Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Destination

Nepal

Activity

Trekking in Nepal

Duration

28 days

Group size

2

Max. altitude

5,140m

Difficulty

Difficult

Start Point

Kathmandu

End Point

Kathmandu

Accomodation

Star Hotel in Kathmandu.
Lodge or Camping Accommodation during Trek

Meals

3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Transportation

private car, flight / public bus.

  • Base camps of Mt. Kanchenjunga: Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (Pang Pema) and Kanchenjunga South Base Camp (Oktang Base Camp)
  • Striking views of Mt. Jannu, Mera Peak, and several other snow giants
  • The remote villages in Kanchenjunga, friendly people, their culture, traditions, and languages.
  • Several glaciers on the way to the base camps.
  • Exotic biodiversity and wildlife. Chances of seeing some endangered species like musk deer, snow leopard, blue sheep, etc.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek offers a tour to the geographically enticing country of Nepal and introduces you to the well known third highest mountain in the world, Mount Kanchenjunga. The 28 days Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek heads to a broad range of geographies and eco-regions with fascinating cultures, traditions, and lush flora and fauna. 
At 8586m, Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world with Tamur River on its west and Teesta River on the east. Also dubbed as one of the “Five Treasures of Snow,” it is worshipped by Buddhists as well as Hindus. 
The Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek passes through three eco-regions namely eastern Himalayan broad-leaved and coniferous forests, Eastern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows as well as the Terai-Duar Savanna and grassland providing a wide range of geographical experiences. 
Falling in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area the route passes the lines of rhododendron, oaks, pines, and fir trees. It takes you through the villages of Tembawa, Illam, Lali Kharka, and Gybala. The magnanimous views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Makalu, Chamlang peaks, Mt. Barutse, Givegela Chuli, Taple Sikhar are all worth it. 

Outline Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Bhadrapur 3000 m and drive to Ilam town - 04 hrs.
Day 03: Drive to Sukhetar 04 hrs trek to Lali Kharka 1,900m - 04 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Khesewa - Bhanjyang 2,100m - 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Mamankhe 2,030 m - 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Yangphudin 2,150m - 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Chitre 2,880 m - 06hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Simbua Khola 3,000m - 07 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Tseram 3,770 m - 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Ramche 4,360m via Lapsang - 05 hrs.
Day 11: Rest day at Ramche for acclimatization
Day 12: Trek back to Tseram - 04 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Tamo - la 4,300 m - 05 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Ghunsa 3,480m - 06 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Kangbachen 4,000m - 05 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Lhonak 4,780 m - 05 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Pang Pema/Kanchenjunga Base Camp  5, 065 m - 05 hrs.
Day 18: Rest day at Pang Pema for local exploration.
Day 19: Trek to Kangbachen 3,900 m - 06 hrs.
Day 20: Trek to Phole 3,100 m - 06 hrs.
Day 21: Trek to Amjilassa 2,500m - 07 hrs.
Day 22: Trek to Tapethok 1,300 m - 06 hrs.
Day 23: Trek to Phoram 1,650m - 06 hrs.
Day 24: Trek to Suketar 2,440 m - 05 hrs.
Day 25: Drive to Fickal or Bhritamod / Bhadarpur.
Day 26: Fly to Kathmandu from Bhadarpur and transfer to hotel
Day 27: In Kathmandu free day with a sightseeing tour.
Day 28: International departure

 

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Upon arriving at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed and then transferred to your respective hotels by our staff. Then after relaxing at your hotel, you can head out to the streets of Thamel in the evening. At night, you will be offered a warm welcome dinner with Nepali meal and drinks. 

Day 2
Fly to Bhadrapur 3000 m and drive to Ilam town - 04 hrs.

