Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Adventure around world 3rd highest mountain on the Far North East Himalaya

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 2
  • Trip Type: Lodge Trek
  • Best Season: March -June, Sept-Dece
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Transport: Flight & Private Vehicle
  • Trip Start/Ending: Kathmandu
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel & Lodge in Trek
  • Max Elevation: 5,143 m | 16, 873 feet

Highlights

  • An adventure around the world 3rd highest Mt. Kanchenjunga base camp trekking
  • Around pristine natural surroundings of alpine green forest towards massive ice and glaciers
  • At least trekked areas in complete isolation of high mountains and remote mountain villages
  • Exploring rural farm villages often visited by foreign trekkers with delightful scenic walks.
  • The only trek around the Himalayas visiting Kanchenjunga both North / South base camps
  • Embark on a challenging traverse through a region seldom visited by trekkers

About Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking Map 2023, 2024

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Map is a useful pocket guidebook that has been brought on our own approximately well designed by expertise 'IT' this map is simple and clean which helps you before starting the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek and it covers both base camps in Kanchenjunga North and south. Another highlight of the map indicated every remote village's height, snow-passes, and third tallest mount Kanchenjunga 8,586m, Kanchenjunga Base Camp 5,143m is also called "Pangpema"

Nepal Spirit Adventure's Kanchenjunga Base Camp Map also provides you with every detail of mountain and peak heights including names which will make your trip informative and more confident to reach everyday camp villages details name. Reading this remote adventure trekking map can help your trip booking with a group joining basis, private guide trek, or solo trek to Both base camps of Kanchenjunga.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek for 2023, 2024 Tea House Lodge Basis

It is a natural gift walking trail for human holiday celebration places, passing beautiful remote mountain villages, people are kind and friendly, and they are also very helpful for every step. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek simply can be done through normal lodges and tea houses where you can sleep well after a 6-7 hours walk and can order and eat delicious Nepali, Chinese, and Indian foods Before this trek route was for camping trek only required huge main pawer support.

 You are heartily welcome to Nepal Spirit Adventure for organizing one of Nepal’s most rewarding off-the-beaten Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp at (5,143m) from the sea level. It is one of the great Himalayan trails and covers the eastern part of Nepal.

Mount Kanchenjunga is 8,586m the world’s third tallest mountain “Kanchenjunga” means in Nepali a crystal clear Himal and is also popularly known as the “Five Treasures of the Great Snow” i.e. Gold, Silver, Precious Stones, Grain and Holy Scriptures which is about the five summits that make up Kanchen Junga.

Previously Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek was camping only, there are now more affordable teahouse routes that take you past stunning mountain views, ancient forests, prime wildlife habitat, and into the heart of traditional culture and communities can be beautiful highlights of this adventure footpath journey.

Nepal Spirit Adventure welcomes travelers to explore and trek to Mt. Kanchenjunga base camp, an adventure of a lifetime experience around the world's 3rd highest mountain, seldom frequented by other trekkers.

You will get a great opportunity to trek in the complete wilderness away from the mainstream trekking trails in and around remote and isolated mountain villages enriched with old traditions and cultures.

This is the only trekking that leads you to visit both base camps of one mountain on this adventurous and scenic walk, leading you into the beautiful alpine forest of tall rhododendron-magnolia-birch-pine and fir tree lines. An amazing place to be with incredible views of the high mountains that surround you on this fascinating Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking.

Walk leads through farm villages and town into serene woodlands to reach South Kanchenjunga base camp with Yalung massive glacier this was the original route to the summit of Kanchenjunga as climbed by British Expedition in 1955.

Our next adventure leads to North Kanchenjunga base camp at Pangpema the highest spot of the trekking at 5,143 m high with fantastic views of the massive Kanchenjunga range of mountains and as far as Baruntse and Makalu peaks.

The 28-day circuit trek begins after we fly to Bhadrapur from Kathmandu. The long journey on a less crowded path also rewards us with a unique insight into the rural Nepalese lifestyle of the country’s eastern region.

Nepal Spirit Adventure is one of the most trusted local companies in Nepal having worked in tourism since 1998. We make sure your travel in Nepal is special and memorable. We acquire all kinds of legal permits for your travel in the country.

