Nepal - Kanchenjunga Basecamp Trek (24 days) Book Now

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Kanchanjunga mountain is the third highest mountain in the world and it is one of the best trekking destinations for the trekkers who love adventure and are daredevils. Kanchenjunga trekking routes have been hardly explored and remains one of the  most isolated trekking regions in Nepal. There's a belief from the native area that Kanchanjunga mountain is the home to Yeti - the snowman. Along with that, the Kanchenjunga region provides the vivid diversity of flora and fauna. It is home to the Impedance Pheasant, Red-billed blue magpie, shy dragon and snow leopard along with  amphibians and mammals. Kanchenjunga conservation area is playing a crucial role in protecting this animal in this region. If you truly want to indulge yourself in nature and loves challenges then this trek is for you. 

The trek starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar. The trek goes through  the villages Taplejung, Chhirwa, Sekathum, Gyabla, Ghunsa, Khambachen, Lhonak, Ghunsa, Selele, Tseram, Ramche, Torongten, Sherpa gaun, Phumpe Dada, Kadebhanjyang, Lali Kharka and Suketar, from where you take a flight back to Kathmandu. The trek takes you for a day trip to Kanchanjunga Base Camp and a day trip to Oktnag temple, where you can also visit the impressive glacier. During the trek you can see beautiful (panoramic) views of Mt. Kabru, Yalung Kang, Kanchanjunga and Kumbakarna. Furthermore, the trek takes you through the Sinion La pass, the Mirgin La pass and the Sinelapche pass

Included in the Cost

 
  • All land transportation by private vehicle.
  • 2-night accommodation in 4-star hotel at Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • 1-night accommodation in Biratnagar on a room only basis.
  • Accommodation throughout the trek on room only basis in the best available hotel, lodge or camp.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and Suketar to Kathmandu.
  • National park entrance fee, Trekking permit and TIMS Card.
  • All Camping equipment.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) (one porter can carry 18 kilos of luggage and share between two clients.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
  • First aid kit 
  • All government and local taxes

 

    Not Included in the Cost

    Food and drinks/ Beverage bills
    Entrance Fees
    Tipping (Tips)
    Travel Insurance
    International Flights
    Extra cossa for upgrading rooms and services at hotels
    donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .
    Personal Hiking gear, personal kits
    Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind

    Recommended gear list:

    Good wind/rain Jacket
    Warm fleece jacket or Jersey
    Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots.
    Good (-20) Sleeping bag (which can be rented or bought in Kathmandu)
    Sun hat or scarf
    Sunglasses with UV protection
    Hiking shorts
    Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

    FAQ

    • Day 1

      Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

    • After arriving in Kathmandu, our office representative will pick you up from the airport and will welcome, assist and transfer you to the hotel. In the afternoon, you may rest as you might be having Jet Lag and later on visit Asian Heritage office to get more insights about your trek. Furthermore, you can stroll around the local streets of Thamel and explore the city. Overnight accommodation will be in a Hotel in Kathmandu.

    • Day 2

      Flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar (80 m), Flight duration: 40mins.

    • After breakfast, our office representative will come to receive you at the hotel and they will transfer you to the airport. the flight will take around 40 minutes to reach Biratnagar. Upon arrival, meet our office representative at the airport and they will assist and transfer you to the hotel. Check in at the hotel and have some rest. Later on, you can stroll around Biratnagar and explore the streets for a while. Overnight accommodation will be in a Lodge.

