Kanchenjunga is one of the Adventure trekking region in Nepal Himalayas and this trekking itinerary includes the both base camps of the Kanchenjunga so, this itinerary is suitable for those trekking who are looking for adventure and long trekking in the Himalayas and the Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak in world which is 8586 meters above sea level, Kanchenjunga is translated as “Five treasures of the Snow”. Our trekking to the base camps of the world's third highest mountain provides the spectacular views of Jannu from the Mirgin La. The tranquil villages on the borders of Sikkim & Tibet which add another dimensions to this trekking, This is a superb trek to the foot of Kangchenjunga (8586m), a huge massif situated in the far northeast corner of Nepal on the borders of Sikkim and Tibet. The region is one of the pristine high mountain areas in Nepal and the trek takes us through magnificent and varied scenery to the Base Camps on both north and south sides of this vast mountain.
Our journey to this area starts from the tropical lowlands through great rhododendron forests and lovely villages of east Nepal up to the glacier and overwhelming views. The trekking to the south and north faces of the world’s third highest peak offers fantastic mountain views, including Everest. One of the most remote and the beautiful area in Nepal, which, unused to foreign visitors, still lies shrouded in mystery. The features of the walk in are pleasant villages with different ethnic groups then in the high regions, glorious mountains and abundant wildlife. The trails climb from 1200 meters (4,000ft) to 5180 meters (17,094 ft) above sea level. We organize this adventure trekking in camping style as the accommodation and food are not available is this region however small tea houses are started to built so, we can do the basic tea house trekking as well .
Note: B = Breakfast, B.B = Bed & Breakfast, B.L.D = Full Board (Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
Note: B = Breakfast, B.B = Bed & Breakfast, B.L.D = Full Board (Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
Most trekkers/climbers will feel some affect of altitude, such as shortness of breath and possibly light headache, which is fairly common. AMS is very different and if a person suffers from this sickness s he/she gets brutal headache and will be unconscious either. But, there are various symptoms beforehand and we have sufficient time to take precautions as well.
While you are in trekking and climbing, our well trained guides will brief you what sort of precautions you have to take to be prevented from such sickness, therefore, you don't have to worry for the matter, we also recommend you get some advice from your travel doctor or health advisor before you travel to Nepal.
The following information is useful to you about high altitude sickness and precaution steps.
Basically, There are three stages/steps of altitude sickness and their symptoms:-
Guess! It may occur to you as well but do not worry as this is common to everyone.
Symptoms:- Running nose, Dizziness, Sleeplessness, Occasional loss of appetite and Periodic breathing.
Mild headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Weakness, Sleeplessness, Dry Raspy cough, Tiredness, Loss of appetite, running nose, hard to breath.
What you have to if you get mild symptoms:-
Symtoms:- Persistent and severe headache, Persistent vomiting, An inability to walk in a straight line and making the sufferer look drunk, Losing consciousness, Mental confusion, Liquid sounds in the lungs, Difficulty breathing, Rapid breathing or feeling breathless at rest, Coughing clear fluid, pink phlegm or blood (a very bad sign), Marked blueness of face and lips, High resting heartbeat (over 130 beats per minute), Mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE):- dangerous cases of AMS- If, the above mention symptoms get worse and s/he could not take any precautions, one can die within the period of 12 hours, but if one takes precautions immediately, it takes one or two days to get well.
Therefore, if one gets such symptoms, it is better one take treatment with medication, oxygen and descent down. Usually 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first dose to those who suffer from such sickness and then 4mg Diamox is given an every six hours gap. Similarly, 2-4 liters/minute oxygen is given and one is taken to down.
High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE):- This is a serious case, if one gets the above mention symptoms worse, furthermore, if one accumulates of fluid in the lungs and mild fever, and then, there is chance of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE). The treatment, one should given the oxygen at the rate of 4 liters a minute, using Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC). If there is no PAC bag or oxygen then one should take down to the low altitude, it is only the way of life saving. The HAPE can also lead to unconsciousness and death in short period of time.
