Everest Trekking Routes
Destination
Nepal
Region
Kanchenjunga
Trip Grade
Moderate/Adventure
Highest Elevation
5,160m
Meal
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation
Tea House/camping
Trek Duration
23 Days
Group Size Min
02 Trekker's
Best Time
Sept-December & February-May
Start/End Point
Biratnagar to Biratnagar

Trip Overview

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek begins along the Tamur River through Pipal trees and villages. It is an ideal trekking route for those with time and the desire to venture into some of the remote regions of Nepal. The trail explores the area around Kanchenjunga the seventh highest mountain in the world. Steep forested slopes from the sides of the impressive valleys with snow peaks above where there has been a hydroelectric plant built. This includes those of the Limbu people, famous for inventing Tongba and as the mainstays in the British Gorkha Regiment.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek offers an infinite variety of landscapes, culture, and Himalaya panorama. The trail gains elevation, and we witness the striking views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga. This hiking path provides an excellent opportunity to observe the real Nepali lifestyle. This trek is a magnificent peak striding the border between Nepal and India. It is becoming popular recently among nature enthusiasts.

Everest Trekking Routes offer Full Camping and Tea House  Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, This route gives an opportunity to visit beautiful tea gardens and provides breathtaking sunrise and sunset views of Mount Kanchenjunga. To start the trek we have to fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar in the lowlands and up to Suketar. The easier return route follows the up-path offering different perspectives and time to consolidate its grandeur. You can enjoy the hospitality of different ethnic groups, and encounter various highland flora and fauna. The trail to this base camp passes through the edge of the Kanchenjunga glacier.

Details Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

After arriving in Kathmandu, a delegate from Everest Trekking Routes will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit the Everest Trekking Routes office. In the evening there will be a welcome dinner given by Everest Trekking Routes where you will be served Nepalese food which will introduce you to the country’s food culture.
Trek time: 20 Minutes drive to hotel
Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 02: FLIGHT TO BIRATNAGAR (100M); DRIVE TO BASANTPUR (2200M), 6 HOURS.

Around 1-hour flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar offers stunning spectacular Himalayan and Tarai scenery. Langtang to Kanchenjunga and drive to 120 km equally spectacular scenery end of the road at basantapur located on the ridge, and forward beautiful evergreen hills and serpentine road with many hairpins turns passing through the town of Arun valley river beside the hille. End of the drive we will overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 1 Hour fly after 5-6 Hour drive Biratnagar
Accommodation: Lodge

DAY 03: TREK TO CHAUKI (2700M) 15KM/900M/ 7 HRS.

Early in the morning, we will trek towards Chauki after having breakfast. It takes around 6 to 7 hours to walk a major trek which is tamur valleys with lots of local travel along to chainpur. Trekking toward major tropical villages and passing a few local villages Dhoorpani, Tinjure Danda, Tinjurephedi, and other little villages, The views of stunning Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and wild part of evergreen rhododendron forest. And we will spend one night in these beautiful villages.
Trek time: 6/7 hour trek
Accommodation: Lodge

DAY 04: TREK TO GUPHA POKHARI (2900M) 4 HRS.

We trek towards MilkeDanda Range to beautiful Gupha Pokhari natural water pound. The trail follows mainly through Rhododendron forest is in the full bloom of rich bright red colored clusters of flowers in April and May. At high points of the trail, we gain beautiful panoramic views of Chamlang, Mera, Makalu, and Kangchenjunga. During the time trekking, we will pass through the lush forest of rhododendron, pine, and oak. We have our lunch on the way then after we will move towards Gupha Pokhari where we will spend one night in this beautiful village.
Trek time: 3-4 Hour trek
Accommodation: Homestay/Camping

DAY 05: TREK TO DOBHAN (660M) 7HRS.

For Dobhan we leave Gupha Pokhari after having breakfast early in the morning. It is a long day today but it is all downhill to the riverside village of Dhoban located at the junction of two rivers (literal meaning in Nepali) the MaihwaKholaand the Tamur Koshi. We will pass Gurja Sherpa village, where we stop for lunch, and continue to reach Dobhan. The trail descends to Dobhan and while en route you pass through Jungle and villages. And we will spend one night in this beautiful village.
Trek time: 6-7 Hour trek
Accommodation: Homestay/Camping

DAY 06: TREK TO MITLUNG (890M) 6HRS.

