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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek - (24 days)

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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek - 24 days | Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek 24 days Cost / Price: $2775.00 per person
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  • Overview
  • Duration 24 days Days Group Size Min. Pax. (02) - Max. Pax. (14)
    Grade difficult Max Altitude 5160m
    Starting Point Bhadrapur Ending Point Bhadrapur
    Accommodation 3*** best hotel with a BB plan, And teahouse during the trekking.
    Meals Three meals a day and tea/coffee.
    Transportation Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Bhadrapur to Kathmandu by flight rest by private and shared transport.

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

    Get your backpack ready to travel to the easternmost part of Nepal. The scorching heat of the plains and coolness of the adjoining hills, lush green tea gardens outspreading over the hills of Ilam is only the introductory of the beauty of this trip. This trekking journey will take you to the hills of Nepal and let you observe the geographical boundaries of two nations Nepal and India leave you at awe with its charm and of course, takes you to the base of the world's third highest mountain, Mt. Kanchenjunga

    Mt. Kanchenjunga at an elevation of 8586 meters, is the third highest mountain in the world and second highest in Nepal. It is located in the easternmost part of Nepal bordering Sikkim (an Indian State) to the east and China to the north. Kanchenjunga base camp trek is one of the most adventurous and solitary treks one can find in Nepal, well suited for someone who avoids crowded trails. It provides you also the views of some other highest mountains like Yalung Kang, Kanchenjunga South, Center, Kumbakarna (Jannu) and many other several peaks. You can find people from Sherpa, Rai, Limbu communities mostly with few others on the way up to the base camp. Different and rare species of floras and faunas, one can encounter only in Kanchenjunga base camp trek.

    The Milke Danda Range is a sanctuary for Nepal's National flower, the rhododendron in the eastern side of Nepal and north of Taplejung. The foothills of these mountains get upwards of 3,500 mm of rain per year, three times the amount of annual rainfall as compare to other parts of Nepal. As a result of that, the thick, green lush vegetation. Even at the peak of the winter, the trekking trails are filled with greeneries. The entire trek through the humid forests of the Tamar River basin is an orchid enthusiast's delight!
    Kanchenjunga base camp trek entails flying to Chandragadi follow by a drive to Suketar and trek star to south face or north face trekking the ridge route to Kanchenjunga south base camp, then backtracking to Tseram to cross over to the northern Base camp side.
    This trek entails flying to Taplejung and trekking the ridge route to Kanchenjunga south base camp, then backtracking to Tseram to cross over to the northern side.

    Online itinerary - Kanchenjunga base camp trek

    Day 01
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
    Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, a representative from Malung Treks will pick you up from the airport and drive to a hotel. You will then have a meeting with a co.’s manager and your guide for all the necessary formalities and preparation of the trek.

    Day 02
    Kathmandu to Ilam via Bhadrapur
    Flight time 45 min’s
    Bhadrapur to Ilam Drive 5 to 6 hrs.

    Day 03
    Ilam to Suketar (2,420m) and trek or drive to Lalikharka (2266m)
    Drive time 5 hours
    Trekking time 4 to 5 hours

    Day 04
    Lalikharka to Keswa (2100m)
    Trekking time 6 to 7 hours

    Day 05
    Keswa to Mamankhe (1,786m)
    Trekking time 6 to 7 hours

    Day 06
    Mamankhe to Sherpagaun (1900m.)
    Trekking time 5 to 6 hrs.

    Day 07
    Sherpa Gaun to Tortong (2980m)
    Trekking time 7 to 8 hours

    Day 08
    Tortong to Tseram (3,868m)
    Trekking time 4 to 5hrs.

    Day 09
    Rest day at Tseram (acclimatization)

    Day 10
    Tseram to Selele (4,645m)
    Trekking time 6 to 7 hours

    Day 11
    Selele to Ghunsa (3415m)
    Trekking time 4 hours

    Day 12
    Rest day at Ghunsa

    Day 13
    Ghunsa to Khambachen (4145m)
    Trekking time 6 to 7 hours

    Day 14
    Khambachen to Lhonak (4,792m)
    trekking time 5 to 6 hours

    Day 15
    Lhonak to Kanchanjunga Base Camp (5140m) and back to Lhonak
    Trekking time 8 to 9 hours

    Day 16
    Lhonak to Khambachen (4,792m.)
    Trekking time 7 to 8 hours

    Day 17
    Khambachen to Ghunsa((3415m))
    Trekking time 4 to 5 hours

    Day 18
    Ghunsa to Amjilas (2500.m )
    Trekking time 8 to 9 hours

    Day 19
    Amjilasa to Sekathum (1650m.)
    Trekking time 6 to 7 hours

    Day 20
    Sekathum to Chirwa( 1150m.)
    Trekking time 5 to 6hrs

    Day 21
    Chiruwa to Ilam
    Trekking time 3 to 4hrs
    Driving time 5 to 6 hrs

    Day 22
    Ilam to Kathmandu
    Driving time 3 to 4hrs

  • Detail Itinerary
    • Day One: Arrival day

      Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, a representative from Malung Treks will pick you up from the airport and drive to the hotel. You will then have a meeting with a co.’s manager and your guide for all the necessary formalities and preparation of the trek

    • Day Two: Kathmandu to Ilam via Bhadrapur Flight

      Kathmandu to Ilam via Bhadrapur Flight
      Flight time: 45 min’s
      Bhadrapur to Ilam Drive: 5 to 6 hrs.
      After landing at the Bhadrapur airport, you will drive to the eastern hillside of Nepal, Ilam, the place very famous for its organic tea in Nepal and a spectacular tea garden one can witness all over the road journey.

