Kanchenjunga base camp trek from Nepal

Kanchenjunga base camp trek from Nepal 29 Days US$2357

About Kanchenjunga base camp trekking

Kanchenjunga base camp trek is arguably the most enthralling and adventurous trekking trail in the Kanchenjunga region. It is loaded with traveling experience which is most often off-the-beaten and remote. The hardship of trekking has made it one of the least trekked trails of the nation. Along with exigent walk, the trail also offers fun and excitement making is perfect to try out. Kanchenjunga base camp trek Nepal is a less traveled route compared to other popular treks in Nepal, which means you’ll get to enjoy the peace and quiet of the mountains without crowds of other trekkers.

Mount Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek in Nepal is an adventure of a lifetime, offering a unique opportunity to explore remote areas of the Himalayas and immerse yourself in the rich culture and natural beauty of Taplejung district Nepal. It’s a challenging trek that requires a good level of fitness and preparation, but the reward of reaching the base camp of Kanchenjunga and experiencing the stunning mountain views is unforgettable.

Trip Fact


Kanchenjunga, Nepal


29 Days



Group Size

Min 2 to Max 10 Persons

Max altitude

KBC 5143 meters

Best time

March, April, May & Sept, Oct, Nov



Tea houses / Camping


3 Meals a day (BLD)


Flight, Drive & Hiking

Start from

Kathmandu to Bhadrapur

End at

Taplejung to Kathmandu

Kanchenjunga base camp trek overview

Mount Kanchenjunga base camp trek Nepal is basically destined to explore the both base camp of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third mightiest mountain in the world. After a long and enchanting walk, you will finally reach & explore the north and south base camp in Pang Pema 5140 meters at Kanchenjunga glacier & Ramche 4360 meters in Yalung glacier. You will be amazingly pleased if you have immense love for adventure and crazy travel stuffs.

Mount Kanchenjunga base camp trek Nepal

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Nepal is a challenging trip that takes you to the base camp of the third-highest mountain of the world. Mt. Kanchenjunga located in Taplejung district eastern part of Nepal. It involves long and steep ascents and descents, high altitude, and unpredictable weather conditions. However, with proper planning and preparation, anyone with a good level of fitness can embark on this hike. The final ascent to the base camp is a challenging one, but the stunning views of Kanchenjunga make it all worthwhile.

Is Kanchenjunga base camp trek right for you?

It is an off-the-beaten-path journey takes you through remote villages, dense forests, alpine meadows, stunning landscapes, waterfalls and high mountain passes. Kanchenjunga trek offer unique experience compared to other popular treks in Nepal. Kanchenjunga region is the home of various ethnic groups, like Limbu, Rai, and Sherpa people. Travelers get an opportunity to interact local to know their unique cultures, traditions and way of life.
The best time to undertake the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is from September to November and from March to May, as the weather conditions are generally favorable during these months.

Mount Kanchenjunga trek Nepal usually kicks off either from Taplejung or Basantapur with the prospect of elevating to the height of Kanchenjunga base camp Nepal. During the journey you will be unfolding fascinating culture of local people, eye-popping Himalayan landscapes, verity of flora and fauna, towering mountains and wandering along virgin nature on earth.

Kanchenjunga is a truly gifted mountain that sorely stands as a temptation to all the adventure enthusiasts with profuse respect and admiration for mountains. Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including rare species like the snow leopard and red panda.

Being utterly demanding trail, you need to be physically strong. Prior alpine hiking experience will simplify the job. Come savor the ultimate feel of excitement and adventure in one of the remote and less trafficked regions of Nepal with practiced guides in Himalayas.

You can have a look at the section below for details on Kanchenjunga base camp Nepal itinerary, route information, teahouse facility and the services included. However, we would be pleased to customize a separate guided Kanchenjunga base camp trek package as per your requirements write us. We are here heartily open to answer your queries.

