Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

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Kanchenjunga Base Camp, Nepal
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Duration

19 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English

About this tour

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is an epic and remote trekking adventure in the eastern part of Nepal. Named after the majestic Mount Kanchenjunga, the world’s third-highest peak, this trek takes you to the base camps on its north and south sides, offering mesmerizing views of some of the most stunning and untouched landscapes in the Himalayas.

Located on the border between Nepal and the Indian state of Sikkim, the Kanchenjunga region is relatively less explored and offers a true wilderness experience for trekkers seeking to immerse themselves in pristine natural beauty and unique cultural encounters.

The trek begins in Taplejung, a picturesque town in eastern Nepal, and gradually ascends through lush rhododendron forests, terraced farmlands, and remote villages inhabited by ethnic communities with distinct traditions and customs. Along the way, trekkers can witness the remarkable biodiversity of the region, including rare flora and fauna.

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a challenging and less-trodden route, making it an ideal choice for experienced trekkers looking to venture off the beaten path. Trekkers can choose between the northern and southern base camps or opt for the full circuit, which allows them to experience the grandeur of both sides of the Kanchenjunga massif.

The trek promises breathtaking mountain panoramas, serene glacial lakes, high mountain passes, and a profound sense of solitude in the heart of the Himalayas. For those seeking a truly adventurous and unforgettable trekking experience, the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is an exceptional choice that showcases the raw beauty of Nepal’s eastern Himalayan region.

Essential Tips for a Successful Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

  • Obtain the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit (KCAP) and the Restricted Area Permit (RAP) from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu.
  • The best time for the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. The weather is generally stable, with clear skies, making it ideal for trekking.
  • The trek involves long and challenging days of walking at high altitudes. Prior physical fitness training and acclimatization are essential to reduce the risk of altitude sickness.
  • Hiring a local guide and porter is highly recommended. They are familiar with the trails, culture, and can assist in case of emergencies.
  • Carry essential trekking gear, including sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing, rain gear, a sleeping bag, first aid kit, and water purification tablets. Keep your backpack light and carry only necessary items.
  • Drink plenty of water and eat nutritious meals to maintain energy levels during the trek.
  • The Kanchenjunga region is inhabited by ethnic communities with unique customs and traditions. Respect their culture and local practices.
  • Plan your trekking itinerary with ample rest and acclimatization days. Ascend gradually to avoid altitude-related issues.
  • Be prepared for sudden weather changes in the mountains. Carry appropriate clothing layers for varying weather conditions.
  • Carry a fully charged mobile phone with a local SIM card or a satellite phone for communication in case of emergencies.
  • The Kanchenjunga region is home to diverse wildlife. Respect the natural habitat and maintain a safe distance from animals.
  • Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and includes emergency medical evacuation.
  • Follow the “Leave No Trace” principles and carry back your trash to protect the delicate mountain ecosystem.
  • Inform your family or friends about your trekking plans and itinerary. Provide them with the contact details of your guide and trekking agency.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Safety Considerations

  • Ensure that you are physically fit and have undergone proper acclimatization before ascending to higher altitudes to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.
  • Hire an experienced local guide and porter who are familiar with the terrain, weather conditions, and can provide assistance in case of emergencies.
  • Be aware of weather forecasts and prepare for sudden weather changes. Avoid trekking during adverse weather conditions, especially during heavy rain or snowfall.
  • Wear sturdy and comfortable trekking boots, layered clothing for varying weather conditions, and carry essential gear like a first aid kit, map, and GPS.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and eating nutritious meals to maintain energy levels during the trek.
  • Use water purification tablets or boil water before drinking to avoid waterborne illnesses.
  • Be aware of the nearest emergency evacuation points and have a plan in place in case of any medical emergencies.
  • Familiarize yourself with the trekking route, landmarks, and key locations to avoid getting lost.
  • Whenever possible, trek in a group for added safety and support.
  • Exercise caution around steep slopes, avalanche-prone areas, and glacial crevasses.
  • Respect wildlife and maintain a safe distance from animals encountered during the trek.
  • Carry a fully charged mobile phone with a local SIM card or a satellite phone for communication in case of emergencies.
  • Share your trekking itinerary with a reliable contact person and update them regularly about your progress.
  • Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking at high altitudes and includes emergency medical evacuation.
  • Respect the local culture and customs of the communities living in the Kanchenjunga region.

Highlights

  • Witness stunning views of Mount Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest peak, and other snow-capped Himalayan giants.
  • Experience the untouched beauty of the Kanchenjunga region, far from the crowds of popular trekking routes.
  • Meet the warm and hospitable locals belonging to various ethnic communities, including Limbu, Rai, and Sherpa, and learn about their unique traditions.
  • Explore the rich biodiversity of the region with diverse flora and fauna, including rare and exotic plant species and wildlife.
  • Trek to both the north and south base camps of Kanchenjunga, offering different perspectives of the mountain.
  • Cross challenging high-altitude passes, such as the Sele La and Sinion La, offering breathtaking views of surrounding landscapes.
  • Encounter serene glacial lakes, like the Oktang Lake, nestled amidst the Himalayan peaks.
  • Enjoy a remote and less-trodden trekking route, offering a sense of solitude and adventure.
  • Marvel at the diverse landscapes, from lush rhododendron forests to arid alpine terrains, all framed by the towering mountains.
  • Spot rare and endangered species of plants, animals, and birds, making the region a biodiversity hotspot.

