Although Kanchenjunga is in a remote area, Kanchenjunga south base camp trek is one of the famous destinations in the region. Kanchenjunga south base camp trek will begin after your arrival in Bhadrapur. You will be able to spot some tea houses along the trail as you get closer to Bhanjyang. You will be passing the Taplejung village where you will be given some time to wander around. After the town, you will be heading down to the airstrip of Suketar. As you trek on the trail, you will be going through pristine forests and rushing river. Not forgetting the panoramic views of the four highest mountains which is Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Kanchenjunga.
If you like to see rhododendron blooming, you will get a chance to see it during springtime. As the place is not well developing, you will find yourself sleeping in dormitory sleeping beds and having local foods and bread. Wonder how the people make a living in Kanchenjunga south base camp trek? Their primary income is from cardamom, is a spice which is made from the seeds of several plants. You will be able to see it in almost every village you pass. Besides as a trekker, are you a wildlife lover? If you are, don’t miss the chance of seeing snow leopard and musk deer. You may be able to spot one if you are lucky. Book your next trip to Kanchenjunga south base camp trek with us today.
Detail Itinerary Of Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek
Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur(920m) – 1 hour.
We will take 45 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur. Beautiful views of mountains including Mt. Everest will provide a warm welcome for us. We will visit Bhadrapur, and we will enjoy Nepali food. Bhadrapur is in lower altitude so the temperature will be high. Stay overnight at the Hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Taplejung(1,840m) – 6 hours.
We will take early morning local bus from Bhadrapur today. The drive will take an entire day because it’s a busy road too. However, we can enjoy the beautiful views of the hills along the way. It takes approximately 8 hours to reach Taplejung. Overnight at Taplejung.
Day 03: Trek to Lali Kharka(2,215m) – 6 hours.
The first day of our trek we will start walking after having breakfast. Trekking from Taplejung to Lali Kharka will take 6 hours to reach. We will be walking through beautiful villages. Overnight at Lali Kharka.
Day 04: Trek to Khesewa(2,105m) – 6 hours.
Today we will walk through the village of Pakora along the Phawa Khola. After crossing the suspension bridge and steep climb up, we will reach Kunjuri. From where our first views of Kanchenjunga can be seen. Further, we will trek until we reach Khesewa. It takes us 6 hours to reach Khesewa. Overnight at Khesewa.
Day 05: Trek to Phumpe Danda(1,800m) – 6 hours.
Todays we will walk through the terraced fields high above the Kabeli Khola. After crossing some ups and downs side valley, we will reach the village called Anpan where we will stay for lunch. Further trek after crossing the Kashawa Khola finally we will reach Phumpe Danda. Overnight at Phumpe.
Day 06: Trek to Yamphuding(1,650m) – 6 hours.
Today’s walk starts with an easy climb to the hillside above the Kabeli Khola. After walking for 6 hours, we will reach Yamphuding. Yamphuding is a beautiful Sherpa Village. Overnight at Yamphuding.
Day 07: Trek to Torongding(3,005m) – 6 hours.
We start trekking after crossing the river, and we follow the trail towards Lasiya Bhanjyang. Further walking ahead after crossing the bridge over Simbhua Khola we reach Torongding. On the way, we will walk through the beautiful pine and rhododendron forests. Overnight at Torongding.
Day 08: Trek to Cheram(3,870m) – 6 hours.
Today also we follow the route of the beautiful forest of rhododendron. We will climb steeply towards Yalung Glacier. Just before Cheram, the towering heights of Kabru and Rathong peak start to peep over the moraine. Overnight at Cheam.
Day 09: Trek to Ramche(4,580m)(Trip to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp) – 7 hours.
Today we will start trek through alpine meadows and follow the lateral moraine of Yalung glacier. After trekking for a few hours, we will reach Ramche. From here we can see the magnificent views of the surrounding mountains And the evening sunlight spreads over the high snow-capped mountains will be our unforgettable experience. From Ramche we will further trek towards South Base Camp, and after short excursions at the base camps, we will be back at Ramche to stay overnight again.
Day 10: Trek to Torongding(3,005m) – 7 hours.
Today’s walk is more comfortable compared to before ones. We will walk through the Simbhua Khola and rhododendron and pine forests until we reach Torongding. We will walk around 7 hours today. Overnight at Torongding.
Day 11: Trek to Yamphuding(2,080m) – 8 hours.
We start our trek after crossing the bridge over Simbhua Khola, and we follow the trail towards Lasiya Bhanjyang. We will cross the river and continue trekking until we reach Yamphuding, a beautiful Sherpa village. Overnight at Yamphuding.
Day 12: Trek to Khebang(1,910m) – 6 hours.
Today we will start our trek after breakfast. We will be walking for approximately 6 hours today. We pass through the beautiful villages of Brahmin and Chettries until we reach Khebang. Overnight at Khebang.
Day 13: Trek to Khamdime(1,510m) – 6 hours.
Today last day of our trek we will take a enjoy of glimpse of Kanchenjunga range and the sunrise over mountains, and we will further trek down until we reach Khamdime. It takes 6 hours to reach Khamdime from Khebang. Overnight at Khamdime.
Day 14: Drive to Bhadrapur(920m) – 10 hours.
Today early morning we will take a bus from Khamdime to Bhadrapur. The 9 hours long drive provide us with the rewarding trip ending feelings. Overnight at Bhadrapur.
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu(1,400m) – 1 hours.
The Trip Cost Includes
- All necessary land transport.
- Domestic airfare (Kathmandu-Bhadrapur-Kathmandu)and airport tax.
- All necessary paper works(Restricted Area Permit).
- A local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek.
- The required number of porters to carry your luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) during the trek.
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek.
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking staff.
- First aid medical kits.
- Down jacket, sleeping bag and a duffel bag (to be returned after trip completion).
- Best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
- All government and local taxes.
The Trip Cost Excludes
- Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) in Kathmandu.
- Airport picks up & drop off service(on your international flight) by private car/ van/bus. click here to book now/ include on your trip.
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu. click here to book now/ include on your trip.
- International flight ticket and Nepal entry visa.
- Personal travel insurance (Which should include coverage for trekking).
- Personal gear for trekking.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
- Tip for trekking staff(expected).
- Any others expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes.