Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Trip Fact

5 Based on 4 Reviews
  • duration-icon
    Duration 24 Days
  • activities-icon
    Activities Trekking
  • tripgrade-icon
    Trip Grade Challenging
  • groupsize-icon
    Group Size 2-15
  • startendpoint-icon
    Start-End Point Kathmandu-Kathmandu
  • maxaltitude-icon
    Max-Altitude 5143 m
  • besttime-icon
    Best Time Mar - May and Oct - Dec
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    Accomodation Hotel/Tea House

Trip Overview

Kanchenjunga is the third tallest mountain in the world, and it’s tucked away in the far eastern part of Nepal. Our Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is like a journey through a less-traveled and wild area of Nepal.

The cool thing about Kanchenjunga is that its name means “pure and clear.” When you go on this hike, you get to see amazing scenery and learn about the culture of Tibet and the Buddhist people who live in rural Nepal. Not many tourists go there, so it’s a real adventure.

Here’s something interesting: If you want to reach the top of Kanchenjunga, there are four different ways to do it. Three of these routes are in Nepal (south-east, north-west, and north-east), and one is in India (north-east).

In Nepal, there are eight really tall mountains, and Kanchenjunga is the second highest one, standing at 28,168 feet. In the past, the Kanchenjunga base camp area was off-limits, but now more and more tourists are visiting, and it’s become a popular spot for hiking. Way back in 1955, two climbers named Joe Brown and George Band were the very first people to reach the summit of Kanchenjunga.

Trip Highlight

  • Discover the lesser-explored mountain areas in Eastern Nepal.
  • See the famous glacial lakes in this part of the region.
  • Enjoy walking among many different plants and animals.
  • Take a break and meditate in Ramtang and Oktang Monasteries after your long walks.
  • Have a fantastic time surrounded by the enormous mountain peaks.

Itinerary

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Welcome to the place with big mountains! When you arrive at the airport, our friendly representative will be there to say hello and take you to your hotel.

On Day 2, we’ll do some cool stuff! We’ll go check out important places that are like super special because they’re part of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. These places are in the Kathmandu Valley, and they include spots like Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swoyambhu Chaitya.

And guess what? We’re not just sightseeing; we’re also getting ready for our big trekking adventure! So, it’s like a two-in-one day of exploring and preparing for the journey ahead. Cool, right?

We start our day with an early morning flight to Suketar in the eastern part of Nepal. Then, we begin our trek, going up and down a path that takes us through beautiful green forests as we make our way to Lalikharkha.

Today’s trek takes us to Khesewa, and it’s an adventure with some interesting ups and downs. We begin with a relatively easy descent until we reach Phundrawa, where we can catch our breath. But don’t get too comfortable because the trail takes a steep turn as we make our way up to Yangpang. From there, we continue our ascent, moving higher and higher, until we reach Phumphe Danda. And our journey doesn’t stop there; we still have some uphill trekking left as we finally make our way to Khesewa. It’s a day of varied terrain and stunning landscapes to discover.

We’re going up to Kabeli Khola. We’ll walk through the forest and cross a stream. Along the way, we’ll see some really cool views of the big Himalayan mountains. We’ll also pass by lots of pretty villages until we get to Mamankhe. It’s a day full of nice scenery and interesting places to see.

We’ll go uphill on a pretty easy path next to Kabeli Khola. Then, we’ll keep walking and cross a bridge that swings in the air. We’ll go through some small villages until we finally get to Yamphudin. It’s a day of trekking with lots of interesting things to see along the way.

We’ll take a walk on a path that the local people use. We’ll pass by farms with terraced fields and wide-open grassy areas. We’ll also walk beside Amji Khola, a river. To keep going, we’ll have to go up and over a pass called Lassiya Bhanjyang. After that, we’ll arrive at Tortong. It’s a day of walking through farms and beautiful landscapes.

We’ll take a walk next to Simbuwa River and go into the Lalung valley. Along the way, we can see the beautiful Luplung peak. We’ll walk through a forest with lots of rhododendron trees and get to see the amazing Yalung Glacier. Then, we’ll go up a steady hill to reach Cheram. It’s a day filled with beautiful sights and some uphill walking.

On this acclimatization day in Cheram, you’ll have the chance to rest and adjust to the high altitude. Take it easy and enjoy the surroundings. Explore the beautiful Yalung Glacier area, which is not only stunning but also a great way to prepare your body for the upcoming trek. It’s a day to relax and soak in the natural beauty of the region.

We’ll start by climbing up to the Yalung Glacier’s snout. It’s like the front part of the big icy river. Then, we’ll take a lovely walk along a trail in the valley. Along the way, we’ll pass through a small place called Lapsang, where people live. After that, we’ll keep going until we reach Ramche. It’s a day of adventure, with some uphill parts and lots of pretty views.

We’ll keep walking up the valley, then go up a hill of rocky stuff called a moraine. After that, we’ll trek to the Oktang Monastery. We’ll climb up even higher until we get to the Yalung Base Camp. From there, you can see some really amazing views! After enjoying the scenery, we’ll head back down to Cheram. It’s a day of going up and down and taking in some fantastic sights.

Today is a challenging day with four passes to conquer. We’ll climb up and down, enjoying the views along the way. By the end of the day, we’ll rest at Sele La, ready to continue our adventure tomorrow. Today, we’ll cross four different passes: Sinelapche Bhanjyang, Mirgin La pass, Sinion La pass, and Sele La pass. We’ll spend the night at Sele La.

