Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
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With an elevation of 8,586m that covers the eastern part of Nepal, Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain of the world soars and ascends it’s peak high touching the sky. Kanchenjunga literally means crystal clear. It is situated in northeast Nepal and is bordered by Sikkim, India. The trekking route to Kanchenjunga Base Camp passes through the alluring Arun valley which is without any doubt one of the most enchanting regions for trekking in Nepal.
One of the main highlights of this trek is when we pass the enthralling Kanchenjunga Conservation Area which is home to diverse wildlife. The flora and fauna as well as various wildlife including wild boar, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, Musk deer and many more give life to this amazing forest. The route to the base camp offers variation in landscape from alpine grasslands to a sub-tropical forest, glacier moraine, rocky scree slopes, and low river valleys. Throughout the journey, trekkers get to relish the stunning panoramic view of soaring mountain peaks such as Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Makali (8481m), and many more. The Kanchenjunga region is inhabited by communities of Sherpas, Rais, Limbus, and Gurungs provide a golden opportunity to trekkers to understand the culture, tradition, ethnicity, and lifestyle of the locals. The steamy jungles bursting with life, Buddhist settlements with thatched houses, the glaciers of the alpine zone, the isolated villages inhabited by Sherpas of Tibetan Buddhist descent are some of the other highlights of the trek.
You will definitely want to taste the warm traditional Tongba which is a fermented drink made from millet Seed is perfect for the cold climate. The Kanchenjunga Base Camp trekking is a long and challenging trek that requires a good degree of fitness. This trek appeals to those who want to enjoy the outdoors in relative solitude. It is quite the most thrilling adventure with a wide range of climate, vegetation, culture, and landscape. We assure you that we facilitate excellent logistic preparation and a high level of professionalism and services during the trek. You will get to explore the different sides of a remote place.
DAY 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.After arriving in the lovely capital if Nepal via Tribhuwan International Airport, our agents will be there to receive you and transfer you to one of the standard hotels of Kathmandu. Freshen yourself up from the tiring flight.
DAY 2: Preparation for trek and sightseeing.Our representative will meet you at your hotel and provide more information about the expedition. We will then finalize the paperwork permit for your trip and make a final check of your equipment. you will have time to relax and acquire fresh in your hotel. After getting some rest, you'll choose last-minute souvenir shopping. If you'd like, our guides will advise the only sites to urge souvenirs. within the dusk, you will have dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant. we'll drop you back to your hotel. Witness the alluring nightlife overnight in Kathmandu.
DAY 3: Fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Taplejung.We catch an early morning scenic flight to Bhadrapur. After landing, we take a jeep ride to Ilam enjoying the view of lovely landscapes. Ilam is Nepal’s largest tea plantation area and maybe a serious tourist area even for domestic tourists. The picturesque town of Ilam hosts large orchards of tea plants and is additionally famous for the Himalayan chew made up of cheese. Moving on, we head towards Taplejung privately vehicle.
DAY 4: Trek to Mitlung (921m)After reaching Taplejung, the trekking route today passes through lush mid-hills and a variety of other villages with traditional mud-brick houses. We also encounter rice paddies, terraced farm fields, and cardamom farms. We then still trek following the flow of Tamor River to achieve Mitlung after 4 -5 hours trek. Overnight at camp.
DAY 5: Trek to Chirwa (1270m)Today, we trek through the hospitable local villages of Sinwa, Tawa, and Porke which inhabited by the Limbus and Tamangs. We also skip old landslide debris and boulder and strewn river deposits before descending to Thiwa Khola. We then cross a wooden bridge to achieve Chiruwa where we stay overnight.
DAY 6: Trek to inciting Sekathum (1660m)We trek through the hospitable local villages of lelep, Taplethok, Hellok, and Tamewa then move alongside the alluring Tamor River and slowly descend towards shining Simbu Khola, that emerges from the Yalung Glacier. We then trek through steep and narrow Ghunsa Khola valley to finally arrive in Sekathum after 5- 6 hours of trek. Overnight in Sekathum.
DAY 7: Trek to alluring Amjilossa (2510m)Moving along the flow of Ghunsa Khola, we trek towards Amjilosa walking through steep uphill on exposed terrain. Relishing the spectacular landscape view we cross several bridges over Ghunsa Khola and finally reach the Tibetan village of Amjilosa. Overnight in Amjilosa.
DAY 8: Hike to Gyabla (2730m)Today, we rehearse a forested trail full of beautiful rhododendron flowers and bamboo, before ascending to Gyabla. We also come to acryl big waterfall on the opposite side of the river on our because of Gyabla. Making a steep ascent and then a descent, we arrive in Gyabla after about 5- 6 hours of trek. Overnight at camp in Gyabla.
