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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek - 25 Days

Overview and Highlights

Key Information

Best Seasons

Sep-Oct-Nov-Dec/March-Apr-May

Group Size

+2

Duration

25 DAYS

Trek Difficulty

Hard

Maximum Altitude

5,400m-17,716ft

Accommodation

Lodge/Teahouse

Meal

Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast

Region

Sikkim Region

Country

Nepal

Activity

Trekking

Destination

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Trip Starts

Kathmandu

Trips Ends

Kathmandu

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek takes the visitors to the remote and isolated land of eastern Nepal which is home to thousands of rare species of animals and birds. This is a lifetime opportunity for all the trekkers and adventure lovers of the world who wish to trek in the Himalayas of our country. Kanchenjunga region is a less developed and less popular area where only a few tourists and visitors come to visit this place. Although less populated this area is the home of magnificent views of Himalayan ranges and old Buddhist cultures and traditions.

Trekking in the Kanchenjunga region will give you a lifetime opportunity to explore the unique lifestyle and culture of people living in this region. Trekking in this area is restricted so you should have a permit and professional guide to trek in this region. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek offers magnificent views of Himalayan ranges including some of the highest mountain ranges of the world such as Everest (Highest mountain of the world), Annapurna, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga West, also known as Yalung Kang, Kambachen (7,903m), Jannu (7,710m), Jongsong (7,483m), Kabru (7,353m), Tent Peak (7,365m) and the Twins (7,350m). The major attraction of this trek is the closer and majestic view of Kanchenjunga ranges that you can easily see during this trek. Sightseeing rare species of animals and birds is also another major attraction of this trek.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp starts with a scenic flight to Bhadrapur and then another flight will take us to Suketar. After that, a short drive will take us to Taplejung, and then trekking via Phurbu, Chirwa and Sekathum will take us to Gunsa. You will also get an opportunity to trek to other famous places such as Sinion Phedi, Sinion La, Margin La, Khebang, and other many beautiful and dramatic landscapes.

Highlights

  • Home of thousands of rare species of animals and birds.
  • Old Buddhist cultures and traditions.
  • The magnificent views of Himalayan ranges including some of the highest mountain ranges of the world such as Everest (Highest mountain of the world), Annapurna, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga West, also known as Yalung Kang, Kambachen (7,903m), Jannu (7,710m), Jongsong (7,483m), Kabru (7,353m), Tent Peak (7,365m) and the Twins (7,350m).
  • Closer and majestic view of Kanchenjunga ranges.

Itinerary Expand All Close All

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

On the basis of the scheduled trip, we will be in Tribhuvan International Airport to pick up you for the much exciting trek—Kanchanjung Base Camp, North to South.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge

Flight to Bhadrapur is of nearly 45 minutes. From here, we catch a private vehicle to get in Illa. It is a ride of nearly four hours and the road to Illam is awesome. You will not hesitate to ask the driver to halt on the way to capture beautiful landscape of Kanyam.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
921

Another interesting ride as you will enjoy lush green vegetation while on a drive to Taplejung. The view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Jannu is spectacular.

After arriving in Taplejung, we will prepare for a hike and proceed toward Mitlung.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1270

We will be walking along the bank of Tamur River and pass by a couple of Limbu, natives of the area, villages. We will be crossing a wooden bridge built over Thiwa River and enter into Chirwa.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1660

Like yesterday, we will keep on walking along the bank of Tamur River and get in Taplechowk. Crossing Taplechowk we arrive at a suspension bridge. We cross few more settlements to get in Sekathum.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2510

We cross a suspension bridge built over Ghunsa River. Passing through thick woods, we head forward and this will bring us in a gorge followed by a village of Amjilossa.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2730

An ascend amid bamboo, oak and rhododendron forest will bring us in a small ridge. The descending trail will get us in Ghunsa Khola. A further couple of hours uphill climb will take us in Gybala.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3595

The trail today is relatively easy. We arrive at Phole. The monastery in Phole deserves a look. Nearly, a walk of one and a half an hour will lead us to Ghunsa. The village is inspired by Tibetan culture and tradition. The colorful prayer flags and typical houses will please you.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3595

