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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

DURATION28 Days ATTITUDE5540 mtr. STARTS ATKathmandu ENDS ATKathmandu GRADEChallenging GROUP SIZE2-14 pax ACCOMODATIONhotel & Guest houses MEALSBreakfast / Lunch / Dinner TRANSPORT Airplane / Jeep

Trip Highlights

  • Splendid views of the magnificent Kanchenjunga mountain.
  • Hike along the less touristic region
  • Explore wilderness
  • Explore the beautiful remote villages of Kanchenjunga region.
  • Challenging the high mountain passes in Kanchenjunga

Trip Overview

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is for those who want to enjoy the aspects of a long trekking in Nepal, who want to reach the bases of Kanchenjunga, and who want to enjoy different bio-diversities. Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world, occupies the porous borders of three countries, such as Nepal, India, and Tibet and its neighboring areas, form a perfect region for the people living outside Nepal, who want to trek, who want to add a few km distance closer to Tibet, who want to have a national dish of Nepal, who want to cross several bridges; who want to walk on the trekking trail that goes up and down continuously, and who want to walk in the bamboo forest, home to an endangered animal like Red Panda, in addition to having an amazing view of the Himalayas.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking’s Trail passes through wild, beautiful, and remote regions, as well as takes you to the place where you can listen the sound of birds, wherein you see the yaks and jokpas carrying the loads, and which takes you to the religious sites of the Sherpa’s, as well as to the pass, which is made of the Himalayas, and which has wow factors. Therein, you may spot the tracks of snow-leopard, and from there, you may also see the clouds coming from the Indian plains. This trail will make you dehydrated and also takes you to the place where there are leaches, as well as it consists of log bridges; you also reach a lake. Also, it allows you opportunities to take a rest on top of the hills.

Why people should go for this trek Trek might be your question. Its trekking route comes under the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. When the area is conserved, it will always fun to be there moreover, it falls under the Sacred Himalayan Landscape, which has been developed by WWF Nepal in partnership with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.

The trekking region of Kanchenjunga has rhododendron and bamboo forests and offers a panoramic view of mountains and is a home to some of the ethnic communities of Nepal, such as Rais and Limbus and its trekking trail is off the beaten in nature. Trekking in this region means doing one of the longest treks in Nepal, as well as walking in the far north eastern region in Nepal.

Prior to Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, we make a scenic flight or take up a long drive and then further drive to Ilam, passing through vast tea garden and then to a starting point.

The main highlights of Kanchenjunga region trek are Kanchenjunga South Base Camp, Kanchenjunga North Base Camp, Yalung Glacier, and an altitude of 5,143 m, alpine forest, and quaint villages, Pangpema, including a panoramic view of Kanchenjunga and neighboring peaks.

