Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

  • Transportation
    Bus, Car, Flight
  • Group Size
    1 -10
  • Destination
  • Altitude
  • Duration
    27 Days
  • Activities
    Trekking in Nepal
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Difficulty
  • Accomodation
    Hotel in Kathmandu, Teahouse during the trek


Anyone who’s scanning for a testing trek at a remote locale of Nepal is seen with fewer different trekkers. This is an intriguing outing with two days inquiring about Kathmandu after which while on the trek you’ll visit Rais, Limbus, Sherpas, and Tibetans

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Highlights:

“Probably only treks that lead you on both sides base camps of single mountains
Adventure around the world third highest mountains within awesome scenery of high peaks
Walk into an enchanting forest filled with tall rhododendrons, magnolias, oaks, pines, and fir trees
In the least ventured areas of Nepal Far North Eastern Himalaya often trekked by few visitors
Enjoy the adventure and experience of visiting the South and north base camp of Kanchenjunga”

  • Tremendous Mountains viewpoints, for example, Kanchenjunga,
  • Yalung ice sheet alongside other high passes
  • Go by dazzling Monasteries, chorten sanctuaries, and petition dividers
  • Find out about conventional Sherpa towns with novel societies firsthand
  • Go by rhododendrons, orchids, lilies, and primula, alongside different blooms.


Kanchenjunga base camp trek is one of few adventures around Nepal Himalaya where the walk takes you to visit both sides of base camps of the same mountains which you will find on this journey.

Kanchenjunga base camp trekking is truly a great walk where you can experience interesting culture and customs of Eastern Nepalese in the shade of massive Kanchenjunga Mountain includes views of Makalu and Everest during walks on the higher hill and passes.

Quite different from other main treks and destinations within Nepal Himalaya on this adventure where you will be around remote corners of Nepal within the eastern end of Himalaya which makes this walk somewhat special around quiet trails away from the main flow of trekkers.

A beautiful combination of Kanchenjunga base camp trekking where you will be at the foot of the world 3rd highest Mt. Kanchenjunga and Nepal’s 2nd high peak that rises high above 8,586 m and 28, 169 ft which was first climbed by British Expeditions lead by late George Band on May 25th, 1955.

An adventure that leads you to visit both scenic sides of the massive Kanchenjunga mountain range which includes Kabru, Jannu, and Wedge peaks with an array of tall snow-capped peaks that surround you all along the walks.

Besides the high mountains walk into a green enchanting forest lined with tall rhododendrons and pine tree lines as the route leads you to visit some charming villages from the start to the end of the walks exploring the most interesting and vivid cultures of high mountain villages of both Hindu and Buddhism religion.

A walk takes you further high dominated by more Buddhism followers where natives practice strong culture and traditions of Tibetan custom as the border to Tibet is on the route beyond Kanchenjunga’s high hills and mountains.

Truly the best adventure that you can choose for Himalayan long walks of more than three-week duration one of the longest trekking with glorious moments as the route leads you from low warm sub-tropical zone to cooler mid-hills and towards remorseless fields of ice and glaciers in both Kanchenjunga base camps North and South.

Kanchenjunga base camp trekking involves scenic flights both ways with exciting drives on four wheels to start and end the walks where the route leads you to witness various interesting cultures and traditions of a different ethnic tribal village in the shade of mighty Kanchenjunga Mountains.

Best Season for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking:

From March to May and September to November months of the year, March to May are longer days with sun-light hours till late afternoon with clear days for excellent views of snow-capped peaks and pleasant walks, can get cloudy with light rains and can snow on higher elevations sometimes.

March to May when hills are alive with seasonal wild-flower in bloom especially rhododendrons of various species from tall trees to the bush, September to November is another best time for clear views of peaks and walks but shorter days and sunlight hours due to the autumn or fall season.

On much colder nights and mornings including around shades away from sunlight expect snow around higher hills with more freezing temperatures.

Medicinal Kit.

The arrangement of resting sacks and down coats if you don’t have your own.

Considered by numerous as the best trekking course in Nepal the Kanchenjunga Trekking is a long trek that takes up profound to the far-off mountain goes on Nepal’s outskirts with Sikkim and Tibet. Out and about we investigate the locales around Kanchenjunga the second most prominent mountain in Nepal alongside the following most prominent mountain on the planet. ‘Kang-Chen-Zod-nga’, in Tibetan means the five-star places of snow’, it extremely its seven major summits. The Kanchenjunga massif is in the state of a giant fold, the arms of that broaden northwest, south, east, and west. This recently opened Kanchenjunga district ways gives the chance to discover pristine good countries wilderness. which gives you thought about what’s in store when visiting the locale.

On this trek, we’ll additionally see the unadulterated excellence of this farmland, conventional towns, valleys, and another scene. Together with the unmistakable social individuals with their particular societies and ways of life, for example, the Sherpa, Limbu, Rai, and Tamang, alongside other social gatherings. Who are extremely affable and anxious to discuss their way of life we’ll additionally be able to take in more about the biodiversity with this trek as we go by Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (2035 sq.km.) Which is given to securing particular types of animals, creatures, plants, and animals.

