Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

  • Trip Duration 27 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • AccomodationHotel + Teahouses + Lodges
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About Trip

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is an adventurous voyage in far-east Nepal.  In taking on this magnificent journey, you will be lead to the base of the 3rd tallest mountain peak in the world, Kanchenjunga (8586m).  The meaning of Kanchenjunga is “five treasures of the great snow,” which refers to the five summits that make up Kanchenjunga.  The trail offers many landscapes, cultures and priceless Himalayan mountain views.  The long trek (lasting almost a month!)leads deep into some of the most remote mountain landscapes in Nepal.  It is in far-east Nepal, along the border of Sikkim and Tibet. Throughout the trail, we see a wide spectrum of scenery – from lush, tropical jungles to rhododendron, chestnut and oak forests, and then into the alpine zone, where little vegetation canexist. You will also see a range of cultures from Rai and Limbus to Tibetan Buddhist villages. It is also important to note that the trail is mostly free from crowds, allowing the mountain to retain much of its pristine natural beauty.

The itinerary starts by trekking to Taplejung after a short, scenic flight to Suketar. We walk on the lowlands, passing terraced rice fields, charming villages, and vibrant forests, before climbing onto a ridge line of rhododendron forests. As wegain elevation, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Kanchenjunga (four of the world’s five tallest mountains) show themselves. Your mind will be blown at the sheer size of these peaks.  We reach Yalung Glacier and cross a series of passes, and suddenly the views become more astonishing. The trail reaches Pangpema (4800m), the base camp for Kanchenjunga climbing expeditions.  Soon after, we cross the Lapsang La Pass over to the south side of Kanchenjunga. Making our descent, we visit the yak pastures of Ramche and Oktang, where there are views of the southwest face of Kanchenjunga, considered as one of the most beautiful mountain massifs in the world.This view will leave a lasting impression on your memory.

Trekking is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather.  During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer.  The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek requires fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Shikhar Adventure arranges the trek with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport (1345m).

A representative from Shikhar Adventure will welcome you our hotel. We will prepare you with information and gear for your trek. Overnight at hotel.

Cost Details:

Cost Includes

  • Transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport.
  • Three nights in a 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.
  • All transportation for the trek.
  • Local guest house accommodation in mountain.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
  • Kanchenjunga trekking permit
  • Government-authorized, experienced guide and porters
  • Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters
  • Hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • All equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Maps
  • Service charge and government taxes
  • Post-trek celebration dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast)
  • Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.
  • Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)

Note:

Shikhar Adventure is not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will help you manage your inconveniences to the best of our abilities.  Flights to and from Biratnagar can be delayed due to weather conditions.  It is best to book flights to and from Kathmandu with a several day margin to avoid missing a flight back to your home country.  If flights go smoothly, we will help arrange activities for you during your margin days.