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Kanchenjunga South BC Trek

Trip Introduction

Kanchanjunga south Base Camp trek takes you through some unexplored areas and far from the trodden path. Kanchanjunga Himalaya is the third highest mountain in the world with the height of 8586m. The "Five treasures of snow" as it is translated in Nepali stands on the Nepal-Sikkim border, and is only a few miles from Tibet. Although, the Kanchanjunga region was opened to trekkers in 1988, there are still many rules and restrictions that apply to this region.  The trek to the base camp of Mt Kanchnajunga  has had far fewer visitors as compared to other trekking destination. The trek starts in the tropical lowlands and passes through thick rhododendron forests, stopping at picturesque villages and goes all the way up to the glacier providing overwhelming views all along the journey. The trails climb from 1200m to 5180m above sea level. Wedge peak, Pyramid Peak, Janu Himal, White Wave, the Twins are some of the mountains that you will be seeing on this trek. You will get great views of Mt Yalung Kang, Dromo Peak and Yalung Ri . Aswell as the others you will also be able to see a face of Mt Everest as you trek to the south face of Mt Kanchanjunga.

 

The trekking region lies in the Kanchanjunga Conservation Area (KCA). Spread over an area of 2035 sq kilometers, KCA is home to a wide range of wildlife including the snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, red panda and many birds like pheasant, red-billed blue magpie, etc. Kanchanjunga south trekking begins at Suketar of Taplejung which is accessible by air or by road travelling to  Illam or Basantapur. For those who want to make the entire trek in the Kanchanjunga region, going to South base camp and crossing many other high passes, the duration of the trip can range from 15 to 20 days. The tranquil villages on the borders of Sikkim and Tibet add an extra bonus to this trek allowing you to see the way of life for these local people.

 

Facts of Trip

High light of the trek: Taplejung, Oktang, Tseram, Mamanke, Ramche, Yalung Glacier - Kanyam Bazzar - Birtamod

Duration of the trek: 20 Days

Max. Elevation:4620m.

Specialty Categories: Hikking and Trekking

Trek Grade: Moderate & Strenuous

Group size: 2+ pax.

Type of trekking: Tea house/Camping

Best Season: Spring & Autumn

Mode of Travel: Flight and Ground Transportation

 

Detailed  Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft) 

Welcome to the country of Top of The World! As you arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will receive you and transfer to the hotel and check into the hotel there is time for a cup of tea, shower and then a chance to see the tourist district of Kathmandu by night as we go for dinner before an early night!

 

DAY 02:  Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for trekking

A day in Kathmandu where we will take you to Swayambhunath which is a Buddhist stupa and Monastery, which is over 2000 years old and one of the oldest in the world. Here is a great chance to see across the valleys, see some monkeys and begin to learn about this fascinating country. The afternoon will be spent getting for the trek and some time to relax and make sure all the kit and packing is complete. Also the first time you can go shopping which in Thamel is an adventure in itself!

 

DAY 03:  Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar (81 m/266 ft)

You will fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar. Depending upon the availability of flying options to Suketar from Biratnagar you will be presented with either of the two possibilities listed below: 

a If there is availability of flight to Suketar you spend the night in Biratnagar and fly to Suketar the next morning.

b. If there are no flights available to Suketar you drive to Taplejung Suketar and spend the night there.

 

DAY 04:  Fly from Biratnagar to Suketar  and Trek to Tembewa, (2,420 m/7,938 ft) or Drive from Phidim (1,179 m/ (3,868 ft) to Suketar and Trek To Tembewa.

If you spent overnight at Biratnagar the previous day you will directly fly to Suketar  and trek to Tembewa through the Rhododendron forest and Limbu Village. Over night  Camp / Lodge. this day and spend the night there. But, if you spent your night in Phidim you will be driving to Suketar and trek to Tembewa for Over night.

 

Day 05: Tembewa to Khesewa, 2120m. 5 hrs.

The path goes up to the ridge and descent to village. After the village steeply up to Kunjari. Many beehive and tropical village welcome you the diverse culture and snowy view mountain. Over night at lodge/Camp site.

 

Day 06: Khesewa to Mamanke: 7 hrs. 1765m.

Walking through the valley and passing some crest and series of waterfalls and pass some Bhatties where you can have some nice cup of tea.. The last part of the trek is up hill to Pauwa and Mamank. Over night at Lodge/Tented camp.

 

Day 07: Mamanke to Yamphudin 5hrs. 2080m.This is a short day of the trek and heading to the north Kabeli khola. Along the way small chortens and water falls will pass. Over night at Lodge/Tented camp.

 

Day 08: Yamphudin to Amji Khola 5hrs. 2700,m.

You are trekking inbetween two river valley. The path is more Zigzags and walking through the ferns and forest to the edge of Amji Khola. The alternative path is available but more steep up hill. Over night at Camp.

 

Day 09: Amji Khola to Torontan. 6hrs. 3300m.

