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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 January

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January is one of the coldest and driest months, which makes it good for Himalayan views while wearing lots of layers. While there is little rain, skies in the hills and valleys further from the high mountains can be hazy from dust and pollution. The days are short and the nights long, so you can finally catch up on War and Peace while hiking the Himalayas. Now that’s something to be proud of! Go with the e-book version, your back or your porter’s back will thank you for it. At high altitudes, temperatures can drop to well below freezing. Even during the day, temperatures may not rise much above freezing, if at all, and the snow that does fall doesn’t melt and can become hard and icy. This can make crossing high passes more difficult. During this season it may be wise to bring crampons or at a minimum a good trekking pole.

At a glance
On average there are 2 days with precipitation in January. The highest point on the trek is Pangpema (Pang Pema) at 5140 m. During January, expect high temperatures of around -3.4°C (26°F) and lows down to -20.4°C (-5°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.

Mon Jan 20 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 2.4°C (36°F) in January.

Kathmandu
Flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $130.00
Travel time: about 1 hour

Bhadrapur (91 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.9°C (80°F) and lows of about 9.9°C (50°F) in January.

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 25.6°C (78°F) and lows of about 8.6°C (47°F) in January.

Tue Jan 21 (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 18.8°C (66°F) and lows of about 1.8°C (35°F) in January.

Wed Jan 22 (day 3)

Mitlung (900 m)

About 2-3 hours from Taplejung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.0°C (72°F) and lows of about 5.0°C (41°F) in January.

Sinwa (921 m)

About 2 hours from Mitlung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.9°C (71°F) and lows of about 4.9°C (41°F) in January.

Chirwa (Thiwa) (1200 m)

About 3-4 hours from Mitlung or About 6-8 hours from Taplejung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 3.2°C (38°F) in January.

Thu Jan 23 (day 4)

Lelep (1750 m)

About 3 hours from Chirwa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.9°C (62°F) and lows of about -0.1°C (32°F) in January.

Amjilosa (2400 m)

About 7-8 hours from Chirwa or about 4 hours Lelep.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.0°C (55°F) and lows of about -4.0°C (25°F) in January.

Fri Jan 24 (day 5)

Gyabla (2725 m)

About 3 hours from Amjilosa.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.1°C (52°F) and lows of about -6.0°C (21°F) in January.

Phale (3240 m)

About 3 hours from Gyabla.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.0°C (46°F) and lows of about -9.0°C (16°F) in January.

Ghunsa (3435 m)

About 1 hour from Phale.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.8°C (44°F) and lows of about -10.2°C (14°F) in January.

Sat Jan 25 (day 6)

Ghunsa (3435 m)

Sun Jan 26 (day 7)

Kambachen (Khangpachen) (4050 m)

About 4 hours from Ghunsa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.1°C (38°F) and lows of about -13.9°C (7°F) in January.

Mon Jan 27 (day 8)

Kambachen (Khangpachen) (4050 m)

Tue Jan 28 (day 9)

Lhonak (4770 m)

About 4 hours from Khangpachen.
Expect typical high termperatures of about -1.2°C (30°F) and lows of about -18.2°C (-1°F) in January.

Wed Jan 29 (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 -3.4°C (26°F) and lows of about -20.4°C (-5°F) in January.

Thu Jan 30 (day 11)

Lhonak (4770 m)

About 2.5 hours from Pangpema
Expect typical high termperatures of about -1.2°C (30°F) and lows of about -18.2°C (-1°F) in January.

Kambachen (Khangpachen) (4050 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lhonark
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.1°C (38°F) and lows of about -13.9°C (7°F) in January.

Fri Jan 31 (day 12)

Ghunsa (3435 m)

About 6 hours from Lhonak or about 3.5 hours from Kambachen.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.8°C (44°F) and lows of about -10.2°C (14°F) in January.

Sat Feb 1 (day 13)

Selele Camp (4130 m)

About 4 hours from Ghunsa.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.6°C (40°F) and lows of about -12.4°C (10°F) in February.

Sun Feb 2 (day 14)

Mirgin La (Sele La) (4640 m)

About 1.5 hours from Selele Camp.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 1.6°C (35°F) and lows of about -15.4°C (4°F) in February.

Tseram (Cheram) (3864 m)

About 5-6 hours from Selele Camp.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.2°C (43°F) and lows of about -10.8°C (13°F) in February.

Mon Feb 3 (day 15)

Ramche (Ramchaur) (4480 m)

About 3 hours from Tseram.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.5°C (37°F) and lows of about -14.5°C (6°F) in February.

Tue Feb 4 (day 16)

Okhordung (Oktang Base Camp) (4740 m)

About 1.5 hours from Ramche.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 1.0°C (34°F) and lows of about -16.0°C (3°F) in February.

Ramche (Ramchaur) (4480 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.5°C (37°F) and lows of about -14.5°C (6°F) in February.

Tseram (Cheram) (3864 m)

About 3 hours from Okhordung.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.2°C (43°F) and lows of about -10.8°C (13°F) in February.

Wed Feb 5 (day 17)

Torangdin (Tortong) (2980 m)

About 3 hours from Tseram.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.5°C (53°F) and lows of about -5.5°C (22°F) in February.

Sherpagaon (Upper Yamphudin) (2000 m)

About 2.5 hours from Tortang.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.4°C (63°F) and lows of about 0.4°C (33°F) in February.

Yamphudin (1692 m)

About 6 hours from Tseram or about 3 hours from Tortang.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 2.2°C (36°F) in February.

Thu Feb 6 (day 18)

Mamangkhe (1800 m)

About 3 hours from Yamphudin.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.6°C (65°F) and lows of about 1.6°C (35°F) in February.

Phumphedanda (Phungphung Danda) (1860 m)

About 5 hours from Yamphudin.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 1.2°C (34°F) in February.

Fri Feb 7 (day 19)

Khesewa (2120 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.7°C (62°F) and lows of about -0.3°C (31°F) in February.

Sinchewa Bhanjyang (2135 m)

About 4 hours from Phumphedanda
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.6°C (62°F) and lows of about -0.4°C (31°F) in February.

Sat Feb 8 (day 20)

Lali Kharka (2250 m)

About 4 hours from Sinchewa Bhanjyang.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.9°C (61°F) and lows of about -1.1°C (30°F) in February.

Taplejung (1440 m)

About 2 hours from Lali Kharta.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.8°C (69°F) and lows of about 3.8°C (39°F) in February.

Sun Feb 9 (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 27.6°C (82°F) and lows of about 10.6°C (51°F) in February.

Mon Feb 10 (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 28.9°C (84°F) and lows of about 11.9°C (53°F) in February.

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: $130.00
Travel time: about 1 hour

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.4°C (71°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in February.

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