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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek in Sikkim

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  • Whole Day Tour
  • Max People : 16
  • Wifi Available
  • April to June and Sept to November
  • Min Age : 12+
  • Pickup: Delhi International Airport/Bagdugra Airport

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Overview:

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is given for this trail because we camp at the Base camp where we see the incredible view of Mt. Kanchenjunga the third highest peak in the world. It is right at your fingertips to let you marvel at the adorning beauty and charisma possessed by the third-highest peak in the world. The trek starts at Yuksom, a tiny village in Sikkim and the first trails take you to Bakhim. Wait for the jaw-dropping sights of Rathong River, the evergreen fern plantations, orchids, and rare birds and reach the Paha Khola Bridge and witness the high altitude waterfall and the swimming river there. Prek Chu River views are the perks you will obtain on the first day.

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek reaches the point of returning to the start after the sixth day of the trek. Bakhim will offer you a free day to enjoy the sights and the surrounding reminiscences. Once your reach Yuksom, the majestic Kanchenjunga base camp trek comes to an end with hundreds of beautiful memories.

Departure & Return Location

Delhi/Bagdugra Airport.

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Hotels and Accommodation

3 Star Hotel approved by Sikkim Tourism Board and High quality Camping Tent.

Kanchenjunga Trekking Routes

Yuksum-Sachen-Tshoka-Phedang-Dzongri-Thangsing-Goecha-La-Lhamuney-Tshoka-Yuksum.

Price Includes

  • All Accommodation in Sikkim in 3 star Hotel
  • Professional English speaking Guide throughout the Trip
  • Taxes and service charges.
  • Bagdugra Pick and Drop.
  • All meals as per the Itinerary
  • Entrance Fees for all monuments in Sikkim
  • Trekking support with trekking guide, cook, potters, yaks, trekking accommodation with meals & beverages
  • Services for Sikkim sandakphu Trekking permit
  • Khangchendzonga National Park fees & other necessary services.
  • While on trek we will provide you Dome/Alpine trekking tents on twin sharing basis, Camping mattresses, camping stool, table, kitchen tent etc.
  • Trekking porter /sherpa who will carry your bag pack during the trekking. (two person will get one trekking sherpa/ porter)
  • Guide and porter fares and taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Bills of Personal Nature
  • International airfare/Domestic
  • Himalayan toy train ride in Darjeeling, tips etc. 
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances such as landslide/strike/accidents/natural calamities, Ropeway

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek in Sikkim Highlight

  • Altitude 4950m/16210ft
  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Trekking on Kanchenjunga trail starts from Darjeeling
  • Kanchenjunga is the world's third highest peak at 8586 meters and India's largest peak.
What to Expect during Kanchanjunga Trek in Sikkim?
  • The Khangchendzonga or Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is considered to be one of the awe-inspiring treks in India.
  • Kanchenjunga stands at an elevation of about 8586 meters and covers a large portion of Himalaya which is known to be the Kanchenjunga Himal, around 7000 meters area.
  • Embark on this trek to enjoy the panoramic view of the neighbouring mountains - Frey Peak (5830m), Koktang (6,148m), Kabru Peak (7,412 m), Ratong, Chandra Peak and the Kabru Dome (6600m).
  • Make use of the chance to meet the local people dwelling in the beautiful villages.
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Detail Tour Program for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Day 01Drive from Bagdogra Airport/NJP to Yuksom (5,670ft) (7 Hours)

Himalayan Views, Teesta River

Begin with the enthrallment of this wonderful trek by catching the remarkable views of the Himalayas while driving from Bagdogra Airport/NJP to Yuksom. The drive will take you along the gushing Teesta River and continuing uphill, you will be crossing a bridge in Legship to reach Yuksom. Arriving in the town, check in into a hotel and retire for the day.

Day 2Trek from Yuksom to Sachen (7,150ft)

5 Hours Trek, Rathong River, Paha Khola Bridge, Lush Forest, Orchids, Monkeys

Today is the most exciting day as we begin our 5 hours trek. Waking up in the morning, start ascending uphill and follow the gorges of the Rathong River. Trekking through the lush thickets of magnolia, rhododendron, and ferns, proceed towards the Paha Khola Bridge. On the way, relish a packed lunch and keep yourself energized for the rest of the trek; be prepared to spot exotic orchids, colorful flowers, and monkeys along the hike! Arriving in Sachen, settle down into the campsite and call it a day.

Day 3Trek from Sachen to Tshokha (9,700ft) (via Bhakim/8,600ft)

4-6 Hour Trek, Prek Chu River, Viburnum Plantations

The trek for the day will take you through the aromatic viburnum plantations, after which you will be crossing the Prek Chu River and hiking uphill for around 2-3 hours to reach Bakhim. Hereafter, trekking upwards, you will finally reach Tshoka, the Tibetan refugee settlement; overnight stay will be in a camp.

