Nepal Holiday Treks and TOurs

Kanchenjunga South and north base camp

22 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
All around by local Bus and Jeep
Best Season
(March, April, May) and (September, October, November)

2 Nights Tourists Standard Hotel in Kathmandu B/B Plan


3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with 3 cup of tea/ coffee 

Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu to Kathmandu Round Trip


    • Relax in 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    • Kanchenjunga North and South trek
    • Least crowded and untouched nature
    • Spectacular Himalayan scenery with views of many 8000m peaks
    • Explore  variety of National flower- Rhododendron
    • Home of red panda and the elusive snow Leopard
    • Explore Rai, Sherpa, and Tamang culture of the region
    • Walk around the conservation area
    • Trek leads near the borders of Sikkim and Tibet
    • Explore ancient monasteries, mani walls, prayer flags and chortens
    • Experience high altitude trekking to remote Tibetan village


Kanchenjunga North and South base camp trek

The ‘King of the Mountains’ or Kanchenjunga (8586m) is the third highest mountain in the world, located in the eastern Himalayans on the border between Sikkim state, north eastern India, and eastern Nepal 46 miles (74km) north-northwest of Darjiling, Sikkim. It is also known by different names in different regions. The name Kan-mean head, Chen-mean belly and Jungha-mean knee. So if you can clearly view this three top at the same time, you could see that Buddha is sleeping. That’s why this hill is also known as sleeping Buddha. In Nepal it is also known as Kumbhkaran Lungu.

Kanchenjunga is the best and popular trekking region which provides different opportunities to the trekkers. The diverse and fascinating landscapes passes through a Conservation area of wide variety of flora and fauna, river valleys, waterfalls, and high passes. Here is an abundant variety of wildlife the elasive snow leopard, the Asian black bear, and red panda, and some of the more rare mammals. Bird lovers may get the chance to see the golden-breasted fulvetta, snow cock, and blood pheasant among others. Furthermore, on the trail at the foothills of mountains, where the temperature is moderate, vegetation such as temperate forest, scrubland, tundra is seen.  Similarly you can also witness mountain habitat animals such as black bears, wolves, mountains goats, elk etc. In Kanchenjunga Conservation area, you can explore deciduous oaks, maples, laurels, and briches intersperse with evergreen firs, mangouas, junipers and rhododendrons. 

1) Culture and people

Kanchenjunga is culturally rich. It is located in the northeast part of Nepal, it reflects mostly Tibetan culture. It houses various, particularly the Lepchas, Sherpas, Tamang, Rai, and Limbu. They all live with their own culture, traditions, and occupations. The ethnicity of this area also shares a lot of common culture with people in Sikkim of India. Here you can enjoy variety of cultures and meet with warm- hearted local peoples. Moreover, the Tibetan Buddhist villages, monasteries, and prayer flags adds real flavor to the trek.

2) Weather and Climate

The ideal weather and climate to trek the Kanchenjunga base camp is at spring and autum season.  The weather is clear and you can enjoy clear views of the mountains and the natural scenery. The lower region will be warmer and hot compared to the upper region in the mountains where temperature may drop to minus 25 degrees. The normal temperature in the winter is below 15 degrees. 

3) Guide and Porter

Being a strenuous trek it is recommended it should be undertaken with a highly trekking experience, well-trained, authorized government license holder and a good level of fitness guide and a porter. They are familiar with the geography, flora and fauna of the region, and they know the best routes and place to camp. They can often spot potential hazards before they become an issue.

We also concern to the safety of our guide and porter. They are provided with insurance facility as well as other necessary safety equipments. They are well educated, experienced, friendly, and trained to spot the signs of altitude sickness, and helps in avoiding dehydration and fatigue.

4) Altitude Sickness

Normally altitude sickness occurs when you travel to a high altitude too quickly. Headache, nausea, tiredness etc are the symptoms occur when your body tries to adjust to the lower air pressure and lower oxygen levels at high altitudes. Here are some things you can do to prevent yourself from getting altitude sickness.

Stop and rest where you are

Do not go any higher for at least 24 to 48 hours

Make sure you are drinking enough water

Do not smoke, drink alcohol, or exercise

Eating foods and drinking fluids that contain carbs such as bread, pasta, fruits, milk, rice, and so on. 

5) Foods

Foods are very basic in Kanchenjunga. Dal bhat and Thukpa are the most common foods. You can have fresh green vegetables from the field. At some of the places you can have momo, macaroni, and pasta. Also, they might have fresh goat meat.

6) Accommodation

Similarly, Kanchenjunga trek is a teahouse trek. So, accommodations are very basic in the mountain. All the accommodations are twin- shared basis in the seasons due to limited tea houses. During this trek, our guide will pick the best lodge for you to stay in based on their experience as well as room availability.

Note: Please be assured that Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours Pvt. Ltd. manage our treks to the highest standards. Your safety and satisfaction are our  first priority. We will support you to the best of our abilities with any issues that may arise. Thank you! We hope your experience was awesome and we can’t wait to see you again soon.

Important Note

Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you and mountains are calling you.

This trip is fully customization. Importantly, this trip is available on both a fixed departure and a private group basis. Moreover, we can also customize the trip as per your needs, please contact us at Whatsapp (+977-9843770916) or email us at Let us know how we can help you, and we will do our best to give you the best customer service you’ll get anywhere else.

Furthermore, Nepal holiday treks and tours Pvt. Ltd. is a reputable and reliable company serving relentlessly in the field of tourism to fulfill the dreams of diverse adventure seekers around the globe into reality where they can feel most alive. So, we recommend you to reserve seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful and unforgettable trip experience.

Trip Itinerary

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    • Three times meals a day- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and accommodation in teahouse/ lodge during the trek
    •  Special Trekking permits and National park permits
    • One experienced (government licensed) and qualified English speaking guide
    • One porter for two trekkers
    • Guide/ Porter: food, lodge, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment etc
    • Kathmandu to Taplejung to Kathmandu by tourist bus
    • Taplejung to Illam to Taplejung by local jeep
    • 2 Night tourists standard hotel in Kathmandu
    • First aids kit and Equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket, and trekking pole)
    • All taxes and company service charges

Doesn't Include

    • International airfare and visa fees 
    • Personal expenses of bar and beverage bills,wifi,hot shower,bottle of water,extra porters,laundry or any other things which are not mentioned by the company 
    • Your trekking gears and extra nights in a certain destination
    • Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue
    • Tips for your guide and porters                      
    • Entrance fees during the sightseeing
    • Extra expenses due to any event such as strikes, weather conditions, or flight delays

Equipment List

Back pack

Waterproof day pack

Small waterproof bags

Flash or torch light

Sleeping bag

Water bottles


Warm down jacket

Trekking trousers

Sun hat/ warm hat

Hand gloves

Waterproof jacket

Trekking socks and shoes

Warm jumper


Antibacterial hand wash

 Sun lotion

Travel towel

Camera and batteries

Sleeping bag liner

Trekking poles

Mouth wash

Tooth brush and tooth paste

Small personal power bank

Full-sleeves shirt 


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Art representing various natural and cultutal heritages of Nepal