Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

‘adventure on Nepal Far East Himalaya beneath worlds 3rd highest Mt. Kanchenjunga’

 Highlights:

  • The one and only trek visiting both North and South Base Camp in one single journey
  • A journey of great fascination to Nepal’s Far Eastern Himalaya with impressive scenery
  • On the least traveled area by other trekkers and adventurer in complete wilderness
  • Exploring hidden culture of Far East people around unspoiled villages of great interest
  • Country of great beauty from alpine green hills, emerald lakes to windswept arctic terrain
  • Adventure on scenic mountain trails to remote villages and towards Kanchenjunga Base Camps

Introduction:

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking a marvelous and exciting adventure located around Far Eastern Himalaya, a complete journey visiting both North and South Base Camps in one single trekking adventure, the one and only trips which leads you to both faces of the same mountains. Awesome Adventure Treks to Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking a well composed journey led by our expert guides and camping crews offering you with wide and excellent services during your time with us and making Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking a worth a visit with wonderful and enjoyable time.   

Mt. Kanchenjunga main summit stands as world 3rd highest peak at 8,586 m / 28,169 ft high, a stunning with massive group of peaks and of great beauty it was first climbed in 1955 by British Expedition led by late Sir George Band from South Base Camp on Nepal side as the mountain straddles the border with Nepal and Sikkim (a small North East Indian State near Darjeeling). Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking a virgin country where few trekkers often venture this areas of great beauty within pristine surrounding of green lush vegetations of tall rhododendron-magnolia-birch-oaks-pines and fir tree lines, in spring and summer the whole place will be magical with riots of colors during flowering season with great contrast of white snow capped peaks.

Starting our adventure ‘Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking’ taking a panoramic flight from Kathmandu to land at Nepal Far South East and then taking a scenic drive towards Ilam town famous for tea and its sea of tea-garden, and then beginning our adventure heading first towards Kanchenjunga South Base Camp at Tserem with views of Yalung glacier and Kabru 7,353 m and Talung 7,349 m peaks. After a wonderful time on the first phase of the walks then crossing scenic 4,500 m high passes of Mirigain La, Tamo La and Sinion La with awesome views to reach at Pang Pema and towards Kanchenjunga North Base Camp at 5,143 m high the highest spot of the adventure beneath towering and massive Kanchenjunga group of peaks.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking concludes with a pleasant and lovely walk back to Sukhetar and at Ilam with a drive to Bhadrapur airport for the flight back to Kathmandu after completing a breathtaking experience of a life time adventure with fond memories on Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking. 

Guideline Itinerary:

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 02:  In Kathmandu with morning sightseeing and trip preparation.

Day 03:   Fly to Bhadrapur 3,000 m and drive to Ilam town 1,460 m - 04 hrs.

Day 04:  Drive to Sukhetar via Kabeli Khola trek to Lali Kharka 1,900m.

Day 05:  Trek to Khesewa Bhanjyang 2,100m - 05 hrs.

Day 06:  Trek to Mamangkhe 2,030 m - 06 hrs.

Day 07:  Trek to Yangphudin 2,150m - 06 hrs.

Day 08:  Trek to Chitre 2,880 m - 06hrs.

Day 09:  Trek to Simbua Khola 3,000 m - 07 hrs.

Day 10:  Trek to Tseram 3,770m - 05 hrs.

Day 11:  Trek to Ramche 4,360m via Lapsang – 06 hrs.

Day 12:  Rest day at Ramche for acclimatization and hike to Kanchenjunga South BC.

Day 13:  Trek back to Tseram - 05 hrs.

Day 14:  Trek to near Tamo la 4,300 m - 05 hrs.

Day 15:  Trek to Ghunsa, 3, 480 m - 06 hrs.

Day 16:  Trek to Kangbachen 4,000 m - 05 hrs.

Day 17:  Trek to Lhonak 4,780 m - 05 hrs.

Day 18:  Trek to Pang Pema 5,065m -04 hrs.

Day 19:  Rest day at Pang Pema for exploration.

Day 20:  Trek to Kangbachen 3,900m - 06 hrs.

Day 20:  Trek to Kangbachen 3,900m - 06 hrs.

Day 21:  Trek to Phole 3,100 m - 05 hrs.

Day 22:  Trek to Amjilassa 2, 500 m - 07 hrs.

