Fixed Departure Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek – Tea House Cost & Itinerary 2018

Overview

The Kanchenjunga base camp trek is a trekking adventure to one of the beautiful Himalayas of Nepal which is an untainted, remote and unspoiled region. This trekking adventure takes the travelers to the far-eastern region of Nepal. The Kanchenjunga Himalaya is the third highest mountain of the world and is accessible from both Sikkim of India and Nepal. The trekking in Kanchenjunga region is to explore the tropical forests of rhododendron, oak and chestnut dominated by enchanting views of snow capped Himalayas, picturesque landscapes, lush mountains, subtropical lowlands, fascinating glacial plateau and traditional village settlements. The traditional settlement of Limbus, Rai, Gurung, and Sherpa with their solitary culture, traditional and lifestyle are found in Kanchenjunga region. There are two Kanchenjunga base camp one is south Kanchenjunga base camp and other is north Kanchenjunga base camp which are covered by our single trekking route.

The travelers take air-flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and then they drive to Illam and Taplejung. The travelers starting trekking from Taplejung region traverse though different traditional villages like Mitlung, Chirawa, Lelep, Amjilessa, Gyabla, Ghunsa, Kambachen, Lhonk, and they finally land of North Base camp of Kanchenjunga of 5140meters which also called Pang Pema. The travelers then move towards south base camp traversing to different traditional villages like Kambachen, Ghunsa, Selele Kharka, Tseram, Ramche and finally land on South Kanchenjunga Base Camp of 4740 meters which also called Yalung glacier. The travelers then return back to Ramche Village and follow the new trekking trail passing through the traditional villages of Torantan, Yamphudin, Keswa, and finally land on Suketar village. The travelers take air-flight from Suketar to Kathmandu city.

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar (2,420m/7938ft), trek to Lalikharka (2265m/7,431ft)
Day 04: Lalikharka to Khesewa (2120m/6,955ft)
Day 05: Khesewa to Mamankhe (1785m/5,856ft)
Day 06: Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2080m/6824ft)
Day 07: Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m/9,826ft)
Day 08: Tortong to Cheram (3,870m/12,696ft)
Day 09: Cheram: Acclimatization and Rest
Day 10: Cheram to Ramchaur (Ramche) (4,580m/15,026ft)
Day 11: Ramchaur (Ramche) to Yalung Base Camp (4500m), back to Cheram
Day 12: Cheram to Sele La (4290m/ 14,074ft)
Day 13: Sele La to Ghunsa (3,595/11,794)
Day 14: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050m/13,287ft)
Day 15: Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m/15,682ft)
Day 16: Kanchenjunga base camp, overnight at Pangpema (5,143/16,873ft)
Day 17: Pangpema to Lhonak
Day 18: Lhonak to Ghunsa (3475m/11,400ft)
Day 19: Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2,308m/7,572ft)
Day 20: Amjilosa to Chirwa (1,270m/4,166ft)
Day 21: Chirwa to Phurumbu (1,549/5,082ft)
Day 22: Phurumbu to Suketar
Day 23: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 24: Final departure back to home 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft) Welcome to Nepal Namaste ( Nepal Guide Info )
We complete our custom formalities at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Afterwards, there is a Nepal Guide Info Team representative waiting for us at the gate who will take us to our hotel. We can then spend the rest of the day taking rest. In the evening, we get to try Nepalese cuisine at a welcome dinner hosted by Nepal Guide Info Team ( Nepal Planet Treks and expedition ). Overnight in Kathmandu.
 
Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation Day 
We visit four landmarks in Kathmandu, three of which are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We tour Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Bauddhanath Stupa. After the tour, we meet our entire trekking team and our guides will tell us what we can expect on our trek. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals:Breakfast
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar (2,420m/7938ft), trek to Lalikharka (2265m/7,431ft)
From Kathmandu we get an early morning flight to Suketar which is located in the eastern region of Nepal. thats day guide and Porters with you from Nepal guide info team It is a simultaneous ascent and descent on a trail that mostly passes through lush green forests all the way to Lalikharkha.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 04: Lalikharka to Khesewa (2120m/6,955ft)
We begin our trek to Khesewa after breakfast. It is mostly an easy descent until Phundrawa. From here we begin our ascent. It is a steep climb until Yangpang from where we climb steadily up until Phumphe Danda followed by another ascent to Khesewa. Our trek will be through forests and small villages. Overnight in Khesewa.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 05: Khesewa to Mamankhe (1785m/5,856ft)
After breakfast we begin our trek towards the Kabeli Khola. Next, we walk on a trail that passes through forests before crossing a small stream. On the way, we enjoy amazing views of the Himalayan peaks while also passing through several beautiful small villages. Overnight in Mamankhe.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 06: Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2080m/6824ft)
Today’s trek will be mostly uphill on an easy trail whereby we mostly walk alongside the Kabeli Khola. During the walk we also admire the beautiful ridge behind the stream. We continue our walk and admire a beautiful waterfall nearby. After walking for some time, we cross a small suspension bridge. We pass through small settlements before reaching Yamphudin to spend the night.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 07: Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m/9,826ft)
We begin our walk on a path commonly used by the villagers and pass through terraced farms and green meadows. Along the way, we have the constant company of the Himalayas to enjoy. Our walk will be on a trail along the Amji Khola. We also cross a pass at Lassiya Bhanjyang before reaching Tortong. Overnight in Tortong.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 08: Tortong to Cheram (3,870m/12,696ft)
We begin our steady climb to Cheram after breakfast. Our trail is right at the side of the Simbuwa Khola. We enjoy walking on the beautiful Lalung valley and have Tuplung peak for company for the most part of today’s journey. We pass through thick rhododendron forest and enjoy the magnificence of the Yalung Glacier. Overnight in Cheram.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 09: Cheram: Acclimatization and Rest
We spend a day in Cheram which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude. We can spend the rest of the day resting and taking part in small hikes. We can explore the areas around the Yalung Glacier. There is also a viewpoint for Kabaru and Rathong peaks. Overnight in Cheram.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 10: Cheram to Ramchaur (Ramche) (4,580m/15,026ft)
We begin our short trek after breakfast. From Cheram, we ascend for sometime before reaching the snout of the Yalung Glacier. It is a beautiful walk on a valley trail. We also cherish the views of several Himalayan peaks. We pass through a small settlement of Lapsang before reaching Ramche. Overnight in Ramche.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 11: Ramchaur (Ramche) to Yalung Base Camp (4500m), back to Cheram
From Ramche, we walk further up the valley. We then follow a stream before climbing on the moraine top until confronted by Kanchenjunga’s southern face. We walk further ahead for a glimpse of the Jannu Himal. We continue our trek further towards the Oktang Monastery. From here, we climb further up and reach the Yalung Base Camp. The views from the base camp are extraordinary. Kumbakarna (Jannu), Nyukla Lachung and other Himalayan peaks are close by. We descend and spend the night at Cheram.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 12: Cheram to Sele La (4290m/ 14,074ft)
We begin our trek after breakfast. We cross four passes today beginning with Sinelapche Bhanjyang. After crossing the pass we continue to Mirgin La pass. We continue trekking and reach the Sinion La pass which is not very far. From here, we ascend to Sele La pass. There are prayer flags strung across one of the steeper sections of the trail which is very near to the Sele La pass. We cross the pass. Overnight in Sele La.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 13: Sele La to Ghunsa (3,595/11,794)
We begin our trek after breakfast. We walk towards the north with Tangbgharma Danda nearby. We reach a chorten marked by prayer flags which marks the start of a steep trail. We descend through rhododendron, birch and pine forests before reaching Ghunsa. It is a beautiful village of houses with dark and weathered pine walls and Buddhist prayer flags. Overnight in Ghunsa.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 14: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050m/13,287ft)
From Ghunsa, we trek further north along the river bank which presents us with magnificent mountain scenery. We pass through meadows filled with beautiful wildflowers, then cross rhododendron and pine forests. We cross a bridge at Rampuk Kharka, continue past a waterfall and cross the tricky section of a landslide. After crossing the landslide area we begin to see the spectacular view of Mt. Jannu. Further exploring and tackling the tricky mountain trail we finally arrive at Kambachen and spend the night.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 15: Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m/15,682ft)
Today will be another challenging day and an early start is needed. We trek through rocky fields and large boulders on the hillside along the riverbank and arrive at a waterfall. We then cross a bridge to Ramtang monastery. We then come across a landslide section which we must pass through at a steady pace before descending to the river and finally arriving at Lhonak. Overnight in Lhonak.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 16: Kanchenjunga base camp, overnight at Pangpema (5,143/16,873ft)
From Lhonak, we trek towards the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Our trail is alongside the gigantic Kanchenjunga Glacier. After passing Pangpema we descend towards the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. The view from the base camp is extraordinary. Mt. Kanchenjunga, Jannu Himal and other Himalayan peaks are ours to admire. We descend back to Pangpema to spend the night.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 17: Pangpema to Lhonak
From Pangpema we trace back our steps to Lhonak. Overnight in Lhonak.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 18: Lhonak to Ghunsa (3475m/11,400ft)
From Lhonak, we descend all the way to Ghunsa via Kambache. It is the same route we took when we were climbing up.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 19: Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2,308m/7,572ft)
From Ghunsa, we descend towards Phale. We pass through several Manes and a monastery nearby. We walk through Juniper forests and reach Phale. From here, it is a steady descent to Gyabla. We cross a bridge over Chhundatangka Khola to reach Gyabla. As we continue our trek, we see a waterfall nearby. We also cross a suspension bridge over Sumbung Khola before reaching Amjilosa. Overnight in Amjilosa.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 20: Amjilosa to Chirwa (1,270m/4,166ft)
After walking for a while we see a beautiful waterfall nearby. We continue our trek and pass a small settlement of Solima before crossing a suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola. We cross another suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola and reach Sukathum. Our trail passes through several villages and is beside Thunsa Khola at first followed by Tamor Nadi before reaching Chirwa. Overnight in Chirwa.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 21: Chirwa to Phurumbu (1,549/5,082ft)
We notice that the settlement starts to get thicker as we are descending. Our trail is alongside lush vegetation. We pass through several villages before reaching Sinwa. From here we continue our descent and cross a bridge over the Sisne Khola. Now we are in the Pathibhara Trek trail. We pass through another village and cross another suspension bridge this time over the Yaphre Khola to reach Phurumbu. Overnight in Village.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 22: Phurumbu to Suketar
Our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek ends today. We can take a much needed break after reaching Suketar. We continue our walk on the Pathibhara Trek trail.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 23: Fly to Kathmandu
We can spend the whole day taking rest, packing and souvenir shopping for loved ones. We can even visit anywhere we like in Kathmandu. There will be a farewell dinner hosted by Nepal Guide Info team ( Nepal Planet Treks and expedition ) in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Included meals:Breakfast Dinner
Day 24: Final departure
We check our belongings one more time before leaving for the airport. A Nepal Guide Info Team representative will pick us up from the airport and drop us off at the airport three hours before the scheduled flight

