•   info@swotahtravel.com
  •  /   +977-9841595962
Custom Payment

Yes (Included)

Yes (Included)

Yes (Included)

Breakfast: 27
Lunch: 25
Dinner: 26

Private Transportation

FLights

Hotel: 3 Night(s)
Teahouse: 22 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 3 Night(s)

Yes (Included)

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga base camp trek is a rather long and adventurous trek in the remotest part of eastern Nepal with an unmatched variety of flora and fauna; Mt. Kanchenjunga, which is considered holy and worshipped by the locals ( honoring their tradition, no one climbs the actual summit of the mountain), and other mountains like Mt. Kumbhakarna, Mt. Kiratchuli, Mt. Nepal Peak, Pathibhara Himal, and Chang Himal.

Located at the border of India and Nepal, the Kanchenjunga massif flaunts seven major snow-capped summits, scenic views, and wild natural vegetation. Since Mt. Kanchenjuga is the third highest mountain (8400 m /27559.06 ft) in the world, it is pretty evident the Kanchenjunga base camp trek elevates up to a very high altitude; hence, the risk of getting altitude sickness and respiratory health problems is very high so, make sure to consult with your doctor and follow the precautions needed accordingly.

Opened for trekking since 1998, the Kanchenjunga base camp trek is the longest in Nepal, completed in 30 days, and is filled with an adrenaline rush, panoramic views, Yalung glacier, beautiful cardamom farm, exotic wildlife, and exposure to the remote lifestyle of the locals and their cultural and traditional values.

Our team happily presents you with the Kanchenjunga base camp trek, just the right pick for you adventure junkies out there to give you that kick.

Trip Code

KBCT61

Starts

Taplejung

Finishes

Suketar

Duration

30 Days

Difficulty

Hard

Group-Size

2 - 7

Age

Minimum 18

Seasons

Mar-May,Sep-Dec

Elevation

5120 m/ 16797.9ft

Trip View

6808

Activities

Trekking

Travel Style

Comfortable

Trip popularity

Special Discount

5 %

TRIP FACTS

  • Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain
  • It is called Five Treasures of Snow after its five high peaks. The treasures represent the five repositories of God, which are gold, silver, gems, food grain, and religious texts.
  • The area around Kangchenjunga is said to be home to the “Kangchenjunga Demon”, a type of yeti or rakshasa.
  • Kanchenjunga lies near 125 kilometres (78 miles) east-southeast of Mount Everest.
  • Kanchenjunga is second least climbed mountain out of 14 highest mountains in the world.
  • Until 1852, Kanchenjunga was considered the highest mountain in the world.
  • Kangchenjunga was first climbed on 25 May 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band, who were part of a British expedition.
  • Spring and Autumn is the best season to visit Kanchenjunga.

Why this Trip

This trek is an opportunity to reach the base camp of the world’s third tallest mountain on an off the beaten trail perfect for trekkers who cherish nature and believe in its beauty.

Trip Notes

  • •We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C

  • •What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.•A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

Brief Itinerary

One of our team members will be present right at the airport to make sure you won’t have any difficulty; we will take you to the hotel for a warm and hearty Nepali dinner and prepare for the Kanchanjunga base camp trek.

Meal:

