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Overview On A 29-Day Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

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04/Apr/2022

Overview of Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

29-Day Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek offers one of the best trekking experiences in eastern Nepal. Trekkers consider the trekking route, located on the border of Nepal and India, highly difficult and relatively unexplored. In 1988, authorities permitted foreigners to trek on the route.

The basecamp trek offers the best glimpse of the world’s third-highest mountain, Mount Kanchenjunga, and other surrounding mountains. The trek is not just about the stunning views of the Himalayas but also about exploring the unique culture and traditions of local culture. It provides a sense of adventure and connection with nature that’s hard to find elsewhere.

At par in popularity with the Annapurna Base Camp and the Everest Base Camp, the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek covers this massive mountain’s North and South base camps. Interestingly, this is the only base camp in the world that allows you to enjoy both base camps in one journey.

Offering the best chance to explore the remoteness, spectacular mountain scenery, diverse flora and fauna, and rich local culture, the Kanchenjunga trek is one of the best off-the-beaten-path to explore in Nepal.

Are you looking for a travel agency to book your trekking to Kanchenjunga Base Camp? If yes, here we are. Nepal Base Camp Trek is a government-registered company focused on customer satisfaction. We provide the best 29-day itinerary tour, including amenities and services like permits, accommodation, meals, experienced guides, and a porter.

Highlight of the Trek

  • The breathtaking views of Mount Kanchenjunga, the third-highest peak in the world.
  • Explore the diverse ecosystem, from lunch forests to alpine meadows.
  • Interact with local communities, including Rai, Limbu, and Sherpa.
  • Experience the pristine beauty of remote and untouched landscapes far from the crowd.
  • Crossing Mirgin La Pass at 4480 meters.
  • Visit ancient Buddhist monasteries like the Oktang Monastery.
  • The crystal-clear glacier lakes are like the famous Goecha La and Zemu Glacier.

Trip Facts

  • Duration: 29 Days
  • Starting Point: Bhardapur
  • Ending Point: Taplejung
  • Highest Elevation: 5,143m or 16,870 feet.
  • Accommodation Options: Lodges, hotels, or even camping (for those interested).
  • Group Size: 2-10 tourists
  • Departure and Arrival: Both from Kathmandu

Itinerary

Nepal Base Camp Treks offers the best 29-Day Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek itinerary. If you have interest in our itinerary, here is a detailed description of our day-to-day hike before reaching the destination.

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu (1,315m | 4,270ft) and immediately transfer to a hotel.
Day 2: Start with a Kathmandu sightseeing tour at popular regional places.
Day 3: Take a flight to Bhadrapur (3,000m) and then a 4-hour drive to Ilam town (1,460m).
Day 4: Driving to Sukhetar through the Kabeli Khola trek to the Lali Kharka region (measuring approximately 1,900m).
Day 5: Trekking towards the Khesewa Bhanjyang (measuring approximately 2,100m.) The time estimate is 5 hours.
Day 6: Trekking to Mamangkhe (measuring 2,030m) – Time estimate- 6 hours.
Day 7: Trekking to The Yangphudin region (measuring 2,150m). Time estimation is around – 6 hours.
Day 8: Trekking to the Chitre region (2,880 m) – The time taken is 6 hours.
Day 9: Trekking to the Simbua Khola with an altitude of (3,000m) – Total time taken is around 7 hrs.
Day 10: An enjoyable trek to the Tseram region measuring (3,770m) altitude. And the time taken is 5 hrs.
Day 11: Trekking to Ramche (measuring 4,360m in altitude) through Lapsang. The estimated time taken is 6 hours.
Day 12: A day to relax, acclimatize at Ramche, and then hike towards the Kanchenjunga South BC region.
Day 13: Trekking back to Tseram in an estimation of 5 hrs.
Day 14: Reaching near the Tamo la (4,300m) in 5 hrs.
Day 15: Reaching the Ghunsa -(3,480m) in 6 hrs.
Day 16: Reaching the Kangbachen (4,000m) through a 5-hr fascinating trek.
Day 17: Trekking to Lhonak (4,780m) in 5 hrs.
Day 18: Trekking to Pang Pema at (5,065m) in 4 hrs.
Day 19: Spend the day at Pang Pema sightseeing and exploring.
Day 20: Resuming the trek to Kangbachen (3,900m). Time estimate: 6 hrs.
Day 21: Trekking to the Phole, having an altitude of (3,100m) in 5 hrs.
Day 22: Trekking to the Amjilassa region elevated (2, 500m) above base. Time taken: 7 hrs.
Day 23: Trekking to the Tapethok at (1, 300m) in 6 hrs.
Day 24: Reaching Mitlung (1,550m) in 6 hrs.
Day 25: Trek towards Suketar (2,440m) from the surface in 6 hrs.
Day 26: A long 6-hour drive to Biratamod or Bhadrapur through Ilam.
Day 27: Board a flight to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel upon arrival.
Day 28: Enjoy a free day of fun activities in Kathmandu.
Day 29: Departure to home through an International home flight.

Best Time To Embark On This Marvelous Trek

If you are planning this 29-day Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, it is best to plan for sometime between March and May or the first Week of September to November. However, there is no restriction on trekking the KBC throughout the year.

