Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp experience discovery and exploration in the truest sense! Our goal is to trek to the huge glaciers flowing down from the icy flanks of Mt Kanchenjunga (World's 3rd highest Mountain). It is the abode of the “Five sacred treasures of the Great Snows”, buried at the summit by the God Kanchenjunga: salt, gems, sacred books, medicines, and an impenetrable suit of Armor. Kanchenjunga is in the eastern Himalaya compromises most stunning scenery of cultivated lands, forests, pastures, rivers, high altitude lakes, glaciers, ridges, remote and steep hidden valley.
We take a 45 minutes flight to Bhadrapur, drive to close town of Ilam for a night rest. Next morning a bus drive to Taplejung, the starting point of our trek. The low land portion of this region is culturally intriguing, and has distant views of mountains. After few days walking, you are in pasture lands where you see herds of yaks grazing, colorful wild flowers and wild herbs blooming. Limbu, Rai, Chetris are main locals in the low land and Bhotes (original Tibetan) are in upper high areas. You can visit monasteries and explore the moraine through the forest of Juniper and larch. After crossing the river we enter the gigantic Jannu Glacier area, where there are a number of Tibetan settlements. We enjoy the dramatic views of Kanchenjunga from Pangpema and spectacular panoramic views of other peaks, before retracing our route to Gunsa and cross the high pass, Mirgin la (4663m) with its satellite peaks: Kabru (7354m), Talung (7350m), Makalu (8463m), Chamlang (7319m) and the mysterious Jannu (7711m). We head back to the lowlands by a slightly different route via the Simbua valley above Tseram, Ramche and Yalung base camp with an excursion to the south face of Kanchenjunga. Then we return via Limbu villages to the popular Ilam tea garden and drive to Bhadrapur for our flight back to Kathmandu.
NOTE: All trips can be customized as per your interest, fitness level and schedule.
CHALLENGING / STRENUOUS
MAX 5350 M
MARCH TO MAY & OCT TO DEC