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Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

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Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Duration :   23 Days 22 Nights
The Price :   $2,498.00
Start Location:   Kathmandu
Age Range :   14-75

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Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a 23 Days trip that hikes into one of the most remote and unbeaten trails of Nepal. Thus, a good level of fitness and some prior trekking experience is highly desirable. Additionally, for being a restricted area, the visitors to the region need a special permit to visit besides the regular trekking permits.

 

Moreover, the trip is a pretty challenging and rewarding trek in itself into the eastern Himalayan region of Nepal. Here the travelers are sure to get past some of the most stunning scenery in the world, including the third-highest mountain in the world, Kanchenjunga.

 

Duration and Difficulty

The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek typically takes 23 days to complete. This includes a day of arrival in Kathmandu, one full day Kathmandu Tour and a day allocated for final departure as well. The Kathmandu Day Tour has been attached into the itinerary so as to apply for a restricted area permit that takes one full day in itself.

 

Regarding its difficulty, it is considered to be a strenuous trek, with high passes, steep climbs, and uneven terrain. Furthermore, altitude sickness here might be a risk, so it is very important to acclimatize properly. We therefore have allocated a day for acclimatization as well.

 

Mount Kanchenjunga

Kanchenjunga, as mentioned above, is the third-highest mountain in the world at 8586 m (28169 ft). Moreover, the mountain is bounded in the west by Tamur River, in the north by Lhonak River and Jongsang La, and in the east by the Teesta River. Furthermore, it lies in the border region between Nepal and Sikkim state of India. The three of the five peaks, namely Main, Central and South, fall directly on the border. While the peaks West and Kangbachen fall inside Nepal’s Taplejung District.

 

Until 1852, Kangchenjunga was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world, but calculations and measurements by the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India in 1849 showed that Mount Everest, known as Peak XV at the time, is actually higher. After allowing for further verification of all calculations, it was officially announced in 1856 that Kangchenjunga was the third-highest mountain.

 

Additionally, the Kanchenjunga is considered a sacred mountain in Sikkim, India. It was first climbed on 25 May 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band. Furthermore, they were part of the 1955 British Kanchenjunga expedition. They stopped just short of the true summit, keeping a promise given to Tashi Namgyal, the Chogyal of Sikkim, that the top of the mountain would remain untouched. The Indian side of the mountain is thus off-limits to climbers.

 

Flight to Bhadrapur

The trip begins with a 45 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur. Bhadrapur is a town and municipality in Jhapa District in the Koshi Province of southeastern Nepal. Moreover, it shares the borders with Bihar state, India on the south and West Bengal state on the north. Furthermore, there is also a border crossing available here with a customs office. The visitors then take a 2-3 hours drive to Illam.

 

Illam

Ilam is one of the 14 districts of Koshi Province of eastern Nepal. It is a hilly region and covers 1703 km2 (658 sq mi). There is also an option for a drive from Kathmandu to Illam. Moreover, Illam lies about 600 km (370 mi) east of Kathmandu. Ilam attracts many researchers and scientists for the study of medicinal and aromatic plants, orchids, rare birds and the red panda. Ilam stretches from the Terai belt to the upper hilly belt of this Himalayan nation.

 

Additionally, Ilam is also very famous for its tea plantation. The leafy tea grown here is considered to be one of the finest quality teas in the world. Moreover, it is exported to many parts of Europe, Australia and the USA. The main source of income in this district is thus all kinds of commercial agriculture (especially cash crops). It includes tea, cardamom, ginger, potato, broom grass (Thysanolaena latifolia) and dairy and dairy related products.

 

Taplejung

The journey then continues with a 4-5 hour drive towards Taplejung. Taplejung is one of the 77 districts of Nepal and one of the 14 districts of Koshi Province. It is remotely located in the Himalayas in Eastern Nepal with Tibet to the north across the Himalayas. Moreover, Taplejung is the third largest district (by area) of Nepal. Taplejung literally means ‘a fort of King Taple’ in Limbu language. Additionally, there was a fort situated in the region during medieval times which was built by King Taple.