    • Day 3

      Drive to Taplejung (2420m), Driving duration: 8 to 9 hours

    • Have your breakfast In Biratnagar before you will leave to Taplejung. Today you will be traveling with the local bus all the way to the Taplejung which will somewhere between  8 and 9 hours to reach. The bus will stop on the way for a short break and for lunch so you can have your lunch at that time. It’s a long journey today so lay back and relax or interact with the other people traveling on the bus as well. Upon arrival in Taplejung, check in to the lodge and have some rest. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

    • Day 4

      Trek to Chhirwa (1185m), Hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours

    • After breakfast, your trail from Taplejung descends until it reaches Chhirwa. Today, the path will be taking you mostly downhill while passing the pastures land and small villages on your way. Your trek guide will indicate short breaks throughout the trek as today is a tough hiking day. Somewhere along the way, you will be having your lunch. Observe the hungdewa river and the raging tamur river and after some gradual upwards walking, you will start descending down to Sinwa village. From their, we continue to Tawa before crossing the suspension bridge at Thiwa. As you keep on walking you will realize the unfolding of the nature's vistas and after some gradual walk you'll reach today's final destination Chhirwa. Chhirwa is a small limbu village with some local lodges, check in to the lodge and have a sound rest as you might be tired of today's hike, Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

    • Day 5

      Trek to Sekathum (1650m), Hiking duration: 5 to 6 hours

    • After breakfast, you will start your trek through a few forested ridges with lush green vegetation. Today your path will be taking you through the side of Tamur river until you arrive at the Olangchung Gola. This is the entry point of the Kanchanjunga national park and from here you will be ascending up for a while before descending again to you cross Ghunsa Khola. After a decent half an hour walk, you will arrive in Sekathum where we will stay overnight. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

    • Day 6

      Trek to Gyabla (2725m), Hiking duration: 8 to 9 hours

    • After breakfast, you will head towards Gyabla. Today is a pretty long and hard day for hiking, your route is long and a bit tough. Have a decent walk and cross the river before you start to ascend the steep and narrow trail. After crossing it you will descend all the way down to cross the river again and then you will be gradually walking up from gorge's bottom to pass by Solima and slowly descend down to the riverside. You need to hike carefully today as you will be walking through the gorge using a steep and narrow trail. Hike up for a while and leave the riverside behind to pass through a dense bamboo, fir, and rhododendron forest. Then, you will pass a small stone house by the side of a river before gradually walking up over small bridges. Soon you will get to see the stunning waterfalls while walking all the way up to reach today's destination Gyabla. It is a small Tibetan settlement. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

    • Day 7

      Trek to Ghunsa (3415m), Hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours

    • After breakfast, you will start your trek to Ghunsa, at first you will descend down to the riverside and continue to walk gradually. Soon, the valley will slowly open up before you arrive at a place called Phole. After a couple of hours of more trekking, you will reach the famous Sherpa village where you can observe the hydroelectric plant. Today you will be staying in Ghunsa as you need to acclimatize yourself. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

    • Day 8

      Rest day in Ghunsa

    • Today is a rest day for you, it's necessary to climatize with the surroundings in order to keep fit on the trails that follow. Have a short hike to the Buddhist monastery and explore the surroundings, you can hike towards the Lapsan La through lush green forest and then get back to Ghunsa and have some rest. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

    • Day 9

      Trek to Khambachen (4145m), Hiking duration: 5 to 6 hours

    • After breakfast, start your trek towards Khambachen. Today you will trek towards the further north along the river side, after a gradual walk along the river side you will start to ascend through the high land trees and vegetation, cross the bridge at Rampuk Kharka and continue your hike passing the waterfall. Get ready to cross the narrow and steep section of the landslide area to be welcomed by the views of Jannu. After some more trekking, you'll reach Khambachen, where you can check in to the lodge and rest. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

    • Day 10

      Trek to Lhonak (4792m), Hiking duration: 3 to 4 hours

    • After breakfast, you will head towards Lhonak. Today your trail will lead you through rocky fields and many impressive boulders can be seen on the hillside. The trek follows the river bank and soon you will reach another magnificent waterfall. Walk through the waterfall area and cross the bridge to Ramtang, the upcoming path is bit steep and narrow due to the landslide so be careful while using this trail. After this tough but beautiful trail we will reach Lhonak. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

