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Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek- 27 days

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Highest access: 5120

Duration: 27 Days

Grade: Challenging

Himalayan sights: Mt. Everset, Makalu and KAnchenjungha,

Accommodation: Tourist star to five star as request

Transportation: By Tourist Vehicle/ Flight

Group Size: 02-12 persons per Group if more we split group.

Best season: September to December & March to May.

Major Activity: Trekking

Include Activity: Sights trip on Kathmandu

Country: Nepal

Airport: Kathmandu(TIA)

Departure From: Kathmandu

Meals: During the trek (B.L.D.), BB Plan in Kathmandu

Culture: Sherpa

Mode of Travel: Camping only

The Nepal’s 2nd and world’s 3rd highest peak lies in the far eastern part of Nepal is Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586). The name “Kanchenjunga” is delivered from the Tibetan word  'Kanchen' and 'Dzonga'  translated means "The Five Treasures of the Great Snows", as it contains five peaks, Kanchenjunga I (8586m), Kanchenjunga West (8505m), Kanchenjunga South (8494m) and Kangbachen (7903m). The treasures represent the five repositories of God, which are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books. 

Mt. Kanchenjunga is located on the border between Nepal and Sikkim and it is very remote attracting relatively few trekkers and therefore it retains much of its pristine beauty, mystery and charm. Mt. Kanchenjunga due to its beauty and size is considered a sacred by local Sikkimese people.

Three of the five peaks (main, central, and south) in Kanchenjunga are on the border of North Sikkim district of Sikkim, India and Taplejung District of Nepal, while the other two are completely in Taplejung District. Nepal is home to the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project run by the World Wildlife Foundation in association with Government of Nepal. The sanctuary is home to the Red Panda and other montage animals, birds and plants. India's side of Kanchenjunga also has a protected park area called the Khangchendzonga National Park. Kanchenjunga was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world until 1852, and only after the British Great Trigonometric Survey in 1849 Mt. Everest (known as Peak XV at the time) was crowned the highest and Kanchenjunga the third-highest.

Kanchenjunga trek is a unique trek along with rarely visited trails of Trekking in Nepal. One of the main attractions of this trek is the spectacular views along the way. Deer and wild sheep are often spotted in the area and birds are found in abundance. The region is home to ethnic groups of Kirants, notably the Rais and Limbus. The popular trekking areas in this region are Kanchenjunga area, Tinjure, Milke Danda and Jaljale Himal. In general, the region has not developed to cater to independent trekkers so groups must be fully self adequate.

The starting points for Kanchenjunga Treks in the Far East are Basantapur, Taplejung and Tumlingtar. Basantapur needs minimum of sixteen hour’s drive from Kathmandu. There are no tourist bus services, so trekkers must either use scheduled bus services or arrange private transport. Another option is flying to Tumlingtar or Taplejung from the capital. The flight take approximately 1 hour to Biratnagar and then to Taplejung about another 40 minutes. In this high land of Kanchenjunga Region usually requires maximum 6-8 hours of walking every day, few days even more. Accommodations are included in the trip cost and Snowy Horizon has chosen the best available and dealt as per agreed in trip confirmation. Freshly cooked Meals on full board basis will be provided by our experienced and trained cook during the Kanchenjunga Trekking with high level of balance diet and hygiene.

Snowy Horizon only employs and trains Nepalese leaders and local staffs. By employing and training local people they put something back into their communities. The spring season is considered as the best seasons for this trek.


  • One of the most remote and beautiful areas in Nepal
  • lies surrounded in mystery, Kanchenjunga
  • Third highest mountain in the world
  • Scenic flight from Kathamndu –Taplejung-Kathmandu
  • Explore the Kanchenjungha Base Camp
  • Magnificent views of Mt. Everset, Makalu and KAnchenjungha,
  • Crossing the pass over Mirgila
  • Diverst flora and fauna
  • rich local culture

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and Transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Drive form Kathmandu to Ilam and overnight at Hotel (about 16 hours drive)

Day 03: Drive from iIlam to Taplejung(2300m) Overnight at Hotel (About 15 hours Drive)

Day 04: Trek from Suketar to Lali Kharka (2710m) overnight at camp. (This takes about six hours)