Our experience guide help in each step on rarely visited trail to scale the mount Kanchenjunga base camp altitude. It is advisable to keep Kanchenjunga base camp trek map during journey and select expert design itinerary for stress free journey. Kanchenjunga trek takes travelers to the both base camp of third highest peak, north Pangpema & south Yalung glacier. Adventure exploration in remote area of Himalayas “trek to kanchenjunga base camp” makes your journey really joy full.

Kanchenjunga base camp trek highlights

  • Reach the base camp of Mt. Kanchenjunga 8,586 m / 28,169 feet, the third highest peak of the world.
  • Encounter verity of flora, fauna and birds on natural habitat in Kanchenjunga conservation area.
  • Explore Deurali, Temples, Monasteries, Mani walls, Prayer flags and Chortens on the way to KBC trek route.
  • Visit Kanchenjunga north base camp at 5,140 m & south base camp at 4,610m crossing Sele la, Mirgin la, Sinelapche pass.
  • Witness the unspoiled nature, waterfall, amazing landscapes, lush forests, rivers, vibrant hamlets and terraced farmlands.
  • Interact with local ethnic groups of people like Rai, Limbu and Sherpa, know their culture, tradition & way of life.
  • Get the glimpse of rural Nepal, Kanchenjunga glacier, Yalung glacier, glacial lakes and Tibetan refugee camp in Taplejung.
  • Feel the peace and tranquility during Kanchenjunga base camp journey on off the beaten path in eastern Nepal.
  • Witness wonderful view of Kanchenjunga massif, Yalung Kang, Kangbachen, Mount Kumbhakarna, Mabru and many other peaks of Himalayas.

Kanchenjunga base camp trek itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be met by our representative and transfer you to hotel. As soon as we reach hotel, representative will give you a synopsis of plan and program agreement.  After a short rest & relax, you can explore the city and its cultural heritage.
Elevation: 1,400 meters / 4593 feet.

City tours, gear shopping and permit preparation is the main task of this day. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is known for its rich cultural heritage, ancient temples, and beautiful landscapes. Our guide takes you to the Swayambhunath & Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square for sightseeing. Kathmandu sightseeing trip covers major historical, and cultural monuments that beautifully crafted with various wood, metal, and stonework. After city tours, we will drive back to hotel and conduct Pre-trip meeting. You spent rest of the time at hotel or explore around Thamel.

Early morning, group transfer to airport for Kathmandu to Bhadrapur flight. It takes around 45 minutes to reach Bhadrapur airport. From Bhadrapur guide arrange private vehicle to go to Ilam Nepal. Road distance from Bhadrapur to ilam is about 84 kilometers / 52 miles. It takes about 2/3 hours to reach Ilam by driving in Mechi Highway. Along the road you will get an opportunity to see many tea estates, great mountain view including Mt. Makalu and Kanchenjunga etc. Drive from Bhadrapur to Ilam is relatively easy because the road is paved and in good condition.

Ilam to Taplejung drive is an exciting journey that pass exploring stunning landscapes, culture and way of life in eastern Nepal. Total distance from Ilam to Taplejung is 152 kilometers / 94 miles in Mechi Highway. Average travel time is 5 -6 hours, depend on the mode of transportation and road conditions. This journey pass via Phidim, the headquarters of Panchthar district of Nepal. Taplejung is the gate way of Kanchenjunga trek Nepal and Pathibhara tour. Pathivara Devi Temple is a popular pilgrimage site and one of the best Kanchenjunga view point.

Embark on your final day of journey! Three hours before the scheduled flight, we will escort you to international airport for final departure.
“Have a safe flight! May your journey be free from stress and bring you home safely.”

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What are included in this package?

  • Airports pick up on your arrival day by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Round trip flight from Kathmandu - Bhadrapur - Kathmandu
  • Transportation from Bhadrapur to Taplejung trek start point
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) 4 cups of hot drink each day on choice
  • Normal tea houses / camping tent accommodation during KBC trekking period
  • Professional English speaking guide trained by government of Nepal
  • Experience trekking staffs (2 guest = 1 porter basic) to carry your backpack
  • All necessary paperwork, special permits, TIMS and local taxes
  • Travel and rescue arrangements if require
  • Drop you to airport by private vehicle to depart Nepal


  • Visa fees / international airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Hotel, Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses phone calls, mineral water, bar bills, hot shower, battery recharge, extra porters & gears etc
  • Tips for guides, porters (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)
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Where is Kangchenjunga located?

