Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek North
Mount Kanchenjunga is known as the third highest mountain in the world also known as “The five treasure houses of Snow”. From Nepal it lies in the eastern border connected with India and Sikkim. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek North has been designed for the adventurers looking for the real challenge in the Himalayas. This region is taken as the less traveled region of Nepal, but this Base Camp trek is full of Majestic Himalayas waterfalls, Highland forest including rhododendron forests, different ethnic groups and different species of wild flora and fauna. The lifestyle of people is quite simple with co-operative and friendly gesture unaffected by the modernity.
Getting prepare for the trip we take a flight to Taplejung (Suketar) and then from next day we start our trek by meeting our crew member ready for walking downhill and uphill from Chiewa, Lelep, Amjilosa, Gyabla followed by the beauty of waterfalls. Ghunsa, Khambachen, Lhonak in a wide valley next to the glacier with excellent views of mountain on the both side. Pang Pema gives you the excellent views of “Kanchenjunga North Face” and later move on to Jhonal Ghunsa during this trek we will be offered with the infinity variety of land scales, cultures, and panoramic views of four world highest Himalayas like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Kanchenjunga. Finally we tackle our way to Kathmandu with the amazement and satisfaction.
It offer quite thrilling opportunity full of alpine grassland rocky outcrops, dense temperate, sub-tropical forests and low river valley. It is one of the demanding trekking package which can only be organized by the government licensed trekking agencies and only group trekkers are allowed with minimum 2 people. If you are planning to do Kanchenjunga trek and doesn’t meet above outline program then we can customize it with your plan. Let’s join with us and contact us for more information.
Arrival in Kathmandu,
Sightseeing in Kathmandu,
Fly Kathmandu to Taplejung (Suketar),
Trek Taplejung (Suketar) to Chirwa,
Trek Chirwa to Lelep,
Trek Lelep to Amjilosa,
Trek Amjilosa to Gyabla,
Trek Gyabla to Ghunsa,
Trek Ghunsa to Khambachen,
Rest day in Khambachen,
Trek Khambachen to Lhonak,
Hike Lhonak to Pang Pema,
Trek Lhonak to Ghunsa,
Trek Ghunsa to Amjilosa,
Trek Amjilosa to Tapethok,
Trek Tapethok to Mitlung,
Trek Mitlung to Taplejung (Suketar),
Fly Taplejung (Suketar) to Kathmandu,
Free day in Kathmandu,
Departure for onward journey,
Arrival in Kathmandu, welcome in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and meet the representative of Himalayan Yatri at the airport. Transfer to hotel and overnight stay in hotel
Sightseeing in Kathmandu: Sightseeing at Swyambhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Transfer to hotel & overnight stay in hotel.
Fly Kathmandu to Taplejung (Suketar), about 55 minutes of flight. Transfer to hotel and overnight stay in lodge.
Trek Taplejung (Suketar) to Chirwa, about 6-7 hours of trek. Mostly we walk downhill, lunch in the village of Sinwa. Start trek to Chirwa and overnight stay in camp/lodge.
Trek Chirwa to Lelep, about 5-6 hours of trek. The trail passing through Tapethok, on the way there are no tea-houses until Lelep we have both lunch and dinner there and overnight stay in camp/lodge.
Trek Lelep to Amjilosa, about4-5 hours of trek. The trail passes through a series of waterfalls which makes the trail slippery in places. On the way; we have lunch in Lamatar. Again trek to Amjilosa and overnight stay in camp/lodge
Trek Amjilosa to Gyabla, about 4-5 hours of trek. A cultural change occurs and locals start to be more Tibetan. You begin seeing yaks, the symbols of the high Himalaya. The trail passes through villages and overnight stay in camp/lodge.
Trek Gyabla to Ghunsa, about 4-5 hours of trek. Ghunsa is one of the large villages in this area. It’s a large Sherpa village, on the Ghunsa River, with a very old monastery and overnight stay in camp/lodge.
Acclimatization day in Ghunsa. You can hike to nearby ridge with excellent views of Jannu Peak and overnight stay in camp/lodge.
Trek Ghunsa to Khambachen, about 5-6 hours of trek. A packed lunch is needed as there is nothing in between. We cross several wooden bridges on the way and overnight stay in camp/lodge.
Another rest day in Khambachen to acclimatize. Explore around the surroundings hill. Hike around Khambachen and overnight stay in camp/lodge.
Trek Khambachen to Lhonak, about 4-5 hours of trek. We trek up a wide valley next to the glacier with excellent views on both sides and overnight stay in camp/lodge.
Hike Lhonak to Pang Pema, about 3-4 hours of trek. Normally we dohike trip to Pang Pema or you can also spend a night in Pang Pema. If the weather is excellent you can take thousand of pictures of the Kanchenjunga North Face and then return to Lhonak and overnight stay in camp/lodge.
Trek Lhonak to Ghunsa, about 7-8 hours of trek. We walk mostly downhill and lunch in Khambachen. Descend to Ghunsa and overnight stay in camp/lodge.
Trek Ghunsa to Amjilosa, about 6-7 hours of trek. We continuously descend downhill. We can have lunch in Gyabla. Start trek to Amjilosa and overnight stay in camp/lodge.
