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Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek
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  • February 23, 2020
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Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek weather

The Mt Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world 5,568m from the sea level. Kanchenjunga base camp trek weather will vary from the season-wise trek. If you are looking the best time to trek in Kanchenjunga base camp September-November and March-May is a fantastic time to trek. Otherwise depends upon the trekker’s time and duration of the travel. You had to prepare as the season-wise trekking gears and equipment.

Mt Kanchenjunga is located eastern part of Nepal in India bordered. It is also known as “the five treasure houses of snows”. The trekking is designed for the adventure lover looking challenges and less traveler remote zone in Nepal. Here you will enjoy the ethical people culture and hospitality service as well as encounter the diverse flora and fauna.

Comparatively, Kanchenjunga base camp trek is a more pleasant and peaceful walk than the Annapurna Circuit and Everest base camp trek. Because of the less crowed of the trekkers.

Himalayan region weather and climate are unpredictable and challenging. The trek is the perfect destination because of the best views of the Himalayan range, natural beauty, landscape, biodiversity and so on. You will experience the breathtaking view of the majestic beauty of the Kanchenjunga trekking route.

The Kanchenjunga voyage begins from the Kathmandu fly over or by bus along with the western part road head towards the Taplangung via Ilam and Pachthar district. If you fly, you have to arrive at Biratnagar or Bhirawa airport than you will drive one day to Tumlingtar then you will start next day trek.

Our treks lead us more ups and downhill from the lower part of hilly areas Nepal.  The trekking trail passes through Rai, Limbu, Sherpa and Tibetan Settlements towards the high Himalayan range. Along the trail, you will enjoy the Jannu, Khabur, the high wall of Kumbakarna, Kanchenjunga, Rathong and enormous mountain range.

On the Kanchenjunga trekking trail is rich because of the diverse wildlife including snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, red panda, Impheyan, pheasant, red-billed blue magpies, and so on. The trek offers a variety of landscapes, wildlife, culture and panoramic view of the Himalayan range like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga, which was an outstanding experience of lifetime trek.

Kanchenjunga base camp trek has diverse routes, southwest, northwest, and northeast. It will depend on your trekking duration for the different routes, which you will reach maximum altitude 5153m.

The Kanchenjunga conservation opened since the 1980s, you will need a special permit for the restricted areas trek. The conservation areas cover the 2035

This region trek offers prosperous and virgin land because of the wilderness, cultural diversity and less touristic place of the high Himalayan range in Nepal.

The local tea houses provide hospitality service and comfortable accommodation. They were greeted by the local product from the heart-warming drink of hot Tongaba, the fermented millet drinks. Along the trek, you will be overwhelmed by the backdrop of mountain scenery and beautiful landscape. The Monasteries, Chortens, temples, prayer walls are shows the amazing beauty of this area trek.

 Highlights of the Kanchenjunga base camp trek

  • Explore third-highest Mt Kanchenjunga base camp in the world
  • Experience the cultural diversity of Rai, Limbu, Sherpa, and Tibetan people
  • Yalung glacier and different high passes
  • Warm greetings from the Typical Nepali villagers along the trekking trail
  • Kanchenjunga conservation is the habitat of endangers animals like red panda, snow leopards, black bears, musk deer, blood pheasant, Asian black bears, etc.
  • Variety of butterfly and various insects
  • Rich biodiversity

Kanchenjunga base camp trek weather and seasons

Kanchenjunga base camp trekking trail across through the diverse climate zone in Nepal. So it is very difficult to predict the weather condition of this region trek. The starting point of the trek Taplajung 1820 m and Kanchenjunga Base Camp stands at the highest point 5140 m above sea level. This varies of altitude and the weather will definitely change as per the climate.

The weather will differ from the season-wise climate along the trek. There was different weather figure out while joining base camp treks all the way to your final destination.

Kanchenjunga base camp trek in the spring season

The spring season begins in March and ends with May. Early in spring season temperature will be cold at higher altitude but in lower part weather is mild and pleasant to walk. However, the trek offers beautiful surrounding environments and warm weather.

Spring is one of the best peak seasons of trekking in the Kanchenjunga base camp. You had an experience of snowy trekking trail because of the winter seasons traces along the trek.

The tea houses/lodges start to an opening in the alpine zone of the Himalayan region, the tea houses are closed in winter season because of the heavy snowfall and freezing temperature. You don’t need to as prepare as winter seasons trekking gears. You can easily walk in high altitude and high pass of the trek of Kanchenjunga base camp trek.

Onward mid of the spring season temperature will be hotter in lower elevation and high altitude weather will be perfect to trek. In this season the weather is no colder and easy to trek a very comfortable way.

The spring seasons provide the opportunity to the diversity of wildlife and the landscape of the Himalayan region. The forest trail becoming a colorful and pleasant walk because of the wildflower and rhododendron blooming along the trek.

