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    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking

    • Destination
    • Durations
      27 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
      Adventure Trekking
    • Accommodation
      Tea House
    • Meals
      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Vehicle
      Local Transports
    • Max. People
    • Trip Mode
      In Hotels in Kathmandu with local lodge in Trekking
    • Trekking area
      Nepal Far North East Himalaya around Taplejung district
    • People / Culture
      Kirat Rai and Limbu tribes with ancient culture and traditional farm life, higher area Sherpa and Bhotia people of Buddhism religion.
    • Mode of Transport
      Flights and Jeeps


    • A perfect trekking in Nepal within complete wilderness of mountains and green hills.
    • Enjoy pristine surrounding around Nepal Far North Eastern Kanchenjunga massif.
    • Enchanting mist filled forest of tall rhododendron and pines of various species.
    • Explore lovely mid hills to higher mountainous villages of great interesting culture.
    • Scenic views of high snow capped peaks on walks to both sides of Kanchenjunga.
    • The one and only treks to visit North and South Base Camps of Mt. Kanchenjunga.”

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking 27 days

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking

    Kanchenjunga base camp trekking takes you on a mesmerizing adventure on the foot of the world's 3rd highest mountains and 2nd high in Nepal after Everest (you may read our blog: Where is Mount Everest located?).

    The enjoyable adventure of Kanchenjunga base camp trekking leads you into pure wilderness, away from main human settlements and villages, for some days heading into far corners of Eastern Nepal Himalayas.

    Mt. Kanchenjunga soars high at 8,586 m and 28,169 ft high, listed as the third highest peak on this planet, located at the far eastern end of Nepal Himalaya that straddles the border with Sikkim (a small state of North East India) and Nepal.

    Trekking and mountaineering to Mt. Kanchenjunga are mostly ventured from the Nepal side. It leads you on both sides of Mt. Kanchenjunga base camps, the North and South, making this trip more special than other base camp treks (like Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp ) around the Himalayas.

    Mt. Kanchenjunga, originally spelled and pronounced as 'Kanchendzonga,' comes from the Tibetan origin language, means "Five Jewels of Snow," and is related to the five main peaks. British Expedition first conquered the mountain led by the late Sir George Band with his team of colleagues on May 25th, 1955, from the Southern base camp of Kanchenjunga, where our walk visits both sides of the base camps.

    An exciting walk where a short walk involving short flights and drives involves starting and ending the treks. A scenic flight from  Kathmandu takes you to the Far corners of Eastern Nepal in the lowlands known as the Terai belt with sub-tropical temperatures.

    After a great panoramic air journey, then on a four-wheel drive to the start of the trek, the ride leads to the high green hills of Ilam covered with a vast sea of Tea Garden with views of the Kanchenjunga Mountains.

    On reaching the Taplejung town walk, heading into a nice farm country around rural villages with nice tended fields and terraces leads you into the cool shade of alpine woodland to reach higher areas towards our first main destinations at Kanchenjunga North Base Camp.

    Enjoying lovely moments standing within massive Kanchenjunga and its glaciers with a range of adjoining peaks, then head back to the lovely mountain villages of Ghunsa, where the walk leads to cross scenic high passes over Sinion La and Sele-la pass to reach the southern base camp of Mt. Kanchenjunga at Oktang after overnight at Tseram.

    There is a dramatic change from lush green vegetation to remorseless fields of ice and glaciers at Kanchenjunga south base camp, where most of the mountaineering is done from this Yarlung side of Kanchenjunga.

    Enjoying fabulous times covering both base camps, the return journey leads on the alternative scenic route to Taplejung. An exciting overland journey takes you to a low, warm country at Terai, then catching a flight to Kathmandu after a most memorable and adventurous time on Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking.

    Best Seasons for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking: 

    March to May is the best time for Kanchenjunga trekking for clear views. Wildflowers are in bloom with fantastic views of mountains at that time. This season has a pleasant day with cooler mornings and nighttime.

    October to November is yet another best trekking season due to the clear views of peaks. Short sunlight days can be cold in the morning and night, depending upon the altitude and overnight stop.

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    • Day01

      Reach Kathmandu via various international airline and transfer to hotel.

      On arrival, receive our staff and guide with a transfer to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu; after checking into your lovely rooms and getting refreshed from jet-leg, join in with other members of Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking.

      Our guide/leader will brief you with information about the hotels-including detail of trekking regarding the local lodge, walks, views, history, and culture, with a few important do’s and don’ts. At the same time, you are with us, having enjoyable times.

