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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Price Start
USD 2100  Per Person
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Group Size
2+20
Trip Code:
NLTTKBC-023
Maximum Altitude:
5143 m
Season:
February- May, September-December
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration:
26
Grade:
Hard
Transportation:
Flight

Trip Highlights

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a challenging and rewarding trek in the eastern region of Nepal. Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world, is located on the border of Nepal and Sikkim, India.

The trek takes you through remote and beautiful landscapes, passing through lush subtropical forests, traditional villages, and high alpine meadows.

  • Get to the foot of the world’s third-highest peak, Kanchenjunga height (8,586m).
  • Mirgin-La Pass (4,663m), Tamo La Pass (3,900m), Dubai Pass, and many more unnamed passes. 
  • Explore Nepali and Tibetan culture.  
  • Explore the natural landscapes, wildlife, forests, rivers, and lakes.
  • Cross several glaciers like Yalung Glacier and Kanchenjunga Glacier. 

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is an amazing trek to the foot of  Kanchenjunga height (8,586 m). You will explore the journey to the third-highest peak in the world with a wonderful trekking crew. 

The trail also includes traversing a pathway to Kanchenjunga trek massif and glacier torrents. There also comes passes, rivers, forests, valleys, viewpoints, waterfalls, and many more natural gifts along the way.

We offer a 26-day package, providing you with professional guidance and accommodation facilities. Here, we have prepared detailed information about the trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp.

Firstly, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking starts and ends with Kathmandu City. We will travel to the east of Nepal and explore the region to reach our destination. Our first stop will be Biratnagar, from where we will head north toward Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. 

Secondly, Our trekking journey begins once we arrive in Suketar. The trail of our entire journey is followed by ridges, rivers, landscapes, lakes, forests, and acclimatization at certain elevations.

We will also cross high passes like Mirgin-La Pass (4,663m), Tamo-La Pass (3,900m), Dubai Pass, and many more unnamed passes. 

More About Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

The trek typically takes around 20-25 days to complete, and requires a good level of physical fitness and acclimatization.

It is also important to note that the trek is considered to be a remote and strenuous trek and it is important to have a good travel insurance, adequate equipment and to be prepared for the altitude and weather changes.

Overall, you will enjoy the scenic trekking experience and get a chance to visit one of the world’s highest peaks. Moreover, you will be under the guidance of professionals in trekking and tourism, so your adventure will be secure and full of exciting events. 

Itinerary

Once you arrive in Kathmandu, we will pick you up at the Tribhuwan International Airport. We will greet you will introductions and introduce our team. You will rest for the day in your comfy hotel room.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,400m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The next day, we will take you sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley. We will only be able to cover the major tourist attractions sights. You will be fascinated by the historical and religious heritage sites like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Bauddhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and many more.

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,400m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Our trip to Biratnagar lies to the east of Nepal near the southern border of Nepal-India. The flight will be of 30-45 minutes and you need to be prepared for the tropical weather of Biratnagar. Once we get there, we’ll stay overnight at a hotel.

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
80m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The next morning, we’ll have an early flight to Suketar, from where we will commence our trekking journey. An alternate option would be a flight to Taplejung, but it is likely to be interfered with due to bad weather. Once we get to Suketar, we will trek for about 6 hours to reach Mitlung. 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
921m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we will begin our journey toward the village of Chirwa. We will pass high rivers and come across three beautiful villages; Sinwa, Tawa, and Pork to reach there. Chirwa itself is a beautiful village with a happening market for you to buy souvenirs. We’ll stay overnight at a lodge.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,270m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Our trail follows along the Tamur river to descend toward Sumbua Khola, which comes from the famous Yalung Glacier. Sekathum is a beautiful Tibetan village to the northeast of Nepal. We’ll reach there after crossing Ghunsa Khola Valley. We’ll stay overnight at a lodge.

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,660m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We’ll now ascend toward yet another Tibetan village of the region, Amjilossa. The trail is steep and narrow and follows along the northern banks of the Ghunsa Khola.

