Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

24 Days

Trip Info

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
  • English
  • Bus,Taxi,Plane
  • Guided
  • 5160m

Trip Info

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
  • English
  • Bus,Taxi,Plane
  • Guided
  • 5160m


The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is an exhilarating adventure that takes trekkers into the remote and pristine landscapes surrounding the third-highest mountain in the world, Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 meters). This challenging trek offers a unique opportunity to explore the rich biodiversity, cultural diversity, and breathtaking mountain scenery of the eastern Himalayas.

The journey typically begins in the village of Taplejung, and from there, trekkers embark on a trail that meanders through lush rhododendron forests, terraced fields, and traditional villages. The trek takes you into the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, home to diverse flora and fauna, including red panda, Himalayan tahr, and various species of orchids and rhododendrons.

As the trek progresses, you’ll encounter the unique culture of the local communities, including the Rai and Limbu ethnic groups, known for their warm hospitality. The trail ascends through alpine meadows and high mountain passes, offering stunning views of Kanchenjunga and its neighboring peaks.

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp, situated at Pangpema, provides a mesmerizing backdrop of icy peaks and glaciers. Trekkers can also explore the Yalung Glacier and the sacred glacial lakes around the base camp.

While the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek demands physical endurance and acclimatization due to its high-altitude nature, the rewards are unparalleled views, serene landscapes, and a genuine connection with the unspoiled Himalayan wilderness. This trek is a testament to the raw beauty and allure of the less-explored eastern region of Nepal.


  • Explore the base of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain globally.
  • Immerse in pristine landscapes, rhododendron forests, and alpine meadows.
  • Encounter diverse flora and fauna in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area.
  • Experience the unique cultures of Rai and Limbu communities.
  • Witness breathtaking panoramas of Kanchenjunga and neighboring peaks.
  • Trek through challenging terrains, demanding physical endurance.


Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, and rest.

Obtain necessary trek permits, explore Kathmandu's cultural sites (optional).

Final preparations, gear check, and trek briefing.

Take an early flight to Bhadrapur and drive to Taplejung.
Overnight stay in Taplejung.

Begin the trek through terraced fields and forests.
Reach Mitlung for an overnight stay.

Trek along the Tamor River, cross suspension bridges.
Arrive at Chiruwa for the night.

Continue trekking, passing through serene landscapes.
Reach Lelep for an overnight stay.

Trek through dense forests and picturesque villages.
Arrive at Amjilosa for the night.

Trek to Gyabla, surrounded by beautiful scenery.
Overnight stay in Gyabla.

Trek through rhododendron forests and cross the river.
Reach Ghunsa, a Sherpa village, for the night.

Rest and acclimatize in Ghunsa.

Explore the village and nearby viewpoints.

Ascend to Kambachen, enjoying mountain views.
Overnight stay in Kambachen.

Trek to Lhonak, surrounded by stunning landscapes.
Overnight stay in Lhonak.

Reach Pangpema, the Kanchenjunga Base Camp.
Marvel at panoramic views and overnight stay.

Descend from Pangpema to Lhonak.
Overnight stay in Lhonak.

Trek back to Ghunsa, retracing the trail.
Overnight stay in Ghunsa.

Ascend to Sele La Pass, a challenging mountain pass.
Descend to Cheram for the night.

Trek from Cheram to Ramche.
Explore Oktang and return for an overnight stay.

Descend to Taplejung, concluding the trek.
Overnight stay in Taplejung.

Drive from Taplejung to Bhadrapur.
Overnight stay in Bhadrapur.

Take a flight from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu.
Relax or explore Kathmandu.

Day 23 :
Rest Day

Rest day in Kathmandu, optional city exploration.

Day 24 :

Departure from Kathmandu.


Cost Includes

  • Airport/Hotel pickup and drop off-service (by car)
  • Trekking Guide (English speaking)
  • Porter (2 person=1porter)
  • Accommodation (shared, tea house)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Permits and Entrance Fees
  • Local Transportation
  • Trekking Equipments

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Gear
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Emergency Evacuation


How challenging is the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek?

The trek is considered challenging due to its remote location, high altitudes, and varying weather conditions. Physical fitness and acclimatization are crucial.

Are special permits required for the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek?

Yes, a special permit is required for the Kanchenjunga region. Trekkers need to obtain the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit (KCAP) and a Restricted Area Permit (RAP).

What wildlife can be encountered during the trek?

The Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is home to diverse wildlife, including red pandas, Himalayan tahr, snow leopards, and various bird species.

Is there mobile network coverage during the trek?

Mobile network coverage may be limited in some remote areas. It’s advisable to have a local SIM card for communication.

Can the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek be combined with other treks?

The trek can be extended or combined with routes like the Yalung Base Camp trek or the Tamur River Rafting adventure, providing a more comprehensive Himalayan experience.

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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
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