Duration : 17 Days
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking
“Exploring north and south base camps around world’s 3rd highest mountains”
Nothing can beat the experience of “Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking” the one and only adventure spots in whole Himalaya region where you can explore it’s both North and South Base Camps, and one of the longest and fascinating trekking region around Eastern Himalaya.
The only adventure destination that leads you to both base camps around world 3rd highest
Mt. Kanchenjunga which straddles the border between Nepal and Sikkim (North East India).
Join with BUNA Treks & Expeditions on this incredible adventure journey to “Kanchenjunga North & South Base Camp Trekking” our expert guide will show you the wonders of Himalaya providing full information of the area of trekking.
This awesome adventure begins with a flight to Far South East Nepal and then on the high hills visiting lovely town of Ilam famous for “tea” and tea with vast tea gardens and through traditional farm villages.
Trek begins from Sukhetar at Taplejung first heading towards Kanchenjunga South Base Camp after walking past nice villages and into serene forest. Kanchenjunga first climbed from the south base camp route by British Expedition led by late Sir George Band in 1955 Ad with his team including Sherpa guides.
After a glorious moment adventure continues to North Base Camp at Pang-pema the highest spot of this marvelous trip at 5,065 m enjoy the massive glaciers and views of Kanchenjunga at the closest.
Journey concludes with long downhill walk through interesting villages of Sherpa and Bhotia’s people with its old Buddhist culture. Ending the walk at Sukhetar for the drive to Bhadrapur airport and conclude this amazing adventure “Kanchenjunga North & South Base Camp Trekking” with scenic flight back to Kathmandu, after exciting and enjoyable adventure with great service of BUNA Treks & Expeditions.
“The one and only trek around Himalaya covering both North and South Base Camps Adventure at the end of Nepal’s Far East Himalaya ranges around Mt. Kanchenjunga On the least trekked areas with undisturbed and unspoiled area within tranquility Enchanting forest of tall rhododendron and magnolia trees where rare Red Panda are found Scenic flights with exciting drive on green mid hills with incredible mountain panorama”
- Arrival and Departure Transfer in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
- Twin sharing accommodation at Tourist standard or 3 star Hotels in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis.
- Guided sightseeing tour around Kathmandu at places of interest.
- Domestic airfare as per the trek itinerary.
- Transportation from the start and after trekking as per the itinerary.
- Applicable Trekking-National Park and Conservation Fees.
- Wages-meals-insurance and transport allowance of all trekking staff and porters.
- Comprehensive medical kit and service of guide and porters.
- Trekking on Teahouse / Lodge and camping basis includes all meals with accommodation on twin sharing basis (for single supplement in rooms / tents at extra cost).
- Nepal entry Visa-Travel and Medical Insurance, airport tax.
- Meals in Kathmandu, expenses of personal nature and gratitude.
- Personal Trekking gear, sleeping bags and down jackets.
- Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation (including Heli services) and personal medical kit.
- Early return from the trip / trekking due to personal / medical problem in this case no-refund clients has to bear won expenses all the way to Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.
(BUNA Treks & Expeditions will issue a strong supporting letter, so that you can claim from your
insurance of all the extra expenses occurred.
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
On arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, where BUNA staff receives you with warm welcome and transfer you to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu city around exciting Thamel area, where most of the hotels-shops and world –class restaurants located.
After getting refreshed our guide and staff briefs you with information regarding your stay in Nepal with us includes full details of Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking, with evening welcome dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurants with culture programs.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trip preparations
Morning after breakfast our city guide will take you on a tour for few hours where you will be thrilled with interesting historical and cultural places, as Kathmandu valley steeped with history and world heritage sites, after an enjoyable tour back to hotel with free afternoon for individual activities and trek preparations for next early morning.
Day 03: Fly to Bhadrapur 3000 m and drive to Ilam town - 04 hrs
Morning as per the flight time BUNA staff / guide transfers you to Kathmandu domestic airport for scenic 45 minutes flight to Bhadrapur, low lands of Eastern Nepal from here drive to hill town at Ilam famous for teas and huge field of tea garden.
Day 04: Drive to Sukhetar trek to Lali Kharka 1,900m - 04 hrs
Starting the morning with a drive to Sukhetar around Taplejung area, from Sukhetar start trekking, as the walk begins following spread-out mid hills villages to Lali Kharka village at 2,260 meters with time for local hike and to observe local culture.
