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Breakfast: 18
Lunch: 17
Dinner: 17

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Hotel: 3 Night(s)
Teahouse: 15 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 2 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 1 Night(s)

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Kanchenjunga South Base Camp

Kanchanjunga south base camp trek gets one close to the majestic mountains of the remotest part of the eastern part of Nepal. The Kanchanjunga south base camp trek begins at Lali Kharka through small colorful villages and panoramic views with a total of 22 days. Located at an altitude of 4,780m/15,682ft.

The trek offers a visit to the third tallest mountain in the world, Kanchanjunga, which has its religious significance and is worshipped by the locals, and is located on the border of Nepal and India and is very rich in scenic beauty as well.

Talking about the trail of the trek, it is fairly difficult, has ascends and descends, and has a hypnotizing view of pearly white mountains like Mt. Kumbhakarna, Mt. Kiratchuli, Mt. Nepal Peak, Pathibhara Himal, and Chang Himal, exotic wildlife, a very vast range of flora and fauna, Yalung glacier, and stunning geographical lands.

Along with its adventures and nature’s grace, the Kanchanjunga south base camp has a risk of altitude sickness and respiratory issues due to thinning of air, decrease in atmospheric pressure, and high land elevation, which is why before going on a trek one should be cautious of his/ her health.

Trip Code

KSBC52

Starts

Suketar

Finishes

Suketar

Duration

21 Days

Difficulty

Moderate

Group-Size

2 - 14

Age

Minimum 18

Seasons

Feb-Apr,Oct-Dec

Elevation

4663 m/ 15298.6ft

Trip View

2795

Activities

Trekking

Travel Style

Comfortable

Trip popularity

TRIP FACTS

  • Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain.
  • This trekking route is also known as 'Yalung Base Camp'.
  • It is called Five Treasures of Snow after its five high peaks. The treasures represent the five repositories of God, which are gold, silver, gems, food grain, and religious texts.
  • The area around Kangchenjunga is said to be home to the “Kangchenjunga Demon”, a type of yeti or rakshasa.
  • Kanchenjunga lies near 125 kilometers (78 miles) east-southeast of Mount Everest.
  • Kanchenjunga is second least climbed mountain out of 14 highest mountains in the world.
  • Until 1852, Kanchenjunga was considered the highest mountain in the world.
  • Kangchenjunga was first climbed on 25 May 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band, who were part of a British expedition.
  • Spring and Autumn is the best season to visit Kanchenjunga.

Why this Trip

This beautiful, stunning and off the beaten trek leads you towards the base camp of the world third highest peaks, Mt Kanchenjunga. Also, you get an opportunity to views the world highest mountain Mt. Everest with the side view of Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Makalu during this trek.

Trip Notes

  • •We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!

  • •What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • •A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

Brief Itinerary

As soon as you enter Nepal, you will fill an adrenaline rush in your blood. To greet you and take you to the hotel, our team member will be at the arrival section of Tribhuvan International airport.

Meal:

  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Airport Pickup
  • Cultural show
The second day of the Kanchanjunga south base camp trek is dedicated to the exploration of the city that is always up to something, Kathmandu. Apart from being the busiest city, it is also rich from a historical and monumental point of view. Kathmandu is home to 7 UNESCO world heritage sites which you will visit throughout the day, along with the heartwarming smiles of the locals.

Meal:

  • Bhaktapur tour
  • Delicious Momo
  • Boudhanath Stupa
  • Monkey Temple tour

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Food and wine tour(Optional)
First, our team will take you to the Tribhuvan international airport to catch a flight to Bhadrapur, which is about 45 minutes long with a really mesmerizing view below us. From Bhadrapur, we drive either in a van or jeep to Suketar.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Flight to Bhadrapur
From this day, a real feel of being on the Kanchanjunga south base camp trek hits you. Walking in the presence of pastures and tropical forests, admiring the Limbu settlements for around three hours, we reach Lali Kharka. You will cross dirt roads more than once, so get excited!

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Flight to Suketar
After breakfast, we continue our trek to the Kanchanjunga south base camp trek. Through an easy trail of millet and rice fields and Phawa Khola’s (river) suspension bridge, you first reach in Sinchebu Bhanjyang, a small but beautiful Gurung settlement. From Sinchebu Bhanjyang, the trail climbs up and takes us to Phumphe danda and then finally to Khesewa, where you will be graced with your very first sight of the majestic Kanchanjunga.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

The trail of today’s trek is full of nature’s grace as we pass through the Nandeva river, Kabeli river, the dense green forest, the village of Anpan, Loppoding, and arrive at Ponpe danda ascending for a bit. With an easy walk for a few hours from Ponpe danda, our Kanchanjunga south base camp trek gets us to Mamankhe, where you will rest for the night.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

Today, we trek for a shorter period compared to other days of the Kanchanjunga south base camp trek. Yamphudin is a village that boasts cultural diversity as different Sherpa, Rai, Limbu, and Gurung communities reside here. You will be accompanied by terrific terrace farmlands, Tenguwa Khola, and other scenic views while trekking.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

