Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga base camp is situated in north eastern region of Nepal featuring Kanchenjunga mountain which is arranged at an elevation of 8,586 m and being the third most elevated pinnacle of the world after Mount Everest and Mount K2, Kanchenjunga gives astonishing perspectives to mountain mates. Kanchenjunga base camp is a standout amongst the most remote and lovely Trekking zones in Nepal. This region was previously banned for trekking purposes then the Kanchanjungha district was reopened to trekkers in 1988. Trekking to the Kanchenjunga locale is a bundle of astounding scene, frigid wild, rhododendron woods and an opportunity to encounter Himalayan way of life along with a cultural tour.

The trek gets into rigging directly in the wake of touching base in Taplejung and experiences charming green, trim developing towns and quite woods. During the whole excursion, you will witness the perspectives of alluring mountains great atmosphere. Kanchenjunga area has the biggest regular rhododendron woodland. The territory is popular for having purple Panda and diverse greeneries and faunas all through Kanchenjunga trek, you’ll be happy to know about the stunning Tibetan settlements at unreasonable height in Kanchenjunga Base camp Trek. Kanchenjunga Base camp district is the place where Limbu People are sustaining there livelihood. We take you to both the southern and northern base camp of Kanchenjunga.


Trip profile:
Trekking Destination : Helambu
Length of trip :08 days
Grade:
Highest Alt: 5200m
Type of trek:
Best season: Mid March – June and Mid September – October

Itinerary
  1. Day to Day Itenary

    Day 1  Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.


    Day 2  Sightseeing or trekking preparation day.


    Day 3  Kathmandu to Basantapur (2,200m). By bus, it is long drive from Kathmandu to Basantapur


    Day 4   Basantapur to Chauki (2,700m), 6 hours.


    Day 5  Chauki to Gupha pokhari (2,930m), 6 hours.


    Day 6  Guphapokhari to Gurja (2,000m), 6 hours.


    Day 7  Gurja to Doban (640m), 5 hours.


    Day 8  Doban to Mitlung (921m), 6 hours.


    Day 9  Mitlung to Chiruwa (1,270m), 6 hours.


    Day 10  Chiruwa to Sekathum (1,680m), 6. 5 hours.


    Day 11  Sekathum to Amjilassa (2,510m), 6.5 hours.


    Day 12  Amjilassa to Gyabla (2,730m), 6 hours.


    Day 13  Gyabla to Ghunsa (3,595m) 4 hours


    Day 14  Ghunsa Rest day.


    Day 15  Ghunsa to Khambachen (4,165m), 5.5 hours.


    Day 16  Khambachen to Lhonak (4,785m), 6.5 hours.


    Day 17  Lhonak to Pang Pema (5,143m), 5 hours.


    Day 18   Pang Pema to Khambachen (4,165m), 7 hours.


    Day 19  Khambachen to Ghunsa (3,595m), 4 hours. Retrace same way back with the fantastic views of Himalayas.


    Day 20  Ghunsa to Amjilassa, same way retrace the approach route back. 6 hours


    Day 21  Amjilassa to Chirwa, follow the approach trek back to Sekathum and meander back along the Tamur river bank to Chirwa. 7 hours


    Day 22  Chirwa to Linkinm,


    Day 23  Linkhim to Suketar,


    Day 24  Drive or flight to Biratnagar


    Day 25  Free day in Kathmandu.


    Day 26  Airport departure for back to home.


Itinerary Detail
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.


Day 02 Sightseeing or trekking preparation day.


Day 03 Kathmandu to Basantapur (2,200m). By bus, it is long drive from Kathmandu to Basantapur


Day 04  Basantapur to Chauki (2,700m), 6 hours.Basantapur to Chauki (2,700m), 6 hours. The trail climbs up through the rhododendron dusty forest across the several settlements then the trail dips down to Tinjhure phedi and rises to Chauki with plenty of space for camping.


Day 05 Chauki to Gupha pokhari (2,930m), 6 hours.Chauki to Gupha pokhari (2,930m), 6 hours. Most of the day hike follows Milke danda, a long up and down leads to two small lakes at Lamo pokhari then down to Gupha Pokhari. There is a large population of Tibetans who came during invasion of Dalailama.


