Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek - 32 Days

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is the longest trek of Nepal, which takes place in a remote, less crowded trekking region of the eastern Nepal. In addition to this, it also takes you to the hills, springs, snowline, greeneries, waterfalls, streams, glaciers, cirque, ridges, tributaries, and rivers. Its trekking trail also passes through cardamom, rhododendron, and orchid fields, which look beautiful, impressive, and spectacular.

During Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, you reach the region, where cardamom grows freely. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek comes under a category of a ‘Compulsory Camping Trek of Nepal.’ At the beginning of this trek, you see beautiful pastures and valleys. In the later part of the trek, you reach the Tamor River, which originates from Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak of the world. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek also offers a rewarding view of Jannu Peak (7468 m), and Chang Himal (6,802 m). When you reach Yalung Ri Base Camp, you will see Kanchenjunga Centre (8,473 m), Kanchenjunga South (8,476 m), Nepal Peak (7,177 m), Kirat (7,362 m), Gimi Gela (7,350 m), Talung (7,439 m), Kabru I (7,412 m), Kabru II (7,339 m), Kabru III (7,338 m), and Rathung (6,682 m). The main Kanchenjunga Peak is only visible from Pang Pema, which the Kanchenjunga climbers use it as the base camp.

On the way to Kanchenjunga base camp, you see the massive snouts of Yalung and Khumbakarna glaciers. You also see a series of ice – free valleys and moraines. You also see Nango Paungsa (5,140 m), Marson (6220 m), Tanga (6433 m), Nupaso Peak (6,044 m), Chijima (6,196 m), and Janak Chuli (7,041 M) the Mirgin- La-Pass and Jannu Mountain. You also cross the Simbu Khola (river), which originates from Kanchenjunga South Base Camp. While you walk through the beautiful forest of rhododendron, bamboo, and fir, you reach descendible trail, uphill trail and gorge. Also, you reach Chirwa, which stands as the most beautiful village of Kanchenjunga.

Day 1

Arrival at Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1, 345 m). Stay Overnight in a Hotel.

Day 2 Rest and preparation day in Kathmandu. Stay Overnight at hotel.
Day 3

Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur - 40 min. Stay Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 4

Drive to Phidim by local Jeep, 6 to 8 hours. Stay Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 5

Drive to Taplejung (1820m) by local jeep, 5 to 6 hours and trek to Lali Kharka (2, 276 m) - 3 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp. Stay Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 6

Trek to Khesewa (2,120 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 7

Trek to Mamankhe (1,920 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 8

Trek to Yamphudin (2,080 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 9

Trek to Chitre (2,965 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 10

Trek to Tortongn (3,010 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 11

Trek to Tseram (3,870 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 12

Trek to Ramche (4,580 m) - 4 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 13

Explore Around Ramche (4,580 m) and Trek to Oktang (4730 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 14

Trek to Yalung Ri Base Camp (5,400 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 15

Trek Back to Ramche (4,580 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 16

Trek to Sallerle over the Mirgin La (4,480 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented camp.

Day 17

Trek to Ghunsa (3,475 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 18

Trek to Kambachen (4,040 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 19

Exploration Day at Kambachen. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 20

Trek to Lhonak (4,790 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 21

Trek to Pang Pema (5,140 m) - 4 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp

Day 22

Explore Around the Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5,100m) and Retrace Your Steps to Kambachen - 5 hrs. . Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp

Day 23

Trek to Ghunsa (3,475 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 24

Trek to Amjilosa (2,460 m) - 4 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 25

Trek to Sakathum (1,600 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 26

Trek to Chhiruwa (1,200 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 27

Trek to Taplejung (1,820 m.), 7 hours. Stay Overnight at tented camps.

Day 28

Drive to Phidim by local Jeep, 6 to 7 hours. Stay Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 29

Drive to Bhadrapur by local Jeep, 6 to 7 hours. Stay Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 30

Fly back to Kathmandu, 40 mins. Stay Overnight at hotel.

Day 31

Leisure day and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. Stay Overnight at a hotel.

Day 32

Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Departure.

