Highlights

  • Mt.Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world. 
  • Snow-capped mountains above 8,000m.
  • kanchenjunga glacier.
  • Remote Nepali lifestyle, culture, traditions & untouched natural heritages.
  • Tibetian hospitality.
  • Many natural rivers & waterfalls. 

About Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek designed by Regulus is an ideal destination for those who are interested in remote trekking and prefer crowd less trail. Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp is a demanding trek that lasts for around a month.

Mount Kanchenjunga was first climbed in 1955. Since then the Government of Nepal restricted Kanchenjunga climbing. Again in 1980 the government lifted the ban and permitted the mountain for trekking as well as climbing. 

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek gives an astounding view of the world’s third highest mountain—Mt. Kanchenjunga. It elevates 8,586m from sea level. Trekkers observe natural as well as biodiversity of the Kanchenjunga region while trekking in the Kanchenjunga area.

The life style of local people here is almost untouched by modern developments. Fresh air, traditionally built houses, greenery and natural state of living make the destination pure.

In Tibetan, the word Kanchenjunga is popularly known as Five Treasures of Snow and these five treasures are gold, silver, precious stones, grain, and Holy Scriptures. Each of this treasure represents every five peaks of Kanchenjunga Mountain Range.

Trekking in Kanchenjunga will also give you an opportunity to enjoy “Tongba”—a fermented homemade millet drink. It is a popular local brand in the eastern part of Nepal which is brewed by Limbu people—an ethnic group of this area. In every ritual of Limbu homemade wine is essential. They are the brave people who mostly join the British Army.

Yamphuding and Mamangkhe are the main villages that we cross while going for Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek. The local culture of this area and their hospitality please every trekker.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek in Nepal is well described by British Mountaineer Pete Boardman in 1979. He said that the walk to the base of Kanchenjunga was the most beautiful he had ever undertaken. It is a strong contender for “The most beautiful walk in the world.”

While on the way to Kanchenjunga Base Camp you will cross Mirgin La Pass which is at an altitude of 4,725m. Similarly, crossing Kanchenjunga glacier will give you mesmerizing view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. It is such a nice view that you would like to hold its memory forever. In the surrounding area of the base camp of Kanchenjunga, you will get a panoramic view of Wedge Peak, The Twins—Pyramid and Tent Peak.

Trekkers require a special trekking permit for trekking in Kanchenjunga region and it is not permitted to trek alone here. You need to hire the best trekking company in Nepal who could provide you the best Kanchenjunga trek with all the paper works, permits & an experienced guide.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival in Kathmandu Regulus Treks & Expedition receives you at Tribhunvan International Airport and drive you to hotel. If your arrival is at appropriate time then you can enjoy leisurely walk in the streets of Thamel. It is a prime destination for foreigners. It is said that Kathmandu visit is incomplete without strolling in this part of the city. Overnight in a hotel.

From the second day of your arrival starts our trip mission. Today you visit Kathmandu, also known as city of temples with our guide. Basically there are four major touring sites in Kathmandu. They are: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and and Bouddhanath Stupa. And the main part is these all four sites are listed in World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will be introduced to your guide by Regulus. You can have good conversation with him regarding the upcoming trip. You can enjoy the night life of Thamel which completely depends on your wish. Overnight in Thamel .

Today we catch a flight to Biratnagar. It is around 50-minute flight from Kathmandu. Biratnagar is the second largest town in the country. From Biratnagar, we drive north to reach Hile. It is around a two-hour drive. Here we stay at night.

It is a gradual uphill walk of around six hours today. We begin our trail after breakfast. We pass through terraced fields and pasturelands to arrive at Baruntse Dada. We go further following the ridge of Tamor River to arrive at a hill. Shidua Danda is located on the top of the hill. Here we set up our camp for night stay.

Like yesterday, we begin our trail after breakfast. We cross forests to reach Chitre. From here you get a nice view of Mt. Makalu and Chamlang. We walk further deep inside rhododendron forests and this will bring us to Doorpani village. Here we will spend night at a camp.

Like yesterday, we penetrate through rhododendron forests. It is a gentle climb. We follow a few ups and downs to arrive at a village called Tongise Phedi. We pass through grassland viewing Mount Makalu ahead of us. We arrive at Mongol Bahari Pass and from here Kanchenjunga range starts appearing gradually and the scenic beauty of sonw-capped peaks will capture your heart. From Mongol Bahari Pass we descend gently to reach Gupha Pokhari and here we put off at night.

Today’s journey will lead us to a Pass which is located at the height of around 3300m. From here the trail descends passing through thick forests. We arrive at Gurjagaun. Nesum is our next stoppage where we will put off at night.

It is a gentle drop passing through rice terraced farm. We arrive at Doban. Further walk leads us to Tamor River followed by Taplejung Bazaar. It is one of the oldest bazaar of the country and of course, eastern region. We spend night in Taplejung.

