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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek


A beautiful Mt. Kanchenjunga mountain ranges from Taplejung in the clear day. Mt. Kanchenjunga base camp 5,150m Suketar Airstrips The Suketar STOL Airstrips 2,440 m where a few flights in a week with Mt. Kanchenjunga range on the background. At the moment, there is no flights due to many reasons! Taplejung with cloudy day. View of Mt. Kanchenjunga The beautiful view of Mt. Kanchenjunga from Taplejung.Lhonak 4,780 mA camp site & a basic lodge at Lhonak at the altitude of 4,780 m Kanchenjunga 8,586 mA great view of Mt. Kanchenjunga Mt. Kanchenjunga view
Kanchenjunga base camp trek offers a scenic cultural mind blowing scenic trekking in the world`s 3rd highest Mt. Kanchenjunga at 8,586 m/28,169 ft “Kanchendzonga” means "the five jewels of the great snow range" in Tibetan. Kanchenjunga base camp adventure starts with a scenic flight of far eastern cities at Bhadrapur in Jhapa, from here a motor able journey to the hill village at Ilam and then to Suketar in Taplejung area. Kanchenjunga base camp begins from this scenic village following the trail through traditional farm villages and beautiful forest on least frequented area and untouched by modern world civilization and unspoiled villages a perfect wilderness, an interesting area to visit the unexplored or least explored Kanchenjunga region that straddles the border to Tibet in the North and Sikkim, India in the East, adventure to Kanchenjunga base camp includes with a visit of both base camps the North and the South providing the amazing panoramic scenery of the landscapes, alpine green woodlands, vegetation and mountains, this adventurous walk encountering two high passes Mirgins and Tamo-la between majestic Kanchenjunga and Kumbhakarna Himalayan range, Kanchenjunga base camp trekking leads to North base camp at Pengpema at 5,150 meters the highest point of this adventure, returning the journey to an alternative route to Suketar via Mitlung through rural farm villages and tranquil forest, concluding this awesome journey with a sweeping scenic flight of Kathmandu after a mesmerizing adventure to Kanchenjunga base camp with Experience Treks.

Trip Highlights
1. Trekking in the far eastern region, closed to Indian boarder
2. Experience the Nepalese beautiful tea garden at Ilam
3. Trekking into world`s third highest mountain, Mt. Kanchenjunga
4. Trekking into least explored region
5. Trekking into the special protected area
6. Experience the local scenery, people, landscapes, old aged cultures & religions
7. Trek to KBC with totally the wilderness



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Day 01:
Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300 m and transfer to hotel & free day at leisure

Day 02:
Fly Kathmandu to Bhadrapur 240 m and drive to Ilam 1,560 m/1+2= 03 hrs

Day 03:
Drive to Taplejung 04 hrs and trek to Lalikharka 1,900 m/04 +03=07 hrs

Day 04:
Trek to Khesewa Bhanjyang 2,100 m/06 hrs

Day 05:
Trek to Mamangkhe 2,000 m/07 hrs

Day 06:
Trek to Yangphudin 2,150 m/06 hrs

Day 07:
Trek to Chitre 2,880 m/06 hrs

Day 08:
Trek to Simbua Khola 3,000 m/07 hrs

Day 09:
Trek to Tseram 3,770 m/o4 hrs

Day 10:
Trek to Ramche 4,360 m via Lapsang/05 hrs

Day 11:
Rest day at Ramche for acclimatization and optional walk.

Day 12:
Trek back to Tseram/04 hrs

Day 13:
Trek to near Tamo- La 4,300 m/05 hrs

Day 14:
Trek to Ghunsa 3,480 m/06 hrs

Day 15:
Trek to Kangbachen 4,000 m/05 hrs

Day 16:
Trek to Lhonak 4,780 m/04 hrs

Day 17:
Trek to Pang Pema 5,065 m/04 hrs

Day 18:
Rest day at Pang Pema for local hike to base camp

Day 19:
Trek to Kangbachen 3,900 m/06 hrs

Day 20:
Trek to Phole 3,100 m/06 hrs

Day 21:
Trek to Amjilassa 2,500 m/07 hrs

Day 22:
Trek to Tapethok 1,300 m/07 hrs

Day 23:
Trek to Mitlung 1,550 m/06 hrs

Day 24:
Trek to Suketar 2,440 m and drive to Bhadrapur/06 hrs

Day 25:
Fly to Kathmandu from Bhadarpur

Day 26:
Free day in Kathmandu or tour on request (Kathmandu valley private guided city sightseeing)

Day 27:
Transfer to airport for international departure.

