Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek 2024

  • Duration 24
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Tea House
  • Accommodation Tea House
  • Max. Altitude 5140
  • Activity Trekking , Hiking & Exploring
  • Group Type Private
  • Group Size 2+
  • Best Season spring and fall
Highlights
  • Embark on a challenging traverse through a region seldom visited by trekkers/ hikers
  • Follow the glacial torrent of the Tamur and Ghunsa Rivers to their source on the north west side of the Kanchenjunga Himal in Nepal
  • Cross the Mirgin La Pass (4500m), trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp and spend the night at Pangpema (5140m)
  • Witness unsurpassed views of the Kanchenjunga massif, Makalu range and surrounding peaks including Jannu
  • Trek through remote villages of the Gurung, Limbu, Rai and Sherpa peoples

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek 2024 Overview

The Kanchenjunga base camp trek is a trekking adventure to one of the beautiful Himalayas of Nepal which is an untainted, remote and unspoiled region. This trekking adventure takes the travelers to the far-eastern region of Nepal. The Kanchenjunga Himalaya is the third highest mountain of the world and is accessible from both Sikkim of India and Nepal. The trekking in Kanchenjunga region is to explore the tropical forests of rhododendron, oak and chestnut dominated by enchanting views of snow capped Himalayas, picturesque landscapes, lush mountains, subtropical lowlands, fascinating glacial plateau and traditional village settlements. The traditional settlement of Limbus, Rai, Gurung, and Sherpa with their solitary culture, traditional and lifestyle are found in Kanchenjunga region. There are two Kanchenjunga base camp one is south Kanchenjunga base camp and other is north Kanchenjunga base camp which are covered by our single trekking route.

The travelers take air-flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and then they drive to Illam and Taplejung. The travelers starting trekking from Taplejung region traverse though different traditional villages like Mitlung, Chirawa, Lelep, Amjilessa, Gyabla, Ghunsa, Kambachen, Lhonk, and they finally land of North Base camp of Kanchenjunga of 5140meters which also called Pang Pema. The travelers then move towards south base camp traversing to different traditional villages like Kambachen, Ghunsa, Selele Kharka, Tseram, Ramche and finally land on South Kanchenjunga Base Camp of 4740 meters which also called Yalung glacier. The travelers then return back to Ramche Village and follow the new trekking trail passing through the traditional villages of Torantan, Yamphudin, Keswa, and finally land on Suketar village. The travelers take air-flight from Suketar to Kathmandu city.

Best season

The best months to trek in the Kanchenjunga region are from frist week March to end to-May and from October to late November. We recommend avoiding the monsoon season which runs from approximately late May to mid/late September. During the winter, many local people will move to lower elevations and tea houses will close so the only option will be camping and it will be extremely cold.

In the springtime, you can see an incredible show of the Rhododendrons in bloom, with the many varieties growing here flowering in different colors. In spring, the trails will be drier while in autumn the skies are crystal clear but the trails may have changed with the monsoon rains and some itinerary adjustments may

The cost of trekking to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp in Nepal

The cost of trekking to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp in Nepal can vary depending on several factors, including the duration of the trek, the services included, and the trekking agency or guide you choose. Here are some estimated costs to give you a rough idea:

Trekking Permits: For the Kanchenjunga region, you will need two permits: the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit (KCAP) and the Restricted Area Permit (RAP). These permits cost around USD 20-30 per person per week.

Trekking Guide and Porters: Hiring a guide and porters is recommended for this trek, as the route can be challenging and remote. The cost for a licensed guide can range from USD 25-35 per day, and porters can cost around USD 15-25 per day. The guide’s fee can be shared among the group, reducing individual costs.

Accommodation and Food: During the trek, you will stay in teahouses or lodges along the trail. The cost of accommodation can vary but generally ranges from USD 10-20 per night. Meals can cost around USD 5-10 per meal, depending on the menu and location.

Transportation: The cost of transportation to the starting point of the trek (Taplejung) and back from the endpoint (Suketar) should be considered. The transportation cost can vary based on the mode of transportation chosen, but it is advisable to check with local travel agencies for the most accurate information.

