Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure
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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

A trek through virgin high-himalayala terrain, fresh raw adventure, go to visit feet of Kanchenjunga north and south offer incredible unforgettable experience.

Mt. Kanchenjunga 8,586m is one of the planet’s most exquisite and 3rd tallest pillar mountain located in far eastern Nepal, on border with Sikkim.  Lush rhododendrons forests, dramatic mountain vistas, communities that abound in the folklore and Kanchenjunga, entire combine to make this is a paradise for trekking off of the beaten path. Kanchenjunga was one of the initial areas of the Himalaya to be explored in the ninetieth centaury.

The Nepal side of the Kanchenjunga massif is split into two sections; the remote valleys that lie beneath the horseshoe-shaped southwest face and ridges, around Yalung, and the north face where the Base Camp for the mountaineering groups. Dozens of peaks form as maze of ridges that isolate communities’ popular areas.

With Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you'll not only be able to enjoy this unique landscape, Kanchenjunga north-south, lush rhododendrons forest, virgin high mountain terrain, magnificent wilderness area but you'll also have the chance to observe the traditions and rituals of the local combination of Sherpa, Limbu, Rai and Gurung people. We put great emphasis on authentic experiences and our professional local guides will introduce you to their culture.

The initial journey commences with short scenic flight to Bhadrapur or Biratnagar and further short drive to Taplejung. All our treks can be booked as private trips - no large, impersonal groups but small, individual experiences. Let Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure take you on your very own adventure trek to Mt. Kanchenjunga.

 

Highlights:

  • Trekking in the feet of 3rd crown of the planet 
  • Breath-taking view of Mount Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt. Manaslu 8163m, Annapurna I 8091m and other remarkable peaks
  • Trek in uncrowded and magnificent wilderness region 

Trip Facts

 

Altitude: 1300m – 5145m

Duration: 21 days

Accommodation: Teahouse

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Season: Spring/Fall/Winter

Cultural Rating: Identified indigenous culture of Nepal

Min. group size: 2 and above people

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

Flying into KTM is a memorable experience with the Himalaya Spread out before you. After landed your flight in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1350m), our airport representative will be waiting for you with your name written on the placard. We welcome you by offering Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. There will be a full trek briefing this evening.
Overnight at Hotel 

 

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing

The day is spent visiting UNESCO World Heritage and cultural sites of Kathmandu. You will visit to ancient Buddhist and Hindu holy sites Swayambhu(Monkey Temple), planet's tallest Boudha Stupa, open cremation and sacred Hindu Temple Pashupatinath. After visit these three places return to hotel and prepare for trek and explore the tourist hub of Nepal Thamel where you can easily find all you need for trekking. Or if you just want to relax there are many cafes and bakeries serving excellent local tea and coffee. It is best to avoid the street food.
Meals included: bed and breakfast
Overnight at Hotel 

 

Day 03: Scenic flight to Biratnagar (80m) and drive to Taplejung (1820m), 50min fly+6hr drive

We fly to Biratnagar and drive a jeep to Taplejung, from where a magnificent trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp starts and is the large settlement of Limbu people. The name Taplejung is derived from the name Taple and the word jung. Taple was the medieval Limbu king who used to rule the area and jung in the Limbu language means fort. Literally, Taplejung means Fort of King Taple.
[Included meals: Bed and Breakfast]
Overnight at Hotel

 

Day 04: Descend down the valley, pass the field, moves on to a spur & final descend to reach Phurumbu (1545m), 4-5hr walk

From the airstrip we follow a grass-covered trail northwards which bring us to a major trail junction. The trail slowly descends providing views of the Tamor Khola valley below to our left. This is a very fertile region with three crops being produced per year, depending on the season and altitude it might be rice, millet, corn, potatoes, cauliflowers or green vegetables that surround us. Slowly curving north wards the trail moves on to a spur that suddenly steepens at Gadidanda (1890m). We have final descent of 350m to reach Phurumbu.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 05: Follow the ups and downs trail, pass the historical valley and final climb to reach Chiruwa (1270m), 6-7hr walk

The trail dips and climbs slightly as we pass a stream, and then again after Baishakhe. Now the descent towards the Tamor Khola continues, first to Linkhim (1300m), then Tawa (1120m) before finally reaching the valley floor before Ngadin (1050m). The valley we pass through are part of a historically important region in Nepal; this is where the Kirati warriors came from the Himalaya into a single sovereign state. Further we climb slightly as we approach Chiruwa (1270m), a compact settlement of teahouses,shops and school, all squeezed between the river and steep hillside.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 06: Trek through the river bank, pass the National Park check post and continue to reach Sukathum (1575m), 6-7hr walk

From there, we first winds through cardamom fields and then into dense forest before gradually climbing away from the Tamor Khola to Lelep (1750m) which has a small teahouse. We descend rapidly from Lelep to a suspension bridge across the Tamor Khola to Sukathum (1575m).
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 07: Cross the suspension bridge, pass the dense forest and waterfall, and another walk through forest reach Amjilosa (2310m), 6-7hr walk

We cross the suspension bridge at the Sukathum campsite and follow a trail through dense forest until the valley narrows into a deep gorge. Waterfall cascade down both sides of the valley, and the sound of the river will make conversation difficult. Locals have built a stone walkway beneath a cliff face along the river’s water-line, which makes for some great pictures. After negotiating this section, there is another hour of dense forest trail before us, come to a bridge at the base of a steep climb. Switchbacks ascend 350m before the gradient eases about 1 hour before Amjilosa (2308m).
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 08: Climb a minor ridge, walk through dense forest and treks up and down to reach Gyabla (2730m), 5-6hr walk

