Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a journey into the heart of the third-highest mountain in the world, located on the border between Nepal and India. This remote and pristine trek offers adventurers a chance to explore rugged terrain, dense forests, and diverse ecosystems while enjoying panoramic views of snow-capped peaks. Additionally, the trek offers a chance to encounter unique cultural experiences along the way.

The trek begins from Taplejung, accessible via a scenic flight from Kathmandu, the gateway to the Kanchenjunga region. From there, the trail passes through picturesque villages inhabited by ethnic communities such as the Rai and Limbu. The locals are known for their rich cultural heritage and warm hospitality. Trekkers can interact with locals, visit monasteries, and experience traditional customs and festivals.

One of the highlights of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is reaching Pangpema, the North Base Camp of Mount Kanchenjunga. Pangpema offers awe-inspiring views of the towering peak and surrounding glaciers. Trekkers can also visit the South Base Camp, located in the vicinity of the Yalung Glacier. Throughout the trek, trekkers have the opportunity to encounter wildlife such as the red panda and Himalayan Thar.

Accommodation during the trek ranges from local teahouses to camping under the starlit sky, providing trekkers with a comfortable place to rest and recharge. Meals typically consist of hearty Nepalese dishes (i.e., Dal Bhat & Curry), offering a taste of local flavors and providing energy for the journey ahead. Spring and autumn seasons are considered the best seasons for undertaking this trek.

As the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is considered one of the more challenging treks in Nepal due to its remote location and high altitude, the rewards are well worth the effort. However, our itinerary allows enough time for acclimatization, and we are also flexible in changing the itinerary. Proper trekking gear with warm clothing is most needed for a successful journey. Our professional trekking guides and porters make your trip meaningful.


Service includes

  • Ground Transportation: All necessary ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu Hotel: Three nights Kathmandu hotel accommodation with B&B mode
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing: A day sightseeing at Kathmandu, visit some of the popular UNESCO World heritage sites
  • Welcome dinner: Welcome dinner with the presence of trekking staffs and admin team
  • Permit: Necessary trekking permit including national park, TIMS card and local permits
  • Guide: A professional and experienced trekking guide, fluent in English and first aid trained too.
  • Trekking mode services: Accommodation in local tea house and lodge, three course of meals in each day with hot water, tea and coffee as needed
  • Trekking map: A trekking map
  • Medical kit: A group medical kit box


  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Meals, during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • Bottled water and cold drinks
  • Internet card (wifi)
  • Laundry services
  • Extra services that not mentioned in the above included list
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What is the best time to trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp?

The best times to trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp are in the spring (April to May) and autumn (October to November) seasons. These periods offer stable weather and clear mountain views.

How difficult is the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek?

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is considered challenging due to its remote location, long duration, and significant altitude gains. It requires good physical fitness, stamina, and prior trekking experience.

What permits are required for the trek?

You need a special restricted area permit, a Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project (KCAP) permit, and a Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits are typically arranged by trekking agencies.