Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek towards the world’s third tallest mountain provides you marvelous views of stunning Mt. Kanchenjunga 8,586 m (28,169 ft). And also provides you a great opportunity to explore the eastern region of Nepal. Exploring the region, you can observe the local Buddhist culture of this region, following their unique traditions, and rituals and surroundings covering by wildlife like: leopards, wild yaks, grey langur, jackal, wild cats etc. in beautiful subtropical forests. Being one of the restricted regions for trekking, you can found a great opportunity to explore this sacred and untouched region. Stunning views of Mount Kanchenjunga, Climbing and Camping, Exploring Rhododendron forests, Sightseeing in Kathmandu are the major highlights of this trekking.
Kanchenjunga (8586m\28169 ft.), the third highest Mountain of Nepal is also known as the queen of Mountains and is situated in the eastern part of our country. Kanchenjunga trekking is getting popular these days among nature enthusiasts as it is a long adventure to the most remote and beautiful area of Himalayas in Nepal’s eastern regions. Crossing the Mirgin- La pass at 4725 meters gives you views of Mountain Makalu, Chamlang and Everest. The region is rich in wildlife with iconic species. You can explore the massive wildlife here such as: snow leopard, Tibetan wolf, red panda etc and at large altitude on the high mountain you can see the beautiful pine forest and bamboo jungle. The name Kanchenjunga means five treasures of the great snow which is in reference to the five summits that make up Kanchenjunga. Since, this trekking is less crowded you will be rewarded with a unique insight into Nepali rural lifestyle and its rich culture. Passing along the trekking, you can observe the remarkable valleys with their an amazing culture and traditions of the local people. There are range of Nepalese culture from Rai and limbu to Tibetan Buddhist village. Along with this you have the magnificiant view of the frozen lake crystal clear stream, Okthan glacier etc.
The amazing landscapes and topography of land makes the trekking unforgettable.
1. How difficult is trek to Kanchenjunga and how can we prepare?
Trek to Kanchenjunga is restricted and moderate type trekking, can be attainable by many people nowadays. Our company provides you a porter and a guide with policy or travel insurance. People with very weak ankles, knee, hearts and lungs may have to suffer much difficulty in trekking.
2. What about safety measurements and altitude sickness do the guides and porters have their insurance in Kanchenjunga trek?
Worrying for safety measurements? Our guides having long experience are much professional for handling such issues with various means of safety measurements. For common health issues like: headache, common cold, diarrhea, vomiting, we provide you first aid medicines. In case of being sick in the mountain, Sunrise Adventure Trek will make proper arrangements rescue by helicopter, for this you should have better travel insurance. If our guide and porters may suffer from sickness, they have also travel and medical insurance and we will also rescue by helicopter.
3. What about guide & porter, do they have well training?
Guides and potters provided to our guests had complete accomplishment of several trainings required for their professions by the Ministry of Nepal Tourism. Having well experience in tourism sector as a guide or potter, make easy to explain all the information required for trekking and can create very familiar environment to the guests.
4. What about communication system during trek?
As all the porters and guides are well certified by the Ministry of Nepal tourism they can easily understand and speak English languages during the trek. On the other hand, we can also provide you guides and potters according to your own understanding languages.
5. Do I need to give tips to guide and potter and if how much?
It’s difficult to mention about tipping which is up to your happiness, but guides and potters do expect the tips at the end of the trip. However, normally people can give minimum 10% of their total payment to the guide and porter.
6. What kind of food, drinking water and accommodation do we have on Kanchenjunga trek?
Trek to Kanchenjunga with Sunrise Adventure Trek includes trekking lodges or guest houses as accommodation with twin bed sharing room, if you are in a group and if you are solo traveler, you have private room. Regarding meals, we will have some options to choose like: continental foods, Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisine etc. For drinking water, you can buy the mineral bottles or safe drinking water from hotel either you can bring water tablets.
7. How many hours should I walk per day and what happened if I am a slow walker in the group?
Normally, we have to walk around 5 to 7 hours per day, if you are slow in walk the team leader will professionally manage to you walking with our assistance guide and potter.