Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal
Trip Grade: Moderate
Max Elevation: 8,586m
Total Duration: 23 Days
Best Time: Spring, Summer & Autumn
Group Size: 2-12 Pax

Karma Eco Adventure Nepal

Boudha-06, Kathmandu Nepal.
karmaeco2203@gmail.com, info@karmaecoadventure.com

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

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    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek in Nepal is the best alternative trekking route in Nepal. Explore authentic eastern Nepal. Besides culture get an outstanding view of nature’s great creations. According to Pete Board Man Kanchenjunga (8, 586 m), the journey to its foothill is an amazing adventure. It is without a doubt the best strolling place on earth. “Kanchenjunga” has exacting English importance as Clear Mountain and in Tibetan dialect, it implies five fortunes of snow.

    Moreover, Local people adore mountains with a desire to get fortunes like gold, silver, diamonds, grain and the Holy Scriptures. Moreover, Nepal is home to a plethora of cultural diversity and natural supremacy. It portrays the five autonomous summits of the Kanchenjunga Himalayan range. The Kanchenjunga base camp trek is probably the best off-the-beaten trek route in Nepal.

    Eastern Nepal Untainted Trail

    Grandly remaining at a walloping 8,586 m stature Mt. Kanchenjunga is the pride of eastern Nepal and Sikkim the northeastern territory of India. Kanchenjunga Trekking is open to all after 1980. Lots of trekkers traverse to the most popular destinations of Nepal like the Everest base camp and Annapurna base camp. However, untainted and restricted regions are gaining lots of popularity.

    In spite of its remoteness, Kanchanjunga provides the best walking adventure feeling. Moreover, trekkers get outstanding untainted natural splendors. Solo treks in Restricted Trekking regions in Nepal require Trekking Guides. The summits of Kanchenjunga Mountain extend after that of a ship cruising in a huge sea. Fresh Field introduced the best itinerary. His voyage to Kanchenjunga in 1855 propelled numerous marvelous walking trips in Nepal.

    Kanchenjunga, Top 3rd Highest Mountain in the World

    There are various approaches to investigating this area. You can walk around Kanchenjunga south, north and circuit too. Be that as it may, it is dependent upon you to decide which trail to take after. These courses are probably the best alternative trekking routes in Nepal. Besides trekking the Kanchenjunga offers the swashbuckling experience of a restricted trekking region.

    However, the right Trekking Agency is mandatory. The correct traveling companion boosts the traveling moments too. Moreover, the Trekking routes of Nepal are the best places for a natural and cultural excursion. Besides trekkers will have an untainted touristic experience.

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp The Great Himalaya

    Feel the remote locale of Nepal and experience the colossal wild enterprise. Smiling Tibetans, diver-sided woods terraced farmlands and multi-ethnic individual groups will make your trek beneficial. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is on asking for the adventure. Set out to book this trek which lies inside the Great Himalayan Trail.

    Our administrations and accommodations are certain. Karma Eco Adventure Nepal will dependably advance off the most common ways to go. Our solid conviction on these elective goals will influence your trek to be issue-free and useful as well as momentous.

    Book this trek with Karma Eco Adventure Nepal and relish the natural beauty !!!

    • Day 01: Arrival in Nepal
    • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Permit Preparation
    • Day 03: Kathmandu - Taplejung / Sukhetar
    • Day 04: Taplejung / Sukhetar - Phurumbu 4 - 5 hrs
    • Day 05: Phurumbu - Chiruwa 5 - 6 hrs
    • Day 06: Chiruwa - Sukathum 5 - 6 hrs / 450m ascent
    • Day 07: Sukhathum - Amjilosa 4 - 5 hrs / 890 m ascent
    • Day 08: Amjilosa - Gyabla 4 - 5 hrs / 240 m ascent
    • Day 09: Gyabla (Kyapra) - Ghunsa 6 - 7 hrs / 680 m ascent
    • Day 10: Ghunsa All Day
    • Day 11: Ghunsa - Khangpachen (Khambachen) 5 - 6 hrs / 740m ascent
    • Day 12: Khangpachen (Khambachen) all day
    • Day 13: Khangpachen (Khambachen) - Lhonak 5 - 6 hrs / 640 m
    • Day 14: Lhonak All Day
    • Day 15: Lhonak - Kanchenjunga base camp 3 - 4 hrs / 360 m ascent
    • Day 16:Kanchenjunga base camp - Kambachen 6 - 7 hrs / 1000 m descent
    • Day 17: Kambachen - Ghunsa 4 - 5 hrs / 740 m descent
    • Day 18: Ghunsa - Amjilosa 7 - 8 hrs / 920m descent
    • Day 19: Amjilosa - Chirwa 7 - 8 hrs / 1320 m descent
    • Day 20: Chirwa - Linkhim 6 - 7 hrs / 330 m ascent
    • Day 21: Linkhim - Suketar 6 - 7 hrs / 930 m ascent / 120m descent
    • Day 22: Suketar - Kathmandu (flight)
    • Day 23: Departure Day