Trip Highlights

  • Fertile Valleys and Beautiful Pastures
  • Chiruwa, the most Beautiful Village of Kanchenjunga
  • Beautiful Landscapes, Wedge Peak, and Twins Peak
  • Cardamom Fields, White Orchid Fields
  • Tamor River, Class 5 River for Rafting
  • Jannu Peak (7, 468 m), Chang Himal (6,802), Kanchanjunga Centre (8,473 m), Kanchanjunga South (8 476 m), Nepal Peak (7,177 m), Kirat (7,362 m), Gimi Gela (7,350 m), Talung (7,439 m), Kabru I (7,412 m), Kabru II (7,339 m), Kabru III (7,338 m), and Rathung (6,682)
  • Dense Forest of Rhododendron and Bamboo
  • Ice - Free Valley, Moraines, and Glaciers
  • Kanchenjunga Base Camp
  • Yalung Ri Base Camp, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu
  • Trek through the remote village and region of the Himalaya
  • Scenic dusty road drive from Bhadrapur to Taplejung.
  • Day 1Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal (1,345 m)

    Our airport representative will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and he/she will be displaying the signboard of Ace Holidays outside the airport terminal. You will be transferred to your respective hotel by the private vehicle.

    Note: We will organise your pre-trip meeting at our office or at your hotel on the same day. In this meeting, you are requested to bring your passport, 3 passport-sized photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance. Also in this meeting, you must clear all due balance, sign a legally binding trip form, and a non–liability disclaimer. In this meeting, you are also requested to ask any questions of your trip. Ace Holidays provides you Duffel Bag and Cap (yours to keep).

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.
    Meals: No Meals

  • Day 2 Rest and preparation day in Kathmandu

    Ace Holidays rechecks the camping equipments and gets the trekking permit for you. On your part, if have you missed any equipments that you want to take, then please check them and be well prepared for your trek.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 3Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur – 40 mins

    From Bhadrapur airport, you are picked up and taken to a guesthouse. Bhadrapur is a small town and lies on the bank of the Mechi River. It is also a tea hub.
    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Bhadrapur
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 4Drive to Phidim by local Jeep, 6 to 8 hours.

    From Bhadrapur, you head off to Phidim, driving across the remote eastern hilly region of Nepal. Phidim is a picturesque valley in the Himalayas in the eastern Nepal. There are lots of tin – roof houses and some concrete building in Phidim.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Phidim
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 5Drive to Taplejung (1,820m) by local jeep, 5 to 6 hours and trek to Lali Kharka (2, 276 m) – 3 hrs

    From Phidim, a scenic hill town, you drive on an asphalt road to Taplejung, which is one of the most beautiful areas of the eastern Nepal, and which is a home to Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. From Taplejung, you walk by pastures and small settlements, and after several descents, you reach Lali Kharka, which is a hilly village.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Lali kharka
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 6 Trek to Khesewa (2, 120 m) – 5 hrs

    After walking on the hillside for sometimes, you descend to Pakora village, cross a suspension bridge, climb the steep hill and reach Kunjuri. From there, you walk to the crest of the ridge, called Khesewa, which offers the stunning view of Kanchenjunga.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Lali khesewa
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 7Trek to Mamankhe (1, 920 m) – 5 hrs

    Today, you trek through hillside and terraced fields high. The trekking trail is ascending and descendible and passes through shady spots. Further, you head off to Anpan village, descend to cross the Kashawa Khola (river) and climb up through terraced fields and Mamankhe village.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Mamankhe
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 8Trek to Yamphudin (2, 080 m) – 6 hrs

    The trekking trail ascends, descends, and crosses the ridges and streams. It also takes you to a beautiful river, which is ideal for swimming. From this river, you walk to Yamphudin, which is the remotest village. This village is also pleasant and is located beneath the Deurali Danda Ridge.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Yamphudin
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 9Trek to Chitre (2,965 m) – 6 hrs

    From Yamphudin, the trail ascends a steep hill, passes through a village, traverses a pleasant forest, heads off to meadows, and descends to the Omje Khola (river). On the bank of this river, your guide will set up a tent.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Chitre
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 10Trek to Tortongn (3,010 m) – 6 hrs

