Things To Know Before Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking In Nepal
11 Mar

Things To Know Before Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking In Nepal

Trekkers Paradise trek to Mount Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking creates life-changing travel holidays you will experience. There are not many trekking destinations you will create a remarkable trekking experience in your life other than Mount Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. You will have the opportunity to trek visiting both sides of Kanchenjunga Base Camp which includes Kanchenjunga South Base Camp (Yalung Base Camp) and Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Pang Pema.

Nowadays Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek can be done Tea House trek / Lodge trek staying at the Tea House where along the trail basic tea house facilities are available. However, if you are a camping lover then it is absolutely a good idea to trek Kanchenjunga Base Camp as a Camping trek. Setting up your own Campsite in a Yak grazing ground lap of the world’s third highest Peak, enjoying a breathtaking mountains vista. During the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, several campsites are absolutely beautiful that you will love to set your campsite, have a coffee, looking a breathtaking Himalayas view, and get lost in nature that’s a lifetime holiday.

Table Of Content
01: The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking Route.
02: Attraction of Kanchenjunga South Base Camp side.
03: The Attraction of Kanchenjunga North Base Camp side.
04: Authentic trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp.
05: Kanchenjunga Base Camp Itinerary.
06: Kanchenjunga Trek difficulty.
07: Kanchenjunga Trekking in Nepal side.
08: Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Cost.
09: Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Map.
10: Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Blog.
11: How High Is Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.
12: Short video about our Camp Moving down from Pang Pema.
13: Why Visit Himalaya Trek is specialized for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.

Mt. Kanchenjunga view from South Side. Kanchenjunga South view. 

01: The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking Route.

Taking a short flight to Bhadrapur from Kathmandu about 40 minutes, very close to India's border elevation of 90 meters where from we start our overland journey to the beautiful tea garden Illam, Fikal, Kanyan where we stay overnight middle of the tea garden. Evening you have a great opportunity to explore the beautiful tea garden and around. The next day after breakfast drive continues to Taplejung bazaar headquarters of Taplejung district. Continue driving to Suketar Hill where our actual walking journey starts. We will trek along the Lali Kharka, Kade Banjyang, Phumphe Danda, Sherpaguan, Torongton, Tseram, and our last stop Ramche. Ramche is known as Kanchenjunga South Side Base Camp. There is not any tea house, Lodge above Ramche however we hike up to Oktang viewpoint to explore the best view of the Kanchenjunga south view and surrounding Himalayan peaks.

Kanchenjunga South View from Oktang Viewpoint.


 02: Attractions of Kangchenjunga South Base Camp side.

Hike from Ramche to Oktang viewpoint will take about 1 hour ascending along the side of Yalung Glacier. Yalung Glacier is the biggest Glacier in Kanchenjunga South Side that is connected with the world's third-highest Peak mount Kangchenjunga. From the top of Oktang viewpoint we can observe breathtaking views of the Himalayan Peak like, Yalung Khang west 8077 meters, Yalung Khang 8505 meters, mount Kanchenjunga (Kangchenjunga) 8586 meters, Kanchenjunga Central 8482 meters, Kanchenjunga South 8476 meters, Kabru I 7412 meters, Kabru II 7339 meters, Kabru III 7338 meters, Kabru IV 7318 meters and Rothong 6682 meters are the Himalayan wall we can explore from Oktang view Point 4730 meters.

After visiting all, we trek back to Tseram and step up to Chhuchung Pokhari Hill. One of the beautiful campsites, where from we can observe the beautiful view of the high mountains to Simbuwa Khola Valley. Simbuwa Khola start to flow out from Yalung Glacier and connected with Ghunsa Khola (flow out from Kangchenjunga Glacier on the North side) at Hellok and now instinctive a Tamor Nadi. Heading south to north direction over Sinelapche Bhanjyang 4646 meters is the first pass, continue to Mirgin La Pass 4480 meters, Sinion La 4440 meters and Sele La 4290 meters is the last pass that connects us with Noth side of Mt. Kanchenjunga. 

From Sele La Pass in Clear weather, we can observe Panoramic views of Mount Makalu and Everest. Descending through the beautiful rhododendrons and pine forest to a deep valley lead us to Ghunsa Village one of the biggest Buddhist local village in the lap of Mount Kanchenjunga and the riverbank of ghunsa khola.

Kanchenjunga South side view Kanchenjunga southside view from Chhuchung Pokhari Hill.

03: The attraction of Kanchenjunga North Base Camp side.

Entering toward to north valley of Kanchenjunga following the Ghunsa Khola leads us to Kambachen (khangpachen) one of the beautiful valleys in the Kanchenjunga north base camp side. From Kambachen we can do a beautiful side trip to Janu Himal Base Camp (Kumbhakarna) one of the most attractive mountains in eastern Nepal. Janu Himal is a very beautiful mountain there is not any record found until today climbers made a successful summit of Janu Himal elevation of 7711 meters Peak. It is about a day trip from Kambachen to Janu Himal Base Camp and back, high light of the day is an attractive close view of Mount Janu and Kumbhakarna Glacier.

