The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is of 26 Days, with actually 22 days of challenging and unforgettable trek that will take you through some of Nepal's most beautiful landscapes. The entire trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp covers a distance of 220km which offers an exhilarating and captivating experience.
With breathtaking views of the Kanchenjunga massif, remote villages, and high-altitude terrain, this trek is perfect for experienced trekkers looking for an epic adventure. While trekking to the third-highest mountain in the world, located in eastern Nepal, you will traverse remote villages, traverse through alpine forests, and navigate high-altitude terrains, all while being rewarded with awe-inspiring vistas along the way.
This Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek route takes you to both South and North Base Camp, from where you can view a wide range of spectacular scenery, tropical jungle, culture, and traditional (Hindu & Buddhism) typical local villages.
Trekking to Kanchenjunga is one of the most adventurous, challenging, and exciting Treks in Nepal. If you're an avid trekker and have always wanted to challenge yourself with a high-altitude trek, it’s definitely for you.
Trekking to Kanchenjunga in Nepal is a challenging adventure that takes you through remote villages, high-altitude terrain, and the biodiverse Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. The trek offers a unique blend of cultural immersion, natural beauty, and stunning mountain views. The cultural immersion aspect of this trek is special, as you get to interact with the local people and witness their way of life. The trekking culminates at Kanchenjunga Base Camp and Pangpema, offering breathtaking views of the Kanchenjunga mountain range. We have a comprehensive article that covers everything you need to know about trekking to Kanchenjunga in Nepal, ensuring you are well-prepared and informed beforehand. Feel free to read, it's written for you.
This video shows a glimpse of what the Trekking experience looks like.
The route leading to Kanchenjunga Base Camp takes you through the scenic Arun Valley, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful trekking regions in Nepal. A prominent feature of this trek is the expansive Kanchenjunga Conservation area, spanning an impressive 2035 square kilometers. Within this area, a rich array of flora and fauna thrives, including the Himalayan black bear, musk deer, snow leopard, red panda, wild boar, and numerous other species. As you venture towards the base camp, the landscape unfolds in a captivating manner, transitioning from alpine grasslands to sub-tropical forests, meandering river valleys, glacial moraines, and rugged scree slopes.
The trekking starts passing through typical hilly terraced villages and heads to the southern base camp of Kanchenjunga. On a trek to the south base camp, Oktang (4730 meters) is a spectacular viewpoint. It provides views of Kokthang (6148 meters), Rathong (6678 meters), Kabru Range, Kanchenjunga Range, and Jannu (7710 meters). These three scenic and tiring passes separate the northern and southern base camps of Kanchenjunga.
On the other hand, there are more settlements, and Ghunsa (3475 meters), a lovely Tibetans Buddhist village is one of the biggest villages in the whole higher valleys of the Kanchenjunga Region. Kambachen (4225 meters) and Lhonak (4815 meters) are the only other two seasonal settlements situated higher than Ghunsa.
At the end of the valley, Pangpema (5150 meters) offers full circular views of Kanchenjunga (8586 meters), Kangbachen (7903 meters), Ramtang Peak (6601 meters), Taple Sikhar (6341 meters), Nepal Chuli (6910 meters) and Kirat Chuli (7365 meters).
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Group Photo at Oktang View Point and Mount Kanchenjunga South View Backgroung.
We start our trekking route by taking a flight to Bhadrapur and then embarking on a trek to reach Oktang, which serves as the southern base camp. Afterward, we retrace our steps to Tseram and trek towards the northern side at Pang Pema, before returning to Suketar.
This chart shows the altitude from the day you arrive in Nepal, trek up to Kanchenjunga Base Camp till the Departure back to your home.
Mount Kanchenjunga is located in Far Eastern Nepal, between Nepal and Sikkim. During your Trekking to Kanchenjunga, you will visit Kanchenjunga South Base Camp and Kanchenjunga North base camp. Ramche 4580 meters is the Kanchenjunga South base camp where trekking groups stop overnight here at Ramche. And they do day hikes to Oktang viewpoint 4730 meters to enjoy the super view of Mount Kanchenjunga Southside and Yalung Glacier views. After visiting Kanchenjunga's South Side, the trekking continues to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp. Pang Pema 5143 meters is the Kanchenjunga North Base Camp where trekking groups stop overnight. From Pang Pema, we can explore super views of Kanchenjunga North and Kanchenjunga Glacier.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350 meters)
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 03: Flight to Bhadrapur (91 meters) and drive to Kanyam.
Day 04: After breakfast drive to Suketar and Trek to Lali Kharkha. (2265 meters).
Day 05: Trek to Kade Banjyang (2130 meters).
Day 06: Trek to Phumphe Danda (1858 meters).
Day 07: Trek to Sherpaguan (2080 meters).
Day 08: Trek to Torongton (2995 meters).
Day 09: Trek to Tseram (3870 meters).
Day 10: Acclimatization Day at Tseram.
Day 11: Trek to Ramche (4615 meters).
