Kanchenjunga Trek

Kanchenjunga Trek
Kanchenjunga Trek
Starts from US$ 2350 p/p
  1. 26 Days
  2. Strenuous

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Full Board Meal on Trekking, Breakfast in Kathmandu

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Guest House on Trek

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  • Sightseeing tour of Historical, UNESCO World Heritages Sites in Kathmandu,
  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu - Biratnagar - Taplejung
  • Explore the Kanchenjunga Base Camp and Yalung Ri Base Camp
  • Magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga
  • Crossing the pass over Mirgin La.
  • Diverse flora and fauna and rich local culture
  • The native Nepali communities such as Sherpa, Limbu, Rai and Gurung etc...

Mt. Kanchenjunga, which scale to a whopping 8586 meters above the sea level, is the tallest mountain of Nepal. It also reserves itself the third place in the world’s tallest mountains. The Kanchenjunga Mountain is situated in the eastern part of Nepal near the Nepalese and Indian border. Inaugurated in 1988 as officially opened to the public, the Kanchenjunga trekking region is popular for the variety of landscapes and the diversity of the cultures that resides in the region.

The scenic view from the region showcases the majestic view of the Himalayas, including the Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Kanchenjunga, which includes four of the world’s five highest mountains. The region is conserved by the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area which spreads over 2,035 square kilometers and provides habitation many floral and faunal species that are in the verge of extinction like the snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, red panda and the musk deer and some birds like pheasant, red-billed blue magpie, and shy drongo. This diversity in animal and bird species adds to the natural beauty of the region and if you get lucky, you might even come across a few of them. The ecological diversity of the region has led to the Kanchenjunga region to be recognized as one of the 20 global eco regions by the World Wildlife Fund. Trekking through the Kanchenjunga region is full of surprises and packed with adventure.

Although remote, Kanchenjunga treks are beautiful in all its sense and carry the essence of nature to the eye of the beholder. Since a special permit is required to enter the region to prevent poaching of the endangered species, only a few foreign visitors visit the region every year. The other major reason for fewer visitors is its distance from the capital and the isolation of airports from the destination.

No matter the odds, a trek to Kanchenjunga is definitely worth it.

Day to Day

Day 01Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel. B.BOur Airport Representative will come to pick up you and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.BB

Day 02Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour. Overnight at Hotel. B.BSightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath. Overnight at hotel.BB

Day 03Fly to Taplejung (2320m) trek to Lali Kharka (2276) 3 hours. O/N at camp. B.L.DHalf hour flight to Taplejung at Suketar Airport. The porters and crew will be waiting for our arrival. After landing we take an early lunch, while the crew arranges our gear. In the afternoon we start with an easy 2 to 3 hours walk along the ridge line to Lali Kharka, a grazing area. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D

Day 04Trek to Khesewa (2120meters)5 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DAfter traversing the hillside a short way, we descend to the village of Pakora along the Phawa Khola, crossing a suspension bridge before beginning the steep climb up towards Kunjuri. Lunch will be taken somewhere below Kunjuri. The afternoon's walk takes us on a short distance over the crest of the ridge to our campsite at Khesewa. We get our first views of Kanchenjunga, and should be able to clearly make out the south and main summit along with Yalung Kang. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D

Day 05Trek to Mamanke (1920meters) 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DToday the path covers steep hillside through terraced fields high above the Kabbeli Khola. There are some ups and downs crossing side valleys but there are many shady spots to rest. After lunch, we pass the village of Anpan, before descending to cross the Kashawa Khola and finally, we climb again through terraced fields to the village of Mamankhe. O/N at camp. B.L.D

Day 06Trek to Yamphudin (2080meters) 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DToday the walks start with an easy climb to Yamphudin along a track which contours the hillside above the Kabeli Khola. The path has several ups and downs as we cross the ridges and stream beds that make up the valley sides. Generally the route is flat and the river eventually becomes level with the trail, a couple of hours before Yamphudin.O/N at camp. B.L.D

Day 07Trek to Chitre (2965meters) 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DBeyond Yamphudin the trail ascends a steep spur, a gentle introduction for what will come. Leaving villages behind we trek through pleasant forest, stopping for lunch in a meadow capturing fine views of the north and south. A steep descend to the river an interesting bridge across the Omje Khola to our campsite in Chitre. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D

Day 08Trek to Tortongn (3010meters) 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DStarting the day with 3 hours of steep ascent to the crest of the Deurali Danda in dense forest most of the way. From the 3230meters pass we see Jannu, definitely closer! We descend across some steep and exposed areas before entering the forest again.Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D

Day 09Trek to Tseram (3870meters) 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DToday we follow the river through more beautiful forest, the conifers giving way to the rhododendron forest. The valley climbs fairly steeply, with the day progressing the trees become more stunted and scattered, giving us glimpses of the snow.Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D

Day 10Trek to Ramche (4580meters) 4 hours.Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DA shorter day's walk up the final 600 meters to Ramche where the trail to Kanchenjunga South turns dangerous. The scenery is magnificent as we ascend past the snout of Yalung Glaciers into a series of ablation valleys, which gives easy walking and good camping. A frozen lake, clear streams and views of Koktang, Rathong and Kabru are the highlights of this stroll. Expect to feel the altitude today. Overnight
at tented camp. B.L.D