After breakfast trek to Mitlung, we trek in the Tamor Nadi River valley starting at the low point of 660m and reaching 1650m in Sekathum. The deep valley and heavy monsoon rainfalls make the trail wet and muddy until we reach the elevation of 1000m after Mitlung. We will be walking along the river and in the rainforest with rich birdlife creating a really stupendous character for the section. Your hike continues along the bank of the Tamur Koshi through the paddy field. And we will spend one night in this beautiful village.
Trek time: 5-6 Hour trek
Accommodation: Homestay/Camping

DAY 07: TREK TO CHIRWA (1185M) 6HRS.

After trekking to chirwa, the day is amazing spectacular scenery deep in the Himalayan river gorge with the awesome thundering sound of mighty torrent amplified by the George of heaven. We will walk on part of dense and subtropical wild forest and through the narrow valley with local several villages. The area of through inhibited by traditional owners of Limbu ethnicity, subsistence manual growing lots of crops such as rice, millet, barley, wheat, corn, and other food as well. Beautiful farming and productive for most of the year, and we will stay overnight at the Campsite.
Trek time: 5-6 hour trek
Accommodation: Homestay/Camping

DAY 08: TREK TO SEKATHUM (1640M) 5 HRS.

We trek to Sekathum through the Tamor Nadi valley, which turns into the Ghunsa river past Simbuwa Khola just before Sekathum, a tributary originating from the Yalung glacier. You cross a small hanging bridge before you reach Sekathum. It is a short walk along the steep to a riverside campsite near the Tibetan village of Sekathum. The scenery transforms slowly while the valley opens scenery stay overnight at Camp.
Trek time: 4-5 hour trek
Accommodation: Homestay/Camping

DAY 09: TREK TO AMJILASHA (2490M) 5HRS.

Leaving Sekathum for Amjilasha after having breakfast early in the morning. It is a shorter walk today 6km but we gain almost 900m elevation and mostly at the end of the day before our camping spot in Amjilasha. The trail narrows and follows the Ghunsa River to open again when we start climbing towards Amjilasha. The ethnicity traditional local Sherpa community and culture, stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 4-5 Hour trek
Accommodation: Homestay/Camping

DAY 10: TREK TO GYABLA (2730M) 4 HRS.

Early in the morning, we will slowly start our trekking towards Gyaba after spending the wonderful night in Amjilasha. It is Easy walking evergreen wild forest and beautiful jungle trail without any villages. During the time trekking, we will cross many beautiful villages, landscapes, and monasteries. we will have our lunch on the way then after we continue our trekking towards Gyabla where we will spend overnight at Campsite.
Trek time: 4-5 Hour trek
Accommodation: Homestay/Camping

DAY 11: TREK TO GHUNSA (3430M) 5 HRS

In the morning time, we will slowly start our trekking towards Ghunsa after the wonderful night in Gyabla. We cross the 3000m/10000ft elevation threshold and will maintain a comfortable pace to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Halfway between Gyabla and Ghunsa, there is a Tibetan village of Pole where we stop for a relaxing lunch. It is a nice place to touch the Tibetan Buddhist culture and to visit a welcoming monastery. And we will spend one night in this beautiful village.
Trek time: 5-6 Hour trek
Accommodation: Homestay/Camping

DAY 12: REST DAY IN GHUNSA EXPLORE

Visit Sherpa village of Ghunsa is a perfect place for a rest and to soak 3400m elevation before trekking to the north base camp. Ghunsa is the last permanent settlement on the way and exploring scenery stay overnight at Campsite.
Trek time: Rest day Ghungsa
Accommodation: Homestay/Camping

DAY 13: TREK TO KAMBACHEN (4040M) 6 HRS.

We trek to Kambchen after having breakfast early in the morning. We explore one of the most magnificent glacial valleys in Nepal if not in the entire Himalayas. We will walk on the moraine and the glacier from Lhonak. We will camp today at the bottom of Jannu Glacier with a direct view of Kanchenjunga massif and Jannu, a truly awe-inspiring experience. This is a very remote area and not unusual to see some wildlife such as blue sheep, ibex, and mountain goat, or smaller animals among the rocks such as hyrax and marmots and birds of prey above the eagle, kites, and falcons, and many others creatures which are rarer. Stay overnight at Camp.
Trek time: 5/6 Hour Trek
Accommodation: Homestay/Camping

DAY 14: TREK TO LHONAK (4790M) 6 HRS.

