Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek also known as Kanchenjunga Circuit trekking is one of the remote, less crowded, and challenging trekking routes in eastern Nepal. It is located in the northeastern part of Nepal along the borders of China and India.
Mt. Kanchenjunga is 8,586m high above sea level standing as the second-highest mountain in Nepal and the third highest mountain in the world.
This Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is one of the special remarkable trekking that takes you to the Kanchenjunga valleys and its beautiful landscape to experience the amazing culture, traditions of the local inhabitants, and magnificent views of the Himalayas.
Kanchenjunga trek is an unforgettable holiday experience of remote and long walking hours 6-8 each day. Very few tourists visit this trekking area. Kanchenjunga is less crowded in comparison to the Everest region and Annapurna region.
The base camp trek to Kanchenjunga gives an opportunity for a local homestay, and to experience the culture and traditions of the Sherpa, Rai, and Limbus communities in a diverse landscape.
In the Kanchenjunga area, you can observe wildlife such as Himalayan black bear, musk, leopard, and red pandas and many different birds can be found here, shy dragon, Amphibian, Mammals, Re- Billed blue Magpie, and pheasant.
Trekking to the Kanchenjunga base camp takes you to first reach the North Base camp and then visit the south base camp. You will enjoy the beautiful mountain snow-capped and the stunning views of Mount Kanchenjunga 8,586m and observe the many mountains around the Himalayas such as Mount Everest 8,848m, Lhotse 8,816m, Mount Makalu 8,201m, etc.
Kanchenjunga trekking is getting popular day by day. The government of Nepal is promoting Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek as a lodge trekking route. However, the trekking route is still under development.
As our itinerary, Kanchenjunga base camp trek routes start flying from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and drive to Taplejung which is the walking starting place. The trekking trails follow northwards of Kanchenjunga Base camp 5,143m and then the trek goes eastern part with 2 different passes of Mirgin La – 4,440m and Sele La – 4,290m and continues to the Yalung Base Camp. The trek accomplishes 19 days from starting to ending in Kathmandu. It’s idle to have good fitness with experiences of trekking and walking for this trek.
This Kanchenjunga trek was closed for trekkers until 1980 and later opened for tourists to visit this area which is protected by the Kanchenjunga Conservation area. It’s about 2,035km area preserved and managed by the local community.
A special permit is required with a minimum of two people in the group and the Kanchenjunga Conservation entry fees. By now, Single travelers and solo travelers are not allowed to visit and entry in this area.
This wonderful trek is best to visit in the spring season in the months of April, May, and June. Trekking in the autumn season in the months of October, November, and till mid-December is best.
These months are warmer during the daytime and cool temperature at night with visible blue skies. This trek will be tough during the monsoon time in July/August and mid-September and wintertime is a very cold time. So, many people can’t afford this trek for holidays, there will be always fewer tourists in season time. So, if you are looking for less touristic trekking places in Nepal, the Kanchenjunga base camp trek will be the best option and comfortable trek for you.
This Kanchenjunga Trek itinerary is designed with lodge trek Accommodation from starting to trek ending. If you have visited already the popular trekking route like Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, and Langtang Trek, you don’t have to expect accommodation and meals similar during this Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.
You will get a simple lodge stay with a common bathroom outside and the basic Nepali meals, rice/vegetables/lentil/Thukpa/fried noodles only. So, this trek is suite-only who can understand undeveloped tourist places and can enjoy the local meals and simple accommodation.
This trek lies eastern part of Nepal which is located a far distance from the center of Kathmandu city. We fly about 45 minutes from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and catch the local Jeep to Taplejung village. This is our trekking starting place and also the trekking ending place via the same route driving to Bhadrapur and flying back to Kathmandu. There is another direct flight from Kathmandu to Suketar which is close to Taplejung. But the flight still does not operate well. So for it, we catch the flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur only. And also another option, we can long drive Kathmandu to Taplejung.
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel stay in Kathmandu, Overnight stay in Kathmandu hotel
Flight Kathmandu to Bhadrapur about 50 minutes and drive Bhadrapur to Ilam about 5 hrs Overnight stay in Ilam, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION
Drive Ilam to Taplejung 1,820m about 5hrs and trek to Mitlung (921 m),Overnight stay in Mitlung, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION - 6 hrs walking
Trek Mitlung to Chiruwa (1,270 m), Overnight stay in Chiruwa, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION S -5 to hrs walking
Trek Chiruwa (1,270 m) to Sekathum (1,576 m). Overnight in Sekathum (1,576m), LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION - 6 hours walking
Trek Sukathum (1,576 m) to Amjilosa (2,308 m), Overnight in Amjilosa (2,308m), LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION - 7 hours walking
Trek Amjilosa (2,308 m) to Gyabla (2,730 m), Overnight in Gyabla (2,730m), LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION - 6-7 hours walking
Trek Gyabla (2,730 m) to Ghunsa (3,595 m), Overnight in Ghunsa (3,595m), LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION - 6 hours walking
Rest day in Gunsa, Oernight stay in LODGE ACCOMMODATION
Trek Gunsa to Kambachen 4,050m, Overnight stay in Kambachen, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION – 4 hrs walking
Trek Kambachen to Lhonak 4,780m, Overnight stay in Lhonak, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION – 4hrs walking
Day trip to Kanchanjunga north Base Camp 5,143m, Overnight stay in Lhonak – 8hrs walking
Trek Lhonak to Gunsa 3,595m, Overnight stay in Gunsa, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION – 8 hrs walking
Trek Gunsa to SELE LE pass 4,290 & SINION La pass 4,440m, Overnight stay in Cheram 3.870m, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION – 8 hrs walking
Day trip to south Base Camp about 7 hrs walking & Overngiht stay in Cheram, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION
Trek Cheram to Yamphudin 2,080m, Overnight stay in Yamphudin, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION – 8hrs walking
Trek Yamphudin to Khebang 1,910m, Overnight stay in Khebang LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION – 4 hrs walking
Trek Khebang to Khamdime 1,500m, Overnight stay in Khamedime, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION - 4 hrs walling
Drive Khamdime to Bhadrapur 93m, Overnight stay in Bhadrapur, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION
Flight Bhadrapur to Kathmandu about 1 hrs and transfer to your hotel stay in Kathmandu
Medical support: emergency first aid kit carried by the support staff
Water: we serve with boil water drink along the trek either you can make tea or coffee for a day trip. It should be better to bring a good quality water bottle for the trek.
