May 11 - Jun 2, 2021 | Change

Kanchenjunga North to South Base Camp Loop trek (23 days)
Kanchenjunga Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Pangpema (Pang Pema)

Difficulty: challenging
Kanchenjunga North to South Base Camp Loop
Starting at $1,110 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.01 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $180 per person for guide's transport
+ $74.75 per person for vat tax
+ $15 per person for restricted area permit processing
+ $96 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Sherpana prices are based on group size. We refund you the difference if more people join your trek.
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Included Services
  • Permits KCAP and Kanchenjunga Restricted Area Permit
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
  • Guide's Transport Guide's round trip flight ticket
  • Restricted Area Permit Processing
Optional Services (VAT Tax (Por...)
  • VAT Tax (Porter)
    $2.21 per day per porter
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur Booking the flight with the trek insures that the guide will be able to be on the same flight in addition transport to/from the Kathmandu airport from your hotel is included.
    $139 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

  • Flight from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu Booking the flight with the trek insures that the guide will be able to be on the same flight in addition transport to/from the Kathmandu airport from your hotel is included.
    $139 per person

    + $15 per person for service/transport fee

Would you like to request a specific guide?

If you do not specify a guide, a request will be sent to all available guides (once a payment is made and the trek is confirmed). Once confirmed, you can choose from the guides who indicated that they would like to lead your trek, or ask us to recommend a guide.

This trek takes in both the north and south base camps of Kanchenjunga. A minimum of two trekkers is required for this trek without two trekkers the necessary permits can not be obtained.

Weather Conditions in May

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May is the end of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures are more moderate and the pre-monsoon moisture increases the chance of precipitation as the month progresses. It can be hot and humid in the valleys at low elevations, so make sure you carry enough water. Like the rest of the spring, clear mornings typically give way to cloudy afternoons. At high altitudes, the precipitation can turn to snow, although at trekking elevations the accumulation does not usually get too deep. May is also the season when many 8000 m peaks are climbed so base camps of these mountains will be busy with activity.

At a glance
On average there are 12 days with precipitation in May. The highest point on the trek is Pangpema (Pang Pema) at 5140 m. During May, expect high temperatures of around 6.6°C (44°F) and lows down to -6.4°C (20°F) at Pangpema (Pang Pema).

Kanchenjunga North to South Base Camp Loop Trek
(Elevation Profile)

Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Tue May 11 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in May.

Kathmandu
Flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $139.00
Travel time: about 1 hour

Bhadrapur (91 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 36.9°C (98°F) and lows of about 23.9°C (75°F) in May.

Private vehicle from Bhadrapur to Birtamod (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10.00
Travel time: 40 minutes

Birtamod (300 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 35.6°C (96°F) and lows of about 22.6°C (73°F) in May.

Wed May 12 (day 2)
Public bus from Kathmandu to Taplejung (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $20.00
Travel time: about 22 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Public bus from Birtamod to Taplejung (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10.00
Travel time: about 10 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Taplejung (1440 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.8°C (84°F) and lows of about 15.8°C (60°F) in May.

Thu May 13 (day 3)

Mitlung (900 m)

About 2-3 hours from Taplejung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 32.0°C (90°F) and lows of about 19.0°C (66°F) in May.

Sinwa (921 m)

About 2 hours from Mitlung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.9°C (89°F) and lows of about 18.9°C (66°F) in May.

Chirwa (Thiwa) (1200 m)

About 3-4 hours from Mitlung or About 6-8 hours from Taplejung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.2°C (86°F) and lows of about 17.2°C (63°F) in May.

Fri May 14 (day 4)

Lelep (1750 m)

About 3 hours from Chirwa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.9°C (80°F) and lows of about 13.9°C (57°F) in May.

Amjilosa (2400 m)

About 7-8 hours from Chirwa or about 4 hours Lelep.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.0°C (73°F) and lows of about 10.0°C (50°F) in May.

Sat May 15 (day 5)

Gyabla (2725 m)

About 3 hours from Amjilosa.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.1°C (70°F) and lows of about 8.1°C (47°F) in May.

Phale (3240 m)

About 3 hours from Gyabla.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.0°C (64°F) and lows of about 5.0°C (41°F) in May.

Ghunsa (3435 m)

About 1 hour from Phale.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.8°C (62°F) and lows of about 3.8°C (39°F) in May.

Sun May 16 (day 6)

Ghunsa (3435 m)

Mon May 17 (day 7)

Kambachen (Khangpachen) (4050 m)

About 4 hours from Ghunsa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.1°C (56°F) and lows of about 0.1°C (32°F) in May.

