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Side Trip from Khambachen, Kanchenjunga Trek, Nupchu Pokhari

Side Trip From Khambachen

The Khambachen is a small and beautiful place on the way to Kanchenjunga’s north base camp. There is some beautiful place for your day hikes and a Side trip from Khambachen. As well it lies at 4,146m from sea level. There is some nice tea house waiting for your visit, and they warmly welcome you. If you have time, we highly recommend this place to stay one extra night for your acclimatization day. Especially, you can make your holiday more enjoyable and adventurous with your day hikes from here.

Nupchu Pokhari (Lake) 4,952m (16,243 feet)

Nupchu Pokhari, Nupchu Lake Kanchenjunga
Nupchu Pokhari Kanchenjunga

The Nupchu Pokhari 4,952m is a beautiful hiking destination for your side trip from Khambachen. You have to follow the yak trail through Nuchu Khola (River) Valley and continue. This hike needs to start after early morning breakfast. Your side trip will be perfect with breathtaking mountain views. When you turn your background, the mind-blowing views of Janu Himal, Ghabur, and Pholesobi Peak. Moreover, many other snowcapped mountains peak make your hikes pleasant. You can enjoy the great views of several mountains peak. Like Nupchu Peak, Nagphu, and Sarphu ranges, Lakes, glaciers, and wildlife. Finally, after 4 to 5 hours of walking, you can reach Nupchu Lake (Pokhari) at 4,952m. It is a very beautiful glacial lake. There are two lakes (upper and lower). However, it will be difficult for you to hike the lakes due to the high altitude. You can enjoy your journey to meet many Himalayan yaks on the way.

Janu Viewpoint (Kumbhakarna Base Camp)

Side trip from Khambachen, Janu viewpoint
Janu Viewpoint, Kanchenjunga

Whatever the Janu viewpoint of about 4,600m is another beautiful destination for your side trip from Khambachen. It is the best place to enjoy the great views of Janu Himal (Kumbhakrna) 7710m, Janu glacier, and several mountains peak. After breakfast at Khambachen, you can start your day’s hikes. First, you need to cross the Ghunsa Khola then you can continue your walking through the beautiful valley to reach Janu’s viewpoint. The valley view, wildlife as well as beautiful mountain views make your side trip more pleasant. You can enjoy the aerial views of this side trip.

Moreover, the Janu viewpoint is popular with a different name too. It is called Phaktalung (the holy place for the Limbu people) there is a huge stone. Where every people have dreams of reaching there to pray and worship. There is a small temple and one shelter made by the government. Thousands of pilgrims visit this place during the full moon festival in August. It is the best and most beautiful place for a side trip from Khambachen.

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