Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking
Destination Nepal
Activity Trekking in Nepal
Region Nepal
Max Altitude 5140
Final Destination Kanchenjunga Base Camp
Starts From Kathmandu
Ends At Kathmandu
Accomodation Hotel
No. of Days 27
Preferred Season Apr | May | Jun | Oct | Nov | Dec |
Activities Per Day Trekking

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking 

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking leads to Kanchenjunga base camp and is an ideal trek for those who have plenty of time and desire to venture into one of the most remote regions in Nepal. It offers infinite variety of landscapes, cultures and panoramic views of Himalayas. We begin our trekking starting at the low lands of Nepal passing terraced fields, colourful villages and green forests of rhododendron. As the trail gains altitude, gorgeous views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu & Kanchenjunga, the world's five highest mountains make the trek rewarding.

Musk deer, and blue sheep are mostly found here and also the abominable snowman Yeti is believed to exist here. It is inhabited by a few scattered villages and is a real wild terrain of Nepal.


Duration: 27 days
Grade: Challenging
Walking Hours: 5-6hrs
Max. Altitude: 5140m
Best Seasons: Spring/ Autumn
Trek Style: Teahouse/ lodge

  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m) & transfer to hotel
  • Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
  • Day 3 Fly to Biratnagar
  • Day 4 Drive to Basantapur
  • Day 5 Trek to Keswa (2100m)
  • Day 6 Trek to Mamanke (2000m)
  • Day 7 Trek to Yamphudin (1650m)
  • Day 8 Trek to Lamite jungle camp (2920m)
  • Day 9 Trek to Torontan (3080m)
  • Day 10 Trek to Tseram (3750m)
  • Day 11 rek to Ramche (4360m)
  • Day 12 Ramche – Exploration
  • Day 13 Trekking beyond the Mirgin La (4663m)
  • Day 14 Trek to Gunsa (3475m)
  • Day 15 Trek to Khambachen (4040m)
  • Day 16 Trek to Lhonak (4790m)
  • Day 17 Trek to Pang Pema (5140m)
  • Day 18 Pang Pema rest day
  • Day 19 Retreat trek to Gunsa (3430m)
  • Day 20 Continue trek to Gunsa (3430m)
  • Day 21 Trek to Kyapra (2300m)
  • Day 22 Trek to Sakathum (1600m)
  • Day 23 Trek to Chirwa (1180m)
  • Day 24 Trek to Phurumba
  • Day 25 Trek to Taplejung - Suketar (2300m)
  • Day 26 Flight to Kathmandu via Biratnagar
  • Day 27 Final Departure
  • Day 1(Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m) & transfer to hotel)
    Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by Red Carpet Tours and Travels representative and transferred to hotel. After check in, you can either take a rest or hang around in the city depending on your interest and time constraint.
  • Day 2(Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation)
    Today after breakfast, we start a guided sightseeing to historical and spiritual sites in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites that include the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddhanath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. In the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion, introducing with your trekking guide. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions related to upcoming trekking. You might ask for any trekking gear for hiring or purchasing. Overnight in hotel
  • Day 3(Fly to Biratnagar)
    From Kathmandu we take a 45 minute flight to Biratnagar. On reaching Biratnagar, you make preparations for the next journey. Overnight at hotel
  • Day 4(Drive to Basantapur)
    After breakfast we travel by jeep or bus to Basantapur (80km from Biratnagar). We arrive at Basantapur around 4pm. On the way we glimpse of panoramic view of the eastern Himalayan range from the ridge and lots of rhododendron flowers blooming in spring on Milke danda on way to Basantapur. Overnight at lodge
  • Day 5(Trek to Keswa (2100m))
    Today we begin our trek to Keswa village. We pass through dense forests and quaint villages, while walking along the trail. If you are lucky you may have the grandiose sight of Kanchenjunga glowing against the late afternoon sun. Overnight at lodge
  • Day 6(Trek to Mamanke (2000m))
