Kanchenjunga base camp trek is best meant for people who wish to take pleasure of trekking as well as the camping.
Kanchenjunga is the world’s third highest peak at 8586 meters and India’s largest peak. It offers an amazing view of the natural beauty and stunning landscape. Lies in Sikkim, Kanchenjunga offer a chance to experience the fabulous mountain scenery, remoteness, varied flora and fauna and unique local culture.
Trekking on Kanchenjunga trail starts from Darjeeling. You will move from here to Yuksam, which is located in the western Sikkim. It is one of the famous trekking regions of Sikkim. You will walk through Bakkhim – Phedang – Dzongri to Bikhbari, way to the base camp. Bikhbari Excursion to Chaurikhang and Rathong Glacier is the Kanchenjanga Base Camp from where you can see Frey’s peak, Kabur, Koktang and Rathong. From here, you will back to Yuksam and Darjeeling.
At Trekking in India, we offer you an interesting Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking Tours. Our tour will take you to a delightful journey will take you close to the big mountains, through lust and vast forests and the higher valleys. Be a part of our Kanchenjunga Base Camp trekking tours and find out the real adventure that is waiting for you.
|Season||Oct – March|
|Altitude||4950 mts / 16210 ft|
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Day 02: Darjeeling – Yuksam (123 Kms/6-7 Hrs)(1780 Mts /5838 Ft)
Yuksam is the base of West Sikkim’s most popular trekking region, Dzongri and is also of historical importance to the Sikkimese. Yuksam literally means ‘meeting place of the three lamas’. In the beginning of seventeenth century a rift between different factions of Buddhist sects in Tibet forced the Red Hat Sect to seek refuge in Sikkim. Lama Lhatsun Chempo, on his journey to Sikkim, arrived at Norbugang in Yuksam, where he met two other lamas, Sempa Chempo and Rinzing Chempo and began converting the people into their faith. Sacred textshad revealed that the ruler designate of Sikkim would be a man named Phuntsog of Gangtok, so the lamas sent an envoy in search of himThe party returned with Phuntsog Namgyal, whose ancestry could be traced to the legendary prince Guru Tashi, founder of the Kingdom of Miyang in the Chumbi Valley. In 1641 Phuntsog Namgyal was crowned as Sikkim’s first king, the Chogyal.
Day 03: Bakkhim - Phedang (5 Kms/4 Hrs) (3483 Mts/11425 Ft)
Day 04: Phedang - Dzongri (4 Kms/3 Hrs) (4030 Mts/13218 Ft)
You will get spectacular views of Khangchendzonga, Siniolchu, Kabru, Pandim, Jopuno, Koktang, Talung and Narsing. The trail from here levels up to Dzongri. Dzongri also offers you the most fascinating close up view of the Khangchendzonga massif and other Himalayan peaks. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
Day 05: Dzongri (4030 Mts/13218 Ft)
Early risers can get up before dawn to climb to a vantage point on a ridge above the campsite to watch the sunrise on Khangchendzonga, Kabru, Pandim, Rathong, and many other peaks of the Khangchendzonga range. Full day excursion to Laxmi Pokhari. The trial first goes through rhododendron bushes and pasture land for about an hour to Chamaray. From here it is a gradual ascent to Laxmi Pokhari, a big lake cupped in a deep crater. Here you will get good view of Khangchendzonga range, Pandim, Narsing, Kabur, Kabur dome, Koktang etc. If you reach Laxmi Pokhari early and feeling physically fit, an excursion towards Kabur rock will be a rewarding experience. Back to Dzongri. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
Day 06: Dzongri – Bikhbari(12 Kms/4-5 Hrs)
Day 07: BikhbariExcursion To Chaurikhang And Rathong Glacier (Kanchenjanga Base Camp)
Day 08: Bikhbari - Bakkhim
Day 09: Bakkhim – Yuksam
After lunch trek to Dubdi monastery, ‘the hermit’s cell’, which is situated on the top of a lofty hill one thousand feet above Yuksam. The fir-clad mountains behind provide a dramatic background. Founded by Lhatsun Chempo in 1701, it is the oldest monastery in Sikkim. After visiting the monastery descend to the site where the first King of Sikkim was crowned in 1641 by three lamas. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.