Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Himalayan tahr- Hmalaya Goats
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us$1900 per pax
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$1900 x 2 = $3800
total $3800
group size
Sep -Nov/March-May

trip overview

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a less tourist trekking area on the eastern border of Nepal. Mt. Kanchenjunga is the third-highest peak in the world. Kanchenjunga tea house trek is following the Tamor river bank and valley approaching the mountain base camp. This trek has been open trekking, especially for camping treks. But we provide you with a simple tea house trek. Kanchenjunga trek to the lap of Mt. Kanchenjunga through some of the country’s richest and most pristine forests. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is running tea house trekking in Kanchenjunga Region. There are very normal lodges and food available along the trek.

In Kanchenjunga Base Camp, most groups fly into Badrapur and drive to Taplejung. The trekking start point is Taplejung and the ending point is too. You could also walk to Taplejung from Basantapur which takes about three days longer. Two separate routes head northeastward from Taplejung, one to the north base camp and the other to the south base camp these routes can be combined into a circuit.

Kanchenjunga Trek is one of the less crowded areas in the country with a spectacular landscape; Himalayas peaks rising above 7,000m and lush flora and fauna, Mt. Kanchenjunga 8,586m. It is on the far eastern Nepal border with India in the east and the Tibet autonomous region of China in the north. Kanchenjunga tea house trek is prime to the attraction of fewer tourists and peace to walk.



Arrival in International Airport Nepal 1,350m -30 Min.

We will pick up from International Airport Nepal and transfer you to Hotel where we have booked overnight in Kathmandu.

Walking / Driving: 30k M driving.


Kathmandu to Jhapa 300m by Drive or Flight 45 minute then drive to Ilam 3,660m.

Two options to go to Jhapa; if we take the deluxe bus, it takes 16 – 17 hours where we will get the evening shift bus and catch a plane 45m from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur airport then drive to Birtamod Jhapa 30m and then drive to Nepali tea garden Ilam 4-5hours drive overnight at Ilam 3660m.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 45M Flight/5-6Hours drive.


Ilam - Panchthat to Taplejung 1,820m.

Early in the morning see the sunrise in the tea garden Ilam (Nepali Tea Garden) cold and fresh air of green tea then catch a local or private vehicle and drive down to Panchthar, where the driver will stop for Nepali Dal Bhat with pilgrims, local of Taplejung and some trekkers of Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. The road leads to the middle of the cliff to on top place of Taplejung overnight at the normally attached bathroom lodge 1,820m.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: 6-7hours drive.


Taplejung - Hangdewa to Mitlung 921m

After having breakfast in Taplejung first day walk started; we walk through villages and follow a gravel road all the way to Handewa then the trail drop down to Hangdewa River then cross that suspension bridge to Mitlung 921m nest to Tamor River overnight but where we will get normal lodge and food.

Itinerary Meal: 4-5 hours.
Accommodation: B+L+D
Walking / Driving: Walking


Mitlung - Sinwa - Tawa - Thiwa to Chiruwa 1,270m

Day second, Having a hot breakfast trek starts to the right bank of Tomor Nadi where there is a Nepali flat trail to Sinwa after 1:30hours trekkers, where are small tea houses and health post and the trail gradually ascends to Tawa 1,170m takes 1:30hours and one small tea shop where is the lunch stop for this day. After the Lunch hour trail again gradually up then will reach This village where above this village we can catch the jeep to Taplejung and then trek following the right of Tomor Nadi to Chiruwa 1270m in 1 hour overnight at the lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: 5-6 hrs Walking


Chirwa - Tapethoke - Phembhu to Sakethum/Japantar 1,576m

Trek to Sakethum, we walk again right of Tomor nadi then we will arrive Tapethok after 1:30hour as a previous trail right of the river but these days we cross Tapethok suspension bridge then follow the left bank of the river then we climb up to Phembu 1:30hour, this place is for lunch place for a day then we walk villages then will be in way diversion of gola (luna samba trail) and Kanchenjunga south base camp; we follow the right way to joining the river of tomor nadi and gunsha khola then we cross the suspension bridge of tomor river then left bank of gunsha khola then after 1:50 hours will reach sakethum known as japantar, where are few normal rooms and food for trekkers overnight.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 6-7 hrs walking


Sakethum - Lamatar to Amjilosa 2,308M.

Crossing a suspension bridge from Sakethum then right of Gunsha Khola zig zac way to Lamatar after 2 hours, where is a small tea shop for tea and lunch and after that way lead to descending uphill to Amjilosa after 3 hours then overnight at teahouse 2,308m.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 6-7 hrs walking


Amjilosa - Thyangham to Gyapla 2,730m.

Kanchenjunga base camp trek day 8, the trail goes gradually1:30hour to the jungle then trail 30m descent to Thyangham in 2:30hours and after lunch again trek continues flat and uphill to New Bridge 1:30hours then climbing 30m up to Gyapla 2,730m elevation, where is a nice ground and tea house for sleep.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 5-6 hrs walking


Gyapla - Phole to Gunsha 3,590M.

Way down to the river bank of Gunsha Khola then gradually ascending to Phole 3180m by 3:30hours then lunch break at Phole and can visit the old monastery at that time. After having a hot lunch continue to walk along the right bank to Gunsha River at 1:30hour to Gunsha (this place is the last village in this trek to base camp) overnight at the lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 5-6 hrs walking


Acclimatization in Ghunsa

Rest day in Gunsha, for acclimatization we can visit the glacier of Chherpuk Kharka of Selele pass or we can hike in front of Gunsha village to see the view of the mountains then back to the hotel overnight at Ghunsa with good sleep at 3,590m.


Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: Rest day in Gunsa


Ghunsa - Rampuk Kharka to Kambachen 4,050m.

Gunsa to Kambachen 4-5hours day walk, first gradually ascending to Ghunsa bridge then crossing Rampuk Kharka at 3,720m then way climbing up and stone rolling place of landslide part should be very careful when you are walking. Then trail descending Ghunsa River to Kambachen 4,050m overnight at lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 4-5 hrs walking


Kambachen – Ramtang to Lhonak 4,780M.

Trek gradually uphill as well as a stone rolling many parts and landslide above the trekking trail walk we will be at Ramtang 4,370m after 2:30hours where we can have tea coffee as well as normal food only in high season trek then after that trekking trail goes same rocky trail along the valley then after 3-4 hours we will be Lonak 4,780m overnight at normal tea house and food.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 5-6 hrs walking


Hike to Kanchenjunga Base Camp Pangpema 5,143m Back to Lonak

Kanchenjunga Base Camp day hike, after breakfast in Lonak we start our day hike to Kanchenjunga Base Camp with a packed lunch and enough drinking water for the whole day, a right rocky trail of Kanchenjunga Glacier, this glacier is really big and walking 3 hours we will be in Jorkin 5021m then keep walking through rocky as well as mountain trekking trail to Pangpema 5,143m, Here are small stone huts when is the big season they open this tea shop for trekkers. Overall it takes 7-8 hours up and down for the whole hike overnight at Lonak 4,7880m.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 7-8 hrs walking


Lhonak - Kambechen to Ghunsa 3,590M.

Trek way down to Ghunsa, it takes 3 hours to Kambachen 4,050m lunch break then trek all the down valley and follow Gunsha Khola to Gunsha 3,590m overnight.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 6-7 hrs walking


Ghunsa - Phole- Gyabla to Amjilosa 2,308M.

Same way down from Phole to Gyabla 3-4hours then lunch break for an hour then 3 hours continue to walk to Amjilosa overnight at the normal tea house.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 7-8 hrs walking


Amjilosa - Sakethum - Phembu to Tapethok 1,380M.

Way down to Sakethum and Green Forest walk to some villages Phembu where there is lunch hour for hot lunch then trail following the Tomor Nadi cross through the suspension bridge to Tapethok overnight at simple lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 5-6 hours walking


Tapethok - Cheruwa - Thewa to Lingkhim 1,850M.

Trek following Tamor Nadi bank to Cheruwa within 2 hours then way lead to Thiwa in 1:30m after that we can be in Lingkhim 30-40m in the slow walk overnight at Lingkhim.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: 3-4 hours walking


Lingkhim to Taplejung 1,800M.

Today we take a Jeep to Taplejung on the rough road, the have two times jeep leaves at 7:00 am and 11:00 am then it takes 4-5 hours to Taplejung overnight at Taplejung.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 4-5 hours walking


Taplejung to Birtamod Jhapa 300M.

After breakfast in Taplejung, we take our bus to Jhapa, crossing through Nepali Tea Garden Ilam. It is a long drive to Jhapa which is 9-10 hours in total and overnight at Jhapa.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 9-10 hours driving 


Drive to Bhadrapur then fly to Kathmandu at 1,350M.

We should take a taxi from Birtamod to Bhadrapur Airport which is 20 km from Birtamod. There are two options to go to Kathmandu by flight and bus, if we take the bus it takes 15-16 hours and the flight is 45 minutes to Kathmandu.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodge
Walking / Driving: 45 Min by flight

what's included

  • Kathmandu to Bhadrapur to Kathmandu flight ticket.
  • Jhapa to Taplejung to Jhapa by deluxe Bus.
  • Transportation along the trek.
  • Drop at Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Three meals a Day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner along the trek
  • Lodge accommodation on the trek.
  • An experienced guide (including his salary, equipment, insurance, flight ticket, lodging, and food).
  • Equipment; Down Jacket, Sleeping Bags.
  • Legal Documents (KCAP permit and Kanchenjunga Restricted Permit).
  • Some dry Fruits.
  • Token of Love from the office
  • 13% Gov VAT.
  • Farewell lunch or dinner is a suitable time in Kathmandu.

what's excluded

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Cold drinks such as; Coke, Mineral Water, Beer, etc.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, bar bill, telephone, extra helper, battery charge shower, and boiled water).
  • Tips for guide.

Fixed Departure

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18 Nov, 2024 - 6 Dec, 2024 $1900 Enquire Now


Steve Cole Steve ColeUnited Kingdom 5

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, Many times trek in Nepal, March 2015 we did 20 days Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek on the eastern border of the Himalayas Nepal. it was a great trip with the guide and porter, they are very frank and helpful during the whole 20 days trek in Kanchenjunga we fly Kathmandu to Jhap then drive to Taplejung then start our trek with our team.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is less touristy trekking in Nepal along the Tomor river valley and entire the Kanchenjunga National Park, it is really nice people, culture, and mountains but there are normal tea houses and food available there for trekkers.

So, if you prefer less tourist area trekking, Kanchenjunga is also nice for less tourist trekking routes of Nepal.

One of the best treks in the world! I did it with a fantastic guide and a porter! Few tourists, fabulous scenery, and amazing. All the best Chandra.

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