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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek takes you to one of the remotest and less explored parts of eastern Nepal to the foot of the majestic Mount Kanchenjunga (8586m), the third highest mountain in the world and also the second highest in Nepal. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek provides you with untouched natural beauty as you walk through the traditional villages encircled by the green hills and the snow-capped Himalayas. As the wide range of Kanchenjunga is shared with Sikkim in India, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek allows you to witness the beauty of Nepalese as well as Indian Himalayas.

The 28 days Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek takes you to the quiet and solitary terrain of eastern Nepal as you take a flight to Bhadrapur from Kathmandu. You then head to Illam, where you get to see vast stretches of tea gardens making up the picturesque landscape. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek takes to the Limbu village of Taplejung, Mitlung, and several other smaller settlements, which allows the trekker to look into the Limbu culture, tradition, and lifestyle. The enchanting areas of eastern Nepal reached during this trek offer excellent display of flowers like rhododendrons, lilies, and others. Crossing through many forests of rhododendron and passing by many rivers especially the great and mighty Tamor, the trail comes across many settlements of Rai, Limbu, and Tibetan locals. Further gaining height and passing many difficult terrains will take you to Kanchenjunga Base Camp from where you get a breath-taking panorama of the Himalayas bordering Nepal-India and Nepal-Tibet. Finally, being all done exploring this region, you head back to Kathmandu.

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Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, we welcome you with our deepest hospitality and warmest greetings. Then, you will be escorted to your hotel for your overnight stay.

Day 2
Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu

You visit the wonders of Kathmandu valley for the day. Many historic and artistically significant monuments like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple will lure you and boost your zeal for the remaining journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Ilam

You take a short flight to reach the eastern part of the country. A 45-minute flight will take you to Bhadrapur, then, you will drive to the astonishing Ilam. Reaching Ilam takes about 4 hours. Ilam is the tea station of Nepal where you can view tea garden stretching as far as your eyes can see. Overnight in Ilam.

Day 4
Drive to Taplejung and Trek to Mitlung

Leaving behind the alluring Ilam, you take a short drive to Taplejung. Taplejung is a small, traditional Limbu village situated on the hillside. After reaching Taplejung, you start your trek to Mitlung. Walking past terraced fields and cardamom farms, you follow Tamor River upstream to arrive in Mitlung. Overnight in Mitlung.

Day 5
Trek from Mitlung to Chiruwa

Continuing your trail through many ups and downs will take you to the Limbu village of Sinwa. After descending for some time form Sinwa, you reach another Limbu village of Tawa. Passing through beautiful rural landscape typically found in the eastern part of the country, you cross a wooden bridge over Thiwa Khola to arrive in Chiruwa. Overnight in Chiruwa.

Day 6
Trek from Chiruwa to Sukethum

The trail today passes through the cardamom fields. The weather and environment on the eastern part of the country favor the growth of cardamom, so many of the villages are opting for cardamom farming for their income generation. You trek along the mighty Tamor to reach Sukethum. Many uphill and downhill through several settlements like Taplethok, Temewa, and Hellok, will finally take you to Sukethum. Overnight in Sukethum.

Day 7
Trek from Sukethum to Amjilosa

To reach Amjilosa, you pass through dense forests alongside Ghunsa Khola. Crossing many suspension bridges over Ghunsa Khola, you leave Sukethum which lead you to steep trails. Then, after you cross the steep trail, you come across the gorge climbing which is a little challenging. Finally, after long hours of walking through the steep and rough terrain, you arrive in Amjilosa. Overnight in Amjilosa.

Day 8
Trek from Amjilasaa to Gyabla

Today’s trek passes through dense forests of bamboo, fir, and rhododendrons. You come across small streams and many bridges on your way. After some time of ascending, you reach the stunning waterfalls on your way. Finally, after a steep ascent, you reach the Tibetan settlement of Gyabla. You can visit the monastery and temple in Gyabla, in the evening. Overnight in Gyabla.

Day 9
Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa

Pine and juniper forests on the way will make you feel welcomed as you climb the trails of Ghunsa Khola to arrive in several small settlements en route. After a few ascents and descents, you arrive in the Tibetan village of Ghunsa, which houses the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area office. Overnight in Ghunsa.

Day 10
Rest day at Ghunsa

You take a day off in Ghunsa to acclimatize. You can spend the day exploring the village and interacting with the locals, especially the children who are very innocent and shy but also friendly. You can also visit the ancient Tashi Choding Gumba and learn about the practices of Buddhism in the region. Overnight in Ghunsa.

Day 11
Trek from Ghunsa to Khambachen

Passing through alpine forests along your way, you come upon to see the spectacular view of Mt. Jannu (7710m). Further trekking alongside Ghunsa Khola will take you to a landslide-prone area past a beautiful waterfall. You then walk on the moraines of Kumbhakarna Glacier to arrive in Khambachen. You will have a panoramic view of Mera Peak (6364m), Marson (6220m), Tanga (6433m), and other snow-capped mountains from Khambache. Overnight in Khambache.

Day 12
Trek from Khambachen to Lhonak

You trek through rocky fields and large boulders of the hillside situated along the riverbank. You then come upon Ramtang Monastery located next to a waterfall. After visiting Ramtang Monastery, you then walk through moraines of Kanchenjunga Glacier which finally takes you to the stone huts of Lhonak. From Lhonak, you get an amazing vista of Kanchenjunga (8586m), Wedge Peak (6802m), Mera Peak (6364), and so on. Overnight in Lhonak.

