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Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek

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1313
19 Nights/20 Days
Nepal
Nepal
Min Age : 12+
Trek Details
Tented Camp

is towards the far eastern part of Nepal protected under Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project.
This alternative route is for someone seeking peace in nature. This route encompasses, himalayan coniferous forest, alpine shrubs, meadows, and grassland. This trek very new and is specially focused for the south base camp.

The most important river in the Mechi Zone is Mechi, tributary of the Mahananda River.Another river is Tamor. In the northern part of the zone, mainly in the Taplejung district which lies is in the eastern himalayas consists of several high mountains. The landscape of Kanchenjunga covers an area of 5190 sq. km extending over parts of Jhapa, Ilam, Panchthar and Taplejung districts in federal province number 1 in the country’s eastern development region. It consist Mt. Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest mountain in Taplejung district as its symbolic icon and also wide variety of biological and natural resources, as well as a diversity of people and cultural heritage. All these offerings coincided with holy and religious site of Pathivara temple that can present this region as a highly potential destination for tourism in Eastern Nepal.

Best time to Travel: September-November (Autumn) March to May (Spring)

Highlights of South Base Camp:

  • Mt. Kanchenjunga 3rd highest peak in the world
  • Gurung, Sherpa hospitality
  • Traditional Nepali Culture
  • Wildlife: snow leopard, musk deer, red panda
  • Rivers and water falls 
  • View of all the snow mountains of Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal
  • Beautiful views of Rhododendron forest

Trekking Tips: 

  • Namaste
  • Smile of your face.
  • Prayer flags
  • Dhanyabad

 

 

Price Includes

  • Transfers airport / hotel / airport
  • Domestic Flights: Kathmandu-Bhadrapur-Kathmandu
  • 4 Nights Homestay during the entire trek
  • 16 Nights tented camp along with all accommodation
  • Trekking permits and National Parks fees
  • The English speaking guide is provided, Stewardship and logistics for the trek is available: Sherpa, a porter for 2 persons (weight 12 kg bag per person)
  • Insurance, food, accommodation, transport, Renumeration for the local team and the staffs
  • All Taxes and Handling surcharges

Price Excludes

  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Equipment (sleeping bag, walking sticks, etc..)
  • The visa and the international ticket
  • Gratuities (allow about 2-3 USD per day / per person)
  • Personal insurance mountain rescue and repatriation (required). Ask your insurer to make sure you are properly covered.

Day 1Kathmandu-Bhadrapur-Pashupatinagar-Cha Ghare (1986 m) Walking hours: 3 hrs

Drive to Tribhuvan International Airport: Flight to Bhadrapur which takes around 50 minutes from kathmandu. Drive to Pashupatinagar at an altitude of 1986m in Jeep from Bhadrapur airport. After having lunch at Pashupatinagar in local restaurant, treking begins. Walk 03 hrs from Pashupatinagar to reach Cha Ghare. Overnight stay in homestay run by Sherpa family.

Day 02 Cha Ghare to Tumling (2915 m) / Walking hours: 6 hrs

After breakfast, walk to the hill through pine forest. On the way, visit Chittrey Monastery(Marpha) at the altitude of 2327 m. The monastery built by Yogi Nagthana Tsampa, born in Ladak (India) small village called Rumback. From there, continue walking through the village to Lamedhure and have lunch. After lunch, start a trek to reach Tumling & overnight homestay with Gurung family and have dinner, the local taste.
Animals: Red Panda, Wild Cats, Deer
Inhabitants: Sherpa, Gurung, Magar, Brahmin.
Birds: Eagles, black crow, Lophura leucomelanos
Trees & Herbs: Swertia chirata, Himalayan Yew, Aconitum palmatum

Day 03Tumling to Kalapokhari (India - Nepal border 3014 m) / Walking hours: 6 hrs

Early morning, have a view of Kanchanjunga in Three dimension 60° angle/Mount Pandim /Mount Everest. After Breakfast trek to Kalapokhari via Jaubare, a small village and reach Gairibas and proceed to Kaiyakatta and have lunch there. After lunch, then start trek to reach Kalapokhari via Batase & stay overnight at Kalapokhari homestay.
Animals: Red panda, Wild sheep, leopard, bear, goat, tiger, Wild boar
Inhabitants: Sherpa, Gurung, Rai, limbu
Birds: Lophura leucomelanos, Eagle, Drongus Dicrurus, Parus monticolus
Trees & Herbs: Aconitum ferox wall, Aconitum palmatum (black & white), Aconitum palmatum

Day 04Kalapokhari / Sandakpur (3584 m) to Char Rate (3320 m) where Yak Festival is organized / Walking hours: 6 hrs

After breakfast, walk uphill to Chauri chowk/bikey bhanjhyang / sandakpur & have lunch in Sandakpur. After lunch, walk downhill to Char Rate and overnight stay in a tented camp. Char Rate is the place where every year in the month of April, Yak Festival is celebrated.