Day 11Explore Ramche and trek to Oktang 4730m 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DOur first close encounter with Kanchenjunga. Following the valley round to see the stunning south face of Kanchanjunga and Jannu. We get across the Yalung Ri Glacier and continue by a sweeping curve, at Oktang, 4730meters, suddenly we are confronted with the southern wall of the mountain. This vast ridge forms a cirque over 15 kms long, nowhere less than 7500meters high and with three main summits of Kanchenjunga at 8420meters, 8586meters, and 8474meters! It is a breathtaking mountain panorama and especially impressive is Jannu while observing the glaciers flowing from its east face. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D

Day 12Trek to Sallerle over the Mirgin La (4480m) 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DWe trek down the valley, passing the turn off to the high and challenging Labsang La route to Ghunsa and the north side of Kanchenjunga. This pass is rough and dangerous, especially for porters so we take the more southern set of passes, beginning with the Mirgin La. After an initial steep climb and several false summits we reach Mirgin La

Day 13Trek to Ghunsa (3475meters) 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DAlthough there four more passes, there is little descent between them, so in effect it is a high scenic area. After lunch the descent brings us to Lamba Sumba Kharka, where there are more views of the awesome Southwest Face of Jannu. From Kharka the going is easy again down a pleasant forested trail to the village of Ghunsa, where we camp in the village.

Day 14Trek to Kampuchean (4040meters) 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DGradually the trail ascends to south of the Ghunsa Khola and crossing flood plains while emerging on a pasture situated at the north side of the river. A steep climb to a slope from where it crosses a slide and then descends to Lakepo. A short climb from here to the village of Kampuchean 4040meters. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D

Day 15Trek to Lhonak (4790meters) 6 hours.Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DThe main Kanchenjunga peak is only visible from Pang Pema, which is the base camp for expeditions on Kanchenjunga. From Lhonak, the trail gradually ascends across the plain but soon gets steeper as it follows the moraine. Pang Pema is at a height of 5140 meters. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D

Day 16Trek to Pang Pema (5140meters) 4 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DToday those who would like to take a morning hike up a ridge, north of Pang Pema. A climb of 200 or 300 meters providing a great vantage point with views of Kanchenjunga, Wedge Peak, the Twins and Tent Peak. As usual the descent goes faster and you can reach Kampuchean the same day. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D

Day 17Explore around Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5100m) . Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DMore descents thru magnificent sections of forest as long as we make Amjilosa tomorrow. From Ghunsa an hour down we pass through Phole, a village in two parts. The upper section houses Tibetan refugees who are well established, the second is the winter village of Ghunsa. Further down is Yangswa, a great and warm camp. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D

Day 18Trek to Ghunsa 6 hours.Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D

Day 19Trek to Amjilosa (2460meters) 4 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D

Day 20Trek to Sakathum (1600meters) 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DDown, down and down! After a short climb we begin the steep descent that will take most of the day. We reach the joining of the Tamur and Ghunsa Kholas. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D

Day 21Trek to Chhiruwa (1200 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DWe cross the Simbu Khola, which originates from Kanchenjunga's south base camp, the Khola that we followed up from Torontan. It is pleasantly warm at these low altitudes and cardamom grows freely in the moist shaded forest. Crossing numerous small tributary streams we reach Chhirwa, a village set among large boulders. We camp in a field out of the village. This is an easier day. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D

Day 22Trek to Furumbu (1700m), 6 hrs. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D

Day 23Trek to Suketar (2420meters) 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.DTraversing in an out of minor valleys, we pass thru a succession of picturesque villages on our way to Suketar, reaching around late afternoon.Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D

Day 24Fly back to Kathmandu.Overnight at Hotel.BB

Day 25Leisure day, in case of bad weather in the mountain. Overnight at Hotel. B.B

Day 26Transfer to international Airport for Your onward destination.

Cost Include

To quote you with an exact or approximate price, we need the number of persons in your group, the category of hotel, the mode of transportation (by plane or by bus or by jeep etc) & any alternation in your itinerary. Please contact us with these important details first so that we can get back to you on the cost.

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by private car / van
  • Four nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours, inclusive of all entry fees, tour guide by private car / van.
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) prepared by our expert cook
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation during the trek
  • Flight from Kathmandu – Taplejung – Kathmandu inclusive of departure tax, we fly via Biratnager
  • An experience guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments
  • Kanchenjunga conservation fee and TIMS.
  • Trekking equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, table with chairs, kitchen utensils, and other necessary equipments during the trek)
  • Kanchenjunga trekking permit (Kanchenjunga trek is in restricted zone, we need special permit to visit this area)
  • Safe drinking water, boiled/iodine tablets.
  • First aid medical kit bag.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Office service charge.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
  • Hot and cold showers during the trek
  • Personal shopping and laundry
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated)

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Trip Note

Above itinerary can be Change along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more days, you can do white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.

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