Equipment and Gear: If you don’t have your own trekking equipment, you may need to rent or purchase items like trekking poles, sleeping bags, down jackets, and other necessary gear. Rental costs can vary, so it’s best to inquire with trekking agencies or rental shops.

Miscellaneous Expenses: It’s advisable to allocate some budget for unforeseen expenses, snacks, drinks, and tips for guides and porters.

Overall, the total cost of trekking to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp can range from USD 1,500 to USD 3,000 per person for a 20-25 day trek. This estimate is provided to give you a general idea, and the actual cost may vary depending on your choices and negotiation skills.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft) Welcome to Nepal Namaste ( Nepal Guide Info )
We complete our custom formalities at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Afterwards, there is a Nepal Guide Info Team representative waiting for us at the gate who will take us to our hotel. We can then spend the rest of the day taking rest. In the evening, we get to try Nepalese cuisine at a welcome dinner hosted by Nepal Guide Info Team ( Nepal Planet Treks and expedition ). Overnight in Kathmandu.
 
Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation Day 
We visit four landmarks in Kathmandu, three of which are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We tour Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Bauddhanath Stupa. After the tour, we meet our entire trekking team and our guides will tell us what we can expect on our trek. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals:Breakfast
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar (2,420m/7938ft), trek to Lalikharka (2265m/7,431ft)
From Kathmandu we get an early morning flight to Suketar which is located in the eastern region of Nepal. thats day guide and Porters with you from Nepal guide info team It is a simultaneous ascent and descent on a trail that mostly passes through lush green forests all the way to Lalikharkha.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 04: Lalikharka to Khesewa (2120m/6,955ft)
We begin our trek to Khesewa after breakfast. It is mostly an easy descent until Phundrawa. From here we begin our ascent. It is a steep climb until Yangpang from where we climb steadily up until Phumphe Danda followed by another ascent to Khesewa. Our trek will be through forests and small villages. Overnight in Khesewa.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 05: Khesewa to Mamankhe (1785m/5,856ft)
After breakfast we begin our trek towards the Kabeli Khola. Next, we walk on a trail that passes through forests before crossing a small stream. On the way, we enjoy amazing views of the Himalayan peaks while also passing through several beautiful small villages. Overnight in Mamankhe.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 06: Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2080m/6824ft)
Today’s trek will be mostly uphill on an easy trail whereby we mostly walk alongside the Kabeli Khola. During the walk we also admire the beautiful ridge behind the stream. We continue our walk and admire a beautiful waterfall nearby. After walking for some time, we cross a small suspension bridge. We pass through small settlements before reaching Yamphudin to spend the night.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 07: Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m/9,826ft)
We begin our walk on a path commonly used by the villagers and pass through terraced farms and green meadows. Along the way, we have the constant company of the Himalayas to enjoy. Our walk will be on a trail along the Amji Khola. We also cross a pass at Lassiya Bhanjyang before reaching Tortong. Overnight in Tortong.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 08: Tortong to Cheram (3,870m/12,696ft)
We begin our steady climb to Cheram after breakfast. Our trail is right at the side of the Simbuwa Khola. We enjoy walking on the beautiful Lalung valley and have Tuplung peak for company for the most part of today’s journey. We pass through thick rhododendron forest and enjoy the magnificence of the Yalung Glacier. Overnight in Cheram.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 09: Cheram: Acclimatization and Rest
We spend a day in Cheram which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude. We can spend the rest of the day resting and taking part in small hikes. We can explore the areas around the Yalung Glacier. There is also a viewpoint for Kabaru and Rathong peaks. Overnight in Cheram.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 10: Cheram to Ramchaur (Ramche) (4,580m/15,026ft)
We begin our short trek after breakfast. From Cheram, we ascend for sometime before reaching the snout of the Yalung Glacier. It is a beautiful walk on a valley trail. We also cherish the views of several Himalayan peaks. We pass through a small settlement of Lapsang before reaching Ramche. Overnight in Ramche.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 11: Ramchaur (Ramche) to Yalung Base Camp (4500m), back to Cheram
From Ramche, we walk further up the valley. We then follow a stream before climbing on the moraine top until confronted by Kanchenjunga’s southern face. We walk further ahead for a glimpse of the Jannu Himal. We continue our trek further towards the Oktang Monastery. From here, we climb further up and reach the Yalung Base Camp. The views from the base camp are extraordinary. Kumbakarna (Jannu), Nyukla Lachung and other Himalayan peaks are close by. We descend and spend the night at Cheram.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 12: Cheram to Sele La (4290m/ 14,074ft)
