Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Himalayan tahr- Hmalaya Goats
View of Kanchenjunga
us$1900 per pax
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number of pax
2
$1900 x 2 = $3800
total $3800
difficulty
4
altitude
5143m
group size
2+
meals
B+L+D
accomodation
Lodges
season
Sep -Nov/March-May

trip overview

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a less tourist trekking area on the eastern border of Nepal. Mt. Kanchenjunga is the third-highest peak in the world. Kanchenjunga tea house trek is following the Tamor river bank and valley approaching the mountain base camp. This trek has been open trekking, especially for camping treks. But we provide you with a simple tea house trek. Kanchenjunga trek to the lap of Mt. Kanchenjunga through some of the country’s richest and most pristine forests. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is running tea house trekking in Kanchenjunga Region. There are very normal lodges and food available along the trek.

In Kanchenjunga Base Camp, most groups fly into Badrapur and drive to Taplejung. The trekking start point is Taplejung and the ending point is too. You could also walk to Taplejung from Basantapur which takes about three days longer. Two separate routes head northeastward from Taplejung, one to the north base camp and the other to the south base camp these routes can be combined into a circuit.

Kanchenjunga Trek is one of the less crowded areas in the country with a spectacular landscape; Himalayas peaks rising above 7000m and lush flora and fauna, Mt. Kanchenjunga 8586m. It is on the far eastern Nepal border with India in the east and the Tibet autonomous region of China in the north. Kanchenjunga tea house trek is prime to the attraction of fewer tourists and peace to walk.

itinerary

Day00:

Arrival in International Airport Nepal 1350m 30 Min.

We will pick up from International Airport Nepal and transfer you to Hotel where we have booked overnight in Kathmandu.

Walking / Driving: 30k M driving.

Day01:

Kathmandu to Jhapa 300m by Drive or Flight 45m then drive to Ilam 3660M.

Two options to go to Jhapa; if we take the deluxe bus, it takes 16 – 17 hours where we will get the evening shift bus and catch a plane 45m from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur airport then drive to Birtamod Jhapa 30m and then drive to Nepali tea garden Ilam 4-5hours drive overnight at Ilam 3660m.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 45M Flight/5-6Hours drive.

Day02:

Ilam - Panchthat to Taplejung 1820M.

Early in the morning see the sunrise in the tea garden Ilam (Nepali Tea Garden) cold and fresh air of green tea then catch a local or private vehicle and drive down to Panchthar, where the driver will stop for Nepali Dal Bhat with pilgrims, local of Taplejung and some trekkers of Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. The road leads to the middle of the cliff to on top place of Taplejung overnight at the normal attach bathroom lodge 1820m.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: 6-7hours drive.

Day03:

Taplejung - Hangdewa to Mitlung 921m

After having breakfast in Taplejung first day walk started; we walk through villages and follow a gravel road all the way to Handewa then the trail drop down to Hangdewa River then cross that suspension bridge to Mitlung 921m nest to Tamor River overnight but where we will get normal lodge and food.

Itinerary Meal: 4-5 hours.
Accommodation: B+L+D
Walking / Driving: Walking

Day04:

Mitlung - Sinwa - Tawa - Thiwa to Chiruwa 1270m

Day second, Having a hot breakfast trek start to the right bank of Tomor Nadi where is a Nepali flat trail to Sinwa after 1:30hours trekkers, where is small tea houses and health post and the trail gradually ascends to Tawa 1170m takes 1:30hours and one small tea shop where is the lunch stop for this day. After the Lunch hour trail again gradually up then will reach This village where above this village we can catch the jeep to Taplejung and then trek following the right of Tomor Nadi to Chiruwa 1270m in 1 hour overnight at the lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: 5-6 hrs Walking

Day05:

Chirwa - Tapethoke - Phembhu to Sakethum/Japantar 1576m

Trek to Sakethum, we walk again right of tomor nadi then we will arrive tapethok after 1:30hour as a previous trail right of the river but these days we cross tapethok suspension bridge then follow the left bank of the river then we climb up to phembu 1:30hour, this place is for lunch place for a day then we walk villages then will be in way diversion of gola (lunba samba trail) and Kanchenjunga south base camp; we follow the right way to joining the river of tomor nadi and gunsha khola then we cross the suspension bridge of tomor river then left bank of gunsha khola then after 1:50 hours will reach sakethum known as japantar, where are few normal rooms and food for trekkers overnight.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 6-7 hrs walking

Day06:

Sakethum - Lamatar to Amjilosa 2308M.

Crossing a suspension bridge from Sakethum then right of Gunsha Khola zig zac way to Lamatar after 2 hours, where is a small tea shop for tea and lunch and after that way lead to descending uphill to Amjilosa after 3 hours then overnight at teahouse 2308m.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 6-7 hrs walking

Day07:

Amjilosa - Thyangham to Gyapla 2730M.

Kanchenjunga base camp trek day 8, the trail goes gradually1:30hour to the jungle then trail 30m descent to Thyangham in 2:30hours and after lunch again trek continues flat and uphill to new bridge 1:30hours then climbing 30m up to Gyapla 2730m elevation, where is a nice ground and tea house for sleep.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 5-6 hrs walking

Day08:

Gyapla - Phole to Gunsha 3590M.

Way down to the river bank of Gunsha Khola then gradually ascending to Phole 3180m by 3:30hours then lunch break at Phole and can visit the old monastery at that time. After having a hot lunch continue to walk along the right bank to Gunsha River at 1:30hour to Gunsha (this place is the last village in this trek to base camp) overnight at the lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 5-6 hrs walking

Day09:

Acclimatization in Ghunsa

Rest day in Gunsha, for acclimatization we can visit the glacier of Chherpuk Kharka of Selele pass or we can hike in front of Gunsha village to see the view of the mountains then back to the hotel overnight at Ghunsa with good sleep at 3590m.

