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Traditionally called Sinha Lila Peak, A journey to Kanchenjunga trekking area is a special treat- starting from the tropical lowlands through great rhododendron forests and lovely villages of eastern north Nepal up to the glacier and overwhelming views. This trekking lead to base camp of third highest peak of the world Mount Kanchenjunga which is least known among all great peaks. Exotic name such as Wedge peak, Pyramid peak, Janu Himal, White Wave, the Twins and, of course, Mount Kanchenjunga (8586 meters) provide the inspiration to make the challenging trek to base camp. Our approach takes us up through terraced hillsides of the remoter ethnic group of Rai and Limbu and then among well preserved forest of rhododendron, birch oak and spruce.
The trek offers you the nature in its pure form, where besides the Mount Kanchenjunga 8586 m. /28170 ft., you get to see various other fascinating mountain peaks; Mount Yalung Kang (8505m), Dromo Peak (6100m), Yalung Ri (5200m) etc. Rich flora and fauna, and the stunningly beautiful scenarios. This region is inhabited by the friendliest people of Nepal, such as Rai and Limbu, Chhetris and Brahmins whose cultural treasures and rituals always thrill the visitors. In spite of the difference in traditions and rituals, you get to see them living in peace and harmony with other ethnic groups.
Kanchenjunga Conservation Area spread in an area of 2035 square Kilometers and KCAP area has a rich diversity of wildlife including snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, musk deer red panda and others. Pheasant, red-billed blue magpie, shy-drongo are the major birds found in Kanchenjunga trekking route. Kanchenjunga trek to the south and north faces of the world's third highest mountain offers fantastic Himalayan views, including Everest. Kanchenjunga base camp trekking provides you with an adventure trekking in eastern part of Nepal Himalaya.
We fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and transfer to Basantapur on the same day. The trek follows the beautiful rhododendron forest with our first camp at Chauki then trek through Gyabla, and ascend to the higher camp at Pang Pema (5120m) and camp at Lhonak. The trek concludes at Suketar via the descent from Omje Khola, from where we fly back to Kathmandu. However the easiest and quickest possibility to reach the starting point Taplejung (Suketar) accessible by air, to capture the scenic beauty of reserved forest where almost 24 different varieties of Rhododendron flowers are found in 'Milke Danda'.
Mount Kanchenjunga sits astride the Nepal/Sikkim border only a few miles from Tibet. You are not allowed to complete the circuit trek except for its Northern and Southern elevation. Few high passes are encountered while trailing to both the elevation in one go however during favorable weather conditions, it is quite accessible, or else, an additional of few days will be required to complete the trek via a moderate route. This route was opened to the trekkers in 1988, though people have trekked in the area in connection with mountaineering expedition since the turn of the century. The region is still restricted to organised expedition group only, special permit needed.
Arrive to Kathmandu, an exciting and memorable experience with the panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight.
Independent Himalayan Adventure's Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. After arrival to hotel, Short briefing and final payment procedures.
Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu including Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath.
Pashupatinath Temple is One of the most sacred Hindu shrine in the world. The two storied pagoda houses a sacred lignum or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Although the temple dates back to the 4th century, it was brought into its present shape in the early 18th century. The temple is most noted for its gold-plated roofs and silver-coated doors.
Bouddhanath Stupa is the world's largest stupa of its kind. The unique aspect of this great Buddhist monument is that it is set in the octagonal mandala design.
After your blessingful tour, you have to final prepare your trekking equipment , We will finalize paperwork-permit for your Kanchenjunga Base Camp trip.
Fly to Biratnagar for 45 minutes and either drive to Dharan or transfer to hotel.
Drive to Basantapur via zig-zag road to Bhedetar charls view point and through Dhankuta.
Begin your trek from Basantapur to Chauki ( Altitudes: 2819 meters) - 5½ hours.
Chauki - Gupha Pokhari ( Altitudes: 2985 meters ) - 4 hours.
From Gupha Pokhari trek to Dobhan (Altitdes: 1567 meters).
From Dobhan , trek to Chirwa/ Chhirwa ( Altitudes: 1190 meters).
From Chhirwa- trek to Sekathum (Altitudes: 1640 meters)
From Sekathum - trek to Amjilhasa ( Altitudes: 2490 meters) .
From Amji lhasa - trek to Gyapla / Kyapra (Altitudes: 2730 meters)
From Gyapla / Kyapra- trek to Gunsa village (Altitudes: 3430 meters) .
Acclimatization or rest day in Gunsa village (Altitudes: 3430 meters).
During this day you can hike up to the Selele pass base camp and back for acclimatization in altitudes.
From Gunsa- trek to Kambachen ( Altitudes: 4040 meters).
From Kambachen- trek to Lhonak ( Altitudes: 4790 meters).
From Lhonak - trek to Pangpema Northern Base Camp ( Altitudes: 5140 meters)
After your excursion trip to Pangpema - trek to Lhonak 4790m.
From Lhonak- trek to Gunsa (Altitudes: 3430 meters)
From Gunsa- trek to Sinion/ Selele Phedi ( Altitudes: 3546 meters).
From Sinion / Selele Phedi via Selele pass ( Altitudes: 4854 meters) trek to Tseram 3870 meters
From Tseram trek to Kanchenjunga Oktang Base camp and back to Ramche (Altitudes: 4620 meters)
Ramche - trek to Torontan 3256 meters.
Torontan - Trek to Amje Khola 2340m.
Amje Khola - Trek to Mamankhe 1810m.
Mamankhe - trek to Kande Bhanjyang 2134m.
Kande Bhanjyang - trek Lali Kharka 2213 m.
Lali Kharka - Trek to Suketar (2420 meters), Taplejung
Traversing in an out of minor valleys, we pass through a succession of picturesque villages on our way to Suketar, reaching around late afternoon.
Fly back to Kathmandu from Suketar (Taplejung) Airport.
Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited one last time on the 35 minute Scenic flight back to Kathmandu from Suketar (Taplejung).
Leisure day in Kathmandu.
It's also spare day in Kathmandu, If you are interested to extend your extra trips Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today.
Transfer for your final flight departure. The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure frm Nepal.