The main peak Mount Kangchenjunga located in Taplejung district of Nepal, Himalayas near the border of Nepal and India. Mt. Kangchenjunga 8,586 meters / 28,169 feet above sea level is the third-highest mountain in the world. Kangchenjunga mountain considered as one of the most challenging climbs in the world. The first ascent of Kangchenjunga massif was made in 1955 by George Band and Joe Brown. Kanchenjunga is a sacred mountain to the people of Nepal and Sikkim. The name “Kangchenjunga” means “Five Treasures of the Snow” referring to its five prominent peaks; Kanchenjunga I, Central, South, West and Kangbachen. Awe-inspiring beauty of Mount Kangchenjunga attract the attention of hikers and mountaineers from around the world.

How difficult is Kanchenjunga base camp trek?

Generally; Mt Kanchenjunga base camp trek Nepal considered as an Adventurous trek, requires high level of physical fitness, endurance, mental strength, experience and proper acclimatization. Walking trail is mostly steep ascents and descents, rocky and uneven terrain with crossing some challenging passes but offers stunning views of Himalayas. KBC Trek takes through variety of landscapes, including forests, villages, glaciers, high-altitude meadows and a glimpse into the rich culture of the indigenous people. Plan Kanchenjunga trek Nepal with proper preparation, with the support of local organizer and guide to make safe and rewarding experience.

How much does it cost to trek Kanchenjunga base camp in Nepal?

All-inclusive Kanchenjunga base camp trek package cost approximately US$ 1800 to 5500 per person. Trip cost depend on several factors like duration of trek, time of year to go, group size, trip organizer, service quality you choose, guide, porter and permits etc. Local agency offers cheap and best Kanchenjunga trek package then international agents. Book KBC trek with us to scale Kanchenjunga base camp elevation from Nepal side.

How many base camp of Mount Kanchenjunga?

Mount Kanchenjunga has two base camps (North and South Base Camp) both are located in Nepal. North base camp quite easier to reach compare to the south base camp. however, both base camps are challenging to reach. it requires a multi-day walk through the Himalayan foot hills.

Which season is best for Kanchenjunga base camp trekking?

Mt. Kanchenjunga base camp trekking best time are spring months (March to May) and autumn months (September to November). During these months, the weather is stable, clear skies and mild temperatures an ideal time to enjoy the stunning scenery. Explore Kanchenjunga base camp Nepal in the best time of the year to get the lifetime experience.

Where is Kanchenjunga base camp?

Both North and South base camp of Mount Kanchenjunga located in Taplejung district of Nepal. KBC north Pangpema located at the height of 5,140 meters / 16864 feet above sea level, KBC south (Oktang / Yalung) located at the elevation of 4,840 meters/ 15879 feet above sea level. Journey to both base camp offers wilderness experience.

Can you go for Kanchenjunga base camp trek solo?

No, you cannot go for Kanchenjunga base camp trek solo. Solo trekking is discouraged in remote and restricted area of Kanchenjunga National Park Nepal. Kanchenjunga trek is a challenging trek that involves high altitude, steep climbs, and long hours of walking. It is important to be accompanied by someone who knows the trail and can help you in case of an emergency. if you are interested for trekking to Kanchenjunga base camp, we organize guided trek.

Which is the easiest route of Kangchenjunga trek?

South Kanchenjunga base camp trek is relatively easy and more accessible compare to north base camp, but it’s still a challenging hike with steep ascents and descents in high elevation. The trek takes you through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and offers stunning views of Kanchenjunga and the surrounding peaks.

Is Kanchenjunga in India or Nepal?

Mount Kanchenjunga located on the border of Nepal and India, Sikkim State, but the main peak of Kanchenjunga located in Taplejung District of Nepal. Mt. Kanchenjunga is a sacred mountain to both the Nepali and Indian people.