The temperature will be stable and clear. It provides the outstanding beauty of nature and Mountain views from different places and angels.

This trek also offers the wildlife beauty of nature. Here are many more endangered animals that can be seen along the way like red panda, snow leopard, black bear and Himalayan goat and so on. It reflects the significant beauty of nature.


March is the begging of the winter season. You are the encounter of snowing and beautiful snowcapped mountains. The month is said to goodbye to the winter seasons. Still chance of getting the cold temperature in high altitude.


April is the fantastic month of Kanchenjunga base camp trek. The month is the perfect time to trek because of a clear and stable climate. Another thing is that during the month wildflower blooming along the way makes the amazing journey. Our national rhododendron flowers are full in bloom, it is the main attraction of the trail.



May is the last of spring season month. From the end of May, the temperature will be humid and hot, which is happened in the lower region of the trek. On the way to trek, you had sunny and clear weather during the Kanchenjunga base camp trek.


Kanchenjunga base camp trek in monsoon season

The monsoon season begins from the month of JUNE and it goes till mid of September. This season mainly dominated by the rain. Because of the rain trekking trail makes a slippery and muddy.

Due to the train visibility will be disturb because of the cloudy weather.

In this season temperature will be warmer and hot. The climate will be more humid and sunny days.

Cloud blocked the majestic view of the Himalayan range. When was stop the rain became an amazing view of the Himalayan range.

If you are a less crowed and pleasant walk, you can choose the beginning month of the summer season. This season offers the greenery view of hilly areas of the Kanchenjunga conservation trek.

The monsoon season trek has many difficulties during the trek when you are in the trek you may face the problem of the landslide, avalanched in higher and lower altitude of trek.

Few lodges are open in summer season trek because of the less number of tourist along the trek. This is the less develop trekking trail in Nepal. There are no more tourist houses. If you are enjoying the unique adventure of Kanchenjunga base camp trek, monsoon will be the best choice. However, you have to well-equipped as per the seasonable trekking gears.

You must bring the waterproof trekking arrangement and ready to face any kind of challenge along the Monsoon season trek.


Mid of June will the rainy season in Nepal. This month also considering as pre-monsoon season. Rainfall will not happen frequently this month. The tourist will be decreased from this month.


July is the main month of heavy rainfall. Due to the rainfall trekking trail will be sleeper and muddy. The hilly region will be landslide and difficult trek.

In this month no more tourist Kanchenjunga base camp trekking. Because of the challenging trekking region. The trekking trail will be more greenery and dust-free climate. The temperature will be decreased because of continuous rainfall.


August is also keeping the monsoon season. This month also a high chance of the cancellation of mountain flights.  Monsoon season mostly the sky was blocked by the cloud, and there was not good visibility of flight and natural beauty.

Kanchenjunga base camp trek in the autumn season

Kanchenjunga base camp trek autumn season is the most recommended time to trek in the Himalayan range. This season offers the amazing weather of the Himalayan areas in Nepal.

The monsoon is over but there was a chance to rain mid of September. After the rainy season reflects the greenery and dust-free beautiful nature. The temperature will be mild and pleasant to walk on sunny days.

Along the trekking route, the weather is perfect with no more clouds and wind. In this season neither too cold nor too hot.

Autumn is the festival time in Nepal. So you could take part of Nepali culture and religion, which will be very helpful to understand Nepal. Along the trail, you will enjoy the beauty of our traditions.

In the late season in autumn, the climate will be getting colder day by day. And the traveler will be decreased because of the cold weather but not affected by the beauty of nature.

In fact, autumn is the perfect time to take a breathtaking view of the landscape and snow-covered mountains range.

Well, this season the trekking trail is crowed by the tourist. There will be some difficulty in tea houses because of the few numbers of lodges along the trail. So we will recommend the pre-book accommodation for comfortable travel.


September is the beginning of the autumn season but mid of the month reflects the perfect weather for the trek. The temperature is more stable warmer but neither too cold nor hot.

The trekking view offers fantastic snowcapped mountains and nature. Trekkers’ starts crowed along the trekking trail.


December is the best month of the trekking season of autumn. Most of the adventure lovers prefer the best view of nature and the Himalayan range.

This month reflects the pleasant weather and amazing view of the Kanchenjunga base camp trek. The views of snow-capped mountains jaw-dropping towering peaks. Most of the day’s climate will be the stable and average temperature of the best time trek. So, we prefer the best month of the trek in Nepal.


November is another best month of trekking in Kanchenjunga base camp trek. The temperature will be getting decreasing from the last week of November.

Few numbers of trekkers will be along the trek. In spite of the coldness, the beauty of nature and mountains are amazing to the trek.  This month weather reflects the mild kind of temperature. While taking part in this trek, you will enjoy the pleasant nature and less traffic along the trek.


