Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

16 Days

starting from $2500

$ 1600

5 / 5

based on 3 Reviews

Grade:

Challenging

Group Size:

2+ Pax

Transport:

Airplane / Jeep / Car

Altitude:

5,143m

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation:

Hotels & Tea Houses

Starts At:

Kathmandu

Ends At:

Kathmandu

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Highlights of South Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

  • Splendid views of the magnificent Kanchenjunga mountain from the south base camp.
  • Hike along the less touristic region
  • Explore wilderness
  • Explore the beautiful remote villages of the Kanchenjunga region.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek: Overview

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a long journey through a remote and beautiful part of eastern Nepal near Tibet and India. The trek takes you to the base of Kanchenjunga, which at 8,586 meters is the third-highest mountain in the world (28,169 feet). Before the measurement of Everest, Kanchenjunga was considered the tallest mountain in the world.  The trek begins in the town of Taplejung and takes about 20 days to complete. You will explore the amazing Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and the beautiful Arun Valley on the trek.

The hike takes you through a variety of landscapes, such as dense forests, alpine meadows, and glacial valleys. Along the way, you’ll pass through a number of small villages and have the chance to talk to the people who live there. Most of them are of Tibetan or Nepali ancestry. The region’s culture is a very unique mix of many different ethnic groups. You will also visit numerous monasteries in Ramtang and Oktang to learn about Tibetan Buddhism.

You will go to the South base camp of Mount Kanchenjunga on this trek. As you walk to the base camps, you will be able to see some beautiful derivative peaks like Kanchenjunga South, and Central. We also get views of massive peaks like Makalu (8,481m), Lhotse (8,516m), and Cho Oyu (8,188m), which can be seen from the trek, and the views are stunning. More than 20 peaks exceeding 7,000m lie in the region along with numerous Himalayan glaciers including Yalung Kang (8,505m), Kambachen (7,903m), Jongsong (7,483), Jannu Peak (7,710) and others.

The chance to see rare animals like the snow leopard, red panda, and musk deer is one of the best parts of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. Many rare and endangered plant species can also be seen during the trek. You will walk through many different climates and environments, from thick forests to rock and snow.

Overall, the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a difficult but rewarding hike that combines natural beauty, cultural immersion, and adventure uniquely. It’s a great choice for people who want to trek in Nepal for a longer time and want to get off the beaten path.

Best Season for the Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp

The best seasons for the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek are generally considered to be between September and November and between March and May. These months have the best weather and the clearest views. During summer, monsoon the trail gets very wet due to rain and clouds cover most of the views, making for a poor experience.

From September to November, the weather is usually dry and pleasant, with daytime temperatures between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius and nighttime temperatures that drop below freezing. This is a great time to hike because the weather is clear and you can see beautiful views of the peaks around you.

From March to May, the weather is also generally nice, with daytime temperatures between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius and nighttime temperatures that drop below freezing. But the spring months can be a little less predictable because it can rain or snow.

 Summary of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek starts in Lalikharka, which can be reached by taking a 45-minute flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur. From here we take a jeep to Illam and onward to Lalikharka. The trek itself is approximately two weeks long, with the additional first two days devoted to traveling to the starting point and the last two days dedicated to returning. The trek to South Base Camps of Kanchenjunga offers impressive views of the mountain’s southwest face from Ramche and Oktang. Then we return through a different route to Ranipul, drive back to Bhadrapur, and onwards to Kathmandu.

Accommodation, Food, and Water in the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Accommodation on the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is generally basic, with a mix of locally-run lodges (also known as tea houses) and camping.

The lodges are simple but comfortable, with shared bathrooms and dining rooms, among other things. The rooms in most lodges are simple, with two twin beds, blankets, and pillows. Even though power outages are common in the area, some lodges have electricity. Most lodges offer meals, and you can pick from a small selection of local and international dishes.

In places where camping is required, our guides will help set up camp and bring warm food, usually Dal Bhat, which we recommend even at Lodges.

For drinking water, it’s a good idea to carry water purification pills.

Flora and Fauna on the Kanchenjunga Trek

The area around Kanchenjunga is home to a wide range of animals and plants, including many that are rare or on the verge of extinction.