Day 05: Trek from Lali Kharka to Sinchebung (1900m) overnight at camp. (This takes about six and half hours)

Day 06: Trek from Sinchebung to Marnankhe (2200m) overnight at camp. (This takes about six and half hours)

Day 07: Trek from) Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2300m) overnight at camp. (This takes about Five and half hours)

Day 08: Trek from Yamphudin to Ornje Khola (2260m) overnight at camp. (This takes about Five and half hours)

Day 09: Trek from Ornje Khola to Omje Torotan (2865m) overnight at camp. (This takes about Six hours)

Day 10: Trek from Omje Torotan to Tseram (3700m) overnight at camp. (This takes about Seven hours)

Day 11: Trek from Tseram to Tseram - Oktang (4620m) overnight at camp. (This takes about Six- Seven hours)

Day 12: Trek Oktang to Mirgin La (4620m) overnight at camp. (This takes about Six and half hours)

Day 13: Trek from Mirgin La to Sinion La (4600m) overnight at camp. (This takes about Five and half hours)

Day 14: Trek from Sinion La to Ghunsa (3470m) overnight at camp. (This takes about Five hours)

Day 15: Rest day at Ghunsa for acclimatization and explore around

Day 16: Trek from Ghunsa to Kambachen (4100m) overnight at camp. (This takes about Four and half hours)

Day 17: Trek from Kambachen to Lonak (4760m) overnight at camp. (This takes about Five hours)

Day 18: Trek from Lonak to Pang Pama (5120m) overnight at camp. (This takes about Five and half hours)

Day 19:Rest and Explore aroud Pang Pama

Day 20: Trek from Lonak to Ghunsa (3470m) this takes about eight hours overnight at camp.

Day 21: Trek from Ghunsa to Amjilassa (2620m) this takes about Seven hours overnight at camp.

Day 22: Trek from Amjilassa to Tapethok (2450m) this takes about Six hours overnight at camp.

Day 23: Trek from Tapethok to Jogidanda this takes about five hours overnight at camp.

Day 24: Trek from Jogidanda to Suketar (2300m) this takes about six hours overnight at tent

Day 25: Drive from Suketar to Biratnagar this takes about 15 hours overnight at hotel

Day 26: Drive from Biratnagar to Kathmandu this takes about ten hours. farewell dinner party in the evening and overnight in the hotel

Day 27: Final departure ,or alternative Join other activities

Price for the Trip

  • The cost of the Trip depend group size, Category of the trip and your desire (budget)
  • The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements.
  • The Itinerary may be changed after understanding by both agency and client. Additional activities could be added or reduce as per client's request before confirming the trip. Price for reduced activities could be deducted and additional activities could be added as per mutual understanding.
  • The itinerary mentioned above is published from Airport to Airport services for the betterment of the client. Due to various categories Hotel facilities in the Capital City they may choice for their own and if required through us, we provide the facilities Also.
  • The cost also affect the number of guides and porters 
  • For these reasons the same trek can higher and lower price.
  • With above reason please contact us for up to date reasonable cost.

Cost Include

  • Pick up and drop from Kathmandu airport to airport .
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek.
  • Full board Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee) for Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • TIMS card(Trekking Information Management System) Permit
  • Necessary staff during the trekking period With Experience Guide and Porter.
  • One High Altitude trekking porter may carry 25kg each. we supply 2:1 trekking porter in camping as needed.
  • Complete camping /Trekking equipment for trekking.
  • Trekking porter carry all personal gear and group equipment
  • Dining tent, toilet tent, table and chairs, Mattresses are available Sharing with other member.
  • Two member has one tent for camping during trekking period
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
  • An Experienced  Government license holder Trekking guide trained in wilderness first aid.
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes
  • complete Pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Snowy Horizon  Special Gifts (T-shirt, Pashmina )

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee, Visa issuance is easy at the arrival
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water
  • Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, Internets.
  • All kind of Personal Expenses
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

Read the following information which makes you easy to book your trekking in Nepal.

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Terms & Conditions

Trekking is an adventure activity involving multiday walk on village trails, National Park trails and climber’s trails often on reasonably steep terrain and snow at higher altitudes often crossing high passes in the range of 5500m/18000ft.

