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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a famous trek that has a long-distance, and only those who finished it realized that they had walked many uphill and downhill, somewhere, in the remotest region, in Nepal. The best views are always in such a trek, and they lie just a yard away from them.
But the fact is trekkers don’t want a long itinerary, don’t want a long time; their office holiday is short; however, they definitely want to trek in the remoteness and in the shadow of the highest mountain. This highest mountain does not necessarily have to be Everest. The third highest mountain like Kanchanjunga is also perfect for them. The location of the third highest mountain sounds greater to these trekkers than the usual thought of these trekkers because its position and remoteness are what these trekkers are looking for and thinking of conquering it. Both these features attract the trekkers, somewhere, in the most undeveloped region of the world. These trekkers are also the surveyors who want to dive into the beauty of the conservation area when trekking in the Kanchenjunga Region, in the remotest and the most beautiful region.
Kanchenjunga is not a Nepali word, but a Tibetan word, and it means gold, silver, precious stone, grain, and Holy Scriptures. The walk to Kanchenjunga Base Camp takes you to a beautiful place in the tropical jungles of rhododendron, oak and chestnuts, high altitude alpine forests, variety of floras and faunas, monasteries, stupas and Gompas, and shows you the glory of the Himalayas, the Tibetan Buddhist culture, undisturbed habitat, and the unique culture and traditions of Rai and Limbu.
As you arrive at the Kanchenjunga Base Camp, you will see the beauty of the mountain. The mountain looks at you in a remote region, but in a beautiful place; this is what the mountain does on your body, mind, and soul. To be in such a stage, you should book the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek to make the wisest decision.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Fly to Taplejung (2420m) and trek to Mitlung (890m) Duration: 3 hours
Day 04: Trek to Chirwa (1185m) Duration: 5-6 hours
Day 05: Trek to Sekathum (1650m) Duration: 5-6 hours
Day 06: Trek to Amjilosa (2498m) Duration: 6-7 hours
Day 07: Trek to Gyabla (2725m) Duration: 6-7 hours
Day 08: Trek to Ghunsa (3415m) Duration: 5-6 hours
Day 09: Acclimatization day at Ghunsa
Day 10: Trek to Khambachen (4145m) Duration: 5-6 hours
Day 11: Acclimatization at Khambachen
Day 12: Trek to Lhonak (4792m) Duration: 6-7 hours
Day 13: Trek to Pang Pema/ Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (5140m) and return back to Lhonak Duration: 6-7 hours
Day 14: Trek to Khambachen (4145m) Duration: 6-7 hours
Day 15: Trek to Ghunsa (3415m) Duration: 3-4 hours
Day 16: Trek to Sele Le (4290m) Duration: 6-7 hours
Day 17: Trek to Cheram (3868m) Duration: 6-7 hours
Day 18: Trek to Ramche (4610m) and return to Cheram Duration: 4-5 hours
Day 19: Trek to Tortong (2980m) Duration: 5-6 hours
Day 20: Trek to Yamphudin (1692m) Duration: 6-7 hours
Day 21: Trek to Mamangkhe (1786m) Duration: 6-7 hours
Day 22: Trek to Kande Bhanjyang (2190m) Duration: 5-6 hours
Day 23: Trek to Lali Kharka (2266m) Duration: 5-6 hours
Day 24: Trek to Suketar (2420m) Duration: 4-5 hours
Day 25: Flight- Suketar- Kathmandu
Day 26: Leisure Day
Day 27: Trip Conclude
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Welcome to Kathmandu, the city of temples, you can call it the most developed city of Nepal as of now, and it is here, where we are located to serve you in a way you want right from TRIBHUWAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, where you can see us waiting for you with our TRAVEL MAX GUIDE SIGN BOARD with your name on it, so that you can spot us at once, and you will be taken to your hotel in a vehicle, or to our office where you can ask us questions, having tea or coffee. After all these activities, if you have a time, then there is nothing better than spending your time in Thamel, the tourist hub which is just outside the door of our office, you ask us, what you want to eat, what you want to enjoy, we will show you what you most desired in a new place.