Day 06 Guphapokhari to Gurja (2,000m), 6 hours.Guphapokhari to Gurja (2,000m), 6 hours. Follow the trail up hills towards a second ridge running towards Tamur River. Past the rhododendron forest to Akhar Deurali and again follow an undulating path to the Gurja village and overnight at camping.


Day 07 Gurja to Doban (640m), 5 hours.Gurja to Doban (640m), 5 hours. The trail descends longer through cultivated terraced field to Nesum and again it drops down to Tamur River and cross the suspension bridge over Maiwa khola and reach to the grubby bazaar, where again you will find Tibetan settlement is Dovan.


Day 08 Doban to Mitlung (921m), 6 hours.Doban to Mitlung (921m), 6 hours. Follow the east bank of the Tamur River, the trail dips into to rocky fields and landlide to Mitlung (880m).


Day 09 Mitlung to Chiruwa (1,270m), 6 hours.Mitlung to Chiruwa (1,270m), 6 hours. The valley narrows and trail deteriorates between landslides and boulder strewn alluvial deposits. Cross the Thiwa khola then wind up along the river bank to cheerful village with some bhattis and shops the camping site is 15 minutes past the village.


Day 10 Chiruwa to Sekathum (1,680m), 6. 5 hours.Chiruwa to Sekathum (1,680m), 6. 5 hours. Follow the Tamur River to Thapethok, take the bridge across the River and Lelep village. Drop down the Tamur River and cross a new bridge just above the confluence of Tamur and Ghunsa River. From the Suspension Bridge it is steep narrow valley to Sakathum.


Day 11 Sekathum to Amjilassa (2,510m), 6.5 hours.Sekathum to Amjilassa (2,510m), 6.5 hours. After a few ups and downs beside the river you reach to stone scramble high above the river, waterfall and a small village Ghiayabari. The trail is steep up along narrow grassy slopes, cardamoms farming field to Tibetan settlement Amjilassa.


Day 12 Amjilassa to Gyabla (2,730m), 6 hours.Amjilassa to Gyabla (2,730m), 6 hours. It is gradual climbing through bamboo forest, rhododendron and gnarled brown oaks, passing several scattered pasture and waterfalls. Finally we will arrive in Sherpa village where a very nice campsite for overnight.


Day 13 Gyabla to Ghunsa (3,595m) 4 hoursGyabla to Ghunsa (3,595m) 4 hours. We follow an easy levels stage through fir and rhododendron forest. Passing the yak pasture and potato field to Phole for the lunch break and the valley get widen just after the phole to Ghunsa meaning of winter settlement.


Day 14 Ghunsa Rest day.Ghunsa Rest day. We have to stop here to adjust our body in the altitude. You can walk around the monastery and village or you can make an excursion to Lapsang La for more ensure of altitude.


Day 15 Ghunsa to Khambachen (4,165m), 5.5 hours.Ghunsa to Khambachen (4,165m), 5.5 hours. The gradual ascends through a forest of larch, juniper and rhododendron along the river bank to waterfall. It is a little bit steep over very unstable scree slope that plungs to down to the river. Beyond the landslide the trail climbs gradually up and drops to Khambachen a Tibetan outpost.


Day 16 Khambachen to Lhonak (4,785m), 6.5 hours.Khambachen to Lhonak (4,785m), 6.5 hours. The path gradually climbs across the sloppy landslide to pasture. The trail follows the lateral moraine on Kanchanjunga glacier and cross the wooden bridge to wide dry lakebed and open sandy plain. Drinking water is very scarce in this place however the views are stupendous in all direction.


Day 17 Lhonak to Pang Pema (5,143m), 5 hours.Lhonak to Pang Pema (5,143m), 5 hours. The most stable trail climbs onto the ridge before dropping to a pair of lonely looking huts at Pangpema. It is the final point from the north face base camp. The trail gradually crosses the plain and follows the line of the moraine to the deep Himalayas. Kanchanjunga will be standing in front, for all the time.


