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Kangchenjunga Base Camp

Kanchenjunga Base Camp

07 December 2021 16:20 PM | UPDATED 2 months ago

07 December 2021 16:20 PM

Kanchenjunga Base Camp is one of the best trekking trails in the world. And the total length of the trek is about 220 km. The trails lie in the eastern Himalayans part of the country Nepal. It takes about 25-26 days to complete this trek. Traveling to Kanchanjunga Base Camp it rounds the Kanchanjunga Himalayans Range. Trekkers can see an amazing panorama of snowy, Oak forests, Rhododendron, and many more Himalayan summits. From the base camp of Kanchenjunga, you can see the beautiful peaks. This trekking route follows Nepal’s Himalayan border with Tibet and India. 

This is the primary campsite of Kanchanjunga which is used by Mountain climbers. Trek to Kanchanjunga Base Camp is an amazing 26 days holiday destination in the eastern part of the country Nepal. This is an amazing destination for domestic and international tourists. You can get refreshment by the beautiful and breathtaking views of peaks. From the Kanchenjunga base camp route, you can see the beautiful glacier. 

Thus before going for this trek you have to train yourself physically and mentally. Due to the strenuous, you have to make your body fit and fine before trekking to the Kanchanjunga Base Camp

Table of content

  • About Kanchanjunga Base Camp
  • How difficult it is?
  • Cost of Kanchanjunga Base Camp trek
  • Permits of Government
  • Required Documents
  • Things you have to take 
  • About Kanchanjunga 
  • History of Kanchanjunga

How difficult is the Kanchenjunga Base Camp?

It is the initial step of the climber to reach the top of the Kanchenjunga. It lies in a remote area of Nepal. The highest point of this camp is in the north part. It is 5200 Meter. 

You will feel adventurous while traveling then Kanchenjunga Base Camp is the best trekking sport. You have to prepare yourself physically and mentally for this trek. It is difficult for the trek but the result is that you will see breathtaking glaciers and peaks there. You will feel amazing by the beautiful pace of the mountains. 

Cost Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

The cost of trekking to Kanchanjunga Base Camp depends upon you. if you travel solo then it depends upon you. how much money do you use there while traveling? And if you go through the trekking agency, they are charged according to their policy. And the minimum charge for this take is above 20000. 

According to the trekking agency, the price range for the best-supported climb rang from above NRP 19000. It covers all the transportation charges from Kathmandu to Biratnagar, base camp tents, accommodation, trekking guide, and other facilities as per the need. So this payment range is normal according to the trekking route.

Permits for Kanchenjunga Base Camp

Due to strict rules, a new permits system has been made and implemented in this Region. According to the trekking information the old trekking permits have been replaced by the new local entry permits there. To get a full permit, many requirements are

According to KCAP &Tapethok and Yamphuding VDCs

KCAP means the Kanchanjunga Conservation Area which includes a major portion of the trek for the Base Camp. KCAP permits are required for you to get entry to Kanchanjunga Conservation Area.

And Tampethok and Yamphuding VDCs have also made the restrictions there without the permits from the VDC. 

The cost for the KCAP permit care is Nrs 2000 per person. And there are no time limits for this card. 

And the cost for the Kanchanjunga Restricted Area Permits(RAP) is US dollar 10 per person per week. 

You can get the above-mentioned permits from the valid local travel agency registered in Nepal. You need more than two trekkers in the group to get this permit. 

To get the Kanchanjunga Trek RAP card requires the following documents

  • Valid passport with remaining validity for the next six months.
  • On the letterhead paper of the agencies, you need to supply details of 
  • Application
  • Itinerary
  • Insurance details
  • Online submission id (as provided by agency)
  • 2 copies of the Passport size photo

Things you have to take while trekking

  • Skullcap
  • Water and windproof Jackets
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Hands and foot’s cover
  • A scarf
  • Down Jacket
  • Gloves (take extra in the bag)
  • Quick-drying t-shirts
  • Thermal T-shirt
  • Raincoat
  • Take things at your own pace
  • Thermal Pants
  • Tents(If you are going solo)
  • Medicine as per the guide
  • Sleeping Bags
  • LED headlamp
  • Trekking Poles 
  • Waterproof Boots 
  • And the things as per the guide

About Kanchenjunga 

Kanchanjunga is the world’s third-highest mountain. The other name of Kanchanjunga is Kanchenjunga. It is located in the Asia country Nepal. The current height of Kanchanjunga is 28169 Meters and 8586Ft. It is the sovereign of the country Nepal. It is situated in the eastern Himalayas on the border between Nepal and India.  The northern part of Kanchanjunga is in Sikkim India and the eastern part in Nepal, 46 miles (74km) northwest of Darjeeling Sikkim. And the actual location of Kanchanjunga is the country Nepal. There are 120 glaciers in the Kanchanjunga Himal.

History of kanchenjunga

It is regarded as the earth’s third-highest mountain until the year 1852. It was climbed by Joe Brown and George Band on 25th May 1995. They became the part of 1955 British Kanchanjunga expedition. 

According to history, the first known map of Kanchanjunga was made by Rinzin Namgyal. He was one of the explorers of the mid 19th century who sketch the map of Kanchanjunga. 

Thus, if you are planning for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek you must train yourself physically and mentally. You have to make yourself fit for this trek. You have to make a setup plan for the trek. And maybe the above-mentioned information will be helpful for you.