- Duration 25days
- Max Altitude 5143 m
- Group Size 2-10
- Best Season Mar-May, Sep-Nov
- Per Day Walk 07-08 hrs
- Accomodation Teahouse/Camp
- Start/End KTM / KTM
- Difficulty Challenging
- Trip Type Group /
- Location Kanchenjunga
A 25-day trek under clear blue skies to the lap of the third highest mountain in the world is a dream come true for every adventure lover. It is one of the high-altitude treks other than Everest region treks and Annapurna treks.
The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek offers an excellent opportunity for those who want to explore the beauty and culture of the Eastern Himalayas in full glory. The trek route passes through dense forests, boulder fields, forested gorges, ancient monasteries with fluttering prayer flags, stone hut villages, and scenic landscapes.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is an organized trek. Kanchenjunga trek area is a restrict that falls under Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. Therefore, it would be best if you had a local guide and at least two trekkers to obtain the necessary trekking permits for the trek. Mountain Routes organizes all the necessary details for our esteemed guests.
During the trek, we take all sorts of transport, from a domestic flight to Bhadrapur from Kathmandu. Then we travel by road until we reach the start point to hike from, i.e., Suketar, Taplejung. We stay in the lodge or guesthouse during the trek. As we ascend higher, the comfort of choice of meals and accommodation gets less prominent. During your stay, you can enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains, rivers, meadows, hills, and the local lifestyle.
Our team of experienced guides is always there to help you out. They are trained to deal with emergencies and what to do if anything happens.
Start and End of Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek
Although the trek starts from Kathmandu, actual trekking on the proper route starts on the 4th day. The trekking trails take you through small settlements and beautiful villages of the indigenous people of Nepal towards the base of Mount Kanchenjunga.
The trek path is the same as in the Kanchenjunga Circuit trek. However, the destination is Kanchenjunga north base camp. Then, we cross over Sele Le Pass (4200m) on the return path to reach Tseram. On the trail, we follow the south of the Yalung Glacier, accompanied by the magnificent views of Jannu Himal, Mt Makalu, Baruntse, and Kanchenjunga.
The challenging Kanchenjunga Base Camp trekking ends after reaching Suketar. However, the memorable trip concludes only after reaching Kathmandu via air from Bhadrapur.
What to expect during the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek
Starting from the lower region, you witness the terraced fields and greenery, which subdues as you gain altitude. The terrain throughout the journey changes adding adventure time and again.
Some places are prone to landslides, where we tread carefully. However, walking through the rocky terrain with majestic views of the Himalayas is a serene feeling.
On the trail, you can witness the different wildlife of the region. The forests on the trail are home to 250 species of birds and wild lives. Keep an eye on the mountains for a sight of blue sheep and snow leopards. Higher up you go, you reach the high-elevation pastures where yaks graze, and colorful alpine flowers bloom.
Trekking routes to Kanchenjunga Base camp is a long and tiring walk through the rocky trails. High altitude sickness can trouble any healthy person during such high altitude treks. Therefore, we have an acclimatization day at different stops. Such stops help avoid acute mountain sickness and prepare the body to acclimatize for the trek. These acclimatization schedules help the body prepare for the altitude and push forwards for another day’s trek.
You should immediately inform the guide if you feel any symptoms such as headache, feeling and being sick, dizziness, tiredness, loss of appetite, or shortness of breath. The professional guides from Mountain Routes will transfer you to the lower altitude if needed.
Food during the Kanchenjunga Base camp trek is rudimentary at a higher altitude. If you get bored with a regular Nepali meal, you can ask for a change such as roti(chapati/bread) and other local items. Hot showers and comfortable toilet seats are also luxuries at higher altitudes. Nevertheless, you can get these services at more commercial places at lower altitudes.
You can buy water bottles or ask for boiled water for drinking water. Teahouses can charge extra for boiled water or charging facilities at higher altitudes.
