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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking

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Kanchenjunga Trekking is a unique trekking along with rarely visited trekking trails of Nepal. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking takes you both south and north base camp of Mt Kanchenjunga but if you wish to make just one base camp trek also possible to arrange as per your wish. Of the world’s great peaks, Kanchenjunga standing third highest at 8,598m is perhaps the least known and the least visited. Astride the Nepal/Sikkim border in eastern Nepal and only a few kilometers away from Tibet, it lies in a most sensitive area with restricted zones declared at each approach. With Kanchenjunga being opened for foreigners to explore only since 1988, vast tracts of foothills and alpine country, which lies between the Arun and Tamur rivers are now waiting to be explored.

There are several approaches to Taplejung: from Ilam which involves a full day drive through dirt road or by driving from Dharan to Basantpur and then trekking for several days to Taplejung. The trek can be shortened by taking a flight to Taplejung, which is the central hub for the region. The trails climb gradually along and crossing Tamur river, which rises from the snows of Kanchenjunga itself. Continuing along the Ghunsa river and crossing Ghunsa, a Sherpa village marked with prayer flags and gompa, where two trails from Kanchenjunga’s southern flank join the northbound route, leads through rhododendron thicket and the forested area. Climbing further up, the long awaited Jannu Glacier and then Jannu (7,710m) or “Mystery peak” or “Peak of terror” finally comes into full appearance.

Moving along the hilltop path and after reaching Pangpema (5,150m) the giant Kanchenjunga (8,586m) becomes visible. Huge, towering Kanchenjunga presents the crowning finale to this long trek. Return trip from Pangpema crosses mountain passes between Yalung Glacier and Kanchenjunga Glacier affording excursion around the north and south faces of Kanchenjunga. Two trails head south from Ghunsa to Ranze. The early route scrambles over loose snow covered rocks to cross Lapsang La (5,932m). The lower alternative traverses three passes with the highest Sinion La (4,800m). At Ramze, the gigantic Yalung Glacier enclosed by rocky crags and ice precipice appears. Visiting the Yalung Glacier, the next days’ trek down to cobble stone streets of Taplejung by passing through rhododendron thickets, mountainside villages, terrace fields along mountain path are equally interesting. Alpine Adventure Club will be the best partner to organizing your trekking holiday to Kanchenjunga base camp with affordable price and itinerary that possible to make short or long easy or difficulty as per your wish, just inform to our experts.

Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive in KTM airport then drive to hotel
Day 02 Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan
Day 03 Kathmandu flight to Biratnagar overnight at hotel
Day 04 Biratnagar Fly to Suketar trek to Phurbu
Day 05 Phurbu trek to Chirwa (1190 M )
Day 06 Chirwa trek to Sekathum (1640 M)
Day 07 Sekathum trek to Amjilessa (2490 M)
Day 08 Amjilessa trek to Gelpa called Chapla( 2730 M)
Day 09 Gelpa trek to Gunsa (3430m)
Day 10 Rest day for acclimatization
Day 11 Gunsa trek to Kambachen (4040m)
Day 12 Kambachen trek to Lhonk (2790m)
Day 13 Lhonk trek to Pang pema (Kanchenjunga Base Camp) (5140m) back to Lhonk (2790m)
Day 14 Lhonak trek to Gunsa (3430m)
Day 15 Gunsa trek to Sele La Phedi (4290m)
Day 16 Sele La Phedi  Tseram (3870m) over the passes
Day 17 Tseram trek to oktang base camp (Kanchenjunga base camp) back to Ramche (4620m)
Day 18 Ramche trek to Torontan
Day 19 Torontan trek to Yamphudin (2080M)
Day 20 Yamphudin trek to Kande Bhanjang (2149m)
Day 21 Kande Bhanjang trek to Lali Kharka (2276m)
Day 22 Lili Kharka trek to Suketar (2300m)
Day 23 Suketar flight to Biratnagar same day kathmandu
Day 24 Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Day 25 Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or relax
Day 26 Drive to Airport for flying your own destination

Note: Kathmandu to Biratnagar there are daily flights from where available flight for Suketar / Taplejung (our trek starting point) but they don’t publish the pre-schedule that makes harder to set schedule for the trekking. Nowadays much people choose the driving option from Biratnagar or Bhadrapur (more closer) to Taplejung, it takes approximately  7/8 hours by private jeep.


 


 

 

 

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