Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek |27 Days

Trip Highlights

This route is known for its remoteness and rich Tibetan culture. If you are one of those who hates crowded trails; this might just be the perfect choice!

Trip Overview

Kanchenjunga is the third tallest mountain in the world. A steady climb through valleys of rushing rivers with stunning mountain views along the trail makes way to the base of the northern side of Mt. Kanchenjunga at Pang Pema.

The normal trail starts at Basantapur but if you want to shorten your trek you can fly directly to Suketar and descend to Chirwa and move through Ghunsa before reaching Pang Pema.

This route is known for its remoteness and rich Tibetan culture. If you are one of those who hates crowded trails; this might just be the perfect choice!

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 2 Trek Preparation

Day 3 Fly to Suketar

Day 4 Trek to Lalikharka

Day 5 Trek to Keswa (2,100m)

Day 6 Trek to Mamanke (2,000m)

Day 7 Trek to Yamphudin (1,650m)

Day 8 Trek to Lamite jungle camp (2,920m)

Day 9 Trek to Torontan (3,080m)

Day 10 Trek to Tseram (3,750m)

Day 11 Trek to Ramche (4,360m)

Day 12 Rest day at Ramche

Day 13 Trekking beyond the Mirgin La (4,663m)

Day 14 Trek to Gunsa (3,475m)

Day 15 Trek to Khambachen (4,040m)

Day 16 Trek to Lhonak (4,790m)

Day 17 Trek to Pang Pema (5,140m)

Day 18 Pang Pema rest day

Day 19 Retreat trek to Gunsa (3,430m)

Day 20 Continue trek to Gunsa (3,430m)

Day 21 Trek to Kyapra (2,300m)

Day 22 Trek to Sakathum (1,600m)

Day 23 Trek to Chirwa (1,180m)

Day 24 Trek to Phurumba

Day 25 Trek to Taplejung – Suketar (2,300m)

Day 26 Flight to Kathmandu via Biratnagar

Day 27 Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 2 Trek Preparation

Day 3 Fly to Suketar

Day 4 Trek to Lalikharka

Day 5 Trek to Keswa (2,100m)

Day 6 Trek to Mamanke (2,000m)

Day 7 Trek to Yamphudin (1,650m)

Day 8 Trek to Lamite jungle camp (2,920m)

Day 9 Trek to Torontan (3,080m)

Day 10 Trek to Tseram (3,750m)

Day 11 Trek to Ramche (4,360m)

Day 12 Rest day at Ramche

Day 13 Trekking beyond the Mirgin La (4,663m)

Day 14 Trek to Gunsa (3,475m)

Day 15 Trek to Khambachen (4,040m)

Day 16 Trek to Lhonak (4,790m)

Day 17 Trek to Pang Pema (5,140m)

Day 18 Pang Pema rest day

Day 19 Retreat trek to Gunsa (3,430m)

Day 20 Continue trek to Gunsa (3,430m)

Day 21 Trek to Kyapra (2,300m)

Day 22 Trek to Sakathum (1,600m)

Day 23 Trek to Chirwa (1,180m)

Day 24 Trek to Phurumba

Day 25 Trek to Taplejung – Suketar (2,300m)

Day 26 Flight to Kathmandu via Biratnagar

Day 27 Final Departure

Equipment List

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & scarf
  • Head torch with extra alkaline batteries

Hand Wear

  • Fleece Gloves

Personal stuffs

  • 4-5 season sleeping bag with thermal or fleece bag liner
  • Water purifier preferably tablets
  • Day pack
  • Books
  • Snacks
  • Trekking poles
  • UV Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Insurance papers
  • Swiss army knife
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs
  • Water bottle
  • Pee bottle for men & Pee Funnel for Women (for very cold nights)

Clothing

  • Jacket & Trouser (waterproof)
  • Trousers for trekking
  • Non cotton shirt/T-shirt (full sleeves)
  • Fleece trouser
  • Micro fleece
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermal wear
  • Down jacket
  • Rain/wind jacket
  • Underwear
  • Neck gaiter

Foot Wear

  • Water repellent trekking boots with ankle support
  • Gaiters
  • Socks
  • Trainers

Bags

  • Strong Kit/Duffle bag to be carried by porter
  • Bag to keep your casual clothing
  • Toiletry bag

Climbing Equipment (if required)

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness with Slings, carabiners
  • Jumar
  • Boots suitable for mountaineering
  • Mountaineering helmet

Medicines

  • Personal medications

Cost Included

  • Arrival & departures transfers by private vehicle
  • Twin share room (3 nights) with breakfast in a 3 star hotel
  •     Hotels can be arranged as per client’s choice which might incur extra cost
  • Domestic airplane flights strictly as per itinerary
  • Fully catered camping trek
  • Tented accommodation with breakfast lunch & dinner during trek
  • Surface transportation
  • Necessary permits and fees, tents, English speaking guide, porters and cook
  • Guided sightseeing tour in cities including entry fees.
  • Insurance of crew and climbing staffs as per the rules of Nepal Government
  • Staff salary, climbing bonus, performance bonus etc.
  • Staffs and equipment transfer
  • Transportation to airport from hotel

Cost not Include

  • International flights
  • Visa Fees (Nepal)
  • All type of insurance for clients (trekkers)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and other cities
  • Beverages and snacks during trek
  • Personal climbing gears and clothing (available on hire)
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Cargo/custom clearance fees
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar bills, hot showers, laundry etc.
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Includes’.

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  • Trip Duration: 27 Days
  • Trip Grading: Moderate
  • Max Altitude: 5,140m
  • Best Time: March to May; June to Aug
  • Trip Mode: Camping
  • Group Size: 2-10 People
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