- duration 21 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 12+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 5100 meters
- Explore two base camps in Kanchenjunga: Makalu and Everest
- Trek to Pangpema base camp at 5100m
- Discover different local ethnic communities such as Rai and Limbu
- Immerse yourself in the rich flora and fauna of the region
Located in the far north-eastern corner of Nepal, Mt. Kanchenjunga is considered to be one of the most beautiful mountain massifs, scaling 8,586m. Kanchenjunga Park itself is a wilderness virtually untouched by time and tourism, perfect for the adventurous trekker looking for something unique.
The trek heads through diverse land topography, forests and villages. You’ll see central, south and north Kanchenjunga, as well as Yalungkang, Mt. Jannu, Makalu, Lhotse and Mt. Everest on the way to Selela Pass. Keep your eyes open and you might see snow leopards, mask deer and several species of birds, along with the country’s most pristine oak and rhododendron forests.
After trekking through the forested area, the trail winds into higher and harsher terrain. Cross the Mirgin-La pass at 4725 meters and enjoy the views of Makalu, Chamlang and Everest. Next you will pass the glacier, and finally you are rewarded with an incredible, close-up view of Kanchenjunga peak as you approach the Kanchenjunga base camp at Pang Pema.
Talking about the crew members and guide they were all kind,helpful and cheerful throughout the trek and i want to pay my warm thank you to all the teams for taking care of me through out the trek.”
Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar (2,420m), trek toLalikhar
Day 2: Lalikharka to Khesewa (2120m/6,955ft)
Day 3: Khesewa to Mamankhe (1785m/5,856ft)
Day 4: Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2080m/6824ft)
Day 5: Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m/9,826ft)
Day 6: Tortong to Cheram (3,870m/12,696ft)
Day 7: Cheram: Acclimatization and rest
Day 8: Cheram to Ramchaur (Ramche) (4,580m/15,026ft)
Day 9: Ramche to Yalung Base Camp (4500m) to Cheram
Day 10: Cheram to Sele La (4290m/ 14,074ft)
Day 11: Sele La to Ghunsa (3,595/11,794)
Day 12: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050m/13,287ft)
Day 13: Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m/15,682ft)
Day 14: Kanchenjunga base camp, overnight at Pangpema (5,143m)
Day 15: Pangpema to Lhonak
Day 16: Lhonak to Ghunsa (3475m/11,400ft)
Day 17: Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2,308m/7,572ft)
Day 18: Amjilosa to Chirwa (1,270m/4,166ft)
Day 19: Chirwa to Phurumbu (1,549/5,082ft)
Day 20: Phurumbu to Suketar
Day 21: Fly to Kathmandu
- Airport/ hotel pick up and drop off by private vehicle
- Hotels in Kathmandu, inclusive of breakfast
- Meals during the trek
- Government licensed, experienced English speaking guide
- One porter per two people
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
- All government taxes
- One trekking map per person
- Kanchenjunga permit and conservation fee
- Surface transportation
- Sleeping bags and down jackets for the trek (should be refunded after trek)
- First aid kit
- Domestic flight tickets KTM–BDR/Suketar
- Trekking Map
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Beverage bills, bar bills, telephone bills and Personal expenses.
- Nepal entry visa
- Tips for guide, porter and driver
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- Earn US$ 73+ 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.