Aug 28 - Sep 19, 2019 | Change

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

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 August

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The peak of the monsoon is in early August and marks the wettest time of year. Be prepared for lots of rain and wet trails At higher altitudes, the weather is cool and damp. But the clouds are usually the most frustrating part of monsoon trekking. High altitude passes get lots of snow during the monsoon making some passes increasingly difficult to cross.

At a glance
On average there are 22 days with precipitation in August. The highest point on the trek is Pangpema (Pang Pema) at 5140 m. During August, expect high temperatures of around 6.6°C (44°F) and lows down to -2.4°C (28°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.

Wed Aug 28 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 20.4°C (69°F) in August.

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 36.9°C (98°F) and lows of about 27.9°C (82°F) in August.

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 26.6°C (80°F) in August.

Thu Aug 29 (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 19.8°C (68°F) in August.

Fri Aug 30 (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 23.0°C (73°F) in August.

Sinwa (921 m)

About 2 hours from Mitlung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.9°C (89°F) and lows of about 22.9°C (73°F) in August.

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 21.2°C (70°F) in August.

Sat Aug 31 (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 17.9°C (64°F) in August.

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 14.0°C (57°F) in August.

Sun Sep 1 (day 5)

Gyabla (2725 m)

About 3 hours from Amjilosa.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.1°C (68°F) and lows of about 10.1°C (50°F) in September.

Phale (3240 m)

About 3 hours from Gyabla.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.0°C (63°F) and lows of about 7.0°C (45°F) in September.

Ghunsa (3435 m)

About 1 hour from Phale.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about 5.8°C (42°F) in September.

Mon Sep 2 (day 6)

Ghunsa (3435 m)

Tue Sep 3 (day 7)

Kambachen (Khangpachen) (4050 m)

About 4 hours from Ghunsa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.1°C (54°F) and lows of about 2.1°C (36°F) in September.

Wed Sep 4 (day 8)

Kambachen (Khangpachen) (4050 m)

Thu Sep 5 (day 9)

Lhonak (4770 m)

About 4 hours from Khangpachen.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.8°C (46°F) and lows of about -2.2°C (28°F) in September.

Fri Sep 6 (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 5.6°C (42°F) and lows of about -4.4°C (24°F) in September.

Sat Sep 7 (day 11)

Lhonak (4770 m)

About 2.5 hours from Pangpema
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.8°C (46°F) and lows of about -2.2°C (28°F) in September.

Kambachen (Khangpachen) (4050 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lhonark
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.1°C (54°F) and lows of about 2.1°C (36°F) in September.

Sun Sep 8 (day 12)

Ghunsa (3435 m)

About 6 hours from Lhonak or about 3.5 hours from Kambachen.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about 5.8°C (42°F) in September.

Mon Sep 9 (day 13)

Selele Camp (4130 m)

About 4 hours from Ghunsa.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.6°C (53°F) and lows of about 1.6°C (35°F) in September.

Tue Sep 10 (day 14)

Mirgin La (Sele La) (4640 m)

About 1.5 hours from Selele Camp.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.6°C (47°F) and lows of about -1.4°C (29°F) in September.

Tseram (Cheram) (3864 m)

About 5-6 hours from Selele Camp.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.2°C (56°F) and lows of about 3.2°C (38°F) in September.

Wed Sep 11 (day 15)

Ramche (Ramchaur) (4480 m)

About 3 hours from Tseram.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.5°C (49°F) and lows of about -0.5°C (31°F) in September.

Thu Sep 12 (day 16)

Okhordung (Oktang Base Camp) (4740 m)

About 1.5 hours from Ramche.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.0°C (46°F) and lows of about -2.0°C (28°F) in September.

Ramche (Ramchaur) (4480 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.5°C (49°F) and lows of about -0.5°C (31°F) in September.

Tseram (Cheram) (3864 m)

About 3 hours from Okhordung.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.2°C (56°F) and lows of about 3.2°C (38°F) in September.

Fri Sep 13 (day 17)

Torangdin (Tortong) (2980 m)

About 3 hours from Tseram.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.5°C (65°F) and lows of about 8.5°C (47°F) in September.

Sherpagaon (Upper Yamphudin) (2000 m)

About 2.5 hours from Tortang.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.4°C (76°F) and lows of about 14.4°C (58°F) in September.

Yamphudin (1692 m)

About 6 hours from Tseram or about 3 hours from Tortang.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.2°C (79°F) and lows of about 16.2°C (61°F) in September.

Sat Sep 14 (day 18)

Mamangkhe (1800 m)

About 3 hours from Yamphudin.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.6°C (78°F) and lows of about 15.6°C (60°F) in September.

Phumphedanda (Phungphung Danda) (1860 m)

About 5 hours from Yamphudin.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.2°C (77°F) and lows of about 15.2°C (59°F) in September.

Sun Sep 15 (day 19)

Khesewa (2120 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.7°C (75°F) and lows of about 13.7°C (57°F) in September.

Sinchewa Bhanjyang (2135 m)

About 4 hours from Phumphedanda
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.6°C (74°F) and lows of about 13.6°C (56°F) in September.

Mon Sep 16 (day 20)

Lali Kharka (2250 m)

About 4 hours from Sinchewa Bhanjyang.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.9°C (73°F) and lows of about 12.9°C (55°F) in September.

Taplejung (1440 m)

About 2 hours from Lali Kharta.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.8°C (82°F) and lows of about 17.8°C (64°F) in September.

Tue Sep 17 (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 34.6°C (94°F) and lows of about 24.6°C (76°F) in September.

Wed Sep 18 (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 35.9°C (97°F) and lows of about 25.9°C (79°F) in September.

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 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 18.4°C (65°F) in September.

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