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 and either starting their trek there (a very steep two-hour climb up endless steps to Suketar) or getting a ride in one of the frequent jeeps from Taplejung to Suketar. Alpine Trav Treks and Expeditions is always ready to manage your treks as per your interests and requirements.
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After we land at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be greeted by our Nepali representatives who will also explain us about our trek.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle as per group size.
- 3 night's hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Domestic airfer (Kathmandu - Suketar - Kathmandu).
- Professional, licensed and English speaking mountain guide and Assistant guide.
- Transportation to and from the starting and ending point.
- Accommodation Camping equipment.
- (Tent, mattress, dining, kitchen tent, toilet, shower, kitchen.
- Meals on full board tea house and camping during the trek.
- Trekkers Information management System (TIMS) permit fee.
- National Park – Conservation. Area entry permits.
- One porter carry for 2 guest's luggage, 20 kgs - 25kgs).
- First aid medical kit.
- Coordination of Quick Rescue service (costs covered by your Insurance plan)
- Farewell dinner second last day of departure.
- Meals at Kathmandu.
- Your international airfare.
- Nepal visa
- Personal expenses.
- Bar and beverage bills.
- Your Travel Insurance.
- Gratitude tips.
• Mt. Kanchenjunga 3rd highest peak in the world.
• Traditional Nepali Culture.
• Wildlife: snow leopard, musk deer, red panda.
• View of all the snow mountains of Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal.
• Beautiful views of Rhododendron forest.
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