Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Duration: 24 Days Price from: US$3275
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Difficult
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: As per Itinerary
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge &Tent
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 5,133 m
  • Best Time: March - May & October - November


  • Adventurous and quaint trail
  • Trek in one of the remotest parts of Nepal
  • Get to see breath-taking sceneries
  • Experience rich culture and unique lifestyle of locals
  • Trek through lush forests and observe several species of flora
  • Reach the base of the world's second-highest mountain, Kanchenjunga Base Camp
  • Witness superb views of Himalayan mountains like Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Mt. Jannu, etc

About Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is one of the most adventurous trekking journeys to explore unspoiled nature and pristine scenery. Kanchenjunga region is extremely isolated and thriving in the same hundreds of years old culture and lifestyle. The terrain, flora, fauna, and locals here, unlike any other place. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking will take you to the eastern part of Nepal close to India and Tibet border. This trek leads to the base of the world's third highest mountain, Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m). During the trek, you get to witness wonderful landscapes and stunning views of the Himalayas. The trail is less crowded and quaint. You will have a solid time with yourself.

Kanchenjunga is also known as, Five Great Treasures of the Snow that represents Gold, Silver, Precious Stones, Grain, and Holy Scriptures. This mountain has a huge religious belief and believed to be the abode of deities. During the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, you trek through tropical forests of oak, rhododendron, chestnuts, etc. The trail also passes through a lovely village, where you get to see the rich culture and lifestyle of the people Rai community. Moreover, villages here are also influenced by Tibetan culture and lifestyle. The trail offers ancient monasteries and stupas.


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As you enter in Nepal, you get to witness green hills, settlement areas, and snow-capped mountains at far distant. After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you get welcomed by our team representative at the terminal gate. He will take you to the hotel, and later, in the evening, you will have a welcome dinner organized by the company. 

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

We have organized a guided sightseeing tour for you during which you visit several monuments like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhnath Stupa. These places are part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You get guided by a professional tour guide who will brief you about these monuments. 

  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel

You will take an early morning flight to Bhadrapur. From here, you drive to Illam enjoying the wonderful scenery. Illam is the largest tea estate in Nepal. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

After having breakfast, you drive to Taplejung. The drive will offer a lovely countryside view. Passing through Phidim, you reach Limbu village in Taplejung.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

Trekking through lush green hills and villages, you come across fields of paddies. The trail further goes through terraced fields and continues along the Tamor River to Mitlung. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camping

Today, the trail passes through beautiful villages of Tamang and Limbu. Further, you pass by landslide debris and boulder area and descend to Thiwa Khola. From here, you will cross a wooden bridge and reach Chiruwa. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camping

From Chiruwa, the trail passes through Taplethok, Hellok, and Lelep villages. You then move along Tamor River and descend to Simbu Khola. Further, trekking through steep and narrow Ghunsa Khola Valley, you reach Sukathum.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camping

The trail moves along the Ghunsa Khola and heads to Amjilosa. You then ascend on a steep path enjoying fantastic landscape views. Crossing several bridges over Ghunsa Khola, you reach Amjilosa, a beautiful Tibetan village.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camping

Passing through lush forests of bamboo and rhododendron, the trail ascends to Gyabla. Before reaching this village, you pass by a big beautiful waterfall. The trail also includes steep ascents and descents.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camping

From Gyabla village, you trek through lush meadow. The trail ascends to a small hill and drops down to a river. Crossing the river, you reach Ghunsa, which is a lovely Tibetan village with a small health post, wooden houses, school, and micro-hydro power plant.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camping

Today, you spend the day in Ghunsa. It is a rest day. You go on a short hike to the opposite side of Ghunsa Khola. Later, in the day, you will visit monasteries and interact with locals.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camping

The trail passes through lush forest and further moves along the south bank of Ghunda Khola. You then pass by many chortens and mani walls. Trekking through scree slope and glacial moraines, you reach Khangpachen. This village will welcome you with a superb north face of Mt. Jannu (7,710 m).

