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|Tour Code: NKBCT011||Style: Treks of Great Himalaya Trail|
|Grading:||Maximum Altitude: 5180m|
|Transport: Private||Duration: 29 Days|
|Start in: Kathmandu |Airport||End in: Kathmandu |Airport||Price: US$ 3600 per person|
Kangchenjunga is the third higest mountainin the world at (8586m). Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is an ideal trekking trial in the far eastern Nepal. It is considered as one of the most beautiful mountain massifs in the world. This region is inhibited by the local rai, limbu and Sherpa people. The main peak of Kanchenjunga is the second highest mountain in Nepal after Mount Everest.Trekking to Kanchenjunga is to explore wide range of scenery, lush tropical jungle including Rhododendron, chestnut and oak forests to the alpine zone. Kanchenjunga region is also well known for home of the Red Panda and other snow animals, birds and plants. Kanchenjunga trip is the best option to familiar with culture, tradition and lifestyle of local people, villages. Kanchenjunga base camp trekking area is protected by the Kanchenjunga conservation area project.
The Following dates and prices are LAND ONLY itinerary joining in Kathmandu. Please make your own flight arrangements. If you need some help to arrange an international flight, we can suggest you some agents who are specialized on ticketing.
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You can also use this tour as a base for a tailor-made itinerary. Like your personal architect creating your one-of- a-kind home, our Travel Specialists will execute the trip of a lifetime. It's all up to you - logistics, pace, budget, dates, performances, visits, explorations, meals and lodging are hammered out down to the finest customized detail. Please fill in our tailor-made request form.
If you do not want to join a group then you can also make this a private trip with your friends and family one at your own schedule. Considering this, Trekking Team Group organizes private journeys as well. Please choose your own departure date.
When you arrive in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan international airport, You will be warmly greeted by our airport representative. After traditional warm welcome you will transferred to hotel, we will discuss about the trip and briefing about the package, evening typical welcome dinner.
Your day will begin with breakfast at your Hotel. You will fly to Bhadrapur from Kathmandu. A private vehicle will take you to a scenic drive to Birtamod. On the way you will see beautiful mountain and enjoy the spectacular landscape with the fantastic scenery. Further drive to Illam. Tonight say at hotel.
Taplejung is in northeastern Nepal. The Tamur River flows through the district. The area is famous for Kanchenjunga the third highest mountain in the world. This day you will drive to Taplejung about ten hour and tonight stay at Hotel.
Today after brfeakfast you will start your trek to Tembewa which is your first campaign sight of your trek. You start your trekking from Taplejung to Tembewa. On this trail you will explore the rural village and interact with the local villagers about their daily lifestyles and traditions. Overnight in Tembewa.
The trail now makes a long circuitous descent of the mountainside to the terraced fields. You will ascend to the banjyang high above, at first through field, then forest and finally on a gently sloping mountain path. The descent to Khesewa is on a gentle path and the views gradually disappear behind the intervening ridges as altitude is lost.Tonight we will stay at Khesewa.
You will trek from Khesewa to Mamangkhe. The trail continues its way steep hillside through ups and downs terraced fields, Over or around the great ridges on the west side of the Kabeli Khola crossing tributaries of the main river on the way, you will pass the village of Anpan then climb again through terraced fileds to the Mamangkhe. Tonight stay at Mamangkhe.
Today you will trek from Mamankhe to Yamphudin. More ups and downs on the hillsides above the Kabeli Khola until the trail descends some stone steps to the river itself. A gradual climb up to the ridge and then through fields brings you to the last permanent settlement, Yampdudin.5-6 hours trek will lead you to your next destination Yamphudin. Yamphudin is at the junction of the Amji Khola and the Kabeli Khola. Yamphudin is a mixed community of Sherpas, Limbus, Rais and Gurungs. There is also a small Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. Overnight stay at Yamphudin.
