Dotted with spectacular valleys and the magnificent Kanchenjunga glacier, Kanchenjunga (8,586 m) is the third Highest Peak in the world as well as it is highly glaciated and cradles 5 major glacial systems in Nepal and India and Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is one of the great wilderness treks in the north-east part of Nepal bordering India. The trail to Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek encounters contrasting landscapes varying from subtropical lowlands to stunning glacial plateaus at high altitudes. The lowland showcases verdant vegetation along with unique cultural settlements. Once the trek reaches a high altitude, it shares some of the most stunning mountain scenery in the world.
This Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Itinerary begins from tropical lowland offering stunning rhododendron forest and beautiful villages of east Nepal as well as the rich mixed culture of the local community where Limbu, Rai Gurung, Sherpa, and Tibetan Bhotia tribes are the major residents. The trail starts from 1,200 m and climbs up to 5,180 m above sea level. The trek meanders through Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, managed by local communities in association with WWF, which is a sparsely populated area in Nepal. Endangered wildlife such as snow leopards, red pandas, vulnerable Himalayan bears, clouded leopards, and assumed macaques reside in pristine forests, alpine meadows, and wetlands of this region. This is a complete camping trek where one gets an insight into various cultures, traditions, and incredible views of lofty mountains.
The Kanchenjunga Trekking starts from Taplejung, which can be reached either by flight to Suketar and 2 hours trek or Kathmandu to Birtamod 10 hours drive and again 9-10 hours drive to get to Taplejung. The trek up to remote areas through Chiruwa, Amjilosa, and Gyabla where we can explore unique Kirati culture starts then. After exploring the culture, Ghunsa Village through the Ghunsa River is an adorable way of hiking because it offers an opportunity to get a glimpse of Sherpa Culture and lifestyle before heading on to Khambachen. Wonderful valleys invite magnificent views of Kanchenjunga Mountain and Glacier after the Khambachen to reach Pangpema. After an incredible time at North Kanchenjunga Base Camp, continuing back to Ghunsa and taking a different trail to South Kanchenjunga Base Camp is a way to go. Then, heading up southeast to cross the Selele La Pass (4290 m), Sinion La Pass (4440 m) and Mirgila Pass (4480 m) to reach Ramche and day hike to Oktang and South Kanchenjunga Base Camp for exploring wonderful place and returning back to Taplejung through Trongden and Khesewa.
Trekking in Nepal with High Pass Adventure means a lot. It means friendship, fun, convenience, adventure and above all the security and safety we bring. Our long experience in Nepal and true dedication guarantee your vacation is well thought out and planned to make the most beautiful journey of your lifetime. We are flexible in creating a suitable itinerary and offer a great combination of a quality hotel, small group size trips, family tours, solo trekking, honeymoon trip, and group trekking. Also, our guides have general knowledge about first aid kits and long years of experience in the trekking fields and hire strong porters for supporting by carrying the luggage.
Hence, your trekking in Nepal is led by our professional and experienced trekking guide who is joining you from airport to airport and our strong porter will carry 2 trekkers’ bags (maximum 30 kg) to complete your trip in Nepal.
Sometimes problems like weather conditions, local political issues, transportation, or other factors are beyond our control. It might be a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be considerably changed. If alterations are necessary the Guide and Trekking leader will decide what the best options are. You can talk and decide through the best happiness of the whole group. Where a change does suggest itself, we try to do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot take responsibility for the results of changes or delays. Our trekking staff are experienced and professional and try to solve all problems during the trekking.
Welcome to Nepal! A member of the High Pass Adventure Pvt. Ltd. crew will be waiting outside the baggage claim area of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. A4-sized paper with your and our company's names on it is carried by the individual you need to find. From the airport, this person will transport you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. Check into the hotel, have a nap, freshen up, and be ready for the appointment with our trekking office to discuss your programs.
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before getting ready for the trip of the Kathmandu Valley with an experienced tour guide. We are on a tour of the Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will be taken to four of the top and most visited UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley: Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath. For the tour of these places, you will be traveling in a luxurious, personal vehicle. There are intriguing tours available that offer unique insights into Buddhism, Hinduism, ancient art, historical architecture, Kathmandu Valley people's way of life, and culture. Following this tour, you will return to the After this tour you will come to the office and finalize your trekking clothing and gear for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.