    • Day Three: Ilam to Suketar (2,420m) and trek or drive to Lalikharka (2266m)

      Drive time: 5 hours

      Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours
      After the uphill drive ends at Suketar, you will be trekking downwards to a place called Deurali where you will get the first checkpoint to make the entry before you get to Lalikharka.

    • Day Four: Lalikharka to keswa (2100m)

      Lalikharka to Keswa (2100m)
      Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours
      You walk down to Phundrawa and then begin ascending towards villages of Yangthung and Phumphe danda before finally making to our destination of Keswa. From the ridge, there are good views of Mt.Junnu (7,710m) also known as KumbhakarnaHimal. 

    • Day Five: Keswa to Mamankhe (1,786m)

      Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours

      Today, after breakfast you start to trek down to the kabeli river and then walk through the forest while going through several villages of Rai and Limbu community where the houses are surrounded by barley, millet and corn fields. Today we can have a beautiful sight of the surrounding hills. You can visit a cultural museum of Limbu tribe in Mamankhe where you can find another checkpoint also.
       

    • Day Six: Mamankhe to Sherpagaun (1900m)

      Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs.

      Today you walk along the Amji Khola admiring the beautiful surroundings while passing through several Gurung, Rai, Limbu and Sherpa villages of the Far East, before finally making to Sherpa gaon. After crossing Amji Khola you will follow the left trail to Sherpa gaon if you take right trail will lead to Yamphudin another side of the trail is a shortcut and less climb approximately 2hrs. less to reach at Sherpa village for overnight stay.

    • Day Seven: Sherpa Gaun to Tortong (2980m)

      Trekking time: 7 to 8 hours

      After breakfast trail will lead towards to Tortong village trails are gradually ascend through the thick jungle while walking along the way we can see the beauty of terraced farming of the hills. The paths are narrowly laid on the slope of the hill comprise of the bamboo forest, mostly populated by pine trees and rhododendrons. We cross a pass at Lassila Bhanjyang which is also a landslide-prone region and to Tortong.

    • Day Eight: Tortong to Tseram (3,868m)

      Trekking time: 4 to 5hrs.

      As usual, the jungle path is waiting while also you have to walk a slightly elevated trial. As the altitude rises you may feel little tired as the level of oxygen decreases as compare to the lower lands so you are ought to walk in a slow pace conserving the energy and health overall. Now, this info and advised activity serve as the suggestion of the hardest walk that you are to endure in the following days which is called Selele pass.

    • Day Nine: Rest day at Tseram (acclimatization)

      Today at Tseram, after the breakfast you go on a hike to Oktang while enjoying the view of Yalung glacier along the way. You can encounter a number of domesticated yaks. Now at Oktang, you can see other glaciers as well namely Tso glacier and the best view of the Kanchenjunga south and center and many more and back to Tseram for overnight stay.

    • Day Ten: Tseram to Selele (4,645m)

      Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours
      The challenge of the trek starts today. The paths are mostly comprised of rocks and pebbles as there will very little or no vegetation, there might be a case of heavy snowfall irrespective of the season and the gaining altitude is already the obstacle. The first uphill climb takes around 2 to 3 hours of walking depending on the pace of the trekkers. There comes the meeting point of the trials from Sikkim and Darjeeling from the Indian side. As you walk around 3 hours you will reach Selele as known as Mirgimla for a night.

    • Day Eleven: Selele to Ghunsa (3415m)

      Trekking time: 4 hours

      As everyday, you start after breakfast and today you will be hiking downwards most of the time. In the first part of the journey, you might have to be a little careful because of the muddy path, and then you will find yourself walking amidst the forest of juniper, rhododendron and oak trees before reaching Ghunsa. 

    • Day Twelve: Rest day at Ghunsa

      Today you are free to have a day on your own. Shower, laundry, explore the area, Ghunsas, and monasteries, immerse into nature? Are all in the list today. Overnight at Ghunsa.

    • Day Thirteen: Ghunsa to khambachen (4145m)

      Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours

      We walk along the valley of the hill full of oak trees for about 3 hours. Now you will be at the fountain and now heading uphill slowly, we will come across several landslide prone places and the trials might be very tricky because of the presence of the pebbles and the mud as an outcome of the landslides and a slow walk on a bumpy trial will lead you to Khambachen. Overnight.

    • Day Fourteen: Khambachen to Lhonak (4,792m)

      trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

      You commence a task with a slightly elevated path and down to Ghunsa Khola and again marching forward on a sloppy path to Shisima where we come to a Kanchanjunga glacier and a rock fall area. Now as you walk between the hills, you will arrive at Lhonak.

      Whereas a slow walk is always advised because of the gained elevation.

    • Day Fifteen: Lhonak to Kanchanjunga Base Camp (5140m) and back to Lhonak

      Trekking time: 8 to 9 hours

      You are now heading towards the east along the glacier on the northern ridges all the way to Kanchanjunga Base Camp also known as Pang Pema. At Pang Pema, you can get even better views of the north face. It is a wonderful place to relax, and soak up the silence and tranquility. After spending some quality time on the place you will carefully make a way back to Lhonak. 

