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Kanchenjunga North & South Base Camp Trek

25 Days

Trip Highlights

  • The base camp of the third highest mountain in the world
  • Kanchenjunga BC trek the less trodden route
  • Win high passes for close-up views
  • A remote and beautiful area in the Eastern Himalayan region

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is an exciting adventure at the foothills of the world’s third-highest Kanchenjunga Mountain (8586 m) that takes us to a serene desert with breathtaking mountain views. The Kanchenjunga North and South Base Camp Trekking Route proceeds through rugged terrain through colorful rhododendron and pine forests where the locals will warmly welcome us. Explore the rich culture in local villages and conquer high passes for close-up views of peaks and mountains.

Located between Nepal and Sikkim, Kanchenjunga is one of the least frequented roads where life is untouched by modernity. Also known as the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, it offers the best natural and cultural endeavors of Eastern Nepal. Therfore; AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions offers a 25-day itinerary where you visit both Kanchenjunga South Base Camp in Ramche and Kanchenjunga North Base Camp in Pang Pema. Kanchenjunga North and South Base Camp at Pangpe at an altitude of 5143 meters is the highest point of the trek. The Kanchenjunga trek is a challenging grade trek that demands extra energy and determination. Hiking can be challenging at times. We pass through sub-tropical plains with little or no habitation at the foot of the mountains. The height difference is significant.

Therefore: This is one of the very few treks that takes us to the same mountain base camp in one package. It’s not just a regular walk. So, if you are looking for something different in terms of trekking experience, go for it. These are all the best sights to see and admire as there. Conquer the high passes of Miring La (4210m), Tamo La (4500m) and Sinian La (4500m) and enjoy panoramic views of Kabru Peak, Everest, Makalu and Kumbhakarna.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Airport [1,350m/4,430ft] and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and drive to Ilam [1,667m/5,468ft], 6-7 hours
Day 3: Drive from Ilam to Taplejung and trek to Mitlung [921m/3,021ft], 5-6 hours
Day 4: Trek from Mitlung to Chiruwa [1,270m/4,166ft], 6-7 hours
Day 5: Trek from Chiruwa to Sekathum [1,640m/5,379ft], 6-7 hours
Day 6: Trek from Sekathum to Amjilasa [2,500m/8,200ft], 6-7 hours
Day 7: Trek from Amjilasa to Gybla [2,700m/9,184ft], 5-6 hours
Day 8: Trek from Gybla to Gunsa [3,472m/11,388 ft], 6-7 hours
Day 9: Rest and acclimatization day 3-4 hours
Day 10: Trek from Gunsa to Kambachen [4,130m/13,546ft], 6-7 hours
Day 11: Trek from Kambachen to Lonak [4,780m/15,678ft] 4-5 hours
Day 12: Hike up to Pangpema, Kanchenjunga north base camp [5,143m/16,870ft], 5-6 hours
Day 13: Trek from Kanchenjunga north to Gunsa [3,427m/11,241ft], 7-8 hours
Day 14: Trek from Gunsa to Sele La [4,480m/14,694ft] 5-6 hours
Day 15: Trek to Tseram [3,870m/12,694ft] via Mirgin La (4480m), 6-7 hours
Day 16: Trek from Tseram to Ramche [4,580m15,023ft], 6-7 hours
Day 17: Hike up to Oktang, Kanchenjunga South Base Camp [4,730m/15,516ft], 5-6 hours
Day 18: Trek from Kanchenjunga South Base to Tortong [2,995m/9,824ft], 6-7 hours
Day 19: Trek from Tortong to Yamphudin [2,080m/6,825ft], 6-7 hours
Day 20: Trek from Yamphudin to Mamangkhe [1,786m/5,858ft]
Day 21: Trek from Mamangkhe to Kade Bhanjyang [2,170m/7,118ft], 5-6 hours
Day 22: Trek from Kade Bhanjyang to Lali Kharka [2,256m/7,400ft], 5-6 hours
Day 23: Trek from Lali Kharka to Suketar [2,420m/7,940ft], 5-6 hours
Day 24: Drive from Suketar to Bhadrapur and flight to Kathmandu, around 5-6 hours
Day 25: International Departure

Special Note:
If this itinerary does not suit your needs or you want to customize it, Tell us about your trip requirement. At your request, we offer you. We’ll work together to customize your trip to meet your exact requirement so that you have a memorable trip.

Price Details For Trip

  • The cost of this trek depends on the group size.
  • The can be different request numbers of Guide and Porters.
  • The cost depends on request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • The cost depends on Mode of transportation (Private Vehicle or public bus)
  • Please contact us for up to Date, Cost and the Duration.

Cost Inclusion

  • Kathmandu International/Domestic Airport, pickup/drop on arrival/departure.
  • Accommodation at tourist category hotel for 2 nights in Kathmandu.
  • Both-way domestic flight ticket (Kathmandu-Bhadrapur-Kathmandu)
  • All ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary above.
  • All camping logistical arrangements for your comfort
  • Guide and camping staff / Cook and kitchen staff
  • Freshly prepared meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with boiled water, tea, coffee etc.
  • Twin sharing tent for accommodation during the trekking
  • Full support camping crew with porterage
  • Porters with the best possible equipment, meals, insurance, salary, transportation.
  • Camping and kitchen equipment (transportation from Kathmandu to Taplejung and Suketar to Kathmandu with staff)
  • Kanchenjunga National Park entry permit fee.
  • Trekking map of this route for groups.
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses.
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with high-altitude medications.
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • International Airfare and Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. (“Except farewell dinner" in Kathmandu)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason).
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks and cold drinks, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee etc.
  • Personal clothing and trekking gear.
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs for involved trekking staff.
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in "What is included" above will be counted as excludes.

Equipment checklist for the trek

The gears listed below is recommended for the trek. We encourage you to get all the equipment listed below for the trip and please make sure you check out and try each equipment. You can also buy or rent in Kathmandu as there are many trekking shops that have gear ranging from branded to local.

Clothing and footwear:
— Long-sleeved shirts
— Trekking Shirts
— Trekking Trousers
— Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
— Waterproof jackets and trousers
— Thermal
— Inner wears
— Undergarments
— Warm socks
— Cap/Hat to protect from the sun during the trek
— Woollen Hat, Warm gloves, Balaclava sand Bandana/Scarf
— Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.
— Trekking shoes (Preferably Goretex and full to support your ankle)
— Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
— Daypack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jacket and others that you may require while trekking)

— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and Visa
— Travel Insurance covering medication evacuation
— Flight tickets
— Credit cards for emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.
(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

— Headlamps with extra batteries
— Sunglasses with UV protection
— Camera with charger or spare batteries
— A pair of trekking poles
— Water bottles (1) litre
— Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
— Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
— Padlock
— Binoculars
— Reading materials, notebooks and pens

Toiletries and hygiene:
— Quick-drying towel
— Small face towel
— Toothbrush &Toothpaste
— Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
— Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
— Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
— Hygiene products
— Basic first aid kit

— Down Jacket
— Sleeping bag with liner
— Duffel/Kit Bag

Trip Map

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Kanchenjunga North & South Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

  • 25 Days
  • Challenging
  • 5,143m/16,870ft.
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Fully Camping
  • 2 Person

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