Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Map

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Map

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Map from Kathmandu

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek map provides visual guidance on the trip. It is high-quality and the latest version, with essential terrain, trail, and landscape features. The map serves as a crucial navigation tool, aiming to enhance the overall experience of trekkers. The prominent features of the map are the legend and itinerary highlight, which help you understand the map quickly.

Legend of the Map

The trek map of the Kanchenjunga base camp includes various icons, symbols, and color coding. However, if you find it difficult to understand these symbols and colors, don’t worry; Legend helps you. Legend has interpreted each of the icons used in the map to make the map reader easily understandable.

Level of Challenge.

The trek map of the Kanchenjunga base camp uses the thick red line to interpret the difficulty level of the trek. The trek is moderately complex and involves some adventurous parts. Although the trek suits first-time trekkers, we don’t suggest children trek in the base camp. Furthermore, we recommend that you be in good physical condition before starting the trek in Kanchenjunga Base Camp.

Main Trekking Trail of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Map

The north Kanchenjunga base camp trek map uses bright orange lines to interpret the main hiking route. Also, the map hiking trail involves the camping point for each day with a yellow circle. The journey to Kanchenjunga base camp passes through diverse and adventurous trekking trails. The trekking route features green forests of rhododendrons and bamboo, small traditional settlements, passing suspension bridges over river streams, steep ascend and descend, and rocky paths. The highlight of the trekking route is a mesmerizing view of mountain ranges and glaciers.

Alternative Path

The orange dotted line in the route map of the Kanchenjunga base camp trek indicates the secondary trail, which takes you to another destination in the same region. The alternative path during the Kanchenjunga Base Camp takes you to Lumba Sumba Pass, Dabgp Peak, Pathivara Temple, and Yulang Glacier. We are ready to customize your itinerary if you want to extend your trip by including any secondary routes.

Road route

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek map interprets the driving route via a thick white line with an orange dot inside it. The driving route indicates the path accessible by road via ground transportation. On the trip to Kanchenjunga Base Camp, the driving routes are Kathmandu to Nepaljung and Nepaljung to Taplejung. After reaching Taplejung, the trekking expedition commences.

Viewpoint during the trek

The symbol of binoculars in the Kanchenjunga trek map depicts the viewpoint. Each day’s hike on the trip provides an exceptional view of the area’s landscape and mountain view. However, Jannu Viewpoint at 4420m is the best one. At the lap of Mount Jaanu/ Kumbhakarna, the viewpoint on the trail to Kanchenjunga is well known for the stunning scenery of the Himalayas.

Snow-Capped peaks

The sights of mountains are indeed the highlight of trekking in the Kanchenjunga North Base Camp. Smiling snow-capped peaks encourage you to trek even if you feel tired. View of Mount Kumbakarna (7711m), Kanbachen (7802m), Kirat Chuli (7362m), and Mera Peak (6364m) will appeal to your eyes during the trek. Furthermore, you can also admire the views of Mount Drhoma Peak (6855m), Baktag (6114m), Dabgo Peak (6250m), and Nenung (3920m) during the Kanchenjunga trek.

Lake on the trek

The dark blue circle-like structure indicates the Lake on the North Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek map. On the trip, you’ll encounter not much but a few lakes. However, on each glacier’s bottom is a lake, among which some are icy.

Suspension Bridge

The parallel line with a horizontal row represents the suspension bridge on the Kanchenjunga base camp trek map. On the way to North Kanchenjunga Base Camp, you must pass through numerous suspension bridges. Some bridges are of metal, and some are wooden. The suspension bridges above Sekathum and Ghunsa are prominent among the various ones you’ll pass.
Glacier during the Kanchenjunga Base Camp
The adventurous trek to Kanchenjunga’s North Base Camp is worth it, as you’ll see amazing views of the glaciers. Walking through rocky glacier sections is also an incredible part of trekking. Glaciers of Dabgo Peak, Drhoma Peak, Khumbakarba, Kirat Chuli, Baktag, and Mera Peak are eye-appealing on a journey to Kanchenjunga Base Camp.


Of course, the Kanchenjunga base camp trek brings you closer to nature’s beauty. But what else can you expect besides nature’s beauty? Cultural immersion. While passing the route, you’ll encounter numerous monasteries with fluttering prayer flags in the sky. One of the prominent monasteries along the trail to Kanchenjunga B.C. lies in the village of Ghunsa. Likewise, two significant monasteries are on the secondary route, one at Ramchet and another at Yamphudin.

Checkpoint in Kanchanjunga Trek

Going through the Legend, you can quickly find the symbol for Chcekpost. Every trekking area has numerous checkposts for security purposes of the trekkers. We must check the permit at each checkpost along the way to Kanchenjunga National Park. Some trekkers also miss their way while trekking, and checkpoints help them find their way. Checkposts at Taplejung, Sekathum, and Ghunsa are prominent on the North Kanchenjunga Base Camp trip.


There are three airports from Kathmandu to Kanchenjunga Base Camp: Kathmandu, Nepaljung, and Taplejung. The airports provide flights from one point to another. However, there is no direct flight from Kathmandu to Taplejung; you must first go to Nepaljung and then take a flight to Taplejung. Yet, daily flights from Kathmandu to Nepaljung operate from Kathmandu. But from Nepaljung to Kanchenjunga, the flight operates once a week.

The ideal time for trekking

Choosing the best trekking time for the Kanchenjunga base camp trek enhances your overall experience. For various reasons, including fewer challenges, excellent trekking conditions, and mild temperatures, the months from March to June and August to December are ideal for trekking in North Kanchenjunga Base Camp.

Itinerary Highlight of the trek

The Itinerary Highlight is crucial for informing you about the day-to-day schedule of the journey. By looking through the Itinerary highlight, you’ll get to know each day’s destination, and you will prepare yourself accordingly.

The day-by-day itinerary from Kathmandu to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp is as follows.

Day 01: Kathmandu to Taplejung (1820m)
Day 02: Sekathum (1576m)
Day 03: Amjilosa (2308m)
Day 04: Gyabla (2370m)
Day 05: Ghunsa (3595m(
Day 06: Acclimatization day
Day 07: Khambachen (4050m)
Day 08: Jaanu Viewpoint (4420m)
Day 09: Lhonak (4780m)
Day 10: Getting to Kanchenjunga Base camp (5143m)and return to Lhonak
Day 11: Ghunsa
Day 12: Amjilosa
Day 13: Taplejung
Day 14: Departure