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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Trip code
Package name Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Duration 26
Max. elevation 5140 m
Level Difficult
Transportation <p>Private car, Public Bus &amp; Flight<br></p>
  • 3* Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Tea House Lodge on a Trek.
Trip route Kathmandu-Taplejung-Amjilosa-Sele-le Pass-Chairam-Taplejung- Kathmandu
Cost USD 2,025 per person



Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek 

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is one of the most famous and challenging treks in Nepal. Located in the eastern part of the Himalaya country Nepal. This trek offers splendid views of some of the world’s highest peaks, including Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, and Mount Makalu. The Kanchenjunga Trek is a strenuous journey that requires advanced trekking skills, physical fitness, and a high level of self-sufficiency.

The Kanchenjunga Trek route takes trekkers through some of Nepal’s most remote regions, offering them a unique cultural experience and a sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit. During the trek, trekkers will traverse through lush forests, pretty villages and High Mountain passes, all the while taking in the spectacular mountain views.

The Kanchenjunga Trek is the ultimate trek for experienced trekkers looking for an impressive adventure. It takes about 16 to 20 days to complete the trek and is best done from September to November and March to June. During this time, the weather is perfect and the views of the mountains are at their best.

Trekkers will need to be well-prepared, as the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is physically demanding, with steep ascents and descents. Trekkers should bring suitable supplies of food and water, as well as warm clothing and strong trekking boots. It’s also important to ensure that you have the necessary permits, such as a Kanchenjunga National Park permit, an Annapurna Conservation Area permit, and a Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card.

The Kanchenjunga Trek is an unforgettable experience, offering trekkers the chance to explore some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery. The trek is challenging, but the rewards of reaching the summit are worth the effort. If you’re an experienced trekker looking for an adventure of a lifetime, the Kanchenjunga Trek is a perfect choice. 

Kanchenjunga Trek Route 

The Kanchenjunga trek route starts from Taplejung, a small village in the eastern part of Nepal. The Kanchenjunga Base Camp trekking trail leads to Yamphudin and heads to the base camp of  Kanchenjunga. From here, the trekkers can explore the most breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including the Kanchenjunga range, Makalu, and Barun Valley.

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek route also includes a visit to the historic town of Taplejung and the traditional villages of Yamphudin, Ghunsa, and Lhonak. Along the way, trekkers can explore the cultural and religious sites in these villages including Local ethnic tribe villages, temples, monasteries, and stupas. The trekking route also provides excellent opportunities for wildlife watching. Trekkers can spot rare animals such as the red panda and snow leopard.

The Kanchenjunga trek route is divided into two parts – the lower and the upper part. The lower part of the trek is shorter and easier. While the upper part is more challenging that’s why it takes longer to complete trekking. The lower part of the trek is less steep and takes about four days to complete. On the other hand, the upper part of the trek is more strenuous and takes about seven to eight days to complete.

Best Time for Kanchenjunga Trek

The best time to do a Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek depends on the type of trek you’re looking to do. The peak season for trekking in the Kanchenjunga region is April to June, and September to October. The months of April to June are the best time to go for high-altitude treks and witness the spectacular views of the snow-capped peaks. This is also the time when the meadows are in full bloom and the rhododendron forests are lush and vibrant.

September to October is the post-monsoon season, which is considered the best time for trekking in the Kanchenjunga region. The trails are less crowded and the snow-capped mountains are visible. The weather during this time is quite pleasant and the views are simply magnificent.

If you are looking for an off-season trek, then November to February is the best time to do the Kanchenjunga base camp trek. The temperature is quite low and the trails are not as crowded. But this time trekking is more challenging and risky. However, you should be prepared for some snowfall and bad weather.

Difficulty of Kanchenjunga Trek 

The Kanchenjunga Trek is a high-altitude trek that requires trekkers to be mentally and physically fit. The altitudes of this trek range from 3,000m to 8,586m, making it one of the highest treks in the world. This trek is considered difficult due to the steep ascents and descents as well as the extreme weather conditions that can be encountered.

The unpredictable weather is one of the primary reasons for the difficulty of the Kanchenjunga Trek. The weather can change quickly and significantly, making it difficult to predict and prepare for. Trekkers should be prepared for snow, rain, and strong winds during the trek. It is also important to be aware of the risk of altitude sickness due to the high elevation of the trek and its route.

The remote location of the trek also adds to its difficulty. The Kanchenjunga Trek is often done on a round-trip, meaning that trekkers have to cover the same route twice. This makes it difficult to find help or supplies if needed. Trekkers should also be aware of the potential for avalanches, landslides, and mudslides, which can make the trek even more challenging.

