Kangchenjung North and South Base Camps

KangchenjungaGrade: strenuous
Duration: 29 days Land Only
Trekking Days: 23
Maximum Altitude: 5,139m
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Our treks to this region follow the route pioneered by Doug Scott en route to Kangchenjunga, at 8586m the third highest summit in the world, and we were the first company to be given permission for organised trekking in the region.

Kanchenjunga North and South

This long and rewarding trek is a favourite not only of many experienced trekkers but also our sherpas and sirdars, not least for its variety of scenery, vegetation and climate and the remote nature of this region that straddles the border of Nepal and Sikkim.

Detailed Itinerary

Our trek starts with a climb through the lush farmlands of the mostly Buddhist communities of the Kiranti, Tamang and Sunwar peoples. Several days of up and down bring us to the approach to Kangchenjunga’s south face and the awesome Yalung Glacier. We then traverse the 4640m Mirgin La pass, from where the peaks of Makalu, Chamlang and Everest may be visible. Descending the pass on the other side we follow the route to the north base camp of awesome Kangchenjunga, which was pioneered in 1979 by Doug Scott and his fellow climbers as they prepared for the third ascent of the summit.