DAY 9: Trek to beautiful Ghunsa (3595m)Leaving behind the gorgeous Gyabla village, we trek towards Ghunsa through a broad meadow. We then climb a little hill and descend to cross the river to achieve the Tibetan village of Ghunsa with wooden houses, a micro hydropower plant, a school, and a health post. It takes about 5- 6 hours to achieve Ghunsa. Overnight at camp in Ghunsa.
DAY 10: Acclimatization day at Ghunsa.To adjust with the thinning air, we take a quick hike to the opposite side of Ghunsa with a gain of about 400m. After returning from the hike, we'll spend the remaining day exploring the inviting village of Ghunsa visiting the spiritual monasteries, and learning about their Buddhist culture and tradition. Overnight at camp in Ghunsa.
DAY 11: Trek to Khambachen (4050m)Today, we start our trek entering the forested path along the south bank of Ghunsa Khola and spending several Mani walls and Chortens along the way. We also trek through several scree slopes and a couple of glacial moraines to achieve the Tibetan settlement of Khangpachen from where we'll get the stunning view of the north face of Jannu (7710m). Overnight in Khangpachen.
DAY 12: Trek to Lhonak (4785m)Moving past Khangpachen, we follow the trail on the left side of Kanchenjunga Glacier. We hike along a high plateau to achieve the campsite of Lhonak. From Lhonak, we'll see the germander speedwell view of massive mountain peaks like Wedge Peak (6802m), Mera Peak (6364m), Nepal Peak (7177m), Twins (7350m), and much of others. Overnight in Lhonak.
DAY 13: Trek to alluring Pangpema (5140m) and explore Kanchenjunga Base Camp.Today, we head towards Kanchenjunga Base Camp through the trail following the glaciers on the northern ridges. The camp is additionally mentioned as Pang Pema from where we get the mesmerizing and spectacular view of Mt Kanchenjunga (8586m) in conjunction with the skyline full of snow-capped mountain ranges bordering Nepal-India and Nepal-Tibet. Overnight in Kanchenjunga Base Camp.
DAY 14: Trek to Ghunsa (3595m)After the amazing experience in Kanchenjunga Base Camp, we retrace our trail to Ghunsa enjoying the spectacular view of varied mountains. We descend past Lhonak and Khangpachen walking past the moraines of Kanchenjunga Glacier and Kumbhakarna Glacier and finally we arrive in Ghunsa. Overnight in Ghunsa.
DAY 15: Trek to Sele La Camp (4290m)To reach the High Camp, we trek along a steep rocky trail through a forested area full of birch, pine, and colorful rhododendron. an incredible view of Jannu (7710m), Nyukla Laching (6670m), Temachunggi (6044m), and other mountains are often observed from camp.
DAY 16: Trek to Tseram (3870m) via Sele La PassToday might be the foremost challenging day as we cross over two passes on our because of Tseram, the absolute best pass being the Sele La (4480m) and Sinion La (4660). Upon reaching the very best of the passes, we are rewarded with an incredible view of Yalung Glacier, Jannu (7710m), Makalu (8481m), Baruntse (7129m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), and much of other mountain ranges along the Sikkim border. We then descend to Tseram.
DAY 17: Trek to Ramche (4580m)We pass through the moraines of Yalung Glacier into an ablation valley as we ascend towards Ramche. We also encounter a lake and a meadow where we'll spot the blue sheep grazing on the grassy hills. We’ll visit the tiny monastery in Ramche.
DAY 18: Explore Yalung Base Camp (4580m)Today, we explore the Yalung Base Camp area. Trekking through the glacial moraines and challenging rocky path, we cross Oktang, from where we'll get a germander speedwell view of Jannu (7720m) and Kanchenjunga (8586m), and a variety of other peaks. We return back to Ramche and stay overnight in the camp.
DAY 19: Trek to Tortong (3310m)We descend towards Tortong through the densely forested path full of rhododendrons and bushes. We also stumble across a few streams, Chortens, monasteries, ponds, and waterfalls on our thanks to Torton.
DAY 20: Trek to Yamphudin (2080m)We still descend to the Amji Khola then crossing Lasiya Bhanjyang (3310m) and Dhupi Bhanjyang (2620m), we descend towards Yamphudim. Yamphudim could also be a village inhabited by a mixed community of Sherpa, Rai, Limbu, and Gurung. Overnight in Yamphudim.
DAY 21: Trek to khebang (1915m)We Leave behind the village of Yamphudim and start descending towards Khebang enjoying the enchanting valleys, waterfalls, and forest area. We Cross a number of suspension bridges over several streams and we walk past small settlements at the side of Kabeli Khola and finally arrive in Khebang. Overnight in Khebang.
