Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kangchenjunga (Mount Kangchenjunga), 3rd tallest mountain of the earth with height of 8,586 m after Mount Everest and Karakoram. Mount Kangchenjunga lies eastern Nepal which is the beginning point of Himalayan range in Nepal, 76 miles east south of Mount Everest and frontier with India. Kangchenjunga was actually the highest peak in the earth till 1856, when the India survey Team proofed that Mount Everest was much higher. There are different pronunciations of Kanchenjunga, Kangchen Dzo-nga or Kachendzonga.

Its means five treasures of snow and the local tribes Lhimbu and Lhopo believe that the Gods live their. This lofty peak was virgin till British expedition reached the summit in 1955. Many Climbers made their step on the crest of the Majestic Mount Kangchenjung. There are two trekking routes to south and north base camp of Kanchenjunga. Musical Adventure Trekking designs tailor-made itinerary to Kangchenjunga base camp trek with sufficient information of trek. Kangchenjunga trek expose the taste of multi-culture, beautiful landscapes of rice terrace, herbs farm, stunning waterfalls, rare Himalayan flora, mountain fauna and breathe taking view of high mountains with together the Yalung and Kanchenjunga glacier. Kangchenjunga base camp trek is rich in cultural diversity, blended of different folkloric groups like Rai, Lumbu, Gurung and Sherpa with their culture and costumes well-known as ornaments of the Eastern. Lower part of trek route is completely lush and green with lavish of nature where you will trek through beautiful green landscapes of rice, waterfall, crossing suspension bridge and stay at different ethnic groups house. The trail leads into the grassy, forest of cardamom and bamboos where we can see varieties of birds and animals. The upper section of Kanchenjunga conservation area offers outstanding Himalayas view with exposing culture of Sherpa’s and Tibetan. The valley and huge glacier is surrounded by horseshoe peak namely Nepal peak, peak 15, Pathivara peak, Janu Peak and enormous Mt. Kangchenjunga. This barren valley is home of wildlife specially endangered Snow leopard, leopard spotted around Lhonak and Pangpema.

Kangchenjunga base camp trekking begins with cultural day tour in Kathmandu valley. Then an hour Himalayan flights to Bhadrapur expose awesome view of Himalayas. Actual trek begins from Taplejung through paddies farm and greeneries. First few days trek route pass through Limbu village just above the Tamor River with crossing suspension bridges to villages namely Thiwa, Chiruwa Japanatar,Gyabla and Phale. Upper section starts from Ghunsa, Kamboche, Lhonak, Pangpema (north base camp of Kangchenjunga). After reach Pangpema trek back to Ghunsa village then the trail diverse to further up to Sele La Pass or turn back to Suketar. Trek to south base camp from Ghunsa, should trek over the Kanchenjunga base camp three passes trek (Se Le Le La, Misisay La & Mirgin La). Trek continuous further up to west face of Kanchenjunga spending nights at Tseram, Ramche, Tortong, after Tortong day hike to Yalung Glacier which is follow all the way down from southwest face of Mount Kanchenjunga.

Best Seasons

Nepal has a four season for trekking in Himalayas, you can do trek in Nepal any season in different area. Regarding to Kangchenjunga base camp trek, As we are expertise we recommend you to Kanchenjunga trek in these season.

Autumn (September-October-November) - these three-month are the best month to do Kangchenjunga base camp trek. Till August is raining season in Nepal, once raining season over the rain-washed out cloud and foggy that the sky is clear and there will be no haze in the valley. After 2nd weeks of November weather often change and getting cold in Himalayas and some time snow fall as well.

Spring (March-April-May) - Another best season to do Kanchenjunga base camp trek is in spring, the weather will be not as clear as autumn still but the blooming of multi-color flower like rhododendron, magnolia and some Himalayan herbs make your journey more pleasant than autumn.

