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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is one of the remotest treks in Nepal. It is considered an ideal trekking route in eastern Nepal. Kanchenjunga is the world’s third-highest peak with an altitude of 8,400m which was opened for trekkers in 1998. This trek is rather long and requires an abundant time to undertake this adventure.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is a natural haven for those who seek diversity in flora and fauna besides the splendid sceneries of the mountain. Besides the terrific Kanchenjunga; Mt. Kumbhakarna, Mt. Kiratchuli, Mt. Nepal Peak, Pathibhara Himal and Chang Himal, will accompany the trekkers during the trek.

Although the meaning of Kang-Chen-Zod-nga” is "Five Great Treasuries of the Snow", Kanchenjunga massif, however, boasts seven major summits. Kanchenjunga is considered sacred and worshipped by the locals and mountaineers do not stand on the actual summit to honour the tradition. Kanchenjunga lies on the eastern border of Nepal and India presenting unbelievable scenery, divergence in vegetation, the taste of remoteness, and high spirit of Adventure.

This 30- day base camp adventure is the longest trek in Nepal providing the opportunity to view cardamom farming in the lowest altitude to a panoramic view of the mountains with Yalung glacier at its higher altitude. In order to head for this adventure, one must be physically fit. people with respiratory problems must consult the doctor before heading for this trek. Others on this trek must keep an eye open for altitude sickness.

Experience the diversity of nature and brace the opportunity to reach the base camp of the world’s third tallest mountain on an off the beaten trail with the Kanchenjunga Base camp trek!

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

4603

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

Our representative will be at the airport to welcome you and escort you to your hotel. In the evening, we will be discussing our trek over a hearty dinner program set up at a traditional restaurant. Overnight stay at the hotel;

Meal:

  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Airport pick up
  • welcome dinner
Kathmandu Valley is an ancient city with diverse cultures and traditions. It has a significant part in the history of Nepal. Home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it has been chosen as a cultural and historical site of study and excursions throughout history. We observe some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu throughout a day. Overnight stay at the hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Guided city tour
On this day we leave Kathmandu via morning flight, it takes 45 minutes to reach Bhadrapur, and from there we drive towards Suketar which is approximately 5-6 hours. Overnight stay at Suketar;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Domestic flight
  • drive
On this day, we start our first trekking day towards Phurumbu Village. It takes 4-5 hrs walk to reach Phurumbu. We walk through terraced fields and forest, passing local tea shops and lodges. Overnight stay at Phurumbu;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Leaving Phurumbu, we head towards Chiruwa Village. It will take 5-6hrs to reach there. Passing Sinwa, Tawa and Thiwa Villages we reach Chiruwa. Chiruwa is a beautiful Limbu Village where we can see a few lodges, tea shops etc. Overnight stay at Chiruwa;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Continuing the trek, we head towards the village of Sukethum by passing through cardamom fields and dense forests. Before we reach Sukethum, we cross the Ghunsa River and finally reach this day’s destination. Sukethum is a village where Japanese people used to live in. Overnight stay at Sukethum;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
On this day, we trek from Sukethum to Amjilosa which is one of the challenging trails on this trip. Starting our trek, we cross the suspension bridge and enter a dense forest. Continuing the trek, we arrive at Solima and from there, our trek descends down to the Amjilosa. Amjilosa is a small rural area where we can find only a few small teashops and stores. Overnight stay at Amjilosa;

Meal:

