Welcome to a short introduction to Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek – Trek to the prinstine Himalayas. You collect a lifetime memorial of the ‘Five Treasures of the Great Snows” as the mountain contains five prominent peaks – Kanchenjunga Main (8,586m), Yalung Kang (8,505m), Kanchenjunga West (8,420m), and the Twin Peaks (both 8,476m) stretching towards different four nations: Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India.
This trek offers you a golden chance to witness Kanchenjunga Main (8,586m) – the third highest peak in the world. Kanchenjunga Region is a protected region and a home for the endangered snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, red panda, blue sheep, and rhesus monkey. Also, you can find 250 species of different birds including impeyan pheasant, red-billed blue magpie, and ashy drongo. Kanchenjunga Region also offers biodiversity of 20 indigenous gymnosperms, 15 among Nepal’s 23 endemic flowering plants, 23 varieties of rhododendron species and 48 varieties of orchids.
Your Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek takes you to various landmarks in the Kanchenjunga Region – the least traveled destination of eastern Nepal. During your trip, you pass through Himalayan trekking passes, visit traditional villages, and enjoy dense forests, rivers, natural flora and fauna. Also, you relish Himalayan beauty, pristine snow-capped mountains and glaciers during your adventurous plus exciting trek.
In addition, you meet Himalayan Sherpa people (Tibetan origin), observe their Buddhist culture, visit Gompas and feel the warmth of organic hospitality.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek starts after flying from Kathmandu to Biratnagar, and then a scenic flight from Biratnagar to Suketar (Taplejung district). Then, you pass through rustic trails, cross bridges, walk through dense forests, climb cliffs and shelter in the traditional villages.
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When you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will meet our representative. He/she will greet you and drive to our luxury Nepali authentic restaurant and assist you to check-in at Thamel. So, please keep your eyes on someone holding a placard with your name or our company’s name – Sustainable Adventure Nepal. In the evening, we arrange a short introduction meeting. You will meet your guide, and our trekking expert will provide you with all the detailed information about the trek. We offer you a welcome dinner and you simply take a rest at the restaurant. Overnight, you stay at our restaurant and restore your energy to accomplish your upcoming adventurous trip to Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.
Today, you are going to enjoy the Kathmandu Valley Tour – the city full of World Heritage Sites, Nepali culture and many more to explore. Early morning, we offer you a warm breakfast and your sightseeing starts with our city guide. At first, you visit Pashupatinath Temple – the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, then move to Boudhanath Stupa – the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world. After that, we drive you to Patan Durbar Square. In addition, we take you to Swayambhunath Stupa – the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hilltop also nick-named as monkey temple. Finally, we come to Kathmandu Durbar Square, observe Kumari Temple (living goddess temple), Nautale Durbar, the Kaal Bhairav, the Swet Bhairav, the freak streets and more. Your exciting city tour finishes in the evening. You take a delicious dinner and take a rest collecting energy for the upcoming adventure.
Today, catch a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar – the edge of the Indian plains. After 35 minutes, you land at Biratnagar airport and we transfer you to the hotel. In the evening, you can explore the plains, local attractions and markets in Biratnagar.
On this day, we fly from Biratnagar to the airstrip at Suketar in Taplejung district. Here, you meet your local porters, pack your backpacks and be ready to trek to Mitlung. At first, we follow the trail down to Asahangpati and then to the Tamor Khola. Then, we follow up the stream and reach Mitlung. Overnight, we stay and take a rest at Mitlung.
Today, we trek through the dense forest down to the valley and cross streams multiple times. On the journey, you can see the traditional farming of Kirants (Rais and Limbus). Next, passing through Sinwa village and Tawa, we reach Chirwa – a cluster village. Overnight, we stay and take a rest at Chirwa.
On this day, we leave Chirwa and trek towards Sekathum. We cross the Sisuwa Khola and continue to Tapethok – the entrance and checkpoint to the Kangchenjunga Conservation Area. Ahead, we follow the track to Tamewa Khola and Tamewa and continue to Hellok. From Hellok, we cross a suspension bridge over the Simbuwa Khola and cross the next rivulet – Ghunsa Khola. Finally, we reach Sekathum and stay here overnight.
We start following the trail along the north bank of the Ghunsa Khola. Further, we pass through dense rhododendron forest and then small Sherpa settlements. At Sherpa settlement, we take lunch. After that, we ascend to Amjilosa – a small but friendly Tibetan settlement. Overnight, we stay and take a rest at Amjilosa.
Today, you find your trek slightly shorter than the previous days. We march through bamboo and rhododendron forests, and then pass by summer grasslands. After a steep climb, we reach Gyabla – a Sherpa village. Overnight, we stay and take a rest here at Gyabla.