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camping

Following a trial on the left side of Kanchenjunga Glacier, you hike along a high plateau to reach Lhonak. Upon reaching Lhonak, you get to see panoramic views of Mera Peak, Nepal Peak, Wegde Peak, and many others.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camping

Today, the trail leads you to the north base camp of Kanchenjunga. Trekking along a glacier on the northern ridge, you reach the base camp. This camp is also called Pang Pema. From here, you get to witness panoramic views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and many other Himalayan mountains.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camping

After having light breakfast, you retrace the tail to Ghunsa. Relishing spectacular views of landscape and mountains, you descend and pass by Lhonak and Khangpachen. Further, walking on the moraines of Kanchenjunga Glacier and Kumbhakarna Glacier, you reach Ghunsa.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camping

Trekking on a steep rugged trail through forested path of rhododendron, pine & birch, you move to the High Camp. On the way, you get to witness amazing views of many snow-capped mountains like Jaanu, Temachuggi, etc. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camping

It is going to be a challenging day as you will cross two passes today. From the High Camp, the trail moves to Sele La Pass and then to Sinion Pass. You get to see the spectacular landscapes from the top of both passes. Further, the trail descends to Tseram, where you will be spending the night.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camping

It is going to be a long trekking day. Trekking through Yalung Glacier moraine, you ascend towards Ramche. On the way, you will come across a beautiful lake and meadow. If you are lucky, you can spot blue sheep grazing on the grassy hills. Upon reaching Ramche, you will rest and visit a small monastery.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camping

It is an acclimatization day. You explore the village and go on a hike to Yalung Base Camp. The trail to the base camp passes through glacial moraines and rugged path. Crossing Oktang, you get to see wonderful views of Mt. Jaanu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, and many other mountains. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camping

The trail follows the same path and take you to Anda Phedi. You get to see stunning views of snow-capped peaks and blue sheep on grassy slopes. The trail descends through moraines of Yalung Glacier and pass by Lapsang and Tserma to lead you to Anda Phedi.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camping

Descending through dense forests of rhododendron and bushes, you move towards Tortong. On the way, you come across streams, monasteries, chortens, and waterfalls. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camping

The trail descends to Amji Khola and cross Lasiya Bhanjyang (3,310 m) and Dhupo Bhanjyang (2,620 m). Further, you descend and reach Yamphudin, villages resided by people from different ethnic groups.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camping

From Yamphudim, you descend to Khebang and pass through valleys, forests, and waterfalls. You will then cross many streams over suspension bridges and walk along Kabeli Khola to reach Khebang.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camping

Enjoying wonderful views of the Himalayan mountains, you trek to Khamidinghe. The trail passes through lush forests and waterfalls.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camping

After having breakfast, you drive to Birtamod. During the drive, you get to see the striking view of rivers, hills, mountains, and small villages.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

Today, you either drive or fly to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you move to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to rest and explore around.

  • Meals: Breakfast & lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel

This day is free for you to relax and explore around. You can go on a guided sightseeing tour as well. Stroll on the vibrant streets of Thamel and shop souvenirs. Later, end the day with a farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

You get dropped at the Tribhuvan International Airport as per your flight departure time. 

What's Included

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to/from both airport as per itinerary
  • Three-star or similar hotels for accommodation in Kathmandu 
  • Experienced and government-licensed trekking guide, Experienced cook & all the staffs during the trekking
  • Schedule flight tickets for Kathmandu-Bhadrapur-Kathmandu 
  • All the camping equipment like; cooking utensils, Tent, kitchen tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and sleeping tent twin basis
  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner with tea/coffee) during the journey
  • Welcome & farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant 
  • All the food and fuel for trek
  • All necessary permits for Kanchanjunga trek
  • All wages, equipment, medicals, and accidental insurances for involved staffs
  • First Aid medical kits
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 3 per minute call
  • Emergency Oxygen, mask, and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge
  • Complete pre-departure information
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation
  • Visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
  • Free Ascent Trails T-shirt, brochure, duffel bag, etc