Despite being a rest day, we will explore the local area and get acquainted with local culture and traditions.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4100

Gradual uphill climb through pine and rhododendron forest will make your walk pleasant. You cross through Chortens and mani walls. We arrive at Rampuk Kharka. Further walk from here will unfold the beauty of Mt. Jannu’s north face. We reach Kambachen, a village inspired by Tibetan culture and tradition.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4100

As elevation is increasing, acclimatization becomes most. So, we will take a rest today and explore the local area.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4785

Today, we will be passing through rhododendron forest. We arrive in Ramtang. The course from here is technical hence; walk slowly and cautiously. Further walk from here will reveal the astounding view of Twins Peak (7,351 m), Nepal (6,910 m), Wedge (6,750 m) and Mera Peak (6,344 m).

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5143

It is a rest day. Despite this, we will proceed toward Pangpema. It is a walk of nearly two hours. You will get an astounding view of vistas from Pangpema. We retrace the path to Lhonak.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3595

We retrace the path to Ghunsa crossing Kambachen.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4100

Today, we will be getting at the top of Miring La Pass. The view of Mt. Makalu is fantastic. We arrive at High Camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3870

Today we will be walking for nearly eight hours. It is a bit tough walk and will lead to Sinion La Pass at 4,440m. We are yet to arrive at Miring La Pass. Finally, we follow descend trail to get in Tseram.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge

Today’s hike will reveal the beauty of Koktang (6,147 m) and Rathong (6,679 m) along with other peaks. If lucky, you can spot blue sheep here. It is one of the endangered species that has a blue tongue hence; called blue sheep.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3000

The trail today declines through Tseram following the river through rhododendron forest to Tortong.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2080

The trail is downhill and will lead to Lamite Bhanjang where we will have lunch. The course from here is steep downhill and will bring us in Imja Kola. We cross it to get in Yamphudin—a village inhabited by Sherpa, Rai, Limbu, and Gurung.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1810

Relatively, it is an easy trail and five hours of the walk will bring us in Mamanke.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge

Walking for a couple of hours will lead us to Ponphe village. Further few hours walk will bring us in Kande Bhanjyang.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge

We cross a Limbu village called Khunjari followed by Pha Khola. The trail now climbs up crossing few villages and will bring lead us to Lali Kharka.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2300

Huh! The trail is quite easy now and the walk is also of nearly three hours for today. We follow a course which leads to Pha Khola. Passing through few villages and forest, we arrive in Suketar.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge

After breakfast, we get in a jeep to arrive in Bhadrapur. It is a ride of over 10 hours.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

We catch the first flight to Kathmandu. Here—in the capital—you will get time to roam around the city.

In the evening, we will offer you a farewell dinner and share your experience in exchange for your feedback on our service.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up and Drop by car/van.
  • 2 Night’s Standard Hotel in Kathmandu twin sharing basis with breakfast(on the arrival day and after the Trekking).
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu-Bhadrapur-Kathmandu flight ticket.
  • Suketar-Bhadrapur transfer by local bus.
  • All accommodations in lodges/Tea Houses During the Treks.
  • Daily Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and tea/coffee during the Trekking.
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana, and grapes.
  • First aid kit will be Available.
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket and Duffie bag. ( Refundable)
  • Trekking T-shirt, Trekking map and Waterdrop.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers) with Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance).

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Personal expenses laundry, telephone calls, WiFi, hot and cold drinks, hot shower,snacks, camera, and mobile battery charging.
  • Health and travel Insurance.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Tips for trekking staffs.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

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Additional Information

UPPER BODY

  • Windproof/waterproof jacket. (1)
  • Fleece jacket. (1)
  •  Shirts and t-shirts. ( 3/4 pairs)
  • Down jacket. (1) (provide from Company)
  • Raincoat. (1)

 

LOWER BODY

  • Warm cotton long pants. (1/2 pairs)
  • Waterproof pant. (1)
  • Long thermal underwear. (2)
  • Short underwear. (3/4 pec)

 

HEAD

  • Sun hat or scarf. (1)
  • Warm fleece hat. (1)
  • Sunscreen sunblocks, and Lipbalms with UV protection.
  • Sunglasses. (1/2 pairs)

 

FOOTWEAR

  • Comfortable trekking boot.
  • Thick shocks. (3/4 pairs)
  • Light shocks. (3/4 Pairs)
  • Camp shoes and sandals.

