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  • Best Season:
    Autumn & Spring
  • Trip Mode:
    Tea House
  • Group Size:
    Min 2
Key Features of Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek
  • Magnificent flight from Kathmandu to Suketar or Bhadrapur.
  • The trip through the Ilam tea gardens for a scenic drive.
  • Hiking in a Rhododendron woodland
  • Amazing places for your day hikes to Janu Viewpoint or Nupchu Pokhari from Khambachen.
  • Your footsteps on the Pangpema (North base Camp) of Mt Kanchenjunga, with a wonderful view of Mt Kanchenjunga at 8,586m, Yalung Kang at 8,505m, and Khambachen Peak at 7,902m. Likewise, Twins Peak, Nepal Peak, Pathibhara Peak, and a plethora of other stunning alpine peaks.
  • Enjoy staying small and beautiful Ghunsa village.
  • Glacial Lakes, Glaciers, Rivers, and Waterfalls.
  • The Wildlife (Rare animals like Red pandas and Snow leopards).

Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek is the finest option for a short Kanchenjunga trek. It provides breathtaking views of Mount Kanchenjunga (8,586m) and Yalung Kang (8,505m). Likewise, Mt Kanchenjunga, at 8,586 meters, is the world’s third-highest peak and Nepal’s second-highest peak. The Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is located in the Taplejung. In eastern Nepal, this is the most popular and picturesque hiking location. It will be the best for your Kanchenjunga Short Trek.

Trek to Ghunsa Village

This beautiful trek starts from Sekathum, Taplejung, after a 45-minute scenic flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur then drives to Kanyam and continues to Sekathum. After that, Your trekking continues to Amjilosa, Gapla, Folley, and Ghunsa Village. Then finally reach the Kanchenjunga North base camp of the 3rd highest mountain in the world. The trail is very nice walking through the jungle so big chance to see wildlife red pandas.

Beautiful views of the Waterfall and follow the Tamor Khola and Ghunsa Khola. Ghunsa is a very beautiful traditional BhoTiya village with a sturdy wooden house. Ghunsa village is a nice place to stay with friendly people and a Great Tea House. As well as good accommodations and delicious food in the Himalayas.

Side Trip from Khambachen

After the acclimatization day at Ghunsa, Our trek continues to Khambachen. It is a small and beautiful place to stay. If you have enough time, we highly recommend an extra day at here. You have two options for your side trip from Khambachen. Especially, the first option is to hike to Janu ViewPoint (Faktanglung) which is an amazing place to visit.

The second option is to hike to Nupchu Pokhari (Lake) following the yak trail through the Nupchu Khola Valley. Nupchu Lake is one of the most beautiful glacial lakes in the Kanchenjunga region. You can enjoy seeing the reflection of Kumbhakarna (Janu Himal) on the lakes (it depends on the weather). But, It is harder and more adventurous to hike uphill.

Hike to Pangpema (North Base Camp)

Finally, Your Kanchenjunga trek continues to Lonak, 4,792 meters above sea level. Then Hike to Pangpema (5,140m) first thing in the morning (Kanchenjunga north base camp). This is where your Kanchenjunga Trek’s final destination. If you have enough time, there is another option to visit/hike Dormo ri (Dormo Peak) for the great view but you have to a night in Pangpema. It makes your trek more enjoyable and adventurous.

You may take in breathtaking views of Mt Kanchenjunga and Yalung Kang’s north face, as well as a breathtaking vista of the Kanchenjunga Himalayan panorama, Kanchenjunga Glacier, glacier lakes, wildlife, and much more. Kanchenjunga Trek is akin to being in Heaven on Earth. As a result, it is the best trekking trail in Nepal for your holiday travel. Feel free to contact us.


Day 1, Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,400m) and transfer to hotel.

We, Himalaya Darshan Treks heartily welcome you and your group to Nepal. One of our company staff will take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. The person will be waiting outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, holding an A4-size paper with your name and our company name. So, you have to look for that person for your pick up from the airport. Your check-in at the hotel.

Day 2, Flight to Bhadrapur, and Drive to Kanyam. Stay at hotel

Flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (45 minutes) and Drive to Kanyam through Ilam bazaar. Explore and enjoy the beautiful view of the tea garden. Stay at the hotel.

Day 3, Drive to Sekhathum. Stay at tea house.

We have the choice of driving to Sekathum, therefore we will go to Ranipul for a 4/5 hour drive on a bumpy road. To get to Sekathum, we’ll have to cross two suspension bridges over the Tamor River, which is only a 40-meter walk. After crossing the second bridge we will leave Tamor Valley and we will have to follow the Ghunsa River valley. Stay in the tea shop.

Day 4, Trek to Amjilosa (2,498m). Stay at tea house.

After the breakfast at hotel, we will have to start our trekking to Amjilasa. This day is our walking through the Ghunsa river valley so we need to cross several times the Ghunsa Khola. After crossing the last bridge we have to climb uphill through the narrow trail to reach Amjilasa. There is just 2 tea house.

Day 5, Trek to Gyabla 2725m. Stay at tea house.

