Kangchenjunga: The Legend of Pathibhara
East Nepal is home to four of the world’s five tallest peaks. Kangchenjunga (28,208’) is the third tallest, but due to its standing as a lone citadel looming over the surrounding countryside, it looks more imposing than almost any other peak or massif in the Great Himalayan Range. Directly in front of the massif stands the pyramid-shaped Pathibhara (12,450’), affording dramatic close-up views of Kangchenjunga, its equally impressive neighbor, Jannu, and the entire ridged landscape of east Nepal.
Our route to this magical hilltop takes us through rhododendron forests, a long ridgetop trail with nonstop mountain views, and some of Nepal’s most beautiful villages. While we expect to meet no other trekkers throughout our time on the trail, we will certainly encounter devotees of Patihbhara Devi as we approach the summit.
Kangchenjunga - Legend of Pathibara: Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1: Depart US / Day 2: En route / Day 3: Arrive Kathmandu / Day 4: Transit to Basantapur / Day 5 - 12: On trek / Day 13: Return to Kathmandu / Day 14: City tour of the capital / Day 15: Depart