Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek offers Thrilling Trekking Holiday design perfect itinerary with best price includes Kanchenjunga North and south Base camp in Nepal. Visit Himalaya Treks offer 26 days Tea house trek to Kanchenjunga staying at Lodge and Tea house experience local culture, their daily lifestyle.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Highlights:-
>Exciting trekking experience around the Kanchenjunga circuit world’s third highest peak.
>Breathtaking Kanchenjunga south view from oktang , Oktang is best view point of the trek.
>Spectacular Tibetan village Ghunsa & Phale; Feel real Wilderness trekking experience untouched trekking zone.
>Majestic Kanchenjunga north view from Pangpema base camp known by Kanchenjunga north base camp.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek offers thrilling trekking holidays in a less traveled area of eastern Nepal that explores both northern and southern base camps of Kanchenjunga. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is one of the best “Off the Beaten Path” trek as visitors are drawn to its air of mystery. Apart from the locals, only few trekkers tread in these wild eastern alpine valleys of Nepal. Views of stretched Kanchenjunga Range dominating the sky are common in Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. Walks through pristine Rhododendron forest with these views are a real pleasure. These contrasts between jungles and glaciers with some of the world’s highest peak makes Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek a truly fascinating trek in Nepal.
The trek also provides an excellent opportunity to observe real Nepali lifestyle. There are several typical hilly villages en route to higher valleys of Kanchenjunga region. These villages and their lifestyles represents most of other hilly regions of Nepal. The tradition and culture may differ but way of living will be almost similar through out the hilly regions of the country. Once some one is in Kanchenjunga region, one is bound to have an unforgettable experience.
Attractions of Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
The trek starts passing through typical hilly terraced villages and heads to southern base camp of Kanchenjunga. On trek to southern base camp, Oktang (4730 meters) is a spectacular viewpoint, that provides views of Kokthang (6148 meters), Rathong (6678 meters), Kabru Range, Kanchenjunga Range and Jannu (7710 meters). Three scenic and tiring passes separates the northern and southern base camps of Kanchenjunga. On the other part, there are more settlements and Ghunsa (3475 meters), a lovely Tibetans Buddhist village is one of the biggest villages in whole higher valleys of 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 a 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).
Kanchenjunga Base Camp trekking Route
Kanchenjunga Trekking begins taking 45 minutes flight to Bhadrapur from Kathmandu (Near India Border) and about 3 hours scenic drive lead us to beautiful green tea garden to Kanyam stay overnight and we will have opportunity to visit beautiful green tea garden in Kanyam provided breathtaking sunrise and sunset views of mount Kanchenjunga. Next morning after breakfast continues drive to Taplejung / Suketar and real walking part begins. This 22 days trekking lead us around the Kanchenjunga south base Camp and Kanchenjunga north base camp. Scenic landscapes, traditional villages, their culture and warm hospitality makes Kanchenjunga circuit trek more memorable trek. Kanchenjunga Trekking lead us through the green forest pine trees, Bamboo and rhododendrons gives us real feeling of wilderness trekking experience in the eastern Himalayas of Nepal around the Kanchenjunga circuit.
Best time of Year to Trek Kanchenjunga Base Camp in Nepal
After monsoon over in Nepal, from end of September to mid December is the best time of year to trek around Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek, Clear sky with dramatic views of the Himalayas can be expected month of October, November and December in Nepal. In spring season, March to May is another great time to trek in Kanchenjunga Base Camp; Blooming rhododendrons add extra attraction during the month of March, April in the spring season. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is very popular for Camping trek, still we can enjoy full of wilderness camping trek around the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Please let us know if you are interested to do Camping version trek to Kanchenjunga, We also offer full camping version trek with full of camping supporters team.
Visit Himalaya treks design Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek perfect trip itinerary including Kanchenjunga South Base Camp and Kanchenjunga North Base Camp. Trekking to Kanchenjunga like such a remote and wilderness trek you will need a very experience organizer with helpful guide and team. Kanchenjunga Trek is demanding long trek, Guide and supporter team has to be properly covered my Insurance, warm gears (Shoes, Jacket, Trouser) for Guide and Porters. Visit Himalaya Treks has been operating Kanchenjunga trek each season very successfully, Read more about Visit Himalaya Treks Kanchenjunga Trek reviews what our clients say and latest video from our clients.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek short Itinerary;
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1335 meters)
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 03: Flight to Bhadrapur (91 meters) and drive to Illam (3636 meters).
Day 04: Drive to Suketar (2420 meters) and trek to Lali Kharkha.
Day 05: Trek to Kade Banjyang (2130 meters).
Day 06: Trek to Phumphe Danda (1858 meters).
Day 07: Trek to Sherpaguan (1678 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 view point 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 (4225 meters).
Day 16: Trek to Lhonak (4815 meters).
Day 17: Trek to Pang Pema (5150 meters) and back to Lhonak.
Day 18: Trek back to Ghunsa.
Day 19: Trek back to Gyabla (2725 meters)
Day 20: Trek back to Amjilosa (2510 meters).
Day 21: Trek back to Taplethok.
