Kanchenjunga Base Camp TrekKanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

  • Duration20 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 5143m
  • Group Size 2-10+
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
  • Activity Trekking + Day Tour
  • Best Season spring and autumn

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek offers a challenging and adventurous journey in the eastern part of Nepal, leading trekkers to the extreme altitude of 5,143m at the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. This region is home to Mount Kanchenjunga, the third-highest peak in the world, renowned as the "Five Treasures of the Great Snow" - representing gold, silver, precious stones, grain, and holy scriptures.

The trek provides trekkers with breathtaking views of the snow-covered peaks of Mount Kanchenjunga, as well as the opportunity to explore awe-inspiring locations such as the North Base Camp at Pang Pema and the challenging Sele La pass at an elevation of 4,290m. Additionally, there is an option to extend the trek with Bokta Peak Climbing for those seeking an additional adventure.

Aside from the physical challenges and natural beauty, the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek also holds spiritual significance, as the region is considered holy by the locals. This trek allows trekkers to immerse themselves in the stunning landscapes, experience the rich cultural heritage of the area, and gain a deeper understanding of the Kanchenjunga Expedition.

Embarking on the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is an opportunity to witness the majestic allure of the Kanchenjunga region, explore untouched landscapes, and create lasting memories in one of Nepal's most captivating trekking destinations.

Nestled in the atmosphere of silhouettes of mountains that aim to kiss the sky, undefiled wild, content journey in nature; Kanchenjunga Region is the place to explore to fulfill the desire of losing yourself in the realm of nature.

  • The trek to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp offers a more adventurous route, taking you to a higher altitude of 5,143 meters compared to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp at 4,610 meters. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to explore the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, a protected area that is home to diverse wildlife species.
  • The region is teeming with wildlife, and you may encounter Himalayan Black Bears, Red Pandas, Pheasants, Red-Billed Blue Magpies, Musk Deer, and more during your trek. The trail follows several beautiful rivers, including Ghunsa, Yamtari, Sumbung, and Saekang, offering scenic views and peaceful surroundings.
  • As you make your way through the trek, you will come across a majestic 150-meter-high waterfall on the path to Amjilosa, adding to the natural beauty of the area. The route also takes you through ancient monasteries, mani walls, prayer flags, and chortens, providing insight into the rich cultural heritage of the Himalayan Tibetan-influenced communities.
  • Passing through highland villages such as Ghunsa, Lhonak, and Gyabla, you will have the opportunity to interact with the local inhabitants and experience their unique way of life. The trek also leads you close to the borders of Sikkim and Tibet, offering glimpses of the neighboring regions.
  • Walking in the foothills of the world's third-highest peak, Mt. Kanchenjunga will be a memorable experience. Hiking alongside the moraine of the magnificent Kanchenjunga Glacier will further enhance your adventure and provide stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Reaching Kanchenjunga North Base Camp, also known as Pang Pema, you will be rewarded with breathtaking mountain vistas, including the majestic north face of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Kanchenjunga West. The trek also allows you to witness amazing glaciers, narrow canyons, and unique rock formations, showcasing the raw beauty of the Himalayas.
  • Throughout the journey, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in the unique Himalayan Tibetan-influenced culture, interact with the locals, and gain a deeper understanding of their traditions and way of life. The Kanchenjunga North Base Camp trek offers an unforgettable adventure, combining natural beauty, wildlife encounters, cultural exploration, and spectacular mountain views.


Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek 20 Days 

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Hiking in 2024-2025 is an extraordinary adventure located in the Far Eastern part of Nepal, near the border with Sikkim, India. This 20-day trek takes you through the captivating Arun Valley, a region abundant in natural beauty and resources. As you traverse the trail, you will encounter enchanting forests adorned with rhododendron trees, bamboo groves, meandering rivers, rocky slopes, alpine grasslands, and glacial moraines.

Immersed in the untouched greenery of the Kanchenjunga region, you will be treated to breathtaking vistas of towering Himalayan peaks. The majestic peaks of Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Mt. Makalu (8,485m) - which can be further explored through the Makalu Expedition, Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), and the renowned Mt. Everest (8,849m) - accessible through Everest Expeditions, will leave you awe-inspired. Additionally, numerous other mountains exceeding 6,000 meters in height will grace your view, each appearing more beautiful with every gaze.

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Package offers a truly immersive experience, allowing you to witness the grandeur of nature's masterpieces, embrace the untouched wilderness, and create cherished memories amidst the splendid Himalayan panorama.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Route

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Route is a paradise-like garden, adorned with a vibrant array of flora and inhabited by a diverse range of fauna. Along the trail, you will encounter enchanting maple, chestnut, pine, fir, rhododendron, and orchid forests, painting the landscape with vibrant colors. This flourishing ecosystem nurtures a variety of wildlife, including the elusive Snow Leopard, the majestic Himalayan Asian black bear, the adorable red pandas, the Chestnut-breasted partridge, and the stunning Blood pheasant. These natural and biological wonders add to the allure of the trek, making it a truly captivating experience.

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Map takes you on a remarkable journey, starting from the bustling capital city of Kathmandu. From there, you will embark on a scenic flight to the Terai region of Nepal, before climbing from Lali Kharka to Keswa. Along the way, you will be tantalized by glimpses of the sacred Mt. Kanchenjunga, beckoning you to explore further. The trek continues through Chirwa, Sekathum, and Amjilosa, where you will pass through picturesque high-altitude settlements, adding to the beauty of the captivating landscapes. Upon reaching Khambachen, a resting point, you will acclimatize to the altitude before continuing your journey.

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek in Nepal offers a profound and awe-inspiring experience, immersing you in the natural wonders of the region. For those seeking an even greater adventure, the trek can be part of the legendary Great Himalayan Trail Trekking, a truly extraordinary undertaking that spans the entire Himalayan region.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Journey

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Journey takes you through the culturally diverse region of Kanchenjunga, where you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique traditions and way of life of the Rai, Limbu, and Sherpa communities. These communities have thrived in the remote mountainous lands, far away from the modernization and hustle and bustle of urban areas.

The warm hospitality of the people residing in the Himalayan region will make you feel welcomed and provide a sense of being at home in a foreign land during your Kanchenjunga Base Camp Hike. The lodging facilities along the trek offer a cozy and affectionate environment where you can rest and rejuvenate, strengthening your physical and mental well-being for the challenging trails ahead.

Trekking to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp from Kathmandu is an exhilarating journey that will push your limits and awaken your sense of adventure. The trails are challenging, but the enchanting natural beauty and tranquil surroundings will soothe your heart and soul.

The culture of the ethnic communities in this region has flourished amidst the untouched beauty of nature. Their sacred traditions, rituals, and way of life are an integral part of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking experience. Getting to know and appreciate their culture is a truly enriching and unforgettable experience.

Trust us when we say that the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking Trip is nothing short of surreal. It offers a perfect blend of adventure, natural splendor, cultural immersion, and warm hospitality, making it an extraordinary journey that will leave a lasting impression on your heart and mind.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Difficulty

To reach an altitude of 5,143m during the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, it is essential to be physically fit and have strong immunity. This trek is not a casual stroll and requires a certain level of physical strength and endurance. The challenging paths and elevations encountered along the way can be demanding, but the sense of achievement and joy upon reaching the base camp is unparalleled.

Previous hiking or trekking experiences can be beneficial in preparing for and overcoming the adversities that may arise during the journey. The unpredictable mountain weather and rough trails require trekkers to be mentally and physically prepared for various challenges.

Having the proper trekking equipment is crucial for a safe and convenient trek. It is important to have sturdy hiking boots, appropriate clothing layers for different weather conditions, a backpack, trekking poles, and other necessary gear to ensure comfort and safety throughout the trek.

Considering the physical demands, unpredictable weather, and rough terrain, the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is classified as a challenging trekking adventure. However, with proper preparation, fitness, and the right mindset, it is an achievable and immensely rewarding experience for those who are up for the challenge.

Best Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Seasons

The best time to undertake the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is during the spring season, which includes the months of March, April, May, and early June. This period offers stable weather conditions and clear views of the surrounding landscapes. The autumn season, including late September, October, November, and December, is also a favorable time to visit the base camp. During these months, the weather remains pleasant, and the views are generally clear and breathtaking.

On the other hand, the monsoon season, which falls between June and August, is characterized by unstable weather conditions and a higher risk of landslides. Trekking during this season can be challenging due to the heavy rainfall and the potential hazards it brings.

