Kanchenjunga Base Camp Tea House Trek include the third highest peak in the world. It sits on the eastern border between Nepal and India. Visit Himalaya Treks offers this thrilling 26 day Kanchenjunga Base Camp Tea House Trek itinerary, which includes both the north and south base camps.
Highlights of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek:
The Kanchenjunga area is rarely visited, and definitely off the beaten path. Travelers will encounter locals but very few other tourists.
The landscape and flora of this trek are extremely varied. If trekking in spring, you will be treated to the wonderful sight of red, pink, purple and white Rhododendron flowers. They’re called laliguransin Nepali and are the national flower of Nepal. In the same trek, you will also pass through jungles, bamboo and pine forests, and see glaciers surrounded by rugged rocky peaks. The contrasts are amazing.
There is also a very interesting cultural element to this trek. The route passes through several typical hill villages, where the real rural Nepali lifestyle can be observed. The ethnic groups inhabiting this area are mainly hill and mountain-dwelling people, including Limbu, Tamang, Sherpa, Bhote, and Gurung, as well as Chhetri, Brahman and Newar. Each has a different culture, and you can learn about these while trekking and talking with local people (with the help of your guide!)
The Route Followed in Kanchenjunga Base Camp Tea House Trek
The trek to Kanchenjunga begins with a 45-minute flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur, right on Nepal’s south-western border with India. Then, a three-hour drive takes you to an area of beautiful green tea gardens, Kanyam. Stay overnight here, and enjoy the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets of Kanchenjunga. Just a little teaser of what you will see in the days to come!
In the morning, after breakfast, continue driving to Taplejung/Suketar, where the trek begins.
The trek starts by passing through typical hilly terraced villages and heads to the southern base camp of Kanchenjunga. On the trek to the southern base camp, Oktang (4730m) is a spectacular viewpoint atop a moraine overlooking a glacier. From there, catch amazing views of numerous high mountains, including Kokthang (6148m), Rathong (6678m), Kabru Range, Kanchenjunga Range and Jannu (7710m).
Three challenging yet very scenic passes separate the northern and southern base camps of Kanchenjunga. Once you cross these, you’ll notice more settlements. Ghunsa (3475m), a lovely Tibetan Buddhist village, is one of the biggest villages in the higher valleys of Kanchenjunga Region. Kambachen (4225m) and Lhonak (4815m) are seasonal settlements, and the only two places higher than Ghunsa in the area.
At the end of the valley, Pangpema (5150m) offers full circular views of Kanchenjunga (8586m), Kangbachen (7903m), Ramtang Peak (6601m), TapleSikhar (6341m), Nepal Chuli (6910m) and KiratChuli (7365m). All peaks are different in shape and character and make for a stunning panorama.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Tea House Trek Accommodation availability
The number of trekkers in this area has been increasing for a few years. Nowadays, basic tea-houses can be found along the route. But, this area is still not nearly as developed as other popular parts of Nepal—which is one of its major drawcards!
Visit Himalaya Treks organizes this Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek tea house/lodge trek for small and private groups who want to avoid big crowds.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Tea House Trek short Itinerary;
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1338 meters)
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Flight to Bhadrapur and drive to Fickkal.
Day 04: Drive to Taplejung / Suketar overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Trek to Lali Kharka,
Day 06: Trek to Kade Banjyang (2130 meters)
Day 07: Trek to Phumphe Danda (1858 meters)
Day 08: Trek to Sherpaguan (1678 meters)
Day 09: Trek to Torongton (2995 meters)
Day 10: Trek to Tseram (3870 meters)
Day 11: Acclimatization day at Tseram.
Day 12: Trek to Ramche (4615 meters)
Day 13: Trek to Tseram (3870 meters)
Day 14: Trek to Sele La (4290 meters)
Day 15: Trek to Ghunsa (3475 meters)
Day 16: Trek to Kambachen (4225 meters)
Day 17: Trek to Lhonak (4815 meters)
Day 18: Trek to Pang Pema (5150 meters) and back to Lhonak.
Day 19: Trek back to Ghunsa.
Day 20: Trek back to Gyabla (2725 meters)
Day 21: Trek back to Sekathum (1650 meters)
Day 22: Trek back to Mitlung.
Day 23: Trek to Taplejung – drive to Fikkal stay at Tea garden at Hotel.
Day 24: Flight to Kathmandu via Bhadrapur.
Day 25: Free day at Kathmandu.
Day 26: Departure.
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|Visit Himalaya Treks has always been keen on safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG. You must bring the following items:|
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