Day 22: Trek to Linkhim or Further up to Phurumbhu.
Day 23: Trek to Suketar.
Day 24: Drive to Kanyam tea garden stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 25: Drive to Bhadrapur and fly to Kathmandu.
Day 26: Departure.
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 of 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)
The morning is free to sort out any last minute arrangements for the trek. An afternoon flight to the hot and humid Bhadrapur.From Bhadrapur, a 4-5 hour ride takes to Illam, tea capital of the country. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
A brief 4 hours drive finally leads to Suketar. Now, the trek starts on a new dusty road with views of Kanchenjunga (8586 meters) and Jannu (7110 meters), and passes Deurali, a small stop with two small shops. After Deurali, a short ascent and a continuous downhill with many shortcuts lead to Lalikharka. (Around 3 hours) (Overnight at Tea house)
After an easy, quick walk in the morning, a steep descend through some villages follows. The downhill continues as the trail passes through the fields of Simbu village and keeps on going all the way upto the river (Pa Khola). Now, a climb starts to go up for the next good couple of hours and pass through a higher secondary school at Kunjari and finally reached Bhanjyang, (the top). After Bhanjyang, the trail is more subtle and undulates for less than half an hour to reach a small settlement of couple of houses at Kade Bhanjyang (6 hours) (Overnight at Tea house)
A short climb after Kade Bhanjyang is soon followed by a gradual drop and reaches Khesewa in around 20 minutes. Now, the trail once again drops steeply through this long extended village down to a small stream. This steep drop takes a little less than an hour and soon is followed by a gradual uphill but with few steep sections. The trail steadies a bit and then undulates and reaches a small village and once again undulates but gradually gains height until it reaches to Phunglung village in less than half an hour. Now a gradual drop starts a descend through yet another terraced field of this big extended village which soon turns very steep for the next half an hour. Once again, more undulating trail is followed by a steep trail to a top of the ridge and more steady trail arrives near Phumphe village. (6 hours) (Overnight at Tea house)
A good descent for less than half an hour, followed by another good climb for a bit more than an hour leads to Mamankhe. A gradual downhill soon turns into a steep climb. The climb becomes gentler but continuously keeps going up and undulates for a while. The morning steep part is for about an hour and the next undulating trail takes nearly an hour. The valley starts going down through a thin forest for a little less than an hour. After the drop, a brief climb leads to a wider valley of Thungim. Continue climb lead us to Sherpaguan stay overnight at sherpaguan at tea house about 6 hours walk.
The day starts with a steep climb through jungle. The forest consists of bamboos and rhododendrons. After two hours of climb, a paved trail starts and goes on for another couple of hours. Finally, the uphill ends and a brief leveled ground leads to Lashe Bhanjyang. After Lashe Bhanjyang, a brief drop that goes near by a landslide section is followed a half an hour climb. (by the side of this ridge is a sheer drop of nearly 200 meters or more) The climb turns into a steep drop for the next hour and half and meets Torongden River at the bottom of a narrow valley. Now the trail undulated through the forest but consistently goes up for the next hour and after crossing a simple wooden bridge, we arrive at Torongton. (8 hours) (Overnight at tea house)
The trek follows Simuwa Khola for the whole day towards North-East. The whole day is an easy uphill with few very steep climb along the valley made by the river. The trail goes through a rhododendron forests and reaches Anda Phedi, it takes another 2 hours to reach Tseram. A brief steep climb away from the river is rewarded with views of Kabru from Tseram. (5 hours) (Overnight at tea house)
Acclimatization day at Tseram. After breakfast side trip to Yamgachha Khola valley far as far elevation of 5000 meters.
