Wilderness trekking to Kanchenjunga Base Camp
23 Apr

Wilderness Trekking To Kanchenjunga Base Camp

Trekking to Kanchenjunga Base Camp is one of the unique trekking holidays in Nepal that offers you to experience the world’s third highest peak. The wilderness trekking to Kanchenjunga in the eastern Himalayas of Nepal drives the third most elevated peak on the planet. The primary pinnacle and its moment stations appear as a gigantic crabby which covers the fringes of three nations Nepal, Tibet, and Sikkim *(India). The trek to its base camp is itself a hotshot of enterprise that kicks the adrenaline blast.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is depicted by more remarkable differing qualities on many records; the social and customary ethnic gatherings. For example, Rai, Limbu, and Sherpa individuals have a profile assortment of widely varied vegetation because of the higher summer sprinkle in the areas and a serving of the additional common mountain angles anywhere in the Himalayas.

Kanchenjunga Conservation is a tenant of Red Panda and other snow creatures, winged creatures, and diverse assortments of plants. The number of trekkers in the region is ensured by the Kanchenjunga conservation areas project. In any case, the trek has a two-base camp; Kanchenjunga South Base Camp and Kanchenjunga North Base Camp treks take the towering huge world’s third most astounding pinnacle of Mount Kanchenjunga and its environment, the exceptional perspectives of snow-capped mountains changed landscapes from the sub-tropical marshes to the striking chilly level, charming backwoods of rhododendron, Oakes and other normal natural life including the musk deer and blue sheep (Bharal). That is the reason the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is special and appealing for its travelers all year round.


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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking Route

The exciting trekking to the Kanchenjunga base camp begins from Taplejung. Afterward the south base camp to the north base camp by means of Sinelapche Bhanjyang Pass 4646 meters, Sinion-La Pass 4440m, and Selele-La Pass 4480 meters above sea level. Inside the  26 days Kanchenjunga base camp trek enterprise trekkers will appreciate the amazing perspectives of Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), Mt. Yalung Kang (8505m), Mt.Kambachen (7802m) and Mt. Kumbhakarna “Janu” (7711m) and a few different Peaks, including the circles of surely understood journeys Pathivara sanctuary. This can make travelers investigate trekking in one corner of the eastern Himalayas of Nepal.


The attraction of the Kanchenjunga Trekking route

Pathibhara Devi temple is one of the most momentous Hindu temples located on top of the Hill of Taplejung elevation of 3794 meters. Limbu Culture trek in the region is considered equally enthralling. Nearly a week-long trek passes through ethnic villages of Taplejung such as Phurumbu, limkim, Khewang, Tellok, PhawaKhola, and Mamankhe village.

From the summit of the hill where Pathibhira temple stands, one can behold mesmerizing vistas of the majestic Kanchenjunga Massif, including the renowned peak of Mount Janu, also known as Kumbhakarna. An intriguing part of the journey entails a blend of the Limbu Cultural trek, which intertwines with the grandeur of Mount Kanchenjunga, the third-highest peak in the world, and encompasses various awe-inspiring side excursions.


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Trekking route around Mt. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking in Nepal

En route to the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Lasiya Bhanjyang (2610 meters) provides breathtaking views of the deep valley lower down and dramatic snow-capped peak on the northeast of the hill. Slowly elevation is gaining; the body is feeling much more chilled than in earlier days. However, following the trail into the deep valley of rhododendrons and pine forest gives a real feeling of wilderness treks in the Himalayas. Continue following the Simbu Khola (River come from Yalung Glacier) leading us each day closer and closer lap of the Massif Himalayan peaks. Magically becomes a wider valley with snow-capped peaks surrounding that’s called “Trekkers Paradise ''. Ramche's elevation of (4580meters) a big valley, yaks grazing around, and wild blue sheep added extra attraction to the trip.

Kanchenjunga south View.Kanchenjunga South View from Oktang View Point.


Oktang View Point - Kanchenjunga South View Point

Oktang (4730 meters) can be reached at about an hour's walk from Ramche. It's one of the best viewpoints to explore the Kanchenjunga massif including several other peaks such as Rathong 6682 meters, Kabru 7318 meters, Talung 7349 meters, Kanchenjunga South 8476 meters, Kanchenjunga Center 8482 meters, mount Kanchenjunga 8586 meters and Yalung Kang 8505 meters. All those mountains are next to each. This is why it's called mountain Kanchenjunga to Five Treasures of Snow after its five high peaks.

Besides for more adventure lovers, travelers can add to peak climb adventure as well, Bokta (Boktoh) peak is 6114 meters located north of Ramche popular trekking peak in the Kanchenjunga region of Nepal. Only 2 to 3 days’ time needs to be added to the normal trekking duration to climb Bokta Peak.  Instead of Sinelapche Bhanjyang Pass 4646 meters, Sinion-La Pass 4440m and Selele-La Pass 4480 meters, there is another Pass called Lapsang Bhanjyang Pass (5161 meters) (Lapsang La Pass). It's a much more challenging one requiring rope, and an ice–axe with basic technical experience.


