Government Register No : 122485/70/71

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Trip Detail:

Trip Duration: 25 Days

Trek Duration: 23 Days

Trek Grade: Moderate

Trek Type: Camping

Activity: Trekking, City Tour

Per day walking: 5 to 7 hours

Max. Altitude: Pangpema (5,143m)

Transportation: Car / Van / Plane

Group Size: 01 – 14 pax

Accommodation: Tourist class guest houses to 5 star hotel in Kathmandu (depends on clients choice), Guest Houses / lodges in the mountain

Best Time to Travel: Feb, March, April, May, Oct, Nov, Dec.

Overview

About Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga base camp trek is a truly remote trekking in the eastern region of Nepal. Mount Kanchenjunga (8586m) is the third highest mountain in the world.

Kanchenjunga is situated in far Eastern Nepal and lies within the 2,035 square kilometers Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. This part of Nepal has never been densely populated and neither has it ever received many trekking tourists. The area is therefore an absolute haven for many rare Himalayan species, including snow leopards, red pandas, and blue sheep. This trek delivers true pristine landscapes.

Via the 5,160 m Lapsang La pass the 4 week trek will take you through both the northern and southern base camp of Kanchenjunga. On the entire trail there will be stunning and remote mountain terrain because in addition to the Kanchenjunga peak, four subsidiary summits exceed 8000m and more than some twenty peaks exceed 7,000 m.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp – Trek Facts

  • Trek Difficulty: Level 4 – Difficult
  • Trek Duration: 20 days
  • Remoteness: Very Remote
  • Max Altitude: 5160 Meters
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Best Season: Mar-May, Oct-Nov
  • Transport To/From Trek: Flight

Kanchenjunga Base Camp – Safety considerations

Kanchenjunga is adventurous trekking, so safety for successful trek is taken carefuly. They will therefore go through safety procedures with you during your pre-trek meeting about the Kanchenjunga trek:

  • This is a high altitude trek and therefore careful acclimatization is needed.
  • Most of the Kanchenjunga trekking is done in +4,000 m and without guest houses nearby. Please therefore be sure to bring enough warm clothes, especially during winter season (mid-Nov –mid Feb). Your selected trekking agency will brief you in greater detail about this.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu international Airport then transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and  trek preparations for next day.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar

Day 04: Fly to Taplejung and trek to Mitlung (921m)

Day 05: Mitlung to Chirwa (1,270m)

Day 06: Chirwa to Sekathum (1,660m)

Day 07: Sekathum to Amjilossa (2,510m)

Day 08: Gybala to Gybala (2,730m)

Day 09: Gybala to Ghunsa (3,595m)

Day 10: Acclimatisation day at Ghunsa (3,595m)

Day 11: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,100m)

Day 12: Acclimatisation and rest day at Kambachen (4,100m)

Day 13: Kambachen to Lhonak (4,785m)

Day 14: Lhonak to Pangpema (5,143m) and return to Lhonak

Day 15: Return to Ghunsa

Day 16: Ghunsa to high camp before Mirgin La

Day 17: Cross Mirgin La (4,663m) to trek to Tseram (3,870m)

Day 18: Tseram to Oktang (4,700m) and then return to Ramche (4,580m)

Day 19: Ramche to Lamite Bhanjyang (3,310m)

Day 20: Lamite Bhanjyang to Yamphudin (2,080m)

Day 21: Rest day at Yamphudin

Day 22: Yamphudin to Phonphe (1,900m)

Day 23: to Phonphe to Khunjari (1,928m)

Day 24: Khunjari to airstrip at Suketar

Day 25: Fly to Biratnagar and Kathmandu

Cost Info

Cost Include

  • All hotel/airport transfer
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan
  • Airport pickup drop and sightseeing by private vehicles
  • Domestic Airfare
  • All accommodations in tents and all meals during the treks
  • All cost for a Life Dream Adventure (First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking) and, a sherpa assistance leader(s) and assistance Trek leader help each individuals while on trek
  • All necessary paper works and trekking permits
  • Kanchanjunga specila trekking permit
  • Travel & Rescue arrangements
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for safety measures ( if on group less than 3 people we will provide on request and extra fee)
  • All government and local taxes if necessary 

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)/ International airfare to & from home city
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend