Nepal Base Camp Treks(P)Ltd
  • Destination
  • Region
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate/High Pass
  • Mode of Trip: Tea House/Camping
  • Highest elevation: 5,143 m.
  • Mode of Transport:Flights/Driven
  • Best Time: September-November & March-May
  • Group Size: 02 - 20
  • Start/End Point: Kathmandu

Kanchenjunga Trek is a huge number of beauties in this trek. It includes its diverse geography and the wonderful views of the world’s 3rd highest mountain at a height of 8586m from sea level. This is one of the finest trekking routes in Nepal. The trekking route is just located in Taplejung district which is 581km far from Kathmandu valley. It is one of the most rewarding treks on the Nepalese Himalayans with mountainous borders with India, Sikkim, Darjeeling, and Tibet. Throughout the trekking, trekkers get to adore the stunning view of the massive mountain peaks, landscape, and many more things to see.

Kanchenjunga Trek is also known as a natural paradise with a remote mountain area. This trekking route is a less crowded trekking route in Taplejung province. You will witness a diversity of rural Nepalese culture and lifestyles while passing through several settlements along this route. It is surely a remarkable lifetime experience from Nepal for every single trekker which is truly mesmerizing and can enlighten your soul with thousands of unexpected miracles.

Kanchenjunga Trek Highlight

  • Travel through a region hardly ever visited by trekkers
  • Witness the wonderful views of 3rd highest mountain in the world
  • Trek in remote Gurung, Rai, Limbu, and Sherpa village
  • Walkthrough the diverse flora and fauna
  • Trekking to Yalung Glacier
  • Trek through terraced land and rhododendron, pine, and bamboo forest

Accommodation of Kanchenjunga Trek

Accommodation is the basic thing which is very much important while doing trekking. In the Himalayas, there is simple accommodation available but you have to share a room with your partner. The recently opened trek is located in a remote area in the Himalayas. There are basic facilities available and you will get basic facilities to rest after a tiresome day. In every sector, accommodation plays a vital role in trekking on this route. Trekking in this route raises its value. There are very basic food items available. These rural home-stays will provide you with ethnic food and you will have a roof to hide and a good bed to rest in.

The trekkers visit the Kanchenjunga trek to enjoy the natural beauties in a lonely way so you have to know about the trek accommodation conditions. These regions do not have enough facilities to accommodate many people because most of the areas lie in restricted areas. You have to carry an extra sleeping bag too because usually the weather at night easily changes. In the same hotel where you will stay overnight, you have to eat your dinner and breakfast. In the route the routes you have to eat typical Nepalese food and, in some places, you have western cuisine also. This is the best tea house on the trail.

Kanchenjunga Trek Permit

The Kanchenjunga is a restricted area where you need a special trekking permit to visit this wonderful land. You need two permits for this region and you need to collect a special permit to visit this region. To get a trekking permit, you need at least two trekkers per group who have usually authorized guides from the government of Nepal. This trek needs a special trekking permit through the government register trekking company and you require a registered trekking guide. You will have to pay an entry fee while entering a conservation area or a national park and a trekking permit are a must for trekking in the restricted area. For a special trekking permit, you should have joined the local trekking agency so the Nepal government give approval. To get the permit you have to show your passport with a valid visa from Nepal and two passport-sized photos. For a special trekking permit, you have to pay USD20 per person. It is also for a certain time period and if you don’t complete your trekking in a certain period of time you have to pay USD25 per person.

Culture and tradition

The culture and tradition of the Himalayan people are one of a kind. Even though the living style of the Himalayan people is very difficult. To explore this diversity is an amazing experience along the journey and you can enjoy and learn about their culture, foods, and language at home-stay at the end of the day the major attraction of this trek is hiking along the rugged, isolated trails, and getting some of the best Himalayan experiences in a brief time. You will be always welcomed by them with warm hospitality and the area is the inhabitant of the Sherpa ethnic group which is rich in culture and traditions. While trekking on this route, we will get to know about the culture and tradition of the eastern part of Nepal.

How is Difficulty Kanchenjunga Trek?

Kanchenjunga in Nepal is graded as a strenuous trekking destination and this trek is difficult. The adventure is not only a remote area trekking but also one of the long trekking trips in Nepal. It is simply one long trekking in Nepal that has enough toughness and challenges to be surpassed. This adventurous trek is moderately challenging and the difficulty level of this trek also depends upon the trekker’s fitness. Trekking on this route is regarded as the most challenging trail of this route.  To complete this trek, you must have basic knowledge about physical and mental fitness. The basic training can help you to face the difficulty you may face during this trekking.

