Explore the area surrounding the third highest mountain in the world. Hike through colorful rhododendrons, lush forest and meet a fascinating local cultural heritage. This peaceful environment, free from traffic, offers an impressive wildlife and magnificient mountain views including Mt. Everest, Kangchenjunga and Makalu.
This remote, off the beaten track trek in one of the most remote areas of Nepal, is also one of the most scenic and exhilarating treks in all of Nepal. Kachenjunga Base Camp Trek goes through lush meadows and forests, past stunning grand glaciers, and is surrounded by breath taking imposing mountain peaks such as Mt. Kachenjunga (8,586m), the third tallest mountain in the world.
This unique park, which also jointly covers parts of Tibet and Sikkim, is home to the elusive snow leopard, the endangered red panda, the Himalayan black bear, the clouded snow leopard, and the Assamese Macaque. High Himalayan Trekking and Expedition will design an itinerary and program for Kachenjunga Base Camp trekking according to an individual clients interest throughout the year.
All our trips are tailor made trips with personalized services. Please let us know the number of participants in your group, your choice of hotels and amendments in our itinerary, if any, so that we can quote you the price.
Duration: 25 Days
Price: $2080 USD
Destination: Bhadrapur, Ghunsa, Kangchenjunga north, south base camp
Accommodation: Tea House
Average Hiking: 5-7 hrs/day
Best Season: April, May, September, October, November
Max. Altitude: 5,200m
Special Interest: Ethnic People, culture, Spirituality, Lifestyle, adventure
Geography: Countryside, Forests, Mid hills, Mountains, Glaciers, Rivers, Towns, cold places, unique culture, villages
Min. Altitude: 350m.
Program Type: Guided Trekking
Min. Group Size: 2
Starting Point: Bhatrapur
Ending Point: Bhatrapur
Day-by-day altitudes on the Kangchenjunga Base Camp Trek:
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Day 01 :Flight from Kathmandu to Badrapur, Drive to Taplejung (1,820m) - 6 hrs
Day 02 :Taplejung – Mitlung (921m) - 5-6 hrs
Day 03 :Mitlung – Chiruwa (1,270m) - 5-6 hrs
Day 04 :Chiruwa – Sukethum (1,57m) - 5 hrs
Day 05 :Sukethum – Amjlosa (2,308m) - 6 hrs
Day 06 :Amjilosa – Gyabla (2,730m) - 5-6 hrs
Day 07 :Gyabla – Ghunsa (3,595m) - 5-6 hrs
Day 08 :Ghunsa rest/acclimatization day
Day 09 :Ghunsa - Khangpachen (4,050m) - 7 hrs
Day 10 : Khangpachen - Lhonak (4,780m) - 7 hrs
Day 11 :Lhonak - Kangchenjunga Base Camp (5,143m) - 3 hrs
Day 12 :KBC – Ghunsa (3,595m) - 8 hrs
Day 13 :Trek to High Camp (4,100m) - 4-5 hrs
Day 14 :High Camp - Tseram (3,870m) - 8 hrs.
Day 15 :Tseram – Ramche (4,580m) - 7-8 hrs
Day 16 :Ramche - Yalung Base Camp (4,500m) - 7-8 hrs
Day 17 :Yalung Base Camp - Lapsang (4,432m) - 6 hrs
Day 18 :Lapsang – Tortong (2,995m) - 5-6 hrs
Day 19 :Tortong – Yamphudim (2,080m) - 5-6 hrs
Day 20 :Yamphudim - Rest day
Day 21 :Yamphudim – Phumpe (1,858m) -5-6 hrs
Day 22 :Ponphe - Pha Khola (1,500m) - 5-6 hrs
Day 23 :Pha Khola - Suketar (2420m) - 5-6 hrs
Day 24 :Long Drive from Taplejung to Bhadrapur - 6 hrs
Day 25 :Fly to Kathmandu 45 minutes
If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed especially for you.
We can organize this activity anytime. We recommend going during April, May, September, October, November. However, going during 25 is disrecommended. You can also join another group for the following fixed departure dates:
|StartStart date||EndEnd date||Price||Status|
|22 October 201822.10.2018||15 November 201815.11.2018||$2080 USD||Book|
|30 October 201830.10.2018||23 November 201823.11.2018||$2080 USD||Book|
|07 November 201807.11.2018||01 December 201801.12.2018||$2080 USD||Book|
|15 November 201815.11.2018||09 December 201809.12.2018||$2080 USD||Book|
|23 November 201823.11.2018||17 December 201817.12.2018||$2080 USD||Book|
|01 December 201801.12.2018||25 December 201825.12.2018||$2080 USD||Book|
|09 December 201809.12.2018||02 January 201902.01.2019||$2080 USD||Book|
|10 December 201810.12.2018||03 January 201903.01.2019||$2080 USD||Book|
A typical trekking day
A typical day’s walk lasts from five to seven hours and involves a number of ascents and descents. It is rare to spend much time at the same level. On an organized camping trek, the day is run to a remarkably tight schedule: up at 6 am with a cup of tea, pack the gear before breakfast, start walking at 7 am, stop for lunch around 12 o’clock for about half an hour, start after lunch at noon and stop walking at about 3 pm. The dinner is served around 6.30 pm and followed by a briefing for the next trekking day and then it is time to go to sleep.
