Kanchenjunga Trek gives you a great chance to reach the base camp of world’s third tallest mountain, located in the far north-eastern corner of Nepal. This has been described by many people as one of the finest trekking route in Nepal. This long trek hoes deep into the remote mountain ranges of Nepal’s border near the Sikkim and Tibet border. The name Kanchenjunga means ‘Five Treasures of The Great Snow’ which justifies the five summits that make up Kanchenjunga. In 1979 British Mountaineer Pete Boardman described the journey to the base camp of Kanchenjunga as the most beautiful trek he had ever undertaken.
Although it was first climbed in 1955, It was not until 1980’s the restrictions were lifted off to allowing the adventure seekers to experience this wonderful trek. Being amongst the restricted zones special permits are required in order to trek here and cannot be issued without hiring a licensed Nepali guide also solo hiking is not permitted here. Kanchenjunga is regarded as a demanding trek due its remoteness and high altitude. The peaks are visible from distance days before we even reach there, making the trek even more impressive and exciting. This is a long journey with less crowd, unique sights and insights into the rural Nepalese lifestyle of various communities from Rai and Limbus to Tibetan Buddhists of the eastern region of Nepal. Along with mesmerizing Himalayan sight your trail will pass through rippled farmlands, meadows, forests of pink barked rhododendron also the local people are very welcoming and offer great hospitality. One of the famous drinks here is called Tongba, a warm millet beer served in brass-decorated wooden pot with a straw. Kanchenjunga is an exceptionally mysterious trek with many stories concerning on Himalayan Yeti, the abdominal snowman is believed to be found in this region along with snow leopard, Musk deer, Red Panda, Red –Billed Blue Magpie, Himalayan Black Bear, and many more.
Our journey towards the Kanchenjunga Base Camp will start from Kathmandu to Suketar , Biratnagar by Domestic Airlines, then our trail ascends through different places like Mitlung (921 m), Chirwa(1270 m), Sukathum (1576 m), Amjilosa (2308 m), Gyabla (2730 m), Ghunsa (3595 m), Kambechen (4050 m), Lhonak (4780 m), and finally to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5388 m). In this way we will end our memorable and daredevil trek of Kanchenjunga.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for trekking
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar (81 m/266 ft)
Day 4: Drive to Suketar (1,179 m/ (3,868 ft)
Day 5: Suketar to Mitlung (921 m/3,021 ft) 4-5 hrs
Day 6: Mitlung to Chirwa (1,270 m/4166 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 7: Chirwa to Sukathum (1,576 m/5,169 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 8: Sukathum to Amjilosa (2,308 m /7,570 ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 9: Amjilosa to Gyabla (2,730 m /8,954 ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 10: Gyabla to Ghunsa (3,595 m/11,792 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 11: Acclimatization day at Ghunsa
Day 12: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050 m/13,284 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 13: Acclimatization Day at Kambachen
Day 14: Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780 m/15,678 ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 15: Trek to Pangpema/Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (5,388 m/17,673 ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 16: Trek back to Kambachen (4,050 m/13,284 ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 17: Kambachen to Ghunsa (3,595 m/11,792 ft) 3-4 hrs
Day 18: Ghunsa to Sele Le (4,290 m/14,071 ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 19: Sele Le to Cheram (3,870 m/12,694 ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 20: Cheram to Ramche (4,580 m/15,022 ft) and return back to Cheram, 4-5 hrs
Day 21: Cheram to Tortong (2,995 m/9,824 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 22: Tortong to Yamphudin (2,080 m/6,822 ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 23: Yamphudin to Yangpang (1,007 m/3,304 ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 24: Yangpang to Thorpu (1,500 m/4,290 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 25: Thorpu to Birtamod (300 m/ 984 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 26: Drive from Birtamod to Bhadrapur then Fly to Kathmandu
Day 27: Departure from TIA.
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To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.
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