Kangchenjunga/Kanchenjunga base camp (south and north) trek itinerary

Day 01:
Arrival at Kathmandu (1,345 m/4,428 Ft)
Day 02:
Trek permits procedure day and look around Kathmandu valley
Day 03:
Fly to Bhadrapur then drive to Ilam (2,330 m/7,675 Ft & 4hrs drive)
Day 04:
Ilam to Taplejung (2,337 m/7,665 Ft & 6hrs drive)
Day 05:
Taplejung to Siwan (1,020 m/3,345 Ft & 5hrs trek) 
Day 06:
Siwan to Japantar (1,720 m/5,641 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 07:
Japantar to Amji Losha (2,490 m/8,167 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 08:
Amji Losha to Gyabla (2,850 m/9,348 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 09:
Gyabla to Ghunsa (3,490 m/11,447 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 10:
Rest and acclimatization day
Day 11:
Ghunsa to Kambache (4,070 m/13,349 Ft & 5hrs trek)
Day 12:
Kambache to Lhonak (4,720 m/15,481 Ft & 5hrs trek)
Day 13:
Day hike to Pangpema/Kanchenjunga base camp (5,200 m/17,056 Ft & 7hrs trek
Day 14:
Lhonak to Ghunsa (3,490 m/11,447 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 15:
Ghunsa to Sele La Pass (4,520 m/14,825 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 16:
Sele to Tseram (3,860 m/12,660 Ft via Mirgin La Pass (4,480 m/14,694 Ft & 8hrs trek)
Day 17:
Tseram to Ramche (4,630 m/15,186 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 18:
Ramche to Tortong (2,995 m/9,823 Ft & 7hrs trek)
Day 19:
Tortong to Yamphuding (2,065 m/6,773 ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 20:
Yamphudung to Amedegudin (1,230 m/4,034 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 21:
Amdeguding to Bhadrapur (90 m/295 Ft & 7hrs drive)
Day 22:
Fly to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 23:
Rest and shopping day at Kathmandu
Day 24:
Departure

Kangchenjunga Base Camp Trek Short Itineary

Day 01:
Arrival at Kathmandu (1,345 m/4,428 Ft)
Day 02:
Trek permits procedure day or look around Kathmandu valley
Day 03:
Fly to Bhadrapur, drive to Ilam (2,330 m/7,675 Ft & 4hrs drive)
Day 04:
Ilam to Taplejung (2,300m/7,544 Ft & 5-6hrs drive) 
Day 05:
Taplejung to Siwan (1,020 m/3,345 Ft & 5hrs trek)
Day 06:
Siwan to Japantar (1,720 m/5,641 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 07:
Japantar to Amji Losa (2,490 m/8,167 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 08:
Amji Losa to Gyabla (2,850 m//9,348 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 09:
Gyabla to Ghunsa (3,490 m/11,447 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 10:
Rest and acclimatization day
Day 11:
Ghunsa to Kambache (4,070 m/13,349 Ft & 5hrs trek)
Day 12:
Kambache to Lhonak (4,720 m/15,481 Ft & 5hrs trek)
Day 13:
Day hike to Pangpema/Kangchenjunga Base Camp (5,200 m/17,056 Ft & 7hrs trek
Day 14:
Lhonak to Ghunsa (3,490 m/11,447 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 15:
Ghunsa to Thangyam (2,020 m/6,625 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 16:
Thangyam to Thapethok (1,400 m/4,592 Ft & 6hrs trek)
Day 17:
Thapethok to Thiwa (1,300 m/4,264 Ft & 5hrs trek then 4 hrs drive to Taplejung)
Day 18:
Taplejung to Bhadrapur 8hrs drive
Day 19:
Bhadrapur to Kathmandu 45 minute flight
Day 20:
Departure

Note: The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern, which we provide you. Trek itinerary can be modified according to your interest, time and requirements. The trip cost will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provides us your details for a customized program.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,345 m/4,428 Ft)

Upon your arrival at TIA arrival at Kathmandu, we will be waiting you with your name on signboard at arrival gate then transfer to hotel and then walk around Thamel and nearly area.

Overnight at hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and pre-trip meeting

We are making official documents and you will have leisure day, we advise go to see major attraction of Kathmandu valley with guide. Your journey will begins from your hotel thamel with short drive to Swayambhunath temple, you can do your pre-trek here with climbing nearly 300 up stair to atop of temple and get beautiful view of Kathmandu valley and Ganesh himal range in clear day.

Next you will visit Bauddhanath stupa one of the largest single stupa in the world. Local believed it was founded around 590 EC in Licchavi dynasty rules. Since then to now it has renovated many times and it is granted to UNESCO heritage site in 1979 along with Swayambunath stupa. After lunch at Bauddha short drive to Pashupatinath temple west of Bauddhanath stupa. Pashupatinath temple is one of the oldest Hindu shrine in Kthmandu valley, it set on bank of holy Bagmati River, where cremate death in traditional way with pyre of woods. Then before get back to hotel, we go to see Hanuman Doka now days it known Kathmandu durbar square, Hanuman Doka complex witness of newari architecture in Nepal from back date of 12th century. April earthquake destroyed few temples but still living goddess, statue of Bhariav, Hanuman (monkey god), big bell and many others are there. After that short walk through local market to hotel.

Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Kathmandu to Ilam (1,230 m/4,034 Ft via Bhadrapur & 4hrs drive)

A 45 minutes flight will presents closed view of eastern Himalayan range and will bring you level terrain eastern terai with humidity weather. The drive begins from here through commercial town then with green organic tea garden with cultural sights of picking tea buds often get amazing view of eastern Himalayan range. After checking hotel at Ilam walk around tea garden and see incredible sunset on Mt. Kanchenjunga.

Overnight at hotel

Day 04: Ilam to Taplejung (2,337 m/7,665 Ft & 6hrs drive)

Your morning will start after see sunrise on Mt. Kangchenjunga then drive starts rapidly climbing up to Ranke, Phidim, Jor Pokhari then after crossing Kavreli river and short drive up with view of greeneries to Phungling, Taplejing. 6hrs up and down drive will show exceptional Himalayan range and landscapes.

Overnight at hotel

Day 05: Taplejung to Siwa (1,020 m/3,345 Ft & 5-6hrs trek)

After breakfast, trail lead through villages with open scenery of rice terrace and green valley. Graceful eastern culture will makes your trip more thrilling than expect, our trail descend to Mitlung, a tiny village on ravine of Tamor valley. After delicious organic lunch here, trek continuous through paddy field along the river to Siwa.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 06: Siwan to Japantar (1,720 m/5,641 Ft & 6hrs trek)

The rock formation ravine is good for cardamom farming often crossing suspension bridge over Tamor river then passing villages Chiruwa, Thapethok now leave main trail leading to Olangchok Gola and just go behind small trail into the cardamom shrub then after while reach to Japantar.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 07: Japantar to Amji Losha (2,490 m/8,167 Ft & 6hrs trek)

A Sherpa family running seasonal guesthouse with taste of authentic Nepalese cuisine. We start trek after breakfast, the wilderness trail lead beside the Tamor River with stunning view of water fall, boulder rock formations often cross the teashops and villages. Then after crossing suspension bridge switchback climbing up continuous to Amji Losha.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 08: Amji Losa to Gyabla (2,850 m/9,348 Ft & 6hrs trek)

The gentle trail lead north of Amji Losha and offer fine view of village, valley and mountains. Often meet yaks, sheep’s, goat around here then trail go into the bamboo shrubs, pine and fir forest with up and down. We make lunch break in middle of jungle at Thyangyam then ascending through dense forest to Gyapla with crossing suspension bridge.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 09: Gyabla to Ghunsa (3,490 m/11,447 Ft & 6hrs trek)

Now entering to upper section of Kangchenjunga conservation area, the path onwards descend into the thick forest with along the Tamor River. Gradual up corridor is less crowed and often-passing landslides area then reach at Phale (Tibetan refugee camp in early 1950). Phale is winter settlement for Ghunsa villagers and animal pasturing other than winter. After lunch break at Phale, gentle trail goes along the mountain stream to Ghunsa, before reaching Ghunsa pass memorial grave of September 2006 Helicopter accident. Ghunsa is largest village in upper section of Kangchenjunga Base Camp, set on foot of boulder rocks and Himalayas.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 10: Acclimatization day in Ghunsa

We do cultural and natural excursion around Gunsa, Ghunsa is very nice for farming for Himalayan grain like potatoes, buckwheat, barley and delicious potatoes. First we cross suspension bridge then take right trail to go monastery, the beautiful monastery lies bottom of rock after that trek continues up in the shrub with huge view of valley and Ghunsa village, as you climber higher the mountain looks closer and wider, after reaching at height of 4,000 m/13,123 Ft know as viewpoint with chorten and praying flags descend to Ghunsa.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 11: Ghunsa to Kambache (4,070 m/13,349 Ft & 5hrs trek)

After trek out from village, entering into the dense forest of pine, fir and juniper. While trek from Ghunsa to Kambache the scenery change dramatically appear white rock, brown rock, green forest, brown forest with closed view of waterfall. Entire trail is not tough but interesting before and after lunch. After lunch trail leads up forest just right bottom of waterfall then nearly one hours trek on landslides area, where we can see blue sheep’s drinking water other side of river at bottom of Mt. Janu and other peaks. Now valley became wider with massive Himalayan range and get exceptional sunset view.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 12: Kambache to Lhonak (4,720 m/15,481 Ft & 5hrs trek)

