Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek offers Thrilling Trekking Holiday design perfect itinerary with best price includes Kanchenjunga North and south Base camp in Nepal. Visit Himalaya Treks offer 26 days Tea house trek to Kanchenjunga staying at Lodge and Tea house experience local culture, their daily lifestyle.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Highlights:-
>Exciting trekking experience around the Kanchenjunga circuit world’s third highest peak.
>Breathtaking Kanchenjunga south view from oktang , Oktang is best view point of the trek.
>Spectacular Tibetan village Ghunsa & Phale; Feel real Wilderness trekking experience untouched trekking zone.
>Majestic Kanchenjunga north view from Pangpema base camp known by Kanchenjunga north base camp.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek offers thrilling trekking holidays in a less traveled area of eastern Nepal that explores both northern and southern base camps of Kanchenjunga. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is one of the best “Off the Beaten Path” trek as visitors are drawn to its air of mystery. Apart from the locals, only few trekkers tread in these wild eastern alpine valleys of Nepal. Views of stretched Kanchenjunga Range dominating the sky are common in Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. Walks through pristine Rhododendron forest with these views are a real pleasure. These contrasts between jungles and glaciers with some of the world’s highest peak makes Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek a truly fascinating trek in Nepal.
The trek also provides an excellent opportunity to observe real Nepali lifestyle. There are several typical hilly villages en route to higher valleys of Kanchenjunga region. These villages and their lifestyles represents most of other hilly regions of Nepal. The tradition and culture may differ but way of living will be almost similar through out the hilly regions of the country. Once some one is in Kanchenjunga region, one is bound to have an unforgettable experience.
Attractions of Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
The trek starts passing through typical hilly terraced villages and heads to southern base camp of Kanchenjunga. On trek to southern base camp, Oktang (4730 meters) is a spectacular viewpoint, that provides views of Kokthang (6148 meters), Rathong (6678 meters), Kabru Range, Kanchenjunga Range and Jannu (7710 meters). Three scenic and tiring passes separates the northern and southern base camps of Kanchenjunga. On the other part, there are more settlements and Ghunsa (3475 meters), a lovely Tibetans Buddhist village is one of the biggest villages in whole higher valleys of Kanchenjunga Region. Kambachen (4225 meters) and Lhonak (4815 meters) are the only other two seasonal settlements situated higher than Ghunsa. At the end of the valley, Pangpema (5150 meters) offers a full circular views of Kanchenjunga (8586 meters), Kangbachen (7903 meters), Ramtang Peak (6601 meters), Taple Sikhar (6341 meters), Nepal Chuli (6910 meters) and Kirat Chuli (7365 meters).
Kanchenjunga Base Camp trekking Route Map
Kanchenjunga Trekking begins taking 45 minutes flight to Bhadrapur from Kathmandu (Near India Border) and about 3 hours scenic drive lead us to beautiful green tea garden to Kanyam stay overnight and we will have opportunity to visit beautiful green tea garden in Kanyam provided breathtaking sunrise and sunset views of mount Kanchenjunga. Next morning after breakfast continues drive to Taplejung / Suketar and real walking part begins. This 22 days trekking lead us around the Kanchenjunga south base Camp and Kanchenjunga north base camp. Scenic landscapes, traditional villages, their culture and warm hospitality makes Kanchenjunga circuit trek more memorable trek. Kanchenjunga Trekking lead us through the green forest pine trees, Bamboo and rhododendrons gives us real feeling of wilderness trekking experience in the eastern Himalayas of Nepal around the Kanchenjunga circuit.
Best time of Year to Trek Kanchenjunga Base Camp in Nepal
After monsoon over in Nepal, from end of September to mid December is the best time of year to trek around Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek, Clear sky with dramatic views of the Himalayas can be expected month of October, November and December in Nepal. In spring season, March to May is another great time to trek in Kanchenjunga Base Camp; Blooming rhododendrons add extra attraction during the month of March, April in the spring season.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is very popular for Camping trek, still we can enjoy full of wilderness camping trek around the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Please let us know if you are interested to do Camping version trek to Kanchenjunga, We also offer full camping version trek with full of camping supporters team.
