The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekleads to the base camp of world’s 3rd highest peak, Kanchenjunga/8,586m. The name Kanchenjunga means “five treasures of the great snow,” which refers to the five summits that make up Kanchenjunga.The trail offers many landscapes, cultures and incredibleHimalayan mountain views.It is a long trek that follows deep into the remote mountain ranges on Nepal’s border with Sikkim and Tibet. We will explore around Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. We will see a wide range of scenery from lush, tropical jungle to rhododendron, chestnut and oak forests, and then into the alpine zone, where few plants are able to live. You will see a range of culture from Rai and Limbus to Tibetan Buddhist villages. Additionally, the trail is free from crowds found around Everest and Annapurna.
The itinerary starts by reaching the north part of Kanchenjunga where you see views of Tent Peak, Nepal Peak, Cross Peak and then at Base Camp, Kanchenjunga presents itself before our eyes. We walk on the low lands of Nepal, passing rice-terraced fields, beautiful villages, green forests, the trek goes into a ridge line of rhododendron forests. As the trail gains elevation, the striking views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Kanchenjunga, four of the worlds five highest mountains make the trek amazing wonderful. Approaching Yalung glacier and crossing a series of passes, the views become more glorious. The trail reaches Pangpema (4800m.) which is the base camp for Kanchasnjunga expedition. From Pangpema,the trek returns to Lumba Samba and then crosses either the Mirgin La or Lapsang La Pass over to the south side of Kanchenjunga. Once over this pass we visit the yak pastures of Ramche and Oktang where there are unforgettable views of the southwest face of Kanchenjunga, considered as one of the most beautiful mountain massifs in the world.
This trip is suitable for the adventure lovers who have previous trekking experience. It is a challenging trek and requires good fitness and acclimatization. The best times to hike Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek are during Spring and Autumn. Ascent Holidays arranges the trek with complete management, including TIMS card. Please, feel free to contact us for the detailed information.
Ascent Holidays is not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will manage and support you to the best of our abilities with any problem that may arise.