Kanchenjunga Trek - 23 Days

Kanchenjunga Trek is an adventure to remote areas of Nepal Eastern Himalayas within complete wilderness.

Kanchenjunga Trek

Kanchenjunga Trek is an adventure that takes you to the Far North Eastern Himalaya range of Nepal. It is a walk into complete isolation of natural beauty within the world’s highest peaks and high green hills covered with enchanting woodland of tall rhododendron and blue pine trees. The trek is is an ideal long trip for travelers and adventurers in search of perfect wilderness away from mainstream trekking tracks. You can be on your own world within scenic dramatic views that surround you on the marvelous walks to Kanchenjunga Base Camp.

Apart from magnificent scenery on daily walks, rural farm villages with both Hindu and Buddhists are interesting to explore on this lovely walks to both sides of Kanchenjunga Base Camps. This trek is also thus known as Kanchenjunga Circuit trek and a complete adventure. The peak was first summited in May 25th 1955 by British expedition led by Sir George Band from its southern base camp near Tseram.

Trip Highlights

  • Adventure in scenic Eastern mountain ranges.
  • A perfect trek where you will in a world of your own with the pristine wilderness.
  • The only trek in that lets you explore both South and North Base Camp of the mountains.
  • Walk from a low warmer area to cool alpine hills and mountains.
  • Cross scenic passes Lashe Tham and Tselele.
  • An exciting journey from beautiful areas of Ilam town famous for its tea garden.

Kanchenjunga Trekking Route

The trip starts with a flight to Bhadrapur, drive to Ilam and Sukhetar in the Eastern Nepal. Trek starts from Sukhetar as you head towards Lalikhara and gradually towards Kande Bhanjyang, Yangphudin and Tesram. You’ll reach Tseram and Oktang on the sixth and seventh day of your trip taking you near Kanchenjunga South Base Camp. Then, you will trek from south base camp to cross scenic Tselele pass to reach another side of Kanchenjunga areas including Ghunsa and Kanchenjunga North Base Camp. The villages in the northern side are full of Sherpa people while the south is a mix of Hindu and Buddhist people.

Kanchenjunga Trek Difficulty

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a challenging trek as it takes you to different altitudes ranging from 350 meters to 5,065 in the north base camp. The trek requires you to trek for 6/7 hours per day in average with your backpack. So, you’ll need to be in good shape for the trek.

Kanchenjunga Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Bhadrapur 350 m and drive to Ilam 1,360m – 45 mins flight and 4 hrs drive with an overnight stop at Ilam town.
Day 03: Drive to Sukhetar 1,490 m and start trekking to Lalikharka 1,900 m-04 hrs.
Day 04: Trek from Kande Bhanjyang 2,100m -07 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Phomppe Danda 1,850m -06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Yangphudin 2,150m at Sherpa Gaon – 07 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Dongying 2,880 m – 07hrs (Cross Lashe Tham, 3,800m Pass)
Day 08: Trek to Tseram 3,770m – 05 hrs.
Day 09: Rest day at Tseram, hike to Oktang near Kanchenjunga South BC.
Day 10: Cross Tselele pass 4,250m and camp at Tselele bottom 3,700m – 08 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Ghunsa 3,480 m – 04 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Khambachen 4,000m -06hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Lhonak 4,780m – 06 hrs.
Day 14: Hike to Pang Pema at Kanchenjunga North Base Camp 5,065m – 5 hrs round trip.
Day 15: Trek to Ghunsa, 3,480 m – 08hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Gyapla Phedi 2,300m – 07hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Sekathum / Japantar 1,350m – 07 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Chirwa 1,250 m – 06 hrs.
Day 19: Trek to Phurumbu School 1,500 m -07hrs.
Day 20: Trek to Sukhetar 2,440 m -04 hrs.
Day 21: Drive back to Ilam town or further – 05 hrs.
Day 22: Drive to Bhadrapur airport and fly to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.
Day 23: International departure for homeward bound.

This is a customizable itinerary. Send us a message to customize the trip to fit your time and budget.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On the first arrival in Kathmandu at the country international airport, where you will be received by our guide and staff for short drive to your hotels in the centre of Kathmandu around Thamel, an interesting place to be in the heart of the capital, on reaching your hotel check into your room and then join with another member of the group for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking briefing provided by our guides and leaders. The evening includes a group welcome dinner in a pleasant authentic Nepalese Restaurant with culture programs with your dinner.