Include/Exclude

Included in the Cost
Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
2-star hotel or Smellier accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Tea house accommodation during the Kanchenjunga circuit trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Welcome and farewell dinners
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Nepal Guide info provied Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Suketar -Kathmandu) both way flight
Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
Down jacket and sleeping bag by Nepal planet Treks Logo (to be returned after trip completion)
duffel bag, t-shirt with Nepal Planet Treks
’s logo and trekking map are yours to take
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
All government and local taxes
 
Not Included in the Cost
Nepalese visa fee
Excess baggage charge(s)
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
International flights
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Equipment List

General Trekking List on the blow for a Nepal Trekking 2018
The following basic checklist should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weigh no more than 16 kilograms (34 pounds.) Please remember this is just a checklist and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed below. Use your own experience and judgment to make your decision.
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof shell jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
Lightweight thermal gloves
Underwear (4)
Shorts (2)
Lightweight cotton long trousers/pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Sun hat or scarf
Warm fleece hat or light balaclava
T-shirts (2)
Thin, lightweight (inner socks) (4)
Sunglasses with UV protection
Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
Head lamp (eg Petzl) spare bulbs & batteries
Small padlock to lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see First Aid Medicine below)
Plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad
Water bottles (2)
Toiletries
Small wash towel
Footwear appropriate to the trip
Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)
 
Trekking Checklist on the blow more details ( Nepal Guide Info Recommend 2018 )
 