Animals: Red panda, leopard, bear, goat, tiger, wild boar, Yak
Inhabitants: Rai ,Limbu, Magar, Tamang
Birds: Spiny Babbler, Upupa epops Linnaeus, Commongreen magpie
Trees & Herbs: Aconitum ferox wall, Paris polyphylla, Rhododendron tree

Day 05Char Rate to Tori phuley (3400 m)/ Walking hours: 6 hrs

After breakfast, trek uphill to Ghaley Bhanjhyang/Thokum/Nepal Tar & have lunch in Gorkheypani. After lunch, trek to Tori Phuley in and stay overnight in tented camp.
Animals: Red Panda, Leopard, Bear, Tiger, Wild Boar
Inhabitants: Rai, Limbu, Magar,Tamang
Birds: Spiny Babbler, Upupa epops Linnaeus, White Wagtail, Himalayan Wood Pecker, Lophophorus imimpejanus,
Hyblaea puera
Trees & Herbs: Aconitum palmatum, Dactylorhiza hatagirea,

Day 06 Tori phuley to Chewa Bhanjhyang(3230 m) (Nepal- India border) / Walking hours: 6 hrs

After breakfast, trek uphill to Gosa/Bhalujhorini/Gairi & have lunch in Sallery then trek downhill to Parde Bhanjhyang then to Chewa bhanjhyang, overnight stay in tented camp.
Animal: Red Panda, Leopard, Bear, Tiger
People: Rai, Limbu, Gurung
Birds: Spiny Babbler, Upupa epops Linnaeus, Turdoides nipalensis, Barred cuckoo dove.
Trees & Herbs: Aconitum palmatum, Dactylorhiza hatagirea

Day 07Chewa Bhanjhyang to Gairidanda (3414 m) / Walking hours: 6hrs

After breakfast, trek uphill via major view points, beautiful panoramic view of mountains: kanchanjunga/Mount Padim/Bhutan Mountains,Kumbakarna/3 sisters/Makalu/Mount Everest are superbly seen. Then trek downhill via Bale/Labi to reach Phalakhey and have lunch then trek to Bhuspati, reached Gairidanda where overnight stay in tented camp.
Animals: Musk Deer, Naemorhedus, Red panda, tiger, bear
Inhabitants: Permanent resident not available
Birds: Spiny Babbler, Hyblaea puera, Lophophorus,
Trees & Herbs: Allium wallichii, rhododendron, Dactylorhiza hatagirea, Aconitum palmatum

Day 08Gairidanda to Pahade Megu(3894 m) / Walking hours: 6 hrs

After breakfast trek uphill to Sukedhap and reached Dund & have lunch and then trek to Ghopte/Phedang/Tarunipani and finally reach Pahade Megu and overnight stay in tented camp.
Animals: Red panda, Musk deer, snow leopard, wild sheep (brown)
Inhabitants: Permanent resident not available
Birds: Green tailed sun bird, Spiny Babbler, Hyblaea puera, Lophophorus,
Trees & Herbs: Ekley Bir, Allium wallichii, Rhododendron, Dactylorhiza hatagirea, Rhododendron anthopogon, Picrorrhiza
kurrora

Day 09Pahade Megu to Timbupokhari (4450 m) / Walking hours: 7 hrs

After breakfast uphill trek via Ghumney and have lunch in Ghumney. After lunch, then trek to Timbupokhari, which is a holy place for Buddhist and Hindu people. Overnight stay in Timbupokhari in a tented camp.
Animals: Snow leopard, Musk deer, wild sheep (brown)
Inhabitants: Permanent resident not available
Birds: Lophophorus, dark rumped rosefinch, Columba Leuconota
Trees & Herbs: Ekley Bir, Allium wallichii, rhododendron, Dactylorhiza hatagirea, rhododendron anthopogon, Picrorrhiza
kurrora, Aconitum palmatum, kenjo, micopila

Day 10Timbu Pokhari Acclimatization (Full view of Kanchanjunga)

Stay in tented Camp along with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Animals: Red panda, Musk deer, leopard, bear.wild sheep.
Inhabitants: Permanent resident not available
Birds: Lophophorus, colamba luekomota
Trees & Herbs: Aconitum palmatum,Ekley Bir, Rhododendron anthopogon