Day 05: Trek to Khesewa - Bhanjyang 2,100m - 05 hrs
Morning begins with descend and then climb to a nice farm fields and terraces, this area mostly populated by Hindu Brahmins, Chettris and Kirat- Rai tribes.
Slowly walk reaches at Tembawa village, then downhill to Pokora village leading with a climb all the way at Kunjari village and to Khesewa-Bhanjyang village for overnight stop, with views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Yalungkang peaks.
Day 06: Trek to Mamankhe 2,030 m - 06 hrs
Start the day with downhill to cross a stream, and then climb into forest to Lopoding village, from here with ups and down to Fun Fun, a small village offering views Khumbakarna Himalaya range with Yalung and Mt. Kanchenjunga.
From here climb for an hour to Pomppe Dhada with views of Mt. Jannu with downhill to Kheswa khola, after crossing a bridge reaching at Mamankhe village for overnight stop.
Day 07: Trek to Yangphudin 2,150m - 06 hrs
Morning begins with gentle climb, skirting around ridge with level path leading to Dekadin village. From here walk on the bank of Kabeli khola (stream) then climb of 300 meters high above river to reach a mountain path, then descend on stone steps to Kabeli khola to end the day at Yamphudin for overnight.
Day 08: Trek to Chitre 2*,880 m - 06hrs
From Yamphudin village walk along Kabeli khola, crossing tributary stream of Omje khola and climb to Dhupi Bhangyang to reach a wide open grassland, from the top downhill through deciduous forest to Omje Khola, as the walk enters rhododendron forest, and to an exposed ridge to set our camp at Chitre, a small settlement with few huts.
Day 09: Trek to Simbua Khola 3,000m - 07 hrs
Morning walk to Ramite Bhanjyang with steep climb into magnolias, rhododendron and bamboo forest to reach at Ramite, an isolated spot with small hut, from here climb towards Ramite Bhanjyang at 3,430 meters with amazing views of Mt. Jannu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Khumbhakarna and Kabru peaks and then descend to Simbua Khola for overnight stop.
Day 10: Trek to Tseram 3,770 m - 05 hrs
Start the morning walk following Simbua Khola along mountain flank of forested area, then reaching Wahta a lonely spot with a small hut, and then cross a small stream leading to a shrine in the middle of a forest, where there’s a large rock with an impression of serpent shaped, on leaving woodland area, back to riverbed with a climb to Tserem for overnight stop.
Day 11: Trek to Ramche 4,360m via Lapsang - 05 hrs
After a nice morning at Tserm morning starts with descend to Simbua Khola River, and then a climb to hill top reaching at Yalung Bara marking the end of tree lines with small stone built hut.
Day 12: Rest day at Ramche for acclimatization and excursion to south base camp
At Ramche for acclimatization with excursion to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp along the walk view of Yalung Glacier and Mt. Kanchenjunga South Peak.
After two hours of steady walk leads on classic and old route of first British Expeditions to
Mt. Kanchenjunga climbed in 1955.
At South base camp enjoy great views of Talung and Kabru Peak, after a wonderful experience walk back to Ramche for overnight stop.
Day 13: Trek back to Tseram - 04 hrs
Morning walk back to Tserm, with a long descend into tree lines on the route to Tseram for overnight.
Day 14: Trek to Tamo - la 4,300 m - 05 hrs
From here start with downhill to Yalungbar and then a short climb after crossing a river into forest leading uphill to reach at two small ponds, then up and down to crossing three passes of Mirgain La, Tamo La and Sinion La all in one day with super views of Kabru peak,
Kanchenjunga with Mt. Makalu, Baruntse, and Chamlang peaks towards North West direction.
Descend to Tamo La at 4,500 m and from here another super views then reach overnight camp.
Day 15: Trek to Ghunsa 3,480m - 06 hrs
From onward to our last destination North Base Camp of Kanchenjunga, a pleasant walk with downhill into forest to Ghunsa River, from here a nice gentle trekl to Ghunsa village for overnight stop.
Ghunsa populated with Bhotia people of Tibetan origin, houses are built with stones this is a nice, neat small farm village.
