Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek - 23 Days

The highlight of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek 
  • The world’s third highest mountain Kanchenjunga Base camp Trek offers  stunning Himalaya scenery of Mt. Everest, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga many other snow-capped mountains
  • Explore Buddhist cultures, Yalung Ri base camp explore wildlife and the great Himalayas.Stunning views of Mount Kanchenjunga, Climbing and Camping. Exploring Rhododendron forests, Sightseeing ancient Kathmandu valley.
  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar – Taplaijung. Crossing Mirgin La pass and flora, fauna and fascinating local cultures.
  • Massif view of mountains beautiful flora and fauna and mt. Kanchenjunga base camp.
  • Great views of the Himalayas and explore Kanchenjunga Base Camp.

Trip Summarize –

Marvelous views of stunning Mt. Kanchenjunga 8,586 m (28,169 ft). And also provides you a great opportunity to explore the eastern region of Nepal. Exploring the region, you can observe the local Buddhist culture of this region, following their unique traditions, and rituals. Surroundings covering by wildlife like leopards, wild yaks, grey langur, jackal, wild cats etc beautiful subtropical forests. Even though, Kanchenjunga is one of the restricted regions for trekking, you can find a great opportunity to explore this sacred and untouched region.
Kanchenjunga (8586m\28169 ft.), is the third highest Mountain in Nepal is also known as the queen of Mountains and is situated in the eastern part of our country. Mt. Kanchenjunga trekking is getting popular these days among nature enthusiasts as it is a long adventure to the most remote and beautiful area of the Himalayas in Nepal’s eastern regions. Crossing the Mirgin- La pass at 4725 meters gives you views of Mountain Makalu, Chamlang, and Everest. Similarly, Kanchenjunga region is rich in wildlife with iconic species. Visit some of the world heritage sites in Kathmandu. Explore beautifully and art and architectures, stupas and temples which are the highlight of the medieval period. Visit some of the world heritage sites in Kathmandu. Furthermore, explore beautifully and art and architectures, stupas and temples which are the highlight of the medieval period. Sunrise Adventure trek will make your trip memorable from your arrival to departure.
Likewise, Kanchenjunga trek is mostly inhabitant of Rai and Limbu people which lies Eastern part of Nepal. This area is mostly influenced of Ti beaten Buddhist cultures. Mount. Kanchenjunga is located in the border of Tibet and Sikkim. Trek passing through different beautiful monasteries, Stupas, and Gompas.
Similarly, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek takes you towards the lap of the world’s third tallest mountain. You can explore the massive wildlife here such as snow leopard, Tibetan wolf, the red panda. At altitude, on the high mountain, you can see the beautiful pine forest and bamboo jungle. Moreover, the name Kanchenjunga means five treasures of the great snow which is in reference to the five summits that make up Kanchenjunga. Since this trekking is less crowded you will be rewarded with a unique insight into Nepali rural lifestyle and its rich culture. Although, Passing along the trekking, you can observe the remarkable valleys with their an amazing Buddhist culture and traditions of the local people. Although, there is a range of Nepalese culture from Rai and Limbu to Tibetan Buddhist village. Along with this, you have the magnificent view of the frozen lake crystal clear stream. Finally back to Bhadrapur and fly back to Kathmandu. 

Outlined Itinerary:

Day1: Arrival in Airport

Day2:  Sightseeing in Kathmandu – B

Day3:  Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar (Taplejung) then trek to Jogidanda (2059m/6755ft.) – B.L.D

