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29-Day Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp in Nepal

Join IFMGA-certified guide Pemba on a 29-day camping trek through the diverse landscape of eastern Nepal to Kanchenjunga Base Camp.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration29 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

You don´t want to miss this 29-day adventure to the base camp of the world´s third tallest mountain! Camp with me on this trek through some of Nepal´s most eclectic terrain and experience some of the hidden gems in the eastern region of the Himalayas.

Kanchenjunga (8,586m) is the easternmost mountain over 8,000 meters and sits on the border between Nepal and India. The area is difficult to access and has remained relatively unexplored by trekkers. It was only recently opened to foreigners in 1988.

The Rai and Limbu villages dot the varying landscapes of the Mahabharat Lekh. From the tropical lowlands up to the Kanchenjunga glaciers, rhododendron forests and orchids populate the incredible valley vistas of the area.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will get you acclimated to Nepal before beginning the trek. As we travel between the villages, the three peaks of Jannu, Kambachen, and Yalung Kang occupy the skyline and you will have ample opportunity for unbelievable photos.

You will also have the chance to immerse yourself in the local villages and learn about the Sherpa culture associated with the mountain communities.

Our journey will lead us to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp and the high point of the trip. The peak at Pang Pema (5,140m) has amazing views of Kanchenjunga and the surrounding range.

You will have long days of walking, often up to seven or eight hours, so you should be in great physical condition for this strenuous program. It also involves camping along the trek.

Book this trip and spend 29 days exploring eastern Nepal – a diverse region as beautiful as it is enriching!

If you want a shorter trip, try my classic Everest trek! Or book my nature trek to Annapurna Base Camp!

Accommodation

You will be camping in tents for most of your trek. You will stay in a hotel in Kathmandu.

Meeting point

Kathmandu.

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Itinerary

Day 1 to 2: Arrive in Kathmandu

You will arrive in the capital city and settle in. Get accustomed to Nepal the first couple of days by seeing Kathmandu and learning about Nepal.

Day 3: Fly to Suketar

We will fly to Suketar and begin our camping expedition.

Day 4 to 11: Trek to Ghunsa

From Suketar, we will trek and camp through the Mahabharat Lekh. We will stop in villages along the way to immerse ourselves with the locals. The hike will give you excellent photographs of mountains and forests. We will have a rest day once we reach the Sherpa village of Ghunsa.

Day 12 to 15: Hike to Pang Pema

We travel from Ghunsa to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. We will have some incredible views leading up to our summit at Pang Pema, and of course the ultimate vantage point will be at the summit.

Day 16 to 26: Return Trek

After a day of rest at the base camp, we will trek back through the region to Suketar. Along the way we are able to appreciate the wildlife and beauty of remote Nepal.

Day 27: Fly to Kathmandu

From Suketar, we will return to Kathmandu and prepare for departure.

Day 28 to 29: Leave Kathmandu

Spend a free day in the capital city before leaving Nepal after an incredible journey!


About the guide

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Pemba Ongchhu Sherpa, high altitude mountain guide comes with an extensive mountain guiding background and is certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA/UIAGM) since 2011. Pemba has successfully guided Everest (five times), Lhotse (twice), Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Ama Dablam, Pisang Peak, Chulu East, Mera Peak, all in the Himalaya. He is a super friendly guy, with great patience and leadership skills.


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