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Himalaya Darshan Treks Pvt. Ltd

"Experience Naturally Nepal With Us"

$1865

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  • Trip Grade:
    Moderate
  • Max-Altitude:
    5,140m
  • Best Season:
    Autumn and Spring
  • Trip Mode:
    Tea House
  • Group Size:
    Min 2+
“Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp to put your footsteps on the base camp of 3rd highest mountain in the world”

Trek Highlights

  • Magnificent flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur. The trip through the Ilam tea gardens for a scenic drive.
  • Hike in a Rhododendron woodland (From March to May months are best for a Rhododendron view trek in Kanchenjunga).
  • Amazing places for your day hikes to Dudh Pokhari and Ghunsa Viewpoint from Ghunsa. Likewise, Janu Viewpoint and Nupchu Pokhari from Khambachen.
  • Your footsteps on the North and South Base Camps of Mt Kanchenjunga, with a wonderful view of Yalung Kang at 8,505 meters, Mt Kanchenjunga at 8,586m, Kanchenjunga Center at 8,473m, and Kanchenjunga at South 8,476m. As well as Khambachen Peak 7,902m and a plethora of other stunning alpine peaks.
  • Kanchenjunga high passes – Selela pass 4,165m, Mirgin la pass 4,720m, and Sinelapche la pass 4,640m
  • Glacial Lakes, Kanchenjunga and Yalung Glaciers, Rivers, and Waterfalls.
  • The Wildlife (Rare animals like Red pandas and Snow leopards).

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is beautiful as well as the best trekking destination in eastern Nepal. Mt Kanchenjunga 8,586m is the 3rd highest mountain in the world. We offer the Kanchenjunga Trek 20 Days Package. It helps to put your footsteps on the base camp of Mt Kanchenjunga (the world’s 3rd highest mountain)

This beautiful trek passes across a variety of environments, from subtropical plains to breathtaking glacial plateaus at high altitudes. The lowlands are home to lush vegetation as well as unique cultural villages. Once the walk reaches a high altitude, it passes through some of the most beautiful alpine scenery on the planet.

The region’s main residents are the Limbu, Rai Gurung, Sherpa, and Tibetan Bhotiya, tribes. After passing through Khambachen on your way to Pangpema you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of Mt Kanchenjunga. Likewise, Yalung Kang, Khambachen Peak, and stunning views of the Kanchenjunga Himalayan range and Glacier.

Kanchenjunga High Passes

You’ll return to Ghunsa Village and follow a different trail to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp. After a fantastic experience at Kanchenjunga North Base Camp. Then, to reach Ramche, you’ll have to cross the Sele La Pass 4,165 m, Mirgin la Pass 4,720m, and Sinelapche La Pass 4,640m, those are the high passes in the Kanchenjunga trek. We will day hike to South Base Camp from Ramche. This region is popular to see rare animals like Snow leopards and Red pandas.

Kanchenjunga Trek Permit

Kanchenjunga region is a special area, which means no normal trekking routes like Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang. So you need a Kanchenjunga Trek Special Permit.  It is only possible to apply the process from a Nepal government-registered Local Trekking Company. The requirement to get Permit – 1, must be at least two people in your group. 2, Need your original Passport with a valid visa from Nepal 3, Passport size photos. You need two types of permits to visit Kanchenjunga. 1, the Kanchenjunga Trek Special Permit and 2, the Kanchenjunga Conservation Entry Permit.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Difficulty

The Kanchenjunga Trek is graded as moderate to Strenuous. It is a beautiful trek in eastern Nepal. Kanchenjunga Region is an amazing place to visit. You can enjoy the incredible Himalayan vistas from the north and south base camp of Mt Kanchenjunga. Mainly the breathtaking view of the Kanchenjunga Himalayan range, Twins Peak, Nepal Peak, and Khambachen Peak. Likewise, Kumbhakarna (Janu Himal) Bhokta Peak, Rathong, Kabru range, and many other beautiful snow-capped mountains.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is an 18 to 21-day off-the-beaten-path trek. It is the remote part of eastern Nepal. The reason this trek is strenuous is that trekking to high altitude areas, crosses many ascend and descend, and some high passes around 5,000m. If there is snow on the way to Kanchenjunga High Passes, it will be more challenging for this trek. Kanchenjunga trek is best for your adventure trek and to experience real nature.