We’ll start walking north and then we’ll find a steep path. We’ll go downhill through a forest with rhododendrons, birch, and pine trees before we reach Ghunsa. It’s a day of trekking through the woods and heading to our next stop.

We’ll keep on walking north, following the river. Along the way, we’ll go through meadows and pass through forests filled with rhododendrons and pine trees. We’ll cross a bridge and even walk past a waterfall. Finally, we’ll reach Kambachen. It’s a day filled with beautiful sights as we make our way to our next destination.

Get ready for a challenging trek today. We’ll walk through rocky fields and go up a hillside next to the river. There will be big rocks along the way. We’ll cross a bridge that takes us to Ramtang Monastery. Then, we’ll go back down towards the river and, at last, reach Lhonak. It’s a tough day with lots of ups and downs, but we’ll make it to our destination.

We’re on our way to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp today. We’ll hike right next to the huge Kanchenjunga Glacier, which is like a big icy river. As we go, we’ll pass by a place called Pangpema. After that, we’ll start heading down and finally reach the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. It’s a day of trekking with some incredible sights to see.

Today, we’ll keep going toward the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Our path will take us along the enormous Kanchenjunga Glacier, and it’s like walking beside a frozen river. As we go along, we’ll come across a place called Pangpema. After that, we’ll start our descent and eventually arrive at the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. It’s a day full of trekking, and you’ll see some amazing things along the way.

We’ll go back the way we came and return to Lhonak.

We’ll make our way downhill, going all the way to Ghunsa, and we’ll pass through Kambache on our way.

We’re going downhill to Phale today. Along the way, we’ll pass by some special places called Manes and a nearby monastery. Then, we’ll walk through forests with juniper trees until we reach Phale. After that, we’ll cross a bridge over a river called Chhundatangka Khola to get to Gyabla. It’s a day of walking through nature and exploring.

We’ll keep on trekking and go past a little place called Solima. We’ll cross a few hanging bridges and get to Sukathum. Then, we’ll walk through some villages before we arrive at Chirwa. It’s a day of trekking with lots of interesting things to see along the way.

We’ll go down the trail, surrounded by lots of green plants, and walk through several villages until we get to Sinwa. We’ll cross a bridge over the Sisne Khola river. Then, we’ll go through another village and cross another swinging bridge to reach Phurumbu. It’s a day of walking through nature and exploring villages.

We’ll wrap up our trek by walking toward Suketar, and we’ll follow the Pathibhara Trek trail to get there.

We’ll take a flight back to Kathmandu, and once we’re there, we’ll have the whole day to relax, pack our things, and buy souvenirs for our family and friends. It’s a day to rest and get ready for the journey home.

We’ll make sure you get to the airport on time, usually about three hours before your flight, depending on when it leaves. If you have more time, we can come up with some cool stuff for you to do, or you can go out and explore on your own if you’d like.

As we say goodbye for now, we hope you had an amazing time on your journey. Until we meet again on new adventures, take care and safe travels!

Includes/Excludes

  • Cost of necessary trekking permits, including the Kanchenjunga conservation area permit.
  • Kathmandu/Bhadrapur/Kathmandu flight
  • Permit for restricted area
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (usually at a three-star hotel) before and after the trek. Accommodations during the trek in teahouses or lodges.
  • A licensed trekking guide and porter to carry a portion of your gear. The guide provides information, ensures your safety, and helps with logistics.
  • Essential equipment like sleeping bags, down jackets, and trekking poles.
  • Basic first aid kit.
  • The cost of international flights to and from Nepal.
  • Travel insurance, including emergency medical and evacuation coverage.
  • Expenses for items like personal snacks, beverages (other than water), souvenirs, and additional meals in Kathmandu.
  • Additional Gear: you need to rent or purchase additional equipment like trekking boots, warm clothing, and a daypack.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and teahouse staff.
  • Any optional activities, such as helicopter tours or side treks.
  • The cost of obtaining a visa for Nepal.

Reviews

Sara (Usa)

Amazing Kathmandu Full Day City Tour with Raj

Our full day city tour in Kathmandu was nothing short of spectacular, thanks to our knowledgeable guide, Raj. We explored four UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Swayambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath stupa.
Overall, Raj’s exceptional guiding skills, combined with his deep understanding of Kathmandu’s heritage, made this tour unforgettable. I highly recommend this experience to anyone looking to explore the rich cultural tapestry of Kathmandu.

Hany M (Australia)

Unforgettable experience!

I cannot express my gratitude adequately for the exceptional 14-day Everest Base Camp trek organized by Get Nepal Treks and Tours. Our guide, who was both knowledgeable and enjoyable to be around, meticulously explained every aspect of the journey and took great care of us throughout. The guide, along with their lovely assistant, added an extra layer of specialness to our experience. I extend my heartfelt thanks to Get Nepal Treks and the entire team for their remarkable support. The unforgettable farewell party served as the perfect conclusion to this incredible journey. I eagerly anticipate my next adventure with them in Nepal!

Prash (India)

Amazing experience!!!

Great Views and Amazing experience. Trek was strenuous, Guides made it easier. They provided us with great guidance, clean water and amazing food. They helped us organize the trip and provided great support. Get Nepal Treksand Tour is the best!!!

Theresa R (USA)

Great company to book with

We had an incredible experience on this trek during the off-season. It was important for us to select a Nepali company for our adventure, and they took care of all the logistics, making the entire journey exceptionally smooth. Our guide and porter were not only incredibly skilled but also provided us with unwavering support throughout the entire trek. If you have the option, we highly recommend requesting their services when booking your trek. We are already looking forward to returning for another adventure!

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