  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Airport pick up
  • welcome dinner
The first day of the Nepal exploration takes you around one of the busiest places with the most humble individuals, Kathmandu. Then we go around to visit UNESCO world heritage sites namely Durbar Squares of Hanuman Dhoka, Patan, and Bhaktapur, the Swayambhunath and Bauddhanath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, and Changu Narayan.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Guided city tour
Starting with an early morning breakfast, on this day of the Kanchanjunga base camp trek, first, we take a flight to Bhadrapur, which is approximately 45 minutes long, followed by driving in a van or jeep for 5 to 6 hours accompanied by scenic view throughout you arrive Suketar where you rest for the night in a guesthouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Domestic flight
  • drive
We head for Phurumbu, located in the Taplejung district, on this day after breakfast. An easy trek of 5 hours enjoying the view of terrace farmlands, forests, and beautiful small villages will take us there and get comfortable in a teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Since we will be trekking along many colorful lama villages, this day of the Kanchenjunga base camp trek brings you closer to different ethnic groups and diversity in their cultural values, clothes, and food. After walking for about 5 hours through Sinwa, Tawa, and Thiwa, you reach Chirwa and rest overnight.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
After breakfast, we leave Chiruwa and head toward Sukethum (the village where Japanese people used to live). The trail takes us through green dense forests, cardamom fields, a freshwater river named Ghunsa, and stunning scenarios. After walking for 6 to 7 hours, we arrive at our destination for the day of the Kanchanjunga base camp trek and rest in a teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
The adventurous side of the Kanchanjunga base camp trek starts to unfold itself today as we walk through challenging trails, cross a suspension bridge and dense forest, and reach Solima, then walk down for a while to reach a rural village, Amjilosa.

Meal:

  • Breakafst
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
We leave for Gyabla, a Tibetan settlement where locals widely follow Buddhist culture. Trekking for 6 to 7 hours through really pretty jungles of rhododendron trees, oak trees, and pine trees, we reach Gyabla and rest there for the night in a teahouse enjoying a warm local dinner.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
After breakfast, the trek resumes, and on this day, we walk for 7 to 8 hours. On our way, you will be greeted by the Gunsa river and dense, luscious forests. Locals of Gunsa ( Sherpa village )trade and follow Tibetan culture.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
We are getting closer to the destinations of the Kanchanjunga base camp trek that has the risk of altitude sickness. Walking through the rhododendron and pine forest and crossing Ramouk Kharka, you will be at the village Kambachen, which is influenced by Tibetan culture and located at an altitude of 4050 m.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
After breakfast, we head for the rocky trails of the Kanchanjunga base camp trek, passing through large boulders with a terrific view of a waterfall and crossing a bridge first, you will be at Ramtang monastery, then walking for a bit from there, Lhonak welcomes us. .