Day 2
Fly to Bhadrapur 350 m and drive to Ilam Town 1,360 m - 45 mins flight and 4 hrs drives with overnight stop at Ilam town.

Morning or any time before noon transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for scenic short flight to reach Nepal Far East at country flat and warmer land, located around sub-tropical Terrain belt, from here adventure starts with an exciting drive in the local jeep or similar vehicle leading up towards mid alpine hills past farm villages and town to reach at Ilam town for an overnight stop. I am town and its surrounding country famous for Tea and its vast tea-garden located on a hill ridge with views of Kanchenjunga range of mountains.

Day 3
Drive to Sukhetar 1,490 m and start trekking to Lalikharka 1,900 m-04 hrs.

The morning after a pleasant stop in Ilam local simple lodge, continue the drive for few hours to reach Sukhetar the starting and ending point of our trekking located near the main town Taplejung which is also a district with the same name. From Sukhetar walk starts heading further east direction to reach a small farm village at Lalikharka for overnight stop and camping.

Day 4
Trek from Kande Bhanjyang 2,100m -07 hrs.

Today will be quite a long walk to reach at Kande Bhanjyang as morning starts on the downhill into farm villages, dominated mostly by Hindu tribes a mixture of Brahmins, Chettries as well with Kirat people include Rai and Limbu, practice Hinduism along with their own ancient heritage of deities and nature spirit. After Tembawa village descend to Phawa Khola, then cross Phawa Khola towards Pokora village, the path from here takes you within farm fields, and suspension bridge as route leads to a climb up to Kunjari village, from here into the forest with the climb to reach overnight stop at Kande Bhanjyang, a small farm village with grand views of Kanchenjunga and Yalung Kang peaks.

Day 5
Trek to Phompe Danda 1,850m-06 hrs.

Starting morning walk on steep downhill towards nice rice and millet fields, and into the forested area within Nandeva khola / stream on the left side of the trail, crossing over then on the downhill to a river, as our route reach a high hill where climbs start leads into forested areas to reach Loppoding village. After Loppoding walk leads to up and down-hill reaching a hill village at Yangpang, and then along with an upper edge of a ridge with a slow climb for an hour towards Pompe Dhada, located on a crest of a scenic hill for an overnight stop with a view of Mt. Jannu.

Day 6
Trek to Yangphudin 2,150m at Sherpa Gaon - 07 hrs.

From Phone Danda on winding trail on downhill past scattered farm areas of terraced fields to Khesewa Khola, crossing over a bridge where walk leads to a climb to another resting spot, after uphill for an hour within terraced towards Mamankhe village.
Afternoon leads to slow climb, skirting around a ridge to a level path that leads to Dekadin village. On walks facing views of peaks with the downhill on stone paved steps to Kabeli Khola, on leaving the river behind our route climbs to a splendid ridge through villages and farm fields.

After a climb reaching an isolated village of Yamphudin from here climb to a hill for an overnight stop at Sherpa Gaon. This is the last permanent human settlement inhabited by Sherpa tribe till our adventures reach the other side at Gunsa. The campsite will be in a field or in village yards.

Day 7
Trek to Dorongding 2,880 m - 07hrs (Cross Lashe Tham, 3,800m Pass)

After this Sherpa village trek heads to Chitre along Kabeli Khola, the crossing tributary of Omje Khola and then climb a steep up to reach Dhupi Bhangyang then at open grassland. From the top leading to a steady descent through the deciduous forest to Omje Khola, after a tough climb reaching at the top of Dongying for an overnight stop, located beyond Chitre with views of snow-capped peaks.

Day 8
Trek to Tseram 3,770m - 05 hrs.

From the camp head towards Ramite Bhanjyang (3,430m.), on the steep climb for short hours within magnolia, rhododendron and bamboo forest to reach Ramit a place with only a single hut, from here climb into rhododendron forest and past a small pond to reach a stream as walk continues on gravel ground, leading to a shrine within a big boulder shaped like a serpent. Walk past forest area as our route leads to a riverbed, and then uphill to a terrace for an overnight stop at Tseram, a place with roofless bivouac caves, facing views of terminal moraine fed from Yalung glacier and behind looking at Kabru 7,353m and Talung peak 7,349m.

