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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek25 Days

Minimum Participants 1 min
Mode of Travel Adventures
Accommodation Tea House during trek and B&B plan in Hotel
Meals breakfast, lunch, dinner during trek
Transportation Bus/Private Car/Flight

trip Overview

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is an adventurous journey to the world’s third-highest mountain. It stands in almost complete isolation from other renowned peaks of the country. Kanchenjunga is a mountain giant standing at the elevation of 8586m lies in the far east of Nepal bordering the Indian state of Sikkim. The term Kanchenjunga means “crystal clear” in Nepali and the mountain is popularly known as the “Five treasures of the great snow”. Five treasures are Grain, Silver, Gold, Precious stones, and Holy Scriptures. This restricted area is open for exploration since 1988. This trek is best for the adventure lover who wants to trek on rarely traveled routes to the last unspoiled wilderness region of Nepal.

Kanchenjunga Base camp trek passes through the beautiful Arun valley also considered the most unique trekking route of Nepal. One of the main attractions of the trek is the Kanchenjunga Conservation area. Kanchenjunga Conservation area covering an area of 2035 sq. km is home to different species of Floras and Faunas. Also, this wildlife paradise is inhabited by Himalayan Black Deer, Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Wild Boar, Red Panda & many more. The unforgettable landscapes in combination with snow walled towering mountains, cascading waterfall, and beautiful lush forests; this trek gives the taste of Heaven. We can enjoy the panoramic view of mountains like Lhotse, Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and many more. Moreover, Ethnic groups like Rai, Sherpa, Limbu, Gurung inhabit this region holding their unique lifestyle and culture. This trek is a great opportunity to closely explore the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the ethnic groups of Nepal.

The Kanchenjunga Base camp trek is for the adventure lovers who want to explore the untouched beauty of Far East Nepal, challenging physical endurance trekking on the rarely traveled route. Nepal Dream Path is an experienced trekking agency that has been conducting many successful treks to the Kanchenjunga region. With the experience of more than decades in this field, we can assure you the best trek with quality services at a suitable price. The satisfaction of Visitors is our greatest pleasure. If you also want this heavenly trek, we will be more than happy to be part of your trek.

Short Itinerary


Day 01:  Arrive in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Taplejung.
Day 04: Trek to Mitlung [890m, 4-5hrs].
Day 05: Trek to Chirwa [1185m, 5-6hrs].
Day 06:  Trek to Sekathum [1650m, 5-6hrs].
Day 07: Trek to Amjilosa [2498m, 4-5hrs].
Day 08: Trek to Gyabla [2725m, 4-5hrs].
Day 09: Trek to Ghunsa [3415m, 6-7hrs].
Day 10: Rest day at Ghunsa.
Day 11: Trek to Khambachen [4145m, 5-6hrs].
Day 12: Trek to Lhonak [4792m, 4-5hrs].
Day 13: Exploration to Kanchenjunga Base Camp [5143m] and back to Lhonak [6-7hrs].
Day 14: Trek to Ghumsa [3415m, 7-8hrs].
Day 15: Trek to Sele La Phedi [4200m, 4-5hrs].
Day 16: Trek to Cheran [3868m, 6-7hrs].
Day 17: Trek to Ramche [4610m] explore South Kanchenjunga Base Camp and back to Ramche  [7-8hrs].
Day 18: Trek to Tortong [2980m, 7-8hrs].
Day 19: Trek to Yamphudin [1692m, 7-8hrs].
Day 20: Trek to Khebang [1950m, 5-6hrs].
Day 21: Trek to Khamdevi [1200m, 5-6hrs].
Day 22: Early morning drive to Bhadrapur for afternoon/evening flight to Kathmandu.
Day 23: Free rest day at Kathmandu.
Day 24: Shopping day.
Day 25: Final Departure.

Detail Itinerary

On your arrival at Tribhuwan international airport, our representative from Nepal Dream Path will receive you and welcomes you to Nepal. We will transfer you to the hotel in our comfortable private vehicle. After the check-in procedure completes in the hotel, our guide will introduce you to all the individuals going to be part of this Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek and brief you on all the information we might need during your Nepal trek and stay.


After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed about the time for your half-day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest. Kathmandu is full of world heritage sites. Please choose your desired destinations from this link Click here for detailed information about where to visit in Kathmandu Valley??


