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Trip Location: Gangtok
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About the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek:
Kanchenjunga base camp trekking package for 8 days is right at your fingertips to let you marvel the adorning beauty and charisma possessed by the third highest peak in the world. The trek starts at Yuksom, a tiny village in Sikkim and the first trails take you to reach Bakhim. Wait for the jaw-dropping sights of Rathong River, the evergreen fern plantations, orchids, rare birds and reach the Paha Khola Bridge and witness the high altitude waterfall and the swimming pools there. Prek Chu River views are the perks you will obtain on the first day.
Dzongri trek will be the finest part of the whole trek which will let you move through the Tshoka hamlet and then comes Phedang Pass and showing you the best views of Pandim, Thenchinkhang, Jhuponu mountains. Dzongri will be your clam host for two days. It can offer you the mesmerizing sunset views and later your destination will be Bikhbari and following it would be the focus of your journey that is Khangchendzonga Base Camp. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling conducts some of the advanced mountaineering courses at the camps every year. At the base, you will be able to watch the mystique beauty of Frey's peak, Koktang, Kabur and Rathong.
The Kanchenjunga base camp trek reaches the point of returning to the start after the sixth day of the trek. Bakhim will offer you a free day to enjoy the sights and the reminiscence appear around. Once your reach Yuksom, the majestic Kanchenjunga base camp trek comes to an end with hundreds of beautiful memories.
About the Kanchenjunga:
The Khangchendzonga or Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is considered to be one of the awe-inspiring treks in India. Offering some of the challenging yet delightful trails, this trek is undertaken by trekkers from different parts of the world. While for the non-adventurers this trek might sound difficult and strenuous, for the thrill mongers it is a dream come true. Geographically, Kanchenjunga and other surrounding five massive peaks are together forming the third highest peaks in the world.
They are in the mighty Himalayas located in the small beautiful state of India, Sikkim. Kanchenjunga stands at an elevation of about 8586 meters and covers a large portion of Himalaya which is known to be the Kanchenjunga Himal, around 7000 meters area. The Main, Central and South are the three major sections of the peak and they are all located in touch with the borders of India and Nepal.
Trekking was not allowed here initially and later when explorers started unwinding the trek routes, they could find the hidden treasures like lakes, dense forests, tribal villages, landscapes and rich flora and fauna. The massifs spans across the major boundaries of Nepal, Tibet and India and the fact is that till 1849, Kanchenjunga was considered to be the highest peak in India before the discovery of Everest and K2. The verdant meadows, quaint villages, gleaming mountains, secluded regions, snow-clad summits, gushing rivers and lakes are the prominent attractions lying on the way to the base camp. These are the simple reasons for trekkers to choose this strenuous trek to rejuvenate themselves.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Highlights:
- Embark on this trek to enjoy the panoramic view of the neighbouring mountains - Frey Peak (5830m), Koktang (6,148m), Kabru Peak (7,412 m), Ratong, Chandra Peak and the Kabru Dome (6600m).
- Make use of the chance to meet the local people dwelling in the beautiful villages.
- The third highest mountain in the world offering you the best adventure possible will be in your heart forever and the trek done here is one of the greatest achievement you could get.
-Tour of Sikkim tea garden will be an additional experience which lets you learn about the various kinds of teas and get the chance to return to the magnificent beauty of nature again.
- A monastery tour of Sikkim can also be done to explore the cultural and traditional variations the tiny state holds.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Weather conditions:
Except for monsoon and high winter, every other season is perfect for the trek to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. During monsoon, the routes will be slippery and also the roads get blocked due to heavy rain. When it is winter, trekking becomes impossible at times due to heavy snowfall and the roads get inaccessible also. During summer that is from May to June, the temperature would come up to 25 degree Celsius during daytime and the same comes to 7 to 15 degree Celsius at night. July to August end or mid-September is the monsoon period and it is better to avoid trekking that time. At Dzongri, during summer, the weather ranges from 7°C to 15°C during the day and at night it is from 3°C to (-2) °C.
