Kanchenjunga Base Camp
Journey DMC-Kanchenjunga means, crystal clear in Nepali. The Arun valley is one of the most beautiful regions for trekking in Nepal. The area has a rich diversity of wildlife including snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, musk deer red panda and others. Kanchenjunga area is the inhabitant of Sherpas who have different culture and tradition from those of Solukhumbu district. Rais, Chhetris, Brahmans are other ethnic group of this region. Monasteries, chhortens, temples, prayer walls are the representation of this area.Mighty Kangchenjunga glacier is the most famous attraction of Kanchenjunga. Tailor Made Luxury Experiences
Day 1, Arrive at Kathmandu.
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Welcome dinner in Nepalese local restaurant.
Overnight at hotel. (-/-/D)
Day 2, In Kathmandu
Full day tour of Kathmandu city including Swoyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. In evening briefing of trek.
Overnight at hotel.(B/-/-)
Day 3, Flight to Biratnagar and drive to hille (1800m)
Today we take a flight to Biratnagar of about 30-40 min. Biratnagar is an industrial city in the lowlands of Eastern Nepal. From here we take a drive to Hille viewing all around the spectacular sceneries of lowlands. Hille is a Tibetan settlement valley which would be our first place for overnight camping. (B/L/D)
Day 4, Hille to Sidhua
We make an early trek to Buranse Danda, towards the Tamur River along a ridge. At the top of this ridge we arrive at Shidua. Here we camp for the night. (B/L/D)
Day 5, Shidua – Door Pani (2780m)
After breakfast today we’ll trek through a forest area to Chitre, observing the local wildlife along the route. The views of Mt. Makalu (8476m) and Chamlang area the main highlights along the trail. The trail climbs up through mossy rhododendron forests, with superb views over the valleys of Arun Koshi and Tamur koshi to the hamlet of Door Pani 2780m. Camping at night. (B/L/D)
Day 6, Door Pani – Gupa Pokhari (2890m)
After gentle climb through more rhododendron forests to a mountain ridge Milke Danda and we drop down to the village of Tongise Phedi. The trail continues through pretty grassy fields with views of snowy mountains range and Mt. Makalu in a constant view. Soon the Kanchenjunga range appears and we come to Mongol Bharai pass, lined with Mani stones. The trail dips up and down before reaching two small lakes at Lamo Pokhari and another collection of mountain pools at Gupa pokhara for our camp. (B/L/D)
Day 7, Gupa Pokhari – Nesum
This is a long day trail. Follow the trail uphill from Milke Danda ridge to a second ridge running northeast towards the Tamur koshi. Enjoy the shade of rhododendron until Akhar Deorali (3200m), and then follow an undulating path through mixed deciduous forests to Gurja Gaon, 2000m for lunch. The later part of the day is long and time tdious, descent through cultivated country to village of Chatrapati and finally drops down a rocky trail to Nesum (1620m) and set up camp for the night. (B/L/D)
Day 8, Nesum-Taplejung
Below Nesum, the trail continues its descent to the Tamur Koshi, zigzagging down past scattered farms to a suspension bridge over the small river. Show your permit for inspection and cross Dobhan (640m), after three hrs leaving Nesum. At Dobhan, you cross the Tamur Koshi and make the step, testing ascent to Taplejung. This is the central hub of this region and also a useful exit route for any illness. (B/L/D)
Day 9, Taplejung-Chirwa
Follow the east bank of Tamur as the trail dips and rises along the riverside, striking rocky fields and landslides to a valley populated by the Limbus peoples, the descendants of the Kirati warriors who ruled Nepal at the dawn of Nepalese history. The valley narrows and descends to a wooden bridge across the Thiwa Khola at 1140m, then wind up and down along the riverbank of Chirwa. We camp near Chirwa, a pleasant bazaar with a few tea houses and shops. (B/L/D)
Day 10, Chirwa-Sakathum
