Kangchenjunga Base Camp trek in the eastern Nepal is marked by wider mixture on many accounts that include the natural scenery alongside experience of traditions, culture and cuisines of the local ethnic groups.With the height of 8,586m Mount Kangchenjunga ranks as the third highest mountain in the world after Mount Everest and Mount K2. During this trek in Nepal you can get to know the lifestyle of Rai and Limbu people enjoying the marvelous range of flora and fauna while in the trekking trails. Adding to that, you will also be awed by wonderful sights of the Kanchenjunga and Makalu mountain range.
Trekking in Kanchenjunga Base Camp follows the trails along glacial current of Tamur and Ghunsa Rivers that lead back to their source on the north-west side of Mount Kangchenjunga. Here, you enter into a whole different, untouched and serene world of natural blissfulness. The view cannot be explained in words as the trek offers landscape of splendid alpine forest that covers the whole of Kanchenjunga area and apart from that visitors get to indulge in the scenic view of snow-capped Pyramid Peak, Jannu and the majestic Kangchenjunga. While on the journey back from the base camp trek the trails on the southern traverse offer you Himalayan trekking experiences. We will also be heading towards the Mirgin La Pass which is a challenging Pass and are visited by few.
Other attractions during Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek itineraryset into motion after sightseeing tour in Kathmandu comprising of visits to Pashupatinath and Boudhanath along with three Durbar Squares of the valley. The captivating view of majestic Kangchenjunga chain of mountains and the Makalu range with their surrounding peaks including Jannu and the crossing of the Cross Mirgin La pass trekking through local Gurung, Limbu, Rai and Sherpa villages is something that one should not miss.
Day 01: Arrive In TIA, Kathmandu And Transfer To Hotel
Pure Adventure Nepal take it as our honor to welcome you at TIA, Kathmandu. Our representative members will support you in transferring in the hotel. After some time you will be called to discuss about the trip then you will join in welcome dinner. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing In Kathmandu And Trek Preparation
This is your second day at Kathmandu where you will set out for city sightseeing and considering time you will cover major highlighted areas of Kathmandu such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath. Then, you will return to the hotel on time as you have be given formal overview about the trip, guide and some technical information. After that you will re-check your equipment and get sound sleep. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 03: Flight To Biratnagar And Suketar
From Kathmandu you will drive to TIA to catch the scenic flight to Biratnagar. Biratnagar is another destination where you can enjoy shopping and visit local towns. Again from Biratnagar you will catch another flight to Suketar as per the plan. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 04: Trek To Mitlung (921m) 4-5hrs
Starting the trek formally by foot stepping to Mitlung (921m). You will peruse all through the lower part of Kanchenjunga region crossing the productive valleys with attractive meadows and tiny villages. Again moving through Hangdewa River and strolling through Tamor River will make you to take last downhill to Mitlung. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 05: Trek To Chirwa (1,270m) 5-6hrs
From Mitlung you will soar up and then take downhill as you will stroll towards the village of Sinwa. You will endure downward unless you will turn up to Tawa. From here you will take another soar up passing the suspension bridge which will take you to Thiwa. Then, heading towards the attractive rural scenes you will tune up at Chirwa with Limbu village. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Sukathum (1,576m) 5-6hrs
Day 07: Trek To Amjilosa (2,308m) 6-7hrs
Today you will experience testing as soon as you head to Amijilosa where you need to pass suspension bridge and go in thick forest. Ascending from the lowest passing through Solima village will order you to downhill with hard trekking. Thus, we suggest you to pay attention and make you follow the difficult trail which will take you to Amjilosa. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 08: Trek To Gyabla (2,730m) 6-7hrs
Beginning the stroll from the bank of river will make you cross the thick forest until you arrive at the river where you will outlook a tiny house crafted by stone. Afterward you will soar up passing some small bridges with the prospect of appreciating fabulous waterfalls. The journey does not end here as you need to take additional short stroll and this tie it will take you to Gyabla, the Tibetan settlement area. Stay overnight in teahouse.