You have 2 options to reach Birtamod. You can fly to Biratnagar or Bhadrapur from Kathmandu and drive to Birtamod or you can continue a 10 hours drive to Birtamod from Kathmandu.
There are also 2 options to reach out to Taplejung. You can fly to Suketar from Biratnagar or continue long driving to Taplejung with Himalayan scenery.
Starting the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek on rough paths above the river through villages, farmland, and green trees which ascend and descend to reach Sinuwa.
The trail descends across the Thiwa River on a wooden bridge and continues walking a few up and down to get to Chirwa. There is a small market where you can buy souvenirs then follow the Tamor River before reaching Tapethok. You will have a memorable day due to the wonderful scenery.
This day also begins by following the Tamor River. There are a few up and down before getting to the Simbua Khola which is coming from South Kanchenjunga Base Camp. After crossing this river, you will reach the small Tibetan village of Saketham. From there you can see snow-capped mountain views.
From there you leave the Tamor River and follow the Ghunsa River. That day will be a bit tough due to the steep and narrow trail north of the Khunsa River to reach the Amjilosa.
That day will be a wonderful day and trail heading up through the forest of Oak, bamboo, and Rhododendrons. The journey makes it memorable to steep ascend and descend and pass a wonderful waterfall before reaching the Gyabla.
You will follow the Ghunsa Valley and easily climb up the right bank of the Khunsa River. The trail crosses a large grazing land and Phale Village before entering the Ghunsa. The village is equipped with a School, Health Post, Micro Hydropower Plant, Gompas, and several lodges.
The trek from Ghunsa to Khambachen is quite lovely and you will feel Real Mountain trekking. You will walk through the forest of Rhododendrons, and pine forests and pass many colorful prayer flags with Mani walls and Chorten along the trail. The trail climbs up before reaching Khambachen. If the weather is clear, you will observe the wonderful views of the north face of Jannu Mountain.
Khambachen is the last village of the Kanchenjunga Trekking before heading to the permanent freezing temperature area. The trail ascends through showing rocky fields and then crosses North West of Kanchenjunga Glacier and a few stone huts before reaching Lhonak. You can enjoy the exciting views of the snow-capped mountains from the Lhonak.
That day you will hike to the North Kanchenjunga Base Camp at Pang Pema for magnificent views of snow-capped mountains including impressive Kanchenjunga and many more. You have to feel free to take your time and enjoy the views. After enjoying the view, you will continue trekking back to Lhonak.
That day you will return back to Ghunsa following the same trekking trail for around 5/ 6 hours.
From there you will leave the Ghunsa River and trek to the southeast for Selela Kharka. Selela Kharka is just above the Selela Pass for an overnight stay and preparation for the trek to Mirgin La Pass.
That day will be tough because you will walk around the freezing area and cross three passes. The first pass is Sinoin La (4440 m), Mirgin la (4480 m), and Sinelapache Bhanjyang (4646 m) then a steep descent of 1000 meters to reach Tseram near the Simbua Khola.
The trail towards the Oktang will take up to 4 hours through the nose of the glacier valley. That day will be another wonderful day due to offering panoramic scenery of all the peaks to the east border of Nepal India such as Mt. Ratong, Mt. Koktang, and many more above 7000 meters.
That day you will hike to the south Kanchenjunga Base Camp at Yalung for magnificent views of snow-capped mountains including impressive Kanchenjunga and many more. You have to feel free to take your time and enjoy the views. After enjoying the view, you will continue trekking back to Okthang
The trekking trail continues back, descends to Cherem and climbs up to Lamite Bhanjyang through mossy forest, and descends to Chitre for an overnight stay. You can observe beautiful mountain views along the trail.
That day you will descend to Kabeli Khola Valley to reach Hapu Khola through beautiful local villages and farmland. It will be a wonderful day but you will feel a bit long. Next day you will catch vehicles coming down to Ilam or Birtamod.
There is road access to get to Birtamod or Biratnagar. So, after breakfast, you will catch the Vehicles to come down. It takes about 8/9 hours through beautiful hilly scenery.
You will catch the morning flight to Kathmandu and your guide will transfer to your hotel. You will enjoy the shopping in Kathmandu and we welcome you to dinner in the Nepali kitchen with culture dance.
