Kanchenjunga Base Camp (North)

  • Trip duration 26 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate & Technical
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Kanchenjunga Base Camp (North)

Among the trekking trails in Nepal the trekking trail that leads to the Khanchenjunga Base Camp trek (North) is comparatively new. These twenty six days of trekking takes you to one of the most remote location on earth.  The nature and culture of the area is still untouched from modern developments and people have a simple and easy way of life very much dependent on the mercy of nature. We can see the influence of Buddhist traditions, shamanistic practices and little bit of Hinduism in here.The nearest village is Ghunsa, which is the most developed and has quite cozy accommodation. People often claim to have spotted snow leopards on the trail below Ghunsa, especially toward Sele Le Pass.The trail above Ghunsa toward Pangpema is prone to landslides so listen to your trek leader and hurry across any areas, which are dangerous. This will add a couple of days to your trip but as Peak 5950 is not listed under the Nepalese Mountain Association there are no peak fees. The exact height has not been measured but it is most likely a 6000 m peak. It is also a non-technical summit, so basic mountaineering equipment and skills will get you safely to the summit where photos make the extra effort worth it.As with the North base camp trek, accommodation is very basic and, at higher altitudes small stone huts, which are only open at peak times make camping a reasonable choice. There are always good flat aerie’s to pitch your tent.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Badrapur (91 M), 25 minutes and drive to Birtamod/Jhapa (300 M), 1 hrs, (Hotel + B),
  • Day 02: Drive from Birtamod to Taplejung (1820 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 03: Drive from Taplejung to Suketar (2420 M), 1 hrs and trek to Phedi (3190 M), 4-5 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 04: Trek from Phedi to Linkhim (980 M) via Pathibara Temple (3794 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 05: Trek from Linkhim to Tapletok (1340 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 06: Trek from Tapletok to Sukethum (1585 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 07: Trek from Sukethum to Amjilosa (2395 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 08: Trek from Amjilosa to Phale phole (3240 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 09: Trek from Phale to Ghunsa (3427 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 10: Trek from Ghunsa to Khangpachen/Kambachen (4050 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 11: Acclimatize, rest and exploring day around Khangpachen (4050 M), (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 12: Trek from Khangpachen to Lhonak (4780 M), 6-7 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 13: Trek from Lhonak to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5143 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 14: Trek from KBC to Ghunsa (3427 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 15: Trek from Ghunsa to Tseram (3870 M) via Sele La (4480 M) and Sinion La (4646 M), 7-8 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 16: Trek from Tseram to Ramche/Ramchaur (4580 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 17: Trek from Ramche to Yalung Base Camp (4500 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 18: Trek from Yalung Base Camp to Lapsang (4432 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 19: Trek from Lapsang to Tortong (2995 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 20: Trek from Tortong to Yamphudim (2080 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 21: Trek from Yamphudim to Mamankhe (1785 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 22: Trek from Mamankhe to Khesewa (2120 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 23: Trek from Khesewa to Lali Kharka (2265 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 24: Trek from Lali to Taplejung (1820 M), via Kharka (2600 M) & Suketar (2420 M), 6-7 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 25: Drive from Taplejung to Birtamod/Jhapa (300 M), 5-6 hrs, (Hotel + B-L),
  • Day 26: Drive from Birtamod to Badrapur (91 M), 1 hrs and take a flight to Kathmandu (1350 M), 25 minutes, (Hotel + B).

Cost Includes:

  • Pick up & drop from airport,
  • Kathmandu accommodations in Bed & Breakfast Basis,
  • Flight from Kathmandu-Badrapur-Kathmandu,
  • Private transport from Birtamod-Taplejung-Birtamod,
  • Special restricted Kanchenjunga region entry permit,
  • TIMS Permit (Trekker's Information Management System),
  • Camping accommodation during trek,
  • Three meals everyday while on the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Soft drinks like: hot water, coffee, tea, juice, soup, bakery food etc.
  • Camping equipments like: tents (dinning tent, sleeping tent, kitchen tent), mattress, kitchen items etc.
  • Experienced English speaking government license holder mountain trekking guide,
  • Experienced and strong mountain trekking camping staff like: porters, kitchen boy, sarder, tent boy etc.
  • All program according to itineraries on full board,
  • Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipments, insurance and other facilities to staffs during the trek,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • Local & government TAX/VAT etc.

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu & Biratnagar,
  • Your Travel-Trekking insurance,
  • International airfare,
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • All kind of alcoholic,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking equipments etc.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned price include section etc.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01Fly from Kathmandu to Badrapur (91 M), 25 minutes and drive to Birtamod/Jhapa (300 M), 1 hrs, (Hotel + B),
  • Day 02 Drive from Birtamod to Taplejung (1820 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 03 Drive from Taplejung to Suketar (2420 M), 1 hrs and trek to Phedi (3190 M), 4-5 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 04Trek from Phedi to Linkhim (980 M) via Pathibara Temple (3794 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 05 Trek from Linkhim to Tapletok (1340 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 06Trek from Tapletok to Sukethum (1585 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 07Trek from Sukethum to Amjilosa (2395 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 08 Trek from Amjilosa to Phale phole (3240 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 09Trek from Phale to Ghunsa (3427 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 10Trek from Ghunsa to Khangpachen/Kambachen (4050 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 11 Acclimatize, rest and exploring day around Khangpachen (4050 M), (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 12Trek from Khangpachen to Lhonak (4780 M), 6-7 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 13Trek from Lhonak to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5143 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 14Trek from KBC to Ghunsa (3427 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 15 Trek from Ghunsa to Tseram (3870 M) via Sele La (4480 M) and Sinion La (4646 M), 7-8 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 16Trek from Tseram to Ramche/Ramchaur (4580 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 17 Trek from Ramche to Yalung Base Camp (4500 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 18 Trek from Yalung Base Camp to Lapsang (4432 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 19Trek from Lapsang to Tortong (2995 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 20Trek from Tortong to Yamphudim (2080 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 21 Trek from Yamphudim to Mamankhe (1785 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 22 Trek from Mamankhe to Khesewa (2120 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 23Trek from Khesewa to Lali Kharka (2265 M), 5-6 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 24 Trek from Lali to Taplejung (1820 M), via Kharka (2600 M) & Suketar (2420 M), 6-7 hrs, (Teahouse or Camping + B-L-D),
  • Day 25 Drive from Taplejung to Birtamod/Jhapa (300 M), 5-6 hrs, (Hotel + B-L),
  • Day 26 Drive from Birtamod to Badrapur (91 M), 1 hrs and take a flight to Kathmandu (1350 M), 25 minutes, (Hotel + B).

Trip Note

  • The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes etc.
  • We have got other additional programs like: Mt. Flight, Bungee jumping, Paragliding, Helicopter tour, Film shooting, Rock climbing, Ultra light, Sightseeing, Jungle safari etc. We can include you these programs on your recent trip on your request.
  • Necessary documents to book this trip (Passport’s Copy, Photographs, Insurance copy & Advance payment).

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