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The journey continues to lead to Gunsa (3595 meters) biggest settlement of the upper Kanchenjunga region with traditional Buddhist culture, their respectful Hospitality always shining in their face.  Leaving behind Simbu Khola and now following the Ghunsa Khola (which comes from Kanchenjunga Glacier) leads us to another beautiful village Kambachen. Also known as Khangpachen elevation of 4050 meters. A side trip to one of the most beautiful mountains, Janu Himal base camp is recommended. You will experience close-up views of Mount Jannu and Kumbhakarna Glacier.

Continue following the Ghunsa Khola to Lhonak 4780 meters a wide windy valley the last settlements with few small tea shops. Another 3 to 4 hours of good walking takes us to Kanchenjunga north base camp well-known as Pangpema (5143 meters). It is the last stop of the Kanchenjunga base camp trek. Breathtaking views of Mount Kanchenjunga including several other snow-capped peaks like Taple Shikhar 6510 meters, Nepal Peak 7177 meters, Kirat Chuli 7362 meters, Drohma Peak 6855 meters, and Tengkoma Peak 6215 meters of it.

Trekking to Kanchenjunga is a journey of a lifetime. We recommended having an extra day in Kanchenjunga's north base camp to climb the Drohma Ri elevation of 5500 meters for a close view of Mount Kanchenjunga. The Kanchenjunga circuit trek is full of diversity and provides different scenery each day.  Visiting the Buddhist monasteries at Ghunsa village and Phale village and seeing handmade rug making is the trip highlight. This 26-day journey gives you full of refreshments with the pure wilderness trekking experience you will ever have in your life.

Kanchenjunga North View from Dromo Ri View Point.


Availability of Tea House (Accommodation) while Trekking to Kanchenjunga base camp

Yes, tea houses are available along the way to trekking. However, tea houses in the Kanchenjunga region vary in terms of facilities and comfort levels. Generally, they provide basic amenities such as a bed, blanket, and meals. However, it's important to note that the availability and quality of services will vary from tea house to tea house, especially in more remote areas. Some tea houses have shared bathrooms and limited electricity, while there are others that offer private rooms and hot showers.

It's advisable to be prepared for basic accommodations and carry essential items such as a sleeping bag and headlamp. Unlike other Trekking destinations like the Everest region trek and Annapurna region trek, The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a challenging and remote trek. So limited Tea Houses are available as compared to other destinations for trekking in Nepal.


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Similarly, Trekking to the world's third highest peak Mt, Kanchenjunga can be done as a tea house, Lodge treks along the Mt. Kanchenjunga Circuit with a minimum group size of 8 -10 people. Accommodations are not high standard available like the Everest Base Camp Trek route but basic and limited accommodations are available along the Kanchenjunga Trekking route. While trekking to the Kanchenjunga region of Nepal tea houses and lodges are open only during the trekking season.

If you are trekking in the early season (early September) or in the late season (end of December), make sure the tea houses and lodges are still open or not. When snowfall starts in the mountain region, the Tea House Lodges are normally closed in the region. However, if you travel with a reputed travel company and experienced team, it will be easy. They are familiar with locals and can ask to open the tea house if it is closed.


Amazing Kanchenjunga and Surrounding Himalayan Peak views from Drohmo Ri

Availability of Food along the Kanchenjunga Trekking in Nepal

In most remote and wilderness trekking destination variety of foods are not available. Expecting a variety of menus and food is nearly impossible. However, basic local foods are available and it is fresh and delicious. Organic foods are available. Such as fresh vegetables, rice, curry, bread, and potato items are the major foods locals serve for trekkers and travelers. Also, they used to eat the same items which are organic and fully fresh.


In conclusion to WildernessTrekking to Kanchenjunga Base Camp

Trekking to Kanchenjunga Base Camp is an adventure of a lifetime, offering an unforgettable combination of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and personal challenges. It is a trek that tests your physical and mental limits while rewarding you with unparalleled views and a profound connection to the untamed wilderness of the Kanchenjunga region.

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime wilderness adventure at the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. Join the ranks of satisfied travelers who have embraced the challenge and thrill of this trek. VHT offers tailor-made packages for adventurous souls like you, ready to immerse themselves in an unforgettable and exhilarating trekking experience.

Visit Himalaya Treks established in 2008 after guiding in the Himalayas for more than 15 years. We are specializing in remote and wilderness trekking holidays in the Himalayas of Nepal, especially for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. And with a hand of experience with a strong and experienced team that is the backbone of the company. We have an excellent record of successfully leading such a demanding trek to Kanchenjunga or a soft easy trek like the Pikey Peak Trek.


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