Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek |21 Days

Trip Highlights

The magnificent mountain views of Kanchenjunga and surrounding mountains, traditional villages, Himalayan scenery and scarcity of other trekkers makes this trek an unforgettable experience.

Trip Overview

Kanchenjunga is the third tallest mountain in the world.

Beginning your trek from the small airstrip at Suketar in Taplejung, you make your way through isolated and awe inspiring trails, past dense forests and cascading Himalayan rivers.

The magnificent mountain views of Kanchenjunga and surrounding mountains, traditional villages, Himalayan scenery and scarcity of other trekkers makes this trek an unforgettable experience.

This route is known for its remoteness and rich Tibetan culture. If you are one of those who hates crowded trails; this might just be the perfect choice!

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03 Fly to Biratnagar(1,840m)

Day 04 Fly to Sukhetar (2,300m)

Trek to Lali Kharka (2,220m)

Day 05 Trek to Keswa (2,100m)

Day 06 Trek to Mamanke (2,000m)

Day 07 Trek to Yamphudin (1,650m)

Day 08 Trek to Lamite Jungle Camp (2,920m)

Day 09 Trek to Torontan (3,080m)

Day 10 Trek to Tseram (3,750m)

Day 11 Trek to Ramche (4,360m)

Day 12 Rest

Day 13 Trekking beyond the Mirgin La (4,663m)

Day 14 Trek to Gunsa (3,475m)

Day 15 Trek to Kyapra (2,300m)

Day 16 Trek to Sakathum (1,600m)

Day 17 Trek to Chirwa (1,180m)

Day 18 Trek to Phurumba(1,800m)

Day19 Trek to Taplegunj (2,480m) – Suketar (2,300m)

Day20 Fly Kathmandu via Biratnagar

Day 21 Depart Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03 Fly to Biratnagar(1,840m)

Day 04 Fly to Sukhetar (2,300m)

Trek to Lali Kharka (2,220m)

Day 05 Trek to Keswa (2,100m)

Day 06 Trek to Mamanke (2,000m)

Day 07 Trek to Yamphudin (1,650m)

Day 08 Trek to Lamite Jungle Camp (2,920m)

Day 09 Trek to Torontan (3,080m)

Day 10 Trek to Tseram (3,750m)

Day 11 Trek to Ramche (4,360m)

Day 12 Rest

Day 13 Trekking beyond the Mirgin La (4,663m)

Day 14 Trek to Gunsa (3,475m)

Day 15 Trek to Kyapra (2,300m)

Day 16 Trek to Sakathum (1,600m)

Day 17 Trek to Chirwa (1,180m)

Day 18 Trek to Phurumba(1,800m)

Day19 Trek to Taplegunj (2,480m) – Suketar (2,300m)

Day20 Fly Kathmandu via Biratnagar

Day 21 Depart Kathmandu

Equipment List

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & scarf
  • Head torch with extra alkaline batteries

Hand Wear

  • Fleece Gloves

Personal stuffs

  • 4-5 season sleeping bag with thermal or fleece bag liner
  • Water purifier preferably tablets
  • Day pack
  • Books
  • Snacks
  • Trekking poles
  • UV Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Insurance papers
  • Swiss army knife
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs
  • Water bottle
  • Pee bottle for men & Pee Funnel for Women (for very cold nights)

Clothing

  • Jacket & Trouser (waterproof)
  • Trousers for trekking
  • Non cotton shirt/T-shirt (full sleeves)
  • Fleece trouser
  • Micro fleece
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermal wear
  • Down jacket
  • Rain/wind jacket
  • Underwear
  • Neck gaiter

Foot Wear

  • Water repellent trekking boots with ankle support
  • Gaiters
  • Socks
  • Trainers

Bags

  • Strong Kit/Duffle bag to be carried by porter
  • Bag to keep your casual clothing
  • Toiletry bag

Climbing Equipment (if required)

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness with Slings, carabiners
  • Jumar
  • Boots suitable for mountaineering
  • Mountaineering helmet

Medicines

  • Personal medications

Cost Included

  • Arrival & departures transfers by private vehicle
  • Twin share room (3 nights) with breakfast in a 3 star hotel
  •     Hotels can be arranged as per client’s choice which might incur extra cost
  • Domestic airplane flights strictly as per itinerary
  • Fully catered camping trek
  • Tented accommodation with breakfast lunch & dinner during trek
  • Surface transportation
  • Necessary permits and fees, tents, English speaking guide, porters and cook
  • Guided sightseeing tour in cities including entry fees.
  • Insurance of crew and climbing staffs as per the rules of Nepal Government
  • Staff salary, climbing bonus, performance bonus etc.
  • Staffs and equipment transfer
  • Transportation to airport from hotel

Cost not Include

  • International flights
  • Visa Fees (Nepal)
  • All type of insurance for clients (trekkers)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and other cities
  • Beverages and snacks during trek
  • Personal climbing gears and clothing (available on hire)
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Cargo/custom clearance fees
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar bills, hot showers, laundry etc.
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Includes’.

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  • Trip Duration: 21 Days
  • Trip Grading: Moderate
  • Max Altitude: 4,663m
  • Best Time: March to May; June to Aug
  • Trip Mode: Camping
  • Group Size: 2-10 People
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