What's Excluded

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the welcome & farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking
  • Any personal expenses like laundry, charging, etc
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc
  • Extra transportation out of the itinerary program
  • Any additional staff other than specified
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue
  • Wallie-talkies & filming permit (if any special camera or walkies-talkies are taken on the journey)
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone & Internet expenses
  • Tips and gifts for staff 
  • Airfare of international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any other item not included in the “COST INCLUDES” section

Useful Info

What to expect during Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek?

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a life-changing venture in one of the most isolated parts of Nepal. The trail is trodden, extremely adventurous, and presents diverse vegetation and wildlife. Trekking in Kanchenjunga is like exploring unspoiled nature and quaint trails. You get to see the tempting landscape and outstanding views of the Himalayas like Mt. Jannu (7,710 m), Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), etc.

Why go on Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek with us?

We have mapped the Kanchenjunga region several times and led many groups here. With a goal to offer authentic service and extensive packages, we have designed our Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek package. We are well known with all the difficulties that one can face while trekking in this part of Nepal and are well-prepared or it. While trekking with us, you will be in safe hands.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek map

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek map is designed following our Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek itinerary. On the map, you can see the pictorial representation of the trail. This map will help you understand the trail precisely and locate major highlights in the nearby areas.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) Symptoms & Prevention

Acute Mountain Sickness or altitude sickness is a high altitude condition that can happen to anyone of their body is not properly acclimatized with the altitude. It is a general illness that can get leave a bad effect if not taken proper measures on the time.

Read below to know more in detail about altitude sickness symptoms & preventive measures:-

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek difficulty

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a difficult journey. The trail is steep, rocky, and isolated. Kanchenjunga region is one of the most isolated parts of Nepal, which makes any venture here exhausting. We have to walk for 6 to 7 hours on a daily basis. Good health, physical fitness, sting endurance, and determination is needed to go on Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking.

Best time to go to Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Like any other part of Nepal, the best time to go on Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is also spring and autumn. The sky remains mostly clear in these seasons along with stable weather. The views are spectacular.

Accommodation during Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a teahouse trek. The facilities here are very basic- a small room with a bed, blanket, and pillow to spend the night. The rooms are generally on a sharing basis with most likely to have a common washroom. One thing to note is that rooms are not insulated and it can get cold in day & night, therefore make sure to carry a nice sleeping bag. The dining/kitchen space is more like a common lounge area, where you can warm up yourself.

Food & Water on Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

The food opting gets pretty basic in this region. There is nothing much to choose from. You can find dishes from cuisines like Nepali, Indian, and Tibetan. Likewise, along the trail, you can find snacks and bars in the teashops. Go for dal bhat and tarkari, as it is the most affordable and filling option to have. Plus, it will keep you running throughout the day. Also, know that as the elevation will increase the food option gets very limited and expensive.

You can find water to refill your water bottle every couple of hours. Carry water purification tablets or any device to purify your water. Likewise, you can get boiled water from teahouse either for free or paying a few bucks. Bottled water can get insanely expensive, and it is also not wise to buy it for one single-use and throw away.

Tailor-Made Options

If you are not satisfied with our offered Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek itinerary or want to design your own trip, then contact us anytime. We will help you to create the most amazing venture of your life. We are always looking forward to organizing a tailor-made trip to not only meet your requirements, but it also allows us to go out of our usual zone and do something fun & exciting.

Environmental Practices

Over the years, we have adopted many measures and made our almost all trip eco-friendly and sustainable. We work in nature, and we want to protect it. Our trips are professionally designed and planned keeping environmental preservation in mind. All our gears are environment-friendly. We make sure to clean the route and not leave any waste behind. While traveling with us, you will be leaving your foot-step behind.