Kanchenjunga Trekking Route

Due to its remoteness, Kangchenjunga is a less-frequented trekking route, that why it has much of its pristine beauty. There are two base camps of Mt. Kangchenjunga, sometimes people are confused about which trekking route is best to visit both base camps through the Sele La Pass. According to our experience and client’s feedback, the trek batter to start clockwise, which means visiting the Kangchenjunga North Base Camp first and South Base Camp. But if you are looking for Kangchenjunga South Base Camp Trek then there is not any confusion only there is an option for the trek ending either at Suketar or Yamphudin and driving to the Bhadrapur for the Kathmandu flight.

There are various trekking routes for the Kanchenjunga Trekking. It depends on, where you are going to start and end the trek. As there has a road built way further to the Taplejung; you can drive by Jeep to the Sukathum for the North Base Camp and Yamphudin on the south side.

The Kangchenjunga Circuit Trek commences after we fly to Suketar at Taplejung from Kathmandu. Then the adventures jeep ride journey goes along the Tamor Riverside to the Sukathum village/Ranipul/Tamewa, from where we follow the Ghunsa Khola on a less crowded trail in the isolated mountain region with the unique sight of Nepalese rural lifestyle and culture through the Amjilosa, Gyabla, Phale, Ghunsa, Khambachen, Janu View Point, Lhonak, Pangpema and get in the Kangchenjunga North Base Camp (5,388m). Then return back to the beautiful Gunsa Village process to cross the Sele La Pass (4,290m). There are some other miners passes also, the name as Sinion La (4,440m), Mirgin La (4,480m), and Sinelapche Bhanjyang (4,646m). There is a very basic tea house nearby Sele La Pass, if your day trip is too long for the Cheram, you may stay overnight. From here, the trail goes onwards to the Kangchenjunga South Base Camp named Yalung Base Camp (4,500m) along the Simbuwa Khola passes the tiny settlement of Yalung Bara, Ramche, and Okta.

Different Routes of Kangchenjunga Trekking:

This shortest route of Kangchenjunga Circuit takes you North and South both Base Camps of Mt. Kanchenjunga in 13 Days. However, there are a few other trekking Itinerary options; Kangchenjunga Circuit Trek 16 Days, Kangchenjunga Short Trek 7 Days, and Kangchenjunga Base Camp Trek 24 Days. Which are given below?

[I] Kanchenjunga Short Trek Itinerary -7 Days: Visit only South Base Camp

Day 00: Arrival to Kathmandu (1350m) transfer to hotel

Day 00: Trekking preparation day and permit workday.

Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Suketar (2420m) – 45 minutes and Drive Taplejung to Sukathum/Temewa/Ranipul (1576m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 02: Trek Sukathum/Temewa/Ranipul to Tortong/Toranden (2985m) - 7 to 8 hours

Day 03: Trek Torotan to Tseram (3870m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 04: Trek Tseram to Yalung Base Camp (4500m) via Ramche (4620m), Oktang, and return to Ramche (4620m) -8 to 9 hours

Day 5: Trek Ramche to Tortong/Toranden (2985m) - 9 to 10 hours

Day 6: Trek Tortong/Toranden to Ranipul/Tamewa (1530m) - 7 to 8 hours and drive Ranipul/Tamewa to Suketar(2420m) -3 to 4 hours

Day 7: Fly Suketar to Kathmandu – 45 minutes

Day 00: Then your destination

If you are looking for Kangchenjunga Short Trek, then it is doable in 7 Days visit only South Base Camp fly to Suketar. For further information on the Itinerary just drop a message to Nepal Mother House Treks.

[II] Kanchenjunga Circuit Short Trek Itinerary -13 Days: via Sele la Pass

Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Suketar (2420m) - 45 minutes, then Drive Taplejung to Sukathum/Japantar (1576m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 02: Trek Sukathum to Gyabla (2730m) – 7 to 8 hours

Day 03: Trek Gyabla to Ghunsa (3415m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 04: Trek Ghunsa to Khambachen (4050m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 05: Acclimatization or Explore day at Khambachen - visit Kumbhakarna / Jannu View Point (4,400m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 06: Trek Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 07: Day Trip Lhonak to Pangpema (5,143m) / Kanchenjunga North BC (5388m) back to Khambachen (4,050m) -7 to 8 hours

Day 08: Trek Khambachen to Ghunsa (3,595m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 09: Trek Ghunsa to Cheram (3,870m) via Sele La Pass (4,290m), Sinion La (4,440m), Mirgin La (4,480m) & Sinelapche Bhanjyang (4,646m) – 9 to 10 hours

Day 10: Trek Tseram to Yalung Base Camp (4500m) via Ramche/Ramchaur (4620m), Oktang (4730m) Trek to Tortong (2985m) -8 to 9 hours

Day 11: Trek Tortong to Ranipul/Tamewa (1530m) - 7 to 8 hours

Day 12: Drive Sukathum to Suketar (2420m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 13: Fly Suketar to Kathmandu – 45 minutes

[II] Kanchenjunga Trek Itinerary -14 Days :Bhadrapur Flight

Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (91m)-45 minutes and drive by taxi or jeep to Birtamod (300m) -30 to 45 minutes and drive Birtamod to Taplajung by Jeep- 8 to 9 hours, stay at Taplejung (1820).

