Kanchenjunga base camp trekking an adventure where walk takes you to visit exciting and scenic North and South Base Camps, probably the one and only treks in whole Himalaya with opportunity to visit both base camps of one single mountains in one journey.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking with Trekking Planner Inc. USA takes you on the highest spot located above 5,065 m and 16,617 feet at Pang-Pema within world third highest Mt. Kanchenjunga North Base Camp covered by remorseless fields of ice and glaciers.
After a great wonderful experience journey takes you to visit the South Base Camp of Mt. Kanchenjunga which is the main climbing route of all expedition due to its accessibility than the north base camp.
Mt. Kanchenjunga rises above 8,586 m and 28, 169 feet high as world 3rd tallest peaks and Nepal 2nd highest, first ascent by British Expedition in May 25th 1955 led by late George Brown and Norma Hardie with Steven Streather.
Mt. Kanchenjunga with group of five peaks that makes a massive mountain range the original name is ‘Kanchendzonga’ comes from Tibetan origin language means five jewels of snow.
The mountain also straddles the border between Nepal and Sikkim (a small state of India), the trek to Mt. Kanchenjunga is more popular from Nepalese side due to its accessibility to reach its base camp either clock-wise or anti-clock direction.
Kanchenjunga base camp trekking starts with scenic flight from Kathmandu to reach Nepal Far South East within low and warm Terai belt, facing sweeping views of Himalayan peaks with Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga on 45 minutes air journey.
Land at Bhadrapur airport then towards cooler hills of Ilam town and its vast Tea-Garden, to begin our adventurous walks from Taplejung town farm areas.
As walk follows past farm villages and nice tended terraces with views of white snow-capped peaks of Kanchenjunga massif range, as route advance heading towards higher terrain past traditional mountain villages of Ghunsa and Khambachen, populated by Sherpa and Bhotia tribes of Eastern Himalaya region.
Slowly trek leads to our first highlight of the adventure reaching Lhonak and then at Pang-Pema within Kanchenjunga North Base Camp with sweeping panorama of Kanchenjunga the third world highest mountains, as the name means five jewels related to its main peaks that makes Kanchenjunga massif.
After great wonderful experience walk leads towards Ghunsa village where our route diverts to cross high Tsele-La Pass to reach at Oktang close to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp around Yarlung glaciers.
Enjoying visit on covering both North and South base camps of Mt. Kanchenjunga where walk heads back into lovely dense forest of rhododendron and tall pine trees to reach into human settlement around farm hill villages which you can observe interesting and varied cultures of both Hindu-Kirat and Buddhism religions.
Finally ending our adventurous walk at Taplejung town and in Sukhetar where drive takes you to low sub-tropical country around the flatland at Terai belt for short exciting flight to reach back at Kathmandu, after a most mesmerizing adventure and experience on Kanchenjunga base camp trekking.