Service includes
• Airport pick up & drop off by private vehicles
• KTM to Bhadrapur airfare for staff and member
• Bhadrapur to Taplejung by public transport
• 3 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Ilan on 3 star category B/B plan
• A days sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle & professional tour guide
• TIMS & National park entry permit fee
• Basic accommodation during the trek
• Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during trek
• English speaking guide & porter during trek
• Food and salary for staff and porter
• Trekking gears for the local trekking staffs (shoes, jacket & trouser)
• Insurance for local trekking staffs
• First Aid Kit box/bag

Service does not include
• Nepal entry visa fee, Photographs & international flights fare
• Meals in Kathmandu and Ilam (lunch & dinner)
• Personal nature expanses: telephone calls, cyber bills, bar bills, laundry service, battery recharge bills, hot shower (On trek),washing water, pots of hot drinks, bottle/boiled water, alcoholic and soft drinks
• Additional cost incurred due to extending your stay at hotel due to cancel and delay of flight because of poor visibility due to heavy raining/snowing/cloudy from Bhadrapur airport & go fly into Bhadrapur from Kathmandu too.
• Essential trekking gears
• Travel & health insurance
• Tipping for all trekking staffs (guide & porter/s)
• An emergencies or rescue evacuation cost/charge (helicopter), if required

 Day 01:
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airports our Experience Treks staff will receive and transfer you to respective hotel. At the hotel our guide will brief with orientation programs of the hotel, Kathmandu, trekking, do's and don't and other related information while you are in Nepal with Experience Treks .

Day 02:
Fly to Bhadrapur 45 minutes flight and drive to Ilam 1,560 m/2 hrs
Starting this wonderful adventure with an early morning flight of Bhadrapur with awesome views of snowcapped mountains of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna Mt. Everest, Makalu & Mt. Kanchenjunga. On reaching at Bhadrapur located on the eastern Nepal border close to India drive to Ilam on the mid hills through the sea of tea gardens regions is famous for Tea & coffee, on reaching at Ilam transfer to the best hotel available.

Day 03:
Drive to Taplejung and trek to Lalikharka 1,900 m/04 +03=07 hrs
After breakfast, a scenic drive on the mid hills to Suketar at Taplejung to begin this wonderful adventure to base camp, the treks are easy winding with a descend into forest of pines; climbing the high hills trail following scenic hill tops then reaching a forested area and downhill to Lalikharka for overnight camp this small village offering grand views of Kanchenjunga in the distance.

Day 04:
Trek to Khesewa Bhanjyang 2,100 m/06 hrs
Walk starts in the morning descending into villages of Hindu religion mixture of Brahmins, Chhetries, Kirat tribes of Rais and Limbus also practice Hindu religion along with their own traditional ancient culture. After this village crossing a bridge with a climb to Kunjari, a mountainside village to the overnight stop at Khesewa Bhanjyang a farm village offering scenery of Kanchenjunga and Yalungkang peak.

Day 05:
Trek to Mamangkhe 2,000 m/07 hrs
Today’s walk on the downhill path to terraced rice and millet fields, and through forests to Nandeva Khola after crossing the stream walk continues to a descend then reaching high hills, trek to climbs through forest coming to Loppoding villages. Walks from here leads to a winding descends into small villages, farm fields to Khesewa khola, then the trail to lead up through terraced fields and then reaching overnight camp at Mamankhe village.

Day 06:
Trek to Yangphudin 2,150 m/06 hrs
Morning walk with a slow climb around the ridge to reach Dekadin, from this village journey heads to Kabeli-khola that rises 200-300 m from this river leading to farm fields then it climbs to a ridge through villages and terraces reaching at the remote Yamphudin village for overnight camp.

Day 07:
Trek to Chitre 2,880 m/06hrs.
From this village tresk to Chitre, walking on the bank of Kabeli khola with two hours climbed to Dhupi bhanjyang on the open grassland a small pass from here a steady descends into deciduous forest to Omje Khola, the path leads in the midst of rhododendron thick forests and coming to an open hill top and then finally reaching at Chitre for overnight stop, the place with a single hut in the midst of forest.

Day 08:
Trek to Simbua Khola 3,000 m/07 hrs.
After Chitre walk to Ramite Bhanjyang at 3,430 m a steep climb of few hours through magnolias, rhododendron and bamboo forest on reaching Ramite, the path ascends to rhododendron covered the ridge and to a small pond with view of Mt. Jannu, from here walk leads to up though thick forest of rhododendron trees with views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Kumbhakarna and Kabru then finally with an easy descend to the riverbed of Simbua Khola for the overnight camp.

