• Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Sight Seeing & Trekking
  • Transport: Private Tourist Vehicle and Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner on Trek & Breakfast in Cities
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel and Mountian Guest House
  • Group Size: 2-12

About Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga trekking is an odyssey through rugged wilderness above the timberline that visits the north & south base camps of the 3rd highest peak on the planet. The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek test your emotions & tax your body to the limit but the rewards are phenomenal and it release you from your demons and could even change your life.

Kanchenjunga trekking is an odyssey through rugged wilderness above the timberline that visits the north & south base camps of the 3rd highest peak on the planet. The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek test your emotions & tax your body to the limit but the rewards are phenomenal and it release you from your demons and could even change your life.

Kanchenjunga trek is an adventure in high country wilderness in one of the most unspoiled trekking regions in the Nepal Himalaya. The Kanchenjunga trekking route is located in the eastern part of Nepal & opened its trails for trekking only in 1988 AD. The Mt. Kanchenjunga at (8586m) is the world’s third highest mountain and trekking in the region offers an infinite variety of landscapes, cultures and panoramic views of the Himalayas.

Kanchenjunga Base camp Trek is intricately designed that approaches the North Base Camp first, trekking through deep ravines, forests of bamboo; rhododendron and larch pine to the Tibetan village of Ghunsa and goes further into the high mountains, you are sensitive enough to spend time acclimatizing around Ghunsa and Kambachen, before continuing along the Kangchenjunga Glacier to spend a night at Pangpema, base camp on the north side. The stunning views of Jannu, Kangchenjunga and Chang Himal are jaw dropping…virtually.

The Kanchenjunga trekking adventure further includes crossing the Mirgin La at (4,550m) to Tseram and its more rational to cross the pass from north to south and this part of the trek is simply superb, awesome scenery and exciting hiking, which is suggestive of the Lake District! By now you are well acclimatized, and hike at our your pace up to Ramchaur with the awesome views of Ratong, the Kabru Peaks and the South Face of Kanchenjunga giving you wonderful company all the way.

Kanchenjunga Base camp Trek further goes through villages where the local folks look surprised as they don’t see much of trekkers as on the other routes, enjoy the attention you get as you hike down this side of the world! This is an extensive and diehard trek in a region with little or no infrastructure…virgin territory if you can call it that!! The trails are rugged and surging, at times exposed and there are landslides to deal with on the way. As a result, you need to be a pretty experienced high country hiker & mentally pre-conditioned for uninterrupted days of grueling trekking in some extremely remote parts of the Himalayas.

Kanchenjunga trekking route is located on the borders of Nepal and Sikkim (India) and Mt. Kanchenjunga is described as ‘Five treasures of the snow’ the journey around the Kanchenjunga Region is a special as you pass through tropical lowlands to the great rhododendron forests and chocolate box villages, glaciers and overwhelming views of Himalayas, the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is spread in an area of 2,035 square Kilometers, & is rich in wildlife diversity, where you get to spot snow leopards, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, red panda and other interesting animals. Bird species include the Amphibian pheasant, the red-billed blue robin make up some of the beautiful birds found in this region.

Trekking in Kanchenjunga region is available with Outfitter Nepal Treks and Expedition and we have 26- Day itinerary to complete the whole Kanchenjunga Circuit trek. The itinerary includes arrival and departure days to and from Nepal. The Kanchenjunga trek begins from Suketar, Taplejung, & is accessible by air or via Basantapur and you retrace your route to Taplejung, and return to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel

As you fly into Kathmandu on a clear day, the views of snow-capped mountain peaks spread down below you are almost breathtaking, this begins a memorable experience that stays with you for a long time.

An escort from our office will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about your daily activities and it is your first overnight in the ancient valley of Kathmandu with the most temples in the world.

  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

After your b/fast, we take you for an s/seeing tour of some of Nepal’s most historic sites; Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors, the city is an interesting mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley.

You tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Squire , monkey temple and return to hotel and you will have some time to shop your trekking gear if you need.

  • Food:Breakfast
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

After having breakfast at hotel, we will transfer you to the Kathmandu Airport and flight to Taplejung Suketar.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Basic Guest house
  • Place:Suketar

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek to Sunuwa.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Basic Guest house
  • Place:Sinuwa

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek to Chirwa, and our trek continues through this fluctuating path, going uphill and downhill at the same time enjoying the great unfolding vistas that just seem to change with the elevations, reach to Sinuwa.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Basic Guest house
  • Place:Chirwa

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and our trek passes through a small jungle along the banks of the Tamur River.

We trek uphill for some time & then descend to the lush green vegetation below, we then continue along the Tamur River until we arrive at the Olangchung Gola, the entry point of the Kangchenjunga National Park, we keep going uphill and downhill again before crossing the Ghunsa Khola. After crossing the suspension bridge, and another half an hour's walk we arrive at our campsite of Sekathum. We come across plants of cardamom and other different vegetation.