Kambache is last village, where local do farming, animal husbandry for leaving. Beautiful Tibetan monastery is set on atop of village with fine view of Himalayan range. From here temperatures dropped eventually, greenery changed to stunning pine, larch and exception view of Himalayas. Off beaten trail expose stunning waterfall, Himalayas and the territory is habitants of snow leopard, where snow leopard often attack the Himalayan animal for living. Local often encounter endanger leopard moraine of Kangchenjunga glacier.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 13: Lhonak to Pangpema (5,200 m/17,056 Ft & 7hrs) then trek back to Lhonak

We doing round trip Lhonak-Kangchenjunga base camp-Lhonak, we leaving early morning after breakfast from Lhonak. We trek with pack-lunch make picnic somewhere on the way with looking breathless view of majesty Himalayas. The trail is gentle up but definitely less oxygen not easy to respiration, it feel harder, as long as no altitude symptom no problem. It takes nearly 3-4hrs to reach at Kangchenjunga base camp, the north face base camp is tight up with colorful praying flag blowing to direction of summit of third highest peak Mt. Kanchenjunga. You will see one of the closet views of massive Kangchenjung, Pathivara, Nepalaya from base camp with rolling ice from atop to glacier and moraine. Spend some time here for taking photos and lunch then retraces to Lhonak, it might takes 2-3hrs to Lhonak.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 14: Lhonak to Ghunsa (3,490 m/11,447 Ft & 6hrs trek)

We trek back to Ghunsa with looking charming Himalaya range.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 15: Ghunsa to Sele La Pass (4,520 m/14,825 Ft & 6-7hrs trek)

Instead to head down along the Tamor River just turn left east bank of river and ascending up through forest of rhododendron, fir and juniper.The trail begins with gentle descend then gradual up and steady climbing up trail into the forest, yak pasture will bring us at Se le Le, you will ascend 1,000 mtrs from Ghunsa to Se Le Le La. The ridge connected north base cam and south base camp of Mt. Kanchenjunga.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 16: Sele to Tseram (3,860 m/12,660 Ft via Mirgin La Pass (4,480 m/14,694 Ft & 8hrs trek)

We ascend from guesthouse, the trek is quite tough today but enjoying to see breathtaking view of Jannu Himal, Mt. Makalu and numerous other peaks from summit of three passes Sinion La, Mirgin La and Sinelapche Bhanjyang. After made all the passes, trek descends to Cheram.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 17: Tseram to Ramche (4,630 m/15,186 Ft & 6hrs trek)

Trek onward uphill from Cheram to Ramche, the beautiful lush and green forest makes your trip very interesting and enjoyed able with view of south face of Kanchenjunga. Then from Ramche 2hrs trek to Kanchenjunga south base camp then trek back to Ramche.

Overnight guesthouse

Day 18: Ramche to Tortong (2,995 m/9,823 Ft & 7hrs trek)

Now we are descending from Ramche in dense rhododendron forest, the forest looks colorful in spring because blooming of verities of rhododendron and magnolia. We keep descending with looking view of Himalaya’s valley and often sights beautiful birds and some animal in this territory.

Overnigh at guesthouse

Day 19: Tortong to Yamphuding (2,065 m/6,773 ft & 6hrs trek)

We keep descend through forest, villages with cultivate landscapes view to Yamphuding.

Overnight at guesthouse

Day 20: Yamphudung to Amedegudin (1,230 m/4,034 Ft & 6hrs trek)

We keeping descend from Yamphuding to Sabha Khola, often trek into the villages of indigenous people with sights of unique culture. Today is last day of physical challenge trek, once we arrive at destination trek celebration with crew in evening.

Overnight at guesthoues

Day 21: Amdeguding to Bhadrapur (90 m/295 Ft & 6hrs drive)

We take early morning bus from Amdeguding to Bharatpur, first few hours’ drive will be along Sabha River on off beaten bump road until meet junction of Birtamod Taplejung highway. Now drive continuous smoothly with view of eastern Himalayas and passing Phidim, Ilam and finally arrive at Bhadrapur.

Overenigth at guesthouse

Day 22: Bhadrapur to Kathmandu 1hrs by flight

We will have a morning flight from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu, it will be a mountain flight once again you will eastern Himalayan range on way back to Kathmandu. If you planning to visit India, we drop you at Kakarvita immigration which takes nearly 30 minute drive from here then onward to India.