Please be aware that this time table may be adjusted according to weather conditions, availability of camp sites, water supply etc.
To ensure you will fully enjoy your trek and make the most of it, we also advise you about the following points which should seriously be taken into account:
Food and Water
Lodges and tea houses are carefully chosen by our staff all along the trek. We will make sure that excellent food will be provided to you and that water is boiled or adequately treated, as this is one of the basic rules for healthy trekking. On a camping trek, your only concern with food is sitting down to eat it! The porters carry all the food along with them and there will be a cook with assistants who can turn out meals of often stunning complexity, like baking a cake
Acclimatization is very important for trekking above 3500m. Our trekking schedules have been carefully designed to maximize your ability to acclimatize safely. We ascend slowly and ensure an adequate number of rest days.
However, it is still possible for mountain sickness and your guide will be watching for symptoms with an experienced eye throughout the trip. These symptoms are commonly headache, nausea, lethargy and sometimes breathlessness. If you or any of the group members display any of these symptoms, we will be able to provide informed advice and ensure a proper course of action.
Everything is included in the price of the trek, except for the purchase of water and soft / hard drinks so we advise you to always carry Nepalese rupees during your trek. The amount to be carried depends on the area and the duration of the trek.
Travel Insurance is highly recommended for all of our clients who are travelling to Nepal in the near future. Before you buy Travel Insurance for Nepal, you should make sure that the Insurance policy covers the cost of a rescue helicopter from mountainous or remote regions of the country and covers all extreme activities for your trip such as rafting, expedition, trekking, canyoning etc. If you fall ill or have an accident during your trip in Nepal, the cost can become exorbitant if you lack travel insurance.
Many insurance companies from all over the world are providing travel insurance services at a reasonable cost and if you are travlling in a group, you may be able to get further discounts.
Finally, please always have a printed copy of your insurance policy handy while travelling in Nepal and also, save an e-copy online. If you need more information about travel insurance, please feel free to contact us.
Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.
You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and one passport sized photo with a light background.
Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:
You may pay in Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
Tourist visa extension facility:
No visa required for:
Dos and Donts:
Should you have any question regarding visas, please contact us.
Although every guide on your trip carries a comprehensive medical kit, it is advisable to bring a small supply of first aid items for your own personal use. Base your kit on the following list, plus any special medications you may require:
Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath and Changu Narayan Temple. Entrance fees must be paid before touring Lumbini Gardens, the sanctuary of the Mayadevi Temple, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, in Lumbini, Rupandehi. Entrance fees must be paid before touring the Central Zoo in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, and museums in Kathmandu Valley. Entrance fees must also be paid before touring local museums in different parts of Nepal.
|Narayanhiti Durbar Museum||Rs. 500||Rs. 250||Rs. 100|
|Kathmandu Durbar square||Rs. 750||Rs. 150||free|
|National Museum Chhauni||Rs. 200||Rs. 25||Rs. 20|
|Patan Durbar Square||Rs. 500||Rs. 100||free|
|Patan Museum||Rs. 250||Rs. 25||Rs. 10|
|Patan Golden Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 20||free|
|Mahabouddha Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 30||free|
|Bhaktapur Durbar Square||Rs. 1,500||Rs. 500||free|
|National Art Museum, Bhaktapur||Rs. 100||Rs. 50||Rs. 20|
|Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)||Rs. 200||Rs. 50||free|
|Bouddhanath Stupa||Rs. 250||Rs. 150||free|
|Pashupatinath Temple||Rs. 1,000||Rs. 1,000||free|
|Changu Narayan Temple||Rs. 100||Rs. 25||free|
|Ethnographic Museum, NTB||Rs. 200||Rs. 100||Rs. 30|
You should make an appointment to get a check-up with your family doctor and dentist before embarking on your trip. Below is a quick list of frequently needed immunizations. This is only a basic guide and we strongly recommend that you follow the advice given by your doctor.
Given enough notice, your doctor or local health clinic should be able to administer all the above. Two excellent sources of up to date medical advice are: The CIWEC CLINC in Kathmandu, Nepal and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
General Trekking Equipment
The equipment and clothing you require depends on where and when you trek. Of course, you will not need the same equipment for going up to the Everest Base Camp in the middle of winter and doing a short, low altitude trek.
Remember that all this equipment can also be bought or rented in Kathmandu