Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp
Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek
Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek
Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek
At a Glance
Duration16 Days
Trip GradeModerate
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CountryNepal
Maximum Altitude4160 m / 13451 ft
Group Size1 to 10 people
StartsKathmandu
EndsKathmadnu
Travel StyleTrekking
Best TimeSeptember to November and March to May

Experience the wonders of the Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek, a well-known trail that offers a unique opportunity to embrace the captivating terrain, immerse in the vibrant Rai and Limbu cultures, explore untouched beauty away from the tourist crowds, and embark on a journey through diverse climates, ranging from subtropical to Himalayan tundra. Traverse through picturesque terrace fields and meadows as you venture into the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, a protected region renowned for its medicinal treasures and pristine landscapes nestled beneath the majestic Mt. Kanchenjunga, standing tall at 8,586 meters. The Kanchenjunga south trekking expedition primarily takes place on the southern side of the iconic Kanchenjunga Mountain. This trail offers a remarkable opportunity to discover the unspoiled natural landscapes and cultural heritage of the region. The journey culminates at the Yalung Base Camp, positioned at an impressive altitude of 4850m above sea level. From this vantage point, one can witness the awe-inspiring Kanchenjunga up close from its southern side. Discover the ultimate adventure with our exclusive Kanchenjunga South Base Camp trek package and tailor-made itinerary, brought to you by the Himalayan Trekking Path. Immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of the Kanchenjunga region, fulfilling your desire for an unforgettable journey.

Highlights:

  • Discover the uncharted path of Nepal, which remains largely unexplored
  • Opt for a flight from Kathmandu to Badrapur as part of your pre- and post-trail journey
  • Commence and conclude your trip in Kathmandu
  • Marvel at the diverse and abundant flora and fauna along the trail
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant Rai and Limbu Culture, gaining insight into their unique lifestyle
  • Traverse the trail until you reach the awe-inspiring Kanchenjunga South Base Camp at Oktang (4730m)
  • Indulge in the breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic Kanchenjunga Ranges
  • Embrace the simplicity of staying at basic tea houses or homestays throughout your expedition
  • Experience the untouched beauty of pristine nature as you step foot on this trail.

The 16-day Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek begins with a short and picturesque flight from the historic city of Kathmandu to Bhadrapur. Upon arrival at Bhadrapur Airport, you will meet the rest of our team and embark on a 10-hour drive to Taplejung. Along the way, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the Tea Garden, countryside, and majestic snow-capped peaks such as Kanchenjunga and Makalu. The following day, you will start your trek on foot, traversing rugged trails to reach your ultimate destination. After reaching Taplejung, the journey continues to Tembewa (1835m) on the first day of this thrilling adventure. The trail takes you through off-the-beaten paths, lush green valleys, and vibrant local villages, offering a glimpse into the traditional lives of the Rai and Limbu peoples in the eastern part of Nepal. The route includes scenic landscapes, passing through Suketar (2420m), Deurali (2600m), descending to Lalikharka (2265m), and finally arriving at Tabewa (1835m).

During the second day of the incredible Kanchenjunga South Base Camp trek, you will journey from Tabewa (1835m) to Khesewa (2120m). The trek commences with an ascent to the hilltop, followed by a descent to Simba Village (1845m). After crossing the Phawa Khola River, you will ascend to the next village, Kujari (1700m). Continuing, you will eventually reach Gurung Village at Kade Bhanjyang (2129m). Finally, you will ascend and descend to Kheswa (2120m). Along this trail, you will have the opportunity to witness the majestic Mt. Kanchenjunga, as well as Kyabru (7412m) and Janna (7710m).

After departing from Khesewa, our next destination is Mamank (1785m), which can be reached after a 6- to 7-hour journey through the river valley. Along the way, you will be captivated by the enchanting waterfall, lush green valley, local villages, and breathtaking scenic views along the lesser-explored trekking trail. As you continue, you will pass through the verdant valley and make your way to the Himalayan moraine, encountering challenging trails, local villages, and yak pastures such as Yamphudin (2080m), Tortong (2995m), Anda Phedi (3370m), Tseram (3870m), Yalung Bara (3900m), Lapsang (4432m), and Ramche (4580m). These places offer basic accommodation and food for trekkers. Ramche will be your final stop before reaching the Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek. From there, you will embark on a hike to Oktang (4730m) to witness the majestic mountain views along the glacier. This will mark the end of your journey, and you will retrace your steps back to Taplejung and Bhadrapur before finally returning to Kathmandu by flight. We sincerely appreciate your choice to embark on this unspoiled and challenging trek with our team!