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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.
Trekking Guide and Porter
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, focusing on all the values of your satisfaction like how much time you want to spend, the mode of transportation you want to choose, such as rickshaw, private car, cycle, and it also takes walking distance into account.
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.
From the City Of Temples, you head to the industrial city of Nepal. This city is hotter than Kathmandu. It lies close to India and is just a 30 min drive from it. It is also the second most populated city of Nepal. Biratnagar lies in the Terai Region of Nepal (plain region).
From the hottest region of Nepal, you fly to the cool region of Nepal, that is, Taplejung. This is also the starting point of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. From this point, you head to Lalikharka, a beautiful village in the Panchthar District in the Mechi Zone of eastern Nepal. The up and down trekking trail that you follow takes you to the lush forest and to Lalikharka.
After breakfast, you follow down the trekking trail and reach Phundrawa. From there, the trekking trail goes up and turns to the steep trail as it heads to Yangpang and Phumphe Danda. As you are on the way, you see the first view of Kanchenjunga. Finally, through forests and small villages, you reach Khesewa.
After breakfast, you head to the Kabeli Khola, a river. You will walk along steep trails and pass through glaciated passes, jungles and beautiful hamlets. Then you reach a forest and a small stream. As you head to these places, you will cross a bridge, and you will see the beautiful view of the mountains.
Although it is an uphill trail, yet it is easy. Most of the time, you walk by the Kabeli Khola, a river. As you are on the way, you will see the beautiful view of the ridge and the stream. There is a waterfall on the way and also a suspension bridge. There is also a big village tucked beneath the ridge of Deurali Danda, a hill and at the junction of Omje Khola and Kabeli Khola, a river.
Follow an up trekking trail, you will reach Yamphudin. There is a forest on the way. You will have lunch in a meadow. There is also a steep trekking trail which is a down trail and leads you to the Omje Khola, a river and ultimately to Chitre. Before you reach Chitre, there is a steep climb.
After breakfast, you will walk on a steep trail, reach the Deurali Danda, a hill, walk through a dense forest and from the pass, you will see Jannu Himal. From the pass, you descend and enter the forest and then reach the valley of the Simjua Khola. Arrive in Tortongn, a camping place.
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 Tseram, you will see Kabru and Rathong’s peak.
Today, you will see a close-up view of Kanchenjunga. The view is stunning. At the same time, the view of Jannu Himal and glacier is also superb. Oktang lies at a sweeping curve. You camp in a meadow that is surrounded by snow-covered mountains. Walk to the Phedi (base) of these mountains.
Today, you will reach a high altitude, so it will be tough trekking. High altitude means a high pass. From the pass, you will see the stunning view of the mountains. Yalung Ri is a trekking peak (5630m), situated in the Rolwaling Valley in east-central Nepal, near the Tibet-China border. Ramdung (5930m), Chugmage (6259m), Chobulse (6689m) are other trekking peaks that lie close to its vicinity.
You see the Yalung Glacier and trek through the valleys and camp in a scenic place. There are frozen lakes, clear streams, and magnificent views. You also see the moraines of the Yalung Glacier, ablation valley and walk on a steep trail, and then you reach a meadow where you see blue sheep grazing.
Trek down the valley, pass the turnoff to the high and challenging Labsang La route to Ghunsa and the north side of Kanchenjunga. The trekking trail is steep, and there are several false summits. You reach the Mirgin La Pass, from where you see the magnificent view of Jannu, Makalu, Gyakung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, and Chamalang.
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 Khangpachen while walking on the moraines of the Kanchenjunga Glacier and the Kumbhakarna Glacier, you arrive in Ghunsa.
Today, enter the forest, walk along the south bank of the Ghunsa Khola and pass several Mani walls and Chortens, the Buddhist places of worship. There are scree slopes and glacial moraines and Tibetan settlement from where you will see the stunning view of the north face of Jannu (7710m).
You will see the superb view of Khabur (6332m) and Phole (6645m) and Jannu. They are lined up at the east, while the snowcapped ridges beyond the Kanchenjunga Glacier loom dramatically to the north. Take a lot of photos, and of course, take a lot of rest at such a high altitude.
The trail takes you to a lonely place, the slopes of landslides and to the pasture area of Ramtang (4350 m). Then the trail runs along the lateral moraine of the Kanchenjunga Glacier and crosses over the Lhonak Glacier. On the east side of the trail is the valley and the crown-shaped Merra Peak (6344 m).
Follow the up trekking trail, cross the plain area, and walk along the moraine. The same trekking trail becomes steeper. Pang Pema is the base camp for the Kanchenjunga Expedition. Today, you shall have an excellent view of Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. This mountain is towering.
Exploration means a climb to 200 m or 300 m altitude in a morning hike up to a ridge, north of Pang Pema which is a vantage point to see the view of Kanchenjunga, Wedge Peak, the Twins, and Tent Peak. The Kanchenjunga Base Camp is also known as Pang Pema from where you get the mesmerizing and spectacular view of Mt Kanchenjunga (8586m) along with the skyline filled with snow-capped mountain ranges bordering Nepal-India and Nepal-Tibet.
The trekking trail is gentle at first, then becomes steeper as it descends. It passes through the forest of rhododendron and pines. You retrace the trail to Ghunsa enjoying the spectacular view of different mountains. Descending past Lhonak and Khangpachen while walking on the moraines of the Kanchenjunga Glacier and the Kumbhakarna Glacier, you arrive in Ghunsa.
Cross the Ghunsa Khola, near the Yak Hotel, turn left, pass the ancient Tashi Choding Gumba, and climb to the place where many people were killed in a helicopter crash in 2006. Descend through the Tibetan village of Phale (3215m. The village is a platform where you can experience the Tibetan culture, you also visit gompas, observe carpet-weaving and traditional lifestyle.
Walk along the east bank of the Tamur River to the Chhetri village of Tapethok. This is the Kanchenjunga National Park checkpoint. From there, cross the Simbuwa Khola, a river formed by the Yalung Glacier. Walk a down trail to the Tamur and cross a suspension bridge, just above the confluence of the Ghunsa Khola and head to the Tibetan village of Sakathum.
Cross the Simbu Khola which has a source at the Kanchenjunga South Base Camp, the Khola that you followed up from Torontan. It is pleasantly warm at such a low altitude, and cardamom grows freely in the moist shaded forest. Crossing numerous small tributary streams, you reach Chhiruwa.
The trekking trail passes through the valleys and beautiful villages and finally reaches to Taplejung. Taplejung Airport is also known as Suketar Airport is an airport serving Taplejung, and it is the gateway for tourists heading to the Kangchenjunga Base Camp. Although the airport is located on a hill, it has metalled runaway.
Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains, you do a 30-minute scenic flight from a hilly place to the City Of Temples. An amazing trek journey to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp comes to an end today. There will be a farewell dinner hosted by Travel Max Guide in the evening.
It’s up to you how would you like to spend your day? You can take a rest in a hotel, or you can buy some gifts for your friends and relatives. Thamel has a lot of tourist shops that sell Nepali hand-made goods. Your guide knows which not only sells these but also which gives a discount.
From the haphazard city, as well as from nature’s dramatic set, you fly out from Nepal. The proceedings of your flight begin by picking you up from the hotel. Where you trek was a paradise, and where you head is your nativeland. Before 3 hours, we pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport.
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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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