4-5 hrs All meals includes [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Teahouse

Early morning scenic flight to Bhadrapur. On arrival, our jeep will be waiting for us to drive to Taplejung. On the way, we will have lunch at a Tea garden which is famous in Nepal. The road is quite windy and narrow. We will pass several charming villages, cross over many rivers, through forests, and have spectacular mountain views. Overnight stay in Taplejung.


4-5 hrs All meals includes [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Teahouse

Late breakfast at Taplejung after the long journey yesterday. Our first step for this trek is making our way to Mitlung. Today, we will pass many Cardamom plantations, rice terraces, beautiful Rai, and Limbu villages. The temperature can be quite warm in Mitlung, which is situated next to the Tamor Nadi. Overnight in Mitlung.


5-6 hrs All meals includes [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

We start our trek this morning after breakfast, alongside the Tamor River, passing through rice fields, forests, and local villages. We reach Sinwa for morning tea, the village is quite big with a Police Station and High school and it is well maintained. The trail continues along the eastern side of the river until we reach Chirwa and stay overnight there.


5-6 hrs All meals includes [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

The trek will continue along the Tamor river, after an hour walk we will reach Tapethok where we need to check the permits for the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project. We will cross over to the western bank of the river where there are Cardamom gardens on the flat trail. We pass beautiful villages, the trail slowly going up and down and we cross the Tamor river again, to follow the Ghunsa Khola. After a few minutes walk we will reach Sekathum where we stay overnight.


4-5 hrs All meals includes [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

After breakfast we will cross the Ghunsa river, passing by charming terraces, dense forest, crossing over suspension bridges, and following alongside the Ghunsa river. At times the river is flowing very fast and can sometimes be difficult to walk this trail. We will reach Lamatar for lunch. The trail then goes steep up to Amjilosa and we stay there overnight.


4-5 hrs All meals includes [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

After breakfast, the first hour of the trail we will be climbing, lots of up and downhill. We will reach Thyangyani, where we can have lunch or continue on through the bamboo forest and pass by several streams to reach Gyabla. Just before Gyabla, there is approx 45min steep climb. The overnight stay is at Gyabla.


6-7 hrs All meals includes [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

After breakfast the trail will descend to the western side of the Ghunsa riverbank, passing through the pine forest. The trail continues to climb to Phale, a beautiful village with big open spaces where potatoes are grown. The locals will keep their animals there in the winter. We have spectacular mountain views of Jannu then the trail continues on the flat to Ghunsa where we stay overnight.


Today is a rest day at Ghunsa for acclimatization. Ghunsa village is the last settlement in the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek. Also, it is the last stop where electricity is available. So, make sure to charge all the devices so that you won't have to regret it later. Also, you can spend your time visiting beautiful Gompas and monasteries. You can explore the culture and tradition of the locals first-hand and know about their lifestyle closely.


5-6 hrs All meals includes [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

Early morning breakfast and then walking through the dense forest with the mountain range on the riverbank. In Autumn, falling pine needles shades the valley in green and Golden color. We will pass many waterfalls and landslide areas. We can also see many yaks along the way. There are several huts for the yaks, the yak is one of the strongest animals of the mountains and the best friend of the locals there. In this area, people use the yaks as a caravan, to carry the heavy loads from place to place. With the tantalizing views of Jannu Peak, we will reach Khambachen. Khambachen will be another overnight stop on our Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek.


4-5 hrs All meals includes [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

After breakfast, heading North-East with beautiful mountain views along the way, we walk above the treeline and have a view of grassy fields. We will continue our journey playing hide and seek with the white towering giant, mt. Kanchenjunga. The combination of the green grassy fields and the white mountains is spectacular. When we walk through the sandy landslide, we feel like we are walking on the beach. We have to be very careful as there are loose rocks hanging over the trail. We will then pass through moraine areas which make us feel like we are walking on the glacier. The trail is flat and soon after we will reach Lhonak where we stay overnight.



6-7 hrs All meals includes [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

Today is the most exciting day of our Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek as we reach our dream destination and witness the third highest mountain in the world. As we continue our trek having breakfast at Lhonak, the trail goes through the moraine, several ups, and downs with the amazing view of Kanchenjunga, Mera Peak, and many other snow-capped peaks. When we reach Pang Pema we feel like we are in heaven as we are surrounded by mountains from all directions. We have to descend because of the altitude, it is not advisable to stay at Pang Pema. Overnight at Lhonak.



