Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek 27 Days

$ 3300 Per Person

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Facts About Trip

Maximum Altitude:

4,660m

Group Size:

2 to 25 Peoples

Transportation:

Flight & Private Transport

Accommodation:

Hotel/ Local Tea House

Best season:

Spring and Autumn

Meals:

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Tour type:

Trekking

Grade:

Moderate/Adventure

Trekking Region

Wilderness Area

Trip Highlights

  • Witness breathtaking views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and other majestic peaks like Jannu, Kabru, and Rathong.
  • The trek provides a visual feast for mountain enthusiasts, with ever-changing vistas at every turn.
  • Explore traditional villages inhabited by diverse ethnic communities, including the Rai and Limbu.
  • Experience their unique cultures, traditions, and warm hospitality as you traverse terraced fields and charming settlements.
  • Traverse through lush rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, and remote valleys, showcasing the rich biodiversity of the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area.
  • Encounter a variety of flora and fauna, including elusive red pandas, Himalayan black bears, and various bird species.
  • Visit centuries-old monasteries and religious sites, such as the Pangpema Monastery. Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance, and learn about the religious practices and beliefs of the local communities.
  • Reach the North Base Camp of Mt. Kanchenjunga, a pristine and less-trekked destination. Marvel at the towering peaks and the massive Kanchenjunga Glacier, creating a surreal and awe-inspiring backdrop.
  • Experience the tranquility of less-trodden paths as you navigate through remote and off-the-beaten trails. The trek offers a sense of solitude and a genuine connection with nature.
  • Cross-challenging high-altitude passes like Sele La and Sinelapche La, each presenting its own set of rewards and panoramic views. These passes add an adventurous element to the trek.
  • Enjoy camping in picturesque locations, surrounded by pristine landscapes. Camping near the Kanchenjunga Base Camp provides a unique opportunity to soak in the serenity of the Himalayan wilderness.
  • Relish traditional Nepali and local delicacies in teahouses along the trail. Experience the unique flavors and hospitality of the mountain communities, enhancing the cultural aspect of the trek.
  • Standing at the base of Mt. Kanchenjunga, revel in the sense of accomplishment as you take in the grandeur of one of the world's highest peaks.

Overview

Embark on the extraordinary Mt. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, a challenging and rewarding expedition that unveils the pristine beauty of eastern Nepal. This journey takes you through remote landscapes, offering breathtaking views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and surrounding peaks. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Rai and Limbu villages, traverse lush forests, and encounter diverse flora and fauna.

Visit ancient monasteries, cross high-altitude passes, and camp in picturesque locations. The trek culminates at the North Base Camp, providing a surreal backdrop of the Kanchenjunga Glacier. This adventure is a perfect blend of natural wonders, cultural exploration, and the sense of achievement standing at the base of the world's third-highest peak. The Mt. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek promises a transformative and unforgettable experience for those seeking the extraordinary in the Himalayas.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival in TIA, Kathmandu Nepal (1,400m)

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, Nepal, at an elevation of 1,400 meters, your journey unfolds in the vibrant city known for its rich history and culture. After the necessary immigration and customs procedures, you'll be transferred to your hotel, providing an opportunity to acclimate to the altitude.

Depending on your arrival time, you may explore nearby attractions like the Kathmandu Durbar Square or the lively Thamel district with its markets.

An evening welcome briefing with your trekking guide and fellow trekkers sets the stage, offering essential details about the upcoming adventure, safety guidelines, and equipment checks.

A welcome dinner featuring authentic Nepali cuisine fosters camaraderie, and as you retire to your hotel, the anticipation builds for the remarkable journey ahead to the base camp of the world's third-highest mountain, Kanchenjunga. Get ready for an unforgettable experience amidst the awe-inspiring landscapes of the region.

Day 2 : Explore Kathmandu Valley (Sightseeing Activities)

Explore the cultural and historical wonders of Kathmandu Valley, visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath.

Day 3 : Fly to Bhadrapur, Drive to Ilam (1300m)

Take a scenic flight to Bhadrapur and drive to Ilam, a picturesque tea-growing region known for its lush landscapes and beautiful gardens.