    • Day Sixteen: Lhonak to Khambachen (4,792m)

      Trekking time: 7 to 8 hours

      This is going to be a long day, as you will be repeating a one of the previous track back to Ghunsa. You will be thrilled to catch a sight of Mt.Kumbhakarna (7,170m) along with the magnificent view of the Kumbhakarna Glacier. 

    • Day Seventeen: Khambachen to Ghunsa(3415m)

      Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours

      You are now to have to cross a Ghunsa Khola and then start hiking along with it through a thick forest and again coming to a point where you have to cross the river again walking a slightly downwards path before arriving Faley. You can visit monasteries and a large number of potato crop fields. Now again making a decent, touching Ghunsa Khola and walking along its bank while going through a rhododendron forest and landing at Gyabala. The final walk will be a descend as you know and after crossing the river twice through a suspension bridge and now ascent to a stone laid step for the last time and finally descending to Ghunsa for overnight stay.

    • Day Eighteen: Ghunsa to Amjilas (2500m )

      Trekking time: 8 to 9 hours

      As you start a trek, you will be walking a bit risky trial due to rock fall section before descending to Ghaiyabari Village through rhododendron forest and finally making a way down through the stone laid steps to Sekathum where you will arrive the confluence of the Tamur and GhunsaKhola. There you will witness the lifestyle of the people, terraced rice fields, millets, and the entire typical Nepali village can offer a variety of food for the dinner at Amjilasa.

    • Day Nineteen: Amjilasa to Sekathum (1650m)

      Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours
      today you will trek back to Sekathum via crossing few local stream Ghunsa most of the time you will walk through the thick forest to Sekathum for overnight stay.

    • Day Twenty: Sekathum to Chirwa( 1150m)

      Trekking time: 5 to 6hrs.
      After breakfast trail will lead by crossing upper Tammur river and you will walk through several local village Lelep, Sherpa community and you will cross few beautiful villages and cross 5 times upper Tamur Khola and reach to Chiruwa for overnight stay.

    • Day Twenty One: Chhirwa to Ilam

      Driving time:  5 to 6 hrs.
      first beginning the trek to Tapethok and from here you will hire a local jeep to Ilam 5 to 6 hrs. drive and overnight at Ilam. 

    • Day Twenty Two: Ilam to Kathmandu

      Driving time: 3 to 4hrs.
      Ilam to Bhadrapur drive and fly back to Kathmandu same day
      early morning drive to Bhadrapur by local jeep drive takes 3 to 4hrs. Max and flight back to Kathmandu 11 between 1: 00 pm

       

  • Trip Includes/Excludes
  • Kanchenjunga entry Permit
    Kanchenjunga special permit
    TIMS Card
    Kathmandu to Tumlingtar flight ticket
    Tumlingtar to Chi Chila by land transport
    Tumlingtar to Kathmandu flight ticket
    Chi Chila to Tumlingtar by land transport
    Fluent English speaking trekking guide
    1 Porters between 2 to carry your luggage
    porter will carry 15kg 7.5 kilograms each and his own top of that
    Food, Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea coffee during the trekking part
    Accommodations during the trekking part
    Transport by land all private
    Insurance for trekking crews 
    Airports pick up and drop 
    Flight ticket for staff
    First aid kit for trekking crews
    Hotel 1 Night in Kathmandu 3*** standard

     

    Personal equipment for trekking gear
    Personal insurance for travel to Nepal
    Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    Emergency rescue evacuation
    Personal expenses
    Gratuities (tips)
    Bar bills, mineral water on the trek
    Hot shower/battery charge for the camera during trek 
    Wifi and donation in monastery and temple, school, etc. 

     

  • Departure Dates
  • No departure dates as of now
  • Tour Notes
  • Altitude, distance and trekking times are all approximate.
    Daily trekking times will normally be between 5 and 7 hours unless stated
    If you are interested to go Pokhara and paragliding, boating or cycling let us know. 

    Also, if you would like to see Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, go rafting or visit Chitwan National Park. Please, tell us your desires and we will do our best arrange it for you.

    Departure dates and itinerary arrangements can be custom-tailored to your needs, so please contact us with your inquiries regarding your tour departure date.

  • Equipment List
  • Trekking Equipment

    The following equipment lists are suggested and essential for both camping & teahouse treks in the Himalayas. Given this list as a guideline, most of the trekking equipment can be hired or bought in many adventure shops in Kathmandu as well. The majority of gear is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) although it is becoming more common for gear to be imported from China and therefore of better quality.


    The following basic equipment list helps you with your packing. Please, remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum level. Before starting the trek your packed trek bag should weigh no more than 33 pounds or 15kg.

     

    Fleece jacket or Pullover

    Fleece wind-stopper jacket

    Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) Shell jacket

    Down Jacket

    Down sleeping bag

    Lightweight gloves

    Sun hat or scarf

    Sunglasses

    Sun cream

    Extra T-shirts

    Underwear

    Lightweight cotton long pants

    Fleece or wool pants

    Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

    Thick warm wool hiking socks

    Hiking boots

    Sneakers or sandals

    Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries

    Basic first aid kit

     Large plastic bags for keeping an item dry inside trek bag

    Daypack

    Water bottles

     Shower towel

     Walking stick

     

  • Reviews
      • 2019-01-26 08:23:51
      • Claudio Speltoni and Renza Celli

      Best Trekking company

      Claudio Speltoni e Renza Celli dall'Italia al Nepal.
      Ottobre- Dicembre 2018.