Janu Himal (Kumbhakarna)Janu Himal 7711 meters (Kumbhakarna) close view from Janu Himal Base Camp.

With the flexible time frame, we strongly recommend another day trip to Nupchu Pokhari from Kambachen following the Nupchu Khola northwest of Kambachen. Beautiful Glacier Lake is located in Lap of Nupchu Peak elevation of 6044 meters. It is a long day trip but it is very worth doing and enjoying the beauty of the blue Himalayan Glacier Lake.   

The journey continues to Lhonak and Pang Pema, Pang Pema is the last stopping point in Kanchenjunga's north base camp side, a very simple hut only open in trekking season. Also, if they don’t see trekkers trekking up to Pang Pema, they run down to home in Ghunsa, and often during the season time it is closed. Many groups make Pang Peam only day trip from Lhonak and they don’t stay overnight at Pang Pema. Pang Pema is recognized by Kanchenjunga North Base Camp, where the Mount Kanchenjunga Expedition team also set up Base Camp here at Pang Pema elevation of 5153 meters.

This is the highest elevation trekkers will sleep during the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. Drohmo Ri viewpoint is about 5900 meters hill located above Pang Pema. Drohmo Ri View Point is the perfect place to observe the Kanchenjunga and surrounding Himalayan Peaks. From the Drohmo Ri View Point, we can observe Dom Khang at 7264 meters, Jhingsang La at 6164 meters, Langchung Khang at 6786 meters, Langpo Peak at 6965 meters, Pathibhara East at 6857 meters, Pathibhara Himal 6837 meters, Pathibhara (Pyramid Peak) 7140 meters, Kirat Chuli 7362 meters, Nepal Peak 7177 meters, Nepal Gyap 6194 meters, Gimmigela Chuli (the twins) 7350 meters, and world third highest peak mount Kangchenjunga, Yalung Kang, Kanchenjunga central and Kanchenjunga South.

Mt. Kanchenjunga North View.
Mt. Kanchenjunga View from Domo Ri View Point on top of Pangpema. 

04: Authentic Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp.
Kangchenjunga base camp trek is still a pure off-the-beaten-path trek, trekking to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp route is less established than other popular trekking routes like Mount Everest Base Camp Trek. Everest Base Camp trekking route is a world-popular trekking route where luxurious hotels and lodges are available. Those Luxuries infrastructure we cannot imagine trekking to the Kanchenjunga base camp route.  Very hardly less than 1000 trekkers trek to Kanchenjunga base camp each year. The pure authentic local village, away from modern life, nature's beautiful landscapes, and of course world's third highest Peak mount Kanchenjunga and other Himalayas views make our Kanchenjunga Trekking journey one of the most interesting journeys to the remote eastern corner of Nepal. 

05: Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Itinerary,
Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek's actual walking journey starts from Suketar Hill following the original route. Trek starts from Suketar, leading us first to Southside Base Camp and trek toward Kanchenjunga North Base Camp. However, if the trek starts from the first North Side then, nowadays we can drive Taplejung to Lelep and the actual trek starts from Lelep. We offer 26 days trek to Kanchenjunga's south and North base camp arriving in Kathmandu to departure from Kathmandu. The day-by-day details itinerary can be read by following the given link here Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Itinerary.

06: Kanchenjunga trek difficulty,
Hiking to Kanchenjunga is about a 3 weeks long trek, actual walking journey starts from Suketar and ends at Lelep (Hellok). Lots of ascending and descending involve in the Kanchenjunga trek. Also, we will cross Sinelapche Bhanjyang 4646 meters as the first pass, continue to Mirgin La Pass 4480 meters, Sinion La 4440 meters, and Sele La 4290 meters as the last pass. So, we have to be physically fit and able to walk each day for 4 to 8 hours like 8 to 15 kilometers each day. We categorize Kanchenjunga Trek difficulty as a demanding grade that is a combination of moderate to demanding grades.

Kanchenjunga north and surrending view from Pangpema. 

07: Kanchenjunga Trekking in Nepal Side.
Kanchenjunga trek Nepal side can be included trekking to Kanchenjunga North base camp and Kanchenjunga South Base Camp. Following the Ghunsa Khola lead us to Kambachen, Lhonak, and Pang Pema. Pang Pema is the highest point of the trek we will sleep overnight. Also, Pang Pema is known as Kanchenjunga North Base Camp.