We begin our trek after breakfast. We cross four passes today beginning with Sinelapche Bhanjyang. After crossing the pass we continue to Mirgin La pass. We continue trekking and reach the Sinion La pass which is not very far. From here, we ascend to Sele La pass. There are prayer flags strung across one of the steeper sections of the trail which is very near to the Sele La pass. We cross the pass. Overnight in Sele La.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 13: Sele La to Ghunsa (3,595/11,794)
We begin our trek after breakfast. We walk towards the north with Tangbgharma Danda nearby. We reach a chorten marked by prayer flags which marks the start of a steep trail. We descend through rhododendron, birch and pine forests before reaching Ghunsa. It is a beautiful village of houses with dark and weathered pine walls and Buddhist prayer flags. Overnight in Ghunsa.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 14: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050m/13,287ft)
From Ghunsa, we trek further north along the river bank which presents us with magnificent mountain scenery. We pass through meadows filled with beautiful wildflowers, then cross rhododendron and pine forests. We cross a bridge at Rampuk Kharka, continue past a waterfall and cross the tricky section of a landslide. After crossing the landslide area we begin to see the spectacular view of Mt. Jannu. Further exploring and tackling the tricky mountain trail we finally arrive at Kambachen and spend the night.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 15: Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m/15,682ft)
Today will be another challenging day and an early start is needed. We trek through rocky fields and large boulders on the hillside along the riverbank and arrive at a waterfall. We then cross a bridge to Ramtang monastery. We then come across a landslide section which we must pass through at a steady pace before descending to the river and finally arriving at Lhonak. Overnight in Lhonak.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 16: Kanchenjunga base camp, overnight at Pangpema (5,143/16,873ft)
From Lhonak, we trek towards the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Our trail is alongside the gigantic Kanchenjunga Glacier. After passing Pangpema we descend towards the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. The view from the base camp is extraordinary. Mt. Kanchenjunga, Jannu Himal and other Himalayan peaks are ours to admire. We descend back to Pangpema to spend the night.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 17: Pangpema to Lhonak
From Pangpema we trace back our steps to Lhonak. Overnight in Lhonak.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 18: Lhonak to Ghunsa (3475m/11,400ft)
From Lhonak, we descend all the way to Ghunsa via Kambache. It is the same route we took when we were climbing up.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 19: Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2,308m/7,572ft)
From Ghunsa, we descend towards Phale. We pass through several Manes and a monastery nearby. We walk through Juniper forests and reach Phale. From here, it is a steady descent to Gyabla. We cross a bridge over Chhundatangka Khola to reach Gyabla. As we continue our trek, we see a waterfall nearby. We also cross a suspension bridge over Sumbung Khola before reaching Amjilosa. Overnight in Amjilosa.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 20: Amjilosa to Chirwa (1,270m/4,166ft)
After walking for a while we see a beautiful waterfall nearby. We continue our trek and pass a small settlement of Solima before crossing a suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola. We cross another suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola and reach Sukathum. Our trail passes through several villages and is beside Thunsa Khola at first followed by Tamor Nadi before reaching Chirwa. Overnight in Chirwa.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 21: Chirwa to Phurumbu (1,549/5,082ft)
We notice that the settlement starts to get thicker as we are descending. Our trail is alongside lush vegetation. We pass through several villages before reaching Sinwa. From here we continue our descent and cross a bridge over the Sisne Khola. Now we are in the Pathibhara Trek trail. We pass through another village and cross another suspension bridge this time over the Yaphre Khola to reach Phurumbu. Overnight in Village.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 22: Phurumbu to Suketar
Our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek ends today. We can take a much needed break after reaching Suketar. We continue our walk on the Pathibhara Trek trail.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 23: Fly to Kathmandu
We can spend the whole day taking rest, packing and souvenir shopping for loved ones. We can even visit anywhere we like in Kathmandu. There will be a farewell dinner hosted by Nepal Guide Info team ( Nepal Planet Treks and expedition ) in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Included meals:Breakfast Dinner
Day 24: Final departure
We check our belongings one more time before leaving for the airport. A Nepal Guide Info Team representative will pick us up from the airport and drop us off at the airport three hours before the scheduled flight
Day to Day Itinerary
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We complete our custom formalities at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Afterwards, there is a Nepal Guide Info Team representative waiting for us at the gate who will take us to our hotel. We can then spend the rest of the day taking rest. In the evening, we get to try Nepalese cuisine at a welcome dinner hosted by Nepal Guide Info Team ( Nepal Planet Treks and expedition ). Overnight in Kathmandu.