 

HAND

  • Warm waterproof (gore-tex) gloves.

 

OTHER EQUIPMENT

  • Basic First Aid Kit.
  • Sleeping bag ( Provide from the company)
  • Water Bottle
  • Towel
  • Day-pack or Backpack
  • Swiss Knife
  • Torchlight or Flashlight
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hiking Pole
  • Smart-phone or Compact Camera
  • Power-bank

Travel Insurance
For everyone who will plan to Trek in Nepal, it is highly recommended that you get travel insurance that covers added expenses that might result due to various health issues, injuries or accidents (together with the ambulance, helicopter rescue, and other treatment costs). Your insurance policy should cover up the entire activities that you are planning to accomplish throughout your stay in Nepal.

In addition to this, the policy should also cover death, misplaced luggage, theft and liability, cancellations, medical treatment (counting hospital charges, cost of the medicine, doctor’s fees) as well as repatriation cost. Also, this trekking trail in Nepal takes you of 5,000 m above the altitude, therefore, you also need to ensure that your insurance policy covers treks that go over 5,000 m. 

We suggested that you buy your insurance policy from your home country before joining with us, where it is difficult buying a local travel insurance policy for foreigners in Nepal.

 

Meals And Accommodation
While you’re in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at a standard hotel (Arrival time and departure time). Your accommodation is at best local Lodge and Guest Houses where available. The Mountain local Lodges are clean and have comfortable beds. The Lodges are fairly basic and the room is spare with twin beds. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining hall and warmed fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted.

Eating is a big part of the Holiday. Traveling with Northern Trekking Team, you experience the vast array of wonderful Nepalese food, Italian, Thai, Chinese, and several local foods. While on the trek it will be on full board all 3 times meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, with Tea/Coffee) included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic special food during your trips. Generally, choose menu items are Nepalese meals (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various types of soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), boiled and fried potatoes, kinds of pasta and even pizza. So, overall you have a different choice of foods on the trek. During this trek, you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same guest house.

 

Booking And Payment
You should book the service at least 15 days before the trek departure date. After you confirm your trip with us, you should be transferring us a photocopy of your passport or your personal information. The personal information you have to provide us your first name, middle name, and last name, passport number, date of birth, nationality, and gender. Importantly, you need to pay 20% of the total price in advance for the domestic flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process. You can pay the remaining balance before you start the trek.

 

Personal Expenses
How much money or cash you should be bringing with you depends on how you do the trip and the number of days you want to spend here in Nepal. Much also depends on your spending habits. Generally, you must have to take10 to 15 USD for spending your expenses, such as laundry, telephone calls, snacks, camera, and mobile battery charging. How much you will be spending during your trekking depends on the standard of the package you have purchased. 

 

Our Guides And Safety
Our guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government Tourism Department, certified by TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our Trekking and Climbing Guides are professional with decades of experience in this field of adventure. They are trained specially for specified and various trips, to cater the flexible requirement of our clients from different nationalities, this will assure you that your trip will be enjoyable and in safe hands of professional experts.

On every trip, will be one Trek leader and an assistance leader on each additional 7 peoples in the group on treks, this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides gets sick or clients may get sick and need to be evacuated or staying behind from the walks, it wills still works smoothly and there would non-impact with our original trek plan. 

Every 7 trekkers will have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags.

 

Caring Porter
Our porter is fully strong, helpful and friendly. Their salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and Insurance on each trip with us. As you know that we are very trustworthy and polite, while on trek thus we make sure that our porter is fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with the International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and benefit for trekking porters. 

The maximum load carried by our porter minimum 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag is not more than the above figure.

 

High Altitude
This is a high altitude journey and elevation starts from low 1,350 m to 5,400 m high, where symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) might occur due to dry air, cold wind and less oxygen. Generally, The Kanchenjunga Base Camp trip one needs to be in good physical with sound health to avoid other medical complication on the route the journey, just follow our guide he will advise and suggestion which keeps and makes you feel secure to enjoy this fabulous adventure with us.

 

Best Time To Visit Nepal
Three best seasons for the trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp. We suggest you join in at the right time of the year as far as possible.

High season- Autumn (September-November)
Shoulder-Spring (March-May)
Low season- Moonson (June-August)
 

Things To Know Before Trekking
The main flow of foreign visitors in Nepal is for trekking from moderate to adventurous or challenging treks, the most important is choosing the right trip as per your duration of holiday and fitness, for Kanchenjunga Base Camp trekking adventure one needs to be in sound health and physically fit.

On booking with our preparation of fitness required like walking-jogging-Jumba-aerobic at least twenty days before your departure from the home country.

Please send us your dietary list and medical history report so that we can arrange well in advance respectively. Book the ticket from home for Kathmandu,Nepal to reach at least two days ahead and earlier from trek departure with much space in Kathmandu after the trek, this allows you with more time in Nepal to enjoy the culture and heritage sites of Nepal and also in case of flight delay (Kathmandu-Bhadrapur and Bhadrapur-Kathmandu) which can happen sometimes due to bad and unfavorable weather.

 

Passport & Visa Information
What do you need to obtain A Nepal visa?
If you are thinking of taking a visa at the airport or immigration entry point, the following are your requirements:

A valid passport (The passport should have a validity of at least six months)
You should fill the application form for visa available at airport or immigration entry points.
Two passport size photos
Visa fees which should be paid in cash.
 

Entry points to Nepal
Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
Eastern Nepal – Kakarvitta, Jhapa
Central Nepal – Birjung, Parsa
Northern Border – Kodari, Sindhupalchowk
Western – Rupandehi (Belhiya, Bhairahawa)
Mid-western – Banke (Jamuna, Nepalgunj)
Far western – Kailali (Mohana, Dhangadhi) / Kanchanpur (Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar)
 

Visa Fees
USD 25 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days.
USD 40 or equivalent convertible currency for 30 days.
USD 100 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days.
For the tourist of SAARC nationals, free visa up to 30 days.
Visa is not required for Indian nationals. However, if they enter Nepal via air, they will have to show a valid identification certificate (passport/ citizenship certificate). The children under the age of 10 do not need to show an identification certificate.
 

Visa Extension
If you want to extend the visa for 15 days or less, visa extension charge is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency
If you want to extend the visa for more than 15 days, USD 2 will be charged per day after 15 days. However, the visa can be extended maximum up to 150 days in a visa year (Visa year refers to the year starting January to December.)
 

Transit Visa
When a foreigner has to get down at Nepalese airport as a result of his/her transit point or due to any force landing for whatever the reason, the foreigner can obtain a transit visa for a day after paying USD 5 or any other currency equivalent.

 

Other General Information
Entering into Nepal or staying in Nepal without a valid visa is illegal.
A tourist visa can be obtained either through the Nepalese embassy or consulate or other mission offices in your nation or at the immigration entry points in Nepal listed above.
Visa once issued cannot be amended and the visa fees are non-refundable.
You should pay the Nepal visa fees in cash. Credit card or cheque is not acceptable.
Visa charges are not applicable for children under 10 years of age, however, they must obtain a valid visa.
If you are obtaining a new passport or travel document, you are advised to contact the Immigration Department for the document transfer.
Always carry your passport and trekking permit while on trekking.
Some of the areas are restricted for filming. Therefore, be careful not to do the activities that are strictly prohibited.
The culture, tradition, and sentiments of Nepalese people should be respected. Do not perform any activities that would hurt their sentiments.
Do not perform any activities that would lead to moral turpitude.

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