Please contact us if you need any further information about the sickness:
As Nepal is the best destination for the trekking, thousands of the people travel Nepal for the purpose of trekking in Nepal Himalaya. As this point, we have listed trekking equipments/ Gears and we recommend you to bring in order to do trekking in Nepal:
Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, pen and pencil, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional).
This trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk for 5 - 6 hours in a day, with a light weight rucksack.For adventure trek- yes, you need to have experience of walking 5- 6 hours a day in high altitude- somehow about 3000M above sea level.
Sure!!! Once you let us know your flight detail with arrival date and time, our repetitive will receive you and take you to the hotel in Kathmandu.
We provide you 2/3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 men tent with mattress accommodation during the trekking and we recommend you to have sleeping bag or if don’t have your own then we provide you sleeping nag as well.
we provide you hot food prepared by our trained cook, the dinner and breakfast will be in the same campsite and we will stop and cook the lunch along the day. delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) get hot tea/coffee …as well.
Camping- we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.
There will plenty of water available for drinking in this trip however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.
We provide porters to carry your luggage; you will trek with your light day backpack.
Yes, you can leave your stuffs which are not necessary for the trekking in your Kathmandu hotel or in our office which is safe and free of charge. However, we recommend you keep valuables things with you at all times.
There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.
When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk 5-6 hours each day.
If you are used to walking with trekking poles then take them with you, as you will probably find them useful especially on the way down. They are not essential though and the walk is manageable without them as well.
Camping- there are electricity only in certain places so, you can charge by paying some service charges. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries.
There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls and there are internet facilities on some of the village as well.
Yes, you can use your credit cards in most of the cities to some extent, however once you leave those cities behind, all you need is cash, so, you have to take cash from the city and bring along the trekking.
Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
We prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of a trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival. For more Information
You can allocate US$ 08 - 10 for a lunch / dinner in kathamndu and it depends on your spending habits. US$7 to 10 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks in trekking.
This is very difficult thing to determine. We have seen everything from 10USD to 500 USD per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small way to show your guides and local porters thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of personal involvement with your guide.
Yes, we have insured all our trekking staff including including guide, cook, sherpas and porters, please see our legal documents for the detail.
Sure!!! We can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food along trekking.
We ensure all safety and security for individual woman traveler while with us, we are more confidence for this issues, believe us. We have train our guides, the way our clients want. We give you personal room on lodge trekking and personal tent for camping (Tented camp) trekking.
All of our guides are well-trained in basic first aid and can deal with the basic ailments that may occur on trekking. In the event of an emergency Outfitter Nepal will cover initial expenses of any rescue operation. It is a condition of booking that you are adequately insured for such an event as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. In the more frequented regions there are health posts, which have been established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.
Yes, if you have time and interest then we many things to do such as- Everest Mountain Flight, Bunjy Jumping, Trisuli Rafting, Ultra flight and Paragliding and some places to visit Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara city and Lumbini as well. If you have any other queries about the trip for the further clearance then please write us.
Trekking Destination: South & North Base Camp
Group Size: Min - 2 Pax.
Highest Access of the Trekking: 5280m.
Best Season: March/April/May/Sept/Oct/Nov
Transportation: Bus/Car/Land Cursor/Aero plane
Trip Grade: Moderate + Strenuous
Mode of Trekking Tour: Camping
Trekking Hour: Approximately 6 - 7 hours
Total Days: 31 Days
A trek in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area cannot be undertaken without the assistance from the local people. There are a number of reputable companies outside of Nepal that will organise the trek for you where your team up with a group of up to 15 like-minded people. At the time my wife & children were aged just 8 and 11. English trekking agencies will not take children of that age on Himalayan treks despite them already being veterans of long Himalayan treks. I looked at a number of trekking agencies based in Kathmandu and eventually chose to go with Outfitter Nepal...