Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek will always be more than something because it takes you to the world’s third-highest mountain & the remotest Himalayan of Nepal. The third highest mountain of the world, Kanchenjunga roars to the height of 8586meters and lies partly in Sikkim and Nepal. It is called ‘Five Treasures of Snow’ after its five high peaks and has always been worshipped by the people of Darjeeling and Sikkim.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek
One of the forgotten tea house treks of Nepal. Kanchenjunga is for a true adventurer. It is a long trek going deep into the remote mountain ranges of Nepal’s border with Sikkim and Tibet. The conservation area that surrounds it extends into protected areas in Sikkim and Tibet and comprises a beautiful, unspoiled wilderness. The east of Nepal also provides a fascinating introduction to its cultural diversity.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Overview:
Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), the world’s third highest peak in the world. It lies on the eastern border of Nepal with India’s Sikkim. In Tibetan, the name Kanchenjunga means ‘five great treasures of snow’ which hints at the spectacular mountain views that await.
During the trek, you will encounter the Pathibara Temple, which is an important religious site for many Indian and Nepali pilgrims. The trail goes northwards to Ghumsa where it climbs to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5143 m) going through a spectacular high alpine landscape. After then, it goes east via 2 passes and head to the Yalung Base Camp (4500 m), after which it goes back south to Taplejung, the starting and ending point of the trek.
The trek goes through the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, managed by the local communities in partnership with WWF, it is one of the least densely populated areas in Nepal. Pristine forests, alpine meadows, and high-altitude wetlands are home to the endangered snow leopard and red panda, the vulnerable Himalayan black bear, clouded leopard, and the Assamese macaque.
You will be staying at a 3-star hotel (Value) in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast twin sharing with attached bathroom. During the time of trekking, you will be staying at the best possible Guesthouse/ Mountain Teahouse or Lodge accommodation. In the higher elevation, you will spend your night in a twin sharing room, and you will not find an attached bathroom. If you have any personal requirements regarding rooms or looking for a private room, please write to us about it at the time of booking. Our team is happy to assist you.
In your trip cost, we have also included the transportation fare, so that you do not have to pay from your pocket when you are in Nepal. The fare includes pick up from the airport as well as drop off at the airport by the private vehicle as well as other transportation facilities like an internal flight. You will be seeing us outside the airport holding the name of TMG Adventure when you arrive in Kathmandu- Tribhuvan International Airport. You will transfer to your hotel. One of our company representatives will explain to you about your trip and share the trip plan with you. If we have a couple of times, you are going to visit our office or will explain it to you at your hotel lobby. For more information, please have a look at our “what’s included” section.
In Kathmandu, we will provide you breakfast at your hotel. You are trekking near the mountains, that is, you are trekking at a higher altitude, so your body needs energy, and you will get the energy from the food you eat. The foods that we provide you have the right amount of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. We will provide you these in all three square meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.
All our trekking guides have done training on how to tackle with altitude mountain sickness as well as how to use the first aid kit. They are also taught to take care of the trekkers 24/7 if they are affected by an altitude mountain sickness or if they are sick during the trek. Emergency evacuation if you need, you will be provided a helicopter. That is the reason why our guides have 24/7 access to TMG Adventure in Kathmandu. Our guides are certified by the Nepal Government.
Travel Insurance is a must because you are trekking near the mountains at an altitude of more than 3000 m. You must ensure in your country before coming to Nepal, before starting your trek. Please bring with you a copy of insurance, and your insurance policy must cover the medical expenses, helicopter evacuation from the altitude of 5000 m to 6000 m, and other things related to your health. Please give the copy to TMG Adventure. It will send the information to the insurance company if you use the mountain rescue operation, mentioned above.
Passport and Visa
Before coming to Nepal, your passport must have the validity of 6 months, and you can put the Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ on your passport at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. On arrival, the visa procedure is very quick and simple. For more information, please visit this site: Nepal Immigration
On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry points
- 15 Days- $30
- 30 Days- $50
- 90 Days- $125
and you must also bring 4 passport-sized photos. If you are from China or SAARC countries, a free visa will be provided to you.
Nepal is open for all seasons. You can do a trek and tour in different parts of Nepal. Those who are looking to do the trek in the best season, travelers can pick it from the below ones: The following are the best seasons for trekking in Nepal, and each of these has its charm, the one which is on the top of the list is the best.
- Autumn Season (September till November)
- Winter season (November till February)
- Spring season (March till May)
- Rainy Season (June till August)- Those who love green vegetation and the monsoon season can do the trek. It will also be adventurous if you like it. TMG Adventure can operate trekking and tours; we have done lots of trips in our previous record.)
As a trekker, you can do different types of trekking in Nepal, and they have been given below.
- Tea House Trekking (Guesthouse/Lodge Trek)
- Home Stay
TMG Adventure listed different types of trekking experiences or styles. You can find it on our website. To make it easier here are the bunch of lists.
Optional Itinerary and Extension Trip
TMG Adventure is always reaching out of the best service to make our travelers happy. In this package you can see optional itinerary section and extension trips; these are optional add-ons or travel choices for you. The company has its regular itinerary and the cost details too. On the suggestions and consideration of our previous travelers’, the company offers beyond it. You can check it properly. At the time of booking, if you wish to extend your holiday doing markup in the optional itinerary and trip extensions (extra add-ons or activities), you can mark it and book it. It depends on your personal choice. Beyond it, we also offer private and customize trips to those who are looking to do it on their travel requirements. Travelers can send us about the trip information by using our tailor-made trip/ customize trip forms or send us a quick inquiry. One of our travel planners will respond to it.
Walk miles for a good cause
TMG Adventure is not just a tour operator in Nepal but also a contributor for a good cause to our communities and the Himalayas people especially working on behalf of children where are abundant from education. Company work through FAN (First Act Nepal) It’s a team that works purely for our children. Support for their well-being through education providing child sponsorship programs. Assisting them in school uniforms, stationery, and school fees.
TMG Adventure donates a certain amount of its income to FAN annually, and the amount that it donates varies from year to year because the income that it earns also varies from year to year. Sometimes the income of TMG Adventure is high, and sometimes, it is low. Accordingly, the donation is made.
TMG Adventure also has a volunteering program, and if you are interested, then you can help these children through this program. For more, you can contact us via email, make a call or visit our office. You can also be a part of encouragement by engaging and sharing your ideas in our project.