      DUE lunghi trekking con l'agenzia  MALUNG  TREKS & EXPEDITION

      Il  1° Trekking di 25 giorni nel KANCHANJANGA CONSERVATION  AREA;
      il  2°  Trekking di 15 giorni nel MAKALU  BARUN NATIONAL PARK.

      Due trekking impegnativi e faticosi, ma anche entusiasmanti, sia per le bellezze della natura, sia per la cordiale accoglienza dei nepalesi nei vari villaggi attraversati.

      Abbiamo percorso lunghi e impervi sentieri attraversando foreste di bambù, rododendri, corbezzoli, e pini himalajani fino ad giungere in alto, vicino ai ghiacciai oltre i 4500 m ;
      siamo arrivati ai Campi Base del Kangchanjanga (5100 m) , dello Yalung e del Makalu (4800m).

      Montagne e cime spettacolari, non solo i tre Kanchanjanga ( 8586-8473 e 8476 m ),
       il monte Yalung Kang (8505 m) e il Makalu (8463 m), ma anche cime bellissime e imponenti quali i 4 Kabru, il monte Jannu e il Kangbachen ( tutte sei tra i 7300 e 7900 m).

      40 GIORNI DI TREKKING
      accompagnati dalla guida  PRAKASH  RAI
      e dal portatore  BAHADUR  RAI ;

      5 STELLE (?????) splendenti e meritate per entrambi !!
      PRAKASH  RAI
      eccellente guida:
      professionale, ottimamente preparato non solo per la specifica conoscenza dei territori attraversati, ma anche competente nell'indicare con i loro nomi le montagne più belle, i nomi dei fiumi, delle valli, dei vari villaggi e località; colloquiale e disponibile a rispondere alle nostre frequenti domande su usanze e costumi della gente locale.
      Un merito particolare e raro è stata la capacità di Prakash nel saper comunicare e gestire il rapporto per un tempo così lungo con due clienti non più giovani.
      La cortesia, la pazienza e la simpatia di Prakash la ricorderemo con riconoscenza e affetto!

      Il portatore...BOLE ! Super ! Forte, coraggioso e prudente nei percorsi più difficili.
      Un uomo riservato e sempre gentile, sempre di buon umore e cortese anche quando la stanchezza a fine giornata era talvolta notevole.

      Un apprezzamento eccellente (?????) anche per mister KUMAR RAI, il Boss
      della Malung Treks & Expedition.
      Un uomo gentile, professionale e ospitale.
      Affidabile al 100% !!

      Claudio e Renza ringraziano  Kumar,  Prakash  e  Bole per  le rispettive loro competenze, per la disponibilità e spontanea onestà nel gestire il rapporto con noi, qualità e capacità che ci hanno permesso di realizzare questo viaggio, di iniziarlo felicemente con una collana di fiori gialli e di concluderlo con una sciarpa al collo.

      Un caro saluto Claudio e Renza
      Bolzano 26/01/2019

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      Staff Value For Money
      • 2019-01-26 08:14:44
      • Claudio Speltoni and Renza Celli

      Best experience with Malung Treks

      Claudio Speltoni and Renza Celli from Italy to Nepal.
      October – December 2018.

       TWO lengthy trekking with the Agency MALUNG TREKS & EXPEDITION
      The 1st Trekking, duration 25 days in KANCHANJANGA CONSERVATION AREA;
      The 2nd Trekking, duration 15 days in MAKALU BARUN NATIONAL PARK.
      Two challenging and difficult trekking,  but also exciting not only for the beauty of the natural landscape, but also for the lovely welcome of the Nepalese people in the several villages that we encountered.
      We walked long and hard trails through forests of bamboo, rhododendron, mulberries and Himalayan pines, eventually reaching the glaciers, situated above 4500 meters.

      Spectacular mountain heights, not only the three Kanchajanga (8586-8473 and 8476 meters), Mount Yahung Kang (8463 meters) but also the awesome and majestic heights of the 4 Kahru, Mount Jannm and the Kanfbachen (all six between 7300 and 7900 meters).
      40 DAYS TREKKING
      With guide PRAKASH RAJ and porter BAHADUR RAJ
      5 bright and deserved STARS (*****) for both!!
      PRAKASH RAJ excellent guide: professional, extremely well prepared, knowledgeable of the territories through which we travelled, pointing out, by name, the beautiful mountains, rivers, villages and other locations. Pleasantly conversant, ready to answer our frequent questions on the customs and traditions of the peoples of the land.
      A particular rare trait, his ability to amiably communicate and interact for such a long period of time and with two clients ‘not so young anymore’.
      Pr. Prakash’s kindness, patience and congeniality will be remembered with gratitude and affection.
      The Porter, BOLE! Superb! Strong, courageous and prudent on the more difficult trails. A reserved man, always kind and cheerful even when the fatigue at the end of the day was at times considerable.
      Much appreciation (*****) also to Mr RAJ KUMAR RAI, the Boss of Malung Treks & Expedition.
      A kind man, professional and hospitable. 100% reliable!!
      Claudio and Renza thank Kumar, Prakash and Bole for their respective commitment, availability and honesty in all their dealings with us, their quality and capability have allowed us to realize this journey, beginning with a necklace of yellow flowers and ending with a scarf around our neck.