Day4: Jogidanda to Chirwa (1800m/5905ft.) – 7 hrs – B.L.D

Day5: Chirwa to Sekathum (1660m/5446ft.) – 6 hrs – B.L.D

Day6: Sekathum to Amjilosa (2510m/8234ft.) – 5 hrs – B.L.D

Day7: Amjilassa to Kyapar (2730m/8956ft.) – 7 hrs – B.L.D

Day8: Kyapar to Ghunsa (3695m/12122ft.) – 6 hrs – B.L.D

Day9: Ghunsa to Khambachen (4099m/13448ft.) 6-7 hrs – B.L.D

Day10: Rest Day Explore the Khambachen (4099m/13448ft.) – B.L.D

Day11: Khambachen to Lhonak (4785m/15698ft.) – B.L.D

Day12: Lonak to Pang Pema (5143m/16873ft.) 6 – 7 hrs – B.L.D

Day13: Pang Pema (5243m/17201ft.) – 7 hrs – B.L.D

Day14: Pang Pema to Khanbachen (4040m/13254ft.) – 6 hrs – B.L.D

Day15: Khangpachen to Phole (3100m/10170ft.) – 6 hrs – B.L.D

Day16: Phole to Amjilassa (2500m/8202ft.) – 7 hrs – B.L.D

Day17: Trek to Tapehok (1300m/4265ft.) – 6 hrs – B.L.D

Day18: Trek to Phoram (1650m/5413ft.) – 6 hrs – B.L.D

Day19: Trek to Suketar (2440m/8005ft.) – 5 hrs – B.L.D

Day20: Drive to Ilam & Bhirtamod – 6 hrs – B.L.D

Day21: Drive to Bhadrapur & Either drive or Flight to Kathmandu – B

Day22: Kathmandu Rest & Join Cultural Dinner Program – D

Day23: Departure & Farewell – B

(Note:  B.L.D, Plan Including / B: Breakfast, L: Lunch & D: Dinner.)

Day 1
Arrival in Airport

Our representatives will be at airport to pick you up and transfer you to designated hotel in Kathmandu. There you can take rest or read articles on trekking. At evening we provide you short briefing regarding the trip information.

Day 2
Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Kathmandu is very rich in cultural and historical aspects. And you will be visiting some of the historically and culturally important locations whilst your stay. Swayambhunath – Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath – Biggest Hindu Temple, Bauddhanath and Patan Durbar Square are places to focus on. Exploring the beautiful ancient structures you can get a chance to analyze the ancient cultural values and traditions of Nepalese people. You’ll have to attend meeting in the evening.

Day 3
Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar (Taplejung) then trek to Jogidanda (2059m/6755ft.)

After Breakfast in the morning we take a flight from Kathmandu to Suketar. During the flight we observe the panoramic views of Surke Danda filled with rhododendron. From Suketar, we pass the ridge of 2580m above the sea level and cross the forest trail along with Limbu village; we can explore the Limbu cultures and traditions here. Our first camping is in Jogidanda. From here we get first views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Jannu.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 4
Jogidanda to Chirwa (1800m/5905ft.) – 7 hrs

Today, trail leads us through narrow path of jungle covered in green vegetation of cardamom plants and many others. During the walk we pass by the beautiful small streams and some gardens of orange. Route from here is flat surface and we can see small village with small lodges and camping sites once we reach Chirwa. Here we know that the locals are dependent on agriculture for income. This trek takes us through many ascents and descends.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 5
Chirwa to Sekathum (1660m/5446ft.) – 6 hrs

From Chirwa we trek to Sakathum, the trail is little bit like our previous one. Except this time we will be a bit closer to destination. There is river which you will be following and a bridge to cross before reaching Sekathum. Including the many ascends and descends while walking we walk through the forests trail full of cardamom and many other vegetation. At last we cross the small hanging bridge and reach Sekhatum in around 5 to 6 hours overall.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 6
Sekathum to Amjilosa (2510m/8234ft.) – 5 hrs

After the early breakfast, we trek from Sekathum camp to Amjilosa. First we cross a suspension bridge and then pass through the dense forest. We get to walk along the steep and narrow path on the trek. After walking for some hours we have lunch in Solima and then again continue trail up through trees and reach Amjilosa high above the gorge. Reaching at Amjilasa, we explore the region of few houses and small shops where the shops are also known as “Bhattis” in native language.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 7
Amjilassa to Kyapar (2730m/8956ft.) – 7 hrs

Today, our trekking is little bit short; starting from Ghunsa Valley. The trail is from forest of Bamboo, Rhododendron and brown oaks through scatteres pasture and waterfalls. And then climb steeply to Kyapart in the middle of terraced hill just above from Ghunsa Khola. During the climbing through Sherpa village, there is place called Gyabla or Kyapar where we observe the lifestyle of people from Buddhist culture.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 8
Kyapar to Ghunsa (3695m/12122ft.) – 6 hrs

