Nepal Adventure Trip

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking

Kanchenjunga Base Camp TrekkingKanchenjunga North Base Camp Trekking (32 days)

Mt Kanchanjunga is the third highest peak in the world that lies at the altitude of (8600m) The Kanchenjunga area was opened up for Nepal trekking only in 1988 though people have trekked in the area in connection with mountaineering expeditions since the turn of the century This area is riches of culture and heritage apart from the Mountain views. Kanchenjunga is a long way from Katmandu by the vehicles and the near by fly of plain. Either you can trek to the north or to south Kanchenjunga base camp but it takes luck determination and a lot of time to visit both sides of the peak. The northern side is particularly remote it takes almost two weeks of walking to get to the base camp at Pang Pema. Kanchenjunga trekking takes you to pleasant villages and through rhododendron forests and in the higher altitudes you will have the opportunity to see abundant wildlife such as musk deer, blue sheep and yak grazing in the pastures.

You fly to Biratnagar and drive to Dhankutta, Hille and to Basantapur. Hille is a small town north of Dhankutta. The rough road from Hille ends at Basantapur. You follow the main trail via the ridge that climb gradually to Gupha Pokhari and cross Mike Danda (hill). This foothill country is mostly inhabited Rai, Limbu, and their neat thatched house with ochre and white walls providing the human dimension, while hillside after hillside has been immaculately terraced with crops of rice, millet, or sweet corn. In the autumn begin village and poinsettia add their brilliant colures to an already extra vagrantly colorful landscape. It is the best place to see varieties of rhododendron forests. Travel further on the milting and cross chirwa. You pass the basin of the river walk a steep but gradual trail to come out on the ridge top to get a beautiful view of the river valley far below and snow peaks of the Himalayan at a distance. There are sparkling clean streams and several yak-pasture and reach Amjilassa. You walk and pass Gyabla and reach Gunsa. Gunsa is the beautiful Sherpa village where you can find different kinds of heritage Buddhist gumpa. The Sherpa’s in wearing Sherpa’s dress and se villagers weaving carpet. Their houses are made of stone and have neat small farms. After that, you walk through Khambachen, Lhonak and rugged trail to the glacier at Pang Pema (5150mt.) magnificent view of the northern face of Kanchanjunga and several other beautiful peaks. Then you return from Pang Pema (5150m) to Gunsa.

From Gunsa you walk to the margin la.It takes about seven hours from Mirgin La (4663m) to Tseram (3725m).You trek through almost desert like areas and in some places you cross the trail is almost stony. The glacial excursion around Ramche is truly an unforgettable experience. The path is ascending from Mirgin La to Tseram. On the path, you can see Lapsang La glacier, Mirgin La glacier and snow-capped mountains. There are very few stone roof houses at Tseram and some yak huts. Stay overnight at camp in Tseram.l. After it walk through Yamphudin to Khebang (1740m.) takes about seven hours. In the beginning, you descend crossing the Omje Khola up to halfway. Now you ascend through a jungle of cardamom and orchid plants. You pass a small village where you can find different human settlements, small thatched roof houses and local shops with minimal supplies. From here, the trail is quite ascending to Khebang Danda and then you trek in descending order to Khebang village. Khabang is a comparatively big village where the local people follow the Hindu and Buddhism faiths. Stay overnight at camp in Khebang. At morning you move towards the Taplajung and drive to Birtnagar. Then from Birtnagar, you flight back to Kathmandu.

Trek Features

Duration day in Nepal: 32 days

Total duration treks: 28 days

Trek style: Fully: Camping Trekking

Trek starts/ends: Dhankuta/ Biratnagar

Max elevation: 5150m.

Trek grading: demanding /moderate

Best season: March-May, October-November

Accommodation: 4 nights in hotels in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast and 28 nights in camping with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Trip highlights: Extremely pristine and isolated region, Breathtaking mountain views, Diverse moutain flora and fauna

Trip Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to airport

Day 02: In Kathmandu- free day, sort out permit & equipment

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Biratnagar and Drive to Basantapur

Day 04: Basantapur trek to Chauki (2400mt.)

Day 05: Chauki trek to Gupha Pokhari (2940mt.) to Gurja Gaon(2145mt.)

Day 06: Gurja Gaon trek to Dovan (730m)

Day 07: Dovan trek to Mitlung (921mt.)

Day 08: Mitlung trek to Chirwa (1171mt.)

Day 09: Chirwa trek to Sekathum (1635mt.)

Day 10: Sekathum trek to Amjilosa (2510mt.)

Day 11: Amjilosa trek to Gyable

Day 12: Gyable trek to Ghunsa (3468m)

Day 13: Rest and Acclimatization day at Gunsa (3468mt.)

Day 14: Ghansa trek to Kambachen (4124mt.)

Day 15: Kambachen trek to Lhonak (4780mt.)

Day 16: Lhonak trek to Pangpema (5152mt.)

Day 17: Pangpema trek to Kanchanjunga (North) Base Camp (5280mt.) to Lhonak

Day 18: Lhonak trek to Ghunsa (3468mt.)

Day 19: Ghunsa trek to Mirgin La (4583mt.)

Day 20: Mirgin La trek to Tseram (3725mt.)

Day 21: Tseram trek to Oktang (5225mt.)

Day 22: Excursion trek to Kanchanjunga Base Camp (South)

Day 23: Oktang trek to Tseram (3725mt.)

Day 24: Tseram trek to Yamphudin (2090mt.)

Day 25: Yamphudin trek to Ponphe (1680mt.)

Day 26: Ponphe trek to Pha Khola

Day 27: Pha Khola trek to Taplejung

Day 28: Taplejung Dive to Birtamod

Day 29: Birtamod Drive to Biratnagar.

Day 30: Biratnagar fly to Kathmandu.

Day 31: In Kathmandu, free day.

Day 32: Transfer to airport, depart Kathmandu