Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek - A Complete Circuit Trek In Nepal

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 25 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Trip Start and End: Kathmandu
  • Trip Area: Taplejung, Kanchenjunga
  • Trip Style: Active/ Adventure
  • Age Group: 16+
  • Trip Type: Private and Group
  • Trip Method: Fully Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant Booking
  • Max. Altitude: 5160
  • Best Season: March-May/ Sep-Nov
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Standing in the eastern border of Nepal and the Indian State of Sikkim, Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. Standing at 8,586m, it has 16 peaks of more than 7,000m. Interestingly, the name Kanchenjunga has a Tibetan origin and can be broken down as ‘Kang-Chen-Dzo-Nga’.  In Sikkim [j1] it is translated as ‘Five Treasures of Great Snow’.

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is one of the longer treks in Nepal, being 25 days. It is also widely considered by trekkers to be the best trekking route in Nepal. Having only opened to trekkers in the mid 1980’s, the region is protected by the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area.  Being within a conservation area, which requires a special trekking permit, means the area remains unique in terms of wildlife and vegetation. Red panda, Snow Leopard, wild boar, various species of deer, small mammals, and birds thrive under these protected conditions.  The majority of the people of this area are of Tibetan origin and this is widely reflected in both the culture and the architecture of the villages.  There are monasteries to visit, monks to meet and butter lamps to light which brings a calming feeling to the trek.

The mountains are, naturally, glorious. In addition to the main peak of Kanchenjunga there are four subsidiary summits over 8,000m; for example, Yalung Kang at 8,505m.  With those glorious peaks over 7,000m, you can imagine the wonderful skyline waiting for you on this trek.  There are also five major glacial systems with Kanchenjunga and Yalung glaciers flowing into Nepal’s Tamor River, while the other three flow into Sikkim.

In addition to the mountains there are forests of Rhododendron and bamboo to discover and passes and viewpoints overlooking amazing scenery.  With the warm hospitality of the locals, and the expertise of our trekking crew, this we are confident the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek circuit, will exceed your expectations, and without too much cost.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Highlights:

  • 50 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur.
  • Drive through tea plantations to the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek starting point at Suketar.
  • Hike through beautiful hills, and forests of bamboo and rhododendron.
  • Reach Octang - the best viewpoint for amazing views of Kabru, Rathong, Jannu, Kokthang, and the Kanchenjunga range.
  • Visit Ghunsa village with its monastery showcasing Tibetan architecture and culture.
  • Reach Sele La Pass, Mirgin La Pass, and Sinen La Pass with their panoramic views.
  • Walk through amazing high altitude villages like Lhonak at 4,790m and Kambachen at 4,150m.
  • There is an opportunity to see various unique animals and birds living in this area.
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals and learn about their culture.
  • Visit Kanchenjunga Base Camp, also known as Pang Pema, with its views of mountains like Kangbachen, Kanchenjunga, Kirat Chuli, Taple Sikhar, Ramtang Peak, and more.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Route

Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur in the east of Nepal, then drive to Taplejung.  At Taplejung the trek begins by hiking through Mitlung, Chirwa, Sekathum, and Gelpa to Ghunsa.  At Ghunsa there is an acclimatization day which we must take to protect our health.  Moving on through Kambachen, and Lhonka, we reach Kanchenjunga Base Camp. After exploring base camp, we continue to Selele Base Camp and Sele La Pass.  Crossing the Mirgin La Pass, reach Tseram, Ramche, Dorongdin, Sherpa Gaun, Phumpe Danda, Kade Bhanjyang, and Lalikharka. Finally, the trek ends at Suketar where we board a bus back to Bhadrapur for the flight to Kathmandu.

Please see the day to dayitinerary for more details and for an idea of the daily distance (given in mountain speak – hours rather than kilometres/miles).

Weather and Best Time to Trek

Like the majority of other trails, trekking in the Kanchenjunga region, whether the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek or the Kanjenjunga Circuit Trek to North and South Base Camp  is best done in the spring and autumn when the temperature is moderate and the weather more consistent. We anticipate a beautiful autumn 2022 season and a glorious spring and autumn 2023 season.  Here is a breakdown of the annual seasons:-

Spring - March to end of May: rain or snowfall is unusual at this time of year.  Skies will be clear, with wonderful views.

Monsoon – June to mid September: expect lots of clouds and rain.  The trails will be slippery and there is a likelihood of landslides.  And do expect leeches.

Autumn – September to mid December: like spring, this is a great time to trek in Nepal. With its fresh air and clear mountain views, this Kanchenjunga base camp trek will be fabulous in this season.

