Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Located to the far eastern Nepal bordering Sikkim (India), Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is one of best trekking adventure to beautiful Himalaya which is an untainted, remote and un-explored region of Nepal. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is ideal for those who have enough time and desire to venture into some of remote and pristine area in Nepal. Kanchenjunga (8,586m) is third highest peak in the world and straddles its border between three countries i.e. Nepal, India and China. The region is one of quaint settlement of Limbus, Rai, Gurung and Sherpa with their solitary culture, tradition and lifestyle. There are two base camp- Kanchenjunga north & south which are covered by our single trekking route.

Trekking in Kanchenjunga offers unique opportunity to explore the varied topography and climatic zone of Nepal as the trail goes through low land, Terai passing mid hill to the alpine region ranging more than 5,000m. En route discover fascinating forest of rhododendron, oak and chestnut segregated by several terrace fields and idyllic villages and dominated by enchanting mountain and landscapes view. Crossing Mirgin-La Pass (4,725m) offers the alluring views of Makalu, Chamlang and Everest. Further, crossing glacier, the trail will rewarded with close-up view of Kanchenjunga and several neighboring peaks.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp trekking is one of long, strenuous and challenging trek in Nepal which demands high fitness level along with previous trekking experience. Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek can be done in fully teahouse mode with an opportunity to camp nearby the base camps.

Day 01: Arrival day at Kathmandu (1,300m) and transfer to hotel via private vehicle

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley including UNSCEO designated sites and preparation for trek

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and drive to Phikkal (1468m) - 5 hours drive

Day 04: Drive from Phikkal to Taplejung, Suketar- 8 hours

Day 05: Trek from Taplejung to Kande Bhanjyang (2129m) – 5/6 hours

Day 06: Trek from Kande Bhanjyang to Phumphe (1,858m) – 6/7 hours

Day 07: Trek from Phumphe to Yamphudin (2,080m) – 6/7 hours

Day 08: Trek from Yamohudin to Tortong (2,995m) – 6 hours

Day 09: Trek from Tortong to Cheram (3,870m) – 5-6 hours

Day 10: Acclimatization and exploration day at Cheram

Day 11: Trek from Cheram to Ramchaur (4,580m) and excursion to Okhardung (4,730mO and back to Cheram

Day 12: Trek from Cheram to Selela Camp (4,290m) – 6/7 hours

Day 13: Trek from Selela Camp to Gunsa (3,595m) – 4 hours

Day 14: Trek from Gunsa to Khangpachen (4,100m) – 5 hours

Day 15: Trek from Khagpachen to Lonak (4,785m) – 4/5 hours

Day 16: Hike to Pangpema, Kanchenjunga BC (4,978m) and back to Lonak

Day 17: Trek from Lonak to Gunsa (3,595m) – 6 hours

Day 18: Trek from Gunsa to Amjilosa (2,510m) – 6/7 hours

Day 19: Trek from Amjilosa to Sekathum (1,655m) – 4/5 hours

Day 20: Trek from Sekathum to Chirwa (1,270m) – 5/6 hours

Day 21: Trek from Chirwa to Lingkhim (1,460m) – 4 hours

Day 22: Trek back from Lingkhim to Suketar (2,420m) – 5/6 hours

Day 23: Fight back to Kathmandu from Suketar

Day 24: Enjoy leisure day at Kathmandu and enjoy farewell dinner in evening

Day 25: Transfer to airport for final departure

Cost Includes

    • All surface transportation as per the itinerary.
    • TIMS Card & permit fees
    • Experienced English speaking trekking guide a porter. (all their expenses))
    • All accommodation as mentioned in above itinerary. ( Local tea house in trekking area)
    • Farewell cultural dinner in a typical Nepalese resturant.
    • Office service charges all necessary government permits.
    • Meals in Trekking Area.

Cost Excludes

    • Nepal Visa fees
    • Meals in Kathmandu.
    • Necessary trekking equipment and things as per check list
    • Tips for driver, guide & porter (Not mandatory)
    • International Airfare
    • Personal expenses such as insurance, medical charges, laundry, shopping, liquor etc
    • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation
    • Any transportation cost outside of the regular itinerary.
    • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
    • Camera Fees at certain entrances
    • Cost arising by flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our control
    Equipments  we need in trekking
    • Duffel or Shoulder straps bag or suitcase.
    • Warm wool or synthetic clothes , hat that covers your head and ears from cold during trek (only in winter season(January, February and December)
    1. Goggles for sunbeam dust and wind.
    2. A neck warmer  for extra warmth if you feel you will need it and is for winter season (January, February and December). Optional pair of  warm gloves (This is required if your are travelling in winter season  January, February and December).
    3. Woolen t-shirt for warmth.
    4. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket (During in rainy season from June to September.
    5. 1 Pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis), 1 Pair shorts.
    6. 2 Pairs lightweight long underwear/thermals (During the trek in  winter January, February and December).
    7. 2 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
    8. 1 Pair light camping shoes or sneakers..
    9. 1 Pair sandals (Optional).

Frequently Asked Questions:


Do I need previous hiking experience required to go on a trek?
If you are physically fit and have extra Exercise enough enthusiasm for the trip previous experience is not required.

Could I trek without a guide?
You could, the area is very safe and in most cases navigation is relatively easy-however with a guide you will get more out of the experience. Having someone with you that knows the local customs and language helps you interact with people you meet in remote villages, and shows that you respect their culture.

What will happen if I get sick on the trek?
Either you will get better, or if it seems serious we will evacuate you with Helicopter and will be taken to Hospital in Kathmandu where you’ll get excellent attention. Our crew is well versed in medical and emergency care and carry a reasonably comprehensive first aid kit.

What will happen if I get injured?
If it is serious (this has never happened). You will again be taken care by our staff. If evacuation is required, this will be arranged by Visit Nepal tour. It’s advised that if you have any personal doubts you should have evacuation insurance arranged. Nepal Tour Guide Team can advise you on this.

Will I get sick?
Not likely. The worst is you may get some diarrhea or temporary stomach upset. Please look our staying healthy during holiday topic for details. Follow the health advice given in our briefings during welcome dinner and you’ll be fine.

What is the food like on the trek?
Fantastic! If you haven't already tried Dal Bhat you are in for a treat - there is nothing better to fill that trekking appetite. Dal Bhat is the signature Nepali dish - rice and lentil soup served with two types of curried vegetables and pickles. It is on the menu in every tea-house on the trek. A nice breakfast specialty you might also want to try is Tibetan Gurung bread with honey. The mountain tea houses will also serve up more familiar western dishes like pizza, or muesli for the morning

Is there a problem with altitude sickness?
For our tours/treks below 4000m, there is little likelihood of being subject to altitude sickness, unless you are taking one of our more extreme adventure tours. Kathmandu rests at an altitude of only 1350-m (4430ft) and at this altitude there is no likelihood of altitude related sickness.

We’ll be advising you well in advance if altitude is an issue. Our tours/treks above 4000m do require acclimatization periods and any of our tours needing acclimatization has it built into the itinerary and that comes from 13 years of experience and the best medical advice... So don’t worry. If you want to know more about altitude sickness, please look the topic staying healthy.

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