  • Breakafst
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
This day’s trek is an interesting one as we trek through the jungles which are filled with beautiful rhododendron, oak and pine trees. After reaching there we can see a Tibetan settlement where most of the people follow Buddhist culture. Overnight stay at Gyabla;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
After finishing breakfast, we head towards the Gunsa which takes 7-8hrs to reach. Passing through the beautiful jungles and observing the crystal clear Gunsa River we arrive at Sherpa village Gunsa. People here do trading and business with Tibet and follow Tibetan culture. Overnight stay at Gunsa;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Leaving Gunsa Village we follow the trail towards the Kambachen. In 6-7 hrs treks through the rhododendron and pine forests, we cross Rampuk Kharka and reach the beautiful Tibetan culture village, Kambachen. In Kambachen, we can see Tibetan style of arts.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
This day is challenging. We trek through rocky fields and large boulders on the hillside along the riverbank and arrive at a waterfall. Crossing a bridge to Ramtang monastery and passing through a steady pace before descending to the river, we finally reach Lhonak.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
From Lhonak, we trek towards the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Our trail is alongside the gigantic Kanchenjunga Glacier. After passing Pangpema (5,143m) we descend towards the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. The view from the base camp is extraordinary. Mt. Kanchenjunga, Jannu Himal and other Himalayan peaks are ours to admire.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Today we step down towards the Kambachen from Kanchenjunga base camp. Enjoying the view of the mountains we cross the Lhonak and Ramtang monastery to reach our destination. It takes 8-9 hrs to trek there.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Descending down from Kanchenjunga base camp on this day, we come to Gunsa Village which takes 4-5hrs. Enjoying the surrounding beauty and mountains we reach our destination.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
After breakfast at Gunsa, we come down towards the Tanbharma Danda. To reach there we have to go through the dense forest of rhododendron, moss and juniper.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
In 7-8hrs trek with nice views of forest and mountains, we go towards the Cheram. At Cheram we can see very few houses and yak huts. To reach there we have to pass through the Mirgin La Pass (4480m) and Sinion La Pass (4646m).

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Leaving Cheram we trek towards the Ramchaur. After 3-4hrs short trek following Yalung Glacier, we reach our destination. From here we can view the mountains and enjoy the scenery.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Leaving our camp at Ramche, we take packed lunch and set off very early for our first close encounter with Kanchenjunga. Following the valley around its sweeping curve, we come across the vast southern wall of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Three main summits lie on the ridge of Mt. Kanchenjunga at 8,420m, 8,586m, and 8,474m. These three summits overhang into the sky presents a really grand sight.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
From Ramche, we walk further up the valley. Then we follow a stream before climbing on the moraine top until confronted by Kanchenjunga’s southern face. We walk further ahead for a glimpse of the Jannu Himal. We continue our trek further towards the Oktang Monastery. From here, we climb further up and reach the Yalung Base Camp. The views from the base camp are extraordinary. Kumbakarna (Jannu), Nyukla Lachung and other Himalayan peaks are close by. We descend and spend the night at Ramchaur.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Today after breakfast we move to Torong. Walking through the forest area and passing Simbuwa River we reach Torong. It lies on the banks of Simbuwa River.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Continuing the trek we go ahead to Lasiya Bhanjyang where we have to walk for 6hrs. Upon arrival, we have a rest. Overnight at a teahouse;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Today we trek to Yamphudin which is one of the most beautiful treks. As we reach there, we can try pork meat cause it is traditional delicacy of local people. In this village, we can see various people settlement as it is a mixed community of Limbu, Sherpa’s, Gurung and Rai.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Descending down through the dense forest and crossing the Kabeli Khola we reach the Mamangkhe Village. Again from there, we go down towards the Phumphe Danda which is our final destination.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Leaving Phumphe Danda we will follow the trail and walk towards the Kande Bhanjyang. From Kande Bhanjyang we can see the magnificent views of mountains and natural beauty.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Today we move towards the Lalikharka. Walking through the dense forest filled with rhododendron trees we reach there about in 7-8hrs of trekking;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
In 6 hrs trek from Lalikharka, we reach Suketar and take a rest for today. Suketar is the last day of our trek on this trip;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
5 hrs drive from Suketar leads us towards Bhadrapur which is our today overnight destination;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Drive
We take a flight to Kathmandu in the morning and have a free time for the rest or exploring the city. Overnight at the hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Flight
Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time.

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.

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