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Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek - 18 Days

Visit World third highest Mountain Kanchanjangha (8,586m). Less frequently trekking Route by Trekkers and camping. Home of in dangerous Red Panda and snow Leopard. Amazing mountain scenery and Landscape. Visit Only Southe Base Camp known as Yalung Base camp.


The Kanchenjunga South Base Camp trek (4,260m), explore the Yalung Glacier and the south side of Kanchenjunga; the third highest mountain in the world. The rewards for this effort are enormous- the trail passes by remote and very beautiful Limbu villages that see few outsiders, through ancient forests festooned in dangling Spanish mosses, before finally climbing to the foot of Kanchanjunga, for the kind of views normally reserved for mountaineers. This trek requires a good level of fitness and previous trekking experience to ensure enjoyment of this challenging, yet beautiful trek in this remote eastern corner of Nepal.

The Trek to the Kanchanjunga South Base Camp normally starts from the airstrip at Suketar (Taplejung), reached via a one-hour flight from Biratnagar. At the time of research, though, the airport use to be close Time and again. Therefore most people were travelling by jeep from Illam to Taplejung.


Outline Itinerary (Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek)
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our
representative.
Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Day 03 : Kathmandu – Suketar and trek to Tembewa (1880m) 3-4 hours
Day 04 : Tembewa to Khesewa (1960m) 4-5 hours
Day 05 : khesewa to Mamanke (1780m), 5-6v hours
Day 06 : Mamanke to Yamphudin (1690m), 2-3 hours
Day 07 : Yamphudin to Amji Khola (2,340m), 4-5 hours
Day 08 : Amji Khola to Torontan (2,990m), 6-7 hours
Day 09 : Torontan to Tseram (3,870m), 4-5 hours
Day 10 : Tseram to ramche 4,620m), 4 hours
Day 11 : Day Trip to Oktang and the Yalung Glacier; Return to Tseram 6-7 hours
Day 12 : Tseram to Lamite Bhanjyang, 6-7 hours
Day 13 : Lamite Bhanjyang to Yamphudin, 5-6 hours
Day 14 : Yamphudin to Phumphe, 5-6 hours
Day 15 : Phumphe to Kunjari, 6-7 hours
Day 16 : Kanjari to Suketar, 7-8 hours
Day 17 : Suketar to Biratnagar to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel
Day 18 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination


Itinerary can be make increase or decrease according to yours holidays in Nepal.
After this amazing Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek if you are interested for other activities like Jungle Safari, Rafting, or more hiking in other region’s we can organize as yours desire.


NOTE : All Camping Trek offers and plans given in the itinerary are for all interested visitors who prefer full package. We offer the itinerary of the destinations as per your choice. You are always free to choose any itinerary and the staff depending on your financial condition. As per your interest and requirement, we have options for any partial visit too.

GROUP TRIPS

Start Date End Date Status Cost
Guaranteed From € 2850

Day 1
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.

After we land at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be greeted by our Nepali representatives who will also explain us about our trek.

Day 2
Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

Full day sightseeing in the famous places of Kathmandu including Bodhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square etc. Most of these places are listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. We will do arrangement of an experience tour guide and private vehicle for the tour.

Day 3
Day 03 : Kathmandu - Suketar and trek to Tembewa (1880m) 3-4 hours

Suketar is a cold and wind-exposed gathering of stone house spread along a small ridge. The first stage of the jorney partly follows the unfinished dirt road work was taking place on this during research, so it will probably be surfaced by the time you get there along a rhododendron-covered ridge known as surke Danda (2580m). At the highest point of the ridge, a side trail branches north towards the revered Hindu Pathibhara Devi Temple. The trail on to Kanchajunga winds down through forests filled with huge tropical trees, often crossing and re-crossing the dirt road, to a collection of basic village of Tembewa, overnight at Camp.

Day 4
Day 04 : Tembewa to Khesewa (1960m) 4-5 hours

The trail drops steeply down stone steps through fields of millet and rice to a suspension bridge across the phawa khola at 1430m. Climb steeply up the east said of the valley to the Limbu village of Kunjari (1700m). This small village settlement has several tea houses and you will catch your first views of the snowy caps of kanchanjung, kyabru (7,412m), Khumbakarna (7,710m), to the west of the main ridge to scattered village of Khesewa, overnight at camp.

Day 5
Day 05 : khesewa to Mamanke (1780m), 5-6v hours

It’s an easy descent past series of small waterfalls and streams to a crude bridge over the Nadewa Khola, Just beyond is phundruwa, where you may be able to find some lunch, there’s a small Hindu temple here as well as stunning views of Mt. Jannu. The path climbs through forests past a large waterfall, and then descends across a series of gullies to a ridge at 1850m. Continue to descend past rice terraces to a sinuous suspension bridge over the Khesewa Khola at 1540m. The last stage of the day is a tiring 45 minute climb past the dotted house of pauwa to Mamanke, overnight at Camp.

Day 6
Day 06 : Mamanke to Yamphudin (1690m), 2-3 hours

This is a short day; heading north along the kabeli khola. Start by Climbing the ridge, then drop gradually down to a gushing stream, crossing on a fragile-looking wooden bridge that’s replacing a sturdier (though not sturdy enough) suspension bridge that collapsed during a landslid. Follow switchbacks up the far side of the valley, and then descend beneath rocky cliffs on the rubble of past landslides. Drop down to the kabeli khola and follow the west bank upstream through pretty forest to Yamphudin, overnight ta camp.

