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Kanchenjunga Trekking In Nepal

23 Days, Kathmandu-Kathmandu

Enjoy one of the best treks in Nepal with the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek! This is one of the fabulous treks
in the Eastern part of Nepal is part of one of the great adventure  Himalayan trails and an absolute must-do for any mountain or outdoor lover. The Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek duration is 26 days of adventure with Nepal Planet Treks. Also, we can make shorter or longer regarding our client’s queries. Taking you deep in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area of about 2035sq kilometers is just one of the highlights during this incredible trek to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp treks in Nepal. Translated from the Tibetan language, Kanchenjunga stands for “The five treasures of the great snow”, and during the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek, we make sure to enjoy those incredible views! Laying on the border with India amazing views can be seen of the Himalayas in Nepal.
India, Bhutan and even Tibet. During the Kanchenjunga Base Camp itinerary, we travel from
small villages, crossing mountain passes and heading further up towards Base Camp. As
mentioned before the trekking route of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek goes through the
Kanchenjunga Conservation area. With that comes to some encounters with local wildlife such as
the elusive snow leopard, the shy red panda and trekkers have even spotted the Himalayan
black bear!
Trekking info of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek
As the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek in Nepal is becoming more popular as a must-do trek in
Nepal, many trekkers still have a lot of questions about it. That’s why we at Nepal Planet Treks
want to provide you, in short, the best trekking info of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek!
This incredible trek goes through the Arun Valley and straight into the Kanchenjunga
Conservation Area. With average trekking hours of 6 to 7 per day, it is recommended to build
up your fitness and stamina before undertaking this amazing trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp.
The landscape starts with easy-going valley lowlands and goes gradually up through jungles and
ultimately to the snowy mountains. It’s absolutely stunning seeing the landscapes change as we
head further up and the village cultures as well. From the tea plantations of Ilam to Tibetan
style villages such as Ghunsa the views during the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek never stop to
amaze! With the best seasons for the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek being spring or autumn, in
the higher regions temperatures can go below 10 degrees Celsius. It is advised to bring warm
clothes to protect yourself and some light clothes during our trek in the lower regions.
Take part in the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek and see the third highest mountain in the
world up close with Nepal Planet Treks! For any more info about this trek or possible fixed
departures don’t hesitate and contact us any time, you are most welcome for your adventure trip in Nepal.

 Short itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Ilam
Day 03: Ilam drive to Taplejung
Day 04: Taplejung trek to Mitlung (921 m)
Day 05: Mitlung trek to Chiruwa (1270 m)
Day 06: Chiruwa trek to Sukathum (1579 m)
Day 07: Sukathum trek to Amjilosa (2308 m)
Day 08: Amjilosa trek to Gyabla (2730 m)
Day 09: Gyabla trek to Ghunsa (3595 m)
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Ghunsa
Day 11: Ghunsa trek to Khangpachen (4050 m)
Day 12: Khangpachen trek to Lhonak (4780 m)
Day 13: Lhonak trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5143 m)
Day 14: Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek to Ghunsa (3595 m)
Day 15: Ghunsa trek to High Camp (4,100 m)
Day 16: High Camp trek to Tseram (3870 m) via Sele La Pass
Day 17: Tseram trek to Ramche (4580 m)
Day 18: Explore Yalung Base Camp (4500 m)
Day 19: Ramche trek to Anda Phedi (3390 m)
Day 20: Anda Phedi trek to Tortong (2995 m)
Day 21: Tortong trek to Yamphudim (2080 m)
Day 22: Yamphudim trek to Khebang (1915 m)
Day 23: Khebang trek to Khanidingbe
Day 24: Khanidingbe drive to Birtamod
Day 25: Birtamod drive to Bhadrapur airport and fly to Kathmandu
Day 26: Final departure to the international airport


Day by Day Itinerary

  •  Arrival and airport pick up by our team
  •  Transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu
  •  Evening welcome dinner in Kathmandu
  •  Overnight stay at your hotel
    Traveler’s note: Thamel also known as backpacker’s paradise is the main tourist hub of Kathmandu.
    Filled with souvenir & trekking shops, charming restaurants and all types of hotels. A great place to
    start exploring! overnight Kathmandu.
  •  Hotel breakfast and check out
  •  Transport to the domestic airport and fly to Bhadrapur
  •  Enjoy lunch at Bhadrapur
  •  Drive to Illam
    Traveler’s note: Did you know that Ilam is famous around the world for its organic tea. During our stay
    in this amazing town, we are sure to enjoy the incredible views of the tea plantations.
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Scenic drive for most of the day to Taplejung
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at Taplejung
  • Traveler’s note: Tomorrow is our first trekking days and in 10 days we will reach Kanchenjunga
    Base Camp! Get a goodnight’s sleep as tomorrow the adventure begins.
  •  Breakfast and departure
  •  Head out through the hills
  •  The trail leads up and downwards
  •  Follow the Tamor River up to Mitlung
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the guest house
    Traveler’s note: Did you know that most of the villages here have mud brick stone houses. These
    authentic settlements focus on Cardamom farms, rice paddies and terraced farm fields, which is
    perfect in this hillside landscape.
  •  Breakfast and departure
  •  Start the trek by heading through Sinwa, Tawa, and Pork
  •  Descend to the Thiwa Khola River
  •  Cross the wooden bridge and head on to Chiruwa
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at the local guesthouse
    Traveler’s note: Did you know that most villages in this area are habited by the Limbu and Tamang
    people? During today’s trek, we pass over old landslide areas filled with some debris and huge
    boulders, follow your team leader’s instruction on how to safely traverse this terrain!
  •  Breakfast and departure
  •  Follow the Tamor River passing through Lelep
  •  Descend to the Simbu Khola River
  •  Last stretch through the Ghunsa Khola Valley to Sukathum
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at the local guesthouse
    Traveler’s note: Did you know the Simbu Khola River originates from the Yalung Glacier?

