Kanchenjunga North and South Base Camps

Kanchenjunga North and South Base Camps

Overview

Kanchenjunga was at one time regarded as the highest mountain in the world, with the aid of modern technology it is now recognised as the third highest mountain. This is an outstanding but long trek that links both the north and the south base camps in one trek. The area has for long been off the beaten trail but recently lodges have been developed to encourage more trekkers but with a very long one day journey to reach the starting point many trekkers still look to other regions. This is a real shame because the trek along the valleys and over the passes of this region provides the intrepid explorer with some of the very best of Nepalese trekking.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,300m and hotel transfer B & B.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur the take a jeep to Taplegung 2,420m (a long day!)

Day 04: Taplegung to Mitlung 921m 4-5 hrs.

Day 05: Mitlung to Chirwa 1,270m 5-6 hrs.

Day 06: Chirwa to Sukathum 1,576m 5-6 hrs.

Day 07: Sukathum to Amjilosa 2,308m 6-7 hrs.

Day 08: Amjilosa to Gyabla 2,730m 6-7 hrs.

Day 09: Gyabla to Ghunsa 3,595m 5-6 hrs.

Day 10: Acclimatisation day at Ghunsa 3,595m.

Day 11: Ghunsa to Kambachen 4,050m 5-6 hrs.

Day 12: Acclimatisation Day at Kambachen.

Day 13: Kambachen to Lhonak 4,780m 6-7 hrs.

Day 14: Trek to Pangpema and Kanchenjunga North Base Camp 5,388m 6-7 hrs.

Day 15: Trek back to Kambachen 4,050m 6-7 hrs.

Day 16: Kambachen to Ghunsa 3,595m 3-4 hrs.

Day 17: Ghunsa to Sele Le 4,290m 6-7 hrs.

Day 18: Sele Le to Cheram 3,870m 6-7 hrs.

Day 19: Cheram to Ramche 4,580m and return back to Cheram, 4-5 hrs.

Day 20: Cheram to Tortong 2,995m 5-6 hrs.

Day 21: Tortong to Yamphudin 2,080m 6-7 hrs.

Day 22: Yamphudin to Yangpang 1,007m 6-7 hrs.

Day 23: Yangpang to Thorpu 1,500m 5–6 hrs.

Day 24: Thorpu to Birtamod 300m 5-6 hrs.

Day 25: Drive from Birtamod to Bhadrapur then Fly to Kathmandu.

Day 26: It is best to have a spare day in Kathmandu.

Day 27: International Departure.