Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek 2022 Cost (Kanchenjunga Circuit)

Duration: 26 Days   |   Based on 1 Review Trip MapPhotosDownload

Kanchenjunga 8598m is the third highest mountain in the world, sits astride Nepal only a few miles from Tibet. Opened to the trekkers in 1988, the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is really an adventure one as this region offers breathtaking snow-capped mountains, monumental landscapes and exotic panoramic views of the Himalayas. We can enjoy the trek by seeing the numerous small and big mountain peaks from 5000 to above 8000m. The well-known names are Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Makalu(8201m) and Mount Lhotse(8516m).

Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is a challenging yet beautiful trek that goes through the lowland to the high ridges of the Himalayas, the trek is also a very famous and popular region for the many mysterious stories of Himalayan Yeti. It is said that this mysterious snowman is believed to be found in this region. The trek is a special and memorable one as we not only explore the exotic mountains but also we have got really amazing topography of the land.

During the Kanchenjunga Circuit trek, we can see much wildlife including snow leopard, musk deer, red panda and many more. This organizing trek has more exciting and thrilling adventures, which lies in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, which is spread over 2035 sq km rich in wildlife diversity. Also, this conservation area has many species of birds including Impedance, Pheasant, and red-billed blue magpie, shy Dragon, Amphibians, Mammals and many more.

Kanchenjunga trek is being so popular these days among adventure and nature enthusiasts as it is a long adventure journey to the most isolated and beautiful area of the Himalayas in Nepalese eastern regions. The Kanchenjunga means five treasures of the great snow which is in reference to the five summits that make up Kanchenjunga. Since the trek is less crowded we will be rewarded with a unique insight into the Nepali rural lifestyle and its rich culture. We also have an opportunity to experience every climate Nepal has to offer from steamy jungles to jumbled glaciers. Kanchenjunga Base Camp trekking tour offers it all. 


  • Explore the breathtaking snow-capped mountains, monumental landscapes and exotic panoramic view of the Himalayas
  • Trek through the less crowded trails, rewarded with a unique insight into Nepali rural lifestyle and its rich culture 
  • Walking through villages, green hills, high passes, and white snow paths
  • Enjoy the trek with skilled, experienced, knowledgeable and helpful guides and crew members

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1,350 m), transfer to hotel

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by one of our trek leaders and transferred to the hotel. After checking in the hotel you can either take a rest or stroll in the city or visit our office. It all depends on you. A welcome dinner will be served to you in a traditional Nepali Restaurant later in the evening. While there, you will be able to enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine with a brief cultural program. Overnight at the hotel.  

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

Breakfast at hotel, complete all the required official procedures then start a cultural tour to world heritage sites in Kathmandu which includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, and Bauddhanath. In the evening, join a meeting organized by the agency for a pre-trip discussion. Overnight at the hotel.   

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

After breakfast, we take an early morning scenic flight to Bhadrapur. After landing, we take a jeep ride to Ilam enjoying the view of beautiful landscapes. Ilam is Nepalese largest tea plantation area and serves as a major tourist area even for domestic tourists. The picturesque town of Ilam hosts large orchards of tea plants and is also famous for the Himalayan chew made of cheese. Overnight at a hotel in Ilam.   

  • Accommodation:guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ilam
  • Maximum Altitude:9,00m

Today, we head towards Taplejung in private transportation. Driving along with the beautiful countryside view, we pass through Phidim to reach the Limbu village of Taplejung. Overnight in Taplejung.  

  • Accommodation:guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Taplejung
  • Maximum Altitude:8,00m

The trekking route today passes through lush mid-hills and several villages with traditional mud-brick houses. We also come across rice paddies, terraced farm fields, and cardamom farms. We then continue to trek following the flow of Tamor River to reach Mitlung. Overnight in Mitlung. 