Overnight at hotel

Day 23: Rest Day in Kathmandu

After 3 weeks trek in mountain, you really need rest and relax at Kathmandu.

Overnight at hotel

Day 24: Departure

According your flight schedule we transfer you to Tribhuwan International airport and fly back to home.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking (Altitude Map)

Cost Includes:

  • International and Domestic airport-pickup and drop-off service
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast plan as per the itinerary
  • All the required ground transportation as mention in the Itinerary
  • Guided Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with private transportation
  • Kangchenjunga special Immigration Permits
  • Kangchenjunga Conservation area Fee
  • Experienced English speaking licensed guide with salary, accommodation, food & insurance
  • High altitude experienced Sherpa porter (1 porter carry 2 trekker's luggage) with insurance, salary and equipment’s
  • Three meals a day during the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with Hot drinks)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits where available
  • Musical Adventure Trekking complimentary trekking equipment's like four seasonal sleeping bag, down Jacket and duffle bag(should be returned upon completing the trek)
  • Kathmandu – Bhadrapur – Kathmandu flight ticket with together your guide
  • Bhadrapur-Ilam-Taplejung & Taplejung-Bhadrapur by bus
  • First aid medical kit, oximeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Normal lodges base accommodation during trek in the mountain
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa fees 15/30/90 Day in cost of US$ 25/40/100
  • Travel and medical insurance which should cover emergency helicopter rescue
  • Meals and extra night accommodation in Kathmandu (breakfast included)
  • Personal expenses (battery charge, telephone call, laundry, hot shower, internet etc)
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing monument entrance fees
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Gratitude (Tips) to guide and porters

Accommodation and meals for Kangchenjunga Base Camp Trek:

Kangchenjungas base camp trek can do in teahouse style with basic arrangement. The less touristic wilderness trekking route in Himalayas lie in the remote part of eastern Nepal with basic infrastructure. The trekking route is spread into Kangchenjunga conservation area with rich of herbs and native culture. Musical Adventure Trekking arrange comfort tourist standard air condition accommodation before and after trek in Kathmandu with delicious continental breakfast. As trek begins, after Suketar/Taplejung, our guide will organize neat and clean twin sharing room accommodation with common Asian toilet. Most of cozy room have great view of landscapes and mountain from windows. The frankly local people running beautiful lodge, after sun get down yak dung burn in chimney at the dining hall until guess go to sleep. Basically chimney stay hot for 3-4 hrs even you can dry your wet and perspired cloths as well. The lavatory always end of corner with shower room, most of lodge have hot and cold bucket shower facilities. The alternative lights are available in the sleeping room with source of Solar power and hydropower, as power supplies from hydro power, you can able to charge your electronic device along the trek up to Ghunsa.

Concerning to meals along the Kangchenjunga base camp trek, you can choose any foods items from menu, all the places local lodge have community management menu with food list and price including verities of food items like Nepalese, Tibetan, India, Mexican and continental. The recommendation is the sumptuous Nepalese Dal Bhat (Steam rice, lentil soup, mix veg and salad) which is the most popular meal in Nepal for lunch and dinner.

