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New Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek

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15 Days

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Fixed Departure

Group Size

10 people



New Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek will lead you into the pristine Kanchenjunga Conservation Area of Nepal. This park is named after its massive snow treasure Mount Kanchenjunga north base camp with an elevation of 8,586m. Mount Kanchenjunga is 3rd highest mountain in the world after Mount Everest and Mount K2. Kanchenjunga trek gives you a very rare taste of an unexploited wilderness, experienced by very few tourists. Mount Kanchenjunga is considered to be one of the most beautiful snow massifs in the world. Kanchenjunga Circuit trek is an ideal trekking trail for trekkers who enjoy solitude. This is a day’s trek starting from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. We can do this trek by camping throughout the trail or by staying in a tea house. We will fly to Suketar airport located in the far north-east part of Nepal from where our trek starts. We will trek through the beautiful villages, forests, and landscapes observing different ethnic groups far from the modern world still practicing their traditional culture. On our trek, we can see the traces of Kirat civilization throughout the inhabited areas. On this trek, we can see the central, south, and the north face of Kanchenjunga. Also, we can see mount Yalungkang, Jannu, Makalu, Lhotse, and Everest on the way to Selena Pass. We might also see the snow leopard, red panda, musk deer, and several species of birds and butterflies preserved in the country’s most pristine Oak and Rhododendron forest. After trekking through the forested area of Kanchenjunga the trail passes through high altitude with less vegetation and more rocky terrain. After then we trek through the massive glacier of Kanchenjunga from where we will get to see the most incredible close-up view of mount Kanchenjunga.

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  • Trek to Pangpema base camp at 5100m
  • Discover different local ethnic communities such as Rai and Limbu
  • Immerse yourself in the rich flora and fauna of the region
  • Get to Kanchenjunga’s north base camp at 5100m above sea level
  • Gaze at the world’s third tallest mountain Kanchenjunga 8586m
  • Discover around 3000 species of alpine floras
  • Experience the wilderness of pristine Kanchenjunga conservation area trek
  • Eat like a local, trek like a local

Kathmandu - Bhadrapur (93 m) - Taplejung (1820 m)

Early in the morning, we take our flight to Bhadrapur from Kathmandu with the 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/Taplejunga which will take Approx 8 hours of drive. We will stop in the beautiful tea garden of Illam also known as the garden of Nepal for our lunch. After our Lunch, we will decent upward from Illam for our overnight stay in Taplejung.

Taplejung - Hellok (1740 m) - Ranipul

Today we will drive after breakfast and head towards the Mitlung/Sinuwa by crossing the small river over the suspension bridge. Then our trail descends down to Tamor Riverwalk through villages and terraced fields. Some irregular villages give us an opportunity to meet local people. Upon arriving at Tamor River, we follow some narrow trails close to the river. Then a gradual uphill trail through the terraced fields and a few houses take us to the village of Ranipul.

Ranipul - Amjilosa (2308 m)

After breakfast, we head to a series of impressive suspension bridges that leads us back and forth across the Ghunsa Khola to Jaubari, then across another bridge to the narrow trail leading up the steeply-sided slopes to Amjilosa.

Amjilosa - Gyabla (2730 m)

After breakfast, we start our trek along the thickly forested region of dense rhododendron and venerable oak trees, past myriad waterfalls and the scattered villages lying quietly below the mountains in their peaceful valley. Eagles soar lazily above us, yaks graze solemnly in green pastures, and occasional signs of wildlife come into view among the trees or high on the slopes.

Gyabla - Ghunsa (3595 m)

After breakfast, we head towards the Tibetan refugee village of Phalle, and then we explore to tiny Tibetan refugee village and monastery along lunch time, making the steady climb to the picturesque town of Ghunsa and its superb view of the surrounding countryside.

Acclimatization Day

After breakfast, we explore tiny Ghunsa village and make a local hand-made carpet and support for local people's economic rise, designated rest day to help the body acclimate to the high altitude, and Ghunsa is perfectly suited to the task by virtue of its scenic alpine surroundings and points of cultural interest, including the local gompa.

Ghunsa - Khambachen (4050 m)

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

Khambachen - Lhonak (4780 m)

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.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5143 m)

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.

Pangpema - Khambachen

From returning by the same route to lho-nak, we gain a different and refreshing perspective of the region's beautiful scenery. Pema we trace back our steps to khambachen.

Khambachen - Phalle (3475 m)

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

Phalle - Amjilosa

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

Amjilosa - Ranipul - Taplejung

Today we will hike down to Ranipul and from there we take a jeep back to Taplejung.

Taplejung - Ilam (800 m)

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.

Ilam - Bhadrapur - Kathmandu

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 we will fly back to Kathmandu on the same day.

  • Airport/ hotel pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Hotels in Kathmandu, inclusive of breakfast
  • Three Times Meals during the trek
  • Government-licensed, experienced English-speaking guide
  • One porter per two people
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
  • All government taxes
  • One trekking map per person
  • Kanchenjunga permit and conservation fee
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets for the trek (should be refunded after the trek)
  • Surface transportation
  • First aid kit
  • Domestic flight tickets KTM–BDR/Suketa
  • Fresh fruit during the trek
  • Marsh bar and snicker 1 pic each day during the trek
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Beverage bills, bar bills, and personal expenses
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver
  • Extra day Kathmandu Hotel
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 10 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended


03- March
04- April
05- May
09- September
10- October
11- November



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Scenic Flight
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Is visa on arrival available?
YES, you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 50 and 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)

Do I need to bring extra documents?
Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport, and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

What is the best season for this trekking?
The best months to trek in the Kanchenjunga region are from early March to mid-May and from October to late November.


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