Kyapar to Ghunsa is 6 hour trek in a flat terrace field and gently altitude ascends as you walk further through the trail that passes from jungle. Trekking through the jungle trail offers you to observe Gunsa River below the trail. Walking constantly also takes us by some human settlements and terrace fields of potato, wheat, barley etc. Tibetan settlements during the trail offer you to analyze the highly influenced Tibetan cultures and traditions of people.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 9
Ghunsa to Khambachen (4099m/13448ft.) 6-7 hrs

From Ghunsa we will be heading north to Khambachen. Following the Gunsa River we gradually head upward. Along the way pine and rhododendron forest with mani walls and chortens become real treat to sour eyes. You will cross a bridge over Ghunsa Khola and have lunch in grassy area called Rampuk Kharka (3,720m). Mountain sceneries, landslides and hillside village of Tibetan influenced Nepali’s are worth watching.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 10
Rest Day Explore the Khambachen (4099m/13448ft.)

Before moving further up to altitude over 750m, we acclimatize/rest in Khambachen. Here you can join short walk with guide and spend rest of the day resting. Early walk to Nupchu Khola from Khambachen is worth doing for scenic views of Mount Jannu.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 11
Khambachen to Lhonak (4785m/15698ft.)

Through rhododendron forest and seasonal yak herder’s camp along the trail, we trek to Lhonak. The trek is rockier and we have to cross landslide area. We have to pass North West of the Kanchenjunga Glacier to reach Lhonak. Trek to Lhonak takes us through the dry lake bed and an open sandy plain. The campsite is composed of several large stone huts and offers incredible views of Wedge Peak (6,750m), Mera (6,344m), Nepal Peak (6,910m), Twins (7,351m) and others.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 12
Lonak to Pang Pema (5143m/16873ft.) 6 – 7 hrs

After the breakfast, we trek to Pang Pema from Lonak. To get the best view of Kanchenjunga, Pang Pema is must visit place. The view from here with panoramic view of Peak Kanchenjunga and other peaks towering over the single roofless hut at Pang Pema is the one you will never regret of visiting.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 13
Pang Pema (5243m/17201ft.) – 7 hrs

From Pangpema we trek to Kanchenjunga (North) Base Camp (5280m) for up close views. We trek upward until we reach the base camp. During the trek we get to observe the gorges of nice mountain glacier where water flows all the time and during the middle of the day falling avalanches fascinates you the most. Then we trek back to Pangpema. Trekking down from the base camp we see yaks grazing over the mountainous pastures.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 14
Pang Pema to Khanbachen (4040m/13254ft.) – 6 hrs

After fabulous time at Pang Pema, morning walk and long descend with few short climb the journey leads you to the retracing route to camp at Kambachen from where we previously trekked. Reaching at the height of two to three hundred meters offers the spectacular views of stunning mountains like Kanchenjunga, Wedge Peak, Twins Peak, Tent Peak and the Pyramid Peak.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 15
Khangpachen to Phole (3100m/10170ft.) – 6 hrs

Retracing back through the same route where we trekked from, early in the morning we corss Ghunsa Khola and then walk pleasantly through pine forest. Walking constantly for some hours the trail takes us to the interesting Sherpa village of Phale. Here we get a chance to observe the daily living style of Sherpa people with beautiful cultural and traditional values.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 16
Phole to Amjilassa (2500m/8202ft.) – 7 hrs

Today, we take an early breakfast and start the trek to Amjilassa through the tree lines and rich vegetation area. The trail is steep climb for about half hour and then gentle climb to the down hills for about an hour. This trek leads you step up and down again for two hour through forest trail. Walking for some hours finally takes us to open grassland at Amjilassa.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 17
Trek to Tapehok (1300m/4265ft.) - 6 hrs

Today we continually descend to lower altitude and through the farm land and villages we reach Tapethok. Tapethok village is settled by Limbu (Subba) Kirat ethnicity and you have to pass through the village of Ghaiya Bari and Sekathum villages.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 18
Trek to Phoram (1650m/5413ft.) – 6 hrs