Day 11Timbupokhari to Shivanagi (4108 m) / Walking hours: 6 hrs

After breakfast walk downhill via Thulobhangyang and have a view of kanchanjunga in 180° . From this point, a view of Sikkim village can be seen then trek uphill to Panglang Gairi. On the way Yak castle can be seen. Continue the trek towards Yuwanagi then to Chaurighang and have lunch. After lunch, then visit Thanma Pokhari/lake, Langor Danda/mountain which is in U shape. After that trek downhill to Tawanagi/Shivanagi and overnight stay in tented camp. (Overall trail is challenging). Animal: Red panda, Musk deer, Snow leopard Inhabitants: Permanent resident not available Birds: Lophophorus, Eurasian treecheeper Trees & Herbs: Aconitum palmatum,Ekley Bir, Rhododendron anthopogon, micopila, kenjo

Day 12Shivanagi to Yamphudin (2068 m) / Walking hours: 6hrs 30 min

After breakfast, strat a trek uphill along with Sunpati Dhup then downhill to Dabala/Twire. After lunch at Dabala, trek to visit yak castel down hill along the kabeli river side with all mountain view and reached Yamphudin. Stay overnight in tented camp in Yamphudin.
Animals: Red panda, Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Naemorhedus
Inhabitants: Rai, Sherpa, Gurung
Birds: Lophophorus, greater yellownape, Hyblaea puera, Lophura leucomelanos
Trees & Herbs: Aconitum palmatum, Rhododendron anthopogon, Paris polyphylla, Swertia chirata, Saxifraga Ligulata

Day 13Yamphudim to Naya Jhorini (3278 m) / Walking hours: 6 hrs

After breakfast trek uphill to Dhupi Danda and have lunch. After lunch, trek through the pine forest and overnight stay at Naya Jhorini in tented camp. Here no mountain view can be observed.

Animals: Red Panda, Leopard, Naemorhedus, Deer
Inhabitants: Gurung, Sherpa.
Birds: Lophophorus, Hyblaea puera, Chilime
Trees & Herbs: Aconitum palmatum, Rhododendron anthopogon, different varieties of rhododendron, Phale bikh, Paris
polyphylla Sm

Day 14Naya Jhorini to Cheram (3861 m) / Walking hours: 6-7 hrs

After breakfast uphill trek to Toramden and have luch. After lunch trek to Pinuwa reached Phedi and overnight stay in Cheram in tented camp. Walking trail follows the forest and riverside only (Simbu-Him Nadi)
Animals: Red panda, Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Wild Sheep (brown).
Inhabitants: Sherpa
Birds: Lophophorus, Himalayan bulbul, Streaked spider hunter, Vulture
Trees & Herbs: Ekley Bir, Rhododendron anthopogon, different varieties of rhododendron, Rhododendron lepidotum Wall,
Bush cinquefoil

Day 15Cheram to Ramje (4475 m) / Walking hours: 6 hrs

After breakfast trek uphill to Yalung/ Ramjer and visit Oktang, have a view of Limbu temple and finally move back to Ramjer where the glacier starts. Saty overnight in tented camp in Ramjer.
Animals: Musk Deer, Snow Leopard, Wild Sheep (brown)
Inhabitants: Sherpa
Birds: Lophophorus, Columba Leuconota
Trees & Herbs: Aconitum palmatum,Ekley Bir, Rhododendron anthopogon, different varieties of rhododendron, Kenjo,
micapila, Allium wallichii

Day 16Ramje to Toramden (2950 m) / Walking hours: 7 hrs

After breakfast trek down to Yalung then to Cheram have lunch and trek down along the forest to Toramden. Overnight stay in tented camp in Toramden

Animals: Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Wild Sheep (brown)
Inhabitants: Sherpa
Birds: Lophophorus
Herbs: Aconitum palmatum, Rhododendron anthopogon, different varieties of rhododendron, Rhododendron
lepidotum Wall,

Day 17:Toramden to Yamphudin (2050 m) / Walking hours: 6 hrs

Trek downhill via Naya Jhorini and have lunch. After lunch then trek to Yamphudin. Stay overnight in tented camp in Yamphudin.

Animals: Musk Deer, Naemorhedus, Snow Leopard
Inhabitants: Rai , Gurung, Sherpa.
Birds: Lophophorus, hyblea puera, Eagle
Trees & Herbs: Aconitum palmatum, Swertia chirata

Day 18 Yamphudin to Kheywang (1450 m) / Walking hours: 5 hrs

After breakfast, trek downhill via Ghanti Chinne Bhanjhyang then reach Ekachana Bhanjhyang. After lunch in Ekachana Bhanjhyang, trek to kabeli and over night at tented camp in Kheywang.
Animals: Deer
Inhabitants: Rai ,Gurung, Sherpa , Chhetri, Brahmin
Birds: Kalij & dove
Herbs: Swertia chirata

Day 19 Kheywang to Hapukhola (1100 m) / 4 hrs walk and Drive to Bhadrapur

After breakfast, trek down via Sallery Danda, have lunch at Kabeli riverside and then trek down to Hapukhola, overnight stay at hotel Krishna International

Day 20 Fly back to Kathmandu

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