Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking

Duration: 22 Days

Overview

  • Duration 22 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 5500 m | 10,044 ft.
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Trip Area Kathmandu - Biratnagar - Mitlung - Chirwa - Sekathum - Amjilosa - Gyabla - Ghunsa - Kambachen - Lhonak - Pang Pema Base Camp - Kambachen - Ghunsa - Amjilosa - Chirwa -Linkhim - Suketar - Biratnagar - Kathmandu
  • Best Season early March to mid-May and from October to late November

Highlights

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

“A mountain to explore, a nature to be seen, awaiting you.”

Kanchenjunga trek is exceptionally well known and the exciting spot of Nepal is not discovered somewhere else right beneath the approaching Mountain Kanchenjunga (8,586 meters). Kanchenjunga trek is pronounced as the endowment of the Earth brimming with snow-capped meadows, rough outcrops, thick mild and sub-tropical woods, and a low waterway valley. It is arranged north in north eastern a piece of Nepal fringe by Tibet, China, and India.

This charming zone offers a great presentation of the blooming charm of rhododendrons, orchids, lilies, premolar, and numerous different blooms. The must-see spot of this district is the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area spread over a region of 2,035 square Kilometers. The zone has rich differences of untamed life incorporating snow panther, Himalayan dark bear, musk deer red panda, and others. Impheyan, fowl, red-charged blue jaybird and bashful drongo are the real winged animals found here.

Kanchenjunga range is the occupant of Sherpa individuals who have distinctive society and custom from those of the Solukhumbu area. Rais, Chhetris, and Brahmans are other ethnic aggregates of this district. Religious communities, chhortens, sanctuaries, requests to God dividers, and supplication to God banners are the representation of this range. Along these lines, the Kanchenjunga trek is the most mainstream trekking goal which will kindle the creative ability of everybody. A helpful 4 weeks trek in the unblemished Himalayan group is remunerating unique in an intriguing territory.

Kanchenjunga trek furnishes a fantastic chance for the individuals who wish to enter the knolls and valleys of eastern Nepal that leads you to the foothill of Mt. Kanchenjunga offering boundless and magnificent locales offering radiant common view as managed by frigid tops noticeable at close and Kanchenjunga trek is legitimately an Inspirational Himalayan Nepal Trip. You can starts this Kanchenjunga trek take long voyage transport from Kathmandu to Ilam/ Phidim or Basantapu then fly back from Taplejung/ Biratnagar when you have got longer occasion in Nepal. Who has an exceptionally utmost occasion in Nepal from their outside escapade excursion to the Kanchenjunga trek? You can take a beautiful flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar then get a jeep and head to Basantapur then the outing can start from here and can make the finishing Kanchenjunga trek at Taplejung from here you can take a flight to Kathmandu.

Come and join Himalayan Scenery Treks & expedition for the excellent and organized vacation ahead.

NOTE:It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled a Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days prior to the actual day of trekking.

If you are able to arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Adding extra days beside actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without worrying about any preparations, flight delays, and missing international flights.

Itinerary

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is one of those few special endeavors you shouldn’t pass on. The trek to the base camp can be tackled via two common pathways, north and south. Lush green hills, waterfalls, larger-than-life suspension bridges, and enormous glaciers will greet you throughout your expedition. After going through the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek detailed itinerary you will be well informed about the altitude level, meals, and accommodations. 

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As per your flight plan, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to stretch out a warm welcome to you in our wonderful nation for the lovely outing. As you fly towards the International Terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport on a clear sunny day, you can see the breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks spread in distance.

Once you land, a representative from Himalayan Scenery Treks will escort you to your hotel. The day is complete leisure. You can either choose to rest in your hotel room and remove jet lag or take a short walk around the ancient valley of Kathmandu.

On the second day of your arrival, we will be taking you for site seeing tour of some of Nepal’s most historic sites after morning breakfast. Talking about cultural richness, Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal. This city has an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western influence in the valley. We will be taking you on a historical and cultural sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley.

We will take a tour around Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple- Swoyambhunath Stupa – the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Pashupatinath Temple – the biggest Hindu Shrine, and Bouddhanath- a massive Buddhist Shrine. All these historical monuments are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage site. You will be accompanied by a professional licensed guide during your city tour around the beautiful city of Temples. 

