Book This TripKanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Duration: 28 Days
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Best Season: March - June, Sept - Nov

Of all the world great peaks, Kanchenjunga is perhaps the least known; the third highest in the world at 8,598m, it sits astride the Nepal/Sikkim border only a few miles from Tibet. This route was opened to the trekkers in 1988, through people have trekked in the area in connection with mountaineering expeditions since the turn of the century.

Kanchenjunga is a long way from Kathmandu and the nearest road and airport are far off the mountains.

Our long trek here climbs from the intensively cultivated hillsides of the Nepal Midlands. Populated by the Rai and Limbu tribes, towards the peaks of Jannu and Khabru and the great wall of Kumbakarna, Kanchanjunga and Rathong. Passing on the way through some of the finest high mountain scenery anywhere. Until very recently this was a restricted areas, so this is an ideal trek for those who already know Nepal and want to get away from the better known areas and visit a remoter part where few foreigners have penetrated.

We fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and transfer to Basantapur on the same day. The trek begins with our first camp at Chauki then trek through Gyabla, and ascend to the highest camp at PangPema (5,120m) and camp at Lhonak. The trek concludes at Suketar via the descent from Omje Khola. From here we fly back to Kathmandu.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu city tour
Day 03: Fly to Suketar (Taplejung)
Day 04: Trek to Lahure camp
Day 05: Trek to Mitlung
Day 06: Trek to Chirwa
Day 07: Trek to Sakhatum
Day 08: Trek to Amjilesa
Day 09: Trek to Gyabla
Day 10: Trek to Ghunsa
Day 11: Trek to Khampachen
Day 12: Trek to Lhonak
Day 13: Trek to Pang Pema BC
Day 14: Rest day
Day 15: Trek to Khampachen
Day 16: Trek to Ghunsa
Day 17: Trek to Seleley
Day 18: Trek to Mirgin La – Tseram
Day 19: Trek to Torontan
Day 20: Trek to Omje Khola
Day 21: Trek to Yamphudin
Day 22: Trek to Mamankhe
Day 23: Trek to Bhanjyang
Day 24: Trek to Laali Kharka
Day 25: Trek to Suketar
Day 26: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 27: City tour in Kathmandu
Day 28: Departure