  • Accommodation:guest house or camping
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Mitlung
  • Maximum Altitude:921 m

Today we trek through the Limbu and Tamang villages of Sinwa, Tawa, and Porke. We also pass over old landslide debris and boulder, and strewn river deposits, before descending to Thiwa Khola. We then cross a wooden bridge to reach Chiruwa. Overnight in Chiruwa. 

  • Accommodation:guest house or camping
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Chirwa
  • Maximum Altitude:1,270 m

Trekking through the villages of Taplethok, Tamewa, Hellok, and Lelep, we move alongside Tamor River and descend towards Simbu Khola, which emerges from the Yalung Glacier. We then trek through steep and narrow Ghunsa Khola valley to finally arrive in Sukathum. Overnight in Sukathum.

  • Accommodation:guest house or camping
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Sukathum
  • Maximum Altitude:1,576 m

Moving with the flow of Ghunsa Khola, we head towards Amjilosa walking through steep uphill on exposed terrain. Relishing the amazing landscape view and crossing several bridges over Ghunsa Khola, we reach the Tibetan village of Amjilosa. Overnight in Amjilosa. 

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Amjilosa
  • Maximum Altitude:2,308 m

Today, we walk through a forested trail filled with rhododendrons and bamboo, before ascending to Gyabla. We also come across a big waterfall on the opposite side of the river on our way to Gyabla. Making a steep ascent and then a descent, we arrive in Gyabla. Overnight in Gyabla. 

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Gyabla
  • Maximum Altitude:2,730 m

Leaving behind the beautiful Gyabla village, we trek towards Ghunsa through a broad meadow. We then climb a small hill and descend to cross the river to reach the Tibetan village of Ghunsa with wooden houses, a micro hydropower plant, a school, and a health post. Overnight in Ghunsa.

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ghunsa
  • Maximum Altitude:3,595 m

We take care to spend time acclimatizing around Ghunsa before continuing our next day’s trek. We recommend you to stay active even on a rest day as it is better than being idle while on a trekking journey. Therefore, we take a short hike towards the Laspsan La monastery through the lush green forest. Come back to Ghunsa by afternoon and relax. 

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ghunsa
  • Maximum Altitude:3,595 m

From Ghunsa we trek further north along the river bank which presents us with magnificent mountain scenery. We pass through meadows full of beautiful wildflowers, rhododendron and pine forests. We cross a bridge at Rampuk Kharka, continue past the waterfall and cross the tricky section of the landslide. After crossing the landslide area we begin to see the spectacular view of Mt. Jannu. Further exploring and tackling the tricky mountain trail we finally arrive at Kambachen and spend the night.   

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kambachen
  • Maximum Altitude:4,050m

Leaving behind Khangpachen, we follow the trail on the left side of Kanchenjunga Glacier. We hike along a high plateau to reach the campsite of Lhonak. From Lhonak, we can see the panoramic view of massive mountain peaks like Wegde Peak (6802m), Mera Peak (6364m), Nepal Peak (7177m), Twins (7350m), and many others. Overnight in Lhonak. 

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Lhonak
  • Maximum Altitude:4,780 m

Today, we head towards Kanchenjunga Base Camp following the trail along the glaciers on the northern ridges. The camp is also known as Pang Pema from where we get the mesmerizing and spectacular view of Mt Kanchenjunga (8586m) along with the skyline filled with snow-capped mountain ranges bordering Nepal-India and Nepal-Tibet. Overnight in Kanchenjunga Base Camp.

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kanchenjunga Base Camp
  • Maximum Altitude:5,143 m

After the amazing experience in Kanchenjunga Base Camp, we retrace our trail to Ghunsa enjoying the spectacular view of different mountains. Descending past Lhonak and Khangpachen while walking on the moraines of Kanchenjunga Glacier and Kumbhakarna Glacier, we arrive in Ghunsa. Overnight in Ghunsa. 