Day 18  Pang Pema to Khambachen (4,165m), 7 hours.Hike up 300m for better views which are often crisp and clear in the morning. You will see Kanchanjunga, Taple shikhar, gimmigela chuli, pathivara chuli, kirat chuli and some others. Get down to camp site and after breakfast retrace down to Khambachen


Day 19 Khambachen to Ghunsa (3,595m), 4 hours. Retrace same way back with the fantastic views of Himalayas.Khambachen to Ghunsa (3,595m), 4 hours. Retrace same way back with the fantastic views of Himalayas.


Day 20 Ghunsa to Amjilassa, same way retrace the approach route back. 6 hours


Day 21 Amjilassa to Chirwa, follow the approach trek back to Sekathum and meander back along the Tamur river bank to Chirwa. 7 hoursAmjilassa to Chirwa, follow the approach trek back to Sekathum and meander back along the Tamur river bank to Chirwa. 7 hours


Day 22 Chirwa to Linkinm,Chirwa to Linkinm, we leave the way that already past 5 days on the way up from Basantapur. We have to take the way up to climb east bank of Tamur River along the several settlements, terraced farming field to Linvkhim and overnight at camping.


Day 23 Linkhim to Suketar,Linkhim to Suketar, the final stage is 4 hours of walking climbing through the Sherpa villages of Bung Kulung and Lakchun to airstrip at Suketar.


Day 24 Drive or flight to BiratnagarDrive or flight to Biratnagar (depends on situation) and then Kathmandu, because there is no direct flight operation from Suketar to Kathmandu as well as not the regular flight. So, you may have to take a local bus ride back to Kathmandu.


Day 25 Free day in Kathmandu.


Day 26 Airport departure for back to home.

Include/Exclude

Cost Included

1. Pick up and drop from airport


2. Kathmandu accommodation (as per your request)


3. All land transfer as per given itinerary


4. Sightseeing tour with experience local guide


5. National Park Conservation entry permit fees


6. Accommodation during trek Camping (twin sharing two men tent) / dining tent, toilet tent.


7. 3 meals everyday while on the trek


8. Experienced English speaking guide / leader


9. Necessary experience local helpers


10. All program according to itineraries on full board


11. Wages, food, accommodation during the trek in Tea house or camp


12. Equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs


13. Farewell dinner at Nepali typical cultural restaurant


14. Company T-shirt

 

Cost Exclude

1. Nepal entry visa


2. Travel insurance


3. Medical evacuation in case of emergency


4. Personal expenses


5. All bar bills


6. Expenses of personal nature i.e. soft/hard drinks, tips etc


7. International airport tax


8. Any other unforeseen expenses are not included.


9. Emergency Rescue (If Required)

Equipment List

PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS FOR TREKKING

  • • Fleece beanie
    • sun glasses
    • Chap stick / Sunscreen
    • Face mask or Scarf
    • Hand towel
    • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
    • Cold weather down jacket below waist
    • Fleece jacket and trouser
    • Trekking trouser
    • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
    • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
    • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
    • Socks and under wears
    • Trekking boot
    • Snow Gaiter (optional)
    • Runners / Snickers for camps
    • Head torch
    • Personal medical kit
    • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
    • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
    • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
    • Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
Departure Date
  • Start Date
  • End Date
  • Booked
  • Availability
Terms and Conditions

Himalayan Gateway Trek is a reputed adventure travel company that has been serving thousands of trekkers from all around the world. We are situated in Thamel, Kathmandu ,registered under license number 2126/073. Bunch of experienced guides and focused stuff has made the company this trust worthy up to date. The company is under the supervision of Mr Bipin Lamichhane (Head) which has been providing facilities such as Trekking, hiking, tours and peak climbing. We are fully approved and licensed under Ministry of Tourism, Government of Nepal. We are also an active member of Trekking agents association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Assocation (NMA).

 

  • When you confirmed the trip,you should pay 25 % (Non- Refundable) down payment from total trip cost advance as per the company’s policy,it help us to reserve Hotels in city, domestic flights and all other trip arrangements for final trip booking. with your deposit we need your details of scan passport copy by e-mail for all trips in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan,which is more secure for you to book flight ticket or more things in your real name, gender, date of birth and passport number with home address.