Autumn comes by September end and remains till the end of October with a day temperature of around 13 to 20 degree Celsius and night temperature dropping down to 2 degree Celsius maximum. Day temperature at Dzongri this time is from 2 to 7 degree Celsius and at night it will be from 3 to -4 degree Celsius.
Kanchenjunga Temperature: 10 to 15 degrees in the morning and 2 to 5 degrees at night
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking Distance: 90km
Kanchenjunga Height : 17,000ft
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Yuksom
Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railway station to Yuksom
Airport: Bagdogra airport (160 Kms from Yuksom)
Base Camp: Yuksom
Himalayan Views, Teesta River
Begin with the enthrallment of this wonderful trek by catching the remarkable views of the Himalayas while driving from Bagdogra Airport/NJP to Yuksom. The drive will take you along the gushing Teesta River and continuing uphill, you will be crossing a bridge in Legship to reach Yuksom. Arriving in the town, check-in into a hotel and retire for the day.
5 Hours Trek, Rathong River, Paha Khola Bridge, Lush Forest, Orchids, Monkeys
Today will be first day of this remarkable trek! Waking up in the morning, start ascending uphill and follow the gorges of the Rathong River. Trekking through the lush thickets of magnolia, rhododendron and ferns, proceed towards the Paha Khola Bridge. On the way, relish a packed lunch and keep yourself energised for the rest of the trek; be prepared to spot exotic orchids, colourful flowers and monkeys along the hike! Arriving in Sachen, settle down into the campsite and call it a day.
4-6 Hour Trek, Prek Chu River, Viburnum Plantations
The trek for the day will take you through the aromatic viburnum plantations, after which you will be crossing the Prek Chu River and hike uphill for around 2-3 hours to reach Bakhim. Hereafter, trekking upwards, you will finally reach Tshoka, the Tibetan refugee settlement; overnight stay will be in a camp.
4 Hours Trek, Rhododendron Forests
While on today’s trek, you will be making your way uphill and through scenic forests of rhododendrons; you can expect well-laid trails on the way. Moving from here, a short trek will finally take you to Phedang, where you will spend an overnight stay in camps.
3 Hours Trek, Koktang, Rathong, Kabru, Khangchendzonga, Simvo & Pandim Peaks
Post breakfast in the Phedang campsite, get prepared for another scenic uphill trek, and with this trek, you will be crossing 4,000m in the Himalayas! With this remarkable feat, enjoy your packed lunch and relax around the scenic vistas to get acclimatised to the higher altitudes. A further climb after relaxation will finally take you to the Dzongri overnight campsite area, from where you can have mesmerising views of the Koktang, Rathong, Kabru, Khangchendzonga, Simvo and Pandim peaks.
Leisure Day, Short Excursion
Waking up in the morning, you can either spend the day relaxing in the camp or just take up a short exploration quest around the camp. The day is much required as you must get acclimatised to the higher altitudes before gaining further height; overnight stay in camps.
5-6 Hours Trek, Prayer Flangs, Kanchenjunga & Pandim Peak, Prek Chu River
Starting with a gradual ascend, today you will climb around 1mile and advent towards a low-ridge (13,500ft), from where the chortens and the colourful prayer flags overtakes the views! The astounding views of the Kanchenjunga and Pandim peaks will keep you enchanted all through the way.
Hereafter, the trek starts descending down towards Pandim and will take you through rhododendron forests and the Prek Chu River. Take a lunch break in a trekking lodge within the vicinity and continue trekking for another 1.5 hours to make it to Thangshing for an overnight stay.
Samiti Lake, Zemathang Plateau, Goecha La Pass
Start the day early in order to avoid the harsh climatic conditions that might hinder your course in the latter part of the day. Climbing uphill through the moraines, you will then be descending to the Samiti Lake and then cross the Zemathang Plateau. From here, you will once again start ascending over a moraine and after trekking for around 1 hour, will reach the Goecha La Pass.
