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Kanchenjunga base camp trek

Kanchenjunga base camp trek is a 19-day camping trip located eastern Nepal on the border of India, Nepal, and China (Tibet). It is a remote area, however, an attraction of the South face of the third world highest Mt Kanchenjunga (8586 m). Walking journey begins after the Kathmandu-Suketar flight.

Kanchenjunga base camp trek is an opportunity to explore the Himalaya Valley. The Bhotia People, their culture, tradition, and practices of the Tibetan Buddhism are impressing to the traveler’s life. The dramatic formation of an earth, snow-capped mountain, viewpoint, high passes, forest, glacier, wildlife, medicinal plant, and wildflower are interesting during the hiking.

Kanchenjunga base camp trek offers to interact with the friendly people, including Rai, Limbu, Bhotia people, and other castes group in the lower part. Enjoy the photographs and Himalayan tranquil with nature. Local people knit basket and tumpline using the bamboo to their daily using. The numerous birds, monkey and other mammals recorded in the region. Read the day-to-day itinerary for the further information below.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport

Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley – 6 hours

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lalikharka (2220 m) via Suketar Airport (2400 m) – 3/4 hours

Day 04: Lalikharka to Kheshewa (1960 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 05: Kheshewa to Mamanke (1820 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 06: Mamanke to Yamphudin (2040 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 07: Yamphudin to Chitre (2940 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 08: Chitre to Torontan (3000 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 09: Torontan to Tseram (3870 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 10: Tseram to Ramche (4600 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 11: Ramche to Yalung Glacier – 5/6 hours

Day 12: Ramche to Tseram (3870 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 13: Tseram to Lamaite Bhanjyang (3410 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 14: Lamaite Bhanjyang to Yamphudin (2040 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 15: Yamphuding to Phonpe (1780 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 16: Phonpe to Khunjari (1700 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 17: Khunjari to Suketar (2300 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 18: Suketar to Kathmandu – 45 minutes by flight

Day 19: Departure to Tribhuvan International Airport

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport
When the flight arrives at Tribhuvan International Airport, take a 6 km drive with our guide, takes 25 minutes to reach the hotel. Check in hotel and guide will brief the programs. Stay overnight at hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley – 6 hours
Professional Tour Guide comes at 9 AM with a car to the hotel door. Ride the car, guide explains about Nepal. The four UNESCO world heritage sites include Swayambhunath (1st century) is popular for the Buddhist Stupa, activity of the Assamese monkey and the panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley and the Himalaya. Kathmandu Durbar Square (12th to 18th century) is popular for royal palace squares, museum, Kasthamandap, the Living Goddess Kumari, Freak Street, wood carving and temple architecture. Pashupatinath (5th century) is famous for the cremation ghat, Pashupatinath Temple, the shrines with Shiva Lingam and Yoni, the Hindu holy men (Sadhus) and an activity of the Assamese monkey and deer in the sub-tropical forest. Boudhanath (5th century) is famous for the second largest Stupa in the world, Tibetan refugee settlement, painting school, huge prayer wheel, prayer flag and monastery with the monk and lama.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lalikharka (2220 m) via Suketar Airport (2400 m) – 3/4 hours
Fly 45 minutes with mountain, river, forest and village view during the flight Kathmandu-Skater. Hike slowly uphill and downhill through a forest of rhododendron to the ridge. Cross few streams and reach the pass (2500 m). Descend through a forest to reach the Lalikharka. Stay overnight at a camp in Lalikharka.

Day 04: Lalikharka to Kheshewa (1960 m) – 5/6 hours
Walk through a terraced fields to Thembewa (1900 m), Limbu village, then ascend a bit of a ridge and climb down to the Phawa Khola (1430 m). Climb steeply to the Khunjari village (1900 m) then; walk through the terraced fields to the Sinchewa Bhanjyang (2125 m) with views of the Kanchenjunga and Kabur. Hike uphill and downhills to reach the Kheshewa village. Stay overnight at a camp in Kheshewa.

Day 05: Kheshewa to Mamanke (1820 m) – 5/6 hours
Descent to a waterfall then, crosses several streams. Walk a landslide path to reach the village Pum Pung (1805 m). Walk through the Yampung Village, hike uphill through a forest and descend to the ridge (1850 m). Walk downhill through the Pumpe village and terraced fields to a bridge. Climb a bit and descent to Mamanke. This is Limbu village. Stay overnight at a camp in Mamanke.

Day 06: Mamanke to Yamphudin (2040 m) – 5/6 hours
Climb uphill and downhill to reach the stream and the chautaara. Here is a steep valley with a cliff trail. The Kabeli Khola Valley is interesting. Yamphudin is a village with mixed ethnic groups such as the Sherpa, Rai, Limbu and Gurung. Here is police check post and the school. Stay overnight at a camp in Mamanke.

Day 07: Yamphudin to Chitre (2940 m) – 5/6 hours
Hike crossing the Omja Khola, follow the Kabeli Khola, and cross a stream. Ascend uphill through a corn and barley field to the Dubi Bhanjyang (2540 m). Descend to the Omja Khola (2340 m) and climb steeply uphill to Chitre. Stay overnight at a camp in Chitre.

Day 08: Chitre to Torontan (3000 m) – 5/6 hours
Ascend to a notch and descend. Climb through a pine and rhododendron forest to the pond at Lamaite Bhanjyang (3420 m) with the view of the Jannu. Walk through an orchid-filled forest, with a steep downhill trail to the Simbhu Khola. Walk uphill and downhill to reach the Torontan. Stay overnight at a camp in Torontan.