Spring (March-May)

Trekking in the spring season is a wonderful experience. As the winter fades away, the mountains become colorful with blooming flowers like rhododendrons. These months offer clear skies, mild temperatures, and stunning views of snow-capped mountains. However, you may encounter some rainfall if you are trekking in Spring.

Autumn (September-November)

Autumn offers clear crystal skies and mild temperatures, considered one of the best times for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. As the monsoon rain stops, trekking in these months provides a panoramic view of the towering peaks. The weather during the autumn season is stable, so there is a low chance of encountering rainfall, making it an ideal choice for long days of trekking routes.

Summer (June-August)

Summer is not considered the best time to trek Kanchenjunga. It is the monsoon season so that you may encounter heavy rainfall. The trail can be slippery and muddy, making trekking difficult and sometimes dangerous. Clouds may also obstruct the views of the mountains. However, if you don’t mind rainfall and prefer quiet time, you can still trek during this time.

Winter (December-Feburary)

This season is not recommended for trekkers, especially for beginners. The weather is very cold, and there is a lot of snow, making the trails icy and treacherous. The days are short, and the nights are long and freezing. Also, the harsh conditions may close many teahouses along the Kanchenjunga route during this time.

Accommodation and Facilities

Nestled in the Himalayan ranges, teahouses and camps are the most common trekking accommodation options for the 29-Day Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. Teahouses offer basic amenities such as a bed, blanket, and communal dining areas, serving local Nepali dishes and international cuisine. Make sure that as the elevation of your trek increases, you are offered more basic amenities. Meanwhile, the camp offers a more adventurous experience. The trekking agency itself can maintain the arrangement.

While amenities may vary from teahouse to teahouse, they offer a cozy atmosphere and a chance to interact with local people. You should ensure they have adequate warm clothing, sleeping bags, and sturdy tents to withstand Himalayan weather conditions. Additionally, arranging gear and equipment, such as sturdy boots and layering clothing, is essential. Also, remember to pack snacks and a first-aid kit with basic medication.

Food and Dining

The trekking route’s dining and food options cater to the trekkers’ diverse tastes and preferences. The most common trekking dishes are data bhat, vegetables, momos, and thupka. Some international dishes, such as pasta, pizza, and pancakes, are also available. We ensure you can find familiar comfort foods amidst the rugged Himalayan landscapes during the 29-Day Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. Dining areas offer outdoor settings with panoramic mountain views, providing the perfect backdrop for enjoying meals while soaking up the breathtaking scenery.

Trekking Gear and Equipment

Essential Gear:

  • Sturdy hiking boots
  • Moisture-wicking socks
  • Layered clothing
  • Warm hat, gloves, sunglasses
  • Water bottle and snacks
  • Headlamp or flashlights
  • Trekking poles

Optional Equipment:

  • Gaiter and debris
  • Down jacket
  • Portable water filtration system
  • Portable solar charges
  • Camara or binoculars
  • Personal toiletries and hygiene products
  • GPS device
  • Trekking umbrella

Safety and Health Precautions

Trekking in the Himalayas and following some health precautions ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. Altitude sickness is most common if you’re on a 29-day Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek to a higher altitude. Thus, to prevent it, acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your body. Also, carry a first-aid kit with basic medical supplies and wilderness first-aid knowledge. In a medical emergency, evacuate via helicopter to the nearest facility. Also, it is always recommended that you get travel insurance that covers medical expenses.

Tips for Trip Preparation and Training

Following the preparation and training tips mentioned below can enhance your readiness and confidence for the 29-Day Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.

  • Build cardiovascular fitness, strength, and stamina.
  • Practice hiking on carried terrain.
  • Spend time at moderate to high altitudes for altitude acclimatization.
  • Invest in high-quality trekking gear.
  • Maintain a balanced diet and stay hydrated.
  • Cultivate a positive mindset and mental resilience.
  • Research the trekking routes and accommodation/
  • Seek advice from experienced trekkers and guides.

FAQs

What is the difficulty level of the Kanchenjunga Trek?

Graded as a strenuous trekking destination in Nepal, the Kanchenjunga trek demands high levels of physical fitness, endurance, and mental strength, along with thin air and unpredictable weather.

How much does it cost to trek Kanchenjunga?

This price typically includes a guide and porter, transportation, meals, and accommodation during the trek. Generally, you can expect to pay between $1700 and $2500 for a Kanchenjunga base camp trek.

What is the best time to visit Kanchenjunga?

The best times to visit Kahncenjing are Spring (Match-May) and Autumn (September-November). For this reason, you will have clear skies, stable weather, and mild temperatures.

What is the highest altitude of the Kanchenjunga trek?

The base camp of this mountain is 5160 meters above sea level, which is also the highest altitude of the trek. It is the best off-the-beaten trekking trail in the region and provides the best remote experience for adventure seekers.

Which is the easiest route to Kanchenjunga?

The south trail is a safer and easier trail to reach Kanchenjunga. It allows the trekkers to experience the authentic Nepali culture. The trek involves around 7-8 hours of walking daily based on the terrain.

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