Check out our fixed itinerary for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek or just send us an email and we’ll tailor make an itinerary based on your requirements.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. (1365m.)After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in medieval and modernized Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transfered to the hotel. After check in and some refreshments, our senior sherpa guide will come to meet you and give you a brief orientation about Rara Lake Trek. You can then go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the neighbourhood, have supper and go to bed. This is your first overnight in the valley of temples and cows, probably the most in the world. Overnight at hotel inclusive Breakfast.
Day 2 : Kathmandu sightseeing and trekking permit preparationAfter your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in medieval and modernized Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transferred to the hotel. After check in and some refreshments, our senior Sherpa guide will come to meet you and give you a brief orientation about Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. You can then go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the neighborhood, have supper and go to bed. This is your first overnight in the valley of temples and cows, probably the most in the world. Overnight at hotel inclusive Breakfast.
Day 3 : Fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Illam Our trek starts with the afternoon flight from Kathmandu Valley to Bhadrapur. This means that you will have whole morning to go for the shopping of necessary trekking gears or any other necessary items. The flight will take about 45 minutes to reach Bhadrapur from Kathmandu airport. Then after, we will be enjoying a jeep ride for about 4 to 5 hours to reach to the Illam. Illam is famous a sloppy region famous for its tea garden, also well known as Tea Capital.
Day 4 : Drive to Suketar and trek to Lalikharka (2260m.)Our journey continues with one more around 4 hours of ride to reach to Suketar (2420 meters). And from Suketar we have to get the help of our legs i.e. we have to walk from here. But you don’t need to be panic as the trek won’t be so long (around 3 hours) and also you can fascinate yourself with the stunning view of Mt Kanchenjunga (8586 m) and Mt Jannu (7110m). After having some walking, we will reach to Deurali pass where we can see two small shops. After Deurali, a short ascent and a continuous downhill trek will finally lead us to Lali Kharka.
Day 5 : Trek to Khesewa (2120m.) After having some good breakfast, we will be heading to Khesewa. Our trip starts with an uncomplicated descent to Phundrawa. The trail will then be following the ascent from Khesewa. Continuing our trek, we have to go through a steep climb to Yangpang , and the gradually climbing till Pumphe danda. The day doesn’t end here. Still a more ascent to go through, and we will be finally at Khesewa. We will be accompanied with some beautiful forests and some small villages on our way to Khesewa.
Day 6 : Trek to Mamankhe (1785m.)Heading towards our next destination, Mamankhe, we will be marching after we have our breakfast. Today you will surely enjoy your walk as you will be fascinated by the mesmerizing views of mountain peaks. Starting the day, the trial goes through forest, and then we have to cross a small stream. the trail moreover goes through some villages until we reach to Mamankhe.
Day 7 : Trek to Yamphudin (2080m.)Waking up, enjoying our breakfast and then we will march to Yamphudin. The trial goes mostly uphill alongside Kabeli Khola. All the way long our trek will be enjoying the beautiful scenic views with waterfalls on the complementary. After some time, we will have to cross the river on the suspension bridge, pass through some villages and finally we will be at Yamphudin.
Day 8 : Trek to Tortong (3000m.)After having breakfast, following the path commonly used by the local village people, we will start our trek through terraced farming. And then we will have to walk on the side of Amji Khola, and then have to cross a pass at Lassiya Bhanjyang. To help reduce our tiredness, we will be observing beautiful views of the nature. After crossing the pass, we will be at Tortong.
Day 9 : Trek to Cheram (3870m.)The journey today starts with ascent to Cheram. The trail mostly goes alongside the Simbuwa Khola. Further on the way, we will be going through Lalung Valley, some beautiful thick rhododendron forests and the Yalung glacier. We will be given company by the beautiful Tuplung peak all the way to Cheram.
Day10 : Acclimatization day at Cheram (3870m.)No more walking today as we will be enjoying the beautiful Cheram village. We can have some more clear and nearly view of Kabaru and Rathong peaks. Also we can visit the beautiful places around the Yalung glacier. On the other hand we can keep ourselves busy with some short routed hiking.
Day11 : Trek to Ramache (4580m.)The trek won’t be so long and tiring today. Following ascend for some time; we will be at the beautiful point of the Yalung Galcier. The trail will be taking us through a valley trail where the waling won’t be so harsh and on the other hand we will be enjoying the view of mountain peaks during our trek. On the way, we will have to pass via Lapsang and then we will reach to Ramche.
