Kanchenjunga means “The Five Treasures of Snow.” In eastern Nepal, Kanchenjunga lies close to India’s border. Although Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is less crowded, trekkers may reward the rural way of life in Nepal. And also its rich culture with a unique insight. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek extends many wonders along the way, from serene trails in Kanchenjunga Conservation Area to the diverse mountains. Apart from that, it is a journey for an adventurous soul since it enables you to taste authentic nature.
Nowadays, The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek accomplishes as a teahouses trek. Hence, it is popular like the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna. Many trekking gateways exist, so all you need to know about Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek. Based on the interest and ability since we do offer 26 days Kanchenjunga circuit trek.
Generally, the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek starts at Suketar and finishes at Thorpu. It passes several charming villages, exotic flora, and fauna, and the barren valley. Finally, get at the north Kanchenjunga base camp (Pangpema). Another attraction of the trek is a unique cultural insight. The Limbu dominates in the lower valley, whereas the Sherpa influence in the upper valley. Kanchenjunga North Base Camp is similar to a Tibetan plateau. Once there, the splendid views are towering in front of the eyes. The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek map helps you to navigate the details itinerary on your trek to Kanchenjunga.
The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek offers an exciting exposure to its cultural diversity. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek provides ample space for the sparsely populated with its warm hospitality and diverse cultures. If you are keen to visit Kanchenjunga south base camp, make a loop at Sele Le Pass. But, the trek requires good physical condition and mountain experience.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek itinerary
- Spectacular landscapes feel the wilderness experience indeed.
- Exhilarating trekking experience around Kanchenjunga world’s third tallest mountain.
- This region is rich in biodiversity, in particular, the butterflies and other insects in the Upper Arun Valley and the beautiful rhododendrons of Milke Danda.
- Breathtaking Kanchenjunga North and South views from Pangpema and Oktang, respectively.
- Discover the Yalung Glaciers and South Kanchenjunga Base Camp in a single excursion.
- Authentic culture and lifestyle, both Tibetan and Kirant.
|Days||Itinerary||Altitude in Meters||Walking Distance|
|1.||Arrival in Kathmandu||1350|
|2.||Free & leisure day in Kathmandu|
|3.||Fly to Bhadrapur then drive to Ilam|
|4.||Drive to Taplejung then trek to Chiruwa||2285||3h00|
|5-8||Trek to Gunsa (Another 3-days trek in between)||3430|
|10.||Trek to Khangpachen or Khangbachen||4040||5h00|
|11.||Rest & exploration day!|
|12.||Trek to Lhonak||4780||6h30|
|13.||A side trip to Pangpema then back to Lhonak.|
|14.||Trek back to Gunsa||3440||6h30|
|15.||Trek to Sele – Le||4290||6h00|
|16.||Trek to Tseram via Sele – Le Pass||3870||7h00|
|17.||Trek to Ramche||4360||5h45|
|18.||Trek to Tseram||5h00|
|19.||Trek to Tortong||2995||5h30|
|20.||Trek to Yamphudin 2||2080||7h00|
|21.||Trek to Khebang||1910||7h00|
|22.||Trek to Sinam||1200||6h30|
|23.||Drive to Ilam|
|24.||Drive to Bhadrapur|
|25.||Fly back to Kathmandu||1h00|
|26.||Free day in Kathmandu|
When To Go?
Tourism is being encouraged in this region, as well as other remote areas with the latest addition to the trekking map of the Great Himalayan Trail, and more tea houses are being opened on the trail. Although this is great for local communities, it will now be a perfect time to go to Kanchenjunga before more trekkers ‘discover’ the area!
The best time to visit Kanchenjunga from September to December is famous as the skies are usually clear, and the views are beautiful and perfect for hikers during these months. The country’s weather stays dry to around April. January and February can be freezing, especially at night, but you will be rewarded with beautiful views and pleasant walking because the visitors are fewer. Late spring is a perfect time to travel because the rhododendrons are bursting in bloom.
The temperature and moisture levels increase from May to June with the mountain rains arriving and the clouds surrounding the majestic mountains.
Necessary Permits Required For Kanchenjunga Trek.
Kanchenjunga is a protected area and subject to control with Tourism Policy. A special fee applies to enter the region. The trekking company will apply for those permits, so you don’t think about its process. You will be accompanied by a licensed tour guide throughout the journey.
- Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project Entry Permit (KCAP): NPR 3,000 per individual.
- Kanchenjunga Restricting Area (RAP): USD 20 per person per week.
NOTE: To get the permit, you need to have at least two trekkers in a group. Ask your local expert here to get more details.
Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)
Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.
Day 3: Flight to Bhadrapur and drive to Kanyam.
Day 4: Drive to Taplejung and continue to Chiruwa 1185 m.
Day 5: Trek from Chirwa to Sekathum (1640m)
Day 6: Trek to Amjilosa (2490m).
Day 7: Trek from Amjilosa to Gyabla (2730m)
Day 8: Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa (3430m)
Day 9: Rest & Acclimatization day!
Day 10: Trek to Khangpachen or Khangbachen (4040m)
Day 11: Rest and exploration day!!
Day 12: Trek to Lhonak (2790m)
Day 13: Side trip Pangpema (5143 m) back to Lhonak
Day 14: Trek back to Ghunsa.
Day 15: Trek to Sele Le (4685m)
Day 16: Trek to Tseram (3870m)
Day 17: Trek to Ramche (4360m)
Day 18: Trek to Cheram (Tseram).
Day 19: Trek to Tortong (2995 m)
Day 20:Trek to Sherpaguan / Yamphuding (2080 m).
Day 21: Trek to Khebang (1910 m)
Day 22: Trek to Sinam (1200 m)
Day 23: Drive to Kanyam.
Day 24: Drive to Bhadrapur and flight to Kathmandu
Day 25: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 26: Final departure
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kathmandu International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive, least 2 hours before the flight.|
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1. You can enjoy your trek entirely without carrying a heavy backpack.
2. Another is to increase the local communities’ income.