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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek with exceptional visit of north and South Base Camp

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23 Nights / 24 Days
Kanchenjunga Region
Min Age : 8+
Max People : 15
Trip Overview

Exploring the Enchanting Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Nestled amidst the rugged Himalayas, the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek unveils a mesmerizing journey to the heart of the world’s third-highest mountain. Named “Five Great Treasuries of the Snow,” Kanchenjunga’s allure extends beyond its imposing stature. This trail encompasses seven majestic summits and offers a unique perspective on Nepal’s eastern rural life.

A Tranquil Escape: Kanchenjunga Base Camp Camping Trek

Venturing into the remote Eastern Himalayas, the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek with teahouse presents an unparalleled adventure. Beginning with a flight to Biratnagar in Nepal’s east, the journey leads to Basantapur (2220 m). From here, the path winds through Chauki (2700 m), Gurgaon (2000 m), Amjilasa (2490 m), Ghunsa (3340 m), Khambachen (4040 m), Lhonak (4790 m), and culminates at Pangpema (5140 m), enveloping the entire Kanchenjunga expanse.

This Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek trail is tailor-made for intrepid explorers seeking an immersive experience in the Himalayan wilderness. Camp at the base camp and witness the magnificence of Kanchenjunga up close, immersing yourself in the essence of this region.

Embracing Culture and Nature

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek also beckons with encounters with local culture. Crossing paths with the Limbus and Rai ethnic groups, whose legacy as valiant British infantrymen is etched in history, adds a rich layer of cultural exchange to the trek.

Completing the Circuit

For those seeking a more extended adventure, Parikrama Treks offers the Kanchenjunga Circuit trek, a 28-day odyssey that delves even deeper into this remarkable landscape. This camping trek includes traversing Lapsang La (5110 m), Tseram, Ramze, and Yalung Glacier (4800 m), promising a thorough exploration of the region.

Return and Reflection

As the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek journey comes to a close, the trail leads back to Taplejung or Tumlingtar. From here, a flight to Kathmandu marks the conclusion of this extraordinary expedition. The memories of Kanchenjunga’s pristine beauty, the warmth of local hospitality, and the sense of accomplishment from conquering its trails will remain etched in the hearts of all who embark on this remarkable adventure.


Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Meet Parikrama Treks Representative. Transfer to Hotel. A Short briefing about Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.

Day 02 Flight to Bhadrapur -Drive to Phidim (45 min/4hrs)

Early Morning Flight to Bhadrapur. Upon Reaching Bhandar we take a drive all the way to Phidim.

Day 03: Drive to Taplejung (247 km / 8 hrs) 1820 m

After Breakfast, we start our long day drive to Taplejung. We follow the Mechi highway through the green hill fo Illam. Illam tea is popular all around the world as Himalayas tea.

Day 04: Trek Taplejung to Chirwa via Suketar (1,270m/ 7hrs)

Today is the first day of the trek where we plan to reach Chirwa. We follow old Kanchanjunga trek route through the scenic pasture and small village.

Day 05: Trek Chiewa to Amjlosa (2,520m / 9 hrs)

The trail will take us along the east bank of the Tamur River. On Chhetri village, we will see the first Kanchenjunga National Park checkpoint. At Amjolossa, we will see Sherpa and Tibetan people.

Day 06: Trek Amjlosa to Gyabla (2,730m / 4 hrs)

Today we will have a short walk that other trekking day to come. From Amjillosa, we start visiting the trail that is far from human settlements.

Day 07: Trek gGyabla to Ghunsa (3,595m / 5 hrs)

Today we will cross the 3000 m elevation and through the forests of Rhododendrons. After crossing the bridge over the Ghunsa Khola, we will enter Ghunsa village.

Day 08: Acclimatization day at Ghunsa

We will climb some of the hills in the surrounding available. This will help us to acclimatize ourselves at higher altitudes.

Day 09 Trek Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050m / 6 hrs)

The trail from Ghunsa all the way to Kambachen is prone to landslide. The trail passes through the off-beaten trails of Kanchenjunga North.

Day 10: Trek Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m / 7 hrs)

Today you will come across Kanchanjunga glacier. So be careful oy you might slip over the iced stone. You will also get to see a monastery that sits next to the bridge after a waterfall “Ramtang Monastery”.

Day 11: Hike Lhonak to Pangpema (5,065m/ 6hrs)

Pang Pema is the local name of the Kanchenjunga north base camp. Today, we will visit the north base camp of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Hiking to the base camp is the best experience.