We visit four landmarks in Kathmandu, three of which are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We tour Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Bauddhanath Stupa. After the tour, we meet our entire trekking team and our guides will tell us what we can expect on our trek. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals:Breakfast

From Kathmandu we get an early morning flight to Suketar which is located in the eastern region of Nepal. thats day guide and Porters with you from Nepal guide info team It is a simultaneous ascent and descent on a trail that mostly passes through lush green forests all the way to Lalikharkha.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We begin our trek to Khesewa after breakfast. It is mostly an easy descent until Phundrawa. From here we begin our ascent. It is a steep climb until Yangpang from where we climb steadily up until Phumphe Danda followed by another ascent to Khesewa. Our trek will be through forests and small villages. Overnight in Khesewa.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast we begin our trek towards the Kabeli Khola. Next, we walk on a trail that passes through forests before crossing a small stream. On the way, we enjoy amazing views of the Himalayan peaks while also passing through several beautiful small villages. Overnight in Mamankhe.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Today’s trek will be mostly uphill on an easy trail whereby we mostly walk alongside the Kabeli Khola. During the walk we also admire the beautiful ridge behind the stream. We continue our walk and admire a beautiful waterfall nearby. After walking for some time, we cross a small suspension bridge. We pass through small settlements before reaching Yamphudin to spend the night.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We begin our walk on a path commonly used by the villagers and pass through terraced farms and green meadows. Along the way, we have the constant company of the Himalayas to enjoy. Our walk will be on a trail along the Amji Khola. We also cross a pass at Lassiya Bhanjyang before reaching Tortong. Overnight in Tortong.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We begin our steady climb to Cheram after breakfast. Our trail is right at the side of the Simbuwa Khola. We enjoy walking on the beautiful Lalung valley and have Tuplung peak for company for the most part of today’s journey. We pass through thick rhododendron forest and enjoy the magnificence of the Yalung Glacier. Overnight in Cheram.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We spend a day in Cheram which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude. We can spend the rest of the day resting and taking part in small hikes. We can explore the areas around the Yalung Glacier. There is also a viewpoint for Kabaru and Rathong peaks. Overnight in Cheram.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We begin our short trek after breakfast. From Cheram, we ascend for sometime before reaching the snout of the Yalung Glacier. It is a beautiful walk on a valley trail. We also cherish the views of several Himalayan peaks. We pass through a small settlement of Lapsang before reaching Ramche. Overnight in Ramche.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

