KANCHENJUNGA BASE CAMP TREK
The Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is a hybrid trek where we use both lodges and tents. So it is both a CAMPING trek and a Lodge Trek. The program visits both the North and South Kanchenjunga Base Camps and allows participants to get up-close with the third highest mountain in the world. A shorter program would be to only visit the North Kanchenjunga Base Camp at Pangpema.
Kangchenjunga is a sacred mountain and the word Kanchenjunga literally translates to “Five Great Treasures in the Snow.” There are five peaks within the Kangchenjunga range. And each peak is believed to be a repository of different treasures: gold, silver, gems, grains and sacred texts. Consequently, in due reverence, the first summiteers stopped a few meters short of the summit in 1955. However, today’s climbers no longer follow this practice. On the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, we will be trekking through a Beyul. The purpose of beyuls is to provide sanctuaries for people seeking refuge from social and religious persecution.
Our journey begins with an hour-long flight to eastern Nepal. Board a jeep/bus for a 9 hour drive (over two days) to Taplejung where the trek begins. Ascend steadily through the Ghunsa river valley to the North Base Camp. Return to Ghunsa and cross over Sinion La to the Kabeli river valley. Hike up to the South Base Camp and begin descent to Yamphudin. Drive back to Bhadrapur for a flight back to Kathmandu.
WHY TREK WITH US?
The Kanchenjunga Trek is a private trek for a minimum of two participants. We do NOT nickel-and-dime on services – inclusions and exclusions are clearly listed in cost details. Some companies will advertise trips for very low prices but they have a lot of exclusions that is usually not clear. With over 30 years of experience, most of our trekkers are either repeat clients or referrals. We employ the most professional and friendly staff. We are also proud to give back to our community through our giving arm – 3 Summits For Nepal – managed by Crystal Mountain Treks staff. In the Kanchenjunga region, we have built four schools and two girls hostels. On this Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek, we will have the opportunity to visit one of the school in Yamphudin. Contact us to learn more…