Visit Himalaya treks design Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek perfect trip itinerary including Kanchenjunga South Base Camp and Kanchenjunga North Base Camp.
Trekking to Kanchenjunga like such a remote and wilderness trek you will need a very experience organizer with helpful guide and team. Kanchenjunga Trek is demanding long trek, Guide and supporter team has to be properly covered my Insurance, warm gears (Shoes, Jacket, Trouser) for Guide and Porters. Visit Himalaya Treks has been operating Kanchenjunga trek each season very successfully, Read more about Visit Himalaya Treks Kanchenjunga Trek reviews what our clients say and latest video from our clients.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Itinerary;
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1335 meters)
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 03: Flight to Bhadrapur (91 meters) and drive to Illam (3636 meters).
Day 04: Drive to Suketar (2420 meters) and trek to Lali Kharkha.
Day 05: Trek to Kade Banjyang (2130 meters).
Day 06: Trek to Phumphe Danda (1858 meters).
Day 07: Trek to Sherpaguan (1678 meters).
Day 08: Trek to Torongton (2995 meters).
Day 09: Trek to Tseram (3870 meters).
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Tseram.
Day 11: Trek to Ramche (4615 meters).
Day 12: Trek to Oktang view point and Back to Tseram (3870 meters).
Day 13: Trek to Sele La (4290 meters).
Day 14: Trek to Ghunsa (3475 meters).
Day 15: Trek to Kambachen (4225 meters).
Day 16: Trek to Lhonak (4815 meters).
Day 17: Trek to Pang Pema (5150 meters) and back to Lhonak.
Day 18: Trek back to Ghunsa.
Day 19: Trek back to Gyabla (2725 meters)
Day 20: Trek back to Amjilosa (2510 meters).
Day 21: Trek back to Taplethok.
Day 22: Trek to Linkhim or Further up to Phurumbhu.
Day 23: Trek to Suketar.
Day 24: Drive to Kanyam tea garden stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 25: Drive to Bhadrapur and fly to Kathmandu.
Day 26: Departure.
- Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1335 meters) .
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. (Overnight at Hotel)
- Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation .
A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 03: Flight to Bhadrapur (91 meters) and drive to Illam (3636 meters) .
The morning is free to sort out any last minute arrangements for the trek. An afternoon flight to the hot and humid Bhadrapur.From Bhadrapur, a 4-5 hour ride takes to Illam, tea capital of the country. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 04: Drive to Suketar (2420 meters) and trek to Lali Kharkha .
A brief 4 hours drive finally leads to Suketar. Now, the trek starts on a new dusty road with views of Kanchenjunga (8586 meters) and Jannu (7110 meters), and passes Deurali, a small stop with two small shops. After Deurali, a short ascent and a continuous downhill with many shortcuts lead to Lalikharka. (Around 3 hours) (Overnight at Tea house)
- Day 05: Trek to Kade Banjyang (2130 meters) .
After an easy, quick walk in the morning, a steep descend through some villages follows. The downhill continues as the trail passes through the fields of Simbu village and keeps on going all the way upto the river (Pa Khola). Now, a climb starts to go up for the next good couple of hours and pass through a higher secondary school at Kunjari and finally reached Bhanjyang, (the top). After Bhanjyang, the trail is more subtle and undulates for less than half an hour to reach a small settlement of couple of houses at Kade Bhanjyang (6 hours) (Overnight at Tea house)
- Day 06: Trek to Phumphe Danda (1858 meters) .
