Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

15 Days

Region-Route-country: East-Suketar-Nepal
Max. Altitude of Trial: 4,800 meters
Accommodation Type: Hotel/Guest House & Camp
Package Type: FlyIn – Fly-Out


Kanchanjunga Base Camp Trek
Region-Route-country: East-Suketar-Nepal
Days of Completion: 15 & 21 days
Max. Altitude of Trial: 4,800 meters
Accommodation Type: Hotel/Guest House & Camp
Package Type: FlyIn – Fly-Out

Kanchenjunga means "Five Treasures of the Snow", as it contains five peaks, four of them over 8,450 metres. Kanchenjunga located in the Taplejung district straddling the frontier between Nepal and India, is the third highest mountain in the world.

The conservation area that surrounds it extends into protected areas in Sikkim and Tibet. This region is primarily a territory for Snow Leopards, but these reclusive predators share the unbounded forests of place with the Himalayan Black Bear and the Assamese Macaque among others. Cascading waterfalls, lush vegetation and thousands of species of plants await those who take the long trail to Kanchenjunga Base Camp, the main route which has been described as ‘untrekked’.

Like its neighbouring region Makalu Barun, this region has to endure immense rain during monsoon season, which consequently make this place burst with life. Over 2000 different flowering plants have been recorded here. You’ll see some of the richest rhododendron forests in Nepal. This trek is considered as technical trek and is suitable for those who are moderately fit.

Itinerary

Option [l]: Kanchanjunga North Trek

Day Destination Altitude Trial Accommodation Coordinates
Day 01 Fly to Suketar then trek to Tembewa 1800m - 4 to 5 hrs Fly-In/Trek Hotel/Guest House  27°21′04″N  87°41′44″E
Day 02 Trek Tembewa to Khesewa 1960m - 5 to 6 hrs Trek Camp  27°22′11.75″N  87°44′59.19″E
Day 03 Trek Khesewa to Mamanke 1780m - 6 to 7 hrs Trek Camp  27°24′31.82″N  87°51′50.17″E
Day 04 Trek Mamanke to Yamphundin 1690m - 3 to 4 hrs Trek Camp  27°30′41.64″N  87°59′32.81″E
Day 05 Trek Yamphudin to Amji Khola 2340m - 4 to 5 hrs Trek Camp  27°32′03.22″N  87°51′26.87″E
Day 06 Trek Amji Khola to Torontan 2990m - 5½ to 6½ hrs Trek Camp  27°31′41.65″N  87°54′50.27″E
Day 07 Trek Torontan to Tseram 3870m - 4 to 5 hrs Trek Camp  27°33′19.08″N  87°58′43.47″E
Day 08 Trek Tseram to Ramche 4620m - 2 to 3 hrs Trek Camp  27°34′31.05″N  87°59′44.75″E
Day 09 Day trip Yalung Glacier, return  to Ramche 4620m - 5 to 6 hrs Day Walk Camp          -
Day 10 Trek Ramche to lamite Bhanjyang 3410m - 6 to 7 hrs Trek Camp          -
Day 11 Trek Lamite Bhanjyang to Yamphudin 1690m - 5 to 6 hrs Trek Camp  27°30′41.64″N  87°59′32.81″E
Day 12 Trek Yamphudin to Phumphe 1780m - 5 to 6 hrs Trek Camp  27°24′28.76″N  87°51′46.35″E
Day 13 Trek Phumphe to Kunjari 1700m - 6 to 7 hrs Trek Camp  27°21′52.39″N  87°46′49.92″E
Day 14 Trek Kunjari to Suketar 2400m - 7 to 8 hrs Trek Camp  27°21′04″N  87°41′44″E
Day 15 Fly back to kathmandu 1400m - 35 to 40 mins Fly-Out Hotel/Guest House  27°41′57.66″N  85°21′35.58″E

 

Option [ll]: Kanchanjunga North Trek

 

Day Destination Altitude Trial Accommodation Coordinates
Day 01 Fly to Suketar then trek to Chirwa 1500m - 5 to 6 hours Fly-In/Trek Hotel/Guest House  27°21′04″N          87°41′44″E
Day 02 Trek Chirwa to Sokathum 1600m - 5 to 6 hours Trek Camp  27°32′10.83″N  87°48′28.47″E
Day 03 Trek Sokathum to Amjilasha 2490m - 5 to 6 hours Trek Camp  27°34′03.22″N  87°51′26.97″E
Day 04 Trek Amjilasha to Gyabla 2700m - 5 to  6 hours Trek Camp  27°36′52.19″N  87°52′26.40″E
Day 05 Trek yabla to Ghunsa 3550m - 5 to 6 hours Trek Camp  27°39′37.23″N  87°56′04.90″E
Day 06 Trek Ghunsa to Khambachen 4040m - 5 to 6 hours Trek Camp  27°44′14.32″N  87°58′23.97″E
Day 07 Acclimatization day 4040m - 5 to 6 hours Acc. Day Camp  27°44′14.32″N    87°58′23.97″E
Day 08 Trek Khambachen to Lhonak 4790m - 6 to 7 hours Trek Camp  27°47′24.76″N  88°02′09.05″E
Day 09 Excursion day at Pangpema Base Camp 5140m Rest Day Camp  27°45′34.17″N  88°07′10.24″E
Day 10-11 Trek back to Ghunsa (rest day) 3550m Trek Camp  27°39′37.23″N  87°56′04.90″E
Day 12 Trek Selele Pass High Camp 4800m - 4 to 5 hours Trek Camp          -
Day 13 Trek High Camp to Ramche 4580m - 4 to 5 hours Trek Camp          -
Day 14 Trek Ramche to Tseram 3770m 4 to 5 hours Trek Camp          -
Day 15 Day Hike to Yarlung Glacier/Kanchanjunga Glacier - Day Hike Camp          -
  return back to Tseram for overnight - Trek Camp          -
Day 16 Trek Tseram to Torontan 3080m 5 to 6 hours Trek Camp  27°31′41.65″N  87°54′50.27″E
Day 17 Trek Torontan to Yamphudin 1635m - 5 to 6 hours Trek Camp  27°30′41.64″N  87°59′32.81″E
Day 18 Trek Ponphe Dhara 1680m - 4 to 5 hours Trek Camp  27°24′28.76″N  87°51′46.35″E
Day 19 Trek Phonphe Dhara to Pha Khola - Trek Camp  27°22′01.31″N  87°47′04.95″E
Day 20 Trek Pha Khola to Suketar - Trek Camp  27°21′04″N  87°41′44″E
Day 21 Fly back to kathmandu 1400m - 35 to 40 minutes Fly-Out Hotel/Guest House  27°41′57.66″N  85°21′35.58″E