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Kanchanjunga base camp trek


Kanchanjunga base camp trek An adventure amidst the worlds' fifth highest peak, Mt. Kanchenjunga, "The five jewels of the great snow range" straddles the Nepal and Sikkim borders. This route is relatively not frequented often by trekkers and thus the unspoiled villages and environment are yours to explore without the distractions of others trekkers. This wonderful trip starts with a sweeping scenic flight, covering a range of mountains from Langtang, Everest to Kanchenjunga to the south Gangetic plain in eastern Nepal with an overnight at Biratnagar. A short flight takes us to the foot hills of Mt. Kanchenjunga at Suketar, from here we hike through villages untouched by the modern world enclosed by pristine rhododendron, oak and pine forests. We will visit the South and the North Base Camp affording the best of views of the area. Challenged by the high pass crossings but each new step offers rewards of beauty and serenity. The return route is even more remote before joining the main trail and flying out of Taplejung.


On this journey, our route leads through South and the North of Kanchenjunga Base Camp giving you the best of both panoramas. The going can get quite strenuous sometimes while crossing the passes, but for every hard effort you will be rewarded with brilliant scenery as it heads higher towards the windswept rugged terrain's with awesome views of the towering peaks of the Kanchenjunga massif under a clear wide blue sky., then camping at Pang-Pema is the highest camp of the trek with time to explore around before heading back.
The return journey is made by an alternative route till until the trail joins at Suketar in Taplejung for the last camp of the trek.


Trekking Type: Tea House/Camping
Trekking Grade: Medium Hard
Duration: 21 days
Size of Group: 01+
Region: Kanchanjunga
Maximum Hight: 5065 mt.
Start and Ending: Suketar to Biratnagar
Activities: Trekking/Aventure
Best Seasion: September to December and february to May


Details Itinerary


Day -01:- Arrive to Kathmandu & transfer to the Hotel


Day-02:- Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu


Day-03:- Fly to Biratnager / Taplejung to Phurumba
After arriving at the Taplejung airport and meeting all the trekking staff , trek together towards to Phurumba which will take about two hours .


Day-04:- Phurumba to Chirwa
To day you have trek through forest, villages( via Rinkim, Tiwa) and crossing river to reach to Chirwa which will take about 6hours.


Day-05:- Chirwa to Sekathum
Trail continue along the Tamour river you will reach to WalunchungGola . here is the entry point to Kanchanjunga conservation Area. Where you will start to see sherpa settlement. After crossing Gunsa khola you will reach to Sekathum.


Day-06:- Sekathum to Amjilassa(2400m)
A step and long climb up a reasonably good trail for 5 hours .good views of valley and river below and Himalayan peaks in the distance , several open yaks grazing pastures exist here and clear side streams provide good water supply.


Day-07:- Amjilassa to Kyapra (2820m)
It is a hike along the river banks through densely forested hillside( bamboo, fir and scattered rhododendron). The river drops steeply with many waterfalls and crystal clear pools. Climb up to green pastures just beyond a group of Buddhist stone houses at Kyapra.


Day-08:- Kyapra to Ghunsa( 3480m)
The trail gently undulates with a few steep uphill portions.Passing through the village of Phale and visit a Buddhist Gompa near to village- much Tibetan art is evident as are the villagers weaving of rugs. Ghunsa is a large Bhotia community of stone houses and tidy small farm.


Day-09:- Gunsa to Kangbachen(4000m)


Day-10:- Kangbachen
A rest day is taken here to enable time to relax, bath or take a day walk.


Day-11:- Kangbachen to Lhonak (4700m)
Trail climbs gradually through open rocky fields to Ramtang(4350m)Walking from here is on large boulders which leads to the terminal moraine of the Kanchanjunga glacier. Terrific mountain views abound in all direction.


Day-12:- Lhonak to Pangpema(5065m)
The trail continues along the Kanchanjunga glacier with a moderate to slow ascent with excellent views.


Day-13:- Pangpema
Wonderful day hikes around or explore in the glacier .Incredible views of Kanchanjunga and Yalung kang. Blue sheep and musk deer may be seen together with lamergiers tremendous bird(span).


Day-14:- Pangpema to Kangbachen; Descent 6hrs back to Kangbachen


Day-15:- Kangbachen to Gunsa
Descent 750m for 5hours


Day-16:- Gunsa to Mirgin la(4300m)
Camp slightly before Mirgin La Pass. After a steep ascent through Rhododendron forest, reach to Tamo La pass, a ridge festooned with prayers flags. As we go towards another ridge crest, rising at 4115m, nice picture of Ghunsa river, snaking along the north Kanchanjunga glacier. Continue to scramble up enjoying the sight of Kanchanjunga west.


Day-17:- Mirgin La to Tseram(3870m)


Day-18:- Tseram to Omje khola


Day-19:- Omje Khola to Mamamkhe;
Trail continues through bamboo forest, pine forest and crossing streams to Mamamkhe.


Day-20:- Mamamkhe to Phonpe
Trail descent through forest and villages.


Day- 21:- Phonpe to Kunjari
You have to 940m ascent from Phonpe than 930m descent to Kunjari


Day- 22:- Kunjari to Suketar airport
It will take about 7hours to reach to Suketar airport


Day- 23:- Suketar to Biratnagar to Kathmandu.


Day-24:- Depart Kathmandu
You will be transferred to the airport for your final departure from Kathmandu.
Breakfast included.


The above price includes:

International Airport pick up & drop off service by private vehicle
Kathmandu valley sightseeing with transfer and all monuments by private vehicle
4 nights accommodation with breakfast at deluxe hotel in Kathmandu. ( 3/4 Star)
Flight Kathmandu-Biratnagar-Taplejung-SuketarKathmandu (domestic airport tax, transfer to and from airport)
Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek.
Tented accommodation along the trek
Trek Permit & National Park Fee
Trek leader for entire tour (above 12 pax)
One English speaking goverment registered guide and support scalledfull Sherpa's crews
All expenses for staffs.
Equipment like down jacket, sleeping bag with extra linner, water boddle
Iodine purify drinking water
All the transportation by tourist / local bus for staffs


The above price doesn't include:

Meals while in Kathmandu - allow apppr US$ 10 - US$ 15 per day.
Travel insurance for personal
Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
Disembarkation Airport Tax in Nepal - approx. US$ 24.

Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
Tips for trekking staffs, driver etc