Best Time to Do Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

The best time to trek to the Kanchenjunga base camp is from late September to December. The months of October, November, and December in Nepal are known for clear skies and breathtaking views of the Himalayas. March through May is another fantastic period to trek in Kanchenjunga Base Camp during the spring season; blooming rhododendrons offer added appeal during March and April.

Tips for a Successful Trek

Physical Fitness: Prioritize physical and endurance training to prepare for extreme trails and altitudes. Acclimatization: Get enough rest, drink enough water, and acclimatize to avoid altitude sickness and enjoy a safe climbing experience.

Equipment: Bring the necessary gear, clothing, and gear suitable for hiking, including a sturdy pair of hiking shoes.

Local guides: Always travel/trek with local companies for your safety, navigation, and cultural knowledge.

Responsible Tourism: Respect the environment, local communities, and their customs while trekking in the Kanchenjunga region.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is a life-changing experience that brings trekkers closer to nature, tests their physical and mental strength, and leaves them with lasting memories of one of the most stunning regions on Earth. It is a journey that leaves a profound impact and a desire to explore more of the world’s natural wonders and to put your footsteps on the base camp of 3rd highest mountain in the world

Itinerary


Day 1, Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1,400m) and transfer to hotel

We, Himalaya Darshan Treks warmly welcome you and your group to Nepal. One of our company staff will take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. The person will be waiting outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, holding an A4-size paper with your name and our company name. So, you have to look for that person for your pick up from the airport. Your check-in at the hotel.

Day 2, Free Day or Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Your free day or sightseeing in Kathmandu. This day is required to make Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek special permit with your original passport. Trek briefing and meet your guide.

Day 3, Flight to Bhadrapur and Drive to Kanyam. Stay at hotel.

Your guide pick you up from your hotel to the domestic airport. Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (45 minutes) and Drive to Kanyam. Explore and enjoy the beautiful view of the tea garden. Stay at the hotel.

Day 4, Drive to Sekathum. Stay at tea house.

Early morning, we will start to drive to Ranipul via Suketar. To get Sekathum, we’ll have to cross two suspension bridges over the Tamor River, which is only a 40-meter walk. After crossing the second bridge we will leave Tamor Valley and we will have to follow the Ghunsa River valley. Stay in the teahouse

Day 5, Trek to Amjilosa (2,498m). Stay at tea house.

After the breakfast at hotel, we will have to start our trekking to Amjilasa. This day is walking through the Ghunsa river valley so we need to cross several times the Ghunsa Khola. After crossing the last bridge we have to climb uphill through the narrow trail to reach Amjilasa. There is just 2 tea house. Stay at a teahouse.

Day 6, Trek to Gyabla (2725m). Stay at hotel

This day is also a beautiful day, with a trail leading up through an oak, bamboo, and rhododendron forest. The journey is notable due to the steep ascent and descent, as well as the passing of some beautiful waterfalls on the way to Gyabla. We will have to stop at Jungle Camp for lunch and then continue to Gyabla. Stay at the hotel.

Day 7, Trek to Ghunsa village (3,415m). Stay at hotel

After breakfast, we will start our journey to Ghunsa village. Following the right bank of the Ghunsa River Valley. Before entering the Ghunsa, the trail passes through a big grazing area and Foley Village. we will stop here for lunch. After lunch continued our easy walking to  Ghunsa village. It is a very beautiful small village. There are nice guest houses and delicious food, a Coffee shop. The Ghunsa people welcome you with warm hospitality. Stay at a teahouse.

Day 8, Trek to Khambachen (4,146m), Stay at tea house.

Trek to Khambachen (4,146m), Enjoy seeing beautiful views of Ghabur Peak (6,305m), Pholesobi Peak (6,652m), and Janu Himal (7,710m) (Kumbhakarna) and surrounding views. Stay at a teahouse.