Food and Accommodation on the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Nepal

As this area is less visited by trekkers and is quite remote, the accommodation is quite basic.  On trekking trails, the lodges are known as teahouses and this is what you will find on this trek.  Normally the sleeping rooms will have two single beds, with blankets.  They will not have attached bathrooms or heating.  Hot water is at a premium and you will have to pay if you want a hot shower.  As far as food is concerned, most of the teahouses have the same menu.  Rice and curry (the Nepali dish known as dal bhat), noodles, potatoes, eggs, soup and vegetables are the standard.  Breakfast and dinner will be taken in the teahouse we sleep in but lunch will mostly be taken on the trail.  While accommodation and food is included in the package Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek cost, the cost of hot showers, charging your phone etc, alcohol and soft drinks are not.

In Kathmandu on the first and last nights of this tour, a 3-star hotel with breakfast is included in the package cost.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Difficulty

This is a strenuous.  Walking for a daily distance of  6 or 7 hours per day at altitudes higher than 3,000m is taxing for anyone.  The weather can be harsh in high places with the blazing  high altitude daytime sun and the freezing night-time temperatures.  It should be noted that at heights over 3,000 – 3,500m it is likely everyone begins to feel the altitude.  Altitude sickness can become a problem if we are not careful.  Please note our guides are well trained to recognize symptoms and how to avoid them.  Overall, a great level of fitness is required as is a positive mental attitude.  We recommend our trekkers prepare physically as much as they can before coming to Nepal.

Things You Should Know Before Undertaking Your Trek

Is it necessary to have travel insurance for the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek?

Yes, it is necessary to have insurance during the trek. Please ensure your insurance (which you have to purchase in your own country before coming to Nepal) covers trekking at altitude.  Your insurance should cover you in case of altitude sickness, injuries and other illnesses and/or emergencies.  It should also cover you in case you have to abandon your journey for whatever reason.

Is it safe to drink water on the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Route?

No. It is not safe to drink water from taps or streams. As more and more teahouse owners become aware of the environment, bottled mineral water might not be available during the trek. Please carry water purification tablets or a lifestraw with you.

What happens if there is a need for emergency evacuation while I am trekking?

Helicopter evacuations are available in case of an emergency. However, you need to make sure you have the insurance to cover the expenses of evacuation as the helicopter will not come out if there is not a guarantee of payment.

What permits are required for the trek? Can I trek solo?

You cannot trek solo in this, or any other, restricted area.  A licensed trekking guide is required for this trek, and there needs to be the minimum of two trekkers on your trip.  Regarding permits – you require a Restricted Area Permit and a Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek - A Complete Circuit Trek In Nepal Itinerary

  • Day 1:Arrive in KathmanduAltitude: 1345 m
  • Day 2:Fly to Bhadrapur; drive to Taplejung
  • Day 3:Trek to MitlungAltitude: 850 m
  • Day 4:Trek from Mitlung to ChirwaAltitude: 1190 m
  • Day 5:Trek from Chirwa to SekathumAltitude: 1640 m
  • Day 6:Trek to AmjilashaAltitude: 2460 m
  • Day 7:Trek to GelpaAltitude: 2730 m
  • Day 8:Trek to GhunsaAltitude: 3430 m
  • Day 9:Rest and Acclimatization in GhunsaAltitude: 3430 m
  • Day 10:Ghunsa to KambachenAltitude: 4150 m
  • Day 11:Trek from Kambachen to LhonakAltitude: 4790 m
  • Day 12:Trek from Lhonak to Kanchenjunga Base CampAltitude: 5160 m
  • Day 13:Return to KambachenAltitude: 4150 m
  • Day 14:Kambachen to GhunsaAltitude: 4290 m
  • Day 15:Ghunsa to Selele Base Camp via Sele La Pass (4,290m)Altitude: 4290 m
  • Day 16:Selele Base Camp to Tseram via Mirgin La Pass (4480 m)Altitude: 3870 m
  • Day 17:Tseram to Ramche via Octang, Yalung GlaciersAltitude: 4620 m
  • Day 18:Ramche to DorongdinAltitude: 3000 m
  • Day 19:Dorongdin to Sherpa Gaun (Yamphudim)Altitude: 2080 m
  • Day 20:Yamphudim to Phumpe DandaAltitude: 1858 m
  • Day 21:Phumpe Danda to Kade BhanjyangAltitude: 2134 m
  • Day 22:Kade Bhanjyang to Lali KharkaAltitude: 2134 m
  • Day 23:Lali Kharka to Suketar and Ride to BhadrapurAltitude: 1824 m
  • Day 24:Fly to KathmanduAltitude: 1345 m
  • Day 25:Departure

Day 1:Arrive in Kathmandu

  • Max Altitude1345 m
  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel

When you arrive at Kathmandu at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will be there to receive you. They will be carrying a signboard that reads “Sublime Trails” which will help you to spot our representatives. Then you will be transferred to your respective hotel where you will stay overnight.

