Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
21 Days

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is lying on the eastern border of Nepal providing a great chance to experience remoteness. It is the third highest mountain in the world with the height of 8586 meters and is a magnificent peak striding the border between Nepal and India. This is extremely and unpredictable mountains peaks are known for the avalanches it was thrown down which are said to be largest. While covering this base camp trek you will land at the mesmerizing backdrop of Kanchenjunga and its subsidiary Himalayas. The trail runs through the moss-laden forest of oak, chestnut, pine, maple, rhododendron and wonderful views of peaks of this route. The trek goes through the Kanchenjunga conservation area which is one of the least densely populated areas in Nepal. Trekking in this region take a little longer than most areas in the Himalayas but the wilder unexplored corners of the Himalaya makes it more worthwhile.This trip also include the similar trek Makalu circuit. This base camp trekking offers the infinite variety of landscapes, cultures and Himalayan panorama.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek offers the spectacular mountain scenery, diverse flora and fauna and rich culture, quite different to those found further west. This includes those of the Limbu people, famous for inventing Tongba and as the main styles in the British Gorkha Regiment. Trekking in this route is also famous for a botanical view of flora and fauna of the region. The season between spring and autumn is the best season for trekking in this route. If you are willing to see the forest full of Rhododendron which is the national flower of Nepal then you may join in the spring season because this season is flower blooms time. This route is also home to many varieties of birds and animals and some of the animals found in this region are the Himalayan black bear, barking deer, musk deer, langur and red panda. The trails take you to a remote area where the facility of the home-stay is available however there are no tea houses or lodges and enjoy the trip with Best Trekking Guide Team.

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar and trek to Lali Kharka (2276m) 2-3 hrs

Day 03: Trek Lali Kharka to Khesewa (2120m) 5-6 hrs

Day 04: Trek Khesewa to Mamankhe (1920m) 5-6 hrs

Day 05: Trek Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2080m) 6-7 hrs

Day 06: Trek Yamphudin to Chitre (2965m) 5-7 hrs

Day 07: Trek Chitre to Tortongn (3010m) 6-7 hrs

Day 08: Trek Tortongn to Tseram (3870m) 6-7 hrs

Day 09: Trek Tseram to Ramche (4580m) 4-5 hrs

Day 10: Explore a day in Ramche (4580m) 5-6 hrs

Day 11: Ramche to Mirgin La (4480m) 6-7 hrs

Day 12: Trek Mirgin La to Ghunsa (3475m) 5-6 hrs

Day 13: Trek Ghunsa to Kambachen (4040m) 6-7 hrs

Day 14: Trek Ghunsa to Lhonak (4790m) 5-6 hrs

Day 15: Trek Lhonak to Pang Pema (5140m) 4-5 hrs

Day 16: Explore around Kanchenjungha Base Camp (5100m) and back to Pang Pema 4-5 hrs

Day 17: Trek Pang Pema to Ghunsa 6 hrs

Day 18: Trek Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2460m) 4-5 hrs

Day 19: Trek Amjilosa to Sakathum (1600m) 5-6 hrs

Day 20: Trek Sakathum to Chhiruwa (1200m) 5-6 hrs

Day 21: Trek Chhiruwa to Suketar (2420m) 5-6 hrs

Day 22: Fly back Suketar to Kathmandu (1300m) 35 min.

Day 23: Final departure

Details Itinerary

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

After arriving at the Kathmandu airport and you will meet office manager who comes to pick up you. After you picked from the airport we will move towards our hotels and first we check out and if you come to our country in the morning time we will explore Thamel Bazaar and in the evening time we will have our welcome dinner and if you come in the evening time then we will directly join our welcome dinner.      

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar and trek to Lali Kharka (2276m) 2-3 hrs

Early in the morning, we will be taken to the local airport in the Kathmandu valley to fly towards Suketar after spending the wonderful night in the capital city of Nepal. After 35 minutes flight from the Kathmandu valley, we will slowly start our trekking towards Lali Kharka. On the way, we will have our lunch then after we will slowly start our trekking towards Lali Kharka and keep walking until we don’t reach our destinations. After reach in Lali Kharka, we will explore all around this beautiful village and spend one night in this village. 

Day 03: Trek Lali Kharka to Khesewa (2120m) 5-6 hrs

During the time of trekking, we will pass through the many beautiful places, the lush forest of rhododendron, pine, and oak. On the way, we will have our lunch then after we will slowly start our trekking towards Khesewa and keep walking until we don’t reach Khesewa. After reach in Khesewa, we will explore all around this beautiful village and spend one night in this village. 

Day 04: Trek Khesewa to Mamankhe (1920m) 5-6 hrs

We begin our trek towards theKabeli Khola. We will have our lunch on the way then after we will slowly start our trekking towards Mamankhe after reach in this beautiful village we rest for some time then explore the surrounding area and we will spend overnight in this village.   

Day 05: Trek Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2080m) 6-7 hrs

This day trek will be mostly uphill on an easy trail. During the time of trekking, we will many beautiful places, villages, and the Lush forest of Rhododendron. We will have our lunch on the way after lunch we will keep walking until we don’t reach in Yamphudin with the awesome views of the Mountain and after reach in Yamphudin, we will spend one night in this village.    

Day 06: Trek Yamphudin to Chitre (2965m) 5-7 hrs

We walk along the left bank of Kabeli Khola. We will pass through the many barren landscapes of this area resemble Tibet and we will have our lunch on the way after lunch we will take some rest and start our trekking. We will walk until we don’t reach in Chitre and we will spend one-night ion this beautiful village.  

Day 07: Trek Chitre to Tortongn (3010m) 6-7 hrs

We have the constant company of the Himalayas to enjoy. We will pass through the small villages and a few temples on the way and we will have our lunch on the way and keep walking until we don’t reach in Tortongn and we will spend one night in these beautiful villages.     

