Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking
“Obstacles are the raw materials of great accomplishments”
Explore the mystical land of the trans-Himalayan region in our Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. The main peak and its immediate satellites take the form of a giant cross which straddles the borders of three countries – Nepal, Tibet, and the once independent kingdom but now the Indian state of Sikkim. Just so you know in Nepal, to the west, the Kanchenjunga and Yalung glaciers form the major sources of the Tamur River. Kanchenjunga’s dominating peak is so high that a trek to its base camp is itself a big-time adventure that keeps kicking the adrenaline rush. Trekking trail to Kanchenjunga Base Camp is quite different when we compare it with the other treks in the Himalayan belt.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a long yet significant trek as you get to experience surreal adventures along the whole trekking route. After a flight to Biratnagar we drive to this hilly town called Taplejung where we will start our long journey ahead. Isolated villages, high verdant, gleaming mountains blanketed in snow, misty clouds forming a canopy around magnolia and rhododendron forest and dramatic landscapes, makes Kanchenjunga BC Trek a perfect platform for trekkers. Primarily, on the Kanchenjunga trek, we shall walk along the fast flowing Tamor River till the settlement of Margen after which we shall depart towards the famous Dhunsa village.
In between, we shall pass through the waterfalls and caves at Chiruwa and fertile pastures, small villages and steep trail in some sections. The combined effects of its considerable height and isolated location, south-east of the main Himalayan chain, leave it totally exposed to the full force of the advancing monsoon originating in the Bay of Bengal in early June. Past the cardamom fields, dense forests of bamboo and rhododendron, uphill and downhill sections, challenging terrains, suspension bridges and Tibetan refugee settlement we reach Dhunsa. In contrast, Hinduism is the main religion on the Nepal side of the border, where the tiny hill villages are inhabited by Rai and Limbu farmers. Further, we trek through Miring La Pass (4,650m), along with the ridges and reach to Tseram after which we ascend to a settlement at Ramche, along with the glittering Yalung Glacier. We trek down to Trongten, Sherpa Gaun and to Phumpe Danda, whereby we enter into the cultural trekking trail in the region. Exploring through the settlements of Kadebhanjyang and Lali Kharka, we reach Suketar. And after reaching there, we will end our strenuous trek in Kanchenjunga and take a flight to Kathmandu from Suketar.
This trekking route that offers an original trademark and diverse cultural characteristics of Nepal will need you to have above average physical fitness, mental endurance and openness to enjoy the diversity offered in order for you to really grasp the joy this epic trek. So generally Mid-March to June end & Mid-September to Mid-November are considered as the best seasons to go for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. So if you want to experience this surreal trek, join us and be a part of Trekking Planner right now for an epic journey through Kanchenjunga.
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
- Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu
- Day 03: Morning fly to Taplejung.
- Day 04: Lali Kharka to Kade Bhanjyang (2200m).
- Day 05: Kade Bhanjyang to Phurungde (1965m).
- Day 06: Phurungde to Yamphuding (2300m).
- Day 07: Yamphuding to Omje Khola (2345m).
- Day 08: Omje Khola to Torantan (2990m).
- Day 09: Torantan to Tseram (3870m).
- Day 10: Rest in Tseram.
- Day 11: Tseram to Ramche (4625m).
- Day 12: Rest and Explore around the Yalung Base Camp & Back to the Ramche.
- Day 13: Ramche to Yalung (4800m).
- Day 14: Yalung to Selele Pass (5109m).
- Day 15: Selele Pass to Ghunsa (3425m).
- Day 16: Ghunsa to Khambachen (3960m).
- Day 17: Khambachen to Pangpema (4940m).
- Day 18: Day hike to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp & Back to Pangpema.
- Day 19: Pangpema to Khambachen.
- Day 20: Khambachen to Ghunsa.
- Day 21: Ghunsa to Kyapra.
- Day 22: Kyapra to Sekhathum.
- Day 23: Sekhathum to Chirwa.
- Day 24: Chirwa to Phurumba (2000m).
- Day 25: Phurumba to Suketar (Taplejung).
- Day 26: Fly back to Kathmandu.
- Day 27: Departure from Kathmandu.
Cost USD $2126.00 per person
Single Supplement USD $130.00
- All airport pick up drop by private vehicle
- 03-night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
- 01 day guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle
- Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
- Kathmandu to Taplejung to Kathmandu by flight
- Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit and Special permit for Kanchenjunga Area
- Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
- Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
- 01 guide, English speaking, licensed insured, registered, salary, food and accommodation paid
- 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation, and equipment
- Safe drinking water and first aid kid box
- Nepal Visa fee (Bring accurate fee in USD and two Passport size Photo)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
- Diner and lunch in Kathmandu
- Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
- Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in city because of early arrival, late departure and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary
- Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips to the trekking crews and drive
- Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
- Anything not included in service includes column
- Trekking Bag pack.
- Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
- Trekking shoes.
- Sports shoes or sandal.
- Trekking stick.
- Sun Hat, cap
- Warm woolen cap.
- Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
- Pullover or warm sweeter.
- 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
- Hand gloves.
- 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
- 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
- 3/4 pairs of Underwear
- Eye glass
- Water bottle.
- Sleeping bag.
- Flash or Torch light.
- Camera and batteries.
- Sun cream.
Difficulties rating of Kanchenjunga Trek
A trekkers have to trek difficult ways so trekker should be fit to do this trekking. Maximum altitude of the trek is 5416m, so you should be careful about altitude related risk. To get rid of it please walk slowly and have more water and avoid alcoholic drinks. Please be careful of frost bit and snow blindness. You must take care of your health.
Safe drinking water on Kanchenjunga Trek
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of environment.
Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items On the Trek
Hydro electricicty or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, ipod, iphone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adoptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbages in the way where dustbin facilities is not available and conserve the environment.
Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-14 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.
Travel Insurance for Kanchenjunga Trek
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities for Kanchenjunga Trek:
All the guest houses offers hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge have some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water frozed then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilet are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilet are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin tht is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually have two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.
How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
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