A short climb after Kade Bhanjyang is soon followed by a gradual drop and reaches Khesewa in around 20 minutes. Now, the trail once again drops steeply through this long extended village down to a small stream. This steep drop takes a little less than an hour and soon is followed by a gradual uphill but with few steep sections. The trail steadies a bit and then undulates and reaches a small village and once again undulates but gradually gains height until it reaches to Phunglung village in less than half an hour. Now a gradual drop starts a descend through yet another terraced field of this big extended village which soon turns very steep for the next half an hour. Once again, more undulating trail is followed by a steep trail to a top of the ridge and more steady trail arrives near Phumphe village. (6 hours) (Overnight at Tea house)
- Day 07: Trek to Sherpaguan (1678 meters)
A good descent for less than half an hour, followed by another good climb for a bit more than an hour leads to Mamankhe. A gradual downhill soon turns into a steep climb. The climb becomes gentler but continuously keeps going up and undulates for a while. The morning steep part is for about an hour and the next undulating trail takes nearly an hour. The valley starts going down through a thin forest for a little less than an hour. After the drop, a brief climb leads to a wider valley of Thungim. Continue climb lead us to Sherpaguan stay overnight at sherpaguan at tea house about 6 hours walk.
- Day 08: Trek to Torongton (2995 meters) .
The day starts with a steep climb through jungle. The forest consists of bamboos and rhododendrons. After two hours of climb, a paved trail starts and goes on for another couple of hours. Finally, the uphill ends and a brief leveled ground leads to Lashe Bhanjyang. After Lashe Bhanjyang, a brief drop that goes near by a landslide section is followed a half an hour climb. (by the side of this ridge is a sheer drop of nearly 200 meters or more) The climb turns into a steep drop for the next hour and half and meets Torongden River at the bottom of a narrow valley. Now the trail undulated through the forest but consistently goes up for the next hour and after crossing a simple wooden bridge, we arrive at Torongton. (8 hours) (Overnight at tea house)
- Day 09: Trek to Tseram (3870 meters) .
The trek follows Simuwa Khola for the whole day towards North-East. The whole day is an easy uphill with few very steep climb along the valley made by the river. The trail goes through a rhododendron forests and reaches Anda Phedi, it takes another 2 hours to reach Tseram. A brief steep climb away from the river is rewarded with views of Kabru from Tseram. (5 hours) (Overnight at tea house)
- Day 10: Acclimatization day at Tseram .
Acclimatization day at Tseram. (Overnight at Tea house)
- Day 11: Trek to Ramche (4615 meters) .
A very steep climb starts the day and after first half an hour of steep climb, the valley widens up. The trail passes through several pasturelands and would also pass through a yak shed on one of these meadows. (they move the shed depending upon the seasons) After the first meadow, views of Rathong (6678 meters) and Kokthang (6148 meters) appears. The trail becomes fairly comfortable after the first two meadows and on the third meadow, just beneath a huge ridge, on a flat land is Ramche. (5 hours) (Overnight at Tea house)
- Day 12: Trek to Oktang view point and Back to Tseram (3870 meters) .
The trail moves further up into the valley with a ridge separating Yalung Kang Glacier on the right and many cliffs on the left. As the valley heads deeper, Kabru (7412 meters), Rathong (6678 meters) towers like skyscrapers on the right. After couple of hours up in the valley with couple of meadows on the way, the trail slowly starts to climb and all four summits of Kanchenjunga (8586 meters) starts to appear enclosing the valley. Finally, Oktang view point (4780 meters) appears ending the trail with gigantic Kanchenjunga (8586 meters) and Kabru Range kissing the sky and the long extending views of Yalung Kang Glacier extending downward the valley. The trek retraces back following the same route to Tseram. (7 hours) (Overnight at Tea house)
- Day 13: Trek to Sele La (4290 meters) .
The first two hours is through woods and a rocky trail continues with views of wide valleys and for a brief moment Kanchenjunga (8586 meters) can be viewed. This straight steep climb, for little less than around 4 hours gets to the first pass. After the first pass, the trail briefly drops and once again climbs for the second pass. Views of several smaller 6000 meter peaks and Makalu appears from the second pass. Once again, the trail drops briefly and then again climbs for the third pass (here a Mirgin La signboard is present). Now, The trail continuously drops and zigzags through a rocky trail and finally reaches a small stream to reach Sele La. (8 hours) (Overnight at Tea house)
- Day 14: Trek to Ghunsa (3475 meters) .