 

Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp

The actual trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp begins on day four of the trip. The hike then begins from Chirwa and marches towards Lelep, Amjilosa, Gyabla, Ghunsa, Lhonak, Sele La Pass and Cheram among others. Moreover, there are two Kanchenjunga Base Camps available in Nepal. One being the KBC North and KBC South. The visitors thus first visit the northern Base Camp and then return back to visit the south. The trip is thus known by its name Kanchenjunga Circuit trek.

 

On the way, the visitors pass via landscapes with beautiful rivers, waterfalls, green meadows, dense forests and the Yalung Glacier. However, the region was closed to trekkers until the mid-1980s. Today the region is protected by the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and a special trekking permit is thus required for outside visitors.

 

Trek Map

 

Trip Video

 

Additional Information on Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek: 

 

Booking Your Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek:

We are now offering maximum flexibility for our guests’ convenience to book their trips into the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area as well for 2024 and 2025. You may thus choose a date that best suits your schedule. Regarding your booking, please select one of the two available options. You may either pay USD 200 per person as a deposit amount to confirm your trip or pay the full amount of USD 2498 per person upfront. If you opt for the deposit, the remaining is payable via Online / Card Swipe / Cash. We accept all convertible currencies including USD, AUD, CAD, EURO, GBP, SGD, etc. when you arrive in Kathmandu.

 

Booking Your International Flight:

For your 23 Days Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu on Day 1 and depart on Day 23. However, having some extra one or two buffer days can prevent any issues with your return tickets.

 

Packing for the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek:

Please click here for a complete checklist of your Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. Be sure to read it carefully and pack accordingly as per your personal preferences.

 

Arrival Information:

Once you’ve booked your flight tickets, please share the details with us. Our airport representatives will then be waiting for you at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, holding our official name ‘Cordial Trek’ and your nameplate as you exit the airport terminal. Additionally, if you’re arriving earlier, we can arrange accommodation for extra nights and add-on tours as well for additional cost and provide complimentary airport pickup.

 

Flight to Bhadrapur and Return:

Your trip package includes KTM-Bhadrapur-KTM two way return flight tickets as well. The main trip begins on Day 3 of your arrival with a 45 minutes early morning flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur. Regarding your return, you will board the flight back to Kathmandu on Day 22 from Bhadrapur Airport (also known as Chandragadhi Airport).

 

Trek Starting and Ending Days:

The actual trekking days are from Day 5 to Day 20. You’ll first take a 2-3 hours drive from Bhadrapur Airport to Illam on Day 3 and 4-5 hours drive on Day 4 towards Taplejung to commence the trek on Day 5. The trekking days then ends on Day 20 with a night halt at Khamdime. Expect to spend 16 nights and 16 days completing the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. The overnight stays in the mountains will be at villages including Chirwa, Lelep, Amjilosa, Gyabla, Ghunsa, Kambachen, Lhonak, Sele La, Cheram, Torongding, Yamphuding and Khamdime.

 

Moreover, each day’s trek will begin around 07:30 AM and conclude in the late afternoon with frequent breaks to catch your breath. You’ll have numerous photo opportunities along the way and enjoy breakfast and dinner at the same place, while lunch is en route.

 

Additionally, your guide will provide you with regular briefings about timing and stops every morning before the trek begins.

 

Accommodation in Kathmandu:

In Kathmandu, you’ll stay in 3 Star Category Hotels with twin / double sharing beds.

 

Accommodation in the Mountains:

During the trek, your accommodation options are teahouses. Although basic, these tea houses are clean and provide a comfortable place for a good night’s rest.

 

Food during the trip:

In Kathmandu, your package includes breakfast only, typically served buffet-style except on the day of your early morning flight to Bhadrapur, when you’ll receive a packed breakfast. During the trek, you will be provided with full board meals and may choose from a menu offering local and international cuisines.

