Kanchenjunga North and South Base Camp Trek

Trekking Summary

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek has been marked as the best trekking destination in remote parts of Nepal by hundreds of hikers in the world. The trek offers insight experience in depth unique local people’s lifestyle, flora and fauna, and mesmerizing panorama by going into the remote mountain ranges of eastern Nepal bordering India and Tibet. The trek explores the area of Mount Kanchenjunga (8,586m) - the third-highest mountain among the fourteen eight-thousanders in the world. Visitors can see a variety of scenery from lush, tropical jungle through to rhododendron, chestnut, and oak forests and then at higher altitudes into the alpine zone. Trekkers will observe a diversity of Nepalese culture and lifestyles from Rai and Tibetan Buddhist-influenced villages.

The itinerary starts by reaching the north base camp of Kanchenjunga where you see views of Tent Peak, Nepal Peak, Cross Peak, and then at Pang Pema itself becomes visible in front of us. From Pangpema our trek returns to Lumba Samba and then crosses the Mirgin La or local either Lapsang La pass over to the south side of Kanchenjunga. Once over this pass, we visit the yak pastures of Ramche and Oktang where there are impressive views of the southwest face of Kanchenjunga, considered one of the most beautiful mountain massifs in the world.

The journey to the base of the world’s third peak, Mt. Kanchenjunga offers an infinite variety of landscapes, cultures, and Himalayan panorama. Walking on rice-terraced fields on the lowlands of Nepal passes by beautiful villages, and green forests, and the trek goes into a ridge line of rhododendron forests. As the path gains elevation, the striking views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga, four of the world's five highest mountains make the trek amazingly wonderful. Approaching Yalung ice mass and crossing a series of passes, the views become more glorious. The path reaches Pangpema (4800m.) which is the base camp for the Kanchenjunga expedition. Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is very well-liked among nature enthusiasts since it's connected in the nursing extended journey to the foremost remote and exquisite space of a chain of mountains in Nepal’s eastern region.

The name Kanchenjunga suggests the 5 treasures of the nice snow that is in respect to the 5 summits that frame Kanchenjunga, this route trekked by fewer and less crowded you will be pleased with a unique insight into the Nepalese countryside way of life and its prosperous culture. You will conjointly expertise each climate the Kingdom of Nepal has got to provide from muggy jungles to cold glaciers. The foothills of Kanchenjunga have been open to foreign trekkers since 1988, the area is the homeland of the Limbu people who speak a language related to Tibetan and follow a mixture of Buddhist, Hindu, and animist beliefs by religion. This trekking trail is wonderfully free from crowds found around Everest and Annapurna. We, guides in the Himalayas operate the finest budget trek to Kanchenjunga with quality service and affordable prices and provide local trekking guides and porters for the trip.

Trip Highlights

  • A trekking to the base of world’s third highest peak. 
  • Exploration of both Kanchenjunga North and south base camps.
  • Special experience of glacier walks rather than normal walk on routes 
  • Beautiful view of Mt. Makalu 5th highest mountain in the world 
  • Popular but yet less touristic and peaceful environment. 
  • Ethnic diversity of cast and group of Nepal like Sherpa, Rai and Limbu.
  • Lush green rhododendron forest, native vegetation, high alpine passes and typical agriculture 
  • Abundant wildlife species like musk deer, snow leopard, blue sheep a
  • Kanchenjunga Trek is the starting point for The Great Himalayan Trail and gaining fame in between western trekkers.
  • Wild and wonderful as it offers wilderness Experience. Don’t miss it!!


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Day 01:Fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Taplejung

We get an early an exciting morning flight of 45 minutes to Bhadrapur from Kathmandu. Bhadrapur; which is located in the Mechi Zone of southeastern Nepal and then drive to Taplejung that takes some 7-8 hours depending on road condition.

Cost Includes:

  • A registered local Kanchenjunga trekking guide from Kathmandu. 
  • One porter between two trekkers to carry your main pack (weight limit 25/porter) 
  • Kathmandu - Bhadrapur - Bhadrapur by domestic flight and airport taxes.
  • Your guide and porter flight/transportation fare and all their expenses.
  • Local ground-sharing transportation to/from trekking.
  • Local sharing jeep transfers to Taplejung from Bhadrapur.
  • Meals: 19 Breakfasts, 20 Lunches, and 19 Dinners
  • Lodge and camping accommodation on a sharing basis during the trek.  
  • All necessary Kanchenjunga trekking permits.
  • Government taxes and documentation fee

Cost Excludes:

  • Accommodation, meals, and transfers in Kathmandu.
  • Bar drinks and beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water in trekking
  • Laundry, toiletries, internet, phone calls, and personal nature expenses.
  • Personal travel insurance, trekking gear, international air ticket, Nepal visa, etc.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Any cost that arises due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political trouble, strikes, etc.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide and porter (how much to tip, read for more information).

Dates & Prices

We are local tour and trekking operator based in Kathmandu so we guaranty small private group departures any dates that suits your date and time. Please kindly contact us for your customized departure date, itinerary and the price. Thank you and Namaste!

Start Date End Date Availability Price  
15 June, 2024 04 July, 2024 Guaranteed US$ 1899

Useful Info

This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.

Trip Price: US$ 1899
  • Trip Duration 20 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • AccomodationTeahouse and Lodge
  • Transportation: Domestic Flight, Bus
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max Person: 12
  • Min Person: 2
  • Best time to trek: Sept, Oct, Nov, Mar, April and May
  • Max. Altitude : 5180m
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