Today you will trek to Tortong. The trail makes a steep climb through bamboo to a Kharke at Chitre and continues up to a notch, the trail passes through a forest of pines to a pond at Lamite Bhanjyang a short hike from there leads you into the open just above the Simbua Khola. Stay above the white, salty river and follow it upstream, on a series of ascents and descents, to a temporary bridge built of stones and logs, which will take you to Tortong. Tonight spend the night at Tortong.
You will trek from Torontan to Tseram .In trek to Tseram from Torontan upi ascend 880m in 4-5 hours walk. With the start from forests you cross Tsento Kang, Watha and then to Tseram, a large, flat meadow that lies at 3870m. Peaks begin to appear in the distance as you climb further to reach to Tseram. Overnight stay at Tseram.
Make fit yourself for the further journey. This day is for acclimatization. Physiologically prepare yourself for adaptation to changes in climate or environment. We recommend you to stay active even in a rest day as it is better than being idle while on a trekking journey.
From Tseram to Ramche it is 2-3 hours trek where you will ascend 750m, you climb through forests to landslide area passing into the valley alongside the moraine of the Yalung Glacier, the valley opening to a pasture full of Yaks. You will climb alongside the moraine through scrub junipers up a stream to a lake at Lapsang(4430m), keep climbing to another lake and a big meadow at Ramche (4620m). You will take rest at Ramche. Overnight stay at Ramche.
This day you will trek to Oktang. From the Ramche you will do futher excursion to obtain views of the south face of Kangchenjunga. Beyond Ramche the glacier turns north and this corner can be reached in about 1 hour from camp over fairly level and easy going ground. At the corner a tremendous view opens up to include the entire south and west sides of Kanchenjunga. In a further hour a small track leads onto the lateral moraine of the Yalung Glacier to a chorten from where there are unsurpassed views which include Kanchenjunga main summit, Yalung Kang and Kambachen Peak at the head of the valley. Then you will back to Ramche. Overnight stay at Ramche.
Today you will trek back to Tseram. Its good place to turn around and retrace your steps to Tseram. You would need to climb the rough moraine unto the Yalung Glacier and pick your way through the boulder-strewn glacier towards Kanchenjunga.
It’s a steep trek upward to Sele-Le. Upon reaching Sele Le climb through a dense forest of moss, rhododendron and juniper. You will spend the night in Sele Le. Sele Le pass is between Ghunsa and Tseram. It is the bridge of the Kanchenjunga North and south camp trekking. Sele Le pass is very famous in Kanchenjunga cirucit trekking.
Today you will trek to Ghunsa. Trail mostly passes through dense forest of rhododendron and juniper with moss all around. This trek takes you through villages where you can explore Monastery also can experience spectacular views of surrounding mountains.
The trail now follows the floor of the valley beside the blue green waters of the infant Ghunsa Khola through scrub rhododendron and juniper.you can experience the view of snow covered peak and Jannu glacier when you go ahead. The views to the north and east gradually open out to include the peaks of Phole, Sobithonge and Jannu rising majestically above the moraines of the Jannu Glacier. Beyond the landslide the trail levels, traverses the hillside and finally descends to the small summer settlement of Kambachen.
It is worth taking an extra day at Kambachen to give the porter’s time to prepare for the walk-in to base camp, and for trekkers to ascend the hill above the village for stunning views of Jannu. You can take this day for acclimatization. Physiologically prepare yourself for adaptation to changes in climate or environment. We recommend you to stay active even in a rest day as it is better than being idle while on a trekking journey. Even we will go to explore many place around here.
Today you will trek to Lhonak. You will trek through rocky fields and large boulders on the hillside along the riverbank. You can view Ramtang Glacier ahead. Walking ahead leads you to the Kanchenjunga Glacier. From here you can explore beautiful mountain vistas all around. Overnight stay at Lhonak.
This day you will trek to Kanchejunga Base Camp. It will be only possible to see the Kanchejunga peak and Wedge peak when you reached at Pangpema(5140m). To increase chances of good mountain views, you need to stay at Base camp but this depend on the weather and trail condition. If the weather is not good then you will trek back to Lhonak. Climb a little higher and enjoy the splendor of Jannu, Kanchenjunga and Chang Himal. Aim to spend as much time as possible in the area hoping the weather will be in your favor.