Starting today, we will begin our journey to Kanchenjunga Base Camp. After morning breakfast in the hotel, we will go to the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport to take half an hour flight to Biratnagar.

After we take off from the Tribhuvan International Airport, we can enjoy the aerial view of the ancient Kathmandu valley accompanied by various never-ending Himalayan chains. Once we reach Biratnagar, we will check in to the hotel for an overnight stay. The rest of the day is leisure. In our free time, we can walk around Biratnagar city exploring the culture of the local people.

From today the real trek to the magnificent place of earth, Kanchenjunga Base Camp begins. Before we start trekking we will board another 15 minutes flight to Suketar from Biratnagar airport. Reaching Suketar, we will rest and have breakfast in the local hotel.

After we finish having breakfast we will begin our trek towards the Mitlung. At beginning of our walk, we trek down to the village of Asahangpti and then follow the Tamor Khola upstream through the bird-filled forest until Mitlung. Mitlung is the small Chhetri village. We will camp at Mitlung for an overnight stay. 

This day will be quite challenging as the trail today follows a rough trail high above the river. After an early breakfast, we will leave the Mitlung village and head toward Chirwa. The trail towards the Chirwa ascends and descends passing through dense patches of sub-tropical rainforest. Out trail then follows the valley to the village of Sinwa, which is home to ethnics Kirantis. Nowadays, these people are referred to as Limbus.

The trekking trail from this village narrows and passes through the landslide. Making a way over the landslide, we will eventually reach Tawa. This region consists of many bee hives. Further away from this locale is our final destination for the day, Chirwa. This is the small delightful cluster village set amongst boulders. We will set up the camp beyond this village for an overnight stay.

From the Chirwa village the valley borders. Commencing our trek today, we will pass through Limbu, Rai, Tamang, and Sherpa village. Leaving the Chirwa village, we will walk on a decent trail accompanied by the Tamur river for a while and then ascends uphill and then descend through lush green vegetation till Olangchung Gola.

Olangchung Gola is the entry point of the Kanchenjunga National Park. Crossing a suspension bridge over Gunsa Khola and up and downhill walk for two to three hours will lead us to Sekathum. 

The most adventurous and exciting trek awaits today. Leaving the Sekathum behind, we will trek northeast along the Ghunsa Khola. We will gradually gain altitude as we move towards Kanchenjunga South Base Camp. Passing through oak and rhododendron forest, we will ascend uphill to the small Sherpa settlement. The path to this village is steeply narrow and tricky.

From the village, we will descend downhill and then on flat land for an hour and a half. Steep uphill climb after a decent walk on a flat trail, be prepared for a steep climb uphill to the small and friendly Tibetan settlement of Amjilosa. From the ridge of the village, you can enjoy the stunning views back down the valley. After reaching the village you can go explore the village on your own. 

Today will be the short and pleasant walk on a flat ridge and then meanders through a forest of bamboo, birch, brown oak, and rhododendron. Passing a stunning waterfall and a few scattered summer pastures, we eventually reach the Sherpa Village of Gyabla. From this village, you could have an amazing view of the pristine forest on the opposite side of the valley.

After having breakfast, we will begin our morning walk down the hill through hemlock and bamboo until we reach the river. Beyond the Gyabla village, the forest gradually changes to alpine Himalayan fir and rhododendron as we gain altitude. The path further rises towards a large summer yak pasture to the famous village of Phale (3140m).

Phale is a small village with wooden Gompa with several statues and old thangkas. Continuing our walk through the larch forest and cultivated fields and then crossing the bridge over Ghunsa Khola, we enter the famous Sherpa village of Ghunsa. This is one of the largest and last villages in the valley. This village is also the meet point of the trekkers coming and going to KBC and the Salele Pass.

Today is the day off to rest and chill out in the beautiful village of Ghunsa. The village is inhabited by the Tibetan people. We can stay at the camp to rest and acclimatize after the long 9 days walk. While resting we also walk around the village to adjust to the altitude.

While exploring the large village of Ghunsa, we will visit the monastery located at the edge of the village. We will also hike up to Yamatari Khola via the Lapsang La trail and reach a lake at the terminal moraine of the Yamatari glacier. You will also get the opportunity to explore the waterfalls and rivulets.  