We provide you with a local English-speaking trek guide so that you can enjoy the trip. We get you the best accommodation in the area to make your stay a comfortable one. So, remember us if you are planning trekking and climbing in the Himalayas.

Itinerary

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Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport received a Nepal Spirit team with a transfer to respective hotels downtown in the hub of Kathmandu city, after checking in and refreshments our guide provided a briefing of the hotels, Kathmandu, culture, and Kanchenjunga Base Camp trekking as per booking overnight in hotel.

  • Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel
  • Altitude: 1315 m | 4,314 feet

Today is the rest-acclimatization day in Kathmandu, enjoy the hot breakfast that is included in the trek package. Regarding your interest, you can join our regular city tour of Kathmandu while we apply for the Kanchenjunga trek route permit and look at the trekking equipment with your trek guide in Thamel overnight in a hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, we transferred to Kathmandu's domestic airport for a flight to Bhadrapur is situated in the Terai, southeast of Nepal. The flight from Kathmandu takes approximately 50 minutes and affords views of the region of the Himalayas where the trek will be taking place. Phidim is located within a magnificent valley in the foothills of the Himalayas in eastern Nepal. It is a beautiful hill township that offers enchanting views of the eastern Himalayas. Approx. driving hours: 5-6 overnight in the lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Today we drive to Chiruwa via Taplejung. Chiruwa is located in a Himalayan gorge with dense patches of sub-tropical rainforest and cliffs. The ethnic group here, the Kirati now known as Limbu, dates back more than 2000 years as subsistence farmers in this region. Crops such as rice, millet, barley, wheat, and corn are nearly always growing at the time that we visit. After approximately 8-9 hours drive reach Chiruwa overnight stay in lodge.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 1,270 m | 4,166 feet

Today we commence our trek to Sukethum. The trail is well defined and the walk is both enjoyable and satisfying. We have only a few climbs up towards the valley where we begin to notice subtle changes in the landscape surrounding us. We weave through large boulders passing below the village of Tapethok and cross a landslide area to reach a bridge crossing a tributary of the Tamur River. This is the Simbuwa Khola, which flows from the south side of Kanchenjunga. We continue on towards the base camp, crossing several bridges and following what is now called the Gunsa Khola overnight in the lodge.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 1,640 m | 5,380 feet

The trail is very narrow and we follow the Ghunsa River until we break for lunch. This walk requires a lot of caution and concentration. On the way, we pass a small Sherpa settlement mainly tending to Yaks. After lunch, there is a steep climb towards our overnight camp at Amjilosa. (Amjilosa is a small Tibetan settlement) overnight stay in the lodge

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 2,390 | 7,841 feet

Breakfast at Amjilosa Lodge and trek through a forested trail filled with rhododendrons and bamboo, before ascending to Gyabla. We will cross a big waterfall on the opposite side of the river on our way to Gyabla. Making a steep ascent and then a descent until Gyabla overnight in the lodge.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 2,730 m | 6,956 feet

Before lunch, we follow a narrow trail through thick forests to our lunch site at Phole village, this is a typical Tibetan village and winter settlement for the villagers of Ghunsa. The people of this village depend mainly on yak rearing and weaving carpets. Here we find the one and only monastery of the entire trek and visitors are most welcome. Overnight stay in the lodge.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 3430 m | 11,253 feet

Today we will enjoy a rest day and there may be time, weather permitting to wash some clothes or do other domestic chores. We also have an option of a 3 hrs walk opposite River Khanso Thanso, from where we see a panoramic view of Phole Peak and Sobithongi Peak and also a glimpse of Mt. Khumbakaran. After long days of walking, a rest day is highly recommended.