    Today, you ascend through the forest to reach the Deurali Danda. When you reach the pass of 3,230 m, you see Jannu and then descend to the forest, valley, and the Simjua Khola (river). After crossing a wooden bridge, you will reach Tortongn. This is your camping site, located in the middle of the rocks and tall coniferous trees.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Tortongn
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 11Trek to Tseram (3, 870 m) – 6 hrs

    When you head off to Tseram, you will cross the river and pass through coniferous and rhododendron trees. When you gradually ascend to a high altitude, you will see the scattered trees, snow-capped mountains, and Yalung Glacier. Before you reach Tseram, you will see Kabru and Rathong peaks. They seem to be peeping over the moraine. Your guide sets up a camp at Tseram. Animals are seen grazing in this area.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Tseram
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 12Trek to Ramche (4,580 m) – 4 hrs

    Ramche is located 600 m away from Tseram. From here, the trail to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp becomes challenging and offers the magnificent scenery and passes the snout of Yalung Glaciers, a series of ablation valleys, a frozen lake, clear streams, and offers the spectacular view of Koktang, Rathong and Kabru.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Ramche
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 13Explore Ramche (4, 580 m) and Trek to Oktang (4, 730 m) – 5 hrs

    On the fourth day, you have seen the glimpse of Kanchanjunga, and today you see the close-up view of Kanchenjunga. Also, you see the unobstructed view of Jannu, 15 km long cirque, the 3 main summits of Kanchenjunga, which have elevations of 8,420 m, 8,586 m, and 8,474 m. Then, you cross the Yalung Ri Glacier.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Oktang
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 14Trek to Yalung Ri Base Camp (5, 400 m) – 5 hrs

    You need a perfect logistic support because you are going to cross high passes. You will also acclimatize at a high altitude.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Yalung Ri Base Camp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 15Trek back to Ramche (4, 580 m) – 5 hrs

    Walking and camping in Yalung Glaciers and a series of valleys is once in a lifetime experience. Similarly, a frozen lake, clear streams, and magnificent views amaze you.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Ramche
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 16Trek back to Sallerle over the Mirgin La (4,480 m) – 6 hrs

    You descend to the valley, Ghunsa and the north side of Kanchenjunga. After an initial steep climb and several false summits, you reach Mirgin La. Apart from the magnificent view of Jannu, Makalu, Gyakung Kang, Everest, Lhotse, and Chamalang, you will see the panorama of the Terai to the south, and your guide set up a camp beyond the pass.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Sallerle
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 17Trek to Ghunsa (3, 475 m) – 5 hrs

    There are 4 passes to cross, and you reach from one pass to another by descending a short distance and by watching a magnificent scene. Then you reach Lamba Sumba Kharka, which offers an awesome view of the Southwest Face of Jannu Mountain. Also, you follow a trekking trail that passes through beautiful forest and that takes you to Ghunsa village. In this village, you see the Buddhist Prayer Flags and monasteries.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Ghunsa
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 18Trek to Kambachen (4,040 m) – 5 hrs

    Gradually, the trail ascends to the Ghunsa Khola (river), passes through the flood plains, and takes you to the pastures. Again, it ascends and then descends to Lakepo. Once more, you ascend to reach Kambachen village.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Kambachen
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 19Exploration Day at Kambachen

    Today, you acclimatize by exploring Kambachen because you have been spending a lot of time at lower altitudes. From Kambachan, you can see a nice view of mountains, including Kanchenjunga, and you can hike either to the ridge or Jannu Base Camp.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Kambachen
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 20Trek to Lhonak (4,790 m) – 6 hrs

    Gradually, you climb through rocky fields to reach Ramtang and then you cross the northwest of the Kanchenjunga Glacier to reach Lhonak, which is on a sandy plain, and which is near a dry lake bed. Your guide sets up a camp between the boulders, so that you can stay out of wind. You are surrounded by beautiful mountain vistas all around, and you do not find much water in this region, so you are requested to use only the water that you need.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Lhonak
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 21Trek to Pang Pema (5,140 m) – 4 hrs

    From Lhonak, the trail gradually ascends, and later becomes steep on the moraine. Pang Pema is located at an elevation of 5,140 m. It is a viewpoint, as well as the base camp for Kanchanjunga climbers.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Pang Pema
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 22Explore the Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5,100 m) and retrace your steps to Kambachen – 5 hrs