From Ramche, we walk further up the valley. We then follow a stream before climbing on the moraine top until confronted by Kanchenjunga’s southern face. We walk further ahead for a glimpse of the Jannu Himal. We continue our trek further towards the Oktang Monastery. From here, we climb further up and reach the Yalung Base Camp. The views from the base camp are extraordinary. Kumbakarna (Jannu), Nyukla Lachung and other Himalayan peaks are close by. We descend and spend the night at Cheram.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We begin our trek after breakfast. We cross four passes today beginning with Sinelapche Bhanjyang. After crossing the pass we continue to Mirgin La pass. We continue trekking and reach the Sinion La pass which is not very far. From here, we ascend to Sele La pass. There are prayer flags strung across one of the steeper sections of the trail which is very near to the Sele La pass. We cross the pass. Overnight in Sele La.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We begin our trek after breakfast. We walk towards the north with Tangbgharma Danda nearby. We reach a chorten marked by prayer flags which marks the start of a steep trail. We descend through rhododendron, birch and pine forests before reaching Ghunsa. It is a beautiful village of houses with dark and weathered pine walls and Buddhist prayer flags. Overnight in Ghunsa.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

From Ghunsa, we trek further north along the river bank which presents us with magnificent mountain scenery. We pass through meadows filled with beautiful wildflowers, then cross rhododendron and pine forests. We cross a bridge at Rampuk Kharka, continue past a waterfall and cross the tricky section of a landslide. After crossing the landslide area we begin to see the spectacular view of Mt. Jannu. Further exploring and tackling the tricky mountain trail we finally arrive at Kambachen and spend the night.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Today will be another challenging day and an early start is needed. We trek through rocky fields and large boulders on the hillside along the riverbank and arrive at a waterfall. We then cross a bridge to Ramtang monastery. We then come across a landslide section which we must pass through at a steady pace before descending to the river and finally arriving at Lhonak. Overnight in Lhonak.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

From Lhonak, we trek towards the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Our trail is alongside the gigantic Kanchenjunga Glacier. After passing Pangpema we descend towards the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. The view from the base camp is extraordinary. Mt. Kanchenjunga, Jannu Himal and other Himalayan peaks are ours to admire. We descend back to Pangpema to spend the night.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

From Pangpema we trace back our steps to Lhonak. Overnight in Lhonak.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

From Lhonak, we descend all the way to Ghunsa via Kambache. It is the same route we took when we were climbing up.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

From Ghunsa, we descend towards Phale. We pass through several Manes and a monastery nearby. We walk through Juniper forests and reach Phale. From here, it is a steady descent to Gyabla. We cross a bridge over Chhundatangka Khola to reach Gyabla. As we continue our trek, we see a waterfall nearby. We also cross a suspension bridge over Sumbung Khola before reaching Amjilosa. Overnight in Amjilosa.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After walking for a while we see a beautiful waterfall nearby. We continue our trek and pass a small settlement of Solima before crossing a suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola. We cross another suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola and reach Sukathum. Our trail passes through several villages and is beside Thunsa Khola at first followed by Tamor Nadi before reaching Chirwa. Overnight in Chirwa.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We notice that the settlement starts to get thicker as we are descending. Our trail is alongside lush vegetation. We pass through several villages before reaching Sinwa. From here we continue our descent and cross a bridge over the Sisne Khola. Now we are in the Pathibhara Trek trail. We pass through another village and cross another suspension bridge this time over the Yaphre Khola to reach Phurumbu. Overnight in Village.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek ends today. We can take a much needed break after reaching Suketar. We continue our walk on the Pathibhara Trek trail.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We can spend the whole day taking rest, packing and souvenir shopping for loved ones. We can even visit anywhere we like in Kathmandu. There will be a farewell dinner hosted by Nepal Guide Info team ( Nepal Planet Treks and expedition ) in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Included meals:Breakfast Dinner

We check our belongings one more time before leaving for the airport. A Nepal Guide Info Team representative will pick us up from the airport and drop us off at the airport three hours before the scheduled flight