Day 23:  Trek to Tapethok 1, 300 m - 06 hrs.

Day 24:  Trek to Mitlung 1,550 m - 06 hrs.

Day 25:  Trek to Suketar 2,440 m - 06 hrs.

Day 26:  Drive to Biratamod near Bhadrapur via Ilam - 06 hrs.

Day 27:  Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotels.

Day 28:  In Kathmandu free day with optional sightseeing tour.

Day 29:  International departure for home ward bound.

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by our staff and then transfer to your respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed our guide briefs with information regarding Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking, lodge, camping on route with do and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
A free day in Kathmandu to relieve you from jetlag on long flights, our morning sightseeing tour starts after breakfast in the hotel, where you will be engrossed with tour around world heritage sites around Kathmandu visiting Old Durbar (palace) Square, and ancient stupa of Swayambhunath, after a tour head back to hotel with preparation for Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek next early morning.

(other options on tour of Hindu Holy Temple of Pashupatinath dedicated to Lord Shiva and Bouddhanath large Buddhist Stupa the area also known as Little Tibet)

Day 03: Fly to Bhadrapur 3,000 m and drive to Ilam town 1,460m - 04 hrs.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking starts with short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport for short scenic flight to warm areas of South East Nepal lowland, during 45 minutes flight grand panorama of mountains with Everest- Makalu and Kanchenjunga, on reaching at Bhadrapur airport, located near the Indian border of West Bengal near Darjeeling.

From Bhadrapur where you will join with our other crew members and porters for this wonderful adventure to Kanchenjunga base camp.

Taking a four wheel or other available transportation a scenic and interesting drive leads towards cooler areas over the hills and valley covered with tea gardens to reach at Ilam town for overnight stop in this lovely hill town famous for tea garden with views of Kanchenjunga massive mountain range.

Day 04: Drive to Sukhetar 04 hrs trek to Lali Kharka 1,900m - 04 hrs.
Morning starts with an exciting drive to reach at Sukhetar in Taplejung district, our starting point of Kanchenjunga base camp trek, first day walk follows into several farm lands and scattered mid hills villages and with a pleasant walk to reach our overnight stop at Lali Kharka village located above 2,260 meters high, a small well tended farm field.

Day 05:  Trek to Khesewa - Bhanjyang 2,100m - 05 hrs.
From this lovely village, walk leads to a descend and then with uphill passing farm fields and series of terraces, this mid hills villages mostly populated by Hindu origins of mix people Brahmins, Chettris and Kirat tribes, our walk slowly leads to Tembawa village, from here downhill to Phawa khola, crossing a river reaching at Pokora village, walk leads to steep climb to Kunjari village, and then through cool forest with a climb to Khesewa- Bhanjyang village for overnight camp.

Day 06:  Trek to Mamankhe 2,030 m - 06 hrs.
Morning starts with descend towards farm areas of rice and millets then entering a forest at Nandeva khola, after crossing a stream, walk leads downhill and then with a climb back into forest to reach at Lopoding village, from here with few ups and down to Fun Fun a small village, offering views of Khumbakarna Himalaya range with Yalung and Mt. Kanchenjunga towards north. Our walk continues on downhill path through farm fields, and then uphill climb for an hour to react a crest at Pomppe Dhada with views of Mt. Jannu, from here descend to Kheswa khola, after crossing a bridge to reach overnight camp at Mamankhe village.

Day 07: Trek to Yangphudin 2,150m - 06 hrs.
Morning walk begins with a gentle climb, skirting around ridge to level path to Dekadin village. From this village walk leads along Kabeli khola (stream) climbing from 200-300 meters high above from the river bed towards mountain trail, walking on winding path and small streams then descend towards Kabeli khola, leaving the river leading to a climb through farm fields and villages, after a good walk reaching at Yamphudin for overnight.

Day 08:  Trek to Chitre 2,880 m - 06hrs.
From Yamphudin walk leads along Kabeli khola to cross a tributary stream of Omje khola and then a climb up to Dhupi Bhangyang to reach wide open grassland, from the top a steady downhill through deciduous forest to Omje Khola.  Journey continues through rhododendron forest and to a ridge at Chitre, a small settlement with only few huts for overnight stop.