    Today, you will climb an altitude of 300 m, which includes ridge and the north of Pang Pema. This is the best viewpoint to see Kanchenjunga, Wedge Peak, the Twins, and Tent Peak. As compared to the ascending trail, the descendible trail is quick because you can reach Kambachen the same day.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Kambachen
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 23Trek to Ghunsa (3,475 m) – 6 hrs

    You descend through a magnificent forest. The upper section of this forest houses Tibetan refugees which are well established and the lower section is the winter village of Ghunsa. Walking further, you reach Yangswa, which is a warm village compared to Ghunsa.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Ghunsa
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 24 Trek to Amjilosa (2,460 m) – 4 hrs

    Today, you walk through the beautiful forest, descendible trail, and to grassy hillsides and Amjilosa.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Amjilosa
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 25Trek to Sakathum (1,600 m) – 5 hrs

    After a short ascent, you descend, and then reach the confluence of the Tamur and the Ghunsa Khola (river).

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Sakathum
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 26Trek to Chhiruwa (1,200 m – 5 hrs

    You cross the Simbu Khola (river) that you have been following from Torontan, and that originates from Kanchenjunga South Base Camp. It is pleasantly warm here and cardamom freely grows in the moist shaded forest. Crossing numerous small tributary streams, you reach Chhiruwa, a village that lies in the middle of large boulders.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Chhiruwa
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 27Trek to Taplejung (1,820 m) – 7 hrs

    Traversing in an out of minor valleys, you pass through a succession of picturesque villages. You reach Taplejung, which offers the world’s highest peaks, rising above 7,000 m.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Taplejung
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 28Drive to Phidim by local Jeep, 6 to 7 hours

    Driving on the black topped road, you reach Phidim. Taplejung comprises alpine grasslands, rocky outcrops, low river valleys and forest, From these areas, you head off to Phidim, which offers a stunning view of snow capped mountains.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Phidim
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 29 Drive to Bhadrapur by local Jeep, 6 to 7 hours

    Driving on a scenic dusty road, you reach Bhadrapur. You will enjoy beautiful landscapes and conntry side view on the way.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Bhadrapur
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 30Fly back to Kathmandu, 40 mins

    From Bhadrapur airport, the plane flies to Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 31Leisure day and farewell dinner in Kathmandu

    You will have leisure time in the morning, as well as, in the afternoon, you can stroll in Basantapur and Thamel. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural program. (Your guide will accompany you).

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

  • Day 32Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport

    Today is the departure day; therefore, you are picked up from the hotel and transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport on time.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • IMPORTANT NOTE

    During the trip, weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond Ace Holidays’ control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be changed substantially. If changes are necessary, the leader will decide what is the best alternative for you. Taking this into consideration, as well as the best interests of the whole group, including a change, Ace Holidays will do everything to minimize the effects, but it is not to be held responsible for the results, arising from changes or delays.

  • Flight Delays in Bhadrapur airport

    Twin Otter is the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip of Bhadrapur. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights may be cancelled due to mountain weather conditions or technical problems. In such a case, Ace Holidays will charter a helicopter for you, so that you are on schedule for your international flight. The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500 m, and the twin otter will fly if the visibility is 5000 m, according to Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules.

    The cost of the helicopter fare is payable directly to Ace Holidays’ office in Kathmandu in the event you utilize this service. US cash, traveler’s cheques, or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only) are accepted. You will be given a receipt upon payment so that you can claim the amount to your travel insurance. The minimum cost will be USD 1000 and maximum USD 7500, depending on the number of passengers.

Arrival and Departure

Upon arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you see the guide holding the signboard of Ace Holidays, and your guide accompanies you from the airport to the hotel. Similarly, on the departure day, your guide accompanies you from the hotel to the airport.

Important Note: The local porters at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, may ask tip/money to you. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE ANY MONEY TO THEM, not even to the person, who is holding Ace Holidays' sign board. Begging is one of the harsh realities of this country, Ace Holidays believes that it should be discouraged. Ace Holidays will also not repay you if you give money to anyone at Tribhuwan International Airport.

