Kanchenjunga North Base Camp trek is a multiple days trekking that extends from Taplejung to Pangpema, a North Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Tracing the waterfalls, streams, ethnic Kirati culture, and sweeping mountain vistas, the trek introduces trekkers to the untrodden Himalayan nature.
This journey to the north face of Kanchenjunga Base Camp is here to make you joyful and content. The trek awaits you in the form of the intact nature and culture filled with wilderness and adventure.
The top point enthralls you with the beauty of unimpeded views. Rustic trails with wood and bamboo bedded bridges over multiple streams and some metal suspension bridges take you up providing a beautiful experience on the base camp of the world’s third-highest Kanchenjunga mountain.
The hike along the off-the-beaten-path trail evinces amazing views leading past small streams and over suspension bridges toward Kanchenjunga North Base Camp.
There is no reason whatsoever to resist the mesmerizing Himalayan beauty divulged during this teahouse Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek. The surreal and inspiring beauty of KBC is absolutely rewarding.
Bordering the Sikkim India, Kanchenjunga lies in the eastern wedge of Nepal. The region is named after Mt.Kanchenjunga(8586m). The mountain was deemed the world’s highest mountain till the year 1852.
Rich biodiversity and the residence of several endangered species on the trekking trail of Kanchenjunga North Base Camp make the trek worthwhile.
Further, the Kanchenjunga region is affluent in the water resources resulting in the place favorable for cardamom farmland. During this trek, you will notice this with your eyes. The trek swivels through the settlements of Chiruwa, Sekathum, Gyabla, Gunsa, Kambachen, and Lhonak 4780m and eventually to Pangpema. The moment you reach the Pangpema, the north Kanchenjunga Base Camp, a beatific smile flourishes your face with charm.
In addition, this adventurous trek also lets you experience cultural fragrance. The region is home to the Kirati Rai and Limbu. The trek to the Kanchenjunga region lets you best explore the delicate lifestyle of these eastern Nepal people.
These ethnic people project different perspectives of life while letting you sense the pleasing vibe. Despite going through several struggles, the people here are living a happy life. Modernization is yet to meet this region, but the trek here makes you feel like modernization is not the only way of life. By interacting with these kindhearted souls you will realize this Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek an enticing one.
In the past few years, only the camping trek was possible in this region. However, today the region though has not seen commercialization, it has curated itself for the teahouse trek. And one can call it the best multi days hiking in Nepal.
If you are faded with the crowded Nepal trekking routes of Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek, a trip on the less populated Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trekking Trail will be your best decision.
Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek Permits
Like Everest Base Camp Trek and other restricted area treks, the trek to the north Kanchenjunga Base Camp does not need you to acquire a TIMS card. The required permits for the Kanchenjunga North Base Camp trek are:
- Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Entry Permit
- Restricted Area Permit
Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek Cost
The trek cost for Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek is $2510 which is the same as that of the Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek. Once you book this trip to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp with Mission Himalaya, you will notice the cost really genuine. Through our service and hospitality, you will feel more connected with the Himalayan locals and the country in wholesome.
The people who are keen to adventure can also indulge in Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek which involves more cost and time than those separate treks to Kanchenjunga South and Kanchenjunga North Base Camp. The Kanchenjunga Circuit trek includes the trek to both the north and south Kanchenjunga Base Camps.
Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek Food and Accommodation
Get ready to adjust yourself with a simple Dal and Bhat to enjoy this trek to the fullest. Apart from Dal Bhat, there are other varieties as well for your which are much basic made out of local goods.
In case of accommodation, you will get comfort in Gyabla, Gunsa, and Kambacken at a sheer level compared to other stop points.
What you shouldn’t miss during North KBC Trek?
If possible grant some time for Pathivara Devi Temple’s visit
People from Nepal, as well as the bordering nation India, have a great belief in the power of Pathivara Devi. They have a huge trust in being their wish getting fulfilled after paying homage to the Pathivari Mata. For this reason, while visiting this temple you will see the folks of devotees in this temple ambiance.
Standing proudly at the soaring height of 3795m on the hill of Taplejung, the temple is uttered by Limbu as Mukkumlung or Mundhum. To give you an adventurous vibe, the view of several mountains namely, Mt.Everest, Lhotse, Kumbhakarana, Kanchenjunga, and other multiple ones tenders their best. Further, to give you the astonishing appearance, the distant views of the settlements of Panchthar, Illam, and various parts of India including Sikkim caters the most.
Hike to Base Camp of Mt.Kumbhakarna
Locally called Phoktanglungma by the Limbu peoples, Mount Kumbhakarna though is the official name of this world’s 30th second highest mountain, the mountain is popularly known by others as Mt. Jannu. Situated at the border between Nepal and India, the mountain entirely lies within Nepal’s territory. Further, the mountain holds significant religious value to the locals of the Kanchenjunga region.
Escalating the summit point of the mountain is absolutely a demanding task due to its technical difficulty. However, to savor the adventure and allure of the mountain, a hike to Mt Kumbhakarna Base Camp from Kambachen is a great decision one can opt for during the Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek.
Try Kirati Rai and Limbu Cultural Drink-Tongba
If you are a beverage lover then this trek to the North Kanchenjunga Base Camp provides you with the additional benefit of savoring the cherished locally made Tongba. Tongba is an alcoholic beverage prepared out of millet. Traversing the settlements of Limbu in the eastern Kanchenjunga region, you can see how locals prepare and serve this gem. In Tongba, the amount of alcohol is very low. So, if you are not an alcoholic person then also you can take a sip of this drink just for the taste.
In festive months try to indulge in the celebration of Limbu’s Festival
If you happen to be in the Kanchenjunga region during Ubhauli and Udhauli Festival Try your best to indulge in the Celebration.
The festival of Ubhauli-Udhauli is mainly celebrated by the Kirati Rai and Limbu of the eastern region of Nepal. Where the Limbu people hail Ubhauli-Udhauli as Chasok Tangnam, it is uttered by Rai as Sakewa or Sakela.
Ubhauli is celebrated during the full moon day of Baishak month whereas the day of Udhauli for celebration falls on the full moon day of Mangsir. The locals celebrate Ubhauli wishing for the good cultivation of the crops and keeping them safe from natural disasters. Their purpose for celebrating Udhauli is mainly to offer their thanks to nature for letting them have a good harvest of the crops.
Their flabbergasting traditional attire and Sakela dance which they perform on this festive occasion make your trip to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp rewarding.
If you are an avid adventurer with a strong liking for cultural exploration then the festive time of Ubhauli and Udhauli are the best time for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.