Introduction to Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek a wilderness and unspoiled trekking trail opened to foreigners for trekking only in 1988. Kanchenjunga mountain is in the eastern part of Nepal. Mount Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world with a height of 8,586 meters.
Located in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, this trekking is a more exciting and challenging trip. This is a wonderful trekking experience in the Himalayan region of Nepal. This trek starts from 920 meters and reaches an altitude of 5,143 meters above sea level.
The Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek should be a dream of every traveler but the remoteness of the place attracts only those travelers who prefer to stay away from the crowds, want to enjoy solitude, and are willing to walk on the beaten trail, and are ready to explore the unspoiled natural beauty.
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This long trekking trail takes you to the border of Nepal, India, and Tibet and gives you the opportunity to explore the beauty of the mountains. The region is mainly inhabited by people of the Rai and Limbu ethnic groups. These ethnic groups have their own unique culture, traditions, and way of life. Tibetan Buddhist culture is mostly practiced by the people here. So you will find monasteries, stupas, and gompas on your way.
Need Special Permit for This Trek
This is a restricted area and to trek here you need to get a special trekking permit from a trekking agency registered by the Government of Nepal. At least two people must participate in the trek to get a trekking permit. During the trek, you will cross lush valleys, dense rhododendron forests, vibrant villages, and a variety of floras and faunas. The area is home to many birds and animals and if you are lucky you will encounter animals like snow leopard, red panda, and Himalayan black bear.
You can do a teahouse trek in the Himalayan region of Eastern Nepal. But you can also do a camping trek to have a wonderful experience in the Himalayas. Autumn and spring are the best time for trekking in the Kanchenjunga region. But we arrange trekking services according to the trekkers’ wishes and holiday schedules. To complete this long and difficult trek, you should keep yourself physically fit and have some prior trekking experience.
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Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek in just 22 days, Itinerary, Cost, Package
Fly Kathmandu to Taplejung (2,320m) and trek to Mitlung (920m) - 3 to 4 hours walk.
Mitlung to Chirwa (1,270m) - 6 to 7 hours walk.
Chirwa to Sukathum (1,576m) - 6 to 7 hours walk.
Sukathum to Amjilosa (2,308m) - 7 to 8 hours walk.
Amjilosa to Gyabla (2,730m) - 7 to 8 hours walk.
Gyabla to Ghunsa (3,595m) - 6 to 7 hours walk.
Free day at Ghunsa.
Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050 m) - 6 to 7 hours walk.
Acclimatization Day at Kambachen.
Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m) - 7 to 8 hours walk.
Lhonak to Pangpema/Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (5,143m) - 7 to 8 hours walk.
Kanchenjunga North Base Camp to Kambachen (4050m) - 7 to 8 hours walk.
Kambachen to Ghunsa (3,595m) - 6 to 7 hours walk.
Ghunsa to Sele Le (4,290m) - 7 to 8 hours walk.
Sele Le to Cheram (3,870m) - 7 to 8 hours.
Cheram to Ramche (4,580m) and return back to Cheram - 5 to 6 hours walk.
Cheram to Tortong (2,995m) - 6 to 7 hours walk.
Tortong to Yamphudin (2,080m) - 7 to 8 hours walk.
Yamphudin to Mamanke (1,800m) - 7 to 8 hours walk.
Mamanke to Lalikharka (2,265m) – 5 to 6 hours walk
Lalikharka to Suketar (2,320m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Fly Suketar to Kathmandu.
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Each client's needs may be different. The price of the trip varies according to the size of your group and the service you want. The cost of the trip is calculated according to the type of service and accommodation chosen by our customers.
Each trip is customized to fit the client's needs and group size, so the price of each organized trip is different. Please let us know the service you want and the size of the group. We create trips to suit your taste and travel budget per your requirements. Hope you find our price calculation reasonable according to your needs and preferences.
Frequently asked questions about this trip
Have just returned from my fourth trip to Nepal and as always Odyssey Treks organized everything superbly. We visited Makalu relatively late in the season and were rewarded with empty trails and amazing weather. Karma was as entertaining, friendly, and informative as ever along with Ang Dawa Sherpa who together made the three weeks perfect.
They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.
I have just returned from the trip of a lifetime. Always wanted to visit and see the Himalayas and to have completed the trip with the most excellent hosts really made the trip come alive. Odyssey took care of everything and ensured that we experienced real Nepalese hospitality. We climbed up to 3700 meters, saw Ganesh Himal, experienced true excitement on the trek, ate superbly produced fresh food along the route..and above all met some amazing people. Thanks to Karma, Rinji, and our fantastic porters…without you guys it wouldn’t have happened!! All the best. Alex