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Tengkoma Peak Climbing (6,215m) - 21 days

 Trip Info

Trip Code: DHA/PC/TP-21
Trekking Duration: 15 days
Climbing Period: 1 day
Trek Type : Teahouse
Grade:
Maximum Elevation : 6,215M.
Avg. hours of walk / day : 5-6hrs
Best Month of the Year : April, May, October and November
Hotel Accommodation : 4 nights, 3-star twin sharing BB basis
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Introduction
Tengkoma Peak is a 6,215m elevation non-technical climbing peak very close to Kanchenjunga north base camp. The climbing trip is combined with trekking to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp also known as Pangpema Base Camp. The climbing to Tengkoma peak is not difficult and its difficulty can be compared with Island Peak or Lobuche East peak, therefore it will be a good start of mountaineering. Prior mountaineering background is not required to climb this peak, the major and important to be consider is, you need to be good shape and mentally strong. The summit chances of this peak is always high apart from weather could be an issue. From the summit of the peak, you can have simply breathtaking views of numerous peaks of Kanchenjunga ranges, Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Kiran Chuli, Pathibhara peak, Ghimigella, Jannu peak, as well as Mt. Everest and Makalu etc.   

Trekking to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp is one of the less crowded and adventurous trekking destination in Nepal Himalayas. Its great an opportunity to experience a diverse cross section of topography, people, culture, local inhabitant, fauna and flora and of course the remote wilderness, this region has much to offer the adventurous trekkers who are looking for something different. The landscape of the area is ideal environment for the some of wild animals i.e. Himalayan bear, barking deer, blue sheep, mask deer, snow leopard etc. and one of the main habitat for the red panda which is known as one of the most endangered species of the world. This region offers an endless variety of culture and changing countryside as it proceeds from terraced fields, forests of birch, bamboo and verities of rhododendrons. We pass through the villages of Limbu, Brahmins Chhetries in the lower part and enter into the territory of Sherpas settlements in the mountain area. The local teahouses are in the stage of improvements, or slightly developing, therefore the facilities are pretty basic.
 
Journey
you will take a flight to Bhadrapur airport and continue on a jeep drive to Taplejung. You will then trek through beautiful villages of the eastern Himalayas and enter the Kanchenjunga conservation area. You can drive up to Ranipul/Sekhathum and start the hiking from there. You will pass through some of the Sherpa villages i.e. Amjilesha, Gyabla, Phole and Ghunsa. Ghunsa is the main village of the area, and you will stay an extra day here for the better acclimatization purpose. Trekking continue towards Khambachen, Lhonak village and finally to Pangpema Base Camp and return to Lhonak before getting into the Tengkoma Base Camp. We will camp at the base of Tengkoma peak at an altitude of approx 5500m, next day early in the morning we will summit the peak and return to Base Camp and possibly to Lhonak the same day.

DETAILS ITINERARY

Day 1

Arrival, transfer to hotel & briefing

Arrival, transfer to hotel & briefing     

Day 2

City sight seen tours, packing and preparations

City sight seen tours, packing and preparations

Day 3

Fly to Bhadrapur (40min) and drive to Taplejung (8hrs) the same day

Fly to Bhadrapur (40min) and drive to Taplejung (8hrs) the same day

Day 4

Jeep drive to Ranipul/Sekhathum (5hrs) or and short trek to Lamatar (1hrs)

Jeep drive to Ranipul/Sekhathum (5hrs) or and short trek to Lamatar (1hrs)

Day 5

Trek to Amji-lhasa (2,360m), 5hrs

Trek to Amji-lhasa (2,360m), 5hrs

Day 6

Trek to Gyabla (2,690m), 5hrs

Trek to Gyabla (2,690m), 5hrs

Day 7

Trek to Phole village, visit Phole-gompa (monastery), trek continue to Ghunsa Gaon (3,595m), 2+3hrs

Trek to Phole village, visit Phole-gompa (monastery), trek continue to Ghunsa Gaon (3,595m), 2+3hrs

Day 8

Layover day at Ghunsa, visit to the monastery etc.

Layover day at Ghunsa, visit to the monastery etc.

Day 9

Trek to Khambachen (4,050m), 4hrs

Trek to Khambachen (4,050m), 4hrs

Day 10

Khambachen - optional hike up the Nupchu Khola valley to Nupchu Pokhari (lake).

Khambachen - optional hike up the Nupchu Khola valley to Nupchu Pokhari (lake).

Day 11

Trek to Lhonak (4,780m), 4hrs

Trek to Lhonak (4,780m), 4hrs

Day 12

Day trip Pang Pema base camp (5,145m) & retrace steps to Lhonak, 6hrs

Day trip Pang Pema base camp (5,145m) & retrace steps to Lhonak, 6hrs

Day 13

Trek to Tengkoma High Camp (5600m), 5hrs

Trek to Tengkoma High Camp (5600m), 5hrs

Day 14

Summit the peak (8hrs), return to High Camp and same day to Lhonak (4hrs)

Summit the peak (8hrs), return to High Camp and same day to Lhonak (4hrs)

