Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek

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Kanchenjunga is towards the far-eastern part of Nepal protected under Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project.
This alternative route is for someone seeking peace in Nature. This route encompasses, Himalayan coniferous forest, alpine shrubs, meadows, and grassland. This trek is fully for south base camp.

The most important river in the Mechi Zone is Mechi, tributary of the Mahananda River.Another river is Tamar. In the northern part of the zone, mainly in the Taplejung district that is in the eastern Himalayas, there are several high mountains. The landscape of Kanchenjunga covers an area of 5190 sq. km extending over parts of Jhapa, Ilam, Panchthar and Taplejung districts in federal province number 1 in the country’s eastern development region. It consist Mt. Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest mountain in Taplejung district as its symbolic icon and also wide variety of biological and natural resources, as well as a diversity of people and cultural heritage. All these offerings coincided with holy and religious site of Pathivara can present this regional as a highly potential destination for tourism in Eastern Nepal.

Best time to Travel: Sept-Nov (Autumn) March to May (Spring)

Highlights of South Base Camp:

  • Mt. Kanchenjunga 3rd highest peak in the world.
  • Gurung, Sherpa hospitality
  • Traditional Nepali Culture
  • Wildlife: snow leopard, musk deer, red panda.
  • Rivers and water falls: 
  • View of all the snow mountains of Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal.
  • Beautiful views of Rhododendron forest.

Trekking Tips: 

  • Namaste
  • Smile of your face.
  • Prayer flags
  • Dhanyabad

 

 

Price Includes

  • Transfers airport / hotel / airport and transportation during the tour
  • Domestic Flights Kathmandu-Bhadrapur-Kathmandu
  • 3 Nights Homestay during trek
  • 17 Nights tented camp and all Accommodation
  • Trekking permits and National parks fees
  • The English-speaking guide if less than 5 people Stewardship and logistics for the trek: Sherpa, a porter for 2 persons (weight 12 kg bag per person)
  • Insurance, food, accommodation, transport, Renumeration for the local team and staffs
  • All Taxes and Handling surcharges

Price Excludes

  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Equipment (sleeping bag, walking sticks, etc..)
  • The visa and the international ticket
  • Gratuities (allow about 2-3 USD per day / per person)
  • Personal insurance mountain rescue and repatriation (required). Ask your insurer to make sure you are properly covered.
Itinerary

Day 1Kathmandu – Bhadrapur – Pashupatinagar (Cha Ghare) 1986 m/ Walking Hours: 3 hrs

Drive to Tribhuvan International Airport: Flight to Bhadrapur at 10:00 am, (50 minutes flight), Drive to Pashupatinagar in Jeep, reach at an altitude of 1986 m. Lunch at Pashupatinagar (Local restaurant),
After lunch we walk 03 hrs to Cha Ghare. Overnight stay in homestay run by Sherpa family.

Day 02 Cha Ghare to Tumling 2915 m/ walking Hours: 6 hrs

After breakfast, we walk to the hill through pine forest. On the way we visited Chittrey Monastry(Marpha) at the altitude of 2327 m. The monastery built by Yogi Nagthana Tsampa, born in Ladak (India) small village called Rumback. From there, continue walking through the village to Lamedhure and have lunch then start a trek to Tumling & overnight homestay in Gurung family with Dinner.
Animal: – Red panda, wild cats/deer.
Inhabitants: – Sherpa, Gurung, Magar, Brahmin.
Birds: Eagles, black crow, Lophura leucomelanos
Trees & Herbs: Swertia chirata, Himalayan Yew, Aconitum palmatum

Day 03Tumling – Kalapokhari (India - Nepal border) 3014 m/ Walking Hours: 6 hrs

Early morning, had a view of Kanchanjunga in 3 dimension 60° angle/Mount Pandim /Mount Everest. After Breakfast trek to Kalapokhari via Jaubare small village then to Gairibas & lunch at Kaiyakatta then move to Batase & stay overnight at Kalapokhari homestay.
Animal: – Red panda, Wild sheep, leopard, bear, goat, tiger, Wild boar
Inhabitants: -Sherpa, Gurung, Rai, limbu
Birds: – Lophura leucomelanos, Eagle, Drongus Dicrurus, Parus monticolus
Trees & Herbs: – Aconitum ferox wall, Aconitum palmatum (black & white), Aconitum palmatum

Day 04Kalapokhari / Sandakpur (3584 m) Char Rate (Yak Festival) 3320 m/ Walking hours: 6 hrs

After breakfast walk uphill to Chauri chowk/bikey bhanjhyang / sandakpur & have lunch then walk downhill to Char Rate overnight stay in a tented camp where every year in the month of April, Yak Festival is celebrated