Day 7
Day 07 : Yamphudin to Amji Khola (2,340m), 4-5 hours

The Path Zigzags up through fields of corn and barley to a handful of house at Darachuk, Just above the first house and a short way before the hamlet itself, the trail splits. The most obvius path veers sharply right and climbs very steeply uphill. Take this path and climb through meadows to a pass at Dhupi Ghanjyang (2540m. That’s the hard work over the final stage of the day is a gradual descent through ferns and gorgeous rhododendron forests to the river. Cross a new suspension bridge and after five minutes you reach the small terraced clearing of Amji Khola, overnight at camp.

Day 8
Day 08 : Amji Khola to Torontan (2,990m), 6-7 hours

Its real fantasy forest and it would be hard for even the most scientifically minded not to think of goblins racing up and down the path under the moonlight. At the pass there;s a cold, soggy area for camping. On a clear day the ridge provides grandstand views of Jannu, sticking out like rocky thumbs up on the skyline. The trail finally emerges into the open above the churning sumbua khola; follow it upstream to a bouncy suspension bridge, turn right after the bridge amd head gently uphill to Torontan, overnight at Camp.

Day 9
Day 09 : Torontan to Tseram (3,870m), 4-5 hours

The trek start in forests of mixed rhododendrons climbs over the scars of old Landslides to an isolated goth hut at Tsento Kang (3,360m). Continue through an atmospheric forest dripping with Spanish moss, with glimpses of the snow peaks between the trees. After passing in a flat clearing at Watha (3,370m), continue for an hour to a cave shrine decorated with rock cairns, prayer flags and three pronged iron trisuls, the trident weapon of shiva. Inside is a streak of dark stone which resembles a snake, revered by Hindus and Buddhist. The crossing over a series of ridges that peaks at (4,663m), before dropping down to Ghunsa, The snow Peaks become more imposing as you follow a gravel streambed towards Tseram, overnight at camp.

Day 10
Day 10 : Tseram to ramche 4,620m), 4 hours

The trail climbs to the treeline, passing the junction with another small trail to the Mirgin La. Above a main wall at (4,040m), alpin meadows slop up the valley towards the peaks of Rathong (6,678m), kabru Dome (6,700m) and kabru lv (7,318m). You are now in serious mountain country and there is little shelter from the icy wind that blows off the Glacier. The trail climbs alongside the terminal moraine of the Yalung Glacier to a yak pasture at Yalung Bara (4,260m). Below the pass; for south base camp, continue along the north side of the valley to a small, often-frozen Lake at Lapsang 94,430m), Just beyond Lapsang, a smaller trail turns west along a side valley towards the Lapsang La 95,160m), the high pass leading to Ghunsa, climbing to another Lake and a meadow in a broad, flat valley at Ramche, overnight at Camp.

Day 11
Day 11 : Day Trip to Oktang and the Yalung Glacier; Return to Tseram 6-7 hours

Day 12
Day 12 : Tseram to Lamite Bhanjyang, 6-7 hours

Day 13
Day 13 : Lamite Bhanjyang to Yamphudin, 5-6 hours

Day 14
Day 14 : Yamphudin to Phumphe, 5-6 hours

Day 15
Day 15 : Phumphe to Kunjari, 6-7 hours

Day 16
Day 16 : Kanjari to Suketar, 7-8 hours

Day 17
Day 17 : Suketar to Biratnagar to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.

Day 18
Day 18 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.

SERVICES: PROVIDED BY COMPANY

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation at Green Boutique Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu by private AC vehicles as per group size
  • Kathmandu - Suketar - Kathmandu Flight(inclusive with airport tax)
  • Full boards Camping Service during whole trek
  • Restricted Area trekking permit and National park fee
  • An experience trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), trekking cook, kitchen helper, Sherpa.
  • Necessary number of porter’s their meal, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment’s are included in Cost.
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups.
  • Farewell dinner during the last day of departure

SERVICES: NOT PROVIDED BY COMPANY (Personal)

  • International airfares and Nepal travel visa
  • Your personal entrance fees for Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Helicopter rescue
  • Staff tips

The Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek – 18 Days: (Accommodation: Teahouse/Camping)

(All rates are in Euro)

PRICING FOR GROUP SIZE BASIS:
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 4 Person basis : EUR 2850 per person
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 5-8 Person basis: EUR 2750 per person
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 9-12 Person basis: EUR 2650 per person


NOTE : We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities. Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

ADDITIONAL TRIP EXTENSION OPTION:

The trip can be extend based on your holiday duration in Nepal. Special Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Mountain Flight might be your best choice before or after the trip. As well as following programs also can be extend as additional trips from Kathmandu.


NOTE : We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities. Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

RECOMMENDED GEAR LISTS:
CLOTHING:
Warm jacket (down jacket, if possible)
Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
Thermal underwear
Hat or Cap, pair of gloves and scarf
Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
Shorts and trousers, or skirt
2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
Proper hiking boots
Running shoes and flip-flops
2-3 t-shirts
Underwear
Light and expedition weight thermal bottom
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Sun Glasses


During winter season, additional clothing’s may include:
The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
Snow gaiters


TREKKING GEARS:
Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
Map of the trekking route,
Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
Sleeping bag and silk liner
Miscellaneous


TOILETRIES:
A small light weight and quick drying towel
Bar of soap
Sunscreen (SPF +20)
Earplugs
Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
First aid kid
Water purification tables or a water filter
Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
Toilet paper


OPTIONAL ITEMS:
Camera, battery etc
Books/magazines
Trekking poles
GPS unit
Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
Sewing/repair kit
Pocket knife
Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen


NOTE :  We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities.  Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

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Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek
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Trip Facts

  • 18 Days
  • 1880 - 4260 Meter
  • September - November & February - April
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Flight
  • Camping
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