Accommodation and Food

Accommodation includes rooms in two to three Star Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast. During the trek, we accommodate you in guesthouses and occasionally dormitory style in the remote Mountains. All the accommodation in hotels, guesthouse and tented camp will be on twin sharing basis. The guesthouses basically are clean and provides basic facilities. You may bring your own sleeping bag, but Ace Holidays provides sleeping bag and down jacket which should be returned after the trek. During camping, we provide the best possible service with comfortable two person tents and good mattresses, including a kitchen, dining, toilet tents, chairs, and tables.

Most guesthouses cook a delicious range of foods, such as pasta, tuna bakes, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables, and desserts. You’ll find a lot of garlic on the menu, as it helps you to acclimatize in thin air. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, hot lemon drinks, soft drinks, and sweets. During the trek, you have meals in the same guesthouse where you have checked – in, but lunch can be ordered anywhere on the trail. During camping, your cooks prepare meals of your choice. For some special food, you will be charged the same rate of teahouses. You can eat as much as you like. If you have any special dietary requirements, please tell us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

A Typical Day on the Trail

You will have a hearty breakfast between 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. before you start your trek. At the right moment, you pack your bags. After approximately 2-3 hours of trekking, you eat lunch somewhere on the trail. You typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more before you reach your next stopping point. Throughout the day, you will take frequent breaks and take time to admire the fascinating mountains views. You would also like to take plenty of pictures, such as of mountains, rivers, landscapes, prayer flags, temples, shrines, cairns, and monasteries. After you arrive at the camping spot, you take a brief rest, shower, and have a light snack, tea, or coffee. If you are inclined to seeing natural beauty then you may take a short walk through the village and surrounding neighborhoods. After eating a warm dinner, your trek leader briefs you on the next day's itinerary. Extra time can be spent on reading and playing cards. Our Sherpas love to teach you various Nepali card games. Finally, you head off to your camp for a good night sleep.

The Group Size

Minimum group size for this trip is 2 people to maximum 14 people, the average number is normally 8 people. Ace Holidays provides you 1 lead guide, 1 assistant guide (if the group size is 6 or more), we assign required porters and kitchen staffs for each group.

Acclimitazation

All Ace Holidays' itineraries are planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast can lead you to AMS. The higher the altitude, the less the oxygen. For example, at an altitude of 5000 m, there is 50% less oxygen. Therefore, your body needs to adapt to an environment, which has less oxygen. So, for a safe trek, it is essential for you to acclimatize. Sensible planning is, therefore, required to minimize the risk of AMS. We advise all our trekkers, who have heart, lungs or blood pressure problems to consult with their doctors before they begin their treks. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are the symptoms of AMS. Check out our “High Altitude Sickness Page”. Our itineraries are designed to try to prevent AMS as much as possible. But it is important to remember that some trekkers are more vulnerable to AMS than others are.

Guides and Staffs Arrangements

Skilled, experienced, and helpful trek leaders make your trip smooth. Ace Holidays carefully select these leaders on the basis of their appropriate experience, skills and personal aptitudes. With an object of serving local communities, Ace Holidays only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local regions. The trek, tour, biking and expedition leaders of Ace Holidays have undergone the following trainings:

-Intensive Wilderness First Aid
-Trekking Guide Training
-Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
-English Language
-Conservation and Biodiversity
-Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)

Best Seasons

Autumn (September to December) and Spring (February to June) are the best seasons for trekking because the weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. Trekking in Summer or Monsoon (June to Aug) will be affected by rain, but Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

Change on the Itinerary

Your safety is of paramount concern when you travel with Ace Holidays. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of your itinerary if your safety concern arises. Since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that you will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs, according to your plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Giving to the Local Community

Ace Holidays works closely with local community and is one of the main supporters of Sambhav Nepal, a non-political and non-profit social organization. It also support to the remote villages of Gorkha and to other parts of Nepal through donation. It has sponsorship programs for the underpriviliged, as well as it has various projects.

Donation

Ace Holidays donates a percentage of its business profit on a yearly basis and also supports the ongoing maintenance cost of the local schools and the community-based schools of the Gorkha District.

Sponsorship

One of the major activities of the Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted in full collaboration with Ace Holidays.