Walking through the Bamboo forest steep path to Kharka which resound to the chiming of Yak bells. This is final step of Lamite Bhyanjing. We have to pass the land slide and often big rock falls down. Mostly we pass the Orchid filled forest and following the woodcutter path. Over night at Camp.

 

Day 10: Torontan to Tseram. 3870m 6hrs.

The day start with long steep climb to Tseram. We are walking mixed rhododendron and old land slide to an isolated goth-herders hut. Continue an atmospheric forest dripping with Spanish moss with glimpses of snow peaks between trees. Finally you arrived at the river side near the boulder. Over night at camp.

 

Day 11: Tseram to Ramche 3hrs. 4620m.

The trails goes above the tree lines through the mani and facing with Rathong 6678m. and kabru 6700m.Now you are serious in the mountain country and there are little shelter from the icy winds that blow off the glacier. Over night at Camp.

 

Day 12: Day trip to Yalung Glacier and return to Tseram.

This is your last destination of the trek and climber who goes for climbing it takes 2 days more to go. Most group are happy to make a half day trek to a view point on top of the morine. From Ramche descent through the forest and up to the heart stopping view point of south face Kanchanjunga. Over night at Tseram.

 

Day 13: Tseram to Tortong Trekking time 6hrs

 

Day 14: Tortong  to Yamphudin 8hrs.(1500m)

Today after breakfast we leave Tortong  and Ascend to Lasse Bhanjyang  climb to steep up to get Lasse Ridge, If weaither is clear then we will have amazing view of Kanchenjunga. We  have lunch at Lasse then after lunch we will take all way down Yamphudin through thick forestry.

 

Day 15: Yamphudin to Khebang Trekking time 6hrs.(1300m)

After breakfast we leave Yamphudin, Today is easy walking day  through by local communitis village where you can explore mix local cultrure, then we arrive at Khebang.

 

Day 16: Khebang to Khangdenbe Trekking time 5hrs

Today is short walking day through by rocky trail and Limbu Village  where you will have good time  to learn real limbu cultural and costom then we arrive at Khangdenbe. 

 

Day 17: Khangdenbe to Kanyam (5hrs by Bus)

After breakfast we drive to Kanyam through by crossing bridge at Samekham, following Kabeli Khola, passing through Mamankhe, Phidim Bazaar, Ilam Bazzer and we arrive at beautiful tea garden Kanyam Bazzar, where you will have plenty time to visit Tea garden and last mountain view of Kanchanjunga range.

 

Day 18: Kanyam Bazzar to Birtamod by (Jeep 3 hrs) 300 M

We start our day with early breakfast as we have to travel a lot. We leave Yangpang and travelling through small villages we settle at Thorpu for lunch and march Birtamod. Here good accommodation facilities are available. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 19: Drive from Birtamod to Bhadrapur  and  fly to Katmandu

Early in the morning after breakfast will dreve to Bhadrapur and  check in the airport  and will fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu and you will have plenty of time for shopping  and visit Thamel.

 

Day 20: Kathmandu Sighteeing

Today after a leisurely start we will continue the tour of Kathmandu by visiting them largest Buddhist stupa in the world. Boudhanath stupa is a world heritage site and a place which is an amazing place to see Buddhism and understand more about not only the religion but the Nepali culture.A group dinner will be had in the evening to celebrate the end of the trek.

 

Day 21: Depart. Return to theHome . Extra days are available at your own cost but we will be happy to arrange this for you.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

Please be aware that your safety while in Nepal is our number one propriety.  All itineraries are subject to change if there are safety concerns, health concerns of people in the group and/or weather concerns.  This will be decided by the trek leader but we will always discuss the options with the group where possible to ensure peoples wises are taken into account, however the Treks leader decision is final.

Cost Includes

 

We believe that after a day trekking it is important to have the best available accommodation and food. This is why we use only the best lodges and hotels and allow our customers to choose the food they wish to eat from the menu available. Unlike many other trekking companies our price includes all meals on trek.

 

This price includes the following:

Foiur nights accommodation in a Three start Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast. This will be for the two nights before trek and two nights after trek

All necessary  trekking paper, trekking permit (TIMS), national park entry permit  & conservation permit  and Kanchanjunga Restricted area permit.

All domestic  airport taxes

Birtamod to Bhadrapur by bus

All accommodation whilst on trek.

You are able to choose any food, any tea and coffee from menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Internal Flights for Members, Guide  and Assistant  Guide.

Trekking leader, guides accommodation and food.

Porter accommodation and wages while on trek.

Trekking Leader, guides and porters insurance.

An English speaking tour guide for Kathmandu sightseeing

Private transportation in Kathmandu including all airport arrivals and departures. This is also for the sightseeing tours.

Government taxes and service charge.

Medical supplies (first aid kit)

Cost Not Includes

Nepal visa.

International airfare.

Travel and rescue Insurance

 Food in Kathmandu.

Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure.

All the hotel accommodation or meals in Kathmandu.( in the case return early from trek due to any reason)

Personal expenses( bar bills, coke, beer, bottle of water, phone call, laundry service etc.