Altitude Chart

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

Cost Includes
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 2-star hotel or Smellier accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Tea house accommodation during the Kanchenjunga circuit trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Nepal Guide info provied Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Suketar -Kathmandu) both way flight
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag by Nepal planet Treks Logo (to be returned after trip completion)
  • duffel bag, t-shirt with Nepal Planet Treks
  • ’s logo and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
Cost Excludes
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any
  • reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
Departure Dates
  • We have daily departures for this trip from beginning March to May and from frist -September to mid-December. You can type in the number of passengers to book a reservation and select a date that is convenient for you. Due to group size, we never cancel a trip once you’ve made a reservation. If you would rather join the group, we will add more travelers on the selected date. You can let us know once you make a reservation or earlier.
Useful Info

General Trekking List on the blow for a Nepal Trekking 2024/2025

The following basic checklist should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weigh no more than 16 kilograms (34 pounds.) Please remember this is just a checklist and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed below. Use your own experience and judgment to make your decision.

  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof shell jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
  • Lightweight thermal gloves
  • Shorts (2)
  • Lightweight cotton long trousers/pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Warm fleece hat or light balaclava
  • T-shirts (2)
  • Thin, lightweight (inner socks) (4)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
  • Head lamp (eg Petzl) spare bulbs & batteries
  • Small padlock to lock trek bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see First Aid Medicine below)
  • Plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
  • Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel
  • Footwear appropriate to the trip
  • Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)

Trekking Checklist on the blow more details ( Nepal Guide Info Recommend 2018 )

  • In addition to the items listed in our general checklist you will need to take the following on your trekking trip:
    * Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
    * Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
    * Fleece or wool trousers/pants
    * Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
    * Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
    * Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and/or sandals
    * Gaiters (optional)
    * Telescopic trekking/ski poles (optional)
    Nepal Guide info (Nepal Planet Treks and Expedition ) Health and Insurance advise for 2024/2025
    Traveling in the desolate mountainous regions is always a risky job. Weather usually remains unpredictable in these regions and the risk of avalanche and natural calamities always prevails. It is equally likely that you might be the victim of High altitude sickness. Also, there exists the chance of physical injuries while following the difficult route. In these cases, you will have to bear the cost of expensive emergency treatment and rescue if you have not already made travel insurance with any of the secure travel insurance companies. Major costs that will be covered by travel insurance include helicopter rescue cost and treatment costs.
    So, Nepal Planet Treks & Expedition (Nepal Guide Info) advise you to get insured before joining the trekking package. Read well all the terms and conditions of the insurance company that is offering travel insurance and notify them of the trekking itinerary and activities that we are offering at Nepal Planet Treks & Expedition ( Nepal Guide info ) so that complication may not arise in future if in case you need to claim your insurance. Your insurance should cover emergency helicopter rescue and medical expenses if you are taking the climbing and expedition package. If you are intending to join the trekking in urban areas, insuring for helicopter rescue will not be compulsory. Since Helicopter Rescue is impossible in Tibet, you need not insure yourself for helicopter rescue while trekking in Tibet. It is better if your insurance policy covers such conditions like trip cancellation because your deposits will not be refunded in case of cancellation.
    Remember to bring the insurance certificate along with you if you are insured.
    Although we do not provide insurance service, we have mentioned some of the leading travel insurance companies from across the globe below:
    For Travelers from USA and Canada:
  • Online Global Health insurance www.onlineglobalhealthinsurance.com
  • Insure My Trip.com www.insuremytrip.com
  • Access America www.accessamerica.com
  • HCC Medical Insurance Services www.mnui.com
  • Good Neighbor Insurance www.gninsurance.com
  • Travel Assist www.travelassistnetwork.com
    For Travelers from England:
  • First Assist Services Limited http://firstassist.co.uk
  • Harrison Beaumont www.hbinsurance.co.uk
  • Buy cheap travel insurance www.insureandgo.com
    For Travelers from Europe and Slovenia:
  • Assistance CORIS www.coris.ci

For Travelers from Australia and New Zealand:

