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This is a superb opportunity to experience the unforgettable mountain scenery and natural splendours of the legendary Kanchenjunga national park and peaks.
Enjoy 24 days (23 nights) of trekking adventure in the most impressive landscape on the planet.
You will be helped with all preparations – mentally as well as in terms of top-calibre equipment – beginning with three nights of information and sightseeing in the colourful Nepalese capital, Kathmandu. You can meet your guides and develop team spirit ready for the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that are ahead of you.
From your initiation period in Kathmandu, the Kanchenjunga Trek begins with a drive and flight to Bhadrapur then onwards to Birtamode.
Then, your exploration and adventure begin in earnest.
Your trekking holiday will make daily progress along the trail to reach both Kanchenjunga south base camp and Kanchenjunga north base camp.
This trek provides the perfect vantage point to see (and experience) all the reasons that Nepal is such a huge draw for trekkers, mountaineers, hikers, dreamers and those who love to challenge themselves. From its ancient viewpoints, you will see Makalu, Chamlang and of course the mighty Everest. Raising above you will be the stunning Kanchenjunga (sometimes spelt Kangchenjunga) at 8,586 m (28,169 ft)?. It lies between Nepal and India, with three of its five peaks directly on the border. The mountain is also close to Tibet, and its name means "The Five Treasures of Snow" in Tibetan.
Did you know that Kanchenjunga was thought to be the highest mountain in the world until modern instrumentation and exploration assigned it third place? It was first climbed in 1955. The summit itself is never breached to respect a promise made to Tibetan royalty – the Chogyal.
It’s impossible, to sum up in words the wonders you will see, and the exhilaration of each new experience on your trek through this awe-inspiring national park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site covering 1784 sq km).
This vitally important high altitude conservation area is teeming with exotic mountain species, including snow leopards, red panda, musk deer and Great Tibetan sheep.
Highlights will also include unique views of those magnificent mountains, but also: crystal-clear glacial lakes; Rhododendron forests as far as the eye can see; lush alpine foliage, flora and fauna on the lower slopes; and Himalayan villages steeped in Nepalese culture and heritage.
This is a remote and rugged trekking area. The sense of achievement from navigating a virgin trail in the Himalayas will live with you for the rest of your life. For some leisure explorers on the Kanchenjunga trail, the highlight is crossing the Mirgin La, a series of snow-covered passes between the south and north valley. It will test you and delight you in equal measure, not least as the views are incredible.
This is a strenuous grade trek, meaning you will need a good level of fitness and experience in using crampons and ice picks while trekking. Snowshoes and thermal clothing will be vital!
You will be sustained and supported throughout in the safe hands of our experienced Nepal Mountain Trekkers guides, and our insightful Sherpas.
It is possible to trek to the Kanchenjunga Base Camps year round, though the best times are spring and autumn.
Contact the team at Nepal Mountain Trekkers for a full itinerary of our Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, and start planning the most exhilarating and awe-inspiring holiday of your lifetime.
“Namaste” is the common form of greeting in Nepal which is often spoken as Namaskar. It is a traditional Hindu greeting and it is used both for salutation and valediction. Namaste is usually spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest.
While you are on Kanchenjunga Trek, you can get access to electricity or solar energy for charging your electronic devices at lodges and tea-houses but you can only get access to the two-pin adapter so you should bring conversion plug or another converter if your device is not suitable with two-pin plug. And while you stay overnight in tent-camps, it is recommended to have your own power supply if possible.
Yes, you can certainly get access to WiFi in lodges and also mobile data during Kanchenjunga Trek for the Internet and to communicate with your friends and family.
The trail is not quite busy at all since it is still not discovered by many people. Hardly few people have knowledge about this trek so it is perfect for the trekking seeking for peaceful and virgin trekking routes.
Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.
You can bring any of the currencies to Nepal which is approved and acceptable by Government of Nepal and for your ease, Nepal Mountain Trekkers provide you with the facility of exchanging foreign currency at the market rate without any commissions and extra charge.
ATMs and credit cards are accessible only on the major cities of Nepal, so during your Kanchenjunga Trek, you can use ATMs and credit cards only while you are in Kathmandu, Biratnagar and Birtamod.
There is a possibility of getting altitude sickness during Kanchenjunga Trek but with proper acclimatization and health care as well as the guidance from trekking staffs, you shouldn’t face the trouble of altitude sickness.