Day 09: Trek To Ghunsa (3,595m) 5-6hrs
From Gyabla you will start trekking to Ghusa taking downward move will help you to reach Tibetan refugee camp called Phale. Spending some memorable time over there will encourage you to stroll ahead. Arriving at the Sherpa village called Ghunsa will open the prospect to enjoy the culture of native and this is the place acknowledged for hydroelectricity plant. Stay overnight in teahouse.
Day 10: Acclimatization Day
At Ghunsa you will use the day as acclimatization though you will carry out short hiking as we strongly believe in taking few steps even on this day rather than stay doing nothing. Thus, you will hike to Laspsan La monastery all through the verdant green forest and revisit Ghusa. Stay overnight in teahouse.
Day 11: Trek To Kambachen (4,050m) 5-6hrs
Completing the acclimatization today you will move ahead to trek Kambachen crossing all the way to the pasture land occupied with stunning wildflowers, pine forests and Rhododendron. Passing a bridge at Rampuk Kharka you will endure the trail completing the difficult section. Soon you will pass from there you will be gifted with remarkable sight of Mount Jannu. Fighting against the difficulty you will arrive at Kambachen. Stay overnight in tented camp.
Day 12: Acclimatization Day
This is counted as 2nd acclimatization as you have already understand the meaning of acclimatization you might be prepared for carrying out hike to Nuphchu Khola after that you will take bath and relax in the camp. Stay overnight in tented camp.
Day 13: Trek To Lhonak (4,780m) 6-7hrs
Getting ready accepting the challenges you will trek all through the stony trail, turning up at waterfall. Then, you will pass the bridge to Ramtang monastery where you will pass the landslide section prior to downhill the river and at last you will turn up at Lhonak. Stay overnight in tented camp.
Day 14: Trek To Pangpema / Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (5,388m) 6-7hrs
Trekking all along the Kanchenjunga Glacier you will use Pangpema, the north face of Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Again you have to pay more attention as you are moving through rock-strewn part. In a little while you will wind up at Pangpema, the smooth verdant base camp. Soaring a bit higher will make you relish the glory of Jannu, Chang Himal and Kanchenjunga. Stay overnight in tented camp.
Day 15: Trek Back To Kambachen (4,050m) 6-7hrs
On the following day you will go back over the trekking trail to Lhonak and carry on downhill to the valley to Ramtang Monastery. The coming back provides a diverse point of view of Kanchenjunga, Shikhar, Taple, Mera Peak and Gimmigela. As you are talking downhill you will turn up to Kambachen in the evening. Stay overnight in tented camp.
Day 16: Trek To Ghunsa (3,595m) 3-4hrs
On the following day you will move back to Ghunsa froom Kambachen taking downhill. The reverse trail will bestow delightful forest all along with notable mountain vistas. Within 3 to 4 hours of trekking you will arrive at attractive spot. Stay overnight in teahouse.
