Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek  |  28 Days

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a fabulous adventure located Nepal Far Eastern Himalaya region the mountain straddles the border with Nepal and Sikkim (a small North East Indian state), Kanchenjunga in local Tibetan origin spelled as Kanchenjunga which means 5 jewels dedicated to its five massive summit top of Mt. Kanchenjunga.

Kanchenjunga base camp Trek, an adventure which leads to both South and North Base Camps of Kanchenjunga massive mountain, perhaps this is the only trek in and around Himalaya and probably in the world, where you can enjoy being in two base camps of the same mountain in one single journey. Mt. Kanchenjunga stands as world 3rd highest mountains and second highest peak in Nepal with an altitude 8,586 m and 28,169 ft high.

Mt. Kanchenjunga is of great beauty and grace first ascent in 1955 from Nepal South Base Camp by British Expedition led by late Sir George Band, where most expedition at present climbs from North Base Camp around Pangpema. Kanchenjunga Base Camp trekking begins with scenic flight towards South East Nepal on Terai belt where an exciting drive leads you at Ilam town famous for its vast tea garden to reach our starting point of the adventure. From Sukhetar walk leads at first to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp at near Ramche around Yalung glacier after trekking past serene and enchanting alpine forest of rhododendron and pine trees within remote rural farm villages, and then our adventure continues towards Kanchenjunga North Base Camp at Pangpema, the highest point of our adventure standing at 5,143 m with stunning panorama of massif Kanchenjunga and adjoining peaks. after a fabulous and exciting time within Kanchenjunga base camps, our adventure concludes heading back to Sukhetar for the drive towards Ilam town and the toward Nepal's flat Terai for the sweeping panoramic flight back to Kathmandu.

Trip Highlights

  • In Kathmandu sightseeing tour and exciting cultural and historical place.
  • Adventure around world's 3rd highest Mountains visiting North and South base camps
  • Exciting flight and scenic drive to Nepal's Far Eastern Himalaya region.
  • Highest altitude at 5,143 m  Kanchenjunga North Base Camp.
  • The only adventure in the Himalaya visiting both North and South Base Camps.