Day 2:Fly to Bhadrapur; drive to Taplejung

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

On the second day, you will take a flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur. The flight will be about 50 minutes long. During this flight, you will be able to catch glimpses of the Himalayas over which you will be trekking. After the flight, you will drive for about 10 hours and reach Taplejung. Taplejung is a mountainous town that is famous for its local trading.

Day 3:Trek to Mitlung

  • Max Altitude850 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

This day, you will trek to Mitlung from Taplejung. The trek will take you through fertile valleys with fields of rice, potatoes, millet, cauliflower, and green vegetables. You will also walk through tea gardens along the way. During the trek, you will gradually head north. The final 350 meters of this days trek will be downhill to reach Mitlung.

Day 4:Trek from Mitlung to Chirwa

  • Max Altitude1190 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

On this day, you will walk past several villages. These villages are rural and you will encounter fields of rice, millet, potatoes, and vegetables along the way. The people who live in these villages are the Kiratas, and their farming tradition dates back more than 2000 years. Almost all day long, you will hear the river Tamur gushing as you’ll trek through Himalayan gorges, sub-tropical rainforests, and cliffs.

Day 5:Trek from Chirwa to Sekathum

  • Max Altitude1640 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

You will continue to trek along the Timur river this day. After two hours of walk, you will also get to Tapethok, where officials will check your trekking permit. You will arrive at a suspension bridge after walking on the west side of Tabethok. As you walk further, you will get to Lelep. From Lelep, you will get to Ghunsa Khola Valley, and finally to Sekathum village. You will spend your time in this Tibetan village, from where you can get your first sightings of the Himalayas.

Day 6:Trek to Amjilasha

  • Max Altitude2460 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

You’ll encounter a very narrow trail this day as you follow the Gunsa Khola. The narrow trail means that you will need to concentrate hard and be cautious while you walk. As you walk further, you will pass a settlement where Yaks are domesticized for the livelihood. After lunch, you will have a steep climb that will take you to Amjilasha village.

Day 7:Trek to Gelpa

  • Max Altitude2730 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

Your trek from Amjilasha to Gelpa will be mainly through forests and waterfalls that you will encounter along the way. As you’ll see no villages during today’s trek, you will feel extremely close to the natural beauty of the forests and waterfalls.

Day 8:Trek to Ghunsa

  • Max Altitude3430 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

From Gelpa, you will walk through forests in the morning and get to Phole village, where you will have your lunch. The village is Tibetan and serves as a centre for winter settlement for people in Ghunsa. The village is also home to the one and only monastery in this region. After one and a half hours of ride from Phole, you will get to Ghunsa. The houses in this beautiful village are wooden and are mostly decorated with colourful prayer flags. There are a couple of gompas in this region as well.

Day 9:Rest and Acclimatization in Ghunsa

  • Max Altitude3430 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

Since Gunsa is the first place where you cross the 3000-meter mark, you will need to get acclimatized to this altitude. So, you will spend the 9th day of your trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp acclimatizing. You can take a full rest if you want to. However, if you have some energy, you can walk opposite the River Khanso Thamo. From here, you will get views of mountains like Mount Kumbhkaran, Phole, and Sobithongi.

Day 10:Ghunsa to Kambachen

  • Max Altitude4150 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

You will have trouble finding any form of permanent human settlement in altitude higher than Ghunsa. But you are likely to encounter seasonal settlements of yak herders. On your way to Kambachen, you will walk through trails that are not as clear as some other trails in this region. But the effort you put in will be worth it as the scenery from this region is beautiful. You will set up a camp at Kambachen which is a grand glacial valley. If you are lucky, you will be able to spot animals and birds in this region like blue sheep, Ibex, hyrax, vultures, kites, and eagles. The view of Kanchenjunga massif and Jannu that you see from Kambachen is astounding.

Day 11:Trek from Kambachen to Lhonak

  • Max Altitude4790 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

On this day trek, you will follow the trail that lies on the left side of the Kanchenjunga glacier. After trekking along a high plateau, you will reach the Lhonak. Lhonak is located near a dry lake bed and you won’t find houses in this region. So you will need to set up a camp here. You will be able to view large mountains like Wedge Peak, Mera Peak, Nepal peak and Twins.

