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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga signifies 'The Five Treasuries of the Great Snow', and holds a significant place in the mythology and religious beliefs of the local inhabitants. They believe the mountain is the abode of The Gods, who bestow prosperity and well-being.

This daunting peak is located approximately 125 km south east of Mt. Everest, and was considered to be the highest peak in world. This distinction it lost in 1849, when Mt. Everest, formerly Peak XV, was recognized as the highest. K2 came second, with Kanchenjunga taking Bronze. Yet, in size and complexity the Kanchenjunga massive reigns supreme.

The mountain lies in far eastern Nepal, straddling the border with Sikkim and Tibet. The approach to the Base Camp provides one the most spectacular treks in the country. It is both wild and isolated, offering a pallet from lowland forest to high altitude tundra, and as you approach the Base Camp peaks and glaciers appear one after the other.

The region is sparsely populated and the tea houses offer the very basic of facilities. Therefor, camping is necessary.

Once we pass Gjunsa we share our camping places with Yak herders, who live in small stone huts, tending their animals. Each morning you can hear their calling the nak's (female) to the stone compounds to milk their calf's. Here they trick the nak, and milk them for the making of cheese and rancid butter. It is here you should sample Tibetan Tea, a bubbling concoction of nak-milk/butter, salt and dried dark tea-leaves, mixed with the aroma of the wood fire.

The dramatic vistas and mountain landscapes are a magnificent back-cloth to their hardy way of life, that you may share.

Approach is complex, as is getting back to Kathmandu. We take two flights in, or a long jeep drive. The trail itself follows the bank of the Tamur River and continues through forests and small village communities where traditional life is intact. The area is inhabited by the Limbu people, who are shy yet friendly. They are known for the production of a potent homemade brew, known as Tongba. This is produced from fermented millet, and drunk, warm, through a bamboo straw. It looks foul, yet tastes sweet and pleasant. This may fool you, for it can cause symptoms similar to 'altitude-sickness' the next day. You have been warned. 

The Limbu, like the Gurung cast, are renowned from their bravery in the British Gurkha Regiments. In addition, in the northern area there are Tibetan refugees, who will be thankful if you have a doctor or nurse in the group to offer a short medical camp. Any thought you may have of helping people, like medicine or money, could be left here, at the local school.

Snow Dragons offer two alternative routes - as well as the opportunity to continue towards Makalu. Write to us if you wish for a detailed itinerary. 

I have to do these two routes later - ie when i come to nepal. check spelling of gunsa

Day 01: Welcome to Nepal. Airport pick up and hotel transfer, trip planning (permits, equipment check etc).
Day 02: After breakfast, we visit to Syambhunath (Monkey Temple) and gain a    view of Kathmandu valley and city.
 The afternoon is free to explore and shop, with a quick trip-planning meet before bed.
Day 03:(1) Very early drive from Kathmandu Drive to (Birtamod over nght sleep its city is east  of Nepal  near   by Indian  border 
Day 4: (2)From  Birtamod todrive   medibung  7hour. 
Day 5: (3) From  Medibung to  pedang  5 hour  (1672m.)
Day 6: (4) From  pedang to  Yamphudin 6 hour (1692m.)
Day 7: (5) From  Yamphudin to tortang  5-6 hour(2980m.)
Day 8: (6) From  tortang to cheram 5-6 hour          (3868m.)
Day 9: (7) acclimatizes  day 
Da 10: (8) From cheram to Ramchaur  5-6 hour    (4810m.)
Day11:.(9) From  Ramchoure to oktang  5-6 hour  (4740m.)
Day 12 (10) From  oktang to Ramchoure      
Day 13:(11) From  Ramchoure to cheram
Day 14: (12) From  cheram  to selele pass or Mirgen la  (4645m.) 
then to walk 9 hour  to  (13) Gunsa .(3415m)
Day 15:(14)  From: Gunsa to  khaphachen to 5 hour (4145m.)
Day  16:((15) khaphachen to Lhonak  5 hour (4792m.)
Day 17: (16) From Lhonak to  pang pema base camp and to look khanchanjunga  glacier back 
to  Lhonak  have lunch  then  khaphachen overnight stay.
 Day 18:( 17)  From khaphachen to  Gunsa 
Day 19: (18)  From Gunsa to gyabla  5-6 hour (2726m.)
Day20: (19) From  Gyabla to sekathum 5-6 hour (1650m.)
Day 21: (20) From sekathum to mitlung  5-6  hour (890m.)
Day 22: (21)From  Mitlung to Tablejung 
Day 23: (22) From Tablejung to  Bhatrapure overnight sleep.
Day 24 :(23) From Bhatrapure  to by flight Kathmandu.
Day 25: shopping day
Day 26: departure from hotel to international Airport.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up/transfer to hotel.
  • Tourist class hotel, twin sharing. Buffet breakfast.
  • Welcome dinner, and trek planning meeting.
  • Sightseeing - half day, with own transport and guide.
  • Flight Ktm/Lukla/Ktm. Incl. Airport tax. TIM’s (trekking) permit, National Park entry fee. (with changing regulations, there may be a new local district tax, if enforced expect an extra approx. $20).
  • Lodge or simple hotel accommodation.
  • Three meals a day, with tea/coffee, while trekking Twin sharing.
  • Qualified guide, staff, with suitable equipment - all insured.
  • Group medical kit. End of trek dinner, with guide/staff.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa Personal travel insurance,
  • to include trekking and helicopter evacuation/hospitalisation and repatriation
  • Single room supplement, in Hotel or under trek.
  • Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Allowing you to make your own choices, at your own tempo.
  • Bar bills and laundry.
  • Drinks/personal snacks on route.
  • Tips to hotel staff, tourist guide, trek guide/staff.

Trip Name: Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Region: Kanchenjunga

Difficulty: Difficult.

Walking duration: Between 5 to 7 hours, plus rests.

Style: Tea House Trek - incl. breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Transportation: Local bus or own jeep (more expensive)

Activities: Historical, culture, nature and trekking.

Max Elevation: 3700m

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