Itinerary

  • 1Arrive in Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to hotel. On arrival at Kathmandu international airport, you will be well received by Reasonable Treks & Tour staff and guide and then transfer you to your hotels within the hub of Kathmandu city around the most happening and exciting place around Thamel. an evening after checking into your rooms with refreshment our guides will brief regarding Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking with welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant with culture show.
  • 2In Kathmandu sightseeing tour at places of interest and trek preparationThe morning after breakfast leave for our exciting cultural and historical tour around Nepal's best World Heritage Sites which includes old Durbar Square (Palace Courtyard), Old Swayambhunath Stupa and other places of interest with time for trip preparations.
  • 3Fly to Bhadrapur 300 m and drive to Ilam town 1,540 m - 04 hrs.Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking begins with the scenic short flight of 45 mins duration, overlooking the range of Himalayan peaks with Everest, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga. On reaching at Nepal East low land at Bhadrapur airport with warmer temperature located within the sub-tropical climate. On arrival join with our trekking staff and porters for the drive to the cooler hill for few hours of exciting and scenic drive to reach Ilam town, a lovely place famous for its vast field of Tea-Garden and best-flavored Tea. In Ilam town for first overnight in a nice and neat local lodge, afternoon free for walks around this interesting remote town within the shade of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
  • 4Drive to Sukhetar via Kabeli Khola trek to Lali Kharka 1,900 m, total 05 hrs.Morning starts with exciting drive to Sukhetar in Taplejung reaching at start point of the journey to Kanchenjunga, first day walk follows into several farm lands and scattered mid hills villages and with a good walk of the day reaching at Lali Kharka village at 2,260 meters.
  • 5Trek to Khesewa - Bhanjyang 2,100m - 05 hrs. From this village, walk descend on and then with uphill passing farm fields and series of terraces, this mid hills villages populated by Hindu origins, and mix people of Brahmins, Chettris and Kirat tribes, then slowly reaching Tembawa village, from here downhill to Phawa khola, crossing the river reaching at Pokora village, walk leads to steep climb to Kunjari village, and then through cool forest with a climb to Khesewa- Bhanjyang village for overnight camp.
  • 6Trek to Mamankhe 2,030 m - 06 hrs.Journey starts with descend towards farm area of rice and millets then entering a forested area at Nandeva khola, after crossing a stream, walk leads downhill and then climb into forest to reach at Lopoding village, from here with ups and down to Fun Fun a small village, offering viewKhumbakarna Himalaya range with Yalung and Mt. Kanchenjunga in the northern horizon. walk continues on downhill path past farm fields, and then a climb for an hour to a crest at Pomppe Dhada with views of Mt. Jannu, then on downhill to Khesawa khola, after crossing a bridge to reach overnight camp at Mamankhe village.
  • 7Trek to Yangphudin 2,150m - 06 hrs.Morning walk begins with a gentle climb, skirting around ridge to level path to Dekadin village. From this village walk leads along Kabeli khola (stream) climbing from 200-300 meters high above from the river bed towards mountain trail, walking on winding path and small streams then descend towards Kabeli khola, leaving the river leading to a climb through farm fields and villages, after a good walk reaching at Yamphudin for overnight.
  • 8Trek to Chitre 2,880 m - 06hrs.From Yamphudin village walk along Kabeli khola, crossing tributary stream of Omje khola and then start climb up to Dhupi Bhangyang into wide open grassland, from the top a steady downhill through deciduous forest to Omje Khola. Journey continues through rhododendron forest and to a ridge at Chitre, a small settlement with only few huts for overnight stop.
  • 9Trek to Simbua Khola 3,000m - 07 hrs.After a pleasant morning at Chitre, journey continues to Ramite Bhanjyang with a steep climb into alpine forest of magnolias, rhododendron and bamboo trees arriving at Ramite, an isolated spot with a shade, from here climb towards Ramite Bhanjyang at 3,430 meters with views of Mt. Jannu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Khumbhakarna and Kabru peaks and then on the downhill walk to the river bank of Simbua Khola for camping overnight.
  • 10Trek to Tseram 3,770 m - 05 hrs.Starting morning walk following Simbua Khola upstream along the mountain flank around forested area, then coming at Wahta with a lonely hut and a shade, then crossing a small stream leading to a shrine in the midst of a forest with a large rock with an impression of serpent shaped. Leaving the woodland area and back to riverbed a climb to Tserem for overnight stop with views of Yalung glacier and Kabru 7,353 m and Talung 7,349 m peaks in the North East direction.
  • 11Trek to Ramche 4,360m via Lapsang - 05 hrs.After a pleasant morning at Tserm morning walk begins with a descend to Simbua Khola river side, from here a climb to a hill top reaching at Yalung Bara with a lone stone hut, marking the end of tree lines and vegetations with mountain path leading towards Yalung Glacier ablation area. from Yalung with superb views of Kabru, Rathong and Kokthang, and then stopping here for overnight camping.
  • 12Rest day at Ramche for acclimatization and optional walk.A necessary rest day for acclimatization, from Ramche an optional hike to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp with view of Yalung Glacier and Mt. Kanchenjunga South Peak, taking approx: two hours to reach the classic old route of the 1st British Expeditions to Mt. Kanchenjunga in 1955, at base camp for grand views of Talung and Kabru Peak, after a wonderful hike with marvelous panorama back to Ramche
  • 13Trek back to Tseram - 04 hrs.Morning retrace walk back to Tserm, with a long descend and back to tree lines and marveling the views along the route to Tseram.
  • 14Trek to Tamo - la 4,300 m - 05 hrs.From this camp on downhill path to Yalungbar and then a short climb to cross a river with good walk into woodland, from here leading uphill for an hour to reach two small ponds and then up and down to cross 3 passes of Mirigain La, Tamo La and Sinion La in a day with grandeur view of Kabru peak and Mt. Kanchenjunga. from Mirgin La, walking downhill and up at Sinion La 4,500 m with views of Mt.Makalu, Mt. Baruntse, and Chamlang peaks towards North West direction, the path descends slowly to Tamo La at 4,500 m and from here another superb views of Khumbhakarna Himalaya then towards overnight camp with a long descend.