 

  •  Breakfast and departure
  •  Follow along the Ghunsa Khola River
  •  Head up steep uphill terrain
  • Crisscross over the river to reach Amjilosa
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at the guest house
    Traveler’s note: Did you know that Amjilosa is a traditional Tibetan village and it’s incredible to see
    the change in cultures during this trek the higher we go!
  •  Breakfast and departure
  • Trek through the forest until reaching an ascend
  • Climb uphill steeply and then descend again to reach Gyabla
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at the guest house
    Traveler’s note: Today’s forest trail is filled with rhododendrons and bamboo trees and on the way to
    Gyabla we encounter an enormous waterfall on the opposite of the river!
  •  Breakfast and departure
  •  Trek through the meadow
  • Go over the hill to reach the Ghunsa River
  •  Cross the river to reach Ghunsa
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at the guest house
  • Traveler’s note: Ghunsa also a traditional wooden housed Tibetan village has its own micro
    hydropower plant, a school and health post, get a good sleep as tomorrow we explore this
    amazing town!
  •  Breakfast
  •  Morning hike up 400m across the Ghunsa River
  •  Lunch at Ghunsa
  •  Afternoon exploration around the town
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at the guest house
    Traveler’s note: With its many Buddhist monasteries it’s a great way to learn about this place and its
    cultural values!
  •  Breakfast and departure
  •  Trek through forested trails
  •  Following the south side of the Ghunsa River
  •  Pass the glacial moraines to reach Khangpachen village
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at the Khangpachen
    Traveler’s note: Today we pass a lot of Mani walls and Chhortens, seeing the amazing Tibetan culture
    everywhere. Once we reach Khangpachen village amazing views if the Jannu Mountain (7177 m) can
    be seen!
  •  Breakfast and departure
  •  Head along the Kanchenjunga Glacier
  •  Trek up towards the high plateau to reach the campsite of Lhonak
  •  Dinner and overnight camp at the Lhonak campsite
    Traveler’s note: From Lhonak incredible panoramic views can be seen of incredible mountains such as
    the; Wedge Peak (6802m), Nepal Peak (7177m), Mera Peak (6364m) and the Twins (7350m).
    Tomorrow we head for Base Camp so get a good night’s sleep.
  •  Breakfast and departure
  •  Trek on the northern ridges along with the glaciers
  •  The trail goes all the way up to Base Camp
  •  Enjoy the incredible views from Kanchenjunga Base Camp, you made it,
  • Dinner and overnight camp at Base Camp
  • Traveler’s note: From Kanchenjunga Base Camp we can see incredible views of the third-highest
    mountain in the world, Mt Kanchenjunga (8586m) and a nice view over the Nepal, India, and Tibet
    borders!
  •  Breakfast and departure
  •  A straight shot downwards back to Ghunsa Village
  •  Pass by previous places Lhonak and Khangpachen
  •  Enjoy the difference views in a reverse route Dinner and overnight stay at the local guesthouse in Ghunsa,
  •  Breakfast and departure
  •  Heading on a different trail up to High Camp
  • Trek through rocky and forested terrains
  •  Dinner and overnight camp
    Traveler’s note: Did you know that High Camp is a great vantage point with incredible views of the
    mountains Jannu (7710m), Nyukla Laching (6670m) and the Temachunggi (6044m).
  •  Breakfast and departure
  •  We head up towards the Sele La Pass
  •  Ascend further and cross the highest Pass the Sinion La
  •  Enjoy the views from the mountain Passes
  •  After descending down to Tseram Dinner an overnight stay at Tseram
    Traveler’s note: Did you know that from these mountain passes extraordinary views can be seen of the
    Yalung Glacier, Mt Jannu (7710m), Mt Makalu (8481m), Baruntse (7129m) and Mt Kanchenjunga
  •  Breakfast and departure
  •  We head through the Yalung Glacier into the valley
  •  Ascend further up until reaching Ramche village
  •  After our guesthouse check-in, we visit the Ramche Monastery
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at the guest house

Traveler’s note: Did you know that today we pass a beautiful lake where we can see the famous blue
sheep grazing!