On the Trek, you might see the snow leopard, the red panda, the musk deer, the Himalayan black bear, and the blue sheep. You might also see birds like the Himalayan monal, the blood pheasant, and the chough. There are many different kinds of plants in the Kanchenjunga area. These include alpine meadows, rhododendron forests, and bamboo groves. Maple, Pine and Firs make up the woodlands. Numerous meadows and rocky areas are also gone through on the trail along with terraced farms around major villages.  Overall, the area around Kanchenjunga is a nature lover’s dream.

The ethnic demographics of the Kanchenjunga Region.

The Kanchenjunga Region of Nepal is home to a mix of ethnic groups, including Tibetans, Nepalis, and Limbus. The Tibetans are primarily Buddhist and engaged in agriculture and trade. The Nepalis are predominantly Hindu and involved in agriculture, trade, and tourism. The Limbus follows a religion called Kirati religion and are primarily engaged in agriculture and trade. Largely the Tibetan and Kirati groups live higher up on the trail while lower down there is generally a good mix of the various ethnic groups.

A brief history of the region

The Kanchenjunga mountain range was first explored by British adventurers who were drawn by the spectacular views from Darjeeling, India. The region was easily accessible from neighboring Sikkim as early as 1848, while the rest of Nepal was closed to foreign visitors until the 1950s. Kanchenjunga was considered the highest mountain in the world until the discovery of Mount Everest in 1856. The name means “Five Great Treasures in the Snow.”  The mountain is sacred to local people and is believed to contain five different treasures in its five peaks: gold, silver, gems, grains, and sacred texts. The first climbers of Kanchenjunga stopped short of the summit in 1955 out of respect for the mountain’s sacred status.

Check out our itinerary for the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek (south) or just send us an email and we’ll tailor-make an itinerary based on your requirements.

Kanchenjunga Map

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Route Map

Itinerary

01 DAY

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. (1400m)

On Day 1, When you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, we will be outside the terminal to greet you. Our airport representative will hold a card with the company name (Glorious Himalaya) below your name. Depending on the size of your group, a private car, van, or bus will transfer you to your hotel.

After some drinks, our Senior Guide will meet you. They will brief you about your Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. You can also ask him any further questions about your trip. You can rest. Or, you can use the time left to walk through the streets of Thamel. You can explore the neighborhood.

This would be your first night in the city of Himalayas. (Breakfast included)

02 DAY

Kathmandu sightseeing and trip preparation

On Day 2, We will explore Kathmandu’s world-famous UNESCO-listed heritage sites. Our tour guide will pick you up after a hot breakfast at the hotel. Then, you’ll go on a sightseeing tour of the ancient heritage sites in Kathmandu. You will see religious and historical sites. They include Syambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

You can get unique insights into Nepal’s culture, art, and history. It is an excellent combo of Nepal’s art, history, culture, and diverse religions. You would want to take advantage of it while in Kathmandu. These sights pack a wealth of history, religion, and culture. They are in the Himalayas, which are worth visiting. Meanwhile, we will arrange for your trekking permit for Kanchenjunga. You can also shop for any equipment left for trekking. Overnight at the same hotel in Kathmandu, including breakfast.

03 DAY

Fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Illam (1500m) - 1 hr flight & 5 hrs drive

On Day 3, We will opt for an afternoon flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur. You can use the whole morning to shop for trekking equipment or other required items. An hour of flight will take us to Bhadrapur airport. From there, we will take a scenic jeep ride to reach Illam. The ride will take about 4 to 5 hours. Illam is Nepal’s tea capital, a popular tourist destination famous for its gardens. Overnight at a local lodge on full board meals. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

04 DAY

Drive to Lali Kharka

On Day 4, After breakfast, you will continue your journey. You will drive from Illam to Lali Kharka, starting your trek. The Drive will take you through hills, forests, and villages, giving you a taste of the diverse landscape of eastern Nepal. The journey takes about 7-8 hours.

During this time, you will meet locals and learn about their way of life. Upon reaching Lali Kharka, you will settle into a teahouse for the night. This evening, you will have time to organize your gear. You can also prepare your mind for the trek. It starts the next day.