      Best Regards, Claudio and Renza
      Bolzano 26/01/2019

       

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Overview - Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek - (24 days)

Duration 24 days Group Size Min. Pax. (02) - Max. Pax. (14)
Grade difficult Max Altitude 5160m
Starting Point Bhadrapur Ending Point Bhadrapur
Accommodation 3*** best hotel with a BB plan, And teahouse during the trekking.
Meals Three meals a day and tea/coffee.
Transportation Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Bhadrapur to Kathmandu by flight rest by private and shared transport.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Get your backpack ready to travel to the easternmost part of Nepal. The scorching heat of the plains and coolness of the adjoining hills, lush green tea gardens outspreading over the hills of Ilam is only the introductory of the beauty of this trip. This trekking journey will take you to the hills of Nepal and let you observe the geographical boundaries of two nations Nepal and India leave you at awe with its charm and of course, takes you to the base of the world's third highest mountain, Mt. Kanchenjunga

Mt. Kanchenjunga at an elevation of 8586 meters, is the third highest mountain in the world and second highest in Nepal. It is located in the easternmost part of Nepal bordering Sikkim (an Indian State) to the east and China to the north. Kanchenjunga base camp trek is one of the most adventurous and solitary treks one can find in Nepal, well suited for someone who avoids crowded trails. It provides you also the views of some other highest mountains like Yalung Kang, Kanchenjunga South, Center, Kumbakarna (Jannu) and many other several peaks. You can find people from Sherpa, Rai, Limbu communities mostly with few others on the way up to the base camp. Different and rare species of floras and faunas, one can encounter only in Kanchenjunga base camp trek.

The Milke Danda Range is a sanctuary for Nepal's National flower, the rhododendron in the eastern side of Nepal and north of Taplejung. The foothills of these mountains get upwards of 3,500 mm of rain per year, three times the amount of annual rainfall as compare to other parts of Nepal. As a result of that, the thick, green lush vegetation. Even at the peak of the winter, the trekking trails are filled with greeneries. The entire trek through the humid forests of the Tamar River basin is an orchid enthusiast's delight!
Kanchenjunga base camp trek entails flying to Chandragadi follow by a drive to Suketar and trek star to south face or north face trekking the ridge route to Kanchenjunga south base camp, then backtracking to Tseram to cross over to the northern Base camp side.
This trek entails flying to Taplejung and trekking the ridge route to Kanchenjunga south base camp, then backtracking to Tseram to cross over to the northern side.

Online itinerary - Kanchenjunga base camp trek

Day 01
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, a representative from Malung Treks will pick you up from the airport and drive to a hotel. You will then have a meeting with a co.’s manager and your guide for all the necessary formalities and preparation of the trek.

Day 02
Kathmandu to Ilam via Bhadrapur
Flight time 45 min’s
Bhadrapur to Ilam Drive 5 to 6 hrs.

Day 03
Ilam to Suketar (2,420m) and trek or drive to Lalikharka (2266m)
Drive time 5 hours
Trekking time 4 to 5 hours

Day 04
Lalikharka to Keswa (2100m)
Trekking time 6 to 7 hours

Day 05
Keswa to Mamankhe (1,786m)
Trekking time 6 to 7 hours

Day 06
Mamankhe to Sherpagaun (1900m.)
Trekking time 5 to 6 hrs.

Day 07
Sherpa Gaun to Tortong (2980m)
Trekking time 7 to 8 hours

Day 08
Tortong to Tseram (3,868m)
Trekking time 4 to 5hrs.

Day 09
Rest day at Tseram (acclimatization)

Day 10
Tseram to Selele (4,645m)
Trekking time 6 to 7 hours

Day 11
Selele to Ghunsa (3415m)
Trekking time 4 hours

Day 12
Rest day at Ghunsa

Day 13
Ghunsa to Khambachen (4145m)
Trekking time 6 to 7 hours

Day 14
Khambachen to Lhonak (4,792m)
trekking time 5 to 6 hours

Day 15
Lhonak to Kanchanjunga Base Camp (5140m) and back to Lhonak
Trekking time 8 to 9 hours

Day 16
Lhonak to Khambachen (4,792m.)
Trekking time 7 to 8 hours

Day 17
Khambachen to Ghunsa((3415m))
Trekking time 4 to 5 hours

Day 18
Ghunsa to Amjilas (2500.m )
Trekking time 8 to 9 hours

Day 19
Amjilasa to Sekathum (1650m.)
Trekking time 6 to 7 hours

Day 20
Sekathum to Chirwa( 1150m.)
Trekking time 5 to 6hrs

Day 21
Chiruwa to Ilam
Trekking time 3 to 4hrs
Driving time 5 to 6 hrs

Day 22
Ilam to Kathmandu
Driving time 3 to 4hrs

Detail Itinerary - Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek - (24 days)

  • Day One: Arrival day

    Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, a representative from Malung Treks will pick you up from the airport and drive to the hotel. You will then have a meeting with a co.’s manager and your guide for all the necessary formalities and preparation of the trek

  • Day Two: Kathmandu to Ilam via Bhadrapur Flight

    Kathmandu to Ilam via Bhadrapur Flight
    Flight time: 45 min’s
    Bhadrapur to Ilam Drive: 5 to 6 hrs.
    After landing at the Bhadrapur airport, you will drive to the eastern hillside of Nepal, Ilam, the place very famous for its organic tea in Nepal and a spectacular tea garden one can witness all over the road journey.

