• Duration: 26 Days
  • Diffculty: Strenuous 
  • Best Time: Oct / Nov / Mar / April
  • Max. Altitude: 5400 m

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek - Tranquil and Picturesque Journey

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is an ideal circuit trekking route in the Kanchenjunga region in the easter part of Nepal. This Kanchenjunga trek best suits those who have time and desire to venture into some remote areas of Nepal's Himalayan kingdom. Mt. Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world at an elevation of 8586 meters, striding the border between Nepal and India. It is also a natural paradise that offers a tranquil and picturesque trekking experience into the wilderness of the less-trodden Himalayan region in Nepal.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek - Natural Diversity and Ethic Traditional Culture

Kanchenjunga circuit trek explores the less trodden and unspoiled region of the easter part of Nepal. Where we encounter the ethnic group with their unique culture and tradition; here, you can experience the tropical to subtropical forests of rhododendron, oak, and chestnut. Furthermore, the high Alpine zone is dominated by enchanting views of the snow-capped Himalayas, which are fascinating with the glacial plateau and beautiful landscape. Additionally, the traditional village settlements of Rai, Limbu, Gurung, and Sherpa with their solitary culture and lifestyle. This Kanchenjunga base camp trekking region is also well known as the home of the Red Panda, snow leopard, and other snow animals, birds, and plants. This Kanchenjunga trek area in Nepal is protected and controlled by (KCAP) Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project, established in 1997. There are two North and South Base Camps at 5400 meters of this vast, massive mountain situated right on the border of Sikkim in the east and Tibet in the north of Nepal.

Kanchenjunga Trek- Remote Journey in the Himalayas

This Kanchenjunga base camp trek begins along the Tamur River through Pipal trees and villages. Whereas the modern world little touches traditional life. This includes those of the Limbu people, famous for inventing Tongba (the highland concoction made from fermented millet). They are the mainstays in the British Gorkha Regiments. Passing through some of the country's most pristine oak and rhododendron forests brings you to harsher high terrain. Crossing the Mirgin-La pass at 4725 meters on this Kanchenjunga trek gives you views of Makalu, Chamlang, and Everest. Next, you will pass the glacier, and finally, you will be rewarded with an incredible, close-up view of the Kanchenjunga peak as you approach the Kanchenjunga base camp at Pang Pema. While exploring the surrounding area, we will also see a panorama of Wedge Peak, The Twins, Pyramid Peak, and Tent Peak in our Kanchenjunga circuit trek.

Trip in Nutshell

  • Picturesque strenuous trekking in the easter part of Nepal
  • Explore the diverse cultural and topography
  • Medically trained trek guide with a supplementary Oxygen tank
  • Experienced guide with supporting trek crew
  • Full board meals on the trek with tea and coffee
  • Hotel, transportation, and permits are all looked after
  • Required trek gear for trekking in Kanchenjunga


  • On your arrival at Kathmandu airport, your trek leader or MMA staff will be there to receive you with the MMA board.
  • You will be transferred to the hotel by a private car at Thamel. You will be on a B/B basis in the hotel.
  • You will have a welcome dinner with a Typical Nepalese Dish with a Nepalese cultural program.
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Altitude1340 m

  • After breakfast, you will go for a half-day sightseeing tour in the City.
  • You will go to visit two prominent historical and architectural World Heritage sites.
  • First, visit Pashupatinath Temple, a very famous Hindu Temple in the World, and 2nd is Boudhanath Stupa at Boudha, the largest Buddhist Stupa in the World.
  • Afternoon there will be a trek briefing and trek pack. Your trek leader will brief you about your trek and distribute the trekking equipment supplied by the Mountain Monarch Adventure.
  • Last-minute shopping for the trek.
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude1340 m

  • It will take an almost 45 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and offers astonishing views of the entire trek of the Kanchenjunga region.
  • Drive from Bhadrapur to Taplejung is 359 km through the different hillsides, villages, and tea gardens with spectacular views and eye-catching landscapes take us eventually to the District Head Quarter- Taplejung. We stay at the hotel at Taplejung. (8-9 hrs).
  • Subsequently, we trek for three days in the Tamur River Valley, starting at a low point of 921m and reaching an elevation of 1650m in Sekathum.
  • We will be walking along the river and rainforest with rich birdlife.
  • The valley is incredible, with a deep Tamur gorge with beautiful cliffs, waterfalls, and the gosling sound of glacial water flow.
  • Our walk begins from the subtropical forest through the narrow valley and the local villages. As the valley opens, we go through villages of traditional Limbu people, who survived growing crops such as rice, millet, barley, wheat, and corn for 2000 years.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee

  • Our trek follows through the Tamur river valley and later turns into the Ghunsa River Valley. Finally, we cross Simbuwa Khola just before Sekathum, which originates from the Yalung glacier.
  • The narrow trail follows the Ghunsa River Valley and starts climbing towards Amjilosha. As we ascend higher elevations, go through the traditional Sherpa cum Tibetan Settlement.
  • There are some easy days in the remote area walking through a dense forest.
  • As we cross 3,000 m elevation, we keep our pace slow keeping enough time to take a comfortable pace and avoid Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS).
  • When we walk from Gyabla to Ghunsa, after a long climb through a dense forest of pine, fir, and rhododendron trees, we arrive in a Traditional Tibetan village called Phole. We rest, eat lunch here, and visit an old Buddhist monastery in the village.
  • Afsixer 6 days hike, we arrive in Ghunsa village(3,400 m), the last permanent settlement on the way to North Kanchanjunga Base Camp.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude3595 m

  • We will be exploring Kanchenjunga North Base Camp from Ghunsa. It is a magnificent glacial valley; walk through the moraine with the stunning view of massif Kanchenjunga.
  • This is a very isolated high-altitude glacial terrain with no villages or houses. Our trail climbs gradually through the moraine debris, so we have an excellent opportunity to see wildlife such as blue sheep, mountain goats,s or smaller animals like Pikka, marmots, and birds of prey like a falcon, kite, and eagle.
  • The glacier starts from around Ramtangat, 4,240 m. The trail continues on its north side with Lhonak, located at the junction of Lhonak and Kanchenjunga glaciers, surrounded by stunning mountains flourishing in all directions.
  • Eventually, we will explore Kanchenjunga's north base camp, Pang Pema. We will explore the glacier as much as possible and enjoy the views of magnificent Kanchenjunga and other snow peaks mountains.
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude4785 m

  • We return to Ghunsa after exploring the Kanchenjunga North Base Camp and get prepared to go further up to Selele Base Camp and cross all three passes.
  • We ascend from Ghunsa along with the trail used by local people walking through a thick forest of birch trees, pine, and rhododendron.
  • We also spend the night at the Selele base camp or called Selele Kharka. There is a basic lodge for us, and we spend one night here.
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude4580 m

  • It will be a Challenging trek today with a steep 400 m climb to Mirgin La Pass with an incredible Jannu Himal and Makalu, Baruntse, Chamlang, Kanchenjunga, Kyabru, and the Himalayan range along with the Sikkim border.
  • We follow the walk along the ridges and make the final descent to Tseram. We halt the night at a tea house at Tseram at 4,730 m.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude4580 m

  • Today we start early in the morning from Ramche to reach Oktang(4,730 m), 7 km and
  • Enjoy the stunning view of Kanchenjunga Himal. There are five different peaks of Kanchenjunga, also called the 5 Jewels of Kanchea. The other impressive peaks of Rothang and Kyabru on the Nepal-Sikkim border are breathtaking. After enjoying all the beauty of Kanchenjunga Himal, Yalung glacier, and other beautiful mountains and hills, we return to Ramche, walk down to Tserum and halt the night here.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude4850 m

  • We follow an easy trail along with Simbua Khola through varieties of pine and rhododendron forests descending to Yamphuding.
  • This is a rugged section of this trek as it is difficult to hike due to the landslides and climb 600 m to the Lamite pass(3,500 m).
  • We walk through the beautiful villages of Chhetri and Brahmins and cross two passes.
  • Last day we hike around 1200 m, climb up to Tharpu Village, and enjoy the last glimpses of the Kanchenjunga Himalayan range with the sunset view from the village; we complete this wonderful trek here.
  • You will enjoy driving through the different scenic landscapes and picturesque valleys up to Bhadrapur.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee
  • Altitude300 m

  • While flying to Kathmandu, you’ll enjoy the beautiful view of the most impressive Himalayan ranges. Then, as you arrive in Kathmandu, the afternoon is free to explore the Thamel – a famous tourist hub in Kathmandu and do your last-minute shopping.
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast

  • After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the Airport by a private Vehicle. Your trek leader will assist you, and you will fly back home with all the good memories of Mountains, people, and places.
  • MealsBreakfast

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Itinerary:

Details and daily Trek itinerary of Kanchenjunga circuit trek in the Himalayas.

What's Included
  • Private arrival and departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis per the itinerary.
  • Welcome dinner as listed in the Kanchenjunga Circuit trek itinerary.
  • Half-day guided city tour with world heritage entrance fees.
  • All domestic flights and airport taxes as listed in the Kanchenjunga trekking itinerary.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
  • Full board meals, tea, and coffee on the whole trip.
  • Accommodation in a local tea house while on Kanchenjunga trekking.
  • Mountain Monarch Trip Gears - sleeping bag, fleece liner, down jacket, rain poncho, etc., for use on a trip.
  • Professional and experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Supplementary Oxygen or Gamow Bag (A life-saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit as a trek safety backup
  • Professional and experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid along with his trek crew, including porters with proper insurance and required trek gear.
  • Complementary trek Duffle bag Mountain Monarch T-shirts and trek map
  • Kanchenjunga special trekking permit and all government taxes.
  • TIMS / Trekking permit, National park / Conservation entry fees
What's Excluded
  • Nepal entry Visa fees, Your travel insurance of any kind
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax
  • All Drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Tips and Items of personal expenses like a hot shower, battery charge, telephone, beverage drinks, and drinking water.

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