Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

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An introductory trek leading to the Mt. Kangchenjunga base camp, the third highest peak in the world, with more opportunities to encounter the Eastern Himalayas and its cultural disparity.

Mount Kanchenjunga, one of the world's most spectacular mountains, is renowned as the queen of mountains. Kangchenjunga, the third highest peak on the planet, can boast of varied ecological zones, from the subtropical land to glacial wilderness. Mighty Kangchenjunga glacier is the most famous attraction of Kanchenjunga. Great valleys, encircled by high peaks, are another feature of Kanchenjunga. Mt. Kanchenjunga is a massif with its highest peak reaching 8,586metres. It is encircled with dozens of peaks, each of them competing with their queen.
After sightseeing in Kathmandu we take an exciting flight to Biratnagar and spend a night before catching the flight to Suketar to begin our trek in the next morning. 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 dominatie 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.

Overview

Trip Highlights

 

Less explored by foreign visitors which lies shrouded in mystery and quite challenging mountain passes to cross
Close-up view of Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), third world's highest peak, from where you may be able to follow the Kanchenjunga ascent expedition teams, especially during the prime climbing seasons of spring and fall.
An opportunity to meet and experience the warmth of the Sherpa culture, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, and an opportunity to meet unparalleled beauty.
Beautiful fir, juniper and rhododendron forests in Kanchenjunga National Park
Pleasant villages in the high regions, glorious mountains and abundant wildlife
Trek would appeal to anyone who is looking for a challenging trek in Kanchenjunga region of Nepal.

 

OUTLINES OF ITINERARY

DAY 01: ARRIVE TO KATHMANDU (1300M/4265FT) (A)
DAY 02: ESCORTED KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING, TRIP PREPARATION (A,B)
DAY 03: FLY TO BIRATNAGAR (72M/236FT) 40 MIN (A,B,L,D)
DAY 04: FLY TO SUKETAR (2420M/7938FT) TREK TO LALI KHARKA (2265M/7430FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 05: TREK TO KHESEWA (2120M/6954FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 06: TREK TO MAMANKHE (1785M/5859FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 07: TREK TO YAMPHUDIN (2080M/6822FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 08: TREK TO LAMITA JUNGLE (2920M/9578FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 09: TREK TO TORTONG (2995M/9824FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 10: TREK TO TSERAM (3750M/12300FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 11: TREK TO RAMCHE (4360M/14300FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 12: REST & ACCLIMATIZATION (A,B,L,D)
DAY 13: TREK TO MIRGIN LA (4663M/15295FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 14: TREK TO GUNSA (3475M/11398FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 15: TREK TO KHAMBACHEN (4050M/13284FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 16: TREK TO LHONAK (4790M/15711FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 17: TREK TO PANG PEMA (5140M/16860FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 18: REST & ACCLIMATIZATION (A,B,L,D)
DAY 19: TREK TO GUNSA (A,B,L,D)
DAY 20: TREK TO KHARKA (A,B,L,D)
DAY 21: TREK TO YANGMA KHOLA (A,B,L,D)
DAY 22: TREK TO OLANGCHUNG GOLA (A,B,L,D)
DAY 23: TREK TO MAGAWA (A,B,L,D)
DAY 24: TREK TO TEMEWA (A,B,L,D)
DAY 25: TREK TO PHURUMU (A,B,L,D)
DAY 26: TREK TO SUKETAR (A,B,L,D)
DAY 27: FLY TO KATHMANDU, TRANSITING ON BIRATNAGAR (A,B,L,D)
DAY 28: AT LEISURE IN KATHMANDU (A,B)
DAY 29: ONWARD DESTINATION (B)
(Abbreviation: A –Accommodation, B –Breakfast, L –Lunch, D –Dinner)

Price as per Package (Price per Person in USD) Solo 2 3-6 7-11 Single Supplementary
C = Economic Trekking Tour Service (2 star Level) 1110 763 693 636 ($9X6=54)+($5X10=50)=$104

Cost includes: En country (Nepal) generally all major trip expenses such as welcome in airport and transfer to hotel, hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu, all meals with lodge and a guide during trekking time, car for sightseeing, all trekking permits, Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu round trip domestic flight tickets

Detail Itinerary

Itinerary Detail

DETAILS OF ITINERARY
An introductory trek leading to the Mt. Kangchenjunga base camp, the third highest peak in the world, with more opportunities to encounter the Eastern Himalayas and its cultural disparity.
Mount Kanchenjunga, one of the world's most spectacular mountains, is renowned as the queen of mountains. Kangchenjunga, the third highest peak on the planet, can boast of varied ecological zones, from the subtropical land to glacial wilderness. Mighty Kangchenjunga glacier is the most famous attraction of Kanchenjunga. Great valleys, encircled by high peaks, are another feature of Kanchenjunga. Mt. Kanchenjunga is a massif with its highest peak reaching 8,586metres. It is encircled with dozens of peaks, each of them competing with their queen.
After sightseeing in Kathmandu we take an exciting flight to Biratnagar and spend a night before catching the flight to Suketar to begin our trek in the next morning. 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 dominatie 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.

DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU
Airport representative of Mountain Consultant Treks & Adventure will receive you and transfer by private vehicle to the hotel. Leisure day to adjust with altitude, weather and time difference as well as to take rest from jetlags. to the culture shock of medieval Kathmandu, with its bustling bazaars interspersed with shrines and temples and interesting architecture. In the evening you can either eat in at your hotel or venture out to one of the many restaurants in Thamel. Overnight at hotel

DAY 02: WALKING TOUR IN KATHMANDU 3 HRS
Walking tour of Kathmandu’s cultural heritage sites listed by UNESCO for 3 hours including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple & local markets towards South of Thamel. Later part of the rest of the day is for trekking permit (TIMS), national park permit and final packing for the trekking.