It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available.

In Nepal children below 18 years of age are required to trek accompanied by their parent or guardian.

Depending on trekking area you may require a special trekking permit while other areas would require only conservation/national park entry permit and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Card.

In General treks vary in duration from 2 to 4 weeks;average one would trek between 4 to 6 hours per day.

On most established treks bottled water is ubiquitously availableas well as locally purified drinking water is available in many villages along the trek. Otherwise, you can use boiled water supplied by the teahouse or camping crew.

On popular trails we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you withcontinental menu meals often available as well as soups and noodles and rice dishes; on some routes there will be a limited choice and on some more remote routes only local Nepal Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soups will be available.

It all depends on the area with most of the trekking routeshaving local VHF Phones; increasingly more places get mobile coverage of varied capacity; in remote communication is not available or very limited so the only option would be a satellite phone

You need comfortable trekking shoes preferably with Gore-Tex style lining for ultimate comfort and thick vibratim soles to have comfortable walk on rocky paths

At high altitude your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density and you can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by cloths or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.

You need to obtain travel insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Your insurance should cover rescue insurance and it should allow the expense of helicopter supported medevac. Nowadays such policies are readily available through many airfare booking agents. Try if you cannot find your insurance.

We ensure travel safety for all our guests’ women or men travelling with our company. Nepal is generally very safe and welcoming to foreign tourists. We have very good relationships with lodges we use and our guides aware all the time of whereabouts of every guest on the trek. Our groups are small and we ensure continues visual contact.

On the trek we provide all accommodation, food and we cover park fees, so you need to take only small amount of money to purchase water, small snack and tea outside meals, localsouvenirs, tips or donations to monasteries if you wish to donate small change. $20 per day should be sufficient to cover such expenses

Majority of trekking is done with lodge/guesthouse accommodation unless you prearranged camping based trip. There are very few trekking areas where lodge accommodation is unavailable and we will offer there a tent accommodation only.

Teahouse trekking is a trekking where your accommodation and meal are arranged in a local lodge/house with full board services.

Camping trekking is a trekking where we provideyou with tent accommodation and full board with meals to be cooked by professional trekking cook in a mobile camp equipped with akitchen and with adequate support staff of kitchen helpers, guides and porters.

It depends on trekking route and altitude; typically a trekking porter would carry load of 15kg to 25kgand camping porter would carry load up to 40kg.

In Nepal it is not customaryto tip but porters and guides would expect and appreciate a small tip. Your tip will go long way to help their families.

Trekking is for you and everyone who is patient and physically fit and enjoys outdoors.

You should have a general good level of physical fitness, general hiking experience, do not have any chronic or acute issues with your leg functions andbementally comfortable withmulti-day hikes, than you are ready for trekking.

In principle if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world and you are currently fit for trekking, there is nothing to stop you from Himalayan trekking in Nepal. You just need to increase your cardiovascular capacityto be able to cope with high elevation, where the oxygen density is much lower.

Post-monsoon period from September to December and pre-monsoon season from February to May are the best period for trekking in Nepal. In winter, December till February, at high elevation is very cold and heavy snowfalls may impede crossing of high passes but trekking in low elevations below 3000m is accessible all year round. In summer, June till August is a monsoon season and trekking is very wet, however in rain shadow areas such as Upper Mustang trekking in monsoon season is feasible and pleasant.

It all depends on the time and altitude of your trek. You may require Down Jacket, warm fleece jacket, warm thermal underwear, trekking pants and shorts, sleeping bag, trekking boots and a backpack, camera and your personal medication. Consult lists of cloth and equipment on our website as a guide and use a common sense to pack enough but not too much at the same time.

We highly recommend having a guide with you. You will travel in wilderness areas and at high elevations so from safety aspect you should not be alone. Travelling through villages there are many trails and if you took wrong path accidently it may be difficult to communicate with locals to get back on the right path or to secure food or accommodation. They will be unlikely to speak English

You will be taken immediately to the lower altitude first and will be provided first aid as the immediate treatment and then if necessary the guide will call the rescue helicopter tofly you down to Kathmandu or Pokharausing your rescue insurance.

Anywhere from 5km to 15km depending on condition of trekking trail and the altitude of the trekking route.

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