 

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: Rest day in Gunsa

Day10:

Ghunsa - Rampuk Kharka to Kambachen 4050M.

Gunsa to Kambachen 4-5hours day walk, first gradually ascending to Ghunsa bridge then crossing Rampuk Kharka 3720m then way climbing up and stone rolling place of landslide part should very care full when you are walking. Then trail descending Ghunsa River to Kambachen 4050m overnight at lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 4-5 hrs walking

Day11:

Kambachen – Ramtang to Lhonak 4780M.

Trek gradually uphill as well as a stone rolling many parts and landslide above the trekking trail walk we will be at Ramtang 4370m after 2:30hours where we can have tea coffee as well as normal food only in high season trek then after that trekking trail goes same rocky trail along the valley then after 3-4 hours we will be Lonak 4780m overnight at normal tea house and food.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 5-6 hrs walking

Day12:

Hike to Kanchenjunga Base Camp Pangpema 5143m Back to Lonak

Kanchenjunga Base Camp day hike, after breakfast in Lonak we start our day hike to Kanchenjunga Base Camp with pack lunch and enough drinking water for the whole day, a right rocky trail of Kanchenjunga Glacier, this glacier is really big and walking 3 hours we will be in Jorkin 5021m then keep walking through rocky as well as mountain trekking trail to Pangpema 5143m, Here are small stone huts when is the big season they open this tea shop for trekkers. Overall it takes 7-8 hours up and down for the whole hike overnight at Lonak 47880m.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 7-8 hrs walking

Day13:

Lhonak - Kambechen to Ghunsa 3590M.

Trek way down to Ghunsa, it takes 3 hours to Kambachen 4050m lunch break then trek all the down valley and follow Gunsha Khola to Gunsha 3590m overnight.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 6-7 hrs walking

Day14:

Ghunsa - Phole- Gyabla to Amjilosa 2308M.

Same way down from Phole to Gyabla 3-4hours then lunch break for an hour then 3 hours continue to walk to Amjilosa overnight at the normal tea house.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 7-8 hrs walking

Day15:

Amjilosa - Sakethum - Phembu to Tapethok 1380M.

Way down to Sakethum and Green forest walk to some villages Phembu where is lunch hour for hot lunch then trail following the Tomor Nadi cross through the suspension bridge to Tapethok overnight at simple lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 5-6 hours walking

Day16:

Tapethok - Cheruwa - Thewa to Lingkhim 1850M.

Trek following Tamor Nadi bank to Cheruwa within 2 hours then way lead to Thiwa in 1:30m after that we can be in Lingkhim 30-40m in the slow walk overnight at Lingkhim.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: 3-4 hours walking

Day17:

Lingkhim to Taplejung 1800M.

Today we take a Jeep to Taplejung on the rough road, the have two times jeep leaves at 7:00 am and 11:00 am in the morning then it takes 4-5 hours to Taplejung overnight at Taplejung.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 4-5 hours walking

Day18:

Taplejung to Birtamod Jhapa 300M.

After breakfast in Taplejung, we take our bus to Jhapa, crossing through Nepali Tea Garden Ilam. It is a long driven to Jhapa which is 9-10hours in total and overnight at Jhapa.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 9-10 hours driving 

Day19:

Drive to Bhadrapur then fly to Kathmandu at 1350M.

We should take a taxi from Birtamod to Bhadrapur Airport which is 20 km from Birtamod. There are two options to go to Kathmandu by flight and bus, if we take the bus it takes 15-16hours and the flight is 45m to Kathmandu.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 45 Min by flight

what's included

  • Kathmandu to Bhadrapur to Kathmandu flight ticket.
  • Jhapa to Taplejung to Jhapa by deluxe Bus.
  • Transportation along the trek.
  • Drop at Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Three meals a Day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner along the trek
  • Lodge accommodation on the trek.
  • An experienced guide (including his salary, equipment, insurance, flight ticket, lodging, and food).
  • Equipment; Down Jacket, Sleeping Bags.
  • Legal Documents (KCAP permit and Kanchenjunga Restricted Permit).
  • Some dry Fruits.
  • Token of Love from the office
  • 13% Gov VAT.
  • Farewell lunch or dinner is a suitable time in Kathmandu.

what's excluded

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Cold drinks such as; Coke, Mineral Water, Beer, etc.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, bar bill, telephone, extra helper, battery charge shower, and boiled water).
  • Tips for guide.

Fixed Departure

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18 Nov, 2024 - 6 Dec, 2024 $1900 Enquire Now

review

Steve Cole Steve ColeUnited Kingdom 5

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, Many times trek in Nepal, March 2015 we did 20 days Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek on the eastern border of the Himalayas Nepal. it was a great trip with the guide and porter, they are very frank and helpful during the whole 20 days trek in Kanchenjunga we fly Kathmandu to Jhap then drive to Taplejung then start our trek with our team.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is less touristy trekking in Nepal along the Tomor river valley and entire the Kanchenjunga National Park, it is really nice people, culture, and mountains but there are normal tea houses and food available there for trekkers.

So, if you prefer less tourist area trekking, Kanchenjunga is also nice for less tourist trekking routes of Nepal.

One of the best treks in the world! I did it with a fantastic guide and a porter! Few tourists, fabulous scenery, and amazing. All the best Chandra.

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