    Day 01: Arrival in Nepal           

    Welcome to Nepal! A representative from Karma Eco Trek will receive you at the airport and drop you at your hotel. On this day you will not do much but relax and go around your hotel location. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Permit Preparation

    Thank you for choosing Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek as your next adventure destination! If you booked this trek a long time back your permits are ready before you arrive but if it is a last-minute booking your permits will be made on this day. While the back office is busy making permits on the back end, you will get involved in sightseeing some UNESCO world heritage sites. Sometime in the day, you will also do last-minute preparation, packing and purchase if necessary. In the evening you will meet your guide and your guide will brief you about the trek

    Day 03: Kathmandu - Taplejung / Sukhetar

    As of this day there 2 direct flights to Sukhetar from Kathmandu and that is on Monday and Wednesday. If you wish to start your trek some other day, you will have to take a flight to Biratnagar and then further charter your flight. If you arrive late in Sukhetar, there are a few basic lodges by the airport. If not, you may want to descend for 2 hours to Taplejung for a more comfortable option. Overnight in Taplejung/Sukhetar.

    Day 04: Taplejung / Sukhetar - Phurumbu 4 - 5 hrs

    The trail descends gradually from the airport and you will see several trails branching off at several points. It is advised to stay close with the group and your guide. You will descend with the views of Tamor Valley, considered very fertile. Depending upon the season, you will descend from the fields of Rice, Millet, potatoes, cauliflower, or green vegetables. You can either camp by the school at Phurumbu or accommodate in a basic teahouse. Overnight in Phurumbu.

    Day 05: Phurumbu - Chiruwa 5 - 6 hrs 

    The trail climbs and dips frequently all the way long. You will traverse through the villages of Baishakhe, Lingkhim, Tawa and finally Ngadin before reaching to Chiruwa. All these villages that you will make your way through are historically important Kirat villages. Inhabitants from these villages tried to unify the kingdoms of the Himalayas into one big sovereign country. Chiruwa is a pretty big village tucked in between a river and a hill. You can either camp or accommodate in one of the basic teahouses in the village. Overnight in Chiruwa.

    Day 06: Chiruwa - Sukathum 5 - 6 hrs / 450m ascent

    You will begin walking towards the confluence of Tamor River and Ghunsa Khola and all the way to the Chettri village of Tapethok. Further down the trail, you will come across the Sherpa village of Lepsung and then to the Kanchenjunga conservation area permit headquarters of Lelep. From here on until the final destination of Sukathum, you will make your way through Tibetan settlements that share a similar way of life, dialect and culture as the sherpas. Making your way through prayer flags and locally made Chortens, you will call it a night at the Tibetan village of Sukathum. Overnight in Sukathum.

    ` Day 07: Sukhathum - Amjilosa 4 - 5 hrs / 890 m ascent

    After several ups and downs and past the stream you will come across steps that will take you all the way to the small hamlet of Ghaiyabari. From here the trail becomes gentle and climbs on the grassy slope before it descends to the Tibetan village of Amjilosa. The village has a handful of basic teahouses and camping grounds spread around. Overnight in Amjilosa.

    Day 08: Amjilosa - Gyabla 4 - 5 hrs / 240 m ascent

    This is one of the most dramatic days on the trail. The cold breeze through the forests of bamboo, oak and Rhododendron, the open pasture land and the waterfalls indicate that you are very close to the mountains. At this point, you will come across the cascading Ghunsa Khola from where the trail climbs steeply to the Tibetan village of Gyabla. Overnight in Gyabla

    Day 09: Gyabla (Kyapra) - Ghunsa 6 - 7 hrs / 680 m ascent

    The trail immediately drops steeply to a ravine and then further levels to the river bed. You will go through an easy trail that traverses through the forest of Oak and Rhododendron until the village of Phole. The village is inhabited by Tibetan descendants and serves meals of daal bhat and vegetables. The village also has a gompa that houses beautiful murals, statues and thangkas imported from Tibet. After Phole the trail gets better and wider and all the way to Ghunsa. Overnight in Ghunsa.

    Day 10: Ghunsa All-Day

    Ghunsa is the largest village along the trail and from here on you enter the alpine range. You need to acclimatize for higher ground and to not fall sick. You can either utilize this day to completely rest and wash your clothes or explore the nearby Gompa. A longer trek option takes you to a high-altitude pass with more rewarding views of the region and the mountains. Overnight in Ghunsa.

