Duration: 25 Days
Trip Grade: Challenginng
Best Season: Sep-Dec/March-April
Accommodation: Home Stay & Tent
Great views of Kanchenjunga, the 3rd highest mountain in the world
Kanchenjunga is the starting trek for The Great Himalayan Trail
See Tibetan refugee settlements camp, along with ethnic group of Nepal like the Sherpas
Witness pristine rhododendron forest, native plants, high passes and local agriculture
This 25-day Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is not just a walk, but a journey of a lifetime. You will be setting foot on the base camp of the third highest mountain in the world.
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This trek is a well-trailed route despite being a journey into the wilderness. The region is easily accessible. Kanchenjunga, which means Treasures of Snow, stands 28,198ft tall. This is a remote trek through Eastern Nepal, as the trail passes restricted areas and takes the periphery of border to the Indian state of Sikkim.
After a flight to Biratnagar and a four hour drive to Basantpur, the trek starts. The trail climbs through the settlements of the yak herders, Sherpa and Chhetri villages with a backdrop of the Kanchenjunga massif. Crossing the ridge towards the Tamur River, panoramic views of Makalu and Chamlang appear. The trail crosses the Mewa Khola at Dobhan and follows the Tamur Koshi. Dense rhododendron, pine and oak forests pass along the way.
At Ghusna, a Sherpa village, prayer flags and gompas can be seen in plenty. Jannu and other unclimbed peaks can be seen from a monastery nearby. The trail passes through the edge of Kanchenjunga Glacier. After crossing the junction of Lhonak Glacier and the valley, we come to an extraordinarily beautiful clearing with magnificent landscape of unspeakable beauty where we set camps for the day. Lhonaks exploration continues for some days which includes going to Pangpema to view Kanchenjungas north face. Then slowly descending through Tortong, Yamphudim, Khebang, Phakholing, and Tharpu, we reach Bhadrapur from where we take a flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 1 :Flight to Biratnagar (100m); drive to Basantpur (2200m), 120km/6h.
Day 2 :Trek to Chauki (2700m) 15km/900m/7h.
Day 3 :Trek to Gupha Pokhari (2900m) 11km/300m/-100m/4h
Day 4 :Trek To Dobhan(660m) 17km/-2200m/7h.
Day 5 :Trek to Mitlung (890m) 14km/200m/6h.
Day 6 :Trek to Chirwa (1185m) 14km/340m/6h.
Day 7 :Trek to Sekathum (1640m) 11km/500m/5h.
Day 8 :Trek to Amjilasha (2490m) 6km/900m/5h.
Day 9 :Trek to Gyabla (2730m) 7km/250m/4h.
Day 10 :Trek to Ghunsa (3430m) 10km/700m/5h
Day 11 :Rest day in Ghunsa
Day 12 :Trek to Kambachen (4040m) 10km/600m/6h.
Day 13 :Trek to Lhonak (4790m) 9km/650m/6h.
Day 14 :Explore Pangpema Base camp (5140m) 9km/390m/6h.
Day 15 :Return to Ghunsa (3430m) 18km/-1250m/7h.
Day 16 :Trek to Sele Lapass (4500m) 8km/1100m/6h.
Day 17 :Trek to Tseram (3870m)& cross Mirgin La (4480m) 7km/400m/-1000m/8h.
Day 18 :Trek to Ramche (4620m) 7km/650m, Octangand Yalung Glacier, walk 7h.
Day 19 :Trek to Tortong (2995m) 15km/-1500m/7h.
Day 20 :Trek to Yamphudim(2070m) 12km/600m/-2000m/7h
Day 21 :Trek to Khebang (1740m) 9km/900m/-1200m/7h.
Day 22 :Trek to Phakholing (800m) 14km/ 300/m/-1000m/7h
Day 23 :Trek to Tharpu/ (1600m) 6km/1200m/-300/4h
Day 24 :Drive to Bhadrapur, 190km/9h.
Day 25 :Fly to Kathmandu (1330m)
Please , Schedule your arrival date in Kathmandu at least 2 days before the trip starting date as we need one full day to prepare the trip.
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