After breakfast ascending up from Yamphudin along with a luscious deep forest and vivid flora and fauna, we head towards Lasiya Bhanjyang. Other eye-pleasing views on the trail are Omje Khola valley and Deurali danda. Today’s trek will be 7 to 8 hours long.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

  • Trekking
On this day of the Kanchanjunga south base camp trek, you will be walking through an easy yet beautiful trail that comprises rhododendron forests, Lupung valley, majestic Tuplung peak, Torontan, divine Yalung glacier along with picturesque views for 5 to 6 hours to arrive at Tseram. We spend our night in a teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

Enjoying beautiful Mani walls, moraine, lake, a meadow where animals graze, and green vegetation, and trekking through Tseram for 5 to 6 hours by the end of the day, the Kanchanjunga south base camp trek brings us to Ramche on this day, also known as Ramchaura.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Finally, the day when the majestic Mt. Kanchenjunga’s sight will bless us. Since you will be exploring around today, we will have our packed lunch with us, along with a southern wall of Kanchanjunga and the other main 3 summits of Kanchanjunga at an altitude of ( 8420 m /27624.67 ft, 8586 m / 28169.29 ft, and 8474 m / 27801.84 ft)will also grace us. Retracing our way back, you spend the night in Ramche.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

Today, you will get close to many peaks like Jannu, also known as Kumbhakarna, Nyukla Lacghung peak, and other mountains. First, we walk through the valley along with a beautiful stream, then climb the moraine, walk towards Oktang monastery and finally climb for a while to arrive at Yalung base camp. After enjoying these views, the trek again takes us to Ramche.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

Ghunsa is a colorful Tibetan village beautified by prayer flags and Gompas. First, on today’s walk of Kanchanjunga south base camp trek view of Mt. Jannuon’s southwest face takes us to Lamba Sumba Khraka, followed by our final destination Ghunsa village. We enjoy local cuisine for dinner and camp overnight, get excited!

Meal:

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

We trek downhill for about 5 hours to reach Kyapra from Ghunsa village. A beautiful forest of rhododendron, conifer, oak, and birch gives us company on the trail. Upon arriving at Kyapra we eat a delicious dinner.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

From Kyapra trek of 5 to 6 hours brings us to Sukethum. Through a zigzag path that first leads us to Amjilasa, followed by Gunsa Khola (river) through a steep road, we arrive at Sukethum.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

The easiest day of the Kanchanjunga south base camp trek is here. After 6 to 7 hours of walking through the easy but pretty paths, villages, and Thunsa Khola and Tamor Nadi (river), we reach at Chirwa, which is a hamlet near Tapethok.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

First, we trek to Sinuwa village through other beautiful small villages and green vegetation after breakfast. Then to be at Phurumba, you will walk through Sisne Khola, Pathibhara trek trail, and cross a suspension bridge above the fast flowing, Yaphre Khola. Today’s trek will also be 5 to 6 hours long.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • teahouse

Activities:

The very last day of the Kanchanjunga south base camp trek takes us to Suketar. We will be walking on the Pathibhara trek trail for 6 to 7 hours and reach Suketar. The accommodation for the night will be a cozy teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

We will drive you to Bhadrapur after breakfast in a jeep or a van which should be around 5 hours long. As you will have the rest of the day, we can explore around Bhadrapur or just give our muscles some rest.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

For your departure from Nepal, you will take a short flight to Kathmandu, 25 minutes long. Then we will transfer you to the hotel. Like the previous day, it is up to you to either rest or explore the capital, Kathmandu.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

We will be by your side to help you be ready for your flight and check in to the Tribhuvan International airport. See you next time!

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • lunch

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Airport drop
  • Shopping arrangements
  • Souvenir
  • farewell lunch

FAQS

Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety in remote mountainous lands.
Yes, Nepal can boast as one of the safest country in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners especially towards women. Kanchenjunga Base Camp is one of the most visited areas by the tourists so the service providers are professional and local people are respectful with welcoming hospitality towards the trekkers.
We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp is the remotest trek in Nepal but still provides wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup etc. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek. As you trek higher, you should avoid meat for health purpose as it is not good to eat meat in higher altitude and also the meat is not very fresh.
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
.We use private car/jeep/van depending on the size of the group for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Biratnagar on domestic flight.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp can be trekked all year around excluding monsoon season and winters. February to May and Mid-September to November are the best time to do this trek. In winter, it is difficult to trek in snow and harsh weather.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are covered by insurance for about 5500 meters. In case of emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical condition ask your tour leader to contact us ASAP so that we can manage for the rescue. You then will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal innerwear t to escape severe cold. Needless to say that, good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us in a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village, try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
All our guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
While trekking in higher lands you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
While trekking in Annapurna you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly.
If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because number of hours of walk really depend on clients' speed. So it's really relative.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
No, you cannot use the credit card during the trek. You have to withdraw the money before you start the trek. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu.
You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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