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Availability : October - June
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Home » Holiday Packages » Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Take a lifetime journey to the majestic Kanchenjunga—the third-highest mountain in the world! Experience spectacular landscapes, magnificent views, and a trek of a lifetime. Join us on an unforgettable adventure to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.

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Conquering heights together: A moment captured at Kanchenjunga Base Camp as a trekker, guide, and support team stands against majestic snow-capped peaks.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is getting more popular among adventure lovers. Mt. Kanchenjunga, located in Eastern Nepal, is wonderfully known for its greater diversity on many accounts.

You will trek by following the glacial torrent of the Tamur and Ghunsa Rivers to their source on the northwest side of the Kanchenjunga Himal. You will enter into a lesser-known world where the beauty of the landscapes is rugged but simply beautiful and breathtakingly awesome.

The trek will offer magnificent views of Pyramid Peak, Jannu Himal, and Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m). On the trek, you will cross many high passes, which are known as the Mirgin La Pass (4500m), Sinion La (4440m), Mirgin La (4480m) and Sinelapache Bhanjyang (4646m); then you will reach the Kanchenjunga Base Camp.

Kambachen Village: A serene Himalayan hamlet in the heart of the Kanchenjunga region, where traditional homes blend seamlessly with the majestic landscape.
Discover Serenity: Kambachen Village.

Mt. Kanchenjunga (8598m) lies in the eastern frontier of Nepal, one of the world’s most challenging peaks to climb, geographically on the Nepal-Sikkim border.

On this trek, you will visit two base camps – the awe-inspiring North Face Base Camp at Pangpema (5065m) before crossing to Oktang – 4370m) and the South Base Camp of Kanchenjunga.

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek – 24 Days of pure raw adventure for adventure seekers.

Some travel tips before joining the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek!

Research the Trek and Check the Required Permits

Do plenty of research as you plan and prepare for your Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. Familiarize yourself with the topography of the terrain ahead, check requirements for any necessary permits for the trek, and use maps or GPS to ensure you’re taking on paths within your capabilities. Additionally, read reviews from other hikers who have completed the trek to understand what challenges and rewards await you.

Prepare Your Gear and Pick the Right Guide for the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Having the right gear for your trek to go smoothly is essential. Make sure you have adequate supplies such as clothing, equipment, snacks, first-aid items and survival tools available before embarking on your journey. Additionally, find a knowledgeable guide with plenty of experience in leading the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek so that they can provide pre-trip guidance and during the actual trip itself.

Familiarize Yourself with the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Before going on the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, familiarize yourself with the itinerary. You should know which places you will visit each day, how many miles you will be trekking, and what altitude gain or loss will occur during the day. This way, you can plan your supplies and rest appropriately at night since the elevation and terrain may change from one day to another.

Pack Lightly for Easier Movement on Trails

Pack your bag lightly when thinking about what to bring on your Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. The more weight you carry on your back, the slower you move up and down the mountains. Additionally, excessive weight could cause fatigue and physical discomfort in the long run. Therefore, it is recommended to only bring essential items for the trek. You can bring clothing that layers for different temperatures. Also, you can bring trail snacks and water bottles, a small first-aid kit, sunscreen lotion and sunglasses, and any medication you need.

Practice Proper Mountain Etiquette During the Trekking Adventure

While trekking to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp, be mindful of your actions and practice proper mountain etiquette. Ensure you stay on the designated trail, as shortcuts or alternative trails can cause harm to vegetation and disturb wildlife habitats. Be mindful of other hikers you encounter—offering a friendly smile and greeting goes a long way towards creating a peaceful environment. Lastly, respect religious sites, local communities, and the mountain environment. These tips will help ensure that you and other trekkers have an unforgettable experience on this Himalayan adventure!

Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu, Capital city of Nepal

Departure Time

1 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up/drop off by car
  • Guided City tour as per above program.
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at Kathmandu Suite Home
  • An experienced Guide and Strong Porters
  • Transfer to and from Biratnagar/Bhadrapur on local Jeep.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, including tea/coffee) during the trek.
  • Accommodation at teahouses on the trek (best available)
  • Kanchenjunga special trek and Conservation permits
  • Flights from Kathmandu to Kathmandu or Biratnagar and return
  • Satellite Phone Set for emergency calls
  • Government taxes and office service fee

Price Excludes

  • Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast
  • Travel insurance against against personal accident and helicopter evacuation
  • International flight
  • Nepal Visa
  • Any beverages (except tea/coffee)
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Staff Tipping


  • Trekking Duffle Bag
  • Trekking Map
  • Company T-Shirt
  • Farewell Dinner
What to Expect

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a stunning and challenging trek that takes you to the base camp of the third-highest mountain in the world, Kanchenjunga. Here are most of the highlights of this trek:

  • Stunning ViewsThe trek offers breathtaking views of the Kanchenjunga range, including four of the five highest peaks in the world.
  • Rich Cultural ExperienceThe trek passes through traditional Nepalese and Tibetan villages, where you can experience the unique culture and lifestyle of the local people.
  • Remote and Off-the-Beaten-PathThe Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is one of the least visited treks in Nepal, making it a great option for those looking for a quieter and more remote trekking experience.
  • Diverse LandscapesThe trek takes you through various landscapes, including lush forests, alpine meadows, and high mountain passes.
  • Wildlife SightingsThe trek passes through the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, which is home to a variety of rare and endangered species, including the snow leopard, red panda, and Himalayan black bear.
  • Challenging TerrainThe trek is considered one of the more challenging treks in Nepal, with steep ascents and descents and high altitudes.
  • Authentic HospitalityThe local people of this region are well-known for their warm hospitality and friendly nature, making it a memorable experience for trekkers.

