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Kanchanjanga Base Camp & Selele Pass Trek – 26 days

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Tour Facts

  • Duration: 26 Days
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5140 m)
  • Best Time: Autumn & Spring
  • Region: Kanchenjunga Region
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Group Size: 3+

Tour Overview

Kanchenjunga Base Camp & Selele Base CampTrek introduces you to the eastern region of Nepal. The word “Kanchenjunga” in Nepali is depicted as a shining disc. The renowned Kanchenjunga, the third-highest peak in the world, is one of the “Five Treasures of the Great Snow.” It is situated in northeastern Nepal and borders Sikkim, India. The alluring panorama of Kanchenjunga is visible from India, Bhutan, and Tibet.

Kanchenjunga region is regarded as one of Nepal’s top travel destinations. The Kanchenjunga Conservation area is one of the journey’s highlights. It covers an area of 2035 sq. km. The region is abundant in flora and fauna, including snow leopard, red panda, black Himalayan bear, musk deer, and other species.

The base camp path offers a diversity of terrain, including river valleys, glacial moraine, stony hills, alpine highlands, and tropical woods. Trekkers are treated to stunning views of mighty mountains during the route, including Everest (8848m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8481m), and other peaks. Because Sherpa, Rai, Limbu, and Gurung live in the Kanchenjunga area, travellers can learn about their cultures and way of life.

The less-travelled Kanchenjunga region is home to a stunning variety, ranging from rhododendron, chestnut, and oak woods to the glaciated base camp. However, you need a local guide to travel in the Kanchenjunga region because the area is restricted. Additionally, the required permits must be obtained by at least two pedestrians.

Despite having stunning natural beauty, the Kanchenjunga region is not yet a famous tourist attraction because of its isolation and lack of infrastructure. Regardless, tea houses have started popping up in towns and other convenient places in recent years. 

The journey to the base camp of the 3rd highest mountain of the world starts with a short flight to Suketar from Kathmandu. We will then trek through dense rhododendron and oak forests to reach Lamile Bhanjyang. Trekking through Torotan, Tseram, Ramche will lead us to Mirgin-La which offers the spectacular views of snowcapped mountains. Trekking ahead for a short duration will take us to the final destination of our trip, The Kanchenjunga Base Camp. We will then trek ahead and reach to Selele Pass which is a challenging and slippery trekking trail of our journey. Crossing this pass will be a bit challenging as trekkers should trek through the icy and risky trekking trails. One can do the sightseeing of unique and dramatic landscapes along with some of the highest mountain ranges of the world through the base camp of this beautiful mountain.

 

Best Time to Trek

The best times to visit the Kanchenjunga region are from early March to mid-May (Spring) and from October to late November (Autumn). 

The vibrant Rhododendrons blooming over the hills below the enthralling Himalayas put on a magnificent display in the spring. Similar to how the weather improves, the atmosphere becomes more relaxed, the sights are breathtaking throughout the autumn, and the green valleys and forests appear more natural.

The rainy season, which lasts from late May through mid to late September, is something we advise avoiding. The only activity during the winter is camping, which will be quite cold. Many locals will relocate to lower land, and tea houses will close during this time of the year.

Tour Highlights

  • Trek to both Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar
  • Cross the Cho La and ascend Gokyo Ri
  • Excellent acclimatisation and highly experienced Trekking Guide
  • Four-star hotel and time to relax and take in the sights of Kathmandu

Itinerary

Day 1Kathmandu Arrival: transfer to your hotel and free day

Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing and then Pre-Departure Meeting

Day 3Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar

Day 4Fly from Biratnagar to Suketar and then trek to Mitlung (880 m) - 4 to 5 hrs

Day 5Trek from Mitlung to Chiruwa (1190 m) - 5 to 6hrs

Day 6Trek from Chiruwa to Sekathum (1640 m) - 5 to 6 hrs

Day 7Trek from Sekathum to Amjilosa (2490 m) - 5 to 6 hrs

Day 8Trek from Amijilosa to Gyabla (2730 m) - 5 to 6 hrs

Day 9Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa (3430 m) - 6 to 7 hrs

Day 10Gunsa Acclimatisation Day.