  • 15Trek to Ghunsa 3,480m - 06 hrs.From here on the trail to our final destination to North Kanchenjunga Base Camp, starting with a pleasant walk with steep descend for an hour into rhododendron and pines tree lines, downhill walk continues to Ghunsa River, and then from here trek on a nice gentle trail to Ghunsa village for overnight stop, here at Ghunsa meet the friendly Bhotia people of Tibetan origin the houses are built with stones a neat small farm village.
  • 16Trek to Kangbachen 4,000m - 05 hrs.Morning walk with a steep climb along the river bank with beautiful waterfalls then reaching at grazing area with Yaks and cattle’s, walk carries on after Ghunsa River, into nice rhododendron and pines woodland, and then a climb to Rambuk Kharka with wonderful views of Khumbukarna Himal, Janu Himal and other mountain range, after leaving the forest and tree lines entering towards dry and barren country with sparse vegetation of junipers and Burberrys bushes after Rambuk Kharka, uphill walk on a large landslide area with fabulous view of Khumbakarna's Himal and heading down to overnight camp at Kangbachen overlooking Mt. Sharphu 7,070 meters and Mt. Janu North Face with Wedge peak.
  • 17Trek to Lhonak 4,780 m - 05 hrs.After a glorious morning with amazing views walk follows above the river for an hour and then heading towards North East, the walk leads down to the glacial river and with a climb on boulder which leads to a rocky moraine fed with glaciers, and then passing Ramtang Kharka (a cattle herders place) then heading towards Kanchenjunga glacier, after crossing on the meeting point of Lhonak and Kanchenjunga glacier reaching at Lhonak for overnight stop with striking views of Mera, Nepal Peak and Wedge Peaks.
  • 18Trek to Pang Pema 5, 143 m - 05 hrs.From here walk leads to our ultimate destination towards Pang Pema at Kanchenjunga North Base Camp within its massive range of peaks, our route climb high above the river with super views of Kirat Chuli, Nepal Peak, Taple Sikhar, and Givegela Chuli, walks carries on to our highest point of this adventure at Pang Pema to camp for two nights.
  • 19Rest day at Pang Pema for local exploration.Rest day at Pang Pema for optional hike or climb to Pang Pema Peak 5,800 meters for better mountain views the top offers overwhelming views of Kanchenjunga, Kumbakarna, Makalu, Cholotse, Sharpu, Drohma, Nepal Peak and range of other snow capped mountains.
  • 20Trek to Kangbachen 3,900 m - 06 hrs.After fabulous time at Pang Pema and Kanchenjunga North Base Camp, morning walk leads to a long descend with few short climb and the retracing the journey back by the same route to camp at Kambachen.
  • 21Trek to Phole 3,100 m - 06 hrs.From Kangbachen with memorable time on the higher area, today’s walk leads to a long descend to Phole passing several farm area and small villages to cross Ghunsa Khola, and then walking back through alpine forest to an interesting Phole a Sherpa village.
  • 22Trek to Amjilassa 2,500m - 07 hrs.Journey carry’s on with downhill reaching back to green vegetation and tree lines forest of bamboo and rhododendrons, just before Gybala village a steep climb and down again for two hours into dense forest and reaching an open grassland area at a small Sherpa village of Amjilassa with overnight camp.
  • 23Trek to Tapethok 1,300 m - 06 hrs.Heading back to warmer land to lower elevation back to farm area and more villages, beginning on a winding trail and with a descend into open grassland to Ghaiya Bari and Sekathum villages, and then crossing Ghunsa and Simbhu rivers following Tamur River to Tapethok village for overnight camp, this village of Limbu (Subba) Kirat ethnic tribe people.
  • 24Trek to Phoram 1,650m - 06 hrsAfter Tapethok village, walk continues on the bank of Tamur River and to Chiruwa village, and then through several farm villages, leading to climb into cool serene woodland of rhododendrons, oaks and pines trees, on leaving behind forest walk gets pleasant reaching at Phoram village, a moderate size village with rest of the afternoon walk around this nice Phoram village.
  • 25Trek to Suketar 2,440 m - 05 hrs.Today, the final day trekking of this marvelous adventure to Suketar village, this last day walk leads to several quaint villages and passing serene woods, the walk leads to uphill for few hours and with a pleasant trek all the way to Taplejung village at Suketar for the last camping of this great trip. Sukhetar with an airstrip that flies to Bhiratnagar (we put a driving option instead of flight from this village due unpredictable flight schedule that leads to flight delay and cancellation more often)
  • 26Drive to Biratamod or Bhadrapur via Ilam - 06 hrsAfter a wonderful time on high green hills and snow covered mountains, from Num taking an exciting drives past many farm villages with dramatic views reaching at Ilam, a major town and headquarter of Nepal Eastern Himalayan region around Kanchenjunga, in the comfort of a nice local lodge for last overnight around Far Eastern Himalaya areas.
  • 27Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.Morning after having last breakfast of the adventure, and as your flight time for Kathmandu taking short drive to Bhadrapur airport, and then board in the plane for swift panoramic flight of 45 minutes then reaching back in the hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu, at Kathmandu domestic airport transfer to your hotel after a memorable time on Kanchenjunga base camp trek.
  • 28International Departure for Homeward bound.As per your international flight time transfer towards Tribhuvan International Airport for the journey back home or to respective destinations after a super and amazing time in Nepal Himalaya on high hills around Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Three night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Flight Kathmandu to Bhadrapur.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with the cultural dance show.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader (Guide).
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees and Kanchenjunga Conversation Area Project ( permits.) fees.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Bhadrapur.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or  Bhadrapur.
  • Hot shower in during the trek
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters.
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s). and driver(s).
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Trip Note

