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Trekking and Tour for Fair Tourism
J P road
Thamel, Kathmandu

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+977-1-4219271

Taxe number:
601857175

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Kanchenjunga region

This is one of the most beautiful trek of Nepal in a non tourist area. This is a long and challenging walk around Mount Kanchenjunga visiting both North and South Base Camp. Please contact us for the price and quotation.

Geography and sceneries

Kanchenjunga region is situated in Taplejung district that borders with Tibet in the north, Sikkim India in the east and Sankhuwasabhu district in the west. This trek approachs the base camp of the south face of the world's third highest peak in the world.

You will also experience every climate Nepal has to offer from steamy jungles to jumbled glaciers. Upper stages of the trek pass through a desolate valley scoured by icy mountain winds.

The views above Ghunsa are breathtaking even by Himalayan standards.

Flora and fauna

During the spring season the area has an excellent display of flowering rhododendrons, orchids, lilies, primulas and many other flowers. This conservation area has 15 endemic flowering plants. Almost all the 30 kinds of rhodondendron species are found here. There are also 69 species of orchids available.

This area harbors a rich diversity of wildlife including the endangered snow leopard, himalayan black bear, musk deer, red panda and blue sheep. Impheyan pheasant, red billed, blue magpie, shy drongo are some of the many birds found in the area.

People, ethnics, religion, culture

This conservation area has a lot of ethnic diversity and culture. As the original settlers of the upper Tamur valley, Limbu are the dominant ethnic group in the lower regions. Sherpa people leave in the higher altitude where they arrived from Tibet. These Sherpa have a district culture and tradition from those leaving in the Solukhumbu district in the Sagarmatha region. Rais, Chhetris, Brahmins and other casts have been living in the area.

Monasteries, chhortens, temples, prayer walls are the icons of this conservation areas and cultural heritage. Lowlands are full of tropical hardwoods and these get replaced by oaks and pines as the elevation increases.

Main trekking itineraries with approximated number of days

Please find below our proposal for 15 days " Kanchanjunga Base Camp (KBC) Trek" (5,143 m).

- Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1,380 m), meeting at airport then taxi drop to hotel. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.

- Day 02: Kathmandu to Suketar (2,300 m) by flight 45 minutes. Same day hike to Mitlung (921 m), 4 to 5 hours walk. Overnight stay at hotel (B,L,D with tea/coffee).

- Day 03: Trek to Chirwa (1,270 m), 6 to 7 hours walk. Overnight stay at hotel (B,L,D with tea/coffee).

- Day 04: Trek to Sukethum (1,585 m), 6 to 7 hours walk. Overnight stay at hotel (B,L,D with tea/coffee).

- Day 05: Trek to Gyabla (2,730 m), 7 to 8 hours walk. Overnight stay at hotel (B,L,D with tea/coffee).

- Day 06: Trek to Ghunsa (3,427 m), 7 to 8 hours walk. Overnight stay at hotel (B,L,D with tea/coffee).

- Day 07: Rest day at Ghunsa. Overnight stay at hotel (B,L,D with tea/coffee).

- Day 08: Trek to Kambachen (4,050 m), 6 to 7 hours walk. Overnight stay at hotel (B,L,D with tea/coffee).

- Day 09: Trek to Lonak (4,780 m), 4 to 5 hours walk. Overnight stay at hotel (B,L,D with tea/coffee).

- Day 10: Visit KBC, kanchanjunga base camp and same day back to Lonak. Overnight stay at hotel (B,L,D with tea/coffee).

- Day 11: Trek to Ghunsa (3,427 m), 6 to 7 hours walk. Overnight stay at hotel (B,L,D with tea/coffee).

- Day 12: Trek to Amjilosa (2,395 m), 5 to 6 hours walk. Overnight stay at hotel (B,L,D with tea/coffee).

- Day 13: Trek to Chirwa (1,270 m), 4 to 5 hours walk. Overnight stay at hotel (B,L,D with tea/coffee).

- Day 14: Trek to Mitlung (921 m), 4 to 5 hours walk. Overnight stay at hotel (B,L,D with tea/coffee).

- Day 15: Trek to Suketar (2,300 m), 3 to 4 hours walk and fly back to Kathmandu.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

- Licensed English-speaking guide (including salary, all lodging and meals).

- All trekking accommodation (twin share) and meals.

- Kathmandu to Suketar by flight (including for guide).

- Return flight from Suketar to Kathmandu (including for guide).

- All trekking permits.

- Pick Up and Drop services.

PACKAGE EXCLUDES:

- Items and expenses of personal nature.

- Hard and soft table drinks such as Coke, Fanta, mineral water, dessert etc.

- Hot showers during trekking (extra cost paid directly to hotel).

- Battery charge for mobile phone and camera etc.

- Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.

- Personal travel insurance.

- Rescue operations.

- Items and expenses of personal nature.

A friendly note: wish to offer a tip, end of the trek.

Technical level and main difficulties

It is a long adventure to the most remote and beautiful area of Himalayas.

Practical information

Nepal government enforces that there should be at least two trekkers in a group to trek in this region. This trek begins right after landing at the Stol airstrip in Taplejung.