Details Itinerary of Kanchenjunga Trek

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,327 m and transfer to hotel.

On reaching Kathmandu international airport via various respective airlines, our Nepal Base Camp Treks guide or staff will receive you with warm welcome and then a short drive to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city.
After checking in your hotel rooms and getting refreshed join at the hotel lobby for group briefing and orientation program where our guide informs you regarding hotels, Kathmandu, Nepali culture, Kanchenjunga Trekwith welcome dinner in a pleasant authentic Nepalese restaurant with culture program.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trek preparations.

In Kathmandu morning after breakfast and at given time our city guide will pick you up for sightseeing tour around places of interest around Kathmandu old part of the city, Kathmandu is famous for world heritage sites with tour of Pashupatinath a holy temple, Bouddhanath Stupa a Buddhist pilgrimage spot or tour of Kathmandu old Durbar (palace) Square and ancient 2,500 years old Swayambhunath, afternoon free for Kanchenjunga Trekpreparation.

Day 03: Fly to Bhadrapur 3,000 m and drive to Ilam town 1,460m – 04 hrs.

Kanchenjunga Trek starts with short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport for short scenic flight to warm areas of South East Nepal lowland, during 45 minutes flight grand panorama of mountains with Everest- Makalu and Kanchenjunga, on reaching at Bhadrapur airport, located near the Indian border of West Bengal near Darjeeling.

From Bhadrapur where you will join with our other crew members and porters for this wonderful adventure to Kanchenjunga base camp.

Taking a four wheel or other available transportation a scenic and interesting drive leads towards cooler areas over the hills and valley covered with tea gardens to reach at Ilam town for overnight stop in this lovely hill town famous for tea garden with views of Kanchenjunga massive mountain range.

Day 04: Drive to Sukhetar 04 hrs trek to Lali Kharka 1,900m – 04 hrs.

Morning starts with an exciting drive to reach at Sukhetar in Taplejung district, our starting point of Kanchenjunga base camp trek, first day walk follows into several farm lands and scattered mid hills villages and with a pleasant walk to reach our overnight stop at Lali Kharka village located above 2,260 meters high, a small well tended farm field.

Day 05: Trek to Khesewa – Bhanjyang 2,100m – 05 hrs.

From this lovely village, walk leads to a descend and then with uphill passing farm fields and series of terraces, this mid hills villages mostly populated by Hindu origins of mix people Brahmins, Chettris and Kirat tribes, our walk slowly leads to Tembawa village, from here downhill to Phawa khola, crossing a river reaching at Pokora village, walk leads to steep climb to Kunjari village, and then through cool forest with a climb to Khesewa- Bhanjyang village for overnight camp.

Day 06: Trek to Mamankhe 2,030 m – 06 hrs.

Morning starts with descend towards farm areas of rice and millets then entering a forest at Nandeva khola, after crossing a stream, walk leads downhill and then with a climb back into forest to reach at Lopoding village, from here with few ups and down to Fun Fun a small village, offering views of Khumbakarna Himalayan range with Yalung and Mt. Kanchenjunga towards north. Our walk continues on downhill path through farm fields, and then uphill climb for an hour to react a crest at Pomppe Dhada with views of Mt. Jannu, from here descend to Kheswa khola, after crossing a bridge to reach overnight camp at Mamankhe village.

Day 07: Trek to Yangphudin 2,150m – 06 hrs.

Morning walk begins with a gentle climb, skirting around ridge to level path to Dekadin village. From this village walk leads along Kabeli khola (stream) climbing from 200-300 meters high above from the river bed towards mountain trail, walking on winding path and small streams then descend towards Kabeli khola, leaving the river leading to a climb through farm fields and villages, after a good walk reaching at Yamphudin for overnight.

Day 08: Trek to Chitre 2,880 m – 06hrs.

From Yamphudin walk leads along Kabeli khola to cross a tributary stream of Omje khola and then a climb up to Dhupi Bhangyang to reach wide open grassland, from the top a steady downhill through deciduous forest to Omje Khola.  Journey continues through rhododendron forest and to a ridge at Chitre, a small settlement with only few huts for overnight stop.

 Day 09: Trek to Simbua Khola 3,000m – 07 hrs.