Tips for guide porter.

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    Equipment Check – List

    What clothing and equipment to take is one of the things that people worry the most about!  We can advise you and help you and it does of course depend on the time of year, the area, the altitude and how many days you are trekking/climbing. When you arrive in Kathmandu we will go through all your equipment to ensure that it is correct for your trip. In Thamel (the tourist area of Kathmandu where you will be staying) there is an abundance of shops seeling equipment and clothing so if anything is forgotten it can easily be sourced.It is also possible to hire climbing equipment and also items such as down jackets, and sleeping bags saving you a large purchase.

     

    The following equipment list is suggested and necessary for both camping and tea house  treks. Use this list as a guide line.The basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you  should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag,  should weight no more than 15kg. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow. 

     

    GENERAL CHECK - LIST

    The following  basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you  should  always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag,  should weight no more than 15 kilograms. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow. Use your own experience and judgment  to make your decision.

    -Light and expedition weight thermal tops.

    -Fleece jacket or pullover.

    -fleece wind –stopper Jacket (optional)

    -Waterproof  sheel jacket (preferably breathable fabric)

    -Lightweight thermal gloves.

    -Underwear (4)

    -Shorts (2)

    -Lightweight cotton long trousers / pants .

    -Light and expedition  weight thermal bottoms.

    -Sun hat or Scarf.

    -Warm fleece hat or light balaclava.

    -T- shirt (2)

    -Thin, light weight (inner socks) (4).

    -Sunglasses with UV protection.

    -Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees ¾ season

    -Head lamp (eg petzl) Spare bulbs and batteries.

    -Small padlock  to lock trek bag.

    -Basic first aid kit(see First aid medicine bellow)

    -Plastic bags –for keeping items dry inside trek bag.

    -Daypack ( 35 to 40 litters/ 2500 to 3000 cubic inches.)

    -Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad.

    -water bottles.

    -Tolietries.

    -Small wash towel.

    -Footwear appropraite to the trip.

    -Waterproof  shell trousers / pants. (Preferably  berathable fabric)

     

    TREKKING  CHECK LIST

    In addition to the items listed in our general check list you will need to take the following on your trekking trip:

    -Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof sheel  outer.

    -Down vest and/ or jacket (optional).

    -Fleece or wool trousers/ pants.

    -Trekking/ hiking boods with spare laces.

    -Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)

    - Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and /or sandals.

    -Gaiters (optional).

    -Telescopic trekking/ ski poles (optional)

     

    MOUNTAINERING / CLIMBING CHECK LIST

    In addition to the checklists for general trekking equipment above, and depending  on the trip you have chosen, various items of mountaineering equipment may also be required, eg:

    -Plastic boots and crampons (preferably step – in bindings ) with front points.

    -Mountaineering  Safety harness.

    -Mountaineering  Ice axe(60 to 75 cms long – depending on your height and personal  preference).

    -120 cms (4ft) climbing sling and to locking and unlocking  caravines.

    -Telescopic ski – sticks (optional).

    -Prussik loops .

    -Climbing helmet (optional).

    -Jumer (Ascender & Descender).

    -Pocket Knife.

    -Head lamp.

    -Mattress.

    -Rope and Snow bars.

    -Ice crew.

    -High altimeter.

     

    Most if not all of this equipment will be needed  for any  trip that  crosses steep, snow – covered  ground, or which includes sections  of glacier travel. Our recommendation that you take no more than fifteen kilos of trekking equipment dose not include your plastic boots, ice axe , Crampons ot herness/ carabiners . During the trek, climbing hard wear will be carried separately from your personal trek bag, in group bags untill needed.

    EQUIPMENT  RENTAL

    In order to minimize your expense outlay for trekking and climbing equipment you may never use  again, equipmeent rental and buying is possible in Kathmandu. You find them lot cheaper  than you find in europe and in Usa. Shops in Thamel offer a wide range of equipment available for rent and buy. Here is some cost which give you an aidea of the cost to rent in Kathmandu.

    -Sleeping bags.

    -Down Jackets.

    -All purpose mountaineering Ice axe (60 – 70 cms)

    -Ice hummer.

    -Climbing Harness .

    -2 looking Carabiners , Climbing Sling.

    -12 – point Crampons.

    -Plastic Climbing boots.

    -Helmet.

    FIRST AID MEDICINE

    -Bandage for Sprains.

    -Plaster/ Band- aids.

    -Iodine or Water filter(optional)

    -Moleskin/ Second skin – for blisters.

    -Antiseptic ointment for cuts.

    -Anti- bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

    -Aspirin/ paractamol- general painkiller.

    -Oral rehydration salts.

    -Broad – spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin).

    -Anti  - diarrhea medication (antibiotic).

    -Diarrhea stopper (Imodium – optional).

    -Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria.

    -Diamox  (Altitude sickness – can be  bought in Kathmandu.

    -Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution).

    - For more details  please see our  staying healthy  topic.

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