05 DAY

Trek to Khesewa

On Day 5, Your trekking adventure begins today as you set out from Lali Kharka towards Khesewa. The trail takes you through terraced fields, lush forests, and picturesque villages. As you walk, you will see stunning views. They will show you rolling hills and far away, snow-capped peaks.

Small settlements dot the route. You can see traditional farming there. You can also experience the warm hospitality of the locals. The trek takes about 5-6 hours. It covers moderate terrain with some up and down parts. When you arrive in Khesewa, you will stay overnight in the teahouse. Then, you will prepare for the next day’s journey.

06 DAY

Trek to Pumphe Danda

On Day 6, Continuing your trek, you will head from Khesewa to Pumpha Danda. Today’s trail involves both ascents and descents, offering diverse scenery along the way. You will pass through thick forests, cross suspension bridges over rivers, and navigate through terraced farmland.

The lush greenery and sounds of nature create a serene trekking environment. You will have many chances to meet local villagers and learn about their culture and daily lives. The trek takes about 5-6 hours.

07 DAY

Trek to Yamphudin

On Day 7, the trek goes from Pumphe Danda to Yamphudin. Yamphudin is one of the larger villages in the region. It is home to various ethnic groups, including Sherpas, Limbus, and Rais. The trail passes through lush forests and crosses several rivers.

The sounds of birds and rustling leaves will surround you, creating a tranquil ambiance. The route is more complicated, with steep ascents and descents, but the beautiful scenery and cultural encounters make it worth it.

After trekking for about 6-7 hours, you will reach Yamphudon. Yamphudin offers a unique cultural experience. It has a diverse population and rich heritage. You can explore the village, visit local homes, and learn about the inhabitants’ customs in the evening.

08 DAY

Trek to Tortong

On Day 8, we will continue our trek to Tortong, passing by dense forests and alpine meadows. The trail offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Tortong is a beautiful camping site surrounded by rhododendron forests, offering a peaceful retreat amidst nature.

09 DAY

Trek to Tseram

Our destination on day 9 is from Tortong to Tseram. You will ascend through beautiful and more rugged landscapes. The trail goes through alpine meadows, passes glacial streams, and offers stunning views of the snowcapped peaks.

The trek takes about 5-6 hours. The higher altitude means cooler temperatures, so you’ll need warm clothing, especially in the evenings and mornings. The clear mountain air and majestic views create a magical experience.

10 DAY

Trek to Ramche

On Day 10, the trek takes you to Ramche, the gateway to Kanchenjunga Base Camp. The trail offers stunning views of Mount Kanchenjunga and its neighboring peaks. Upon reaching Ramche, you will be rewarded with panoramic vistas of the snow-capped mountains. Ramche is your base for exploring the region further. You can stay overnight in Ramche.

11 DAY

Hike to South Kanchejunga Base camp and return to Ramche

Day 11 is the highlight of your trek as you hike from Ramche to South Kanchenjunga Base Camp. The trail leads you through rocks, glaciers, and snow. It offers awe-inspiring views of Kanchenjunga and its peaks.

After you spend some time at base camp, take in the scenery and meet other trekkers and climbers. Then, you will return to Ramche for the night. The round trip takes about 6-7 hours.

12 DAY

Trek to Tortong

Our destination on day 9 is stepping back to Tortong, descending through the region’s beautiful landscapes, and witnessing different prespectives of the mountains and valleys, allowing you to appreciate the area’s stunning natural beauty.

Tortong once again welcomes you with its serene atmosphere, offering a peaceful retreat amidst nature.

13 DAY

Trek to Ranipul

On Day 13, the trekking starts from Tortong to Ranipul. You will descend through diverse landscapes, including lush forests and terraced fields. It is about 6-7 hours long. As you descend, you will pass through many small villages.

You can talk with locals and learn about their way of life. The trail has beautiful views of the nearby hills and valleys, making for a pleasant trek.

14 DAY

Drive to Illam

On Day 14, drive from Ranipul back to Illam, passing through pretty landscapes and small villages. The Drive takes about 7-8 hours. When you arrive in Illam, you can relax and enjoy the calm charm of the town. This evening, you can explore Illam. You can visit the tea gardens.