  •  Breakfast
  •  Today we hold an excursion to Yalung Base Camp
  •  Trek through the glacial moraines and climb up a rocky path
  •  After crossing Oktang we reach at Yalung Base Camp
  •  Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views Head back down to Ramche
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at the guest house
  •  Breakfast and departure Heading back the way
  • we came we trek to Anda Phedi
  •  Leaving the Yalung Glacier behind we pass previous villages of Lapsang and Tseram
  •  Arrival at Anda Phedi
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the guest house
  •  Breakfast and departure
  •  Descend further down through beautiful forested terrains
  •  Pass along streams, Chhortens and monasteries until reaching Tortong
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at the guest house
  • Breakfast and departure
  •  First, start by descending to the Amji Khola River
  •  Then cross the Lasiya Bhanjyang and the Dhupi Bhanjyang
  •  After crossing we head down to Yamphudim
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at the guest house
    Traveler’s note: did you know that although we mostly descend today crossing
  • Breakfast and departure
  •  Descend and pass incredible valleys, waterfalls and a lush forested area
  •  After crossing several suspension bridges we follow the Kabeli Khola River
  •  Reach Khebang
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at the guest house
  •  Breakfast and departure
  •  Trek through amazing forests and descend further down
  •  Pass several waterfalls until reaching Khanidingbe
  •  Dinner and overnight stay at the guest house
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Drive all the way to Birtamod
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the guest house
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Morning drive to Bhadrapur airport
  • Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Transfer to your hotel
  • Rest of the evening is free at leisure
  • Overnight stay at your hotel in Kathmandu
  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • Transfer to the int. airport approx. 3 hours before your departure
  • We hope that you enjoyed this amazing Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek and hope to see

What's Included?

Service includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It depends on the group.
  • 3 nights accommodation in 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist centre, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the in trekking.
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Everest trekking map.
  • Both ways domestic flight from Kathmandu/Biratnagar / Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide your sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.

Service excludes

  • Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in
  • Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Pieces of equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

Essential Infos

Infos - Before departure

Travel Insurance

It’s a situation upon becoming a member of any of Nepal Planet’s journeys that everyone customers are insured for extensive costs that could incur because of medical issues or injuries (this consists of helicopter rescue, treatment costs and air ambulance). Please note that we don’t arrange or cell coverage.

Accommodation

Nepal planet company is the best all kinds of hotel accommodation provided in Kathmandu Pokhara, and among another city, with teahouse for during the trek, like your suitable budget requirements as well. Also, an all-inclusive listing of tea houses, homestay, guest houses and hostels are available. The most wonderful issue about those accommodation services is the perfect combination of international standard and Nepalese hospitality. Even though single rooms are available in Kathmandu and the trekking areas at a lower elevation, it might be hard to locate them at higher elevations.

Meals

Some point of our trekking area, we are able to enjoy real Nepalese meals as properly the common international delicacies food (Tibetan, continental, Indian, Italian and so on.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea-houses or from a hotel menu wherein we spend the night time whereas lunch may be served on the next following destination. All meals can be supplied at some stage in trekking while only breakfast could be available at Kathmandu and Pokhara. You will also welcome and farewell dinners for visitors.

Acclimatization

To make a sure you go back from trekking and hiking trip in the Himalayas in Nepal with a lot of satisfied and unforgettable memories, it’s far essential which you’re aware of the altitude acclimatization required through the human body in mountain situations. Advisable acclimatization is most important in our trekking routes are planned specifically to allow a sluggish gain in altitude with lots of our treks having extra days to permit time for acclimatization. By using slowly gaining height we attain the blessings of a gradual advantage in fitness and acclimatization. We provide advice about acclimatization and with the sensible technique we take all of our treks, anyone who is the suit and healthy must have few issues. On our Trekking and climbing trip in Nepal.

Leader & Staffs Arrangements

We have professional and experienced Leaders who are responsible for tours and treks. They’re the only who keep our name and fame of our workplace. We’re proud to have them as our leaders. Leaders lead the excursion and trek in Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan. We have experienced workers who have worked in excessive altitude for a long time with us. Our staffs are loyal, faithful, hardworking and constantly dedicated to their paintings. Our group is continually at the pinnacle. The trek and expedition leaders have passed through the subsequent training:

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Trekking Guide Training
  • Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
  • English Language
  • mountaineering, mountaineering and mountain climbing (for excursion leaders)

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Fitness is wealth. Last healthful we would have the ability to finish the journey (trek and tour) with none trouble. So, preparation must be completed months ago. Like for Kailas journey, we would be heading to over 5620-meter pass. So, for this experience, we should be organized from around 3 months in advance. Like we would need to walk every day. Do normal workout which maintains us healthy at the same time as we are at discipline. Enjoy is the different essential factor. We have to hike to the hill. We should sluggish down our pace. It is right to be blanketed by the wind, rain. Like we should wear down jackets with layers to get protected.

Equipment & Packing List

This list is a guiding principle that will help you to your adventure. Also, keep in mind that the gadgets listed below will vary a little consistent with the season and the trek length. The weight limit for your bags is 20 kg. Remember the fact that your bags will be carried by using your porter. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport),
  • Proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveller’s checks, etc.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • With a waterproof shell outer (Seasonal

Lower Body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Upper Body

  • T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people in the group are snoring)
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