DAY 22: Trek to enchanting Khanidingbe.Accompanied by the spectacular view of soaring and ascending the peak of Kanchenjunga (8586m) and Kumbakaran/Jannu (7710m) within the background, we continue to trek towards Khanidingbe through the dense forest trail coming across several waterfalls along the way. Overnight in Khanidingbe.
DAY 23: Drive from Khanidingbe to Birtamod by jeep.We take an extended drive to Birtamod enjoying the view of green hills, snow-capped mountains, rivers, and daily activities of the locals throughout the ride. From the mountainous part, we are now within the flatlands of Nepal. Overnight in Birtamod.
DAY 24: Morning drive to Bhadrapur airport and flight back to Kathmandu.We take an early morning flight from Bhadrapur Airport to the capital. Enjoying the magnificent aerial view of the mountains, we arrive in Kathmandu. After landing, we transfer you to the hotel. You can also explore Kathmandu valley afterward in the day and spend a memorable night at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 25: International Departure.Time to announce your valediction to Nepal! Appreciate your ultimate moments in Kathmandu including breakfast during a restaurant, a town stroll, or memorial shopping token of Kathmandu. An agent of our company will join you at your lodge and transport you to the airport for your return from aviation to home.
- Trek Duration: 24N/25D
- Trek grade: Challenging
- Highest altitude: 5143m
- Accommodation: Lodge, Tea house, Tented camps
- Transportation: Overland and flight
- Group size: 2-8
- Best season: Sept/Oct/ Nov/Mar /Apr/May
- Per day walk: About 5- 6 hours.
- Trek cost:****
- Witness the wilderness of the enthralling Kanchenjunga Conservation Area.
- Culturally rich Tibetan Buddhist people and their way of living.
- Exceptional Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, etc
- The alluring panorama of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Everest, and Mt.Makalu.
- Extraordinary Caravans of yaks and sheep.
- Hospitable village dwellers
- Alluring landscape, vegetation, and wildlife.
- Traditional warm drink Tongba in a typical wooden pot.
- Way of living of local people.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Complimentary airport pick up and drop off
- Complimentary welcome dinner
- All domestic airfare. (Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and back to Kathmandu.)
- Two-days, one night stay in a standard hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast included (twin
- share basis)
- All accommodation during the trek
- Three meals a day during the trek
- Fresh fruit each day if and when available
- Complementary duffel bag/agency T-shirt
- Government licensed and first-aid trained professional local guide who speaks English
- First-aid kit
- Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation, etc.
- Rescue arrangements if necessary
- Agency service charge and government tax/VAT including airport tax
- Certificate of achievement.
WHAT IS EXCLUDED
- International airfare and Nepal visa fee
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Personal Insurance, personal expenses, loss of property and theft, etc.
- Sightseeing costs.
- All liquors, snacks, and additional charges such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging,
- Wi-Fi, etc.
- Gratitude and tips to staff.
RECOMMENDED TREKKING GEARS
Trekking without any necessary gear can be very harmful and won’t be easy. No one wants to get hurt in a remote and distant area where there’s no proper health care. So to make your trekking safer and as well as trouble-free, we have enlisted some of the necessary gears that you need to acknowledge before heading for trekking is the highlands.
NECESSARY TREKKING GEARS
Here are some of the trekking gears which will be there to assist us while climbing any kind of mountain trails weather be steep or narrow. These trekking gears are extremely useful and are handy so make sure you have it in your checking list.
- Trekking sticks
- Quick-drying pants and shorts.
- Jackets and thermal suit to outcast cold
- Rainwear (jacket and pants.
- Duffle bags
- Plastic boots and crampons
- Mountaineering ice axes
- Climbing helmets (optional)
PERSONAL ITEMS CLOTHING
It’s very necessary to wear the outfit according to the situation and place. So here are some of the essential clothing gears required for trekking.
- Warm, insulated jacket or vest
- Fleece pants
- Warm hat
- Bandana (if necessary)
- Boots or shoes suited to the terrain
- Socks (synthetic or wool)
- Extra clothing (beyond the minimum expectation)
- Spare plastics or Ziplock bags to distinct clean clothes and dirty clothes.
It’s very essential to take your own health and hygiene from the new weather condition. So here are some of the apparatus that might be needed while the trekking period.
- Sanitation trowel (if no washroom)
- Baby wipes
- Sun Hat
- Toilet Paper
- Urinary products
- Sanitizers and alcohol wipes
To capture moments, to withdraw money, and to trek in a very efficient manner here are some technical gears that should be packed.
- Diaries and Journal to write experiences in words
- Books/GPS navigators
- Credit cards/ATM cards