Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek


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You need to be in average physical condition, able to walk up to a maximum of 5 hours a day on unpaved trails and track.

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Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek, where you will on the foot of massive mountain range of Kanchenjunga listed as world’s third highest peaks and Nepal’s second highest at above 8,586 m and 28,169 ft high. The mountain straddles the border with Nepal and Sikkim a small North East Indian states of Buddhism population, Mt. Kanchenjunga was explored and the first conquest by British Expedition in May 25th, 1955 led by late George Band and Norman Hardie.

Since then it has remained in isolation with few numbers of adventurer, trekkers, and mountaineers venturing this remote corners of Eastern Nepal within Khumbu-Karna Himalaya mountain range. An exciting journey to Mt. Kanchenjunga Base Camp adventure, which is the only treks that leads you to both base camps of one single mountain with ample time to enjoy and marvel at the great beautiful surrounding.

Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek leads you to remote rural farm villages of great interest and then into a dense forest of tall rhododendron-magnolia-pines-oaks and fir tree lines with great varieties species of plants and wildlife. On this fabulous walk that leads you from warm areas to cooler alpine hills and into great fields of remorseless fields of moraine-ice and glaciers at Pang-Pema around Kanchenjunga North Base Camp at above 5,065 high. Besides peaks of Kanchenjunga offers views of Jhanu Himal-Wedge and Kabru peaks include views of Makalu as far to Mt. Everest from some high viewpoints on this exciting and scenic walks to Mt. Kanchenjunga base camp adventure.

To reach Mt. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Adventure:

Where scenic and panoramic short flight of 45 minutes takes you to low warm Terai belt on the flatland of Far Eastern South of Nepal, close to India border and then taking an interesting drive to reach at the lovely town in Ilam famous for its Tea-Garden and nice flavored tea.

With time at Ilam town to observe the local cultural life of Eastern Nepalese also famous for various types of spices, from here heading towards Sukhetar around Taplejung district to start our adventurous walks to Mt. Kanchenjunga Base Camp encountering many farm villages with constant views of Mt. Kanchenjunga.

Places on route Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek:

From Sukhetar walk leads east towards Yarlung glacier close to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp, the original and actual route to the summit which was first climbed by British Expeditions in 1955. The walk leads past many scattered farm villages and terraces with downhill and ups to reach at Lalikharka, Kande Bhanjyang, Phompe Danda and the last village of Yangphudin at 2,150m a Sherpa village, where walk continues to Dorongding and then cross Lashe Tham above 3,800 m Pass to  Tseram at 3,770m.

With time for the rest day for acclimatization with optional walks to Oktang near Kanchenjunga South Base Camp and then crossing three passes over Tselele pass 4,250m to reach northern side of Kanchenjunga at Ghunsa 3,480 m, and the trek finally reaches at Pang Pema around Kanchenjunga North Base Camp on the highest spot above 5,065m.

On arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, received by View Nepal Treks staff and guide and then transfer to your hotels. After checking into rooms and getting refreshed joining at meeting place for Mt. Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek briefing, hotels, lodge on the route with do's and don’ts includes welcome dinner.

Meal

Dinner

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1400 m

The early start from after having breakfast in the hotel short drive to Kathmandu domestic air- terminal for scenic flight to low areas of Nepal Far South East with 45 mins flights facing panorama of Himalayan peaks with Everest, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga.
After swift flights landing at low warm areas at Bhadrapur airport, here meet our trekking staff for an exciting drive to cooler hills with a sea of Tea Garden around Ilam town, a nice hill town with views of Kanchenjunga as well famous for its tea. On checking into rooms at the local lodge with time to catch local culture of Eastern Nepal.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Lodge

Altitude

1,490 m

From Ilam morning begins with an exciting drive towards hills past many farm villages and town as the drive continues on rough dirt tracks to reach around Taplejung areas at Sukhetar town with a small airstrip. After getting organized then start walking towards North East on a pleasant winding path full of neat farm terraces fields walking past interesting villages and patch of forest to reach our overnight at Lali-Kharka also known as Keshwa Bhanjyang with scenic views of snow-capped peaks.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,900 m