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ghunsa
  • Maximum Altitude:3,595 m

To reach the High Camp, we trek along a steep rocky trail through a forested area filled with birch, pine, and colorful rhododendron. An amazing view of Jannu (7710m), Nyukla Laching (6670m), Temachunggi (6044m), and other mountains can be observed from High Camp. Overnight in High Camp.

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:High Camp
  • Maximum Altitude:4,100 m

It’s essentially the reverse of our Day 12 trek. We descend to Ghunsa from Kambachen which means that we get to enjoy the beautiful forests along with a backdrop of impressive mountain scenery. Overnight at Ghunsa

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Tseram
  • Maximum Altitude:3,870 m

Passing the moraines of Yalung Glacier into an ablation valley, we ascend towards Ramche. We also come across a lake and a meadow where we can spot the blue sheep grazing on the grassy hills. We will visit the small monastery in Ramche, in the evening. Overnight in Ramche.

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ramche
  • Maximum Altitude:4,580 m

We do an uphill trek and enjoy the mesmerizing south side view of Jannu Himal and Makalu (the world's 6th highest mountain). Today is a strenuous trekking day as we cross several passes- Sinion La, Mirgin La and Sinelapche Bhanjyang. We then make a steep descend to Cheram and spend the night there. 

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Cheram
  • Maximum Altitude:3,870 m

Retracing the same trail, we trek towards Anda Phedi relishing the view of different mountain ranges and herds of blue sheep over the grassy slope. Descending through the moraines of Yalung Glacier, we walk past Lapsang and Tseram to arrive in Anda Phedi. Overnight in Anda Phedi. 

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Anda Phedi
  • Maximum Altitude:3,390 m

We descend towards Tortong through the densely forested path filled with rhododendrons and bushes. We also stumble across a few streams, Chortens, monasteries, ponds, and waterfalls on our way to Tortong. Overnight at Lodge. 

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Tortong
  • Maximum Altitude:2,995 m

We continue to descend to the Amji Khola and then crossing Lasiya Bhanjyang (3310m) and Dhupi Bhanjyang (2620m), we descend towards Yamphudim. Yamphudim is a village inhabited by a mixed community of Sherpa, Rai, Limbu, and Gurung. Overnight in Yamphudim.

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Yamphudim
  • Maximum Altitude:2,080 m

We descend from Yamphudin, cross the bridge at Samekham and continue following the Kabeli Khola. We pass through Mamankhe which houses the Limbu Museum and Cultural Center. We then cross the bridge over Khaksewa Khola and ascend through the cardamom forest, pass by a few villages and descend further down to Yangpang. Overnight at Yangpang. 

  • Accommodation:Camping
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Khebang
  • Maximum Altitude:1,915 m

Accompanied by the beautiful view of Kanchenjunga (8586m) and Kumbakaran/Jannu (7710m) in the background, we continue to trek towards Khanidingbe through a lushly forested trail stumbling across several waterfalls along the way. Overnight in Khanidingbe. 

  • Accommodation:Camping or Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Khanidingbe
  • Maximum Altitude:1,500 m

We take a long drive to Birtamod enjoying the view of green hills, snow-capped mountains, rivers, and the daily activities of the locals throughout the ride. From the mountainous part, we are now in the flatlands of Nepal. Overnight in Birtamod. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Birtamod
  • Maximum Altitude:300 m

The drive to Bhadrapur from Birtamod is only of short distance. We fly back to Kathmandu from Bhadrapur Airport. Upon arriving in Kathmandu you can take a rest and relax throughout the day in your hotel. In the evening, join a farewell dinner organized by our company at a typical Nepali restaurant with a live culture show. Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350 m

After breakfast, we transfer you to international airport for your flight back to home. Have a safe and sound journey and see you again in the future. 


    • All necessary airport pick up and drop as per the above program.
    • Standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Sightseeing tour as per the above program.
    • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Biratnagar return trips.
    • Restricted area permits with national park fees.
    • All meals (B/L/D) during the trekking period.
    • Accommodation (Camping + Teahouse) during the trekking period.
    • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
    • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
    • All necessary grounded transportation.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
    • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
    • Personal nature expenses.
    • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
    • Rescue & Evacuation.
    • Gratitude (tip) for staff.