Day 4 : Drive to Taplejung (1820m) from Ilam

Embark on a scenic drive to Taplejung, the starting point of the trek. Enjoy the views of terraced fields and traditional villages.

Day 5 : Trek to Mitlung (921m) from Taplejung

Begin your trek with a descent to the Tamur River and follow the trail through dense forests, passing small villages to reach Mitlung.

Day 6 : Trek to Chirwa (1270m) from Mitlung

Continue along the Tamur River, crossing suspension bridges and charming villages. The trail takes you through cardamom fields, offering glimpses of the Kanchenjunga massif.

Day 7 : Trek to Sukathum (1576m) from Chirwa

Ascend through subtropical forests, terraced fields, and picturesque landscapes to reach Sukathum, a small village with traditional houses.

Day 8 : Trek to Amjilosa (2510m) from Sukathum

Hike through dense forests and cross the Ghunsa River on a suspension bridge. The trail ascends gradually, providing stunning views of waterfalls and the surrounding mountains.

Day 9 : Trek to Gyabla (2730m) from Amjilosa

Trek along the Ghunsa River, passing through rhododendron and bamboo forests. Enjoy the serene environment and glimpses of the Kanchenjunga massif.

Day 10 : Acclimatization Day in Gyabla

Take a day for acclimatization in Gyabla. Explore the surroundings, visit local monasteries, and rest to prepare for higher altitudes.

Day 11 : Trek to Ghunsa (3595m) from Gyabla

Ascend through dense forests, cross suspension bridges, and follow the river to reach Ghunsa, a Sherpa village with stunning mountain views.

Day 12 : Trek to Kambachen (4050m) from Ghunsa

Continue your ascent through alpine landscapes, passing by prayer flags and mani walls. Reach Kambachen with breathtaking views of the Jannu Peak.

Day 13 : Acclimatization Day in Kambachen

Take a rest day for acclimatization in Kambachen. Explore the area, enjoy the mountain scenery, and prepare for the challenging days ahead.

Day 14 : Trek to Lhonak (4780m) from Kambachen

Trek along the lateral moraine of the Kanchenjunga Glacier, with panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. Reach Lhonak, a high-altitude settlement.

Day 15 : Explore Pangpema (5,143m) from Lhonak

Embark on a day hike to Pangpema, the North Base Camp of Kanchenjunga. Enjoy awe-inspiring views of the towering peaks and glaciers.

Day 16 : Trek to Ghunsa from Pangpema

Descend back to Ghunsa, retracing your steps along the Kanchenjunga Glacier.

Day 17 : Trek to Sele La (4290m) from Ghunsa

Ascend to Sele La, a high mountain pass, offering panoramic views of the Kanchenjunga massif and the Tibetan Plateau.

Day 18 : Trek to Cheram (3870m) from Sele La

Descend to Cheram, passing by glacial lakes and enjoying the pristine mountain landscapes.

Day 19 : Trek to Ramche (4360m) from Cheram

Trek to Ramche, surrounded by stunning views of the Kanchenjunga massif. Explore the area, including the Oktang Monastery.

Day 20 : Explore Yalung Base Camp (4500m) from Ramche

Hike to Yalung Base Camp for close-up views of the south face of Kanchenjunga.

Day 21 : Trek to Torongding (2995m) from Yalung Base Camp

Descend to Torongding, passing through beautiful rhododendron forests and traditional villages.

Day 22 : Trek to Yamphudin (2080m) from Torongding

Continue the descent to Yamphudin, a charming village with terraced fields and traditional houses.

Day 23 : Trek to Khebang (1910m) from Yamphudin

Trek through terraced fields and cross suspension bridges to reach Khebang.

Day 24 : Trek to Khanidingbe (1110m) from Khebang

Descend to Khanidingbe, passing through lush landscapes and traditional villages.

Day 25 : Trek to Suketar (2420m) from Khanidingbe

Complete your trek with a descent to Suketar, the endpoint of the trek. Celebrate the achievements and bid farewell to the mountain landscapes.

Day 26 : Fly to Kathmandu from Suketar (2420m)

Take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the rest of the day at.

Day 27 : Final Departure or Next Adventure

As your Mt. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek concludes, it's time for the final departure or to embark on your next thrilling adventure.