Day 02: Drive Taplejung to Sukathum/Japantar (1576m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 03: Trek Sukathum to Gyabla (2730m) – 7 to 8 hours

Day 04: Trek Gyabla to Ghunsa (3415m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 05: Trek Ghunsa to Khambachen (4050m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 06: Acclimatization or Explore day at Khambachen - visit Kumbhakarna / Jannu View Point (4,400m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 07: Trek Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 08: Day Trip Lhonak to Pangpema (5,143m) / Kanchenjunga North BC (5388m) back to Khambachen (4,050m) -7 to 8 hours

Day 09: Trek Khambachen to Ghunsa (3,595m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 10: Trek Ghunsa to Cheram (3,870m) via Sele La Pass (4,290m), Sinion La (4,440m), Mirgin La (4,480m) & Sinelapche Bhanjyang (4,646m) – 9 to 10 hours

Day 11: Trek Tseram to Yalung Base Camp (4500m) via Ramche/Ramchaur (4620m), Oktang (4730m) Trek to Tortong (2985m) -8 to 9 hours

Day 12: Trek Tortong to Ranipul/Tamewa (1530m) - 7 to 8 hours

Day 13: Drive Sukathum to Suketar (2420m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 14: Fly Suketar to Kathmandu – 45 minutes

[III] Kanchenjunga Circuit Short Trek -14 Days :Drive from Yamphudin

Day 00: Arrival to Kathmandu (1350m) transfer to hotel

Day 00: Trekking preparation day and permit workday.

Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Suketar (2420m) – 45 minutes and Drive Taplejung to Sukathum/Japantar (1576m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 02: Trek Sukathum to Gyabla (2730m) – 7 to 8 hours

Day 03: Trek Gyabla to Ghunsa (3415m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 04: Trek Ghunsa to Khambachen (4050m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 05: Acclimatization or Explore day at Khambachen - visit Kumbhakarna / Jannu View Point (4,400m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 06: Trek Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 07: Day trip Lhonak to Pangpema (5,143m) / Kanchenjunga North BC (5388m) back to Khambachen (4,050m) -7 to 8 hours

Day 08: Trek Khambachen to Ghunsa (3,595m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 09: Trek Ghunsa to Cheram (3,870m) via Sele La Pass (4,290m), Sinion La (4,440m), Mirgin La (4,480m) & Sinelapche Bhanjyang (4,646m) – 9 to 10 hours

Day 10: Trek Tseram to Yalung Glacier (4500m) via Ramche (4620m), Oktang, and return to Ramche (4620m) -8 to 9 hours

Day 11: Trek Ramche to Tortong/Toranden (2985m) - 9 to 10 hours

Day 12: Trek Tortong/Toranden to Yamphudin (2090m) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 13: Drive Yamphudin to Suketar (2420m) 6 to 7 hours [Catch Jeep after 1-hour walk]

Day 14: Fly Suketar to Kathmandu – 45 minutes

[IV] Kanchenjunga Base Camp Short Trek Itinerary -15 Days: via Sele la Pass

Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (91m)-45 minutes and drive by taxi or jeep to Birtamod (300m) -30 to 45 minutes and drive Birtamod to Taplajung by Jeep - 8 to 9 hours, staying at Taplejung (1870).

Day 02: Drive Taplejung to Sukathum/Japantar (1576m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 03: Trek Sukathum to Gyabla (2730m) – 7 to 8 hours

Day 04: Trek Gyabla to Ghunsa (3415m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 05: Trek Ghunsa to Khambachen (4050m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 06: Acclimatization or Explore day at Khambachen - visit Kumbhakarna / Jannu View Point (4,400m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 07: Trek Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 08: Day trip Lhonak to Pangpema (5,143m) / Kanchenjunga North BC (5388m) back to Khambachen (4,050m) -7 to 8 hours

Day 09: Trek Khambachen to Ghunsa (3,595m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 10: Trek Ghunsa to Cheram (3,870m) via Sele La Pass (4,290m), Sinion La (4,440m), Mirgin La (4,480m) & Sinelapche Bhanjyang (4,646m) – 9 to 10 hours