The trail hereabouts normally ascends and descends as well and we cross a small hanging & dangling bridge before we reach Sekathum.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Basic Guest house
  • Place:Sekatham

we start our trek after having breakfast at lodge, and today, it is going to be a pretty rugged & hard day, and we cross the river and ascend the steep trail. We then descend again and cross the river again.

Another climb from the gorge takes us to the bottom as we pass by Solima; & descends again to the river level, the trail passes along the gorge, & this means we must be careful while walking, and then following an uphill and downhill trail that’s pretty tricky, we conclude our day’s hectic journey at Amjilosa.

The first one and half-hour we trek through normally flatland. Then our trail goes steeply ascending up to Amjilosa. Amjilosa is small village with few houses and yak herds & local shops where you find minimal supplies to meet the needs of the locals. These shops are also called Bhattis.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Basic Guest house
  • Place:Amlilosa

After b/fast, we hike upward by a river bank and pass through the densely forest of mainly bamboo, fir and rhododendrons, eventually we reach a small stone house by the river.

We then climb up again crossing a few small bridges. You will find that the river drops steeply with many waterfalls and pools.

Enjoy the stunning vistas of the waterfalls. Another short uphill walk brings us to the Tibetan settlement of Gyabla, again, we hike upward by a river bank as we Pass through the densely forest of mainly bamboo, fir and rhododendrons.

Eventually, we reach a small stone house by the river. We then climb up again crossing a few small bridges. We come to a glen where we will then find that the river drops steeply with many waterfalls and pools. Another short uphill walk takes us to the Tibetan settlement of Gyabla.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Basic Guest house
  • Place:Gyabla

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek with a descent again down the river, the valley slowly opens up before we arrive at Phole, in several hours we will reach the famous Sherpa village of Ghunsa which has a hydroelectric plant.

This is also an area where more than 20 well-known conservationists met their tragic end in a Helicopter crash; the trails pass through jungle with dense foliage and we also get to see Gunsa River down the trail, the trail passes through a few human settlements and we see that they follow a lifestyle and culture that has been inherited from Tibet.

We pass through terrace fields where potato, wheat, barley, & millet are grown. The local traders hereabouts are involved in the export-import business in Tibet. The traders go to India for trade activities during the winter season.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Basic Guest house
  • Place:Ghunsa

oday, we take some rest & chill out in order to acclimatize and this is good for our lungs & the body. Being idle doesn’t help; veteran trekkers & climbing experts say we should move around & explore instead of doing nothing.

So, we do an excursion in and around the Ghunsa area, the Ghunsa is also rich with Tibetan and Buddhist culture. This is a relatively larger town that gives us a lot of insights into lifestyles of the local folks on the mountains.

Ghunsa is inhabited by mainly Tibetan people and most of the women folk here are involved in the carpet weaving profession this is an ideal place to acclimatize in as we can move around a lot.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Basic Guest house
  • Place:Ghunsa

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and today is a tricky day on the route we take to Kambachen and the trail makes a gradual ascent along the south bank of the Ghunsa Khola, and then crosses a boulder strewn flood plain and crosses back to Rambuk Kharka on the north side of the river.

Once on the opposite side, the trail passes a waterfall & then makes a short, steep ascent to a very uneven slope. It's a passage across the landslide in the area, with loose footing, a steep fall to the river and lots of tumbling football-sized rocks.

we must tread carefully in this hazardous area as a wrong foot on a loose boulder can be fatal. Beyond the slide, the trail drops to the single locked hut at Lakep, and then traverses to Kambachen, where we get our first views of Mt. Jannu; Kambachen is a Tibetan settlement of about a dozen houses at 4040m.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Basic Guest house
  • Place:Kambachen

we start our trek after having breakfast at lodge, and today, the trail climbs gradually through open rocky fields to Ramtang at 4240m, then across moraines north-west of the Kanchenjunga Glacier, Lhonak, at 4790m, is near a dry lake bed on an open, sandy plain; water is scarce here. We must negotiate a few smaller landslides before dropping down to a river bank before our journey concludes for the day at Lhonak.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Basic Guest house
  • Place:Lhonak

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and the trail ascends gradually across the plain, and then gets a bit steeper as it follows the moraine.

we will drop off the moraine and follow the bottom of the valley to avoid the steeper section. It’s far safer if we use the grassy trails than the rockier paths that are prone to landslides, the views are truly impressive down here, but we will not see the north face of Kangchenjunga or Wedge Peak until we are near Pangpema.

The spectacular main peak of Kanchenjunga, and a whole landscape of other peaks that make up one of the largest mountain masses in the world, tower over the single roofless hut at Pangpema.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Basic Guest house
  • Place:Normth Base Camp

Pangpema is a flat, grassy base camp with a couple of porter huts, for lovelier views of the vast bulk of Kangchenjuna's North Face, we can walk up a little higher above base camp to a natural viewing platform. Here, we will enjoy the snowcapped mountains and the Kangchenjunga glacier.

There are gorges and mountain glaciers from where water flows all the time and during the middle of the day, the scene of falling avalanches captivates your imaginations completely, before we return back to Lhonak.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Basic Guest house
  • Place:Lhonak

After having breakfast at lodge, we star tour trek and today, we trek on a descending path hiking through the jungle along the river at Kambachen, at a point, we have to cross a wooden bridge .