  • Day Three: Ilam to Suketar (2,420m) and trek or drive to Lalikharka (2266m)

    Drive time: 5 hours

    Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours
    After the uphill drive ends at Suketar, you will be trekking downwards to a place called Deurali where you will get the first checkpoint to make the entry before you get to Lalikharka.

  • Day Four: Lalikharka to keswa (2100m)

    Lalikharka to Keswa (2100m)
    Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours
    You walk down to Phundrawa and then begin ascending towards villages of Yangthung and Phumphe danda before finally making to our destination of Keswa. From the ridge, there are good views of Mt.Junnu (7,710m) also known as KumbhakarnaHimal. 

  • Day Five: Keswa to Mamankhe (1,786m)

    Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours

    Today, after breakfast you start to trek down to the kabeli river and then walk through the forest while going through several villages of Rai and Limbu community where the houses are surrounded by barley, millet and corn fields. Today we can have a beautiful sight of the surrounding hills. You can visit a cultural museum of Limbu tribe in Mamankhe where you can find another checkpoint also.
     

  • Day Six: Mamankhe to Sherpagaun (1900m)

    Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs.

    Today you walk along the Amji Khola admiring the beautiful surroundings while passing through several Gurung, Rai, Limbu and Sherpa villages of the Far East, before finally making to Sherpa gaon. After crossing Amji Khola you will follow the left trail to Sherpa gaon if you take right trail will lead to Yamphudin another side of the trail is a shortcut and less climb approximately 2hrs. less to reach at Sherpa village for overnight stay.

  • Day Seven: Sherpa Gaun to Tortong (2980m)

    Trekking time: 7 to 8 hours

    After breakfast trail will lead towards to Tortong village trails are gradually ascend through the thick jungle while walking along the way we can see the beauty of terraced farming of the hills. The paths are narrowly laid on the slope of the hill comprise of the bamboo forest, mostly populated by pine trees and rhododendrons. We cross a pass at Lassila Bhanjyang which is also a landslide-prone region and to Tortong.

  • Day Eight: Tortong to Tseram (3,868m)

    Trekking time: 4 to 5hrs.

    As usual, the jungle path is waiting while also you have to walk a slightly elevated trial. As the altitude rises you may feel little tired as the level of oxygen decreases as compare to the lower lands so you are ought to walk in a slow pace conserving the energy and health overall. Now, this info and advised activity serve as the suggestion of the hardest walk that you are to endure in the following days which is called Selele pass.

  • Day Nine: Rest day at Tseram (acclimatization)

    Today at Tseram, after the breakfast you go on a hike to Oktang while enjoying the view of Yalung glacier along the way. You can encounter a number of domesticated yaks. Now at Oktang, you can see other glaciers as well namely Tso glacier and the best view of the Kanchenjunga south and center and many more and back to Tseram for overnight stay.

  • Day Ten: Tseram to Selele (4,645m)

    Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours
    The challenge of the trek starts today. The paths are mostly comprised of rocks and pebbles as there will very little or no vegetation, there might be a case of heavy snowfall irrespective of the season and the gaining altitude is already the obstacle. The first uphill climb takes around 2 to 3 hours of walking depending on the pace of the trekkers. There comes the meeting point of the trials from Sikkim and Darjeeling from the Indian side. As you walk around 3 hours you will reach Selele as known as Mirgimla for a night.

  • Day Eleven: Selele to Ghunsa (3415m)

    Trekking time: 4 hours

    As everyday, you start after breakfast and today you will be hiking downwards most of the time. In the first part of the journey, you might have to be a little careful because of the muddy path, and then you will find yourself walking amidst the forest of juniper, rhododendron and oak trees before reaching Ghunsa. 

  • Day Twelve: Rest day at Ghunsa

    Today you are free to have a day on your own. Shower, laundry, explore the area, Ghunsas, and monasteries, immerse into nature? Are all in the list today. Overnight at Ghunsa.

  • Day Thirteen: Ghunsa to khambachen (4145m)

    Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours

    We walk along the valley of the hill full of oak trees for about 3 hours. Now you will be at the fountain and now heading uphill slowly, we will come across several landslide prone places and the trials might be very tricky because of the presence of the pebbles and the mud as an outcome of the landslides and a slow walk on a bumpy trial will lead you to Khambachen. Overnight.

  • Day Fourteen: Khambachen to Lhonak (4,792m)

    trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

    You commence a task with a slightly elevated path and down to Ghunsa Khola and again marching forward on a sloppy path to Shisima where we come to a Kanchanjunga glacier and a rock fall area. Now as you walk between the hills, you will arrive at Lhonak.

    Whereas a slow walk is always advised because of the gained elevation.

  • Day Fifteen: Lhonak to Kanchanjunga Base Camp (5140m) and back to Lhonak

    Trekking time: 8 to 9 hours

    You are now heading towards the east along the glacier on the northern ridges all the way to Kanchanjunga Base Camp also known as Pang Pema. At Pang Pema, you can get even better views of the north face. It is a wonderful place to relax, and soak up the silence and tranquility. After spending some quality time on the place you will carefully make a way back to Lhonak. 