Day 4Trek from Tshokha to Phedang (12,000ft)

4 Hours Trek, Rhododendron Forests

While on today’s trek, you will be making your way uphill and through scenic forests of rhododendrons; you can expect well-laid trails on the way. Moving from here, a short trek will finally take you to Phedang, where you will spend an overnight stay in camps.

Day 05Trek from Phedang to Dzongri (12,980ft)

3 Hours Trek, Koktang, Rathong, Kabru, Khangchendzonga, Simvo & Pandim Peaks

Post breakfast in the Phedang campsite, get prepared for another scenic uphill trek, and with this trek, you will be crossing 4,000m in the Himalayas! With this remarkable feat, enjoy your packed lunch and relax around the scenic vistas to get acclimatized to the higher altitudes. A further climb after relaxation will finally take you to the Dzongri overnight campsite area, from where you can have mesmerizing views of Mt.Koktang(6148m), Mt.Rathong (6678m), Kabru(7338M), Khangchendzonga(8586m), Simvo (6812m) and Pandim peaks.

Day 6Dzongri Trek

Leisure Day, Short Excursion

Waking up in the morning, you can either spend the day relaxing in the camp or just take up a short exploration quest around the camp. The day is much required as you must get acclimatized to the higher altitudes before gaining further height; overnight stay in camps.

Day 7Trek from Dzongri to Thangshing (12,900ft)

5-6 Hours Trek, Prayer Flangs, Kanchenjunga & Pandim Peak, Prek Chu River

Our trekking team will prepare your morning meals before you begin your trek to Tangshing. We begin our gradual ascend, today we will climb around 1 mile and advent towards a low ridge (13,500ft), from where the chortens and the colorful prayer flags overtake the views! The astounding views of the Kanchenjunga and Pandim peaks will keep you enchanted all through the way.

Hereafter, the trek starts descending down towards Pandim and will take you through rhododendron forests and the Prek Chu River. Take a lunch break in a trekking lodge within the vicinity and continue trekking for another 1.5 hours to make it to Thangshing for an overnight stay.

Day 08Trek from Thansing – Goecha La (16,000ft) – Lamuney

Samiti Lake, Zemathang Plateau, Goecha La Pass

Start the day early in order to avoid the harsh climatic conditions that might hinder your course in the latter part of the day. Climbing uphill through the moraines, you will then be descending to the Samiti Lake and then cross the Zemathang Plateau. From here, you will once again start ascending over a moraine and after trekking for around 1 hour, will reach the Goecha La Pass.

Arriving at this magnificent pass, behold the magical views of the Kanchenjunga and other distant peaks before you start moving back towards Lamuney for an overnight stay camp beside the Samiti Lake.

Day 09Trek from Lamuney to Tshoka

7-8 Hours Trek, Kanchenjunga Peak, Dzongri Plateau

Waking up early in the morning, enjoy the enchanting views of the Kanchenjunga Peak from a nearby ridge and start trekking back towards Tshoka. Today, you will be taking a route through the Dzongri Plateau in order to avoid the long climb. The trail passes through Prek Chu and the deciduous forests of Phedang. Arriving in Tshoka, settle down in the overnight stay camps. Spend your time with the nature.

Day 10Trek from Tshokha to Yuksom

5-6 Hours Trek, Prek Chu River, Trekking Ends Here

Today, descending through the Prek Chu River, you will be arriving in Yuksom, the last leg of this astounding tour. The village is settled by a small community of Tibetan origin and is very popular for flower species. Walk around the village and spend your time. In the evening check into the hotel.

Day 11Departure from Yuksom

Tour Ends Here

Our Kanchenjunga Trek ends here today with our guide and driver seeing you off at the airport. After having breakfast in the hotel, prepare your bags and check out from the hotel. With this, the amazing Kanchenjunga trek will come to an end.

11 Days Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek in Sikkim Map
FAQ About Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek in Sikkim

What is the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek in Sikkim?

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a challenging trek that takes you to the base camp of Mount Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world.

How long is the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek?

The trek usually takes around 15 to 20 days, depending on the chosen route and weather conditions.

When is the best time to undertake the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek?

The ideal time is during the pre-monsoon (April to June) and post-monsoon (September to November) seasons when the weather is relatively stable.

Is the trek suitable for beginners?

No, the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is considered challenging and is more suitable for experienced trekkers due to high altitudes, rugged terrains, and unpredictable weather.

Do I need a permit for the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek?

Yes, a permit is required to undertake the trek, and it can be obtained through a registered tour operator in Sikkim.

What is the maximum altitude reached during the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek?

The trek reaches altitudes of around 16,000 feet (4,877 meters) and above, so proper acclimatization is crucial.

What is the level of difficulty for the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek?

The trek is considered strenuous due to its high altitude, steep ascents and descents, and challenging weather conditions.

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