Hotel and Accommodation on Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.

In Kathmandu accommodation is at 3-star Hotel (Attached Bath Room A/C, 24 hours running hot and cold shower) but during Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, day begins breakfast at lodge teahouse which is a clean and comfortable bed and the rooms are basic. Normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. Every day 3-4 hours trekking and break for lunchtime. After a relaxing lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more sometimes on the trail before reaching your stopping point teahouse.

Transports used on Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.

You will provide private vehicles and tourist bus for the airport transfer, Kathmandu sightseeing tour and flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and return back to Kathmandu.

Meals and Drinks On Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.

The meals are included in our package with accommodation in lodges. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight and our guide will choose and stop for lunch on the trek and we recommend you to bring water purification pills since you will have normal water for free. Then you can have the normal water and use the medicine and drink however you have options of buying bottled water or boiled water in every place as well. There will also be farewell dinners for guests in Kathmandu.

Electricity and battery charges on Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.

There is electricity available in some of the villages on our Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek where you can recharge your camera, batteries, mobile phone and there is solar power in some villages. We trek through and you can recharge your batteries camera mobile phone in those places as well if they have enough power and we suggest you to have spare batteries as well and you will have to pay for recharging batteries during the trek.

Luggageor Bag pack on Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.

Your main luggage will be carried by porters on Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. And you simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sunscreen, spare jacket, and etc, during the trek. As small loads allow you for full enjoyment of the trek. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge.

Guide and Porter on  Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.

We provide trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guides you and your team on the trek) and porters, one porter for every 2 trekkers and a  porter carry about 20 kg and if there are more than 10 people in the group then we will provide you the additional guide for the group.

Group size, guide and crew member.