Similarly, the winter season, from December to February, poses its own set of challenges. The region experiences heavy snowfall during this time, making the trails slippery and difficult to navigate. Trekking in winter requires more advanced skills and equipment to cope with the cold weather and snowy terrain.

Considering these factors, it is recommended to avoid trekking in the monsoon season and winter unless you have specific experience and are well-prepared for the challenges they bring. The spring and autumn seasons offer the best weather conditions and optimal views, making them the most preferred times for the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.

Trekking to Kanchenjunga Base Camp with Nepal Nomad

Nepal Nomad is a reputable adventure company with extensive experience in organizing treks, including the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. With over two decades of operation, the company has developed a team of highly skilled and trained professionals who are well-versed in map reading, emergency evacuation procedures, and providing first-aid services. The team is dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of trekkers throughout their journey.

If you have any questions or inquiries regarding the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, Nepal Nomad is readily available to assist you. They can provide detailed information about the trip, help you choose the best departure date, and address any concerns you may have. The company is committed to delivering premium and secure services, ensuring a memorable and safe experience for all trekkers.

Moreover, Nepal Nomad understands the importance of flexibility and customization. They offer the option to tailor the itinerary according to your preferences and convenience, ensuring that your trekking experience is personalized to meet your needs.

Whether you are a solo traveler or part of a group, Nepal Nomad guarantees your security and provides a supportive environment throughout the trek. You can rely on their expertise and professionalism to guide you through the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek and create unforgettable memories in the Himalayan region.


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Our team member will be there to pick you up at Tribhuvan international airport and escort you to your accommodation on the very first day. In the remaining time, you can stroll around the streets of Basantapur, Thamel, and some other places. You will be provided with the best hospitality along with a delicious Nepali cuisine dinner. You will be staying overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Max. Altitude:1300m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:1 hour
  • Meals:Welcome Dinner
  • Walking Distance:5.5km
  • Transport:Car / Jepp

Today we take a flight to the Bhadrapur, from where later in the day we take a jeep ride Phidim and stroll around the area where the popular place is known to be the Ilam here then we get to discover the beauty of the tea gardens in Phidim, this is definitely a good choice.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea

After breakfast, we continue to drive to Phungling Bazar for about 4 hours and then we'll drive to Tapketok, where we'll see Kanchenjunga (8586m. ) before descending to Mitlung, then to the Ghunsa Khola. We continue upstream from Thawa, crossing a couple of landslides, to reach Chirwa (1530m.) in the early afternoon, where we have lunch at Tapketok.

As the trail proceeds to Sakathum, the overnight camp will be pitched near the backyard of a nice agricultural farm village. The walk passes many interesting farm villages with paddy fields and terraces before entering a patch of cool forest with stunning views of distant peaks.

  • Max. Altitude:2220m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea

From the early morning, we trek to the Keswa, we then go downhill to the Pokara village on the Phewa Khola after crossing the suspension bridge we ascend to the Kunjari where in the afternoon we reach the campsite at Keswa where we get our early sight of the Kanchenjunga and then we make our way to the main summits with the Mt. Yalung Kang.

  • Max. Altitude:2,310m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:5 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea

Enjoying pleasant overnight at Sakathum, morning walk heading past several neat smaller farm villages to reach a riverbank of the mixed country where you can witness the cultivation of cardamom fields in the dark shade of dense tree line. The journey continues to reach higher gaining more elevation heading past farm fields and villages facing views of distant peaks with rolling green hills as the walk leads into a valley filled with nice cool woodland then reaching a high village at Amjilasa for an overnight stop.  

  • Max. Altitude:2,730m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:5 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea

Walking through the forest of pines-oaks and rhododendron trees within the forest of pine-oaks and rhododendron trees for an hour, walk then reaches a nice flat area for the afternoon area on reaching Ghunsa river, from here on a pleasant walk to Ghunsa village for overnight stop, a nice and interesting village populated by Bhatia and Sherpa tribes of Tibetan origin with houses built with stones includes neat small farm.

  • Max. Altitude:3,595m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:4 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea

Ideally suited for acclimatization before a summit attempt at Kanchenjunga, this nice village with its impressive Buddhist culture is a good place for walking and sunset hikes at scenic viewpoint hills for panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.