Arriving at this magnificent pass, behold the magical views of the Kanchenjunga and other distant peaks before you start moving back towards Lamuney for an overnight stay camp beside the Samiti Lake.
7-8 Hours Trek, Kanchenjunga Peak, Dzongri Plateau
Waking up early in the morning, enjoy the enchanting views of the Kanchenjunga Peak from a nearby ridge and start trekking back towards Tshoka. Today, you will be taking a route through the Dzongri Plateau in order to avoid the long climb. The trail passes through Prek Chu and the deciduous forests of Phedang. Arriving in Tshoka, settle down in the overnight stay camps.
5-6 Hours Trek, Prek Chu River, Trekking Ends Here
Today, descending through the Prek Chu River, you will be arriving in Yuksom, the last leg of this astounding tour. Arriving in the vicinity, check-in into a local hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Tour Ends Here
After having breakfast in the hotel, prepare your bags and check-out from the hotel. With this, the amazing Goecha La trek will come to an end.
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Rated : 4.0
Nice trek! The trek was quite fun and interesting. I guess it was worth the money spent. It was one of the best trek in my life.
Rated : 4.0
The trekking experience was good. This trek is every trekker’s dream trek. This was the most adventurous trek that I have ever been on. From river crossing to swimming, from trekking to hiking, from walking to camping, this trek has it all. We went on this trek as a gang of three people. We were worried that we might feel left out as most people trek as a bigger gang, but we were in for a fun ride. There were several small gangs and we all ended up like a big gang of buddies. The camp was awesome and super fun. The various experiences we got during this trek will always be cherished in my memory. This was and will remain to be the best trek I ever had.
Rated : 4.0
This was a nice luxurious trek. The trek was for a week, and we were handed out our itineraries well before. We even had a cab pick-up from the airport to the base camp. From there we went on trekking. The trekking was another nice experience. We had a really nice time with this trek. It was well-planned and nicely done.
Rated : 4.0
This! This is what I always wanted to do! The trekking was awesome. It was mind bogglingly brilliant and great. I had a really great and an awesome time here in this trek. It was quite an interesting trek, to say the least.
Rated : 5.0
Kanchenjunga is certainly an epitome of beauty and Sikkim is one place that provides you with panoramic views. loved the entire trekking part. Great place, great people amazing time - thanks to our trek guide who made sure people were satisfied and enjoying the trek.
Rated : 5.0
I reached Kanchenjunga trek at the time of snowfall the camp was surrounded by the mountains and snow, there was peace in the environment, and weather was good. The guide was very helpful and polite in nature and food was yummy, you build up your stamina before going. The trip was superb and I never forgot this experience.
Rated : 5.0
When I visited Sikkim, Kanchenjunga trek was top on our list so I pre-booked the trek from Thrillophilia and this trek give me lifetime experience, the instructor, food, and transport service was all good the view from the all the places were amazing, we take many pictures for FB and Instagram. Lots of trekking, be prepared, and highly recommended.
Rated : 5.0
I did Kanchenjunga trek with my friends and this camp was awesome we saw many beautiful places like Samiti Lake, Zemathang Plateau, there was a lot of snow so we start playing with it. the nights were cold but the guide was excellent and they provided us comfortable stay Highly recommended.
Rated : 4.0
I book the trek from Thrillophilia because I was very excited to do the trekking adventure with my friends and this trek was very popular in Sikkim, it was fantastic because of guide, the stay location, food, other arrangements were well planned. Recommended.
Rated : 5.0
As an adventure lover I visited many places but this place was awesome and at the time of trekking the view was amazing, the instructor was give us a good company and food was served very nicely combinedly this trek was excellent.
Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, situated at the mighty Himalayas at an elevation of 8586 meters has its major share in the north east state of Sikkim, India and shares spaces with Nepal and Tibet. It is in the large portion of Himalaya called the Kanchenjunga Himal and it spreads over 7000 meters.
The Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is a strenuous and challenging trek and you need to be physically fit in order to do this trek. Hence, start preparing one month before the trek to be strong enough to conquer the rough and tough trek trails. Cardio vascular performance is the key factor for this trek also like any other treks.
For making your lungs work properly during the trek and get oxygen intake smooth, then you need to follow some exercises that will help your cardio vascular systems function properly. Start with jogging every day and daily increase the distance and speed.
Simple exercises like squats, skipping, swimming will also be perfect for your muscles and flexibility. Stretching exercises can also be of use while perfecting your body to do this trek.
The best season to embark on this trek is between the months of Mid April – June and Mid September - November. Trekkers should avoid going for trekking during the monsoon as the trails get slippery and roads remain blocked due to torrential rains. In the winter season, the trekking is often impossible as it snows heavenly and trails become inaccessible and weather quite foul.
The fitter you are the more you'll take away from the experience. Take as much time as you can for cardio exercise and strength training, including core strength. This will make it far easier for you to trek and explore the terrain with your guide. Moreover, exercises aid in acclimatization for the trip. Experience of walking for long distances with heavy weights (at least 15 Kg) will be a useful preparation.
Make sure to carry warm and comfortable clothing as temperature can drop, pack good quality trekking shoes, slippers and extra pair of socks. It’s advisable to carry sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturisers as the sun at the top can be harsh. Water bottles and energy bars/snacks are advisable. A Flashlight (with spare batteries) will help once the sun goes down and it’s always smart to carry insect repellent and emergency medical kit.
Good quality and sturdy trekking shoes that cover your ankles. Refrain from using sport shoes for your own safety and the trails are uneven and tricky hence requiring good grip trekking shoes. If you are buying new shoes for your trek, please remember to use them for at least a month before you commence your holiday.
Good Indian veg food during trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner) is provided. Refer the inclusion for more details.
A 60 Ltr backpack is advisable to carry but amount of weight to be carried depends on your requirements and capacity. Porters and mules will be available and costs are included in the trek package.
Altitude sickness is very common among trekkers during himalayan treks, it is wise to consult your doctor for the right medication before your trip. Drinking lots of water can also help stabilize the body along with resting at regular intervals. The best rate of acclimatization is to gain no more than 300m (1000 feet) per a day. If you increase this rate you will be much more susceptible to Elevation Sickness. Getting adequate sleep also can help avoid this.
No. Since both these activities can let your body dehydrate easily. Then you will find it very difficult to complete the stretches. Alcohol will open the pores in your skin and let the cold get inside and make the body temperature in terms with the temperature outside.
But it will finally lead you to feel dehydrated and thirsty. Hence try not to smoke or consume alcohol. Many of the trekking tours will not allow the participants do any such activities during the trek.
The trek starts from Yuksom, a tiny historical town, which sits at an elevation of 5,670ft. The drive from the Bagdogra Airport to Yuksom is known to provide some spectacular views of the Himalayas, and it is certainly one of the best features of the kanchenjunga base camp trek route. You will get to see the Teesta River on the way, and also cross the Legship bridge.
To begin the memorable trek to Kanchenjunga base camp, you will first have to reach Yuksom. There are three ways to reach the small village – by road, by train, and by air.
By road: If you are travelling by road, there are three routes you can take. The first is from Geyzing, which is about 42 kilometers away from Yuksom. The other two closest destinations are Gangtok and Pelling, which are respectively around 142 kilometers and 41 kilometers away. Private and shared jeeps are available, and you may even find buses. However, shared jeeps are harder to find after 1 p.m.
By train: New Jalpaiguri Junction is the nearest railway station to Yuksom, and it is around 147 kilometers away. You can take either a bus or a taxi from the station.
By air: At a distance of around 153 kilometers, Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport to Yuksom. You can take a cab from the airport to reach your destination.