From the Ghunsa village, our trail makes a gradual ascent leading us to the east bank of the Ghunsa Khola. Before reaching there, we will be passing through glorious larch, beautiful pine, and rhododendron forest. We will also pass several mani walls and chortens along the way.

Continuing our walk through a sandy, boulder-strewn floodplain, our trails climb up above the west bank to Rumbuk Kharka (3,720m/12,205ft.) after crossing the river over a rickety, wood and stone bridge. The uphill climb towards Kambachen consists of a very uneven slope. So, while trekking on this part, recklessness may make you injured or even cost your life. We will walk slowly and cautiously for an hour.

After a while of our trekking a steeply uphill, our trek then drops briefly into Kambachen. Once you reach Kambachen, you can enjoy the magnificent panorama of various Himalayas summit including Jannu (7,710 meter/ 25,295 ft.) Besides the glorious summit, you can also see eagles, falcons, Lammergeyers, and coughs which are common in this area.

Leaving the Kambachen after morning breakfast, we will begin our climbing uphill through rocky fields until Ramtang at 4240 meters. The landscape out here becomes increasingly desolate; forged over aeons by a glacial lake. We will hike on the high plateau, cross moraines at the northeast of the Kanchenjunga Glacier, pass the intersecting Lhonak glacier, and eventually reach the high, flat campsite of Lhonak.

Because of the high-altitude location, the temperature out here is low making this place a cold campsite. However, the moment you reach here, you will be surrounded by some of the world’s highest summits on the planet. Lying at the foothills of the great sacred Himalayas will be sure to fill you with rejoicing and happiness. Some of the peaks you can observe from this location are Mera Peak (6,344 m), Nepal Peak (6,910 m), Wedge Peak (6,750 m), Twins (7,351 m), and many more. 

Today we will be hiking to our final destination, Pang Pema Base Camp at 5,160. Commencing our hike from Lhonak, we will walk east following Kanchenjunga Glacier and rise to its extensive head on the northern slope of Kanchenjunga. While trekking towards the destination you will be accompanied by stunning views of the Himalayas which will surely impress you. Those impressive and stunning views of the mountains are the center attraction of the trek.

Making memories along with enjoying the magnificent views, we gradually move forward to our destination Pang Pema Base Camp. Making the way up to this magnificent place makes us realize how small and insignificant we are in this world of snow and rock. From here you could also witness the glorious peak of Kanchenjunga, standing tall so close to you. 

Today is the day for exploring Pang Pema Base Camp or Kanchenjunga north base camp. Pang Pema Base Camp offers you the most stunning view of the Kanchenjunga Himal. This region is visited by very few trekkers, so we can explore a lot from this place. In order to have a better view of the mountains at Sunrise, we need to climb the lower slope of Drohma Ri (5,500m/ 18,045m). A little further away from the campsite flows West Lampo Glacier. We will also be visiting this glacier. 

We will retrace our trail back to the lower settlements of Lhonak. The trail of today’s trekking will be downhill. Along the trekking trail, we will have breathtaking scenery, and dense forests can be encountered. We will camp at Kambachen for an overnight stay.

Continuing our journey, we will retrace our path down to Ghunsa. At Ghaunsa we will take a short lunch break. After a short break, we will resume our trek towards Phale. We will pass through the dense forest of pine and rhododendron where you can encounter pheasants. Crossing through the suspension bridge of Ghunsa Khola and continuing downstream passing through forest and farmland, we will eventually reach the Tibetan grazing village of Phale

Today our trail will lead us to Amjilosa which is a 5-6 hours downhill walk from Phale. The trekking trail today is a steady descent passing through forests of rhododendron, conifer, birch, and oak, which continues down the valley to the last of the Tibetan village at Chhundatangka. We then cross a suspension bridge over Chhundatangka Khola to reach Gyabla. Continuing on our trekking trail, we will see the waterfall nearby. Walking further away and crossing a suspension bridge over Sumbung Khola, lead us to Amjilosa.