Our trek begins with a minor ridge to a sharp turn to the north. The forest is dense and dark as we again descend towards the Ghunsa Khola at Thyanyani (2405m) and the first of a few slippery log bridges across a stream. There are a few small stone shelters here which are normally only used by herders in monsoon. After the third bridge, the trail climbs another steep track for roughly 300m, the last section beside a stream can be slippery. We crest the climb and find our self on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Gyabla (2730m).
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 09: Climb up the hill, pass the Tibetan refugee settlement and walk through the waterfall to reach Ghunsa (3595m), 5-6hr walk

After the previous week this days marks a change in the flora and fauna along the trail. Trek commence with a broader valley bottom permits views of the river and hillsides. Then we climb for 200m and suddenly notice rhododendron, camellias, and azaleas rather than bamboo and cardamom beside the trail. The village of Phale (3140m) is spread over a large area.The first houses are the winter village for Ghunsa. This is a Tibetan refugee settlement where it’s possible to buy handicrafts and homemade rugs from some of the locals. From Phale we walk through dwarf conifer and pine forest before arriving at Ghunsa (3595m).
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 10: Acclimatization day in Ghunsa

We have now passed the 3000m mark, and we take a pause and explore the village, the Yamtari Khola which boasts a fantastic view of Jannu (7711m) from the south-continue up the left hand side of the river until we reach some herders’ huts, then climb to our left for a viewpoint. This valley is also the route to the disused and dangerous Lapsang La (5161m), as well as Selele La (4290m) and Sinion La (4440m) both of which offer interesting rout variations to/from Yalung if one possessed camping gear.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 11: Trek through the most impressive section of trail along the entire trek to reach Khangpache (4050m), 5-6hr walk

After an hour of trek, we reach the bridge across the main river before Rampuk Kharka (3720m), which is often blocked with sticks to prevent yaks from wandering. We then climbs almost 400m past, then through, a large landslide beside the terminal moraine of the Kanchenjunga Glacier to 4100m. A brief traverse of the hillside might offer a glimpse of Jannu before descending to the yak farming settlement of Khanpachen 4050m.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 12: Acclimatization day in Khangpachen

We have an acclimatization day here in Khangpachen, where there are two great day walks to help us adjust to the 700m altitude gain next day. One route is to explore the valley directly behind Khangpachen, and walk up to the base of Tha Nagphu (5980m), a massive snow and rock dome that we can see from the village. Alternatively, for those feeling fit, cross the river and climb the left-hand side of the Kumbhakarna Glacier lateral moraine to the popular pilgrimage site beneath the massive vertical north face of Jannu-there is a large boulder and plenty of prayer flags to mark a viewpoint.
Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 13: Follow the easy scrubby lateral moraine, climb up a long section of landslide and cross the stream to reach Lhonak (4780m),5-6hr walk

The trail away from Khangpachen is surprisingly easy as we gradually climb scrubby lateral moraine for 1hr. Then comes perhaps the hardest and the most challenging section of the entire trek, a climb up a long section of landslide, mostly across large boulders. Once across the stream from the water-fall section the trail climbs steeply for a short section to the top of an ancient lateral moraine at 4670m, where the gradient eases as we cross some scrubs and grass covered moraine. On the far side is the Lhonak Khola, which we follow to a seasonal bridge and a few stone shelters at Lhonak 4780m.
Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 14: Acclimatization day in Lhonak

The large sandy bed of the Lhonak Khola offers an inviting walk for an acclimatisation trip. It is important that we are prepared for, and understand the hazards of river crossings if we want to fully explore this valley. It is possible to explore a rough track along the western edge of the Lhonak glacier to the confluence of the Chabuk and Chijima Glacier at 5080m, 5 hours return. Alternatively, we will enjoy the great views of Gimmigela, Wedge Peak, Nepal Peak and Tent Peak (Tharpa Chuli) that line and head the valley to the east.
[included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 15: Climb gently along massive lateral moraine, take a steep section and continue trail to reach Kanchenjunga Base Camp(5145m), 4-5hr walk

From here we climbs gently along the massive lateral moraine of the Kanchenjunga glacier. It’s hard not to stop and admire the views of the peaks and the glacier below. A short steep section of loose rock & landslide formed by a side river. We then climb more gently for another hour before we reach the few stone huts of Kanchenjunga Base Camp 5143m.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 16-19: Retrace the same route to Taplejung (2420m)

We retrace along the same route downwards Taplejung.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 16-17: Retrace the same route to Taplejung (2420m)

Retrace the same route to Taplejung (2420m)

 

Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu

A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle.
[Included: Breakfast.

 

Included Services

 

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

+ 3N Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel in KTM with Bed and Breakfast on twine sharing bed [upgrade possible]

+ Sightseeing around KTM by private vehicle and professional English speaking tour guide

+ Private trek with an English speaking trekking guide

+ 1 professional local porter between two clients to carry your luggage during the trek (max 24 kg; i.e. max12 kg pP)

+ Full Board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the trek

+ Flight Ktm to Biratnagar and return 

+ Sharing(public) bus.jeep from Biratnagar to Taplejung and return 

+ Accommodation during the trek in basic selected teahouses

+ All trekking permits fee, Government taxes and TIMS card

+ First Aid kit

+ Guides’ and porters’ medical and accidental insurance

 

Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from your country

- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek

- Tips for Guide & Porter (not mandatory but expected)

- Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

- Unforeseen cost not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc.

- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt.

- Entrance fees during tour in Kathmandu

Equipment

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Useful Information

Useful Info

Duration
21 days
Season
Spring/Fall/winter
Region
Kanchenjunga
Grade
Hard
Altitude
5145m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Tea-house