Which is the best spot to see Kanchenjunga in Himalayas?

There are many best spot to see Kanchenjunga in Taplejung like Pangpema, yalung and Sandakpur, Kanyaam of ilam, Pathibhara peak are the best place to see all peaks of Kanchenjunga range. There are several best viewpoints of Kanchenjunga in Sikkim India also.

What is the Kanchenjunga base camp height?

The height of Kanchenjunga base camp north is 5140 meters / 16864 feet and Kanchenjunga base camp south altitude is 4840 meters / 15879 feet above sea level. These base camps serve as final points for trekkers and starting point for climbers those planning to reach the summit of Mount Kanchenjunga.

Can anyone trek Kanchenjunga region Taplejung?

Yes, physically fit anyone can trek to Kanchenjunga region Nepal. It is important to plan and prepare properly to hike in remote area, rough rocky terrain and cross some high passes too. If you plan properly, the Kanchenjunga trek can be an amazing experience.

How to obtain Kanchenjunga trek permits?

To visit the Kanchenjunga region, need to obtain two permits; restricted area permits and Kanchenjunga national park permit. Restricted area permits (RAP) cost is USD 20 per person/ per week for first 4 weeks. Beyond 4 weeks need to pay USD 25 per person /per week. Kanchenjunga national park permit cost is NPR 3000 per person per entry. We issue all require permits for Kanchenjunga trekking region, consult our destination expert to book Kanchenjunga base camp trek Nepal.

How safe is Kanchenjunga base camp trekking?

In general Kanchenjunga base camp trek is a safe journey. Travelers have to have physical and mental preparation to tackle in high altitude, unpredictable weather and other unexpected situations. It is important to be aware of the potential risks and take precautions to minimize them.

How to prepare for Kanchenjunga circuit trek?

Kanchenjunga trek is a challenging journey it requires physical preparation like cardio exercises, strength training and hiking experience. Beside that Pack the right gear, acclimatize properly and trek with licensed guide and porter who are familiar with area and can help you to make trip safe and memorable forever.

Where does the Kanchenjunga base camp trek start and end?

Kanchenjunga base camp trek start from Taplejung follows a well-established trail towards Mitlung, Chhiruwa route along Tamor river and Ghunsa khola valley. After exploring both base camp of Kanchenjunga in Kanchenjunga national park, trek end at Suketar of Taplejung a town in eastern Nepal.

What are the exciting parts of the Kanchenjunga base camp trek?

The exciting feature of trek is to reach Kanchenjunga base camp. It offers stunning views of the world’s third-highest mountain, remote village life, wildlife, vegetation and most stunning scenery of the Himalayas.

How long is the trek around Mt. Kanchenjunga?

Actual duration of Kanchenjunga circuit may vary depend on itinerary you choose, weather conditions and pace of trekkers etc. Generally, it takes 20 to 24 days to complete approximately 220 kilometers / 137 miles walking path of KBC route.

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Anslie Matthews

August 22, 2023

An excellent Kanchenjunga trek Nepal experience

Kanchenjunga base camp was on my bucket list for quite some time. After EBC trek, I want to see the base camp third highest peak and surrounding scenery. After long COVID-19 pandemic, I got the chance to visit Nepal with my friends for Mount Kanchenjunga base camp trek on 18 may 2023. it left me utterly awe-struck by the sheer beauty and grandeur of the Himalayas. KBC trek is not just a journey; it’s a transformative experience that takes us through diverse landscapes, introduces with vibrant local cultures, Rai, Limbu and Sherpa people, and rewards with breathtaking views that will remain etched in memory forever.
The first few days of journey are relatively easy to hike through lush forests and rhododendron meadows. As we got higher, the terrain becomes more challenging because of steep climbs and rocky paths but surrounding views make us always fresh and energetic. Tea house offer fresh food neat and clean bed that helps us to make trip more comfortable and enjoyable. Kanchenjunga base camp trek Nepal is once in a lifetime wilderness experience. Thank you Mr. Amar, Suresh, Rajan and company to organize such nice trip for us.

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