Day 09:
Trek to Tseram 3,770 m/04 hrs.
From here morning treks along the river bank of Simbua Khola heading to mountain areas, this valley is densely forested with pine and rhododendron trees then cross a stream along the path reaching a gravel ground to a shrine with a huge boulder shaped like serpent. After the forest area route leads to the riverbed then climb to the terrace to reach the overnight camp at Tseram with roofless caves and views of terminal moraine of Yalung glacier, Kabru peak 7,353 m and Talung peak 7,349 m.

Day 10:
Trek to Ramche 4,360 m via Lapsang/05 hrs
After Tseram walk leads to a descend to the riverbed of Simbua Khola and then the path climbs up the terraced hill top reaching a stone hut of Yalung Bara.
This hut marks the end of tree lines, from here trail head to the bank towards the zone of Yalung Glacier ablation. The valley opens up with more views of Kabru, Rathong and Kokthang.

Day 11:
Rest days at Ramche for acclimatisation and optional walk.
A complete rest day or local excursion to Kanchenjunga south base camp and that offers magnificent views of Yalung glacier and south wall of Kanchenjunga, the walk is about two hours to south base camp at the height of 4,600 m. This is the route first climbed in 1955 with giant mountains Talung Peak and Kabru.

Day 12:
Trek back to Tseram 3,770 m/04 hrs
Walk backed onto a descend most of the way of Tseram for the overnight camp.

Day 13:
Trek to near Tamo la 4,300 m/04 hrs.
Morning trek descends to Yalungbar with a short steep climb to cross the river through the forest, after two hours walks reaching small ponds, here encounter three passes Miring La, Tamo La and Sinion La. The first section of the walk is an uphill climb for an hour of the top with view of Kabru and Kanchenjuna massif, from Miring La the trail leads down hill and then up to Sinion La at 4,500 m. On reaching at the top fantastic views of Makalu, Baruntse, and Chamlang. After Simion La, to walk descend gently to Tamo La at 4,500 m with grand view of Kuumbhakarna, then trail finally heads downhill to the overnight camp.

Day 14:
Trek to La-Ghunsa, 3,480 m/06 hrs.
Morning trek leads to a steep descend to an hour of the forest of rhododendron and pines as the path levels near Ghunsa river, from here walk is on the gradual trail towards Ghunsa village for the overnight camp. This is a large Bhotia village of Tibetan origin of stone houses and neat small farm.

Day 15:
Trek to Kangbachen 4,000 m/05 hrs.
The walk this morning leads to a climb along the river overlooking beautiful waterfalls, coming across Yak herders along this trail depending upon the season. The path head on the bank of Ghunsa river through rhododendron and pine trees leading to a slow climb to Rambuk Kharkas then crossing a small glacier landslide. The trek continues with wonderful views of Mt. Kuumbhakarna and Mt. Janu. On leaving the tree lines the terrain beyond is barren with scrub of juniper, the trail leads down to Kangbachen valley dominated by Mt. Sharphu at 7,070 m with amazing huge north face views of Mt. Janu and Wedge peak.

Day 16:
Trek to Lhonak 4,780 m/04 hrs.
From here the trail follows above the river towards east and then it leads to a descend to the river, then with a climb through boulder and to a moraine of Kanchenjunga glacier, after leaving Ramtang Kharka a Sheppard spot, then reaching Kanchenjunga glacier, crossing the junction at Lhonak and the Kanchenjunga glacier before Lhonak with grand views of Mera, Nepal Peak and Wedge Peak with overnight camp at Lhonak.

Day 17:
Trek to Pang Pema 5,065 m/04 hrs.
Today’s walk close to the destination as the route climbs above the river with magnificent views of Kirat Chuli, Nepal Peak, Taple Sikhar, and Givegela Chuli. The climbs are gentle through a boulder path to grassy slopes and glacier path up to the North base camp overnight camp at Pangpema where herds of blue sheep can be seen around this area.

Day 18:
Rest days at Pangpema for local hikes and excursion.
A free day for the excursion into Kanchenjunga North base camp or climb Pangpema Peak at 5,800 m for mountain panorama views, from here outstanding, scenery of Kanchenjunga, Kumbhakarna, Makalu, Cholotse, Sharpu, Drohma, Nepal Peak and other snowcapped mountain range.

Day 19:
Trek to Kangbachen 3,900 m/06 hrs.
Retrace the journey back the same trail to overnight stop at Kambachen.

Day 20:
Trek to Phole 3,100 m/06 hrs.
Retrace to Ghunsa, on crossing Ghunsa Khola walks is gradual through pine forest unto an interesting Sherpa village of Phole.