This is the last day of your trip to Nepal. One of our High Pass Adventure staff will take you to Kathmandu international Airport for your flight departure time. If you are looking forward to your extra trip in Nepal, High Pass Adventure will help you with your next trip and adventure activities in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and India.
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Between China's Tibet Autonomous Region and India, Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan nation. It has eight of the top ten mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. There are numerous points from China and India where one can enter Nepal by land. Tourist visas for Nepal are available on arrival at all Indian and Chinese borders if you are traveling there by land. There are numerous foreign airlines providing nonstop connecting flights to Nepal if you're arriving by air. Nepal Airlines, Turkish Air, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Travel Dubai, Air Arabia, and Air China are a few of the well-known airlines that fly to Nepal. From China or India, one can also go overland. Please check your flight and get in touch with us before arriving in Nepal. At the airport in Nepal, you can easily obtain a on arrival visa.
Except for Indian passport holders, all foreign visitors to Nepal need a visa; however, you must have a passport with a six-month validity date in order to apply for a tourist visa. At the Tribhuvan International Airport and the Chinese-Indian border in Tibet, visas are available on arrival. To apply for a visa to enter Nepal, you must have a color photograph in PP size. Please click this link for more details about Visa Information.
If you're seeking for the best foreign exchange rates and locations in Nepal, you may easily exchange the majority of your foreign currency at a local bank or authorized money exchange facility in a well-known tourist destination. The Nepal Rastra Bank controls all exchange rates (Center Bank of Nepal). You can exchange small amounts of money at the hotel if you want to. Because our banks will not take dirty or old notes, kindly bring clean and fresh notes.
In order to avoid the time-consuming processes associated with cards and traveler's checks, Nepalese people typically prefer cash in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and other locations. You can use an ATM to get cash (in Nepali Rupees) if you have a credit or debit card. In the main tourist city, there are a number of ATM counters with 24-hour service. If you use a card, the maximum withdrawal amount is between 30,000 and 35,000 rupees at once, plus a processing fee of 500 rupees.
You must convert your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the hike because the majority of trekking routes do not offer a facility for international currency exchange. Additionally, inquire about the amount of money required for a Himalayan trek from your trekking operator or guide.
When traveling in Nepal, safety and security are crucial issues to consider both on the way to in and out. We are here for you at all times, and we promise to provide the greatest service to all of our cherished clients. Our guides have extensive training in the field of trekking and broad understanding of first aid items. Because it rises more than 4000 m above sea level, it is essential for hiking in Nepal. Because health is crucial, if a trekker becomes ill from the high altitude, our knowledgeable guide discusses the necessary medications and decides to continue the trek while organizing the emergency rescue.
You must be cautious when hiking trails pass one other because they are not wide enough to do so. During the busiest trekking season, there are lots of porters, yaks, mules, and Jokpe along the trail. You must stay on the safe side if you encounter them on a bridge or in a confined space because otherwise they may force you over the edge.
For a healthy body while traveling and staying hydrated, clean water is essential. It will be the most effective method of completing the Himalayan journey. If not, getting sick and having diarrhea is simple. Almost everywhere during the Nepalese tea house trip, but not during the camping trek, sells bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water is very pricey.
Please bring good water bottles (for boiling water) and water purification tablets or water filter bottles since plastic bottles are detrimental for the environment. Reusable water bottles are a good idea because they help keep the mountain clean. If you are concerned about finding a typical water tap to fill up your bottles in the trekking region of Nepal, they are very simple to locate. It can be found in rivers, streams, and lodges.
Nepal hiking tours: The difficulty levels of the Himalayas range from easy to tough. As a result of the Himalayan climate changing, there is a risk of high altitude and potential mishap.
Trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas demands practical trekking abilities at high altitudes (above 4,000 meters), so travel insurance is essential. If an accident occurs during a trip and requires medical attention or evacuation, the cost of returning to a city and receiving treatment may be significant. Therefore, you must ensure that your insurance covers the price of an air ambulance, medical care, and any risks associated with travel, such as delayed flights and lost, stolen, damaged, or missing baggage. Your complete itinerary while visiting Nepal should be covered by your insurance policy. Make sure your insurance policy covers hikes higher than 5,500 meters. If not, you will be responsible for all unforeseen costs associated with your trek through Nepal.