Nearby Amjilosa village, lies a beautiful waterfall. After seeing and capturing the waterfall in the lenses of our cameras, we will continue our trek. From this waterfall, the path begins to descend fairly steeply to Sekathum: a village at the confluence of the Ghunsa and Tamur Khola.

Before we cross a suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola, we will pass a small settlement of Solima. After reaching Sekathum, our trails follow the western bank of the Tamur Khola, passing through several villages and soon crossing the suspension bridge over the Simbuwa Khola that flows in from the Yarlung Glacier. 1/4hr afternoon walk from this place will lead us to the riverside campsite-village of Chirwa.

From Chirwa, settlements start to get thicker as we descend down. Our trekking trail today leaves the river trail and follows the trail which climbs above the east bank of the Tamor Khola to the Hamlet at Thiwa. We then pass over a ridge that leads us into a side canyon to cross Tawa Khola. After crossing the Tawa Khola, we will climb above the hamlet of Malbanse in order to reach Linkhim. 

From Linkhim we trek towards Suketar. The trail to Suketar winds in and out of side canyons up to the Limbu Village in Phurumbu. After we cross the bridge over Sisne Khola, we will reach in Pathibhara trek trail. Passing through Sherpa village of Bung Kulung and crossing another suspension bridge we will reach our final destination of the day, Suketar. At Suketar we will celebrate the final day of trekking with a farewell dinner before saying goodbye. We will stay at Suketar overnight.

On this final day, we will board an early morning flight to Biratnagar. We will have time to explore the Biratnagar before we take a flight to Kathmandu. After exploring the Biratnagar city, we say goodbye to the serene and magnificent mountains and board the flight to come back to the city's civilization. The rest of the afternoon in Kathmandu will be at leisure. Walking around the streets of Kathmandu; souvenir shopping; finding a massage or relaxing at the hotel can be easy ways to spend time.

    On the last day of our trip, a representative of Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition will drive you to the airport according to your flight schedule back to home or onward destination.

    Meeting you has been such a wonderful experience, and we do hope our relationship will keep going long.

    We hope that you enjoyed the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek and hope to see you for another adventure soon.

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    Cost Details

    Included

    • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
    • Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
    • Kathmandu city tours, tour guides, and private transportation
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide.
    • Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. 
    • Accident insurance for all staff
    • Himalayan Scenery trekking map, Trekking T-shirt, and duffel bag for trekking
    • Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
    • ACAP Permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport-size photos for permit)
    • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
    • Government taxes & office service charge

    Excluded

    • Personal Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
    • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Useful Info

    In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails travelling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concern. All the alternations or changes of the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

    Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Hotel and Accommodation:

    We provide you with the 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are at Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During your Humla Trekking, we provide you with the tented camp accommodation. In Kathmandu beside the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan to the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.

    Food and Beverages:

    All the food and Beverages included on the package of Humla Trekking are provided by the company itself. The foods are professionally prepared and provided in the tented camp on the trail. We will have the breakfast and dinner at the camp. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for the lunch. We also provide the boiled drinking water at the camp. During the trek, there are options for buying the bottled water as well.

    Upon your arrival at Kathmandu after the successful trekking journey, we will provide farewell dinner consisting of authentic Nepalese cuisines and live cultural music.

    Transportation:

    We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick up and sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. Likewise, we provide the flight to and from Biratnagar Airstrip for the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.

    Luggage and Backpack:

    The main luggage of your will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, to carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave the things which are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip to ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.

    Guide and Porters on Trek:

    We provide you with the well trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek.  Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg form each trekker). We provide the one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide the additional guide for your trip.

    Personnel Expenses:

    Personnel Expenses largely influenced upon your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get the significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy the drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy you souvenirs of the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provided to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to staffs. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10% of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

    Rescue and Evacuation:

    Nepal is the country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for the thrill and adventure seeker all around the globe. In spite of the fact that, Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover, thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with the serious hazard. The most exciting, and the joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like the sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing off to your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover up all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive at the Kathmandu. To learn more about the Travel Insurance for the Trip in Nepal, please do visit Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.  

    Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

    The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.

    Booking Requirements

    Please provide us your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 20 to 30 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay rest of the amount before the trip. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer or online. Please visit here for payment details.

    Cancellation Policy

    If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellation of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearranging the schedule.

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