Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

19 Days




Abundunt rhododendron and bamboo forests, dramatic mountain panorama, communities with ancient history and Mt Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, it all combines to make the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek an offbeat trekking heaven.

It is located in far-eastern Nepal on the border with Sikkim. Mt Kanchenjunga lies partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim, India. This is inside the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA) which was one of the first areas of the Himalaya explored in the 19th centry. The area is first in Nepal to be managed by local communities and has proved quite successful in the main trail. However, it is yet to be fully effective in remote areas. Yet it remains largely unvisited by travelers. A permit is required to trek to this region.

A maze of ridges and peaks isolated the communities from higher trails from the lower valleys. Trekking in this region take a little longer than most areas in the Himalayas. But the wilder unexplored corners of the Himalaya makes it more worthwhile. It is recommended and encouraged sustainable practice whenever you can.

Mt Kangchenjunga, the peak after which Kanchenjunga trek is named, is the crowning glory in a vast and spectacular setting.

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 Biratnagar – Suketar – Mitlung (850m/2,790 ft), 15min flight, 5-6 hrs trek.

Day 03 Mitlung – Chirwa (1,190m/3,905ft), 6-7 hrs.

Day 04 Chirwa – Sekathum (1,640m/5,390ft), 5-6 hrs.

Day 05 Sekathum – Amjilosa (2,490m/8,168ft), 5-6hrs.

Day 06 Amjilosa – Gyabla (2,730m/8,955ft), 4-5hrs.

Day 07 Gyabla – Ghunsa (3,430m/11,250ft), 5-6hrs.

Day 08 Ghunsa Rest and acclimatisation day.

Day 09 Ghunsa – Kambachen (4 150m/13,615ft), 5-6 hrs.

Day 10 Kambachen – Lhonak (4,790m/15,900ft), 4-5 hrs.

Day 11 Lhonak – Pang Pema Base Camp (5,160m/16,923ft), 2-3 hrs

Day 12 Pang Pema Base Camp, rest and exploration day.

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

Day 14 Kambachen – Ghunsa – Phale (3,140m/10,302ft), 5-6 hrs

Day 15 Phale – Amjilosa (2,140m/7,100ft), 5-6 hrs

Day 16 Amjilosa – Chirwa (1,190m/3,900 ft), 5-6 hrs

Day 17 Chirwa – Linkhim (1,520m/4,985ft), 5-6 hrs

Day 18 Linkhim – Suketar (2,700m/8,856ft.), 5-6 hrs

Day 19 Suketar – Biratnagar- Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft), 30min and 35min flights.

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