Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m).

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation day.

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Drive to Ilam.

Day 04: Drive from Ilam to Taplejung (6 - 7 hours).

Day 05: Trek from Taplejung to Mitlung (921 m) 5-6 hours.

Day 06: Trek from Mitlung to Chiruwa (1270 m) 5-6 hours.

Day 07: Trek from Chiruwa to Sukathum (1579 m) 5 hours.

Day 08: Trek from Sukathum to Amjilosa (2308 m) 6 hours.

Day 09: Trek from Amjilosa to Gyabla (2730 m) 5-6 hours.

Day 10: Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa (3595 m) 5-6 hours.

Day 11: Acclimatization day.

Day 12: Trek from Ghunsa to Khangpachen (4050 m) 7 hours.

Day 13: Trek from Khangpachen to Lhonak (4780 m) 7 hours.

Day 14: Trek from Lhonak to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5143 m) 3 hours.

Day 15: Trek from KBC to Ghunsa (3595 m) 8 hours.

Day 16: Trek from Ghunsa to High Camp (4,100 m) 4 -5 Hours.

Day 17: Trek from High Camp to Tseram (3870 m) via Sele -La Pass - 8 hours.

Day 18: Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4580 m) 7 - 8 hours.

Day 19: Explore to Yalung Base Camp (4500 m) 7 — 8 hours.

Day 20: Trek from Ramche to Anda Phedi (3390 m) 5 hours.

Day 21: Trek from Anda Phedi to Tortong (2995 m) 5 hours.

Day 22: Trek from Tortong to Yamphudim (2080 m) 5 — 6 hours.

Day 23: Trek from Yamphudim to Khebang (1915 m) 5 -6 hours.

Day 24: Trek from Khebang to Khanidingbe.

Day 25: Drive Khanidingbe to Birtamod by jeep.

Day 26: Morning drive to Bhadrapur airport and flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 27: Final departure to the international airport.

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

    Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be greeting by one of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel. After checking in 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 hotel. 

    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1,350m
  • Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation day.

    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 organize by the agency for a pre-trip discussion. Overnight at hotel.  

    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1,350m
  • Day 03 Flight Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Drive to Ilam

    After breakfast, we take 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 hotel in Ilam.  

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Ilam
  • Day 04 Drive from Ilam to Taplejung (6 - 7 hours)

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

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Taplejung
  • Day 05 Trek from Taplejung to Mitlung (921 m) 5-6 hours

    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.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Mitlung
    • Altitude: 921 m
  • Day 06 Trek from Mitlung to Chiruwa (1270 m) 5-6 hours

    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.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Chirwa
    • Altitude: 1,270 m
  • Day 07 Trek from Chiruwa to Sukathum (1579 m) 5 hours

    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.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Sukathum
    • Altitude: 1,576 m
  • Day 08 Trek from Sukathum to Amjilosa (2308 m) 6 hours

    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.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Amjilosa
    • Altitude: 2,308 m
  • Day 09 Trek from Amjilosa to Gyabla (2730 m) 5-6 hours

    Today, we walk through 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.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Gyabla
    • Altitude: 2,730 m
  • Day 10 Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa (3595 m) 5-6 hours

    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, school, and a health post. Overnight in Ghunsa.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Ghunsa
    • Altitude: 3,595 m
  • Day 11 Acclimatization day

    We take care to spend time acclimatizing around Ghunsa before continuing our next day’s trek. We recommend you to stay active even in 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.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Ghunsa
    • Altitude: 3,595 m
  • Day 12 Trek from Ghunsa to Khangpachen (4050 m) 7 hours

    From Ghunsa we trek further north along the river bank which presents us with magnificent mountain scenery. We pass through meadows full with 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.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Kambachen
    • Altitude: 4,050 m
  • Day 13 Trek from Khangpachen to Lhonak (4780 m) 7 hours

    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.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Lhonak
    • Altitude: 4,780 m
  • Day 14 Trek from Lhonak to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5143 m) 3 hours

    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.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Kanchenjunga Base Camp
    • Altitude: 5,143 m
  • Day 15 Trek from Kanchenjunga Base Camp to Ghunsa (3595 m) 8 hours

    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.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Ghunsa
    • Altitude: 3,595 m
  • Day 16 Trek from Ghunsa to High Camp (4,100 m) 4 -5 Hours

    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.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: High Camp
    • Altitude: 4,100 m
  • Day 17 Trek from High Camp to Tseram (3870 m) via Sele -La Pass - 8 hours

    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

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Tseram
    • Altitude: 3,870 m
  • Day 18 Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4580 m) 7 - 8 hours

    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.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Ramche
    • Altitude: 4,580 m
  • Day 19 Explore to Yalung Base Camp (4500 m) 7 — 8 hours

    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.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Cheram
    • Altitude: 3,870 m
  • Day 20 Trek from Ramche to Anda Phedi (3390 m) 5 hours

    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.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Anda Phedi
    • Altitude: 3,390 m
  • Day 21 Trek from Anda Phedi to Tortong (2995 m) 5 hours

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

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Tortong
    • Altitude: 2,995 m
  • Day 22 Trek from Tortong to Yamphudim (2080 m) 5 — 6 hours

    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.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Yamphudim
    • Altitude: 2,080 m
  • Day 23 Trek from Yamphudim to Khebang (1915 m) 5 -6 hours

    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.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Khebang
    • Altitude: 1,915 m
  • Day 24 Trek from Khebang to Khanidingbe

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

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Khanidingbe
    • Altitude: 1,500 m
  • Day 25 Drive Khanidingbe to Birtamod by jeep

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

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: guest house
    • Place: Birtamod
    • Altitude: 300 m
  • Day 26 Drive from Birtamod to Bhadrapur then Fly to Kathmandu

    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 fare well dinner organize by our company at a typical Nepali restaurant with live culture show. Overnight at hotel.

    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Accommodation: hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1,300 m
  • Day 27 Final departure

    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.