Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a chance to reach the base camp of one of the most beautiful mountain massifs in the world. Located in the far north-eastern corner of Nepal, Kanchenjunga is world’s third tallest mountain on a remote mountain trail ideal for trekkers who enjoy the solitude surrounded by a spectacular National Park characterized by exceptional natural and cultural diversity. The name Kanchenjunga means ‘Five Treasures of the Great Snow’ which is in reference to the five summits that make up Kanchenjunga.
Kanchenjunga base camp trekking trail is taken as one of the most daredevil destinations where you can discover both northern and southern base camp of massif Mt. Kanchenjunga. This trekking trail is relatively considered as less-traveled trekking destination because of its technical challenges that begin with the scenic flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and short flight take us foothills of the world third highest peak i.e. Mt. Kanchenjunga at Suketar. The circuit starts from Basantpur at 2200m with stunning views on the highest mountains in the Himalayas before descending to Ghunsa Khola valley taking us to colorful Sherpa village of Ghunsa and to the north side half way up the Kanchenjunga glacier for the amazing view of the north face of Kanchenjunga.
Then the trail heads towards the beautiful villages through dense forests of rhododendron, Pine, and Oak. During the trial, we will visit the South and North Base Camp of Mt. Kanchenjunga. To the south Base, Camp Oktang is considered as one of the most striking viewpoints from where we can have awe-inspiring views of Rathong, Kanchenjunga Range, Rathong, Kabru Range and Jannu. You can have most impressive views of an amazingly high pass as well as remarkable scenic views of eastern Nepal, warm hospitality, and their traditional culture that make Kanchenjunga base camp trek more memorable.
If you can walk 5 miles a day and are in good aerobic shape (with a doctor’s approval), you can do fine and make it. The actual trekking is on mostly level ground with a few sections of steep hillsides – up and down. You should not carry more than a light day pack with a jacket, water and snacks. However, it is the altitude that creates the main issues. That said, the better shape you are in, the more you will enjoy the overall experience.
There’s no specific training needed if you are reasonably fit. If you are completely sedentary, then yes some cardiovascular training would be recommended. Stair climbing or hill walking will get most people ready. Remember you’ll be walking up and down rough paths for 8-12 days. You’ll be at altitude too which will make things much harder. Having a good level of fitness will help you enjoy your trek more and always remember, it’s not a race!
October, November and December is Nepal’s peak season and it is the best time to go trekking.
February, March and April is the end of the dry season and it is the second best time of the year to go trekking.
November, December, January and February, the sky is clear, but it can be very cold in the mountain. May to June is Nepal’s hot season and it can get very warm indeed. June to September is the monsoon season and the least popular time to go trekking in Nepal.
01: Large backpack/rucksack:
02: Day pack or day rucksack:
03: Sleeping bag:
04: Down jacket:
05: Trekking/Hiking shoes
06: Fleece jacket
07:Drinking water bottle-Aluminum
08: Sun glass
09: Wool hat and Sun cap
11: Walking Poole
12: Torch or head lamp
It depends on your route, but EBC trek usually takes about 15 days. We suggest you not to go on a rush trek primarily due to the altitude. You will be landed in Lukla at (9,250 feet) and go to EBC at (17,500 f.). If you go too fast or rush your itinerary, you might get altitude sickness which is harmful.
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