Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking

The Kanchenjunga Circuit trek is a thrilling adventure that takes trekkers to both the north and south base camps of Kanchenjunga. This magnificent mountain, standing at a towering height of 8,586m, is the third highest peak in the world.

As it is a remote area trek, a good level of fitness and some trekking experience is desirable. However, despite its remoteness, the trek offers a glimpse into the local people's way of life and the opportunity to visit Ramtang and Oktang Monasteries.

The trek offers breathtaking views of the landscape, which is dotted with rivers, waterfalls, green meadows, rhododendron, birch and pine forests, and the majestic Yalung Glacier. Along the way, trekkers are accompanied by stunning mountain views that are sure to leave an indelible impression.

Located on the far eastern side of Nepal, near the border with Sikkim, Kanchenjunga was thought to be the highest peak in the world until the mid-1800s. The area was closed to trekkers until the mid-1980s, and today it is protected by the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. As such, a special trekking permit is required to trek in the area, ensuring that the unique flora and fauna remain in pristine condition.

In addition to the main peak of Kanchenjunga, there are four subsidiary summits exceeding 8,000m, the most important being Kanchenjunga West, also known as Yalung Kang (8,505m). The region also boasts approximately twenty peaks exceeding 7,000m, including Kambachen (7,903m), Janu (7,710m), Jongsong (7,483m), Kabru (7,353m), Tent Peak (7,365m), and the Twins (7,350m). Moreover, there are numerous peaks over 6,000m, and five major glacial systems, including Zumu, Talung, Rathong, Kanchenjunga, and Yalung glaciers.

Trekking in Kanchenjunga is a truly unforgettable experience, taking trekkers right into the heart of the remote and less trekked Himalayan mountains and valleys. With the recent addition of the Great Himalayan Trail to the trekking map, tourism is being promoted in remote areas like Kanchenjunga. As a result, there is an increasing number of teahouses along the route. Now is the perfect time to go on this adventure before more trekkers discover this hidden gem, contributing to the local communities' growth.


Trip Highlights of Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking

If you're looking for a trekking adventure in a remote and stunning part of the Himalayas, the Kanchenjunga region is a great choice. Here are some of the highlights you can expect:

Majestic Mountain Views

The Kanchenjunga Circuit trek offers breathtaking views of some of the highest peaks in the world, including Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Jannu, and Mera Peak. You'll also see other impressive summits and glaciers along the way.

Cultural Immersion

One of the unique features of the Kanchenjunga region is the opportunity to visit remote villages and settlements of Tibetan refugees. You'll learn about their customs, traditions, and way of life.

Glacier Trekking

The Kanchenjunga trekking route takes you over the Yalung Glacier and other glaciers, providing a thrilling and unforgettable experience. You'll need some level of fitness and experience to tackle this terrain, but it's worth it.

Rhododendron Forest and Alpine Passes

As you trek through the Kanchenjunga region, you'll encounter pristine Rhododendron forests, green meadows, and high alpine passes that offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The landscape is varied and always breathtaking.

Wildlife Spotting

The Kanchenjunga region is home to a variety of wildlife species, including musk deer, snow leopard, blue sheep, and many others. With a bit of luck and patience, you might be able to spot some of them on your trek.

Kanchenjunga Base Camps

One of the highlights of the Kanchenjunga Circuit trek is the chance to explore both the north and south base camps of Mt. Kanchenjunga. These are remote and pristine areas that offer a glimpse into the majesty of the Himalayas.