Kanchenjunga Trek Itinerary
Day 1 : Arriving in Kathmandu
On the first day of the Kanchenjunga base camp trek, you arrive at the capital – Kathmandu. Our representatives from Mountain Routes will pick you up from the airport, then take you to your respective hotel. They will be explaining the Kanchenjunga trek. After that, you can freshen up, then go out to explore the beautiful city of Kathmandu.
Day 2 : Kathmandu to Bhadrapur Trip Duration: 45 minutes
On the second day of our trek, we will be traveling from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur. We fly to Bhadrapur airport from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. We will explore the town during our free time and prepare for our trek, which begins the next day. We will stay the night at Bhadrapur.
Day 3 : Bhadrapur to Taplejung (2420 m) Trip Duration: 8-9 hours
Today, on the third day of our Kanchenjunga base camp trek, we travel to Taplejung. It takes about 8-9 hours by road to Suketar. Along Mechi highway, we can see the beautiful green hills of Illam. We will stay the night in Suketar.
Day 4 : Trek to Chhirwa (1185 m) Trip Duration: 6-7 hours
On the 4th day of our Kanchenjunga trekking, we trek to Chhirwa from Taplejung. The trail descends until Chhirwa, which takes about 6-7 hours. We walk through pasture lands and small villages with stone huts at places.
We get good views of the Hungdewa and Tamor rivers along the way. Following the trail, we reach Sinwa village and continue towards Tawa, crossing the suspension bridge at Thiwa. Finally, after some more walks, we reach, Chhirwa, our destination for the day. Chhirwa is a small Limbu village where we will spend the night.
Day 5 : Trek to Sekathum (1650 m) Trip Duration: 5-6 hours
On day 5 of our trek, we pass through forested ridges with lush green vegetation. Then, we walk along the Tamur river until we arrive at Olangchung Gola, the entrance to the Kanchenjunga National Park.
We continue our walk towards Ghunsa Khola. Finally, after walking almost half an hour from here, we reach Sekathum for the night.
Day 6 : Trek to Gyabla (2725 m) Trip Duration: 7-8 hours
Today the trek is going to be stretchy and long. The route is also comparatively challenging. The length of the trail will make us tired. First, we will cross the river before ascending the steep and narrow trail. After passing through the trail, we will descend to cross the river again. Following the trail, we walk up from the gorge’s bottom to pass Solima, again descending to the riverside.
We will follow the trail further, traversing through dense Rhododendron, fir, and bamboo forest. Finally, we will cross stone houses and several small bridges. On the way to Gyabla, stunning views of the waterfalls are just incredible. Overnight at Gyabla.
Day 7 : Gyabla to Ghunsa (3415 m) Trip Duration: 6-7 hours
Today, on the 7th day of our Kanchenjunga base camp trek, we trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa. Descending the riverside trail, we start our trek towards Phole. The majestic valley slowly opens before us. After walking further for hours, we will reach a famous Sherpa village. Overnight at Ghunsa.
Day 8 : Acclimatization at Ghunsa
On the 8th day of our Kanchenjunga trek, we will acclimate to Ghunsa. To better utilize this time, we will visit the nearby Buddhist monastery and some nearby places. Another place to explore today is the Lapsan La pass, through the green forest, returning to Ghunsa and spending the second night there.
Day 9 : Trek to Khambachen (4145 m) Trip Duration: 4-5 hours
Today, we trek from Ghunsa to Khambachen(Khangpachen), which takes about 4-5 hours. We will trek towards the north alongside the Ghunsa river. After walking for some time along the riverside, we will slowly start ascending through high-land trees and vegetation. We will cross a bridge at Rampuk Kharka and see a beautiful waterfall. It is a landslide-prone area. To reach Jannu, one must cross the landslide-prone area of rampuk Kharka. Following the trail, we will finally reach Khambachen, where we will spend the night.
