Kanchenjunga north and south base camp trek, is ideal trek to experience world’s third highest peak than north base camp. Kanchanjunga is geographically located in the eastern part of Nepal-Sikkim (India) border. Trekking at eastern part of Nepal is fully camping based with 3square meals per day cooked by our trained Cook (Sherpa). Your trek starts from Phidim.
This trek reveals varity of landscapes along with sparking, mica-flecked, Tamur River and many life time experiences. At the initial phase the trek route allows enough time to relax beneath sacred Pipal trees and interact with local villagers. You can also enjoy potent millet brew (tongba).
On moving further Rhododendron forests gradually opens for increasingly barren hillsides with the dots of yak and blue sheep. The spectacular peak of Kanchenjunga is visible once you’re at Pang Pema, the base camp. The incredible view of the Himalaya, nearby glaciers, side valleys, Wedge Peak, The Twins, Pyramid Peak and Tent Peak is perfect reward for the effort.
BIRATNAGAR – PHIDIM – KABELI (1311m, 8 hrs)
TAPLEJUNG – CHIRWA (1171m, 8 hrs)
CHIRWA – SEKATHUM (1635m, 6 hrs)
SEKATHUM – AMJILESA (2510m, 6 hrs)
AMJILESA – KYAPRA (2300m, 7 hrs)
KYAPRA – GHUNSA (3468m, 6 hrs)
ACCLIMATIZATION DAY IN GHUNSA (3468m)
GHUNSA – KAMBACHEN (4124m, 7hrs)
KAMBACHEN – LHONAK (4780m, 7hrs)
Beautiful mountain views abound in all directions we have our next camp at Lhonak,at 4790m. The seven hours of trail gradually climbs through open rocky fields to Ramtang at 4240m. Ahead we cross a moraines north-west of the Kanchenjunga Glacier and arriving at, Lhonak, a dry lake bed on an open and sandy plain. The water is scarce here and no houses but feasible to camp among the large boulders to get out of the wind.
LHONAK – PANGPEMA ((KANCHENJUNGA NORTH B.C) 5152m, LHONAK, 4780m, 4 hrs)
LHONAK – GHUNSA (3468m,7 hrs)
GHUNSA – SINION LA (4583m, 7hrs)
SINION LA – MILGIN -LA TSERMA (3725m, 7 hrs)
TSERMA – RAMCHE (4360m)
RAMCHE – EXPLORATION
We pack our lunch and set off early in the morning to experincing mystic at three summits of Kanchenjunga. As we move along the valley around its sweeping curve we come across a ridge in the form cirque. The ridge if formed by a vast southern wall of the mountain over 15 kms long and at least 7500m high. Along the ridge lie the three main summits jutting out into the sky offering a grand sight. These summits of Kanchenjunga are at 8420m, 8474m and 8586m. Additionally, we have panoramic view of the mountains after we move onward to Oktang [4630m] and descend further crossing the glacier and reach in the area which is the point below Talu. Importantly, the eastern part of Kumbhakarna Glacier flowing from the east face of Jannu (Kumbhakarna is the local name of Jannu) is impressive.And finally after a whole day travel we return back to our camp at Ramche.
RAMCHE TO TSERMA (3725m, 7 hrs)
TSERMA TO YAMPHUDIN (2090m, 9 hrs)
YAMPHUDIN TO KUNJAR (1740m, 8 hrs)
KUNJAR – TAPLEJUNG (2300m, 3 hrs)
DRIVE TAPLEJUNG – ILAM (2150m, 5 hrs)
ILLAM – BIRATNAGAR – KATHMANDU (1300 m, 45 minutes)
• All domestic transport as listed in itinerary by private coach and some part could be local transfer • Domestic flights and departure taxes as per itinerary • All meals whilst trekking (basic food) • Tea House accommodation (basic) • All National Park entrance fees • Applicable trekking permits and fees • English speaking trekking guide • Porters and/or pack animals to carry personal gear and group equipment 15kg per person luggage allowance while on trek Duffle Bag for your gear Comprehensive medical kit
• Cost for extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary. • Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” Head • Cost for Insurance. • Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly. • Payment for service provided on a personal request. • Personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.
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