Kanchenjunga Trek Permit

This is a sensibly requesting trek that requests physical wellness, specialized comprehension, and end. We move with proper rest and acclimatization to make it to the high-elevation goals. As we should camp some of these days, right outdoors instruments will likewise be conveyed.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via various international airlines and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with a sightseeing tour at places of interest and world heritage sites

Day 03: Fly to Bhadrapur 300 m and drive to Ilam town 1,365 m – 05 hrs.

Day 04: Drive to Taplejung 1,820 m -04 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Sinuwa 980m – 06 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Taplethok 1,380 m – 05 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Sakathum 1,575 m – 05 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Amjilosa 2,310 m – 05 hrs.

Day 09: Trek to Gyable 2,730 m – 05 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Ghunsa 3,595 m – 04 hrs.

Day 11:  Rest day for acclimatization and a short hike.

Day 12: Trek to Khambachen 4,050 m – 05 hrs.

Day 13: Trek to Lhonak 4,780 m – 05 hrs.

Day 14: Hike to Pang Pema (Kanchenjunga North Base Camp) 5,140 m – 06 hrs.

Day 15: Trek to Ghunsa, 3,595 m – 07 hrs.

Day 16: Trek to Sele-la Kharka 4,200 m – 06 hrs.

Day 17: Cross Sele-la pass 4,250m and to Tseram 3,870 m – 06 hrs.

Day 18: Trek to Oktang south Kanchenjunga base camp 4,730 m and Ramche 4,580 m – 07 hrs.

Day 19: Trek to Tseram 3,870 m – 05 hrs.

Day 20: Trek to Lamite Bhanjyang 3,370 m – 06 hrs.

Day 21: Trek to Yamphudin 1,690 m – 06 hrs.

Day 22: Trek to Phumphe 1,780 m – 05 hrs.

Day 23: Trek to Kunjari 1,700 m – 06 hrs.

Day 24: Trek back to Tapeljung for an overnight stop – 06 hrs.

Day 25: Drive to Bhirtamod town – 06 hrs.

Day 26: Drive to Bhadrapur airport and fly to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

Day 27: International departure for homeward bound.


DAY 01

Arrival in Kathmandu via various international airlines and transfer to hotel.

On fresh arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport received by staff and guide with the short transfer into the heart of Kathmandu city around exciting areas at Thamel where your hotels are situated, here our guide will brief about treks and other necessary information regarding your stay and of the treks.

In the evening group welcomes dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant with the cultural program to give you a glimpse of local culture with music and dance while having your dinner.

DAY 02

In Kathmandu sightseeing tour at places of interest around world heritage sites

A free day in Kathmandu after breakfast join our exciting and interesting sightseeing tour led by our expert city guide to show you the historical wonders of Nepal within world heritage sites, after a great and enjoyable tour with time for trek preparations.
DAY 03

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

Morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for a short and scenic flight that takes you towards Far Eastern Nepal around a flat country called Terai belt, during 45 minutes on air grand panorama of Himalayan mountains includes views of Everest, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga.

On landing at Bhadrapur airport and then drive from the low warm country to reach around cooler alpine hills where the nice town of Ilam is located, a famous area for tea within its wide field of tea garden with 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.

DAY 04

Drive to Taplejung 1,820 m -04 hrs.

Morning drives continue for a short while of a few hours to reach Taplejung at Sukhetar, a place with a small airstrip.

From Sukhetar transfer to the local lodge or to a tented camp for overnight with time to explore the town of Taplejung where witness cultures and traditional farm life of eastern Nepalese.

DAY 05

Trek to Sinuwa 980m - 06 hrs.

After overnight in Taplejung, the first-day trek starts past many small farm villages to reach Mitlung, as route leads on a winding path with a few straight up and down into forested areas of rhododendron and pines trees; where the 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.
DAY 06

Trek to Taplethok 1,380 m - 05 hrs.

From Sinuwa walk leads to a long descent to Tawa village to cross fresh streams then reaching farm villages and at Chirwa, a nice village of mixed ethnic tribes mostly dominated by Rai (Kirat tribe) with few Magar, Tamang, and Hindu Chettries, Brahmins includes Dalits people.

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

A walk takes you higher over the farm area and descends to an overnight stop at Taplethok a nice little farm village that is near Lelep, from here air gets cooler facing a dramatic change of culture with more Tibetan Buddhist religion and culture.

DAY 07

Trek to Sakathum 1,575 m - 05 hrs.

After the Taplethok walk leads past many spread-out farm villages then enter into a cool forested area with short ups facing views of peaks to reach a nice agriculture farm village at Sakathum where the overnight camp is pitched near the village back yard.
DAY 08

Trek to Amjilosa 2,310 m - 05 hrs.