After a pleasant morning at Chitre, journey continues to Ramite Bhanjyang with a steep climb into alpine forest of magnolias, rhododendron and bamboo trees arriving at Ramite, an isolated spot with a shade, from here climb towards Ramite Bhanjyang at 3,430 meters with views of Mt. Jannu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Khumbhakarna and Kabru peaks and then on the downhill walk to the river bank of Simbua Khola for camping overnight.

Day 10: Trek to Tseram 3,770 m – 05 hrs.

Starting our morning walk following Simbua Khola upstream along mountain flank within forest, then reaching at Wahta a place with a lonely hut actually a shade and a shelter for travelers, from here cross a small stream leading to a shrine in the midst of a forest with a large rock with an impression of serpent shaped.

Leaving the woodland back towards riverbed, a short climb brings at Tserem for overnight stop with views of Yalung glacier and Kabru 7,353 m and Talung 7,349 m peaks in the North East direction.

Day 11: Trek to Ramche 4,360m via Lapsang – 05 hrs.

After a pleasant morning at Tserm morning walk begins with a descend reaching back at Simbua Khola river side, from here a climb to a hill top reaching at Yalung Bara with a lone stone hut, marking the end of tree lines and vegetations with mountain path leading towards Yalung Glacier ablation area.

From Yalung with superb views of Kabru, Rathong and Kokthang, and then stopping here for overnight camping.

Day 12: Rest day at Ramche for acclimatization hike to south base camp.

A necessary acclimatization day, from Ramche hike to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp with view of Yalung Glacier and Mt. Kanchenjunga South Peak, taking approx: two hours to reach the classic old route of the 1st British Expeditions to Mt. Kanchenjunga in 1955, at base camp for grand views of Talung and Kabru Peak, after a wonderful hike with marvelous panorama back to Ramche.

Day 13: Trek back to Tseram – 04 hrs.

Morning retrace walk back to Tserm, with a long descend and back to tree lines and marveling the views along the route to Tseram.

Day 14: Trek to Tamo – la 4,300 m – 05 hrs.

From this camp on downhill path to Yalungbar and then a short climb to cross a river with good walk into woodland, from here leading uphill for an hour to reach two small ponds and then up and down to cross 3 passes of Mirigain La, Tamo La and Sinion La in a day with grandeur view of Kabru peak and Mt. Kanchenjunga.

From Mirgin La, walking downhill and up at Sinion La 4,500 m with views of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Baruntse, and Chamlang peaks towards North West direction, the path descends slowly to Tamo La at 4,500 m and from here another superb views of Khumbhakarna Himalaya  then towards overnight camp with a long descend.

Day 15: Trek to Ghunsa 3,480m – 06 hrs.

From here on the trail to our final destination to North Kanchenjunga Base Camp, starting with a pleasant walk with steep descend for an hour into rhododendron and pines tree lines, downhill walk continues to Ghunsa River, and then from here trek on a nice gentle trail to Ghunsa village for overnight stop, here at Ghunsa meet the friendly Bhotia people of Tibetan origin the houses are built with stones a neat small farm village.

Day 16: Trek to Kangbachen 4,000m – 05 hrs.

Morning walk with a steep climb along the river bank with beautiful waterfalls then reaching at grazing area with Yaks and cattle’s, walk carries on after Ghunsa River, into nice rhododendron and pines woodland, and then a climb to Rambuk Kharka with wonderful views of Khumbukarna Himal, Janu Himal and other mountain range, after leaving the forest and tree lines entering towards dry and barren country with sparse vegetation of  junipers and Burberrys bushes after Rambuk Kharka, uphill walk on a large landslide area with fabulous view of Khumbakarna’s Himal and heading down to overnight camp at Kangbachen overlooking Mt. Sharphu 7,070 meters and Mt. Janu North Face with Wedge peak.

Day 17: Trek to Lhonak 4,780 m – 05 hrs.

After a glorious morning with amazing views walk follows above the river for an hour and then heading towards North East, the walk leads down to the glacial river and with a climb on boulder which leads to a rocky moraine fed with glaciers, and then passing Ramtang Kharka (a cattle herders place) towards Kanchenjunga glacier, after crossing and meeting point of Lhonak and Kanchenjunga glacier to reach Lhonak for overnight stop, looking striking views of Mera, Nepal Peak and Wedge Peaks.

Day 18: Trek to Pang Pema 5, 065 m – 05 hrs.

From here walk leads to the ultimate destination of this fine trio to Pang Pema at North Base Camp within massive Mt. Kanchenjunga, the trail climb high above the river with super views of Kirat Chuli, Nepal Peak, Taple Sikhar, and Givegela Chuli, walks carries on to our highest point of this adventure at Pang Pema to camp for two nights.

