Overview of Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a challenging and rewarding trek located in the Kanchenjunga region of Nepal. It takes you through the beautiful Kanchenjunga region, offering stunning mountain views, cultural experiences, and a chance to visit the rarely-explored area of Kanchenjunga. The highlight of the trek is the opportunity to visit the base camp of Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world.
Itinerary of Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Today we fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar. From Biratnagar, we take the private vehicle and drive to Phidim for overnight. Overnight in Teahouse/Hotel.
Suketar (2420m) is our next destination from Phidim (1,179m). We will stay overnight at Suketar. Overnight at Teahouse.
Suketar (2,420 m) is our real trekking starting point. The trail from Suketar descends and we cross several small local settlements before reaching Mitlung. It takes approx. 4-5 hours walk to reach Mitlung. Overnight at Teahouse.
The journey of 5-6 hours start from Mitlung (921 m) to Chirwa (1270 M). After crossing the mix path of ups and downs we reach to Sinwa. Overnight at Teahouse.
The journey to Sukathum (1,576 m) from Chirwa (1,270 m) start after breakfast on Chirwa. The journey lead through dense forest, with some with some uphill and downhill along Tamor river and eventually reach to Sukatham. Overnight at Teahouse.
A stunning place Amjilosa (2,308 m) is our today`s set destination from Sukatham. From Sukatham we first cross the suspension bridge we then walk through the dense forest. As we have to walk through difficult trail this day is levelled as tough trekking day. It takes 6-7 hours to reach Amjilosa (2,308 m) from Sukathum. Overnight at Teahouse.
After a challenging previous day, today’s trail is a relatively easy one. From Amjilosa, the route goes through the dense forest, and with some uphill and downhill, we reach Gyabla overnight. One can enjoy Tibetan settlement and their local foods & hospitality. Overnight at Teahouse.
Explore the culture, tradition, and settlement of local people influence by Tibetan culture and tradition will be amazed. Ghunsa (3,595 m) is our next destination from Gyabla (2,730 m). We reach at Ghunsa after 6 hours challenging walk. The journey lead through dense forest before reaching Ghunsa for overnight from Gyabla(2730m). Overnight at Teahouse.
An acclimatization day ay Ghunsa will worthwhile to acclimatize with high altitude. Laspan La monastery is the major attraction of this day. Enjoy free day. Overnight at Teahouse.
The journey to Kambachen (4,050 m) from Ghunsa (3,595 m) leads through dense rhododendron and pine forest. We will also experience some challenging mountain walk to reach Kambachen. Along the way, we will be rewarded with mesmerizing mountain views. Overnight at Teahouse.
Today is our next acclimatization day at Kambachen. Exploring the stunning place Kambachen is another attraction of this day. Overnight at Teahouse.
Today is our another challenging as well as strenuous trekking day because we will reach the elevation of 4780 Meters. We walk 6-7 hours journey before reaching Lhonak (4,780 m) from Kambachen (4,050 m). Ramtang monastery and rocky steps are the major attraction of this day. Overnight at Teahouse.
Our trail today goes through Kanchenjunga Glacier. We will trek through difficult sections to Pangpema, we then climb up where we can get magnificent views of Mount Kanchenjunga, Chang Himal and Jannu. Enjoy the views at stay overnight.
On this day we return the same way back to Kambachen. It will be a descending trail all the way back to Kambachen. The journey to Kambachen (4050 M) from Kanchenjunga Base Camp will take about 6-7 hours gentle walk. Overnight at Teahouse.
The journey to Ghunsa (3,595 m) from Kambachen (4,050 m) descends through beautiful forests. On the way back, we can also enjoy spectacular view of different Himalayan ridges. Overnight at Teahouse.
After breakfast will start our today`s trek to Se Sele Le (4,290 m) from Ghunsa (3,595 m). The trail from Ghunasa climbs steep up and gradually leads us to Sele Le. As it is an uphill we walk slowly to reach Sele Le (4290 M) for overnight. Overnight at Teahouse.