Partnership for Volunteering Program

The Arupokhari Volunteer Program, devised by Ace Holidays and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize the teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capitals for education, health and community development in Arupokhari village of Gorkha district of western Nepal. For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal's website www.sambhavnepal.org

Equipment and Packing List

The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek. The personal items are of individual interests and choices. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to keep warm from the cold weather of the Himalayas.

In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters, mules or yaks and personal belongings like money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun cream and toilet paper etc are carried by you. You are also briefed to pack items in two different bags before you start the trek.

Ace Holidays will give you a waterproof duffel bag as a gift, which you can use on the trek, and which is carried by your porter. After the trek, the duffel bag is to be kept by yourself. In Kathmandu, you can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel, and you can later collect them after the trek.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Lower Body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • Upper Body

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • Toiletaries

  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Hygeine

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Extras/Luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • iPod
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Swimming customs (for Kathmandu)
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket from Ace Holidays

    Ace Holidays provides Sleeping Bag and Down Jackets to its clients during the trek to keep you warm. It should be returned to office after trek. Or you can bring your own if you would like.
  • First Aid Kit

    Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However, we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit bag.
  • Additional Information

    If you have any questions and if you wish to discuss any aspects of this trip or your suitability, please visit our FAQs page or contact us.

Please Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made of Lycra can be offensive to the locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable then please wear them as a base layer, and please also pack something to wear on top of them.

Ace Holidays states the price per person below when booking minimum of 2 participants. For booking of the single person, there will be supplement charge of USD XXX. Group Discounts of 5 % to 15% is available for booking of 6 or more than 6 people. A group booking of 12 or more people is subjected to a maximum discount with an availability of a free trip to 1 person. You can also customize a trip, according to your requirements.

Small Group Journey - The departure dates currently available to join our fixed group departure

No Fixed Departure Dates are available for this Package.

Private Journey - Customize the Suitable Date for You

Ace Holidays understands that some clients want their adventure trek/trip to be a private affair, so that it would enable them to spend some of their memorable moments with their near and dear ones at their own Schedule. Considering this, Ace Holidays organizes private journeys as well. Please choose your own departure date.

Private Journey

Tailor Made Journey - Itinerary Personalized According to Your Specifications

You can also use this trek as a base for a tailor-made itinerary. For example, you could add on more time exploring the Kathmandu Valley or relaxing in Pokhara, or add some wildlife safaris in Chitwan or Bardia National Parks. You can also adjust the trekking route and add some exciting white water rafting on the Seti, Trisuli or Bhote Koshi River. Please fill in our tailor - made form to discuss your ideas or to get some suggestions from the specialists of Ace Holidays.

Quick Inquiry

Price Includes
  • Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in two to three star hotel in Kathmandu (breakfast included).
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • Accommodation in a tented camp during the trek (Mostly twin sharing basis and occasional dormitory style).
  • Basic Guesthouse accommodation in Bhadrapur.
  • Farewell dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural program.
  • License holder English speaking trek guide and tour guide.
  • Camping cook and kitchen staffs.
  • Required numbers of Porter or mules to carry your luggage in the trek (Ace Holidays assigns one porter for two trekkers).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for guide, porter, and driver.
  • Trek permits and other expenses related to trekking.
  • Flight from Kathmandu - Bhadrapur - Kathmandu including airport tax (for guide and clients)
  • All the ground transportation cost for entire trip.
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket from ACE Holidays which need to be returned after the trek.
  • Free Ace Holidays duffel bag and sun hat (yours to keep).
  • All government taxes, vat, tourist service charges

Price Does Not Include
  • Lunch and dinner cost you roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per day in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency rescue and evacuation. (See Travel Insurance Page)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax (See International Nepal Flights Page).
  • Nepal Entry Visa (You can obtain a visa easily upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 and US $ 100 respectively. Please bring 2 passport size photos).
  • Personal trekking equipment and clothing
  • Tips for trek guides, tour guides, and porters (Tipping is expected).
  • Any other expense, which is not mentioned in 'Price Includes' section.