You can also enjoy the cool climate and beautiful scenery. Visitors can tour a tea factory in Illam, a region well-known for its lush tea estates, and learn about its production process.

Illam’s serene environment is perfect for unwinding. It’s a great place to reflect on your completed trek.

15 DAY

Drive to Bhadrapur airport and then fly back to Kathmandu

On Day 15, you will drive to Bhadrpur Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. The Drive takes about 4-5 hours through beautiful landscapes and small towns. When you arrive at Bhadrapur Airport, you will board a domestic flight to Kathmandu. The flight takes about 45 minutes.

You can enjoy breathtaking aerial views of the mountains one last time. You will see them as you fly over the Himalayas. After you arrive in Kathmandu, we will transfer you to your hotel.

The rest of the day is free to relax, explore the city, or do some last-minute shopping. You will have a farewell dinner in the evening. It will be at a nearby cultural restaurant in the evening. Our company will host the farewell dinner. It will include typical Nepali cuisine and a cultural dance show. We will then drop you back at your hotel, where you can finally rest after a long journey.

16 DAY

Departure from Nepal

Day 16 is your last day in Nepal; you will have free time. You can explore Kathmandu, do last-minute shopping, or visit any sights you missed. Depending on your flight schedule, you can see local markets, buy souvenirs, or relax at your hotel. When it is time for your departure, our representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight home.

Trip Includes

  • All the airport and hotel transfer as per the itinerary by private vehicles.
  • 3 night’s twin sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu city inclusive breakfast.
  • Both way domestic airfares and the airport taxes. (Kathmandu-Bhadrapur-Kathmandu)
  • 1 day Kathmandu sightseeing around world heritage sites inclusive private transport and city tour guide.
  • 12 nights of twin-sharing local teahouses & tented camp accommodations while on the trek.
  • Full board meals while on the trek. (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • All the essential trekking permits of the Kanchenjunga region.
  • Local bus/jeep transport from Bhadrpur to Lalikharka.
  • Local jeep transport from Ranipul to Illam.
  • Local jeep/bus transport from Illam to Bhadrapur.
  • First-aid medicine for the trek.
  • An experienced and government-certified trekking guide for the trek.
  • Company duffel bags and sleeping bags to use while on the trek.
  • All our local field staff will be insured along with their salary, accommodation and meals.
  • An appreciation certificate after trip completion.
  • Nepalese cuisine farewell dinner at a typical restaurant with cultural dance performance.

Trip Exclude

  • International airfares and Nepal entry visa.
  • Entrance fees for Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu hotel stay.
  • Porters are available at an extra cost. (optional service)
  • Tips to the guide and porters.
  • Any kind of alcoholic beverages and drinks while on the trek.
  • Battery charging, hot shower, use of WIFI, phone calls while on the trek.
  • Any other extra cost which is beyond our includes.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

1. Why should I do Kanchenjunga base camp trek?

There are many beautiful trekking routes in Nepal to see the grandeur views of the mountains but why should you visit Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek?

The first reason, this trek will test your mental and physical strength by visiting the base camp of 3rd highest peak on earth.

Secondly, you will hike through the remote and less crowded area, often no other trekkers on the trail you feel like the world is yours! And the jaw-dropping views of the mountains and landscapes will make your trip memorable.

Most importantly, you can explore the diverse wildlife, vegetation, and local cultures of the Kanchenjunga region. Moreover, most of the trekking routes offer fine and well-facilitated rooms at teahouses for the hikers. But this trek allows experiencing real Nepalese homestay accommodations with basic facilities for the trekkers. It feels like you are living the lifestyle of remote locals for some time. You can also get a chance to eat fresh and organic foods that are produced on their farms.      

2. How difficult is Kanchenjungha Base Camp Trek?

Compared with the other commercial trekking routes in Nepal, this Kanchenjungha base camp trek is a more challenging and long day hike. It is a strenuous trekking route that crosses through high mountain passes and remote locations in Nepal. Your strong determination and well-prepared plan can only achieve this journey.

However, if you are physically fit and a seasonal hiker, you can complete this trek without any difficulties. Due to its distant location, we can get basic accommodation service at local homestays with limited food items. Don’t expect the accommodation and food as like in the Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang region treks.