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,510m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We’ll now finally get a glance at the beautiful snow-capped peak of Mt. Kanchenjunga from the west. Our trail ascends through forests of oak, bamboo, and rhododendron, and numerous steep climbs. We’ll also come across a large waterfall where you can take pictures and enjoy the views. We’ll stay overnight at a lodge in Gybala.

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,730m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we’ll finally ascend to the beautiful Tibetan village of Ghunsa. We’ll follow the trail along the banks of the river and cross the village of Kyapra. You can buy souvenirs at gompas and local shops in Ghunsa.

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,595m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The route climbs gradually along the southern bank of the Ghunsa Khola, through beautiful rhododendron and pine forests. We’ll be passing many mani walls, colorful prayer flags, and chortens along the way. The trail climbs steeply up scree slopes to reach the Tibetan settlement of Khambachen, where we’ll see wonderful views of the huge north face of Jannu.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,100m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Our 10 days tour would make us pretty exhausted, so we’ll have a day’s rest in Khambachen. Moreover, our body must also adjust to climate change, pressure, altitude, and surroundings. You can take your time to hike around the nearby places and warm up.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,100m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The following sunrise, we will climb through the rocky path to the village of Ramtang. The highlight of this day is that we will cross the famous Kanchenjunga Glacier from the North West side. Shortly, we’ll arrive at Lhonak, where we can see astounding views of peaks like Wedge Peak (6750m), Mera Peak (6344m), Nepal Peak (6910m), and Twins (7351m).

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,785m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we’ll ascend to the North Base Camp of Kanchenjunga at Pangpema. We’ll again get majestic views of various nearby mountains and enjoy the views. However, we’ll return to Lhonak to stay overnight.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
5,143m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We’ll now follow our return trail to Ghunsa. Our journey will be pretty much the same except for some landscape changes.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,595m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we’ll climb a steep path toward the High Camp. Although our journey will be only 500 meters, you might find it challenging due to climate and altitude. We’ll prepare for our next day’s climb to Mirgin-La Pass.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,100m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we’ll trek through five major passes of the trek; first Tamo La (3900m), an unnamed pass (4115m), Mirgin La (4663m), Sinon La (4660m), and another unnamed pass at 4724m. We’ll then descend to the village of Tseram for an overnight stay.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,663m (Mirgin-La Pass), 3,870m (Tseram)
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Now, we can see the peaks to the east of the Nepal-India border like Koktang, Rathong, and many more, which stand above 7,000 meters altitude. Enjoying the spectacular views of the Himalayas, we’ll ascend to Ramche for an overnight stay.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,580m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, our trek will be taking us to the south face of Mt Kanchenjunga. We will ascend to the beautiful place, Oktang where we can see the magnificent views of the Himalayas. However, we will return to Ramche for the overnight stay.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,730m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The next morning, we will start our trekking journey early through the trails of a rhododendron forest. Then, our journey is followed by a short visit to Torontan, from where we will ascend through mossy forests to reach the pass at Lamite Bhanjyang.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,310m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will now gently follow the trail along the descent to Imja Khola, where we will cross paths to reach the Dubi Pass. Our journey will be 1,000 meters today, but the majestic views will make all our hard work worth it. We’ll stay overnight at a lodge in Yamphudin.

 

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,080m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will again rest in Yamphudin and relive the exhaustion of the trek. You can explore the mixed-ethnic village of Yamphudin and know about the culture there.

 

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,080m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will now descend to the trail along the Kabeli Khola and cross a bridge to reach the village of Mamanke. We will again cross a suspension bridge along the trail and ascend steeply to the village of Ponphe. We’ll stay overnight here. 

 

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,900m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we will descend to the Limbu Village of Khunjari after passing through numerous small villages crossing a ridge. Once we reach there, you will be astonished by the ethnic culture of the village.

 

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,928m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Our journey is coming to an end as we approach Suketar. We will descend from the Pha Khola through various villages and forests to Lali Kharka. After a gradual descent to SSuketar, we will stay overnight at a lodge there. 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,300m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We have back-to-back flights today starting from Suketar to Biratnagar. After that, we will immediately depart for Kathmandu. By the end of the day, you will be resting in your comfy hotel room. 