    • Day 11

      Hike to Kanchanjunga Base Camp (5140 m) and back to Lhonak, Hiking duration: 7 to 8 hours

    • After breakfast, start your trek towards the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. This will be the highest elevation that you will reach on this trek. Kanchenjunga Base Camp lies at the elevation of 5140m above and can be reached using a trail that leads along the edge of the glaciers. The trail is a mostly gradual path on grassy land, you need to be careful while walking on this trail as it is narrow, steep and some of the trail sections are prone to landslides. After a decent walk, you will reach the Base Camp and find yourself surrounded by the beautiful snow-clad peaks and mountains. From Base Camp, you can see the Himalaya ranges of Mount Kanchenjunga, Nepal Peak, Dromo Peak, Kirat Chuli. Kangbachen. After spending some time at the base camp we will hike back to Lhonak. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

    • Day 12

      Trek to Ghunsa (3415m) Hiking duration: 4 to 5 hours

    • Have your breakfast before starting to head back to the earlier places that you visited during this trek. You can retrace your footprints and memories while getting back to Ghunsa. Today you will be descending down overall with some ups and downs in between. After hiking for almost 5 hours you will reach Ghunsa. Check in to the lodge and have some rest. Later in the evening, you can explore the local village and its culture. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

    • Day 13

      Trek to Selele (4200 m), Hike duration: 4 to 5 hours

    • After breakfast, start your trek towards Selele. Your trail for today will be bit steep and you need to walk gradually up from Ghunsa to Selele and pass through the dense forest of moss, rhododendron and Juniper. If lucky, you will be able to see the national bird of Nepal; Danfe, an impedance Pheasant living in the jungle. Upon walking through the forest you will have a short break for lunch. After some decent walking, you will reach Selele. check in the lodge and have a sound rest. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

    • Day 14

      Selele to Tseram (3868m), Hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours

    • Have your breakfast in Selele before starting today's trek. Your hike will be a strenuous one as you need to cross over three passes. Walk slowly and drink enough water to hydrate your body throughout the walk. Firstly, you will ascend the hill and once you reach the top, enjoy the beautiful view of the Jannu mountain. After reaching the top, you will slowly and gradually cross the Sinion La pass (4440 m), the Mirgin La pass (4480 m) and the Sinelapche La pass (4645 m). While crossing these passes, you will be accompanied by the Himalaya ranges on your east. After the passes you will have a decent walk through the steep trail and finally, you will reach Tseram. Check-in to the lodge and have a good rest as you must be drained by today's hike. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

    • Day 15

      Trek to Ramche (4610m), Hiking duration: 4 hours

    • After breakfast, you will leave Tseram and head towards Ramche. Today, the trail will be a short one and it will be a decent walk up to the Ramche. On your way, you can view the magnificent views as you keep on ascending to the south of the Yalung Glaciers. During the trek you can observe the frozen lakes, streams and crystals. Keep on hiking for a while and to reach Ramche. Check in to the lodge and have a rest. Later on, you can explore the surroundings. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

    • Day 16

      Visit Oktang Temple, Glacier and return to Ramche (4740m), Hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours

    • After breakfast, you will start your hike towards the Oktang temple. As you walk on the trail, your route will amaze you with the opening of beautiful vistas  showing the natural scenery and beauty of Mount Kabru, Yalung Kang, Kanchanjunga, and Kumbakarna. The climber's base camp on the north side of Kanchenjunga is another day across the glacier. So, Oktang is the logical high point which can be reached without climbing gear. Explore the temple area and enjoy the view, later on you will descend all the way down to Ramche. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

    • Day 17

      Trek to Torongten (2980m), Hiking duration: 4 hours

    • After breakfast you will head towards Torongten, it will take you a couple of hours to walk back down the valley to Tseram. From here you will continue walking down the valley besides the Simbuwa Khola to reach Torongten. Today, your path will take you through the jungle, providing you shade and making you feel cold,  some of the sections of the trail are close to the river bed. There are three tea houses in Torongten perched above the river and there are some nice terraces for camping as well. After reaching Torongten, check-in to the lodge and have a rest. Later on, you can explore the Torongten surroundings. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