You retrace your path to Lhonak and continue down the valley to Ramtang Monastery. The return journey offers a different perspective of the mountains Kanchenjunga, Taple Shikhar, Gimmigela, and Mera Peak among others. Due to the descending nature of this trek you will reach Kambachen by evening and spend the night there.
Today you will trek to Phale. On the way you will explore the splendor mountain views and village that comes ahead. On the way you can visit rural villages and interact with them about their daily lifestyles and traditions. Overnight stay at Phale.
Today you will trek to amjilosa. It's a challenging trail from Phale to Amjilosa. You will cross one suspension bridge next to Sekathum and immediately enter into dense forest ascending the steep trail. Trail turn into descending nature and lead to another river that you need to cross again via another bridge. You will hike up all the way to Solima village and descend again. After descending down from solima village you again need to follow some tricky trail that consist of other uphill and downhill section all the way up to Amjilosa. Overnight stay at Amjilosa
You will trek to Tapethok today. You will experience the different way of living and explore rural village of Nepal. It will take about seven hour to reach Tapethok. Enjoy forest on the way and spectacular views of mountains as well as scenic beauty of wonderful landscape.
Today you will trek to Mitlung. You will trek downhill. It is entirely downhill trail to Mitlung. Lower sections of Kanchenjunga consist of fertile valley along with beautiful pastureland and several villages throughout the trail. On the way you will explore village and enjoy beautiful scenery.
You will trek through a long zigzag course up to the hillside to Taplejung. On the way you will explore village and beautiful mountain. Trekking to Taplejung takes about six hour. Tonight at Taplejung.
You will be taken to a scenic drive to Birtamod which is a lively Terai town in eastern Nepal. Along the way you will notice the climate getting warmer with a landscape that is different from the mountains and the hills. Further drive to Bhadrapur. Tonight at hotel in Bhadrapur.
If the weather is clear, you have the opportunity to view some of the most impressive peaks of the Himalayan range as you take our flight back to Kathmandu. Leisure time at Kathmandu. Take a rest or explore the vibrant city Kathmandu.
Today you will drive back to Kathmandu along with our tour guide. It's a leisure day. You can do anything you like in the leisure—shopping for yourself and family, Kathmandu sightseeing or take rest at hotel. You will be given a traditional farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in hotel.
Your final day in Kathmandu is a free day. You do as you like. Many people take the time for shopping others enjoy exploring the cultural sites of the city. Our local guide can advise you on the best shops in the area. Farewells! Our airport representative will travel with you to the airport.
Nov 20 2015
Great trek and fantastic people. Cannot recommend these guys enough, we picked the company off TripAdvisor because of their rating. From the word go, the exact price including what was included in the total price and what we had to pay for was explained. Very professional, honest and trust worthy. Our trek was pretty remote and we had to have a guide, which was part of the permit deal, unlike Everest base camp and Annapurna treks.
Our guide Nima a local of the area, was brilliant, telling us about the local culture, and supportive, keeping us right, especially above the 4000m mark.
The teahouses were pretty decent considering where we were. The chosen tea houses appeared to be the best in each village. And all under 4000m had really decent options other that just dal baht.
There were very few fellow trekkers on this trek (and not WiFi or phone coverage) which was pretty magic. However all of them appeared to have significantly more for their trips than us.
Word of advice go with a reputable Nepalese company. All the European, UK, US and Aus/NZ companies outsource to them but charge you thousands extra for the privilege!
Thank you Shree for the great trip!
