Kangchenjunga Base Camp Trek 2021
Kangchenjunga Base Camp Trek 2021 is one of the great Himalayan trails, which is situated in Nepal’s eastern border with India’s Sikkim. It is a trek far away from the capital city of Kathmandu, which promises adventures full of fun in wilderness, isolation, mountains, and natural glory. Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the […]
Kangchenjunga Base Camp Trek 2021 is one of the great Himalayan trails, which is situated in Nepal’s eastern border with India’s Sikkim. It is a trek far away from the capital city of Kathmandu, which promises adventures full of fun in wilderness, isolation, mountains, and natural glory.
Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. Its height from sea-level is 8,586 m. The literal meaning of Kanchenjunga in Nepali is crystal clear. There could be no other name more fitting to this mountain. It lies between Nepal and Sikkim, India, with three of the five peaks (Main, Central, and South) directly on the border, and the remaining two (West and Kangbachen) in Nepal's Taplejung District.
What to expect from this trek?
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek was opened for travelers in 1988 but from that date till today, the route has been explored by very few travel enthusiasts. Due to the lack of proper infrastructures, this place remained isolated. As a positive result, the natural state of this region remained untouched and unharmed. So, the pure and true form of nature can be expected during this trek.
During the trek, we pass various villages and diverse terrain to Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Throughout the journey, we will be blessed with some amazing views of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Makalu, etc. From the base camp, we will be rewarded with some classic views of mountains such as Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Kiratchuli, Mt. Kumbhakana, Mt. Pathibhara, Mt. Nepal Peak, Mt. Chang, etc. As we drop down from the base camp, we cross several high mountains passes like Sinon La, Mirgin La, and Sibelapcham La to Oktang Base Camp. And obviously the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area which is home to some rare and endangered species of birds, animals, floras, and wildlife. Snow leopards, Himalayan black bear, Assamese macaque, red panda, etc. are some of the highlighted species found in this region. Besides, the verdant forests, hills, farmlands, waterfalls, rivers, and mountains, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a natural delight.
Likely, the region is inhabited by people from different ethnic groups. In the lowlands, one can see people from Brahmin, Chhetri, Magar, Rai, Limbu, and Gurung community whereas, in highlands, people from the Rai and Limbu community are in abundance. In the highlands, the religion, lifestyle, and characteristics of people are much similar to that of the Tibetan people. So, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek as a whole is a super combo of diverse culture and religion. One can observe cultural diversity along with some meaningful insights on Hindu and Buddhist religion.
Is Kangchenjunga Base Camp Trek hard?
Kangchenjunga Base Camp Trek is among the hardest trek available in Nepal. So, physical fitness, endurance, and stamina are must traits for oneself to participate in this trek. This is an ideal trip for challenge seekers who would love to involve themselves in some demanding acts with very satisfying rewards from Mother Nature.
Trials to follow during this trek
Day 01: Arrival Day
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation
Day 03: Fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Phidim
Day 04: Drive to Taplejung
Day 05: Trek to Chirwa
Day 06: Trek to Serathum
Day 07: Trek to Amjilosa
Day 08: Trek to Gyabla
Day 09: Trek to Ghunsa
Day 10: Acclimatization in Ghunsa
Day 11: Trek to Kambachen
Day 12: Trek to Lhonak
Day 13: Hike to Pang Pema
Day 14: A day in Pang Pema
Day 15: Trek back to Ghunsa
Day 16: Trek to Sele Le
Day 17: Cross Sele La, Sinion La, Mirgin La, Sinelapcha La and trek to Tseram
Day 18: Trek to Oktang Base Camp
Day 19: Trek to Torangden
Day 20: Trek to Yamphudin
Day 21: Trek to Khebang
Day 22: Trek to Khandembe
Day 23: Trek to Tharpu
Day 24: Drive to Bhadrapur
Day 25: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 26: Departure Day
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek 2021 takes you through a premier route that starts from Phidim. A short flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar or Bhadrapur and a scenic drive from the airport takes you to Taplejung via which is the commencement point of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek 2021. Slowly and gradually, we walk past the fertile land of the region and follow the route to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. We enter into the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area where we can observe diverse flora and fauna of this region.
Overall, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek 2021 is a long and challenging trip to some unexplored corners of Nepal. it allows you to praise the appealing beauty of Mt. Kanchenjunga, also regarded as the five treasures of snow. So, if you are one of the travel enthusiasts who are keen to opt for this journey, do not forget to join the trip with Himal Eco Treks, the No. 1 travel consultant in Nepal. We are amongst the specialized operators offering this itinerary!
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