Tue May 18 (day 8)

Kambachen (Khangpachen) (4050 m)

Wed May 19 (day 9)

Lhonak (4770 m)

About 4 hours from Khangpachen.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.8°C (48°F) and lows of about -4.2°C (24°F) in May.

Thu May 20 (day 10)

Pangpema (Pang Pema) (5140 m)

About 3.5 hours from Lhonak. Sometimes the lodging is closed at Pangpema in which case you will need to return to Lhonak for the night.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.6°C (44°F) and lows of about -6.4°C (20°F) in May.

Fri May 21 (day 11)

Lhonak (4770 m)

About 2.5 hours from Pangpema
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.8°C (48°F) and lows of about -4.2°C (24°F) in May.

Kambachen (Khangpachen) (4050 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lhonark
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.1°C (56°F) and lows of about 0.1°C (32°F) in May.

Sat May 22 (day 12)

Ghunsa (3435 m)

About 6 hours from Lhonak or about 3.5 hours from Kambachen.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.8°C (62°F) and lows of about 3.8°C (39°F) in May.

Sun May 23 (day 13)

Selele Camp (4130 m)

About 4 hours from Ghunsa.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.6°C (55°F) and lows of about -0.4°C (31°F) in May.

Mon May 24 (day 14)

Mirgin La (Sele La) (4640 m)

About 1.5 hours from Selele Camp.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.6°C (49°F) and lows of about -3.4°C (26°F) in May.

Tseram (Cheram) (3864 m)

About 5-6 hours from Selele Camp.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.2°C (58°F) and lows of about 1.2°C (34°F) in May.

Tue May 25 (day 15)

Ramche (Ramchaur) (4480 m)

About 3 hours from Tseram.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.5°C (51°F) and lows of about -2.5°C (28°F) in May.

Wed May 26 (day 16)

Okhordung (Oktang Base Camp) (4740 m)

About 1.5 hours from Ramche.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.0°C (48°F) and lows of about -4.0°C (25°F) in May.

Ramche (Ramchaur) (4480 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.5°C (51°F) and lows of about -2.5°C (28°F) in May.

Tseram (Cheram) (3864 m)

About 3 hours from Okhordung.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.2°C (58°F) and lows of about 1.2°C (34°F) in May.

Thu May 27 (day 17)

Torangdin (Tortong) (2980 m)

About 3 hours from Tseram.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.5°C (67°F) and lows of about 6.5°C (44°F) in May.

Sherpagaon (Upper Yamphudin) (2000 m)

About 2.5 hours from Tortang.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 12.4°C (54°F) in May.

Yamphudin (1692 m)

About 6 hours from Tseram or about 3 hours from Tortang.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.2°C (81°F) and lows of about 14.2°C (58°F) in May.

Fri May 28 (day 18)

Mamangkhe (1800 m)

About 3 hours from Yamphudin.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.6°C (80°F) and lows of about 13.6°C (56°F) in May.

Phumphedanda (Phungphung Danda) (1860 m)

About 5 hours from Yamphudin.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.2°C (79°F) and lows of about 13.2°C (56°F) in May.

Sat May 29 (day 19)

Khesewa (2120 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.7°C (76°F) and lows of about 11.7°C (53°F) in May.

Sinchewa Bhanjyang (2135 m)

About 4 hours from Phumphedanda
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.6°C (76°F) and lows of about 11.6°C (53°F) in May.

Sun May 30 (day 20)

Lali Kharka (2250 m)

About 4 hours from Sinchewa Bhanjyang.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.9°C (75°F) and lows of about 10.9°C (52°F) in May.

Taplejung (1440 m)

About 2 hours from Lali Kharta.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.8°C (84°F) and lows of about 15.8°C (60°F) in May.

Mon May 31 (day 21)
Public bus from Taplejung to Birtamod (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10.00
Travel time: about 10 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Birtamod (300 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 35.6°C (96°F) and lows of about 22.6°C (73°F) in May.

Tue Jun 1 (day 22)
Private vehicle from Birtamod to Bhadrapur (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10.00
Travel time: 40 minutes

Bhadrapur (91 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 36.9°C (98°F) and lows of about 26.9°C (80°F) in June.

Public bus from Taplejung to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $20.00
Travel time: about 22 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Flight from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $139.00
Travel time: about 1 hour

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 19.4°C (67°F) in June.

Kathmandu
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created

by Daniel (Germany) on Nov 17, 2019

Kanchenjunga North to South Base Camp Loop led by Chhebi Bhote