In addition to the items listed in our general checklist you will need to take the following on your trekking trip:
* Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
* Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
* Fleece or wool trousers/pants
* Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
* Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
* Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and/or sandals
* Gaiters (optional)
* Telescopic trekking/ski poles (optional)
Nepal Guide info (Nepal Planet Treks and Expedition ) Health and Insurance advise for 2018
Traveling in the desolate mountainous regions is always a risky job. Weather usually remains unpredictable in these regions and the risk of avalanche and natural calamities always prevails. It is equally likely that you might be the victim of High altitude sickness. Also, there exists the chance of physical injuries while following the difficult route. In these cases, you will have to bear the cost of expensive emergency treatment and rescue if you have not already made travel insurance with any of the secure travel insurance companies. Major costs that will be covered by travel insurance include helicopter rescue cost and treatment costs.
So, Nepal Planet Treks & Expedition (Nepal Guide Info) advise you to get insured before joining the trekking package. Read well all the terms and conditions of the insurance company that is offering travel insurance and notify them of the trekking itinerary and activities that we are offering at Nepal Planet Treks & Expedition ( Nepal Guide info ) so that complication may not arise in future if in case you need to claim your insurance. Your insurance should cover emergency helicopter rescue and medical expenses if you are taking the climbing and expedition package. If you are intending to join the trekking in urban areas, insuring for helicopter rescue will not be compulsory. Since Helicopter Rescue is impossible in Tibet, you need not insure yourself for helicopter rescue while trekking in Tibet. It is better if your insurance policy covers such conditions like trip cancellation because your deposits will not be refunded in case of cancellation.
Remember to bring the insurance certificate along with you if you are insured.
Although we do not provide insurance service, we have mentioned some of the leading travel insurance companies from across the globe below:
For Travelers from USA and Canada:
Online Global Health insurance www.onlineglobalhealthinsurance.com
Insure My Trip.com www.insuremytrip.com
Access America www.accessamerica.com
HCC Medical Insurance Services www.mnui.com
Good Neighbor Insurance www.gninsurance.com
Travel Assist www.travelassistnetwork.com
For Travelers from England:
First Assist Services Limited http://firstassist.co.uk
Harrison Beaumont www.hbinsurance.co.uk
Buy cheap travel insurance www.insureandgo.com
For Travelers from Europe and Slovenia:
Assistance CORIS www.coris.ci
For Travelers from Australia and New Zealand:
Cover More Travel Insurance www.covermore.com.au
CGU Insurance Limited www.cgu.com.au
World Care Travel Insurance salesw@worldcare.com.au
For Travelers from South Africa:
Travel Insurance Consultants Pty. Ltd www.tic.co.za
 

 

Kanchenjunga(8,586m) is the third highest peak in the World. This is the one of the unexplored and virgin trekking route locating at the eastern part of Nepal. Trekking in Kanchenjunga is really pleasing trail that offers us wonderful snow-capped mountains, Landscape and exotic scenic view of the Himalayas. You can enjoy different types of small and high snowy peak above 8,000 m and below 8,000m popular peaks such as Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt.Makalu (8,201m) and Mt. Lhotse (8,516m) etc.
Kanchenjunga Trekking route can be use from Nepal and Sikkim side too, where we can find many mysterious stories concerning on Himalayan Yeti, the abdominal snowman is believed to be found in this region. Kanchenjunga trek is a special and unforgettable destination among the trekkers because of its landscape, an amazing topography of land. We can see massive wildlife during the trekking such as snow Leopard, Musk deer, Red Panda many more. Kanchenjunga Trekking trail has more exciting and challenging daredevil and popular organizing trip to situated in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area which is spread over 2,035m sq km from enrich in wildlife diversities also many threatened species of birds such as Impedance Pheasant, Red –Billed blue Magpie, Shy Dragon, Amphibian and Mammals are found in this region and preserved including Snow-leopard, Himalayan black Bear, Musk Deer, Red Panda etc. While, Passing along this trekking trail will provide us to observe the remarkable valleys with their an amazing culture, traditions of the local inhabitants, magnificent views of the frozen lake crystal clear stream, Okthan glacier, an amazing ascend of Rathong and Kabru , glacial excursion around Ramche etc are the best point view of the Kanchenjunga trekking trail.
Our journey toward the Kanchenjunga will be start from Katmandu to suketar , Taplejung by Domestic Airlines, then we moves throughout different places such as the forest including rhododendron covered ridge to Lali-Kharka(2,220m)-Keswa(2,100m)-Mamanke(2,000m) above the sea level then pass along Yamphudin(1,650m) to trek towards Lamite Bhanjying,Torotan, Tseram(3,750m), Ramche(4,360m), Mirgin- La (4,663m) across Gunsa(3,475m), Kyapra, move down to Sakathum(1,600m) then finally descend to Phurumbo then back to Taplejung-Suketar(2,300m). In this way we will end our memorable and daredevil trek of Kanchenjunga.

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