- Country: Nepal
- Trip grade: Moderate
- Destination: Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
- Activities: Trekking & Cultural Tours
- Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu&Local Guest House
- Meals: Included
- Maximum altitude: 5000M
- Group size: Mini 5-Maxi 10
- Best Season: Atum& Spring
Kanchenjunga the 3 rd highest mountain in the word offers amazing views of its range in the eastern Himalaya. Ascending to Tamor valley, trekking trail offers stunning views of massif Kanchenjunga stretched to North- south range offers trekkers breathtaking views from the different places of the trail. From some. Point, Mt. Makalu and eastern face of Mt. Everest are also seen. The hidden beauty of the land and the
Unspoiled area provides us ever experienced excitement while trekking in this region. The ethnic Communities of Rai ,Limbu and Sherpa lifestyles can be observed while passing through their Settlements. The rhododendron and alpine forest refresh the lower part of the trail while upper part of the trail approaching to the Kanchenjunga base camp offers the view of wide range of mountains and the glaciers. Kanchenjunga is a protected area in Nepal. Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project (KCAP) is working for the protection of the diverse flora and fauna and the animals like snow leopard, blue sheep, musk deer which are sheltering here in this region. The trek offers you the wide range of bio- cultural diversity of eastern region of Nepal. We are happy to offer you the best of it with our experienced mountain leader and staffs for both organized camping and tea house treks.
Day I Kathmandu-Bhadrapur morning flight (45minuts)
Bhadrapur- Ilam travelling by bus (5-6 hours drive)
Day 2 Ilam- Taplejung travelling by jeep ( 5-6 hours drive)
Trek to Mitlung 921mt. (3 hours)
Trekking along with motorable road
Day 3 Trek to Chiruwa 1270mt. (6-7 hours)
Trekking along with motorable road
Day 4 Trek to Sukethum (Japantar) 1585mt. (6-7 hours)
While trekking time to time we skip the motor able road and follow trekking trail. We pass
through several small settlements of Rai and Limbu community. From Sukethum special permits
requires as per the lenth of trekking days in the protected areas. There is a police check post at
Day 5 Trek to Amjilosa 2395mt.(6-7 hours) stay at guest house/camping
Trekking along with the Tamor River, ascends 1 and half hour before getting to Amjilosa
Day 6 Trek to Gyapla known also as Kyapra 2730mt. (4-5 hours)
Great view of mountains of Selele pass
Day 7 Trek to Ghunsa 3427mt. (5 hours)
For the first few hours trek we walk through pine forest and reach Phale the Tibetan refugee
camp. It is also a winter pastoral camp for the Yaks. The numbers of yaks are getting low these
days as the youth are getting involved in school education. And some of the local population is
migrated to Kathmandu concerning mainly for the education for their new generation.
Day 8 Rest day at Ghunsa for acclimatization
There is much height to gain in the next days. So Gunsa, situated at 3427mt. is ideal place for
having rest in order to acclimatize our body. That day we hike about 1 and half hours to get to
kharka in front hills of Ghunsa, where locals use to offer Lung-Thar (prayer flags) in each Losar.
Day 9 Trek to Khangpachen also known as Kambachen 4050mt. (5-6 hours)
Walking 2-3 hours in pine and Bhujpatra, (Himalayan birch) forest along with the river we come
to the tundra vegetation. While approaching to Khangpachen, we come to a view of beautiful
Janu Himal. From Khangpachen we can see Sharphu Himal range as well.
Day 10 Trek to Lhonak 4780mt. (4-5 hours)
As the altitude gains there is no vegetation above 4000 mt. We walk through the barren land
along the valley. In 2-3 hours we come to the wide-opened valley of Lhonak where Kanchanjunga
glacier starts before getting to the Lhonak village.