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    Useful Information

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek can be done from March to May and September to November. We have a very professional crew for this trek. Trekking through the lowland to the high ridges of the Himalayas, the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is also a very famous and popular region for the many mysterious stories of Himalayans Yeti. It is said that this mysterious snowman is believed to be found in this region. The trek is a special and memorable one as we not only explore the exotic mountains but also we have got really amazing topography of the land.

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp (Kanchenjunga Circuit) Trekking Map 

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking Map


    How can you trek in the Kanchenjunga Region?

    The first 2/3 days of the trip will be staying in the local guest houses. And, the rest of the days will be camping (tented camp). On a camping trek, you will sleep in tents. The staff includes a guide, cook, Sherpa, and sufficient porters to carry all trekking gear. Even if you have never camped before, there is no need to worry that you won’t enjoy the experience. The tents we provide are roomy, the sleeping pads/ mattresses are comfortable and the international-style food of a high standard is freshly prepared and served. On all of our treks, a bathroom tent is provided as well as a dining tent with tables and camp stools, providing a cozy, comfortable atmosphere to eat and chat with fellow trekkers during the evening.

    How Camping Trek is Operated?

    In a camping trek, the day starts around 6 a.m. with a cup of hot tea or coffee followed by a bucked of warm water for their washing and cleaning. After packing up their stuff and daypack, the trekkers are requested to leave their camp and meet at the dining table for breakfast. The trek started around 7.30 to 8 a.m. and the kitchen staff go ahead of the group. Our well-trained staff packs all camping equipment and gears and the porters carry them to the next camping site. The trekkers should carry only personal belongings that they may need for the day like water bottles, rain gear, cameras, etc. The Trekkers can decide on their own on time for viewing the beautiful landscape, take photographs and rest or take a short pause. The walk to the lunch spot normally takes 3 hours. Our cook and assistant serve hot lunch upon arrival. The afternoon walk takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach the night camp around 4/5 p.m. Tea and snacks are served while our sherpa pitches the camp. The dinner is served around 6/7 p.m. in the dining tent lit with a pressurized lantern and furnished with table and camping tools. We provide high-quality tents, foam and mattresses, and a simple toilet tent in every camp for your comfort. Our well-trained and experienced cook and assistant prepare a variety of healthy, hygienic and clean food which is carried for the entire trek. Fresh Fruit and vegetables may taste on the way to the trek.

    What are the Permits and Trek Arrangments for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek?

    A trek to a restricted area must be arranged as a fully equipped organized trek through a registered trekking agency using tents, Sherpa staff, cooks and porters. We arrange the permit through a series of applications, guarantees, and letters, a process that requires a couple of working days. You may not trek alone; there must be at least two members in each group. For some areas, there is a limit to the number of trekkers per season.

    How difficult is Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek?

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a thrilling and challenging trek in Nepal. This trek is the right choice for those adventure lovers who are moderately fit and looking for Off The Beaten Path and remoteness adventure in Nepal. To do this trek no need for any previous adventure experience but you need to be fit for walking 7 to 8 hours in a day in the mountain. And, there is no limit on our adventures, as long adventurers have healthy and willing. We strongly recommend you have some days extra in your schedule for this trek.

    What Physical Fitness and Experience Requires Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek?

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is considered a Strenuous plus trek. In such a trek, you are likely to walk for 6 to 8 hours, crossing steeps, hilly terrains and occasional high passes of up to 5200 meters. You are likely to be in a remote environment with extreme weather on some days. You will also be facing high-altitude air with low levels of oxygen. Therefore, physical fitness and a positive attitude are essential. Exercising, hiking and jogging regularly or joining a gym (especially the cardio section) at least 3 months prior to the trek is a great idea to enhance your strength and stability. For this trek, no need for any technical skill. It is vital for trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Alpine Eco Trek about your medical condition before booking the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.