Day 08: Trek Tortongn to Tseram (3870m) 6-7 hrs

The walk today follow the riverbank passing the bivouac caves. We will pass through many beautiful places of this route and we will have our Lunch in the route. We will pass through the Lush forest of Rhododendron and Oak forest and we will reach Tseram and we will spend one night in Tseram.   

Day 09: Trek Tseram to Ramche (4580m) 4-5 hrs

The way out is blocked by a steep slope from the left. During the time of trekking we will pass through the beautiful places, lush forest of Rhododendron, Pine and Oak forest and have lunch on the way after lunch we will keep walking until we don’t reach our destination and we will spend one night in this village. 

Day 10: Rest day in Ramche

Today we don’t start our trekking because today day is for rest in Ramche village. Today whole day we will explore all around this beautiful village from where we can see many wonderful views of Mountain of this region which can be seen from this region and at the evening time we will come back to our hotel and we will spend one night in this beautiful place.  

Day 11: Ramche to Mirgin La (4480m) 6-7 hrs

From Ramche, we walk further up the valley. We will pass through the small villages and a few temples on the way and we will have our lunch on the way and keep walking until we don’t reach in Mirgin La and after reach in Mirgin La, we will explore all around the Mirgin La village and stay overnight in this beautiful village.  

Day 12: Trek Mirgin La to Ghunsa (3475m) 5-6 hrs

We begin our trek after breakfast. During the time of trekking, we will many beautiful places, villages, and the Lush forest of Rhododendron. We will have our lunch on the way after lunch we will keep walking until we don’t reach in Ghunsa with the awesome views of the Mountain and after reach in Ghunsa, we will spend one night in this village.    

Day 13: Trek Ghunsa to Kambachen (4040m) 6-7 hrs

Before reach in Kambachen we have to cross many suspension bridges, we climb steeply towards the slippery and physically challenging path to the Seattle and keep walking until we don’t reach in Kambachen and spend one night in this beautiful village.       

Day 14: Trek Kambachen to Lhonak (4790m) 5-6 hrs

We leave Kambachen for Lhonak after having breakfast in the hotel. We will have our lunch on the way then after keep walking until we don’t reach in Lhonak after reach in this beautiful village we will spend one night.   

Day 15: Trek Lhonak to Pang Pema (5140m) 4-5 hrs

Spending the wonderful time in Lhonak we will move towards Pang Pema. We will pass through the small villages and a few temples on the way and we will have our lunch on the way and keep walking until we don’t reach in Pang Pema and after reach in Pang Pema, we will explore all around the Pang Pema village and stay overnight in this beautiful village.  

Day 16: Explore around Kanchenjungha Base Camp and back to Pang Pema 4-5 hrs

Today we trek towards Kanchenjungha Base Camp. During the time of trekking, we will explore all around the Kanchenjungha Base Camp and after exploring the Base camp we will come back to Pang Pema and we will spend overnight in this village.   

Day 17: Trek Pang Pema to Ghunsa 6 hrs

 From Pang Pema, we back our step towards Ghunsa. During the time of trekking we will pass through the beautiful places, lush forest of Rhododendron, Pine and Oak forest and have lunch on the way after lunch we will keep walking until we don’t reach our destination and we will spend one night in this village. 

Day 18: Trek Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2460m) 4-5 hrs

At the time of trekking, we will pass through the beautiful forest opening out to steep, grassy hillside. Then after we will slowly walk towards Amjilosa and after reach in this beautiful village we will explore all around this village and spend overnight in this village.

Day 19: Trek Amjilosa to Sakathum (1600m) 5-6 hrs

Leaving Amjilosa for Sakathum. During the time of trekking, we will many beautiful places, villages, and the Lush forest of Rhododendron. We will have our lunch on the way after lunch we will keep walking until we don’t reach in Sakathum with the awesome views of the Mountain and after reach in Sakathum, we will spend one night in this village.     

Day 20: Trek Sakathum to Chhiruwa (1200m) 5-6 hrs

The views are often crisp and clear in the morning to hike towards Chhiruwa. We will pass through the small villages and a few temples on the way and we will have our lunch on the way and keep walking until we don’t reach in Chhiruwa and after reach in Chhiruwa, we will explore all around the Chhiruwa village and stay overnight in this beautiful village.    

Day 21: Trek Chhiruwa to Suketar (2420m) 5-6 hrs

It takes almost 6 hours to reach Suketar from Chhiruwa. There are beautiful mountain vistas all around where you will camp between the boulders here to stay out of the way. We will have our lunch on the way then after keep walking until we don’t reach in Suketar after reach in this beautiful village we will spend one night. 

Day 22: Fly back Suketar to Kathmandu (1300m) 35 min

We will catch the local fly towards Kathmandu valley from Suketar. After reach in the Kathmandu valley, we will explore around the Thamel Bazaar and we will spend one night in the Kathmandu valley. 

Day 23: Final departure

After having breakfast early in the morning your trekking guide comes to your hotel to take you in the airport. We will drop you at the international airport and see you off. 

Cost Details

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: 2 Nights standard accommodation in Katmandu.
  • Both way Flight ticket Kathmandu to Biratnagar and surke to Kathmandu
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a cup of tea or coffee).
  • All Trekking Permit and Special Kanchenjunga Base Camp Permit.
  • All Local Ground transportation
  • Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the trek & Campsite where is not able to lodge.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking Trekking Guide. His well- paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance and flight ticket etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • After the Success Trip, Journey Nepal Adventure will Provide Adventure Certificate.
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

Cost does not include on:

  • Meals and Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)
  • Additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Bottled drinks
  • Boiled water
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi-Fi
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter

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