Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
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Kanchenjunga’s dominating peak soars so high that trekking to its base camp is bucket list for adventure seekers. Join 22 days mountain trek to Kanchenjunga through some of world’s stunning and unexplored mountain scenery.
Kanchenjunga (8,586m), world 3rd highest peak stretches eastern border to India’s Sikkim and northern to Tibet. Tibetan calls it “five great treasure of snow” that means gigantic mountain that awaits.
Kanchenjunga trekking itinerary takes you through the Kanchenjunga conservation area, protected by local organization in association with WWF. Walking through spectacular rhododendron and bamboo forest, fascinating mountains and ethnic community with ancient history, Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek combines all to make it offbeat trekking heaven.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is strenuous trek that demands good fitness level and strong determination. Due to its relative inaccessibility and remoteness, Tourism infrastructure is in state of non-existence and it is important to camp and carry all the necessities yourself.
Check out Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek map for more info about its trekking route and location. The map helps you find out its exact location and number trekking spot to be crossed during the trek. The map that we provided is updated map of higher resolution. It provides the detailed trail from Taplejunga to Pang Pema Base Camp and its descending route.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek cost totally depends on the size of group, length and package offered in the trek. The cost must cover all the meals, accommodation, guide, porter and transportation throughout the trek. What it does not include is Lunch & Dinner at Kathmandu and personal expenses of the trekkers. Kanchenjunga trek itinerary can be fully customized to your preference ensuring you flat rates, special group discount and 100% departure date.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Necessary Permits
- Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project Entry Permit (KCAP)
- Restricted Area Trekking Permit
Kanchenjunga Trekking Permit Cost
- NPRS 2,000 for Kanchenjunga Area Project Entry Permit (KCAP). No time limitation for permit
- USD 10 per person per week for Kanchenjunga Restricted Area Permit (RAP)
Kanchenjunga Trekking Permit Necessities
Trekkers must accompany registered guide and must be in at least 2 in a group to obtain the permit. Moreover, they must travel through local travel agency in tourism board Nepal.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft), Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu exploration and trek preparation day
Day 03: Flight: Kathmandu – Biratnagar (72m/236ft) – 35 min flight
Day 04: Flight: Biratnagar- Suketar and trek to Mitlung (850m/2,790ft) – 15 minutes flight and 5-6 hours trek
Day 05: Mitlung – Chirwa (1,190m/3,905ft) – 5-6 hours trek
Day 06: Chirwa – Sekathum (1,640m/5,390ft) – 5-6 hours trek
Day 07: Sekathum – Amjilosa (2,490m/8,168ft) – 5-6 hours trek
Day 08: Amjilosa – Gyabla (2,730m/8,955ft) – 4-5 hours trek
Day 09: Gyabala – Ghunsa (3,430m/11,250ft) – 5-6 hours trek
Day 10: Rest and acclimatization: Ghunsa
Day 11: Ghunsa – Kambachen (4,150m/13,615ft) – 5-6 hours trek
Day 12: Kambachen – Lhonak (4,790m/15,900ft) – 4-5 hours trek
Day 13: Lhonak – Pang Pema Base Camp (5,160m/16,923ft) – 2-3 hours trek
Day 14: Rest and exploration: Pang pema base camp
Day 15: Pang Pema – Kambachen (4,150m/13,650ft) – 5-6 hours trek Day 16: Kambachen – Ghunsa – Phale (3,140m/10,302ft) – 5-6 hours trek Day 17: Phale – Amjilosa (2,140m/7,100ft) – 5-6 hours trek Day 18: Amjilosa – Chirwa (1,190m/3,900ft) – 5-6 hours trek Day 19: Chirwa – Linkhim (1,520m/4,985ft) – 5-6 hours trek Day 20: Linkhim – Suketar (2,700m/8,856ft) – 5-6 hours trek Day 21: Flight: Suketar – Biratnagar – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) – 30 min flight/35 min flight Day 22: Final departure
Day 15: Pang Pema – Kambachen (4,150m/13,650ft) – 5-6 hours trek
Day 16: Kambachen – Ghunsa – Phale (3,140m/10,302ft) – 5-6 hours trek
Day 17: Phale – Amjilosa (2,140m/7,100ft) – 5-6 hours trek
Day 18: Amjilosa – Chirwa (1,190m/3,900ft) – 5-6 hours trek
Day 19: Chirwa – Linkhim (1,520m/4,985ft) – 5-6 hours trek
Day 20: Linkhim – Suketar (2,700m/8,856ft) – 5-6 hours trek
Day 21: Flight: Suketar – Biratnagar – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) – 30 min flight/35 min flight
Day 22: Final departure