Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking   |  28 Days

adventure around Mt. Kanchenjunga visiting both south and north base camps

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking is the one and only adventure in the whole Himalaya where you will have the opportunity to visit both base camps the south and the north face of the world's third highest Mt. Kanchenjunga which towers high above 8,586 m and 28,169 ft high.

Kanchenjunga base camp trekking marvelous walks with daily scenic views of high snow-capped peaks that shadow the eastern Nepal hills and green valley on least trekked areas by main flow of trekkers and other visitors, an adventure into complete bliss and tranquil environment and in the harmony of mountains and remote isolated farm villages.

The word Kanchenjunga actually spelled Kanchendzonga in local Tibetan origin which means Five Jewels of snow-clad peaks, truly fascinating and impressive mountains located at the Eastern rim of the Nepal Himalayas range.

Starting with a breath-taking flight to land at the warm eastern plain of Nepal, where the drive leads to cooler alpine hills full of tea gardens and views of mountains around charming villages of Ilam, and then begin our walk towards the total wilderness.

As the walk progress past nice farm hill villages into deep dense woodland reaching Ramche and Tserm with an optional long hike to reach near Kanchenjunga South base camp, the original and classic camps of early British Expeditions in 1955.

From near south base camp with fabulous views of Wedge, Jannu, and Kabru Himal with Kanchenjunga, walk leads into forested areas and crossing scenic passes to reach the other side North of Kanchenjunga at Pang-Pema within Kanchenjunga North Base Camp at 5,143 m high with mind-blowing views of peaks that surrounds you at North Base camp of Kanchenjunga.

After an exciting and wonderful adventure visiting Kanchenjunga base camps then heading back to lower areas taking an alternative route following the Kabeli and Tamue rivers downstream to Sukhetar and then driving to the airport at Bhadrapur for a panoramic flight back to Kathmandu with marvelous memory and adventure on Kanchenjunga base camp trekking.

Trip Highlights

  • Adventure to world 3rdhighest Mt. Kanchenjunga withinboth base camps
  • Walk from warm low paddy fields to cool green rolling hills to arctic colder zone
  • Enchanting forest of tall rhododendron, pines, oaks, birch, magnolia and fir trees
  • Explore remote hill villages untouched by outside world and modern civilization
  • Amazing views of peaks on daily walks on green hills crossing high scenicpasses
  • Scenic flights with views of Himalayan peaks with world highest mountains


  • 1 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Kanchenjunga Camp Trekking for briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge-camping with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.
  • 2 Day 2: Morning sightseeing tour afternoon trek preparation.Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half day or full day. After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day flight to Nepal Far East for Kanchenjunga base camp Trek.
  • 3 Day 3: Fly to Bhadrapur 3000 m and drive to Ilam town - 04 hrs.Morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for sweeping 45 minutes scenic flight to reach eastern south belt of Nepal, near India border. On reaching at Bhadrapur airport with exciting panorama of mountains with Everest and Kanchenjunga in view during airborne, here our trekking and field staff will receives you for a great drive into cool alpine areas to reach at Ilam town for first overnight stop. Ilam town famous for Tea and its huge garden of tea bushes with time browse around its markets and explore its colorful culture of Eastern Hill people of Nepal.
  • 4 Day 4: Drive to Sukhetar 04 hrs trek to Lali Kharka 1,900m - 04 hrs.Starting with another morning drive to begin wonderful adventure to Kanchenjunga base camp, journey continues to Sukhetar at Taplejung area the drive takes about 04 hrs on the jeep track, after reaching at Suketar our first day walk begin towards a small village of Lali Kharka at 2,260 meters. The first portion of the trek is gradual with undulating winding path through the dense forest of pines and rhododendrons trees; the high hills trail from here follows a nice ridge route and then approaching the high hills and into a forested area, which gradually descends to our first overnight camp at Lalikharka, on a nice farm field with a stunning views of Kanchenjunga in the distance
  • 5 Day 5: Trek to Kheswa - Bhanjyang 2,100m - 05 hrs.Morning walk leads downhill through farm villages and maintained fields and terraces, around here the villages are mostly Hindu origins, a mixture of Brahmins, Chettris and the Kirat tribes of Rai's and Limbus who also practice Hinduism and as well their own old traditional culture respecting natural spirits. After reaching Tembawa village, then walking downhill towards Phawa khola, crossing Phawa khola coming to Pokora village, the trail from here leading unto terraced farm fields, and finally crossing a bridge, then climbing steeply to Kunjari a mid hills village, from here walking into a mixed forest then climbing up to a small farm village at Khesewa- Bhanjyang, with superb views of Kanchenjunga and Yalungkang peaks.
  • 6 Day 6: Trek to Mamangkhe 2,030 m - 06 hrs.Journey begins descending after leaving this nice farm village towards farm area with rice and millets terraced, then entering a forest area to Nandeva khola, after crossing this stream, walk leads downhill along the river, then reaching a high hill with a climb into forest to reach at Lopoding village, from here the walks leads to ups and down until the walk reaches at Fun Fun a small settlement, from Fun-fun ridge top offers magnificent panorama of Khumbakarna Himalaya range with Yalung and Mt. Kanchenjunga. After marveling the views descend again through farm terraced, then start climbing on a gradual uphill for an hour to Pomppe Dhada on the crest of a ridge with awesome views of Mt. Jannu in the distance. From this high spot on the downhill path to Khesewa khola, then crossing a suspension bridge with a last climb of the day through terraced fields to reach Mamankhe village for overnight stop.
  • 7 Day 7: Trek to Yangphudin 2,150m - 06 hrs.Morning walk begins with a gentle climb, skirting around the ridge to a level path that leads to Dekadin village. From this village walk leads along the right bank of Kabeli khola (stream) climbing from 200-300 meters high above from the river bed towards mountain trail, walking on the winding path around several ridges and small streams, then descending on stone steps towards Kabeli khola, leaving the river our trek leads to a climb passing through farm fields and villages, after a good walk of the day reaching a remote farm village at Yamphudin for overnight camp.
  • 8 Day 8: Trek to Chitre 2,880 m - 06hrs.From Yamphudin village walking along the left bank of Kabeli khola, crossing a tributary stream of Omje khola and then starting a climb up to Dhupi Bhangyang into a wide open grassland, from the top of this small ridge a steady downhill through the deciduous forest to Omje Khola. Journey continues through rhododendron forest, and coming to an exposed ridge to our overnight camp at Chitre, a small settlement with only few huts.
  • 9 Day 9: Trek to Simbua Khola 3,000m - 07 hrs.After a nice morning at Chitre, starting our journey towards Ramite Bhanjyang on the steep uphill through magnolias, rhododendron and bamboo forest then reaching at Ramite a place with a single hut, from here walk leads to a climb in a rhododendron covered uphill, then passing to a small pond on the right as it reaches Ramite Bhanjyang at 3,430 meters. After a break and admiring picturesque view of Mt.Jannu, walk leads to about 150 meters climb through dense forested area with rhododendron, pines and oaks trees with view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Khumbhakarna and Kabru peaks in between the tree lines. From here walk is on gradual downhill to the riverbed of Simbua Khola for overnight camping.
  • 10 Day 10: Trek to Tseram 3,770 m - 05 hrs.Morning walk follows river banks passing a bivouac caves, then walking along the right bank of Simbua Khola heading along the mountain flank on the forested area of rhododendron and pine trees, then reaching at Wahta with a single hut, then crossing a stream along the path the views of the mountains are obstructed in this thick forest, but our walk continues coming to a gravel ground, trekking past this area leading to a shrine with a large boulder with a serpent shaped like, after leaving the forested area route leads towards a riverbed again, then with a climb to Tserem for our overnight camping with several roofless bivouac caves a shelter for the porters, just in front views of Yalung glacier and Kabru 7,353 m and Talung 7,349 m peaks.
  • 11 Day 11: Trek to Ramche 4,360m via Lapsang - 05 hrs.After a lovely morning here at Tserm walk leads to a descent towards Simbua Khola riverbed, from here leading to a climb up on terraced hills arriving at Yalung Bara with single stone hut, this hut marking the end of the forests with mountain trail ahead towards Yalung Glacier ablation zone. From here leading to a climb for an hour with rest of the walk on gentle trail as the tree line ends at Yalungbar with views of Kabru, Rathong and Kokthang, the walk stops around this lovely area for overnight camp.
  • 12 Day 12: Rest day at Ramche for acclimatization and walk to South Base Camp.Today a rest day after a week of tough walks, morning after breakfast hike and explore Kanchenjunga South Base Camp with nice and clear views of Yalung Glacier and Mt. Kanchenjunga South Wall. Walk takes about two hours at an altitude of 4,600 m on a classic route of first British Expeditions to Mt. Kanchenjunga in 1955. From here great views of Talung and Kabru Peak, after a nice pleasant hike with awesome panorama return back to Ramche for overnight.
  • 13 Day 13: Trek back to Tseram - 04 hrs.Retrace the journey back to Tserm, starting with downhill most of the way to and back to tree lines and enjoying the views along the way to Tseram for overnight stop.