  • All clients are request to have a valid passport, relevant visa/s and conform to the health regulations required by the country/s that will be visited during the trip

  • You should clear rest of the amount on your Arrival day. 

  • Any trip booking Payment process is very easy with Himalayan Gateway Trek (P.) Ltd, We accept your last minute booking also, but you should pay total tour cost in advance.

Travel Insurance

Insurance strategy takes care of the expense of a save helicopter from rocky or remote districts of the nation and covers all outrageous exercises for your excursion, for example, boating, endeavor, trekking, canyoning and so on.

On the off chance that you fall sick or have a mishap amid your trek in Nepal, the cost can end up noticeably over the top on the off chance that you need travel protection.

Numerous insurance agencies from everywhere throughout the world are giving travel protection administrations at a sensible cost and on the off chance that you are travlling in a gathering, you might have the capacity to get further rebates.

We firmly prescribe you to purchase a travel protection that comers Rescue and Evacuation at that point bring your strategy subtle elements (eg approach number, contact telephone, scope, and so forth) since save administrations will seldom go to your guide without money store or a guarantee in Kathmandu however when you are doing visit with us, we orchestrate helicopter departure in crisis case because of height ailment or enduring damage amid campaign/trekking/Climbing or potentially wellbeing conditions.

You have to either send your duplicate of travel protection approach authentication or basically convey alongside you amid your excursion. Himalayan Gateway Treks don’t offer or mastermind any kind of Travel Insurance Policy.

At long last, please dependably have a printed duplicate of your protection strategy helpful while going in Nepal

Health & Medicine Advice

High mountain ranges such as the Himalaya and Andes offer some of the most spectacular hiking opportunities on the planet. That being said, walking at high altitude brings with it certain inherent risks. Good advice is to make sure that you are well prepared for the trek since lack of fitness can often lead to discomfort or illness. The most common health issues that trekkers have during the trekking is altitude sickness so we should always ready for these risks. Something as simple as a foot blister can totally ruin a trek, not only for you but also for your companions.

->You are healthy and mental and physical wellness at the season of booking this visit

->A standout amongst the most well-known grievances endured by guests to Nepal is stomach issue. Drink just packaged beverages with the seals in place, boiled and filtered water. Maintain a strategic distance from extremely spicy foods in the event that you are unused to it.

->Before beginning, do warm-up activities. Extending slowly builds heart rate, temperature and flow to your muscles. Likewise, following a decent night’s rest, your muscles require warming.

->Altitude sickness is the name given to the collection of symptoms which can happen, when a man endeavors to rise too rapidly at heights over 2500 m (8202 ft). If you take the necessary precautions and listen to your body, chances are you will be fine.

->Wearing good, comfortable and softened up footwear will go far to dodging foot issues like blisters which is one of the probability issues among trekkers.

->You should have taken the necessary precautions to immunise/vaccinate for the destination you are   travelling to. If you fail to comply with the duty of disclosure in this condition and if Escape Trekking Adventures would not have permitted you to undertake the tour, or continue participation of the tour, had you made full disclosure under this condition, Himalayan Gateway trek will not be liable, except to the minimum extent.

Personal first Aid Kit

Medical survival kits are often a boring subject and many hikers don’t give it much attention. However, a survival kit is one of the most important items you carry and should not be compromised. Carry a first aid kit with you. Every outdoor person must have a personal first aid kit with proper medical background information inside, namely: emergency contact info, blood type, allergies and current medication. Trekkirs should carry followings things.
->Analgesics. Aspirin, Advil or Tylenol – for headaches etc.
->Thermometer (to check for fever) – mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines
->Anti-diarrhoeal drug
->Antibiotic eye drops (one bottle)
->Anti-inflammatory drug
->Tweezers (for removal of splinters)
->Adhesive waterproof tape (3-4′ long of 1″ wide tape rolled onto a popsicle stick or sewing thread bobbin)
->Safety pins (2 large pins; can be used for gear, to secure bandages, dig out a splinter, etc)
->Medical gloves (1 pair, nitrile surgical or non-latex barrier gloves; the sanitary option if you need to help someone that is bleeding, or you want them to help you!)
->Muslin Triangular Bandage in a compressed package (handly as a sling of to fashion different types of splints)