 Day 09: Trek to Simbua Khola 3,000m - 07 hrs.
After a pleasant morning at Chitre, journey continues to Ramite Bhanjyang with a steep climb into alpine forest of magnolias, rhododendron and bamboo trees arriving at Ramite, an isolated spot with a shade, from here climb towards Ramite Bhanjyang at 3,430 meters with views of Mt. Jannu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Khumbhakarna and Kabru peaks and then on the downhill walk to the river bank of Simbua Khola for camping overnight.

Day 10: Trek to Tseram 3,770 m - 05 hrs.
Starting our morning walk following Simbua Khola upstream along mountain flank within forest, then reaching at Wahta a place with a lonely hut actually a shade and a shelter for travelers, from here cross a small stream leading to a shrine in the midst of a forest with a large rock with an impression of serpent shaped.

Leaving the woodland back towards riverbed, a short climb brings at Tserem for overnight stop with views of Yalung glacier and Kabru 7,353 m and Talung 7,349 m peaks in the North East direction.

Day 11: Trek to Ramche 4,360m via Lapsang - 05 hrs.
After a pleasant morning at Tserm morning walk begins with a descend reaching back at Simbua Khola river side, from here a climb to a hill top reaching at Yalung Bara with a lone stone hut, marking the end of tree lines and vegetations with mountain path leading towards Yalung Glacier ablation area.

From Yalung with superb views of Kabru, Rathong and Kokthang, and then stopping here for overnight camping.

Day 12:  Rest day at Ramche for acclimatization hike to south base camp.
A necessary acclimatization day, from Ramche hike to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp with view of Yalung Glacier and Mt. Kanchenjunga South Peak, taking approx: two hours to reach the classic old route of the 1st British Expeditions to Mt. Kanchenjunga in 1955, at base camp for grand views of Talung and Kabru Peak, after a wonderful hike with marvelous panorama back to Ramche.

Day 13: Trek back to Tseram - 04 hrs.
Morning retrace walk back to Tserm, with a long descend and back to tree lines and marveling the views along the route to Tseram.        

Day 14: Trek to Tamo - la 4,300 m - 05 hrs.
From this camp on downhill path to Yalungbar and then a short climb to cross a river with good walk into woodland, from here leading uphill for an hour to reach two small ponds and then up and down to cross 3 passes of Mirigain La, Tamo La and Sinion La in a day with grandeur view of Kabru peak and Mt. Kanchenjunga.

From Mirgin La, walking downhill and up at Sinion La 4,500 m with views of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Baruntse, and Chamlang peaks towards North West direction, the path descends slowly to Tamo La at 4,500 m and from here another superb views of Khumbhakarna Himalaya  then towards overnight camp with a long descend.

Day 15: Trek to Ghunsa 3,480m - 06 hrs.
From here on the trail to our final destination to North Kanchenjunga Base Camp, starting with a pleasant walk with steep descend for an hour into rhododendron and pines tree lines, downhill walk continues to Ghunsa River, and then from here trek on a nice gentle trail to Ghunsa village for overnight stop, here at Ghunsa meet the friendly Bhotia people of Tibetan origin the houses are built with stones a neat small farm village.

Day 16:  Trek to Kangbachen 4,000m - 05 hrs.
Morning walk with a steep climb along the river bank with beautiful waterfalls then reaching at grazing area with Yaks and cattle’s, walk carries on after Ghunsa River, into nice rhododendron and pines woodland, and then a climb to Rambuk Kharka with wonderful views of Khumbukarna Himal, Janu Himal and other mountain range, after leaving the forest and tree lines entering towards dry and barren country with sparse vegetation of  junipers and Burberrys bushes after Rambuk Kharka, uphill walk on a large landslide area with fabulous view of Khumbakarna's Himal and heading down to overnight camp at Kangbachen overlooking Mt. Sharphu 7,070 meters and Mt. Janu North Face with Wedge peak.

Day 17: Trek to Lhonak 4,780 m - 05 hrs.
After a glorious morning with amazing views walk follows above the river for an hour and then heading towards North East, the walk leads down to the glacial river and with a climb on boulder which leads to a rocky moraine fed with glaciers, and then passing Ramtang Kharka (a cattle herders place) towards Kanchenjunga glacier, after crossing and meeting point of Lhonak and Kanchenjunga glacier to reach Lhonak for overnight stop, looking striking views of Mera, Nepal Peak and Wedge Peaks.