Day 9, Acclimatization Day,

Today is your acclimatization day. So you have 2 options for your day hikes

The first option – After breakfast, hike to JanuView Point 4,420m. Enjoy the great view of, glaciers, Glacial lakes as well as Janu Himal just in front of you.

The second option is early in the morning breakfast at the hotel, You will start your day hikes to Nupchu Pokhari (Lake) through the Nupchu Khola Valley. It is hard walking due to the high altitude but very beautiful and amazing day hike.

Day 10, Trek to Lhonak (4,795m), stay at tea house.

The day begins with a short ascent out into the narrow valley, passing along a stony glacier track, which passes through an eroded portion before continuing into the narrow valley.

A short ascent leads out into a broader valley, with views of Kanchenjunga 8,586m, Yalung Kang 8,505m, and Kangbachen 7,905m opening up after passing by a waterfall.

For the next hour, the trail is more comfortable until it climbs into a small valley via another degraded part before rapidly crossing the river that leads to Lhonak. Stay at the tea house.

Day 11, Hike to Pangpema (5,140m). And trek back to Lhonak. Stay at tea house

Early morning start hike to Pangpema (5,140m) (Kanchenjunga North Base Camp). Enjoying great views of Mt Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Yalung Kang (8,505m) (Kanchenjunga west), and beautiful Himalayan panorama, Kanchenjunga glacier, Blue sheep, etc. And trek back to Lhonak. Stay at the tea house.

Note: If you have a dream to hike Dormo Ri (Dormo Peak) you have to stay at the Pangpema. And next early in the morning hike to Dormo ri, enjoy the incredible Kanchenjunga Himalayan panorama then descend to Lhonak.

Day 12, Trek back to Ghunsa village (3,415m). Stay at hotel

Same way back down the trail when we ascend. Stay at the tea house.

Day 13, Trek to Sele La Camp (4,200m), Stay at tea house.

Our hike begins in the direction of Kanchenjunga’s south base camp, walking through a huge forest before the Bhanjyang. Via Sele La Pass, we will continue to reach Sele La Camp. with only a very rudimentary tea house at Sele La. In this section of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. Some hikers have seen snow leopards around here. Stay at the tea house.

If you don’t have enough time, You can do it directly from Ghunsa to Cheram.

Day 14, Trek to Cheram (3,870m). Stay at the tea house

Trek to Cheram (3,870m) via Mirgin La Pass (4,720m), and Sinelapche Bhanjyang (4,640m). You can enjoy incredible views of Janu Himal, Mt Makalu 8,463m, and Bharuntse Himal from the Mirgin La top. Likewise, Views of Rathong Peak, Kabru Himalayan range, and Kanchenjunga south range from the Sinelapche La Pass (4,650m). From the Sinelapche la pass we will all the way descend to Cheram.

Day 15, Trek to Ramche (4,610m), Stay at tea house.

The day begins with a fairly difficult rise, and after the first half-hour of steep climbing, the valley opens up. The trail travels through various pasturelands, including one with a yak shed. (The shed is moved according to the seasons) Views of Rathong Peak (6,678 m) and Kokthang (6,148 m) arrive after the first meadow. After the first two meadows, the trail becomes very easy, and Ramche is found on the third meadow, immediately beneath a massive ridge, on the level territory. Stay at a tea house.

Day 16, Hike to Okhtang (4,810m) and back to Tortong (2,980m). Stay at the tea house

Hiking to Okhtang (4,810m) (Kanchenjunga South Base Camp). Enjoy Spectacular views of Mt Kanchenjunga Himalayan range, Khambachen Peak, Kabru Himalayan Range, and Rathong Peak. As well as Yalung Glacier, Glacial lakes, Wildlife, Blue sheep, etc. Trek back to Tortong (2,980m). Stay at a teahouse.

If you have enough time, you can stay at Cheram for the night.

Day 17, Trek to Sherpa Gaun. Stay at teahouse.