Day 21:
Trek to Amjilassa 2,500 m/07 hrs.
Continue downhill walks through the mixed forest of bamboo and rhododendron before Gybala trek is steep up for a short period. After lunch on the river bank the trail goes gentle up and down for an hour and into steep up and down for 2 hrs through the forest. Finally, reaching open grassland to a small Sherpa village of Amjilassa.

Day 22:
Trek to Tapethok 1,300 m/07 hrs.
Today, morning walk is gentle with descend through open grassland to the village of Ghaiyabari and of Sekathum. After Sekathum crossing two Rivers Ghunsa and Simbhu following Tamur river and finally reaching at Tapethok for overnight stop, a Limbu village by the banks of the Tamur River.

Day 23:
Trek to Mitlung 1,550 m/06 hrs.
walking in the banks of Tamur River to the village of Chiruwa for an hour and through the village of Chiruwa, after this village walk leads to gentle up through the mixed forest. Leaving the forest the walk is nice and pleasant to Mitlung village for the overnight stop a fairly large and clean village.

Day 24:
Trek to Suketar 2,440 m/04 hrs.
From Mitlung, the last day walk through villages and forest & the first part is steep up for two hours and then gradual unto Suketar here board on the vehicle for the drive to Ilam after this exciting adventure.

Day 25:
Drive to Bhadrapur and fly to Kathmandu.
A scenic morning drive through the tea gardens all the way of Bhadrapur. Here depending upon the flight time, this scenic 45 minutes flight reaches Kathmandu with panoramic view of the snowcapped peaks, arriving at Kathmandu airport transfer to respective hotel.

Day 26:
Free day at leisure.
We have reserved this days in case of flight delay, if all goes well a free day in Kathmandu, inform our staff for short guide sightseeing tours of around Kathmandu valley.

Day 27:
Transfer to airport for international departure.
Last days of the magic awesome Himalaya with grand memorable time in the mountains with Experience Treks , as per your flight time BTE staff will transfer you to airport for your final departure for homeward bound.
Well, either you could make this above trekked the itinerary less than above time. We also, make basic teahouse/home-stay treks. Also, if the STOOL airport re-open at Suketar , could fly out from there otherwise trek to Gupha Pokhari & then drive to Kathmandu via Basantapur, Dhankuta, Dharan.

Well, either you could make this above trek itinerary less than above time. We also, make basic teahouse/homestay trek. Also, if the STOOL airport re-open at Suketar , could fly out from there otherwise trek to Gupha Pokhari & then drive to kathmandu via Basantapur, Dhankuta, Dharan.


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 Health Requirements
You are preparing for a trek in the higher altitudes of remote Himalayan region. Hence during this treks, the physically, emotionally & mentally demanding mountain trek & you may face Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), if you trek/hike quickly/ascended too fast as well as other health related problems. In this regard, Experience Treks strongly recommends for those travelers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lungs and blood pressure/diseases make know to us before booking this trip.

Experience Requirements
The remote mountain trekking requires 4 – 6 hours walking in per day a basis and at times it even exceeds to 7 – 8 hours depending on your walking pace, age groups, weather condition & seasons. Despite this fact, we do not suggest you for mandatory hiking or technical climbing experiences. Yet, it will be better if you have a regular jogging habit of few weeks before booking this trip.

Travel Insurance
Experience Treks does not sell or arranges any kind of insurance plan/packages for foreigners except local staff/s. Yet, it will be mandatory to join our trips that you should be insured for comprehensive expenses that may arise from the trip for your own safety. Your Insurance plan must be covering medical/travel issues as well as unforeseen accidents that may occur to the trips. In such a case, you may to take the facility like an air ambulance, helicopter rescue, Clinical attention and so on.

Acclimatization
Trekking in higher altitudes may even cost the life of travelers! The more you go higher elevation/height, the lesser will be availability of Oxygen pressure in the air. Therefore, your body requires a few days too many days to adopt the newer situation/climate in an environment with less oxygen. The higher you climb the more will be the possibility of undergoing through Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) problems. Hence, Experience Treks`s itineraries are extremely concern on this problem/issue. With our expert team, you can easily cops with altitude sickness problems. The AMS will attract you after 3,000 m. The Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA), non-profitable medical institution recommends to all trekkers/hikers to ascend slowly after 3,000 m (either ascends 300 m each day or every 600 m spend an extra night, the same altitude). The rule is slowly ascents to go higher elevation to be safe!

