Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trekking - 18 Day

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 18 Day
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Cost start: US$ 1490 (P/P)
  • Accomodation: Tea house/lodge
  • Trip Style: Trekking/hiking
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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the preserved Kanchenjunga Conservation area with the local Experts
  • Trekking to the third-highest mountain in the world, Kanchenjunga, at an elevation of 8586 meters, gives breath-taking vistas of the peaks of Kanchenjunga I, II, and III, as well as Kumbhakarna, Ramtang, and Makalu. 
  • Wander through marshes at high altitudes and alpine meadows in the most unexpected settings to discover the least frequented region of the country. 
  • Observe the area's abundant fauna, which includes red pandas and Musk deer. 
  • From Bhadrapur to Kathmandu, via a beautiful mountainous route, Staying in a local homestay will let you to observe the peculiar, well-preserved customs, traditions, and ways of life of the Rai and Limbu ethnic groups

About Trip

The world's third-highest peak, Kanchenjunga (8598 meters), is only surpassed by Everest and K2. It is without a doubt one of the most spectacular massifs in the Himalayan range, majestically rising from the borders of Sikkim and Nepal (India). The region is accessible from both Nepal and India, and it is inhabited by isolated mountain settlements of Tibetan and Limbus people. The official start of our trek is in Taplejung, Nepal. The Short Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek is considered to be the least explored, less popular, unspoiled, undeveloped, but surprisingly beautiful and rewarding trek in Nepal. The trail climbs above canyons, valleys, and remote villages to reach the third-highest mountain's north face. You may walk the isolated trails that wind beneath this massive mountain for days without coming across anyone. As you stroll through the isolated alpine region of far eastern Nepal, it is a voyage of absolute calm.

 We pass through rural Limbu, Rai and Tibetan communities on our walk in the northeast. Native to Kanchenjunga, the Limbu people speak a Tibetan dialect and practice a synthesis of Hindu, Buddhist, and animist beliefs. This challenging hike offers the full Himalayan experience along with vast vistas, narrow valleys, and rushing rivers. As we make our way uphill toward the glaciers and high alpine meadows, we hike for days through lush bamboo and rhododendron forest. At Kanchenjunga Base Camp (KBC), Pang Pema marks the conclusion of our round-trip trek (5140 meters). Over 16 Himalayan peaks, including Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak) (5663 meters), Jannu (7710 meters), Kabru (7412 meters), Everest (8848 meters), and Makalu (8586 meters), are visible in this stunning panorama. On the trip, it's possible to see wild pheasants, red-billed blue magpies, Himalayan black bears, musk deer, and even red pandas. We trek over the Kanchenjunga moraine, where you will be encircled by a 360-degree view of the towering Himalayas, to get to our ultimate goal, the stunning Kanchenjunga North Base Camp.

We conclude our hike in the middle highlands of eastern Nepal, which are incredibly less crowded and home to some rare natural gems, before boarding a flight back to Kathmandu via Bhadrapur. The 18-day Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek is perfect for anyone looking for a trip that is actually off-the-beaten-path and offers some of the least traveled trekking terrain in Nepal. Moreover, if you are unsatisfied with the Short Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek, then you may consider the Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek or combining both Base Camp (Kanchenjunga Circuit) Trek too. For more details, why not get in touch with our local specialists right away? We are ready to help you 24/7.

Moreover, if you are not satisfied with Kanchenjunga North Base Camp, then you may also have a look at Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek, Upper Mustang Trek and many more packages.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: Free day for final trekking preparation.

Day 03: Take an early flight to Bhadrapur, then drive to Taplejung (1820 m, 12 hrs).

Day 04: Drive Taplejung to Sekathum (5 hrs, 1750 m).

Day 05: Trek Sekathum to Amjilosa (2308 m, 5-6 hrs)

Day 06: Trek Amjilosa to Gyabla (2730 m, 5 hrs)

Day 07: Trek Gyabla to Ghunsa (3595 m, 5 hrs)

Day 08: Acclimatization day! Explore the raw beauties of Kanchenjunga Conservation area.

Day 09: Trek Ghunsa to Khambachen (4050 m, 5-6 hrs)

Day 10: Another acclimatization day, which is crucial to our successful journey to the North Base Camp, also offers breathtaking side trip..

Day 11: Trek Khambachen to Lhonak (4780 m, 4-5 hrs)

Day 12: Hike to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (5143m) and return back to Lhonak (or stay overnight in the North Base Camp if the situation permit)

Day 13: Trek Lhonak to Ghunsa (6 hrs)

Day 14: Trek Ghunsa to Amjilosa (7/8 hrs)

Day 15: Trek Amjilosa to Sekathum 3 hrs then drive to Taplejung.

Day 16: Drive Taplejung to Bhadrapur (12 hrs)

Day 17: Final opportunity of experience scenic flight to Kathmandu.

Day 18: Departure

Trip cost includes/excludes:

  • Complimentary airport picks up and drop off
  • Complimentary welcome dinner
  • Two-night stay on arrival in Kathmandu in a standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • All necessary trekking permits for Kanchenjunga, TIMS card, etc.
  • All accommodation during trek
  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • Fresh fruit each day if and when available
  • Complementary duffel bag/agency T-shirt
  • Government registered and first-aid trained professional local guide who speaks English
  • First aid kit
  • Return flight between Kathmandu and Bhadrapur
  • Bhadrapur to Taplejung/Sekathum and Sekathum/Taplejung to Birtamod/Bhadrapur by local jeep
  • Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation, etc.
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary
  • Agency service charge and government tax/VAT
  • Certificate of achievement if needed
  • International airfare and  Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, loss of property and theft, etc.
  • Sightseeing fees (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • All beverages, snacks, and additional expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, wifi, etc.
  • Tips to staff

Note: Above itinerary is basically a guideline. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01Welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to the hotel.

One of our team will greet you at the airport for the transfer to your Hotel where there is time to relax. We set up welcome meeting with your guide at a convenient time depending on arrival at our office. For those that wish, there is the chance to go out together as a group for dinner afterwards something we like to do. There are no other activities planned for today. Depending on your arrival schedule you will have time to get around the bustling bazaar; the hotels we use are normally situated in the lively Thamel area. There is a feast of outdoor gears, souvenir shops, great bookshops and a huge variety of restaurants. It's a great place to wander through and get your bearings.

Day 02Free day for final trekking preparation.

Day 03Take an early flight to Bhadrapur, then drive to Taplejung (1820 m, 12 hrs).

Day 04Drive Taplejung to Sekathum (5 hrs, 1750 m).

Day 05Trek Sekathum to Amjilosa (2308 m, 5-6 hrs)

Day 06Trek Amjilosa to Gyabla (2730 m, 5 hrs)

Day 07Trek Gyabla to Ghunsa (3595 m, 5 hrs)

Day 08Acclimatization day! Explore the raw beauties of Kanchenjunga Conservation area.

Day 09Trek Ghunsa to Khambachen (4050 m, 5-6 hrs)

Day 10Another acclimatization day, which is crucial to our successful journey to the North Base Camp, also offers breathtaking side trip..

Day 11Trek Khambachen to Lhonak (4780 m, 4-5 hrs)

Day 12Hike to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (5143m) and return back to Lhonak (or stay overnight in the North Base Camp if the situation permit)

Day 13Trek Lhonak to Ghunsa (6 hrs)

Day 14Trek Ghunsa to Amjilosa (7/8 hrs)

Day 15Trek Amjilosa to Sekathum 3 hrs then drive to Taplejung.

Day 16Drive Taplejung to Bhadrapur (12 hrs)

Day 17Final opportunity of experience scenic flight to Kathmandu.

Day 18Departure

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
15 October, 2022 01 November, 2022 US $1490 Guaranteed
01 November, 2022 18 November, 2022 US $1490 Guaranteed
15 November, 2022 02 December, 2022 US $1490 Guaranteed
01 December, 2022 18 December, 2022 US $1445 Guaranteed

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Rated 5/5 based on 1 reviews

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Best experience in the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

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A very successful trekking with the guys from Nepal Trekking Experts. They took care of everything. We just followed them and admired the beautiful and remote places of north-eastern Nepal. Completely unspoiled area, very diverse. From rhododendron forest to completely rugged nature. The beautiful peaks of Janu, Khambachen and at the end the third mountain of the World - Kanchenjunga. Highly recommended for those who are looking for lesser known region, very remote, basic but unspoiled and a unique nature and culture!

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Useful Info

  • Make sure you have proper trekking gear before starting your trek.
  • Medical kit and personal insurance
  • Respect the local culture and ask for permission while taking photos or videos of local Listen to your guide and be aware of altitude symptoms.
  • It is better to avoid alcohol and smoking above 3000 m.
  • Consume at least three liters of water per day.
  • Save nature and flora and fauna.
  • A government registered agency and a trekking guide are mandatory.

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