Day 19: Rest day at Pang Pema for local hike and exploration.

Here rest day for great scenic hike up to Pang Pema Peak 5,800 meters for best views offers stupendous panorama of Kanchenjunga, Kumbakarna, Makalu, Cholotse, Sharpu, Drohma, Nepal Peak and range of other snow capped mountains.

Day 20: Trek to Kangbachen 3,900 m – 06 hrs.

After fantastic time around Pang Pema at Kanchenjunga North Base Camp, morning walk leads to a long descend with few short climb and the retracing the journey back by the same route to camp at Kambachen.

Day 21: Trek to Phole 3,100 m – 06 hrs.

From Kangbachen with memorable time on the higher area, today’s walk leads to a long descend to Phole passing several farm area and small villages to cross Ghunsa Khola, and then walking back through alpine forest to an interesting Phole a Sherpa village.

Day 22: Trek to Amjilassa 2,500m – 07 hrs.

Journey carry’s on with downhill reaching back to green vegetation and tree lines forest of bamboo and rhododendrons, just before Gybala village a steep climb and down again for two hours into dense forest and reaching an open grassland area at a small Sherpa village of Amjilassa with overnight camp.

Day 23: Trek to Tapethok 1,300 m – 06 hrs.

Heading back to warmer land to lower elevation back to farm area and more villages, beginning on a winding trail and with a descend into open grassland to Ghaiya Bari and Sekathum villages, and then crossing Ghunsa and Simbhu rivers following Tamur River to Tapethok village for overnight camp, this village of Limbu (Subba) Kirat ethnic tribe people.

Day 24: Trek to Phoram 1,650m – 06 hrs.

After Tapethok village, walk continues on shore of Tamur River and to Chiruwa village, and then through several farm villages, leading to climb into cool serene woodland of rhododendrons, oaks and pines trees, on leaving behind forest walk gets pleasant reaching at Phoram village,  a moderate size village with rest of the afternoon walk around this nice Phoram village.

Day 25: Trek to Suketar 2,440 m – 05 hrs.

Today, the final day trekking of this marvelous adventure to Suketar village, this last day walk leads to several quaint villages and passing serene woods, the walk leads to uphill for few hours and with a pleasant trek all the way to Taplejung village at Suketar for the last camping of this great trip.

Sukhetar with an airstrip that flies to Biratnagar (we put a driving option instead of flight from this village due unpredictable flight schedule that leads to flight delay and cancellation more often)

Day 26: Drive to Fickal or Bhritamod / Bhadarpur.

After a wonderful enjoyable adventure around Kanchenjunga base camp where our walk ends with a drive heading to lower areas of South East Nepal at Bhadrapur or around for last overnight stop, before taking flight back to Kathmandu our exciting drive leads past Ilam town and tea gardens to reach at Bhirtamod a large town near the border of Nepal / India.

Day 27: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

A short drive to Bhadrapur airport with an early breakfast where we bid farewell to our camping staff and porters, while our main guide escorts us to Bhadrapur airport for sweeping flight back to Kathmandu, during flight views of snow-clad peaks on reaching Kathmandu transfer to your hotel with rest of the day free at leisure.

Day 28: In Kathmandu free day with optional sightseeing tour.

Nepal Base Camp Trek reserves this day as contingency or free day after a long hard and beautiful Kanchenjunga trekking. On this free day where you can join in our tour at places of interest around old heritage sites of Kathmandu-Patan or Bhaktapur, with rest of the day free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Day 29: Final International departure homeward bound.

Last day in amazing Nepal with incredible and dynamic adventure around world 3rd highest Kanchenjunga base camp trekking, our staff will transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your final flight back homeward bound or to respective countries.

Cost Details

Fixed Departures Every 4th & 16th Of Month


Lyle,Sappa & Phil in Kathmandu

Lyle Clancy

Brisbane Australia

I first met Sappa in 2008 on a family Gokyo Lakes Trek and EBC Trek. At that time, I was greatly impressed by the highly professional approach he took to mountain guiding. I’m very happy to report that in 2014 and 2017  nothing has changed during my Langtang Valley second family trek and Manaslu Circuit Trek. Sappa continues to maintain an exceptionally high standard of service and this together with his warm, generous and engaging personality ensured everyone in our party had an amazing time during their visit to Nepal.

We were treated to fantastic traditional Nepalese food and cultural performances at welcoming and farewell dinners in Kathmandu; expertly and safely guided over 14 days of trekking through an incredibly beautiful landscape; and provided with detailed and knowledgeable commentary during our tours of all the main sites around Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. I’m very happy to report that the organisation of our transport, sightseeing, accommodation and trekking arrangements was first rate and that over three weeks everything ran very smoothly indeed. Overall, Sappa‘s vast guiding experience and mountain knowledge ensured that our itinerary was structured in such a way that it provided us with a good deal of flexibility and ample time to absorb the magnificent mountain views while trekking, as well as not being rushed on our tours of Kathmandu and surrounds.

On this trip, a few in our party were first time trekkers. What a fantastic introduction to trekking in the Nepal Himalaya they received thanks to the great care and attention to every little detail provided by Sappa and his fabulous support crew Manoj, Shankar and Suraj. Thank you Sappa,for also keeping up the tradition of supplying us with bananas and chocolate bars. I must also mention that the pomegranate seeds the crew provided to us on our way to Langtang was an unexpected but greatly appreciated treat. Importantly, from a safety aspect, we were more than pleased to find that Nepal Base Camp Treks used modern four wheel drive vehicles to take us to the start of our trek in Syabrubesi and also for the return journey from Dhunche. We were also very impressed to observe that Sappa and his company take very good care of their support crews.

If you are planning to visit Nepal, I have no hesitation in recommending Sappa and his company “Nepal Base Camp Treks” for trouble free trekking and touring. You will not be disappointed. I can’t wait for my next trek with Sappa, which will be around Manaslu trek.



Christian Bank


German Language: Wir haben mit Sappa und einem Träger im Mai 2011 eine elftägige Trekking Tour durch die Langtang und Helambu Region gemacht. Wir sind das Langtang Tal von Syrabrubesi bis Kanjin Gompa hoch gewandert und dann über die Gosainkunde Seen, den Laurebina Pass und die Helambu Region nach Kathmandu zurückgekehrt. Der Trek war einfach wundervoll! Er führt durch verschiedene Vegetationszonen mit reicher Flora und Fauna und überwältigenden Aussichten auf die Gipfel des Himalaya. Darüber hinaus bot der Trek einen tiefen Einblick die die Tamang Kultur und das Leben und die Tradition der nepalesischen und tibetanischen Bevölkerung.

Sappa ist ein sehr erfahrener Führer, der die Gegend sehr gut kennt. Er verstand es perfekt, die Länge der täglichen Etappen und die Trekkinggeschwindigkeit auf unsere Wünsche und Bedürfnisse anzupassen und war insbesondere ein guter Ratgeber bei Fragen zur Höhenkrankheit. Sappa hat sich um alle Angelegenheiten mit den Lodges, den örtlichen Behörden, den Taxi- und Busfahrern etc. gekümmert. Er hat alle unsere Fragen zu den verschiedenen Bergketten und -gipfeln zur Länge der Auf- und Abstiege und zu den anderen Details der Gegend bereitwillig und mit großer Begeisterung beantwortet. Es war eine große Freude, ihm bei den Anekdoten aus dem Leben der Nepalesen, der Religion, Politik und Natur zuzuhören. Mit seiner Begeisterung und seinem Humor hat Sappa den Trek zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis gemacht. Wir können Sappa als erfahrenen, verständnisvollen und sympathischen Führer uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Nach den elf Tagen in der Einsamkeit des Himalaya ist aus unserem Führer ein Freund geworden.”

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Walking uphill to Kyanjin Gompa

Adriano Rosa

Curitiba – Brasil

Sappa é o cara. Visitei o Nepal em duas ocasiões. Na primeira ele foi meu guia no circuito Annapurna, onde caminhamos por 21 dias. Na segunda ele nos guiou nos treks Langtang, Gosainkunda e Helambu por 17 dias. Alem disso, ele foi nosso guia no trek Cheppang Hills. Como se não bastasse, fizemos também o clássico Base Camp Everest partindo de Jiri e passando por Renjo La e Cho La, em 24 dias com o seu irmão Lako. O Nepal é um pais maravilhoso e a companhia de um guia como Sappa fez toda a diferença, pois ele nos explicou muito sobre a cultura local, religião, situação política/conflitos no pais e como funciona a sociedade no Nepal em geral. Ele fala muito bem inglês, é muito bem humorado e as risadas estão garantidas. Pra resumir, você começa a trilha com um guia e termina com um amigo. Recomendo-o sem hesitar. Se tiver perguntas pode me escrever.