Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

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Kanchenjunga Base Camp is quite different when we compare it with the other treks in the Indian Himalayas. Very unique and more traditional nomadic style trek.

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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Namaste Nomad yearly organises some special trekking trips to himalayas. Altho we have regular departures to all trekking routes in himalayas, we still like to bring some special group trips in new routes every year. This time we chose Kanchenjunga base camp trek, 7 night Trekking trail to Kanchenjunga Base Camp is quite different when we compare it with the other treks in the Indian Himalayas. Very unique and more traditional nomadic style trek. Everything is carried by horse and porter, no sleeping in tea houses like EBC. We have a kitchen tent, dining tent , our own kitchen crew with great food menus everyday. Personal tents single or double, mattress and all other equipment will be provided.  Before we reach each camp all your tent and food are ready by our crew everyday. You only carry your day bag with water, that’s all.

Kanchenjunga massifs contour a big cross that spans the boundaries of three major countries- Nepal, Tibet and India (Sikkim). Till 1849, before the discovery of Everest and K2, Kangchenjunga was deemed as the highest mountain in India. The third highest peaks in the world. Isolated villages, high verdant, gleaming mountains blanketed in snow, misty clouds forming a canopy around magnolia and rhododendron forest and dramatic landscapes, makes Kanchenjunga BC Trek a perfect platform for trekkers.

In this trip we also included a few day’s Tour to Taj Mahal, Delhi and Gangtok. Book your seat now for this exciting trek. See below for the complete itinerary. All itinerary and plan will be changed if required because of weather conditions in mountains. Your safety is our priority.

Day 1: Welcome to India.

Arrival In India and transfer to Hotel. Briefing and evening walk in busy streets of Delhi.

Evening, we will have a group meeting and introduction Hotel lobby for a trek briefing session with your trek leader . Then, to one of the typical Nepalese Restaurant (Nepali Chulo) for the welcome dinner (We eat Dal Bhat, typical Nepalese food)with cultural show and ethnic dancing. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2 – Fly to Highland

We fly straight to Bagdogra Nearest Airport to Sikkim, Bhutan and Nepal. After the 1 hour flight we will drive for another 4 hour to Border town Namchi. We will spend the night in Namchi. Beautiful himalayas Town.

Day 3 – Road adventure

Morning we will take our short journey to the Biggest buddhist stupa in Sikkim and we may get lucky to see Kanchenjunga today, it depends on the weather. Today we took a 3 more hour journey to the pelling viewpoint of kanchenjunga. Spend night at pelling and in the morning we will witness giant himalayan peaks from your hotel.

Day 4 – Start of our next challenge

Drive early morning to our trekking starting point, beautiful drive with lots of waterfalls and mountain view along the way. We start out trek Today from village Yuksum. Kick start your day with a healthy breakfast and head to your destination for the day, Tsokha. The trek will begin at a local market; then the trekkers will have to cross four bridges and climb steeply towards the northeast to reach Bakkhim. The trail will continue for another three km and pass through the magnolia and rhododendron forest till Tsokha. Dinner and overnight stay in Tshoka camp.

Day 5 – : Tsokha – Dzongri

Early morning, you will be guided to the alp of Phedang (3650 m). After crossing the alp of Phedang, you will start your trek to Dzongri, which will be the campsite for the overnight stay and dinner. Along the way stunning peaks will keep raising

Day 6 – Dzongri – Laxmi Pokhari

Rise early and shine, today you will have to trek uphill till the ridge to chase the dawn. The view of the sun gliding above the mountainous horizon is breathtaking. Also, you can enjoy the astounding view of the neighbouring peaks – Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Kabru (7,000 m), Pandim (6,691 m), Rathong glacier, amongst others. After a few steps, you will trek along the rhododendron bushes and pasture land, till you reach Chamaray. From Chamaray, a steep uphill climb might land you to Laxmi Pokhari (lake), which will be your camping site for the day and dinner.

