Kanchenjungha Base Camp via Se-le-la Pass

  • Trip duration 23 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate & Technical
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Kanchenjunga,is the third highest mountain in the world, and lies partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim,India. It rises with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) in a section of the Himalayas called Kangchenjunga Himal that is limited in the west by the Tamur River,in the north by the Lhonak Chu and Jongsang La,and in the east by the Teesta River.

Mount Kangchenjunga lies about 125 km (78 mi) east-south-east of Mount Everest. It is the second highest mountain of the Himalayas.Three of the five peaks – Main, Central and South,are on the border between North Sikkim and Nepal. Two peaks are in Nepal's Taplejung District.

The area is rich in wildlife with iconic species such as the snow leopard, Tibetan wolf and red panda at large on the high mountain slopes, pine forests and bamboo jungle. Go in the spring and enjoy the visual feast of over 40 species of rhododendron in bloom, including Nepal’s national flower, the scarlet Lali Gurans.

You’ll find the villages along the trails equally vibrant and varied from the Limbu peoples of the lower valleys to the Gurung, Rai and Sherpas of the higher hills. If you’re lucky you may be welcomed in to dance and sing on one of the many festivals, or to try the warm mildly alcoholic tongba from the dark wooden, brass ringed pots. Or try a cardamon tea made from the pods of the many plants growing throughout the lower jungles.

With very few other trekkers and climbers on the trails you’re assured a very special experience in these beautiful, wild borderlands.

Among the trekking trails in Nepal, the trekking trail that leads to the Khanchenjunga region is comparatively new. These twenty six days of trekking takes you to one of the most remote location on earth.  The nature and culture of the area is still untouched from modern developments and people have a simple and easy way of life very much dependent on the mercy of nature. We can see the influence of Buddhist traditions, shamanistic practices and little bit of Hinduism in here.The nearest village is Ghunsa, which is the most developed and has quite cozy accommodation. People often claim to have spotted snow leopards on the trail below Ghunsa, especially toward Sele Le Pass.The trail above Ghunsa toward Pangpema is prone to landslides so listen to your trek leader and hurry across any areas, which are dangerous. This will add a couple of days to your trip but as Peak 5950 is not listed under the Nepalese Mountain Association there are no peak fees. The exact height has not been measured but it is most likely a 6000 m peak. It is also a non-technical summit, so basic mountaineering equipment and skills will get you safely to the summit where photos make the extra effort worth it.As with the North base camp trek, accommodation is very basic and, at higher altitudes small stone huts, which are only open at peak times make camping a reasonable choice.There are always good flat aerie’s to pitch your tent.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02: Fly to Biratnager and Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 03: Fly to Taplejung (2320m/76096ft) trek to Mitlung (920m/3017ft) Duration: 3 hrs
  • Day 04: Mitlung to Chirwa (1270 m/4166 ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 05: Chirwa to Sukathum (1576 m/5169 ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 06: Sukathum to Amjilosa (2308 m /7570 ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 07: Amjilosa to Gyabla (2730 m /8954 ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 08: Gyabla to Ghunsa (3595 m/11792 ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 09: Acclimatization day at Ghunsa
  • Day 10: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4050 m/13284 ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 11: Kambachen to Lhonak (4780 m/15678 ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 12: Trek to Pangpema/Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (5388 m/17673 ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs Back to Lonak
  • Day 13: Trek back to Kambachen (4050 m/13284 ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 14: Kambachen to Ghunsa (3595 m/11792 ft) Duration: 3-4 hrs
  • Day 15: Ghunsa to Sele Le (4290 m/14071 ft) Duration: 8/9 hrs
  • Day 16: Sele Le to Cheram (3870 m/12694 ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 17: Cheram to Ramche (4580 m/15022 ft) and return back to Cheram, duration: 4-5 hrs
  • Day 18: Cheram to Tortong (2995 m/9824 ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 19: Tortong to Yamphudin (2080 m/6822 ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 20: Trek to Mamanke (1800m/6000ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 21: Trek to Lalikharka (2265m/7430ft)
  • Day 22: Trek back to Suketar (2320m/76096ft)
  • Day 23: Fly back to Kathmandu via Biratnager or direct

Cost Includes:

Cost Includes

 

1)       All ground transportations by private vehicle including airport transfers Pick up

 

2)     Two night accommodation with breakfast at 3star Hotel in Kathmandu

 

3)     Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek

 

4)       Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek

 

5)     One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, (1 porter for 2 people)

 

6)     and  their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff

 

8)     Round trip airfare from Kathmandu –Biratnagar- Suketar and Suketar – Biratnager-Kathmandu including departure tax

 

9)     Duffle bag for the trekking

 

10) High Spirit Treks T - shirt,

 

11)  All necessary permits including: Kanchenjunga special permit, TIMS and conservation permit fees

 

12) Comprehensive first aid medical kit

 

13) Government taxes and office service charge

Cost Excludes:

COST EXCLUDES:

1)     Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu,

2)     Insurance for Travel/Accident/Medical/Emergency evacuation, International airfare,

3)     Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),

4)     All kind of alcoholic, soft drinks and bakery items

5)     Personal shopping, laundry, trekking equipment’s etc.

6)     Nepal Entry Visa fee,

7)     Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,

8)     Any others expanses which are not mentioned in "Trip Includes" section etc.

 

Booking requirements documents are below.

1)     Passport Photo Copy of each person

2)     Passport size photograph

3)     Trekking and travel insurance

4)     Up to 30% booking advance

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01 Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02Fly to Biratnager and Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 03Fly to Taplejung (2320m/76096ft) trek to Mitlung (920m/3017ft) Duration: 3 hrs
  • Day 04 Mitlung to Chirwa (1270 m/4166 ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 05Chirwa to Sukathum (1576 m/5169 ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 06Sukathum to Amjilosa (2308 m /7570 ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 07Amjilosa to Gyabla (2730 m /8954 ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 08 Gyabla to Ghunsa (3595 m/11792 ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 09Acclimatization day at Ghunsa
  • Day 10 Ghunsa to Kambachen (4050 m/13284 ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 11Kambachen to Lhonak (4780 m/15678 ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 12 Trek to Pangpema/Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (5388 m/17673 ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs Back to Lonak
  • Day 13 Trek back to Kambachen (4050 m/13284 ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 14 Kambachen to Ghunsa (3595 m/11792 ft) Duration: 3-4 hrs
  • Day 15Ghunsa to Sele Le (4290 m/14071 ft) Duration: 8/9 hrs
  • Day 16Sele Le to Cheram (3870 m/12694 ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 17Cheram to Ramche (4580 m/15022 ft) and return back to Cheram, duration: 4-5 hrs
  • Day 18 Cheram to Tortong (2995 m/9824 ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 19Tortong to Yamphudin (2080 m/6822 ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 20 Trek to Mamanke (1800m/6000ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 21Trek to Lalikharka (2265m/7430ft)
  • Day 22 Trek back to Suketar (2320m/76096ft)
  • Day 23Fly back to Kathmandu via Biratnager or direct

Trip Note

  • The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes etc.
  • We have got other additional programs like: Mt. Flight, Bungee jumping, Paragliding, Helicopter tour, Film shooting, Rock climbing, Ultra light, Sightseeing, Jungle safari etc. We can include you these programs on your recent trip on your request.
  • Necessary documents to book this trip (Passport’s Copy, Photographs, Insurance copy & Advance payment).

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