    Leaving behind the terraced fields of Keswa, we follow an adventurous route leading to Nandeva Khola. After crossing the Khola, we make our way through the glaciated mountain passes. Further ahead, the route winds through dense forest and the village of Loppoding. Then, we further continue treading along the winding descent and pass through several hamlets and terraced fields along Khangwa Khola. After crossing a suspension bridge and continue descending the undulating mountain passes till we reach the village of Mamankhe.
  • Day 7(Trek to Yamphudin (1650m))
    We make an easy climb today. We cross the ridges and stream beds that make up the valley sides and the trail eventually becomes level with the river a couple of hours before Yamphudin. Along the way, we can stop to bathe in one of the many clear pools in this beautiful river. Yamphudin is the most remote settlement in the region. Overnight at lodge
  • Day 8(Trek to Lamite jungle camp (2920m))
    Beyond Yamphudin, the trail ascends a steep spur before dropping again to cross the Omje Khola. Walking through beautiful and dense forest, we stop for lunch in a meadow atop this spur from where we get fine views of the valley beyond Yamphudin to the south and of the Omje Khola Valley and Deurali Danda to the north. A steep descent to the river brings you to a clearing in the Lamite forest. Overnight at camp
  • Day 9(Trek to Torontan (3080m))
    Today we ascend steeply for 3 hours through dense forest to the crest of the Deurali Danda. From the top, Mt Jannu is clearly visible and definitely closer. After crossing the pass, we again descend across some fairly steep and exposed scree slopes before re-entering the forest, where we stop for lunch. After lunch, we make steep descent into the valley of the Simbua Khola and after crossing a wooden bridge, we arrive at Torontan. Overnight at camp
  • Day 10(Trek to Tseram (3750m))
    This morning we follow the right bank of the river, passing through pine and rhododendron forests. The valley climbs steeply and as the day progresses, the trees become sparser and more stunted, giving us glimpses of the snow-capped giants ahead and of the massive snout of the Yalung Glacier. Just before Tseram, the towering heights of Kabru and Rathong start to peep over the moraine. The night-time temperature plummets at Tseram which reminds you that you are at a great height. Overnight at camp
  • Day 11(rek to Ramche (4360m))
    Today we walk a relatively short distance to Ramche which is situated on a broad, flat ablation zone. The scenery is magnificent as you ascend past the snout of the Yalung Glacier and into a series of ablation valleys. A frozen lake, crystal clear streams and magnificent views of Kokthan, Rathong and Kabru are the highlights of the walk. Overnight at camp
  • Day 12(Ramche – Exploration)
    We make exploration around Ramche. The sight is truly breathtaking. Proceeding further towards Oktang (4630m) we can see all the mountains of the area in panorama. Especially impressive is the eastern part of Kumbhakarna Glacier, flowing from the east face of Jannu. We then return to Ramche. Overnight stay at camp
  • Day 13(Trekking beyond the Mirgin La (4663m))
    We trek down the valley, passing the small settlement of Lapsang, before turning off towards the Mirgin La - the pass where must cross in order to reach Gunsa and the north side of Kanchenjunga. As we descend from the Mirgin La, the views, in particular of Mt Jannu, are simply magnificent.  Overnight at camp
  • Day 14(Trek to Gunsa (3475m))
    After a steep descent we reach the Lamba Sumba Kharka. From here, the walk is easy, descending on an excellent trail, we reach the village of Gunsa which is a Tibetan village with a tiny gompa and prayer flags fluttering from the wooden houses. Overnight at lodge
  • Day 15(Trek to Khambachen (4040m))
    The trail ascends gently through beautiful pine and rhododendron forests, passing many mani walls and chortens. We stop for lunch by the river at Rampak Kharka. After lunch there is a steep climb before descending to the summer village of Khambachen. The views of Mt Jannu or Kumbhakarna from here are excellent. Overnight at lodge
  • Day 16(Trek to Lhonak (4790m))
    Today's trek is not too difficult despite the increase in altitude. You will be able to walk on easily, enjoying the breathtaking views of the valley and mountain peaks. Your lunch stop will be at Ramtang, from where the incredible fluted summit of Wedge Peak first becomes visible. In the late afternoon we arrive at Lhonak, situated high above the Kanchenjunga Glacier opposite Wedge Peak. Overnight at lodge