 

Note: It is highly advisable to stick to vegetarian food from your arrival in Kathmandu until the end of your trek, as proper toilet facilities are not available everywhere along the trail.

 

Baggage and Weight Limit:

On your flight to Bhadrapur, the total baggage weight allowance is 15 kgs, combining both checked and carry-on baggage. Ensure you pack approximately 10/11 kilos in your checked bag and 5/4 kilos in your carry-on to stay within the 15-kilo limit. If you have items you don’t need on the trek, you can leave them at the Kathmandu hotel for storage at no cost. Remember to take a photo of your bag-tag and keep it for easy identification in case the original tag is lost.

 

Drinking Water on the Trek:

Bottled water is available along the trail, but we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottles and treat tap water to reduce single-use plastic bottle waste. Be sure to bring water treatment pills and flavorings to enhance the taste. Staying hydrated is essential, so aim to drink more than 4 liters of water every day while trekking.

 

Electricity, Charging and Wi-Fi:

Please keep in mind that you’re embarking on a trek to Kanchenjunga region and not exploring urban areas. While some facilities like charging and Wi-Fi are available at an extra cost, they are not guaranteed. We also recommend against planning to work or conduct online meetings during the trek, allowing you to fully enjoy the mountain experience.

 

Cash for Extras and Tipping:

You should have Nepali rupees for expenses such as tea, coffee, bottled drinks and Wi-Fi. Plan to carry about USD 300 to 350 equivalent Nepali rupees. Additionally, set aside 250-300 USD for tipping your guide and porter. The amount can vary based on the level of service provided by the field staff members.

 

Availability of Guide & Porter:

Every two travelers will be provided with a single porter and an experienced guide. The baggage however must be divided between 12.5 kgs each as every porter carries a maximum of 25 kgs. Both guide and porter will be insured and well equipped with necessary items and first aid kit.

 

Highlights of Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek:

 

1. Trek to both north and south sides of Kanchenjunga Base Camp

2. Explore Kanchenjunga Massif that features three main summits all over 8000 meters high

3. Experience Yalung Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in the Himalayas

4. Visit to remote villages of Taplejung and Oktang with a glimpse into traditional Sherpa culture

5. A visit to restricted areas and hidden valleys of Nepal

6. A visit to Illam, the tea garden of Nepal

7. Trek inside Kanchenjunga Conservation Area

8. Trek via Sele La Pass

9. Experience a thrilling jeep ride in eastern Nepal

Places You’ll See :

Kathmandu Valley consists of three districts namely Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal.

1Kathmandu

Bhadrapur is a town and municipality in Jhapa District in the Koshi Province of southeastern Nepal.

2Bhadrapur

Kanyam is a town and a tourist destination located in Ilam District of Nepal. Kanyam is known for its green tea garden and picnic spots.

3Kanyam

Travel Itinerary:

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (Max Altitude: 1350 m / 4429 ft)

On the first day of your trip, you will be arriving in Kathmandu via Tribhuvan International Airport. A Cordial Trek representative will greet and pick you up from the airport. You will then check into a hotel and be briefed about your upcoming trek and get introduced to your guide. In the evening, you will be enjoying a Cultural Program with Nepali Dinner.

 

Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel

 

Meals Available: Dinner

Day 2 : Trek preparation with Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu (Max Altitude: 1350 m / 4429 ft)

On day two of your trip you will be taken for a sightseeing tour of the historic city of Kathmandu. Here you will be visiting Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

 

The day will also be used for the preparation for your upcoming trek while purchasing necessary equipment, gears and clothing.

 

Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel

 

Meals Available: Breakfast

Day 3: Fly to Bhadrapur and Drive to Illam (Max Altitude: 1829 m / 6000 ft)

Day three of your trip begins with a 45 minute flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur. Moreover, the flight passes over the mountains and thus gives an exhilarating aerial view of the Himalayas.

