Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max Elevation: 5,150m
  • Duration: 26 Days
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Starting Price: $2,400
  • Accommodation: $Tea-house

Trip Overview

Mt. Kanchanjunga is the third highest peak in the world with a height over 8585m. Located in beautiful terrain of the eastern region of Nepal, it shares the Nepali border with Sikkim. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a word derived from the old Tibetan culture that means ‘Five Treasures of Snow’ which can be seen in the form of five different summits of the Kanchenjunga range. These five peaks represent Gold, Silver, Stone, Grain and Holy Scripture which the locals worship with a deep belief in their culture and religion. Mt. Kanchenjunga is a dream mountain for many adventure seekers due to its remoteness and less crowd.

Kanchenjunga Base camp trek presents the trip to the remote Himalayan areas in the eastern part of the country. Kanchenjunga base camp trek is located in Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, a vast land covering an area of 2035 square kilometers.

The trails are rarely used and are still fresh for the outsiders. Kanchenjunga base camp trekking is still considered as exploratory trekking in Nepal, and we retrace our route to Taplejung and return to Kathmandu. It is the perfect trip for those seeking the quiet and less visited areas in the world. You can boast of finding a new world within the mountain territory and tell the tale of your adventure in the new land. For many, the off the beaten route provide adequate adrenaline to test their limits. You can bid goodbye to the luxuries and embrace natural beauty.

Many tourists who have visited the area claim that the route through Arun valley is the most beautiful one. The trails are deep-rooted in the mountainous ecstasy with lush landscapes, thick rhododendron forests, bamboo jungles, and rare vegetation. These localities are very popular for bird watching as well. However, nothing tops the view of the rare and elusive creatures like snow leopard and red pandas – they are the real treat of this trip.

Kanchenjunga Base camp trek trail was opened for the travelers in the late 80’s yet it has so far received limited numbers of visitors. There are several routes yet to be identified and explored. This provides the exact opportunities for the trekkers to carve their names in trekking history. The tough journey offers an infinite diversity of landscapes and unparalleled beauty of panoramic views of the majestic Himalayas.

The detailed itinerary includes your arrival and departure days and you real trek begins from Suketar, Taplejung. A special trekking permit is required for trekking in the Kanchenjunga from a government registered trekking company in Nepal.

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Amazing early flight to Bhadrapur followed by an even better scenic jeep ride to Ilam. Enjoy the tea garden and some Himalayan Cheese on the way.

A drive to Taplejung enjoying the unconditional countryside beauty and hospitality and reach the Limbu village for the night.

Start the real trek from the Limbu village to Mitlung passing through the hills and villages and crossing the Tamar River on the way.

Trekking passes the villages in Sinwa, Tawa, and Porka to reach Thiwa Khola before finally reaching Chiruwa.

Further trekking through several villages walking along the Tamor River and ascend through GHunsa Khola valley to reach Sukathum.

Trek further alongside Ghunsa Khola and ascend to Amjhilosa.

Trek towards Gyabla passing through rhododendron forest. Enjoy the bamboo forest and high waterfalls.

Early ascend through beautiful Meadow and descend to the streams and reach the Ghunsa village.

A day to rest and adapt to the new environment.

Further, ascend into the deep forest alongside GHunsa Khola. Tough walk through the glacial moraines before reaching Khangpache.

Trek through a high plateau. You can see the Kanchenjunga Glacier as you get close to Lhonak campsite.

Amazing feeling of ascending towards the base camp. Trekking alongside the glaciers before reaching the Kanchenjunga Base Camp

Start the trekking after breakfast for spectacular views of a mountain range. The descent takes further down Lhonak and Khangpache before arriving Ghunsa.

Tough trek through dense rhododendron forest. Challenging rocky terrain requires cautious steppings. Reach High Camp.

The toughest day ahead with two high passes before reaching Tseram. Sele La Pass and Sinon La pass both exceed more than 4400m. Greater the challenge the better the view from these areas.

Trek passes through moraines. Further, ascend to reach Ramche passing the lake and beautiful meadow.

Early hike to Yalung Base camp through moraines, cross Oktang and walk through sharp gravel path. Retrace to Ramche.

Descend back the old trail to arrive in Anda Phedi

Continue descending through dense rhododendron forests crossing several streams and reach Tortong for the night.

Further descend will take you to Amji Khola before reaching Pamphudim, you will have cross Lasiya and Dhupi passes

Trekking down there are several valleys covered with dense forests. You will cross some bridges and few villages and finally arrive at Khebang

You will head further down through the lush forest and reach Khani dingbe

You will have to take a long jeep ride from Khani dingbe to reach Birtamod

Early drive to Bhadrapur airport for morning flight to Kathmandu. Final roaming around the capital city for a memorable moment, shopping for souvenirs, etc.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up/ drop
  • Ground transportation during the trip
  • Daily Meals are chosen from the Menu (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Flight ticket to Biratnagar and flight ticket to Kathmandu from Bhadrapur
  • Trekking permit if necessary
  • Entry fee and permits to enter into national parks, heritage sites, and other places.
  • Government license holder experienced, Guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
  • Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Trekking Map
  • A first aid medical kit
  • Local Mobile Phone SIM Card.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare tickets
  • Travel Visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal refreshment expenses like soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral bottled water, etc
  • Personal Utility expenses like telephone, internet, laundry, etc
  • Tips for support crew members
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Others which are not included in cost inclusive section

Fixed Departures

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Client Reviews

WOW! it has been an amazing experience with the team of Himalayas Hiking. Wonderful place, amazing vibes, amazing people with wonderful team. Kudos to the team Hiimalayas Hiking.

George Thompson,
UK, London
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