7-8 hrs All meals includes [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

After breakfast, we descend with great memories of our previous day walk. The views are still amazing on the way down and it feels like it's an easier walk because we are heading to the lower altitude. Overnight at Ghunsa.



4-5 hrs All meals includes [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

Today is a climbing day. Right after Ghunsa, the trail starts to climb, following alongside the pipes from the Hydro Power Station. When we cross the stream, the trail continues to climb steeply up through the jungle. After a couple of hours' walk, we reach the ridge from where we can see distant valley views and the mountain range as well. We continue to climb to Mirgan La, we have a slight descent to Sele La Phedi and overnight at there.



6-7 hrs All meals includes [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

After early morning breakfast, we continue our Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek towards Cheran. Today we need to trek over three passes. From the first pass, we can see Makalu 8463m and many other snow-covered peaks. After a small descent, the trail continues to gradually climb up to reach the second pass. Again a small descent, the trail will then split at Anda Phedi and Cheran. Some people can be confused there because the map shows only the Anda Phedi way but there is the way to Cheran as well. After an hour of climbing, we will reach the third pass where we can see the great mountain view of Kanchenjunga. The trail continues steeply down until we reach Cheran. Overnight stay at Cheran.



7-8hrs All meals includes [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

This day is another great day in our Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek as we have the opportunity to explore South Kanchenjunga Base Camp. The trail continues Northeast with yaks grazing on the pastures and great mountain views. We reach Ramche where we will drop our bags and continue to head towards Kanchenjunga South Base Camp. The surrounding mountains give us a magnificent view and some people may become emotional as they take in the breathtaking views. After the great photo opportunities, we return to Ramche where we stay overnight.



7-8 hrs All meals includes [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

The trail descends to Tortong following the Simbuwa Khola with mountain views in the background. There are a few places where we need to climb which can be a little difficult due to the elevation. We walk through the dense pine and rhododendron forests and reach Tortong where we stay overnight.


7-8hrs All meals includes [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

After early breakfast, the trail descends slightly to cross the Simbuwa Khola. The trail continues to climb to Lamite Bhanjyang and the last opportunity to see the beautiful mountain range. Also, we can witness the biggest landslide during Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. The trail descends all the way to Yamphudin with many steps along the way. After a few hours of walk, we reach this large Sherpa village full of Cardamom fields where we stay overnight.


5-6 hrs All meals includes [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

The trail from Yamphudin goes downhill to cross the Kabeli Khola and the trail follows the river for an hour. Then, the trail goes gradually up to Ekchana Bhanjyang, we descend again to Khebang which is one of the biggest villages in our Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek. Also, Khebang is a presentation of the Mix culture of Nepal as it is inhabited by different castes like Brahims, Rai, Sherpa, etc. Overnight stay at Khebang.


The trail descends all the way to Jaor Pul then a little up and down to Khamdevi. Along the way, we can see colorful Rai houses passing through rice terraces. Overnight stay at Khamdevi.


Before breakfast, we will take the jeep to Bhadrapur and on the way, we will stop for breakfast and lunch. During our drive to Bhadrapur, we can witness the amazing geography of Nepal. Late afternoon, we will fly to Kathmandu and transfer you to your respective hotels where you will spend overnight.


After the long and adventurous Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek, your body deserves a good rest. Today, you will spend your time resting at your hotel.


You will choose the day how you want to spend it as it is free for personal activities. We will highly recommend you to go shopping to buy the things you may like as the memory of your trek or your Stay in Nepal. Or, if you want to do a short hike around the places of Kathmandu, we will manage a well-trained city guide for you.


Today with a heavy heart, we will transfer you to Tribhuwan International Airport for your international departure according to your flight schedule.


What's included?

  • All transportation and Arrival, Departure transfers as per the Itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation with BB plan in city and Tea house or Camping in Trekking as per itinerary.
  • Full day guided tour of Kathmandu including private vehicle, Entry permits, and well experienced city guide.
  • All meals includes during trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/Coffee).
  • Guide, porters and other support staff as per your requirement and out agreed price.
  • National Park Fees and all required permits.
  • General First-Aid Kits for all.
  • All taxes and fees required for the program.

What's not included?

  • Meals in the cities.
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water etc)
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking gears not mentioned in the contract.
  • Tips for staffs.
  • Personal first aid Kit.