  • Day Sixteen: Lhonak to Khambachen (4,792m)

    Trekking time: 7 to 8 hours

    This is going to be a long day, as you will be repeating a one of the previous track back to Ghunsa. You will be thrilled to catch a sight of Mt.Kumbhakarna (7,170m) along with the magnificent view of the Kumbhakarna Glacier. 

  • Day Seventeen: Khambachen to Ghunsa(3415m)

    Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours

    You are now to have to cross a Ghunsa Khola and then start hiking along with it through a thick forest and again coming to a point where you have to cross the river again walking a slightly downwards path before arriving Faley. You can visit monasteries and a large number of potato crop fields. Now again making a decent, touching Ghunsa Khola and walking along its bank while going through a rhododendron forest and landing at Gyabala. The final walk will be a descend as you know and after crossing the river twice through a suspension bridge and now ascent to a stone laid step for the last time and finally descending to Ghunsa for overnight stay.

  • Day Eighteen: Ghunsa to Amjilas (2500m )

    Trekking time: 8 to 9 hours

    As you start a trek, you will be walking a bit risky trial due to rock fall section before descending to Ghaiyabari Village through rhododendron forest and finally making a way down through the stone laid steps to Sekathum where you will arrive the confluence of the Tamur and GhunsaKhola. There you will witness the lifestyle of the people, terraced rice fields, millets, and the entire typical Nepali village can offer a variety of food for the dinner at Amjilasa.

  • Day Nineteen: Amjilasa to Sekathum (1650m)

    Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours
    today you will trek back to Sekathum via crossing few local stream Ghunsa most of the time you will walk through the thick forest to Sekathum for overnight stay.

  • Day Twenty: Sekathum to Chirwa( 1150m)

    Trekking time: 5 to 6hrs.
    After breakfast trail will lead by crossing upper Tammur river and you will walk through several local village Lelep, Sherpa community and you will cross few beautiful villages and cross 5 times upper Tamur Khola and reach to Chiruwa for overnight stay.

  • Day Twenty One: Chhirwa to Ilam

    Driving time:  5 to 6 hrs.
    first beginning the trek to Tapethok and from here you will hire a local jeep to Ilam 5 to 6 hrs. drive and overnight at Ilam. 

  • Day Twenty Two: Ilam to Kathmandu

    Driving time: 3 to 4hrs.
    Ilam to Bhadrapur drive and fly back to Kathmandu same day
    early morning drive to Bhadrapur by local jeep drive takes 3 to 4hrs. Max and flight back to Kathmandu 11 between 1: 00 pm

     

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Trip Includes/ Excludes - Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek - (24 days)

Kanchenjunga entry Permit
Kanchenjunga special permit
TIMS Card
Kathmandu to Tumlingtar flight ticket
Tumlingtar to Chi Chila by land transport
Tumlingtar to Kathmandu flight ticket
Chi Chila to Tumlingtar by land transport
Fluent English speaking trekking guide
1 Porters between 2 to carry your luggage
porter will carry 15kg 7.5 kilograms each and his own top of that
Food, Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea coffee during the trekking part
Accommodations during the trekking part
Transport by land all private
Insurance for trekking crews 
Airports pick up and drop 
Flight ticket for staff
First aid kit for trekking crews
Hotel 1 Night in Kathmandu 3*** standard

 

Personal equipment for trekking gear
Personal insurance for travel to Nepal
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Emergency rescue evacuation
Personal expenses
Gratuities (tips)
Bar bills, mineral water on the trek
Hot shower/battery charge for the camera during trek 
Wifi and donation in monastery and temple, school, etc. 

 

Tour Notes - Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek - (24 days)

Altitude, distance and trekking times are all approximate.
Daily trekking times will normally be between 5 and 7 hours unless stated
If you are interested to go Pokhara and paragliding, boating or cycling let us know. 

Also, if you would like to see Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, go rafting or visit Chitwan National Park. Please, tell us your desires and we will do our best arrange it for you.

Departure dates and itinerary arrangements can be custom-tailored to your needs, so please contact us with your inquiries regarding your tour departure date.

Equipment List - Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek - (24 days)

Trekking Equipment

The following equipment lists are suggested and essential for both camping & teahouse treks in the Himalayas. Given this list as a guideline, most of the trekking equipment can be hired or bought in many adventure shops in Kathmandu as well. The majority of gear is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) although it is becoming more common for gear to be imported from China and therefore of better quality.


The following basic equipment list helps you with your packing. Please, remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum level. Before starting the trek your packed trek bag should weigh no more than 33 pounds or 15kg.

 

Fleece jacket or Pullover

Fleece wind-stopper jacket

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) Shell jacket

Down Jacket

Down sleeping bag

Lightweight gloves

Sun hat or scarf

Sunglasses

Sun cream

Extra T-shirts

Underwear

Lightweight cotton long pants

Fleece or wool pants

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Thick warm wool hiking socks

Hiking boots

Sneakers or sandals

Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries

Basic first aid kit

 Large plastic bags for keeping an item dry inside trek bag

Daypack

Water bottles

 Shower towel

 Walking stick

 

Reviews - Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek - (24 days)

    • 2019-01-26 08:23:51
    • Claudio Speltoni and Renza Celli

    Best Trekking company

    Claudio Speltoni e Renza Celli dall'Italia al Nepal.
    Ottobre- Dicembre 2018.