Day 12:Trek from Lhonak to Kanchenjunga Base Camp

  • Max Altitude5160 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

On this day, you will reach the highest point in your entire trek- Kanchenjunga Base Camp. On this day as well, you will follow the trail along the glaciers on the northern side of the Kanchenjunga glacier. As you follow this trail, you will reach the Kanchenjunga Base Camp in nearly four hours time. The Kanchenjunga Base Camp is also known as Pangpema and has an altitude of 5140 meters. In order to increase your chances of mountain viewing, you will spend overnight here. You can also choose to walk through some masses of rocks to get at sites that offer better mountain viewing. But this will depend upon the fitness of the trekkers as well as how difficult the quality of the tracks. Even without walking much, you can get impressive panoramic views of mountains like Trent and Pyramid Peaks.

Day 13:Return to Kambachen

  • Max Altitude4150 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

On the 13th day of your trek, you will trek back to Kambachen You will follow the same trail that you came to Kanchenjunga Base Camp by.

Day 14:Kambachen to Ghunsa

  • Max Altitude4290 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

You will retrace your steps back to Ghunsa from Kambachen. You will essentially follow the same trail that you came from. Along the way, you can enjoy the mountains like the way you did on your way up. 

Day 15:Ghunsa to Selele Base Camp via Sele La Pass (4,290m)

  • Max Altitude4290 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

From Ghunsa, you will follow a trail that takes you through thick rhododendron, birch, and pine forests. The trail is uphill and is covered with snow to various degrees. It is extremely important that you clothe yourself better to face cold conditions like the one you will encounter this day.

Day 16:Selele Base Camp to Tseram via Mirgin La Pass (4480 m)

  • Max Altitude3870 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

This is going to be a challenging day for you as you will have to climb a steep hill to reach Mirgin La Pass. This is the best spot for viewing Janu Himal, which is also known as Khumbakaran. You will also get to see mountains like Makalu, Baruntse, and Chamlang. The rest of the trail will take you along ridges and finally descent to Tseram. You will also get to view Kanchenjunga, Kabru, and the Himalayan range before descending. You will spend your night in a large flat meadow at Tseram. NB: Occasionally, there is a heavy snowfall don your route to Tseram. In such a case, the visit to Tseram may not be possible. The leader of your group will make the final judgement on this regard and advise you the best place for staying the night.

Day 17:Tseram to Ramche via Octang, Yalung Glaciers

  • Max Altitude4620 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

You will start your trek early this morning and reach Ramche, where you will take your lunch. After lunch, you will head out to Octang, which is widely considered to be the best viewpoint for Kanchenjunga. During this walk, you will follow a trail alongside Yalung glaciers. You will walk alongside a moraine through juniper forests to a beautiful lake at Lapsang. The lake is located at an altitude of 430 meters. You will walk along a valley in the northern side to reach Lapsang La pass. You will get to see all the peaks that are located in the Nepal-India border like Koktang (6147m), Rathong (6679m) and Kabrus. You will spend your night at Ramche.

Day 18:Ramche to Dorongdin

  • Max Altitude3000 m
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBLD

This day will be a gentle trekking day as you descend through rhododendron forests following Simbua Khola. You will reach Dorongdin where you will have an overnight stay.

Day 19:Dorongdin to Sherpa Gaun (Yamphudim)

  • Max Altitude2080 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

The village that you will head out to this day is called Yamphudim, which is referred to as Sherpa Gaun by the locals. This day’s trek might turn out to be a challenging one as the trail to Yamphudin is wiped out every year by a landslide. On top of that, you will have to trek for 3 hours before descending 4 hours before reaching Sherpa Gaun.

Day 20:Yamphudim to Phumpe Danda

  • Max Altitude1858 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

On this day you will walk alongside Kabeli river in Kabeli valley before reaching Mamankhe. Mamankhe is a small Limbu valley that is home to a rich Limbu tradition and a Limbu museum. Following this valley, you will walk along the Khaksewa river and reach Phumpre Danda, where you will camp. It is an excellent vantage point for viewing mountains like Kumbhakarna, Ghabur, and Bohktoh.

Day 21:Phumpe Danda to Kade Bhanjyang

  • Max Altitude2134 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

On your way to Kade Bhanjyang, you will encounter various forests, pasture, and villages. You will first get to Yangpan village before getting to Phong Phung Danda. From there, you will walk 45 minutes before reaching Yanthung. Then, you will head out to Khesewa following forested terrains and waterfalls. A one hour trek from Khesewa will take you to Kade Bhanjyang. Kade Bhanjyang is a superb spot for viewing Kangchenjunga, Yalung Kang, and Ghabur Himal.