The sightseeing that you are going to do, today, comprises of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and they can be categorized as Stupas, Temples, and Palaces. The sightseeing can be personalized, according to your interest, and all the effective route planning for the sightseeing will be done by the city guide of TMG.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
From the hotel where you are staying, nothing is near the Kathmandu Durbar Square. It was a ceremonial site; it was a palace where the would-be kings used to be coronated in the past, now it is a palace cum museum, and to be there is to experience how the royals spend their life. Stand among the monuments, temples, and statues that back to the 17th and 18th century.
Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)
Be well prepared in advance because this stupa is located at quite an altitude and is more than 2,000 years old. This is the most important of all the Buddhist Stupas in Nepal and has a fascinating face of Lord Buddha on every side, and its base has the stonework of 5 Dhyani Buddhas – Vairocana, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, and Aksobhya, and each of these represents the wisdom of Lord Buddha. People flock to this stupa to see the birds-eye view of Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath is as old as the hills, but the Hindu Committees of Nepal, looks after it, such as renovation and maintenance, and there are new adds on in and around the temple. Pashupatinath is the most important temple of Lord Shiva and located not far away from the heart of Kathmandu. Only Hindus are permitted to enter from the main gate to Pashupatinath Temple. As a visitor, you will enjoy the rich combination of architecture from a distance. If you are lucky, then you might see the Hindu Cremation taking place.
Bouddhanath is also a stupa. It is one of the holiest pilgrimages of the Buddhists. It has a white doom just like Swayambhunath, whatever the myth is, it contains the bones of Kasyapa Buddha (Buddha incarnation), while others say it contains the bone of Lord Buddha. Around the base of the stupa are 108 small images of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha. Go anytime to enjoy these images.
We depart from Kathmandu domestic airport and fly towards Suketar airport, Taplejung. The flight gives us beautiful aerial views of the valleys. Today we start with a descending trek towards the Tamor River, this majestic river carries all the northern mountains water up to the Ganges River. Following the Tamor River further upstream until the trail leads us through a forested area and to the village of Mitlung home of the Chhetri people. Overnight stay at Mitlung.
We continue our trek through jungle trails until entering the valley. Passing various villages, the trail will ascend and we can see many agricultural projects along the way. Crossing various side rivers of the Tamor, the trail heads towards Sinwa. From here we ascend further passing many beehives and the village of Tawa. Reaching the cluster village of Chiruwa we head for our guesthouse just beyond the village nearby a gentle stream. Overnight at Chirwa.
Today we cross various rivers as we head for Sekathum. We see the landscape change into a wider valley and cross our first river the Sisuwa Khola. The trail leads us to the entrance of the Kangchenjunga Conservation Area at the village of Tapethok. From here we follow the path crossing the Tamewa River and ascend towards Hellok. A next river crossing by a suspension bridge that leads us over the mighty Simbuwa Khola (River) that comes from the Yalung Glacier. We continue until reaching Sekathum village from where we can see our first views of the mountain Khumbakarna. Our overnight stay is at Sekathum.
Our destination today is Amjilosa a Tibetan Settlement. Following the Ghunsa River, we have a steep climb until entering a beautiful rhododendron forest, ascending further we pass various Sherpa Villages. A final climb brings us to Amjilosa for our overnight stay.
Today will be shorter than most but with incredible scenic jungle views. We ascend following the trail up to flat ridge paths and though mixed forests of rhododendron, oak, and bamboo. On the way, we pass beautiful rapids, waterfalls, and pastures. A final strenuous climb and we reach our overnight destination; the Sherpa village of Gyabla.
After breakfast, we head out again towards Ghunsa. For the first part, we will traverse the bamboo forest until a steep drop into a massive ravine. From here the forest changes into fir and rhododendron and we ascend towards Phale village. Here we can visit the wooden Gompa with its marvelous statues and thangkas. After leaving Phale the trail becomes easier to traverse as we pass forests and fields until reaching the Ghunsa River. Crossing the river and entering Ghunsa village for our overnight stay.
Today we take a break for acclimatization. High altitude sickness can be a serious hinder during the trek so we must take our time to get used to this new altitude. Relaxing at the village we can visit the old Tibetan Monastery or go for a hike towards a beautiful lake up the Yamatari River. Overnight stay at Ghunsa.