    Do we have acclimatization days during Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek?

    We have planned Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek’s itinerary with a high priority on awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). One extra day is set aside for acclimatization. Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above 4000 meters, there is 40% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs several days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen.  

    Alpine Eco Trek suggests guests with known heart, lungs, or blood diseases consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are major symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness. Our itinerary is planned to try to prevent AMS as much as possible and our guides and crew members are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

    What is the Normal Group Size for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek?

    There should be a minimum of two trekkers to issue the restricted area permit for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek so that the minimum group size is two, and for this trek, there will be one licensed trekking leader, one assistant guide, one trekking cook, one assistant cook and some Sherpa porters for luggage carrying (1 porter for two trekkers). This arrangement ensures that even if someone in the group gets sick or is unable to continue, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. We can run the trek for groups of any size, but generally, a maximum of 10 people is ideal as we have found this to be the optimum size for a memorable and successful trip.

    What is the best season for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek?

    The best seasons for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek are autumn (September and October) and spring (March, April, and May).

    What type of accommodation do I get during Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek?

    We choose the best standard accommodations for 3 nights in Kathmandu and 1 night in Ilam, 1 night in Taplejung, 1 night in Khanidingbe and 1 night in Birtamod in the best available hotel/guesthouse.  Accommodation during the trek, from Day 5 to Day 24 will be in a comfortable two-men camping tent. To sleep in a tent, 4 season high-quality sleeping bag, and foam mattress will be provided. We maintain standard comfort in every matter based on enforceable conditions such as weather calamities. All hotel/guesthouse and camping accommodation will be on a twin sharing basis, and we will provide you a single supplement if there is different sex without. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference and get a single room/tent on request by paying a single supplement of USD 400.

    What type of meals and drinking water can I expect during Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek?

    Hotel in Kathmandu will be based on a Bed and Breakfast basis and from Ilam to Birtamod (Day 3 to Day 25) all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included. Our camping trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp is accompanied by an experienced and well-trained trekking cook and Sherpa helpers. Breakfasts will include porridge or cereals and sometimes eggs, with tea, coffee, and hot chocolate. Lunches are generally prepared on the trail and can include cooked or tinned vegetables, rice, chips, freshly made Tibetan bread, as well as tinned tuna, meats, or cheese. On occasion, this can be augmented by noodle soup. Dinners always start off with soup, followed by a locally inspired main course such as rice, dal, and spicy vegetables, or a more international dish like pasta with a tomato sauce or pizza and chips. Dessert can be tinned fruit with custard or rice pudding or cake with custard. The emphasis is on providing a high-carbohydrate and largely vegetarian diet, which we have found to be easily digestible at high altitudes. During the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek, there will be very few opportunities to purchase snacks and drinks from simple shops and tea houses. All meals while on a trek and also while staying in Ilam, Taplejung, and Birtamod are included in the trip cost. In the end, we will offer a farewell dinner in Kathmandu. It is time to celebrate the success of a great journey with your trekking team. 

    We do not recommend you drink untreated water from the taps. In this trek, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled, filtered or provided in large jerry cans of 5-liter bottles. Additionally, you suggest you take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a Water-To-Go bottle) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.

    Are your Guides and Crew Members licensed and experienced? 

    The most important thing that makes Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, knowledgeable and helpful guides and crew members. This trek will be led by only the best and most professional guides. All of Alpine Eco Trek's guides and crew members are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills, knowledge about the region and personal aptitude. With the objective of sustaining local communities, Alpine Eco Trek only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about the culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of the Kanchenjunga area. Our guides and crew members have undergone the following training: 

    • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
    • Trekking Guide Training
    • Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
    • English Language
    • Climbing and Mountaineering
    • Conservation and Biodiversity


    What about Communication during Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek?