    Day 11: Ghunsa - Khangpachen (Khambachen) 5 - 6 hrs / 740m ascent

    The first part of the trail climbs north to Ghunsa and past the forest of larch and juniper shrubs. Further down the trail, you will cross boulder-strewn floodplains and waterfalls and climb the trail to the more barren landscape. Be careful as you climb on the scree slope as after the uphill the trail descends all the way to Khangpachen. Overnight in Khangpachen.

    Day 12: Khangpachen (Khambachen) all day

    After several days on the trail and trail rapidly climbing, you need to give your much-required rest to your body. The views of peaks Khabur (6332m), Phole (6645m) and Kanchenjunga are glacial and are out of this world. As an acclimatization trip, you can climb up to the ridge by the village and come face to face with these ice pyramids. Overnight in Khangpachen

    Day 13: Khangpachen (Khambachen) - Lhonak 5 - 6 hrs / 640 m

    The trail climbs gradually but as the trail climbs to a desolated land and passes through exposed glaciers. Hence, the trail is very windy and is cold. Mostly, you will meander around Kanchenjunga glacier and cross streams to finally arrive at Lhonak village which rests in a sand basin and arid landscape. Overnight in Lhonak.

    Day 14: Lhonak all Day

    The large sand basin of Lhonak offers plenty of options to explore the valley. Depending upon the condition, you will either cross the river to explore the entire valley or climb the rough trail up to the edge of the Lhonak glacier. Further down the trail, you will come to the confluence of Chabuk and Chijma Glacier. The views of Gimmigela, Wedge Peak, Nepal Peak and Tent Peak look incredible from here. Overnight in Lhonak.

    Day 15: Lhonak - Kanchenjunga base camp 3 - 4 hrs / 360 m ascent

    It’s a long and arduous walk to the base camp of Kanchenjunga. The experience till the day says that by the time you reach the base camp, the views of the 3rd tallest mountain are obstructed by the rising clouds. The base camp is nothing but just rocks and 2 huts. Usually, the clouds clear in the evening offering a massive view of the Kanchenjunga. Because of the elevation, there are high chance that you will have a difficult and restless night. Overnight at the base camp of Kanchenjunga.

    Day 16: Kanchenjunga base camp - Kambachen 6 - 7 hrs / 1000 m descent

    The best view is often early in the morning. Climb up to the ridge of Pang Pema for inspiring views of Kanchenjunga, Taple Shikhar, Gimmigela Peak, Chang Himal, Pathibhara Peak and Kirat Peak. From here, you will follow the same trail all the way down to Kambachen. Overnight in Kambachen.

    Day 17: Kambachen - Ghunsa 4 - 5 hrs / 740 m descent

    You will retrace back on the same approach route on your way up. Overnight in Ghunsa.

    Day 18: Ghunsa - Amjilosa 7 - 8 hrs / 920m descent

    As of the prior day, retrace your way back to Amjilosa. Overnight in Amjilosa.

    Day 19: Amjilosa - Chirwa 7 - 8 hrs / 1320 m descent

    Follow the same trail all the way back to Sakathum and then meander back along the Tamur River to Chirwa. Overnight in Chirwa.

    Day 20: Chirwa - Linkhim 6 - 7 hrs / 330 m ascent

    From here the trail allows the liberty to either retrace your way back on the same trail on your way up or a different trail to Linkhim. The trail climbs on the banks of Tamur Koshi and climbs and drops several times until you reach Linkhim. Overnight in Linkhim.

    Day 21: Linkhim - Suketar 6 - 7 hrs / 930 m ascent / 120m descent

    The trail from Linkhim climbs up and down and in and out of canyons and small patches of Limbu villages. At a point, you will also get a glimpse of a vast landslide area from a ridge. The final three hours of climbing through Sherpa village finally take you to your final destination of the day Suketar. Overnight in Suketar.

    Day 22: Suketar - Kathmandu (flight)

    The flight from Suketar to Kathmandu usually flies in the morning. Depending upon the day of our arrival, the flight will either fly out to Biratnagar or to Kathmandu. In case we fly out to Biratnagar, you will have to take a connecting flight to Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu, your guide will transfer you to your hotel, and hence, your Kanchenjunga trek will officially come to an end.

    Day 23: Departure Day 

    • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
    • Welcome dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant in Kathmandu.
    • 3 nights Hotel accommodation 2/3 star including breakfast in Kathmandu.
    • Kanchenjunga restricted area special permit and tims card
    • All government and local taxes.
    • A comprehensive medical kit.
    • An experienced Trekking Guide, Assistant Guide, Cook, assistant cook and Porters.
    • All accommodations on the trails and full board meals during the trek
    • Best available local lodges/Teahouse  in mountain
    • Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs
    • Domestic flight  from Kathmandu to suketar to Kathmandu
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • International airfare.
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, mineral water etc).
    • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
    • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be borne by themselves.
    • Tips for Trekking staffs.
    • Anything else that is not mentioned on what is included.

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