All trekkers must send a copy of their certificate from their comprehensive travel insurance policy to High Pass Adventure as part of the booking process for trekking and climbing in Nepal.
Mountain sickness is another name for high altitude sickness. You must be aware of high altitude sickness symptoms since they arise rapidly if you hike or ascend to a higher elevation. Here are some details if you're curious as to why it occurs. The air pressure is the main cause of altitude sickness. Your body needs time to adapt to the shift in air pressure when you travel to higher elevations since the air pressure decreases and there is less oxygen present. According to doctors, If you are at sea level, it begins at 8,000 feet (2400 meters).
There are three types of altitude sickness:
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): it is very common and symptoms feel like a tiredness, dizzy, headache, thirsty, muscle aches, nausea
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): it is effect in the lungs, which can be very dangerous and hard to do life threatening
High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): it is effective in the brain and most difficult to treat and you need to go to hospital attention the right way.
Following are the causes of high altitude sickness:
Generally living near sea level and travel to a high elevation
Had the sickness before
Not being acclimatized to the altitude
Drinking alcohol when you ascend
Medical problems of heart, nervous or lungs
These symptoms will appear depending on your speed to climb and how hard you push. Symptoms range from normal to serious. They can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.
Here are symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:
Loss of appetite
Nausea or vomiting
Rapid Pulse (Heart Rate)
Short breath with action
Blue color of skin or gray soft skin
Chest tightness or blocking
Dry cough or coughing with blood
Cannot walk in a straight line
Important keys to preventing of High Altitude Sickness are:
Climb the mountain gradually.
Stop every 2,000 feet (600 meters) of climb above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) and one or two nights sleep there.
Sleep at a lower altitude when possible.
Make sure that you have the ability to quickly descend if needed.
Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness.
If you plan on climbing quickly, or climbing to a high altitude, ask your provider about medicines that may help.
If you are at risk for a low red blood cell count (anemia), ask your provider if your planned trip is safe. Also ask if an iron supplement is right for you. Anemia lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood. This makes you more likely to have mountain sickness.
5) While climbing, you should follow these rules:
Drink plenty of water
Take it easy
Do not drink alcohol.
Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates.
Sleep lower elevation
Take a medication (diomax) according to doctor
Travel equipment are necessary to pack before you travel. We hope it is too much to carry from your home to others country but some are the necessary equipment can be hired or buy in Kathmandu around Thamel.
These general equipment are for all seasons while on trekking in Nepal, but may be different as per the different season and duration of trekking routes on your chosen trip.
-Passport and 4 passport size photos
-Travel insurance details (in case an emergency evacuation if needed)
-Boarding passes for flights
-Driver’s license (if needed)
-Credit/Debit Card (Ensure you have $500 on your card incase an emergency helicopter evacuation is needed)
-Sleeping bag (Comfort rating -15 Celsius recommended)
-Sleeping bag liner (Optional)
-Trekking boots: one pair lightweight
-Sandals for city and tea house footwear
-Shoes for the plane and tea houses (Optional)
-Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
-Thin, lightweight inner socks
-Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Please make sure that you have non-cotton clothing for trekking.
-Base-layer t-shirts (e.g. running t-shirts)
-Down jacket for warmth
-Travel clothes and City Wear
-Base-layer trousers (optional)
-Trekking shorts (Optional)
-Gloves and wool hat
-bandanna or scarf
-First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
-Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
-Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu
-Sunglasses and Sun cream
-Book (reading and writing materials)
-MP-3 /Music, headphones and ear plug (who know some people on group are snoring) as optional.
-Hand sanitizer, wet wipes
-A day bag: 35 liters
-A duffel or rucksack with straps to go over your back (Max 12 kg of weight for porters to carry)
-Dry Liner or Dry Bag
-Water bottle/thermos/ camel bag: At least 2 L. Nalgen bottles best.
-Toilet papers/ tissue
-Contact lenses, Glasses (if needed)
-1 medium sized quick drying towel
-Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
-Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)
-Face and body moisturizer
-Feminine hygiene products
-On Personal Hygiene
-Wet wipes (baby wipes)
-Anti-bacterial hands wash
-Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit / duffel bag
-Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and scrabble. (for luxuries)
-Binoculars (for luxuries)
-Trail Map/Guide book (if you are alone)
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