Overall, the Kanchenjunga trekking experience is a unique and unforgettable one that will leave you with lasting memories. With the recent opening up of more teahouses on the route, now is a great time to go and explore this stunning region before it becomes too crowded.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1300m.
  • Day 02: Free and arrangement day
  • Day 03: Flight to Bhadrapur -Drive to Phidim (Direct Flight to Taplejung ) depend on availability
  • Day 04: Drive to Taplejung (1,820m)
  • Day 05: Trek to Chirwa (1,270m)
  • Day 06: Trek to Amjlosa (2,520m)
  • Day 07: Trek to Gyabla (2,730m)
  • Day 08: Trek to Ghunsa (3,595m)
  • Day 09: Acclimatization day at Ghunsa
  • Day 10: Trek to Kambachen (4,050m)
  • Day 11: Trek to Lhonak (4,780m)
  • Day 12: Hike to Pangpema (5,065m)
  • Day 13: Exploring Pangpema area
  • Day 14: Trek back to Ghunsa
  • Day 15: Trek to Sele le (4,290m)
  • Day 16: Trek Sele la, Sinion La Pass, Mirgin La Pass, Sinelapcha La Pass and Tseram (3,870m).
  • Day 17: Hike to Oktang Base Camp
  • Day 18: Trek to Torangden (2,995m)
  • Day 19: Trek to Yamphudin (2,080m)
  • Day 20: Trek down to Khebang (1,910m)
  • Day 21: Trek to Khandembe (1,420m) (We have option to go to Taplejung and take a flight but subject to be availability
  • Day 22: Drive to Bhadrapur by bus ( 8 -9 HRS)
  • Day 23: Fly to Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu 1300m. Pick up and transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02 :Free and arrangement day
  • Day 03 :Flight to Bhadrapur -Drive to Phidim (Direct Flight to Taplejung ) depend on availability
  • Day 04 :Drive to Taplejung (1,820m)
  • Day 05 :Trek to Chirwa (1,270m)
  • Day 06 :Trek to Amjlosa (2,520m)
  • Day 07 :Trek to Gyabla (2,730m)
  • Day 08 :Trek to Ghunsa (3,595m)
  • Day 09 :Acclimatization day at Ghunsa
  • Day 10 :Trek to Kambachen (4,050m)
  • Day 11 :Trek to Lhonak (4,780m)
  • Day 12 :Hike to Pangpema (5,065m)
  • Day 13 :Exploring Pangpema area
  • Day 14 :Trek back to Ghunsa
  • Day 15 :Trek to Sele le (4,290m)
  • Day 16 :Trek Sele la, Sinion La Pass, Mirgin La Pass, Sinelapcha La Pass and Tseram (3,870m).
  • Day 17 :Hike to Oktang Base Camp
  • Day 18 :Trek to Torangden (2,995m)
  • Day 19 :Trek to Yamphudin (2,080m)
  • Day 20 :Trek down to Khebang (1,910m)
  • Day 21 :Trek to Khandembe (1,420m) (We have option to go to Taplejung and take a flight but subject to be availability
  • Day 22 : Drive to Bhadrapur by bus ( 8 -9 HRS)
  • Day 23 :Fly to Kathmandu Domestic flight to Kathmandu.

Cost Includes

  • All airport transfer by private a/c Car/van/bus
  • Kathmandu—Bhadrapur- Kathmandu flights as per deal
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and back by tourist bus
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara standard Level with breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner.
  • Basic Tea-house accommodation
  • Licensed English-speaking guide, Experience knows about First Aid
  • Porters
  • Meals during the trek: basic food
  • Tea or Coffee 3 cup per day
  • All necessary documents and permits for Trekking.
  • Sleeping bags and other necessary equipments
  • Staff insurance, medication and equipment
  • All Govt. and Local Taxes
  • First Aid Kit
  • Trekking Certificate from Destination Unlimited


Cost Excludes

  • Travel/trekking insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fees/ Monastery visit entrance fees during the trekking
  • Mountain rescue charges or insurance
  • Drinks hot and cold. ( tea and Coffee) hot waters, Mineral waters
  • Bottled drinks on trek (cold and alcoholic)
  • Lunches and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Additional food or drink on trek in addition to three standard meals
  • Personal expenses, Emergency Expenses, road blocked, snakes, desert.etc
  • Special region permit and liaison officer fees (where applicable)
  • Tips(Tipping Recommended)

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Key Information

  • Trip Cost US$ 2500
  • Trip Duration 23 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Trip Style Trekking
  • Accomodation Lodge to lodge
  • Max Altitude 5364
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No of people Price P.P
1-1 Pax US$ 2500
2 US$ 2300
4 US$ 1999
6 US$ 1950
8 US$ 1850