Kanchenjunga South Base Camp trek is a journey to the heart of the world’s 3rd highest mountain Mt Kanchenjunga (8598m). Despite the 3rd highest mountain in the world this region is barley traveled and remote, but if you wish to go on an adventure away from the crowded trails, this is the best option for you.

Trekking to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp is a true off the beaten track experience in Nepal as it is quite challenging due to remoteness and high altitude but is easier than Kanchenjunga North Base Camp trek. It requires good fitness level and determination as there is very little infrastructure and commodities. We begin our trek after a scenic flight to a small air strip in Suketar at the foothills of Mt Kanchenjunga. We will be trekking through terraced farmlands, small villages, cardamom plantations, alpine scenery all the way up to the base camp. Every evening we will be spending our nights on small family run tea houses getting an insight of the local culture, way of life, myths & mysteries . Towards the end of our trek we will take you through the rolling tea hills of Ilam to introduce you to the real culture, beauty and tradition of far East Nepal. Contrast of culture and way of life, rare wild life, glaciers, alpine scenery and breath taking views of Mt Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan peaks are some of the many highlights of Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek.

Oneals Backpackers Adventure has designed Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek – 22 Days itinerary to make sure that you don’t miss out on anything during your trek. However, if you want to customize this trip, please feel free to contact us

Trip Starts: Kathmandu Trip Ends: Kathmandu
Maximum Elevation: 4480m Trip Type: Restricted Area Trek
Trip Grade: Challenging Trip Duration: 22 Days
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Ilam

Tea Houses & Tents during Trek

Group Size: 2-6 People
Price per Person: for group of 6: $ 1790

for group of 4: $ 1950

for group of 2: $ 2150



Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4265 ft), hotel transfer followed by welcome dinner by Oneals Backpackers Adventure

Meals: Dinner


Day 2

Explore the heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley with our guide on a private vehicle

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch


Day 3

Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar (2420m/7940 ft): 1 hour

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 4

Trek from Suketar to Simbu (1440m/4724 ft): 5-6 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 5

 Trek from Simbu to Tellok (1500m/4921 ft): 5-6 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 6

Trek from Tellok to Sangadhin (1790m/5873 ft): 6-7 hour

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 7

Trek from Sangadhin to Yamphudin (2080m/6824 ft): 6-7  hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 8

Trek from Yamphudin to Tortong (2995m/9826 ft): 6-7 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 9

Trek from Tortong to Cheram (3870m/12697 ft): 6-7 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 10

Trek from Cheram to Ramche (4580m/15026 ft): 5-6 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 11

Day trip to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp (4500m/14764 ft): 6-7 hours via Oktang (4730m/15518 ft)

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 12

Trek from Ramche to Cheram (3870m/12697 ft): 4-5 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 13

Trek from Cheram to Ghunsa (3427m/11243 ft): 8-9 hours via Selele La Pass (4480m/14698 ft)

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 14

Trek from Gunsha to Gyabla (2730m/8957 ft): 4-5 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 15

Trek from Gyabla to Amjilosa (2395m/7858 ft): 3-4 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 16

Trek from Amjilosa to Lelep (1695m/55614 ft): 6-7 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 17

Trek from Lelep to Chhirwa (1245m/4085 ft): 5-6 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 18

Trek from Chhirwa to Mitlung (900m/2953 ft): 5-6 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 19

Trek from Mitlung to Suketar (2420m/7940 ft:): 5-6 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 20

 Drive on a private jeep to Ilam (1200m/3937 ft): 6-7 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 21

Rest Day in Ilam to explore the rolling tea hills and cheese factory

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 22

Drive on a private jeep to Bhadrapur (100m/328 ft): 2-3 hours, fly to Kathmandu (1300m/4265 ft): 45 minutes, hotel transfer followed by farewell dinner by Oneals Backpackers Adventure

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Upon your flight outward from Nepal, Oneals Backpackers Adventure representative will escort you to airport.

If you want to change this itinerary, please feel free to contact us or call us at 977-9849742843

What is included in the price?

Airport transfer upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu and Bhadrapur

All hotel transfers in Kathmandu and Ilam

Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit & Restricted Area Permit for Kanchenjunga Region

Day sightseeing of heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley by a private vehicle including entrance fees

Flight ticket Kathmandu – Suketar  and  Bhadrapur – Kathmandu

Transportation Suketar – Ilam – Bhadrapur  on a shared jeep

3 Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (including breakfast)

2 Nights’ accommodation in Ilam (including breakfast)

17 Nights’ accommodation in tea houses & tents depending upon the availability and weather condition

Meals (Breakfast – Lunch  – Dinner) during trekking and all other meals as per the itinerary

English speaking guide for 22 days

Extra staff to transport the tents and other items 

 All necessary gears and equipment including tents, mattress, sleeping bags etc.

Welcome and Farewell dinner

 Oneals Backpackers Adventure  T-Shirt

Water purifier

All government taxes and fees

Whats is not included in the price?

Visa fees for Nepal

Travel insurance

Medical expenses

Personal expenses like souvenir shopping, donations etc

Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks

Tip for the guide & staff

Emergency evacuation

 Additional expenses due to changes in itinerary for any unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, flight delay etc