 

Upon arrival in Bhadrapur, the visitors will then take a 2-3 hours drive to Ilam.

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Drive to Taplejung (Min Altitude: 1441 m / 4728 ft)

Day four begins with a 4-5 hours drive from Illam to Taplejung. The journey passes through terraced fields and hills. The visitors may then go explore the town after their lunch in the afternoon. Taplejung has many Buddhist Monasteries in the region.

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Trek to Chirwa (Min Altitude: 1270 m / 4167 ft)

Day five of your trip begins with a trek (5-6 hours) from Taplejung to Chirwa. Chirwa is a small settlement with tea houses. During the hike, the visitors will be passing through the village of Sinwa on the banks of the River Tamur. A guest house in Chirwa will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 13 km / 8 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Trek to Lelep (Max Altitude: 1860 m / 6102 ft)

Day six of the trip begins with a trek (6-7 hours) from Chirwa to Lelep. Lelep is a small settlement with tea houses. During the hike, the visitors will be passing through Tapethok before entering Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. A guest house in Lelep will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 14 km / 8.7 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Trek to Amjilosa (Max Altitude: 2510 m / 8234 ft)

Day seven of your trip begins with a trek (5-6 hours) from Lelep to Amjilosa. Amjilosa is a small hamlet with tea houses. During the hike, the visitors will be passing through a Sherpa village, many waterfalls and suspension bridges. A guest house in Amjilosa will then be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 13 km / 8 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Trek to Gyabla (Max Altitude: 2730 m / 8956 ft)

Day eight of your trip begins with a trek (4-5 hours) from Amjilosa to Gyabla. Gyabla is another hamlet with tea houses. During the hike, the visitors will be passing through the dense forest of pines, oaks and rhododendrons. A guest house in Gyabla will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 9 km / 5.6 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Trek to Ghunsa (Max Altitude: 3595 m / 11794 ft)

Day nine of your trip begins with a trek (4-5 hours) from Gyabla to Ghunsa. Ghunsa is another small settlement with tea houses. During the hike, the visitors will be passing through the village of Phale on their way. Here the visitors can also find many handicraft items for sale. There is also a Police Station in the area alongside the office of Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. A guest house in Ghunsa will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 9 km / 5.6 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Acclimatization at Ghunsa (Max Altitude: 3595 m / 11794 ft)

Day ten marks as the very important day of your trip before proceeding any further. This day has been allocated for acclimatization. Acclimatization should be considered as an important part of your trip to avoid conditions of HAPE and HACE. The visitors may spend the day exploring the area and visiting the monasteries. Or there is a ridge to climb for a round trip to explore the nearby Jannu Peak. A guest house in Ghunsa again will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 7 km / 4.3 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Trek to Kambachen (Max Altitude: 4100 m / 13451 ft)

Day eleven of your trip begins with a trek (4-5 hours) from Ghunsa to Kambachen. Kambachen is a small settlement with tea houses. During the hike, the visitors will be passing via a green glacier valley on their way. Here the visitors may also try their luck to spot blue sheeps and the very rare Snow Leopard. A guest house in Kambachen will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 9 km / 5.6 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Trek to Lhonak (Max Altitude: 4785 m / 15698 ft)

Day twelve of your trip begins with a trek (4-5 hours) from Kambachen to Lhonak. Lhonak is another small settlement with tea houses. During the hike, the visitors will be exploring some breathtaking views while passing via moraines and glaciers. A guest house in Lhonak will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 9 km / 5.6 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13: Round trip to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (North) (Max Altitude: 5143 m / 16873 ft)

Day thirteen of your trip consists of a round trip (7-8 hours) from Lhonak to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (North). During the trip, the trekkers will be ascending up while passing via more moraines and glaciers. The view up north is mesmerizing to watch and is something like never experienced before. The visitors can explore the area for about 30 minutes before marching back. A guest house again in Lhonak will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 13 km / 8 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14: Trek back to Ghunsa (Max Altitude: 3595 m / 11794 ft)

