Bokta Peak Climbing lies in Taplejung district of Eastern Nepal. It is an attractive and less explored trekking peak in Kanchenjunga Region. The peak rises close to Mt. Kanchenjunga 8586 meters – the third highest mountain in the world.
Climbing permit of Bokta Peak was first issued in the year 2002. Since then Bokta Peak Summit has gained popularity among adventure-seeking climbers. The peak is less crowded and offers a magnificent view of high mountains in the eastern part of Nepal. It includes Mt. Kanchenjunga 8586 m, Kumbhakarna 7710 m, Dhormo Peak 6850m, Nupchu 6690m and chains of several other surrounding high peaks.
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will greet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will then be transferred to the hotel at the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at the Hotel. You can either have rest at the hotel or visit NGT’s office for gathering information about the trip. In the evening, please join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Bokta Peak Climbing.
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.
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will be transferred to the domestic airport for a flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar. It takes approximately about forty-five minutes of flight journey to reach Biratnagar. After landing at Biratnagar, we will take a drive to reach Taplejung – the starting point of the trek. The drive journey takes about five-six hours from Biratnagar to reach Taplejung. We will spend our overnight at Taplejung before starting our trek, the following day.
Today is the first day of our trek. We start our trek from Taplejung by descending on a trail that goes along the terraced farmlands and heads all the way down to Tamur river. We will cross the river over a suspension bridge and then continue to follow the trail that gradually climbs through beautiful paddy fields as we head towards a small farming village of Mitlung.
From Mitlung our trail is uphill trekking for a while before descending down to the beautiful and small village of Sinwa. It is a village with a school. Don’t be surprised to see the children’s running around us as we pass across the village. They are always happy to greet every visitor passing by. After a making, a short stop at Sinwa our trek passes through Tawa before trekking uphill to cross a suspension bridge at Thiwa. Our trek continues until we arrive at Chiruwa for our overnight stay.
Leaving Chiruwa, we follow the trail that is a gradual ascent for about thirty minutes. The valley broadens as we continue our trek and begin to make a gradual downhill descent to the beautiful meadows. We will have to make a stop at the park’s registration office for registration before crossing the river and continue trekking on a flat trail for a while. Our trail from there is a downhill descent all the way down to Tamur river. We cross the river and trek until we reach Sekathum.
From Sekathum we will start a tough day trekking. We will follow the trail that becomes narrow and slippery in some places. Our trail is a steep climb to the top of a hill and then downhill trek to cross a wooden bridge as we approach Solima. Our trek from there is a rather easy downhill trekking to cross the river one more time. After crossing the river we will start to trek a final uphill ascend that goes over a zig-zag hilly route to arrive at Amjilosa. There are a few Tibetan tea houses on the hillside with good views of surrounding valleys, we will spend our overnight at Amjilosa.
Our trail from Amjilosa goes through a densely forested area filled with rhododendron, oak and bamboo trees. Our trek continues as we pass along a small stone house beside the river. From there, our trail is gradual uphill trekking to reach a small Tibetan settlement of Gyabla. At Gyabla we will experience typical alpine vegetation with thinner vegetation and much cooler air.
Leaving Gyabla we start to follow the trail that is a downhill trekking all the way down to the river bed. Our trail passes through pine forest before arriving at the yak herders’ settlement of Phole. Our trek continues as the valley widens, after about two hours of trekking we will reach the Sherpa village of Ghumsa. At Ghumsa we will take a walk up to a small hydro-electricity power plant system which plays a vital role in sustaining the daily lives of the local people of Ghumsa.
By now we are above 3500 meters above sea level. So to avoid any kind of mental and physical altitude sickness we will take a day rest at Ghumsa. Besides, Ghumsa offers some good hikes options that are best for spending a good acclimatization day. The best route climbs through forest areas and heads up towards Lapsan La at 4200 meters. Moreover, it is possible to make a phone call back home or send post-cards to your loved ones from Ghumsa.
After spending a full day rest at Ghumsa, we continue on our trek by following the trail that goes along the east bank of the river and crosses a bridge at Rampuk Kharka. Our trek from there passes through a sacred waterfall before crossing a large landslide affected areas. We need to be very careful and watch-out for stone falls while trekking over the landslide affected areas. We will trek for a while and then arrive at Khambachen for our overnight stay.
Leaving Khambachen, our trail goes along the north bank of the river. We need to be very careful as we trek over the trail that is often slippery and icy. After crossing a bridge we continue our uphill trekking in order to arrive at the grazing grounds of Ramtang. From here we will follow the trail that is very narrow and loose, we descend down to the river and continue our trek until we arrive at Lhonak.
After having an early breakfast we will trek along the edge of the glacier, passing through some rocky section and narrow landslide affected areas – we head towards the view point of Pangpema. Pangpema is flat and grassy base camp with few porter huts. From Pangpema we will get splendid views of Kanchenjunga’s North Face, Chang Himal, Kirat Chuli and other surrounding high peaks. After spending quality and memorable time at the viewpoint we retrace our steps back to Lhonak.
Today is a rather short and easy day of trekking. From Lhonak we will follow the trail that descends downhill to reach Ramtang. If we are lucky we may have an opportunity to spot blue sheep trying to find food in steep mountainsides. Our trek continues until we arrive at Ghumsa for our overnight stay.