Day 16: Trek to Kangbachen 4,000m - 05 hrs
Morning walk with steep climb overlooking waterfalls then on reaching grazing area of Yaks, after Ghunsa River, into nice rhododendron and pines woodland and then a climb to Rambuk Kharka with views of Khumbukarna and Janu Himal range, on leaving forest with tree lines entering dry and arid country with few vegetation of junipers and Burberrys bushes after Rambuk Kharka, uphill walk to overnight camp at Kangbachen overlooking Mt. Sharphu 7,070 meters and Mt. Janu North Face with Wedge peak.
Day 17: Trek to Lhonak 4,780 m - 05 hrs
After a pleasant morning with views, walk starts above the river for an hour and then heading towards North East, walk leads to glacial river and then a climb leading to rocks and moraine fed with glaciers, after Ramtang Kharka (a cattle herders place) leads to Kanchenjunga glacier, crossing Lhonak and Kanchenjunga glacier to reach Lhonak for overnight stop with views of Mera, Nepal Peak and Wedge Peaks.
Day 18: Trek to Pang Pema 5, 065 m - 05 hrs
From here adventure leads to our ultimate goal to Pang Pema, North Base Camp beneath massive Mt. Kanchenjunga, climb high above the river with super views of Kirat Chuli, Nepal Peak, Taple Sikhar, and Givegela Chuli, as the walk leads to highest point of this adventure at Pang Pema our last camps for two nights before heading back.
Day 19: Rest day at Pang Pema for local exploration
At Pang Pema full free day for hike to Pang Pema Peak at 5,800 meters for best views at the top offers views of Kanchenjunga, Kumbhakarna, Makalu, Cholotse, Sharpu, Drohma, Nepal Peak and range of other snow capped mountains.
Day 20: Trek to Kangbachen 3,900 m - 06 hrs
After a grand fantastic time at Pang Peam and Kanchenjunga North Base Camp, morning walk leads to long downhill with few small climb, retracing the journey back on the same route to overnight camp at Kambachen.
Day 21: Trek to Phole 3,100 m - 06 hrs
From Kangbachen a long descend to Phole passing several farm area and small villages to cross Ghunsa Khola, and then walking into forest to an interesting Sherpa village at Phole for overnight stop.
Day 22: Trek to Amjilassa 2,500m - 07 hrs
Morning starts with downhill back into bamboo and rhododendron forest, just before Gybala village a steep climb and down again for two hours into dense forest and reaching open grassland area to a small Sherpa village of Amjilassa for overnight stop.
Day 23: Trek to Tapethok 1,300 m - 06 hrs
Heading back to warmer area on losing altitude to lower elevation into farm area and more villages, walk descend to open grassland of Ghaiya Bari and Sekathum villages, and then crossing Ghunsa and Simbhu rivers following Tamur River to Tapethok village for overnight camp, this village of Limbu (Subba) Kirat ethnic tribe people.
Day 24: Trek to Phoram 1,650m - 06 hrs
After Tapethok village, walk continues following Tamur River to Chiruwa village, and then through many farm villages, leading to a climb into cool forest, leaving behind the forested area walk gets pleasant on reaching Phoram village, a lovely moderate size village.
Day 25: Trek to Suketar 2,440 m - 05 hrs.
Today, the last and final walk of this adventure to Suketar village, trek leads to several remote rural villages and woodland, walk leads uphill for few hours and then downhill to Taplejung village at Suketar for last overnight around Kanchenjunga area.
Sukhetar has a small airstrip with flight to Biratnagar, but the fights are unpredictable due bad weather conditions or less passengers, so View Nepal Treks made this itinerary which is the best possible way, without the hassle of flight delay and cancellation.
Day 26: Drive to Fickal or Bhritamod / Bhadarpur*
After a great adventure to Kanchenjunga base camp our trip concludes with a drive to low area of Nepal South East at Bhadrapur before flight back to Kathmandu, drive leads past Ilam town to reach at best designated last overnight stops before Kathmandu.
Day 27: Fly to Kathmandu from Bhadarpur and transfer to hotel
After an overnights in Ilam, Fickal or Bhirtamod town, a short drive to Bhadrapur airport for the flight to Kathmandu with mountains views, on reaching Kathmandu transfer back to respective hotels with afternoon free for shopping or other individual activities.
Day 28: International Departure homeward bound
Today your last day in Nepal the land of amazing Himalaya depart for your international flight homeward bound after a fond memory and overwhelming experience on Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking with expert guidance of BUNA Treks & Expeditions.