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Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trekking

"Adventure to world third highest Mt. Kanchenjunga North base camp"

Trip Duration: 21 Days

Highlights of Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trekking

  • Walk into pristine surrounding away from main flow of trekking trails
  • Great marvelous views of scenic country to Kanchenjunga base camp
  • Enjoy visiting rural farm villages in the backdrop of Mt. Kanchenjunga
  • On high trail to mountainous villages enriched with Buddhist culture
  • Within beautiful alpine forest laden with tall rhododendron and pine trees
Trip Profile:
  • Trip Mode: Hotel with local Lodge and camping on treks
  • Trek Grade: Adventurous to Demanding walks.
  • Highest elevation gain: 5,065 m at Pangpema, Kanchenjunga North Base Camp.
  • Daily walks: Minimum of 04 hrs to maximum 7- 8 hrs.
  • Trek duration: 17 Nights and 18 Days (with drives and flight both ways)
  • Total Trip: 20 Nights and 21 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu).

Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trekking Overview

Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trekking an adventure that leads you on an old Trans Himalayan Salt and Caravan Trail of Tibet of Nepal Eastern region, where our walk branch off from Chirwa village towards Kanchenjunga North base camp. An enjoyable journey, where few trekkers and adventurer seldom venture around this scenic country due to remoteness and isolated from rest of the central city and towns, where walk leads you from mid-hills of Taplejung district at Sukhetar after an exciting drive.

Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trekking will certainly fascinate trekkers with the various change of landscapes-temperatures as well with local culture from low Terai belt of Far Eastern to alpine hills town and villages of Ilam with its vast sea of Tea-Gardens and then reaching at remorseless fields of ice and glaciers at Pangpema at Kanchenjunga base camp.

It is starting Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek taking a full flight from Kathmandu to land at the low sub-tropical climate of Eastern Terai the flatland of the country, where a drive leads to cooler hills past Ilam town with views of Kanchenjunga to reach at Sukhetar to start the walk. Trek leads with ups and downhill through attractive farm villages with well-tended terraces and into the cool shade of forest following the raging Tamur River right up to its glacial source at Pangpema within Kanchenjunga North Base Camp.

Notice the difference from hill tribe to mountain villagers inhabited by Tibetan origin known as Bhotia people with some Sherpa interwoven with Buddhism religion and traditional farm life. An exciting place to be where you can observe ancient local custom and within a high country surrounded by an enormous range of peaks at Kanchenjunga base camp enjoying marvelous moments, where walk leads you on the same trail back to Sukhetar and to Ilam town.

The walk complet from Sukhetar, where new drive brings you back into low, warm areas for a scenic flight to Kathmandu, after a tremendous excellent adventure and experience on Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trekking.

Best Seasons for Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trekking

March to May springtime will be the best time when wild-flowers especially the rhododendron (Nepal national flower) in full bloom, which the walk more enjoyable with beautiful, bright morning till afternoon, with some chances of rains sometimes.

September, October to mid-November another best months around Autumn/Fall and beginning of wintertime, when most of the days are views clear and walks but can be much colder and freezing as altitude gains with chances of snow sometimes.

Monsoon months from, mid-June to mid-September wet rainy seasons were less number of trekkers venture, but much greener hills with lush vegetation in wet seasons, so the choice as per your holidays for Nepal and Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trekking.

Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trekking Short Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
  • Day 03: Fly to Bhadrapur 300 m and drive to Ilam town 1,365 m – 04 hrs.
  • Day 04: Drive to Sukhetar 2,440 m and trek to Mitlung 921m – 06 hrs.
  • Day 05: Trek to Phurumbu School 1,500 m -06 hrs.
  • Day 06: Trek to Chirwa 1,250 m – 06 hrs.
  • Day 07: Trek to Sekathum / Japantar 1,350m – 07 hrs.
  • Day 08: Trek to Gyapla Phedi 2,300m – 07 hrs.
  • Day 09: Trek to Ghunsa, 3,480 m – 07 hrs.
  • Day 10: Trek to Khambachen 4,000m -06hrs.
  • Day 11:  Trek to Lhonak 4,780m – 06 hrs.
  • Day 12: Hike to Pang-Pema around Kanchenjunga North Base Camp 5,065m.
  • Day 13: Trek to Ghunsa, 3,480 m – 08 hrs.
  • Day 14: Trek to Gyapla Phedi 2,300m – 07 hrs.
  • Day 15: Trek to Sekathum / Japantar 1,350m – 07 hrs.
  • Day 16: Trek to Chirwa 1,250 m – 06 hrs.
  • Day 17: Trek to Phurumbu School 1,500 m -07hrs.
  • Day 18: Trek to Suketar 2,440 m -04 hrs.
  • Day 19: Drive back to Ilam town or beyond – 05 hrs.
  • Day 20: Drive to Bhadrapur airport and fly to Kathmandu transfer to hotel.
  • Day 21: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.

Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trekking Detailed Itinerary


01
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • At Kathmandu airport received by Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks staff / guide
  • Transfer to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu around Thamel area
  • Meet at the hotel lobby for group regarding trek briefing
  • Evening includes welcome dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with culture programs of the country.
02
Day 02: In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
  • Free day in Kathmandu for leisure activities
  • Full day sightseeing tour around the city places of Interest within world heritage sites around Kathmandu.
  • Rest of the day preparation for Kanchenjunga North Base Camp trekking
03
Day 03: Fly to Bhadrapur 300 m and drive to Ilam town 1,365 m - 04 hrs.
  • Morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for short scenic flight to Nepal Far South East to land at Bhadrapur airport
  • During air views of massive Himalaya mountain range with Everest, Kanchenjunga and Makalu
  • On arrival at Bhadrapur transfer in local four wheel drive where drive leads to Ilam hill town within vast garden of Tea plantation and past many farm villages
  • Overnight stop in Ilam town at local simple lodge with views of Kanchenjunga Mountains towards north direction
04
Day 04: Drive to Sukhetar 2,440 m and trek to Mitlung 921m - 06 hrs.
  • Morning begins with couple hours drive to Sukhetar located within Taplejung district
  • Start walk for 3-4 hrs on easy winding path through forest of pines; and then climb to scenic hill top.
  • Within forested area to reach our first overnight camp at Mitlung a small farm village with views of Kanchenjunga.
05
Day 05: Trek to Phurumbu School 1,500 m -06 hrs.
  • Walk leads to climb within cool air after leaving warm and low foot hills of Kanchenjunga areas,
  • Slowly our walk reaching at small place to camp at Phurumbu School premises within farm areas and rural village.
06
Day 06: Trek to Chirwa 1,250 m - 06 hrs.
  • Morning long downhill to Tamor River with few short ups and downs to reach Sinwa village
  • Descend to Tawa village crossing several streams and walk past farm villages to overnight camp at Chirwa.
  • A moderate size village of mix tribes includes mostly Rai (Kirat tribe) some Magar, Tamang and Hindu Chettries, Brahmins with Dalits.
07
Day 07: Trek to Sekathum / Japantar 1,350m - 07 hrs.
  • From Chirwa morning walk to Sukathum village, reach a river bank with mix terrains and cultivation of cardamom fields in the shade of thick trees
  • Walk higher up over farm fields with short descend to overnight camp at Sekathum,
  • A small farm village with dramatic change of culture of Tibetan Buddhist religions
08
Day 08: Trek to Gyapla Phedi 2,300m - 07 hrs.
  • Walk today allows you to observe more of the beautiful country looking at views of mountains with much uphill walk by the bank of Tamur River.
  • Heading through scattered cattle herder summer camps to reach at Gypla Phedi, on lower alpine areas for overnight stop.
09
Day 09: Trek to Ghunsa, 3,480 m - 07 hrs.
  • First part of walk on gentle slope with climb for an hour into forest of rhododendron and pines
  • Walk reaches a level ground near Ghunsa River to reach at Ghunsa village for overnight.
  • This village populated by Bhotia and Sherpa tribe (Tibetan origin) with community stone houses a neat and tidy small farm.
10
Day 10: Trek to Khambachen 4,000m -06hrs.
  • Morning climb following river with views of waterfalls on walks within Yak herders camps around grazing fields.
  • Walk by Ghunsa River into rhododendron and pine forest, walk leads to gradual climb to Rambuk Kharka.
  • Trek continues with excellent views of Khumbukarna and Janu and other high snow capped peaks.
  • Leaving behind tree lines into barren country with climb, and then gentle descend to Khambachen for overnight stop.
  • A scenic valley dominated by Sharphu 7,070 m with north face of Mt. Jannu and Wedge peaks.
11
Day 11: Trek to Lhonak 4,780m - 06 hrs.
  • Walk follows river above river for an hour and then heading further east,
  • With down-hill to a river, climbs lead to a terminal moraine of Kanchenjunga glacier, on leaving Ramtang Kharka (a Sheppard place)