The Kanchenjunga Trek is a challenging trek that requires trekkers to be physically and mentally prepared. Before you plan to Kanchenjunga Trek you have to train there and make a plan for a successful trip to Nepal 

Guide and Porter for Kanchenjunga Trek

The Kanchenjunga base camp trek is suitable for experienced trekkers and requires some preparation. To make the journey easier, hiring a guide and porter is highly recommended. A guide is knowledgeable and experienced in the local terrain and can provide invaluable help in navigating the trekking routes. A porter is a great help in carrying the trekker's backpack and other equipment, making the trekking experience much more comfortable.

The Kanchenjunga trek route starts from Taplejung in the east and passes through the traditional villages of Yamphudin, Khebang, and Ghunsa. Trekkers will have the opportunity to explore the unique culture and customs of the local people and experience the beauty of the snow-capped mountains. The stunning views of the mountains and the majestic Kanchenjunga Glacier will be a highlight of the Kanchenjunga trek.

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp trekking is a strenuous and challenging trek and hence, having a guide and porter is essential. Hiring experienced and reliable guides and porters is the key to safe and successful trekking. The guide can provide invaluable information about the topography, the best routes, and the nearby villages and settlements. The porter will help to carry the trekker's backpack and other gear, enabling the trekker to explore more and enjoy the journey.

Hiring a guide and porter for the Kanchenjunga Trek is a great way to experience the beauty of Nepal’s mountain trekking and succeed. 

Accommodation of Kanchenjunga

To make your trekking experience even more enjoyable, you need comfortable accommodation. Adventure A One Trek offers the best accommodation for Kanchenjunga Trekkers in the area. Our accommodations provide a perfect stay while trekking to this majestic peak. 

We offer a variety of accommodation options to fit your budget and needs. From luxurious villas to comfortable lodges, we have something for everyone. Our accommodations are equipped with all the modern amenities and facilities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. All our properties are situated close to the trekking trails, so you can easily reach the base camp and other trekking points. 

We provide spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains and lush green valleys that can make your trekking experience even more memorable. Our accommodation packages include delicious meals, warm hospitality, and excellent service. We ensure a safe hike and a safe stay for our guests. 

For the best accommodation for the Kanchenjunga Trek, book with us today. We promise you an unforgettable trekking experience. Book now and make your Kanchenjunga Trek an experience of a lifetime. 

Kanchenjunga Trek Cost 

The cost of the Kanchenjunga trek varies depending on the duration of the trek and the services included. 

The basic cost of the Kanchenjunga trek usually starts from USD 1699 and goes up to USD 3899 depending on the services included in 2023 and 2024. The cost usually covers the permit fees, accommodation, food, flight, bus, car, guide, and porter costs. If you plan to hire additional services, like a personal chef and additional porters, the cost may increase. 

Besides the basic cost, you will also need to spend money on other items such as personal equipment, travel insurance, tips for a guide, a porter, and other various costs. To save money, you should try to purchase or rent the necessary items locally. It is also advisable to purchase a travel insurance plan for the duration of the trek. 

Kanchenjunga trek is an exciting journey to the Himalayas that will take you through stunning landscapes and offer you the chance to explore the natural beauty of the region. With proper planning and preparation to achieve the destination and fulfill your dream.

Why Kanchenjunga Trek with Adventure A One Trek?

With Adventure A One Trek, you can experience the off-the-beaten route of Nepal Himalaya including Kanchenjunga. While taking advantage of the best in safety and convenience to complete your trekking.

We provide experienced and knowledgeable guides who are familiar with the terrain, the culture, and the local people. They will ensure that you remain safe and comfortable throughout your journey and will help you make the most of your experience. Our guides are also trained in first-aid and have experience in handling any potential emergencies.

We have carefully planned the Kanchenjunga Trek to ensure that you get the best experience possible. Our routes offer stunning views of the snow-capped mountains and the lush green landscapes. You will also get to experience the unique culture and traditions of the local people.

Our equipment and supplies are of the highest quality and are regularly checked. We also provide a variety of services such as pre-trek briefing and post-trek debriefing. We also offer customized packages that meet your specific requirements.

We understand that safety is of utmost importance during trekking. We take all necessary precautions to ensure that your trek is safe and secure. Our team is equipped with medical supplies and we are in constant contact with the nearest medical facilities.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is an experience that you will never forget. With us, you can be sure that you will get the best in service, safety, and convenience. So come and join us for the ultimate Kanchenjunga Trek and get ready for an unforgettable experience!

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.( 1,350 m/4,428 ft)

After Arrival at Kathmandu Airport after completing your custom formalities, pick up your luggage and look for our airport representative from Adventure a1trek. Who will display your name on the board in front of the Outing Gate? He will drop you at the hotel. After being refreshed, in the evening time, you will be greeted by our team representative

Day 2 : Kathmandu sightseeing and prepare for Trekking.

