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NEW Trip – Kyrgyzstan & the Tian Shan MountainsJoin 19 August 2024 Departure

16 Days$3790USD

Activities
  • 12 day trek
Accommodation
  • 4 nights hotel
  • 11 nights camping
Meals
  • 13 Dinners
  • 14 Lunches
  • 15 Breakfasts
6
Moderate to Challenging
 
 

Kangchenjunga South Base Camp Trip highlights


  • Embark on a short but rewarding trek through a region seldom visited by trekkers
  • Walk to Oktang (Kanchenjunga South BC) alongside the Yalung Glacier
  • Witness unsurpassed views of the Kanchenjunga massif, Kabru massif and surrounding peaks including Jannu
  • Trek through remote villages of the Gurung, Limbu, Rai and Sherpa peoples
  • Enjoy incredible views without the need to cross high mountain passes
  • Trek below the soaring south face of Kanchenjunga

Why Book With Us

  • Additional 5kg baggage allowance (20kg total) on internal flights to Bhadrapur.
  • Fully supported camping expedition with all meals on trek freshly prepared by our dedicated cooking crew. All drinking water also included.
  • Led by experienced wilderness first aid trained guides equipped with group medical kit and portable altitude chamber
  • Receive a souvenir kit bag and save money by using our trek pack including quality sleeping bag, down jacket and more.

Eastern Nepal is characterised by greater diversity on many accounts; ethnic groups such as the Rai and Limbu people, a prolific range of flora due to the higher summer rainfall in the region and some of the most outstanding mountain vistas anywhere in the Himalaya. This trek follows the route to the South Base Camp, a popular trail for climbers attempting to summit the world's 3rd highest mountain, via the Yalung face. Dwarfed by an alpine grandeur in almost every direction, peaks such as Rathong, the impressive Kabru massif and of course Kanchenjunga (8586m) dominate the setting. It is no less dramatic on our return journey which follows a varied exit route ensuring we do not retrace our steps.

Meals included
in the price
Valued at USD$700
Trip Code: KBD

You will be met by a representative of World Expeditions and transferred to the Radisson hotel. Remainder of the afternoon at leisure. A pre-trek briefing will be given around 4.30-5pm where arrangements will be made for the distribution of your kit bag, sleeping bag and down/fibrefill jacket. This evening we will head out for dinner, this is a great opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow group members. Overnight: Radisson Hotel

Meals:  Nil

Bhadrapur is situated in the Terai, south east of Nepal. The flight from Kathmandu takes approximately 50 minutes and affords views of the region of the Himalaya the trek will be taking place in. Phidim is located within a magnificent valley in the foothills of the Himalayas in eastern Nepal. It is a beautiful hill township which offers enchanting views of the eastern Himalayas. Approx. driving time: 6 hrs. Overnight hotel/lodge.

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we continue our drive further into the mountains to the picturesque village of Kande Bhanjyang where we overnight. Drive approx: 6 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we begin our trek with a steady incline passing terraced farmlands that are perched above the Kabbeli Khola (river). The path is somewhat undulating as we make our way across the valley. After stopping for lunch along the way, we'll continue on through local villages and then drop down to the Kashawa Khola. Here we will cross the river before starting our ascent to reach our campsite at Phumpe Danda where we gain fantastic views of Mount Kumbhakarna, Ghabur & Boktoh and the surrounding valleys. Overnight: Wilderness Camp

Meals:  B,L,D

Today, the trail takes us through some smaller valleys and rivers as we follow the route above the Kabeli Khola. We follow the river till we reach our lunch stop taking opportunities to cool off in the refreshing waters. Our destination today is Yamphudim, a sherpa village locals prefer Sherpa Gaun. Some of the sections of trail are undefined so require patience and concentration. Overnight: Wilderness Camp

Meals:  B,L,D

A challenging and beautiful walk today to Latse Bhanjyang. The trail is well-maintained, but it's a tough ascent from Amje Khola steep climb which takes us through a thick forest of maple, oak, pine and rhododendron. Depending on the time of year, we may encounter slippery trails in the rainforest. Lhatse Bhanjyang is a yak pasture, and we may see yaks grazing, with yak cheese and milk produced in this area. From this isolated camp far from civilization we can still enjoy views of Jhanu (Kumbakarna) and the valley below.