Day 9
Rest day at Tseram, Excursion to Oktang near Kanchenjunga South BC.

Rest day at Tseram for a day hike to Oktang which is near to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp, where British expedition established a base camp for the climb of Kanchenjunga summit in 1955. The hike leads with a close view of Yalung Glacier and south wall of Kanchenjunga, the hike takes for nearly three hours with views of Talung Peak and Kabru. After a scenic and exciting hike back to Term for an overnight stop.

Day 10
Cross Tselele pass 4,250m and camp at Tselele bottom 3,700m - 08 hrs.

Today, descend via Yalung Bar with fifteen minutes of steep up, crossing a river and then on a gradual path through the forest, and then a steep climb for an hour and a half towards two small ponds. From here cross three passes, Miring La, Tamo La and Selele pass. The first part of the trail uphill climbs for 1 hour to the top of the pass with the great view of Kabru and Kanchenjunga. From Miring La, the trail goes gently down and then up to Selele La(4,250 m). From the top of the pass magnificent views of Makalu, Baruntse, and Chamlang and then descend gently to the base of the pass for an overnight stop.

Day 11
Trek to Ghunsa 3,480 m - 04 hrs.

The first part of the walk is on gentle downslope and then leads to a steep descend for an hour into forest of rhododendron and pines as the walk reach a level ground near Ghunsa river, from here on a gradual path to Ghunsa village for overnight in a village inhabited by Bhatia tribe (Tibetan origin) with community stone houses a neat and tidy small farm.

Day 12
Trek to Khambachen 4,000m -06hrs.

Walk from here leads to climbing following a river with views of waterfalls along the walks, Yak herders may be met along the trail depending upon grazing season. The trail goes from the right bank of river Ghunsa, and through rhododendron and pine forest, as
the walk leads to a gradual ascend to Rambuk Kharkas and then crossing a small glacier landslide. The trek continues with excellent views of Khumbukarna and Janu and other high snow-capped peaks. On leaving tree lines behind, heading into the barren country with few short bushes and scrub of juniper, after Rambuk Kharka climb, and then trail leads to a gentle down to Khambachen after crossing a landslide section to camp at Khambachen. This scenic valley dominated by peaks of Sharp (7,070m.) with the north face of Mt. Janu and Wedge peak.

Day 13
Trek to Lhonak 4,780m - 06 hrs.

From here our route follows above river for an hour and then heading further east, as our walk heads down to a river, as climbs reach rocks and boulder areas leading to a terminal moraine of Kanchenjunga glacier, on leaving Ramtang Kharka (a Sheppard place) where trail joins Kanchenjunga glacier and then crossing at a junction of Lhonak and Kanchenjunga glacier overlooking grand views of Mera, Nepal Peak and Wedge Peak.

Day 14
Hike to Pang Pema at Kanchenjunga North Base Camp 5,065m - 06 hrs round trip back to Lhonak - 08 hrs.

Today rest and spare day for a hike towards Pang Pema lead to our main highlights of the adventure reaching Kanchenjunga North Base Camp, where walk leads to a climb high up from the river with grand views of Kirat Chuli, Nepal Peak, Table Sikhar, and Givegela Chuli. The part of the climbs is gentle and then heading through a boulder on the rocky trail. Walking to a glacier path all the way to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp where you will be
surrounded within giant peaks and then head back to Lhonak for overnight after a marvellous and exciting walk to Kanchenjunga Northside base camp.

Day 15
Trek to Ghunsa, 3,480 m - 08hrs.

Retrace the journey back by the same way past Kambachen to camp at Ghunsa after a long day walks.

Day 16
Trek to Gyapla Phedi 2,300m - 07hrs.

From here walking on an alternative new route which allows you to see more of this beautiful country with views of mountains and walking past several scattered cattle herders summer camps to reach at Gypla Phedi, on lower alpine areas for an overnight stop.

Day 17
Trek to Sekathum / Japantar 1,350m - 07 hrs.

With pleasant easy morning walking towards warmer areas back into farm fields and terraces within nice rural villages to reach Sekathum or near to Japantar for an overnight stop, where walks lead into much lower areas within farm villages growing much better crops and citric fruits.

Day 18
Trek to Chirwa 1,250 m - 06 hrs.

