The Kanchenjunga Trek Itinerary goes through the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, managed by local communities in partnership with WWF, which is one of the least densely populated areas in Nepal. Pristine forests, alpine meadows and high-altitude wetlands are home to the endangered snow leopard and red panda, the vulnerable Himalayan black bear, clouded leopard and Assamese macaque.
There are three routes and you can trek to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp or to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp or cover both base camps. The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, which covers both base camps and you can do it clock wise or anti-clockwise. The minimum number of days required is 16 and maximum is 23 – starting from and returning to Kathmandu. Check the most recommended itinerary for Kanchenjunga trek.
This Kanchenjunga trek region offers rewarding trekking through lush, low-lying valleys and up through incredible forests and into the high alpine pastures and glaciers at the foot of Kanchenjunga. Along the way, you’ll pass through Hindu and Buddhist villages whose culture includes Chhetri, Rai, Limbu, Gurung, Sherpa, and Tibetan.
Isolated villages, high verdant, gleaming mountains blanketed in snow, misty clouds forming a canopy around magnolia and rhododendron forest and dramatic landscapes, makes Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek a perfect platform for trekkers. Book your seat now for this exciting trek. See below for the complete 25 days Nepal trekking itinerary & cost.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (2,420m/7938ft), Drive to Taplejung; 45 min flight & 9 hours drive
Day 04: Taplejung to Lalikharka (2265m/7,431ft): 4 – 5 hours trek
Day 05: Lalikharka to Khesewa (2120m/6,955ft): 5 – 6 hours trek
Day 06: Khesewa to Mamankhe (1785m/5,856ft): 5 – 6 hours trek
Day 07: Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2080m/6824ft): 4 -5 hours
Day 08: Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m/9,826ft): 7 -8 hours
Day 09: Tortong to Cheram (3,870m/12,696ft): 2 -3 hours
Day 10: Cheram: Acclimatization and Rest
Day 11: Cheram to Ramchaur (Ramche) (4,580m/15,026ft): 3 – 4 hours
Day 12: Ramchaur (Ramche) to Yalung Base Camp (4500m), back to Cheram: 3 – 4 hours
Day 13: Cheram to Sele La (4290m/ 14,074ft) : 6 -7 hours
Day 14: Sele La to Ghunsa (3,595/11,794) : 2 -3 hours
Day 15: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050m/13,287ft) : 5 -6 hours
Day 16: Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m/15,682ft) : 5 -6 hours
Day 17: Kanchenjunga base camp, overnight at Pangpema (5,143/16,873ft): 6 -7 hours
Day 18: Pangpema to Lhonak : 3 – 4 hours
Day 19: Lhonak to Ghunsa (3475m/11,400ft) :6 -7 hours
Day 20: Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2,308m/7,572ft) : 5 -6 hours
Day 21: Amjilosa to Chirwa (1,270m/4,166ft) : 6 -7 hours
Day 22: Chirwa to Taplejung via Mitlung (921m/3020 m): 7 -8 hours trek
Day 23: Taplejung to Bhadrapur: 9 hours drive
Day 24: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 25: Final departure