Kanchenjunga north base camp trek is beginning in the foothill country between the valley of the Arun and Tamur, the trek to the base camp area of Pangpema, on the north-west side of Kanchenjunga, provides all the scenic drama and variety that symbolize the trekking experiences in Nepal. You being in balmy warmth among vegetated hills, and make steady progress towards distant snows that hang among clouds. For a few days in immense landscapes hinted at by Smythe seem almost overwhelming on the far side of that ragged horizon.
This foothill country is mostly inhabited Rai, Limbu, and their neat thatched house with ochre and white walls providing the human dimension, while hillside after hillside has been immaculately terraced with crops of rice, millet, or sweetcorn. In the autumn bougain village and poinsettia add their brilliant colures to an already extra vagrantly colorful landscape.
Mid way between the Bhotiya settlements of Phole and Ghunsa one senses that big mountains are not so far away, but you have to trek beyond Ghunsa-almost as far as Khamgbachen, the last inhabited village-before the full dramatic glory of the major Himalayan peaks is revealed. The first of real stature is Janu (Kumbhakarna) an amazing piece of mountain architecture flanked by graceful ice-fluted neighbuors. Continuing beyond Khambachen the valley makes a long sweeping curve to the north-east, passing below the huge iced wall of Khangbachen, followed by Chang Himal (wedge peak) before at last you are able to gaze directly onto the Northwest face of Kanchenjunga itself.
Trekking Days -› (22)
Total Days -› (28)
Min. Altitude -› (760m./2493ft.)
Max. Altitude -› (5143m./16873ft.)
Walking Per Day -› 5-7 hrs
Route Nature -› Camping [Fully Organized Trekking]
Difficulty -› Medium
Season -› September to December /March to May.
Day 01: Arrivals in Thribhuwan international airport and transfer to Hotel on Kathmandu,
Day 02: Morning sightseeing after lunch late afternoon fly to Biratnagar on Hotel
Day 03: After breakfast drive to Basantapur on Hotel (2310m) (5/6 hours drive)
Day 04: After breakfast trek to Chauki on Camp (2660m) (4/5 hours) 16km
Day 05: Trek to Buje Deorali on Camp (2660m) (5/6 hours) 12km
Day 06: Trek to Dobhan on Camp (760m) 5/6 hours) 12km
Day 07: Trek to Mitlung on Camp (995m) 4/5 hours) 12km
Day 08: Trek to Chirwa on Camp (1430m) 4/5 hours) 11km
Day 09: Trek to Sakethun on Camp (1680m) 4/5 hours) 11km
Day 10: Trek to Amjilosa on Camp (2510m) 4/5 hours) 9km
Day 11: Trek to Gyabla (kyapla) on Camp (2730m) 3/4 hours) 8km
Day 12: Trek to Ghunsa on Camp (3595m) 4/5 hours) 9km
Day 13: Trek to Kambachen/Khangpachen on Camp (4100m) 4/5 hours) 12km
Day 14: Acclimatization day at Kambachen/Khangpachen on Camp
Day 15: Trek to Lhonak on Camp (4785m) 4/5 hours) 10km
Day 16: Trek to Pangpema (North base camp) 5143m) 3/4 hours) 10km
Day 17: Explore around Pangpema (North base Camp on Camp
Day 18: Trek back to Kambachen/Kambachen on Camp (4100m) 5/6 hours) 22km
Day 19: Trek back to Phale on Camp (3140m) 5/6 hours) 12km
Day 20: Trek back to Amjilosa on Camp (2510m) 5/6 hours) 11km
Day 21: Trek back to Chirwa on Camp (1430m) 4/5 hours) 22km
Day 23: Trek back to Gadidanda on Camp (1890m) 5/6 hours)
Day 24: Trek to Suketar (Taplejung) on Camp (2400m) (3/4 hours)
Day 25: Flight to Kathmandu via Biratnagar and transfer to Hotel on Hotel
Day 26: Free day at Kathmandu on Hotel
Day 27: Free day at Kathmandu on Hotel
Day 28: Final departure.