Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Solo Trekker April 2016 Looking for joiners!

I am a 24 year old Canadian Female and experienced trekker, but first time trekker in nepal! I have heard good things about the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek and will be coming solo to Nepal end of March 2016. My Days I was planning the trek for was March 26-April 18, 2016- this is my preference as I am planning other backpacking travel around Asia after the trek. That gives 24 days, so I’m flexible by a day or two when we leave as I think the trek should take 22 days in total. As this area is restricted, I am planning to use a Nepal guide/trekking company package. I know it is a fair amount ahead of time, but I am looking for a couple people to join… I figured we could work out the logistics of what company/guide, accommodation style, and budget as a team.




9 replies
  1. Hi Kristen,

    I am planning a trip to Nepal starting march 25th until april 17 2016. I am looking to find a few people to hike with and share the expenses.

    I have done a few treks on my own and with company package. I have no special expectations about lodging, camping or tea houses are both okay.

    Hoping to here from you!

  2. Hello Gabriel! Thanks for your message!

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek was the hike I thought of as I have some mates that loved trekking it, and its about the 3 week timeline for a trek I’m looking for. I was informed you have to go through an organized tour/set it up through a guide because you need special permits to fly to and trek the area etc, so I was planning to do it through an organized tour in this case.

    I could up my flight by a day and make the 25th work likely! Sounds like you are in the same boat as me so this could work out!

  3. Hi Krysten! Are you still planning on going to Nepal?

    I’m a 28 year old female and planning on coming to Nepal to do the EBC trek (hopefully including Gokyo lakes) in late March/April 2016.

    Just as an FYI, you can trek independently in the area, you don’t necessarily need a guide. Yes, you will need permits, but this can be sorted in Kathmandu.

    I would like to trek without a guide for most of the trek other than perhaps if I decide that I’m fit enough to go to Gokyo and cross a high pass like Cho La, or Kongma La for example. The basic EBC trek is very well travelled and will be full of trekkers round that time, and I am quite comfortable finding my own way.

    Anyway let me know what you think, it’d be lovely to have company!

    • Hello! I’m looking for a Trekking partner myself and I saw this post. I would prefer to also go alone and not pay the extreme fee of a guide. I prefer to do Treks on my own. I’m a solo female traveler and headed to Nepal soon. Are you still looking for a partner?

  4. Hi Kirsten, I’m looking at taking a career break and am very keen to come and do some trekking in Nepal. Early stages but just looking at options. I was thinking of about three weeks and have been recommended the Kanchenjunja circuit as less busy than Annapurna and Everest. I’m very keen to get to the more remote areas if possible and not be too surrounded with tourists. Anyway let me know your thoughts.

  5. Planning to do the Kanchenjunga trek independently, starting late March… if we get together we can get a permit and do it ourselves as a teahouse trek. I have done most Nepal treks (my website is http://www.tuinpics.de/Nepal/nepal.htm). but Kanchenjunga so far eluded me…

  6. Hi Guys, I’m also considering Kachenjunga base camp trek starting last week of March 2016 as one of the option. Another option am considering is Three Passes trek including Gokyo lake in everest region during same period but depends on tie up with fellow trekkers.
    Had been to Nepal couple of times for hiking and did EBC, Annapurna circuit and few more short durations treks in Nepal earlier. I’ll prefer to do this trek as independent trekker without any guide or porter as i’m quite familier with Nepal’s hiking system and I can also manage to communicate with locals in their language so getting information about places and route should not be a problem.
    My plan is to reach Taplejung on March 24th and start trek from 25th but am flexible on dates. Let me know your plans to finalize the departure date.

  7. Hi Krysten + everyone! I am currently planning to fly into Kathmandu on March 23, and fly out again on April 6th – I have about 2 weeks total, so I don’t have as much time as most on this group, but perhaps could join a group for this time and then head back when my time is up. Would love to explore the Kanchenjunga region, also interested in going guide-less/package-less if possible, but also flexible.

  8. Hi Krysten and others,

    I’m traveling to Kathmandu, Nepal from 21 March 2016 to 1 May 2016 and I plan on trekking between 14 and 21 days probably somewhere in the eastern part of Nepal and preferably not a popular trek like Everest. Possibly Kanchenjunga Base Camp but undecided at this stage.

    Although pretty fit, I would be looking to arrange porters & guide etc. with my Nepalese friends assistance in Kathmandu and would definitely enjoy the company of others and sharing the costs.