The first bit is an easy walk with bits of steep drop. The trail is bit rocky and after the first hour it gets to the first pass (there are prayer flags). It continues in similar way until the second pass but sharply starts to drop through the forest of Rhododendron trees for nearly an hour an half. A small flat ground is followed by a hydro power’s water pipe that leads into the wide valley with the big village of Ghunsa. (3-4 hours) (Overnight at Tea house)
- Day 15: Trek to Kambachen (4225 meters) .
The trail heads deeper into the valley following the Ghunsa Khola on a fairly comfortable terrain but passes through several small landslide areas. After couple of hours the trail enters the rocky river and bed crosses Ghunsa Khola. Another brief comfortable walk leads to a bottom of a waterfall and then a steep climb through a difficult landslide section continues for the next half an hour. The hardwork is rewarded with different angled views of Jannu (7710 meters). A brief drop shows the wider views of the valley and several unnamed 6000 meters peak (Tengkoma is one of these peaks) but all these disappears as we enter Khambachen, a village where two valleys meet. Fantastic views of Sobhi Thongje and Gabhur is on the south of Khambachen and Sarphu on the west completes the Panorama. (6 hours) (Overnight at Tea house)
- Day 16: Trek to Lhonak (4815 meters) .
The day start with a brief climb out into the narrow valley and passes through a rocky glacial trail, the trail goes through a eroded section and keeps continuing into the narrowing valley. After passing by a waterfall, a brief climb leads out into a wider valley, with views of Kanchenjunga (8586 meters) and Kangbachen (7903 meters) opening up. The trail is more comfortable for the next hour and then once again climbs into a narrow valley via another eroded section but quickly goes to cross the river that leads to Lhonak. It is another small meadow where two valleys join but is lot wider than Kambachen. Kirat Chuli (7365 meters), Nepal Chuli (6910 meters) are in the east, with Mera peak in South-West and Laser Peak II in North-West. (6 hours) (Overnight at Tea house)
- Day 17: Trek to Pang Pema (5150 meters) and back to Lhonak.
The trek continues into the valley surrounded by towering mountains and heads further into the valley towards Pang Pema. The trail slowly and gradually climbs and enters into several eroded parts where the trails are almost invisible. Undulating through these rubbles of glacial rocks, the valley finally ends at Pang Pema that is known by Kanchenjunga North Base Camp around 4 hours and after enjoying view back to Lhonak following the same trail. About 6 hours trek stay overnight at Lhonak at Tea house.
- Day 18: Trek back to Ghunsa.
The trek retraces back to Ghunsa via Kambachen following the same route taken earlier. (Around 7 hours) stay overnight at Ghunsa at tea house.
- Day 19: Trek back to Gyabla (2725 meters)
The trek retraces back to Ghunsa and after crossing the Ghunsa Khola, it starts to head down in the valley following the same river to Phale. This village is full of Tibetan immigrants. (Around 6 hours stay at Tea house.
- Day 20: Trek back to Amjilosa (2510 meters) .
Now a steep drop through bamboo forests and crosses several small streams and slowly leads the trek back into civilizations. (Around 6 hours) (Overnight at Tea house)
- Day 21: Trek back to Taplethok.
After Amjilosa, the trail follows with the river and has some very steep sections along the way. Now, smaller settlements start to become frequent and the trail leads us finally small villages of Sekathum. Passing through the small villages Tapethok also marks the end of the conservation area and the treks entry into more populated hilly villages of Nepal stay overnight at Tea house about 5 hours trek.
- Day 22: Trek to Linkhim or Further up to Phurumbhu.
