‘adventure around both sides of scenic and massive Kanchenjunga Mountains’
“Explore magnificent and remote corners of Far Eastern Himalaya range,
Scenic and fascinating walks visiting both side base camps of Mt. Kanchenjunga,
On least trekked trails within pristine environment of dense alpine forest,
Marvelous views on daily walks from the start to an end of trekking adventure,
One of the longest duration treks within beautiful landscapes of eastern Nepal,
Enjoy walks into lovely hill villages adorned with age-old heritage and cultures”.
Brief Trip Profile
Mode of Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu with local lodge and camping on treks.
Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
Highest Spot: 5,140 m / 16,961 ft at North Kanchenjunga base camp.
Walking Hours: Minimum 4 hrs with Maximum of 7 hrs
Activities: Guided tour, exciting drive, scenic flights and trekking.
Trekking duration: 23 Nights and 24 Days with flights and drives both ways from Kathmandu-Bhadrapur- Kathmandu.
Total Trip: 26 Nights and 27 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Best Seasons for Mt. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking
Mt. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking where one can visit during spring times of April and May as well from mid September to November months of autumn / fall season.
April and May walk with longer sunlight hours during day time facing lovely scenery of the country with snow capped peaks, cold in the morning and night times and in shady area.
Chances of snow sometimes around higher side of Kanchenjunga from Ghunsa to base camp, mid September to November clear days for views and walks but shorter sunlight hours due to autumn season, can be freezing cold in the morning and night times with chances of snow sometimes.
People and Culture
Mid Hill mixed hill people mostly Rai and Limbu of Kirat ethnic tribe of eastern Nepal with some Magar, Tamang and Gurung.
Newar and Hindu Chettries and Brahmins also make huge communities of lower parts of Eastern Nepal and around Kanchenjunga lower and mid hills area.
Higher region populated by Sherpa and Bhotia people of strong Tibetan origin and looks with similar way life and culture of Buddhism.
On treks one can observe various cultures of Hill people of Kanchenjunga from Ilam and Taplejung onward where from Ghunsa the last village on route North Kanchenjunga base with few smaller settlements.
Mt. Kanchenjunga base camp trekking adventure leads you right beneath world’s third highest mountain and second high of Nepal at the height of 8,586 m and 28,169 ft, first conquest in May 25th 1955 by British Expeditions.
Mt Kanchenjunga base camp trekking area located at the very end of Nepal Far East within Kumbakarna Himalaya range close to the border of northern India state of Sikkim and straight north towards Tibet south eastern border.
A fascinating long journey of more than three weeks that takes you into pure wilderness an untouched and unspoiled areas where very few groups of trekkers and adventurer including mountaineers often venture this remote location of Nepal.
Mt. Kanchenjunga base camp trekking where adventure that takes you on a circuit from its north base camp and to its southern base camp where British Expedition first climbed Mt. Kanchenjunga from near around Yarlung glacier at Oakthang areas, and then walking back to our starting and ending point of the trek at Taplejung.
For some days walk leads beyond villages and human settlement in the harmony of tranquil wilderness within arid zone of ice and glaciers and into dense deep coniferous forest lined with tall rhododendron, oaks, pines, firs and magnolia trees.
Mt. Kanchenjunga base camp trekking commence with super scenic flight from the capital Kathmandu to reach low warm country of Far South Eastern around Terai the flatland of Nepal.
During air spectacular panorama of Himalayan peaks with views of Everest, Makalu and massive Kanchenjunga range as it lands at Bhadrapur town airport, where exciting drive takes you to cooler mid hills with garden of tea plantation at Ilam town and beyond to Taplejung area to start our adventurous walks.
Trek follows first heading towards North Kanchenjunga base camp at a place called Pangpema walking from nice farm villages and into cool forest soon leaving the tree lines for wild mountainous landscapes on reaching at Kanchenjunga base camp within its northern side at the height of 5,140 m.
With enjoyable hike around north base camp with views of adjoining peaks that surrounds the area, where walk leads to an alternative route crossing pass of Sele-La to reach near Kanchenjunga southern base camp at Oaktang.
After completing both sides of scenic Kanchenjunga area where return journey takes you back into farm villages and well cultivated fields to reach at Taplejung town and then to southern warm area for flight back to Kathmandu.
On reaching at Kathmandu enjoy your day with extra activities with great memories and experience of Mt. Kanchenjunga base camp trekking.
Short Guide Line Itinerary
Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via various countries and airlines.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu preparation for trek with options for tour.
Day 03: Fly to Eastern Nepal at Bhadrapur and drive to Ilam town - 05 hrs.
Day 04: Drive to Taplejung 1,820 m -04 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Sinuwa 980m - 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Taplethok 1,380 m - 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Sakathum 1,575 m - 05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Amjilosa 2,310 m - 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Gyable 2,730 m - 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Ghunsa 3,595 m - 04 hrs.
Day 11: Rest day for acclimatization and short hike.
Day 12: Trek to Khambachen 4,050 m - 05 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Lhonak 4,780 m - 05 hrs.
Day 14: Hike to Pang Pema (Kanchenjunga North Base Camp) 5,140 m - 06 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Ghunsa, 3,595 m - 07 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Sele-la Kharka 4,200 m - 06 hrs.
Day 17: Cross over Sele-la pass 4,250m and to Tseram 3,870 m - 06 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Oktang south Kanchenjunga base camp 4,730 m and to Ramche 4, 580 m - 07 hrs.
Day 19: Trek to Tseram 3,870 m - 05 hrs.
Day 20: Trek to Lamite Bhanjyang 3,370 m - 06 hrs.
Day 21: Trek to Yamphudin 1,690 m - 06 hrs.
Day 22: Trek to Phumphe Hill 1,780 m - 05 hrs.
Day 23: Trek to Kunjari 1,700 m - 06 hrs.
Day 24: Trek back to Tapeljung for overnight stop - 06 hrs.
Day 25: Drive to Bhirtamod town - 06 hrs.
Day 26: Transfer to Bhadrapur airport and fly to Kathmandu.
Day 27: International Departure to respective country.