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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

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Highlights of Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Trek duration : 23 nights/ 24 days.
Trek start/end: Fly in/out at Suketar Airport in Taplejung.
Activities: Trekking
Trek grade: Difficulty due to high alitude.
Trek season: September to November and April to June.
Trek-style: Basic teahouse.
Highest elevation : Pangpengma 5160m.
Viewpoints: Jannu, Pangpengma and Oktang.
Villages: Phurumba, Sekathum and Ghunsa etc.
Ethnic group: Bhraman, Chhetri, Rai, Limbu and Bhotia etc.
Culture: Hindu, Kirant Mundhum and Buddhist.
Himalayan Scenery: Mt. Kumbhakarna (Jannu 7710m), Mt. Kanchenjunga I (8586m), Kanchenjunga II (8476m), Kanchenjunga South (8476m), Kiratchuli (Tent peak 7365m), Nepal Peak (6910m), Pathivara Chuli (7125m) and Many other peaks etc.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is in the eastern part of Himalayas of Nepal. Mt. Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak in the world at an elevation 8586m.

Circuit trek around Kanchenjunga is getting popular now a day because it has basic room at teahouse from September to November and April to May. We see the panoramic view of Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Everest and also this trek offer high alpine vegetation and verity of Rhododendrons, Fir, Pine, Home Lock, and Oak trees. This trek is also rich in wildlife such as the Snow Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Blue Sheep, Wild Goad, Marmot, and Weasel.

During the Kanchenjunga Trek, we visit Ghunsa – the Bhotia village and other several villages of Rai and Limbu who are the mainstays in the British Gorkha Regiments. We spend two nights in Ghunsa for safe acclimatization before we are pushing to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp – Pangpengma 5160m. There are spectacular views of Jannu Himal, Nepal Peak, Kanchenjunga I (8586m) and it’s glacier from Jannu viewpoint at an elevation 4400m. We back to Ghunsa village and go to South Base Camp of Kanchenjunga by crossing Sininon (Selele) La at an elevation 4646m. After Kanchenjunga South Base Camp, we go to Taplejung with up and downhill walk on narrow trekking path which is more adventurous.

Trek to North and South Base Camp of Kanchenjunga start and end at Suketar Airport in Taplejung. There are operating flights to Suketar Airport from Kathmandu twice a week. There can also reach to Taplejung from Kathmandu after a long bus journey.

We arrange transfer from Airport to Hotel in Kathmandu.
Jannu Himal is also known as Kunmbhakarna Himal. Junna viewpoint offers breathtaking views of Jannu Himal, Khabuer and Phole Peak to the East, Mera Peak to the South and Kanchenjunga glacier to the North.
Trek itinerary can be changed for an interesting side trip and additional days for acclimatization if needed while on the trek.

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