  • Cover More Travel Insurance www.covermore.com.au
  • CGU Insurance Limited www.cgu.com.au
  • World Care Travel Insurance salesw@worldcare.com.au
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Kanchenjunga(8,586m) is the third highest peak in the World. This is the one of the unexplored and virgin trekking route locating at the eastern part of Nepal. Trekking in Kanchenjunga is really pleasing trail that offers us wonderful snow-capped mountains, Landscape and exotic scenic view of the Himalayas. You can enjoy different types of small and high snowy peak above 8,000 m and below 8,000m popular peaks such as Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt.Makalu (8,201m) and Mt. Lhotse (8,516m) etc.
Kanchenjunga Trekking route can be use from Nepal and Sikkim side too, where we can find many mysterious stories concerning on Himalayan Yeti, the abdominal snowman is believed to be found in this region. Kanchenjunga trek is a special and unforgettable destination among the trekkers because of its landscape, an amazing topography of land. We can see massive wildlife during the trekking such as snow Leopard, Musk deer, Red Panda many more. Kanchenjunga Trekking trail has more exciting and challenging daredevil and popular organizing trip to situated in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area which is spread over 2,035m sq km from enrich in wildlife diversities also many threatened species of birds such as Impedance Pheasant, Red –Billed blue Magpie, Shy Dragon, Amphibian and Mammals are found in this region and preserved including Snow-leopard, Himalayan black Bear, Musk Deer, Red Panda etc. While, Passing along this trekking trail will provide us to observe the remarkable valleys with their an amazing culture, traditions of the local inhabitants, magnificent views of the frozen lake crystal clear stream, Okthan glacier, an amazing ascend of Rathong and Kabru , glacial excursion around Ramche etc are the best point view of the Kanchenjunga trekking trail.
Our journey toward the Kanchenjunga will be start from Katmandu to suketar , Taplejung by Domestic Airlines, then we moves throughout different places such as the forest including rhododendron covered ridge to Lali-Kharka(2,220m)-Keswa(2,100m)-Mamanke(2,000m) above the sea level then pass along Yamphudin(1,650m) to trek towards Lamite Bhanjying,Torotan, Tseram(3,750m), Ramche(4,360m), Mirgin- La (4,663m) across Gunsa(3,475m), Kyapra, move down to Sakathum(1,600m) then finally descend to Phurumbo then back to Taplejung-Suketar(2,300m). In this way we will end our memorable and daredevil trek of Kanchenjunga.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking Weather conditions 2022:

Except for monsoon and high winter, every other season is perfect for the trek/adventure to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. During monsoon, the routes will be slippery and also the roads get blocked due to heavy rain.  When it is winter, trekking becomes impossible at times due to heavy snowfall and the roads get inaccessible also. During summer that is from May to June, the temperature would come up to 25 degree Celsius during daytime and the same comes to 7 to 15 degree Celsius at night. July to August end or mid-September is the monsoon period and it is better to avoid trekking that time. At Dzongri, during summer, the weather ranges from 7°C to 15°C during the day and at night it is from 3°C to (-4) °C.

Autumn comes by September end and remains till the end of October with a day temperature of around 13 to 20 degree Celsius and night temperature dropping down to 2 degree Celsius maximum. Day temperature at Dzongri this time is from 2 to 7 degree Celsius and at night it will be from 3 to -4 degree Celsius.

FAQs
  • The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a challenging trek that takes you to the base camp of Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. The trek offers stunning views of the Himalayan landscape and takes you through remote villages and diverse ecosystems.

  • The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek typically takes around 20 to 25 days to complete, including arrival and departure days. The actual duration may vary depending on the itinerary and side trips taken along the way.

    • The best time to undertake the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer the best weather and visibility for trekking.

  • The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is considered one of the more challenging treks in Nepal. The trek involves crossing high mountain passes, trekking through remote and rugged terrain, and dealing with altitude. Participants should be in good physical condition and have prior trekking experience.

  • To undertake the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, you will need a Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit and a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or through your trekking agency.

  • Accommodation during the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is typically in tea houses or lodges along the route. These are basic but comfortable, with shared rooms and common dining areas. It’s advisable to bring a sleeping bag for added comfort.

  • Altitude sickness is a concern on the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek due to the high altitudes involved. It’s important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness.

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