Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Activities:
Free day in Kathmandu/Trip preparation
Duration
27 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate, Strenuous 
  • Max Altitude
    5150 m
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax
  • Meals
    B.L.D 
  • Best Time
    March to May & Sept - Nov 
  • Accomodation
    Mitlung to Chirwa (1270 m/4166 ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs

Trip Overview

The grandeur of the third highest peak of the world, Mt. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek must be a dream of every adventure seeker however the remoteness of the place attracts only those travelers who aren’t afraid of off the beaten tracks and are ready to explore natural glory in its undisturbed natural attire. Mt. Kanchenjunga lies on the beautiful terrain of the eastern region of Nepal and rises at a height of 8586 meters. Actually the word “Kanchenjunga” is derived from an old Tibetan word that means five treasures of snow. The five individual peaks of the Kanchenjunga range are considered gold, silver, precious stone, grain, and Holy Scriptures. These are the five treasures that the name Kanchenjunga depicts. The local people worship these mountains with the belief that has remained intact back from time.

The walk to the Kanchenjunga base camp is considered the best walk one can ever have. The long trekking trail takes you deep into the mountainous ecstasy and lets you endeavor the beauty that lies in the mountain ranges on Nepal’s border with Tibet and Sikkim. From the lush landscape, tropical jungles of rhododendron, oak, and chestnuts to the high altitude alpine forests, you will pass through a variety of vegetation on your way. With the vegetation, you will explore the variety of floras and faunas found in the eastern region of Nepal. Due to the high summer rainfall, the area preserves lots of unique birds and animals. If you are amongst the lucky ones, then you will be able to encounter snow leopard, red panda, or other species such as the Himalayan black bear or the Assamese macaque which are found here. Owing to its richness in biodiversity, it was declared as a conservation area.

Besides the richness in biodiversity and mountains, the region consists of mainly Rai and Limbu ethnic group people which makes it culturally rich too. The Rai and Limbu people have their own unique culture, tradition, and lifestyle. Tibetan Buddhist culture is most prevalent in this area therefore it is sure that you will encounter monasteries, stupas, and Gompas on your route.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek starts from Taplejung and goes all the way through Rai and Limbu villages, fields, terraced farmlands, and forests to Kanchenjunga Trek. During the journey, you will be able to relish the glory of the Himalayas as you meander through steep ridges, lush grasslands, and local Rai and Limbu villages.  The Yulung glacier, mountain passes, and the panoramic views of mountains from the Kanchenjunga Base Camp is an amazing experience that one will hold for a lifetime.

So, if you think you have high endurance capacity and are fit for the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek then get ready to walk in a pristine environment to explore every original beauty of nature in its own undisturbed habitat. The lush valleys, landscapes, mountains, glaciers, passes, and vibrant villages will leave you in awe.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu/Trip preparation

Day 03: Fly to Bhadrapur, then drive to Taplejung

Day 04: Trek to Mitlung (921m). Walk approx. 4 hrs

Day 05: Mitlung to Chirwa (1270 m/4166 ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 06: Chirwa to Sukathum (1576 m/5169 ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 07: Sukathum to Amjilosa (2308 m /7570 ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 08: Amjilosa to Gyabla (2730 m /8954 ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 09: Gyabla to Ghunsa (3595 m/11792 ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 10: Acclimatization day at Ghunsa

Day 11: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4050 m/13284 ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 12: Acclimatization Day at Kambachen

Day 13: Kambachen to Lhonak (4780 m/15678 ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 14: Trek to Pangpema/Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (5388 m/17673 ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 15: Trek back to Kambachen (4050 m/13284 ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 16: Kambachen to Ghunsa (3595 m/11792 ft) Duration: 3-4 hrs

Day 17: Ghunsa to Sele Le (4290 m/14071 ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 18: Sele Le to Cheram (3870 m/12694 ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 19: Cheram to Ramche (4580 m/15022 ft) and return to Cheram, duration: 4-5 hrs

Day 20: Cheram to Tortong (2995 m/9824 ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 21: Tortong to Yamphudin (2080 m/6822 ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 22: Trek to Mamanke (1800m/6000ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs.