  • Max. Altitude:3,595m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea

Depending on the grazing season, you may see Yak herders along the trail, which follows a river and looks out onto waterfalls. A trail leads up a gradual ascent to Rambuk Kharka and across a small glacier landslide from the right bank of the river Ghunsa through rhododendron and pine forest. Khumbukarna and Janu, as well as other high peaks, can be seen along the way. Once leaving the tree line behind, the trail descends gently to Khambachen, crossing a landslide section to camp at Khambachen, before heading into the barren country with short bushes and scrub of juniper. Mountain Sharphu (7070 meters) dominates this valley along with Mt. Janu and Wedge peak.

  • Max. Altitude:4,000m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:6 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea

On leaving Ramtang Kharka (formerly a Sheppard site) where the trail meets the Kanchenjunga glacier, we walk alongside the river for the first hour before heading further east to the junction of Lhonak and Kanchenjunga glaciers one hour later.

  • Max. Altitude:4,780m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:6 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea

Our hike today will take us from Pang Pema to Kanchenjunga North base camp, our main highlight for the trip. As we rise above a river, we are rewarded with stunning views of Kirat Chuli, Nepal Peak, Table Sikhar, and Givegela Chuli. Initially, climbers will climb gently to a boulder and then follow a rocky trail through a boulder. Kanchenjunga North Base Camp is a wilderness of mountains and glaciers where you can spot blue sheep herds while walking between grassy slopes and a glacier path. We enjoyed a scenic moment overlooking massive Kanchenjunga peaks before heading back to camp at Lhonak with some fabulous pictures of Pang Pema and the Kanchenjunga base camp.

  • Max. Altitude:4,780m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:6 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea

After a long day of thrilling walks to North Kanchenjunga Base Camp, retrace your steps on the same route back to Ghunsa.

  • Max. Altitude:3,480m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:7 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea

In the Kanchenjunga area, walkers will enter the complete wilderness of thick forests and grazing areas from the northern side as they head to the base of the pass at Sele-La Kharka, where they will spend the night within a large field.

  • Max. Altitude:4,200m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:6 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea

Morning steep climb to cross two high passes in a day that rewards you with grand views of the Kanchenjunga range, and you pass through dense trees and cross some streams to reach the base of Sinon La pass after crossing over Sel La pass a climb of a few hours with gradual descend to reach Chairm for an overnight stay.

  • Max. Altitude:3,870m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:6 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea

Through Ramche, a yak herder's settlement, the track climbs up the valley steadily, before taking the right fork to ascend onto the lateral moraines for excellent views of Kabru and Kanchenjunga. There are few high-altitude tea houses that can compare with Ramche, but it is well worth a stop. Stunning views of Kanchenjunga's southern aspect can be seen from the glacier Okthang (4750m. ). As we descend, we follow the Simbua Khola. As the landscape changes back to Rhododendron, Fir, and Cedar forests, the high-altitude vegetation begins to disappear. Our descent narrows the valley. We cross the river at Hellok and have lunch beside the wooden bridge. As the afternoon progresses, we continue climbing steadily through a forest of oaks, rhododendrons, and bamboo to the Lase pass, a high point above the valley. Ten minutes further on you will find our tea house that has a view of Jannu to the north. 

  • Max. Altitude:4,580m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:4 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea

Morning free for optional day hike to Oktang takes you to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp, where the British Expedition established a base camp for the climb of Kanchenjunga summit in 1955, walking with close views of Yalung Glacier and south wall of Kanchenjunga, the hike takes nearly three hours with views of Talung Peak and Kabru, after a scenic and exciting trek back to Ramche for an overnight stop.

Walk past 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 7,353 m and Talung peak 7,349 m.

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 as the walk leads much downhill with short ups to reach Lamite Bhanjyang.

We descend following the Simbua Khola. The landscape begins to change again from high altitude vegetation back into forests of Rhododendron, Fir, and Cedar. The valley becomes narrower as we descend. At Hellok we cross the river and take lunch beside the wooden bridge. In the afternoon we climb steadily through the forest of Oak, Rhododendron, and bamboo to the Lase pass (3480m.), high above the valley. Our Tea House is ten minutes further on with views of Jannu to the north.

