Kanchenjunga north base camp is situated at Pangema. Located above the glacier, you will able to see some stunning view of the north face of Kanchenjunga and Yalung Kang. Kanchenjunga North base camp trek is a strenuous trek for those who don’t have proper time to do both base camp of Kanchenjunga which is Kanchenjunga circuit trek. Therefore a reasonable level of fitness and trekking experience will be a better advantage.
Kanchenjunga treks are considered as one of the most challenging treks of Nepal. Comparing to the Kanchenjunga South base camp trek, you will be able to see even more magnificent views of a snow-capped mountain peak in Kanchenjunga north base camp. You will be going through terraced, forests of birch bamboo and rhododendron, a variety of culture and changing countryside that you wouldn’t want to miss.
The trek will start from Taplejung. As you are reaching Amjilosa, there will be a series of the waterfall, so as you trek, be careful of slippery paths. You will also be passing through villages of Brahmins and Chhetri.
The nearest village will be Ghunsa, a large Sherpa village on the Ghunsa River. You will be able to see the culture of Sherpa. As you get nearer towards Pangpema, the area is prone to landslide, so stay close and listen to your trek leader. You will be back to Taplejung again for your onward flight to Kathmandu, after finishing your trek.
Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek Itinerary
|Day 01||Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur||920 m||1 hr|
|Day 02||Drive to Taplejung||1,840 m||6 hrs|
|Day 03||Taplejung to Chhirwa||1,270 m||7 hrs|
|Day 04||Chhirwa to Lelep||1,860 m||7 hrs|
|Day 05||Lelep to Amjilosa||2,400 m||9 hrs|
|Day 06||Amjilosa to Gyabla||2,700 m||4 hrs|
|Day 07||Gyabla to Gunsa||3,420 m||4 hrs|
|Day 08||Acclimatization day at Ghunsa||3,430 m||2 hrs|
|Day 09||Ghunsa to Kambachen||4,050 m||4 hrs|
|Day 10||Kambachen to Lhonak||4,750 m||4 hrs|
|Day 11||Day Trip to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp(5,140m) and back to Lhonak||4,750 m||11 hrs|
|Day 12||Lhonak to Ghunsa||3,595 m||6 hrs|
|Day 13||Ghunsa to Amjilosa||2,400 m||8 hrs|
|Day 14||Amjilosa to Tapethok||1,410 m||7 hrs|
|Day 15||Tapethok to Mitlung||921 m||7 hrs|
|Day 16||Mitlung to Taplejung||1,840 m||5 hrs|
|Day 17||Taplejung to Bhadrapur(Drive)||920 m||10 hrs|
|Day 18||Fly back to Kathmandu||1,400 m||1 hr|