Go off track: Kangchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kangchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kangchenjunga Base Camp Trek is regarded as the first stage in a ten-stage journey along the Great 1,700 kilometers Himalaya Trail. It is without a doubt one of the most gratifying trekking experiences throughout the Himalayas.

The trek from Taplejung to Kangchenjunga Base Camp takes you through the tropics, across the alpine pasture, and finally into the eternal snow and ice of the highest peaks. Those fortunate enough to encounter red pandas, Himalayan black bears, grey wolves, musk deer, blue sheep, and snow leopards will be rewarded.

Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, which is home to around 35 settlements with ethnic variety such as Sherpas, Limbus, Rais, Gurungs, Tamangs, Sarkis, Damais, Kamis, and Bahuns among others. The climatic zone, on the other hand, causes a variation in plant and animal species distribution.

The adventure begins at Suketar airstrip, which is the highest point in Taplejung, a trading and administration center of the region. The circuit trail continues northeast from here, cutting across the mountains’ “grain” toward Yalung Base Camp (4,500m/14,763ft), then heading east across two high passes of Sinelapche La (4,500m/14,763ft) and Mirgin La (4,480m/14,698ft). From here, continue north to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5100m/16,732ft), then return via a different route to Tablejung.









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Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival (1,300m /4,264 ft)

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur

Day 3: Drive from Bhadrapur to Taplejung

Day 4: Trek to Chirwa (1270m)

Day 5: Chirwa to Lelep (1860m)

Day 6: Trek to Amjilosa (2510m)

Day 7: Amjilosa to Gyabla (2730)

Day 8: Gyabla to Ghunsa (3595 m)

Day 9: Acclimatization Day

Day 10: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4100m)

Day 11: Acclimatization Day

Day 12: Kambachen to Lhonak (4785m)

Day 13: Day Trip to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (4785 m)

Day 14: Lhonak to Ghunsa (3595 m)

Day 15: Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2510 m)

Day 16: Amjilosa to Tapethok (1380 m)

Day 17: Tapethok to Mitlung

Day 18: Mitlung to Taplejung

Day 19: Taplejung to Bhadrapur (Drive)

Day 20: Bhadrapur to Kathmandu (Flight)

Day 21: Kathmandu Departure

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Kanchenjunga (8,586m/28,169ft) is the world’s third tallest peak and borders India to the remote northeast corner of the country where people speak Tibetan. It was first conquered by two members of a British expedition: Joe Brown and George Band, who went there on May 25th, 1955. With respect to the beliefs of the Chogyal people in Sikkim, who consider the summit holy, other climbers have followed their example and stopped just below the highest point. In the Tibetan language, ‘Kang’ means ‘Snow’, ‘Chen’ is ‘Great’, Ju is ‘Treasure’ and ‘Nga’ is ‘Five’, with the name Kangchenjunga, meaning “The Five Treasures of the Great Snows”. In fact, it has seven major summits so whether “Five” refers to the five summits, the five glaciers, or the five repositories of God, is not certain.



We will be walking 5-9 hours each day, with some days including ascents/descents on steep mountainous terrain at elevations between 1,270m and 5,143m. Some days will be rest days with optional excursions to properly acclimatize.

Maximum Elevation

5,143/16,873ft at Kangchenjunga Base Camp

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