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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

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Trip Facts

Hotel nights:
6
Camping nights:
20
Phone Network Access:
Yes

Overview

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is one and only way of being close to Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world. Taste the grandeur of Mt. Kanchenjunga along with the inspiring landscape around the trail. You will be awed by the captivating beauty that this region and trekking trail possesses. Among st all, the Kanchenjunga range stuck up high in the blue sky like a row of thorns is a highlight. The word “Kanchenjunga” is derived from a Tibetan dictionary which means “five jewel of the snow.” As a matter of fact the Kanchenjunga range has five peaks which is considered as five treasures in the real world namely gold, silver, precious stones, grains and holy sculptures.

Most of all this trek is one of the less explored regions in Nepal; therefore, it is still at its natural glory. The trekking route of Kanchenjunga Base Camp lies in the eastern region of Nepal. And has recently been accessible persuading many travelers around the globe. Trek starts from the low altitude region i.e. plain land of Terai and rises up to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp at an elevation of 5,160 meters. You pass low river valley, dense sub-tropical forests and alpine grass lands to rocky hills. This variation makes Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek an opportunity to experience the diverse terrain and change in vegetation and wildlife due to it.

The trail of this trek goes through Kanchenjunga Conservation Area which is a home to diverse species of birds and animals. Wildlife like the birds, animals and pheasant like red-billed blue magpie, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, red panda, etc are found in this region. Similarly, the fauna like rhododendron, orchids and lily blossom found in this region are lovely. When you reach the Base Camp, you may see the stunning views of mountains like Mt. Kumbhakarna, Mt. Kiratchuli, Mt. Nepal Peak, Mt. Pathibhara and Mt. Chang.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek starts with a flight to Bhadrapur which is followed by a wonderful drive to Taplejung via Phidim. The view of tea garden in Phidim is beautiful. And so is the lush landscape as we pass the villages of Cirwa, Sekathum, Amjilosa, Gyabla and Gunsa. After a day acclimatization in Gunsa, we ascend up to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (Pang Pema) via Kambachen and Lhonak. We then return back to Gunsa and hike through the passes like Sinion La, Mirgin La and Sibelapcham La to Oktang Base Camp. We further walk back through Khebang and Kandembe to Illam. We end up our journey with a return flight from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu. So, are you ready for this journey with Himal Eco Treks?


Detail Itinerary

Our representative will be there at the airport to pick you up upon your arrival. You will then be transferred to the hotel for check in. Your guide will explain you the plans ahead. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

We need a day to prepare your trek permit and other necessary documents. Meanwhile, you can take a tour around the Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa and the major attractions. You can also utilize the day for last minute trek preparations. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Today, we take our flight to Biratnagar/ Bhadrapur as per your preference and drive to Phidim. The drive in itself is a beautiful experience; in between the jungle getting acquainted with the Terai region of Nepal. Overnight stay at a hotel in Phidim.

Today, we drive to Taplejung and start our actual trekking journey. Today, we walk through the fertile land, cross Hungdewa Khola and Tamur river and descend down to Mitlung village. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Mitlung.

Our trail today to Chirwa consists of some ascends as well as descends. We continue descending until we reach the village called Tawa. From this point, we slightly ascend to cross a suspension bridge in Thiwa. Admiring the beautiful landscape in the Kanchenjunga region, we make our way to a Limbu village called Chirwa. This would be our halting stop for the night.

We follow our trail through dense forests and cardamom fields. We pass Olang Chung Gola, the entry point of Kanchenjunga National Park. The trail for the day goes uphill and then descends slowly. We pass Ghunsa river and Shimbuwa river to Sekathum village, our halting stop for the day. The lush landscape that we pass today transforms more and more as we open to the valley which is simply phenomenon.

Our trail for the day is quite challenging. We leave Sekathum behind, cross a suspension bridge and enter in to a dense forest. We then ascend through a steep trail and again descend to cross a river. We follow our trail until we reach Amjilosa village for an overnight rest.

Today is an easy trek day where we start our journey through the river bank and make our way to dense bamboo, rhododendron and fir forests. We cross the forest enjoying the natural scenery with no hint of settlement nearby. On our way ahead, we will be blessed with the view of mesmerizing waterfall. We then follow our trail uphill until we reach Gyabla, a Tibetan influenced settlement which would be our halting point for the day.

Today we descend down the river and follow our trail to a Tibetan refugee settlement called Phale. We then cross pine and conifer forest to a village named Ghunsa, our stop for today. Ghunsa is a popular Sherpa in this region known for its hydroelectric plant. It is also a place where a tragic helicopter crash took place taking life of twenty conservationists.

