Nepal, Trek & Walk, 26 days - from £2,395 (land only) - from €2,875 (land only) - from $3,950 (land only)
Access to the region by the new road
With small aircraft access to the region becoming effectively a lottery, we have opted to travel to Taplejung on the spectacularly scenic road from Bhadrapur. This gives a more reliable outcome and is a holiday bonus in terms of scenery.
- A trekking holiday to Kangchenjunga North and South Base Camps
- Visit both Kangchenjunga basecamps in Nepal: Ramze and Pang Pema
- Trekking in a remote wilderness area of the Nepal Himalaya
- Spectacular views of Makalu, Chamlang, Everest and Kangchenjunga
- Across the Mirgin La from the Simbu Khola to the Ghunsa Khola
A challenging trekking holiday in the remote Kangchenjunga region of the Nepal Himalaya. Traversing the remote and rarely-visited north-eastern corner of Nepal, our trekking route to Kangchenjunga leads through picturesque farmland and rugged valleys to the basecamp for the south side of the Kangchenjunga massif at Ramze. Walking to the north side of Kangchenjunga by way of the Mirgin La (4663m), we are greeted with magical views of the Himalaya including Makalu, Chamlang, Everest and Kangchenjunga. Trekking beyond the attractive Tibetan settlement of Ghunsa, with its sturdy wooden houses, numerous prayer flags and smiling villagers, we skirt the incredible northern flanks of Jannu on the approach to the Nepal side Kangchenjunga basecamp at Pang Pema (5100m). Here at last, the formidable north face of Kangchenjunga is revealed. Our trekking efforts are rewarded with magnificent close up views of Kangchenjunga towering above the glacier opposite our camp in icy blue splendour. Varied and sustained, this popular trek is rated amongst the most beautiful walks in the world.
Access via Bhadrapur: Flights to the small hillside STOL airstrip of Taplejung have become increasingly unreliable in recent years with only one plane now servicing this route. For this reason we have chosen to fly to Bhadrapur airport in Eastern Nepal which has a regular service from Kathmandu using larger aircraft, and to drive from here to the start of the trek.
Is this holiday for you?
Much of this classic trekking holiday involves only moderate walking, well within the capabilities of any reasonably fit person. The trek has been given its high grade on account of its overall length, the remoteness of the area and because there are a number of tough days at altitude. Despite the fact that the area is less frequented by trekkers than the more famous routes, the paths are good throughout the trek, apart from sections of the route whilst crossing the Mirgin La and above Pang Pema.