Our journey continues through the left bank of Tamur River and to Chiruwa village from where you wlk through several farm villages leading you uphill through mix forests of rhododendrons, oaks and pine trees. The trail gets better once you leave forest behind and reach Phoram, Phoram is fairly a large and neat village and surrounding great.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 19
Trek to Suketar (2440m/8005ft.) – 5 hrs

This is the last trek or the last day we have to walk. We trek to Suketar through enchanting forest of the mid hills with people of different races. The walk is steep up and gradual and pleasant walk all the way to Taplejung village before stopping around the foot hills of Mt. Kanchenjunga.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 20
Drive to Ilam & Bhirtamod – 6 hrs

We will be driving to Ilam, Ilam is a beautiful town famous for tea trees. And from there we drive further to Bhirtamod town for next early morning flight to Kathmandu. Bhirtamod on route to Bhadrapur airport you can see interesting markets and many shops.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 21
Drive to Bhadrapur & Flight or drive to Kathmandu

You can drive or flight to Kathmandu. It takes around 40 minutes to reach Bhadrapur airpot. And depending on the flight schedule you can get to enjoy great panoramic mountain views on the way to Kathmandu. You will be picked up from airport by our representatives.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in hotel.

Day 22
Kathmandu Rest & Join Cultural Dinner Program

You can visit around Kathmandu and take a day off to enjoy the historic city or shop around for souvenirs. You can also enjoy spa/massage/yoga for refreshing your mind.

Meals included: dinner by our side and finally an overnight stay in hotel.

Day 23
Departure & Farewell

Last day, you can either safely make return journey to home or you can join for another exciting adventure with Sunrise Adventure Treks. And according to flight schedule you will be escorted to airport approximately 3 hours earlier to catch flight to your next destination.

Have a safe Journey!

Cost included

  • Airport pick up and departure and all ground transportation during trips.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu two or three star category in twin sharing bed with breakfast basis
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
  • Accommodation in lodge and full board meals during the trekking
  • Govt. trained guide and necessary no.of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
  • All fees for TIMS card and Trekking Permit
  • Domestic Flight according to Itinerary
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket & necessary equipments during the trek
  • One cultural show and dinner program

Cost excluded

  • International Flight ticket & your personal expenses
  • Major meals in cities cold & alcoholic drinks
  • Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Tips to guide and porter and your insurance

Useful information

Trekking Group Size

We organize trekking in Kanchenjunga region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.

Experience and Health Requirements

Kanchenjunga trekking is considered a moderate trek suitable for those who can hike for 5 – 7 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Kanchenjunga No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.

Travel Insurance

Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.


Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.


Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Kanchenjunga trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise AdventureTrek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.


Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Sunrise Adventure Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ). If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing is necessary for the Kanchenjunga trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.


– T – shirts
– Hiking shorts
– Undergarments
– Full sleeves shirts
– Long light weight cotton pants
– Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
– Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants.
– Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker
– Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
– Fleece jacket or pullover
– Waterproof shell jacket
– Down jacket
– Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat
– Sun hat
– Lightweight gloves.
– Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal).

Foot Wear

– Hiking boots
– Light and comfortable camp shoes
– Thin, lightweight inner socks.
– Thick, warm wool hiking socks


– Down Sleeping bag
– Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter )
– Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time )
– Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag )
– Water bottle
– Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries
– Trekking poles
– Personal medicine box
– Sunglasses with UV protection.
– Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments

Toiletries and Personal Hygiene

– Quick drying small towel
– Toothbrush / paste
– Soap
– Face and body moisturizer
– Sun block for lips
– Tissues / toilet rolls
– Wet wipes
– Feminine hygiene products
– Anti bacterial hands wash

Trek Leader(s) and Staff

All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Kanchenjunga region for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Sunrise Adventure Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips. Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.

Porter Care

We are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.


Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Kanchenjunga region are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February.

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  • Trekking , Hiking, Sightseeing, Nature and Culture
  • Kanchenjunga Conservation Area
  • 5143 m
  • Kathmandu
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  • September- December and March - May
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