Enjoy the walk heading much lower and warm areas, as morning trek progress into several scattered farmhouses and fields, where you will be greeted with friendly cheerful smiles as walk leads through villages and patch of cool forest areas to reach at Chirwa for overnight stops.

Day 19
Trek to Phurumbu School 1,500 m -07hrs.

Return route on the downhill with a short climb then heading towards the warmer area on the foothills of Kanchenjunga, slowly walk reaches a small place at Phurumbu School premises.

Day 20
Trek to Sukhetar 2,440 m -04 hrs.

Last day of the adventure takes you back at Sukhetar in Tapeljung, walk leads across farm villages to reach Sukhetar, a small town with an airstrip that flies to Kathmandu via Biratnagar city. At present due to unpredictable flight timing of local flight, which gets delayed leading to cancellation, to avoid many hassles we have taken the safe and best route from Bhadrapur to fly in and out to Kathmandu.

Day 21
Drive back to Ilam town or further - 05 hrs.

From Sukhetar where our walk ends taking a drive as far to Ilam town or further to make it easier for the flight to Kathmandu, as time permits overnight in Ilam town.

Day 22
Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

Morning taking an exciting drive from Ilam town to reach low warm areas at Bhadrapur town and its airport for scenic panoramic flight back to Kathmandu during flight enjoy views of Makalu-Kanchenjunga and Everest, as the plane slowly at Kathmandu airport and transfer to your hotel, with ample time for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Day 23
International departure homeward bound.

Today, last day in amazing Nepal with great an experience and fond memories of excellent adventure on Kanchenjunga Base Camp trekking, as per your time for international flight, our guide and staff transfer you to the airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.

Price Include

  • All the airport/ hotel transfers
  • Three Star Hotel in Kathmandu, Thamel for 3 night with the bed and breakfast
  • Well come and farewell dinner
  • Full day Kathmandu city tour on private transport
  • Flight Kathmandu- Bhadrapur- Kathmandu
  • Comfortable share transport Bhadrapur – Phidim- Taplejung
  • Comfortable Share transport Medibung- Ilam- Bhadrapur
  • Full meals ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the treks
  • Supplementary snakes: seasonal fresh fruit, cookies and energy Bar
  • All necessary paperwork permit (National Park Permit and Kanchenjunga restricted Permits
  • Well an English speaking professional gov. registered trekking Guide and Porter
  • Hot drinks ( tea and coffee)
  • Safe drinking water ( Chlorine/ Iodine water)
  • All the Mountain accommodations soft comfortable private room with shared bathroom
  • Guide, and Porters salary, meals, accommodations, insurance, flight and equipment
  • All the government and local taxes
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Trekking equipment four-season sleeping bag down jacket raincoat walking poles.
  • Departure to the airport

Price doesn't Include

  • Monument sightseeing fee in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except for welcome and farewell dinner
  • All the soft and alcoholic drinks/Mineral water
  • Personal expenses
  • Electronic devise recharger only in the mountain/Wi-Fi
  • Travel insurance and evacuation
  • Tipping to our staff (as an appreciation)

Meals and Accommodations:

In major cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu, you will get multiple options to choose from, from cheap lodges to extravagant 5 stars hotels. Likewise, you will also get to choose from a wide range of cuisines while in the major cities. However, once you move away from the cities, the options for meals and accommodations in Nepal will become limited. During the treks, the best accommodations available are lodges and teahouses. They provide basic facilities for dining and lodging. These places mostly serve traditional Nepali food “Daal Bhat Tarkari” (rice, pulses, and vegetables). Similarly, there are several other food varieties like Momo, Thukpa, and Thakali food available across Nepal.

Banking, ATM’s, and Money in Nepal:

Nepalese Rupees is the official currency of Nepal. The banknotes of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000 whereas coins of 1 and 2 are available in Nepal.
While travelling to Nepal, banking and money exchange are not a huge deal in big cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu. When you head to rural areas, the availability of banks, ATMs, and money exchange booths becomes fairly scarce. So, it best to withdraw enough cash and exchange the currency at major cities.

You can also exchange foreign currencies into Nepali Rupees at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You need to be updated about the exchange rates which are available at the official website of Neal Rastra Bank at https://www.nrb.org.np/fxmexchangerate.php.

Sightseeing Tour:

We will brief you about your sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and trekking and we will be giving you information file, and importantly introduced with your tour/trekking guide.