Trek Amjilosa to Tapethok , about 6-7 hours of trek. We start to walk back down, and out of the restricted area of Kanchenjunga and overnight stay in camp/lodge.
Trek Tapethok to Mitlung, about 6-7 hours of trek. The trail passes through the green terrace field and villages. Finally we will reach in Mitlung and overnight stay in camp/lodge.
Trek Mitlung to Taplejung (Suketar), about 3-4 hours of trek. Now we are very near to Taplejung. Different types of inhabitant are live here but the Sherpa ethnic groups are more in comparison to others. Trek forward to Taplejung and overnight stay in camp/lodge.
Fly Taplejung (Suketar) to Kathmandu, about 55 minutes of flight. Transfer to hotel and overnight stay in hotel.
Free day in Kathmandu. Travel around Thamel visit souvenirs shop; buy some souvenirs for your friends and family. Farewell dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
Departure to Tribhuvan International Airport for onward journey.
- All ground transportation by Car, Van, Hi-Ace or tourist Bus & trekking pick up & drop).
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara at tourist standard Hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis (B&B)
- 3 Major meals; [B/L/D] by Lodge menu & accommodation at best available teahouse lodge during the trek. [B = Breakfast, L = Lunch & D = Dinner]
- Professional English speaking trekking guide, necessary Sherpa & Porters.
- Guided tour in Kathmandu
- Temple and Monument fees in Kathmandu
- Insurance coverage for all support crews, their foods, accommodation and daily wages
- Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
- Trekking Permit, TIMS & National Park Entrance Fees
- Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
- All official taxes and service charge.
- Personal transportation except those mentioned in the above program.
- Airport transportation, visa fees, international and national flights, airport tax
- Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara
- Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bag which must cover over minus -15 degree Celsius.
- Bottled drinks [Hard & Soft] like Coca-Cola, Beers etc.
- All drinks except tea and coffee.
- Your personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & rerouting
- Costs incurred due to any unforeseen events.
- Personal medicines and First-Aid expenses
- Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving to Nepal by air or road; Postage letter, Laundry service, Telephone calls and all other items of personal nature.
Equipment checklist for Teahouse/Lodge or Camping Trekking
- A kit bag (Carry luggage) in which porters can carry your belongings during the journey (Maximum 15kg/person)
- A day backpack (Rucksack 40-45 liters) for yourself Sleeping Bag ( – 15 degrees)
- Trekking Shoes type “GORE – TEX
- Water bottle, torch light with enough batteries, sunglasses, sun cream, chip stick sun hat, a woolen cap covering ears to protect from cold.
- Personal Medicines for fever, common cold, headaches etc.
- Shoe lace, Slipper/Sandal
- Raincoat, Trekking poles
- Warm and windproof jacket, pullover, T- shirts (not cotton), trousers, socks (min. three pairs), gloves etc.
- Water bottle, camera, Batteries and Memory Cards.
Equipments for Mountaineering
- Harness set
- (7,8), karabiner
- Insurance (helping) rope
- Hard mattress
- High altitude sleeping bag ( – 30 o)
- Head lamp
- Coffloch (Mountaineering shoes)
- Direction compass
- Woolen socks
- Warm under garments
- Gore-tex water-proof Jacket
- Gore-tex water-proof trousers
- Water-proof gloves
- First-aid kit
- Ruck-sack (40 – 45 liters)
- Pocket knife (optional)
- Lip balm
- Toilet paper and hand sanities
- Camp towel (quick-drying)
- Books, cards and so on.
1) Travel Insurance (Mandatory)
a) Have your travel insurance policy to cover theft, loss and medical
problems is an excellent idea for travel in Nepal. Check your
policies available carefully because some policies exclude
b) Choose a policy that covers medical and emergency repatriation,
including helicopter evacuation for trekkers and general medical
evacuation to hospital.
c) Do not forget to say your travel insurance company where you are
travelling (country) and about your activities like trekking, climbing
or expedition and their altitude too.
Note: Make copies of your Insurance policy and do not forget to
carry your travel insurance policy number with you.
2) Valid Passport and Visa
a) A valid passport and two passport size photos with a light
b) Normally, visa can be issued on your arrival at the Tribhuvan
International Airport (TIA) OR major surface entry points.
c) Make copies of your passport with including your visa pages with
you and take it with you during your expedition, trekking, tour
3) Cancellation Policy
We understand things happen and plans change and will refund your
deposit minus a $150 cancelation fee. Once we have booked your
flight between Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lukla your deposit is non-
refundable. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule
you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance
Note: After starting the tour, trekking in your destination: – No
4) Payment Method
a) Deposit should be 50% of total amount per person (to be agreed).
b) Confirmation: On receipt of deposit the Clients place on the
program will be confirmed.
c) Balance: Due no later than 60 days prior to trip departure.
Method: By bank transfer, credit card, cheques, or by cash.
d) Balance not received by the agreed date: We reserve the right to
cancel the booking and the deposit will be forfeited – unless The
Client specifies another date which The Company accepts.
1) Bank charges will be charged at cost and payment by cost
entails 4% extra.
2) Please provide us with your bank receipt, after transfer of
payment to our Account (A/c).