Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek- 27 days
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.
When we were in Nepal in 2008 for island peak climbing Mr. Rishi was with us as our Expedition Manager. We are really proud with him that this times to found him as a Managing Director of Snowy Horizon Treks and Expedition.
We would like to thank Mr Rishi for this incredible experience, we highly recommend his company and guideThank you very much Once again for organizing the trek for us. We can recommend the services of Snowy Horizon Treks and Expedition to all who want to explore Nepal Himalayan.We would like to see and fully hope his ..........Read More
Itinerary Details of Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek
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 Ilam 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.
- 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 Ganesh Himal Conservation Area.
- TIMS card(Trekking Information Management System) Permit
- Necessary staff during the trekking period With Experience Guide and Porter.
- 25 Kg Luggage free Per Person during the trekking.
- Complete camping /Trekking equipment for trekking.
- Trekking porter carry all personal gear and group equipment
- Dining tent, toilet tent, table and chares, Mattresses are avilable 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)
- English speaking Tour guide for Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour by private car / van.
- Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
- 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 )
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
- Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
- Airfare Domestic/ 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 Expencess
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
- Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
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