Being the third tallest mountain in the world, Kanchenjunga demands the best out of mountaineers who want to reach its peak. The best Kanchenjunga base camp trek route will take you at a height of 17,000 feet. The entire trek takes about 11 days to complete.
Kanchenjunga and K2, also known as Mount Godwin Austen, are separate mountains. With an elevation of 28,251 feet, K2 is the second highest mountain in the world, and it is situated along the China–Pakistan border.
Kanchenjunga on the other hand is situated between Nepal and Sikkim and it is the third tallest mountain in the world.
The trek to Kanchenjunga base camp can be difficult and technical, but it is also one of the most rewarding and interesting treks that you can experience in your life. The adventurous journey involves intricate passes, wild glacier rivers, valleys, rocky paths, and forests.
Even the popular routes can be demanding and taxing. However, when traveling with Thrillophilia, you will be guided by experts and professional mountaineers, which is why you will be safe at all times.
Part of the Eastern Himalayas, Kanchenjunga is located in the Indian state of Sikkim. In fact, if you look at the Kanchenjunga base camp trek map, you will see that the mountain is located along the border of Sikkim and Nepal.
The trek to Kanchenjunga base camp can be arduous yet exciting. The trek is also fairly technical, and if you have some mountaineering experience, it adds a plus. However, when guided by experts, the journey becomes much easier. As long as you have enough acclimatization days and a good itinerary along with necessary provisions,
you should have a great time. The only issues that some might face are harsh and unpredictable weather and Acute Mountain Sickness.
As the world's third tallest mountain, Kanchenjunga has a towering height of 28,169 ft. However, when you are on a trek to Kanchenjunga base camp, you will reach the maximum height of 17,000 feet to the Lamuney campsite. From there, you will be taken to the peak of the mountain.
Although located in Siliguri, Bagdogra Airport is the closest airport to Yuksom, which is the starting point of the trek. However, when traveling from Sikkim, you will have to rely on private and shared jeeps since there are no buses available.
If that ends up increasing your Kanchenjunga base camp trek cost, it would be better to rely on the popular and less expensive options.
The trek is perfectly safe, provided you have a reliable guide. If you look at the Kanchenjunga base camp trek map, you will see that it is carefully planned. The trek can be challenging and technical, but you do not need to be a mountaineer or a professional athlete to attempt it.
However, that does not mean it will be as easy as a stroll in the park. With the help of an expert guide and enough preparation, the trek becomes easier and enjoyable.
You cannot go on the trek all by yourself. Independent hikers (those who are not going with a travel partner) must have at least two people in their group. You would also need to have a registered guide in your group.
Before you can begin your journey, you would have to get a permit, and permits are not allowed to solo travelers. Whether you are an amateur or a seasoned mountaineer, it is always safer and wiser to attempt the trek with a reliable travel partner such as Thrillophilia.
If you are wondering about the Kanchenjunga base camp trek cost, make sure to get in touch with Thrillophilia as we provide the best offers. Although the package is originally priced at Rs. 15,900, we are currently offering a 7% discount.
Therefore, if you book now, you will get the Kanchenjunga base camp trek at Rs. 14,700 per adult. There are no booking fees involved and you might be able to get cashback.
The total distance to be covered in Kanchenjunga base camp trek is about 90 km that can be covered in 11 days and 10 nights. With an elevation of 8586 meters, this is one of the most challenging yet delightful treks in India comprising the third highest peak in the world.
The accommodation facilities like camp, tent or hut come with either an attached washroom or a common toilet for the trekkers in the camping ground. The stay in the tents would be done on a sharing basis depending upon the size of the group.
Kanchenjunga base camp trek is not advisable to be done during heavy monsoon and high winter season as the roads become accessible due to heavy rainfall and snow. The temperature can also stoop as low as -7 degrees celsius during extreme winters, making it extremely cold for the trekkers in the mountains.
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