Animal:- Red panda, leopard, bear, goat, tiger, wild boar, Yak
Inhabitants:- Rai ,Limbu, Magar, Tamang
Birds:- Spiny Babbler, Upupa epops Linnaeus, commongreen magpie
Trees & Herbs:- Aconitum ferox wall, Paris polyphylla, Rhododendron tree

Day 05Char Rate to Tori phuley(3400 m)/Walking Hours: 6 hrs

After breakfast we trek uphill to Ghaley bhanjhyang/Thokum/Nepal Tar & have lunch in Gorkheypani then trek to Tori Phuley in Tented Camp
Animal: – Red panda, leopard, bear, tiger, wild boar
Inhabitants: -Rai ,Limbu, Magar,Tamang
Birds: – Spiny Babbler, Upupa epops Linnaeus, white wagtail, Himalayan wood pecker, Lophophorus imimpejanus, Hyblaea puera
Trees & Herbs: – Aconitum palmatum, Dactylorhiza hatagirea,

Day 06 Tori phuley to Chewa bhanjhyang(3230 m)(Nepal- India border)/ Walking Hours: 6 hrs

After breakfast, trek uphill to Gosa/Bhalujhorini/gairi & have lunch in Sallery then trek downhill to parde bhanjhyang then to Chewa bhanjhyang
Animal: – Red panda, leopard, bear, tiger
People: – Rai ,Limbu, Gurung
Birds: – Spiny Babbler, Upupa epops Linnaeus, turdoides nipalensis, barred cuckoo dove.
Trees & Herbs: – Aconitum palmatum, Dactylorhiza hatagirea

Day 07Chewa bhanjhyang to Gairidanda(3414 m)/ Walking Hours: 6hrs

After breakfast, trek uphill via major view point, beautiful panoramic view of mountains kanchanjunga/Mount Padim/Bhutan Mountains,Kumbakarna/3 sisters/Makalu/Mount Everest are seen, then trek downhill via bale/labi reach Phalakhey and have lunch then trek to bhuspati, reached gairidanda where overnight stay in tented camp
Animal: – Musk Deer, Naemorhedus, Red panda, tiger, bear
Inhabitants: Permanent resident not available
Birds: – Spiny Babbler, Hyblaea puera, Lophophorus,
Trees & Herbs: – Allium wallichii, rhododendron, Dactylorhiza hatagirea, Aconitum palmatum

Day 08Gairidanda to Pahade Megu(3894 m)/ Walking Hours: 6 hrs

After breakfast trek uphill to Sukedap & reached Dund & have lunch and then trek to ghopte/phedang/Tarunipani and finally reach pahade megu and overnight stay in tented camp
Animal: – Red panda, Musk deer, snow leopard, wild sheep (brown)
Inhabitants: Permanent resident not available
Birds:- Green tailed sun bird, Spiny Babbler, Hyblaea puera, Lophophorus,
Trees & Herbs:- Ekley Bir, Allium wallichii, rhododendron, Dactylorhiza hatagirea, rhododendron anthopogon, Picrorrhiza kurrora

Day 09Pahade Megu to Timbupokhari(4450 m)/Walking Hours: 7 hrs

After breakfast uphill trek via ghumney and have lunch then trek to.Timbupokhari is a holy place for Buddhist and hindu people where we stay in tented camp
Animal:- Snow leopard, Musk deer, wild sheep (brown)
Inhabitants: Permanent resident not available
Birds: – Lophophorus, dark rumped rosefinch, Columba Leuconota
Trees & Herbs: – Ekley Bir, Allium wallichii, rhododendron, Dactylorhiza hatagirea, rhododendron anthopogon, Picrorrhiza kurrora, Aconitum palmatum, kenjo, micopila

Day 11Timbupokhari to Shivanagi(4108 m)/ Walking Hours: 6 hrs

After breakfast downhill via tholobhangyang view of kanchanjunga 180° and also can view Sikkim village then trek uphill to panglang gairi, on the way we find Yak castle towards the trek to yuwanagi then to chaurighang where we have lunch, then visit Thanma pokhari,langor danda which is in U shape, after that trek downhill to tawanagi/Shivanagi where we stay in tented camp.
Animal:- Red panda, Musk deer, Snow leopard
Inhabitants: Permanent resident not available
Birds: – Lophophorus, Eurasian treecheeper
Trees & Herbs: – Aconitum palmatum,Ekley Bir, Rhododendron anthopogon, micopila, kenjo
Overall trail is challenging.