We will cross the river and after a few minutes of walking, we will start to climb uphill through the nice jungle. enjoying seeing many birds and wildlife. To reach Bhanjyang (Little pass) then our trek all the way descend to Lasiya Bhanjyang. we will enjoy the mountain view of Kumbhakarna and the range from here. we will have lunch here. After lunch, our trek descends to Sherpa Gaon (Yamphuding). It is a small and beautiful Sherpa village. Stay at a teahouse.

Day 18, Trek back to Khebang. Stay at tea house.

The trail passes through many beautiful villages and terraced fields to reach Khebang. Today is your last day of walking this beautiful trek. Stay at a teahouse.

Day 19, Drive to Kanyam or Ilam Bazaar. Stay at the hotel.

We will take a Jeep to drive to Kanyam or Ilam Bazaar. It will be a nice and scenic drive. Stay at the hotel.

Day 20, Drive to Bhadrapur and flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel

Short drive to Bhadrapur, Then, we are back to Kathmandu on a 45 minutes scenic flight, with our final views of the spectacular snow-capped Himalayas. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Treks will return you to your accommodation and will pick you up this evening for a goodbye meal with a cultural performance at a Nepalese restaurant.

Day 21, Final Departure

This will be the last day of your trip to Nepal. One of our staff will take you and your group to Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu for your final departure. We wish you and your group safe flights with unforgettable memories from your Nepal trip. Hope to see you again.

Trip Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle (Domestic/International).
  • 3-night hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast, twin sharing.
  • Both-way flights from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur to Kathmandu.
  • Both-way Flight for the guide.
  • Experienced and government-licensed holder Guide, a porter with salaries, food, accommodation, and Insurance (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
  • Drive from Bhadrapur to Kanyam to Yamphuding and Sekathum to Ilam to Bhadrapur by private Jeep.
  • Teahouse accommodation and 3 times meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and one cup of tea/Coffee with a meal.)
  • Kanchenjunga base camp trek special permit.
  • Kanchenjunga conservation entry permit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • First Aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Emergency Helicopter service arrangement (If needed) which will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company.
  • We will arrange a Duffel bag, Sleeping bag, Down Jacket, and warm hat (If you don’t have your own.)
  • Himalaya Darshan Treks branded T-shirt and as a souvenir.
  • Kanchenjunga base camp trek map for a group.
  • Trip achievement certificate.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with a culture program.

Trip Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Your expenses (Laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • Tips for staff and drivers. (Tips are expected).
  • Delay due to weather.
  • Your travel and medical insurance. (Necessary)
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Desserts Sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding, etc.
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the cost include.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Responses & Ratings


2 Replies to “Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek”

  1. I have just completed a 26 days trek in the Kanchenjunga area, Eastern part of Nepal, with Gyan Katuwal, known to us as GB Katuwal, as our Guide/Sirdar. i was member of a 6-person group conducting engineering, health and education work for the Kanchenjunga School Project. Organization for our group was complex. We carried extra supplies for the project work and spent several days working along the route. GB speaks English and assisted with the project work and provided language translation during our workdays and ensured that we were well supported in each village. GB had a strong sense of responsibility towards our group and supported each person individually. I personally experienced his support during a difficult climb of Deorali Danda early in the trek. His manner is professional and he is respectful of his clients, always reliable and quietly good company. He is honest and forthright, essential qualities in a guide/sirdar. In turn GB is respected by the porters, kitchen staff and assistant guides. He managed the team very well to accommodate our needs. I happily recommend GB Katuwal as a Guide/Sirdar. I can answer, questions and confirm this reference by return email.

  2. This was my first experience with GB and his crew and I can honestly say I was most impressed with the entire experience. I have had extensive experience both trekking and climbing in Nepal, so am no neophyte, and am not easily impressed; nonetheless GB exceeded all my expectations on what services a company should provide.
    In addition, apart from being 73 years old I have multiple medical issues that include bilateral knee replacements, a shoulder replacement, aortic valve replacement, amputations of all fingers and toes, making trekking a challenge, yet the itinerary was planned in such a way I was never taxed physically, and we reached our goals comfortably. This gives me the confidence to plan a trip in the future with my grandchildren, ages 11 and 8. Thank you GB you are a gem!!

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