Overview of Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Kanchenjunga base camp trekking starts from the day after you arrive in Kathmandu. Firstly, we will fly to Biratnagar and then again to Suketar. Suketar is our trekking beginning point.
After We Initialize our trek, we will pass through the Chirwa, Amjilosa, Gyabla, and Ghunsa and take acclimatization day in Ghunsa. It will take 2 more days to reach the Kanchenjunga base camp.
After exploration and rest, we will descend to Suketar through the villages and forests of Khambechan, Phale, Chiruwa, and Likhim. Kanchenjunga trek ends at Suketar.
Life Himalaya Trekking has been performing the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek for a very long time. Kanchenjunga trek is considered one of the off-beaten trails in the Himalayas of Nepal. . Our company, with the help of our local, experienced, and skilled guides and porters, can make the trek exciting and praise-worthy. Our team will do whatever we can to make your trek the best.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Itinerary
The journey starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar (72m) on a 35min domestic flight and ends on our hotel.
Stay overnight at Biratnagar.
After breakfast, we fly to Suketar and meet our porters then we trek down to Asahangpati village and on to Tamor Khola. We follow Tamor Khola upstream through bird filled forest to Mitlung (850m).
Overnight at Mitlung.
Today we trek from Mitlung to Chirwa (1,190m) through dense sub-tropical rainforest followed by the narrow valley with a lot of beehives on the way to observe.
Overnight at Chirwa.
Today we trek on a different landscape ie, broad valley to Sekathum (1,640m) through the Kanchanjunga Conservation Area. Rivers like Tamewa Khola, Aimbuwa Khola, Ghunse Khola and their suspension bridges and cardamom farms are the major attraction of the route.
Overnight at Sekathum.
After breakfast, we follow the trail passing through oak and rhododendron forest, small Sherpa settlements tending yaks to the settlement of Amjilosa(2,490m). Amjilosa has a great view back to the valley.
Overnight at Amjilosa.
The trail leads up to flat ridge and then strolls through forest of bamboo, rhododendron, birch, brown oaks, few waterfall and few scattered summer pastures. Eventually it reaches a large set of rapids, after which a stiff climb leads up to the Sherpa village of Gyabla (2,730m).
Stay overnight at Gyabla.
Today we trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa (3,430m) with hemlock and bamboo forest, alpine Himalayan fir, rhododendron, summer yak pasture, larch forest and cultivated fields on the way to witness.
Today is a rest and acclimatization day. We visit monastery, Tibetan carpet, and lake at the terminal debris of the Yamatari glacier etc.
Overnight at Ghunsa.
Todays journey starts with juniper forest crossing a sandy, boulder-strewn floodplain, wood and stone bridge of Ghunsa Khola through barren hillside past a high waterfall and rock falls to Kambachen (4,150m). Birds like Lammergeiers, eagles, kites, falcon and choughs can be observed on the way. Overnight at Kambachen.
Today we head towards Lhonak (4,790m), observing glaciers like Kanchanjunga Glacier, Ramtang glacier, Lhonak glacier etc. on the way.
Overnight at Lhonak.
From Lhonak the route follows the lip of the glacier over short grasses or rocky tracks that undulates with the terrain to the Pang Pema Base Camp (5,160m) which offers the first full view of the vast north face of the mountain.
Overnight at Pang Pema.
Today we rest and explore the Pang Pema Base Camp. Enjoy the spectacular view of mountains and the view of mountains at sunrise.
Overnight at Pang Pema.
The return journey starts and we climb downhill to Kambachen enjoying the great views of mountains.
Overnight at Kambachen.
Today we retrace the path down to Ghunsa for lunch, cross the village and continue downstream to village of Phale.
Overnight at Phale.
Today descend down to Amjilosa through the forest of rhododendron, conifer, birch and oak. Overnight at Phale.
Descending way down the trail through waterfall and rivers leads down to Chirwa. Overnight at Chirwa.