Day 11 Trek to Kanchanjunga base camp also known as Pangpema 5143mt. and back to Lhonak (6-7
Walking along the Kanchenjunga glacier valley we reach the base camp in about 4 Hours. Pack
lunch will be served. It is wise to keep a warm drink individually in back pack as the refuse at the
base camp may not offer you any service. The refuse as seasonal tea shop is opened only in
autumn season. We can get the information from earlier village about the service availability so
as to prepare the pack lunch.
Day 12 Trekking back to Khangpachen4050mt. (4 hours)
Day 13 Trekking to Jannu view point and back to Ghunsa 3427mt. (7 hours)
One of the attractions of the Kanchenjunga trek is the Jannu view point. It takes about 3 hours to
get there from Khangpachen. The view point offers Jannu Himal (Kumbhakarna)’s great view in
the east and wide range of Sharphu Himal to the west. After having the great view in the
morning we come down to Ghunsa the same day walking about 7 hours.
Day 14 Trekking to Selele camp 4200mt. (5-6 hours)
Ascending more than two hours we cross a little pass than following a flat trail we reach to
Selele camp in about 6 hours.
Day 15 Trekking to Cheram 3870mt. (7-8 hours)
Crossing 3 little passes over 4000mt. the trail twists ups and downs. When we cross Sinnion La
(4646mt.) the trail descends steep down to Cheram where we get a limited number of guest
houses. The view of Kabruk Himal is seen from Cheram.
Day 16 Trekking to Octang glacier and coming back to Cheram 3870mt. (7-8 hours)
It’s relatively a longer day. Ascending towards Ramche we pass through a pine forest. Then the
trail follows the tundra vegetation while ascending to the Octang glacier. A flat glacier trail
reach to Octang gaining slowly the altitude of 4730mt the trail make us tired even waking on the
flat. We have option to go further to camp at Yalung base camp (4500mt.) or return back to
guest house to Cheram.
But for the glacier and moraines walk lovers the Yalung glacier Safari could be a unique trekking
experience. Trekkers may extend one day to get different level of trekking experience in Yalung
Day 17 Trekking to Torongdin also known as Tortong 2995mt. (4-5 hours)
Descending down to Torongding the trail follows water course of Simbuwa Khola where we pass
through pine and Bhujpatra (Himalayan birch) forest. The changing colour of the birch in autumn
makes the contrast of the mountain valley a beautiful landscape.
Day 18 Trekking to Yampudin 2080mt. (7-8 hours)
The trail ascends to Lasi vanjyang(pass) 3310 in about 3 hours and then descends 3 hours
through Birch and Rhododendron forest following a flat trail about half an hour before to reach
Day 19 Trekking to Phumphe danda 1858mt. (6 hours)
The trail goes ups and downs up to Mamankhe then descends to the scattered villages of Rai and
Limbu community where cultivation of cardamom and pork farming enhanced the local
Day 20 Trekking to Kandevanjyang 2129mt. (5-6 hours)
Walking about 3 hours we reach at Khesewa where we meet motorable road. But we follow the
foot trail passing through small scattered villages, forest and crop fields while descending down
Day 21 Trekking to Lalikharka 2265mt. (5-6 hours)
While walking we play a game of hide and sick with the motorable road. Most of the part we
follow the foot trail. The trail descends to Simbukharka passing through scattered villages, forest
and crop fields then ascends Lalikharka. The main village of Lalikharka is seen below, we rest up
in the guest houses.
Day 22 Trekking to Suketar 2420mt. (3 hours)
The last day of the trekking, the trail ascends to Deurali and then we trek along with the
motorable road to Suketar airport.
Day 23 Flight to Biratnagar and to Kathmandu Or
Suketar- Bhadrapur on road…………hours than Bhadrapur- Kathmandu by air.
The flight from Suketar is very uncertain because of the weather condition so most of the time
we take the road to Bhadrapur and get flight to Kathmandu.
Soul Himalaya Treks and Tours wish you very pleasant holidays. We are happy to welcome you with a
quality service to bring you to the different destination of Nepal!