Day 12: Trek to Oktang viewpoint and Back to Tseram (3870 meters).
Day 13: Trek to Sele La (4290 meters).
Day 14: Trek to Ghunsa (3475 meters).
Day 15: Trek to Kambachen (4050 meters).
Day 16: Side trip to Janu Himal Base Camp (4500 meters)
Day 17: Trek to Lhonak (4815 meters).
Day 18: Trek to Pang Pema (5150 meters)
Day 19: Day hike to Domo Ri peak view Point and back to Lhonak.
Day 20: Trek back to Ghunsa.
Day 21: Trek back to Gyabla (2725 meters)
Day 22: Trek back to Amjilosa (2510 meters).
Day 23: Trek back to Ranipul and drive to Taplejung.
Day 24: Drive to Kanyam tea garden and stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 25: Drive to Bhadrapur and fly to Kathmandu.
Day 26: Departure.
01: Everything you need to know about trekking to Kanchenjunga in Nepal.
02: Best Itinerary For Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking In Nepal.
03: Wilderness Trekking To Kanchenjunga Base Camp.
04: Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Video.
VHT (Visit Himalaya Treks) is a reputable and experienced trekking company in Nepal that prioritizes safety and offers customizable itineraries at affordable prices. VHT has always provided the Itinerary for the Best price to Travelers who want to do Trekking to Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Their team of knowledgeable guides is well-equipped to handle any unforeseen challenges that may arise during the trek. VHT is committed to responsible tourism and has supported local businesses while using eco-friendly practices in their operations since 2009. They have a proven track record of organizing successful treks in the Himalayas and are a good choice for your Kanchenjunga base camp trek.
The best time to trek to Kanchenjunga in Nepal is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons due to clear skies, moderate temperatures, and stable weather. Avoid trekking during the summer (June to August) due to heavy rainfall and the winter (December to February) due to snow and freezing temperatures.
Consider checking out When Is The Best Time For Trekking To Kanchenjunga Base Camp In Nepal? in detail so you could better understand the best season to trek.
Campsite at Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Ramche 4615 meters.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is considered a difficult & challenging one, due to its remote location, high altitude, and rugged terrain. The trek involves steep ascents and descents, crossing several high mountain passes, and trekking through remote valleys & forests.
The highest point during Kanchenjunga north base camp trek is at Pang Pema, 4785 meters. Whereas the Kanchenjunga south base camp trek's highest point is 4160 meters. Compared to South Base Camp, North Base Camp is a difficult and challenging one.
The trek requires a high level of fitness and endurance, as trekkers will need to walk for several hours each day at high altitudes. Altitude sickness is also a concern on this trek due to the high elevation.
It is recommended that trekkers have previous trekking experience and prepare themselves physically and mentally before attempting the trek. Hiring a local guide or porter is also advisable to navigate the challenging terrain and ensure safety on the trek.
Kanchenjunga South Side view from Just below Sinion La Pass.
There are actually two base camps for Kanchenjunga: North Base Camp (Pang Pema 5143 meters), which is located in Tibet, and South Base Camp (Ramche 4580 meters), which is located in Nepal. The base camp of Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world, is located on the south side of the mountain in Nepal.
The South Base Camp of Kanchenjunga is the more popular and accessible of the two. It is located in the Taplejung district of eastern Nepal and can be reached via a multi-day trek from the town of Suketar. The trek to the Kanchenjunga South Base Camp offers stunning views of the Himalayan range and takes trekkers through remote valleys, forests, and mountain passes before reaching the base camp at an altitude of 5,143 meters (16,873 feet).
Trekking to Kanchenjunga Base Camp will cost USD 1850 per person which will be an epic 23 Days in total. And we run the Kanchenjunga circuit trek minimum group size of 4 people in the group. However, the cost of trekking to Kanchenjunga in Nepal can vary depending on several factors. Such as the duration of the trek, the route taken, and the level of service required.
For a luxury Camping Trek in Kanchenjunga, we offer Upper Kanchenjunga Yangma Valley Camping Trek for USD 6200 per person. We run the Kanchenjunga Yangma Valley Camping trek with a minimum group size of 4 trekkers and a maximum of 10 trekkers. Similarly, Visit Himalaya Treks offers Kanchenjunga South and North Base Camp tea house treks for USD 2600 per person with a minimum group size of 2 people.
Mt. Kanchenjunga, Kanchenjunga Central, Kanchenjunga South & Yalung Khang View.
No, it is not possible to trek solo as the area is restricted and requires a special trekking permit. According to the rules of the Nepal government, trekkers must have a minimum of two people in their group and must be accompanied by a licensed guide or porter. This is to ensure the safety and well-being of trekkers, as the Kanchenjunga region is remote, and the terrain can be challenging and difficult to navigate.