Day 10 : Trek to Lhonak (4792 m) Trip Duration: 3-4 hours
Today, we trek from Khambachen to Lhonak, which takes about 3-4 hours. First, we need to cross the landslide area again. Crossing the landslide area is risky due to the granular rock and soil. We will follow the river bank along the way and cross a beautiful waterfall and a bridge to Ramtang. Upon walking further, we finally reach Lhonak. Overnight at Lhonak.
Day 11 : Lhonak to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5143 m) Trip Duration: 3 hours
Today, we trek to our ultimate destination – Kanchenjunga Base Camp. We will follow the trail along with the glaciers on the northern ridges. Upon reaching the base camp, we witness a fantastic view of majestic Mt. Kanchenjunga. We will enjoy the scenic beauty it has to offer and stay the night in Kanchenjunga Base Camp.
Day 12 : Kanchenjunga Base Camp to Ghunsa (3415 m) Trip Duration: 8 hours
Today, on the 12th day of our trek, we trek back to Ghunsa from Kanchenjunga Base Camp. With the stunning view of different mountains in the backdrop, we will descend past Lhonak and Khangpachen. Then, walking on the moraines of the Kanchenjunga glacier and Kumbhakarna glacier, we finally arrive at Ghunsa. Overnight at Ghunsa.
Day 13 : Ghunsa to Sele Le (4200 m) Trip Duration: 4-5 hours
On the 13th day of our Kanchenjunga trek, we trek from Ghunsa to Sele Le pass. It is a steep trail, and we will slowly walk to Sele Le Pass. Passing through the dense Rhododendron and Juniper forests, we can see different species of birds, including the Danphe pheasant. Before we reach Sele Le Pass, we stop for lunch. Overnight at Sele Le.
Day 14 : Selele to Tseram (3868 m) Trip Duration: 6-7 hours
The trail from Sele Le to Tseram is a steep one. After walking for an hour, we reach the bottom of Mirgin La pass. Continuing for about another hour, we reach another pass called Sinion La. We walk across many passes and, along the way, stop to eat our packed lunch. The visibility can be compromised today, so better stick close to your guides. Following the trail, we come across ponds. From there, we will slowly see Tseram between the clouds. Upon reaching Tseram, we will enjoy some hot tea or soup, then rest for the night there.
Day 15 : Tseram to Ramche (4610 m) Trip Duration: 4 hours
Today, we trek from Tseram to Ramche, and the trail is easy and short. We will follow the trail along the south of the Yalung Glaciers. Accompanied by the magnificent view of the mountains along the way, we will also enjoy the scenery of frozen lakes, streams, and crystals. After walking further for some time, we will finally reach Ramche. Then, we will explore the surroundings and have a good night’s rest.
Day 16 : Excursion to Oktang Temple, Glacier (4740 m), back to Ramche Trip Duration: 6-7 hours
Today, we trek towards Oktang temple. The spectacular views of the beautiful mountains Mount Kabru, Yalung Kang, Kanchanjunga, and Kumbakarna cast magic on the trail. Then, we will explore the Oktang temple and the glacier, spending some time there. Finally, we trek back to Ramche.
Day 17 : Ramche to Torongten (2980 m) Trip Duration: 4-5 hours
Today, following the trail to Tseram, we reach Torongten from Ramche. It takes a few hours to trek back to Tseram. Walking along the Simbhuwa Khola, we reach Torongten. We will pass through some forests along the way, having some sections close to the river bed. Upon reaching Torongten, we will check into the lodge and spend the night there.
Day 18 : Torongten to Sherpa Gaun (1792 m) Trip Duration: 7 hours
Following the trail today, we will ascend till Lashetham (3646 m). The panoramic view of the Himalayas is impressive. We will then start to descend to our destination – Sherpa Gaun. We will traverse Rhododendron and fir forest, descending almost 2000 meters in elevation. Upon following the trail further, we finally arrive at Sherpa Gaun. Overnight at Sherpa Gaun.
