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Kanchanjunga Base Camp

The sky high peaks of the Kanchenjunga massif will fill you with awe and inspiration. This area is also famous for its exotic and rare flora and fauna. According to the famous British Explorer Freshfield, who visited this area in the late 19th century, this is heaven for botanists the world over. This trek also provides an opportunity to see some of the most inaccessible monasteries of the world which lies in the shadow of the mighty Kanchenjunga.

The original inhabitants of Sikkim were Lepchas, then came Bhotias from Tibet, who were followed by the Nepalese who settled there in large numbers and are now in a majority.

This is an strenuous trek which goes right up to Goecha La Pass at an elevation of 5000 m. giving exceptional view eastern face of Kanchenjunga(8535 m.), the third highest mountain in the world. The journey starts from Yuksom a small settlement within subtropical forests and goes through vast expanse of yak pasture. It finally reaches the alpine region where dwarf shrubs thrive in abundance and the temperature is quite extreme.

Day to Day Itinerary:

* Day 1. Arrival in Kathmandu. Trip briefing.  Welcome dinner with culture dance.

* Day 2. Explore Kathmandu.

* Day 3. Fly KTM/BIR or BDR - transfer over to Darjeeling. Overnight Hotel.

* Day 4.Morning drive to Yuksom (1770 m/170 k.m./7 hrs), on reaching overnight at trekkers hut.

* Day 5. Start trek after breakfast. The trail goes through dense semi tropical forests crossing streams occasionally. After a steep climb we reach Tshoka for the camp-(2745m/5hrs)

* Day 6.The trail follows a steep climb through fascinating rhododendron forests. The magnificent view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Pandim can be seen through out the journey. Camp at Dzongri (4200 m/3hrs).

* Day 7.Comparatively easy trails with very clear view of Kanchenjunga and its range of  mountains. Afterlunch a little climb after crossing a steam. Camp at Thangsing (3930 m./3 hrs).

* Day 8. The trail fairly evens out towards a small village settlement and then onwards it follows a moraine for about an hour before reaching our next camping site at Samit Pokhari (4500 m./3 hrs)

* Day 9. Early morning as the trek resumes, the trail climbs an uneven moraine with huge boulders  of rocks.We get to see some exceptional views of the eastern face of Kanchenjunga. For  Goechala Pass(5002 m.). Descend back to camp at Samiti Pokhari .

* Day10.Retrace trail back to Thangsing. Camp for the night.

* Day11.Descend to Phedang through steep trail to Bakhim (2684m .3 hrs)

* Day12. The last day on the trail, we retrace it back to Yuksom (4 hrs.)at an leisurely pace. If time permits,we get to visit Dubi Monastery and a lake with tranquil surroundings near by. Camp  for the night.

* Day13. A day for adjustment and acclimatization enroute.

* Day14. Transfer to Bhadrapur or Biratnagar for final departure. End of the tour.

* Day15. Free day In Kathmandu.

* Day16. International Departure.

Cost Includes:

* Arrival / Departure by private vehicle
* Welcome dinner with culture dance
* Accommodation in Kathmandu Hotel on BB basis.
* Twin sharing rooms on treks on full board basis –all meals
* City tours with qualified tour officer
* English speaking Tour and Trekking Guide
* Entrance Fees for city tours and National parks
* TIMS –Permits – (Trekkers Information Management System)
* Domestic airfare
* All necessary ground transportation
* Sight Seeing
* Sleeping bags
* First-aid medical kit for trekking
* Porters
* Insurance for Porters and Guide

Cost does not include:

* Visas
* International airport taxes
* Transfers outside of the tour program
* All optional additional tours and activities during free time
* Item of personal natures e.g; food and beverages, laundry, souvenirs etc.,
* Tips
* Travel insurance

Trip Facts
Destination : Kanchanjunga Base Camp
Group Size : Min - 2
Maximum altitude : 5006meters
Grade : Strenuous
Season : Spring & Autumn
Accommodation : Hotel & Tented Camp
Duration : 16 Days

Trip Highlights
Walking through beautiful terrace fields and natural vegetation, breathtaking view of Kanchanjunga and many other peaks. Rich Nepalese culture.