Included/Excluded

  • International Airport Pick Up and Departure by Private Vehicle.
  • Welcome and Farewell Cultural Dinner.
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner from the Teahouses menu during the treks.
  • Overnight Sleep at Standard tea house with basic facility during the treks.
  • An excellent government licensed holder trekking guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • A strong One porter who carry only two trekking member’s bags, including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • If single Trekkers booked then Guide will help you to carry some of your stuffs.
  • Equipment like sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, trekking poles, and Crampons will be provided (Returned after the trip is complete).
  • First aid kid box included and carry by guide.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue services provided, Pay By your Insurance or By Your Self.
  • All needed Trekking Permit and National park Entry fees.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • Government Tax and Company service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the Phone Bill, Camera Charging, Hot Shower, Wifi.
  • All kind of drinks as like Mineral Water, Tea, Coffee, Juice, Coke, Fanta, Beer and Bar Bills.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during your stay in city like Pokhara, Kathmandu.
  • Extra Nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, in case if you return earlier from the Treks.
  • Tips to your Guide and Porter.
  • Travel insurance.

Itinerary

  • Take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur or Suketar Airport, depending on the availability of flights and the chosen route.
  • Upon arrival, meet with your trekking guide and drive to Taplejung for the next day's trek.
  • Overnight stay in Bhadrapur or Suketar.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Embark on a long but picturesque drive from Bhadrapur to Taplejung by jeep.
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and rural villages along the way.
  • Reach Taplejung and prepare for the trekking adventure.
  • Overnight stay in Taplejung.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Begin your trek by driving to Sekathum, a small village situated at an elevation of 1640 meters.
  • The drive may take around 5-6 hours depending on road conditions.
  • Overnight stay in Sekathum.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Start your trek, passing through lush forests and crossing suspension bridges.
  • Reach Amjilasa, a beautiful village with stunning mountain views.
  • Overnight stay in Amjilasa.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Continue your trek, ascending through the dense forests and rhododendron groves.
  • Enjoy the scenic beauty of the surrounding landscapes.
  • Reach Gyabla, a charming village with warm hospitality.
  • Overnight stay in Gyabla.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Resume your trek towards Ghunsa, a Sherpa village located at an altitude of 3430 meters.
  • Experience the unique culture and lifestyle of the local community.
  • Overnight stay in Ghunsa.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Take a day to acclimatize to the high-altitude environment at Ghunsa.
  • Rest or explore the nearby areas, including a hike to Ghunsa Ree for better acclimatization.
  • Overnight stay in Ghunsa.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Continue your trek, ascending through the alpine meadows and moraines.
  • Reach Kambachen, a picturesque village surrounded by snow-capped peaks.
  • Overnight stay in Kambachen.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Resume your trek, passing through the stunning landscapes of Kanchenjunga region.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of the towering mountains.
  • Reach Lonak, a remote settlement in the lap of the Himalayas.
  • Overnight stay in Lonak.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Today, trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp, the highlight of the trek.
  • Enjoy the close-up views of the majestic Kanchenjunga and surrounding peaks.
  • Return to Lonak after the memorable visit to the base camp.
  • Overnight stay in Lonak.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Begin your return journey and trek back to Ghunsa.
  • Descend through the beautiful landscapes of the Kanchenjunga region.
  • Overnight stay in Ghunsa.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Resume your trek, ascending to Selele Camp.
  • Prepare for crossing the Selele Pass tomorrow.
  • Overnight stay at Selele Camp.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Today's trek involves crossing the challenging Mirgin La Pass.
  • Reach Tseram, a village surrounded by glaciers and high-altitude landscapes.
  • Overnight stay in Tseram.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Continue your trek, passing through the Octang and Yalung Glaciers.
  • Enjoy the mesmerizing views of the glaciers and surrounding peaks.
  • Reach Ramche, a beautiful campsite with stunning mountain vistas.
  • Overnight stay in Ramche.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Today, hike to Oktang view point for close-up views of the Kanchenjunga and Jannu peaks.
  • Return to Ramche for overnight stay.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Begin your descent and trek back to Tortong.
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and traditional villages along the way.
  • Overnight stay in Tortong.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Resume your trek, crossing rivers and rhododendron forests.
  • Reach Hellok Khola Ranipull and prepare for the journey back to Taplejung.
  • Overnight stay in Hellok Khola Ranipull.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Embark on a long drive back to Illam or Taplejung by jeep.
  • Enjoy the scenic drive through picturesque landscapes and rural villages.
  • Overnight stay in Illam or Taplejung.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Take a drive from Illam or Taplejung to Bhadrapur.
  • Board a flight from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu.
  • Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Durations

10 Days

Languages

English

Frequently asked questions

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a challenging and remote trekking adventure in the eastern part of Nepal, taking trekkers to the base camps on both the north and south sides of Mount Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest peak.

The duration of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek can vary depending on the chosen route and trekking pace. On average, the trek takes around 20 to 25 days to complete, including acclimatization days and time for exploration around the base camps.

Yes, the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is considered a challenging trek, suitable for experienced trekkers with good physical fitness. The trail involves steep ascents, high-altitude passes, and long days of trekking.

Trekkers need to obtain the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit (KCAP) and the Restricted Area Permit (RAP) from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu. These permits are mandatory for trekking in the Kanchenjunga region.

The best time for the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. The weather is generally stable, with clear skies, making it ideal for trekking.

While it is not mandatory to hire a guide and porter, it is highly recommended. Local guides are familiar with the trails, culture, and weather conditions, while porters can carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to enjoy the trek more comfortably.

Accommodations during the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek are basic, especially in remote areas. Tea houses and lodges are available in some villages, but in more secluded regions, camping may be required.

The Kanchenjunga region was not significantly affected by the earthquake in 2015. The trekking trails and infrastructure in the area remain largely intact and safe for trekking.

While some tea houses and lodges are available along the trekking route, especially in more popular areas, trekkers should be prepared for camping in remote regions where accommodations are limited.

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Kanchenjunga Base Camp, Nepal

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