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Bokta Peak Climbing

OVERVIEW

Bokta (6,143m) is a scary Peak in the Kanchenjunga locale in Eastern Nepal. Achieved 8,000m mountain climber Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner from Austria says that the Kachenjunga locale is her most loved place in Nepal. ” I adore it since it’s so wild. The west side of Bokta is steep and specialized and the eastern side has no direct course either. The most encouraging course is through the col toward the north of the mountain. From a high camp at the col, the course takes after the snow incline from under the correct shoulder to the summit. While the slant is respectably steep, the course endures introduction to shake fall. This testing pinnacle can be moved by genuine mountain climbers in great conditions. Bokta’s first rising was by a Sloveninan group in 1991. It is an awesome expansion to the wild Kanchenjunga trek. The locale is very unique to the next climbing zones said, with numerous less trekkers. The Local Rai, Limbu and Sherpa make brilliant Tongba , a matured millet drink, and numerous develop the flavor Cardamon which has conveyed riches to the territory.

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Itinerary of Bokta Peak Climbing

Our Company representative will be standing in front of arrival gate to meets you at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu holding a board of our company SNOWPAL TREK AND EXPEDITION Pvt. Ltd. along with your Name and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.

After Breakfast full day sightseeing proceeds to world heritage site to Syambhunath Stupa The Buddhist sanctuary said to be nearly 2000 years old. The hill itself is pleasant place overlooking the entire valley of Kathmandu. The all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha painted in prominent blue atop the dome are visible from long distance from around the Kathmandu city. Then proceed to patan durbar squar also call Lalitpur the city full of fine arts. It covers the dozens of temples like Krishna Mandir, Kumbeswor temple, Golden temle. Next site proceeds to Pashupatinath Temple the holiest Hindu Temple situated on the bank of sacred holy river Bagmati. Sightseeing continue to the Boudhanath Stupa the biggest Stupa. The day ends at Kathmandu Durbar Squar where can visti the Living Goddes Kumari who appear on the balcony of her temple to greet her devotees, Kastamandap temple (under reconstruction process after collapsed in earthquake in25 April 2014), the temple made out of single tree and named Kathmandu as it was known as Kantipur in earlier times. Kathmandu Durbar Squar cover dozen of temple concluding Kumari temple,Hanuman Dhoka, Maizu dewal, Taleju temple, Nautale Durbar, Kaal Bhairav, freak street and many more.. Overnight in hotel.

A direct flight from Kathmandu to Taplejung (Suketar) takes you to start this journey. The one-and-a-half-hour flight by the 16-seat twin –engined Twin Otter to Suketar drops us in the heart of the middle hills. The porters and crew will be waiting for our arrival. After landing we take an early lunch, while the crews sort the newly arrived gear. In the afternoon we blow out the cobwebs with an easy 2 to 3 hours along the ridge line to Lali Kharka, a grazing area, where we camp.

 

After traversing the hillside, a short way, we descend to the village of Pakora along the Phawa Khola, crossing a suspension bridge before beginning the steep climb up towards Kunjuri. Lunch will be taken somewhere below Kunjuri and the afternoon’s walk takes on up a short distance over the crest of the ridge then to our campsite at Khesewa. We get our first views of Kanchenjunga and should be able to clearly make out the south and main summit along with Yalung Kang.

From Khesewa the path traverses steep hillside through terraced fields high above the Kabbeli Khola. There are some ups and downs crossing side valleys but there are many shady spots to rest. After lunch at one of these we pass the village of Anpan, before descending to cross the Kashawa Khola (stream) and then, finally, we climb again through terraced fields to camp at the village of Mamankhe or nearby. En- route we have our first glimpses of the awesome Jannu (Khumbakama), 7710m.

Beginning with an easy climb, the walk to Yamphudin is along a track which contours the hillside above the Kabeli Khola. The path has several ups and downs as we cross the ridges and stream beds that make up the valley sides, but generally the route is flat and the river eventually becomes level with the trail a couple of hours before Yamphudin. At last we can stop to bathe in one of the many clear pools in this beautiful river. It is a truly idyllic spot and after lunch by the river we complete the day’s walk to Yamphudin. Yamphudin is the most remote settlement in this area and the last village we will see until we reach Ghunsa. Needles to say, it is a charming place tucked away beneath the ridge of the Deorali Danda, which we must cross next.

Beyond Yamphudin the trail ascends a steep spur, a gentle introduction for what will come. Leaving villages behind we trek through pleasant forest, stopping for lunch in a meadow atop this spur which commands fine views, north and south. A steep descend to the river and an interesting bridge across the Omje Khola bring us to our campsite in a clearing in Chitre.

We climb a real hill today, 3 hours of steep ascent to the crest of the Deorali Danda, in dense forest much of the way. From the 3230m pass we see Jannu again, definitely closer! We descend across some steep and exposed scree before entering the forest again. The steep ‘interesting ‘wooden bridge is Tortongn, a camping place with numerous rock shelters amid towering conifers. The steep hills make today a tough 6 to 7 hours trekking.

