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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Duration: 25 Days

Trip Overview

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max Elevation: 5,140 meters
  • Best Season: March–May | September–November
  • Total Duration: 25 Days
  • Trip Grade: moderate

Kanchanjunga isolated trek; it takes place in Eastern Nepal, the third highest peak of the world. At 8596 meters this massive peak dominates the southern range of the Himalayas. This section of Nepal has only been open to trekkers since 1988, which explains its richness of traditional culture.

This is one of the longer treks we offer and has many possibilities for extra days to explore different areas that are surrounded by the great mountains of eastern Nepal. The Kanchenjunga area has a profusion of high summits of which three are above 8000 meters and 11 above 7000 meters.

Your trekking route is drained by Tamur River that meets Arun below Mulghat. Numerous glaciers feed the river. The glaciers north of the main peak are clockwise Nupchu, Lhonak, Chichima, Gimsung, Pyramid, Kanchanjunga and Ramtang. West and South of the main peak are Kumbhakarna (Jannu), Yamatari and Yalung glaciers.

Kangbachenga (4040) in Ghunsa valley and Walungchung (3200m) in Tamur valley are the highest settlements in the area. The latter was an important trading center between the towns of Darjeeling and Tipta La in Tibet. The only access to the Kanchenjunga area is a road link to Basantapur and a direct air link to the town of Taplejung Bazaar. Trekkers carry only day packs and walk on their own pace. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner. (D)
  • Day 02 Day at Leisure /Hotel. (B)
  • Day 03 Flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar overnight at Hotel on Bed & break fast Plan (B,L,D)
  • Day 04 Drive to Taplejung 1441m by Local Bus; 8hrs / overnight at tea house (B,L,D)
  • Day 05 Trek to Chhirwa 1270m 7hrs/ overnight at tea house (B,L,D)
  • Day 06 Trek to Sekathum 1576m 6 hours/ overnight at tea house (B,L,D)
  • Day 07 Trek to Gyabla 2730m 7 hours/ overnight at tea house (B,L,D) 
  • Day 08 Trek to Ghunsa 3410m 6 hours/ overnight at tea house (B,L,D) 
  • Day 09 Rest day for acclimatization and spend day at visiting monastery around Ghunsa/ overnight at tea house (B,L,D)
  • Day 10 Trek to Khambachen 4040m 5 hrs overnight at tea house (B,L,D) 
  • Day 11 Trek to Lhonak 4780m 4 hrs/ overnight at tea house (B,L,D)
  • Day 12 Early morning hike to Pang Pema Kanchanjunga Base camp 5140m; 8hrs overnight at tea house (B,L,D)
  • Day 13 Trek to Ghunsa 3410m 5hrs/ overnight at tea house (B,L,D) 
  • Day 14 Trek to Selele 4200m; 5 hrs hours overnight at tea house (B,L,D) 
  • Day 15 Trek to Tseram 3870m via Miring-la 4645m Sinlapche pass 4645m; 7 hrs/ overnight at tea house (B,L,D)
  • Day 16 Trek to Ramche Oktang 4620m; 4hrs/ overnight at tea house (B,L,D) 
  • Day 17 Trek to Torongten 2980m; 3hrs/ overnight at tea house (B,L,D) 
  • Day 18 Trek to Sherpa gaun 1792m; 8hrs/ overnight at tea house (B,L,D) 
  • Day 19 Trek to Phumpe dada 1860m; 7hrs/ overnight at tea house (B,L,D) 
  • Day 20 Trek to Kadevanjyang 2190m; 7hrs/ overnight at tea house (B,L,D) 
  • Day 21 Trek to Lali kharka 2266m; 6hrs/ overnight at tea house (B,L,D) 
  • Day 22 Trek to Suketar 2420m; 4 hrs/ overnight at tea Lodge (B,L,D)
  • Day 23 Fly to KTM via Biratnagar /Hotel (B)
  • Day 24 Day at leisure / farewell dinner /Hotel (B,D)
  • Day 25 Drive to airport for return flight (B)
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Cost Included/Excluded

     Cost Included

  • Airport picks up and drops off by private transport.
  • Accommodation: bed and breakfast basis at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu. (According to Itinerary)
  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guides, and private vehicle transfer.
  • Accommodation: bed and breakfast basis at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara.  (According to Itinerary)
  • Surface transfer on private transport/ tourist bus. ( According to Itinerary)
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge/tea house accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide)
  • Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and accommodation for the guide and porters.
  • A comprehensive first aid medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes.

     Cost Excluded

  • International flights and Nepal entry visa.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Foods, beverages and bar bills.
  • Dinner and lunch at Kathmandu and Pokhara except as in the itinerary.
  • All kinds of Personal equipment and expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Emergency evacuation.
  • Gratitudes to the guide and porters.

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