3. Can I trek solo in the Kanchejungha region?

You can’t trek solo or individually in the Kanchenjungha region. Some parts of the Kanchenjungha regions are bordered by Tibet and India. Due to the fact, Kanchejungha is a restricted region of Nepal. Hence, we need to get special trekking permits from Nepali immigration. And according to the Nepal government’s rule, a minimum of two persons are required to apply for Kanchenjungha trekking permits. Moreover, only legally registered local companies can organize this trek.

4. What is the total distance of this trek?

The length of this trek depends on the route that you have chosen. According to our itinerary, it is about 220 KM long starting and ending at Suketar. It takes at least three weeks to complete the journey.

 

 

5. Do I need to have prior trekking experiences?

Having some prior trekking experiences is beneficial for this trek. However, if you haven’t any previous hiking or trekking experiences, do some training at least 2-3 months before your trip departure date. You can join a gym or physical fitness center that can enhance your fitness level. Even more, engage in at least 5-6 hours of walking tours once a week.

 

6. How can I prepare for this trek?

Prior preparation is necessary for this trek. Build up your endurance by taking part in walking or hiking tours once a week. Do some leg-based cardio training regularly such as swimming, gym, walking, etc. Without pre-training and well preparation, you can find this trek difficult. You can only enjoy mountain trips if you are mentally and physically prepared. Sometimes you have to walk through harsh weather conditions so prepared your mind accordingly.

Most importantly, your trekking gear plays a vital role to make your trek comfortable and successful. Therefore, get the right trekking stuff. For example, your feet are the most crucial body part on a trek. So, invest in good quality water-resistance hiking boots that can protect your feet.

 

7. Do I need travel insurace policy for this trek?

You must have a full insurance policy for this trek. Without travel insurance, you are not eligible to get a trekking permit from immigration. We need a copy of your insurance policy at the time of obtaining the special permit for Kanchenjunga in Kathmandu. Please note; your travel insurance should cover accidental, medication, and helicopter evacuation expenses. Most importantly, our Kanchenjungha base camp trek will go above 5000 meters altitudes. Therefore, your insurance policy should cover their service up to 6000 meters altitude.

 

8. What types of accommodations and meals do I expect on this trek?

Kanchenjunga is one of the remotest regions of Nepal and the access of road and other developments works are still untouched. As a result, teahouses in this trek are still not developed as like in the other commercial routes of Nepal. Nowadays, Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang regions have many well-established teahouses for tourists that provide cozy but fine accommodations with varieties of foods.

But in the context of the Kanchenjunga region, you will get common types of homestay accommodations to spend your nights. Therefore, do not expect the same quality of accommodation that you may have experienced on the other treks in Nepal.

For your meal, Daal Bhat is a common Nepalese food that you will get on this trek. Except it, there are also varieties of western and Chinese dishes that are Tea coffee, eggs, potatoes Tibetan Bread, Various Soups items, Sherpa Stew, Sandwiches, Spaghetti, Dumplings, Macaroni, Tenduk, Noodles, Thukpa, and Pasta. etc.
It is advisable to use water purification tablets or boiled water to drink on this trek. Mineral bottled water is available at the teahouses.

 

9. Do I need to hire porter for this trek?

International trekkers should hire at least a guide to obtain a special permit but porters are not mandatory for this trek. However, it is a challenging and 3 weeks-long treks. Therefore, we suggest you hire porters for your comfortable journey. If you hire porters, all your essential gear for the trek will be carried by them and that will allow you to enjoy and relax during the walk without any burden.

On commercial routes such as Everest, Annapurna, or Langtang region trek, you can easily get the porters on the routes whenever or wherever you need them. But due to the remote and isolated region, porters are not available on this route unless you hire from the city area.

We provide one porter for two guests, and each porter can carry only up to 25 KGs as they also have to carry their own clothing items for the trek.

 

10. What shoud I bring for this trek? Can I hire or buy trekking gears in Kathmandu?

Choosing the right gear plays a vital role to make your trip successful and relaxed. You need to bring enough warm clothes along with good quality hiking boots. At least 4-5 pairs of thick socks, a down jacket, raincoat, crampons, sleeping bag (work up to -20 degrees), hiking pants, trousers, waterproof trekking boots, a pair of sandals, etc. Please check our trekking equipment page for a complete checklist.