In the morning, you will head to the domestic airport and fly towards Bhandrrapur which will take around 45 minutes. Throughout the flight, you will be offered with amazing views of snow capped mountains including Mt. Everest, Makalu & Mt. Kanchenjunga. You will then join the trekking staff and take an exciting drive to the mid hills at Illam which is particularly famous for its tea gardens. It is located close to the border of Darjeeling in North East India. You will stay at a lodge for the overnight stop. 

Day 3
Drive to Sukhetar 04 hrs trek to Lali Kharka 1,900m - 04 hrs.

Early in the morning , you will drive to Sukhetar which will take around 4 hours. Eventually, you will begin your trek from here on towards Lali Kharka. You will follow the scattered mid hill villages and finally reach Lali where you will take an overnight stop. 

Day 4
Trek to Khesewa - Bhanjyang 2,100m - 05 hrs.

You will then cross farmlands and terraces to a populated area uphill. Along the way, you will pass the settlement of Bhramin, Chettri, and Kirat Rai communities. You will walk slowly downhill towards he Phawa Khola. After that, you will cross the Pokora village and then climb towards Kunjari village to the forest of Khesewa Bhanjyang village for an overnight stop. From this village, you can observe the striking views of Yalung Kang peak and Kanchenjunga which is the feast for your eyes. 

Day 5
Trek to Mamankhe 2,030 m - 06 hrs.

After having breakfast, you will be heading to the Mamankhe. You will cross a stream and then head downhill along the river, to reach a high hill. Then, climb into a forest to Lopoding village and eventually head towards a small village named Fun Fun. This point offers panoramic views of Khumbakarna Himalaya range along with the Yalung and Mt. Kanchenjunga. You will then take a downhill path passing farm fields, and then climbing for an hour to a crest at Pompe Dhada. Pompee offers views of  Mt. Jannu. After walking downhill to Kheswa Khola, and crossing a bridge, you will reach Mamankhe village for an overnight stop.

Day 6
Trek to Yangphudin 2,150m - 06 hrs.

After having breakfast, you will head to Yangphudin. Take a gentle climb, skirting around the ridge that leads to Dekadin village. You will then head to the bank of Kabeli Khola (stream) with a climb of 300 meters high above the river, which eventually takes to the mountain path. After that, take a descend on stone steps towards Kabeli Khola and finally end the day at Yamphudin. 

Day 7
Trek to Chitre 2,880 m - 06hrs.

After having breakfast, walk along Kabeli Khola, and cross the tributary stream of Omje Khola. Then begin your climb towards the Dhupi Bhangyang. It opens up to a vast open grassland, and then a steady downhill trail takes you to the deciduous forest to Omje Khola. You will be walking along the rhododendron covered forest, before finally arriving at an exposed ridge and lands to Chitre, which is a small settlement with few huts.

Day 8
Trek to Simbua Khola 3,000m - 07 hrs.

You will take the path that leads to the Ramite Bhanjyang with a steep climb into the forest of magnolias,  rhododendron, and bamboo tree line. Eventually, you will head towards Ramite which is an isolated spot with the shelter of a small hut. Finally, you will reach Ramite Bhanjyang at 3,430 meters. The views of the Mt. Jannu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Khumbhakarna and Kabru peaks will spend a chill down your spine. You will take a downhill trail that leads to the river bank of Simbua Khola for overnight.

Day 9
Trek to Tseram 3,770 m - 05 hrs

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek gets even more exciting as you reach to the elevation of 3770 on this day at Tseram. The hike to Tseram starts with the upstream path of Simbua Khola which leads to a forested area. After that, you will reach a spot at Wahta that has a small hut. From here on, you will cross a small stream leading to a shrine that is situated in the middle of a forest. The serpent shape shrine is one of the holiest in the area. As you leave the woodland area, you will take a sharp climb to Tserem for an overnight stop.

Day 10
Trek to Ramche 4,360m via Lapsang - 05 hrs.

On this day, you will head towards Ramche by taking a descend to the Simbua Khola. After which you will climb atop a hill to reach Yalng Bara. Then after reaching Lapsang you will head up to Ramche in around 5 hours. 

