Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek


After sightseeing in Kathmandu we take our flight to Biratnagar. We will spend a night in Biratnagar before catching the flight to Taplejung to begin our trek. Our journey commences with an exciting flight over the foothills. We have the chance to explore the Taplejung Bazaar walking the cobble stone streets. The trail makes a long circular descent to the terraced fields of Pokara where there is a suspension bridge over the Phawa Khola. From here our ascent is worthwhile for the views from the Bhanjyang reval Kangchenjunga and her satellite peaks in all their glory. This is truly marvelous country with ridge upon ridge of forest setting off the rich flora and cultivated fields of the valleys. After camping on the grassy pastures, we walk through jungle then continue our way up and around the ridges on the west of Kabeli Khola. Passing through the terrace fields and the forest hills, our footsteps now lead us to the floor of the valley beside the blue green waters of the infant Ghunsa Khola. The village of Ghunsa is built of wooden houses and inhabited by Tibetans.

 

The terminal moraine of the Jannu glacier can be seen clearly ahead. As the moraine is reached a small bridge provides access across the river to a tiny grass clearing known as Rhampuk Kharka. Views to the north and east gradually open out to include the peaks of Phole which rise majestically above the moraines of the Jannu Glacier. Wonderful Mountain views are visible in all directions and the ice flutings of Wedge Peak and the snowy ramparts of Nepal and Tent Peaks present the ideal backdrop for a colorful sunset.

 

You will be excited to discover places like KAMBACHEN and LHONAK that lead us to the Pangpema (The Kangchenjunga Base camp). The route to Pangpema from LHONAK provides stunning views of the beautiful valley with Wedge, Nepal, Tent and Pyramid Peaks becoming visible along with the Sharphu peaks as they dominate the horizon. As we reach Pangpema, a small grassy shelf above the glacier we have a fantastic view to the south of the Twins and finally, the great north faces of Kangchenjunga and Yalung Kang.

 

Trekking this route provides views of breathtaking Himalayan landscapes and above all, genuine warmth from smiling locals. We leave this region trek back to Taplejung, fly back to Biratnagar and onto Kathmandu.


Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1360m) transfer to hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu, half day sightseeing tour

Day 03: Fly to Biratnagar

Day 04: Fly to Taplejung & trek to Lali Kharka (2220m)

Day 05: Khesewa (2100m)

Day 06: Mamanke (2300m)

Day 07: Yamphudin (2080m)

Day 08: Lamite Bhanjyang (2920m)

Day 09: Tortong (3080m)

Day 10: Cheram (3870m)

Day 11: Ramche (4360m)

Day 12: Ramche, rest & acclimatization

Day 13: Mirgin La (4663m)

Day 14: Gunsa (3475m)

Day 15: Khambachen (4050m)

Day 16: Lhonak (4790m)

Day 17: Pang Pema (5140m)

Day 18: Pang Pema, rest & exploration

Day 19: Gunsa (3475m)

Day 20: Kyapra (2300m)

Day 21: Sukathum (1600m)

Day 22: Chirwa (1180m)

Day 23: Phurumba (1542m)

Day 24: Suketar (2300m)

Day 25: Fly back to Kathmandu via Biratnagar

Day 26: Kathmandu, shopping in Kathmandu

Day 27: Departure (Trek ends after breakfast)

includes


  •  Airport transfers
  •  Half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  •  Domestic flight to & from Biratnagar – Taplejung & all domestic departure taxes
  •  All other transport
  •  Services of experienced leaders, trekking guides & porters.
  •  All accommodation (twin share, 5 nights hotel with breakfast, 23 nights two person tents with foam sleeping mat).
  •  All meals on trek
  •  Trek pack (sleeping bag. Sleeping sheet, down jacket, kit bag, and trekking map)
  •  Kangchenjunga special trekking permit & Conservation fees
  •  All camping equipment – 2 person member tent, dinning tent, kitchen tent, staff & porter tent, toilet tent with commode, dining table with backrest chair etc.
  •  Comprehensive First Aid Kit including medical oxygen and Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC)
  •  Insurance of all local staffs including porters.
  •  Warm clothing and other required trekking gear for porters like Gortex jacket & trousers, trekking shoes, sleeping bag / blanket, woolen hat, woolen gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.

excludes


  •  Visa
  •  Insurance (compulsory on all trips – ensure you are adequately covered for emergency evacuation by helicopter)
  •  Meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Spending of a personal nature such as laundry, snacks,  fizzy drinks, alcohol and souvenirs.
  •  Crew tips – please allow $US 3 per trekking day
  •  International flight & departure taxes

2022:

  • Apr. 3
  • Oct. 2

2023:

  • Apr. 2
  • Oct. 1

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