Leaving Kambachen for Lhonak after having breakfast early in the morning. The terrain is a desolate high-altitude glacier with no villages or houses. The trail climbs gradually through moraine debris and the elevation makes the hike slower. The glacier starts around Ramtangat 4240m and the trail continues on its north side with Lhonak located at the junction of Lhonak and Kanchenjunga glaciers and surrounded by stunning mountains abound in all directions it nature of beauties’. Stay overnight at Campsite.
Trek time: 5-6 Hour Trek
Accommodation: Homestay/Camping

DAY 15: EXPLORE PANGPEMA BASE CAMP (5140M) 6 HRS.

After breakfast trek to Pangpema Base Camp. The area is visited by few trekkers and climbers so there is not enough traffic to create the path. We will explore the glacier area as much as possible. It is the hardest and most challenging parts stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: Explore day for Acclimatization
Accommodation: Homestay/Camping

DAY 16: RETURN TO GHUNSA (3430M) 7 HRS.

Spending the wonderful night at Pangpema Base Camp we will come back towards Ghunsa after having breakfast early in the morning. Returning to Ghunsa allows retracing our previous days with a different perspective of the trail and the scenery around it. The trail passes through a few human settlements and it is clearly visible that their lifestyle and culture have been inherited from Tibet. During the time trekking, we will cross many beautiful villages, landscapes, and monasteries. we will have our lunch on the way then we continue our trekking towards Ghunsa where we will spend one night.
Trek time: 6-7 Hour trek
Accommodation: Homestay/Camping

DAY 17: TREK TO SELE LA PASS (4500M) 6 HRS.

From Ghunsa we will move towards Sele La pass after having breakfast. Our ascent is along the trail used by local people walking through the thick forest of birch, pine, and rhododendron whitely Himalaya covered by snow. During the time trekking, we will cross many beautiful villages, landscapes, and monasteries. we will have our lunch on the way then we continue our trekking towards Sele La pass where we will stay overnight at Campsite.
Trek time: 5-6 hours Trek
Accommodation: Homestay/Camping

DAY 18: TREK TO TSERAM (3870M) 8 HRS.

We will trek towards Tseram after having breakfast early in the morning. It is a Challenging trek today with a steep 400m climb to Mirgin La Pass with the tremendous view of Jannu Himal as well as Makalu, Baruntse, Chamlang Kangchenjunga, Kabru, and the Himalayan range along the Sikkim border followed by the walk along ridges with a final descent to Tseram where we will stay overnight at Campsite.
Trek time: 7/8 Hour trek
Accommodation: Homestay/Camping

DAY 19: TREK TO RAMCHE (4620M) 7 HRS.

We continue our trek towards Ramche. The day explores Yalung glacier, we start early to reach Ramche where we set up our overnight camp. After lunch, we trek towards Octane 7km away with an elevation gain of 300m, the viewpoint of Kangchenjunga, and a stunningly beautiful amphitheater of impressive peaks Rothang and Kabru. During the time trekking, we will cross many beautiful villages, landscapes, and monasteries. we will have our lunch on the way then we continue our trekking towards Ramche and stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 6-7 Hours trek
Accommodation: Homestay/Camping

DAY 20: TREK TO TORTONG (2995M) 7 HRS.

In the morning time, we will move towards Tortong after having breakfast. It is an easy trail along Simbua Khola through varieties of pine and rhododendron forests, descending all the way to Tortong. During the time trekking, we will cross many beautiful villages, landscapes, and monasteries. we will have our lunch on the way then we continue our trekking towards tortong. After reaching Tortong we will explore all around the Tortong villages and come back to the hotel and spend one night in this village.
Trek time: 6-7 Hour trek
Accommodation: Homestay/Camping

DAY 21: TREK TO YAMPHUDIM (2070M) 7 HRS.

The trek to Yamphudim takes around 6 – 7 hours of landslides making it difficult to hike. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak and the beautiful villages, landscapes, and wonderful view of the mountain. We will have our lunch on the way then after we will rest and we will move towards Yamphudim. There is also a 600m climb to the 3500m Lamite pass. Before reaching Yamphudim, we have to cross many suspension bridges in this region and we will spend one night.
Trek time: 6/7 hour trek
Accommodation: Homestay/Camping

DAY 22: TREK TO KHEBANG (1740M) 7 HRS.

We will continue high passes through the beautiful several tropical villages of Chhetri and Brahmins. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak and the beautiful villages, landscapes, and wonderful view of the mountain. We will have our lunch on the way then after we will rest and we will move towards Khebang. You pass a small village where you can find the different settlements of this region and we will spend one night in this beautiful village.
Trek time: 6/7 Hour trek
Accommodation: Homestay/Camping

DAY 23: TREK TO PHAKHOLING (800M) 7 HRS.