Khambachen is where we will be heading today. Following the Ghunsa River through juniper forests until crossing floodplains and rivers over wood and stone bridges. A climb to Rambuk Kharka makes us experience a big chance in the landscape that becomes more barren. Ascending further up past landslide terrain while passing the mighty snout of the Khumbakarna Glacier, the views here are amazing! From here we descend slowly until reaching Khambachen for our overnight stay.
Heading back on the trail after our breakfast the landscape becomes desolated. Following the stony river bed, it can be a hard part of the trail until reaching Ramtang. Ascending more and more the stony trail leads us on a riverbed of the Ghunsa River with amazing views of the Lhonak Glacier to the north. Following the river and crossing it until reaching Lhonak. This small village rewards us with amazing peak views in all directions such as Tent Peak and the ridges of the Chang Himal or Wedge Peak. We stay overnight at Lhonak.
A short trek brings us along the side of the mighty Kanchenjunga Glacier over rocky and grassy terrain. We follow this trail until reaching Pang Pema. Head up towards the Kanchenjunga North Base Camp. From here we are rewarded with spectacular views of the north side of Kanchenjunga and the mighty Glaciers. Overnight stay in Pang Pema.
After the amazing experience in the Kanchenjunga Base Camp, you follow the same trail to Ghunsa and enjoy the spectacular view of different mountains, including the Southwest Face of Jannu. Descending past Lhonak and Khambachen while walking on the moraines of the Kanchenjunga Glacier and the Kumbhakarna Glacier, you arrive in Ghunsa.
The today trekking trail is a steep upward from Ghunsa. Walking upward to Sele Le through a dense forest of moss, rhododendron, and juniper. From where we can see Ghunsa and Phale villages. Not only these villages, but we also see Mt. Makalu in a far distance. Overnight we stay at Sele Le.
Today, you walk by the river and in a beautiful forest. There are conifer and rhododendron trees. The trail becomes steep and showcases a glimpse of the snow-capped mountains, including the massive snout of Yalung Glacier. Just before you reach Cheram, you see Kabru and Rathong peak.
Today after having our breakfast we descend to Yamphudin passing through a mossy forest. We will take lunch at Lamite Bhanjyang. Crossing Amji Khola and descend to Yamphudin. It’s a small village mixed community of Sherpas, Rai, Limbu, and Gurungs. There you can see the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Office.
After breakfast, you head to the Kabeli Khola, a river. You will walk along steep trails, passing through glaciated passes, jungles, and beautiful hamlets. Then you reach a forest and a small stream. As you head to these places, cross a bridge, and you see the beautiful view of the mountains.
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I was in Nepal for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Outstanding sceneries and good hospitality. On the way to the base camp, I got an opportunity to visit Bthe uddhist monastery as well as got some information about Buddhism. That was great. Our guide and porter were awesome. Very kind and helpful. Thank you, TMG.
Trekking with Travel Max Guide was an amazing experience. My selection of a trip and the company were excellent and of a right decision. In each moment of my walk, I came across adventure and discovered something new. I remember my first step on the Everest Base Camp. The view was spectacular. Passing through the Sherpa communities and staying in Namche Bazaar is unforgettable. I miss the trip very much. Anyway, thank you so much for your service while I was in Nepal. See you next time for the Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Originally from the United State of America from the city of Los Angeles where life is busy and rush. I made a trip with TMG. It’s a new experience than I excepted. I found Nepalese people really welcoming. They really love tourists. While trekking in the Everest region, I got time to spend with nature, gained plenty of ideas of culture and tradition from the Himalayas. The trip was totally mind-blowing. TMG has a good team spirit and is dedicated to serving guest and trekkers.
Hi! it’s me, Anna from Central London, I am a landscape photographer, love to take pictures of landscapes and portraits all around the world. My trip to Nepal was awesome with the TMG guys. TMG managed well during my trip. Plus point is TMG members are also photographers. I worked with the team for 5 weeks on video and photography projects. I highly recommend the TMG team if you want to know beautiful Nepal.
Nepal is the Land of Himalayas! I was been there in 2018 for Annapurna base camp and sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. It was a good time to spend and learn the real culture of Nepal and its beauty. Travel Max Guide help me to get more lively. Thank you all. Will see you soon.
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