Moreover, having a guide or porter can be helpful in providing local knowledge, assistance with carrying equipment and supplies, and ensuring proper acclimatization to high altitudes. They can also help in case of emergencies or health issues, which can be particularly important in remote areas like Kanchenjunga. Therefore, it is advisable to hire a licensed guide or porter to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience in Kanchenjunga.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. (Overnight at Hotel)
Full-day guided tour to several historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. After Sightseeing the trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
After breakfast drive to Bhadrapur airport and fly to Kathmandu, receive at the airport and transfer to Hotel, evening cultural dinner overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport three hours from your flight with the hope of seeing you again in the future. (Breakfast included)
Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.
The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.
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There is a reason why this agency have so great reviews for sure.I was totally happy with both -the (email) service before even going-loads of info and prompt responses -the designated guide-a gem and I was even offered money by someone esle on the trek to switch-it was a joke of course but he was THAT good (ask for Tek if you do Kanchenjunga)
One caveat I did not check around for better prices elsewhere but when I heard what others were charged it seemed totally fair. This agency specializes in the more off the beaten treks I would stongly suggest (as always) that you try to book directly with a local company so the money goes to the correct place.I met a group from Europe +10 trekkers who had booked via an european trekking company and they all payed more for their trip that I did and I had a personal guide and also one porter so save money and do the right thing and go directly to a local agency. I have absolutely no problem in wholeheartedly recommending visit Himalaya Treks in fact I intend to try to do the long (42 days) extended Dolpha trek here in a year or two and I will definitely use Visit Himalaya Treks for that…and coming back is the best review of all Id say. Date - October - November - 2022.
I did the Kanchenjunga South and North basecamp trek with Visit Himalaya Treks in March 2022. I was one of the first trekkers on this trek after Nepal opened after the pandemic closedown. With Tek as guide and Dil as porter I was in very good hands. Tek knows the area as his on pocket, and knows “everyone” along the route. The tea house in Ramche had not opened so Tek arranged with tents, other equipment, and extra porter other equipment from Tseram. This is my second trip with Visit Himalaya treks, and Himal is very good at taking care of you from the first e-mail until he drops you at the airport after your trip. March -03 -30 – 2022.
Amazing trek with great guide !
Thank to Himal and your guide Ishwar for this amazing trip in Kanchenjunga area. I appreciated really the flexibility with the intinerary and the great professionalism and reactivity of our guide who manage everything for one member of the group with knee injury. November - 2021
Kanchenjuga south and north base camp
Visit Himalaya is a topnotch trekking agency. A amazing adventure we went through with the them and the two legend, Fulkumar as our porter and Krishna our guide. It was a blast, we loved every minutes of it even in the crispy cold night in the mountain.
Fulkumar and Krishna are both true professionals and amazingly responsible during the total 23 days. With great every day little attention like afternoon tea & cookies and pomegranate after meals! Kuddos guys!!! It was a pleasure to trek with them, it always felt safe and we loved it.
These two guys deserved the gold medals no doubt about it.
From the beginning through the first emails until the border drop off on the last morning Visit Himalaya was always perfect. Thank you so much guys for all the hard work and the once in a lifetime experience. We will definitely come back soon for another adventure with you guys no doubt about it. November -2019.
We always try to be flexible to design the trip itinerary for our client’s needs. However, if you are not convinced as our suggested itinerary then off-course you are always welcome to customize or change the trip itinerary.
Holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.
An average physical fitness should be maintained prior to booking a trek. Any sort of illness or recent medical problems should be mentioned while booking a trip. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you maximum time to acclimatize and pace-setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience. If you are having regular medication then tell us before the trip started which would be better for us to give you the physical feedback.
Our main concern is your safety. We never compromised on your safety during the Trekking and all our guides are properly trained and well equipped to take care of our client's safety in even the remote areas as well.
There would be always back support in case of an emergency situation like severe high altitude sickness or accident (which is least expected), you will be sent to the nearest hospital if possible otherwise rescued by a helicopter and sent you to the hospital as soon as possible. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred for the use of such emergency services, please make sure that your travel insurance covers both- medical and emergency evacuation costs.
It is not a problem at all because in a mountain most of the tea house/lodges serve vegetarian food as well and our guide will take care at the time cooking and on a camping trek, our cook and staffs will care all about the food section.
Most of the lodges in the mountains are the basic ones like a guest house or tea house style. On a few major towns or settlements, where are the possibilities we provide you with the best accommodation! Also, it depends upon the service packages.
Lately, most of the teahouses have electricity supply even with solar panels. So, charging your gadgets is not a problem at all. But charging your battery you should have to pay an additional fee (US$ 1 to 3 approx. per hour.), in order to get your gadgets to be charged.
Now a day’s most of the major village has a cell phone network connection. However, in a remote area where cell phone does not work, and even if there is not any other communication access then we send satellite phone along with our guide so you can always be in touch with your family.
Yes, either you can store the same hotel as you stayed or we can store your goods with us safely in our office free of cost.
The luggage must not exceed up to 20 kilos. A trekking helper (porter) carries baggage of less than 15 kilos. This bag can be received at the end of each day’s trek and you should carry the rest of the weight as a day bag with all your money and valuables inside it.
This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 25 to USD 900 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff.
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