      The evening includes a nice dinner(including Nepal traditional foods) in a pleasant Nepalese restaurant with local cultural programs from all parts of the country to enlighten the environment along with your dinner.

    • Day02

      In Kathmandu with optional tour and preparation for trek and climb.

      A free day to prepare for the upcoming treks to the high Kanchenjunga area, morning an optional tour at places of great interest, exploring around Kathmandu world heritage sites for a few hours, and back at the hotel.

      Afternoon at leisure and free for individual activities getting ready for next morning flight to Nepal Far East region for the trek to Kanchenjunga base camp.

    • Day03

      Fly to Bhadrapur 300 m and drive to Ilam town 1,365 m – 04 hrs.

      Morning as per flight time transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport, where a short scenic flight takes you to Far East Nepal flatland known as Terai belt, during 45 minutes journey to the spectacular panorama of Himalayan peaks with views of Everest, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga.

      As the plane lands at Bhadarpur airport, where the drive takes you from low, warm country to cooler alpine hills at Ilam town, a famous place for tea and its vast tea garden with mild cool temperatures facing views of Kanchenjunga peaks.

      Overnight stops at Ilam, an interesting mid-hill town where you can observe eastern people of Nepalese with varied cultures of mixed tribes.

    • Day04

      Drive to Taplejung 1,820 m -04 hrs.

      Morning short drive to reach Taplejung at Sukhetar, a place with a small airstrip that operates flights to Kathmandu but is unreliable due to bad weather and other conditions.

      On reaching Taplejung past Sukhetar, transfer to a local lodge or a tented camp overnight with time to explore the town of Taplejung and observe the eastern people's interesting cultures and traditional farm life.

    • Day05

      Trek to Sinuwa 980m – 06 hrs.

      After a pleasant overnight stop in Taplejung, starting our first-day treks, heading past many small farm villages to reach Mitlung, and our route leads on the pleasant, winding path with a few straight up and down into forested areas of rhododendron and pines trees, where we climb leads to a high hill facing scenic views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Kabru peaks, as the walk continues with descend to Tamor River encountering short ups and down-hill to Sinuwa village for an overnight stop.

    • Day06

      Trek to Taplethok 1,380 m – 05 hrs.

      From Sinuwa, descend towards Tawa village to cross several smaller fresh streams reaching into spread out farm villages to reach Chirwa, a nice village of mix tribes dominated mostly by Rai (Kirat tribe), some Magar, Tamang, and Hindu Chettries, Brahmins with Dalits people with time to explore this nice village.

      Enjoying stops at Chirwa, a morning walk heading past several neat smaller farm villages to reach a river bank of the cross country where you can witness the cultivation of cardamom fields in the dark shade of dense tree lines.

      From here, walk higher up over farm fields with a short descent to overnight camp at Taplethok, a lovely farm village close to Lelep, air gets much cooler with a dramatic change of culture of more Tibetan Buddhist religions.

    • Day07

      Trek to Sakathum 1,575 m – 05 hrs.

      After Taplethok within interesting farm villages a walk leads past many scattered farm villages with paddy fields and terraces to enter a patch of cool forest with short ups facing views of distant peaks and then reaching a nice agriculture farm village at Sakathum where the overnight camp is pitched near the village back yard.

    • Day08

      Trek to Amjilosa 2,310 m – 05 hrs.

      Enjoying a pleasant overnight at Sakathum, a morning walk heading past several neat smaller farm villages to reach a river bank of the diverse country where you can witness the cultivation of cardamom fields in the dark shade of dense tree lines.

      The journey continues to reach higher, gaining more elevation and heading past farm fields and villages facing views of distant peaks with rolling green hills as the walk leads into a valley filled with nice cool woodland, then reaching a high village at Amjilosa for an overnight stop.  

    • Day09

      Trek to Gyable 2,730 m – 05 hrs.

      The morning walk continues along the higher side as altitude gains slowly, leading towards a much cooler area as the paddy farms area stops; then walk gets closer to the mountainous around high hill areas encountering several scattered summer pastures and grazing areas to reach Gyabla or Kyapra for an overnight stop within a small cattle herders and farm village, mostly populated by Tibetan like mountain tribes with Sherpa and Bhotia people of Buddhist religion and culture.

    • Day10

      Trek to Ghunsa 3,595 m – 04 hrs.

      The morning begins with a gentle walk downhill as the climb starts for an hour within the forest of pines-oaks and rhododendron trees. As the walk reaches a nice flat area on the Ghunsa river, here on a pleasant walk to Ghunsa village for an overnight stop, a nice interesting village populated by Bhotia and Sherpa tribes of Tibetan origin with houses built with stones and includes neat small farm.