Day fourteen of your trip begins with a quick hike down (7-8 hours) from Lhonak to Ghunsa. A guest house in Ghunsa will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 18 km / 11 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15: Trek to Sele La (Max Altitude: 4390 m / 14402 ft)

Day fifteen of your trip begins with a trek (4-5 hours) from Ghunsa to Sele La. During the journey, visitors will be passing via a dense forest and small villages on their way. A guest house in Sele La will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 9 km / 5.6 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16: Trek to Cheram (Min Altitude: 3870 m / 12696 ft)

Day sixteen of your trip begins with a trek (7-8 hours) from Sele La to Cheram. Cheram is a small settlement with tea houses. During the journey, visitors will be passing via Sinion and Sine Lapcha La Pass on their way. A guest house in Cheram will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 13 km / 8 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 17: Round trip to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (South) (Max Altitude: 4610 m / 15123 ft)

Day seventeen of your trip begins with a (6-7 hours) round trip from Cheram to Kanchenjunga Base Camp. During the journey, the visitors will be passing via Ramche on their way. The view down south is equally exhilarating as it was up north. The visitors may explore the area here for about 30 minutes. A guest house again in Cheram will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 10 km / 6.2 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 18: Trek to Torongding (Min Altitude: 2080 m / 6824 ft)

Day eighteen of your trip begins with a trek (3-4 hours) from Cheram to Torongding. During the journey, the visitors will be passing via a gorge on their way. A guest house in Torongding will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 8 km / 5 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 19: Trek to Yamphuding (Min Altitude: 1980 m / 6496 ft)

Day nineteen of your trip begins with a trek (7-8 hours) from Torongding to Yamphuding. During the journey, the visitors will be passing via a dense forest and Lashiya Bhanjyang on their way. A guest house in Yamphuding will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 16 km / 10 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 20: Trek to Khamdime (Min Altitude: 1500 m / 4921 ft)

Day twenty of your trip begins with a trek (7-8 hours) from Yamphuding to Khamdime. During the journey, the visitors will be passing via many small villages and terraced fields on their way. A guest house in Khamdime will be your halt for the night.

 

Approximate Trek Distance: 13 km / 8 miles

 

Accommodation: Mountain Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 21: Drive back to Bhadrapur (Min Altitude: 1500 m / 4921 ft)

Day twenty one of your trip begins with a 8-9 hours drive from Khamdime to Bhadrapur. During the journey, the visitors will be passing via many small villages and terraced fields on their way. A guest house in Bhadrapur will be your halt for the night.

 

Accommodation: Hotel / Guest House

 

Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 22: Fly back to Kathmandu (Min Altitude: 1350 m / 4429 ft)

On day twenty two, you will be bidding a final farewell to the supportive staff of your crew and board a flight back to Kathmandu. You will then check into your hotel room and get your free time in the evening.

 

Accommodation: ‘3 Star’ Category Hotel

 

Meals Available: Breakfast

Day 23: Final Departure

On day twenty three you will be awarded with a Trip Certificate and be bidded a final farewell. We will then drop you to the airport three hours before your final departure.

 

Optional: You might also book any other new trip with us.

 

Meals Available: Breakfast

F.A.Q

How can I get my ‘On Arrival’ Nepal Visa?

Any international traveler arriving by air can get an ‘On Arrival Visa’ at ‘Tribhuvan International Airport’ in Kathmandu. ‘Overland Travelers‘ may acquire an ‘On Arrival Visa’ at the entry points of Nepal-China / Nepal-India border at following locations:

Kakarbhitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birgunj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

Optional: You may also get a Visa prior to your arrival in Nepal from ‘Nepalese Diplomatic Missions‘ from your respective nations.

