Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

15 Days




Embarking on a trek to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp is a breathtaking adventure that takes you deep into the heart of the majestic Himalayas. Nestled in the eastern region of Nepal, Kanchenjunga is the world's third-highest mountain, standing tall at an awe-inspiring elevation of 8,586 meters (28,169 feet). This pristine and untouched region offers trekkers a chance to explore the raw beauty of the Himalayas and witness stunning vistas that will leave an indelible mark on their souls.
The journey begins in the charming town of Taplejung, where trekkers immerse themselves in the vibrant local culture and soak up the natural splendor that surrounds them. From there, the trek winds through remote villages, lush green valleys, cascading waterfalls, and dense forests filled with rhododendron trees, providing a kaleidoscope of colors during the blooming season.
As you ascend higher into the mountains, the terrain becomes more rugged, and the true magnificence of the Kanchenjunga massif starts to reveal itself. The trail meanders through challenging yet rewarding paths, crossing suspension bridges over roaring rivers and passing through alpine meadows where yaks graze peacefully.
Throughout the trek, trekkers are greeted with awe-inspiring panoramas of snow-capped peaks, including Kanchenjunga, Jannu, Yalung Kang, and many other prominent summits. The sheer magnitude of these mountains evokes a sense of wonder and reverence for the natural world.
Trekking to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp is a challenging endeavor that requires physical fitness, mental fortitude, and a spirit of adventure. The trek typically takes around 20 days to complete, and the accommodations along the trail range from cozy teahouses to camping in remote locations. It is essential to be well-prepared with proper gear, including sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, and a reliable trekking guide to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey.
In conclusion, the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is an unforgettable experience that offers trekkers an opportunity to connect with nature's grandeur on an unparalleled scale. From the vibrant cultural tapestry of the local communities to the awe-inspiring vistas of towering peaks, every step of the journey is filled with wonder and adventure.

Includes and excludes :

  1. All meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee).
  2. Arrival pick up & departure.
  3. All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  4. Internal flights
  5. All trekking arrangements including trekking permits, climbing permits, National Park entrance fees.
  6. Accommodation in twin sharing local lodges or best available places for accommodation,
  7. Trekking & Climbing leader & porter (salary, insurance, food, accommodation & other allowances).
  8. Basic first aid kit is carried by your leader.
  9. All hard ware gears
  1. Kathmandu food lunch & dinner,
  2. International flights to Kathmandu,
  3. Tips for Porter, guide & other
  4. Personal climbing gears and climbing boot, clothing & equipment
  5. Personal expenditure, all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain region, mineral water, snacks, desserts.
  6. Medical examination (if required) & vaccination costs
  7. Optional trips. Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control
  8. Visa fees & Travel insurance. Airport taxes
  9. Meals or drinks except the 3 main meals specified in itinerary
  10. Anything else not specified in the ‘included costs’ section above

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Itinerary breakdown

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Day 01 Kathmandu – Biratnagar (72m/236ft), 35min flight.

Day 02 Bhadrapur – Taplejung (850m/2,790 ft), 15min flight, 8 hrs drive.

Day 03 Taplejung – Amjilosa (2,490m/8,168ft), 5-6hrs. drive

Day 04 Amjilosa – Gyabla (2,730m/8,955ft), 4-5hrs.

Day 05 Gyabla – Ghunsa (3,430m/11,250ft), 5-6hrs.

Day 06 Ghunsa Rest and acclimatisation day.

Day 07 Ghunsa – Kambachen (4 150m/13,615ft), 5-6 hrs.

Day 08 Kambachen – Lhonak (4,790m/15,900ft), 4-5 hrs.

Day 09 Lhonak – Pang Pema Base Camp (5,160m/16,923ft), 2-3 hrs

Day 10 Pang Pema Base Camp, rest and exploration day.

Day 11 Pangpema – Kambachen (4,150m/13,650ft), 5-6 hrs

Day 12 Kambachen – Ghunsa – Phale (3,140m/10,302ft), 5-6 hrs

Day 13 Phale – Amjilosa (2,140m/7,100ft), 5-6 hrs

Day 14 Amjilosa – Taplejung (1,190m/3,900 ft), 5-6 hrs

Day 15 Taplejung – Bhadrapur – Kathmandu (1,520m/4,985ft), 8 hrs drive/30minutes flight 

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