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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Treks - 26 Days

Kanchenjunga

$3350
Group size: 2 - 12 Max-Altitude: 5388m
Destination: Nepal Fitness level: Strenuous
Arrival on: Apr-May & Sep-Nov Departure from: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + Tea or Coffee
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea House/Camping

Trip Introduction

Kanchenjunga (8586m) is the third highest mountain in the world and it lies between the border Nepal and India. The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is an ideal trekking route for trekkers to the finest unspoiled trekking route to the remote regions of Nepal. The trek route foreseen as a tri–national peace park with the link of Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve in Sikkim in India and the extension of Qumolungma Nature Reserve in Tibet. The Kanchenjunga trek route is also called the gift to the Earth with remote mountain area and eleven peaks that are higher than 7000 meters. The route has the tropical to subtropical forest full of rhododendron, oak and chestnut to the high Alpine zone dominated by enchanting view of snow-capped Himalayas with facinating glacial plateau and beautiful landscape with the traditional village inhabited of Sherpa, Rai, Limbu and Gurung with their solitary culture and lifestyle. Kanchenjunga region is also well known for home of the Red Panda, snow leopard and other snow animals, birds and plants. Kanchenjunga region is also well known for home of the Red Panda, snow leopard and other snow animals, birds and plants.

Kanchenjunga trekking starts along the tamur river through pipal trees and villages of Limbu, who are famous for inventing Tongba ( a millet-based alcoholic beverage) and as the mainstays in the British Gorkha Regiments. Crossing the Mirgin-La pass at 4725 meters gives us views of Makalu, Chamlang and the Everest. Next you will pass the glacier, and finally we are rewarded with an incredible, close-up view of Kanchenjunga peak as we approach the Kanchenjunga base camp at Pang Pema. Whilst exploring the surrounding area we can also see a panorama of Wedge Peak, The Twins, Pyramid Peak and Tent Peak in during the Kanchenjunga base camp trekking..

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the Kanchenjunga circuit trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Suketar -Kathmandu)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
    duffel bag, t-shirt with Himalayan Glacier’s logo and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
    Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Outline Itinerary

DAY 01:
Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m)
DAY 02:
Trekking permit preparation and briefing of Trek.
DAY 03:
Kathmandu – Bhadrapur- Taplejung
DAY 04:
Taplejung - Phurumbu
DAY 05:
Phurumbu - Chiruwa
DAY 06:
Chiruwa - Sekhathum
DAY 07:
Sekhathum - Amjilapsa
DAY 08:
Amjipsa - Kaybla
DAY 09:
Kyabla - Ghunsa
DAY 10:
Rest/Acclimatization day
DAY 11:
Ghunsa - Khambachen
DAY 12:
Khambache - Lhonak
DAY 13:
Hike to Pangpema
DAY 14:
Lhonak - Ghunsa
DAY 15:
Ghunsa – Selle Base Camp
DAY 16:
Selle Base Camp - Tseram
DAY 17:
Tseram - Ramche
DAY 18:
Ramche – Lasiya Danda
DAY 19:
Lasiya Danda - Yamphudin
DAY 20:
Yamphudin – Phumphe Danda
DAY 21:
Phumphe – Sinchewa Bhanjyang
DAY 22:
Sinchewa Bhanjyang - Lalikharka
DAY 23:
Lalikharka - Taplejung
DAY 24:
Taplejung - Bhadrapur
DAY 25:
Bhadrapur - Kathmandu
DAY 26:
Depart Kathmandu

Accommodations

A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Private rooms are available in most Tea Houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The lodges are fairly basic. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by the bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted. There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually has solar lighting.
Most tea-houses now also have electricity for charging small appliances – mobile phones and cameras – and there may be a small charge for this.

Meals

Eating is a big part of Holiday. Travelling with Blue Mountain Travels, you experience the vast array of wonderful food Nepalese, Chinese, Continental, Italian and several local cuisines. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic and each place special food during your trip. Mountain restaurant owner prefer not to order many dishes and waste food as they would like to cater more trekkers with limited food before run off stuck. Its a week or more days hard work to porters and caravans to bring food to these places. During this trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants en-route.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

You will be walking for 6-8 hours per day or longer on very high altitude with tough daily ascend and descend of around 500-1000m. Strenuous treks also involve remote, wild environment with extreme weather at times and availability of only few facility, perhaps for extended periods. You will also be trekking on minor trails and difficult terrain including snow or scrambling sections and are therefore required to have high level of physical fitness along with optimal level of experience and positive attitude.

Best Time to Travel

Spring (March-May) and Autumn (October-November) are the best seasons to do this trek. The monsoon season (June – early September) has less predictable weather, but some trekkers still choose this time as it aligns better with their vacation schedule. Winter season (December – February) gets quite cold, and snow may block the passes, but often offers clear skies.

Additional Information

Please read the Checklist section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the year.

DAY 01:
Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m)

Arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu you will meet with our  Blue Mountain Travels representative and transfer to hotel by private vehicles then stay at the Hotel and free activities in the evening.

DAY 02:
Trekking permit preparation and briefing of Trek.

We need your original passport with Nepal’s Visa to prepare restricted area permit. After preparing your permit, you will introduce with your guide. Your guide will brief details of this trek.