Today, you are free and not to rush program sightseeing in Kathmandu as your choice. You may wish to visit Durbar Square in the heart of the city where the old royal palace with its intricate wood carving is located. More area is a maze of temples and their images. These places are considered world Heritage sites including Historic Bhaktapur, Patan, Monkey Temple, Pashupati Temple, and Boudha stupa.  There will be a full briefing today with trekking gear check and fill the needs before leaving for a remote area. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 3 : fly to Biratnagar( 80m/262ft )or Bhadrapur (91m/298ft)

As you flight time you will pick up from your hotel by Guide. He will take you to the airport and fly to Biratnagar or Bhadrapur. Overnight at the same place as you flew guide will arrange your stay and food is included

Day 4 : Drive to Taplejung (1820m/5970ft)

Drive to Taplejung, today road is in a hilly region and it will be jig-jack up down, and more too uphill. It will be very nice scenery and enjoy the local hotel to have food and some drinks. It will take around 7/8 hours to reach Taplejung.  Evening at Taplejung for overnight.

Day 5 : Taplejung to Mitlung (863m/2830ft.5/6) hrs. walk.

Today is the first day of your walk-in Kanchenjunga Trek, after breakfast, you will have a scenic and smooth walk of about 5/6 hrs. to reach Mitlung. Today you will follow the bank of the Tamor River and the terraced farmlands of thick Forest. The path ascent is gradual with some of the best walking trails for your trekking. lunch will be in Phurumbu village and walk to Mitlung Village. Overnight at Tea House Lodge at Mitlung.

Day 6 : Mitlung to Chiruwa (1270 m/4165 ft 5/6) hrs. walk.

From Mitlung your day starts in the early morning after having breakfast in the same lodge as you stayed. Today some parts of the path are steep and steady, walking you come across some major villages on the way is Sinwa. Sinwa Valley you can find some unique Kiranti group expenditures. Next is the village of Tawa which is regionally popular for being the village of wild honey harvesters in eastern Nepal. After that, you will be walking up to Chiruwa. Overnight at Teahouse Lodge in Chiruwa. 

Day 7 : Chirawa to Sekhathum (1585m/5158ft.6/7hrs) walk.

Similarly, you start the day after having breakfast. You will pass by multiple Tamang, Rai, Gurung, and Sherpa Village to reach Chiruwa to Sukethum. The walking path starts gradually downhill beside the Tamor River and subtropical jungles. After a couple of hours, you will reach the very famous and historical place Olangchunggola, which is significant as the strategic location for the trade routes of Nepal Tibet, and Sikkim. In this small town, you will check your permit and enter the restricted region Kanchanjunga conservation area. After some hours of walking, you will reach Sekathum. Overnight at Tea House Lodge in Sekathum. 

Day 8 : Sekathum to Amjilopsa (2395 m/7855 ft) 6/7 hrs walking

Today Following the Locally preferred trail of stone steps, you will reach a small sherpa Settlement crossing the Oak, Pine, and Rhododendron Jungle. The path leads a steep climb starting from here and leading us up the high ridges. A sharp Descend will once again take you back to the flatlands. Then, prepare for the final steep section lasting about one and a half hours to the village of Amjilapsa. Overnight at Teahouse Lodge in Amjilopsa. 

Day 9 : Amjilopsa to Gyabla (2730m/8954ft) 5/6hrs walk.

The sunrise view of the mountain is fantastic from Amjilopsa village your day starts after breakfast. The trail is much more relaxed and open. You will be blessed with wonderful landscape views and fantastic spotting of the Himalayas throughout the day. Passing out small forests and terraces you will arrive at the Sherpa village Gyabla from this village you can see beautiful sunset views of the Himalayas. Overnight at Tea House Lodge in Gyabla.

Day 10 : Gyabla to Ghunsa (3427m/11241ft.) 5/6 hrs. walk.

Today you have a moderate walk towards the village of Ghunsa. You will walk through the bamboo forests and gradually uphill to continue into the rising trail to reach Phale. An auxiliary trail to the Makalu trek separates from the village and the main trail continues to the village of Ghunsa. Overnight at Tea House Lodge in Ghunsa.

Day 11 : Rest and acclimatisation day in Ghunsa (3,427 m/111,241 ft)

You can explore Ghunsa village and see the Local lifestyle, in your rest day you can do some laundry for more days trek. Overnight at Tea House Lodge in Ghunsa. 

Day 12 : Trek to Khambachen (4050m/13284ft) 6/7hrs walk.

The Trekking leads to Khambachen trets with outstanding views of the snow-capped mountains. You will see Junu Himal at 7,710m, Phole Peak at 6,645m, and many more frequent sightings. The trail leads the Ghunsakhola to the village of Runbuk-kharka. The landscape is pristine as we head nearer to Khambachen. Overnight at Teahouse Lodge in Khambachen. 

