KANCHENJUNGA BASE CAMP TREK

KANCHENJUNGA BASE CAMP TREK SPECIAL

Kanchenjunga base camp trek involves a trek to the base camp of world’s third highest mountain Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m). Mt. Kanchenjunga is situated in eastern Nepal and some parts of Sikkim. In Tibetan, it means ‘Five Treasures of Great Snow’ where five mountains make up a great Kanchenjunga.

Kanchenjunga trekking is unexplored and unspoiled Himalayan trail which leaves us speechless with its views on the way. The astonishing views of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Kanchenjunga itself and snow glaciers are a pleasure to the eyes.

The major attraction between this trek is Pathivara temple, Arun valley and Kanchenjunga conservation area.  Pathivara temple is considered an important religious destination for Hindus from Nepal and India. Arun valley is one of the most beautiful valleys in Nepal.

Kanchenjunga conservation area is one of home to many endangered animals in Nepal. Birds like pheasant, red-billed blue magpie, shy dragon which is so rare are conserved here. Animals like red panda, snow leopard etc are also found in this region. The trek route consists of bamboo forests, chestnut and oak forests, local communities and beautiful rhododendron forests. This is considered to be more difficult and longer trek than others in Nepal because of the lack of facilities on the way.

The trek to Kanchenjunga base camp is becoming a major part of interest to the nature enthusiasts. They not only get to experience the majestic views on the way but also explore local tribes and their culture. The diversity of its landscapes from high lands of rhododendron forests to low lands of terrace fields and green forests makes this trek very special. It’s not just about walking here, it’s about experiencing the diversity of land, culture, climate and mountains. This trekking route is less crowded and more peaceful than other trek routes too. The Tibetan culture and life of monks can also be explored during this trek.

For the solitary travellers and trekkers, Kanchenjunga base camp trek will be one of the adventurous and satisfying treks.

Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrival at Kathmandu airport, meet and greeted by office representative, transfer to hotel.

Day 2

Trekking preparation day, sightseeing in and around Kathmandu. Spa retreat at Ananda Natural Therapy Center. Overnight at Hotel

Day 3

In the morning flight, fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. Then drive to Guphapokhari which is 6 hours drive by jeep. Overnight at local lodge / tented camp

Day 4

After breakfast trek from Guphapokhari to Dhoban (730 m), this downhill trail is about 8 hours walk. Overnight at local lodge / tented camp

Day 5

After breakfast trek from Dhoban to Mitlung ( m), which is 6/7 hours walk. Overnight at local lodge / tented camp

Day 6

After breakfast trek from Mitlung to Sekathum (1660m) which is 6/7hours walk. Overnight at local lodge or tented camp.

Day 7

After breakfast trek from Sekathum - Amjilasa (2500) which is 6 hours walk. Overnight at local lodge or tented camp

Day 8

After breakfast trek from Amjilasa to Gyabla (2710 m), this trail is about 4 hours walk.Overnight at tented camp

Day 9

After breakfast trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa (3595 m), this is 5 hours walk. Overnight at local lodge or tented camp

Day 10

Acclimatization day   

Day 11

After breakfast trek from Ghunsa to Kambachan (4100 m) which is 6/ 7 hrs. Overnight at local lodge or tented camp.

Day 12

After breakfast trek from Kambachan to Lhonak (4785 m), its 5 hours walk. Overnight at local lodge or tented camp.

Day 13

After breakfast trek from Lhonak to Kanchanjunga Base Camp (Pang Pema). (5143 m) , this day walk about 3 hours. Overnight at local lodge or tented camp.

Day 14

After breakfast trek from Kanchanjunga Base Camp (Pang Pema) to Khambachen( 4100m) which is 6 hours walk.Overnight at local lodge or tented camp.

Day 15

After breakfast trek from Khambachen to Ghunsa (3595 m), which is 5 hours walk. Overnight at local lodge or tented camp.

Day 16

After breakfast trek from Ghunsa to Selele Phedi (4000 m), this day you have to walk about 6 hours.Overnight at local lodge or tented camp.

Day 17

After breakfast trek from Selele Phedi to Tseram (3870 m) which is 7 hours walk. Overnight at local lodge or tented camp.

Day 18

After breakfast trek from Tseram to Lamite Bhanjyang (3310 m) which is 7 hours walk.Overnight at local lodge or tented camp.

Day 19

After breakfast trek from Lamite Bhanjyang to Phumphe , which is  7 hours walk, Overnight at local lodge or tented camp

Day 20

After breakfast trek from Phumphe to Khesewa (2120 m), this trek is about 6 hours walk.Overnight at local lodge or tented camp.

Day 21

After breakfast trek from Khesewa to Lali Kharka (2276 m) which is 6 hours walk. Overnight at local lodge or tented camp.

Day 22

After breakfast trek from Lali Kharka to Taplejung (1780 m) which is about 4/5 hours walk.

Day 23

Fly from Suketar to Kathmandu if we get flight otherwise drive to Bhadrapur by local bus. Overnight at guest house

Day 24

Fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu

Day 25

Free day in Kathmandu for shopping, revitalization in Ananda Natural Therapy Center . In the evening farewell dinner at Authentic Nepalese Restaurant with cultural dance.

Day 26

Departure

Includes

Cost Includes:
 1. Transfer airport – hotel – airport.
 2. All accommodation in Kathmandu.
 3. Kathmandu – Tumlingtar, Bhadrapur - Kathmandu air ticket including guide. 
 4. Transportation: Tumlingtar – Gupapokhari by private jeep.
 5. Porters land transportation:  Kathmandu – Hille – Dhankuta – Gupapokhari and Taplejung - 
     Birtamod – Kathmandu by local bus.
 5. Kanchenjunga  Conservation Area Fee + Restricted Area Permit Fee.
 6. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea or coffee during the trek.
 7. Licensed guide and necessary number of porters during the trek.
 8. Guide and porter salary, food, accommodation, transportation and insurance.
9. Sleeping tents, Kitchen tents and kitchen gears.
10. Medical kit.

Excludes

Cost Excludes: 
1. International Flight and Tourist Visa Fee for Nepal.
2. Meals in Kathmandu .
3. All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, mineral water, snacks etc.
4. Hot shower during the trek.
5. Personal equipments. 
6. Personal and medical insurance, emergency rescue evacuation.
7. All cost arises due to flight cancellation, natural disaster, health issue and political disturbance.
8. Tips for guide and porter.

Trip Highlights

Destination
Nepal
Season
March
Fitness Level
Active

Trip Facts

TRIP FACTS
Location: Kanchenjunga Conservation area 
Total duration: 26 days
Trekking Days:  22 days
Trek Starts: Tumlingtar 
Trek Ends: Suketar / Bhadrapur
Grade: Difficult
Maximum Altitude: 5143 m. ( Kanchenjunga Base Camp) 
Trekking style:  Lodge / Tented camp
Best month for Trek: Mar – May, Sep – Nov
Culture : Limbu and Rai
Major Attraction: Close up view of world’s third highest mountain Kanchenjunga and Mt. Makalu, Paradise for adventure lovers, Beautiful glaciers, Lifestyle and culture of ethnic groups: Limbus and Rais, Pleasant walk through rhododendron forest and terraced fields, Encounter with Himalayan animals like bear, barking deer and panda , Ethenic Limbu and Rai village and their culture, free spa retreat (Massage) at Ananda Natural Therapy center 

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