  • Max. Altitude:5225m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea

There are three routes to Kanchenjunga south base camp: Ramche- Oktang- and Toronden (5225m).h before climbing to a small saddle (2660m.) adorned with prayer flags. We descend from here. Past the first permanent habitation seen for several days to the village of Yampudin. We check in to our Tea House near the river in the early afternoon and have the opportunity for a swim in the cool water.

  • Max. Altitude:1,690m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:6 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea

Following a nice breakfast in Yamphudin, we will start early in the morning. The trek passes through the villages of Chhetri and Brahmins. Walking into the human settlements after a remote trek is a wonderful experience. Walking through the beautiful trail, we will witness the wonderful landscapes. We will walk into different villages of different ethnicity. We can see their varying lifestyles and cultures. Walking ups and downs through the splendid trail, we will trek to Khebang. We will stay there overnight.

  • Max. Altitude:1,910m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:7 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea


Today is a long day. Starting from Khebang, we will drop 1000 meters in 6 kilometers. Dobhan is at 6 kilometers from Khebang. At Dobhan, we will stop for lunch. Dobhan is a beautiful place. After a filling lunch there, we will set off towards Khandembe. From Dobhan, it is another 8-kilometer walk to Khandembe. Taking small water breaks at some places, we will trek continuously. Following the straight village path, we will finally arrive at Khandembe. Overnight in a local inn at Khandembe.

  • Max. Altitude:1,420m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:9 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea

Today is our last day of actual trekking. On this day, we will climb 1200 meters to the Tharpu Village. Enjoy every step of your walk. You will miss all these memories someday. Recalling the memories of the entire trek, we will reach Tharpu village. Tharpu is a beautiful village. We will stay here today for a lunch. Enjoy the last glimpses of the Kanchenjunga range. Bhadrapur airport is 190 kilometers from Tharpu. But the road cuts through many twists and turns. The endless windings are frequent. It takes almost 9 hours to reach Bhadrapur. The ride is tiring, yet rewarding. We will stay at Bhadrapur in a hotel. Prepare for your flight tomorrow. Get some rest.

  • Max. Altitude:1600m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:7 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea

Taking the connecting flight with the Bhadrapur we head over to the bustling and hustling city of Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:45 minutes
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
What's Included
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided as specified during the trek. These meals are typically served at the lodges or campsites along the trekking route.
  • Internal Local Transport: All necessary local transport mentioned in the itinerary is included. This may involve private vehicles or other modes of transportation as required.
  • Local Flights: Round-trip flights between Kathmandu and Bhadrapur are included in the package. These flights facilitate your travel to and from the trekking region.
  • National Park Entrance Fees and Trekking Permits: The cost of national park entrance fees and necessary trekking permits are included in the package. These permits allow you to enter and trek within the designated areas.
  • Accommodation: Accommodation during the trek is provided in twin-sharing basis local lodges or tents, or the best available options in the region. This ensures a comfortable stay during the trekking journey.
  • Guide and Porters: The package includes the services of a knowledgeable guide who will accompany you throughout the trek. They will provide valuable insights, and assistance, and ensure your safety. Porters are also included to carry the necessary equipment and luggage during the trek. Their salaries, insurance, food, and accommodation are covered as well.
  • Basic First Aid Kit: Your guide will carry a basic first aid kit to handle any minor medical issues that may arise during the trek.
  • No Single Supplements: Single supplements are not required in Kathmandu or during the trek. This means that you won't have to pay any additional charges for single accommodation.
  • Arrival Airport Pick-up and Departure Drop: The package includes airport pick-up upon your arrival in Kathmandu and drop-off at the airport for your departure. This ensures convenient and hassle-free transfers.

Please note that specific inclusions may vary depending on the tour operator or travel agency you choose. It's always recommended to carefully review the details of the package and communicate with the organizer to ensure clarity on what is covered in your specific trek package.