Day 15

Retrace steps to Ghunsa (3,595m), 6hrs

Retrace steps to Ghunsa (3,595m), 6hrs

Day 16

Trek to Thyanyani (2,405m), 6hrs

Trek to Thyanyani (2,405m), 6hrs

Day 17

Trek to Sekathum (1,585m), 6hrs

Trek to Sekathum (1,585m), 6hrs

Day 18

Drive to Taplejung, stay overnight

Drive to Taplejung, stay overnight

Day 19

Drive early morning to Bhadrapur (8hrs) and fly to KTM same day

Drive early morning to Bhadrapur (8hrs) and fly to KTM same day  

Day 20

Free day, shopping and celebration meals in the evening

Free day, shopping and celebration meals in the evening

Day 21

Int’l departure to home

Int’l departure to home 
 
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Start Date
7th Oct 2023
End Date
27th Oct 2023
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HIRING OPTIONS

  • Carabiner (Unlock) - USD 0.50 per/day 
  • Carabiner (Lock) - USD 0.50 per/day 
  • Harness - USD 1 per/day 
  • Halmet (Camp/BD) - USD 1 per/day 
  • Ice Axe (55cm to 75cm) - USD 1 per/day 
  • Mountaineering boot (Spantik or similar, size UK 6 to 12) - USD 3.00 per/day 
  • Mountaineering boot (Scarpa Old or similar, size UK 6 to 12) - USD 2.00 per/day 
  • Crampon - USD 1 per/day 
  • Figure of 8/Descender - USD 1 per/day 
  • Jumar/Ascender - USD 1.5 per/day
  • Down jacket (450 grams down) - USD 2 per/day 
  • Sleeping bag (-20 degree rated) - USD 2.5 per/day 

COST INCLUDES

  • Tengkoma Peak Climbing Permit from Ministry of Tourism Dept
  • Controlled area trekking permit fee
  • Conservation/National park fees and all govt. taxes.
  • All internal flight cost with airport departure tax
  • 3-star hotel, 4 nights accommodation on twin sharing BB basis
  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers by private vehicles
  • Climbing Sherpa Guide 1:2 or 1:3 ratios based on number climbers in the team
  • Climbing Sherpa’s wages, climbing bonus & allowances etc.
  • Required number of porters
  • All meals along the way at tea houses (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • All drinks (tea, coffee, treated drinking water)
  • Light camping equipment with high altitude tents while on climbing
  • All climbing hardware gears i.e. ropes, anchors etc.
  • EPI gases with stove for high camp cooking purpose
  • High attitude individual packed food for climbing period
  • Group first aid kit with Oxygen set for medical back up purpose
  • Satellite phone for any emergency call purpose (personal call on payable basis)
  • Insurance of all local team members and equipment for porters
  • Half day guided city tours
  • Group celebration dinner after the trip in KTM

COST EXCLUDES

  • Medical/personal high risk insurance, (must cover emergency evacuation cost)
  • International flight ticket
  • Personal trek & climbing gears
  • Major meals in Kathmandu and extra/additional hotel nights in KTM
  • Cost of personal expenses i.e. telephone calls, laundry, Toiletry items etc.
  • Bottle water, boiled water, soft drinks, beers
  • Tips to the local staff
Fitness
Most of our trekking peaks are over 6,000m; therefore we count it as tough trip. Your tough level of fitness is really important for this trek. So we strongly suggest preparing yourself in good physical fitness level. You do not need to be an athlete but a good level of overall fitness is important. Being fit will certainly improve your chances of reaching your chosen summit. As an indication, you should be able to walk 8 km / 5 miles with a maximum height gain of 800m / 2,000ft with a 10kg rucksack in 5 hours or less.
 
In order to get ready for this challenge, you need to be trained at least for about 4 to 6 months to prepare yourself as strong candidate. You can go to fitness center every morning for about 2 hours, do hiking every weekend with increasing weights on your pack (i.e. 7kg, 10kg, 13 kg, 16kg and up to 20kg). Manage some time for cycling for couple of hours for 3 or 4 times a week. However during climbing, there might be little symptoms of altitude illness like mild headache, fatigue etc. but take it as normal and just drink a lot of water (4 – 5 liters) every day. On this trek, you need to be able to hike 6 – 10 hours over hilly terrain up to 6,000m of altitude with daypack. 
 
Experience
All of our trekking peaks climbing trips are accessible to experienced trekkers and those who have done some climbing trips in European mountains in order to take another challenge on the Himalaya's Mountains. This trip will be helpful if you want to gain some knowledge about the mountaineering and have future plan to climb BIG Mountains.
 
If you have any previous mountaineering experiences and well knowledge about playing with mountaineering gears, good with rock climbing and ice climbing will increase the chances of reaching to the summit but previous trekking and mountaineering experiences is not mandatory and also doesn’t require any technical experience. Note that if you are participating on one of the technical climbing peak then you must have well knowledge about playing with mountaineering climbing gears (i.e. crampon with boot, Ice axe, harness, ropes, jumars, prussiks, abseiling, moving past knots, anchor etc.). Crampons are use for maximum grip and harness and ropes are use for maximum safety during climbing. But for those who have no mountaineering experience and skill but have got tough level of fitness, you will be have basic training session by our guides about how to use the climbing gears during rest/acclimatization day. So we always make it sure regarding the safety of the team and successful climb of the peak.

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Price 2023 : USD 3450 Price 2024 : USD 3650
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