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KANGCHENJUNGA NORTH BASE CAMP TREK


Max Altitude:
icon 4,500m
Duration:
icon 16
Starts From:
icon Bhadrapur
Best Season:
icon Spring / Autumn
Activity:
icon Trekking
Difficulty:
icon Moderate
Group Size:
icon 2
Accomodation:
icon Lodge
Trip Fee
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About the trek

Highlights Itineraries Date and Cost What To Take Faqs Cost includes / excludes Enquiry Cancellation, inclusions and Policies Vital Information

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The Kangchenjunga 

The Kangchenjunga is a mountain of the Himalaya range, at the far East of Nepal on the border of the district of Sikkim and around twenty kilometers South of Tibet. It is one of the 14 mountains on Earth that are more than 8,000 meters (26,247 ft) high above sea level. With an elevation of 8,586 m, Kangchenjunga is the third highest, after Mount Everest (8,850 m) and K2 (8,611 m).

It is also called Kanchenjunga, Kangchen Dzo-nga or Kachendzonga, which means "The Five Treasures of Snows".

The Kangchenjunga contains five peaks, four of them are above 8,400 meters: main summit (8,586 m), West summit (8,505 m), central summit (8,482 m), South summit (8,494 M) and Kangbachen (7,903 m).

Highlights

  • One of the most popular remote and less touristic trekking areas of Nepal.
  • The trek from subtropical green valleys in east Nepal to rhododendron forest to the highest summit and get close views of an 8500-meter view from the alpine zone.
  • Multiple options stay with local families or tented camp and get involved with local tribes of the Kanchenjunga Area.
  • Breathtaking views of natural beauties of Mt. Kanchenjunga base camp en route.
  • Eyes catch views of wildlife, including snow leopard, blue sheep, black bears, red pandas, and Himalayan Yaks.
  • Ultimate Himalaya hiking experience in the rural and remote areas of Nepal.

Itineraries

Day 1: Welcome at airport and transfer to the hotel

Day 2: Free day for final trekking preparation.

Day 3: Fly Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (45 minutes) then transfer to Birtamod by drive (45 minutes by car/Jeep)

Day 4: Birtamod to Taplejung by local jeep. (8-9 hrs, 1820m).

Day 5: Trek Taplejung to Chiruwa (6-7 hrs, 1270m).

Day 6: Trek Chiruwa to Lelep (1750m, 5-6 hrs)

Day 7: Lelep to Amjilosa (2308m, 5-6 hrs)

Day 8: Trek Amjilosa to Gyabla (2730m, 5 hrs)

Day 9: Trek Gyabla to Ghunsa (3595m, 5 hrs)

Day 10: Acclimatization day.

Day 11: Trek Ghunsa to Khambachen(4050m, 5-6 hrs)

Day 12: Trek Khambachen to Lhonak (4780m, 4-5 hrs)

Day 13: Hike to Kanchenjunga Base camp 5143m and back to Lhonak for overnight.

Day 14: Trek Lhonak to Ghunsa (6 hrs)

Day 15: Trek Ghunsa to Selele Base Camp (5 hrs, 4480m)

Day 16: Selele Base Camp to Cheram (8 hrs, 3870m)

Day 17: Cheram to Ramche ( 3 hrs, 4580m)

Day 18: Ramche to Tortong(6-7 hrs, 2995m)

Day 19: Tortong to Yamphuding. (7-8 hrs, 2080m)

Day 20: Yamphuding to Khebang. (1915m, 5-6 hrs)

Day 21: Khebang to Hapu Khola (5-6 hrs)

Day 22: Hapu Khola to Birtamod by drive and overnight in Birtamod. (9/10 hrs)

Day 23: Drive to Bhadrapur(45 minute) then fly back in Kathmandu.

Day 24: Departure

Date and Cost

will update soon......

 

What To Take

Equipment list  for #KANGCHENJUNGA NORTH BASE CAMP TREK

Primary Essential 

Passport, Money, Credit Cards, Personal Travel Insurance, Passport size photos, Pen & dairy book, the Communication device (laptops, Tap or phone), Camera

Eye protection

Sunglass UV more than 500%, 

Note: - if you have eyes problem please consult your doctor because of in Nepal High Mountain has dry air and in the city so much dust

Skin protection

Sunblock cream SPF 25 to 50 (small tube), Lip balm SPF 10 to 15

Note:-depending your skin, please consult your doctor (as our experience some of my clients get allergy from sunblock cream)

Other accessories

Day backpack (15 ltr to 20 ltr), Duct tape (few meters –you can roll-on water bottle or trekking pole), enough batteries for headlamp, Portable solar charger, Backup power bank, Bathing Suit: Towel, Toothpaste, and brush, floss, mini hairbrush, razor, soap, a mini bottle of shampoo, travel mirror, nail clippers, etc and rain cover

 

FAQs

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

Our prices are different based on a number of people. The prices are set based on a number of people traveling together. For example, the price for 1 person and the total price for 2 people is different. So, the price you see at the time of making the reservation is the final. We do not charge an additional amount for the single traveller.

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

We accept major currencies such as USD and EUR. Credit card payments are accepted only in USD. We also accept bank transfers, direct remittance services (Western Union, Moneygram), etc.

What is the best time and season?