Trip Highlights

  • Fertile Valleys and Beautiful Pastures
  • Chiruwa, the most Beautiful Village of Kanchenjunga
  • Beautiful Landscapes, Wedge Peak, and Twins Peak
  • Cardamom Fields, White Orchid Fields
  • Tamor River, Class 5 River for Rafting
  • Jannu Peak (7, 468 m), Chang Himal (6,802), Kanchanjunga Centre (8,473 m), Kanchanjunga South (8 476 m), Nepal Peak (7,177 m), Kirat (7,362 m), Gimi Gela (7,350 m), Talung (7,439 m), Kabru I (7,412 m), Kabru II (7,339 m), Kabru III (7,338 m), and Rathung (6,682)
  • Dense Forest of Rhododendron and Bamboo
  • Ice - Free Valley, Moraines, and Glaciers
  • Kanchenjunga Base Camp
  • Yalung Ri Base Camp, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu
  • Trek through the remote village and region of the Himalaya
  • Scenic dusty road drive from Bhadrapur to Taplejung.

How far have you done Kanchanjunga Base Camp Trek successfully?

We have 98% successful rate and 100% safety records.

What type of physical fitness does this trip demand?

This trip demands you to be physically fit, but does not demand previous trekking experience. Also, you should participate in running, swimming, and hiking, in addition to one hour of aerobic exercise before you finally make up your mind for the trek. Further, you should develop the habit of walking on the steep valley, rugged terrain, and scree landscapes in your country.

What is the altitude of Yalung Ri Base Camp?

5, 400 m

How do I book the trip?

To secure your booking, we require you to fill in and return the final booking form. The word or PDF version of final booking form will be sent to you via e-mail then you can e-mail or fax the complete booking form. In addition, we also require minimum 30% per person deposit to guarantee your place as it enables us to make the pre-arrangements on your behalf. The remaining 70% can be paid when you arrive in Kathmandu. The deposit can be paid by the bank transfer or credit cards (Master, Visa or American Express cards). There will be 4% bank levy for all the payments done by the cards.

What is the weather & temperature like in trekking?

Every trekking trip up to the Himalaya presents its own amazing, unforgettable moments that live forever in the hearts and minds of those brave enough to make the climb. One of the most unpredictable elements of this region is the weather. If you’re not properly prepared for the twists, turns and volatility of the conditions that occur in this breathtaking region, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation. Here are some weather basics to help you ensure that you come to the Himalayas, well equipped and with preparation to face anything.

Generally speaking, the nights are much cooler than the daytime in this region. Many first-time trekkers are surprised to learn about the incredible range that may occur in a given day. During the day, the thermometer could reach as high as 25 degrees Celsius, only to dip down as low as -15 degrees Celsius in less than 24 hours. While there’s no way to know exactly what each day in the mountains will bring, the weather and temperature ranges tend to be somewhat predictable based on the months and seasons.

Spring - March / April / May / June
Spring happens to be one of the best times of the year to visit this region. The beautiful clear blue sky can be seen, as well as different species of flowers in the lower altitude.

During springtime, the average temperature is 17 degrees Celsius with a maximum of 25 degrees Celsius and a minimum of -2 degrees C in the morning and for areas above 4000 meters at night.

July / August to Mid-September (Monsoon Season)
This season is not really recommended to travel as it rains in the lower altitudes, below 3500 meters. In areas above 4000 meters, it rains sometimes and although it is also sometimes dry, very few people travel during this season. The maximum temperature during the monsoon season averages 28 degrees Celsius during sunny days with a minimum -2 degrees Celsius in the morning and at areas above 4000 meters at night. The average temperature tends to hover around a comfortable 20 degrees C.

Autumn - End of September / October / November
Similar to springtime, autumn is best times to trek. While it lacks the beauty of flowers, the clear blue sky can be seen, including the incredible views from the trail.

Winter - December/January/February
The average temperature during the fall is 10 degrees C with a maximum temp of 15 degrees Celsius during sunny days and a minimum of -15 degrees Celsius in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters altitude.

Regardless of time of year, trekkers should always plan accordingly and bring clothing for both cooler and warmer temps. Layering is always recommended, as are pants that can double as shorts. For a full list of clothing and materials to bring to account for various temperatures and weather changes that can occur in this region, trekkers should work closely with their travel provider. This will ensure that the adventure will be enjoyable no matter what the weather is, and there is every possible scenario to be taken into account.