Trekking Crews:

You will provide government registered, well-trained English Speaking guide, who has to acknowledge about responsible tourism flew of areas and eco-friendly tourism
We also provide an assistant guide (call is Sherpa) if you’re on the group 4-5 people, who are ready to help you with every your situation. Also provide one porter is every two members of the group, and he will be carrying bag pack not more than 25kg. We get our crews’ life get insured.

Documentation:

After your trip is over, we will provide you (HNA) adventure certificate =region.

Size of Group:

Trekking Group Size of minimum 2-10 people. In case you want to travel alone, please do not hesitate to write back to us. We will plan consequently. In the case in your group more than ten people, please let us know so that we can make advance require and improvise plans and itinerary.

Acclimatization:

Trekking on the Everest Region much difficult as it is even more technical. We give you special priority to its technical sides for as well. For this, we have planned an itinerary to allow you to get acclimatize naturally. We know a particular location where you need to stay for rest to acclimatize, and the particular distance you need to walk slowly pace study and so on. In case you get AMS, we have to crews who know how to deal with, it effectively and smartly.

Altitude Sickness:

While trekking in Nepal is extremely satisfying, altitude sickness might get a better hold of you at times. The air pressure and oxygen concentration decrease the higher you travel. As such, altitude sickness is an illness that a human body suffers from due to these reasons. The symptoms of the sickness include lack of appetite, nausea, weakness, lightheartedness, sleep disturbance, tiredness, and headache. These symptoms generally appear when moving upwards of the height 2,400 meters from the sea level.

You can adopt different measures to avoid altitude sickness like a walk with a slow and steady pace, avoid smoking, and stop at different stations to acclimatize. Before beginning your trek, make sure you have a first aid kit with ibuprofen or paracetamol and Diamox. If anyone falls victim to altitude sickness, it is necessary to inform the trip leader and descend to a lower altitude. In extreme cases, it might also be necessary to perform Heli rescue and emergency evacuations.

Travel Insurance:

Accidents can happen anywhere so, it is recommended for all the tourists to get travel insurance before visiting Nepal. Depending upon the insurance policy and the company, the insurance will look after tragic like theft, loss or accidental damage of gears and other belongings, baggage, and medical emergencies. Likewise, the insurance should also include helicopter evacuation and any kinds of mishaps that might occur during adventure sporting like bungee jumping, rafting, and zip-lining. No one is capable of foreseeing the accidents, but each individual can by themselves an insurance policy to lessen the effects of the accident.

Internet and Communication:

It is quite easy to access the Internet in Nepal. Using Wi-Fi is a widely used way to communicate and use the Internet. Wi-Fi is easily available in major cities and even in some remote destinations. When trekking to remote locations, Wi-Fi might not always be available; so, using cellular data is the best way to communicate over the Internet. You can buy a Sim-card in Nepal at a reasonable price which allows you to make an international call. Also, you can use mobile data while you are in the areas without Wi-Fi. Telephone, Fax, and newspapers are few other forms of communication in Nepal.

Pre-respond to Altitude Sickness?

Please consult your physician Please keep on informing our crews if you feel uneasy
• Please do walk in the group so that you can help each other
• Please do carry Diamox (Acetazolamide

Popular Destinations to Visit:

There are numerous travel destinations in Nepal; each with a unique identity and story of its own. Kathmandu is one of such destinations, with dozens of sightseeing to do, eateries to try out, and handicrafts to shop. Next up is Pokhara which enchants its visitors with its serene lakes and the enthralling views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Fishtail ranges. Similarly, Lumbini, Chitwan, Bandipur, and Palpa are few other destinations which are ripe for tours and leisurely vacations. Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park are two of the most popular destinations for jungle safari and wildlife exploration.

As of adventure sports, Kathmandu and Pokhara offer plenty of choices including rafting, bungee jumping, zip-lining, and paragliding. Likewise, the Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang regions stand out as the prominent destinations for treks, peak climbing trips, and expeditions.

Things to do in Nepal:

The nation is considered to be a paradise for trekkers and grants an exciting number of choices. On these treks, you will witness the grand views of the Himalayas and cultural prosperity of the ethnic communities along the trails. Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek are two of the most popular treks in Nepal.