On this day, we start passing through the bamboo forest to the alpine Himalayan fir and rhododendron forest. Next, we walk by summer pasture and potato fields at Phale (3,140m/10,302ft). You can witness a wooden Gompa with several statues and old Thangkas originally from Tibet. Leaving Phale, we continue trekking through a wider valley, larch forest and crop fields. After that, we drop at Ghunsa Khola, and then walk up to Ghunsa village. Overnight, we stay here and explore more the next day.
Accomplishing 10 days trek, today, we take a rest at Ghunsa – an attractive Tibetan village with farmsteads spread out in wood-enclosed fields. On this day, we visit the monastery (belonging to the Khampa Dzong monasteries of Tibet) on the edge of the village. We also hike up the Yamatari Khola, along the Lapsang La trail. Also, you can observe locally made Tibetan carpets. We, again, spend this second night here at Ghunsa.
On this day, we follow the trail north of Ghunsa down to the Ghunsa Khola. Further, we cross a sandy, boulder-strewn valley and above the west bank to Rambuk Kharka. Ahead, we climb steeply and pass the exciting muzzle of the Khumbakarna (Jannu) Glacier on the opposite side of the valley. From the snout of the Glacier, we drop to Kambachen which offers magnificent views of several peaks including Jannu (7,710m/25,295ft). Overnight, we stay and take a rest at Kambachen.
We trek from Kambachen to Lhonak. Passing via desolate landscape and rivers, we reach summer-pastoral huts at Ramtang. Further, walking along the riverbed of Ghunsa Khola and passing by summer grazing meadows, we reach Lhonak. Overnight, we stay and take a rest here at Lhonak.
On this day, we follow the trail along Kanchenjunga Glacier eastwards. Pang Pema lies opposite the head of the glacier. You can enjoy spectacular views of the vast north face of the Kanchenjunga Mountain and other peaks. Even we enjoy some glimpses of Tibet. Overnight, we stay and take a rest here at Pang Pema.
This is the second rest and exploration day. Today, we take a rest as well as explore the areas at Pang Pema and with the jaw-dropping scenes of the pristine mountains. From Pang Pema, we ascend the lower slopes of Drohma Ri (5,500m/18,045ft) behind the camp for better views of the mountain – at sunrise. Ahead, we walk along the Langpo moraine to the Corner Camp for better views of Pyramid Peak and other massifs. We spend another night at Pang Pema.
Today, we start tracing back to our trek. From Pang Pema, we head back towards Lhonak slowly. Enjoying beautiful natural scenes on the way, we stroll down to Kambachen. Overnight, we stay and take arrest at Kambachen.
On this day, we keep on retracing back to our previous trails. From Kambachen, we go down to Ghunsa and have lunch here. Ahead, we walk through dense forest with pheasants, cross the river below the village and continue downstream beside the Ghunsa Khola. After passing by farmland, we reach Phale – the Tibetan summer grazing village and we can visit the wooden gompa here. Overnight, we stay and take a rest at Phale.
Our tails keep on going down. We trek passing through the rhododendron forest and continue going down to the valley. We cross numerous streams and waterfalls on the trail. Finally, we reach Gyabla – the last Tibetan village. Ahead, we drop to Amjilosa and stay overnight here.
From Amjilosa, we start going down steeply to Sekathum – the convergence of the Ghunsa Khola and Tamur Khola. After that, we follow the Tamur Khola's western bank and cross a suspension bridge across the Simbuwa Khola, which comes in from the Yarlung Glacier through Tortong. At last, we reach Chirwa and stay overnight here.
We descend above the east bank of the Tamor Khola to Thiwa village – an exit point from the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. Next, we head up towards Tawa, over a ridge before dropping into a side canyon to cross the Tawa Khola. We pass Malbase village and reach Linkhim. Overnight, we stay at Linkhim.
The route weaves in and out of side canyons from Linkhim to Limbu village, Phurumbu, and a peak viewing a massive landslide before Jogidanda. A last 3-4 hour ascend via the Sherpa settlements of Bung Kulung and Bhote Gaun leads to the Suketar airstrip. Before saying goodbye to your trekking group, we celebrate with a farewell supper. Overnight, we spend a night at Suketar taking a rest.
Taking an early warm breakfast, we fly from Suketar to Biratnagar. When we land at Biratnagar, we again catch a domestic flight to Kathmandu. In 35 minutes, we land at TIA and transfer you to our hotel. You can take a rest or explore the streets and markets in Kathmandu. Even you can enjoy various cuisines at different restaurants in Thamel – the No. 1 tourist city in Nepal.
On this final day, offering you a delicate breakfast, we transfer to the Tribhuvan International airport via our private transportation. We bid a happy ‘Goodbye’ to you and wish you a safe flight.