DAY 03:
Kathmandu – Bhadrapur- Taplejung

Flight to Bhadrapur and then drive to Taplejung, overnight at Lodge.

DAY 04:
Taplejung - Phurumbu

Trek from Taplejung to Phurumbu (4 hours) overnight at lodge.

DAY 05:
Phurumbu - Chiruwa

Trek from Phurumbu-Chiruwa (1190m, 6 hours walking), overnight at lodge.

DAY 06:
Chiruwa - Sekhathum

Trek from Chiruwa-Sekhathum (1660m, 6 hours walking), overnight at lodge.

DAY 07:
Sekhathum - Amjilapsa

Trek from Sekhathum-Amjilapsa (2510m, hours walking), overnight at lodge.

DAY 08:
Amjipsa - Kaybla

Trek from Amjilapsa-Kaybla (2510m, 5 hours walking) it’s very open place overnight at lodge.

DAY 09:
Kyabla - Ghunsa

Trek from Kyabla-Ghunsa (3595m, 5 hours walking) which is the best place of trekking place. Between Kyabla and Ghunsa there is a place called Phale where Tibetan people lives & they sale a very quality with nice design Carpets and prices are less than Kathmandu. Phale is one of the Centers of the Tibet Border and from Phale the trail goes Lumba Sumba pass to Makalu & Way to Kanchenjunga trekking towards Ghunsa. Overnight at lodge.

DAY 10:
Rest/Acclimatization day

A walk to help you acclimatize to the higher altitude is arranged, following the route. The trail climbs to 4,000m in about 3 hours, taking 2 hours to return to Ghunsa. It is a good walk for acclimatization purposes by following the rule “climb high and sleep low” and will help your body adjust to the gain in altitude. You may visit a village, monastery and etc. Your Kanchanjunga special trekking Permit also will be verified there. Overnight at lodge.

DAY 11:
Ghunsa - Khambachen

Trek from Ghunsa –Khambachen (4099m, 6 hours walking) Camping site you have a great view of the (Janu Himal Kumbhakarna (7710m) Phole Peak (6645m) Sobithongie (6670m) & Khabur Peak (6332m) Overnight at lodge.

DAY 12:
Khambache - Lhonak

Trek from Kambachen – Lhonak (4785m) & you can view Kanchenjunga from right side Wedge Peak (6750m) Ramtang Peak (6700m) Taple Shikha (6510m) from the Left side view of the Nupchu Peak (6044m) Tinjung Peak (6097m) and Dango Peak (6250m) Overnight at lodge.

DAY 13:
Hike to Pangpema

Pangpema is another beautiful place to visit it takes 6 hours to go & return. You have a wonderful View of Kanchenjunga Base camp Glacier, Nepal Peak and Pathibhara Himal -Kanchenjunga (6837m) overnight at lodge.

DAY 14:
Lhonak - Ghunsa

Trek from Lhonak-Ghunsa (9 hours walking), overnight lodge.

DAY 15:
Ghunsa – Selle Base Camp

Trek from Ghunsa-Selle Base camp (4100m, 5 hours walking) overnight at lodge.

DAY 16:
Selle Base Camp - Tseram

From Selle base camp 7/8 hours walking to Tseram (3870m) From Selle if the weather is fine you can see the world top Mount Everest. After passing Selle pass (4480m), Sinelapche La (4646m) overnight at lodge.

DAY 17:
Tseram - Ramche

Trek from Tseram –Ramche (4580m, 3 hours walking) And after Lunch visit to Oktang have a view of Kanchenjunga South Ynalug Kang (8505m) 76m)and return back to Ramche overnight at lodge.

DAY 18:
Ramche – Lasiya Danda

Trek from Ramche-Lasiya Danda (7 hours walking), overnight at lodge.

DAY 19:
Lasiya Danda - Yamphudin

Trek from Lasiya danda-Yamphudin (6 hours walking), overnight lodge.

DAY 20:
Yamphudin – Phumphe Danda

Trek from Yamphudin-Phumphe danda (6-7 hours walking), overnight at lodge.

DAY 21:
Phumphe – Sinchewa Bhanjyang

Trek from Phumphe-Sinchewa Bhanjyang (6-7 hours walking), overnight at lodge.

DAY 22:
Sinchewa Bhanjyang - Lalikharka

Trek from Sinchewa Bhanjyang-Lalikharka (6 hours walking), overnight at lodge.

DAY 23:
Lalikharka - Taplejung

Trek from Lalikharka-Taplejung (5 hours walking), overnight at Lodge.

DAY 24:
Taplejung - Bhadrapur

Drive from Taplejung to Bhadrapur, overnight at Lodge.

DAY 25:
Bhadrapur - Kathmandu

Flight from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu, free day in Kathmandu, overnight at Hotel.

DAY 26:
Depart Kathmandu

Our representative will take you to the airport for your flight home. Or if you prefer to stay longer you can go for short tours such as game drive at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking and many more. Just please do ask us.

Dates and Cost

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

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Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the Kanchenjunga circuit trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Suketar -Kathmandu)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
    duffel bag, t-shirt with Himalayan Glacier’s logo and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
    Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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