Trip Overview

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, Literally Kanchenjunga means, crystal clear in Nepali. Geographically the Kanchanjunga mountain is the second tallest in Nepal. The third tallest in the world after the K2 in Pakistan.

The whole trekking area in this region streaked through and around the untouched Arun River. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Nepalgives you the opportunity to enjoy and study deeply the traditional culture of Rai and Limbu, the native locals of this area.

Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek and Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek is an adventure that is full of extraordinary excitement and above all, an unforgettable experience of your lifetime. The area declared as the gift of the Earth full of alpine grass lands, rocky outcrops, dense temperate and sub-tropical forests and low river valley.

It is situated north in north eastern part of Nepal border by Tibet, China and India. This enchanting area offers the excellent display of flowering glory of rhododendrons, orchids, lilies, primula and many other flowers. Kanchenjunga area is the inhabitant of Sherpas who have different culture and tradition from those of Solukhumbu district. Rais, Chhetris, Brahmans are other ethnic group of this region. Monasteries, chhortens, temples, prayer walls are the representation of this area. So Kanchenjunga is the most popular trekking destination which will fire up the imagination of everyone.

Itinerary

Welcome to Nepal our tour represented transfer to Hotel. Welcome drinks and short briefing about your trek, relax.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Early morning after breakfast,we will take a morning flight (45 min) to Bhadrapur and then continue our journey with a long drive to Ilam 3-4 hours, Nepal’s largest tea plantation area .overnight stay at hotel.

Early in the morning after breakfast .On the way we pass though Phidim and enjoy the sightseeing from bus, Overnight stay in Home-Stay/Lodge.

Early morning after breakfast,The next couple of days see us trekking through Nepal’s lush, green and diverse mid hills, following shimmering rivers and contouring around precipitous ridge lines. The villages we pass through are Hindu and Buddhist with traditional mud-brick houses and are dotted with rice paddies, terraced fields, fruit trees and cardamom farms. we walk down to the Tamur river and then follow it upstream, stopping for lunch at Handewa. We will be following the Great Himalaya Trail Cultural Route, a spectacular and interesting route through some of Nepal’s most remote villages. Overnight stay in Home-Stay/Lodge

Early morning after breakfast it is quite challenging as we follow rough paths high above the river. The trail passes through the Limbu and Tamang villages of Sinwa, Tawa and Porke, and as the valley narrows, passes over old landslide debris and boulder-strewn river deposits. We will finally descend to the Thiwa Khola, crossing it on a wooden bridge, before the final leg of up and down before arriving at the small market town of Chirwa. Overnight stay in Home-Stay/Lodge.

Early morning after breakfast, we pass through Limbu, Rai, Tamang and Sherpa villages. The trail follows the Tamur River and climbs a spur before descending to the Simbua Khola, which originates from the Yalung Glacier on the south of Kanchenjunga. After another ridge we join the steep and narrow Ghunsa Khola Valley and then where the confluence of the Tamur River and Ghunsa Khola meet it is only a 15 minute walk to our campsite on the banks of the river at Sukethum. Overnight stay in Home-Stay/Lodge.

Early morning after breakfast, we trek northeast along the Ghunsa Khola gaining altitude as we head towards Kanchenjunga South Base Camp. Today’s walking is on exposed terrain with steep uphill after our lunch stop at Jaubari, bringing us to the Tibetan village of Amjilossa where we will camp for the night. Overnight stay in Home-Stay/Lodge.

Early morning after breakfast,today we will walk through rhododendron and bamboo forests. After lunch we will start our ascent to our final destination of the day, Gyabla. Nearing our destination, we need to keep an eye out for a big waterfall on the opposite side of the river as this signals our imminent arrival at our campsite, one of the most beautiful camp sites of the trek, with amazing views. Overnight stay in Home-Stay/Lodge.

Early morning after breakfast, we head for not only the largest but the last village in valley, Ghunsa. Ghunsa is a picturesque Tibetan village with wooden houses, a micro hydropower plant, school and a health post. There are also several lodges and shops in the village and a small Kanchenjunga Conservation Area office, plus a couple of gompas. the trail crosses a broad meadow past a village and climbs a gentle hill before descending to cross the river into the village of Ghunsa. Overnight stay in Home-Stay/Lodge.

