Kanchanjanga base camp trek

Trip Highlights

    Group Size :                min 5 pax max 16

    Min. duration:             25 days

    Max. Elevation:          5143 base camp

    Start/finish:                 Illam/Tumlingtar

    Difficulty:                    Challenging

    Trek style:                    Home stay and Camping

Trip Price:
  • For 05 pax USD 2950 per-person.
  • For 08 pax USD 2850 per-person.
  • For 10 pax USD 2700 per-person.
  • For 16 pax USD 2500 per-person


Itinerary

Day 1. Ktm to Illam drive 8 to 9 hours from Kathmandu to illam by tourist vehicle (Tea state of Nepal) where you will see the  Sunrise and beautiful tea garden of eastern Nepal.

Day 2. illam to Phidim to khamdinde after early morning view of sunrise and tea state, drive to phidim and after lunch at phidim again drive up to hilly area to reach khamdinde village.

Day 3. Khamdinde-doban-kebang now from today we start working in trail up to kebang village, no more vehicles,

Day 4. kebang to Yamfuding now on this trail you can see some Sherpa villages and their traditional house, and you will reach yamfuding, where you will have camping and tea houses,

Day 5. Yamfuding to Yak karka early morning we will start our journey to yak karka( on this trail for lunch you won’t get any water for lunch so need to make pack lunch or need to carry dry foods for all,

Day 6. Yak karka –Andhaphedii need to walk along with river for whole day, can see some yaks on the way

Day 7. Anhaphedi to chairam need to walk for 6 7 hours and you can see Nours (Mountain goat) on the way, and lots of holly birds.

Day 8. Chairam to Ramche (Oktum base camp 4500m altitude) you will enjoy the beautiful mountains around with Glaciers.

Day9.Ramche to Chairam today we return back to chairam from oktum base camp, and prepare our self for Sellele pass.

Day 10. Chairam to Phedi( Sellele Pass 4560m) today we start early to cross the sellele pass through rocky area, in nov/dec fully covered with snow, after long walk we reach phedi.

Day 11 . Phedi to Gunsa today we will reach Gunsa Sherpa village passing through tough way, where you can see lots of yaks and sherpa people,and Buddhist monastery

Day 12. Gunsa to Khambache from now we start our trail upto pangpema base camp

Day 13. Khambache to Ronak. today we go up to khambache,and hike up to pangpema base camp, where you can see beautiful mountains and Kanchanjanga Mountain (3rd highest mountain)

Day 14. Ronak to Khambache walk back to Khambache,

Day 15. Khambache to Gunsa. Again we stay overnight at gunsa where you can see groups of Sherpa, well facilities lodges/camping places etc, enjoy local Sherpa millet beer)

Day 16. Gunsa to pedi(Nanglo pass) today we go ahead for Nanglo pass,and camp in a stone broken house.

Day 17. Stone broken hut to Olangchun Gola (3208m altitude) today we will walk along the Yangma river and we will reach olangchun Gola,small sherpa village with lodges and you can see a 2nd oldest Monastery 465 years old in asia.

Day 18. Olangchun Gola to Langmale pass camp (Buddhist prayer flag came site) 3893 altitude today we will walk along with Tamor River and you can see lots of yaks on the way.Olangchung gola is the last village that we see to lumba samba pass, need to walk on snow from today.

Day 19. langmale to lumba samba passes 5177m altitude today we can see naur hill on the way to lumbasamba pass, need to walk in rocky path, better to take pack lunch because hard to cook at high altitude, and camp in a rocky place. You can have a beautiful view of Mount Makalu and Kanchanjunga. This area we can see dense forest of Rhododendron and you might see snow leopard.

Day 19. Thudam Sherpa village (3571m elevation) today we will go down more than 1000 meters and find a Sherpa village, where 20-25 Sherpa’s houses can be found near the Tamor River. And we will have lunch and rest there, where we will be welcomed by local dance at night by the women community. People of here can hardly speak nepali because they are near to Tibet and the sell herbs to Tibet for their living.

 

Day 20. Thudam to yak kharka 2877m elevation today we will walk bit hard and steep area through bamboo forest,if you are lucky you can see red panda because it’s very shy animal and we will reach yak kharka.

Day 21. yak karka to chyamtang-hatiya today we will pass chyamtang village and reach Hatiya which is known as old Bhote village.You can taste local food dido.

Day 22. Hatiya to Gola 1128m elevation today we decent and pass through barun dovan where you can see some temples and market where arun river and barun river meets.

Day 23. Gola to Simma Village today is the last day that we walk, next morning we get vehicle to Kathmandu passing from different places.

Day 24. Simma village to Num we take jeep from simma up to num and from again change vehicle to tumlingtar.

Day .25 . flight to Kathmandu

Include/Exclude

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Home stay camping accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights ( Suketar) round trip
  • Guide service
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Trekker Nepal trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map,
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

1 personal insurance

2 personal drinks like water, cold drinks

3 personal expenses

4 Tips for staff

Accomodation

For the stay in Kathmandu, we normally book for our clients at Ti-Se Guest House at Boudha but our clients can choose whichever hotel they prefer (for this the total trip price mentioned above will be adjusted on mutual agreement). The trekking duration will be fully camping.

Meal

Our staffs will prepare authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) during the trekking duration.

Best Season

The best time to trek are Autumn (Sept. to Dec.) and Spring (March to May). The treks during Winter and Summer (monsoon) aren’t impossible but just quite challenging. For the best experience, the early and late Spring and Autumn would be preferable due to less tourist traffic.

During the early Spring, the vegetations look fresh with early flowers starting to bloom in several kinds of plants. The villages are full of activity in preparation of family farms for planting the crops. The days are generally sunny due to which they offer good scenery.

The early Autumn is fresh green after a period of warm rainy days from summer monsoon. The month long Nepali festivals of Dasain and Tihar can also coincide and the harvest time also starts in many of the villages.

The early Winter (late Autumn) is also a very good time if one prefers lower elevations in the Himalayas.

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