Frequently Asked Questions about Kanchenjunga base camp Trek

You can obtain Nepal visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos and print out online form from http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa.. You might to stay in queue for a while, if you want to stay away from line. You can obtain your Nepal visa from your home as well. Just contact to nearby Nepal embassy around your home town. Does matter weather take 15 days, 30 days or 90 days, it is a multiple visa there will different price for visa according to staying duration.
15 Days: 25 USD
25 Days: 40 USD
90 Days: 100 USD
Trek duration and walking is based on physical ability of travelers. We suggest and we prepared standard pattern itinerary for our clients.The suggestion itinerary will be worked and fit for 90% of trekker's. The standard trek itinerary will allow to walk 5-8 hrs each day.Musical Adventure Trekking 24 Days suggestion itinerary of Kanchenjunga base camp cover north and south face base camp of Mount Kanchenjunga.
The Himalayas vistas of the Kanchenjunga base camp trek in Nepal are so superb and breathless. The multiple cultural and nature beauty will lure you entire trekking period. While doing trek in wilderness and remote part of Nepal all the travelers like to capture beautiful scenery and mountains in camera or mobile. Many trekker's are worried that the camera and phone batteries down over the trekking period then cannot able to take photos and miss the beautiful Mother Nature. There are hydroelectricity and solar power on along the trek with payable charging facilities. There is electricity at Siwan, Sekathum, Amji Lhosa and Gunsa and beyond that there is sufficient power for room from solar panel system but not reliable for charging that better travel with power bank. The guesthouse/lodge have power socket and adopter but much better to have your own 2 pin socket. If you carry own power bank during your venture to Kanchenjunga base camp trek smarter to make full charge at Gunsa before before heading further-up to Kamboche or Selele La. You can safe your device batteries from cold temperature with keeping in warm places. Be smarter to keep batteries inside the sleeping bag in the night and jacket pocket while hiking.
Mountain/trekking guide are educated, experienced and knowledge about the culture, history and regions of Nepal. The guide have to attend certified course that are offered by Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and they need to attend 45Days classes.
You will not be responsible to carry your luggage from Kathmandu – Kangchenjunga base camp – Kathmandu, porters will carry load between 20 kg to 25 kg (sharing between two trekker's). You will be responsible to carry your day pack with the essential and personal things such as water, Camera, wind and waterproof jacket, sun lotion extra camera batteries.
Yes, you need to be fit to do Kangchenjunga base camp trek, The best way to train yourself for advance for trek strap a pack on your back and go hiking as long as you can with your trekking boot. By doing so your feet and joints will become accustomed to the constant walking you will face on the trek. Also be sure to hit the gym and run at least a month.
Yes, you can prepare yourself back at home for demanding trek in advance. Consider to pre-trek preparation you can do regular jogging, swimming, cycling, aerobic exercise and strap your bag then hike as far as you can.
The altitude sickness symptoms often occurs after crossing the trees line when cannot have sufficient oxygen into the thin air. The trekker's frequently suffer by high altitude sickness when quick and rapidly ascend in stranger environment normally 2500 m above the sea level. If hiker get any of these common symptoms in mountain, it called first level of high altitude sickness like Headache, loss of appetite, hard to sleep, vomiting feeling, dizziness, ache in stomach and feeling tired while walking. You can try to prevent yourself from altitude sickness with drinking plenty of fluids and have some extra nights before trek into the alpine territory.
You should be up to date on routine vaccination where you are but the some of the health association WHO and CDC recommended get these vaccination before get into Nepal, like Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Japanese Encephalitis, Malaria and Rabies. These disease can be transmitted to stranger people from water, meal, sexual relationship with local, animal bites etc.
Good connection of phone and wireless internet at Kathmandu and all the way to Taplejung Bazaar, then regular phone (NCELL/NTC/Sky) lines are available few places after that landline phone can use up to Ghunsa. The school and community operate internet at Ghunsa but not reliable.

Equipment List for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Accessories

Daypack up to 50 litre

Down jacket

4 Seasons sleeping bag

Sleeping bag liner

Water bottle

Trekking pole

Hand

1 Pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic

1 Elevation water proof wristwatch

1 Nail cutter

1Pair wind/waterproof gloves

Upper Body – Head/Ears/Eyes

Sun head or Gulf cap

Sun glasses 100% UV protection with side shields and hard-sided storage in case

Headlamp or torch light with at least 1pair of extra battery

Ear muffs

Sun Lotions /Sun cream

Main Body

2 Cotton t-shirts

1 Synthetic t-shirt

2 Long sleeve polyester or synthetic lightweight for sunny days

Zipper provides addition venting options which are good for changing temperatures

1 Soft shell jacket water & wind resist

1 Women swimming dress bathing in Hot spring

Lower Body/Leg

1Pair nylon hiking short paints, quick drying type not cotton

1Pair cotton paints(loose jeans/khakis)

1Pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable

1Pair waterproof/windproof paint

2Pair inner Thermal for day and night

Inner cloths as you needed

Feet

3Pair of trekking socks

1Pairs woollen socks wearing on evening

1Pair light sport or shoes sneaker

Trekking boots

Medicines/First Aid

Ibuprofen for general aches and pains

Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrheal

Diamox(commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please talk to with trek leader before taking medicine

1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band aides

Anti-infection ointments, etc

Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Medicines/First Aid

Ibuprofen for general aches and pains

Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrheal

Diamox(commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please talk to with trek leader before taking medicine

1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band aides

Anti-infection ointments, etc.

Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

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Trip Facts

Activities: Trekking & Sightseeing

Maximum Height: (5,200 m/17,056Ft)

Duration: 20 or 24 Days

Transportation: Car/Bus/Flight

Grade: Strenuous

Season: Autumn and Spring

Accommodation: Hotel/Guesthouse/Lodge

Meal: Full Board On Trek

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