Today’s walk will introduce us with Limbu village. They are local inhabitants of this area with distinct culture and traditions. Locally brewed wine is commonly used in any occasions and rituals of Limbu. They have their own language. Limbu are considered as the descendant of Kirati warriors. Finally, we arrive at Chiruwa and we stay overnight here.

We cross Tapethko followed by Simbuwa Khola. This river is formed by Yalung glacier. Our climb continues until we reach Ghunsa Khola Valley. We arrive at Sakathum and at the bank of Ghunsa River we set our camp.

Today we follow steep and narrow trail. Walking is a bit tough today because of the structure of path so you need to be a bit careful. We arrive at a village called Amjilassa but before that we come through descend path. We spend night at Amjilassa.

We follow steep path from Ghunsa Khola to reach Kyapar. The beauty of Kyapar is terraced farm lands. It looks so beautiful that you wish to stay here forever. The village is thinly populated. We put off here. 

It is a descend walk till we slide to right bank of Ghunsa Khola. We arrive at Phere. We further move ahead through rhododendron forests. We also climb hills on the way. From here we drop down to arrive at Ghunsa Khola again and cross the river to arrive at Ghunsa village. Here we will stay overnight.

The beauty of Jannu glacier is worthy today. We keep on walking until we get view of Mount Jannu. We denscend down to arrive at Khambachan and here we put off at night. 

It is acclimatization day today. To adjust body temperature with increasing altitude we take rest in trekking. It is essential to avoid altitude sickness. You can roam around local village.

Today’s trail will bring us at the edge of Kanchenjungha Glacier. We cross Lhonak Glacier to arrive at Lhonak village. The view of Mera Peak from here drives you crazy. It is one of the popular climbing peaks of Nepal. we set up camp at Lhonak.

Pang Pema is a Base Camp of Kanchanjunga. Any Kanchajunga climbers has to halt here before climbing this third highest peak of the world. It takes around four hours to arrive at Pang Pema from Lhonak. It is uphill and tough walk. In the sandy plain of Pang Pema we set up our camp.

It is an exciting and thrilling day for us as we mentally prepare ourselves before crossing either of the Pass— Lapsang-La the High Pass or Mirgin-La the Lower Pass. The existing weather condition will back our decision to pass one of the Passes. We will put at a camp in night.

We will take another rest today at High Camp. You will enjoy the mountains a lot. We will also plan for next day travel.

It is a wonderful journey towards Ramche today. It is a downhill walk till the valley of Simbuwa Khola to Ramche village. We will set up camp at Ramche for night stay. 

We arrive at Yalung glacier today. We cross this glacier and head towards chorten. The chorten is situated at 5000m. The popularity of chorten is that you get clear view of Mount Kanchenjunga from here. We further descend down to reach Tseram where we halt at night. 

It is descending trail today. In comparison to other days it is an easy trail but tricky. You need to walk carefully so that the steep down drop may not hamper your muscle. We pass through rhododendron forests and arrive at Torontam and here we put off at night.

Yamphudin is a multi-ethnic village. It inhabits Sherpa, Limbu, Rai and Gurung together. All of these people are braced within ethnic indigenous group of Nepal. At night we put off here.

Following descend walk we arrive at Kabel Khola. Here we refresh ourselves and spend some time. From here our climbing begins until we arrive at Ponphe where we will stay overnight. 

Today we start our trail by walking uphill and after some time we again follow downhill course to arrive at Phun village. We cross Gurung village at Bhanjyang followed by Limbu village at Khunjari. Below the bank of Pha Khola we set up camp for night stay.

Today we get back to Taplejung. And, here our trekking ends officially. It is descending walk. We stay overnight at Taplejung.

We catch public or private vehicle to arrive at Biratnagar. From here we catch flight to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu you get some time to stroll around Thamel. Regulus will offer farewell dinner today. We spend night in a hotel tonight. 

Your trekking ends here today. We will drop you at airport three hours earlier to schedule flight. We are thankful to you as you gave us opportunity to serve. See you soon!

Trip Map

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek map

What to Expect

  • All airport transfers from arrival to departure.
  • Flights from Kathmandu-Biratnagar-Taplejung-Kathmandu.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.(3 Nights).
  • 24 day trek, all accommodations and meals included.
  • English-speaking, government-licensed guide.
  • Porter service (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
  • All applicable trekking and climbing permits.
  • All necessary camping gear.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Government taxes, entrance fee, equipment fee, and other applicable fees.
  • First aid kit.
  • Trip complete certificate.
  • Farewell dinner.
  • Regulus Nepal T-shirt.
  • International flights.
  • Nepal entry visa (approximately $40 USD).
  • Travel and health insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Drinks (alcoholic, mineral water, other) or desserts during trek.
  • Battery charges.
  • Customary gratuities for guides and porters.
  • Unforeseen costs due to flight cancellation, weather conditions, etc.
  •  All costs not outlined under "What's Included".