Day 13 : Khambachen to Lhonak (4780m/15678ft) 4/5hrs walk.

Today is one of the shortest treks on this trip. You will have an easy climb throughout the walk providing us with some fantastic mountain views. You will get nearer to the glacial moraines below the Kanchenjunga Mountain and the vegetation changes drastically as you reach Lhonak. Overnight at Tea House Lodge in Lhonak.

Day 14 : Day trip to kanchanjunga north base camp and overnight at Lhonak(5143m / 16,869 ft) 4/5 hrs

Today you will be heading towards the Northern Base Camp of Kanchanjunga Mountain. Locally they named Pangpema base camp. Start to walk in a large Kanchenjunga glacier, you will have some prominent steep climbs throughout the way. While you admire the wonderful face of this massive mountain once reaching the pang Pema base camp 5100m. After having a good time and pictures in the base camp you will walk back to Lhonak. 

Day 15 : Trek back Lhonak to Ghunsa 7 hrs. walk.

Trekking over pebbles and moraine we reach Kambachen village for Lunch before heading east along the Tamor River. You can see vegetation is greener as we again return to Ghunsa where we spend the night. Overnight at Tea House Lodge in Ghunsa. 

Day 16 : Ghunsa to Sele-le (4290m/1471ft) 5/6hrs walk.

The Day starts with a steep upward from Ghunsa to Sele-le. The path is covered with a forest of moss, Rhododendron, and Juniper trees. It will take about 5 hours to reach Sele-le village. Overnight at Tea House Lodge in Ghunsa.

Day 17 : Sele-le to Cheram (3870m/12693ft.) 5/6hrs walk.

The day starts with a mesmerizing south-side view of Jannu Himal and Makalu 6th highest mountain in the world. Today is a strenuous Trekking day as you will cross many passes like margin-la, singing-la, and Sinelapcha Bhanjyang. At the end of the day, you descend to Cheram. Overnight at Tea House Lodge. 

Day 18 : Cheram to Ramche (4580m/1522ft.) 5/6hrs walk.

After breakfast, you will ascend past the snout of the Yalung Glacier and walk through Simbuwa Khola, pass through Lapsang village, and reach Ramche. Overnight at tea house lodge in Ramche.

Day 19 : Trek to Kanchanjunga South Base camp and back to Cheram. (4,800m/15744ft)

In the early morning, you will get up and have breakfast, pack some chocolate, and fill the water bottle for your hiking up to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp. After reaching there you will shout some pictures and videos then walk back to Ramche. Overnight at tea house lodge in Cheram. 

Day 20 : Trek from Cheram to Torongden (2925m/9,594ft). 5/6hrs walk.

Today's walk is more downhill and some of the parts are flat with subtropical vegetation, It will be a very nice and beautiful walk to reach Torongden. Overnight at Tea House Lodge in Torongden, 

Day 21 : Torongden to Sherpa Gaun (2200m/7216ft,) 5/6hrs walk

After Breakfast, your path is descending from Torrong to Yamphudin we pass through Lasiya Bhanjyang which involves walking up to a landslide. Further walking down we Reach the village of Yamphudin and Sherpa Gaun. Overnight at Tea House Lodge in Sherpa Guan, 

Day 22 : Sherpa Gaun to Khebang (1910m/6264ft) 5/6hrs walk.

Today, you will be descending from Yamphudin crossing the bridge climbing up to Ekchana Vangyang, and descending to Khebang Village. Overnight at Tea House Lodge in Khebang, 

Day 23 : Khebang to Happukhola (1,050m/3444ft.) 4/5 hrs. walk.

After morning food and drink, the path leads down to Kabel Khola and walks to Happu Khola for a night's stay. Overnight at Tea House Lodge in Happu Khola, 

Day 24 : Drive from Happukhola to Birtamod Bhadrapur 8/9hrs driving.

Today, almost all adventure activity is finished, and the walking day is also finished you will take by jeep to drive Birtamod with various types of agricultural farmland with terraces. It will be a long but very beautiful drive. Overnight at Tea House Lodge in Birtamod,

Day 25 : Flight back to Kathmandu from Bhadrapur.

Your trekking comes to an end and you will say you’re all porters to bye for this time. Make them happy for their hard work to make your dream come true. The flight will be around 9-10 a.m. It will take around 40 to 45 minutes to land in Kathmandu

Day 26 : Departure for onward journey.

Today is the last day of this trip to Nepal, with all the finest memories, today you will be flying to your next destination. Our representative will be transferred to Kathmandu airport. With the hope of seeing you again (Feri Bhetaula) in Nepal, we will be saying bye this time.


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