A very steep climb starts the day and after first half an hour of steep climb, the valley widens up. The trail passes through several pasturelands and would also pass through a yak shed on one of these meadows. (they move the shed depending upon the seasons) After the first meadow, views of Rathong (6678 meters) and Kokthang (6148 meters) appears. The trail becomes fairly comfortable after the first two meadows and on the third meadow, just beneath a huge ridge, on a flat land is Ramche. (5 hours) (Overnight at Tea house)
The trail moves further up into the valley with a ridge separating Yalung Kang Glacier on the right and many cliffs on the left. As the valley heads deeper, Kabru (7412 meters), Rathong (6678 meters) towers like skyscrapers on the right. After couple of hours up in the valley with couple of meadows on the way, the trail slowly starts to climb and all four summits of Kanchenjunga (8586 meters) starts to appear enclosing the valley. Finally, Oktang view point (4780 meters) appears ending the trail with gigantic Kanchenjunga (8586 meters) and Kabru Range kissing the sky and the long extending views of Yalung Kang Glacier extending downward the valley. The trek retraces back following the same route to Tseram. (7 hours) (Overnight at Tea house)
The first two hours is through woods and a rocky trail continues with views of wide valleys and for a brief moment Kanchenjunga (8586 meters) can be viewed. This straight steep climb, for little less than around 4 hours gets to the first pass. After the first pass, the trail briefly drops and once again climbs for the second pass. Views of several smaller 6000 meter peaks and Makalu appears from the second pass. Once again, the trail drops briefly and then again climbs for the third pass (here a Mirgin La signboard is present). Now, The trail continuously drops and zigzags through a rocky trail and finally reaches a small stream to reach Sele La. (8 hours) (Overnight at Tea house)
The first bit is an easy walk with bits of steep drop. The trail is bit rocky and after the first hour it gets to the first pass (there are prayer flags). It continues in similar way until the second pass but sharply starts to drop through the forest of Rhododendron trees for nearly an hour an half. A small flat ground is followed by a hydro power’s water pipe that leads into the wide valley with the big village of Ghunsa. (3-4 hours) (Overnight at Tea house)
The trail heads deeper into the valley following the Ghunsa Khola on a fairly comfortable terrain but passes through several small landslide areas. After couple of hours the trail enters the rocky river and bed crosses Ghunsa Khola. Another brief comfortable walk leads to a bottom of a waterfall and then a steep climb through a difficult landslide section continues for the next half an hour. The hardwork is rewarded with different angled views of Jannu (7710 meters). A brief drop shows the wider views of the valley and several unnamed 6000 meters peak (Tengkoma is one of these peaks) but all these disappears as we enter Khambachen, a village where two valleys meet. Fantastic views of Sobhi Thongje and Gabhur is on the south of Khambachen and Sarphu on the west completes the Panorama. (6 hours) (Overnight at Tea house)
The day start with a brief climb out into the narrow valley and passes through a rocky glacial trail, the trail goes through a eroded section and keeps continuing into the narrowing valley. After passing by a waterfall, a brief climb leads out into a wider valley, with views of Kanchenjunga (8586 meters) and Kangbachen (7903 meters) opening up. The trail is more comfortable for the next hour and then once again climbs into a narrow valley via another eroded section but quickly goes to cross the river that leads to Lhonak. It is another small meadow where two valleys join but is lot wider than Kambachen. Kirat Chuli (7365 meters), Nepal Chuli (6910 meters) are in the east, with Mera peak in South-West and Laser Peak II in North-West. (6 hours) (Overnight at Tea house)
The trek continues into the valley surrounded by towering mountains and heads further into the valley towards Pang Pema. The trail slowly and gradually climbs and enters into several eroded parts where the trails are almost invisible. Undulating through these rubbles of glacial rocks, the valley finally ends at Pang Pema that is known by Kanchenjunga North Base Camp around 4 hours and after enjoying view back to Lhonak following the same trail. About 6 hours trek stay overnight at Lhonak at Tea house.
The trek retraces back to Ghunsa via Kambachen following the same route taken earlier. (Around 7 hours) stay overnight at Ghunsa at tea house.
The trek retraces back to Ghunsa and after crossing the Ghunsa Khola, it starts to head down in the valley following the same river to Phale. This village is full of Tibetan immigrants. (Around 6 hours stay at Tea house.
Now a steep drop through bamboo forests and crosses several small streams and slowly leads the trek back into civilizations. (Around 6 hours) (Overnight at Tea house)
After Amjilosa, the trail follows with the river and has some very steep sections along the way. Now, smaller settlements start to become frequent and the trail leads us finally small villages of Sekathum. Passing through the small villages Tapethok also marks the end of the conservation area and the treks entry into more populated hilly villages of Nepal stay overnight at Tea house about 5 hours trek.
Now the trek happens on the lower elevations of the hilly region and passes through several Limbu villages. An easy walk from Tapethok through the busy village of Chirwa. Now we will leave the high way to taplejung and will follow the local trail toward to Linkhim or further on Phurumbhu stay overnight at local house or tea house.
Our last walking day of the trek, about 4 hours walk lead us to Suketar stay overnight at Suketar.
After Breakfast drive to Kanyam one of the beautiful tea garden of nepal stay overnight at Kanyam at Hotel.
After breakfast drive to Bhadrapur airport and flight to Kathmandu, receive at 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 before two hours from your flight with a 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.
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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.
A unforgettable journey with lovely people !!! Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
To start off, initial communication with Himal was very easy and he was always quick to answer. He was flexible with the itinerary and was tailoring the trek to our needs.During the trekking we had a very good time with our guide Tek and our porters Dhill and Birr. They always watched out for us, helped us and overall took good care of us. Tek is a very competent guide, he can speak and understand english easily, knows the area well as well as a lot of locals, hotel owners etc. and is a very kind person. We enjoyed our time with him and the porters a lot and they definitely made friends in us!
We want to emphasize again that we always got taken care of very very good during our trek, that we never felt unsafe or left behind and that we were always closely watched by our guide and porters. We were a married couple of age 60 and a son of age 20 and we all were very happy with their services! All of our individual needs were met and always respected. Outside trekking and all around, the service that Visit Himalaya Treks provides is outstanding. They will organize every day of the trip and will bring you everywhere you need to go while trying to make your trip as comfortable as possible.
We can highly recommend them for any trip you have in mind in Nepal, Bhutan or Tibet, as they all are very competent and nice people! Again, thank you very much for making our trip so worthwhile! You surpassed our expectations and we (or at least our son) will definitely come back and are looking forward to seeing you again :)
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.