    DUE lunghi trekking con l'agenzia  MALUNG  TREKS & EXPEDITION

    Il  1° Trekking di 25 giorni nel KANCHANJANGA CONSERVATION  AREA;
    il  2°  Trekking di 15 giorni nel MAKALU  BARUN NATIONAL PARK.

    Due trekking impegnativi e faticosi, ma anche entusiasmanti, sia per le bellezze della natura, sia per la cordiale accoglienza dei nepalesi nei vari villaggi attraversati.

    Abbiamo percorso lunghi e impervi sentieri attraversando foreste di bambù, rododendri, corbezzoli, e pini himalajani fino ad giungere in alto, vicino ai ghiacciai oltre i 4500 m ;
    siamo arrivati ai Campi Base del Kangchanjanga (5100 m) , dello Yalung e del Makalu (4800m).

    Montagne e cime spettacolari, non solo i tre Kanchanjanga ( 8586-8473 e 8476 m ),
     il monte Yalung Kang (8505 m) e il Makalu (8463 m), ma anche cime bellissime e imponenti quali i 4 Kabru, il monte Jannu e il Kangbachen ( tutte sei tra i 7300 e 7900 m).

    40 GIORNI DI TREKKING
    accompagnati dalla guida  PRAKASH  RAI
    e dal portatore  BAHADUR  RAI ;

    5 STELLE (?????) splendenti e meritate per entrambi !!
    PRAKASH  RAI
    eccellente guida:
    professionale, ottimamente preparato non solo per la specifica conoscenza dei territori attraversati, ma anche competente nell'indicare con i loro nomi le montagne più belle, i nomi dei fiumi, delle valli, dei vari villaggi e località; colloquiale e disponibile a rispondere alle nostre frequenti domande su usanze e costumi della gente locale.
    Un merito particolare e raro è stata la capacità di Prakash nel saper comunicare e gestire il rapporto per un tempo così lungo con due clienti non più giovani.
    La cortesia, la pazienza e la simpatia di Prakash la ricorderemo con riconoscenza e affetto!

    Il portatore...BOLE ! Super ! Forte, coraggioso e prudente nei percorsi più difficili.
    Un uomo riservato e sempre gentile, sempre di buon umore e cortese anche quando la stanchezza a fine giornata era talvolta notevole.

    Un apprezzamento eccellente (?????) anche per mister KUMAR RAI, il Boss
    della Malung Treks & Expedition.
    Un uomo gentile, professionale e ospitale.
    Affidabile al 100% !!

    Claudio e Renza ringraziano  Kumar,  Prakash  e  Bole per  le rispettive loro competenze, per la disponibilità e spontanea onestà nel gestire il rapporto con noi, qualità e capacità che ci hanno permesso di realizzare questo viaggio, di iniziarlo felicemente con una collana di fiori gialli e di concluderlo con una sciarpa al collo.

    Un caro saluto Claudio e Renza
    Bolzano 26/01/2019

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    • 2019-01-26 08:14:44
    • Claudio Speltoni and Renza Celli

    Best experience with Malung Treks

    Claudio Speltoni and Renza Celli from Italy to Nepal.
    October – December 2018.

     TWO lengthy trekking with the Agency MALUNG TREKS & EXPEDITION
    The 1st Trekking, duration 25 days in KANCHANJANGA CONSERVATION AREA;
    The 2nd Trekking, duration 15 days in MAKALU BARUN NATIONAL PARK.
    Two challenging and difficult trekking,  but also exciting not only for the beauty of the natural landscape, but also for the lovely welcome of the Nepalese people in the several villages that we encountered.
    We walked long and hard trails through forests of bamboo, rhododendron, mulberries and Himalayan pines, eventually reaching the glaciers, situated above 4500 meters.

    Spectacular mountain heights, not only the three Kanchajanga (8586-8473 and 8476 meters), Mount Yahung Kang (8463 meters) but also the awesome and majestic heights of the 4 Kahru, Mount Jannm and the Kanfbachen (all six between 7300 and 7900 meters).
    40 DAYS TREKKING
    With guide PRAKASH RAJ and porter BAHADUR RAJ
    5 bright and deserved STARS (*****) for both!!
    PRAKASH RAJ excellent guide: professional, extremely well prepared, knowledgeable of the territories through which we travelled, pointing out, by name, the beautiful mountains, rivers, villages and other locations. Pleasantly conversant, ready to answer our frequent questions on the customs and traditions of the peoples of the land.
    A particular rare trait, his ability to amiably communicate and interact for such a long period of time and with two clients ‘not so young anymore’.
    Pr. Prakash’s kindness, patience and congeniality will be remembered with gratitude and affection.
    The Porter, BOLE! Superb! Strong, courageous and prudent on the more difficult trails. A reserved man, always kind and cheerful even when the fatigue at the end of the day was at times considerable.
    Much appreciation (*****) also to Mr RAJ KUMAR RAI, the Boss of Malung Treks & Expedition.
    A kind man, professional and hospitable. 100% reliable!!
    Claudio and Renza thank Kumar, Prakash and Bole for their respective commitment, availability and honesty in all their dealings with us, their quality and capability have allowed us to realize this journey, beginning with a necklace of yellow flowers and ending with a scarf around our neck.

    Best Regards, Claudio and Renza
    Bolzano 26/01/2019

     

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