March-Mid June, and September – December are considered the best months for trekking and climbing peak in Nepal. climbing is doable throughout the year however some months are better than others. June – August is monsoon season so there might be some rain showers in these months. January – February is winter months and it’s usually much cold in higher areas.
The trek is doable throughout the year.

How are the meals and accommodation like?

We will be eating and sleeping in the lodges for the whole trek and as itinerary for climbing tented . Generally, rice, noodles, pasta, vegetables, curry, potatoes, eggs, sandwich, burgers, etc. are available.
The lodges will have twin sharing rooms and tented will have twin sharing a tent . In most cases, we will provide you a private room however in rare cases you may need to share the rooms with other travellers (especially if you are traveling alone).

Do I need to be physically fit?

Very good question. Usually, a person with previous multiday hiking experiences is welcome to join our treks. This is an adventurous trek that consists of high altitude trek over 5000 meters for nearly a week. If you do not have previous hiking experiences but still have no problem walking for 6-9 hours every day, then we are happy to take you on board.

Can we do this trip with kids?

We take bookings for this trip for people over 16 years old. The trekking doable with kids as well and we have previous experiences of organizing family tours.

Are the guides experienced? Are they licensed?

We have very experienced guides at the company. We have guides experienced for at least 5 years to 18 years. All our guides are certified IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guides, NMA mountaineering Guide and trekking guides Ministry of Tourism licensed by Nepal Government.

Trek cost includes / excludes

Whats Included

Documentation: - Trekking permit, national park fees, coordination with a relevant government office. All government taxes are included in the price

Accommodation: - 4-night hotel in Kathmandu 3* Hotel, lodge during trekking and best

Food: - full board meal during the trek best available hotel/lodges or tea house

Transport: - Flight Kathmandu-Bhadrapur-Bhadrapur, private vehicle as itinerary in the trekking, international airport arrival & departure, all land transportation around cities with a private vehicle, Helicopter evacuation for Nepali team, Porter or yaks for this trekking  

Communication: - weather report

Expedition team: - Trekking guide, Assistance guide, and porter allowances & wages for Nepali Trekking team

Safety equipment: - First aid kit, Oxy meter, and common Trekking equipment in the group.

Whats not included
  • International flight
  • PERSONAL equipment for  trekking
  • Personal & medical Insurance of Trekking
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
  • Personal expenses
  • Bar Bills & beverage  
  • Tips for all group member
  • Insurance of member
  • Visa & visa extension fees
  • Cost of emergency evacuation
  • Other charges at lodges/tea houses such as showers, internet access or battery re-charging, hot water for drinking , extra hot drink.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu 

Cancellation, inclusions and Policies

will update soon......

 

 

Vital Information

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your trip. Please ensure that all activities, excursions, and destinations in your itinerary are included in your insurance policy, We advise to valuable clients to have full insurance against Medical, Evacuation, Trip cancellation, lost or damaged baggage, Air delays, etc. for this trip, you must be covered up to 5500m altitude. 

Please take a copy of your insurance policy to the pre-trip briefing, as the guide will need to collect your insurance details. We also ask that you keep a copy of your policy summary (containing policy number and emergency contact number for you insure) in your daysack at all the time, so that we can access the information should wee need to contact the insured on your behalf.

HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS

High-altitude illness is due to a decrease in oxygen at high altitude.

Atmospheric pressure decrease as altitude increases but the percentage of oxygen in the air remains constant; as a result, the partial pressure of oxygen decreases with altitude and is at 5500m (18000 feet) is about ½ of that at the sea level.

High-altitude illness is seen in people in people who have recently arrived at high altitude or have just gained altitude, and may start any time from few hours to a few days after ascending. High altitude is arbitrarily defined as altitudes higher than 3.000 m (10.000 ft). people with heart and hung decreases may have difficulty at lower altitudes and, rarely, a healthy, a healthy person will develop altitude illness at as low as 2500 m (8.200 ft).... READ MORE

PASSPORT AND VISA 

Please double-check that your passport is valid for 6 months beyond the date of arrival in Nepal. We recommend that you take a photocopy of your passport and keep it separate from the original, and this will be useful if the original is lost while you are traveling. You must carry your passport on the trek with you, as it is required for internal flights.

Need to Get Nepal Visa

  •     Two Passport-sized photos with a light background.
  •     Bring Cash USD to get the visa fee.
  •     Your passport must valid for at least 6 months.

As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get a visa on arrival.

In the arrivals hall, you’ll find electronic booths that read your passport, take your photo, and print out a completed form. Take your completed form to the payment counter where you'll pay for your visa, and then head to the immigration line for "Visa on Arrival".

TIPS 

Fill out your arrival card on the plane so you can quickly move through the queue in the arrivals’ lounge. Also, completing the visa form online prior to arrival should also save some time as there's a limited number of electronic booths. 

Visa Type 

 Tourist Visa

  • 15 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 30$.
  • 30 days Tourist Visa costs USD 50$
  • 90 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 125$.
  • Multiple-entry - $25 USD (Useful for going back-and-forth between Bhutan, Tibet & India)

Gratis(Free) Visa

For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, a gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.

Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals

Indian Tourist does not require a visa to enter in Nepal. To know more visit: Nepal Immigration


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