Day 09: Torontan to Tseram (3870 m) – 5/6 hours
Walk through a rhododendron forest and cross landslide to reach the Goth (3360 m) with the Buddhist shrine. Hike uphill and enjoy mountain in a distance. Climb continues to the Tseram with a large meadow and a house. Stay overnight at a camp in Tseram.

Day 10: Tseram to Ramche (4600 m) – 5/6 hours
Climb uphill through a forest, cross a stream and walk with a rocky path to the Mani Walls with stone house (4040 m). Enjoy views of the Khabur (6332 m) and Rathong (6678 m). Climb through the Lapsang (4430 m) to a lake. Walk continues to Ramche with a big meadow. Stay overnight at a camp in Ramche.

Day 11: Ramche to Yalung Glacier – 5/6 hours
Hike through a stream and climb to the chorten (4800 m) with the view of Kanchenjunga South Face. You can hike further to the Yalung RI base camp (5400 m) in 2 days if you a time.

Day 12: Ramche to Tseram (3870 m) – 5/6 hours
Walk through the meadow with lake, then, descend to reach the next lake at Lapsang (4430 m). Descend along the moraine through a scrub juniper to a stream then reaches the pasture of Yalung. Climb downhill along the moraine with the views of Rathong and Kabru to the Mani wall with stone house (4040 m). Descend through the rocky path, cross a stream; walk through a forest to reach Tseram with the large flat meadow. Stay overnight at a camp in Tseram.

Day 13: Tseram to Lamaite Bhanjyang (3410 m) – 5/6 hours
Walk downhill with the Mountain View to reach the cairns with prayer flag and the Buddhist shrine. Walk through the Goth of Whata and Tsento Kang (3360 m) with a forest of rhododendron. Cross a landslide to reach the Torontan. Walk uphill and downhill through the Simbua Khola Valley with a lush forest and landslide with the view of Jannu to reach Lamaite Bhanjyang. Stay overnight at a camp in Lamaite Bhanjyang.

Day 14: Lamaite Bhanjyang to Yamphudin (2040 m) – 5/6 hours
Walk through a pine and rhododendron forest with descending and ascending to reach the Chitre (2920 m). Descend steeply to the Omja Khola (2340 m). Climb uphill through a forest to a Pass (2540 m) then, descend through the terraced field with zigzag trail, cross a couple of times the Omja Khola to reach Yamphuding Village. Stay overnight at a camp in Yamphuding.

Day 15: Yamphuding to Phonpe (1780 m) – 5/6 hours
Descend gently to reach the Kabeli Khola (1640 m) then, climb uphill through a steep valley, cross a stream and hike uphill to the ridge with chorten and prayer flag. Descend steeply to Tenguwa Khola, climb to a ridge and descend to Mamanke village with shop, school and tea shop. Descend to a bridge (1540 m) and ascend steeply to reach the Phonpe village. Stay overnight at a camp in Phonpe.

Day 16: Phonpe to Khunjari (1700 m) – 5/6 hours
Climb gently to a ridge (1850 m) with few shops. Climb uphill through a forest with waterfall to Yangpang and Phun Phun. Walk through a landslide trail, cross several streams to reach Keswa (1960 m). Hike to the Bhanjyang (2120 m) with Gurung settlement. Climb down through the terraced field to Khunjari. It is the Limbu village. Stay overnight at a camp in Khunjari.

Day 17: Khunjari to Suketar (2300 m) – 5/6 hours
Descend steeply and cross a bridge over the Phawa Khola (1430 m). Climb uphill through the Shimu and Pokara Village. Descend a bit to Thembewa (1880 m). Walk through the terraced field to Lali Kharka (2220 m) with few houses. Climb through a forest to the Pass (2570 m). Cross couple of streams and descend through a rhododendron forest to Suketar. Confirm your flight ticket for tomorrow morning. Stay overnight at a camp in Suketar.

Day 18: Suketar to Kathmandu – 45 minutes by flight
Take an early morning flight to Kathmandu with the view of Himalayan range, village, forest, road, river valley and city. Ride 25 minutes car to the hotel. Stay overnight at hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu.

Day 19: Departure to Tribhuvan International Airport
Airport is 6 km far, which takes 25 minutes car drive. Get airport 3 hours before your flight. Hope you enjoyed trekking trip in Nepal and welcome back again with a new program. We wish you safe and happy flight.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airports pick up and drop in private car with guide.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by a car with a professional tour guide.
  • Three night’s hotel with breakfast in twin sharing bed in Kathmandu.
  • 15 night’s stay in tent with twin sharing bed in Mountain.
  • Professional trekking guide & porter.
  • Lodge, food, salary, transport and insurance to porter, cook, Sherpa and guide.
  • Farewell meal & breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Trekking permit and TIMS card.
  • Flight ticket from and to Kathmandu and Suketar with airport tax.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea, coffee and hot chocolate in Mountain.
  • All camping gears, cook, Sherpa, helpers and tent to Mountain.

 

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • Travel insurance including helicopter evacuation.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except farewell meal.
  • International airfare and departure tax.
  • Bar bills, laundry, battery charge and hot shower in the mountain.
  • Tip to guide and porter.
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Trip Facts

  • Duration: 19 days
  • Activities : Sightseeing and trekking
  • Maximum Altitude : 5400m (Yalung Ri base camp)
  • Trek Grade & Mode : Hard/Camping Trek
  • Himalayan Sights : Makalu, Kanchunjunga and Jannu
  • Valley & River : Simbua Khola and Omja Khola
  • Transportation : Private car/flight
  • Trek start and end : Suketar airport (2400 m)
  • Accommodation : 3 night’s hotel in Kathmandu, 15 night’s tent in Mountain
  • Meals : Full board, farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Best Time : April/May/October/November

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