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The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a breathtaking adventure in the remote Himalayan region of eastern Nepal. Spanning over 150 miles, this challenging trek takes you to the base of the third-highest peak in the world, Mount Kanchenjunga, standing at 8,586 meters (28,169 feet) above sea level. The trek offers a unique opportunity to explore the pristine wilderness and experience the rich culture of the local ethnic communities, including the Rai and Limbu people. As you ascend through lush forests, terraced fields, and remote villages, you'll be rewarded with awe-inspiring views of Kanchenjunga and other towering peaks. This trek is renowned for its biodiversity, featuring diverse flora and fauna, including rhododendron forests, rare orchids, and elusive snow leopards. Along the way, you'll cross suspension bridges, traverse high mountain passes, and camp beside serene alpine lakes. The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a true off-the-beaten-path adventure, offering a unique opportunity to connect with nature, immerse yourself in local cultures, and witness some of the world's most breathtaking landscapes. It's a physically demanding journey, but the memories and experiences it provides are truly unforgettable.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital. Meet your trekking guide and prepare for the trek. Explore Kathmandu's cultural and historical sites.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Taplejung (Suketar)
Take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Suketar (Taplejung). Begin the trek with a short hike to Lalikharka.
Day 3: Lalikharka to Khesewa (2,100m)
Trek through lush forests and charming villages. Reach Khesewa for an overnight stay.
Day 4: Khesewa to Mamankhe (1,920m)
Continue the descent through terraced fields and small settlements. Arrive in Mamankhe for the night.
Day 5: Mamankhe to Yamphudin (1,650m)
Descend further to the Tamur River. Trek along the river to reach Yamphudin, a picturesque village.
Day 6: Acclimatization Day in Yamphudin
Take a rest day for acclimatization. Explore the local culture and traditions.
Day 7: Yamphudin to Amjilosa (2,308m)
Begin ascending through forests and rhododendron groves. Reach Amjilosa for the night.
Day 8: Amjilosa to Gyabla (2,730m)
Trek along the Ghunsa River. Experience changing landscapes with more alpine vegetation.
Day 9: Gyabla to Ghunsa (3,595m)
Trek to Ghunsa, a Tibetan-influenced village. Rest and acclimatize in preparation for higher altitudes.
Day 10: Acclimatization Day in Ghunsa
Take a rest day in Ghunsa. Explore the village and enjoy the local culture.
Day 11: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050m)
Ascend through rugged terrain to Kambachen. Enjoy stunning views of Jannu Peak and other Himalayan giants.
Day 12: Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m)
Trek through a barren landscape with panoramic mountain views. Reach Lhonak, a small settlement.
Day 13: Lhonak to Pangpema (Kanchenjunga North Base Camp) (5,160m)
Hike to Pangpema, the North Base Camp of Kanchenjunga. Witness breathtaking views of the massive Kanchenjunga massif.
Day 14: Trek back to Kambachen
Descend to Kambachen for the overnight.
Day 15: Kambachen to Ghunsa
Trek back to Ghunsa through familiar terrain.
Day 16: Ghunsa to Sele La (4,290m)
Begin ascending towards the Sele La Pass. Camp near the pass for acclimatization.
Day 17: Sele La to Tseram (3,870m)
Cross the Sele La Pass and descend to Tseram.
Day 18: Tseram to Ramche (4,360m)
Trek to Ramche, the South Base Camp of Kanchenjunga. Enjoy close-up views of the mountains.
Day 19: Ramche to Amjilosa
Descend to Amjilosa, retracing your steps.
Day 20: Amjilosa to Suketar and Return to Kathmandu
Trek back to Suketar and take a domestic flight to Kathmandu. Celebrate the completion of the trek in Kathmandu.


· All airport pick up and drop in Private vehicle

· All transportation A/C car, tourist deluxe bus during trips

· Three star category hotel in the city in twin sharing bed with breakfast basis & nice trekking lodge during trekking

· Whole accommodations during trips

· We provide sleeping bag & down-jacket during trek (if you don’t have your own but return after trek)

· Full meals during trekking as mention in the itinerary (Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner )

· Some seasonal fruits

· First aid medicine item, T-shirt & Trip achievement certificate

· Trekking permit & TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)

· Guide their salary, accommodation, meals and their insurance

· One especial cultural show and farewell dinner program

· Our government tax official expenses


· Extra meals in the Kathmandu & dessert items, any types of drinks

· Tour entrance fees

· Clients international air ticket

· Clients travel insurance & tips for the trekking crew


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Bold Himalaya
Bold Himalaya
Multinational Tailor-made Tour Operator
8,586 m / 28,169 ft
27.7025 N°, 88.1475 E°