- duration 25 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 18+ years old
- max group size 16
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Embark on a challenging traverse through a region seldom visited by trekkers
- Follow the glacial torrent of the Tamur and Ghunsa Rivers to their source on the north west side of the Kanchenjunga Himal
- Cross the Mirgin La Pass (4500m), trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp and spend the night at Pangpema (5140m)
- Witness unsurpassed views of the Kanchenjunga massif, Makalu range and surrounding peaks including Jannu
One of the most picturesque and remote treks in the Nepal Himalaya. Eastern Nepal is characterised by greater diversity on many accounts; ethnic groups such as the Rai and Limbu people,a prolific range of flora due to the higher summer rainfall in the region, and some of the most outstanding mountain vistas anywhere in the Himalaya. By following the glacial torrent of the Tamur and Ghunsa Rivers to their source on the north west side of the Kanchenjunga Himal, we emerge to another world. Dwarfed by an alpine grandeur in almost every direction, peaks such as; Pyramid Peak, Jannu, the Twins and of course Kanchenjunga (8586m) dominate the setting. It is no less dramatic on our southern traverse of the mountain on the return journey by way of the Mirgin La Pass (4500m). This is a challenging traverse through a region seldom visited in recent years.
Last year we felt our trip was more strenuous than advertised but this year it was just right, suiting our youngest trekker of 22 to us oldies.
Our female guide, BK, was excellent and she is wanting to take us on a similar level trek to Everest region next year.
Thank you very much for organising and we look forward to another trek in 2018.”
Day 1 : Join Kathmandu
Day 2 : Fly to Bhadrapur, drive to Taplejung (1820m)
Day 3 : Trek To Mitlung (921m). Walk approx. 4hrs
Day 4 : To Chiruwa (1190m). Walk approx. 5hrs.
Day 5 : To Sukethum (1640m). Walk approx. 6hrs.
Day 6 : Trek to Amjilosa (2490m). Walk approx. 6 hrs.
Day 7 : To Gyabla (2730m). Walk approx. 6hrs.
Day 8 : Trek to Ghunsa (3430m). Walk approx. 6hrs.
Day 9 : Rest & acclimatisation in Ghunsa.
Day 10 : Trek to Khangpachen (4040m). Walk approx. 6hrs.
Day 11 : Trek to Lhonak (4790m). Walk approx. 7hrs.
Day 12 : To Kanchenjunga Base Camp (Pangpema) (5140m). Walk approx. 4hrs.
Day 13 : Return to Khangpachen (4040m). Walk approx. 7hrs.
Day 14 : Return to Ghunsa (3430m). Walk approx. 4 Hrs
Day 15 : To Selele Base Camp (4500m). Walk approx. 6 hrs.
Day 16 : To Tseram (3870m) via Mirgin La Pass (4480m). Walk approx. 8hrs.
Day 17 : To Ramche (4620m) via Octang, Yalung Glaciers. Walk approx. 7hrs.
Day 18 : To Dorongdin (3000m). Walk approx. 7hrs
Day 19 : To Sherpa Gaun (Yamphudim) (2080m). Walk approx. 8hrs.
Day 20 : Trek to Phumpe Danda (1858m). Walk approx. 6-7hrs.
Day 21 : Trek to Kade Vanjyang (2130m) Walk approx 5-6hrs.
Day 22 : Trek to Lali Kharka (2265m). Walk approx 6-7 hours.
Day 23 : Trek to Suketar (2420m), walk approx. 3-4hrs & drive to Bhadrapur 7-8hrs.
Day 24 : Fly to Kathmandu, remainder of day at leisure
Day 25 : In Kathmandu, trip concludes.
- Good quality accommodation in Kathmandu and basic accommodation in Bhadrapur
- 24 breakfasts, 22 lunches and 22 dinners including all meals on trek valued at US$1100
- Flight Kathmandu/Bhadrapur/Kathmandu valued at US$420
- Private air conditioned transportation
- Expert bilingual guide and medical kit
- 20kg luggage allowance
- Special permit US$40
- All park entrance fees and trekking permits
- Porters to carry all personal and group equipment
- Porter's insurance
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
- Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
- Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
- International flights
- Airport and departure taxes
- Travel Insurance
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Kanchenjunga Base Camp tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 25 December 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 December 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Kanchenjunga Base Camp tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Kanchenjunga Base Camp tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
- This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
- How does it work with a porter?
Is a visa on arrival available?
Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.
- Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?
- What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?