Day 11
Rest day at Ramche for acclimatization

This day has been set aside for resting at Ramche. This is also necessary since you will have climbed to an elevation of around 4360m. Acclimatizing your body against possible altitude sickness is a must. On this day you can also take a hike to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp. This base camp offers views of the high standing and mesmerizing Yalung Glacier and Mt. Kanchenjunga South Peak. The hike to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp takes around 2 hours to reach. You will also be offered the grand views of Talung and Kabru Peak. 

Day 12
Trek back to Tseram - 04 hrs.

On this day, you will head back to Tseram. The long descent will take you back to the tree lines along the route to Tseram where you will stay overnight. 

Day 13
Trek to Tamo - la 4,300 m - 05 hrs.

You will begin the downhill walk towards Yalungbar. After a short climb, you will cross a river into woodland, that heads uphill to reach two small ponds to cross three passes of Mirgain La, Tamo La, and Sinion La. Due to the passes, this day is often regarded to be considerably more challenging. After having done the steep climb, you will be offered the views of Kabru peak and Mt. Kanchenjunga. From the Mirgin La and Sinion La, you will continuously have the views of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Baruntse, and Chamlang peaks on the North West direction. After all of that is over, the walk descends slowly to Tamo La at 4,500 m. After that, you will have amazing views of Khumbhakarna Himalaya where you will stay overnight at camp. 

Day 14
Trek to Ghunsa 3,480m - 06 hrs.

On this day, you will head to the North Kanchenjunga Base Camp which is the highlight of the entire trek. You will take the path that passes an alpine forest, and the walk continues to Ghunsa River. The lovely gentle trail then takes to Ghunsa village which is inhabited with Bhotia people of Tibetan origin. The houses there are built with stones and has a small farm village.

Day 15
Trek to Kangbachen 4,000m - 05 hrs.

After having an early morning breakfast, you will take a steep climb along the river bank overlooking waterfalls to reach the grazing area of Yaks. The walk then leads to the Ghunsa River and into a lush rhododendron and pines forest. You will eventually take a climb to Rambuk Kharka where you will be welcomed with the views of Khumbukarna Himal, Janu Himal, and other mountain range. Upon leaving the forest and tree lines, you will enter the dry and barren land with only a handful of junipers and Burberrys bushes. You will walk along a large landslide area with the fantastic vistas of Khumbakarna's Himal. Your camp at Kangbachen will overlook the Mt. Sharphu at 7,070 meters and Mt. Janu North Face with Wedge peak.

Day 16
Trek to Lhonak 4,780 m - 05 hrs.

Early in the morning, you will rake a lovely walk following above the river for an hour and head towards the  North East. You will then head to the glacial river and climb on a boulder that leads to a rocky moraine. Eventually, you will pass the Ramtang Kharka and head to the Kanchenjunga glacier. You will then cross the meeting point of Lhonak and Kanchenjunga glacier. Upon reaching Lhonak, you will set camp for an overnight stop with views of Mera, Nepal Peak, and Wedge Peaks.

Day 17
Trek to Pang Pema/Kanchenjunga Base Camp 5, 065 m - 05 hrs.

After having breakfast, you will take a walk that leads to Pang Pema which is the North Kanchenjunga Base Camp. The views of the northern side of the gigantic Mt. Kanchenjunga stands right ahead of you. For that, you will take a walk and climb high above the river with panoramic views of Kirat Chuli, Nepal Peak, Taple Sikhar, and Givegela Chuli. You will reach the highest elevation of the entire Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek at Pang Pema at 5065m. 

Day 18
Rest day at Pang Pema for local exploration.

This day has been reserved for taking rest at Pang Pema. Since you will have crossed an elevation of 5000m, there might be difficulty caused due to altitude sickness. From the point, you will be offered views of Kanchenjunga, Kumbhakarna, Makalu, Cholotse, Sharpu, Drohma, Nepal Peak and range of other snow-capped mountains.