Day 13
Excursion to Pangpema/ North Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5140m)

You trek along the Kanchenjunga Glacier on a steep on the slippery trail to arrive in Pangpema, alternatively known as North Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Reaching the top of KBC provides you with a great view of the Himalayas bordering Nepal-India and Nepal-Tibet. After relishing the mountain views for a while, you trek back to Lhonak for the overnight stay.

Day 14
Trek from Lhonak to Ghunsa

Leaving Lhonak, you retrace your way back to Ghunsa enjoying the beautiful mountain scenery. This trek from Lhonak to Ghunsa passes through glacial moraine which then meets Ghunsa Khola. You follow Ghunsa Khola downstream and walk through the alpine forest to arrive in Ghunsa.

Day 15
Trek from Ghunsa to Sele La

To reach Sele La (4480m), you have to trek through steep hills. The trail passes through the dense forest of rhododendrons and junipers. After a tough climb to the top of Sele La (4480m), you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains like Jannu (7711m), Boktoh (6114m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), and so on. You climb down the pass and spend the night on the base of Sele La.

Day 16
Trek to Tseram crossing Sinion La Pass

You ascend uphill with the mesmerizing south side view of Jannu Himal (7711m) and Kanchenjunga (8586m). The trail is a strenuous one as you will need to cross the pass of Sinion La (4660m). You then descend to Tseram with a view of the mountains along the Sikkim border. Overnight in Tseram.

Day 17
Trek from Tseram to Ramche

Walking on the moraines of Yalung Glacier, you pass through Lapsang village. You may find blue sheep as you ascend to the ridge. Ascending alongside Simbuwa Khola and Yalung Glacier, you arrive in Ramche. You will get a good view of the mountains shared between Nepal and Sikkim in India as you reach Ramche. Overnight in Ramche.

Day 18
Excursion to Yalung Base Camp

Trekking to the southern side of Kanchenjunga (8586m) allows you to see the southern face of Kanchenjunga, and also get a good view of Jannu (7711m). En route to Yalung Base Camp, you visit Oktang Monastery situated on the glacier itself. Then walking on the icy ad slippery bank of Yalung Glacier, you reach Yalung Base Camp. After the excursion, you will head back to Tseram following the glacier downhill. Overnight in Tseram.

Day 19
Trek from Tseram to Lasiya Bhanjyang

Following Simbuwa Khola downstream, you leave Tseram to reach Anda Phedi and then Tortong. You then ascend through the alpine forest towards Lasiya Bhanjyang (3310m). Passing several Chortens, monasteries, waterfalls, and small streams, you arrive in Lasiya Bhanjyang (3310m) for the overnight stay.

Day 20
Trek from Lamite Bhanjyang to Yamphudin

Descending from Lasiya Bhanjyang, you reach Chitre and then following Amji Khola downstream through the lush forest, you arrive in the small village of Yamphudin, inhabited by a mixed community of Limbu, Rai, Sherpa, and Gurung. Overnight in Yamphudin.

Day 21
Trek from Yamphudin to Phumphe Danda

You leave Yamphudin and follow the trails of Kabeli Khola downstream to arrive in the Limbu village of Mamankhe. You can visit the Limbu Museum and Cultural Centre if you have time. You then continue to descend until you reach Khaksewa Khola, from where you ascend to Phumphe Danda. Overnight in Phumphe Danda.

Day 22
Trek from Phumphe Danda to Simbu

Leaving Phumphe Danda, you first descend and then ascend to reach Phungphung Danda, which hosts a beautiful waterfall. After a few ups and downs through the forested path, you reach Kande Bhanjyang. You then descend to cross the bridge over Phawa Khola to arrive in Simbu for the overnight stay.

Day 23
Trek from Simbu to Taplejung

Trekking from Simbu to Taplejung will again require you to make few ascents and descents. You make a steep ascent at Deurali (2600m) before climbing down to Suketar, en route to Taplejung. You can spend the evening exploring the local market of Taplejung. Overnight in Taplejung.

Day 24
Drive to Bhadrapur

You then drive the same way back to Bhadrapur. Enjoying the countryside view and the distant mountains, you arrive in Bhadrapur. You can explore the small town during your free time. Overnight in Bhadrapur.

Day 25
Fly Back to Kathmandu

A 25-minute flight will fly you above the Himalayas one last time before taking you back to Kathmandu where our office staff will pick you up and take you to your hotel. Feel free to enjoy the free time exploring the markets and food of Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 26
Free Day in Kathmandu

Today will be your free day. You can roam the streets of Kathmandu while shopping for souvenirs to take back home to your family and friends. You can also book a one day trip inside or on the outskirts of Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 27

We will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, for your further departures.

What's included in the Cost ?

  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • All required local and government taxes.
  • Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • One porter for two people.
  • Stay in the city at finest hotel (3 nights twin sharing room at Kathmandu).
  • Trekking permits/TIMS.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
  • Kathmandu-Biratnagar-Kathmandu flight tickets.
  • A porter and his entire expenses.

What's excluded in the Cost ?

  • Cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Extra porter charge.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Extra hot showers, wifi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.

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Price From USD$3,000/person
Total $ 3,000 USD

Trip Facts

  • 5150 m
  • Hard
  • 2-20 pax
  • Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
  • Double/Twin Sharing In Hotel/Lodge
  • Full Board During The Trek