DAY 03: FLY TO BIRATNAGAR (72M/236FT) 40 MIN (A,B,L,D)
Early morning, we take an exciting flight to Biratnagar keeping the eastern Himalaya next to us. This 40 minutes flight takes us to Biratnagar and spends a night at 72M. Explore the parts of central Terai region before heading up to mountain. Overnight at lodge.

DAY 04: FLY TO SUKETAR (2420M/7938FT) TREK TO LALI KHARKA (2265M/7430FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 05: TREK TO KHESEWA (2120M/6954FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 06: TREK TO MAMANKHE (1785M/5859FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 07: TREK TO YAMPHUDIN (2080M/6822FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 08: TREK TO LAMITA JUNGLE (2920M/9578FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 09: TREK TO TORTONG (2995M/9824FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 10: TREK TO TSERAM (3750M/12300FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 11: TREK TO RAMCHE (4360M/14300FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 12: REST & ACCLIMATIZATION (A,B,L,D)
DAY 13: TREK TO MIRGIN LA (4663M/15295FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 14: TREK TO GUNSA (3475M/11398FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 15: TREK TO KHAMBACHEN (4050M/13284FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 16: TREK TO LHONAK (4790M/15711FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 17: TREK TO PANG PEMA (5140M/16860FT) (A,B,L,D)
DAY 18: REST & ACCLIMATIZATION (A,B,L,D)
DAY 19: TREK TO GUNSA (A,B,L,D)
DAY 20: TREK TO KHARKA (A,B,L,D)
DAY 21: TREK TO YANGMA KHOLA (A,B,L,D)
DAY 22: TREK TO OLANGCHUNG GOLA (A,B,L,D)
DAY 23: TREK TO MAGAWA (A,B,L,D)
DAY 24: TREK TO TEMEWA (A,B,L,D)
DAY 25: TREK TO PHURUMU (A,B,L,D)
DAY 26: TREK TO SUKETAR (A,B,L,D)

DAY 27: FLY TO KATHMANDU
Another chance to enjoy this adrenaline flight. Please note that flights from/to Suketar are sometimes delayed due to weather conditions either in fog-bound Kathmandu or in Biratnagar or in Suketar; be reassured that our staff in these areas will be doing everything possible to minimize the inconvenience caused if this happens. Your patience in the trying circumstances, which can occur, will be greatly appreciated. On arrival in Kathmandu you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

DAY 28: AT LEISURE IN KATHMANDU
An opportunity to relax and reflect on your adventures and to complete any sightseeing and last-minute shopping. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 29: ONWARD DESTINATION
Breakfast at hotel in the morning. We will serve you appropriate vehicle to transfer you to Kathmandu International Airport for your onward destination.

Date and Cost

Jan: 1-17 8-24 15-31 22-7 Feb 29-14 Feb
Feb: 1-17 8-24 15-03 Mar 22-10 Mar 28-16 Mar
Mar: 1-17 8-24 15-31 Apr 22-07 Apr 29-14 Apr
Apr: 1-17 8-24 15-1 May 22-08 May 29-17 May
May: 1-17 8-24 15-31 Jun 22-07 Jun 29-14 Jun
Jun: 1-17 8-24 15-01 July 22-08 July 29-15 July
July: 1-17 8-24 15-31 Aug 22-07 Aug 29-14 Aug
Aug: 1-17 8-24 15-31 Spt 22-07 Spt 29-14 Spt
Spt: 1-17 8-24 15-01 Oct 22-08 Oct 29-15 Oct
Oct: 1-17 8-24 15-31 Nov 22-07 Nov 29-14 Nov
Nov: 1-17 8-24 15-01 Dec 22-08 Dec 29-15 Dec
Dec: 1-17 8-24 15-31 Jan 22-07 Jan 29-14 Jan

PRICE INCLUDES
Welcome at KTM Airport, airport pick up service & transfer to the hotel
KTM 4 nights 2 stars hotel room with breakfast
Walking tour around Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath and local markets of south of Thamel for 3 hrs.
All necessary trekking paper works such as Kanchenjunga special trekking permit, trekking permit (TIMS) and conservation permit
Kanchenjunga special trekking permit Fee
Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit
Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Certificate fee
Kanchenjunga region experienced government licensed and trained local English speaking guide (Get your own guide)
Required number of kitchen staffs and porters as per the group size
Local people operated room in lodges wherever available and supporting tents where the lodges are not available
All hot meals on trek as per itinerary order with our hygienic Eco-friendly Outdoor Menu
Treated drinking water to fill in your bottle
Camp/dine fire/warm up charge where available
Guide staff/porter foods, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation & local taxes
All road transport by public/private vehicle as per itinerary
KTM-BIRATNAGAR-KTM and BIRATNAGAR –SUKETAR –BIRATNAGAR round way internal flights
KTM, Biratnagar and Suketar domestic airport tax
Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges)
Hotel Domestic airport/bus park-hotel transfers service
Travel and rescue arrangement support
Trip staff/s medical supplies (first aid kit) and insurance
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.
Trip success certificate (case of trip success)
Airport transfer to KTM Airport by vehicle after trip

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Your all kinds of insurance
Visa fees
Single supplements except solo trip service
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
Bar bills and laundry
Optional trips
Tips
All except explained in "PRICE INCLUDES" section above

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