 

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,400m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Our Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking ends on the last and 26th day. So, you’ll be returning home after a long, exhausting, and excellent trek. Today, we’ll drive you to the Tribhuwan International Airport concerning your scheduled flight.

At last, we will say our goodbyes and wish you well in your upcoming life experiences. You’ll be returning with excellent adventure memories with your crew and beautiful souvenirs of the place. 

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,400m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price & Dates

What's Included

  • Accommodation in mountain teahouses
  • Kathmandu Bhadrapur Kathmandu flight
  • Kanchenjunga conservation area permit
  • Restricted area permit
  • All Ground Transportation

What's Not Included

  • Visa Charges
  • International Airfare
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Your travel and medical insurance

How Difficult Is Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek?

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is a challenging and strenuous trek known for its remote and rugged terrain. It involves high altitudes, steep ascents and descents, and unpredictable weather. Trekkers should be physically fit, mentally prepared, and have prior trekking experience to undertake this demanding adventure in the Himalayas.

How Long Is The Trek To Kanchenjunga Base Camp?

The duration of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek varies depending on the specific route taken and the starting point. On average, the tour takes around 20 to 25 days to complete. Trekkers should factor in acclimatization days, challenging terrain, and potential weather-related delays during this Himalayan adventure.

How Much Does It Cost To Trek Kanchenjunga Base Camp Nepal?

The cost of trekking to Kanchenjunga Base Camp in Nepal can vary widely depending on factors such as the trekking agency, the specific route chosen, the duration of the trek, and the services included. The average kanchenjunga base camp trek cost ranges from $2,000 to $5,000 per person, covering permits, guides, accommodation, meals, and other logistical expenses.

Is Trekking Allowed In Kanchenjunga?

Yes, trekking is allowed in the Kanchenjunga region of Nepal. However, a special permit is required to trek in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. Trekkers are advised to go through authorized trekking agencies and obtain the necessary permits from the Nepal Tourism Board to ensure the region’s compliance with regulations and environmental conservation efforts.

How Much Is The Permit For Kanchenjunga Trek?

The permit fees for the Kanchenjunga trek in Nepal can vary based on the seasons and the specific areas you plan to visit. Generally, the permit cost is around USD 20 per person per week for the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit (KCAP) and an additional USD 10 per person per week for the Restricted Area Permit (RAP).

Is Kanchenjunga Harder Than Everest?

While both Kanchenjunga and Everest are challenging and demanding in their ways, comparing their difficulty can be subjective. Kanchenjunga is known for its remote and less-visited trails, rugged terrain, and unpredictable weather, making it a physically and mentally demanding trek. On the other hand, Everest is famous for its extreme altitude, particularly during the ascent to the summit.

What Is The Best Time To Visit Kanchenjunga?

The best time to visit Kanchenjunga is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons, from late March to early June and September to November. During these periods, the weather is relatively stable, offering clear skies and favorable trekking conditions to explore the stunning landscapes of the Kanchenjunga region.

What Is The Height Of Kanchenjunga?

Kanchenjunga Height: The height of Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world, is 8,586 meters (28,169 feet) above sea level. It is located on the Nepal-India border in the Himalayas.

Where Is Kanchenjunga Located?

Kanchenjunga is located on the border between Nepal and the Indian state of Sikkim. It is part of the Himalayan mountain range, and the mountain itself spans both countries. The precise coordinates are approximately 27.7025° N latitude and 88.1475° E longitude.

About Kanchenjunga View Point?

Kanchenjunga View Point refers to various locations from which one can witness panoramic views of Mount Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world. Popular viewpoints include Tiger Hill in Darjeeling, India, and the Goechala Pass in Sikkim, India. These vantage points offer breathtaking vistas of the majestic Kanchenjunga mountain range.

Information About Kanchenjunga National Park

Kanchenjunga National Park is a protected area in the Himalayas, spanning both Nepal and the Indian state of Sikkim. It is named after Mount Kanchenjunga, the third-highest peak globally. The park is renowned for its rich biodiversity, diverse flora and fauna, and stunning landscapes, making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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