Day 11: Trek Tseram to Yalung Glacier (4500m) via Ramche (4620m), Oktang, and return to Ramche (4620m) -8 to 9 hours

Day 12: Trek Ramche to Tortong/Toranden (2985m) - 9 to 10 hours

Day 13: Trek Tortong/Toranden to Ranipul/Tamewa (1530m) - 4 to 5 hours and drive Ranipul/Tamewa to Suketar(2420m) -3 to 4 hours

Day 14: Drive Taplejung to Ilam (800m) – 7 to 8 Hours

Day 15: Drive Ilam to Bhadrapur (91m) – 2 ½ to 3 Hours and fly to Kathmandu – 35 to 40 minutes

[V] Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Itinerary -15 Days :Suketar Flight

Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Suketar (2420m) - 45 minutes, then Drive Taplejung to Sukathum/Japantar (1576m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 02: Trek Sukathum to Gyabla (2730m) – 7 to 8 hours

Day 03: Trek Gyabla to Ghunsa (3415m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 04: Trek Ghunsa to Khambachen (4050m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 05: Acclimatization or Explore day at Khambachen - visit Kumbhakarna / Jannu View Point (4,400m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 06: Trek Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 07: Day trip Lhonak to Pangpema (5,143m) / Kanchenjunga North BC (5388m) back to Khambachen (4,050m) -7 to 8 hours

Day 08: Trek Khambachen to Ghunsa (3,595m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 09: Trek Ghunsa to Cheram (3,870m) via Sele La Pass (4,290m), Sinion La (4,440m), Mirgin La (4,480m) & Sinelapche Bhanjyang (4,646m) – 9 to 10 hours

Day 10: Trek Tseram & visit Yalung Glacier (4500m) via Oktang via Ramche (4620m), return to Ramche (4620m) -8 to 9 hours

Day 11: Trek Ramche to Yamphudin (2090m) - 9 to 10 hours

Day 12: Trek Yamphudin to Phumphe Danda (1860m)-5 to 6 hours

Day 13: Trek Phumphe to Kande Bhayanjang (2129m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 14: Trek Kande Bhayanjang to Suketar (2420m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 15: Fly Suketar to Kathmandu – 45 minutes

[VI] Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Itinerary -16 Days :Bhadrapur Flight

Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (91m)-45 minutes and drive by taxi or jeep to Birtamod (300m) -30 to 45 minutes and drive Birtamod to Taplajung by Local bus- 8 to 9 hours, stay overnight at Taplejung (1820).

Day 02: Drive Taplejung to Sukathum/Japantar (1576m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 03: Trek Sukathum to Gyabla (2730m) – 7 to 8 hours

Day 04: Trek Gyabla to Ghunsa (3415m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 05: Trek Ghunsa to Khambachen (4050m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 06: Acclimatization or Explore day at Khambachen - visit Kumbhakarna / Jannu View Point (4,400m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 07: Trek Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 08: Trek Lhonak to Pangpema (5,143m) / Kanchenjunga North BC (5388m) back to Khambachen (4,050m) -7 to 8 hours

Day 09: Trek Khambachen to Ghunsa (3,595m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 10: Trek Ghunsa to Sele La Camp (4130m) via Sele La Pass (4,290m) – 3 to 4 hours

Day 11: Trek Sele La Camp to Cheram (3,870m) via Sinion La (4,440m), Mirgin La (4,480m) & Sinelapche Bhanjyang (4,646m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 12: Trek Tseram to Yalung Base Camp/South Base Camp (4500m) via Ramche (4620m), Oktang, and return to Ramche (4620m) -8 to 9 hours

Day 13: Trek Ramche to Tortong/Toranden (2985m) - 9 to 10 hours

Day 14: Trek Tortong/Toranden to Yamphudin (2090m) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 15: Drive Yamphudin to Ilam (800m) – 7 to 8 Hours [Catch Jeep after 1-hour walk]

Day 16: Drive Ilam to Bhadrapur (91m) – 2 ½ to 3 Hours and fly to Kathmandu – 35 to 40 minutes

Recently, the road has been built to the Sukathum on the Northside of the Kangchenjunga and Yamphudin on the South part, so, Kangchenjunga Circuit Trek can complete in 16 Days in a comfortable way. If you are looking for more detailed information, then feel free to contact us at Nepal Mother House Trek any time. We are here to provide you with a recent update about the Kanchenjunga trekking route.

[VII] Kanchangunga South Base Camp Trekking Itinerary -20 Days

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu (1350m) transfer to hotel

Day 02: Trekking preparation day and permit workday.