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Finally, the day when the trek takes us to the Kanchanjunga base camp. First, you walk toward Pangpema alongside the majestic view of the glorious Kanchanjunga glacier. From Pangpema, descending for a little while gets you in front of the Kanchanjunga base camp that boasts a magnificent view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Jannu Himal, and other Himalayan peaks. We spend the night in the lap of Kanchanjunga.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
This will probably be the day with the longest trek ( 8 to 9 hours), nothing to worry about, though, cause it won’t be that difficult. Walking slowly, admiring the view of snow-capped mountains through Ramtang monastery, we will be at Kambachen.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
After breakfast, we climb down from the Kanchanjnga base camp, admiring the view that surrounds us; trekking for 4 to 5 hours, you reach Gunsa village. Enjoy a savory dinner night and rest in a teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
This day’s trek is short and easy, taking us through a trail of rhododendron, moss, and juniper trees. After breakfast, walking for 6 to 7 hours, we will be at Tanbharma Danda. You will not trek furthermore, just relax in a teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Be ready for adventure as you will pass through Mirgin La pass ( 4480 m/ 14698.16 ft) and Sinion La pass (4646 m / 15242.78 ft) on your way to Cheram. After breakfast, accompanied by forests and snow-capped mountains, we walk for 7 to 8 hours and arrive at Cheram.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
This day is the shortest as we only trek for 3 to 4 hours. On our trail, you will be blessed by the majestic Yalung glacier and other scenarios. After arriving at Ramchaura, also known as Ramche, we rest in a teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
After breakfast, we leave for exploration near Kanchanjunga along with three main summits of height ( 8420 m /27624.67 ft, 8586 m / 28169.29 ft, and 8474 m / 27801.84 ft) laying on the ridge. You will indulge in lunch that we take with us, then return back to Ramchaura.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
In order to be at Yalung base camp first, we climb the moraine top to the southern face of Mt. Kanchenjunga, then trek a little ahead and witness Jannu (Kumbhakarna) mountain, then be in the presence of the beautiful Oktang monastery and climb for a bit. From here (Yalung base camp), Kumbhakarna peak, Nyukla Lachung peak along with other peaks, are visible. After admiring base camp, the next thing to do is retrace our way back to Rammchaur.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Since Torong is on the bank of the Simbuwa river, we begin trekking for Simbuwa river after breakfast which should be around 5 to 6 hours long through a trail beautified by dense forests.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
We start the day with a warm breakfast, walk through scenic beauty for approximately 6 hours, and arrive at Lasiya Bhanjyang. Your accommodation for the night will be a teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Yamphudin is a very pretty village with peace maintained amongst different ethnic groups, as Limbu, Sherpa, Gurung, as well as Rai, reside here in harmony. We will trek for 5 hours after breakfast and get to Yamphudin, where a famous traditional pork delicacy will be waiting for you.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Our first destination is Mamangkhe village which we reach through a trail of green forest and the Kabeli river. From Mamangkhe, trekking down for a while gets us to Phumphe danda. In total, the trek will be 7 to 8 hours long.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
After breakfast, we catch the 6 to 7 hours long trail that leads us to Kande Bhanjyang, which boasts a view of snow-capped mountains. During the night in Kande Bhanjyang you will be in a teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
The trail of this particular trek consists of dense green forests. After breakfast admiring the view around, we trek for 7 to 8 hours and reach Lali Kharka, which is a hamlet located near Sanophedi.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Suketar lies in the Taplejung district. With stomachs filled with tasty breakfast, we trek for 7 to 8 hours and reach Suketar, then rest overnight in a teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Starting the day, we have breakfast get ready, and drive to Bhadrapur for about 5 hours. For te remaining time of the day you can either explore Bhadrapur or just rest and take away the strain on your muscle from the Kanchanjunga base camp trek.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Drive
The trek ends here, so we return back to the capital, Kathmandu, by flight, enjoying the view from above. Rest of the day, again, you can explore around or rest in a hotel and prepare for your departure.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Flight
Hoping you had an amazing experience trekking in the Kanchanjunga base camp with Swotah. Our team will see you off to the airport safely with hope to see you again.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

Activities:

  • Airport drop off

FAQS

Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/campingfor our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
Yes, Nepal can boast as one of the safest country in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners especially towards women. Kanchenjunga Base Camp is one of the most visited areas by the tourists so the service providers are professional and local people are respectful with welcoming hospitality towards the trekkers.
We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp is the remotest trek in Nepal but still provides wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup etc. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek. As you trek higher, you should avoid meat for health purpose as it is not good to eat meat in higher altitude and also the meat is not very fresh.
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
We use private car/jeep/van depending on the size of the group for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Birtamod on domestic flight.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp can be trekked all year around excluding monsoon season and winters. February to May and Mid-September to November are the best time to do this trek. In winter, it is difficult to trek in snow and harsh weather.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are covered by insurance for about 5500 meters. In case of emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical condition ask your tour leader to contact us ASAP so that we can manage helicopter for the rescue. You then will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal innerwear t to escape severe cold. Needless to say that, good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us in a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village, try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek, consult the guide.
We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day, on other days porters reach to the destination on advance and book the rooms for you.
All our guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
While trekking in higher lands, you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your own power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
Whilst trekking in eastern region, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse/teahouse owner after paying certain amount directly.
If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it should not be taken as certain thing because the hours of walk depends on client’s speed. So it is really relative.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
No, you cannot use the credit card during the trek. You have to withdraw the money before you start the trek. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu.
You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

Optional Activities

Mountain flight

Mountain flight

- USD $ 210

Fixed Departures

Departure DateFinish DateSeats AvailabilityPriceBook

Share Your Experience

On a scale of 1 to 10, how likely are you to recommend Swotah to your friends or acquaintances ?

Swotah

Subscribe for Our Newsletter