Reflect on the extraordinary landscapes, cultural encounters, and personal achievements during this trek to the base camp of the world's third-highest mountain.

If your journey ends here, bid farewell to the Himalayan wonders, and our team will ensure a smooth transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for your departure.

Alternatively, if you're hungry for more adventures, discuss your next destination or trek with our experts, and let the exploration continue.

Whether it's bidding farewell or gearing up for the next adventure, the memories of Kanchenjunga Base Camp will linger, marking this trek as a remarkable chapter in your travel experiences. Safe travels and until we meet again on the trails!

What Is Included ?

  • Pick-up from the airport and transportation to the hotel.
  • 2-night hotel in Kathmandu in the (3-star) hotel. 
  • Domestic flight tickets (Kathmandu – Bhadrapur – Kathmandu) and airport departure taxes.
  • (100% Waterproof) Duffle bag to keep your personal belongings and things to be carried by the porter.
  • 3 times meal and tea/coffee during the trek.
  • Professional guide, assistant guide, and porters (size of the travel groups) during the trek.
  • Permit, TIMS, and national park entry fee.
  • All wages, and medical kits for the groups and staff.
  • Insurance for the guide and porters.
  • Appreciation Certificate after the successful trek by Unique Sherpa Trek & Expedition. 
  • Farewell dinner at Kathmandu before departure. Tea/Coffee with the meal.

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and also in case of early return than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Extra baggage check-in during the flight (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) if more than 15 KG, extra, can be paid directly to the airline.
  • Any kind of meal During Your Stay in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner).
  • Rescue, Medicine, Medical Test, Repatriation, Hospitalization Expenses for Climbs.
  • Any Internet, Hot shower, Drinking Water, Alcohol, cold Drinks, Laundry.
  • Additional costs suffered due to causes beyond our control, such as natural disasters, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, emergency evacuation, changes in government policies, strikes, and so forth.
  • Insurance for Clients
  • International flight Tickets.
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal, Medical Kits, and Personal Climbing gear.
  • Climbing Summit Bonus.
  • Normally 15% Tips for all Staff.
  • any other items, not Included in the Above (Cost Included) Section.

 

NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. It is not will be refundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

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FAQs

The best time for the Mt. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from late September to November. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and favorable trekking conditions.

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is considered challenging due to its remote location and rugged terrain. Trekkers should be in good physical condition and have prior trekking experience at high altitudes. The trek involves long days of walking and crossing high passes.

Trekking to Kanchenjunga Base Camp requires a Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit (KCAP) and a Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu.

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek typically takes around 20-25 days, depending on the specific itinerary. Daily walking distances vary but can range from 5 to 8 hours, covering approximately 10-15 kilometers.

The highest point on the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is the Kanchenjunga North Base Camp, reaching an altitude of around 5,143 meters (16,870 feet). Trekkers also cross high passes, including the Mirgin La Pass.

While it's possible to trek independently, it is recommended to hire a licensed guide for the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. The region is remote, and having a guide ensures safety, navigation, and a better cultural experience.

Accommodation along the trekking route is in teahouses or lodges. These are basic but provide a comfortable place to rest and meals. It's advisable to carry a sleeping bag for added comfort.

Due to the high altitude, trekkers may experience altitude-related symptoms. Acclimatization days are included in the itinerary to help adjust to the altitude. It's essential to be physically fit and consult with a healthcare professional before embarking on the trek.

A comprehensive packing list includes warm clothing, trekking boots, a backpack, sleeping bag, trekking poles, water purification tablets, first aid kit, and other essentials. A detailed packing list is usually provided by trekking agencies.

Depending on the itinerary, there may be side trips or optional excursions to nearby viewpoints or attractions. These can be discussed with the trekking guide and incorporated into the plan if desired.

Additional Information

01. Flora and Fauna: The Kanchenjunga region is renowned for its rich biodiversity. Trekkers traverse through lush forests of rhododendron, pine, and oak, encountering a variety of flora. The area is also a habitat for diverse wildlife, including red panda, Himalayan tahr, and several species of pheasants.

