Kangchenjunga base camp trek-north to south, 14 to 17 days also spelled Kanchenjunga, is the third highest mountain in the world. It rises with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) in a section of the Himalayas called Kangchenjunga Himal delimited in the west by the Tamur River, in the north by the Lhonak Chu and Jongsang La, and in the east by the Teesta River. It lies between Nepal and Sikkim, India, with three of the five peaks (Main, Central, and South) directly on the border and the remaining two (West and Kangbachen) in Nepal’s Taplejung District.
Bring out the trekker residing in you on a challenging 14 to 18 days trek to Kanchenjunga base camp. A very rewarding trek for those looking for solitude and wilderness. Get to see the world’s tallest mountain Kanchenjunga scaling 8586m, mount Kumbhakarna 7710m, and numerous snow-capped mountain peaks. Discover the world’s largest Yalung glacier, alpine meadows, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and the last remaining pristine forest on the planet. Kanchenjunga conservation area covering 2035 Km2 of the area is home to rare species of Snow leopard, Red panda, Himalayan black beer, and Musk deer. Kanchenjunga habitats around 3000 species of flora, 280 species of birds, 77 species of plants, and 13 species of mammals.
Along the trekking trail, you can notice beautiful birds like golden-breasted Fulvetta, Snowcock, Blood Pheasant, and red-billed Cough. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek 14 days offers an exceptional experience of wilderness and adventure that you will remember for a lifetime Adventure. Afterward, we trek through the massive glacier of Kanchenjunga from where we will see the most incredible close-up view of mount Kanchenjunga. Finally, we will reach the base camp of Mount Kanchenjunga at Pang Pema. After then we will start trekking back to Taplejung collecting many unforgettable moments of the trek. Kanchenjunga base camp trek will certainly fill you with new energy and inspiration in your life. You can learn more about Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. Discover the habitat of rare animals like the Red Panda and Snow Leopard. Explore the topography of the alpine herbs like Mugworts, Berberis erythroplakia, Berberis aristata, Ephedra gerardiana, Meconopsis grandis, and more. Enjoy the best Nepal tour.
Early in the morning, we take our flight to Bhadrapur from Kathmandu with a scenic view of the Eastern region. After 45 minutes of flight, we reach the Bhardrapur airport then we will take a car/jeep from Bhadrapur for Illam which will take Approx 7 hours of drive.
We will explore the tea garden of Ilam and ascend upward from Illam for our overnight stay in Yamphidin Village on a private jeep.
Today we march gradually ascending and following the Sibuwa river and cross the river again to our left side. A short steep uphill walk takes us a bit high and keeps the distance from Sibuwa River. We walk through the rhododendron, bamboo bushes, and thick forest to reach Tortong and enjoy wild animals like Red Panda, Wild Boar, Bear, Musk Deer, wild birds, and other wild animals on our way and we will stay in Tortong for the overnight.
Today we will trek through the trail of the dense forest of beautiful bamboo and rhododendron which is accompanied by the river. After that we will walk along the Simbuwa Khola gradually uphill then after some time we will reach Cheram for the overnight stay.
We begin our short trek after breakfast. From Cheram, we ascend for some time before reaching the snout of the Yalung Glacier. It is a beautiful walk on a valley trail. We also cherish the views of several Himalayan peaks. We pass through a small settlement of Lapsang before reaching Ramche. Overnight in Ramche.
From Ramche, we walk further up the valley. We then follow a stream before climbing on the moraine top until confronted by Kanchenjunga’s southern face. We walk further ahead for a glimpse of the Jannu Himal. We continue our trek further towards the Oktang Monastery. From here, we climb further up and reach the Yalung Base Camp. The views from the base camp are extraordinary. Kumbakarna (Jannu), Nyukla Lachung, and other Himalayan peaks are close by. We descend and spend the night at Cheram.
We begin our trek after breakfast. We cross four passes today beginning with Sinelapche Bhanjyang. After crossing the pass we continue to Mirgin La pass. We continue trekking and reach the Sinon La pass which is not very far. From here, we ascend to Sele La pass. There are prayer flags strung across one of the trail's steeper sections, which is very near to the Sele La pass. We cross the pass. Overnight in Sele La.
We begin our trek after breakfast. We walk towards the north with Tangbgharma Danda nearby. We reach a chorten marked by prayer flags which marks the start of a steep trail. We descend through rhododendron, birch, and pine forests before reaching Ghunsa. It is a beautiful village of houses with Day.
After Breakfast, we head to Khambachen along the green forests concede to the frost-browned vegetation of the alpine regions of the Kanchenjunga region as we climb steadily to the upper glacial valleys on our path, with mighty Jannu standing before us in all its glory as we trek through the scenic landscape towards Khambachen.
Today will be another challenging day and an early start is needed. We will trek through rocky fields and large boulders on the hillside along the riverbank and arrive at a waterfall. We will then cross a bridge to Ramtang monastery. After then we will cross a landslide section which we must pass through at a steady pace before descending to the river and finally arriving at Lhonak. We will stay overnight in Lhonak.
From Lhonak, we trek towards the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Our trail is alongside the gigantic Kanchenjunga Glacier. After passing Pangpema we will descend towards the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. The view from the base camp is magnificent. Mount Kanchenjunga, Jannu Himal, and other Himalayan peaks are ours to admire. After then we will descend back to Pangpema and stay overnight.
Returning by the same route to Lhonak, we gain a different and refreshing perspective of the region's beautiful scenery. Pema we trace back our steps to Khambachen.
From Lhonak, we will descend all the way to Ghunsa via the Tibetan refugee village Phalle. It is the same route we took when we were climbing up.
From/Phalle Ghunsa, we descend towards Phale. We will pass through several Mani’s and a monastery nearby. We will walk through Juniper forests and reach Phale. From there, it is a steady descent to Gyabla. We will cross a bridge over the river Chhundatangka and reach Gyabla. As we continue our trek, we see a waterfall nearby. We also cross a suspension bridge over river Sumbung before reaching Amjilosa. Today we stay overnight in Amjilosa.
Today we will drive through the Taplejung Bazaar with the private jeep/car then we will drive and see Nepali culture and lifestyle and a beautiful cardamom garden with a beautiful rice paddy field. After approx 6 hours of drive, we will reach Illam Bazaar and stay overnight in Illam. After reaching Illam we will do the sightseeing of Illam Bazaar Illam Bazar is one of the most popular business hubs between India and Nepal. Illam is very famous for its local products like Tea, Cardamom, Ginger, Ghee, chilly, and many other household products.
After reaching Illam we will do the sightseeing of Illam Bazaar Illam Bazar is one of the most popular business hubs between India and Nepal. Illam is very famous for its local products like Tea, Cardamom, Ginger, Ghee, chilly, and many other household products.
We will drive from Illam to Bhadrapur by private jeep through the tea garden with small towns Kanyam, we can see many scenes of tea garden, Nepali lifestyle and we can buy varieties of tea and local products from Fickal Bazzar/ Kanya. Then we will drive to Bhadrapur airport for our flights and fly back to Kathmandu on the same day.