Stroll north along the east bank of the Tamur River on a rolling trail to the Chhetri village Tapethok (1320m). This is a Kanchenjunga National Park checkpoint. From here cross the simbuwa khola, a river formed by the Yalung Glacier, along the Tamur to the Walunchung gola (3220m). Drop down to the Tamur and cross on a new suspension bridge, just above the confluence with the Ghunsa Khola. It’s a short walk along the steep to a riverside camp site near the Tibetan village of Sakathum.(B/L/D)
Day 11, Sakathum- Amjilossa
Start on the narrow trail that wind along the north bank. After few ups and downs beside the river, you’ll reach some stone steps that scramble high above the river to a waterfall and the tiny hamlet of Ghaiyabari (2150m). Another climb from the gorge bottom passes by Solima. The trail passes along thegorge, hence be careful while walking. Then following the uphill and downhill tricky trial, we conclude our today’s hectic journey at Tibetan settlement Amjilossa. (B/L/D)
Day 12, Amjilossa - Gyabla
This is relatively short day continues to climb along the Ghunsa valley. You’ll definitely feel the mountains are getting closer as you climb to a flat ridge and meander through a forest of bamboo, Rhododendron and gnarled brown oaks, passing scattered pastures and waterfalls. We climb steeply to Kyapart, perched in the middle of terraced hills about 350m up from the Ghunsa Khola. The trail begins a grinding climb to the Sherpa village of Gyabla or also called Kyapar. ( B/L/D)
Day 13, Gyabla - Ghunsa
The day begins with a day steep drop into a ravine, followed by an easy level stage through fir and rhododendron forests along the riverbank. It takes all mornings to trek to the yak pastures and potato fields of Phole (3210m). Above Phole, the valley widens and the trail improves through fields and larch forests, dipping down to the riverbed before crossing to Ghunsa Khola and crossing a bridge to the village of Ghunsa overnight camp there.(B/L/D)
Day 14, Ghunsa - Khambachen
Heading north from Ghunsa, the trail makes a gradual ascent through a forest of larch and juniper along the east bank of the river. After crossing a sandy, boulder-strewn floodpain, the path crosses a rickety, wood and stone bridge to the west side of the river at Rambuk Kharka (3720m). We glimpse the Jannu Glacier, later on we get a view of Jannu (7710m) we descend the mountainside to our camp at Khambachen and overnight staying there. (B/L/D)
Day 15, Acclimatization day in Khambachen
This is a rest day to allow your body to adjust to the higher altitude. The views from here are superb- the peaks of Khabur (6332m) and Phole (6645m) and Jannu are lined up at the east, while the snowcapped ridges beyond the Kanchenjunga Glacier loom dramatically to the north. Alternatively you could try a bit of nature Photography. So deserve a rest today to collect our thoughts on how wild and wonderful everything has been so far. ( B/L/D)
Day 16, Khambachen - Lhonak
Above Khambachen, the trail enters a desolate landscape gouged by the icy fingers of glaciers. The path climbs gradually across the slopes of landslides to pasture area Ramtang (4350m). The trail runs along the lateral moraine of Kanchenjunga Glacier, following the north bank of the river and cross over to the Lhonak Glacier. On the east side of the valley is the crown shaped Merra Peak (6344m). We arrive at our campsite at Lhonak. The village of Lhonak sits beside a wide, often dry lakebed, on an open, sandy plain.( B/L/D)
Day 17, Lhonak trip to Pangpema
To reach Pangpema, ascend through gradually across the plain and follow the line of the moraine. The most stable trail climbs onto the ridge before dropping to a pair of lonely-looking huts at Pangpema. We shall have excellent views of the towering peak of Kanchenjunga today. (B/L/D)
Day 18, Pangpema to Khambachen and to the Passes
The views are often crisp and clear in the early morning to hike up the ridge north of Pangpema for the kind of view that inspire religions. From a vantage point about 300m up the slope, you will have a panorama of Kanchenjunga, Taple Shikar and Gimmigela Chuli. We link to the Kanchenjunga south treks by crossing the Mirgin La (4663m) and the Lapsang La pass (5160m) depending on the weather conditions where both are of tough kind.(B/L.D)
