The Kanchanjunga trek begins and ends at small airstrip at Suketar which lies Far East corner of Nepal.
- Destination: Nepal
- Group size: 02-08
- Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
- Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
- Trip Level: Moderate
- Max Altitude: 5160m / 16929ft
- Activities: Tour and Trekking
- Transportation: Car,Jeep in Kathmandu/ domestic flight
Meals: BB plan in Kathmandu and All meals during the trek and expediiton
Accommodation: Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Teahouse basis accommodation during trekking
Mount Kanchanjunga (8586m) one of the world’s third highest mountain, I renowned as a queen of mountains. The Kanchenjunga region is one of the most beautiful areas in the country with spectacular landscape; Himalayan peaks rising above 7,000 m, can boast of varied ecological zones, form the subtropical land to glacial wilderness and lush flora and fauna. This region was opened for trekking tourism only in 1988. The trekking in this area is relatively strenuous since the region is regarded as the most remote place of Nepal. The Sherpas inhabit the northern part of the Kanchenjunga region whereas the southern lower part is full of the ethnic groups such as Rai, Limbus, Magars, Tamangs, Brahmans and Chhetris. The Kanchanjunga trek begins and ends at small airstrip at Suketar which lies Far East corner of Nepal. The trek leads through pristine forests, fascinating village to the amazing Kanchanjunga South and North Base camp with magnificent mountain views, beautiful mountain rivers and remote traditional villages.
Day 01: Kathmandu (1400m). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathamandu Sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Biratnagar.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Taplejung, trek to Lali Kharka (2265m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 04: Trek to Khesewa (2120m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 05: Khesewa to Mamankhe (1785m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 06: Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2080m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 07: Yamphudin to Chittre (2962m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 08: Chittre to Tortong (2995m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 09: Tortong to Tseram (3870m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 10: Tseram to Ramche (4580m). Overnight at tented Camp.
Day 11: Explore around Ramche and trek to Oktang (4730m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Explore Yalung Ri Base Camp. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Ramche to High Camp (4000m) over the Mirgi-La. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 15: High Camp to Ghunsa (3595m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 16: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4100m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 17: Exploration day at Kambachen. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 18: Kambachen to Lhonak (4785m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 19: Lhonak to Pang Pema / Kanchanjunga Base camp (5160m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 20: Explore Kanchanjunga Base Camp and trek back to Kambachen (4100m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 21: Kambachen to Phale (3140m) Overnight at tented camp.
Day 22: Phale to Amjilosa (2510m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 23: Amjilosa to Margen (1480m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 24: Margen to Chhiruwa (1270m). Overnight camping.
Day 25: Chhiruwa to Suketar (2420m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 26: Fly to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 27: Free day or Departure.
You follow your regular travel plan or we drop you at the international airport for final departure.
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We will be staying at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu, and in tea-houses during the trek. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Utmost Adventure will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, tea-houses at some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and in trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher altitude.
All meals will be provided during trekking (On demand, we can arrange only breakfast during the trek and trekkers can order lunch and dinner individually from the tea-house menu). In Kathmandu, breakfast will be available. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination. Authentic Nepalese, Tibetan, continental meals and Indian cuisine are common choices in the menu.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Kanchanjunga Base camp trek is a moderate trek. Travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will consider this trip fulfilling and enjoyable. It is a good idea to prepare for the Kanchanjunga trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least for a month prior to the start. Trekking to the Kanchanjunga Base Camp should be relatively easy for those who have experience in walking/trekking in high altitudes. Determination, good physical health, positive attitude and average physical fitness are good preconditions for a successful accomplishment of the trek. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skills are required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Utmost Adventure before booking the trek.
Best Time to Travel
The best time for trekking to the Kanchanjunga Base Camp is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
Date And Costs
The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
Booking Open: Anyone travelling solo or with groups the given date is available for join.
Join a Group: Anyone travelling solo or with groups interested in join. The given date travelers already have booked the trip.
Limited Space: There are limited seat available for the given date. Therefore, we suggest you to make your decision as early as possible.
Sold Out: The given date has reached max numbers. Please contact usif you still want to travel on this particular date.
Service included in the cost:
- Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up & drop by private car/van/bus.
- Tourist Standard accommodation in 2/3 star level hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included (4 nights).
- Tourist standard accommodation in star level hotel in Biratnagar including BLD.
- Kathmandu City Tours inclusive tour guide, private car/van/bus.
- Full board meal during camping, prepared by our cook with Tea & coffee.
- Tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide two man tents, dinning tents, kitchen gears, toilet tents)
- A local government license holder Trekking Guide during the trek, a cook the required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and a general first aid kit.
- Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek.
- Kanchenjunga Restricted area entry fees: US$30 per person
- Kanchanjung National Park entry permit (USD45 per person), and all necessary permits
- Trekking Permit TIMS (USD 20)
Domestic Airfare: Kathmandu-Biratnagar / Suketar – Biratnagar – Kathmandu (USD390 round trip)
- Surface Transfer to and from Kathmandu.
- All our government taxes.
- Tourist service charge, vat.
- Official expanse.
Service not included in the cost:
- Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
- Your travel insurance (compulsory).
- Nepal entry visa fee you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport.
- Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
- Personal trekking Equipments.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected.)
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
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Utmost Adventure has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.
Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport)
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Small wash towel
Personal Clothing items
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.