- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 20 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 12+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Great views of Kanchenjunga, the 3rd highest mountain in the world
- Challenge yourself on this long, onceinalifetime trek
Kanchenjunga South Base Camp With regards to the mountains themselves, in addition to the main peak of Kanchenjunga, there are four subsidiary summits exceeding 8,000m, the most important being Kanchenjunga West, also known as Yalung Kang (8,505m). Also found in this area are approximately twenty peaks exceeding 7,000m, the highest being Kambachen (7,903m), Janu (7,710m), Jongsong (7,483m), Kabru (7,353m), Tent Peak (7,365m) and the Twins (7,350m). In addition there are numerous peaks over 6,000m. Amongst this impressive cluster of peaks are five major glacial systems. Of these, Zumu, Talung and Rathong flow into Sikkim while to the west, the Kanchenjunga and Yalung glaciers flow into the mighty Tamor River of Nepal.
This just adds to the fact trekking in Kanchenjunga is an unforgettable experience where trekkers get right into the heart of the remote, less trekked, Himalaya mountains and valleys. With the recent addition to the trekking map, as well as other, remote areas so there is the opening up of more tea houses on the route. While this is a positive for the local communities, now would be a good time to go to Kanchenjunga before more trekkers ‘discover’ the area
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Day 1: Trek preparation day
Day 2: Fly to Suketar and trek Mitlung (850m/2,790 ft)
Day 3: Mitlung to Chirwa (1270 m/4166 ft)
Day 4: Mitlung to Chirwa (1270 m/4166 ft)
Day 5: Chirwa to Sukathum (1576 m/5169 ft)
Day 6: Sukathum to Amjilosa (2308 m /7570 ft)
Day 7: Amjilosa to Gyabla (2730 m /8954 ft)
Day 8: Gyabla to Ghunsa (3595 m/11792 ft)
Day 9: Acclimatization day at Ghunsa
Day 10: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4050 m/13284 ft)
Day 11: Kambachen to Lhonak (4780 m/15678 ft)
Day 12: Lhonak to Pang Pema Base Camp (5,160m/16,923ft)
Day 13: Pang Pema Base Camp, rest and exploration day
Day 14: Pangpema to Kambachen (4,150m/13,650ft)
Day 15: Kambachen to Phale via Ghunsa (3,140m/10,302ft)
Day 16: Phale to Amjilosa (2,140m/7,100ft)
Day 17: Amjilosa to Chirwa (1,190m/3,900 ft)
Day 18: Chirwa to Linkhim (1,520m/4,985ft)
Day 19: Linkhim to Suketar (2,700m/8,856ft.)
Day 20: Fly form Suketar to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
- Airport pick-up and drop services as per the itinerary
- 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 2- 3star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu to Suketar & Suketar to Kathmandu
- Kanchenjunga special trek permit & Conservation permit
- Basic tea house/ local home stay accommodation during the trek
- Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Gov. Licensed highly experienced helpful and friendly guide include his food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance
- Down Jacket and sleeping bag (if needed)
- Satellite phone for emergency uses
- Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- First Aid kit box with normal medicine
- Assistant guide group size above 6+ people
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel insurance company)
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Nepal entry visa
- Your travel and rescue insurance (compulsory).
- Personal trekking equipments
- Personal expenses laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc
- Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected)
- Earn US$ 68+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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 much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.