Trip Highlights
  • A thrilling trek that takes us close to the 3rd highest peak of the world; Mt. Kanchenjunga 8,586m
  • Wandering amidst historic dwellings of ethnic Rai, Limbu, and Sherpa communities while dancing in their rich culture.
  • Scenic sights of admirable great Himalayas.
  • Stunning landscapes, prosperous woods, flowing rivers, exotic flora, and fauna the Kanchenjunga region embraces.
  • Raw untouched, demanding paths to the heights that are a clickbait to the adventurous side of you.
  • Accommodation in the pleasant hospitality of ethnic communities in the lap of fierce mountains.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek 2022-2023 unfolds as a challenging adventure in the Eastern Part of Nepal leading to the extreme Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Altitude of 5,143m. The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Itinerary leads you near Mt. Kanchenjunga 8,586 m which is the world's third-highest peak also known as the “Five Treasures of the Great Snow” -Gold, Silver, Precious Stones, Grain, and Holy Scriptures. The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking is not just adventurous but holy as well and as holy as this place is, the treasures it holds are visions of endless beauty. Trekking to heights will bring our visits the discoveries of wondrous locations with absolute awe-inspiring charms like the North Base Camp Pang Pema and Sele La pass, 4290m, and Bokta Peak Climbing can be an alternative extension. You can also get an overall perspective of how the Kanchenjunga Expedition follows its course through this amazing trekking.

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.

 Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek 19 Days 

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Hiking to an elevation of 5143m is an exotic adventure in the Far Eastern part of Nepal bordering Sikkim, India. The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek 19 Days comprises the walk via the Arun Valley; a place abundant in natural riches, passing by the alluring forests filled with enrooted trees of rhododendron, bamboos, flowing rivers, rocky slopes, alpine grasslands, glacial moraines. While you march in the untarnished greenery of the region in the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Package, the striking sights of tall and proud Himalayan peaks like Mt. Kanchenjunga 8,586m, Mt. Makalu 8,485m which can be reached through the Makalu Expedition, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Everest 8849m which is explored through Everest Expeditions well as the various other mountains above the 6000 meters will stun you. The more you look at them, the more beautiful the massifs will appear every time.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Route

The heavenly Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Route is like a garden where flora like the maple, chestnut, pine, firs, rhododendron, and orchids bloom and nurtures faunas like Snow Leopard, Himalayan Asian black bear, red pandas, Chestnut-breasted partridge, and Blood pheasant showcase their natural or biological charms. The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Map offers trekking through gorgeous sites starting from the vibrant capital city- Kathmandu then flying to the Terai region of Nepal, climbing from Lali Kharka to Keswa where early sites of the holy Mt. Kanchenjunga teases us to explore more of the trip, continuing marching towards Chirwa, Sekathum, Amjilosa passing by dwellings in the higher altitude of the region adding beauty to the captivating landscapes, when we reach Khambachen, we will rest and acclimatize to battle with altitude. This experience of Trekking in Kanchenjunga Nepal can also be felt through the undertaking of the greatest trekking adventure of all time known as Great Himalayan Trail Trekking.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Journey

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Journey through the Kanchenjunga region acquaints you with the diverse culture of Rai, Limbu, and Sherpa communities that have cultivated in the lands far away from hustle and bustle of modernization. The warm hospitality of people residing in the Himalayan region will make it easier for you to experience a home away from home in the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Hike 2022. The lodging facilities provide an affectionate environment where you can rest and strengthen your immunity for the trail forward. Trekking to Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Kathmandu is a journey that induces your adrenaline rush to the maximum level with its challenging trails and enchanting vibe of nature that calms your heart. The culture of these ethnic communities has grown in the womb of nature undisturbed by hustle and bustle of cities. Getting to know the sacred culture of these ethnic communities is an experience you would not want to let go of. Trust us, the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking Trip is absolutely surreal.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Difficulty Level

In order to climb to the altitude of 5143m, you will have to brace yourself with physical strength and strong immunity power as this trek is not a simple walk in the park. There are challenging paths to be faced in this exhilarating trip as we elevate however, once accomplished you will be filled with joy. Previous hiking or trekking experiences are required to conquer and endure the adversities caused by unpredictable weather or rough trails. Proper trekking equipment makes your walk safe and convenient. Thus, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Difficulty Level is challenging for a Trekking Adventure.