  • As trail join Kanchenjunga glacier to reach Lhonak withind Kanchenjunga glacier overlooking grand views of Mera, Nepal Peak and Wedge Peak.
12
Day 12: Hike to Pang-Pema Kanchenjunga North Base Camp 5,065 m.
  • Morning hike to Pang-Pema at North Kanchenjunga base camp.
  • Start climb facing views of Kirat Chuli, Nepal Peak, Taple Sikhar, and Givegela Chuli.
  • Walk between grassy slopes and to a glacier path up at Kanchenjunga North Base Camp
  • Chances of seeing blue sheep’s around this wilderness of mountains and glaciers.
  • After wonderful moment within massive Kanchenjunga peaks back to camp at Lhonak.
13
Day 13: Trek to Ghunsa, 3,480 m - 08hrs.
  • Journey leads back on the same path past Kambachen to camp at Ghunsa after a long day walks.
14
Day 14: Trek to Gyapla Phedi 2,300m - 07hrs.
  • Walk downhill within scenic country with views of mountains past scattered cattle herder summer camps to reach at Gypla Phedi for overnight stop.
15
Day 15: Trek to Sekathum / Japantar 1,350m - 07 hrs.
  • Morning walk to more low warm areas back into farm fields and terraces within nice rural villages to reach at Sekathum or Japantar for overnight stop
16
Day 16: Trek to Chirwa 1,250 m - 06 hrs.
  • Enjoy walk through friendly villages and into patch of cool forest areas to reach at Chirwa for overnight stop.
17
Day 17: Trek to Phurumbu School 1,500 m -07hrs.
  • Retrace the journey back on the same interesting trail to camp at Phurumbu School premises.
18
Day 18: Trek to Suketar 2,440 m -04 hrs.
  • Last day of the walk to reach at Sukhetar around Tapeljung town and village for overnight last overnight stop around mid hills of Kanchenjunga.
19
Day 19: Drive to Ilam drive with overnight in local Lodge.
  • Adventure completes taking drive to reach Ilam with its vast fields of Tea Garden, the flavor of the local tea much appreciated throughout Nepal and abroad.
  • Few hours of scenic drive brings you at Ilam, with time to wander around and as well observe the local culture and custom of great interest.
20
Day 20: Drive to Bhadrapur -03 hrs drive and fly back to Kathmandu.
  • After breakfast drive leads to low warm south eastern Nepal within Terai belt at Bhadrapur airport.
  • From here a scenic flight back to city life of Kathmandu, where our adventure to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp trekking completes.
21
Day 21: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.
  • Depart from the hotel as per your flight time
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks guides and staff transfer you for International departure homeward bound or to respective countries.
Cost Includes
  • All airport/Hotel transfers
  • Three star Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights as per the BB plan
  • Guided City tour in Kathmandu covering UNESCO heritage sites and monument entrance fee.
  • Trekking permits and necessary paper work for the Kanchanjunga Conservation
  • Round Trip flight ticket for Kathmandu Bhadrapur Kathmandu.
  • Drive to shuketar Taplajung via Ilam by the private Jeep
  • All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice)
  • Twin sharing Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trekking on local tea houses.
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered professional trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide & porter salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and Lodging
  • Trekking equipment: down filled sleeping bag and duffel bag (if you need you have to inform during our meeting at the office)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits deserts every day
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks Gifts (T shirt & trekking certificates)
  • Farewell dinner at local Nepali restaurant
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit
  • All government and local taxes
Cost Excludes
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned above Price Includes section.

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration: 21 Days

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Group Size: 2-12 People

  • Difficulty: Adventurous to Demanding

  • Altitude: Pangpema 5,065m

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