Overall, the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is an incredible adventure offering a unique blend of natural beauty, rich culture, and challenging terrain.


Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival at the airport, pick up assistance and transfer to the hotel Kathmandu Suite Home.

Day 2Kathmandu City Tour

Trek permit preparation and *Guided City Tour* of the World’s Heritage Sites, including Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swoyambhu and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight at the hotel.

*It’s an optional tour, which you can book separately at Kathmandu Heritage Tour

Day 3Fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Taplejung (1820)

You will take a morning flight to Bhadrapur and a jeep drive to Taplenjung (8-9 hours on a local jeep). Overnight at a hotel.

Day 4Drive to Sekathum (1670m)

As there is road access up to Sekathum, you will drive for 5 – 6 hours off-road via Mitlung and Chirwa, the small human settlement. Overnight at local teahouse.

Day 5Amjilosa (2520m)

Trek to Amjilosa (2520m) – 5 – 6 hours. Overnight at local teahouse.

Day 6Gyabla (2730m)

Trek to Gyabla (2730m) – 5 – 6 hours. Overnight at local teahouse.

Day 7Ghunsa (3595m)

Guesthouse in Ghunsa
Dzonga Family House in Ghunsa

Trek to Ghunsa (3595m) – 4 – 5 hours. Overnight in a guesthouse (Dzonga Family Guesthouse or Kanchenjunga Guesthouse).

Day 8Acclimatization day

You will hike up to 4200m on the way to Dudhkunda (milky lake) and return to Ghunsa in 4 – 5 hours. Overnight at the guesthouse.

Day 9Khamabachen (4050m)

View of Kanchenjunga Range from Kambachen
Kanchenjunga White House

Trek to Khambachen (4050m) – 5 – 6 hours. Overnight at Kanchenjunga White House.

Day 10Acclimatization

It’s the 2nd acclimatization at Khambachen after Ghunsa. You will hike to Jannu View Point (2 -3 hours), return to Khambachen for lunch, and stay overnight there.

Day 11Trek to Lhonak (4780m)

Trek to Lhonak (4780m) – 4 – 5 hours. Overnight at a local teahouse.

Day 12Visit Kanchenjunga Base Camp and return to Lhonak

Day hiking to Pangpema (5065m), the first base camp of Mt. Kanchenjunga, to view Mt. Kanchenjunga and return to Lhonak for the overnight stay at a local teahouse- 5 – 6 hours.

Day 13Return to Ghunsa

Trek back to Ghunsa (3595m). Overnight in a guesthouse (Dzonga Family Guesthouse or Kanchenjunga Guesthouse).

Day 14Trek to Selele (4300m)

Today you will head towards the route of Oktang Base Camp, the second south base camp of Kanchenjunga. After leaving Ghunsa village, you will trek to Selele for 5 – 6 hours. Overnight in a basic teahouse (hut).

Day 15Cross 3 Passes and Tseram (3870m)

Cross the 3 passes of Sele La – Sinion La Pass (4460m) – Mirgin La Pass (4480m) – Sinelapcha La Pass (4646m) – and then trek down to Tseram (3870m) – 7 – 8 hours. Overnight at a local guesthouse.

Day 16Visit Oktang Base Camp (4370m)

You will go for a day hiking to Oktang to observe the Kanchenjunga South and return to Tseram for an Overnight stay at a local guesthouse- 5 – 6 hours. 

Day 17Trek to Torangden (2995m)

Trek to Torangden (2995m) – 3 – 4 hours. Overnight at a local teahouse.

Day 18Yamphudin (2080m)

Trek to Yamphudin (2080m) – 5 – 6 hours. Overnight at a local teahouse.

Day 19Trek to Khebang (1910m)

Trek to Khebang (1910m) – 4 – 5 hours. Overnight at a local teahouse.

Day 20Trek to Khandembe (1420m) and drive to Ilam (2150m)

Trek to Khandembe (1420 m) – 5 – 6 hours, and drive to Ilam Bazar. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 21Fly back to Kathmandu

1-hour drive to Bhadrapur and fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at the Kathmandu Suite Home.

Day 22Departure

Drive to the Airport for your onward journey.

Note: The day-by-day itinerary can be adjusted on the trek route as per needs. No restrictions following the same plan!


Illustrative map of Kanchenjunga Base Camp, detailing trekking routes, landmarks, altitude points, and nearby villages, set against the backdrop of the region's topography."
Navigating the Majestic Kanchenjunga: A comprehensive map detailing the trek to Base Camp, with key landmarks and villages along the route.
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Rosangela Simoncelli

Family Traveller

Il trekking del Kanchenjunga è lungo e classificato difficile, ma l’ottima organizzazione di Nepal Hiking, la competenza e la capacità di Bikesh Rana ( la nostra guida ) e di tutto lo staff l’hanno reso un’esperienza bella ed indimenticabile.

Tilak inoltre è stato un prezioso aiuto per risolvere i problemi sorti alla fine del trekking a causa dei voli sospesi nel periodo dell’eruzione del vulcano islandese, i quali ci hanno costretto a prolungare il soggiorno di altri quattro giorni.
Sembra che in Nepal ci sia un detto che dice “mai viaggiare in tre […]” e noi eravamo tre, abbiamo avuto qualche contrattempo ma tutto si è risolto per il meglio grazie all’impegno dell’agenzia di trekking.

Ci sentiamo quindi di consigliare Nepal Hiking a chiunque voglia visitare questa mag-nifica nazione.

31 December 2014
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