Mt. Kanjirowa Mountain Peak is also located in the Far North-West Himalayan region of Nepal. Kanjirowa Expedition is one of the beautiful mountains in the Dolpo region. That creates an impressive wall between Nepal – Tibet border. Our package trip combines an awesome trekking journey towards Dolpo and Shey Phoksundo Lake. It is excellent trekking through off the beaten trail. And it allows us to experience the traditional Tibetan culture (ancient Buddhist and Bon religion). Likewise, it explores Nepal’s largest Shey Phoksundo National Park. Here several endangered wild animals (Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and the exclusive Snow Leopard) make their home. One of the featured highlights of the trip includes exploration around the freshwater lake – Shey Phoksundo.
Kanjirowa Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team starts with flights from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. And then to Juphal. After landing at the airstrip of Juphal. We begin our trek with Sherpa Guides through an isolated region with dramatic landscapes, sub-tropical and low alpine forests. Likewise, we get an opportunity for religious and cultural charming villages until we reach the Base Camp. During our trek, we are most likely to encounter several endangered species of wildlife. Moreover, we will also experience the authentic culture of warm, welcoming and hospitable natives.
From Kanjirowa Base Camp, we ascend gradually by making many numbers of high camps and by taking plenty of time for safe acclimatization. At first, we follow non-technical trail often climbing through snow paved walls. Then our climb becomes more technical and challenging as we head towards the summit of Kanjirowa Peak 6,883m. After the successful summit climb, we descend safely back to base camp and then trek back to Juphal. Our memorable trip of Kanjirowa Expedition Nepal ends with a connecting flight from Juphal to Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu.
Equipment Needed During Climbing
30 min Drive Hotel/Resort
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition 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 or visit NGT’s office for gathering additional information about the trip. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu We will 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
30 min flight Lodge
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 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)
3-4 hrs Lodge
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.
6-7 hrs trek Tented Camp
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)
5-6 hrs trek Tented Camp
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)
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)
6-7 Hrs Trek Tented Camp
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)
5-6 hrs Trek Tented Camp
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.
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.
Acclimatization is very crucial in higher altitudes to avoid mental and physical sickness and to ensure the successful summit climb of Mt Kanjirowa. 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.
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.
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 Kanjirowa.
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.
3-4 hrs Trek Tented Camp
Today is a rather short day trekking. However, our trail is a steep all the way to Kanjirowa 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 Kanjirowa.
15 days Tented Camp
Our Sherpa crew will set up additional camps above base camp before attempting the main summit of Mt Kanjirowa. 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 Kanjirowa 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)
10 days Tented Camp
After successfully achieving the summit of Mt Kanjirowa 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)
35 min flight to Nepalgunj & 1 hrs flight to Kathmandu Hotel/Resort
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 celebrate the successful completion of Kanjirowa Expedition and have a final meal together.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch + Farewell Dinner
Our Airport Representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.
As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get a visa on arrival.
For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.
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Our airport representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will be available 24 hours with your name card/ our company name card who will take you to your respective hotel.
According to rules and regulations of Nepal Government, children under 18 are forbidden for the permits and climbing of kanjirowa Expedition.
Yes, you need to get climbing insurance for kanjirowa Expedition which will also cover your trekking insurance. There are many different insurance companies you can choose one of the reliable company. You can find insurance companies by visiting here.
Our company Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will provide you with the certificate once you summit the Kanjirowa Expedition which is issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association. It takes a couple of hours to prepare the certificate and you will need to provide the following things:
One porter can carry a maximum of 25 kilograms weight due to the difficulties of the trail and high altitude. Usually, we provide one porter per client.
Once you have paid for peak climbing, mountaineering, expeditions, the money will not be refunded. But we can postpone the trip as per your suitable date.
Kanjirowa expedition is moderate technical expedition type mountain. It has a dry landscape with snow-capped in the top (like painted Himalaya by an artist). Dolpo region was forbidden Land for foreigners until 1996. It has beautiful Shey Phoksundo Lake, having to get an opportunity to see unchanged culture tradition activities since 1200 years old.
Kanjirowa Expedition has a more impressive stronghold of ancient Bon Po religion and Tibetan Buddhism Culture since a very long time.
Things You Should Know?
We were a group of 6 people from Italy, searching for Kanjirowa Expedition in the Dolpo region of Nepal. Fortunately, we found Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. We were offered best service at the good price. Many thanks to each individual in the team who helped in every possible way for the successful summit climb. Our guide Ang-Dawa Sherpa was very energetic and full of technical climbing knowledge. We had a great time together, as we pushed ourselves to the target summit of Kanjirowa Peak. Our tiring climb to the top was rewarded with breathtaking valleys of Dolpo and surrounding peaks. We would surely like to do similar climbing trips with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition in future.
For a top level of service and commitment, choose Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions !!!
Best of luck !!!!
Bruno and Group
We wanted to extend our gratitude to the whole Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition team for letting us discover the magical land of Dolpo and the unforgettable climbing experience of Kanjirowa peak. We received the top level of service and enjoyed every moment of the trip. Trekking around Upper Dolpo was completely magical with unique landscapes and ancient Tibetan Buddhist culture which have been preserved for thousands of years. Our climbing guide was Dendi Sherpa whose motivation and smart decisions led us to the summit. We had a great time at the summit !! Loads of beautiful pictures and memories will always remind us of the exotic climbing of Kanjirowa Peak. We strongly recommend this company for any kind of travel-related activities in Nepal. We are already planning to do more climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions !!
Keep up the good work NGT !!!
Andy + Kevin + Rudy
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