Following the original route to Kanchenjunga Trekking in Nepal side via Suketar, Lali Kharka, Simbuwa, Kande Bhanjyang, Khesewa, Phungphung danda, Phumphe danda, Mamankhe, Yamphudin, Chittre, Lasiya, Bhanjyang, Torong and now following the Simbuwa Khola connect us Tseram (Cheram) and Ramche and Yalung Glacier. Ramche is the highest point we will sleep overnight during our Kanchenjunga Trek on the South side. One of the most beautiful hiking Kanchenjunga around the world's third highest peak is a lifetime trekking experience in the remote eastern corner of Nepal.

08: Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Cost.
It is very important to know the cost before traveling to any destination, however, the cost is very different from how you will travel. Like solo Travel, or group travel or you will trek staying at Lodge or love to do a Luxuries Camping Trek, all those make trip cost different.

We Visit Himalaya treks Offer 23 days Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek USD 1850 per person arriving in Nepal and departure from Nepal, we run this trip minimum of 4 travelers signing in for the trip, similarly, we offer 26 days Kanchenjunga base camp trek arriving in Nepal to departure from Nepal USD 2600 per person. We run this trip minimum group size 2 people sign in for the trip. We also offer a Luxury Kanchenjunga Yangma Valley Camping trek cost per person USD 6200 per person minimum group size of 4 people sign in for the trip.

Mt. Kanchenjunga view from South Side.Mr. Kanchenjunga South view from the South side.  

09: Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Map.
Kanchenjunga base camp trek Map is available in Map Shops, Like Nepa Maps, and Himalayan Map houses. Nepa Maps or Himalayan Map House indicate the route Map very clearly, This Map offers the detail of the trek route for the trekkers to visit and walk in the Kanchenjunga conservation area. Also, Both Maps cover all the possible itinerary details in Kangchenjunga Base Camp Trek Map.

10: Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Blog
It is always a great idea to share the recent condition, availability of facilities, and trail conditions, for hikers who like to trek around the Kanchenjunga region of Nepal through the blog, we have been actively sharing recent information through our Facebook page, Instagram Page with our followers and readers. We also share Videos and trip feedback and reviews from our customers through our website. Please keep following us and keep reading all the updates from our recent trekking destination. We are sharing recent information from around Nepal, it’s not only from the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek, where we operate trekking holidays in Nepal.

Campsite at Tseram
Our Campste at Tseram Kanchenjunga South Side. 

11: How high is Kanchenjunga Base Camp?
World's third-highest peak mount Kanchenjunga (Kangchenjunga) is a standing height of 8586 meters. Yalung Khang 8505 meters, Yalung Khang West 8077 meters, Kanchenjunga Central 8482 meters and Kanchenjunga south 8476 meters. The trekking group stopping point is Ramche height of 4580 meters and the Expedition group set base camp over Yalung Glacier Height of 4800 meters in Kanchenjunga South Side. Pang Pema is the Base Camp of Mount Kanchenjunga's North Side height of 5143 meters. Trekking and Expedition both set their base camp at Pang Pema which is known as KBC north base camp.

12: Moving our Camp down to Kambachen from Pang Pema (Kanchenjunga North Base Camp)
What a precious time we had at Kanchenjunga North base camp. We stayed 4 nights camping at Pang Pema elevation of 5143 meters at Kanchenjunga North Base Camp and did several day hikes. We climbed Domo Ri viewpoint of about 5900 meters for a close view to see Mt.  Kanchenjunga world’s third highest peak. Word’s third highest peak mt Kanchenjunga is located between Nepal and Sikkim 8586 meters tall in eastern Nepal.

Trekking around Kanchenjunga is a lifetime traveler holiday in that travelers experience life-changing experiences. Travelers will experience authentic trekking and hiking experience during the Kanchenjunga base camp trekking in Nepal. Visit Himalaya Treks offers a 26-day Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek that will lead us to both Base Camp of Mount Kanchenjunga South Base Camp and Kanchenjunga North Base Camp. Here is a short video of our camp moving down to Kambachen from Pang Pema where we spent 4-night camping with breathtaking views of Mount Kanchenjunga.

Moving our Camp down to Kambachen from Pang Pema.

13: Why Visit Himalaya Treks Specializes for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek in Nepal?
We Visit Himalaya Treks is Nepal based local company providing adventure and travel holidays service since our company was established in 2008. We are Specializes in remote and off the beaten path track. We have a great, experienced, and strong team that is very important for such remote and off-the-beaten-track trekking. We have a hand of experience in the tea houses and Camping treks.

Trekking to a remote destination, quality gear like Tent, Mattress, Table, Chairs, Dining tents, Kitchen tents, Toilet tents, and shower tents have to be of high quality because it is long and high-altitude treks. Without good gear such a high altitude and long treks it is not enjoyable. That is not all, you will need a friendly, experienced, and strong team to complete such a remote trek. We Visit Himalaya Treks are more than happy to share our recent Kanchenjunga base camp trek videos and Photos here. Enjoy our Epic Kanchenjunga Trekking Photos and Videos.

A Real authentic destination Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Video.


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