Leaving Ghumsa, we start to follow the trail that passes through picturesque villages and then the hydro-electricity plant before climbing into a densely forested area filled with juniper and rhododendron trees. We will follow the trail that goes along the south side of the ridge and continue our trek until we arrive at Sele La Base Camp.
From Sele La Base Camp we will start our trek towards a ridge from where we will get magnificent views of East Face of Makalu and South Face of Jannu Himal. Our trail steepens as we head towards the crossing of Mirgin La Pass at 4480 meters and from the top it is a short descend before climbing another pass Sinelapche La at 4730 meters. We will descend decently to arrive at Cheram.
From Cheram our trail is through marvellous alpine meadows as we trek over the lateral moraines of Yalung Glacier. Today we will have great views of surrounding snow-topped mountains and breathtaking alpine valleys. After a while of trekking from the glacier, our trail heads towards Ramche where we will make a stop for our overnight stay.
Today is a rather short day of trekking. After having our breakfast, we start to follow the trail that goes along harsh alpine vegetation towards Yalung Base Camp. With amazing views of surrounding high mountains and valleys, we trek to reach a good camping site at 4500 meters also known as Yarlung Base Camp where we will camp for our overnight stay. Our Sherpa crew will set up the camp and make necessary preparations for further trekking to higher altitudes.
Leaving Yalung Base Camp, we begin our trek with a gradual ascent over rocky and loose trails. The trails in this section are often snow-covered and icy. So, we may have to make use of ropes and crampons. Our climb can be tiring, so resting every now and then helps in restoring energy while trekking in higher altitudes. We will arrive at a good camping site known as Bokta Peak Base Camp.
From Bokta Peak Base Camp, our trail climbs up on top of a rocky ridge and from there we will gradually climb to reach a good camping site at 5,720 meters. During our climbing trek, we will have great views of Kanchenjunga Mountain Range and surrounding high mountain valleys. Once we reach our campsite, our Sherpa crew will set up the camp and make necessary checks on our health conditions and climbing gears needed for climbing the summit of Bokta Peak.
Today is the day we all were desperately waiting for. Fully acclimatized and properly equipped we start early with the aim to reach the summit before noon, as the strong winds after midday can create obstacles in reaching the summit. Following the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing experts we will overcome several technical sections and head towards the peak summit. Our tiring climb to the summit of Bokta Peak is rewarded with magnificent views of Kanchenjunga, Kumbhakarna, Dhormo Peak, Nupchu and several snow-capped mountains. We will spend a short quality time at the summit and then descend following the same route back to the base camp.
After successfully achieving the summit of Bokta Peak, we will begin our return journey by retracing our steps and following the same trail back to Yalung base camp. Our trail can be very slippery and snow-covered in some sections so we may have to make use of ropes and crampons. Without hurrying we descend to reach Yalung Base Camp for our overnight camping.
From Yalung base camp, we continue to retrace our steps on the same trail that leads back to Cheram. Our trail from Cheram is a gradually descend journey that goes through a valley and passes along densely forested areas. We continue our trek on a trail that goes along Simbuwa river as we head towards Tortong. The village of Tortong is situated beside the banks of Simbuwa river with a couple of tea houses and comprises of good camping grounds.
After breakfast, we will leave Tortong and cross a bridge over Simbuwa river to follow the trail that goes along the left bank of the gorge. Our trail gradually climbs up to a valley as we head towards Lasiya Bhanjyang. From the top, we will follow an easy descend journey to arrive at the river bed. After crossing the river we will trek for a while to arrive at the Sherpa village of Yamphudin.
Leaving the beautiful Sherpa village of Yamphudin, we will follow the trail that descends down to the west side of Kabeli Khola. Then our trail climbs up a switchback towards a ridge where we will pass along chortens and colourful prayer flags. We continue our trek as we head towards the village of Mamangkhe. The village is inhabited by Limbu tribe communities of Nepal.
Leaving Mamangkhe, we will follow the trail that is gradual ascend through rice terraced fields into a side cannon. We will cross a suspension bridge and trek towards the village of Phonpe. From there, our trail is an easy downhill trekking while we pass along cascading waterfalls and cross several small streams to arrive at the village of Ksesuwa. The village is largely inhabited by Limbu and Gurung ethnic tribe communities of Nepal.
From Ksesuwa we will follow the trail that comprises of several ups and downs as we pass through the villages of Kunjari and Bhanjyang. We will have magnificent views of Kanchenjunga and Kyabru during our trek today. Our trail enters Kabeli valley and continues to climb through dense rhododendron forest to arrive at Lali Kharka.
Today is the last day of our trek. From Lalikharka we will follow an easy trail that goes through rich pastures and fascinating settlements. Our trek continues with several uphill and downhill trekking as we head back to reach Taplejung.
After breakfast, we will take a scenic drive from Taplejung to arrive at Biratnagar for our overnight stay. During our drive journey, we will get the opportunity to observe the daily activities of local people for survival while our drive passes through several small market towns and roadside villages.
After breakfast, we will take a flight from Biratnagar and fly back to Kathmandu. After landing at Kathmandu you will be transferred to the hotel. The world heritage sites of UNESCO that weren’t possible to visit on the second day of the trip can be visited on this day. Enjoy your time at Kathmandu.
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will celebrate the successful completion of our Bokta Peak Climbing and have a final meal together in the evening.
Our airport representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.