Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 25 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Challenging
Activity Trekking
Transportation Bus/flight
Accomodation Teahouses/Camping/Homestay
Meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner in Trekking
Max. Altitude 5180m
Group Size 1-above
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The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekleads to the base camp of world’s 3rd highest peak, Kanchenjunga/8,586m.  The name Kanchenjunga means “five treasures of the great snow,” which refers to the five summits that make up Kanchenjunga.The trail offers many landscapes, cultures and incredibleHimalayan mountain views.It is a long trek that follows deep into the remote mountain ranges on Nepal’s border with Sikkim and Tibet. We will explore around Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. We will see a wide range of scenery from lush, tropical jungle to rhododendron, chestnut and oak forests, and then into the alpine zone, where few plants are able to live. You will see a range of culture from Rai and Limbus to Tibetan Buddhist villages. Additionally, the trail is free from crowds found around Everest and Annapurna.

The itinerary starts by reaching the north part of Kanchenjunga where you see views of Tent Peak, Nepal Peak, Cross Peak and then at Base Camp, Kanchenjunga presents itself before our eyes. We walk on the low lands of Nepal, passing rice-terraced fields, beautiful villages, green forests, the trek goes into a ridge line of rhododendron forests. As the trail gains elevation, the striking views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Kanchenjunga, four of the worlds five highest mountains make the trek amazing wonderful. Approaching Yalung glacier and crossing a series of passes, the views become more glorious. The trail reaches Pangpema (4800m.) which is the base camp for Kanchasnjunga expedition. From Pangpema,the trek returns to Lumba Samba and then crosses either the Mirgin La or Lapsang La Pass over to the south side of Kanchenjunga. Once over this pass we visit the yak pastures of Ramche and Oktang where there are unforgettable views of the southwest face of Kanchenjunga, considered as one of the most beautiful mountain massifs in the world.

This trip is suitable for the adventure lovers who have previous trekking experience. It is a challenging trek and requires good fitness and acclimatization. The best times to hike Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek are during Spring and Autumn.  Ascent Holidays arranges the trek with complete management, including TIMS card. Please, feel free to contact us for the detailed information.

Trip Highlights

  • Unforgettable panoramic Himalayan views, including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Kanchenjunga, four of the world’s highest mountains
  • Mirgin La and Lapsang La Pass
  • Diversity of incredible landscapes
  • Tibetan Buddhist culture
  • Rhododendron, oak, and chestnut forests
  • Remarkable hospitality

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Kathmandu – Basantapur (Fly to Biratnagar and 6 hour drive to Basantapur)
  • Day 02:Basantapur – Chauki (2680m). About 6 hours walk
  • Day 03:Chauki – Gupa Pokhari (2890m). About 5 hours walk.
  • Day 04:Gupa Pokhari – Nesum (1620m). About 6-7 hours walk.
  • Day 05:Gorgagoan – Thumma (760m). About 5-6 hours walk.
  • Day 06:Thumma – Chirwa (1190m). About 6-7 hours walk.
  • Day 07:Chirwa – Sakathum (1640m). About 5-6 hours walk.
  • Day 08:Sakathum – Amjilosa (2490m). About 5 hours walk.
  • Day 09:Amjilosa – Gyabla (2730m. About 4-5 hours walk.
  • Day 10:Gyabla – Gunsa (3410m). About 6-7 hours walk.
  • Day 11:Acclimatitazation Day at Ghunsa
  • Day 12:Ghunsa - Khambachen (4150m). About 5-6 hours walk.
  • Day 13:Khambachen – Lhonak (4790m). About 5 hours walk.
  • Day 14:Lhonak – Pangpema (5140m). About 3-4 hours walk. Explore Kanchenjunga north Base Camp.
  • Day 15:Pangpema – Khangpachen (4150m). About 6 hours walk.
  • Day 16:Khangpachen - Lumba Samba (4206m) We select to cross either of the 2 passes today depending on the weather conditions: Lapsang La, the higher pass at 5180m or the Mirgin La at 4500m.
  • Day 17:Lumba Samba – Ramche (4580m). About 5-7 hours walk.
  • Day 18:Explore around Kanchenjunga South Base Camp.
  • Day 19:Ramche – Cheram (3870m).About 5 hours walk.
  • Day 20:Cheram – Tortong(2995m). About 5-6 hours walk.
  • Day 21:Tortong – Yamphudin (2080m). About 5-6 hours walk.
  • Day 22:Yamphudin – Anpan (2040m). About 5 hours walk.
  • Day 23:Anpan – Tembewa (2000m). About 4-6 hours walk.
  • Day 24:Tembewa - Taplejung or Suketar/1780m-2300m. About 5-7 hours walk.
  • Day 25:Taplejung or Suketar – Kathmandu.

Detail Itinerary

Cost Includes

  • Airport and Hotel transfers in private vehicles.
  • Hotel in B&B method in city.
  • All land transportation.
  • Government authorized guide and supporting team.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in trekking.
  • Local lodge accommodation in mountain.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card and permit.

Cost Excludes

  • Your personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals

Trip Note

Ascent Holidays is not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will manage and support you to the best of our abilities with any problem that may arise.

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