as appropriate for internal flight transfer which is a part of trek/tour itinerary
    • Land transportation as appropriate for trek/tour itinerary
    • All our government taxes
    • Official expense
    • First aid kits
    • Map
    • Availability of Duke Nepal Personnel in emergency
  • Excludes
    • Certain lunches and dinners as explained in the trek/tour itinerary
    • Your travel insurance which is compulsory
    • Your International Plane fare and airport taxes
    • Appropriate visa fees
    • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
    • Meals not listed in the itinerary.
    • Personal expenses such as room service, internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
    • Personal trek/tour equipment and gear
    • Certain sightseeing entrance fees
    • Gratuities, tips to guides, porters, drivers,  etc. (not compulsory)

Trip Facts

  • Region: Dolpa | Sey Phoksundo Lake
  • Max. Altitude: 6612m
  • Grade :
  • Group Size: Min 5
  • Duration: 19 Day(s)
  • Rating: Popular

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