This day is also a beautiful day, with a trail leading up through an oak, bamboo, and rhododendron forest. The journey is notable due to the steep ascent and descent, as well as the passing of some beautiful waterfalls on the way to Gyabla. We will have to stop at Jungle Camp for lunch and then continue to Gyabla. Stay at the hotel.

Day 6, Trek to Ghunsa village 3415m. Stay at hotel

After breakfast, we will start our journey to Ghunsa village. Following the right bank of the Ghunsa River Valley. Before entering the Ghunsa, the trail passes through a big grazing area and Foley Village. we will stop here for lunch. After lunch continues our easy walking to  Ghunsa village. It is a very beautiful small village. There are nice guest houses and delicious food, a Coffee shop, etc.

Day 7, Trek to Khambachen (4,145m), Stay at tea house.

Trek to Khambachen (4,146m), Enjoy seeing beautiful views of Ghabur Peak (6,305m), Pholesobi Peak (6,652m), and Janu Himal (7,710m) (Kumbhakarna).

Day 8, Acclimatization Day.

There are two famous destinations for your day hike –

The first option – After breakfast, hiking to (Kumbhakarna) Janu View Point 4,420m. Enjoy the great view of, glaciers, Glacial lakes as well as Janu Himal just in front of you and many more.

The second option – Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel, You will start your day hikes to Nupchu Pokhari (Lake) through the Nupchu Khola Valley. It is hard walking due to the high altitude but very beautiful and amazing day hike.

Day 9, Trek to Lhonak (4,792m), Stay at tea house.

The day begins with a short ascent out into the narrow valley, passing along a stony glacier track, which passes through an eroded portion before continuing into the narrow valley. A short ascent leads out into a broader valley, with views of Kanchenjunga 8,586m, Yalung Kang 8,505m, and Kangbachen 7,905m opening up after passing by a waterfall. For the next hour, the trail is more comfortable until climbing into a small valley via another degraded part before rapidly crossing the river that leads to Lhonak. Stay at the tea house.

Day 10, Hike to Pangpema 5140m. And trek back to Lhonak

Hiking to Pangpema (5,140m) (Kanchenjunga North Base Camp). Enjoying great views of Mt Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Yalung Kang (8,505m) (Kanchenjunga west), and beautiful Himalayan panorama, Kanchenjunga glacier, Blue sheep, etc. And trek back to Lhonak. Stay at the tea house.

Note: If you have a dream to hike Dormo Ri (Dormo Peak) you have to stay at the Pangpema. And next early in the morning hike to Dormo ri, enjoy the incredible Kanchenjunga Himalayan panorama then descend to Lhonak.

Day 11, Trek back to Ghunsa village 3415m. Stay at hotel

Same way back down the trail when we ascend. Stay at the tea house.

Day 12, Trek to Amjilasa (2,498m).

Same way back down the trail when we ascend. Stay at the tea house.

Day 13, Trek to Sekathum (1650 and Drive to Suketar/Taplejung. Stay at the hotel

Same way back down to Sekathum the trail when we ascend. Then we will have to drive to Suketar/Taplejung by private Jeep. Stay at the hotel.

Day 14, Drive to Bhadrapur and fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

We will have to drive to Bhadrapur through Kannyam and Ilam on the same road. Then from the afternoon flight, we will fly back to Kathmandu on a 45-minute scenic flight, with our final views of the spectacular snow-capped Himalayas. Kanchenjunga Region Treks will return you to your accommodation and will pick you up this evening for a farewell dinner with a cultural performance at a Nepalese restaurant.

Day 15, Final Departure.

This will be the last day of your trip to Nepal. One of our staff will take you and your group to Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu for your final departure. We wish you and your group safe flights with unforgettable memories from your Nepal trip. Hope to see you again.

Trip Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle (Domestic/International).
  • Experienced Guide, and porter with salaries, food, accommodation, and insurance (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
  • 3-night hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast, twin sharing.
  • Both-way flights for guide and guest from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur to Kathmandu.
  • Both-way drive from Bhadrapur to Kanyam to Sekathum to Kanyam to Bhadrapur.
  • Teahouse accommodation and 3 times meals during the trek ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and  one cup of Tea/Coffee with a meal.)
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Kanchenjunga trek special permit.
  • Kanchenjunga conservation entry permit.
  • First Aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Emergency Helicopter service arrangement (If needed) which will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company.
  • We will arrange a Duffel bag, Sleeping bag, Down Jacket, and warm hat (If you don’t have your own.)
  • Himalaya Darshan Treks branded T-shirt as a souvenir.
  • Trip achievement certificate.
  • Kanchenjunga base camp Trek map for a group.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with a culture program.

Trip Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Your expenses (Laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, Wi-Fi, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver (Tips are expected)
  • Delay due to weather,
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Desserts Sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding, etc.
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the cost include.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Responses & Ratings

One Reply to “Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek”

  1. We first had GB as our guide on a trip to Kanchenjunga Base camp in 2009, and have subsequently used him in 2010, 2012, and most recently in 2018. His English fluency and ability to get things done is amazing, and dealing with him through email is absolutely no problem. Our trips usually involve project work and being able to give him all the responsibility for logistics frees us up.

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