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Kanchenjunga North Base Camp 16 days

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16 days
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Group Size
2-15 Pax
Private Transportation
Best Season
March-May and Oct-Dec
Hotel and Tea house
Breakfast in city & BLD during the trek
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The walk to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp takes hikers into the heart of unspoiled nature, nestled in Nepal's eastern Himalayas. Known for its breathtaking vistas of the third-highest peak in the world, Mount Kanchenjunga, this journey combines rough terrain, a variety of habitats, and cultural interactions with the local people. The trek to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp is an adventure seeker's dream, offering an incredible experience in one of the most inaccessible and beautiful alpine locations on earth. It has difficult ascents, natural landscapes, and unparalleled views.
  • Marvel at the breathtaking northern face of Mount Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest peak
  • Enjoy unparalleled panoramic views of neighboring peaks and pristine glaciers.
  • Experience the thrill of trekking through untouched and remote landscapes, immersing yourself in the raw beauty of the Himalayas.
  • Revel in the tranquility of pristine alpine meadows and dense rhododendron forests.
  • Engage with local communities, including the Rai and Limbu people, gaining insights into their unique traditions and warm hospitality.
  • Witness traditional villages along the route, adding a cultural dimension to the trek.
  • Conquer rugged terrains and navigate challenging trails, providing an exhilarating adventure for seasoned trekkers.
  • Experience the thrill of ascending through varying altitudes, testing both physical and mental endurance.
  • Explore diverse ecological zones, from subtropical forests to high-altitude alpine meadows.
  • Encounter a rich variety of flora and fauna, including vibrant rhododendron forests and potential wildlife sightings.
  • Follow a well-planned itinerary that includes acclimatization days, ensuring a safe and enjoyable trek at high altitudes.
  • Benefit from the expertise of experienced guides and support staff, enhancing overall safety and trekking experience.
  • Immerse yourself in the adventure of camping in the wilderness, enhancing the sense of connection with nature.
  • Enjoy nights under the stars in serene and secluded campgrounds, contributing to an authentic Himalayan experience.


Geography & Terrain:
Situated high on the northern face of Kanchenjunga, the North Base Camp provides an unparalleled viewpoint of this magnificent peak. The walk starts in the quaint village of Taplejung and takes hikers through a variety of landscapes. Journeying through bamboo groves, rich subtropical woods decorated with colorful rhododendrons, and finally unveiling alpine meadows, the experience highlights the region's biological diversity.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
Because of the significant elevation rise, reaching the North Base Camp requires careful exposure. Trekkers follow to a carefully planned schedule that consists of days of relaxation mixed with strong achievements. This methodical approach reduces risks related to high elevations and guarantees a pleasant and safe hike.

Gorgeous scenery: 
The North Base Camp provides an unparalleled view of the Kanchenjunga's northern face. A spectacular scene is created by the surrounding glaciers, snow-covered slopes, and striking mountain views. The isolated setting, which offers a pure and peaceful setting that satisfies the senses, heightens the attraction.

Weather Considerations:
It is important to choose the correct time for the hike because the weather at North Base Camp can be unpredictable. The best seasons are the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (fall), which provide more consistent weather, cleaner sky, and better visibility.

Camping & Lodging: 
Since there are no permanent towns in the region, camping is the main form of lodging at the North Base Camp. Trekkers should be well equipped to camp under difficult circumstances, like as chilly weather. The feeling of wildness and closeness to the natural environment is improved by camping.

Cultural Interactions: 
Although the amazing natural environment is the main attraction, hikers may have the chance to engage in cultural exchanges with nearby towns. The walk gains a cultural component from the traditional villages, which are frequently home to the Rai and Limbu people. They provide glimpses into their unique traditions and warm hospitality.

Rewards and Challenges: 
There are certain difficulties involved with trekking to the North Base Camp. A sense of adventure, mental fortitude, and physical fitness are necessary for the voyage. But the benefits are equal: you'll have a close relationship with the natural world, breathtaking views, and the pride of having successfully crossed a less-traveled path in the Himalayas.

Permits and Logistics: 
Trekkers must get specific permits from the Nepal Tourism Board and local immigration prior to starting this amazing adventure. Hiring certified guides and hiking companies is a good idea for a more organized and safe trip.

The journey to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp is essentially an expedition that beyond the commonplace, providing a meeting point with untouched landscapes, genuine cultural experiences, and the overwhelming beauty of one of the most magnificent mountain peaks on earth. This trip is a legendary journey through the Himalayas for anyone looking for an experience off the main path.

Trip Itinerary

The guests shall be greeted by a representative of Bharal Adventure who is responsible for taking them to their hotel upon their arrival. The dinner comprising of authentic Nepali food is the preliminary firsthand experience of the Nepali culture that the company offers you.