What's not Included
  • Food and Accommodation in Kathmandu: Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu are not included in the package. You will need to arrange and cover the costs for your meals during your stay in Kathmandu. Accommodation in Kathmandu is also not typically included unless specified otherwise.
  • International Flights: The package does not cover the cost of international flights from your home country to Nepal and back. You will need to book and pay for these flights separately.
  • Airport Taxes and Visa Fees: Any applicable airport taxes and visa fees are not included in the package. You will be responsible for paying these fees at the respective airports and obtaining the necessary visa for entry into Nepal.
  • Medical Examination and Vaccination Costs: If a medical examination or vaccinations are required before traveling to Nepal, the costs for these are not included in the package. You should consult with your healthcare provider to determine if any medical examinations or vaccinations are necessary and cover the associated costs.
  • Personal Expenditure: Expenses of a personal nature, such as bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot showers in the mountains, and purchases of mineral water or sweet desserts, are not included in the package. These costs are the responsibility of the individual.
  • Personal Clothing and Equipment: You will need to bring your own personal clothing and equipment for the trek, such as trekking boots, warm clothing, a backpack, and other essentials. These items are not typically provided by the trek operator.
  • Travel Insurance: It is essential to have travel insurance that covers trekking activities in Nepal. The cost of travel insurance is not usually included in the trek package, and you will need to arrange and pay for it separately.
  • Optional Trips: Any optional trips or activities not specified in the itinerary are not included in the package. If you wish to participate in additional excursions or side trips, you will need to cover the costs associated with those activities.
  • Tipping: While tipping is not mandatory, it is customary to tip the trek crew, including the driver, trek leader, and porters. The amount of tipping is at your discretion and is not included in the package cost.
  • Delays and Unforeseen Charges: Any charges or expenses incurred due to delays beyond the trek organizer's control, such as flight cancellations or weather-related issues, are not typically included in the package. You will be responsible for any additional costs resulting from such situations.

It is important to review the specific terms and inclusions of the trek package offered by your chosen trek operator or travel agency to have a clear understanding of what is covered and what is not.

Good to Know

Having the appropriate insurance coverage

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking trip is a challenging and long endeavor that spans approximately 19 days. While previous trekking experience is not necessary, it is important to note the physical demands and duration of the trek.

In terms of insurance, it is highly recommended to have Trip-cancellation insurance, medical insurance, and emergency evacuation insurance. These types of insurance provide coverage for unforeseen circumstances such as trip cancellation or interruption, medical emergencies, and helicopter evacuation if needed.

Having the appropriate insurance coverage can give you peace of mind and ensure that you are financially protected in case of any unexpected events during the trek. It is advisable to consult with your insurance provider to ensure that your policy covers the specific requirements for the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking trip.

Pre-trip meeting for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Journey

Before embarking on the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, a comprehensive briefing session is conducted to provide essential information about the journey. This pre-trip meeting serves as an opportunity for the trekking team to discuss all aspects of the trip and establish effective communication.

During the briefing, important details such as the trekking route, itinerary, safety precautions, and necessary equipment are discussed. The team members, including guides and support staff, are introduced, and their roles and responsibilities are explained. Any questions or concerns raised by the trekkers are addressed, ensuring a clear understanding of the upcoming adventure.

The briefing session plays a crucial role in the proper planning and execution of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. It helps to establish a strong rapport between the trekkers and the team, fostering a sense of trust and cooperation. By sharing relevant information and setting expectations, the briefing enhances the overall trekking experience and ensures a safe and enjoyable journey.

Accommodation and Meals in Kanchenjunga Base Camp Hiking

During the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, the accommodations are of a basic standard, reflecting the remote and rugged nature of the trekking region. The available lodging options are limited, and you can expect shared bathroom facilities in most places. However, the dining areas often feature a cozy chimney that provides warmth and a comfortable space to gather and relax.

Meals during the trek are provided in the form of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can expect to be served nourishing and hearty meals that help replenish your energy for the trekking journey. The meals are typically prepared with local ingredients, offering a taste of the regional cuisine.

While the accommodations may be basic, they provide a suitable resting place after a day of trekking and allow you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the surroundings. It's important to note that the focus of the trek is on the adventure and exploration of the Kanchenjunga region, and the accommodations serve as a comfortable base to rest and recharge for the next day's trekking activities.

A regular day on the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking Trip

During a typical day of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking trip, the day starts early with a refreshing wake-up call. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious local breakfast, which often includes traditional dishes and beverages that provide energy for the day ahead.