Early morning after breakfast, we do a morning acclimatization hike to other side of the river with a gain of about 400 m, taking about 3.5 hours for the round trip. The rest of the day can be spent relaxing and exploring the lively Tibetan village of Ghunsa. Overnight stay in Home-Stay/Lodge.

Early morning after breakfast,from Ghunsa the trail makes a gradual ascent through beautiful pine and rhodendron forests along the south bank of the Ghunsa Khola, passing several mani walls and chortens along the way. We will have to cross several scree slopes and some glacial moraine before we drop down to Khambachen, our home for the night. Khambachen is a Tibetan settlement with about a dozen houses nestled in a grassy plain surrounded by moutains and a very impressive view of the huge north face of Jannu. Overnight stay in Home-Stay/Lodge.

Early morning after breakfast,reaching the source of the Ghunsa Khola, we'll stay on the left (north) side of the Kanchenjunga Glacier, hiking along a high plateau past the intersecting Lhonak Glacier to our left to reach the high, flat campsite at Lhonak. Although a cold campsite, due to its high elevation, the views are fantastic as we will be surrounded by some of the highest snow-peaks on the planet - Wedge Peak (6,750 m), Mera Peak (6,344 m), Nepal Peak (6,910 m), Twins (7,351 m) among others. Overnight stay in Home-Stay/Lodge.

Early morning after breakfast ,after leaving Lhonak we head directly east following the same glacier on the northern ridges to a fantastic campsite at Kanchenjunga North Base Camp, also called Pang Pema. Camping here is one of the highlights of the trek small and insignificant we are in this world of snow and rock. Overnight stay in Home-Stay/Lodge.

Early morning after breakfast,it will is a long day as we retrace our footsteps back to Ghunsa, where we stay for the night. Overnight stay in Home-Stay/Lodge

Early morning after breakfast, from Ghunsa we follow a steep rocky trail through forests that finally emerges at High Camp below the Sele La Pass where we camp for the night. Overnight stay in Home-Stay/Lodge.

Early morning after breakfast,it is a bit of an epic, taking us over passes on our way to Tseram, the highest being Sele La (4,480 m) and Sinion La (4,660 m). After completing the final pass of the day, we descend a 1,000 m to Tseram, where we will camp for the night. Overnight stay in Home-Stay/Lodge.

Early morning after breakfast, trekkers have to walk through moraines and strenuous rocky path. Trekking this day is pretty adventurous, as you have to walk along the glaciers. Today you cross the Oktang glacier, where the panoramic views of Kanchenjunga and Mount Jannu along with other different peaks captivate your emotions completely. Some parts of the area touch the neighboring India. Overnight stay in Home-Stay/Lodge

Early morning after breakfast,this day you retrace back to Anda Phadi. Overnight stay in Home-Stay/Lodge.

After early morning breakfast, trek towards Tortong pass through the dense forest and suspension bridge. Overnight stay in Tortong.

Early morning after breakfast,the trail drops steeply to the Imja Khola then crosses the Dubi Pass and descend into Yamphudin. The village has a mixed community of Sherpas, Rais, Limbus and Gurungs and is also home to a Kanchenjunga Conservation Area office. Overnight stay in Home-Stay/Lodge.

Early morning after breakfast,we descend from Yamphudin to the Khebang for our camp. Overnight stay in Home-Stay/Lodge

After early morning breakfast, descent towards Khanidingbe . Overnight in Home-Stay/Lodge.

Early morning after breakfast,this will be a long day of driving to Birtamod. Overnight in Hotel.

Early morning after breakfast, we will transfer to you at airport for final departure.

What are included?

  • Airport pickups and drops by a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation  with breakfast
  • Domestic airfare.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the  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
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
  • Porter service
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits
  • First aid services
  • Trekking Map
  • All government and local taxes

What are not included?

  • 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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