Day 19 : Sherpa Gaun to Phumpe Danda (1860 m) Trip Duration: 6 hours
Today’s trail leads from Sherpa Gaun to Phumpe danda with many twists and turns. First, we will enjoy the beautiful hills to our east. Then, following the trail, we will reach Phumpe danda, where we will spend the night.
Day 20 : Phumpe Danda to Kadevanjyang (2190 m) Trip Duration: 7 hours
Today, on the 20th day of our Kanchenjunga trek, we trek from Phumpe Danda to Kande Bhanjyang. The trail is mostly upwards, and we will reach Phungphung Danda after some walking. From there, we will reach Keshuwa. Then, following the trail further, we will reach Kande Bhanjyang. During the time at Kande Bhanjyang, we spend our leisure learning about the culture, traditions, and lifestyle of the native Limbu people. Also, the panoramic view of Kanchenjunga and Kumbhakarna will reward us today. Overnight at Kandevanjyang.
Day 21 : Kadevanjyang to Lali Kharka (2266 m) Trip Duration: 7 hours
Today, we trek from Kande Bhanjyang to Lali Kharka, an ascending trail. We will walk along the trail, enjoying the scenic natural beauty of the region. Upon reaching Lali Kharka, we will check into our lodge and rest.
Day 22 : Lali Kharka to Suketar (2420 m) Trip Duration: 4-5 hours
On the 22nd day of our Kanchenjunga trekking, we will be trekking from Lali Kharka to Suketar. Today’s trek is short, and your guides and porters will help you get along just fine. While enjoying the beautiful views along the way, you will finally reach Suketar. Overnight at Suketar.
Day 23 : Flight back to Kathmandu via Biratnagar Trip Duration: 35 minutes
We travel to Biratnagar early in the morning to catch a flight back to the capital. At Kathmandu, we will explore nearby areas and finish shopping for souvenirs. We can also enjoy the beautiful nightlife of Thamel during the night.
Day 24 : Excursion at Kathmandu
Today, we will explore some tourist destinations, including Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar square, Garden of Dreams, and so on. We will visit as many places as possible and shop around to take things as a souvenir with us. We will then return to our hotels in the evening.
Day 25 : Departure
Today, as the last of our Kanchenjunga trek, you will travel back home. First, our representatives will make airport transfers swift. Then we bid goodbyes and bade each other farewell. Returning home, now you have a story to pass down through generations.
Kanchenjunga Trekking: Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Kanchenjunga located?
Kanchenjunga the worlds third highest mountain is located in one of the most remote areas of Nepal it lies in the eastern part of Nepal in Taplejung District Inside the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. Kanchenjunga is situated in the border between Nepal and India.
How do we get to Kanchenjunga Region?
Kanchenjunga could be reached through two ways
By Air: You can get the flight from Kathmandu airport which will take you to the Bhadrapur airport it will take 45 minutes to reach Bhadrapur airport. And from there you need to travel on a vehicle for around 8 to 10 hours to reach Taplejung. Our company will arrange all ticketing of the flight and Provide a jeep from Bhadrapur to Taplejung.
By Road: Our company will arrange a private jeep which will take you Taplejung.it will take us 20 hours to reach Taplejung which we will be breaking into 2 days. The total distance is 676 km from Kathmandu. The journey to Taplejung is itself an adventurous Be prepared for the bumpy roads.
How difficult is Kanchenjunga base camp trek?
Kanchenjunga base camp is a challenging and strenuous trek. . The factors like Uncertain weather, Elevation, Trekking distance, camping The ascend and descend off the high passes and the condition of the trail makes this trek more challenging. You have crossed the high passes to reach the base camp and walk for 25 days through the rural valleys to reach the camp. Another challenge is the altitude and the unpredictable weather. Proper acclizamation is needed to complete the trek. The difficulty of this trek also depends upon your current physical condition. If you in good shape and has no trouble walking the uphill and downhill for continues 5 to 7 hours then this trek is for you. Reaching to Kanchenjunga requires a strong determination commitment and focus one needs to invest serious time in proper physical training and exercise and always have a positive mindset.