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After breakfast, a guided tour of Kathmandu's historically and spiritually significant sites is planned. These sites include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath. A pre-trip discussion session will be organized in the afternoon to facilitate communication between the trek leader, staff, and visitors.

From Kathmandu, we'll board an early departure to Bhadrapur. We'll take a position and head to Taplejung (1820 meters/5971 feet) from Bhadrapur. To get to Taplejung, we will go via scenic locations like Birtamod, Illam, Jorpokhari, Amarpur, etc. and cross the Kabeli Khola Bridge.

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We start our five to six hour trip from Taplejung to Sekathum, which is roughly 39 kilometers distant. On our travel, we can come across some twisting and tight roads. We'll go via a number of communities and have our permits checked at the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area checkpoint. After crossing a few bridges and continuing down the Tamor Nadi, we will ultimately arrive in Sekathum.

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Today is the first day of our trip to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp. We start our journey from Sekathum to Amjilosa by passing many suspension bridges and wandering through groves of rhododendron. We will arrive in Amjilosa after walking up and down hills as well as through a few small communities in five to six hours. 

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We will trek down the Ghunsa Khola riverbank to Amjilosa, leaving Sekathum behind. There's a very small probability that we'll see a red panda when we go down the woodland path. We may enjoy a breathtaking view of the snow-capped mountains as we stroll along the route. Depending on our walking speed, it will take us four to five hours to get to Gyabla/Kyapra village, where we spend the night. 

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We shall go on on our way to Ghunsa after breakfast. The trail traces the path through the woodlands. Trekkers heading to and from Pangpema, Kanchenjunga North Base Camp, might be spotted. On the journey to Ghunsa, we may come across Himalayan yaks pulling loads both up and down. We finally arrive in Ghunsa, our day's target, after walking for almost five hours.

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Trekkers acclimate to the altitude at Ghunsa before continuing on to Dudh Kunda or Ghunsa Viewpoint. However, we will walk through the open pine forest on our journey to Khambachen after breakfast. We will arrive at Khambachen after passing via the villages of Rambuk Kharka and Lyakep and taking in the views of Jannu (7711m.|25298ft.), Temachungi (6305m.|20685ft.), Pholesobi Thongje (6652m.|21824ft.), and many more.

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The start of our stay at Khambachen has been booked for today. The settlement provides a breathtaking perspective of Nupchu, the Jannu, Nagphu, and Sarphu mountains, among many others. You may take a relaxing walk around Khambachen town, trek to Janu Viewpoint or Nupchu Pokhari (4952m/16246ft).

We will approach the Kanchenjunga North Base Camp by following a path along the Ghunsa Khola riverbank. Arriving to Ramdang (4375 meters/14353 feet), we are rewarded by breathtaking views of Gimmigela, Ramtang, Kanchenjunga, and many more mountains. We will arrive at Lhonak by trekking along Kanchanjunga Glacier along the road that passes through Dry Lake. 

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We will be in the base camp of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third-highest peak in the world. We travel with breathtaking views of the mountains as we begin our day trek to Pang Pema, the base camp of Kanchenjunga North. We will head back to Lhonak after spending a few hours at the base camp with the prayer flags and the breathtaking views of the Himalayas.

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After resuming our steps to reach the magnificent Kanchenjunga Base Camp, we will descend to Ghunsa. We will arrive in Ghunsa, enjoying the views of the mountains and rhododendron trees.

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We're going to hike downhill to Sekathum today. We shall start our journey earlier because the walk is lengthier. We will arrive to Sekathum by traveling along the Ghunsa Khola bank and passing Phale, Gyabala, Amjilosa, and Ghaiyabari. On our trip to Sekathum, there are severe ascents and descents as well as stone stairs.

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We will board our jeep and head to Kanyam, Ilam, the tea-growing region, leaving the mountains behind, bringing with us the memories and the refreshing winds. In Kanyam, there is a significant concentration of domestic visitors.

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After spending some time in the tea growing region, we will drive to Bhadrapur Airport. We fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu in the late afternoon, taking around 45 to 50 minutes. We'll drive together to the lodging. 

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The airport representative from Bharal Adventure will transport you to Kathmandu International Airport around 3 hours before your scheduled flight from where you will depart.

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  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodations during the trek
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with Tea/Coffee
  • Three temple Day Tour (Tour Guide and Transport included in trip cost)
  • Bhadrapur - Taplejung - Sekathum(Private Jeep)
  • Sekathum - Illam - Bhadrapur (Private Jeep)
  • All applicable National park Tims and Local permits
  • Flight Kathmandu - Bhadrapur - Kathmandu
  • Duffle bag for the trekking
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek (if require)
  • Bharal Adventure T-shirt
  • First aid medical kit
  • Certificate of Achievement by Bharal Adventure
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek after dinner 
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes and office service charge

Doesn't Include

  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $30 or equivalent foreign currency, multiple entry visas for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 125. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot and cold drinks, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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