    • Day 18

      Trek to Sherpa gaun (1792m), Hiking durations: 7 to 8 hours

    • After breakfast, you will ascend up until you reach the Lashetham, which is at the elevation of 3646 m. From here, you can view the beautiful picturesque hills along with the panoramic views of the Himalayas. Later on,  you will again start to descend to your next destination; Sherpa gaun. Today, you can see and feel the huge difference in terms of altitude since you will be deschending from 3646 m  all the way down to 1792 m. The trail will take you down through a rhododendron and fir forest until you reach Sherpa gaun, after reaching  Sherpa gaun you can check in to the lodge. Have a sound rest or explore the village. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

    • Day 19

      Trek to Phumpe dada (1860 m), Hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours

    • After your breakfast you will start your hike towards Phumpe Dada. While exploring lots of thing on the way, your trail will take you through the pasture lands with lots of twists and turns in it. Enjoy the beautiful hills ranging far on your east. After some decent hiking you will reach Phumpe Danda, check in to the lodge and have some rest. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

    • Day 20

      Trek to Kadebhanjyang (2190m), Hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours

    • Have your breakfast in the morning and get ready to head towards Kadebhanjyang, it’s a pretty long day to hike since you'ill be ascending mostly until you reach today's destination. After a gradual walk up you will reach   Phung phung Danda and later on Keshuwa. After crossing Keshuwa, you will finally reach the saddle of the ridge, Kande Bhanjyang. This trail will provide you the opportunity to explore the rich culture, tradition and the lifestyle of the native limbu people. Explore the untouched natural landscape from Kande bhanjyang and it will be a treat you with the magnificent panoramic views of Kanchenjunga, Kumbhakarna mountain and the Kabru ridge. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

    • Day 21

      Trek to Lali kharka (2266 m), Hiking duration:5 to 6 hours

    • Have your breakfast in the morning and head towards Lali Kharka. Today, it will be an easier walk for you than you had in your last trek as you will be descending down to the Phewa Kharka. After a decent walk you will be crossing the suspension bridge and continue walking over the side of the ridge before passing through the terraced farmland and small settlements. After walking for some time you will finally reach Lali Kharka. Check-in to the lodge and have rest, later on you can explore the surroundings of Lali Kharka. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

    • Day 22

      Trek to Suketar (1824 m), Hiking duration: 3 to 4 hours

    • After your breakfast, you will head towards Suketar. This will be the last destination on your trek and tomorrow you will be flying back to Kathmandu. Today, you will be descending down to Suketar through a lush green forest and while walking through the forest you can observe the flora and fauna along with the birds chirping in the forest. After some gradual walking you will reach the saddle and from here you will again start to descend to Suketar. You will have your lunch just beyond the airstrip before walking for a while to finally  reach Suketar. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.

    • Day 23

      Fly Back to Kathmandu, Flight duration: 40mins.

    • Have your breakfast, pack your bags and prepare for the flight back to Kathmandu. Try to make sure to get a left-hand side seat in the plane since the left side offers some majestic views of the mountains covered in snow. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, our office representative will come to assist you and transfer you to the hotel. Check in to the hotel and have some rest for a while, later on you can come to Asian Heritage office to share your trekking experience with our office team. After, you can stroll around the local streets of Thamel and visit the nearby sights. In Thamel, you can shop for souvenirs, handicrafts or tokes of love for your loved ones. In the evening, pack your luggage and bags as today will be the last day for you in Nepal. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel in Kathmandu.

    • Day 24

      Departure

    • Have your breakfast in the morning and wait for our official representative to come to the hotel. Our office representative will come to pick you up, assist you and transfer you to the airport according to your flight time. Have a safe journey onwards.

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