We trek to phakoling long day with the 1000m drop over 6km to Dobhan for our lunch stop and another 8km of undulating but straightforward village path to the village. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak and the beautiful villages, landscapes, and wonderful view of the mountain. We will have our lunch on the way then after we will rest and we will move towards Phakholing. After reaching Phakholing, first of all, we will check out the hotel then after we will explore all around the village and Stay overnight at the lodge of Phakholing.
Trek time: 6/7 Hour Trek
Accommodation: Homestay/Camping

DAY 24: TREK TO THARPU (1600M) 4 HRS.

Today is the last day of walking trekking at the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. After spending the wonderful night in Phakholing we will slowly start our trekking towards Tharpu. We will take it easy and enjoy the last glimpses of the Kanchenjunga range and final mountain sunsets from the vantage point of the village to complete this incredibly exhilarating trek. And we will spend one night in this beautiful village.
Trek time: 4-5 Hour Trek
Accommodation: Homestay/Camping

AY 25: DRIVE TO BHADRAPUR, 190KM. 9 HRS.

Drive to Bhadrapur takes 8-9 hours at the airport, the road is narrow ranges with over 100 hairpin turns end endless windings. During the time trekking, we will cross many beautiful villages, landscapes, and monasteries. we will have our lunch on the way then we continue our trekking toward Bhadrapur. Despite being tiring it is a rewarding trip and stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 8-9 hour trek
Accommodation: Homestay/Camping

DAY 26: FLY TO KATHMANDU (1400M) 1 HOUR

After breakfast transfer to the airport and a massive 1 hour fly to Kathmandu. In clear weather, there is the opportunity to view some of the most impressive peaks of the Himalayan range as we take our flight back to Kathmandu, Shopping, and staying overnight night at the hotel.
Trek time: 1 hour fly to Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 27: FINAL INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE

We will drop you at the International Airport with our vehicle for your departure and we will see you off.
Trek time: Final departure
Accommodation: Home

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: 3 Nights standard accommodation in Katmandu BB Plan
  • Kathmandu to Sotikhola and Dharapani to Besi Shahar to Kathmandu by Public bus or local Jeep sharing
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a cup of tea or coffee).
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (Kachanjhangha Restricted Area Permit, Kanchanjangha Conservation Permit )
  • Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the trek & Campsite where is not able to lodge.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking Trekking Guide. His well- paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance and flight ticket etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • After the Success Trip, Everest Trekking Routes will Provide Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

Cost Includes

  • Meals and Extra Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes and pies)
  • The additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Bottled drinks
  • Boiled water
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi-Fi
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter

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Client Reviews

Richard D

Philippines

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Rabin Gurung

It was a trip we will always remember and be proud of. You need not worry about anything since Dhan (Sameer Gurung) and their group will arrange everything (i.e. Hotel, Food, transportation, a plane ticket to Lukla, etc.). The trekking was long and arduous yet our guide was very accommodating and conscious of us. He knows the place very well and will gladly tell you stories about it along the way. The whole trek was truly breathtaking. You won’t regret this trip! (Note: Try to reach viewing deck areas before sunrise and watch as the sun makes everything look spectacular!☺)

Matthew Gill

London, United Kingdom

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Dhansingh Gurung

Dhansingh guided me on compressed Annapurna Circuit trek late last year and the experience far exceeded my expectations. Having someone who knew the route, language, local culture, weather conditions and wildlife intimately enabled me to relax and get the most from my trip. Nothing was too much trouble and I felt extremely well looked after and safe from the moment I arrived in Nepal right up until I left. I couldn’t recommend more highly, very professional service.

Michael Savage

UK

Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Dhansingh

We had a wonderful time on our trek. We did the 8 day ABC trek. The route is beautiful with lots of stunning vistas. Our guide Dhansingh was knowledgable and friendly and really looked after us. I would be happy to recommend this tour to anyone thinking of tackling ABC.
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Al Munari

Paso Robles, California

Everest Gokyo & Renjola Pass with Dhansigh

I first met Dhansingh in May of 2016 when we completed the Renjo La pass. I’ve now returned this summer of ’17 to explore with Dhansingh some areas of Annapurna. Dhansingh’s competency is the first rate, and he a very pleasant person with whom to spend time. I highly recommend Everest Trekking Routes.
Al Munari
Email : munarial@gmail.com
Paso Robles, California

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