Day 10Timbu Pokhari acclimatization (Full view of Kanchanjunga)

Stay in tented Camp along with breakfast, lunch and dinner
Animal: – Red panda, Musk deer, leopard, bear.wild sheep.
Inhabitants:- Permanent resident not available
Birds: – Lophophorus, colamba luekomota
Trees & Herbs: – Aconitum palmatum,Ekley Bir, Rhododendron anthopogon

Day 12Shivanagi to Yamphudin(2068 m)/ Walking Hours: 6hrs 30 min

After breakfast stretch trail route then uphill along with sunpati dhup then downhill to Dabala/Twire where we have lunch then trek to visit yak castel down hill along the kabeli river side all Mountain View and reached Yamphudin where we stayed in tented camp
Animal:- Red panda, Snow leopard, musk deer, Naemorhedus
Inhabitants: Rai, Sherpa, gurung
Birds:- Lophophorus, greater yellownape, Hyblaea puera, Lophura leucomelanos
Trees & Herbs:- Aconitum palmatum, Rhododendron anthopogon, Paris polyphylla, Swertia chirata, Saxifraga Ligulata

Day 13Yamphudim to Naya jhorini(3278 m)/Walking Hours: 6 hrs

After breakfast trek uphill to dhupi danda and have lunch then trek along with pine forest and overnight stay at Naya jhorini in tented camp, no mountain view.
Walking distance:-6 hrs
Animal:- red panda, leopard, Naemorhedus, deer
Inhabitants:- Gurung, Sherpa.
Birds:- Lophophorus, Hyblaea puera, chilime
Trees & Herbs:- Aconitum palmatum, Rhododendron anthopogon, different varieties of rhododendron, phale bikh, Paris polyphylla Sm

Day 14Naya Jhorini to Cheram(3861 m)/ Walking Hours: 6-7 hrs

After breakfast uphill trek to Toramden where we have lunch and then trek to pinuwa, reached under phedi and overnight stay in cheram in tented camp. Walking trail along the forest and riverside only (Simbu-Him Nadi)
Animal:-Red panda, snow leopard, Musk deer, wild sheep (brown).
Inhabitants:- Sherpa
Birds:- Lophophorus, Himalayan bulbul, streaked spider hunter, vulture
Trees & Herbs:- Ekley Bir, Rhododendron anthopogon, different varieties of rhododendron, Rhododendron lepidotum Wall, Bush cinquefoil

Day 15Cheram to Ramje(4475 m)/ Walking Hours: 6 hrs

After breakfast trek uphill to Yalung/ Ramjer/ visit Oktang, have a view of Limbu temple and finally back to ramjer where the glacier starts, where we stay in tented camp
Animal:- Musk deer, snow leopard, Wild sheep (brown)
Inhabitants:- sherpa
Birds:- Lophophorus, Columba Leuconota
Trees & Herbs:- Aconitum palmatum,Ekley Bir, Rhododendron anthopogon, different varieties of rhododendron,kenjo, micapila, Allium wallichii

Day 16Ramje to Toramden(2950 m)/ Walking Hours: 7 hrs

After breakfast trek down toYalung then to Cheram have lunch and trek down along the forest to Toramden where we stay in tented camp
Animal:-Red panda, snow leopard, Wild sheep (brown)
Inhabitants:- Sherpa
Birds:- Lophophorus,
Herbs:- Aconitum palmatum, Rhododendron anthopogon, different varieties of rhododendron, Rhododendron lepidotum Wall,

Day 17:Toramden to Yamphudin(2050 m)/Walking Hours: 6 hrs

Trek downhill via Naya jhorini then to Yamphudin where we stay in tented camp.
Lunch at Naya jhorini.
Animal;- Muskbear, Naemorhedus, snow leopard
Inhabitants:- Rai ,Gurung, Sherpa.
Birds:- Lophophorus, hyblea puera, eagle
Trees & Herbs:- Aconitum palmatum, Swertia chirata

Day 18 Yamphudin to Kheywang(1450 m)/ Walking Hours: 5 hrs

Downhill trek via ghanti chinne bhanjhyang then to ekachana bhanjhyang.
Lunch :- kabeli and over night at tented camp
Animal:- deer
Inhabitants:- Rai ,Gurung, Sherpa , chhetri, Brahmin
Birds:- kalij & dove
Herbs:- Swertia chirata

Day 19 Kheywang to Hapukhola(1100 m)/ Walking Hours: 4 hrs

After breakfast late Trek down via Sallery danda, have lunch at kabeli riverside and then trek down to Hapukhola, overnight stay in tented camp

Day 20 Hapukhola to Bhadrapur

Overnight hotel Krishna international in bhadrapur

Day 21 Bhadrapur Kathmandu by flight.

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