Oct 19 - Nov 14, 2019  confirmed

Kanchenjunga North to South Base Camp Loop (27 days)
Kanchenjunga Region, Nepal

Difficulty: challenging

Private trek | 4 confirmed trekkers

Kanchenjunga North to South Base Camp Loop
$347 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$7.95 /day per person for guide
+ $6 per person for guide's insurance
+ $36 per person for guide's transport
+ $15 per person for restricted area permit processing
+ $60 per person for permits
+ $15 for private trek surcharge

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Services
  • Permits KCAP and Kanchenjunga Restricted Area Permit
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • Restricted Area Permit Processing
  • Guide's Transport Guide's round trip flight ticket
Optional Services (Flight from ...)
  • 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

  • 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

Guide
Ngawang Tenzin (Chhering)
Languages
English, Hindi, Tibetan, and Nepali
Ratings
great

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Currently 4 Trekkers
4 confirmed trekkers
confirmed

Daniel (Germany)

With 3 guests: Manfred (Germany), Ulrich (Germany), and Marianne (Germany)

Trip Board (1)

Daniel (Germany)
itinerary creator

Hi everyone, I'm Daniel originally from the south of Germany I'm living and working in Berlin since 15 years. In between I spend 5 years in Thailand.

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 October

October begins the most popular time to trek, with moderate temperatures, clear skies in the wake of the monsoon, and a low chance of rain and snow. In recent years, the monsoon rains have receded later with weather patterns typically stabilizing in mid-October. While the chance of snow is decreased, there is the possibility of a heavy snowfall at higher elevations. If ill-timed and prolonged, this can make it difficult to cross some passes.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in October. The highest point on the trek is Pangpema (Pang Pema) at 5140 m. During October, expect high temperatures of around 4.6°C (40°F) and lows down to -9.4°C (15°F) at Pangpema (Pang Pema).

Kanchenjunga North to South Base Camp Loop
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(27 days / 26 nights )
created by Daniel (Germany)

Sat Oct 19 (day 1)

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

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

Sun Oct 20 (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 26.8°C (80°F) and lows of about 12.8°C (55°F) in October.

Mon Oct 21 (day 3)

Mitlung (900 m)

About 2-3 hours from Taplejung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.0°C (86°F) and lows of about 16.0°C (61°F) in October.

Sinwa (921 m)

About 2 hours from Mitlung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.9°C (86°F) and lows of about 15.9°C (61°F) in October.

Chirwa (Thiwa) (1200 m)

About 3-4 hours from Mitlung or About 6-8 hours from Taplejung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.2°C (83°F) and lows of about 14.2°C (58°F) in October.

Tue Oct 22 (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.

Wed Oct 23 (day 5)

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.

Thu Oct 24 (day 6)

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.

Fri Oct 25 (day 7)

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 26 (day 8)

Ghunsa (3435 m)

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

Sun Oct 27 (day 9)

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 28 (day 10)

Kambachen (Khangpachen) (4050 m)

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

Tue Oct 29 (day 11)

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 30 (day 12)

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 31 (day 13)

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.

Fri Nov 1 (day 14)

Kambachen (Khangpachen) (4050 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lhonark
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.1°C (47°F) and lows of about -7.9°C (18°F) in November.

Sat Nov 2 (day 15)

Ghunsa (3435 m)

About 6 hours from Lhonak or about 3.5 hours from Kambachen.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.8°C (53°F) and lows of about -4.2°C (24°F) in November.

Sun Nov 3 (day 16)

Selele Camp (4130 m)

About 4 hours from Ghunsa.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.6°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.4°C (17°F) in November.

Mon Nov 4 (day 17)

Mirgin La (Sele La) (4640 m)

About 1.5 hours from Selele Camp.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.6°C (40°F) and lows of about -11.4°C (11°F) in November.

Tseram (Cheram) (3864 m)

About 5-6 hours from Selele Camp.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.2°C (49°F) and lows of about -6.8°C (20°F) in November.

Tue Nov 5 (day 18)

Ramche (Ramchaur) (4480 m)

About 3 hours from Tseram.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.5°C (42°F) and lows of about -10.5°C (13°F) in November.

Wed Nov 6 (day 19)

Okhordung (Oktang Base Camp) (4740 m)

About 1.5 hours from Ramche.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.0°C (39°F) and lows of about -12.0°C (10°F) in November.

Ramche (Ramchaur) (4480 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.5°C (42°F) and lows of about -10.5°C (13°F) in November.

Thu Nov 7 (day 20)

Tseram (Cheram) (3864 m)

About 3 hours from Okhordung.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.2°C (49°F) and lows of about -6.8°C (20°F) in November.

Torangdin (Tortong) (2980 m)

About 3 hours from Tseram.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.5°C (58°F) and lows of about -1.5°C (29°F) in November.

Fri Nov 8 (day 21)

Sherpagaon (Upper Yamphudin) (2000 m)

About 2.5 hours from Tortang.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in November.

Yamphudin (1692 m)

About 6 hours from Tseram or about 3 hours from Tortang.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.2°C (72°F) and lows of about 6.2°C (43°F) in November.

Sat Nov 9 (day 22)

Mamangkhe (1800 m)

About 3 hours from Yamphudin.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.6°C (71°F) and lows of about 5.6°C (42°F) in November.

Sun Nov 10 (day 23)

Phumphedanda (Phungphung Danda) (1860 m)

About 5 hours from Yamphudin.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.2°C (70°F) and lows of about 5.2°C (41°F) in November.

Khesewa (2120 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.7°C (67°F) and lows of about 3.7°C (39°F) in November.

Mon Nov 11 (day 24)

Sinchewa Bhanjyang (2135 m)

About 4 hours from Phumphedanda
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.6°C (67°F) and lows of about 3.6°C (38°F) in November.

Lali Kharka (2250 m)

About 4 hours from Sinchewa Bhanjyang.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.9°C (66°F) and lows of about 2.9°C (37°F) in November.

Tue Nov 12 (day 25)

Taplejung (1440 m)

About 2 hours from Lali Kharta.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.8°C (75°F) and lows of about 7.8°C (46°F) in November.

Wed Nov 13 (day 26)
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 30.6°C (87°F) and lows of about 14.6°C (58°F) in November.

Thu Nov 14 (day 27)
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 31.9°C (89°F) and lows of about 15.9°C (61°F) in November.

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 24.4°C (76°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in November.

Kathmandu