Meals:  B,L,D

The trail today takes us through varieties of pine and rhododendron forests, ascending and following the Simbua Khola towards Dorenden. Overnight: Wilderness Camp

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we will follow Simbuwa Khola which has made its way from Yalung Glacier. It is a beautiful river view walk through forest of pine, rhododendron & birch forest. The walk is completely pristine with many side river and waterfalls. As we gain altitude we get views across the Kabru ranges in the upper valley. Our overnight camp is in a large flat meadow. Overnight: Wilderness Camp

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we will hike (optional) to one of the nearby hill tops to get views of the surrounding mountain ranges before returning to camp for an afternoon rest. Overnight: Wilderness Camp

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast we leave camp leaving well acclimatised and the trail takes us through the moraine. We begin as we traverse the steep topography of the area and hike above the tree line, before crossing an alpine meadow, following a small stream till we reach Ramche. From here we continue to trek towards Oktang, which is the view point of Kanchenjunga. This is a beautiful walk which has a few climbs; the walk will take us approximately 3 hrs. The trail climbs into the valley alongside the moraine of the Yalung Glacier. The valley opens up as we approach Yalung, (4610m). Climbing alongside the moraine we make our way through scrub junipers and up a stream to a lake at Lapsang. We can see the start of the route to Lapsang La as it heads off over the moraines in a valley to the north. From here we will make our final push to Oktang (4730m), Kanchenjunga South Base Camp. After enjoying the views we return to Ramche where we overnight. Overnight: Wilderness Camp

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we descend agin to Dorenden via Tseram as we make our way to our exit route at Chiruwa. Overnight: Wilderness Camp

Meals:  B,L,D

Todays walk is a long and continuous descent through dense forest following the Simbuwa Khola. Our camp is tonight is located at Miteri Pool. Overnight: Wilderness Camp

Meals:  B,L,D

Chiruwa is located in a Himalayan gorge with dense patches of sub-tropical rainforest and cliffs. The ethnic group here, the Kirati's now known as Limbu, date back more than 2000 years as subsistence farmers in this region. Overnight: Wilderness Camp

Meals:  B,L,D

Today is a long driving day to Phidim via Taplejung. Overnight hotel/lodge.

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast, we will drive to Bhadrapur to catch our flight back to Kathmandu. If the weather is clear on our flight, we have the opportunity to view some of the most impressive peaks of the Himalayan range. Transfer to our hotel for overnight. Overnight: Radisson Hotel

Meals:  B,L

After breakfast, arrangements cease unless further ones have been made. Those people travelling by aircraft to other destinations will be transferred to the airport.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 13 dinners including all meals on trek valued at US$700
  • airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 16 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
  • flight Kathmandu/Bhadrapur/Kathmandu valued at US$420
  • 20kg luggage allowance
  • special permit US$40
  • expert bilingual guide and medical kit
  • good quality accommodation in Kathmandu and basic accommodation in Bhadrapur
  • accommodation in our fully serviced wilderness campsites
  • use of a World Expeditions trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat (valued at over US$500)
  • souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
  • private air conditioned transportation
  • all park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • porters to carry all personal and group equipment
  • porter's insurance

  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Tips
  • International flights
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance

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Priceper person from

$3790USD

Your trip price includes:

  • Meals valued at USD$700
  • Internal flight valued at USD$420
Options & Supplements*
  • Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Hotel Only Single supplementUSD$80
  • Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Tent only Single supplementUSD$220
  • Single SupplementUSD$310
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Kanchenjunga - Trek to South Base Camp trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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