Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek / 21 Days

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Group Size

Min. 2 Pax

Trip Grade


Best Season

March - May/September - November


Hotel/Lodge/Home Stay

Max Elevation

5120m, Mangpema


Full Board on Trek


Private Vehicle/Car/Jeep/Flight

Trip Route: Bhadrapur - Taplejung - Amjilosa - Ghunsa - Lonak - Pangpema - Kambachen - Ghunsa - Gyabla - Chiruwa - Taplejung - Bhadrapur - Kathamndu

Trip Overview

  • Best trail for long trekking in the Himalayas
  • Pangpema Base Camp or the Northern Base camp of Kanchenjunga (Third highest Peak at 8586 m of the world)
  • Himalayan culture and tradition exploration in the Eastern part of Nepal
  • Witnessing Himalayan wildlife and vegetation from a close range
  • Visiting some of the major cities before the starting of Trek.
  • Natural scenery, Landscape and the snow-capped range view uniquely delightful from any other part in Nepal
  • Gumbas, Shrines, and Monasteries in the trail giving us the opportunities of witnessing Kirat, Hindu and Buddhist traditions.
  • Yak and Chauri Delicacies with the taste of the local cuisine
  • Picturesque path and surrounding, a photographer’s paradise
  • Adventure packed destination with unique trekking experiences.

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is a sublime trail in eastern Nepal to the base and around Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world.

Kanchenjunga Base camp trek is a popular trekking solution for those who love long mild trek. From the lush forest trail of the beginning to the snow-filled paths of the Base camp, the Kanchenjunga route gives you all types of trekking experiences in the Himalayas. One can recreate the adventure with Natural, scenic, cultural, and unique delights surrounding you from the start of the trek to Pang Pema. The picturesque scenery of rivers, hills, plains and snow-capped mountains will be a treat to your senses here. Wildlife and vegetation are best experienced once you enter the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. Throughout the trail, you will witness and pass lively villages and settlements with inspiring lifestyle and amazing culture. Crossing small passes and streams in the way, every day is a new adventure in this trail. You will pass through the landscape of every kind that Nepal has to offer in this trail. From Plains rising to chure hills and the high hills with tropical forest, all these components are topped by snow-covered mountains as you move further up. Once can experience trekking with the comforts of local hospitality and cuisine moving over the hills to the Kanchenjunga.

The path to Kanchenjunga base camp may be longer than most
of the trekking routes in Nepal, but it surely packs a punch of satisfaction.
Similarly, this mild difficulty trek is also popular for solo travelers and
beginners. People love to do this trekking before they take on the great
Himalayan trek. With the assist from Himalayan Pic Du Midi, you will be able to
unravel the hidden beauties of eastern Nepal. For taking this amazing trek, one
has to avoid monsoon and mid-winter for best trekking experience. The time from
mid-September to November and March to early May is perfect for visiting the
Kanchenjunga base camp. So prepare for an adventurous, scenic, Naturally
blissed trekking trails of Eastern Nepal with Himalayan Pic Du Midi Treks.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Fly to Bhadrapur & Drive to Ilam 5/6 h
Day 03: Drive to Taplejung & Trek to Mitlung (920m), 5/6 h
Day 04: Mitlung to Chiruwa (1270m), 6/7 h
Day 05: Chirwa to Sekathum (1585m), 6/7 h
Day 06: Sekathum to Amjilosa (2395m), 5/6 h
Day 07: Amjilosa to Gyabla (2730m), 5/6 h
Day 08: Gyabla to Ghunsa (3430m), 5/6 h
Day 09: Rest and Acclimatization
Day 10: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4050m), 5/6 h
Day 11: Kambachen to Lhonak (4780m), 4/5 h
Day 12: Trek to Pangpema (5145m) & back to Lhonak (4780m)
Day 13: Lhonak to Phale (3240m), 6/7 h
Day 14: Phale to Amjilosa (2395m), 6/7 h
Day 15: Amjilosa to Chiruwa (1270m), 6/7 h
Day 16: Chiruwa to Mitlung (920m), 5/6 h
Day 17: Mitlung to Taplejung (1820m), 5/6
Day 18: Drive back to Bhadrapur & Overnight at Bhadrapur
Day 19: Fly Back to Kathmandu
Day 20: Final Departure

Day to Day Itinerary

What's Included/Excluded

  • Two-night Hotel in Kathmandu and One-Night hotel in Bhadrapur B/B basis
  • Teahouse Accommodation while on the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at Nepali Kitchen
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea/coffee) while on the trek
  • Airport pick-ups and drops in a private vehicle
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Kathmandu – Bhadrapur - Kathamndu Domestic Flight Ticket with Airport Tax

  • Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu/Entrance fee
  • All necessary paperwork and Special Kanchenjunga Restricted Area fee/Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project/TIMS
  • Professional & government licensed holder English Speaking Trekking Guide
  • Entrance fee of all Monastery & Museums in Kanchenjunga Region
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, Transportation and accommodation
  • Warm clothing and other required trekking gear for staff including porters woolen hat, gloves, shocks, shoes & sunglasses etc…
  • Trekking Map
  • Medicine Box for Guide/Porters
  • All government and local taxes
Not Included
  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel & Health Insurance
  • Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu: $10-15 Per Meal
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Water and deserts in Trek
  • Hot Shower, Battery Charges, International call & internet on Trek
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation
  • Tips for guides and porters