Day 17: Trek To Sele Le (4,290m) 6-7hrs
From Ghunsa you will take vertical stroll by ascending all through the thick forest of Juniper, Rhododendron and Moss. Lunch will be served in the meantime and you will seize the opportunity of enjoying lunch staying together with nature. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 18: Trek To Cheram (3,870m) 6-7hrs
Capturing upward trek with enthralling angle of Jannu Himal and Makalu you will set up the trek. Engaging in vigorous section you will pass numerous passes such as Sinelapche Bhanjyang, Sinion La and Mirgin La. At last taking vertical downward step will make you reach at Cheram. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 19: Trek To Ramche (4,580m) And Revisit To Cheram 4-5hrs
On the following day you will go upward to Yalung Glacier strolling together with the Simbuwa Khola. After that you will cross all through the Lapsang village turning up at Ramche. Again rambling through the valley viewing marvelous Blue Sheep and quick peek of Jannu Himal. Finally you will conclude the trek with downward to Cheram once again. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 20: Trek To Tortong (2,995m) 5-6hrs
From Ramche you will take downward to Tortong encountering downhill from Sele Le. You will combine the trekking trail with the Simbuwa Khola liking the lush forest of rhododendron throughout the way. The trek will end after 5 to 6 hours of trekking. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 21: Trek To Yamphudin (2,080m) 6-7hrs
Taking downhill from Tortong you will cross all through Lasiya Bhanjyang strolling through the trees. You can feel the change in weather thus the trekking trail will make you stroll taking downhill towards the village of Yamphudin. It is occupied by the ethnic people belong to Rai, Sherpa and Limbus. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 22: Trek To Yangpang (1,007m) 6-7hrs
You will downhill from Yamphudin passing the bridge at Samekham from where you will proceed to Kabeli Khola. Moving all the way from Mamankhe will make you traverse the bridge above Khaksewa Khola. Afterward you will soar up all through the cardamon forest passing some villages will make you down to Yangpang. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 23: Trek To Thorpu (1,500m) 5-6hrs
We have set the itinerary in such a way that you will not move to Taplejung instead will head downward to Thorpu. During the downhill to Thorpu you will cross from attractive terraced villages where you will get warm greeting from the natives. Stay overnight in teahouse.
Day 24: Drive To Birtamod (300m) 5-6hrs
Birtamod is a charming destination so today taking a scenic drive from Thorpu will take you to vivacious town of Eastern Nepal. Suddenly you will sense the change in climate and the good thing about the place is it is equipped with apt accommodation. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 25: Drive To Bhadrapur And Flight To Kathmandu
On the following day you will wake up without hurry as Bhadrapur is not so far from Birtamod. Once you will arrive at Bhadrapur you will take flight to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu you will transfer to hotel and there you can take rest. If you are interested in buying a gift for your dear ones you can move around the Kathmandu valley. In the evening you will come soon as you have to take part in farewell dinner making our bond stronger. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 26: Departure
This is considered as the concluding day as per the set itinerary. So, if you wish you can go for shopping till the departure time. Then, you will be transferred to TIA for the last time so that you can head towards your home town or for next destinations. We are thankful that you have given us an opportunity to serve you.
Transport: Airportpickup and drop in privet vehicle/Round trip Flight(Kathmandu to Biratnagar/Suketar/ &Bhadrapur to kathmandu) including departure taxes.
Accommodations : Three Star Hotels in Kathmandu(3nights)and Best available twin sharing local Lodge/Tea house accommodation during the trek(22nights).
Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu and Full board meals(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and seasonal fruits) during trek.
An experienced English speaking guide on the trek that is government licensed and trained. There will be an assistant leader (1 assistant leader for every four trekkers) plus Sherpas and porters (2 trekkers = 1 porter) This includes insurance/ salaries/flight/ equipment/ food and lodging for all staff on the trek.
Duffle bag/Sleeping bag/Pure Adventure Nepal T-Shirt/ trekking maps.(but Duffle bag and Sleeping bag has to be returned after the trip completion).
All necessary paperwork and permits (TIMS and other permit fee).
A comprehensive medical kit.
All government/ local taxes and Pure Adventure Nepal service charge.
1 Pair strong hiking boots
2 Pairs light socks
1 Pair sports shoes
3 Pairs heavy wool socks
1 Medium rucksack\backpack
1 Small day pack
1 Sleeping bag (according to seasons)
1 Inner sleeping sheet
1 Fleece\warm sweater
1 Sweatshirt\light sweater
1 Water and windproof jacket
2 Pair lightweight trousers
1 pair shorts
2 Long sleevs cotton or polypro
1 Water bottle-1 or 2litre
1 Down jacket\all weather Anorak
1 Turch\flashlight and spare batteries
1 Medium sized towel
1 Swiss type knife?
1 Money belt?
Sunglasses and sunhat
Water purification tablets\solution
Swimming costumes\bathing suit(?) Washing kit: include