After breakfast, we tight up our shoes to start trek to Cheram (3870 M) from Sele Le (4290 M). After walking challenging 7hours journey, we can reach Cheram for Overnight. During this day`s trek will pass several pass including. Mirgin La, Sinon La and Sinepache. Overnight at Teahouse.
The journey to Ramche (4580 m) is leads through stunning Yamlung glacier , Lapsang Village. From there we continue our walk to the southern face of Kanchenjunga and even up from there for mesmerising views of Jannu Himal and to explore Oktang Monastery. Enjoy exploring. After then, we will come back to Cheram for today&rsquos overnight. Overnight at Teahouse.
The downhill trek to Tortong (2995 M) from Ramche (4580 m) will start after delicious breakfast at teahouse. The journey leads through dense rhododendron forest will reach at Tortong for Overnight. Overnight at Teahouse.
On this day reaching Yamphudin (2,080 m) from Tortong (2,995 m) is our set destination. The descend journey leads through beautiful local settlement. One can explore gorgeous culture and tradition of local habitat. Overnight at Teahouse.
Yangpang (1007 M) is our set destination for this day from Yamphudin(2080M). The journey takes about 6-7 hours to reach Yang pang. The trail passes through Mamankhe where we can find Limbu Museum and Cultural center. Overnight at Teahouse.
After crossing several small but wonderful local settlement we can reach Thorpu (1,500 m) from Yangpang (1,007 m). Definitely, interact with local people along the way to Thorpu will be amazing. Overnight at Teahouse.
After breakfast, we will drive to Birtamod from Thorpu. We will be at Birtamod after 5-6 hours scenic drive from Thorpu. Overnight at Teahouse.
On this day, we will conclude our Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking in Nepal. We drive to Bhadrapur to take scenic 30-35 min fight to Kathmandu. In the evening join, farewell dinner organizes by Trek Nepal Himalayas Team. Enjoy typical Nepali food with your trekking team. Overnight at Hotel.
- Kathmandu to Biratnagar by air, and Taplejung to Kathmandu by local bus,
- The government registered well-experienced and friendly guides and necessary porters.
- 3 Meal a day, such as Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek.
- All camping gear, tents, kitchen utensils, cook, kitchen staff and necessary porters.
- Accommodation, food, salary, equipment, and insurance for trekking staff.
- Kanchenjunga National Park entrance permit and TIMS Cards.
- All Government and Service taxes
- Nepalese Visa Fee
- International Airfare
- Travel and Rescue insurance
- All bar bills, beverages such as coke, Mineral water, beer etc.
- Laundry, toiletries, internet, phone calls and personal nature expenses.
- Personal trekking equipment and rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
- Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter, and driver.
- Any operating cost which arises due to unforeseen circumstances
- Any expenses which the Company does not mention
Essential Information - Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
The trek begins in Taplejung, which a short flight from Kathmandu can reach. From Taplejung, you’ll follow a trail through small villages, crossing high passes and traversing through rugged terrain as you travel to the beautiful Kanchenjunga region. As you make your way through the Kanchenjunga region, you’ll have the opportunity to visit remote villages, meet with local people, and witness traditional Tibetan culture firsthand.
One of the highlights of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is the opportunity to take in the stunning mountain views of the Kanchenjunga range and other regional peaks. The trek is challenging due to the high altitude and rugged terrain, but it’s an enriching experience for those up for the challenge.
The best months for the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The weather is generally clear and dry during these seasons, making it the perfect time to take this challenging trek.
As you make your way to the base camp of Kanchenjunga, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the unique culture and traditions of the region. The Kanchenjunga region is home to several ancient monasteries and temples and is a great place to learn about the cultural and spiritual significance of the region. The area’s locals are known for their warm and welcoming nature, and it’s an excellent opportunity to learn about their way of life and culture.
The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is suitable for experienced trekkers who are comfortable with long days of hiking and high altitude. It’s an excellent option for those who want to challenge themselves and experience the beauty and culture of the Kanchenjunga region.
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