Day12 : Trek to Yalung base camp and trek back to Cheram (4500m.)After we have our breakfast, we will be starting our journey following the valley some more further. And then we have to walk along the stream, and then climb to the top. Continuing the trek, we will be visiting the Oktang Monastery. Some more effort, some more climbing and then we will be at Yalung Base Camp. It is a home to heart taking view of Kumbakarna (Jannu), Nyukla Lachung and other Himalayan peaks as the view is so clear and nearly. On the way also you can have the view of Jannu Himal. After having some refreshment at the top, we will descend back to Cheram.
Day13 : Trek to Sele La (4290m.)Continuing our daily routine, we will be heading to Sele La. And on the way we have to pass through four different passes. The first pass we will be crossing is Sinelapche Bhanjyang. Furthermore, second we have to pass through Mirgin La Pass. Heading furthermore, Sinion La pass will be the third on our list. And finally then after some ascend we will be at Sele La Pass. We can see prayer flags strung before we finally reach to Sele La.
Day14 : Trek to Ghunsa (3595m.)After having our breakfast, we will be heading to Ghunsa village. Moving to the Northern side, we walk through the chorten marked prayers flags, making our trial some steeper. We have to walk downwards via rhododendron and pine forest. Enjoying the nature, we will finally be at Ghunsa
Day15 : Trek to Khambachen (4050m.)Heading towards our next destination, Kambachen, we will have to walk to the northern side alongside the river bank. The trial goes through fields of different wild flowers and then rhododendron and pine forests. Continuing our trial, we have to cross a river by suspension bridge at Rampuk Kharkha. And then we can see a waterfall, and a landslide section. On the way we can have the view of mountain peaks like Mt Jannu. Marching forward, we will reach at Kambachen.
Day16 : Trek to Lhonak (4780m.)Starting our trek, we will continue our journey through rocky fields and large rocks following the banks of a river. We will be witnessing a waterfall some distance ahead. After then we have to cross a river via bridge. We can visit Ramtang monastery on the way. We have to go across the landside section, and have some descending and then we will be at Lhonak.
Day17 : Trek to Ghunsa (3475m.)We have already been through this at earlier of this journey. So we will be descending back to Ghunsa through Kambache. Not needed to mention, you can enjoy the nature all way back to Ghunsa.
Day18 : Trek to Amjilosa (2308m.)After having breakfast at Ghunsa, we trek towards Amjilosa. Descend down from Ghunsa to Phale we will be witnessing many monasteries. The trail not only fascinated with those monasteries, but also with some Jupiter forest till we reach Phale. The way from Phale goes somewhat steady downwards. On the way we have to cross Chhundatangka Khola through bridge and then we will be at Gyabla. The trail ahead offers you the view of beautiful waterfall and again a river named Sumbung Khola to cross through suspension bridge. And eventually we will be at Amjilosa.
Day19 : Trek to Chirwa (1270m.)Today we will march to Chirwa as soon as we have our breakfast. Having the view of a waterfall soon ahead from our starting point, the trial goes through a Solima village, and then a Ghunsa Khola, crossing it through suspension bridge. After the Khola, we reach to Sukathum. The trail still has a plenty to show you. We can see several villages situated beside Thunsa Khola followed by Tamor Nadi.
Day20 : Trek to Phurumbu (1550m.)After having our breakfast, we will be going towards Phurumba. You can enjoy some greenery as the trail goes alongside some vegetation. Passing through some more villages ahead we will reach to Sinwa. From Sinwa, we have to descend downwards and then crossing Sisne Khola via suspension bridge. The trail still goes through another village and again a river to be crossed through suspension bridge to reach to Phurumbu finally.
Day21 : Trek to SuketarThe last day to walk on, following the Pathibhara trail, we will be heading to Suketar. After we reach Suketar, we can have some rest.
Day22 : Drive back to BhadrapurAfter breakfast, we take drive back to Bhadrapur via Illam to take flight for next day.
Day23 : Fly back to KathmanduToday in the morning/evening we fly back to Kathmandu and our office representative will pick up you for the airport then leave at your hotel. In the evening, we will have farewell dinner at typical local restaurant with cultural dance show.
Day24 : Departure dayAfter breakfast and our last day in Kathmandu, our vehicle and escorts will be on standby to drop you to the international airport three hours before our scheduled flight back home. We pray for your Safe journey and will reflect on the wonderful times we spent together. Bon Voyage!!! We hope to see you again some day.

INCLUDES AND EXCLUDES

Includes

  • All the airport and hotel transfer as per the itinerary.
  • Twin sharing Kathmandu hotel accommodation as per the itinerary.
  • All the required airfare and the airport taxes.
  • Kathmandu city tour by private vehicles and all the entry fees.
  • All the three meals during the trekking days. (B.L.D.)
  • Simple local guest houses accommodation during the trek.
  • Essential special trekking permits of Kanchejungha region.
  • All the surface transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Medical kit box.
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.

Exclude

  • Nepal visa which obtained at the airport on arrival {bring 4 copies passport size picture too}
  • Alcoholic beverages, bottle mineral water, soft drinks and snack foods
  • Riding horse along the trek
  • Restaurant food bills, if the client decide to go other restaurant during the trek
  • Extra night hotel due to bad weather and earlier back to Kathmandu
  • Helicopter charter and all accommodation on flight cancellation due to bad weather
  • Tips to staffs