    • Day11

      Rest day for acclimatization and short hike.

      An ideal place for rest to get well with acclimatization before heading higher north at Kanchenjunga base camp, there with a great opportunity to hike around this nice village of unique Buddhist culture takes you to a scenic viewpoint hill for the best panorama of mountains and surrounding landscapes.

    • Day12

      Trek to Khambachen 4,050 m – 05 hrs.

      Morning walks from Ghunsa climb to follow a river with views of waterfalls along the walks, encountering Yak herder camps along the trail depending upon grazing season, as the trail continues to the bank of Ghunsa river and into rhododendron and pine forest, as the walk leads to a gradual ascend to Rambuk Kharkas and then crossing a small glacier landslide as the walk continues with grand views of Khumbukarna and Janu and other high snow-capped peaks.

      On leaving tree lines behind, heading into the barren country with few short bushes and scrub of juniper; after Rambuk Kharka climbs, and then the trail leads gently down to Khambachen after crossing a landslide section to camp at Khambachen, this scenic valley with grand views of Sharphu peaks with the north face of Mt. Janu and Wedge peak.

    • Day13

      Trek to Lhonak 4,780 m – 05 hrs.

      From this spot, follow a route high above a river for some time, then head further east, with a climb to reach a place and walking over rocks and boulders, then heading to a terminal moraine of Kanchenjunga glacier, on leaving Ramtang Kharka (a Sheppard place) where the trail joins Kanchenjunga glacier and then crossing at a junction to reach at Lhonak for overnight stop with views of Kanchenjunga glacier with Mera, Nepal Peak, and Wedge Peak.

    • Day14

      Hike to Pang Pema (Kanchenjunga North Base Camp) 5,140 m – 06 hrs.

      Morning hike to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp, the place known as Pang Pema, one of the main highlights of the adventure, to stand at the foot of the world's 3rd highest Mt. Kanchenjunga and its massive range of peaks.

      As you walk, climb high above a river facing views of Kirat Chuli, Nepal Peak, Taple Sikhar, and Givegela Chuli. The first part of the climb is gentle and then heads through a boulder on a rocky trail.

      Walk to a glacier path to Kanchenjunga Base Camp, surrounded by giant peaks, and then head back to Lhonak overnight after a great exciting walk to Kanchenjunga base camp.

    • Day15

      Trek to Ghunsa, 3,595 m – 07 hrs.

      The morning walk leads back on the same route heading past Kambachen to Ghunsa's village for overnight stops after a long day walks with a magnificent time at Kanchenjunga North base camp within an array of high mountains.

    • Day16

      Trek to Sele-la Kharka 4,200 m – 06 hrs.

      On leaving the northern side of the Kanchenjunga area, as you walk from here, head into a complete wilderness of thick forest and grazing areas; continue trekking with a long climb to reach Sele-La Kharka for an overnight stop within a summer pasture and meadow.

    • Day17

      Cross over Sele-la pass 4,250m and to Tseram 3,870 m – 06 hrs.

      Today walk higher to cross two scenic high passes in a day, rewards you with amazing views of the whole of the Kanchenjunga range as the walk takes you through dense tree lines and crosses some streams to reach the base of Sinion La after crossing over Sele-la pass a climb of few hours with gradual descend to reach at  Tseram for an overnight stop.

    • Day18

      Trek to Oktang south Kanchenjunga base camp 4,730 m and to Ramche 4,580 m – 07 hrs.

      Morning free for an optional day hike to Oktang takes you to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp, where the British Expedition established a base camp for the climb of Kanchenjunga summit in 1955, walking with close views of Yalung Glacier and the south wall of Kanchenjunga, the hike takes nearly three hours with views of Talung Peak and Kabru, after a scenic and exciting trek back to Ramche for an overnight stop.

    • Day19

      Trek to Tseram 3,870 m – 05 hrs.

      Morning walks to Ramchaur or Ramche heading for a steep climb for short hours within magnolia, rhododendron, and bamboo forest to reach a stream as the walk continues on gravel ground, leading to a shrine within a big boulder shaped like a serpent.

      Walk past a forest area as our route leads to a riverbed, and then uphill to a terrace for an overnight stop at Tseram, a place with roofless bivouac caves, facing views of terminal moraine fed from Yalung glacier and behind looking at Kabru 7,353m and Talung peak 7,349m.

    • Day20

      Trek to Lamite Bhanjyang 3,370 m – 06 hrs.