  • Day 17(Trek to Pang Pema (5140m))
    A leisurely 3 hours walk from Lhonak takes you up to Pang Pema. The trail follows the moraine before finally reaching Pang Pema, the North Face Base Camp, which is in a sheltered spot, directly opposite the towering north face of Kanchenjunga. This is one of the most spectacular places in the world and is a fitting climax to this unique trek. Overnight at camp
  • Day 18(Pang Pema rest day)
    Today is a rest day. You can to ascend the lower slopes of Drohmo for panoramic views of Kanchenjunga and its adjoining peaks. Another possibility is to continue up the increasingly difficult terrain on the right flank of the glaciers for alternative views of the more remote peaks around the Jongsang La Pass. Overnight at camp
  • Day 19(Retreat trek to Gunsa (3430m))
    For the next 2 days we retrace our steps to Gunsa, passing through Ramtang and Khambachen en-route. Overnight at Gunsa
  • Day 20(Continue trek to Gunsa (3430m))
    Continue trek to Gunsa
  • Day 21(Trek to Kyapra (2300m))
    From: Gunsa, we take the route out of the mountains that follows the beautiful Gunsa and Tamur Kholas. The trail passes through spectacular forests of rhododendron, conifer, birch and oak. The valley sides here are steep and the trail follows the river as it cascades downwards. We pass through Kyapra, the last of the Tibetan villages, and an hour or so further on, you reach a spot called Tang. Overnight at Kyapra
  • Day 22(Trek to Sakathum (1600m))
    Heading for the village of Sakathum, your route follows an undulating trail for the first couple of hours until you reach Amjilasa. From here, there is a long steep descent from which you can see the Gunsa Khola Valley stretched out before you. You then reach Sakathum. Overnight at lodge
  • Day 23(Trek to Chirwa (1180m))
    After breakfast we head to Chirwa. En route you meet the confluence of two rivers, Simbua Khola and Gunsa Khola. At this point you get to witness the most magnificent view of the two rivers uniting into Tamur Koshi. On following the trail along Tamur Khola, many other small tributary streams come your way. After trekking for about 4-5 hours you enter into the pristine village of Chirwa. Overnight at lodge
  • Day 24(Trek to Phurumba)
    The route further leads to cultivated land and rich pastures. On reaching Mitlung, we stop for a healthy lunch. Then the trail zigzags through the path of steep stones. After climbing for about 4 hours you come to the valley of Phurumba.
  • Day 25(Trek to Taplejung - Suketar (2300m))
    As we leave the valley, we continue ascending along the ridge for about 3 hours to Taplejung village. You can wander around the village observing the villagers getting along with their daily routine. As Nepalese folks are generally friendly, chances are you may get invited to a few village homes. Thereafter, after leisurely ascent for about 2 hours, we finally reach the airstrip at Suketar where you conclude the trip of the day. Overnight at lodge
  • Day 26(Flight to Kathmandu via Biratnagar)
    You fly back to Biratnagar and then take a connecting flight to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel upon arrival.
  • Day 27(Final Departure)
    Your trip comes to an end today! There is nothing to do. Our airport representative will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. NOTE: We will customize the itinerary as per the requirement of the customer other than the above. For Trip Cost,please contact us,

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Domestic Flights : Kathmandu- Biratnagar- Kathmandu
  • Full board camping + teahouse with 3 meals a day during the trek
  • All land transportation as per the itinerary
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, necessary number of porters to carry your luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation food and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Kanchanjunga National Park permit & TIMS
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Emergency rescue by helicopter
  • Extra luggage and personal trekking gears


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