Morning walk heads past smaller farm villages to reach a river bank here witnesses the cultivation of cardamom fields in the dark shade of dense tree lines.

Trek continues reaching higher elevations past farm fields and villages with views of distant peaks and rolling green hills as the route leads into a valley filled with forest to reach the high village at Amjilosa for an overnight stop.

DAY 09

Trek to Gyable 2,730 m - 05 hrs.

Morning walk on the higher side where altitude gains gradually then towards the much cooler area as

paddy farms area drops, getting close to the mountainous country with high hills coming across
summer pasture fields and grazing area at Gyabla or Kyapra for overnight stops around small
cattle herders and farm villages, populated by Tibetan origin people known as Sherpa and Bhotia
people are interwoven with the Buddhist religion and colorful interesting culture.

DAY 10

Trek to Ghunsa 3,595 m - 04 hrs.

Morning a gentle walk down-hill then the climb starts for an hour within the forest of pines-oaks and rhododendron as the walk leads to a nice flat area at Ghunsa river, from here walk to Ghunsa village for an overnight stop, a nice and interesting village populated by Bhotia and Sherpa tribes of Tibetan origin with houses built with stones includes neat small farm.
DAY 11

Rest day for acclimatization and short hike.

A perfect spot for rest after days of interesting walks this free day allows you to acclimatize before reaching high north towards Kanchenjunga North base camp, a great place for hiking for a scenic view of mountains and surrounding landscapes.
DAY 12

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 to a gentle 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.

DAY 13

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.
DAY 14

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

Morning hike to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp the place around known as Pang Pema, which is 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 the walk climbs high above a river facing views of Kirat Chuli, Nepal Peak, Table 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 all the way to Kanchenjunga Base Camp surrounded by giant peaks and then head back to Lhonak for overnight after a marvelous and exciting walk to Kanchenjunga base camp.

DAY 15

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

The morning walk leads back on the same route heading past Kambachen to Ghunsa’s nice village for overnight stops after a long day walks with a magnificent time at Kanchenjunga North base camp within an array of high mountains.
DAY 16

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

On leaving the northern side of the Kanchenjunga area, as walk from here heads into a complete wilderness of thick forest and grazing areas, continue the trek with a long climb to reach at Sele-La Kharka for an overnight stop within a summer pasture and meadow.
DAY 17

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

Today walk leads 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 crossing 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.
DAY 18

Trek to Oktang near South Kanchenjunga base camp 4,730 m and walk to Ramche 4,580 m-07 hrs.

Morning free for a day hike to Oktang near towards Kanchenjunga South Base Camp, this is where British Expedition established the base camp for Kanchenjunga summit bid in 1955, walk with close views of Yalung Glacier and south wall of Kanchenjunga, takes nearly three hours facing with views of Talung Peak and Kabru, after a scenic and exciting adventure head back to Ramche for an overnight stop.
DAY 19

Trek to Tseram 3,870 m - 05 hrs.

Morning walk to Ramchaur or Ramche heading for a steep climb for short hours within magnolia, rhododendron, and bamboo forest to reach a stream as 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.

DAY 20

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 the walk leads much downhill with short ups to reach Lamite Bhanjyang within a quaint area for an overnight stop.
DAY 21

Trek to Yamphudin 1,690 m - 06 hrs.

An easy day walk 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 an open wide area at a nice small village of Yamphudin for the overnight stop.
DAY 22

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 the 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.

DAY 23

Trek to Kunjari 1,700 m - 06 hrs.

Today another long walk to reach Kunjari near Simbu and Kande Bhanjyang as morning start on the 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.

The walk leads to the farm village then descend to Phawa khola, and crosses 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 the overnight stop.

DAY 24

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 the safe and best route from Bhadrapur to fly in and out to Kathmandu or taking an overland long drive.

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

DAY 25

Drive to Bhirtamod town - 06 hrs.

After finishing our adventure around both sides of Kanchenjunga base camps, the morning takes the long and interesting drive of five hours to reach a low and warm area within the eastern South of Nepal Terai drive past Ilam town and tea garden then downhill to reach the main highway where a large town Bhirtamod situated for an overnight stop in its best available lodge and hotels.
DAY 26

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

Morning drive to Bhadrapur airport for the scenic flight to Kathmandu after a wonderful and memorable trip on the high hills of Far East Himalaya around Kanchenjunga, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free for own individual activities with farewell dinner.
DAY 27

International departure for homeward bound.

Last day in the country of the high Himalayas with colorful cultures our guide and staff transfer you to the airport for your international flight homeward bound or to your next respective destinations after a glorious adventure and great experience on Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking.


What's included?

  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Info Nepal Tours And Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits and TIMS.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

What’s excluded?

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Private transportation except what is mentioned in the What Is Included section
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, or early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary) International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.) Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Group Discount

  • No. of PaxPrice per Pax
  • 2-5USD 1900
  • 5-10USD 1800
USD 2100 Per Person
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