How are the passes?
While trekking in Nepal we encounter many passes. Passes are also called LA in Tibetan language. Passes are challenging high altitude areas which are used for crossing from one region to another region or valley. Crossing a pass is same like ascending a peak you need ascend and descend in the steep rocky hills. Most of the passes are above 4500m. Passes are one of the regions that makes Kanchenjunga trek difficult. We will be travelling through three different passes
Mirgin La pass
Mirgin La pass is situated at an elevation of 4645 m. we will be crossing this pass on our way from Ramche to Ghunsa. Mirgin La pass is an adventurous and challenging pass.
Sele La pass
Sele La pass lies at the altitude of 4290 m at a small distance from Sele La camp. This pass connects us from sele la to tsreem. Sele la pass is considered as one of the most important passes in the Kanchenjunga region. it is the crucial pass for visiting both the base camps as it connects those two base camps.
Sinion La (4,440m)
We will be crossing all these passes in one day Our itinerary has a detail description of these passes.
What is the kanchenjunga North and South base camp like?
Getting to Base camp is not as easy as it looks. You need to cross several passes Walk for long distance in the rocky steep trails and glaciers The most important thing to keep in mind is proper acclizamation. Both the base camps are situated in altitude of more than 4000m. The temperature will also be cold and shivering. We need full preparation for reaching the base camp.
Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Take you to the bottom of the Kanchenjunga North side base camp. This base camp is also known as Pangpema Situated at the elevation 4785m. After reaching the Base camp we will already have covered the beauty of places like Ghunsa, lhonak, kambachen and more all the places are situated in the lap of the Himalayas. We will also witness the majestic view of snow-capped peaks glaciers, ice falls and the magnificent Kanchenjunga itself.
Kanchenjunga South Base camp offers you the south view of the majestic Kanchenjunga. This base camp is situated at the altitude of 4160m. When we reach to base camp our body would have already acclimatized properly reducing the risk of AMS. We will be walking through the colorful forest passing the settlements like Tortong, Khebang, Khamdime, Yamphudin and so on these villages offers you the unique culture and their typical indigenous lifestyle. After reaching the base camp we be spending some time witnessing the beautiful mountains.
How do we overcome the difficulties?
The key to overcoming the difficulties would be keeping your health in good condition all the time you need to monitor your health at least once a day asks yourself whether you are feeling good or not, whether you need rest or not, you need to drink plenty of water 3 liters is recommended per day as you would be trekking in high altitudes. Make sure your gears like walking boots , Rucksack, trekking poles, sleeping bags and insulated jackets are in good condition. Another major factor would be proper acclimatization it is essential for safe trek.
How do I prepare for the Kanchenjunga base camp trekking?
Kanchenjunga is strenuous trekking with loads of difficulties on the way. You need to make yourself physically and mentally fit for the trekking. Start your training at least 2 months before the trek you should focus your training on
- Increasing endurance and stamina
- Start Running 5 to 10 km and slightly increase the pace and distance
- Hike as much as you can especially in hills
- Hike with 5 to 10 kgs of a backpack
- Join a gym swimming or climbing gym
- Walking to your job and taking stairs to avoid the stairs
- Make your gut your best friend focus on what you eat cut out Fast foods, and start eating healthy
- Limit the alcohol intake
- Drink plenty of water as it helps to recover the muscle
- Go for camping and experience the Tents and sleeping bags.
We also give online sessions on specific training this training would be given by professional trekkers and guides. You can contact us through our mailing address.
Is there anything I need to Fear?
Well, Fear is always about something uncertain it is said that 80% of the fear is just created by our mind. The rest 20% is of survival. It is normal to be fearful of certain conditions. We see these Fears and problems as an opportunity to grow ourselves and get out of our comfort zone. There are certain things one needs to care about :
- Personal Health
- Elevation and
These factors should not be underestimated one needs to conscious and fearful about these things. You don’t need to worry about these things as we will be providing experienced Guides and Helpers who will be with you all the time and ensure your safety. If you’re a person who dares to take the challenge and loves adventure then there is nothing to be afraid of.