Day 19
Trek to Kangbachen 3,900 m - 06 hrs.

On this day, you will take head towards Kangbachen after having a wonderful time at the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. You will take a long descend with few short climbs, and retrace your steps back to Kambachen where you will set camp. 

Day 20
Trek to Phole 3,100 m - 06 hrs.

After having breakfast, you will head to Phole from Kangbachen. You will pass through several farm area and small villages to cross Ghunsa Khola. Eventually, you will walk through alpine forest to reach Phole which is a small Sherpa settlement. 

Day 21
Trek to Amjilassa 2,500m - 07 hrs.

On this day, you will trek from Phole to Amjilassa. You will pass the forests of bamboo and rhododendron and into the Gybala village. After that, head into a dense forest then reach a grassland and into the Sherpa village of Amjilassa where you will set camp for overnight. 

Day 22
Trek to Tapethok 1,300 m - 06 hrs.

On this day, you will take a descend into the open grassland towards Ghunsa and Sekathum villages. Along the way, you will cross the cold and swift flowing Ghunsa and Simbhu rivers and follow Tamur river to reach Tapethok village eventually. Tapethok is inhabited by the Limbu (Subba) Kirat ethnic tribe people.

Day 23
Trek to Phoram 1,650m - 06 hrs.

After having breakfast, continue on the shore of Tamur River and head to Chiruwa village. You will be walking through several farm villages and climb into cool, serene woodland of rhododendrons, oaks and pines trees. Eventually, you reach Phoram village where you can take an evening stroll around. 

Day 24
Trek to Suketar 2,440 m - 05 hrs.

On this day, you will begin your walk towards Suketar. Along the way, you will pass numerous remote rural villages and woodland. You then walk uphill for few hours and eventually reach Taplejung village at Suketar. This is the last day of your trek at the Kanchenjunga region. 

Day 25
Drive to Fickal or Bhritamod / Bhadarpur.

On this day you will take a bus ride in the morning and head towards either Fickal or Birtamod/Bhadarpur. You will drive around the warmer regions of Nepal and towards Bhadrapur for your last overnight stop before flying back to Kathmandu. 

Day 26
Fly to Kathmandu from Bhadarpur and transfer to hotel

After you take your breakfast, you will head out for a domestic flight to the to Kathmandu. Along the way, you will reminisce the memorable adventure in the Kanchenjunga region. Upon reaching Kathmandu you will be transferred to your respective hotel. You can take rest and enjoy some Nepali meal. 

Day 27
In Kathmandu free day with a sightseeing tour.

This day has been reserved for any contingency that might occur throughout the trek or any flight delays.  On this day, you can also go on a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. There are a lot of culturally and architecturally adorned areas of Nepal. You can visit the Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur Durbar squares or temples like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath. At night you can enjoy near the pubs and clubs of Thamel along with your friends in Nepal. 

Day 28
International departure

This marks the end of your amazing Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek in Nepal. Our staff will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport for homeward bound. Along the way, you can make further plans for your next trip to Nepal in the Everest, Kanchenjunga, Annapurna regions in Nepal

 

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services
  • Fly ticket Kathmandu from Bhadarpur and transfer to hotel
  • Fly ticket Bhadrapur from Kathmandu 3000 m and drive to Ilam town.
  • Trekking permits
  • Entry permit for National Park/Conservation
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Trekking Guides and Sherpas
  • Necessary porters (One porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) 
  • Camping or Lodge (Tea house) accommodation
  • Necessary camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc. 
  • Cook and kitchen helpers 
  • Cooking fuel 
  • Camping charges
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipment's for all trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with a live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on last day 
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.) 

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • cold &hard drinks
  • tips for staffs( it is expected)
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5-star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category of hotel you would like to stay in.

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