  • 14 Day 14: Trek to Tamo la 4,300 m - 05 hrs.Morning begins with a descend through Yalungbar with short steep up then crossing a river with gradually walk through the forest, from here it leads to a climb on the steep uphill for an hour and reaching two small glacial ponds, then from here a hard walk up and down to cross three passes of Miring La, Tamo La and Sinion La. The first section of the journey leads to climb for an hour to the ridge top of the pass with great view of Kabru peak and Mt. Kanchenjunga. From Miring La, the trail goes gently down and then up to Sinion La at 4,500 m. From the top of the pass awesome views of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Baruntse, and Chamlang peaks looking towards North West, after the great scenery the trail descends gently to Tamo La at 4,500 m and from here again a super views of Khumbakarna Himalaya range of mountains after a great scenic walk heading downhill to the overnight camp
  • 15 Day 15: Trek to Ghunsa 3,480m - 06 hrs.From here onwards heading towards North Kanchenjunga Base Camp, morning walk starts with a gradual walk then with a steep downhill for an hour through rhododendron and pines forest, the downhill continues till it reaches a level ground near Ghunsa River, from here walking on a pleasant and gradual path towards Ghunsa village, which is inhabited by a large Bhotia ethnic tribe of people of Tibetan origin community with stone houses and neat small farm village, overnight camp is set near Ghunsa village.
  • 16 Day 16: Trek to Kangbachen 4,000m - 05 hrs.Starting the day with an strenuous uphill climb up along the river side looking around several wonderful cascading waterfalls as the morning walk progress, from here on coming towards Yak herders along the walk, which depends upon grazing time season. The walk continues from the right bank of Ghunsa River, through rhododendron and pines forest, and then slowly ascend to Rambuk Kharkas crossing a small glacier landslide sections, walk continues with amazing views of Khumbukarna Himal and Janu Himal and other high snow capped mountains, then leaving the tree lines behind towards barren landscapes with only sparse vegetation of junipers and Burberrys bushes , after Rambuk Kharka, climb through a large landslide area with a excellent views of Khumbakarna's Himal North Face. The walk form here leads to gentle descend to Kangbachen for overnight stop and this valley, which is dominated by Mt. Sharphu 7,070 meters and just in the opposite side lies the huge North face of Mt. Janu and Wedge peak.
  • 17 Day 17: Trek to Lhonak 4,780 m - 05 hrs.After a lovely time with awesome scenery, morning walk follows above the river for an hour and then heading towards North East, the path leads down to the river and then climbing on the boulder track leading to a terminal moraine of Kanchenjunga glaciers, after Ramtang Kharka (a Sheppard huts and shades) the path leads to Kanchenjunga glacier, then crossing at the junction of Lhonak and Kanchenjunga glacier then reaching to our overnight camp at Lhonak with stunning views of Mera, Nepal Peak and Wedge Peaks.
  • 18 Day 18: Trek to Kanchenjunga base camp at Pang Pema 5, 143 m - 05 hrs.Today adventure leads to our final destination to Pang Pema the North Base Camp of massive Mt. Kanchenjunga, morning walk leading to climb high above the river with superb views of Kirat Chuli, Nepal Peak, Taple Sikhar, and Givegela Chuli. The first section of the uphill climb is gradual and then heading unto a boulder trail, walks continues between a grassy slopes and glacier path up towards North Base Camp to our highest overnight camp of this impressive and remarkable adventure, around these area chances of seeing some wildlife a herds of blue sheep's and some mountain antelopes, if lucky the elusive rare Snow Leopards.
  • 19 Day 19: Rest day at base camp / Pang Pema for local exploration,Our final highlight and destination of the adventure with free and rest day for optional hike or either rest at Base Camp, where you can marvel surrounding beautiful scenery and climb up to Pang Pema Peak above 5,800 m high. On top Pang Pema Peak offers panoramic mountain views, the climb is a mixture of boulders, moraine and grassland. From the top rewarded with mind blowing views of Kanchenjunga, Khumbakarna, Makalu, Cholatse, Sharpu, Nepal Peak and range of other snow capped peaks.
  • 20 Day 20: Trek to Kangbachen 3,900 m - 06 hrs.After the most memorable and fabulous time at Pang Pema and tough climb on top Mt. Kanchenjunga, morning walk leads to a long descend with few short climb and the retracing the journey back by the same route to camp at Kambachen.
  • 21 Day 21: Trek to Phole 3,100 m - 06 hrs.After the most memorable and fabulous time on Kanchenjunga Expeditions and North Base Camp, morning walk leads to a long descend with few short climb and the retracing the journey back by the same route to camp at Ghunsa, after crossing Ghunsa Khola the walk is pleasant through the pine forest to a very interesting Sherpa village of Phole.
  • 22 Day 22: Trek to Amjilassa 2,500m - 07 hrs.Our journey continues with a descend coming across rich vegetation and back to tree lines, through mix forest of bamboo and rhododendrons. Before Gybala village walk is about half hour steep climb, then on the bank of Ghunsa River, walk gently climbs and with down hills for an hour and leading to a steep up and down again for two hours through the forest and finally reaching open grassland at Amjilassa, a small Sherpa village with overnight camping on a nice grassy field.
  • 23 Day 23: Trek to Tapethok 1,300 m - 06 hrs.From here onwards getting back to lower altitude back to farm land and more villages, morning walk begins with a gradual trail and then descending through open grassland to Ghaiya Bari and Sekathum villages, from Sekathum crossing Ghunsa and Simbhu Rivers then following Tamur River to reach our overnight camp at Tapethok village of Limbu (Subba) Kirat ethnic tribe people.
  • 24 Day 24: Trek to Phoram 1,650m - 06 hrs.After this Limbu village of Tapethok, journey continues on the left bank of Tamur River and to Chiruwa village, then walking for an hour through the several farm villages, walk leads to an uphill through mix forests of rhododendrons, oaks and pines trees, after leaving the forest the walk gets better on the pleasant trail then reaching to our overnight stop at Phoram village, this is fairly a large and neat village with afternoon time for walk around this pretty village of Phoram.
  • 25 Day 25: Trek to Suketar 2,440 m - 05 hrs.Today, our last day trek of this awesome adventure as walk ends at Suketar, after a great time at Phoram village, our route leads to many villages and into cool forest of mid hills, the people around are of mix race, and then a steep climb for couple of hours and with gradual and pleasant walk all the way to Taplejung village at Suketar for overnight stop. This village with an airstrip that flies to Biratnagar and Kathmandu, due to unpredictable and with only few flights available, using flight from Bharatpur instead from Suketar to be on the safe side with our standard itinerary schedule.
  • 26 Day 26: Drive to Fickal or Bhirtamod / Bhardrapur.After a grand time up in the hills and mountains, morning starting with an interesting and scenic drive leads on the rough jeep track to Ilam town and onwards to Fickal town which is near to the border of Darjeeling a hill station in India famous for teas and as well Ilam area. Drive leads through interesting vast sea of tea-gardens and rolling hills till Fickle town is reached, as per the time permits, we continue drive towards main highway that connects east and western Nepal at Bhirtamod or Bhardrapur town to make it easier for next day flight back to Kathmandu.
  • 27 Day 27: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.Morning transfer to Bhadrapur air terminal for scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu airport, transfer to your hotel with rest of the day at leisure with grand memories of Kanchenjunga Base Camp trekking.
  • 28 Day 28: Depart for international flight home ward bound.Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful experience and adventure on Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