Does the staff of Ace Holidays come to pick me up?

Yes, they will come to pick you up in a private transportation,

Does this trip run even if I am alone?

We need minimum 2 people to arrange this trip. Price for one person departure will be very high.

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu Nepal?

Yes, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and USD 100 respectively. Please bring 1 passport size photo

What kinds of food can I expect in trekking?

During the camping our expert cook can prepare specially requested food if you advise. The range of delicious foods, such as pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, 'daal bhat' (rice and lentils), bread, soup, apple pies, pancakes, custard, fresh vegetables, meat items, tea, and coffee. In some special case, you will have similar fare to teahouses. You can eat as much as you like. If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

Does the guide of Ace Holidays have trekking guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center? Have they received the first aid training?

Yes, they have all received 45 days trekking guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center of Kathmandu. They have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).

What safety equipment do your guides carry during the trek in order to deal with sickness and accidents?

The guides of Ace Holidays carry first aid kit bags and mobiles during the trek. Guides also carry satellites phones while trekking in remote areas, which are out of reach of telecommunication. They are well trained to deal with altitude mountain sickness, as well.

Is there any communication facility during trekking?

Yes. There is, for examples, there are telephones in some villages, from where, you can make international calls. We will provide a Satellite phone for this trek to use in case of emergency

Is there toilet along the trail? Is it exactly like Kilimanjaro or can I do wherever there is a privacy?

You can use the toilets in bush/behind the rock and whenever there is some privacy.

Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?

Yes. You can. If you want to extend your trip, then please inform to the operation manager of Ace Holidays

Is Drinking water provided?

YES our kitchen team will provide you boiled and purified water to drink, during the trek.

I am a Vegetarian, is that a problem?

No problem at all. We always suggest our clients to eat vegetables in the mountain because the non-vegetarian meals are not really that hygienic to eat.

What is the temperature rating of the sleeping bag that you have?

The temperature rating of the sleeping bags we provide are about -10 degree Celsius, we can provide liner or extra blanket if the sleeping bag is not warm enough for you.

Do you use yaks/porters in the trek, or do I have to carry all of my gears by myself?

Yes, Ace Holidays uses yaks, mules or porters in the trek, and you have to carry all your personal belongings, such as camera, water bottle, sunscreen cream, etc in your daypack by yourself.

What type of accommodation do I get in Kathmandu and during the trek?

Accommodation includes shared rooms in two to three star hotels in Kathmandu including breakfast and in guesthouse and Tented Camp on twin sharing basis during the trek. The guesthouses are basically clean and it provides basic facilities available in the Mountains. Ace Holidays provides you sleeping bag and down jacket which must be returned after the trip or you may bring your own.

What are the kinds of transportation that Ace Holidays use?

Ace Holidays uses different kinds of transportations, depending on the nature of the travel. It provides the transportation to and from the destination. And the transportation includes from domestic airlines to a local bus, from helicopter to yaks or mules, and from an air – conditioned private vehicle to a tourist bus and local bus. Ace Holidays provides you only those options, which enhance your local experience, and which allow you to travel comfortably and efficiently in Kathmandu and to other places of Nepal.

Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?

The hotel we provide in Kathmandu includes the free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel.

Is Ace Holidays' staff insured?

Yes, the trek guides, tour guides, cooks, drivers, and porters are insured completely. They have health insurance, altitude mountain sickness insurance, life insurance, accident insurance, and casulty insurance.

How much should I tip to my guide and porters?

Ace Holidays recommends you to tip about 10% to 15% of the total trip cost to the guides and porters (60% to the guide and 40% to the porters). The tip should reflect the level of satisfaction.

I would like to extend my holiday, any recommendations.

Yes, you have plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after trekking. For more information, please check our special trips in this website.

Do I need to book my international flight ticket to and from Nepal by myself?

Yes, you should book your International flight ticket by yourself because Ace Holidays is a local agent, and it would cost you significantly higher, if you book through us.

What vaccination will I need?

Vaccaination is not complusory, but it is better if you vaccinate against diphtheria, hepatitis, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Ace Holidays would like to know your blood group because it is important in case of emergency. Please tell Ace Holidays if you are suffering from any disease.

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