Day 03: fly Kathmandu (1350m) to Bhadrapur (91m)-45 minutes and drive by taxi or jeep to Birtamod (300m)-30 to 45 minutes. (You May Drive Taplejung on the Same day too.)

Day 04: Drive Birtamod to Taplejung (1820m)-8 to 9 hours

Day 05: Trek Taplejung then to Tembewa (1880m)-5 to 6 hours

Day 06: Trek Tembewa to Khesewa (1960m)-5 to 6 hours

Day 07: Trek Khesewa to Mamanke (1780m)-6 to 7 hours

Day 08: Trek Mamanke to Yamphudin (2090m)-3 to 4 hours

Day 09: Trek Yamphudin to Torotan (2990m) -6 ½ to 7 ½ hours

Day 10: Trek Torotan to Tseram (3870m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 11: Trek Tseram to Ramche (4620m) -3 to 4 hours

Day 12: Day trip to Yalung Glacier (4500m), return to Ramche (4620m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 13: Trek Ramche to Lamite Bhanjyang (3310m)-6 to 7 hours

Day 14: Trek Lamite Bhanjyang to Yamphudin (2090m) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 15: Trek Yamphudin to Phumphe (1860m)-5 to 6 hours

Day 16: Trek Phumphe to Simbu (1854m)-6 to 7 hours

Day 17: Trek Simbu to Taplejung (1820m) - 7 to 8 hours

Day 18: Drive Taplejung to Birtamod (72m) -8 to 9 hours

Day 19: Fly back Bhadrapur to Kathmandu (1350m) -45 Munities

Day 20: Then your destination.

The trek depends on every one interest; some travel love to hike many days in the various places to enjoy different scenery, landscape, and people culture. Likewise, some die to heart to see only snowcapped mountains. Kanchenjunga South base camp is the best way to explore enchanting snowcapped mountains in one spot. According to our experience and our guest recommendation, it is one of the best treks for the mountains lover.

[VIII] Kanchanjunga Base Camp Trek Suggested Itinerary -24 Days

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu (1350m) transfer to hotel

Day 02: Trekking preparation day and permit workday.

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (91m)-45 minutes and drive by taxi or jeep to Birtamod (300m) -30 to 45 minutes and drive Birtamod to Taplajung by Jeep- 8 to 9 hours, stay at Taplejung (1820).

Day 04: Trek Taplejung to Mitlung (921m) – 4 to 5 hours

Day 05: Trek Mitlung to Thiwa (1200m) – 4 to 5 hours

Day 06: Trek Thiwa to Amjilosa (2400m) – 4 to 5 hours

Day 07: Trek Amjilosa to Ghunsa (3415m) – 6 to 7 hours

Day 08: Trek Ghunsa to Khambachen (4050m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 09: Acclimatization or Explore day at Khambachen - visit Jannu View Point (4,400m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 10: Trek Kambachen to Lhonak (4780m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 11: Day trip Lhonak to Pangpema (5,143m) / Kanchenjunga North BC (5388m) back to Lhonak -7 to 8 hours

Day 12: Trek Lhonak to Ghunsa (3595m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 13: Trek Ghunsa to Sele La Camp (4130m) via Sele La Pass (4,290m) – 3 to 4 hours

Day 14: Trek Sele La Camp to Cheram (3,870m) via Sinion La (4,440m), Mirgin La (4,480m) & Sinelapche Bhanjyang (4,646m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 15: Trek Tseram to Ramche (4620m) -3 to 4 hours

Day 16: Day trip to Yalung Glacier (4500m), return to Ramche (4620m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 17: Trek Ramche to Lamite Bhanjyang (3310m)-6 to 7 hours

Day 18: Trek Lamite Bhanjyang to Yamphudin (2090m) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 19: Trek Yamphudin to Phumphe (1860m)-5 to 6 hours

Day 20: Trek Phumphe to Simbu (1845m)-6 to 7 hours

Day 21: Trek Simbu to Taplejung (1870) via Suketar (2420m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 22: Drive Taplejung to Ilam (800m) – 7 to 8 Hours

Day 23: Drive Ilam to Bhadrapur (91m) – 2 ½ to 3 Hours and fly to Kathmandu – 35 to 40 minutes

Day 24: Then your destination.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Itinerary is a classical trekking route in the heart of the Himalayas. This trekking route can complete in 24 Days including the three days before and after the trek. If you have any curiosity regarding the Kanchenjunga Trekking different routes, don’t hesitate to contact us anytime at Nepal Mother House.

Note: (Except restricted area, the date and Itinerary will be flexible according to your requirements and following day’s circumstance.