The morning starts with a downhill walk into farm villages, populated mostly with Hindu tribe mixture of Brahmins, Chettris and as well Kirat tribes known as Rai and Limbu, also practice Hinduism along with their own ancient culture and deities of nature spirit. After walking past the village of Tembawa descending towards Phawa Khola, crossing Phawa Khola coming to Pokora village, the path from here leads through terraced farm fields, and finally crossing Pokora's suspension bridge our route climbs steeply to the village of Kunjari, a mountain village, from the Kunjari walk, leads through mixed forest with some small farm villages, and then climb to our overnight stop at Kande Bhanjyang, a small farm village with grand views of Kanchenjunga and Yalung Kang peaks.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,100 m

Today, walk leads to a steep descend towards the lush terraced rice and millet fields, then into a densely forested area within headwaters of Nandeva Khola towards left. On crossing stream trek continues downhill to a river, as our route enters a high hill where climbs start back into forest coming to the village of Loppoding.
After Loppoding walk on ups and down-hill path to reach a mountain village of Yangpang, and then walk along upper edge of the ridge with a climb on gentle slope for an hour to Pompe Dhada at the crest of a scenic ridge, an excellent spot for an overnight stop with view of Mt. Jannu.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

1,850 m

From here on a winding path with downhill past hamlets and terraced farm fields to Khesewa khola, after crossing a suspension bridge as walk leads to a climbs to reach another resting spot, after a gradual ascent for an hour through terraced fields, then heading towards Mamankhe village. Afternoon leads to slow climb, skirting around a ridge to a level path that leads to Dekadin village.
On this walk with grand views and then descends to stone paved steps to Kabeli khola, on leaving the river behind our route climbs to a splendid ridge through villages and farm fields. After a climb reaching an isolated village of Yamphudin from here climb to a hill for overnight stop at Sherpa Gaon. This is the last permanent human settlement inhabited by Sherpa tribe till our adventures reach the other side at Gunsa. The campsite will be in a field or in village yards.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,150 m

From this small Sherpa village trek leads to Chitre, walk along Kabeli khola, crossing tributary of Omje khola and start climbing steep up to Dhupi Bhangyang for two hours or more through open grassland.
From the top of Lahse Tham at 3,800 m pass and then leading to a steady descent through the deciduous forest to Omje Khola. After tough climb reaching on top of a ridge, where our walks lead to Dorongding past Chitre for overnight halt in this small and scenic place with views of snow-capped peaks.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,880 m

From the camp walk towards Ramite Bhanjyang (3,430m.), over steep uphill for few hours into magnolias, rhododendron and bamboo forest to reach at Ramite a place with single hut, from here our path leads to a climb within rhododendron tree covered ridge, passing towards a small pond on the right.
From here crossing stream as walk continues reaching a gravel ground, and then walk past this area leads to a shrine with a huge boulder shaped like a serpent.
Walking past forested areas our route leads to a riverbed, then ascending from riverbed path up to a terrace for overnight stop at Tseram, a place with roofless bivouac caves. Ahead views of terminal moraine fed from Yalung glacier and behind looking at Kabru 7,353m and Talung peak 7,349m.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,770 m

Rest day at Tseram for day hike to Oktang which is near to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp, where British expedition established base camp for the climb of Kanchenjunga summit in 1955.
Hike leads with close view of Yalung Glacier and south wall of Kanchenjunga, the hike takes for nearly three hours with views of Talung Peak and Kabru. After a scenic and exciting hike back to Tserem for overnight stop.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,120 m

Today, descend via Yalung Bar with fifteen minutes of steep up, crossing a river and then on gradual path through forest, and then a steep climb for an hour and half towards two small ponds. From here cross three passes, Miring La, Tamo La and Selele pass.
The first part of the trail is uphill climb for 1 hour to the top of the pass with the great view of Kabru and Kanchenjunga. From Miring La, the trail goes gently down and then up to Selele La (4,250 m). From the top of the pass magnificent views of Makalu, Baruntse, and Chamlang and then descend gently to the base of the pass for overnight stop.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,700m

The first part of the walk is on gentle downslope and then leads to a steep descend for an hour into forest of rhododendron and pines as the walk reach a level ground near Ghunsa river, from here on gradual path to Ghunsa village for overnight in a village inhabited by Bhotia tribe (Tibetan origin) with community stone houses a neat and tidy small farm.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,480 m