02. Cultural Highlights: The trek offers a glimpse into the unique cultures of the local communities, including the Rai and Limbu ethnic groups. Trekkers may visit traditional villages, monasteries, and interact with locals to gain insights into their customs, rituals, and daily lives.

03. Remote and Untouched Landscapes: The Kanchenjunga region is known for its pristine and less-trodden landscapes. Trekkers experience the raw beauty of the Himalayas, trekking through remote valleys, crossing suspension bridges, and enjoying panoramic views of towering peaks.

04. High Passes and Challenging Terrain: The trek involves crossing high mountain passes such as the Mirgin La Pass, offering breathtaking vistas of the Kanchenjunga range. Trekkers navigate challenging terrains, including rocky trails and moraines, adding an adventurous element to the journey.

05. Local Cuisine: Teahouses along the route provide a taste of local cuisine. Trekkers can savor traditional Nepali dishes like dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), momos (dumplings), and locally brewed beverages. The communal dining atmosphere fosters camaraderie among trekkers.

06. Weather and Climate: The weather in the Kanchenjunga region can be unpredictable, with temperatures varying based on the altitude and time of year. Trekkers should be prepared for cool temperatures, especially at higher elevations, and be equipped with appropriate clothing.

07. Permit Regulations: Trekkers need to obtain permits for the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, including the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit (KCAP) and a Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits are typically arranged in Kathmandu.

08. Trekking Season: The ideal trekking seasons for Kanchenjunga Base Camp are spring (March to May) and autumn (late September to November). During these periods, the weather is relatively stable, providing clear skies and favorable trekking conditions.

09. Photography Opportunities: The trek offers numerous photography opportunities, from capturing the majestic peaks of Kanchenjunga to documenting the local culture and landscapes. Trekkers are encouraged to bring a camera to preserve memories of this remarkable journey.

10. Responsible Trekking Practices: Trekkers are encouraged to practice responsible trekking by respecting local cultures, minimizing environmental impact, and adhering to Leave No Trace principles. It's essential to follow guidelines set by local authorities and trekking agencies to ensure a sustainable and respectful experience.

Note: Trekkers should check for any updates or changes in regulations, and it's advisable to consult with experienced trekking agencies for the latest information and guidance.

The Mt. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek offers trekkers a truly unforgettable experience in the remote and pristine Eastern Himalayas. Here are some highlights:

01. Spectacular Mountain Views: The trek provides unparalleled views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, along with its surrounding peaks like Mt. Jannu, Mt. Kabru, and Mt. Pandim. The scenery is breathtaking and offers trekkers a glimpse into the majestic grandeur of the Himalayas.

02. Remote and Untouched Landscapes: Unlike the more popular trekking regions in Nepal, the Kanchenjunga region remains relatively untouched and unspoiled by tourism. Trekkers will traverse through remote villages, dense forests, alpine meadows, and glacier-carved valleys, experiencing the raw beauty of nature at its best.

03. Cultural Immersion: Encounter diverse ethnic communities such as the Limbus, Rais, and Sherpas along the route. Experience their unique culture, traditions, and hospitality as you visit traditional villages, monasteries, and sacred sites.

04. Varied Terrain: The trek offers a diverse range of terrain, from lush subtropical forests teeming with biodiversity to high-altitude alpine landscapes dotted with glacial lakes and towering peaks. Each day brings new landscapes and challenges, keeping trekkers engaged and enthralled throughout the journey.

05. Kanchenjunga Conservation Area: Trekking through the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, allows trekkers to witness rare wildlife such as the snow leopard, red panda, Himalayan black bear, and a variety of bird species in their natural habitat.

06. Less Crowded Trails: The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek sees fewer trekkers compared to other popular trekking routes in Nepal, offering a more peaceful and authentic trekking experience. Trekkers can enjoy the tranquility of the mountains and connect with nature on a deeper level.

07. Challenging Passes: The trek involves crossing high mountain passes like the Sele La Pass and the Mirgin La Pass, each offering stunning panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. These challenging passes add an element of adventure and excitement to the trek.

08. Hospitality of Local Communities: Stay in traditional homestays and guesthouses along the route, where you'll be welcomed with warm hospitality and hearty meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Interact with the local communities and learn about their way of life, adding a cultural dimension to your trekking experience.

