KANCHENJUNGA BASE CAMP TREK OVERVIEW
• Difficulty Level - 4 (On a scale of 5)
• Highest Altitude - 5,140 meters (16,870 ft)
• Group Size - 06-20 persons
• Accommodation Type - Tent
• Duration - 22 days Kathmandu – Kathmandu
• Best Season - March to May and September to January
Mount Kanchenjunga is regarded as the Queen of the Great Himalayas. The mighty Kanchenjunga stands on the Nepal-India (Sikkim) border high above rhododendrons and large forests with rivers pouring from it sides. On Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek you will be able to study the culture and life-style of the Rai and Limbu communities of Nepal. Fly from Kathmandu to Taplejung and trek to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp at Pang Pema and return to Taplejung by the same route; then fly back to Kathmandu full of memories and a tired body.
The lowland portion of this region is culturally intriguing, but there are few good mountain views. The two treks described here will probably need to be extended by a few days because of porter problems, weather, or the need for a rest day. The Kanchenjunga region is the home of the Limbus. Relatives of the Rais, Limbus dominate the region east of the Arun River and few live elsewhere. Limbu men wear a distinctive tall topi, a Nepalese cap that is much more colorful than that worn by other Nepalese.
There are options to extend the trek and get further into the wild. A bus drive to Basantpur and trek to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp and then back to Basantapur or Taplejung would take anything from 25 to 28 days depending on your trekking skills and stamina. We can also cross the Lobsang La or Mirgin La Pass by spending a few more days gives an adventure for interested clients. This indeed is not a compulsion but just an option.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
Day 01 - Arrive at Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel, short briefing about trip, welcome dinner
Day 02 - Sightseeing in Kathmandu’s World Heritage Places and re-checking of trekking gears
Day 03 - Flight to Bhadrapur, same day 8hrs jeep drive to Phungling, Taplejung
Day 04 - Trek from Phungling to Mitlung (890 meters)
Day 05 - Trek from Mitlung to Hellok (1,250 meters)
Day 06 - Trek from Hellok to Gyabla (2,725 meters)
Day 07 - Trek from Gyab La to Ghunsa (3,340 meters) and enjoy half-day rest
Day 08 - Trek from Ghunsa to Khambachen (3,960 meters) and enjoy half- day rest
Day 09 - Trek from Khambachen to Lhonak (4,560 meters)
Day 10 - Trek from Lhonak to Pang Pema (Kanchenjunga Base Camp) (4,940 meters) and back to Lonak
Day 11 - Trek from Lonak to Gunsa
Day 12 - Trek from Ghunsa to Sala La (4,255 meters)
Day 13 - Trek from Sala La to Mirgrenla Pass (4,645 meters) and then to Tserom (3,868 meters)
Day 14 - Trek from Tserom to Amji khola (2,850 meters)
Day 15 - Trek from Amji Khola to Yamphodin (1,990 meters)
Day 16 - Rest day at Yamphodin for sightseeing and hiking around
Day 17 - Trek from Yamphudin to Khebong (1,915 meters)
Day 18 - Trek from Khebong to Phokholing
Day 19 - Trek from Phokholing to Mukubung
Day 20 - Trek from Mukubung to Bhadrapur and afternoon flight to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 21 - Free day at Kathmandu to shopping souvenirs and enjoy the farewell dinner
Day 22 - Fly back to home from Kathmandu
Being Outfitter in Nepal of the Kanchenjunga Region and Tour Operator of Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, we would like to remind you that these are just standard and tentative estimations. Weather always plays a vital role in all trekking in Nepal. The itinerary changes every season and hence we will be able to provide you with complete details of Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek only after you inform us about your travel arrangements and dates for Trekking in Nepal.
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- Complete Overview of the Mountains involved during the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
- Route of the whole trek for the best trekking in Nepal experience
- Complete list of Gears Required for trekking in Nepal
- Emergency Plans and Rescue Operation overview
- Day to Day Itinerary of Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
- Cost for the whole Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
- Cost of permits and other un-covered expenses that you must be aware of
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