Note: You must carry your valid passport and two passport size photographs (35 x 45 mm / 3.5 x 4.5 cm) along with you upon your arrival in Nepal for a Visa. Travelers from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Syria and Zimbabwe however require to submit a pre-application at Nepal Consular Services in their respective nations for a Nepal Visa.  

Will I be ‘Received’ upon my arrival in the Airport?

Yes, you will be received by a Cordial Trek Airport Representative with your ‘Name Sign’ on our organizational placard upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu

What is the weight limit for luggage during my trekking days?

All porters available at your service (one porter for every two travelers) can carry a maximum of 25 kilograms / 55 pounds each. You are therefore allowed to load a maximum of 12.5 kilograms / 27 pounds of luggage to your porter during your trekking days.  

What about the communication services available during the trekking days?

All hotels and guest houses in the city area are available with free WiFi hotspots. Also, all travelers with a valid passport and a photograph are allowed to purchase a SIM Card upon their arrival in Nepal. The traveler must however additionally purchase data / voice packages as per their need and stay in Nepal. There are 2G3G and 4G services available with major carriers all over Nepal. You may optionally also purchase a WiFi service in the mountains where available.  

Can I book this package as a solo traveler?

Yes, we do book a solo traveler. However you must join other groups to obtain the special permit. Also a single traveler surcharge may be applied (an additional USD 200).

What about the foods / meals during my trekking days?

You will be provided with a full board meal / breakfast / complimentary dinner as per mentioned in the respective Trek / Tour package. You may however choose to purchase your additional meals / beverages where available.

 

Full board meal mentioned above includes breakfast with an omelet / boiled egg, toasts / local bread and one porridge with fried potatoes.

 

During your lunch you will be provided with Dal-Bhat-Tarkari, the most famous Nepalese food that contains rice and pulse / lentil with curries (vegetables / chicken) and pickle. Optionally you may choose your lunch for fried noodles with eggs / chicken / vegetables as well.

 

For your dinner you will have an option to choose between Dal-Bhat-Tarkari / Pizza / MoMo / Spaghetti. 

How difficult is Kanchenjunga Base Camp (KBC) Trek?

Kanchenjunga Base Camp (KBC) Trek is a challenging trek package as it includes high altitude (5143 m) hikes. The package has however been successfully completed by children above 14 years of age as well as elders above 75 years of age. The difficulty however mostly relies upon your will power and physical fitness. The extremities you must expect here include a 7-8 hours hike with tea breaks in between.

 

Additionally, Cordial Trek also provides you with an experienced trek guide capable of first aid services and other assistance.

What items should I bring (or buy in Kathmandu) for this trip?

You may bring (or buy in Kathmandu) following items for this trip:

 

1.  Warm clothes including a down jacket / puffer jacket, inner wears, hats, a beanie, gloves, neck gaiter, hiking boots, warm socks, a towel and a pair of hiking pants as well.

 

2.  A Daypack (25-30 liters)

 

3.  Backpack (A duffle bag will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

 

4.  Sleeping bag (will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

 

5.  Trekking Poles (will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)

 

6.  A Camelbak or a water bottle

 

7.  A sunscreen 

 

8.  A sunglass

 

9.  A headlamp for night use

 

10.  Your toiletries

What are the permits required for this trip?

You need not worry about any permits required. Cordial Trek will make necessary preparations for all the documents and travel permits (including TIMS, KCAP and Special Permit) required for your Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Airport Transfers
  • Company T-shirt
  • Cultural Program
  • Domestic Flights
  • First Aid
  • Full Board Meals (Trekking Days)
  • Guide and Porter
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Monuments Entrance Fee
  • Mountain Guest House
  • National Park Fee
  • Necessary Equipment
  • Private Vehicle
  • Special Permits
  • Travel Permits
  • Trekking Map
  • Welcome Dinner

What's Excluded

  • Beverages
  • Gratitude for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance
  • Nepal Visa
  • Personal Expenses

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Snow and Ice
  • Trekking

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