After breakfast, you will begin your trek toward the next destination on the itinerary. The trekking route will take you through diverse landscapes, including forests, rivers, and mountain trails, offering stunning views along the way. The trekking pace and duration will depend on the specific itinerary and the distance to be covered that day.

On the way to your destination, you will find suitable spots to have lunch. These spots are carefully chosen to provide a comfortable setting where you can rest, refuel, and enjoy a satisfying meal. The lunch options may include local dishes, packed lunches, or meals prepared by the trekking team, depending on the arrangements made by your tour operator.

After lunch, you will resume your trek toward the final destination for the day. It is important to pace yourself and maintain a steady rhythm during the trek to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience. You will aim to reach your overnight accommodation before it gets dark, allowing you ample time to relax, take in the surroundings, and prepare for the next day's adventure.

Responsible Travel and means of transport in the Kanchenjunga region

In the Kanchenjunga region, we prioritize responsible travel practices to minimize our impact on the environment and preserve the natural beauty of the area. We strive to leave no trace and ensure that our presence does not harm or alter the surroundings in any way.

During the trek, we adhere to guidelines for responsible trekking, such as staying on designated trails, properly disposing of waste, and respecting the local culture and customs. We encourage trekkers to be mindful of their actions and make conscious choices to protect the environment.

For transportation to and from the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking, we primarily use private vehicles. These vehicles are arranged by the tour operator and ensure a comfortable and convenient journey for trekkers. Private vehicles allow us to have more control over our travel schedule and provide flexibility in exploring different areas of the region.

In the event of emergencies or medical evacuations, helicopters may be used to swiftly transport individuals to the nearest medical facilities or appropriate rescue points. Helicopters are equipped to handle emergency situations and ensure the safety and well-being of trekkers.

By utilizing private vehicles for regular transportation and helicopters for emergencies, we aim to provide a safe and responsible travel experience in the Kanchenjunga region while minimizing our impact on the environment.

Altitude sickness in the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Hiking

Altitude sickness is a potential risk when trekking to high altitudes, such as during the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Hiking, where altitudes exceed 5000m. It is important to be aware of the three stages of altitude sickness: Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), and High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE). Recognizing the symptoms and taking appropriate actions is crucial for a safe and enjoyable trek.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the mildest form of altitude sickness and can affect anyone at high altitudes. Symptoms include headache, nausea, loss of appetite, dizziness, and difficulty sleeping. If experiencing AMS symptoms, it is essential to rest, hydrate, and avoid ascending further until the symptoms improve.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) is a more severe condition that affects the lungs. Symptoms include shortness of breath, coughing, chest congestion, fatigue, and blue-tinged lips or fingernails. If HAPE is suspected, immediate descent to lower altitudes and medical attention is necessary.

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) is the most severe form of altitude sickness, affecting the brain. Symptoms include severe headache, confusion, disorientation, loss of coordination, and hallucinations. HACE is a life-threatening condition, and immediate descent and emergency medical assistance are vital.

To minimize the risk of altitude sickness, proper acclimatization is essential. This involves gradually ascending to higher altitudes, taking regular rest days to allow the body to adjust, and staying hydrated. It is also recommended to engage in physical activities that promote acclimatization, such as hiking to higher altitudes during the day and descending to sleep at lower altitudes.

Trekkers should be aware of their own physical condition and communicate any symptoms or discomfort to their trekking guides or team members. The guides are trained to recognize altitude sickness and will provide guidance and assistance accordingly.

By being knowledgeable about the stages of altitude sickness and taking appropriate precautions, trekkers can enjoy the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Hiking while minimizing the risks associated with high altitudes.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek FAQs

  • The permits required for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking are: Kanchenjunga Conservation Area permit, Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card, Immigration Permit, and local government’s permit.

  • Nepal Nomad team uses its best skills and training of evacuation as well as medical services in emergencies in adventures like the Kanchenjunga base Camp Trek.

  • The condition of toilets in the Kanchenjunga Trekking region is basic and is on a shared basis. Luxury should not be expected as we are heading for the remote region and need to adjust accordingly.

  • The company of Nepal Nomads in the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek guarantees the safety of solo travelers no matter their gender.

  • Professional and decent gear can be available for rent for the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking.

  • The communication service condition is determined by a lot of factors in the region like altitude, weather, and the overall geography. Flexibility is required to adapt in situations where communication service might not be strong.