The Reason Why Everyone Loves Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek provides exhilarating trekking getaway in a less traversed region of eastern Nepal which ranges over both the northern and southern base camps of Kanchenjunga. It’s also deemed as “off the beaten track” owing to its location in an isolated place.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek provides exhilarating trekking getaway in a less traversed region of eastern Nepal which ranges over both the northern and southern base camps of Kanchenjunga. It’s also deemed as “off the beaten track” owing to its location in an isolated place. Also, a handful of trekkers trudge these uninhabited eastern alpine valleys of Nepal. The sight of extended Kanchenjunga Range having a commanding position in the sky is quite usual in Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek. Light strolls amidst the unspoilt Rhododendrons with this breathtaking panorama is a real delight. The disparity between glaciers and wilderness with some of the highest peaks in the world renders Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek an enchanting trek in Nepal in the fullest degree.

Popular Tourist Attractions

  • Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek Nepal commences passing through standard hilly-terraced villages, and veers to the southern base camp of Kanchenjunga. A journey to the southern base camp will take you to Oktang, situated at an altitude of 4730 meters. This eye-catching view offers scenic panorama of Kabru range, Rathong, Jannu, Kokthang, and Kanchenjunga range. 
  • The northern and southern base camps of Kanchenjunga are separated by three picturesque passes. 
  • The northern base camp of Kanchenjunga, on the contrary, constitutes of substantial settlements. Ghunsa, a Buddhist village, is deemed as one of the largest villages in the Kanchenjunga Region. In fact, Kanchenjunga North Base Camp offers more spectacular vista of snow-capped mountains compared to the south base camp of Kanchenjunga. 
  • Apart from Ghunsa, one can also have a glimpse of two other colonies – Lhonak and Kambachen, located at an altitude higher than Ghunsa.
  • On visiting Pang pema, the trekkers can get a complete sight of Kangbachen, Kanchenjunga, Kirat Chuli, Taple Sikhar, Ramtang Peak, and Nepal Chuli.
  • Traditional settlements, their culture, genial hospitality, diverse flora and fauna, and attractive landscapes won’t let you come back from such an exotic locale.

Myriad travel agencies have cropped up today who, with their supremely proficient staff, would work towards offering peerless travel experiences during your expedition in Nepal. Plan your Kanchenjunga base camp itinerary with Visit Himalaya Treks. Our Tea House trek to Kanchenjunga base camp cost starts from $2400 per individual.

Best Time to Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Nepal
End of September – mid December, when monsoon period in Nepal would be over, is usually considered as the most propitious time to pay a visit to the snow-capped lofty mountains. With a crystal-clear sky, this is the time when you can take in the mesmerizing views of the Himalayas. Kanchenjunga base camp height is 5150 meters (Kanchenjunga North Base Camp) also known by Pangpema Base Camp from seal level. You can also go hiking in Kanchenjunga base camp in the months of March, April, and May. The period from March-May is regarded as spring in Nepal. Adding to the surrounding beauty are the vibrant blossoming rhododendrons.

Equipment that Need to be brought along for Trekking
Go through the below-mentioned list to have a prior idea as to what all stuffs you need to pack for your trekking venture. However, make sure that the total weight of the bag doesn’t exceed 15kg.

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hiking boots
  • Thermal gloves
  • T-shirts and/or casual shirts
  • Sunscreen
  • Trekking trousers
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
  • Socks
  • Head torch
  • Water bottles of 1 liter
  • Towel
  • Fleece jacket

For medical kit, pack:

  • Anti-headache tablets
  • Acetylzolamide or Diamox in case you are prone to fall sick in high altitudes.
  • Band-Aids
  • Aspirin
  • Anti-diarrhea tablets
  • Medicine for cough and cold
  • Water purification tablets

Renowned as world’s third highest peak Kanchenjunga base camp is apt for adventure enthusiasts seeking delight in camping as well as trekking.

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