Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is a magnificent trek as Kanchenjunga itself is an awesome place! There is nothing like what we will witness just below the looming Mountain Kanchenjunga (8,586 meters). This area is declared as a gift of the Earth – full of alpine grasslands, rocky outcrops, dense temperate and sub-tropical forests. Geographically located in north-eastern Nepal, along with the Nepal India border in the Himalayas, this enchanting area offers an excellent display of flowering glory including rhododendrons, orchids, and lilies. A trip to this region would not be complete without a visit to the spectacular Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. The 2,035 square Kilometers has a rich diversity of wildlife including snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, and red panda. Pheasant, red-billed blue magpie, shy drongo are the major birds found here.
This Kanchenjunga tent trek (Long) has been designed by Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition for those who want to spend month’s holidays in Nepal. Many trekkers describe Kanchenjunga as the finest trekking route in Nepal since it is a long trek going deep into the distant mountain ranges on Nepal’s border with Sikkim and Tibet. The trail takes us to the area around Kanchenjunga where we can see a wide range of scenery from green, tropical jungle through to rhododendron, chestnut and oak forests and then at higher altitudes into the alpine zone. Most part of this area is inhabited by Sherpas who have different culture and tradition from those of Solukhumbu district. Rais, Chhetris, Brahmans are other ethnic groups found in this region, and we will witness their cultures are revealed in the monasteries, temples, prayer wheels and mani walls. So Kanchenjunga is a breath-taking trekking destination which will better our wildest dreams!
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1337m)
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu(1337m)
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Suketar (1 hour) walk to Lali Kharka (2266m) 2 -3 hours
Day 04: Lalikharka to Khesewa (2125m) 4-5 hours
Day 05: Khesewa to Mamangkhe (1786m) 5-6 hours
Day 06: Mamangkhe to Yamphudin (1692m)4- 5 hours
Day 07: Yamphudin to Chitre (2925m) 5-6 hours
Day 08: Chitre to Tortong (2980m) 6 -7 hours
Day 9: Tortong to Cheram (3868m) 6- hours
Day 10: Cheram to Ramche (4610m) 4-5 hours
Day 11: Rest day in Ramche (4610m) – Exploration
Day 12: Ramche to Mirgin- La (4645m) 6-7 hours
Day 13: Mirgin- La to Ghunsa (3415m) 4-5 hours
Day 14: Ghunsa to Khambachen (4145m) 4-5 hours
Day 15: Khambachen to Lhonak (4792m) 5-6 hours
Day 16: Lhonak to Pang Pema (5140m) 4-5 hours
Day 17: Exploration Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5280m) and walk to Lhonak
Day 18: Trek to Ghunsa (3415m) 5-6 hours
Day 19: Ghunsa to Kyapra (Gyabla) (2726m) 5-6 hours
Day 20: Kyapra to Sekathum (1650m) 5-6 hours
Day 21: Sekathum to Chirwa (1185m) 4-5 hours
Day 22: Chirwa to Phurumba (890m) 3-4 hours
Day 23: Phurumba to Taplejung (2420m) 5-6 hours
Day 24: Taplejung to Suketar to Kathmandu (1-hour flight)
Day 25: Rest/Shopping in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur (1401)Sightseeing 3-4 hours
Day 26: Departure from Kathmandu (1337m)
Our Guest’s security is of dominant concern to Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition. Please understand that the HV Treks trekking leader has the authority to adjust or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is found prudent. Unfavorable circumstances may occur during the trek. Such as dangerous weather conditions, the condition of a group member, natural events like landslides, can force changes in the itinerary. All efforts will be made to keep to the planned itinerary. The HV Treks leader will try his/her best to ensure that the trip goes smoothly and according to plan, but please be ready to be flexible if necessary. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition is capable, experienced, and prepared to give a 24-hour emergency response to an accident or condition that requires attention or evacuation.
The Airport is at high-altitude and flights in or out are prone to delays due to weather conditions. In the wetter, cloudy months, flights are sometimes delayed or canceled until next day or when the weather permits. Guests should please make sure their timetable for the trip allows for these possible delays.
Himalayan Vacation Treks & Expedition requires that trekking and expedition guests have Insurance Policies. A Travel Insurance Policy should cover the cost of emergencies (including altitude sickness), injuries, and evacuations. Please, it is essential to bring your Travel Insurance Policy, or copies of your pertinent existing insurance coverage with you to Nepal. HV Treks will require a copy for our office records. We, as well, advise you to inform your existing insurance agent/company of your itinerary, including trekking, climbing, and hiking, and insure your current policy provides sufficient coverage.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1337m)
You are welcomed to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal renowned for historical monuments, Hindu Temples, and Buddhist Stupas/Monasteries. We meet our guests at the Tribhuvan International Airport. A representative will be waiting with a Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition placard with our guests’ names displayed. After dropping luggage at the hotel, guests are taken for a short sightseeing tour. In the evening, guests are invited to a Welcome Dinner at a Nepali restaurant.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu(1337)
A local guide will be available. According to your wishes, the guide will escort you for sightseeing. Sightseeing may include the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati, Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, and the Swoyambhunath areas. Starting after breakfast, usually at 9.00am, the exploration of Kathmandu Valley can continue until 5.00pm. Lunch and dinner, you will be responsible for.
