Kanchenjunga South to North Base Camp Trek

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Starts / EndsKathmandu / Kathamndu
  • Total duration25 Days trip
    20 Days trekking
  • Max. Altitude5225 m
  • Group SizeMin.1 Max.10
  • MealsBreakfast, launch & Dinner
  • GuideLocal guide
  • Departure Fixed/On request
  • TransportationFlight and Private vehicle

Trekking Grade

Moderate/ Grade B

Trekking Category

Tea House/ Lodge Package Trek

  • Best MonthMarch, April, May and September, October, November
  • Accommodation2-4 Star room
Tour Highlights
  • Easily available Teahouse and small lodges for stay and 3 meals
  • Explore diverse topography, pristine forests with flora and fauna, traditional villages of various ethnic groups of Nepal
  • Enjoy picturesque views on the way to North and South base camp
  • Explore sub-tropical valleys, rhododendron forests and high alpine meadows
  • Offers closer views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest peak
Tour Details

Kanchenjunga North and South Base Camp trek is named after the world’s 3rd highest mountain, passes through remote areas in the eastern Nepal. For those who love to experience culture, nature and adventure, this trek is the best choice. You will explore North and South Kanchenjunga Base Camps after crossing these high pass in a very remote corner of Nepal.
The journey begins after you fly to Bhadrapur and then overland drive to Taplejung via Illam. The trekking route goes into the remote mountain ranges on Nepal border with Sikkim (India) and Tibet. The trek rewards you with a unique insight into the rich culture, tradition and rural lifestyle of the different ethnic groups of Nepal such as Rai, Limbu and Sherpa whose way of living is still unchanged by the modern world. In addition, you will explore the beautiful and unspoiled wilderness, cascading waterfalls, lush vegetation, rhododendron forests, along with diverse flora and fauna. You may also see mountain life, Yak settlements, and explore medicinal herbs. The entire Kanchenjunga region is a perfect place for botanists, geographers, anthropologists, adventure-lovers and pleasure-seeking travellers to explore around for a few days being away from the rush of urban life. Here you will also encounter snow leopard, if you are lucky. You will also enjoy the magnificent views of Mount Kanchanjunga, Mera peak and many others.
The best time for trekking in the Kanchanjunga region is spring (April-May) and autumn (Oct-Nov). During these times, the weather remains suitable and mountains in the distance are clearly visible.
Kanchanjunga base camp trekking is medium hard and challenging, so anyone aiming to do this trek must be physically and mentally well-prepared.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1:n your Arrival, Nepal Fair Step Trek’s represent will welcome to you with Garland/ Khata and transfer to Hotel.

Day 2: City Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 3:Flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and drive to Illam

Day 4: Drive to Suketar and trek to Lalikharka(2265m) 4/5 hrs driving and around 3 hours walking

Day 5: Lalikharka – Kunjar(1928m)- Kandebhanjyang (2129 m)-6 hours walking

Day 6: Kandebhanjyang (2129m) – Phumphe Dada (1858 m) Mamankhe (1785m) -7/ 8 hours walking

Day 7: Mamankhe – Yamphudin (2080m)-4/5 hours and trek to Sherpa Gaou (2200 m) another 2 hrs

Day 8: Sherpa Gaou- Lasiya Bhanjyang (3310m)-Torong(3000m)- 8-9 hours walking

Day 9: Torang– Tseram (3870m) –4/ 5 hours walking

Day 10: Acclimatization day in Tseram, may explore Khagla Khag region.

Day 11: Tseram – Ramchaur (4580m) 3-4 hours

Day 12:Ramchaur/ Ramche-Okhorung (4730m) –Tseram – 3-4 hours walking

Day 13: Tseram–Sinion La (4646m)-Miring la (4480m)- Selele La(4440) Sele camp(4200m)- 7/8 hours walking

Day 14: Selele – Ghunsa(3595m) 3-4 hours walking

Day 15Ghunsa - Khambachen (4050m)- 4/5hours walking

Day 16Khambachen–Lhonak(4780m)-4 hours walking.

Day 17 Lhonak– Pangpena (Kanchenjunga B.C 5140m)- 3 hours walking

Day 18Pangpena(Kanchenjunga B.C)- View point (5935m)- Lhonak 10-11 hours walking

Day 19Lhonak-Khambachen(4050m)- Ghunsa(3595)- 6/7hours walking

Day 20Ghunsa- Amjilosa(2308) 7/8 walking hours

Day 21Amjilasa- Taplethok (1380 m) 7/8 walking hours

Day 22Taplethok to Ilam 9-10 hrs driving

Day 23Ilam to Bhadrapur drive about 4-5 hrs and flight back to Kathmandu

Day 24Free day or sightseeing in Bhaktapur ( sightseeing cost will be additional)

Day 25Departure to home country

Tour Package

Price Includes

To be able to submit a cost estimate, we need to know the number of persons in your group, the required hotel category, the favored mode of transportation (by flight, by local or private transport) and any alternations to your itinerary.

Airport pickup and drop (domestic and international)

Local transportation; (Domestic flight, road transport according program)

Hotels: (4/2) star standard hotel including breakfast (according to program in Kathmandu& other places)

Welcome and farewell dinner

Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Patan Durbar square, Swyambunath, Pashupatinath)

Sighseeing Bhaktapur and Boudhanath

Camping/ Lodge Trek’s cost according to program

Full board during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Government-licensed guide (English speaking or other foreign language if requested)

Required numbers of porters (1 porter for 2 guests; 12 kg per guest in Tea house trek)

Sightseeing entry fees/national park /conservation/restricted area permit fees (monasteries, temples, Stupa entrance fees but not donation.)

TIMS (Trekker’s information Management System) permits or peak climbing permit fees (according to your program)

Group First Aid Kits (We recommend bringing your personal first aid kit as well.)

Trekking bag for each guest.

Staff insurance


Trekking bag for each guest

Nepal Fair Step Trekking printed T-Shirt

Price Excludes

International airfare from and to your country

Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD 50 cash for 30 days visa and need to fill online form)

Excess baggage charges

Personal gears

Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters

Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)

Any meals (lunch &dinner) in Kathmandu – $ 10 to 15 for per meal in tourist restaurant (except welcome and farewell dinner)

Any kinds of drinks (alcohol &non-alcoholic beverage) neither during the trek nor in Kathmandu

Tips for staff (not mandatory but expected)

Hot shower, recharging of batteries (available during the

The cost which is not mentioned above.

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