How is weather in Kanchenjunga base camp?
Kanchenjunga is one of the most unpredictable Mountains in the world. The weather condition is also one of the factors that makes the trekking difficult. In the lower elevations in the temperature can be around 4 to 8 celsius and can drop in the night. Trekking in winter is really difficult as the temperature can get as cold as -30 Celcius in the base camp. In the summer Kanchenjunga experiences regular rainfall and brings the temperature to minus contributing to snowfall. If you are planning to do this trek you need to be prepared for every kind of weather condition.
Which is the best time for Kanchenjunga trekking?
The best time to visit Kanchenjunga would be in Autumn(September , October and November) and spring(March and May).In autumn the trails would be filled with colourful 32 species of Rhodhodhern and orchids. The greenery of the forests would be at its highest level offering you the best views of mountains, sky and green woodland. In spring season This trail offers the panoramic view of the majestic mountains. Travelling in the winter season is quite risky because of the heavy snowfall and in June and august, it is the season of monsoon.
What are the rules for Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek?
Kanchenjunga base camp trek falls under the Kanchenjunga conservation area. As this area is Restricted area Government has made certain rules and restrictions that a traveller needs to follow:
- Travellers can not do a solo trek to Kanchenjunga base camp minimum of 2 groups of people is recommended
- Travellers need to purchase a Permit before going for the trek and the permit should be purchased through the trekking company.
- You must trek with a licensed Guide who has received his certification through the government.
- You need two permits to enter Kanchenjunga area project entry permit and restricted area permit
All the necessary permits and procedures will be made by our company to ensure your safety and make the trip memorable.
Why should I choose Kanchenjunga Base Camp as my Destination? What are the key attractions ?
Kanchenjunga Base camp is the least Traveled trekking destinations of Nepal. It is unexplored and only a few people have touched its beauty. The remoteness of this area Makes this land a scared region. Kanchenjunga area is a holy spiritual area and also restricted area You need special permits to travel to this area. The whole conservation area is spread over 2035 sq. km. this area is also renowned for high peaks and glaciers. Nepal declared the Kanchenjunga region as a Gift to the earth which should be preserved and conserved. the World Wildlife Fund declared this region as a global eco-region. Travelling Kanchenjunga itself is a heavenly experience some of the attractions of this region are
People and culture
Kanchenjunga region offers a variety of indigenous and diverse culture. This region is the home for different ethnic groups each tribe has their own unique culture and customs tribes like Limbus, Sherpas, Rais, Gurungs, Magars, Tamang, Sunwars, Lama, and Tibetans lives in this region. Their way of living has its own story. Majority of the people are involved in agriculture, animal husbandry, Cardamon farming and tourism activities. It is believed that the sherpas arrived from Tibet four hundred years ago they live in high altitudes their lifestyle is quite different than of the sherpas of other regions.
Flora and Fauna
Kanchenjunga region is the home for a variety of species it is a home for more than 250 species of endangered wildlife. You would be trekking through the Green hills of dense forest. The Rhododendron, big pine trees, and the orchids make the trail mesmerizing. The songs of the birds make your tiredness fade away, this region is the home for birds like Golden-breasted Fulvetta, snow cock, blood pheasant, Ashy drongo, impheyan pheasant, blue magpie and many more. If we are lucky we can also witness the animals like snow leopard, musk deer,blue sheep ghoral, red panda Himalayan black bear, and Rhesus macaque.
- Temples and monasteries
- Kanchenjunga circuit
- Kanchenjunga North base camp
- Kanchenjunga south base camp
- Sinion pass
- Mirgin la pass
- Kanchenjunga conservation area
The reason people select this destination is Kanchenjunga is still unexplored, and touched by only few people. Another region is the Mt Kanchenjunga massif itself. This trek offers you to connect with nature and feel the vastness of it. If you are looking for a wild adventure in the rural area then this could be the best destination for you.