We follow the river through more beautiful forest, the conifers giving way to rhododendron forest. The valley climbs fairly steeply and as the day progresses the trees become more stunted and scattered, giving us glimpses of the snow- capped giants ahead and of the massive snout of Yalung Glacier. Just before Tseram the towering heights of Kabru and Rathong peak start to peep over the moraine. Camping at Tseram, a grazing area, the night temperatures will remind us that we are really gaining height.

 

It is a shorter day’s walk up the final 600 metres to Ramche where the trail to Kanchenjunga South Face Base Camp turns dangerous. The scenery is magnificent as we ascend past snout of the Yalung Glaciers and into a series of ablation valleys which give easy walking and good camping. A frozen lake, clear streams and views of Koktang , Rathong and Kabru are the highlights of this stroll. Expect to feel the altitude today.

Setting off early we have our first close encounter with Kanchenjunga. Following the ablation valley round there is stunning south face of Kanchanjunga and Jannu. We get across the Yalung Ri Glacier and continue by a sweeping curve, at Oktang, 4730m, we are suddenly confronted with the southem wall of the mountain. This vast ridge forms a cirque over 15 kms long, nowhere less than 7500m high and with tahe three main summits of Kanchenjunga at 8420m, 8586, and 8474! It is a breathtaking mountain panorama and especially impressive is Jannu (Khumbakarna ) and the glaciers flowing from its east face. We then return to our camp.

 

This extended part will take you to the high altitudes. It requires determination and some luck too. The crossing of high passes requires good weather, and of course perfect logistic support. Expect to get acclimatized with the altitude today.

 

Today It is also climbing preparation day and our climbing guide teach how to fix the rope, how to belay the rope, a short climbing technic training how to ascend and descend using rope which will make you more convenient to make successful summit the Bokta peak. Overnight in tented Camp.

 

for climbing in case of bad weather or any other reason, our guide take to you to re-try for the summit and Back to Ramche. Overnight in tea houses or tented Camp.

we trek down the valley passing the turn off to the high and challenging Labsang La route to Ghunsa and the north side of Kanchenjunga. This pass is rough and dangerous, especially for porters so we take the more southern set of passes, beginning with the Mirgin La. After an initial very steep climb and several false summits we reach the Mirgin La. Apart from the magnificent Jannu, on the horizon are Makalu, Gyakung , Kang, Everest, Lhotse and Chamalang. To the south it is possible to see right down to the Terai, a panorama worth the effort. Overnight at Slllerle after 6 to 7 hours tough walking.

 

Although there four more passes, there is little descent between them, so in effect it is a high scenic traverse. After lunch a short steep descent brings us to Lamba Sumba Kharka where there are more views of the awesome Southwest Face of Jannu. From the Kharka, the going is easy again down a pleasant forested trail to the village prayer flags flutter from the wooden houses and there are two gompas and is a welcome sight after the many days of wilderness. One of the local specialities is ‘tongba’, a curious alcoholic drink. A jug or large bamboo cup is filled with fermented millet seed and boiling water pored over. The flavor and alcohol seep though and you drink with a special straw. You might need a drink after the tough 4 to 6-hour walk.

 

More descent thru magnificent sections of forest and as long as we make Amjilosa tomorrow it doesn’t matter where we stay. From Ghunsa an hour down we pass through Phole, a village in two parts. The Upper sections are Tibetans, refugees who are now well established, the second is the winter village of Ghunsa.

Initially we pass thru beautiful forest then this opens out to steep, grassy hillsides where Amjilosa is perched.

Down, down and down! After a short traverse we begin the steep descent that will take most of the day. We reach the confluence of the Tamur and Ghunsa Kholas, where we camp.

Less than an hour down we cross the Simbu Khola, which originates from Kanchenjunga’s south base camp, the Khola that we followed up from Torontan. It is pleasantly warm at these low altitudes and cardamom grows freely in the moist shaded forest. Crossing numerous small tributary streams, we reach Chirwa, a village set among large boulders. This is an easier day.

 

The villages are beautiful today, pure middle hills. Traversing in an out of minor valleys, we pass thru a succession of picturesque villages on our way to Suketar, we should reach there around late afternoon.

 

Transfer to Hotel.  Full leisure day. Overnight at Kathmandu.

 

Transfer from hotel to international airport to board onward journey flight or combine with other trip like white water rafting. Or safari tour at Chitwan Park. The cost would be charge extra for rafting and safari. All trips can be customized and extended as per requirements.

 

  • Trip Code:
  • Destination: Bokta Peak
  • Group Size: Min- 1
  • Season: spring/autumn
  • Max Altitude: 6,143m
  • Trip Starts/Ends: kathmandu/kathmandu
  • Transportation: Car/ plane
  • Accomodation: Hotel & Guest houses.
  • Trip Grade: Sterious

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