Overall, the Mt. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek promises an unforgettable adventure filled with stunning landscapes, rich culture, and unparalleled wilderness experiences. It's a journey that will leave trekkers with memories to last a lifetime.

Equipments

During the trekking, you could see many trekkers wearing expensive outdoor fashion equipment but we recommend you prepare comfortable and durable equipment. Trekking equipment is essential for anyone planning outdoor adventures, whether it's a day hike or a multi-day expedition. Below is a list of names of crucial equipment.

 

Cloth of trekkers,

Down Jacket: You could take on rent in Kathmandu if you don’t have

Thermal Baselayer Set: It is your second skin; bring the best quality (2 sets)

Fleece Pullover Hoodie: keeping you warm even if moisture condenses on the inside when it rains.

Light Weight Thermal Tops: It is comfortable when you don’t use a base layer

Waterproof Jacket and paints: recommended water, rain, and snowproof (if in case of bad weather)

Hiking Shorts: At lower altitudes and under the sun, it can be comfortable

Hiking T-Shirt: For lower altitude

Hiking Pants: Lightweight quick-drying paints (no jeans please)

Gloves: It is recommended to bring two pairs, a light one and a heavyweight water/windproof

Sports Bra for Her: A good sports bra is recommended when you are hiking

Sports underwear: Quick-dry

Woolen Hat: This is handy when it’s getting cold in the evening and morning.

Sunhat: Just it protects from the Sun

Microfleece Buff: I recommend bringing two, it is useful for either low-altitude or higher-altitude

 

Footwear Gears,

Hiking Boots: Ankle support, waterproof (running shoes are not recommended)

Sandals or Running Shoes: In the mornings and in the evenings in the teahouse (running shoes or even sandals will be fine)

Hiking Socks: Good-quality hiking socks should keep your feet dry and comfortable. Bring enough socks

Inner Socks: You could wear thin inner socks to support your hiking socks.

 

Trekking gears,

Snow gaiters: in case of bad weather and snowing

Duffle Bag: Waterproof and about 70L. We recommend this only if you are going to use Porter. Green Valley Nepal Treks will provide a duffel bag if you book Nepal Trekking with us on your arrival in Kathmandu.

Rucksack with Rain Cover: If you plan to carry your stuff during the trekking, we recommend you bring a comfortable (back support) 50 to 60L rucksack with rain cover.

Daypack with Rain Cover: Whether you use a porter or not, a day pack is necessary for your trekking trip in Nepal. Recommended daypack size is 25 to 30L with rain cover.

Trekking Poles: It is optional but if you know how to use it, then it can help your knee and joints.

Sleeping Bag: Recommended at least for -20 DC, Green Valley Nepal Treks will be provided at our pre-meeting if you don’t have your own (if you book the trip with us)

Sleeping Bag Liner: If you are planning to rent a sleeping bag, it is strongly recommended to bring your liner

 

Additional Accessories for Trekkers,

Reusable Water Bottle: Reduce plastic waste using a reusable water bottle.

Trash Bags: Pack trash bags to collect and dispose of your waste properly.

Phone Charger: Carry a fully charged mobile phone with a portable charger.

Power Bank: A power bank ensures your electronic devices stay charged.

Local SIM Card: Purchase a local SIM card for better connectivity in remote areas.

Cash: Carry enough cash to cover expenses, as ATMs might be scarce on the trekking route.

Map and Compass/GPS: Ensure you have the tools to navigate safely.

Camera and Binoculars: Capture the breathtaking landscapes and spot wildlife with a camera and binoculars.

Head Torch: small torch with spare batteries

Sunglasses: Recommended UV protection to prevent headaches and snow blindness.

Toiletries: Pack biodegradable soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and other essential toiletries.

Personal Medications: Bring any necessary prescription medications and basic over-the-counter remedies.

First Aid Kit: Your first-aid kit should include bandages, antiseptic cream, pain relievers, and any specific medications you might need.

Small Wash Towel: Light and quick-dry

Passport and Visa: Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months from entry, and obtain the necessary visa for Nepal.

Travel Insurance: Invest in comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking at high altitudes.

Permits and Tickets: Obtain all necessary permits for the specific trekking route you plan to take.

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