What would be the accommodation like?
Being a remote area we can only find a few teahouses and homestays, in some part, we may not even see a settlement. The tea houses and homestays offer only the minimum services of lodging. Most of the days we will be camping, Our company provides the best of the best facilities in camping all the tents will be prepared by our helpers. You will be spending the nights inside the tents in your warm sleeping bags stargazing the billions of star. If you want to have the unique experience of wildlife camping here it is.
What kinds of meals should I expect during the trekking?
Kanchenjunga being the remote areas doesn’t offer a variety of food items. The menu in the tea houses and homestays are very limited they offer you the typical Nepali meal dal Bhat (rice and lentils)with lots of vegetables. You can also taste the local rice beer though drinking a lot is not recommended. While camping our experienced cook will be preparing you the variety of dishes, Our cooks prepare the meal by well sanitizing and by maintaining the standard hygiene our key concern is clients health. We will prepare the food regarding the weather and body needs by maintaining the proper carbs, proteins and nutrients. There won’t be a single day you will be feeling hungry. You can always pack your favourite snacks, chocolate, energy bars and few flavoured water mixes. But don’t bring too much adding extra weight to your backpack.
What about the water?
All the waters will be properly treated by our teams through the purification process and boiling. We make sure that the waters are disinfected we do not recommend drinking untreated water. Drinking 2 to 3 litres daily per day is compulsory while trekking as our body dehydrates quickly. In case of really cold weather, we provide hot waters. If you want to drink the direct source water we recommend you to bring your own life straw.
What happens if I get sick during the trekking and climbing?
Most of the trekkers might feel sick during trekking it may be of the new place, new heights, or new food but our company makes sure that you will get the basic techniques of avoiding that sickness. All of our guides have taken the first aid course and they always carry basic first aid kit with them in case of emergency. If the sickness arises from the altitudes and causes AMS the first and only option would be to descend down as soon as possible. IF the basic treatments do not work and get more serious we will immediately arrange a helicopter and get you back to Kathmandu because our first concern is clients health and safety. The cost of the Helicopter and insurance will be forwarded to your mail before the trip.
AMS What happens if I get it?
The first thing is not to get AMS. We make sure that none of us get AMS.AMS could be avoided through proper acclimatization good and hygienic food and rest. Our experienced guides are professionals make sure that you are always in good shape. The rule is you don’t lie anything to your guide not even a simple headache or cold should be kept hidden even minor problems should be informed immediately to the guides. If we encounter the problem we will try to treat it with basic first aid and rest for few days if the symptoms gets worse then we decend down to lower elevations. THE key rule of treating AMS is DECEND DECEND DECEND.
What will be the weight of my backpack?
Your backpack may weight from 5 to 8 kgs. All the group equipments foods, will be carried by our team members.We do not recommend bringing unnecessary things.
How much do we have to walk per day?
Kanchenjunga trek is long journey we will be walking around 6 to 8 hours per day depending on the itinery. As a professional trekking company our guides will not take to to more than 300-400 meters after 3000m altitude because it increases the risk of altitude sickness.
What are the Medical Procedures should I be worried about potential diseases in these trek?
You need to inform us about the medicines you are taking on regular basis. Any medical surgeries or injuries you got in the past should also be informed to us. IF you are allergic to certain things like foods smells, etc you should pre inform us so that we make sure that you would not encounter these problems.Kanchenjunga region as safe as other regions there aren’t any diseases that you need to be afraid of. We recommend consulting your doctor before coming to Nepal.
Is your company ECO friendly?
Our company Follows the principle of LEAVE NO TRACE we are highly conscious of the environment and conservation.We respect the wildlife and only set up our camps on durable surfaces minimizing the human and fire impact.We dispose the waste properly our teams will make sure to dispose all the garbages including the human waste. We recommend our guest to Leave only footprints and take only photographs.