Day 04: Lalikharka to Khesewa (2125m) 4-5 hours
This morning, from our camp, we will see the entire day’s walk in front of us. After crossing the hillside for a short distance, we will descend to the village of Pokhara on the Phawa Khola and cross a suspension bridge before beginning the steep climb towards Kunjari. The afternoon’s walk then takes us up over the crest of the ridge to our campsite at Keswa. From here, you get your first views of Mt Kanchenjunga along with Mt Yulung and the other Himalayas.
Number of participants
Minimum number of participants: 4
Maximum number of participants: 12
Max Altitude: 5140 meters
Best Season: Sep – Nov and Mar-May
Difficulty Level: Moderate
December, January, and February
It is called the winter season in Nepal. It is a season for snowfall in mountain region above 4300m in Nepal. So trekking is possible below 4500m during this period. This season is noted for occasional snowfall at higher elevations in the Himalayas. Though it gets colder in a night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and relatively fewer trekkers on the trail. Sunrise and Sunset are seen very clear and beautiful in this season. So tourist who wants to pass short holidays during this period Himalayan vacation Treks and Expedition welcomes to see a splendid view of nature. During this period, we arrange a family tour to experience natural beauty with short hikes and cultural tour. It is suitable for homestay tour through which different rituals and culture can be experienced during this period. The famous homestay like Sailung Timal homestay,Timal homestay, Tamang Heritage Homestay, Ghalegaon Homestay are the special places to visit. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition arranges a tour for these places.
March, April, and May
It is spring season which is known as trekking season in Nepal. A smooth wind and gentle breeze are felt all over the country. Sunny days and clear weather are the supportive factors for trekking in this season. Presence of a cloud can be seen in the sky during this season. So a short rainfall can be felt during this period. It is the season of an expedition and climbing high peaks in Nepal. So many tourists from different parts of the world come to climb peaks above 7000m in this season. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition arranges tour and journey for climbing during this period. Peak climbing period can be in length up to June so Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition arranges attractive programmes during this period. This period offers plenty of opportunities for clear mountain views. It is also the time for flowers to blossom, and the national flower of Nepal – rhododendrons – coat the mountainsides with its colorful beauty throughout the spring.
June, July, and August
It is rainy season in Nepal. As it is the season of heavy rainfall. it is also known as the crops harvesting season in Nepal. In this season, trekking is slightly difficult in Nepal. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. Trekking in the rain-shadow (places are out of reach of the rain clouds because of the high mountains) areas north of the Himalaya like Upper Mustang and Dolpo could be an ideal trek selection. However, Himalayan vacation Treks and Expedition arranges tour and trek during this period in dry areas. We arrange treks and tour in dry areas like Mustang, Upper Dolpa, Leh Ladakh (India) and Tibet.
September, October, and November
Moderate temperatures, clear sky with outstanding views, making it a great time to do any of our treks. Occasional short storms may dump snow at high altitudes. This is the season of feast and festivals. This is also known as the special season for flowers in Nepal. Marigold is popular and found best in this season. Temples and holy places are visited during this period. Festivals like Dashain, Tihar, and Chhath are celebrated during this season. Long national holidays are offered for this festival for civil workers. This season is known as the king of the season. No rainfall, sunny days and moderate temperature are the most favorable factors of this season for treks and tours in Nepal. Every kind of treks and tours can be done during this period. So many tourists come to see beautiful Nepal in this season. Many trekking routes are full of tourist during this season. Peaks 6000m to 7000m is the best destination for climbing in this season. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition welcomes tourist to feel the splendid view of the nature of Nepal in this season.
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Please understand that the items listed below will vary according to the season and the duration of the trek. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 12 kg. Your gear will be carried by your porter and you will be required to carry your own day-pack (with your valuables and things of immediate importance to you). We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary. Our list of equipment is prepared on the basis of our long experience. The Himalayan Vacation Trek & Expedition Team leader will check your gear to ensure you have all the necessary equipment at the start of the trek. If necessary, the HVTreks’ guide will request additions of necessary equipment when and where it is available.
Important documents and items
Rucksack and Travel Bags
-Note: In the larger towns and cities of Nepal, pharmacies have available common over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. Western/foreign brand name products and prescription drugs are not. We suggest you bring the pharmaceuticals you use in enough quantity.