Trekking equipment
  • • Fleece beanie
    • sun glasses
    • Chap stick / Sunscreen
    • Face mask or Scarf
    • Hand towel
    • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
    • Cold weather down jacket below waist
    • Fleece jacket and trouser
    • Trekking trouser
    • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
    • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
    • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
    • Socks and under wears
    • Trekking boot
    • Snow Gaiter (optional)
    • Runners / Snickers for camps
    • Head torch
    • Personal medical kit
    • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
    • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
    • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
    • Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
Nepal visa

Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.

You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and 2 passport sized photo with a light background.

Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:

  • Multiple entry visa for 15 days US$ 25
  • Multiple entry visa for 30 days US$ 40
  • Multiple entry visa for 90 days US$ 100

Tourist visa extension facility:

  • Visa extension fee for the period of 15 days us US$ 30
  • Visa extension fee for the period of more than 15 days US$ 2 per day.
  • Visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a visa year (January – December) at the Department of Immigration.

No visa required for:

  • Children below 10 yrs.
  • Any foreigner, who has stayed in Nepal up to fifteen (15) days continuously and re-enters Nepal during the same visa year.
  • Any tourist who is entering Nepal for three days or less.
Permits and fees

Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Narayanhiti Durbar Museum Rs. 500 Rs. 250 Rs. 100
Kathmandu Durbar square Rs. 750 Rs. 150 free
National Museum Chhauni Rs. 200 Rs. 25 Rs. 20
Patan Durbar Square Rs. 500 Rs. 100 free
Patan Museum Rs. 250 Rs. 25 Rs. 10
Patan Golden Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 20 free
Mahabouddha Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 30 free
Bhaktapur Durbar Square Rs. 1,500 Rs. 500 free
National Art Museum, Bhaktapur Rs. 100 Rs. 50 Rs. 20
Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) Rs. 200 Rs. 50 free
Bouddhanath Stupa Rs. 250 Rs. 150 free
Pashupatinath Temple Rs. 1,000 Rs. 1,000 free
Changu Narayan Temple Rs. 100 Rs. 25 free
Ethnographic Museum, NTB Rs. 200 Rs. 100 Rs. 30

 

Entrance permits fees for National parks and Conservations areas

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Makalu-Barun national park
Sagarmatha national park
Langtang national park
Rara national park
Shey Phoksundo national park
Khaptad national park
Rs. 3,000/person +13% VAT Rs. 1’500/person + 13%VAT free
Bardia National Park
Parsa Wildlife Reserve
Koshi Toppi Wildlife Reserve
Rs. 1,000/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 50/person
Chitwan National Park Rs. 1,500/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 100/person
All Conservation Areas Rs. 2,000/person Rs. 200/person free

Jungle drives / vehicle entry fees

Car Jeep Van Chopper
Chitwan National Park Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 4,000/day Rs. 5,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Parsa, Shuklaphanta
Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve
Rs. 1,000/day Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 3,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Trekking grades

Trekking grades

Food And Accommodations.

Himalayan Gateway Trek  usually books hotel accommodation for you in cities on  Bed and Breakfast basis as your requirements. During your trek you can stay in a local tea house or camp. It depends on your wishes. While you are on a tea house trek, Himalayan Gateway Trek  invites you to choose the food you like for your breakfast, lunch and dinner from the menu. Our experienced guide will help with selecting and ensure that you get hygienically prepared, plentiful and healthy food. Most tea houses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast, properly Hot drinks like Tea/coffee,Hot chocolate and others are available with all meals, and you can also buy mineral water in most of the areas where you find tea houses.



Tour Highlights

  • Trip Grade
  • Duration26
  • Starting PointKathmandu
  • Ending PointKathmandu
  • TransportationBus
  • Group Size2-15
  • ActivitiesTrekking
  • Trek StyleTeahouse

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