Now the trek happens on the lower elevations of the hilly region and passes through several Limbu villages. An easy walk from Tapethok through the busy village of Chirwa. Now we will leave the high way to taplejung and will follow the local trail toward to Linkhim or further on Phurumbhu stay overnight at local house or tea house.
- Day 23: Trek to Suketar.
Our last walking day of the trek, about 4 hours walk lead us to Suketar stay overnight at Suketar.
- Day 24: Drive to Kanyam tea garden stay overnight at Hotel.
After Breakfast drive to Kanyam one of the beautiful tea garden of nepal stay overnight at Kanyam at Hotel.
- Day 25: Drive to Bhadrapur and fly to Kathmandu.
After breakfast drive to Bhadrapur airport and flight to Kathmandu, receive at airport and transfer to Hotel, evening cultural dinner overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.
- Day 26: Departure.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future. (Breakfast included)
ALL ITINERARIES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUESTS ACCORDING TO YOUR CONVENIENCE.
- Arrivals and departure transport by car, Van, Bus (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport) and transfer to Hotel.
- Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Swayambhunath temple, Boudhanath stupa, Pasupatinath temple and Kathmandu durbar squire) with city guide and necessary land transport.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu before and after the trek (2 night before trek 1 night after the trek) 2 in sharing basis with Breakfast. (3 star categories hotel)
- Land transport – Hotel to airport and airport to Hotel upon arrival from Bhadrapur in the end.
- Domestic flight – Kathmandu – Bhadrapur – Kathmandu.
- Land transport from Bhadrapur – Taplejung – Suketar – and Suketar – Bhadrapur by private jeep.
- Accommodation all meals (breakfast, Lunch, dinner tea coffee) while on trek at tea house.
- Kanchenjunga restricted area entry permits, Kanchenjunga conservation entry permits including TIMS Card.
- Experience government licenses holder trekking guide, including his accommodation, food and wages.
- Porter (1 porter for 2 clients) including his accommodation, food, wages (porter can carry 25 to 30KG total (each client baggage’s load 12 to 15KG)
- Airfare for Guide – Kathmandu – Bhadrapur – Kathmandu.
- Land transport for porter Kathmandu – Taplejung – Kathmandu.
- Gears for porters (Jacket, trouser, shoes)
- Medicine Kit
- Government taxes and service charge.
- Nepal entry visa Fee
- Entrances fee of sightseeing sports.
- Personal Travel insurance
- Lunch dinner in Kathmandu before and after the trek
- Drinking water, shower, hard and soft drinks cost.
- Telephone, Landry, personal tips for driver, guide and porter.
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.
You must bring the following items:
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overt rousers / rainpants
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 L.
Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
Warm jacket (down)*
Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag etc are available on hire in Kathmandu. We will provide you complete equipment list details with include/ excludes in confirmation of the Trekking route and the season you are trekking in Nepal. Trekking equipment list will not vary much but need some additional precaution to stay safe, healthy and enjoy the trekking holiday.
Dates and Price
|Start Date||End Date||Availability||Price||Booking|
|Oct 04,2020||Oct 29,2020||Closed||$2520||N/A|
|Oct 10,2020||Nov 04,2020||Closed||$2520||N/A|
|Oct 17,2020||Nov 11,2020||Closed||$2520||N/A|
|Oct 22,2020||Nov 16,2020||Closed||$2520||N/A|
|Oct 29,2020||Nov 23,2020||Closed||$2520||N/A|
|Nov 04,2020||Nov 29,2020||Closed||$2520||N/A|
|Nov 09,2020||Dec 04,2020||Closed||$2520||N/A|
|Nov 15,2020||Dec 10,2020||Closed||$2520||N/A|
|Nov 21,2020||Dec 16,2020||Closed||$2520||N/A|
Note: Contact us if the departure dates doesn't suit you. We can also arrange you a personalized trek according to your convenience. For more details, Contact Us
Note: Contact us if the departure dates doesn't suite you. We can also arrange you a personalized trek according to your convenience. For more details, Contact Us