We organize Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek for single people to maximum 13 people at once or even if you have more than 13 people then we can split the group in to two or more groups (according to the number of trekkers) however you all can walk together and stay at same guest house and there are only different guide, and there are 1 guide up to 9 people and 2 guides for 10-13 people and One  porter for each 2 Trekkers.

Personal expenses on Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.

Personal expenses depend largely on your habit and as the meals are included on our Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek cost, so you only need money for table drinks alcoholic/ non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (some smaller shops are available along the trail in the areas), tips, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places), and Meals ( a meal cost 5-7USD in Kathmandu) for your Kathmandu stay, entrance fees ( approx: 25 USD) while your tour in Kathmandu, if you do not drink and don't do shopping then 12-15USD per day should be enough for the hot drinks, shower and snacks on trek and tips are appreciated by your support team after the trek. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate 15 - 20% of the total tour cost as Tips to the staff and you can do this if you feel the services have been good.

Gears available in Kathmandu.

It's not necessary to spend a lot of money buying equipment for the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek in your country as the majority of these gears can be bought at a reasonable cost in Kathmandu.

Best Time to Trek  Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.

The best time to trek to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is spring March, April, May, and autumn August, September, October, November. The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views from the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

Insurance or Rescue or Evacuation

In case of a serious sickness or a casualty while you are on Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life (this has happened to us few times) and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue, so, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure That you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip, common sense dictates this, it’s good for you and please visit Nepal travel insurance page for more info about it.

Booking and payment

After going through our policy and guidelines before booking a trip, you must send Reasonable Treks And Tour a form with all and full details of your passport and of the trip chosen with 30 % as the non-refundable amount from the chosen trip. On receiving the details of your passport with scanned or photocopy, along with booking forms, and then the company will send you a confirmation with a receipt of the deposit made. Regarding direct deposit to our bank accounts and as well for Credit Card payment which we accept Visa or Master Card with extra 04 % levy surcharge will be added on the trip cost payment. We strongly suggest that you obtain Travel and Medical insurance against unforeseen circumstances and situation that might arise during your trips which should include Immediate rescue and evacuation by any means of transportation including by Helicopter to nearest hospitals medical centers

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Depature Dates

We provide the price per person is fixed as stated below. We provide a 5% discount for a booking of 5 or more than 5 people. If a group booking of more than 15 people we provide discount up to 10% for your trip.
Note: Start date is your arrival date in Nepal and end date is the returning date from Nepal. 

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
24 February, 2019 23 March, 2019 US 2600 $ Available
28 February, 2019 27 March, 2019 US 2600 $ Available
28 February, 2019 27 March, 2019 US 2600 $ Available
Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
01 March, 2019 28 March, 2019 US 2600 $ Available
03 March, 2019 30 March, 2019 US 2600 $ Available
06 March, 2019 02 April, 2019 US 2600 $ Available
09 March, 2019 05 April, 2019 US 2600 $ Available
12 March, 2019 08 April, 2019 US 2600 $ Available
15 March, 2019 11 April, 2019 US 2600 $ Available
18 March, 2019 14 April, 2019 US 2600 $ Available
21 March, 2019 17 April, 2019 US 2600 $ Available
24 March, 2019 20 April, 2019 US 2600 $ Available
27 March, 2019 23 April, 2019 US 2600 $ Available
31 March, 2019 27 April, 2019 US 2600 $ Available

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  • Trip Cost USD $2600
  • Trip Duration 28 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate & Adventurous
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • Transportation: All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek
  • Max. Altitude: Pang Pema 5, 143 m - 05 hrs.
  • Mode of Trekking: On Hotels & Lodges Basis
  • Trekking Grade: Moderate & Adventurous
  • Activities: Sightseeing tour-exiting drive and scenic walks
  • Trekking: 21 Night 22 Days
  • Total Trip: 27 Night 28 Days
  • Season: All year except July to Mid September (monsoon months) March to May wild flowers in full blooming season
  • Arrival on: Kathmandu Nepal
  • Departure from: Kathmandu Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
  • Group Size: 1-15 People
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