Nepal Trekking Trail

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Do you know Kanchenjunga base camp trek is one of the longest trek in Nepal? So, if you have much time and want adventurous holidays in the foot of Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), the third highest mountain in the world then Kanchenjunga base camp trekking is the perfect trekking route in Nepal. The main attractive parts of the Kanchenjunga base camp trek are the magnificent views of the snow capped mountain, varied landscapes from the subtropical lowlands to the stunning glacial plateau, green forests and wildlife.  Nepal Trekking Trail family is always there for you to make your holidays memorial and remarkable in Nepal.

Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
After arriving in Kathmandu representative of Nepal Trekking Trial will pick up you by our private vehicle and transfer you to the Hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 2: Fly to Biratnagar and drive to Hille (1900m)
Early in the morning we will take a 50min flight to Biratnagar situated in the lowlands of Terai. From Biratnagar we will drive for around 5-6hours to a Tibetan settlement of Hille. Overnight in Hille
Day 3: Trek to Chauki
Today we will start the trek. Leaving Hille behind us, we will walk up to the beautiful settlement of Chauki. Overnight in Chauki
Day 4-6: Trek to Dovan(1765m)
Continuing the walk through grassy meadow with constant view of Mt Makalu we will cross Mongol Barahi pass which is lined with Mani stones. From here the trail descends to Gupha Pokhari. Crossing a high pass the trail descends towards Gurja Gaon and then descends to Nesum which is situated in the lap of Mt Jannu and Mt Kanchanjunga. Nesum boasts for wide species of wildlife such as Musk deer, Ghoral, Jharal etc. making our way from Taplejung the trail descends following Tamur River to Dovan through Paddy fields, culturally rich village.
Day 7-8: Trek to Chirwa
We will walk up through Tamur River to a valley settled by Limbu people who are the descendents of Kirati warriors who too ruled Nepal in the past. Making our way through few villages we will reach our camping site in Chirwa which is a small town with few teahouse and shops.
Day 9-12: Trek to Ghunsa(3475m)
From Chirwa the trail continues to Tamur and crossing Simbuwa Khola which is formed by Yalung Glacier we will climb over a ridge to join Dunsa Khola valley and then to Sakathum. From here the trail goes through steep and narrow path up to the river. Witnessing the magnificent view of Ghunsa Khola below us the trail steeply descends to a mountain side village of Amjilassa. Leaving Amjilassa behind us the trail goes up from Ghunsa Khola through the middle of Terraced slopes to Kyapar. From Kyapar the trail descends through the right bank to Ghunsa Khola to the village of Phere. Continuing the walk through the middle of Rhododendron forest the trail gently goes uphill for a while before descending back to Ghunsa Khola and crossing a wooden suspension bridge we will reach the village of Ghunsa.
Day 13: Rest day in Ghunsa
Today we will stay in Ghunsa to get acclimatized with the rising altitude and enjoy the beauty of the area. Overnight in Ghunsa
Day 14: Trek to Khambachen(4130m)
Today we will walk through grassy field and a Rhododendron forest with a glimpse of Jannu glacier and a view of Jannu Himal, Kumbakarna Himal and south face of Kanchanjunga to our camping site in Kambachen. Overnight in Khambachen
Day 15: Trek to Lhonak(4780m); 5hours
From Kambachen the trail continues to be rocky along the terraced slpes. Today we will trek up to the edge of Kanchanjunga glacier and crossing Lhonak Glacier we will arrive to our camping site in Lhonak. Lhonak offers the magnificent view of Mera Peak. Overnight in Lhonak
Day 16: Trek to Pangpema(5150m); 5hours
Making our way out of Lhonak, today we will walk along the hill on the right bank of Glacier witnessing the magnificently regal peaks of Kanchanjunga. From here one can see Kanchanjunga I and II, Kumbakarna Himal, Nepal peak, Jongsang, Tent peak and Lopsangla glaciers. Overnight in Pangpema
Day 17-18: Trek back to Ghunsa
By crossing the two passing Lopsang la (5315m) and Mirgin La (4700m) we will trek down to Ghunsa.
Day 19-20: Cross high passes towards the southern face of Kanchanjunga
Making our way up to high camp we will have rest for a whole day and explore the area. From High camp the trail descends down to Simbhuwa Khola valley and then to Ramche.
Day 21: Trek to Yalung Glacier; 7hours
Today we will walk up to Yalung Glacier which offers the magnificent vista of south face of Kanchanjunga massif. Later we will descend down to Tseram for overnight stay. Overnight in Tseram
Day 22-26: Trek to Tharpu
From Tseram the trail continuously goes downhill for few days to Tharpu. In the way we can notice the distinct change in the occurrence of vegetation with the altitudinal variation.
Day 27: Drive to Bhadrapur
Early in the morning we will catch a ride to Bhadrapur. It will take around 7-8hours. Overnight in Bhadrapur
Day 28: Fly back to Kathmandu
After having lunch we will take a 50minutes flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival to Kathmandu we will check into the hotel and in the remaining day we can relax and take rest.
Day 29: Kathmandu Sightseeing
After breakfast in the morning we go for the Kathmandu sightseeing tour. Sight-seeing around Kathmandu valley which includes the Hindu temple, Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old Stupa) and visit Patan city of fine arts and finally back to hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 30: Farewell
A representative from Nepal Trekking Trial will transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with lots of a hope of seeing you again in the future.

Included

  • From airport to hotel and hotel to airport transfer by private vehicle
  • Three nights’ accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with Buffest breakfast
  • Welcome or farewell dinners (depend up to your arrival and departure time)
  • Kathmandu to Kathmandu surface transportation By private vehicle (flight is surcharge )
  • Transportation for Guide and Nepali crews while applicable
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and High Altitude trekking local Sherpa porters to carry your luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter maximum weight 20 kg) including their allowance wages ,salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging expenses during a trek
  • Full board meals BLD ( breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) during the trek as per available food menu in tea houses/Lodges
  • Three times a cup of tea or coffee during the trek
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek on twin sharing basic (will provide single bedroom where ever available if you traveling solo travelers)
  • Down jacket and trekking Equipment for local Staff
  • Kanchenjungha Conservation area Permit
  • Kanchenjungha restriction area permit by immigration department
  • TIMS card Permit (Trekkers Information Management System) for responsible tourism and porter protects
  • Basic group medical supplies for normal health problem and injured (First Aid medical kit will be available)
  • Medical and health insurance for local crew members
  • All government and local taxes (25% income tax and 13% Vat )

Not Included

  • Nepal Visa fee USD25 for 15 days, USD40 for 30 days or if extending your stay USD100 for 90 days. All are multiple entries. You will also need a passport photo. The visa fee can be paid in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International flight ticket to arrive in Kathmandu
  • Entrance fee/ monument heritage site fee/ museum fee while sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
  • Excess baggage charges( 15kg allowed ok Kathmandu Lukla flight ) 1kg = $1 USD
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight ticket if want to use instant of road transfer
  • Horse ridding
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu if early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses ( Telephone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Extra Tea coffee, Snacks, energy chocolates ETC
  • Personal travel and medical insurance and medicine if you using any regular medicine
  • Helicopter evacuation and emergency rescue
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Any other items which is not in include section

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