Day 7 – Dzongri – Bikhbari

Today is an easy walk at a high altitude of 4000mtr only for a few hours but the view will be incredible.  Dinner and overnight stay in base camp.

Day 8 – Bikhbari – Chaurikhang and Rathong Glacier (Kanchenjunga Base Camp)-Bikhbari

Today is going to be the day for what you have been waiting for, trek to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Early morning, get ready for a trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp to see the stunning view of the Frey’s peak (5830 meters), Koktang (6,148 meters), Kabur and Rathong glacier.

Day 9 – Reserve Day for Summit

Today we will take our journey back to low altitude and spend the night in Phedang meadows. We have a choice to stay high and visit a few more stunning areas but it is always good to come back to safety for good sleep.

Day 10 – Today walk is all downhill to Yuksom

Early morning, start trekking downhill to Bakkhim for lunch and after lunch another 2 hours hike then camp forest campsite, it depends if we are fit enough to continue for another 2-3 hours we will have luxury bed in Hotels with Hot shower and few beers.

Day 11 – Capital city of Sikkim Gangtok.

It is another long drive to beautiful town Gangtok, this is the biggest town of Sikkim and all the fun that happens here as in Western world. Evening is our celebration day.

Day 12 -Visiting around

Sightseeing in Gangtok and exploring some local animals, flower shows and cultural centers. It’s a rest day and you may like to pick up some shopping etc.

Day 13 – Gangtok Sikkim

Wake up in the morning, pack bags and get ready for the Bagdogra airport to board a flight to Delhi. With the transfer to the airport, this incredible Kanchenjunga BC Trek will come to an end. But still you have 3 more days in India.

Day 14 – History

Visiting Iconic and very significant monuments Taj mahal and spending Night In colourful city Agra.

Day 15 – Shopping and resting

Back to delhi and sightseeing and market time in Delhi.

Day 16 – Home

Back to International Airport for our return journey to home country till next time.

 

Trip Highlights

  1. Reaching 3rd highest mountain Base camp.
  2. Tajmahal and Delhi visit.
  3. Red panda visit
  4. Trekking in one of the unspoiled parts of himalayas.
  5. Culture
  6. Nomadic style trek
  7. View of unforgettable himalayan peaks
  8. Buddhst monastery and history
Price Includes
  • Transport Land and domestic flights.
  • Accommodation/ breakfast in 3 star hotels in cities.
  • All food, drinks and water includes during the trek
  • Permits includes
  • Guides, porters includes
  • All camping setup included single and double tents during the trek.
  • Fresh food cooked daily during the trek.
  • Complete guided from Delhi and back to Delhi.
  • Group leader from Ireland.

 

Packing list
  • Duffel bag Down/synthetic camp booties
  • Sunglasses, Light gloves
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flashlight/Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Daypack
  • One liter water bottles wide mouthed
  • Trekking Boots
  • Water purification/filter
  • Camp shoes/sneakers
  • Walking stick/Trekking pole
  • Cotton socks
  • Note book with pens and pencils
  • Gore-Tex jacket
  • Lip balm
  • Light wind jacket Sunscreen / Moisturiser
  • Down jacket/vest
  • Camp towel/towel/sarong
  • Fleece jacket/vest
  • Personal toiletries
  • T-shirts
  • Personal medicines
  • Underwear
  • Money pouch/belt
  • Trekking pants
  • Energy bars
  • Thermal tops
  • Vitamin tablets
  • Thermal bottom
  • Extra passport photos
  • Warm hat and Bandana/scarf
  • Sun hat/baseball cap
  • Wind- and rain-gear with hood
  • Swiss Army Knives (Classic pocket tool)
  • One pair cotton trousers or shorts
  • Two cotton shirts/T-Shirts One warmer (jacket with hood)
Price Excludes
  • International flights to Delhi ( 450-700 Euro return)
  • Indian Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Cities – 10 – 15 a day
  • Taj Mahal tour from Delhi and back (Additional 50 Euro each)
  • Personal gears and clothing
  • Tips for service providers
  • Alcoholic drinks


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