From Chirwa, leave the river trail and follow the trail that climbs above the east bank of the Tamor Khola to the hamlet at Thiwa. It then climbs high above the houses of Tawa, over a ridge before dropping into a side canyon to cross the Tawa Khola before climbing back to the ridge. It then passes above the hamlet of Malbanse before reaching Linkhim. Overnight at Linkhim.
Trail down to airstrip at Suketar through the Limbu village. Farewell dinner with trekking crew. Overnight at Suketar.
After breakfast, board an early morning flight to Biratnagar and later an onward flight to Kathmandu from where you will be driven to your hotel.
- Airport pick up and drops international and domestic .
- Complete departure information, About trek, flight ticket, guide, altitude sickness and reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary) and extra tour service before the trek starting.
- Flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar – suketar to Kathmandu only 15 kg luggage aloud. (10 kg Big bag & 5 kg hand bag)
- Trek flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar – suketar & Kathmandu for member and involved staff.
- Best Lodge accommodation & full board meals throughout the trek.
- breakfast, lunch and dinner included chosen from lodge menu.
- twin share accommodation during the trek.
- As per group size experience, government licence holder trek guide, helpful and friendly strong, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.( 5 trekkers 1 assistant guide )
- Warm Down jacket and four seasonal sleeping bag will be provided during the Kanchenjunga base camp trekking ( down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after the trip )
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permits)trek permit fee. Kanchenjunga base camp trail map.
- First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups.
- Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Farewell dinner at reputed restaurant
- Meals not quantified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa charge.
- All beverage and others personal expenses.
- Snacks and other personal expenses
- Hot shower during the trek.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek - Essential Information
The national bird of Nepal, Lophophorus can also be found in the area. The Kanchenjunga conservation region is also home to certain animals like the red panda, snow leopard, clouded leopard, and some species of Himalayan bear. Gunsa Khola, Aimbuwa Khola, Tamewa Khola, Ghunse Khola, and their suspension bridges add more beauty to this amazing trek along with cardamom farming and natural beehives.
The Sherpa village of Amjilosa also provides you with a view of a small valley which is a special scene of natural beauty. Due to the scattered habitat and rough terrain of the area, it is counted as a challenging experience among the great Himalayan trails.
The itinerary could be changed or modified as per your requirements, interest, and length of your holiday. Weather, politics, transportation, and other disturbing factor are the main reason to make changes in itineraries that are beyond our control.
So, the guide or leader will provide you with the best alternative during your trek. The price of the trip will be according to the standard of hotel, group size, duration, and date of travel for the tailor-made program.
Regarding flight in the mountain region
Mostly twin otter is the most common means of air transportation in the Nepalese sky and during flights in the Himalayan region of Nepal, the flight schedule is canceled and changed from time to time due to poor visibility, weather condition, and many other technical problems.
In such a case, we would charter a helicopter for our guests regarding the schedule of their international flight and for the different problems that arise in the trek. The charter cost should be paid at the head office of Tourist link Trek at Thamel and later on, you can claim with your travel insurance.
As per Nepal Civil aviation rules, the helicopter will fly, if the visibility is up to 1500m and visibility should be 5000m for flying Twin Otter in Nepalese sky.
Volunteering Hand of Life Himalaya Trekking
Ganesh Himal community foundation is a voluntary organization run by Life Himalaya Trekking for the development of people’s lifestyle, education, and villages in the rural village of Dhading district Nepal. An amount of 10% from every trip booking at Life Himalaya will go into the account of the Ganesh Himal Community Foundation. So this shows that we are liable for the social development of Nepal along with the tourism business.
Major community work and partnership
The main job of the Ganesh Himal Community Foundation is to construct the school and libraries in the rural areas of Nepal, in the needed place after a proper study. Conduct programs for skill development, health, sanitation, and village development with a joint effort of local people.
For a further look at the Ganesh Himal Community Foundation website www.ghcfnepal.org
Required Equipments for the Trip
Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.View Equipment List
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