      After an enjoyable time at Kanchenjunga South base camp, the walk leads back into green forested areas to reach a place called Tortung, within small cattle herder village surrounded by woodland as the walk leads much downhill with short ups to reach Lamite Bhanjyang within a quaint area for an overnight stop.

    • Day21

      Trek to Yamphudin 1,690 m – 06 hrs.

      An easy day walks as the altitude gets lower on every hour of the trek with downhill and some short ups heading into the serene forest of rhododendron and pine tree lines and crossing streams to enter a gorge to reach a wide open area at the nice small village of Yamphudin for an overnight stop.

    • Day22

      Trek to Phumphe 1,780 m – 05 hrs.

      Starting morning walk on steep downhill towards nice rice and millet fields and into the forested area within Nandeva khola / stream on the left side of the trail, crossing over then on downhill to a river, as our route reach a high hill where climbs start leads into forested areas to reach Loppoding village.

      After a Loppoding walk leads up and down-hill reaching a hill village at Yangpang, and then along the upper edge of a ridge with a slow climb for an hour towards Pompe Dhada, located on a crest of a scenic hill for an overnight stop with a view of Mt. Jannu.

    • Day23

      Trek to Kunjari 1,700 m – 06 hrs.

      Today another long walk to reach Kunjari near Simbu and Kande Bhanjyang as morning starts on downhill into farm villages, dominated mostly by Hindu tribes, a mixture of Brahmins, Chettries as well with Kirat people, including Rai and Limbu, who practice Hinduism along with their ancient heritage of deities and nature spirit.

      Walk leads to the farm village, then descend to Phawa Khola, and cross Phawa Khola towards Pokora village, the path from here takes you within the farm field and suspension bridge as the route leads to a climb up to Kunjari village for an overnight stop.

    • Day24

      Trek back to Tapeljung for overnight stop – 06 hrs.

      From this small hill village, walk to Kande Bhanjyang, with grand views of Kanchenjunga and Yalungkang peaks, where our last day walk of the adventure takes you back to Tapeljung, heading across farm villages to reach Sukhetar, a small town with an airstrip that flies to Kathmandu via Biratnagar city, at present due to unpredictable flight timing of local flight leading to cancellation, to avoid many hassles we have taken safe and best route from Bhadrapur to fly in and out to Kathmandu or taking a long overland drive.

      A walk continues for a short while, reaching Taplejung main town of the district; here, enjoy the last overnight stop in this hill town famous for its local drinks known as Tomba, a warm drink with mild alcoholic contents made from millet which is widely grown around this areas.

    • Day25

      Drive to Bhirtamod town – 06 hrs.

      On completing our adventurous walks on both sides of Kanchenjunga base campsmorning a long drive of more than five hours to reach the lower warm country of eastern Nepal Terai area, as the drive leads past Ilam town and its vast tea garden the downhill to a warmer place on the main highway to reach a large town at Bhirtamod, with an overnight stop in one its best available lodge and hotels.

      Bhirtamod is full of busy activities as this is a major town in Nepal's Eastern zone.

    • Day26

      Drive to Bhadrapur airport and fly to Kathmandu transfer to hotel.

      The morning after breakfast, where a drive leads to Bhadrapur airport; from here, a short scenic flight takes you back to the hustle, and bustle of the city life of Kathmandu, where our remarkable adventure with amazing memories of Kanchenjunga Base Camp trekking completes.

    • Day27

      Depart Kathmandu for international departure homeward bound.

      Finally, all good things must end with great, glorious memories of Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking with the last final day in Nepal, a country of Himalayan wonders where our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your flight home or to respective countries.

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking

    • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
    • Necessary transports during trek on local sharing basis.
    • Three night’s standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
    • Fresh fruit every evening after the dinner.
    • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations throughout the trek.
    • All necessary permits.
    • Kathamandu – Bhadrapur – Kathmandu flight with private airport transfer and domestic airport tax.
    • A highly experience, helpful knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government License holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
    • Necessary Porter(One Porter for Two Trekkers)
    • Comprehensive medical supplies(first aid kit will be available)
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
    • Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket, Duffel bag and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, need to return after trip completed).
    • Eco Holidays Nepal T-shirt and cap.
    • Government taxes and official expenses.
    • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private vehicle.
    • Trekking route map.
    • Ox meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
    • Assistant guide group size above 6 + person.

    What's Excluded in Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking

    • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
    • Nepal entry visa fee.
    • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
    • International Airfare.
    • Your Personal Expenses.
    • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek.
    • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
    • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
    • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected)
    • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees ($30 USD per person).
    • Excess baggage more than 15kg for Bhadrapur  flight

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