  • Meals: B, L, D

From Ghunsa and above, any signs of human habitation are that of seasonal settlements for the yak herders. They will take their animals to heights of 4000m-4500m in the warmer months of the year. For the trekker the scenery is unmatched. The route past the sheer cliffs and towering peaks of the Kanchenjunga massif and Jannu Himal (7,710m) is awe-inspiring. They rise directly out of this classical and very grand glacial valley. The trail is ill-defined at times, crossing loose scree and rocks that have been pushed forth from old glaciers. It is quite possible to see wildlife in this remote part of the Himalayas; blue sheep, ibex, mountain goats, or smaller animals among the rocks such as hyrax and marmots. Overhead, various birds of prey may be seen- Lammergeir (a type of vulture) and various eagles, kites, and falcons!

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 4,040 m | 13,254 feet

After a lovely time with awesome scenery, a morning walk follows above the river for an hour and then heading towards North East, the path leads down to the river and then climbs on the boulder track leading to a terminal moraine of Kanchenjunga glaciers, after Ramtang Kharka (a Sheppard huts and shades) the path leads to Kanchenjunga glacier, then crossing at the junction of Lhonak and Kanchenjunga glacier then reaching to our overnight camp at Lhonak with stunning views of Mera peak (6,364 m), Nepal Peak (7,177 m), and Wedge Peak (6,802 m), Twins (7,350 m) and many more overnight stay in lodge.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 4780 m | 15,682 feet

Today our journey leads to our final destination Pang Pema the North Base Camp of massive Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), The morning walk leads to climbing high above the river with superb views of Kirat Chuli, Nepal Peak, Taple Sikhar, and Givegela ChuliThe first section of the uphill climb is gradual and then heading onto a boulder trail, walks continue between grassy slopes and glacier path up towards North Base Camp to our highest overnight camp of this impressive and remarkable adventure, In these areas chances of seeing some wildlife herds of blue sheep's and some mountain antelopes, if lucky the elusive rare Snow Leopards.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 5,143 m | 16, 873 feet

After the most memorable and fabulous time at Pang Pema around Mt. Kanchenjunga base camp, the morning walk leads to a long descent with a few short climbs and retracing the journey back by the same route to camp at Kambachen.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 4,040 m | 13,254 feet

After the most memorable and fabulous time on Kanchenjunga Expeditions and North Base Camp, the morning walk leads to a long descent with a few short climbs and then retracing the journey back by the same route to camp at Ghunsa.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 3430 m | 11,253 feet

From Ghunsa, the ascent is along the trail used by the shepherds. Today we ascend through a thick forest of birch, pine, and colorful rhododendrons. At these altitudes and locations, it is quite possible the trail will be covered by snow to varying degrees. It is essential we are prepared for more difficult conditions with good clothing, footwear, and equipment but offering us an amazing view of Jannu Himal (7710m), Nyukla Laching (6670m), Temachunggi (6044m), and other mountains can be observed from High Camp in a small tea house.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 4,500 m | 14,763 feet

Today is a challenging day for us. The first 2 hours are a steady, steep climb towards two passes on our way to Tseram, the highest pass being the Sele La (4,720m) and Sinion La (4,660). Upon reaching the top of the passes, which is the best viewpoint for Khumbakarna and rewarded with an amazing view of Yalung Glacier, Jannu (7,710m), Makalu (8,481m), Baruntse (7,129m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), and many other mountain ranges along the Sikkim border then we descend to Tseram for overnight stay.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 3,870 m | 12,696 feet

Today, we start early to reach Ramche where we stop for lunch then hike to Oktang- Kanchenjunga South Base Camp with nice and clear views of Yalung Glacier and Mt. Kanchenjunga South Wall, the walk takes about two hours at an altitude of 4,600 m. This place was the classic route and the first British Expeditions to climb the summit of Mt. Kanchenjunga in 1955 from here great views of Talung and Kabru PeakWe continue our trek further towards the Oktang Monastery. From here, we climb further up and reach the Yalung Base Camp. The views from the base camp are extraordinary. Mt. KumbakarnaHimal, Jannu Himal, Nyukla,Lachung, and other Himalayan peaks are close by. Retracing the same trail, we trek towards Anda Phedi relishing the view of different mountain ranges and herds of blue sheep over the grassy slope overnight in Tseram.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 3,870 m | 12,696 feet

We descend towards Torontan through the densely forested path filled with rhododendrons and bushes. We also stumbled across a few streams, Chortens, monasteries, ponds, and waterfalls on our way to Torontan overnight in a tea house.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 2,995 m | 9,826 feet