Day 23: Trek to Lalikharka (2265m/7430ft)

Day 24: Trek back to Suketar (2320m/76096ft), then drive to Bhadrapur

Day 25: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 26: Leisure Day

Day 27: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportations by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Four-night accommodation with breakfast at 3-star category hotel in  Kathmandu
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Round trip airfare from Kathmandu – Bhadrapur, and Bhadrapur – Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
  • All necessary permits including Kanchenjunga special permit, TIMS, and conservation permit fees
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit
  • Government taxes and office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Any kind of drinks other than tea/coffee during the trek
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Reviews

Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.
Jonathan, USA The team NHT provided the best possible service. They were attentive in every aspect in the months leading up to the trek through emails and were responsive and thorough in addressing my questions and concerns. During our tour, Bheg (our guide) and our porter were there to take care of our (myself and one other trekker) needs and always smile and graciously. I have used other more expensive and well-known trekking teams in the Himalayas in the past and would rank NHT on an equal or higher plain. Bheg has many years of experience, as did our porter, and was very competent in their roles and Bheg in his knowledge of the area and the trek. Though our porter did not speak very much, Bheg was kind enough to translate when asked, and our porter was equally attentive in assisting Bheg and us to ensure a successful trek. Very competitive price and an excellent team and experience. I highly recommend them.
Marcello, Brazil Nepal is one of the places in the world everybody MUST go. I've been to Nepal 3 times in just five years. Living in Brazil, so far away from Nepal, I wouldn't travel so much to the country had I not enjoyed the place very much. It's the best place in the world for trekking, and the people are amazing, the food is delicious, and the views of the Himalayas are gorgeous. I book my tours with Nepal Hiking Team, which is a reliable company. The first time I visited Nepal, I booked my trek to Annapurna Base Camp and an overland tour to Tibet. Everything was previously arranged. Nothing to worry about. They applied for the permits, put me in a group (we are requested to join a group to enter Tibet), and booked a perfect hotel in Kathmandu. One month ago, I traveled to Nepal to trek the Annapurna Circuit and the Nar-Phu trek. For the second time, I booked my tour with Nepal Hiking Team. I went trekking in a very remote area with scenic spots and charming villages. In the middle of the trek, I began to feel a little uncomfortable by the cold weather, and my left foot was in pain, so I had to finish my hike earlier than expected. I told my guide I was not feeling good, and then Nepal Hiking Team gave me all support I needed on my way back to Kathmandu. NHT care of everything, so you can enjoy your trek with no worries. From the moment you are picked up at the airport to the moment you leave the country, you are in good hands. Their representatives will greet you at the airport, and you'll soon be briefed on everything about the trek you are going to enjoy. Guides from the Nepal Hiking Team are helpful and speak excellent English. I especially recommend Raj, a friendly guide, and Lalman if you want to request a Porter. Both do an outstanding job. So, if you're going to have a great time in Nepal, be sure to choose Nepal Hiking Team as your local travel agency from beginning to end. It's a reliable company, and I recommend it.
Sara, sweden We went on Everest Base Camp trek with Gokyo Lake back in March of 2019. When I first contact NHT, they were so nice enough to have an hour long chat on what’s app arranging a trip for us for late autumn of that year. However, due to personal reason, we decided to go on a trip earlier than the planned date. NHT had only few weeks to make all the preparations. But they managed everything smoothly. From our hotel reservation to flight tickets and guesthouse on the trek, everything was planned out carefully. We were thoroughly impressed with how they organized everything in a short notice. Ganga, was very polite and always accessible to have chat whenever we were on the trek. From the beginning to the end of our trek, Ganga made sure everything was Ok with us. Also, we cannot forget Bhim our guide on the trek. He made us laugh all through the journey. He is very skilled and has lots of knowledge about mountains and about the people and culture. Because of him and his good network of people, we were able to enjoy the local experience of the Everest region. Also, our porter, who spoke who very took good care of us. Whenever, we stopped on the trek, he always asking if our bag were heavy on us. Everything went well on the trek because of these two amazing people. If our friends or relatives ever decide to visit Nepal, we will strongly recommend them to go with NHT and to choose Bhim. I am forever grateful towards everyone involved in organizing our trek. We completely enjoyed our trek and had exceptionally wonderful time in the Himalayas. These people are professional and know what they are doing. So if anyone is looking for a reliable and a good travel agency in Nepal, they should not hesitate to go with Nepal Hiking Team. They really are the best!