Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Trip Style: Active Adventure
Transport: Public Vehicle & Flight
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse or Lodge
Group Size: 1- 16
Max Elevation: 4785m
- A scenic flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur.
- Explore the off-the-beaten-track of Kanchenjunga region.
- Cross Migrin La pass and Sele Le pass.
- Visit various monasteries like Ramtang Monastery and Lepasan La Monastery.
- Mesmerizing views of Kanchenjunga and other mountain peaks.
- Explore Kanchenjunga Base Camp and Yalung Ri Base Camp.
- Diverse flora and fauna along the way.
Kanchenjunga (8,586 m) is the third highest mountain in the world. The location of this mountain is really unique as the mountain lies in 3 countries- Nepal, India, and Tibet. Much like its location, the trek to the Base Camp of Mt. Kanchenjunga is also a unique and thrilling experience.
The word “Kanchenjunga” refers to ‘five great treasures of snow’ in the Tibetan language. This is a referral to the great mountains that form a part of the Kanchenjunga.
The Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek goes through the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. This protected area is managed by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as well as the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development in partnership with the locals of this region.
The Kanchenjunga Conservation Area comprises various types of vegetation including cultivated lands, forests and, pastures. So during the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek by Mount Mania, you will walk past diverse vegetation as well as rivers, high altitude lakes, and glaciers.
You can encounter various animal species like leopard, Asian black bear, and red panda in Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek. The conservation area is also home to various birds like golden-breasted fulvetta, snow cock, blood pheasant, and red-billed chough making the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek a delight for bird watchers and lovers.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek by Mount Mania starts after a flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur. From Bhadrapur, you will drive to Taplejung and start your trek from there. Walking past various villages like Chirwa, Sekathum, Amjiolsa, and Gybala, you will get to Ghunsa.
From Ghunsa, you will trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp. You will also trek past various mountain passes. The most famous of them being the Migrin La pass and the Sele Le pass. As you descend, you will trek through Tortong, Yamphudin, and other beautiful settlements before getting to Bhadrapur airport for your flight back to Kathmandu.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek by Mount Mania takes you to some of the best off-the-beaten-path trails in Nepal. This trek takes you to the majestic region of Kanchenjunga. All along the way, the warmth of the friendly locals and their hospitality will greet you.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Difficulty
Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is one of the most challenging treks in Nepal. The duration of the trek, the high altitude you will trek to as well as the remoteness of the trek makes it one of the more strenuous treks in Nepal.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is one of the longest treks in Nepal. The trip is 23 days long and you will trek for 19 days. You will trek for 5-6 hours on average in a day.
As the trail to Kanchenjunga Base Camp is quite remote, you will also need a guide to trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Some of the areas are prone to landslide making a guide necessary for this trek.
The trek is also a high altitude trek taking you to an altitude of more than 5000 meters. When you trek to the various mountain passes, the trail also gets steep.
Taking all of these things into consideration, you need to prepare extremely well for the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek. You will need a healthy amount of preparation for a few months to complete this trek.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Best Time
Autumn (September, October, and November) is the best time to trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp. This season has great views of the mountains, low precipitation, and a mild amount of sunshine.
Spring (March, April, and May) is the second most popular time for the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. The weather and trekking conditions in this season are almost the same as that of the autumn season.
During the summer season (June, July, and August), the monsoon will affect your trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp. But with appropriate planning and the help of a guide, you can do this trek in the summer season as well.
The biggest hurdle to completing this trek in the winter season (December, January, and February) is the cold. As long as you have prepared to deal with the cold in this season, you can complete winter trekking to Kanchenjunga Base Camp.