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Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek - 17 Days

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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 : Fly Kathmandu to Biratnagar 45 minutes and drive to Suketar 5-6 hrs
Day 03 : Trek to Khesewa (1960m) walk – Duration: 6-7 hrs
Day 04 : khesewa to Mamanke (1780m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 05 : Mamanke to Yamphudin (1690m) walk – Duration: 4 hrs
Day 06 : Yamphudin to Amji Khola (2,340m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 07 : Amji Khola to Torontan (2,990m) walk – Duration: 7 hrs
Day 08 : Torontan to Tseram (3,870m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 09 : Trek Tseram to ramche 4,620m) walk – Duration: 4 hrs
Day 10 : Rest day Oktang and the Yalung Glacier; Return to Tseram 6-7 hrs
Day 11 : Trek Tseram to Lamite Bhanjyang walk – Duration: 7 hrs
Day 12 : Trek Lamite Bhanjyang to Yamphudin walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 13 : Trek Yamphudin to Phumphe walk – Duration; 6 hrs
Day 14 : Trek Phumphe to Kunjari walk – Duration: 7 hrs
Day 15 : Trek Kanjari to Suketar walk – Duration: 7 hrs
Day 16 : Suketar to Biratnagar drive – Duration: 4-5 and fly back to Kathmandu
Day 17 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination


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


Note: We would like to inform and assure you that we always follow the itinerary program but we might have to compel to change the itinerary due to bad weather, route condition and in any other unexpected situation compel in the field. We seek to request maximum flexibility for your safety while you are travelling in the Himalaya. There are also many other optional routes and programs which can be customized based on your interest. The cost will vary for the customized program. Please feel free to contact us for customized program.

GROUP TRIPS

Start Date End Date Status Cost
Guaranteed From € 2550

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 3
Day 02 : Fly Kathmandu to Biratnagar 45 minutes and drive to Suketar 5-6 hrs

Day 4
Day 03 : Trek to Khesewa (1960m) walk - Duration: 6-7 hrs

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 04 : khesewa to Mamanke (1780m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

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 05 : Mamanke to Yamphudin (1690m) walk - Duration: 4 hrs

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 06 : Yamphudin to Amji Khola (2,340m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

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 07 : Amji Khola to Torontan (2,990m) walk - Duration: 7 hrs

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 08 : Torontan to Tseram (3,870m) walk - Duration: 5 hrs

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 09 : Trek Tseram to ramche 4,620m) walk - Duration: 4 hrs

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 10 : Rest day Oktang and the Yalung Glacier; Return to Tseram 6-7 hrs

Day 12
Day 11 : Trek Tseram to Lamite Bhanjyang walk - Duration: 7 hrs

Day 13
Day 12 : Trek Lamite Bhanjyang to Yamphudin walk - Duration: 6 hrs

Day 14
Day 13 : Trek Yamphudin to Phumphe walk - Duration; 6 hrs

Day 15
Day 14 : Trek Phumphe to Kunjari walk - Duration: 7 hrs

Day 16
Day 15 : Trek Kanjari to Suketar walk - Duration: 7 hrs

Day 17
Day 16 : Suketar to Biratnagar drive - Duration: 4-5 and fly back to Kathmandu

Day 18
Day 17 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination

SERVICES: PROVIDED BY COMPANY

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu
  • 2Night's accommodation at Green Boutique Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu - Biratnagar to Kathmandu Flight (inclusive with airport tax)
  • All ground transportation by A/C Private Vehicle (Biratnagar - Suketar to Biratnagar)
  • Restricted Kanchenjunga area Permits, Trekking TIMS and Kanchenjunga National park Permits
  • Full boards meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea, coffee during trek
  • All Camping equipment: tents, Mettress, Pillow, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, shower tent and toilet tent
  • 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)

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photos)
  • Extra night accommodation, if required (in Kathmandu)
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation during trekking in need
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Items and expenses of personal nature
  • Any kind of Hot drinks, cold drinks, Phone Call and Internet etc..
  • Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslide, political disturbance and strikes etc..
  • Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek
  • Tips for guide, porters

The Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek – 17 Days: (Accommodation: Camping)

(All rates are in Euro)
PRICING FOR GROUP SIZE BASIS:
All inclusive Trek Cost for 1 Person: Eur 2550
All inclusive Trek Cost for 2-4 person basis : Eur 2450 per person
All inclusive Trek Cost for 5-7 person basis : Eur 2350 per person
All inclusive Trek Cost for +8 person basis : Eur 2250 per person

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.

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

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Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek
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Trip Facts

  • 17 Days
  • Moderate
  • 4260 Meter
  • September - November & February - April
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Flight
  • Camping

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