Food on tea house trek: During tea house treks our guests pay for their own food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge. It can be about USD $25 each day per person. You can choose your own meal as a menu for every tea house.
March/April/May months are called the spring season which is the best for holidays in most of the Himalayas of Nepal. The sky and the weather are very clear and sunny in these months and warmer. The weather forecast will be 20 to 25 degrees till the 3,500m during the daytime. And at night time and in the morning will be colder. But above the 4,500m will be -10 to -15 degrees cold in the morning and at night. Some time will be rainfall in these months. This is the best season for blooming the rhododendron flower in the mountain which is our national flower. There will be many different kinds of natural flora and fauna in the mountain which makes this season beautiful and attractive for tourists in mountains. The tourist comes for trekking/peak climbing and expedition during this season. This is one of the perfect seasons to visit Nepal Mountain to see and take the experiences of walking and climbing mountains.
We called the monsoon months June/July August because of the heavy rainfall in Nepal. Mostly July/August and till mid-September. It’s still possible to do the trek in Mid June which isn’t heavy rain yet. During the monsoon time is difficult to do the trek in mountains and the sky and the weather isn’t visible and difficult to walk during the heavy rain and scare with flooding. Mostly, It’s difficult to do the trek in the Everest region because the flight is not on time. Sometimes, It will take a few days long wait to fly Lukla or long waiting to fly to Kathmandu were lots of chances of missing an international flight. So, During these months, It’s idle to choose dry places for trekking in Nepal, Upper Mustang Trek, and Upper Dolpo Trek. These are the recommended trekking for holidays by Peace Nepal Treks (p Ltd and also we provide our best services for our customer.
Mid-September to Mid December is the best season for mountain holidays in Nepal where ever can choose in the mountain as your timing frame and the budget. We have many different kinds of trekking/peak climbing and Expedition services packages for you. This is one of the most outstanding seasons with a beautiful clear sky and the temperatures will be moderate. These months are the feast and festival time were the biggest Dashain festival/Tihar festival and Chhad festival fall. And also have a long holiday from government and people have time to visit shortly in holidays and to meet friends and relatives around. There is no heavy long rainfall but there is a clear sunny day and warmer on these days. So for it, Nepalese people also visit for short holidays around and the International people come for trekking and peak climbing expedition for long or short holidays. Most of the popular trekking regions will be full of trekkers and quite busy times. Like, mostly busier trekking regions will be the Annapurna region/Everest region and the Langtang region. But there are several less crowded trekking holidays places in Nepal, such as Manaslu circuit trek, Tsum Valley Trek, Upper Dolpo Trek, Mustang Trek, Naar Phu Trek, etc.
December to February are the winter season in Nepal. This season isn’t idle to visit long trekking high altitude trek. This is the season of snowfall in the mountain region above the 4,500m and the temperature will be -30 degrees below which is too frozen and the people of hotel lodges also not staying these months in the higher mountain and they moved to a nearby city or in Kathmandu or in Pokhara. So these months are good to visit short trekking route a week or 10 days only around the Kathmandu city, Ghorepani poon hill, Nagarkot visit, Chitwan National park, Bardia National park, Pokhara city or staying local village homestay, etc. But the sunrise and sunset will be very visible and attractive these months. So the short best trekking is good to visit in Nepal.
While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different trekking regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek. Nepal for all seasons.
Check-list of personal equipment:
This equipment for holidays is a guideline to make easier for your holidays in Nepal. You can choose and take the equipment as your holiday’s timing frame longer holidays or in shorter holidays. It’s depending on the higher elevation of the mountain region, challenging walking of trek harder or moderate. And the peak climbing or in Expedition. However, the guideline will help you to carry and bring the right equipment for your holidays. We always suggest bringing your most important equipment from your country and also can buy in Kathmandu many different brands of product or Nepali product get in cheaper than another popular brand. We say, not too much worried about the trekking gears if you left or did the mistake to bring with you which can buy in Kathmandu easily. This equipment listed is prepared by our long experiences in trekking. During the trekking, our porter carries 20kg in total between two members and one person makes about 10 to 12kg trekking luggage where you will be carrying your small day pack with your important camera drinking water during the daytime.
If you’d prefer to share this Peace Nepal holiday trip with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options.
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Harley Devin Son
Jan 28, 2023
KANCHANJUNGA, LOWER SOLU KHUMBU & DOLPO TREK I have now completed three treks with Peace Nepal to Kanchanjunga, Dolpo and Lower Solu Khumbu. All three were simply unforgettable experiences. Nir and his team are hardworking, knowledgable, and always warm and friendly. Please keep up the excellent work!
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