Today is a free day in Ghunsa separated for acclimatization. We may wander around the village, meet locals and get some insights about their lifestyle, culture and tradition. We may also go for a short hike to Lapsan La. Overnight stay at Ghunsa.

Today, we follow the river bank and initiate our journey to further north. We walk through high land vegetation, pass forests, cross several bridges and waterfalls on our way to Kambachen. We stay at Kambachen for the night.

Today can be comparatively harsh day than other days as you have to walk through rocky terrain on the hillside. We then pass a stunningly beautiful waterfall, cross suspension bridges over river to Ramtang. We continue our journey to Lhonak where we stop for an overnight halt.

Today, we hike to Pang Pema – Kanchenjunga North Base Camp. The view of the Chang Himal, Mt. Kanchenjunga and Jannu from this point is marvelous. We return back to Lhonak from the base camp for overnight stay.

Today, we retrace our way to Ghunsa via Ramtang and Kambachen. The views of the mountains like Mt. Kanchenjunga, Taple Sikhar, Kirat Chuli, Gimmigela, etc on our way is simply spectacular. Overnight stay at Ghunsa.

Today, we take a steep path up to Selele. We pass the dense forest of rhododendron and juniper, follow our trail uphill until we reach Selele. We stop at Selele for an overnight halt.

Today’s trek is quite exciting as we cross three passes in a day. We start with a climb uphill and cross the passes namely Sinion La Pass, Mirgin La Pass and Sinelapcha La Pass. The views of the mountains from these passes is phenomenon. After crossing to passes, we follow our trail to Tseram, our night stay spot.

Today, we hike up to Oktang Base Camp. We ascend slowly, pass the face of Yalung glacier and walk along the Simbhuwa river. We pass Lapsang village and finally reach Ramche. We further ascend to the valley and follow a stream which takes us to the top of the moraine. The southern face of Kanchenjunga from this point is outstanding. The view of Jannu Himal will add up to this hike. We then descend down to Tseram for overnight stay.

Today, we descend down along the Sinbhuwa khola, pass forests of rhododendron and pine to Torangden which would be our stopping point for the night.

We further descend down to Yamphudin. Yamphudin is a village inhabited by the people of various ethnic groups like Rai, Limbu, Magar, Gurung, etc. On our way to Yamphudin, you will come through some area of landslide. The route is quite risky during the rainy season. Overnight stay at Yamphudin.

Today, we follow our trail to Khebang. We pass some Brahmin and Chhetri villages on the way as we reach Khebang. Overnight halt at Khebang.

From Khebang, we follow our trail to Khandembe through some villages in the region. Overnight stay at Khandembe.

Today, we walk until we reach Medibung. From Medibung, we take a scenic drive to Illam admiring the views of beautiful tea graden. Overnight stay at Illam.

Today, we drive 3 hrs to Bhadrapur enjoying the flat landscape of Terai region of Nepal. We catch afternoon flight to Kathmandu from Bhadrapur.  Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Today you have a free day. You can do any other relaxation activities to let go the exhaustion from travelling. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Today is a free day in Kathmandu. You can either take rest to get rid of all the trekking exhaustion or utilize the day strolling around the city or in the malls for shopping. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Our representative will escort you to the airport before the scheduled time for your journey ahead.


Service Includes

  • All meats are included during the trek
  • Accommodation in a camp or a teahouse during the trek
  • All the ground transportation
  • First aid kits
  • All the domestic air fare
  • All government taxes and official charges.
  • Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley
  • Accommodation in hotel in Kathmandu
  • An experienced and licensed guide
  • Insurance of Nepalese staff
  • Guide, porter and cook for the trek
  • Necessary trekking euipment
  • Fees to be paid for Trekkers Information Management System - TIMS. (Note: You are required to bring two passport size photo for this purpose)

Service Excludes

Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • International airfare
  • Personal expenses like phone recharge, battery, laundry,drinks, snacks,etc.
  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
  • Personal equipment are not provided by HET
  • Tips for the trekking staff

Trip reviews

Dr. Thomas Spaeth

Germany
Since 10 years

“I did 2 trekking trips with HET, one to Inner Dolpo in 2014 (4 weeks) and one to KangChenJunga in 2016 (4 weeks). I came to Nepal 10 times now and I spent more than one year of my lifetime in this unique country, but I can
tell, that trekking together with Bharat, Neer and all the other great people of HET, was the ultimate highlight of friendliness, professionality, service attitude (under many really tough circumstances), reliability, trust
and even friendship.

I highly recommend HET to all Himalayan nature lovers”.

See you next April 2018,
Dr. Thomas Spaeth,
Laerchenweg 14, 79183 Waldkirch, Germany,

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