Best Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking Seasons

March, April, May, and early June of the spring season and during late September, October, November, and December of the Autumn season are favorable months to visit the ecstatic Base Camp. During these months the weather is stable and the views are clear. The uncertainty of weather is a drawback during the monsoon season and there are chances of landslides whereas, in the winter, heavy snowfall makes the trails slippery and demanding to walk on. The challenges are tougher if the adventure is undertaken in other seasons apart from the best Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking Season.

Trekking to Kanchenjunga Base Camp with Nepal Nomad

Nepal Nomad is a company with over a decade of experience in conducting adventures like the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Adventure. The team is filled with members possessing professional skills and training like map-reading, emergency evacuation, and first-aid service. Nepal Nomad with its professional trekking expertise is at your service if you have any queries regarding the trip and can also help you in fixing the best Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Fixed Departure. It will be a pleasure to serve you with premium and secure services to take you around places. The itinerary to the base camp can also be customized as per your convenience so you can rely on us for flexible yet trustworthy services in the trekking area. Any solo traveler can undertake this trek and Nepal Nomad shall guarantee their security.

Itinerary

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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.

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

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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lali Kharka
  • Altitude: 2220m

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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Amjilasa
  • Altitude: 2,310m

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.  

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Gyabla
  • Altitude: 2,730m

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.

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

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.

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

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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Khambachen
  • Altitude: 4,000m

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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lhonak
  • Altitude: 4,780m

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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lhonak
  • Altitude: 4,780m

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

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Ghunsa
  • Altitude: 3,480m

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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Selela Kharka
  • Altitude: 4,200m

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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Chairam
  • Altitude: 3,870m

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. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Ramche
  • Altitude: 4,580m

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.

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

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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Yamphudin
  • Altitude: Yamphudin 1,690m

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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Khebang
  • Altitude: 1,910m


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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Khamdenge 1,420m
  • Altitude: 1,420m

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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Tharpu
  • Altitude: 1600m

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

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

What's Included

  • Meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  • Local flights from Kathmandu- Bhadrapur- Kathmandu.
  • National Park entrance fees, trekking permits accommodation in twin sharing local basis lodges and tents or best available places, guide and porters-salary, insurance, food, accommodations.
  • Basic first aid kit carried by your guide.
  • None of the single supplements is required in Kathmandu or in the mountain.
  • Arrival Airport picks up and departure drop.
  • Food and accommodation (Kathmandu)- lunch and dinner, International flights from your home to home.
  • Airport taxes, car, taxi or van, visa fees.
  • Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs.
  • Own expenditure(personal), .all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain, mineral water, sweet deserts, we recommend bringing .water purifier and neutralizer tabulates to reduce your cost of traveling and to become a responsible traveler.
  • Drinks or meals except for 3 meals or not specified in the itinerary, personal clothing, and equipment, travel insurance, optional trips. tipping in general for trek crew (driver, trek leader, and porter-tipping is not mandatory but expected).
  • Charges were sustained as a result of delays beyond Nepal Nomad's control. Anything not specified in the cost includes section.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Experience and Insurance required for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking Trip

The Kanchenjunga Base camp Trekking trip is not a simple form of hiking as it involves about 26 days of endeavor. However, it still does not require any previous experience of trekking. The insurance required for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking is Trip-cancellation insurance, medical insurance, and emergency evacuation insurance.

Pre-trip meeting for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Journey

We become a part of a briefing done before the actual undertaking of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Journey. We discuss everything related to the trip and the team involved, in that meeting and create proper communication.

Accommodation and Meals in Kanchenjunga Base Camp Hiking

The accommodations are of basic standard in the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Hiking and are limited. Bathrooms are available under shared conditions and the warmth of the chimney is shared in the dining area. You will enjoy breakfast, lunch, and Dinner as meals in the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking Adventure.

A regular day on the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking Trip

On a normal day of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking Trip, we wake up early and enjoy the delicious local breakfast. Then we head on to our upcoming destination and have lunch on the way there.

Responsible Travel and means of transport in the Kanchenjunga region

We conduct very responsible travel while traveling in the Kanchenjunga region by not altering or harming our surroundings in any manner or form. The means of transport used for joining the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking are private vehicles and helicopters for emergencies.

Altitude sickness in the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Hiking

Altitude Sickness in the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Hiking is indeed a potential risk as we are reaching over 5000m in this trip. We acclimatize and conduct necessary exercises to deal with the sickness. However, we need to be able to recognize the three stages of Altitude Sickness like Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), and High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE). We shall give you the necessary information regarding that.

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.