Cost Includes:

    • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
    • Three night hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis  in standard hotels on bed and breakfast basis.     
    • Full board trekking includes all meals with twin sharing rooms in local lodge on route trekking,
    • Domestic flights fare as per the itinerary from Kathmandu-to-Kathmandu.
    • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System
    • Government license holder guide 
    • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
    • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek
    • Helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
    • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters           
    • Half Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
    • Hire sleeping bag and down jacket for the trekking.,
    • Government taxes and official expense
    • Welcome Dinner.

Cost Excludes:

    • Nepal entry visa personal travel and medical insurances.
    • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu as well gratitude (tips).
    • Emergency  evacuation by any means of transport including Helicopter and personal medical kit.
    • Lunch and Dinner whilst in Kathmandu.

Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.


Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.

Insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.

Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

 Guide and Porters: 

On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).  

 Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
        Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb

Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

This Diamox also used for other medications to treat certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma). 

Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.

Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.

In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

Equipments List

  • Down Jacket

  • Fibre pile jacket
  • light cotton trouser
  • Long sleeved cotton shirts
  • Scarf
  • Short Trouser
  • Shorts or Skirt (for ladies)
  • Sun hat
  • Sun Screen Cream
  • Sunglasses
  • T-shirt
  • Track Suit Bottoms
  • Trekking pole
  • Ultra Fleece Trousers
  • Warm Gloves a pair
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproofs trouser
  • Waterproofs Jacket
  • Well fitting, comfortable boots
  • Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser a set each
  • Trip Duration 28 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Trekking
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