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Basic Guest house
  • Place:Ghunsa

After having breakfast at loge, we start our trek and we are going across an ascending path, we pass through a jungle with less foliage & almost bare, here we will get to see the Mani walls and prayer flags hanging over the trees, while trekking, we view various beautiful mountains on the way.

We also observe the different animals like mountain goats, blue sheep and yaks grazing over the hills.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Basic Guest house
  • Place:Mirginla

After having early breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and today it’s a long and demanding day, but also a day with immense returns for all the grittiness on the trek, there are superb views and the walking over three high passes is both varied and so much interesting where nature is concerned.

we slowly climb up to the first pass, the Sinion La at 4,480m and the views from here of the south side of Jannu and the East Face of Makalu are simply breathtaking.

Cho Oyu can also be seen in the distance, we then go through an arc of two corries, crossing the Mirgin La at (4,480m), and then dropping down, before walking on rocky paths to gain the Sinelapche La at (4,724m) and If it is clear, the views from here into Sikkim and towards Ratong (6,675m) are just fantastic, the 850m descent to Tseram is a test of the limbs with the knees, being very steep and to begin with, loose and rough underfoot, the trail drops down to a small lake, then descends extremely steeply to Tseram.

We trek through almost desert like area and some places we cross are stony trails, the path is ascending from Mirgin La to Tseram. On the path, we will see Lapsang La glacier, Mirgin La glacier and other snow-capped mountains and there are very few stone roof houses at Tseram and yak huts.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Basic Guest house
  • Place:Tseram

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek today, we trek through moraines. As we're now very well-acclimatised, the walk from here on to the Kangchenjunga BC south, we are soon above the tree lines and climbing up through alpine meadows, beside a running stream and reach at Ramche.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Basic Guest house
  • Place:Ranchaur

Today, we will have to walk through moraines and strenuous rocky path that’s pretty rough & tough, trekking this day is adventurous and grueling as you have to walk along the glacier. We get to see mountain goats and yaks roaming free, the lovely views of Kangchenjunga and Mount Jannu with other different peaks simply stir our emotions to the core. Some parts of the area fall over into the neighboring country of India.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Basic Guest house
  • Place:South Base camp

After having breakfast at lodge, we star tour trek and on the way we enjoy the awesome views of Jannu peak, trekking through a jungle of junipers is part of the trail, the path is quite loose and rocky & we must tread slowly. We get to see Mani walls and prayer flags fluttering in the wind as they hang over the trees and finally we reach to Tortong.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Basic Guest house
  • Place:Tortong

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and today, the first part of the trekking goes along the bank of the river, Simbua Khola, at first we go by the left bank of the gorge, before the path begins to ascend above the valley through the trees and reach Sherpagaun.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Basic Guest house
  • Place:Sherpagaun

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and today’s trek includes crossing a grassy cliff at length with an exposed narrow trail and we will pass several villages like Yampudin, Mamanke etc and reach at Phungphung dada.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Basic Guest house
  • Place:Phungphung Danda

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and today is Aa pleasant day, cool in the shade with deep forests and lots of waterfalls and an excellent view of Jannu will be seen and it will be trek for about 7 hours and reach Simbu.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Basic Guest house
  • Place:Simdu

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and we trek by passing many villages and reach at Suketar.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Basic Guest house
  • Place:Suketar

After having breakfast at lodge, we wait for the flight to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

OUTFITTER NEPAL has spent a little fortune to make sure you enjoy the Kangchenjunga trip without any hindrances, ensuring your safety first & foremost throughout the course of your odyssey. Your itinerary has been planned meticulously taking all considerations into factor, this includes ‘on-the-job’ training for trekking crew members that include guides & porters on navigating hazardous routes on the trails, especially in areas that have gone through landslides, choosing the right acclimatizing spots & drills in the event of unpredictable calamities that may result in injuries etc.

  • Food:Breakfast

What's Included

  • Airport transfers.
  • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
  • Ground transportation by local bus/ domestic flights.
  • Accommodations in lodges/tented camp on trek.
  • Required trekking permtis and fees.
  • A guide and porters, sherpa & cook.
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for guide and staff.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket & duffel bag ( if needed).
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu).
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Entrances Fees while visiting Kathmandu on second day.
  • Tips for the guide and staff.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.

Price & Dates

Price Menu
No. of peoplePrice P.P
2 - 2 US$ 2500
3 - 5 US$ 2200
6 - 12 US$ 2000
Departure Note:
  • Kanchenjunga base camp trek is an adventure trek, located in far eastern side of Nepal. So, only few people are interested to trek to in Kanchenjunga region. So, we do not have fixed group trek for this region and we departure this trek privately and any date of the year is available So, contact us with your preffered date and number of people for the further process to book the trek.
     
  • We have listed the price only to 12 people so, if you are more than 12 people. Please contact us with your date and number of people for group price &  further process and book the trek.

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