For those who are not satisfied with just gazing up to the mountains, you can go for a mountaineering expedition and peak climbing. While expeditions take you to mountains above the height of 6,500 meters, the destinations of peak climbing trips are low-lying peaks which can be summited even by amateurs. Everest (8848m), Annapurna (8091m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) are popular expedition sites whereas Island Peak (6189m), Mera Peak (6476m), and Pisang Peak (6091m) are the notable peak climbing destinations.

Short tours and sightseeing in Nepal are also quite popular among travellers in Nepal. Likewise, adventure sports like rafting, bungee jumping, paragliding, canyoning, rock climbing, zip-lining, and mountain biking are also among the things that can be done in Nepal.

Trekking Seasons in Nepal:

The country lies on the temperate zone and has four distinct climates: spring, summer (with monsoon), autumn, and winter. Normally, the best time to trek in Nepal is during March-May (spring) when the skies are clear, trails are filled blooming flora, and the temperature is just the right.

Another appropriate season is mid-September to November (autumn), during which the temperature is moderate, skies are clear, and mountain views are stunning. The summer season (June – August) is occupied by heavy rainfall increasing the chances of landslides in the hills, while the winter season brings in harsh weather conditions and extreme cold. However, there are treks which can be done during winter and monsoon as well.

Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang regions lie in the rain-shadow area so, they are ideal trek destinations during monsoon. Likewise, easy and low-altitude treks like Ghorepani Poonhill and Tamang Heritage Trek are perfect during the winter season.

(Frequently Asked Questions or Queries):

How tough is Kanchenjunga Base Camp Walks?

Depending upon your interest and fitness level as Nepal Himalaya a mountainous area, where you encounter ups and down-hill with some gradual winding trails. However, on this trek which is similar to other Himalayan walks, the only long and steep climb is going up several high passes over Tselele-la, and then with some downhill, walking is not that tough as it looks. We have maintained walking itinerary days to suit all interested people to enjoy this scenic treks with time to enjoy and acclimatize with high altitude.

What are the religion and cultures that we can witness?

Around Nepal Far East a mixture of Buddhist and Hindu religions of Brahmin-Chettries-Dalits and Rai with some Gurung including Newar people, as walk leads higher region beyond Tserm towards Gunsa dominated by Sherpa and Bhotia people of Tibetan origin with same Buddhist culture and religion. On this trek few villages on route with fascinating culture and traditional farm life of hill people as Makalu base camp takes you beyond villages for a week or more.

How many people will be in the group?

From the minimum 3-4 person in the group with a maximum of 10-15 persons in the group, in some cases we do allow booking for a single person as well, running independently at extra cost than in groups.

How is the weather around Kanchenjunga?

As per the season wise, where best time is from April to May when most of the day is clear with minimum temperatures of 0° to 20° Celsius depending upon the altitude and areas. September to November another best time to visit when most of the days a clear for views can be cold in the morning and nighttime above 2,500 m high without wind-chill factor.

How are the lodge and Tea-House on Treks?

Tea-House the word used in early days when there was smaller numbers of lodges on route trekking, at present only few main town and villages like Ilam, Sukhetar and some areas around Gunsa with simple lodges to stay with basic facilities. On this Kanchenjunga trek where camping is necessary as this region falls within remote and
isolated part of the country, camping is the best way to enjoy this adventure to Kanchenjunga Base Camp having complete camping facilities with kitchen unit of cook-kitchen staff-guide and porters, carrying much of foods from Kathmandu itself. The lodge beyond Sukhetar offers only minimum comfort like shacks rather than a lodge.

Are there electricity and network for cell-phones?

Most of the places do not have electricity on route trekking some village run by its own small hydro-power like Sukhetar where electric supply is private and individual of the village and some lodge owners with sun / solar power to activate electric just for the lodge and as well for customers to charge their computers and cell-phones.
Some places do have networks for cell phones and as well for internets like Wi-Fi above Sukhetar and beyond, where networks are disturbed in deep gorge and valleys. At present nearly all people in Nepal including remote villages do have an assist to cell-phones with fine network connection only in bad weather the line can be broken, otherwise it is fine in working order.

What happens if some is sick and have to break the trek?