Walk from here leads to climbing following a river with views of waterfalls along the walks, Yak herders may be met along the trail depending upon grazing season. The trail goes from the right bank of river Ghunsa, and through rhododendron and pine forest, as walk leads to a gradual ascend to Rambuk Kharkas and then crossing a small glacier landslide. The trek continues with excellent views of Khumbukarna and Janu and other high snow-capped peaks.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,000 m

From here our route follows above river for an hour and then heading further east, as our walk heads down to a river, as climbs reach rocks and boulder areas leading to a terminal moraine of Kanchenjunga glacier, on leaving Ramtang Kharka (a Sheppard place) where trail joins Kanchenjunga glacier and then crossing at a junction of Lhonak and Kanchenjunga glacier overlooking grand views of Mera, Nepal Peak, and Wedge Peak.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,780 m

Today a leisure day for hike around Pang Pema our main highlight of the adventure within North Kanchenjunga base camps, starting with gentle climb above a river with impressive views of Kirat Chuli, Nepal Peak, Taple Sikhar, and Givegela Chuli. The first part of the climbs is gentle and then heading through a boulder on rocky trail.
Walking between grassy slopes and to a glacier path up at Kanchenjunga North Base Camp with chances of spotting herds of blue sheep's around this wilderness of mountains and glaciers. After a wonderful scenic moment overlooking massive Kanchenjunga peaks and then heading back to camp at Lhonak with wonderful photographs around Pang Pema and Kanchenjunga base camp.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

5,065 m

Retrace the journey back by the same way past Kambachen to camp at Ghunsa after a long day walks.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,480 m

From here walking on an alternative new route which allows you to see more of this beautiful country with views of mountains and walking past several scattered cattle herders summer camps to reach at Gypla Phedi, on lower alpine areas for overnight stop.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,300 m

With pleasant easy morning walking towards warmer areas back into farm fields and terraces within nice rural villages to reach at Sekathum or near to Japantar for overnight stop, where walks leads into much lower areas within farm villages growing much better crops and citric fruits.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

1,350 m

Enjoy the walk heading much lower and warm areas, as morning trek progress into several scattered farm houses and fields, where you will be greeted with friendly cheerful smiles as walk leads through villages and patch of cool forest areas to reach at Chirwa for overnight stops.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

1,250 m

Although our route leads downhill, and coming into areas with short climb to negotiate with shade of cool air after getting much warmer around low and foot hills of Kanchenjunga areas, slowly our walk reaching at small place to camp at Phurumbu School premises.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,500 m

Our last day of the wonderful adventure leads to Sukhetar at Tapeljung large village and town coming across more local villagers as walk leads through number of smaller farm settlement to reach at Sukhetar, this small town with an airstrip that flies to Kathmandu via Bhiratnagar city.
At present due to unpredictable flight time, which gets delayed and cancellation, to avoid the hassle flying from here we have chosen safe and best route from Bhadrapur to fly in and out to Kathmandu.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,440 m

From Sukhetar where our walk ends taking a drive as far to Ilam town or further to make it easier for the flight to Kathmandu, as time permits overnight in Ilam town or beyond to lower warm areas in town with good hotels at Bhirtamod.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

1,703 m

After completing our exciting and wonderful journey a short drive leads at Chareli airport in Bhadrapur town, as per time to board inside the aircraft, then with a scenic flight back to Kathmandu facing sweeping views of Himalayan peaks. On reaching at Kathmandu domestic airport where our staff and guide transfer you back to your hotels, afternoon free at leisure with fond memories of Mt. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Adventure.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1,400 m

Today, last day in Nepal with great experience and fond memories of Upper Dolpo Trekking, as per your time for international flight, View Nepal staff transfer you to airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1,400 m

What is Included ?

    • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
    • Three Star (Tourist Standard) hotel in Kathmandu with bed / breakfast basis.
    • A guide who can speak English and government licensed.
    • Porter (2 clients: 1 porter).
    • Food in Trekking (B-L-D).
    • Lodge accommodation during trekking.
    • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) card.
    • Necessary permit for restricted area.
    • Private transportation before and after trek as per the itinerary.
    • Flight ticket Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Tumlingtar to Kathmandu. Trips briefing with full information and reconfirmation of international air tickets.
    • Service of trekking guide and porter daily wages-medical insurance, meals, and transportation allowance.
    • Welcome or Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
    • Note: We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.

What is Excluded?

    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
    • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
    • Tips for guide and porter.
    • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you. We also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.

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