Day 22:Kade Bhanjyang to Lali Kharka

  • Max Altitude2134 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

From Kade Bhanjyang, you will follow an old route to Kunjari village. You will then descend from Kunjari village crossing Pahwa river and finally uphill to Simbu village. A pleasant walk from Simbu village will then take you to Tembewa and finally to Lali Kharka. You will be overnight at Lai Kharka.

Day 23:Lali Kharka to Suketar and Ride to Bhadrapur

  • Max Altitude1824 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

On the final trekking day, you will have an early breakfast and walk through beautiful forests to Suketar. From Suketar, you will drive to Bhadrapur, where you will settle in a local hotel.

Day 24:Fly to Kathmandu

  • Max Altitude1345 m
  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

From Bhadrapur you will take a flight to Kathmandu. If the skies are clear, you will get to view some impressive peaks of the Himalayan range from the flight. If time permits, you will also go to various religious parts of Kathmandu like Pashupatinath and Boudhanath.

Day 25:Departure

  • MealsBreakfast

You will be transferred to the airport on this day. You will bid goodbye to the beautiful mountainous country.

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Cost Includes / Excludes

Cost Includes

  • 24 Breakfasts, 22 Lunches, 22 Dinners
  • 3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu for 2 nights
  • Tea house accommodation along the way for 22 nights
  • All land transportation with pickups and drops
  • Domestic Flight to Bhadrapur and back
  • One guide 1 porter for two people (A porter can carry up to 30 kg)
  • All Permits and Entrance Fees
  • TIMS Card
  • Down jacket, a Sleeping bag  and Duffel bag for to use for the trek
  • Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and Tax department
  • First Aid Kit
  • Salary, food, and accommodation for guides and porters

Cost Excludes

  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects (We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including mineral water
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the Sublime crew

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek - A Complete Circuit Trek In Nepal 2023-2024 Booking Dates

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Trip Essential Information

Is it necessary to have travel insurance for Kanchenjunga Trek?

Yes, it is necessary to have insurance during the trek. As the trekking region falls in the remote area of Nepal and in higher altitude. There are potential risks of altitude sickness, food poisoning, injuries and other emergencies. In such cases you even have to abandon your journey. So, make sure your insurances cover all the expenses in case of such emergencies.
 

Is it safe to drink water in Kanchenjunga?

No. It is not safe to drink water from taps or streams. Mineral water bottles might not be available during the trek. So, it is better to carry water purification pills with you. 
 

What happens if there is a need for emergency evacuation while I am trekking?

Helicopter evacuations are available in case of emergency. However, you need to make sure you have the insurance to cover the expenses of evacuation.
 

What are the permits are required for the trek? Can I trek solo?

You need two permits to do this trek, Restricted Area Permit and Kanchenjunga Area Conservation Permit. You can not trek solo in this region as it is a restricted area. You need to have a licensed trekking guide to do this trek.

FAQs

  • Yes, it is necessary to have insurance during the trek. As the trekking region falls in the remote area of Nepal and in higher altitude. There are potential risks of altitude sickness, food poisoning, injuries and other emergencies. In such cases you even have to abandon your journey. So, make sure your insurances cover all the expenses in case of such emergencies.

  • No. It is not safe to drink water from taps or streams. Mineral water bottles might not be available during the trek. So, it is better to carry water purification pills with you.

  • Helicopter evacuations are available in case of emergency. However, you need to make sure you have the insurance to cover the expenses of evacuation.

  • You need two permits to do this trek, Restricted Area Permit and Kanchenjunga Area Conservation Permit. You can not trek solo in this region as it is a restricted area. You need to have a licensed trekking guide to do this trek.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek - A Complete Circuit Trek In Nepal Reviews

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  • Michael Park
    Michael ParkOctober 21, 2017
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    Fantastic trip to Mt. Kanchenjunga Base Camp

    When I called my wife and told her that I was going for a 25 days trek in the Himalayas, she thought I was crazy. But, this was exactly what I needed after spending half of my life working on my business not thinking about anything else. I had started training for Everest Base Camp trek since a month but I changed my mind. I needed some time with myself and nature, some really long time. Growing up in a bustling city and running after materialistic success makes you a different person and even you don't know who you are. This trip wasn't just an introduction to Himalayas and nature but to myself and Sublime, Trails made it possible for my silly whim to become a reality. Even they were worried for me, they suggested me to be careful and look for signs and not push things harder. Some days were tough, some days were fun but I'm back safe and learnt a lot of things. I think that's what really matters.

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