In this situation where our guides are well equipped with knowledge for emergency and medical purpose, depending upon the seriousness of the victims if it is much critical where nearest medical attention needed, we call for immediate evacuation for Helicopter services to reach the victims to nearest medical station and hospital.
For light AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), resting and drinking enough fluid leaving an extra guide to take care of sick clients till he / she recovers on route treks or help them to descend to safer areas and taking an advance flight back to Kathmandu

How are foods and hygiene during treks?

Meals are prepared by our head camping chef with varied items, all foods are carefully prepared with much hygiene concern, with good breakfast-lunch and dinner with afternoon tea and snacks prepared by our camping cook and staff.

I came to know that some people could get sick while on treks why?

Well hearing rumours and seeing for your own self is a different picture, to be honest, some people are not used to Asian and spicy foods, that’s why people could get sick with the change of diets as well.
To be on the healthy side before and after the treks is to get advice from your guides what will be the best food to consume while on treks, we strongly suggest staying away from meats items in the first place, as it is not hygienic could be stale meat of a week time or more. If you go with a vegetarian for sometimes will be the best options to stay healthy till you get immune to the local environment and culture.

What types of medication should I bring from home for the trek?

In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhoea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.
In every trip of ours, we carry comprehensive medical kits which will be carried by our trekking staff, guides or group leader for common use if required as for your own personal illness, where you doctors might have recommended some medicine to carry with you.

What are the major factors and precaution one should take care on treks?

Always abide by the rules of the company and guides/leader, most of the main sickness is stomach disorder due to the change in foods and culture shocks. If people have travelled in Asia
countries and know the food well will be not a problem. Other factors might leads to altitude sickness known as AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) which can happen to any people if they are not careful by walking fast in higher elevation and might catch the symptoms of AMS.
We have designed the itinerary days where people can acclimatize well with rest days in a couple of high places before reaching much higher to our goal and highlights. Some people might take Diamox pills, which is often used as high altitude pills, should consult the doctors before taking the right dose, which helps to regulate the flow of blood systems from getting clots in high altitude. Where drinking plenty of fluids, water-juice and rehydration drink including black warm tea also help and taking much rest after getting tired.

When can I book Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking?

Depending upon your time and duration for the trek you can book this trip at least 2-3 weeks ahead from our departure dates for the trek, with advance payment as per the norms and rules of the company Make sure that you have checked your medical and physical fitness before signing the trip and as well purchasing medical and travel insurance which is very important for this kind of adventurous treks in Nepal Himalaya.

Checklist for all season:

  • Travel document: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, and a passport-sized photo.
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Reading/Writing materials
    Binoculars
  • Travel games, like chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • First-aid kit (containing lip balm, aspirin/ paracetamol, Band-Aid, bandage for sprains, iodine or water purifier, Moleskin for blisters, antiseptic for cuts, anti-bacterial throat lozenge, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, Norfloxacin or
  • Ciprofloxacin, antibiotic  for
  • Giardia, Diamox and any extra
  • prescription drugs you are currently taking)
  • Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruit, candies, and snack foods
    Money-Cash
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Lightweight towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Toiletries (quick-drying towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clipper, face, and body
  • moisturizer, feminine, hygiene
  • products, small mirror
  • Day pack (with waist straps)
  • Alarm clock and
  • torch/flashlight/headlamp
  • Lighter
  • Insect repellent
  • Earplugs and eye mask
  • Small padlock
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sun hat Sunglasses, Scarf
  • Bag Liner
  • Sewing kit
  • Wind and waterproof shell jacket and trousers (preferably breathable fabric)
  • Running shoes or sandals
  • Comfortable walking shoes
    Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination
  • Lightweight thermal gloves
  • Underwear and shorts
  • T-Shirt 2 Or 3
  • Long sleep shirt
  • (Special Checklist for summer)
  • Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Lightweight long trousers (no jeans)
  • Special Checklist for winter and High Altitude:
  •  34. Layered clothing /Thermals and extra warm clothing during winter (December-March)
  •  1 heavyweight or 2 lightweight wool jumper/sweater/fleece jacket
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket (optional)
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Fleece Or wool trousers/pants
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens
  • wool or fleece with a waterproof shell outer
  • A four-season sleeping bag/sleep
  • sheet Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Gaiter (optional)
  •  Special Checklist for summer
  •  Lightweight wool
  • jumper/sweater/fleece
  • Umbrella/waterproof jacket and
  • trousers (May—September)
  • Sunscreen lotion with maximum SPF
  • Water bottle

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