Day 12: Exploring Pangpema area

Today, we will explore the Kanchenjunga base camp area. We will hike to the nearby ridge to see the beautiful Himalayan views. The climb requires an extra four days after reaching the base camp. Kanchenjunga.

Day 13: Trek back to Ghunsa from Pangpema (5,140 m / 7 hrs)

It’s now time to say goodbye to the north Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek. On the way, we will rejoice the splendid Himalayan vistas. Enjoy the marvelous sceneries around, we will trek back. Jannu, we will trek back.

Day 14: Trek Ghunsa to Sele Le (4,290m / 6hrs)

From Ghunsa, we divert towards the right-hand side leaving the trail to Gyabla. The trail is a steep uphill trek to Sele Le. Stay warm, stay safe.

Day 15: Trek Sele la, Sinon La Pass, Mirgin La Pass, Sinelapcha La Pass and Tseram (3,870m / 8 hrs ).

You will experience a challenging trek today!  We will trek to the Mirgin La pass and Lapsang La pass, 5160m. By doing so, we will join our trek to the Kanchenjunga south treks. These passes are the high altitude passes.

Day 16: Hike to Oktang Base Camp

Today, we will explore the Yalung glacier and the Oktang Base Camp. Today, we will gain an elevation of 3000m.

Day 17: Trek Oktang Base Camp to Torangden (2,995m / 7hrs)

Starting from Tseram, we will see the splendid view of towering peaks Kabru and Rathong. Walking through the jungles of Pine and Rhododendrons, we will make our way to Torangden.

Day 18: Trek Torangden to Yamphudin (2,080m / 7 hrs)

Today is a tough day. The trek comprises of difficult sections. We will trek through the landslide-prone sections. Overnight in Yamphudin.

Day 19: Trek Yamphudin to Khebang (1,910m / 8 hrs)

We will start early in the morning after a nice breakfast in Yamphudin. Walking into the human settlements after the remote trek is a wonderful experience. Walking through the beautiful trail, we will witness the wonderful landscapes. We can see their varying lifestyles and cultures.

Day 20: Trek Khebang to Khandembe (1,420m / 8 hrs).

Today is a long day. We will Take small water breaks at some places.  Following the straight village path, we will finally arrive at Khandembe.

Day 21: Trek Khandembe to Tharpu (1600m / 4 hrs)

Today is our last day of actual trekking. W will reach the Tharpu village. Spend a cheerful evening in the village.

Day 22: Drive Tharpu to Bhadrapur by bus ( 8 -9 HRS)

Bhadrapur airport is 190 kilometers from Tharpu.

Day 23:  Flight to Kathmandu

Early morning we take a flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 24: Final Departure

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Journey Ends.

Cost Details

TREK COST: USD 2499.00 per person on Twin Sharing room accommodation
Single Supplement: USD 500 Per Person
Extra: KTM – Nepalgunj Airfare US$ 120 Per Person
Extra: Tumlingtar – KTM Airfare US$ 120 Per Person

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Price Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop and all ground transportation in private vehicle
  • All land transfer, arrival and departure as per the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation with bed and breakfast on Twin sharing basis as per the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation with bed and breakfast on Twin sharing basis as per the itinerary
  • Tea and coffee (cup) three times daily on trek
  • An English speaking experienced & professional trekking guide license holder
  • An English speaking experienced & professional climbing guide license holder
  • Porters (1 porter carries the luggage up to 25 kgs of 2 participants during the trek)
  • City tours as mentioned in the itinerary with English speaking tour guide and all land transportation with private car/jeep/van
  • Insurance, proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass and daily wages for guide, climbing guide and porter
  • All necessary trekking and climbing related permit including TIMS and National Park Entrance fee
  • Climbing Permits Fees
  • All land Transport Charge for Clients, guide, Porter by tourist bus or locally available
  • Daily wages with food allowances and accommodation for all trekking staff
  • While camping accommodation in 2 men Tents supported with dinning tent, Kitchen tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, Table, chairs and Mattress
  • Airfare of guide if air ticket are included for clients
  • Necessary kitchen utensils
  • All government and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Visa Fee for Nepal Entry
  • Lunch and dinner while at Kathmandu stay
  • Personal expenses, medical and travel insurance emergency evacuation
  • Hard and any form of soft drinks, tea/coffee(pot size)
  • All confectionary and snacks, Charges for desserts including shower and boiled drinking water, Phone calls, Laundry and alcoholic beverages etc.
  • Any airfare: Domestic, International departure taxes and any excess baggage charges
  • Unforeseen cost due to landslide, sick, flight delayed, bad weather,etc
  • Tips and Gratitude for Guides and Porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section