After breakfast, we continue to descend to the Amji Khola and then cross Lasiya Bhanjyang (3,310 m) and Dhupi Bhanjyang (2,620 m), we descend towards Yamphudim. Yamphudim is a village inhabited by a mixed community of Sherpa, Rai, Limbu, and Gurung overnight in a lodge.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 2080 m | 6,824 feet

Leaving behind the village of Yamphudim, we descend towards Khebang passing through valleys, waterfalls, and forest area. Crossing suspension bridges over several streams, we walk past small settlements alongside Kabeli Khola to arrive in Khebang for an overnight stay.

  • Meals: B, L, D
  • Altitude: 1,915 m | 6,282 feet

We take a long drive to Ilam enjoying the view of green hills, snow-capped mountains, rivers, and the daily activities of the locals throughout the ride. From the mountainous part, we are now in the flatlands of Nepal. Ilam is a beautiful hill station in eastern Nepal. It is well-renowned for tea production with sloped tea gardens, lush green forests, holy sites, and unique culture overnight in the lodge.

  • Altitude: 1,210 m | 3,959 feet

After breakfast, we will drive to Bhadrapur to catch our flight back to Kathmandu. If the weather is clear on our flight, we have the opportunity to view some of the most impressive peaks of the Himalayan range. Transfer to our hotel for overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Nepal Spirit Adventure allows a spare or contingency day in Kathmandu in case of flight cancellation or delays at Bhadrapur, which can occur sometimes due to bad/unfavorable weather conditions. If all goes well as the itinerary one can use this day as a free day for individual activities or book a day tour with us.

  • Meals: Breakfast

After a wonderful time at Kanchenjunga Base Camp trekking with the grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per the flight time transfer to the international air terminal for your departure homeward bound or to the next respective countries.

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    Cost Details

    • Four nights in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • International and domestic arrival pick up and departure by private transfer
    • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur to Kathmandu
    • Special trek permit
    • Conservation/national park permit
    • Experience-local trek guide including his daily wages, flight, and insurance
    • 19-night lodge-tea house accommodation during the trek
    • Trekking meal: Breakfast, Lunch dinner 3 times a day
    • Local trek porter 1: porter for 2 trekkers including his daily wages and insurance
    • Trek support transportation: Bhadrapur to Phidim to Chiruwa by jeep
    • From Khebang to Ilam to Bhadrapur also by Jeep
    • First aid medicine

    Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    Nepal visa
    Personal trekking equipment
    International flight
    Cost for all kinds of drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic)
    Tips
    Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
    Travel Insurance

    Dates & Prices

    Departure note

    Online booking date is guaranteed for trip departure, If the set departure date is not comfort for your holidays, we are pleased to open the new trek departure date as per your travel plan just email us.

     

    Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
    03 Jun, 2024 - 26 Jun, 2024AvailableUS$2190Confirm
    09 Jun, 2024 - 02 Jul, 2024AvailableUS$2190Confirm
    15 Jun, 2024 - 08 Jul, 2024AvailableUS$2190Confirm
    19 Jun, 2024 - 12 Jul, 2024AvailableUS$2190Confirm
    25 Jun, 2024 - 18 Jul, 2024AvailableUS$2190Confirm

    Useful Information

    Is airport pick and departure transportation included?

    Yes, It is included in the trek package. We provide clean and comfortable private vehicles for all the arrivals and departures (international & domestic) from airport to hotel to airport. If you are coming to Nepal through overland bus transportation between India and China, this condition you have to take care transfer service to the hotel self.

    How We Cna Get a Nepal Visa?

    You can get a Nepal visa at your arrival hours either at the airport or at the border (India & Nepal). You can also apply for online visa service, for the details please visit the Nepal Spirit Online Visa Information link. On-arrival visa fee: 15 Days -  USD 30, 30 Days - USD 50 and 90 Days - USD 125

    Is the Kathmandu hotel included in the trek package?

    Yes, It is inclusive. We provide a clean and comfortable 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast. Two nights before the trek and two nights after the trek.