Trekking Crew Arrangement
To facilitate the best trekking experience in the Himalayas, Experience Treks has arranged most hospitable as it is possible, more professional and long-terms experienced crew members. Your local trip member/s will have most extensive knowledge about mountain trails, mountain names & its height/elevation, people & their cultures, religions, socio-cultural aspects, eco-system, flora & fauna, geography of the respective treks/trips and history of the local regions. Besides, our crew members are fully undergone through Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Mountaineering, Intensive wilderness First Aid knowledge, Trekking guides, Eco trekking, knowledge about Responsible tourism business, Sustainable development, English language, Conservation & preservation basic knowledge and Bio-diversity trainings.

Meals Facilities
During the trek in the mountains, you will be served 3 times meals a day with typical Nepali food/meal along with Tibetan, Chinese, Indian, Continental & Italian dishes, depending on your choices. You will have an access to have hot chocolate, tea and other hot drinks as well, breads and snack as well in the camping/tented treks. The early morning breakfast and dinner will be served at the same tea houses or at the local lodges where you spend the night. At times, you too have to enjoy the breakfast and the lunch at the camping overnights sites. Unlike this, you will take your lunch on the way in the mountain trails in the side trips/day excursion. The lunch will be prepared for your team member of the camping/tented treks & in teahouse/lodges treks at local lodge/guest houses. At the climax of the trip, you will enjoy a trip celebration dinner in Kathmandu.

Accommodations Arrangements
During your stay in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan & other cities, you will enjoy the budget accommodation to best class hotel /resorts accommodation depending on your budget, interest & hobbies where as on the other hand in the mountain trail, you will have to adjust at twin sharing, double bed & single bed rooms basis accommodations at the standard lodges or tea houses, mostly common sharing bathroom & toilet/rest rooms. However, you have to consider the remoteness of travelled places where single room may not be feasible at all the times & need to be the share with someone else in the peak season. Most of the teahouses/lodges are either double bed rooms or twin sharing rooms. Some of the majors trekking destinations, there are deluxe comfortable hotels & Resorts is also available.

Porter Care
We are tremendously concern over the rights of the porters who facilitate traveler`s adventure dreams in the Himalayas. Without porters hard working, your dream to go to mountains will not be certain/guaranteed. It is our serious concern that the porters should be well paid, make sure their warm clothing, well equipped and treated equally even in the harsh situation in the remote Himalayas. In case of emergency situations, we give equal to rescue facilities as other team members get in the adverse situation in the higher altitude including rescue services by Helicopter. Besides this, we too are concern about International Porter Protection Group (IPPG) which works in the field of trekking porter/s by protecting the rights of porter, basic language training to express their problems, make sure for enough warm clothing & other equipment, compulsory Insurance facility. In doing so, we recommend all our trekkers in the Himalayas just to keep their luggage under 30 kg so that it can be handled by porters smoothly in the higher mountains. If possible, try to make about 25 Kg. over 4,000 m & high passes.

Environmental Concerns
Being human beings, it is our responsibility to protect natural & cultural order, to conserve environment and to love nature. Himalayan region is ecologically very much fragile and hence we try to practice “to leave just footprints and take photos” so that future generation will to have chances to experience the beauty of Himalayan region. Respecting natural balance and being sensible towards local environment yields into protecting local cultures as well. Hence, our trip operations tremendously focus on environmental issues in the Himalayas and thereby eco-tourism.

Trekking Group Arrangement
Experience Treks generally provides one trek guide/trekking leaders for the trip operation and porter/s for luggage carrying. It means if there are 4 trekkers, there will be one trek guide & two porters. In the case of porter/s arrangements, there will be one porter for each two paying trekker. This arrangements helps to carry out the trip smoothly even in the adverse situation. Our trips generally accommodate the group of 10 people at a time. Despite this arrangement, we can adjust or run the trips over than 10 people at a time as well as.

Best Seasons
The best seasons of travelling/trekking in the Himalayas are autumn season (September-November) and spring season (March-May). Apart from these two seasons, there is a possibility of trekking in the Himalayas even in the winter and summer seasons which is called off-seasons. In the winter season, cold, snowing & flight delay or cancellation slightly affects the trips & high passes could be closed. But, travelling/trekking in the summer season comes with tremendous rewards for a passionate botanist despite of rainy days, flooding, landslides, flight delay or cancellation like winter season. It will be great in the least rain fall regions & high passes, where are lots of wild orchid blooming.

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If you are in need of more information on any kinds of trips, please contact us at Tel: +977 14429204, +977 9841969631, +977 9803810253 | Email : info@experiencenepaltreks.com.np
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