Mt. Kanchenjunga base camp trekking takes you around Nepal remote Far Eastern Himalaya range stand as world third highest and country’s 2nd high mountains at 8, 586 m and 28,169 ft.
A massive range of mountains where the word actually comes from Tibetan origin as ‘Kanchendzonga’ means five jewels of snow referring to its 5 main group of peaks that makes Kanchenjunga massif.
Mt. Kanchenjunga area enriched with dramatic landscapes covered with exotic flora and fauna with tall rhododendron, magnolia, pines and fir tree lines which drops as altitude extends towards remorseless fields of ice and snow with glaciers at Pang-Pema around Kanchenjunga North Base Camp at the height of 5,065 m, the highest spot of the adventure.
Mt. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking a great adventure where scenic flight is involved both ways from Kathmandu to reach at Nepal Far South East around sub-tropical low-land of Terai belt, and then heading towards cooler hills of Ilam town a place with beautiful and vast Tea-Garden offers glorious views of Kanchenjunga range of peaks.
Finally reaching at starting point of the trek at Taplejung area in Sukhetar around mid hills town and villages with wide farm terraces, as adventure begins heading towards nice villages following Tamur River upstream as route takes you within dense forest to reach at nice villages of Ghunsa.
From Ghunsa onward within Buddhism cultural villages with time to explore nice areas of Ghunsa and other settlements of Taplethok, Sakathum, Amjilasa and Gyable on route to Kanchenjunga base camp at Pang-Pema.
Slowly green vegetation and tree lines disappears as walk lead to much higher ground to reach at most scenic and wonderful spot at Pang-Pema within Mt. Kanchenjunga base camp enclosed by array of peaks with Kabru, Koptang, Mt. Jannu and series of high mountain range with close views of tumbling massive ice-falls and glaciers of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
Enjoying fantastic time at Pang-Pema a name for North side of Kanchenjunga base camp, then walk on same route with long descend to reach back into green tree lines and forest within farm settlement then back at Taplejung in Sukhetar for exciting drive to reach low warm Terai region for scenic flight to Kathmandu.
On arrival in Kathmandu with grand memories and feeling in high spirits after completing one of the most wonderful adventures around Himalaya on Mt. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking
Day 01: Fly to Bhadrapur 350 m and drive to Ilam Town 1,360 m – 45 mins flight and 4 hrs drive with overnight stop at Ilam town.
Day 02: Drive to Taplejung 1,820 m -04 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Sinuwa 980m – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Taplethok 1,380 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Sakathum 1,575 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Amjilasa 2,310 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Gyable 2,730 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Ghunsa 3,595 m – 04 hrs.
Day 09: Rest day for acclimatization and short hike.
Day 10: Trek to Khambachen 4,050 m – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Lhonak 4,780 m – 05 hrs.
Day 12: Hike to Pang Pema (Kanchenjunga North Base Camp) 5,065 m-06 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Ghunsa, 3,595 m – 07 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Gyapla Phedi 2,300m – 07hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Sekathum / Japantar 1,350m – 07 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Chirwa 1,250 m – 06 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Phurumbu School 1,500 m -07 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Suketar 2,440 m -04 hrs.
Day 19: Drive back to Ilam town or beyond – 05 / 06 hrs.
Day 20: Drive to Bhadrapur and fly to Kathmandu with afternoon free at leisure.
Seasons for Mt. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking:
March to May months of the year and from September to November, the best times March to May with mid September to November months.
March to May lively during spring season with wild flowers in full blooming times especially the national flower of Nepal the Rhododendron with magnolia and other wild-flowers makes a pretty pictures to capture.
Days are longer with much sunlight hour cold in the morning and night times as well in shady area, late afternoon can get cloudy but with clear morning till mid noon for excellent views of peaks and walks, expect snow, expect some snow sometimes during the best time also around high hills and at Pang-Pema Kanchenjunga North Base Camp.
Mid September to November months in autumn and fall most days are clear for spectacular mountain views and pleasant short walks, expect cold with freezing temperatures during morning and night times can get snowed on route walks towards Kanchenjunga base camp.
- Within complete wilderness around Nepal remote Far Eastern Himalaya range
- Adventure of great exciting walks in the shade of towering high Mt. Kanchenjunga
- Explore beautiful villages interwoven with Hindu and impressive Buddhism cultures
- Walk into serene lovely alpine forest of tall rhododendron, pines and fir tree lines
- Journey from low warm tropical to cooler alpine hills to arctic cold at base camp
- Trek in the heart of world 3rd highest Mt. Kanchenjunga and Nepal second highest