Day 11Trek from Ghunsa to Kambachen (4040 m) - 5 to 6 hrs

Day 12Acclimatization Day

Day 13Trek from Khangpachen to Lhonak (4790 m) - 4 to 5 hrs

Day 14Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5140 m) and back to Lhonak - 4 to 5 hrs

Day 15Trek from Lhonak to Ghunsa (3215 m) - 5 to 6 hrs

Day 16Trek from Ghunsa to High Camp (4100 m) - 4 to 5 hrs

Day 17Trek to Tseram (3870m) through Mirgin La Pass (4480 m) - 5 to 6 hrs

Day 18Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4620 m) through Octang, Yalung Glaciers - 5 to 6 hrs

Day 19Trek from Ramchaur to Tortong (3000 m) - 6 to 7 hrs

Day 20Trek from Tortong to Dorongdin (3000 m) - 6 to 7 hrs

Day 21Trek from Dorongdin to Sherpa Gaun, Yamphudim (2080 m) - 7 to 8 hrs

Day 22Trek to Kande Vanjyang (1858 m) via Mamangkhe - 6 to 7 hrs

Day 23Trek from Vanjyang to Suketar (2400 m) - 5 to 6 hrs

Day 24Fly from Suketar to Biratnagar and Kathmandu flight the same day

Day 25Spare Day in Kathmandu

Day 26Final Departure

Inclusion

Price Includes

  • Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3/4/5 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Your destination map.
  • Both ways domestic Flights with airport tax.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder Climbing guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Permit Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.

Exclusion

Price Excludes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
  • equipment / Gears
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, Water )
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment’s.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

Equipment List

  • 1 pair strong mountain /hiking boots
  • 1 Sleeping bag(comfortable to 10C)
  • 1 Medium/Large rucksack/backpack
  • 1 Down Jacket/all weather Anorak
  • 1 Light water & windproof jacket
  • 1 Pair waterproof gaiters/ overtrouser
  • 1 or 2 1-litre water bottles.
  • 1 Inner sleeping sheet
  • 1 Torch/Flashlight and spare bastteries
  • 2 Long sleeve cotton shirts
  • 1 Medium sized towel
  • 1 Washing kit:Inlude personal toiletries,Talcum power
  • Moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet paper
  • Bio degradable soap/shampoo
  • Any personal medication
  • 1 Pair shorts
  • 1 Fleece/warm sweater
  • 1 Pair sports shoes/sandals
  • 2 Pair lightweight trousers
  • 1 Sweatshirt/light sweater
  • 2 T-shirts
  • 1 Small day pack
  • 2 Pairs light socks
  • 3 Pairs heavy wool socks
  • 1 cotton Headscarf/bandanna
  • 1 Warm hat/Gloves(waterproof)
  • 1Sunglasses and sunhat
  • 1 Money belt
  • Underwear(including thermals)
  • 3/4 Plastic bags for wrapping clothes
  • Water purification tablets/solution(Preferably Iodine)
  • Sun-block(30-50 SPF)

FAQs

How challenging is the trek to Kanchenjunga base camp?

It is classified as a strenuous trekking location in Nepal’s Kanchenjunga. You must navigate through a number of mountain passes while enduring challenging ascents and descents. Additionally, the length of time required for this expedition makes it tough.

How long is the walk to Kanchenjunga base camp?

The Kanchenjunga venture is a challenging trek traversing 220 km distance. It requires a strong physicality and endurance capability for three weeks of nonstop hiking with a light backpack.

What permits are needed for this trek?

You’ll require two permits for the trek: a Restricted Area Permit and a Conservation Area Permit. There must be at least two trekkers in order to get approval.

Why should you choose this trek for your adventure trip?

The beauty of this trek will mesmerise you with its natural beauty and scenic views. You can enjoy hiking through streams and valleys and exploring different species of flora and fauna along the way. The wildlife here includes snow leopards, red pandas, bears, and many more creatures that make this place even more interesting for travellers on an adventure trip!

What if I get altitude sickness?

Getting altitude sickness is not something that should be taken lightly. It can be a serious condition that may require medical attention. If you think you may have altitude sickness, it’s important to get checked out by a doctor or nurse. In a normal situation, you need to descend to a lower elevation and rest. 

Symptoms of altitude sickness include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness shortness of breath
  • Confusion
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite