Trekking - Kanchenjunga - Kanchanjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchanjunga Base Camp Trek (17 Days)

Trip Facts

Trekking Type: Camping Trek
Trekking Grade: ▲▲▲ (?)
Maximum Altitude: 5400 m.
Best Season: October - November, March - May

Kanchanjunga Base Camp TrekOf all the world's great peaks,, Kanchenjunga is perhaps the least known; the third highest in the world at 8,598m,

it sits astride the Nepal/Sikkim border only a few miles from Tibet. This route was opened to the trekkers in 1988, though people have trekked in the area in connection with mounaineering expedition since the turn of the century.

Kanchenjunga is along way from Kathmandu and the nearest road and airports are along way from the mountains.

Our long trek here climbs from the intensively cultivated hillsides of the Nepal Midlands, populated by the Rai and Limbu tribes, towards the peaks of Jannu and Khabru and the great wall of Kumbakarna, Kanchenjunga and Rathong, passing on the way through some of the finest high mountain scenery anywhere. Until very recently this was a restricted area, so this is an ideal trek for those who already know Nepal and want to get away from the better known areas and visit a remoter part where few foreigners have penetrated.

We fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and transfer to Basantapur on the same day. The trek begins with our first camp at Chauki then trek through Gyabla, and ascend to the higher camp at Pang Pema (5120m) and camp at Lhonak. The trek concludes at Suketar via the descent from Omje Khola, from where we fly back to Kathmandu.

Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu / Biratnagar by airplane and by bus to Taplejung and suketar 2300m.
Day 02: Suketar / Kunjari 1928m. About 7 hours.
Day 03: Kunjari / Mamangkhe 1920m.about 7 hours.
Day 04: Mamangkhe / Yamphudin 2080m. 5 hours.
Day 05: Yamphudin / Amjekhola 2460m. About 6 hours.
Day 06: Amjekhola / Toronde 2890m. About 5 ½ hours.
Day 07: Toronde / Tserma 3870m. About 5 hours.
Day 08: Tserma / Ramche 4580m. About 6 hours.
Day 09: Ramche / Yalung B.c. 5400m. about 6 ½ hours.
Day 10: Yalung Bc./ Ramche 4580m. About 5 hours.
Day 11: Ramche / Toronde 2890m. About 7 hours.
Day 12: Toronde / Amjekhola 2460m. About 6 hours.
Day 13: Amjekhola / Yamphudin 2080m. About 5 hours.
Day 14: Yamphudin / Mamangkhe 5 hours.
Day 15: Mamangkhe / khesewa 2120m. About 6 hours.
Day 16: Khesewa / Suketar 2300m. About 7 ½ hours.
Day 17: Suketar / Biratnagar and Katmandu By airplane.