Day 19, Rest day in Highpass
We shall have a rest today to make progress from the labors of the previous day. Have a beautiful glimpse around the pass of the spectacular snowcapped mountains and ridges.(B/L/D)
Day 20, Highcamp - Ramche
It takes about seven hours Trek to Ramche. The view is wonderful as you ascend past the snout of the Yalung Glacier and into a series of ablation valleys. Explore around South base camp. Especially impressive is the east part of Khumbakarna Glacier. (B/L/D)
Day 21, Ramche-Tseram
A relatively short day walks to Tseram. The scenery is magnificent as we descend past the snout of the Yalung Glacier and into a series of ablation valleys. A frozen lake, crystal clear streams and views of Kokthan, Rathong and Kabru are the highlights of this walk. We will have a magnificent view of the Kanchenjunga south face from a chorten at about 4500m. We descend later to Tseram for our over night camp. (B/L/D)
Day 22, Tseram- Torontham
Just after Tseram, the towering heights of Kabru and Rathong peep over the moraine. The trail is fairly downhill and as the day progresses, the trees become sparser and more stunted, giving us glimpses of the snow-capped giants ahead and of the massive snout of the Yalung Glacier. We steadily descend through the forests of mixed rhododendron and pine to Torontham. (B/L/D)
Day 23, Torontham - Yamphudin
A steep ascent takes us down into the valley of the Simbua Khola after crossing an interesting wooden bridge. We ascend across some fairly steep and exposed slopes after re-entering the forest. We pass through Lamite Bhanjyang (3410m) and Amji Khola ascending to a pass at Dhupi Bhanjyang (2540m). The path zigzags down through the fields of corn and barley. Reach Yamphudin crossing the ridge at 1690m. Yamphudin is a mixed community of Sherpas, Limbus, Rais and Gurungs and the first real village since Ghunsa. (B/L/D)
Day 24, Yamphudin- Phumphe
Following the west bank we cross the Kabeli Khola. Ascend rocky cliffs on the rubble of past landslides. Crossing on a fragile-looking suspension bridge, get down to the ridge. Passing through the dotted house of Pauwa of Mamanke (1780m) continue to ascend rice terraces up to Phumpha. (B/L/D)
Day 25, Phumpe -Phawa khola
We climb to a ridge and descend through series of side valleys past Phun village to Kesawa. The trail continues to ascend to a Gurung settlement at Bhanjyang (pass). From here the trail traverses a ridge and descends to the Limbu village of Khunjari. We camp below on the banks of Phawa Khola at 1430m. (B/L/D)
Day 26, Phawa Khola - Taplejung
We descend from Phawa Khola to Taplejung for our overnight stay. This would be our last day of the trek. Enjoy the local customs and traditions at evening. ( B/L/D)
Day 27, Taplejung- Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu via Biratnagar. Check in at hotel and free evening. ( B/L/_)
Day 28, Free Day at Kathmandu
Free day on your own. (B/_/_)
Day 29, Final Departure
Final Departure to catch your onward Flight.
Have an wonderful journey.
B : Breakfast , L: Lunch and D: Dinner
The above cost includes:
• Meet and Assistance at Airport.
• Arrival/Departure transfers.
• Guide Fees and Entrance Fees.
• 4Nights Hotel Accommodation in Hotel in Kathmandu Sharing Twin/Double Room on Bed and Breakfast Basis.
• 24Nights Hotel Accommodation in Simple Lodge in Full Board Basis.
• 01 Porter and English Speaking Trekking Guide throughout the trek. (NOTE: 1 porter for every 2 clients. Porter will carry a maximum of 30 kg only)
• Surface transfer and sight-seeing tour with Private vehicle throughout the tour.
The above cost excludes:
• Nepal entry visa fee.
• Airfare: Kathmandu – Biratnagar – Kathmandu (Quoted Separately).
• Refreshments, tips, bottled drinks and bar bills.
• Insurance and rescue of any form.
• Cost arising out of flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our control.
• Expenses of personal nature and any other expenses not mentioned in the above cost.
• Gratuities, tipping to guides and drivers.
• Any other thing not mention in the itinerary.