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is an extremely demanding trip that leads you to the remote and isolated region of eastern Nepal, cell phone doesn’t work most of the days so we will bring a satellite phone for logistical, safety, and personal use. Personal calls are charged at USD 5 per minute and USD 3 to send and receive SMS texts.

    Do I require travel insurance for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek?

    A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek with us so we strongly recommend you take travel insurance before joining the trip which should cover medical expenses, emergency repatriation and helicopter evacuation at high altitude places and loss of your luggage. Please kindly provide us with a copy of your insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.

    What type of Equipment do I need to pack for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek? 

    Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp is a stunningly amazing and adventure trip. We trek up to 5200m walking through villages, green hills, high passes, and white snow paths so you need to have the right equipment with you. The weight limit for your luggage is 20 kg max. Remember that your main luggage will be carried by our porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

    Equipment for head

    • Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
    • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
    • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

    Equipment for Upper Body

    • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
    • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
    • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
    • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
    • Down vest and/or jacket
    • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable.

    Equipment for Hands

    • 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
    • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
    • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

    Equipment for Lower Body

    • Non-cotton underwear briefs
    • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
    • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
    • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
    • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
    • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

    Equipment for Feet

    • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
    • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
    • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, broken in)
    • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
    • Cotton socks (optional)
    • Gaiters (winter only), optional, low ankle-high version

    Equipment for Sleeping

    • 1 sleeping bag (good to -30 degrees C )
    • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)

    Rucksack and Travel Bags

    • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
    • 1 large duffel bag 
    • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
    • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
    • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)


    • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
    • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
    • 1 skin-blister repair kit
    • Anti-diarrhea pills
    • Anti-headache pills
    • Cough and/or cold medicine
    • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
    • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are respiratory depressants.
    • Water purification tablets or the water filter
    • 1 set of earplugs
    • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

    Practical Items

    • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
    • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
    • 1 compass or GPS (optional)
    • 1 alarm clock/watch
    • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
    • Large Ziplocs
    • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
    • 1 small folding knife
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks


    • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
    • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
    • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
    • Deodorants
    • Nail clippers
    • Face and body moisturizer
    • Female hygiene products
    • Small mirror
    • Personal Hygiene
    • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
    • Tissue /toilet roll
    • Anti-bacterial handwash
    • Extras/Luxuries

    Journal and pen

    • iPod
    • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
    • 1 modest swimsuit
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
    • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs).


    Why do we choose Alpine Eco Trek for Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking?

    01) We are Alpine trekking specialists and we have been organizing treks in Nepal for many years. Ram Kumar, owner and founder of Alpine Eco Trek, has modified this itinerary based on his first-hand experience of the Kanchenjunga Area. 

    02) Read our reviews received for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek where our overall holiday rating is 100%. 

    03) Alpine Eco Trek has organized a successful trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Due to the remoteness and logistical challenges it is important to have a crew who has previously trekked in Kanchenjunga Base Camp. 

    04) In our itinerary, we have included one rest and acclimatization day. This extra day will help you acclimatize to the high altitudes and also increase the chances of completing the traverse in case of any delays flying into Bhadrapur. 

    05) We use high-quality tents for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. These are two-man domed tents with plenty of space for two people sharing plus gear. 

    06) We bring a satellite phone to Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. It is essential for your guide to have reliable communications with the Agency for logistics, planning and group safety.  

    07) Our guides for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek will bring a comprehensive first aid kit plus high-altitude medicine, antibiotics and other medicines.  

    08) There will be a wide range of meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We bring along a supply of chocolate, muesli bars, Pringles, biscuits, and nuts. 

    09) We have trouble-free payment options.

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    Our website contains as much information as possible about Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. However, if you have any questions regarding the trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all inquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book or enquire about this trip, you can send us an inquiry or contact our team leader directly by phone: +977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari). 

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