You can hire only sleeping bags and down jackets at the shops in Thamel. And rest of the trekking gear can easily purchase at local shops in Kathmandu. After you arrive in Kathmandu, one of our office representatives will take you to the trekking store for your essential shopping.

 

11. What is the highest point of this trek?

Pangpema, the north side of Kanchenjunga base camp is the highest point at 5,143 m. /16874 ft. of this trek. According to our scheduled itinerary, we will visit this place on the 14th day from Lhonak.

 

12. What will be the weather/temperature on KBC Trek?

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek’s temperature varies with the seasons because the route traverses through different climatic zones. Therefore, it may be challenging to predict the weather. Our trek will begin at the Bhairahawa airport’s 350 meters and ascend to an elevation up to 5,143 meters (Kanchenjunga Base Camp).

The best times to embark on this excursion are in the spring and fall seasons. In these seasons temperatures may drop -5 to -10 degrees at night time. Additionally, daytime temperatures will often range from 10 to 18 degrees.

The trail will be covered with snow and the temperature may drop to -30 degrees throughout the winter. As a result, this trek isn’t doable in the winter season.

 

13. Do I need crampon or micro spike for this trek?

Well, the Kanchenjunga base camp trek is an isolated and off-the-beaten hiking trail in Nepal. The trail condition might change at any time throughout the year. Even more, you can’t purchase those items at the local tea shops. Most importantly, there is a high chance of snowfall while crossing the passes on the trail. Therefore, we highly recommend you carry a crampon or micro spike for this trek.

 

14. How much should I tip for guide and porter?

Due to the challenging and long trek, guides and porters expect some good gratitude from their guests after the trek. There isn’t a fixed rate for the tipping. However, the average tip for a guide is USD 10-12 dollars per day and 9-10 dollars per day for each porter. You can also offer them extra than the suggested rate If they provide service that exceeds your expectations. It is also a good way to celebrate your great achievements at the end of the tour with our staff.

 

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Traveller’s Review


Thanks to all the members of Glorious Himalaya for your great service and hospitality during our Nepal stay.
We (an adult couple) booked the Kanchejungha circuit with base camp trek through Glorious Himalaya and they did their best to make our trip successful. We started our trek from Kathmandu to Bhairawa flight and then took a drive to Suketar which was an interesting part of this journey. Our guide Nima was an experienced and knowledgeable guide, as well as our porter Shiva, was very honest and strong enough to carry our belongings throughout the trek.
We visited both the north and south base camps of Kanchenjungha. Accommodations on this route were very common but well enough to spend the cold nights.

During our 1 month Nepal trip, we enjoyed lots and created some unforgettable moments in the Himalayas.

Thank you for your great effort. We will visit Nepal again with Glorious Himalaya company and recommend this agency for your great adventure in Nepal Himalayas with their professional services.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Dominic & Eva
Russia

My husband and I wanted a long trek to a lesser-known area and with few tourists and he landed on this one. He did all the research and chose Glorious Himalaya because Ganesh was one of the few offering this trip and he was very responsive to our inquiries and requests. Lots of emails went back and forth and he made sure it all came together with transport, accomodations, guide, porter, etc. We combined this trip with another trek in the southwest of the country (with another service) and Ganesh worked with us to mesh our two disparate trips. Out guide UR was excellent. His English was pretty good, so we could usually communicate what we needed to. Our porter was also excellent, though he didn’t really speak English, but that was not needed. Learn some Nepali, not only do the people appreciate it, it did help. No fault of the company, but be warned, the “huts” along this trek are rough. Sanitation is low, all outhouses and little ways to clean up so bring wipes. Once in the Kanch conservation area, the “huts” there cater a bit better to tourists, but it is still rough. And once you get to Tseram and north it is cold, we were cold for over a week and we come from the far north US, we wore every bit of clothing. Bring water purification method. The trails are not easy and we hike mountains and are in pretty good shape – up, down, and around and often rough footing, so train before you go. Do not expect to have the opportunity to bath for days (3 weeks in our case).

Judith

Judith Ross
USA

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