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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 September

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Mid-September marks the start of the ‘Fall Season’ historically the monsoon would end in mid-September, however in recent years the monsoon has officially withdrawn in early October. While there is a good chance of precipitation, clear skies and lush, rice paddy terraced hills are your spectacular when it is not raining. The chance of rain decreases as the month progresses. The end of the monsoon means there is still a chance of the occasional heavy snowfall at high altitudes. Furthermore, high passes can have a lot of snow that has accumulated over the monsoon.

At a glance
On average there are 15 days with precipitation in September. The highest point on the trek is Pangpema (Pang Pema) at 5140 m. During September, expect high temperatures of around 5.6°C (42°F) and lows down to -4.4°C (24°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 Sep 28 (day 1)

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

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

Tue Sep 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 27.8°C (82°F) and lows of about 17.8°C (64°F) in September.

Wed Sep 30 (day 3)

Mitlung (900 m)

About 2-3 hours from Taplejung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.0°C (88°F) and lows of about 21.0°C (70°F) in September.

Sinwa (921 m)

About 2 hours from Mitlung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.9°C (88°F) and lows of about 20.9°C (70°F) in September.

Chirwa (Thiwa) (1200 m)

About 3-4 hours from Mitlung or About 6-8 hours from Taplejung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.2°C (85°F) and lows of about 19.2°C (67°F) in September.

Thu Oct 1 (day 4)

Lelep (1750 m)

About 3 hours from Chirwa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.9°C (77°F) and lows of about 10.9°C (52°F) in October.

Amjilosa (2400 m)

About 7-8 hours from Chirwa or about 4 hours Lelep.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.0°C (70°F) and lows of about 7.0°C (45°F) in October.

Fri Oct 2 (day 5)

Gyabla (2725 m)

About 3 hours from Amjilosa.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.1°C (66°F) and lows of about 5.1°C (41°F) in October.

Phale (3240 m)

About 3 hours from Gyabla.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.0°C (61°F) and lows of about 2.0°C (36°F) in October.

Ghunsa (3435 m)

About 1 hour from Phale.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.8°C (59°F) and lows of about 0.8°C (33°F) in October.

Sat Oct 3 (day 6)

Ghunsa (3435 m)

Sun Oct 4 (day 7)

Kambachen (Khangpachen) (4050 m)

About 4 hours from Ghunsa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.1°C (52°F) and lows of about -2.9°C (27°F) in October.

Mon Oct 5 (day 8)

Kambachen (Khangpachen) (4050 m)

Tue Oct 6 (day 9)

Lhonak (4770 m)

About 4 hours from Khangpachen.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.8°C (44°F) and lows of about -7.2°C (19°F) in October.

Wed Oct 7 (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 4.6°C (40°F) and lows of about -9.4°C (15°F) in October.

Thu Oct 8 (day 11)

Lhonak (4770 m)

About 2.5 hours from Pangpema
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.8°C (44°F) and lows of about -7.2°C (19°F) in October.

Kambachen (Khangpachen) (4050 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lhonark
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.1°C (52°F) and lows of about -2.9°C (27°F) in October.

Fri Oct 9 (day 12)

Ghunsa (3435 m)

About 6 hours from Lhonak or about 3.5 hours from Kambachen.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.8°C (59°F) and lows of about 0.8°C (33°F) in October.

Sat Oct 10 (day 13)

Selele Camp (4130 m)

About 4 hours from Ghunsa.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.6°C (51°F) and lows of about -3.4°C (26°F) in October.

Sun Oct 11 (day 14)

Mirgin La (Sele La) (4640 m)

About 1.5 hours from Selele Camp.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.6°C (46°F) and lows of about -6.4°C (20°F) in October.

Tseram (Cheram) (3864 m)

About 5-6 hours from Selele Camp.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about -1.8°C (29°F) in October.

Mon Oct 12 (day 15)

Ramche (Ramchaur) (4480 m)

About 3 hours from Tseram.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.5°C (47°F) and lows of about -5.5°C (22°F) in October.

Tue Oct 13 (day 16)

Okhordung (Oktang Base Camp) (4740 m)

About 1.5 hours from Ramche.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.0°C (45°F) and lows of about -7.0°C (19°F) in October.

Ramche (Ramchaur) (4480 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.5°C (47°F) and lows of about -5.5°C (22°F) in October.

Tseram (Cheram) (3864 m)

About 3 hours from Okhordung.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about -1.8°C (29°F) in October.

Wed Oct 14 (day 17)

Torangdin (Tortong) (2980 m)

About 3 hours from Tseram.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.5°C (64°F) and lows of about 3.5°C (38°F) in October.

Sherpagaon (Upper Yamphudin) (2000 m)

About 2.5 hours from Tortang.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.4°C (74°F) and lows of about 9.4°C (49°F) in October.

Yamphudin (1692 m)

About 6 hours from Tseram or about 3 hours from Tortang.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.2°C (77°F) and lows of about 11.2°C (52°F) in October.

Thu Oct 15 (day 18)

Mamangkhe (1800 m)

About 3 hours from Yamphudin.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.6°C (76°F) and lows of about 10.6°C (51°F) in October.

Phumphedanda (Phungphung Danda) (1860 m)

About 5 hours from Yamphudin.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.2°C (76°F) and lows of about 10.2°C (50°F) in October.

Fri Oct 16 (day 19)

Khesewa (2120 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.7°C (73°F) and lows of about 8.7°C (48°F) in October.

Sinchewa Bhanjyang (2135 m)

About 4 hours from Phumphedanda
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.6°C (73°F) and lows of about 8.6°C (47°F) in October.

Sat Oct 17 (day 20)

Lali Kharka (2250 m)

About 4 hours from Sinchewa Bhanjyang.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.9°C (71°F) and lows of about 7.9°C (46°F) in October.

Taplejung (1440 m)

About 2 hours from Lali Kharta.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.8°C (80°F) and lows of about 12.8°C (55°F) in October.

Sun Oct 18 (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 33.6°C (92°F) and lows of about 19.6°C (67°F) in October.

Mon Oct 19 (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 34.9°C (95°F) and lows of about 20.9°C (70°F) in October.

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 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in October.

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