Kanchenjunga Conservation Area comprises cultivated lands, forests, pastures, rivers, high altitude lakes and glaciers and the mammals inhabitant in here is Snow Leopard, the Asian black bear, and Red Panda whereas Golden-breasted Fulvetta, Snowcock, Blood Pheasant, and Red-billed Chough are the bird species which can be spotted in this conservation area.
People in the Kanchenjunga region mostly follows the Bon religion that pre-dates Tibetan Buddhism.
The trek could be extremely adventurous and exciting for solo trekkers and since you will be walking through off-the-beaten paths, it is somehow risky for the solo trekker and solo female trekkers. You need to be aware and capable of handling several situations in order to prevent from obligations and challenges during the trek. So, at least a highly experienced and certified trekking guide is needed for this trek even for solo trekkers.
Yes, of course, with Nepal Mountain Trekkers you can customize/personalize the trek itinerary and services to be provided according to your requirements.
Yes, it is possible to get hot showers during Kanchenjunga Trek on the lodges you would be staying overnight or during acclimatization.
Well, it is not compulsory to be insured but as we already know “Prevention is better than cure”. If you are insured then you can have a relaxed trip without worries and enjoy with a free mind.
Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottle waters or should have a water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.
It is necessary to take a highly experienced and licensed guide to instruct you and help you explore the best of this trek as well as to take care of you during the trek. If you go trekking without a guide then you won't get to know the things you ought to explore as well as there might arise several problems on the trail. On the other hand, to enhance the comfort of trekking, you might need porters to carry your loads.
Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than two decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with us as our other clients.
During Kanchenjunga Trek, you would be staying overnight at tea-houses or lodges as well as tent-camps and you will be served with traditional Nepali dishes like Dal-Bhat.
In the case of emergence, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek.
The best time to go for Kanchenjunga Trek would be autumn or spring because the weather would be clear and the sceneries are vivid under the clear blue sky and lush greenery everywhere. Moreover, the blooming of rhododendron forest and other herbs and vegetations would be the major attraction of being there during autumn and spring as well it will reduce the risk of natural calamities and blockades from snowfalls as well as slippery path and attacks of leeches due to rainfall.
The earthquake of 2015 had an adverse effect on the trekking trails and the local inhabitants back then but now after the patience and positive attitude of the people along with their effort and collaboration from several donors, the trails are totally recovered and fine for trekking again. Though the lifestyle of people is somehow still lagged behind in some reasons because of trekkers and their contributions, they’ve got a light of hope that they will rise again.
Kanchenjunga Trek is one of the challenging and adventurous treks in Nepal because of the duration of the trek and the off-the-beaten pathways with difficult ascend and descends. But proper preparation, instructions and acclimatizations, it would be easy to tackle those challenges.
Mt. Kanchenjunga is third highest Himalaya in the world after Everest and K2 standing tall at an altitude of 8,586 meters above sea level. And our Kanchenjunga Trek allows you to experience this Himalaya along with its nature and surroundings in close proximity. It is actually an opportunity to explore the unexplored and travel through off-the-beaten trekking route at eastern Nepal. Mostly en-route, we always get great views of the Himalayas above 8,000 meters with neighbouring peaks. And this trek is also topographically diversified which makes it home to varied wildlife endangered species. For instance, musk deer, snow leopard, red panda and other habitats.
Generally, Kanchenjunga Trek is 16-19 days long but you can customize/personalize the trekking days and the itinerary according to your requirement with Nepal Mountain Trekkers.
We did a 20 day trek to south and north side Kanchenjunga. We highly recommend this trek and this company. The trek takes you through lovely villages, giving insight into the lives of the different people who live in this area, and the amazing terraces and farming that is done in this area. Then there are the beautiful forests, and of course the mind blowing mountains that seemed so close to us at the south and north base camps of Kanchenjunga and when we were crossing the pass from south to north. We had excellent support from our guide Min and our team of 5. They were very conscientious over our welfare and delightful to be with. There was a fuel blockade at the Nepal/India border at this time which made the logistics of the long overland travel very difficult. Ramesh and Shiva from Nepal Mountain Trekkers did an amazing job organising our bus and jeep to get us to and from the start of the trek and Min sorted any problems on trek efficiently. We are also pleased that the company prioritises trying to bring benefit to the villages, and the welfare of the trekking crew. Thank you and we hope to be back!
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