Although Kanchenjunga trek is in a remote area, Kanchenjunga south base camp trek is one of the famous destinations among different treks in Nepal. Instead of trekking just to Kanchenjunga southern base camp, it would be better to trek the whole Kanchenjunga circuit which will take you to both south & north base camps of Mt. Kanchenjunga. For those having limited holiday but wanted to hike in Kanchenjunga either just Kanchenjunga north base camp trek or south base camp, both will be the best option.
Kanchenjunga southern 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 and 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 developed, 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 trial? 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 in. 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.
Kanchenjunga South 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 Lali Kharka||2,215 m||6 hrs|
|Day 04||Lali Kharka to Khesewa||2,105 m||6 hrs|
|Day 05||Khesewa to Phumpe Danda||1,800 m||6 hrs|
|Day 06||Phumpe Danda to Yamphuding||1,650 m||6 hrs|
|Day 07||Yamphuding to Torongding||3,005 m||6 hrs|
|Day 08||Torongding to Cheram||3,870 m||6 hrs|
|Day 09||Cheram to Ramche(Trip to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp)||4,580 m||7 hrs|
|Day 10||Ramche to Torongding||3,005 m||7 hrs|
|Day 11||Torongding to Yamphuding||2,080 m||8 hrs|
|Day 12||Yamphuding to Khebang||1,910 m||6 hrs|
|Day 13||Khebang to Khamdime||1,510 m||6 hrs|
|Day 14||Khamdime to Bhadrapur(Drive)||920 m||9 hrs|
|Day 15||Fly back to Kathmandu||1,400 m||1 hr|