Day 18:  Trek to Pang Pema 5, 065 m - 05 hrs.
From here walk leads to the ultimate destination of this fine trio to Pang Pema at North Base Camp within massive Mt. Kanchenjunga, the trail climb high above the river with super views of Kirat Chuli, Nepal Peak, Taple Sikhar, and Givegela Chuli, walks carries on to our highest point of this adventure at Pang Pema to camp for two nights.

Day 19: Rest day at Pang Pema for local hike and exploration.
Here rest day for great scenic hike up to Pang Pema Peak 5,800 meters for best views offers stupendous panorama of Kanchenjunga, Kumbakarna, Makalu, Cholotse, Sharpu, Drohma, Nepal Peak and range of other snow capped mountains.

Day 20: Trek to Kangbachen 3,900 m - 06 hrs.
After fantastic time around Pang Pema at Kanchenjunga North Base Camp, morning walk leads to a long descend with few short climb and the retracing the journey back by the same route to camp at Kambachen.

Day 21: Trek to Phole 3,100 m - 06 hrs.
From Kangbachen with memorable time on the higher area, today’s walk leads to a long descend to Phole passing several farm area and small villages to cross Ghunsa Khola, and then walking back through alpine forest to an interesting Phole a Sherpa village.

Day 22:  Trek to Amjilassa 2,500m - 07 hrs.
Journey carry’s on with downhill reaching back to green vegetation and tree lines forest of bamboo and rhododendrons, just before Gybala village a steep climb and down again for two hours into dense forest and reaching an open grassland area at a small Sherpa village of Amjilassa with overnight camp.

Day 23:  Trek to Tapethok 1,300 m - 06 hrs.
Heading back to warmer land to lower elevation back to farm area and more villages, beginning on a winding trail and with a descend into open grassland to Ghaiya Bari and Sekathum villages, and then crossing Ghunsa and Simbhu rivers following Tamur River to Tapethok village for overnight camp, this village of Limbu (Subba) Kirat ethnic tribe people.

Day 24: Trek to Phoram 1,650m - 06 hrs.
After Tapethok village, walk continues on shore of Tamur River and to Chiruwa village, and then through several farm villages, leading to climb into cool serene woodland of rhododendrons, oaks and pines trees, on leaving behind forest walk gets pleasant reaching at Phoram village,  a moderate size village with rest of the afternoon walk around this nice Phoram village.

Day 25: Trek to Suketar 2,440 m - 05 hrs.
Today, the final day trekking of this marvelous adventure to Suketar village, this last day walk leads to several quaint villages and passing serene woods, the walk leads to uphill for few hours and with a pleasant trek all the way to Taplejung village at Suketar for the last camping of this great trip.

Sukhetar with an airstrip that flies to Biratnagar (we put a driving option instead of flight from this village due unpredictable flight schedule that leads to flight delay and cancellation more often)

Day 26: Drive to Fickal or Bhritamod / Bhadarpur.
After a wonderful enjoyable adventure around Kanchenjunga base camp where our walk ends with a drive heading to lower areas of South East Nepal at Bhadrapur or around for last overnight stop, before taking flight back to Kathmandu our exciting drive leads past Ilam town and tea gardens to reach at Bhirtamod a large town near the border of Nepal / India.

Day 27: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
After a fabulous and gorgeous time around Mt. Kanchenjunga base camps as per the morning flight time to Kathmandu, taking a short drive to Bhadrapur airport terminal, then board on the aircraft for scenic sweeping flight to Kathmandu, after a wonderful flight with parallel views of mountain reaching at Kathmandu, then transfer to your hotel with rest of the day free at leisure.

Day 28: In Kathmandu free day with optional sightseeing tour.
Awesome Adventure Trek reserves today as contingency day, in case of delay on trekking due to bad weather conditions.

If all goes well per our itinerary days one can use this spare day and join in our tour at places of interest around World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu-Patan or Bhaktapur, with rest of the day free for individual activities and souvenirs shopping.

Day 29: International departure homeward bound.
Your last day in amazing Nepal, the land full of Himalayan wonders after wonderful experience and fond memories of Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking around Far North East Himalaya region, our staff transfer you to airport as per your time for international flight for your final departure toward homeward bound.

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