Kanchenjunga base camp trek in the winter season

The winter season falls under the month of December, January, and February in Nepal.  The temperature will start too decreased below zero.

Winter season is the best time to trek after the spring and autumn season in Nepal. However, you will suffer from the coldness and snowing along the trek. It is quite cold at higher altitude but you will enjoy the snow-covered mountain range.

During the winter season trekking trail will be difficult because of the snowing and freezing weather. The highest pass like Sele Le pass and base camp trekking trail both side of Kanchenjunga base camp trek. The circuit trekking will be challenging but you have to prepare while starting a journey.

You have to arrange a trekking gears as per the seasons demanding equipment’s. After all, your adventurous journey will be a more enjoyable and amazing lifetime memory.

In the winter season, you can trek the direct route of the Kanchenjunga base camp. The lodges of the higher altitude like Pangpema and Ramche closed during the winter season. The temperature will be decreased by -30 degrees Celsius. So you must have to prepare warm and comfortable equipment’s as per the winter seasons.

However, a higher altitude trek is more challenging and adventurous. If you are looking for solo travel, we will help to organize a guide with trekking in Kanchenjunga trek. Less number of traffic along the trail, so it will be the perfect some hurdles of the trek.

The late winter season starts to raise the temperature.


December is the beginning of the winter season. The temperature is mild in lower elevation but the high altitude will be colder. So the yak herders all move downwards protect from the cold.

Few numbers of tourists along the trek and a few tourists on the way. Because of the unpredictable weather during the season. Although sometime you will enjoy the crystal clear mountain peaks.


January is the coldest month of the year. The temperature will be drop down below zero degrees.  The day will be warmer but night and morning will be freezing like your body.

So you should bring warmer clothes and sleeping bags. During the time, crossing high pass trekking cover with snow and very difficult walk easily. You must bring waterproof boots and crampons for the easy walk.


This February is the end of the winter season. The weather is still cold in the morning and night. But days are getting warmer at the end of February.

The tea houses are closed at a higher level of the trek. The lower part of the trek really nice weather to trek.

Some tips of Kanchenjunga base camp trek

  • Select the best season of the trek. That must be appropriate with your time and as you feel comfortable to trek. Generally, spring and autumn is the perfect time to trek in higher altitude but you can take part in winter and Monsoon season too.
  • Start a trek early in the morning because you will arrive on time at your destination. High season trek crowed of the traveler along the trek, so you must pre-book or fast arrived in the tea house, easy to manage accommodation and food.
  • Due to the unpredictable weather condition in high altitude trek like Kanchenjunga base camp. So, you must think about the challenging condition of weather in the Himalayan region trek. And you had to bring the proper equipment possibly a bad effect on the weather. Kanchenjunga base camp trek has a diverse route and climate zone, so you need to bring warm and comfortable clothes as per the seasons.
  • If you are going to start a higher altitude trek, you must check your body and health condition. Keep your body hydrated and drink sufficient water along the trek. It means you are easily come out from the altitude. Along the trek, if you feel headache, dizziness and uncomfortable your body, you will not continue your journey. So you must careful while walking altitude, food habits, proper acclimatization, and slow walking, etc.
  • Well, you are doing the winter season trek. Must bring warm and comfortable gears while using your body and easy to carry your porter. Backpack the winter equipment like a warm sleeping bag, crampons, tents, warm clothes, waterproof boots, etc.
  • Don’t forget to bring energy snakes, bars and Chocolates, while walking the trek you may feel hungry and feel tired. It can be very useful to energize your body. Sometime you may not find easily tea houses along the Kanchenjunga base camp trek.
  • While starting an adventurous voyage, your body must be strong and fit to walk often assent and decent the hilly areas. If you are healthy and habitual to long walk and experience of the trek. It will be easily done on this trek. Otherwise, you try to practice yoga, running, long walk a few days ago to start a trek.
  • Choose the best trekking agency in Nepal. Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks is one of the pioneer trekking agency in Nepal. We are focusing on guest interest and reasonable price for each and every providing service through our company. Our company provides experienced and knowledgable guides as well as the best service provider hotel and porter to carry things while in trek and tour.



Kanchenjunga base camp trek is the more unique adventurous trekking trail than the Annapurna base camp, Everest base camp trek and much more trekking destination in Nepal.

Basically weather determines whether the journey will be amazing or not. High Himalayan weather can’t predict easily but it can be changed any time. So it makes the adventurous journey somehow challenging and outstanding view explore during the trip.

However, spring and autumn season is the perfect time to visit the Kanchenjunga base camp trek. Off curse, the weather reflects the super clear and stable climate. Then you will enjoy the thrilling view of the landscape and Himalayan view from a different angle.

Yes, we have alternatives for the peak season trek winter and summer season. There was some sort of difficulty during the offseason trek. However, you are amazed by the unique nature of the trek.

Do you have any inquiry? Please send an email or contact us. For more details.

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