Feb 07 2017
This was my second trek in Nepal, having done the very popular Kala Pattar back in 2010. Kanchenjunga was always going to be different, being far less commercialised and more complicated to get to. TTG guys took this all in their stride and to be honest I was completely unaware of what had to be done until we talked about it on the trek. Our lead was Nima and he, with the whole team, could not have been more helpful. When we stopped for the night food just appeared as if by magic, even in the higher sections where there were almost no facilities. Every day it was tasty and more importantly nutritious and it set us up for the next day. Part way through the trip we had a difference of opinion between members of the group on whether to go high for the 3 passes route or stay low on the return leg, so our whole group was split into two with no dramas and everyone got to do what they wanted to do. It was a pleasure to share the Himalayas with these guys and I will definitely go with them again next time. Anyone can book with Trekking Team Group with complete confidence that their dreams will be delivered (plus more they didn't even dream)
Oct 30 2016
I trekked the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area with Trekking Team Group in Nov 2015. Kanchenjunga is an incredibly remote and isolated area, we spent 3 amazing weeks in some of the most unspoilt land imaginable. This was all due to the incredible organisation and local knowledge of both the Thamel based office staff at Trekking Team Group and their highly qualified and experienced guides Nima. A big thank you must also go out to all of the incredible guys that worked as our porters carrying our gear, setting up campsites, cooking food, entertaining us with their fun loving sense of humour, and showing us more care and compassion beyond what you would normally expect. I would recommend Trekking Team Group to all and any of my friends, family and anyone else considering travelling in Nepal.
Nov 25 2016
I do not believe I could have had a more positive trekking experience than I did with Shree at Trekking Team Group. If you are looking for an authentic, well-run, and friendly trekking company, I assure you that you have found it here. Shree, the founder and a native to Nepal, has had an impressive amount of trekking and guiding experience in his time and became a great friend of ours by the trek’s end, as did our friendly and knowledgeable guides, who knew much about the region we were traveling in, both ecologically and culturally – great people to talk to and to have as leaders!! We also had a great team of porters who cooked for us as well, and the food was always good. I am certain you can never go wrong with a trek through TTG, and it is now on my bucket list to come back and do another trek with them with family or friends!
May 21 2014
Two of us wanted to do a winter trek to Api Himal and the surrounding areas in Api Nampa. Trekking Team Group went to great lengths to find a guide who had been to this area before, and who could understand the local dialect. They even managed to get a refund on our permit fees -- apparently this is the only region in Nepal where no trekking permit is required!
It was a great winter trek -- As remote as it gets in Nepal, and clear skies every day. We knew it was something special when the experienced guide and porter took just as many photos as we did!
This was the second trek we did with TTG, the first being Kangchenjunga in 2011, and we'd definitely contact them for future adventures.
-Alewyn Muller from South Africa
This is ADVENTURE travel, and many of the trip destinations in this site are remote areas, within under developed countries, where events are less predictable than is usually the case in. The unexpected is the norm in these areas and, despite painstaking planning and organization, our adventure trips can never be taken for granted like regular trips. Many of the places that we visit do not have the same quality of emergency health and safety services that you are used to in the developed world. Internal flights can be canceled, road transport is generally uncomfortable and unreliable, and hotels often do not approach the standards of the West.
IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED FOR THIS, YOU SHOULD NOT TRAVEL WITH US. This unpredictability also means that the itineraries that we put forward for each of our trips should be seen as statements of intent, rather than as contractual obligations. A variety of factors, including weather, transport difficulties and political instability, might dictate that we change any itinerary. The trip leader will make any changes that are necessary, after consultation with the group. Only rarely will such changes be significant, and we will always do everything within our powers to minimize the effects of the enforced changes. We cannot be held responsible for the results of changes or delays, irrespective of how they are caused.
Trekking Team Group is the major supporter of Ambe Foundation, an apolitical and not-for-profit organisation. We contribute our support for the development of some community schools in remote villages in Nuwakot district. We have been supporting Gramin Devi School and Khumbeshwori School, both community-based educational institutions, through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects.
Trekking Team Group donates one percentage of its total business profits to the foundation on yearly basis. The donated amount supports the ongoing maintenance of Gramin Devi School and Khumbeshwori School in Nuwakot.
One of the major activities of Ambe Foundation is the children sponsorship programme. It is conducted in full collaboration with Trekking Team Group.
Partnership (Volunteering Program)
The Ambe Volunteer Programme, organised by Ambe Foundation and Trekking Team Group, aims to mobilise teams of experts and interested individuals effectively for education, health and community development in Nuwakot district.