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Kanchenjunga Trekking

Wilderness/Tented trek


Trip Facts

Trip Duration : 27 days

Mode of Trek : Lodge to Lodge

Grade : Modrate / Adventure

Transport : Flight / Bus

Best Time : Oct/ Nov and March / April

Group Size : 2+

All price inclusive
  • Overview
  • Outline Itinerary
  • Detail Itinerary
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Kanchenjunga  Trekking is one of the long and challenging treks one of the untouched trekking paths in eastern part of Nepal opened from 1988. It is third tallest peak in the world. Kanchenjunga trek will take you deep into the isolated peak ranges on Nepal’s border between Sikkim and Tibet.  In this trek, you will see a broad choice of panorama from lush, tropical forest all the way through to chestnut, rhododendron, and oak forests and after that at higher height into the alpine region. You will observe a range of culture and life-style of Nepal from Rais, Limbus and then to Tibetan Buddhist villages.
The word Kanchenjunga means Five Great Treasuries of the Snow yet it has seven major peaks. Setting on the eastern border of Nepal Kanchenjunga offers a great view of mountain landscape, varied plants and wild lives and well off local culture. The Kanchenjunga trek commences by the North side of Kanchenjunga which will let you witness Tent peak, Cross peak, Nepal peak and then at the base Camp of Kanchenjunga itself cones into our sight. Leaving Pangpema the trek returns back to Ghunsa and then traverses the Mirgin La pass over the south region of Kanchenjunga. Also, we will visit the yak meadows of Oktang and Ramche where there is striking scenery of the south-west part of Kanchenjunga.
Kanchenjunga (8,585m) is the third highest peak in the world. With Adventure Great Himalayan will take you to Kanchenjunga Trekking and let you witness terrific peak vistas of Kanchenjunga and surrounding mountains, traditional settlements, and wonderfully flowing rivers from gigantic peaks which will be one of your unforgettable experiences.

  • Arrival in Kathmandu transfers to hotel.
  • Trekking preparation day- buy or rent your personal equipments obtain permit for the trek etc.
  • Fly to Bhadrapur- Drive to Ilam.  45 minut flight ( 4 hour drive) 
  • Drive to Taplejung (1441 m) 6-7 hour drive
  • Trek to  Mitlung (  4 hour ) 
  • Trek to Chirwa (1190m, 7 Hour)
  • Trek to Sakathum (1640m) 6 Hour
  • Trek to Amjilassa (2490m) 5 Hour
  • Trek to Gyabla (2730m) 6 Hour
  • Trek to Gunsa (3410m) 5 Hour
  • Rest day or acclimatization at Ghunsa
  • Trek to Khambachen (4150m) 5 Hour
  • Trek to Lhonak(4790m) 3 Hour
  • Trek to Pangpema (5140 m) 3 Hour ( Kanchenjunga Base Camp)
  • Exploration day around Northern Base Camp Kanchenjunga Glacier
  • Trek back to Khambachen (4150m) 6 Hour
  • Trek back to Gunsa (3410m) 5 Hour
  • Trek to Selele Kharka (4600) 5 Hour
  • Trek over Selele Pass – trek down to Tseram (3900m) 6 Hour
  • Trek to Ramche (4620m) 6 Hour
  • Explore around Southern Base Camp and Yalung Glacier and return to Ramche
  • Trek back to Torntan (2990m) 6 Hour
  • Trek to Yamphudin (1690m)  5 Hour
  • Trek back to Kheswa (2125 m) 5 Hour
  • Trek Back to Taplejung ( 6  hour)
  • Drive to Bhadrapur (8-9 hour ) drive 
  • fly to Kathmandu.
  • departure from Nepal.
  • Arrival in Kathmandu transfers to hotel. (1300m )
    After you arrive at Kathmandu, our representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to a hotel. Later afternoon will include short briefing of the voyage which is followed by a welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese kitchen.
  • Trekking preparation day- buy or rent your personal equipments obtain permit for the trek etc.
    Today you have a free day in Kathmandu. You may be involved sightseeing in Katmandu Valley including Monkey temple, Boudha Stupa, Pashupati temple, Katmandu Durbar square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square which are enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage list. Also, you will prepare or buy or rent your personal equipments
  • Fly to Bhadrapur- Drive to Ilam. (5-6 Hour Drive) Today we fly Kathmandu to Bhadrapur, Jhapa of Easternmost Nepal, about 700 kilometers from Kathmandu. The flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur takes for about 45 minutes. From Bhadrapur Airport, it’s about 75 kilometers to Ilam, a 3 hour’s drive.
  • Drive to Taplejung ( 5-6 hour drive)Today, we drive to Taplejung via Phidim. In case the Suketar Airport of Taplejung is operational, and if you wish to avoid driving journey to Taplejung, you can also opt for flying from Biratnagar to Suketar. However, because of the construction works going on at the Suketar Airport and due to its remoteness & weather conditions, flights to Suketar are closed these day. Therefore, we drive upto Suketar, our trek start point.
  • Trek to Mitlung (  5 hour)
    Today Our Trekking will start with a downhill walk to Mitlung. Our route will pass through scenic pastures and small villages. On the way, we cross the Hungdewa Khola and the raging Tamur River.
  • Trek to Chirwa (1190m) 6 hour
    On this day, we begin our trek ascending uphill for a short time. After that, we will walk down to the Sinwa village and then move to Tawa. Also, we will trek up and then downhill, we arrive at Chirwa, one of the small Limbu villages. Overnight in Chirwa.
  • Trek to Sakathum (1640m) 5 Hour
    On this day, we will stroll uphill for a while and move downward to the verdant green vegetation. Then, we go after the Tamur River to reach Olangchunggola which is considered the entry spot of Kanchenjunga National Park. After that, we will reach Sakathum. Overnight at our campsite.
  • Trek to Amjilassa (2490m) 6 hour
    Today, we have a challenging day. We will traverse the river and climb on the vertical path and then move down to another part and again go across the river. We will walk up and then downhill and as a final point for today we reach at Amjilassa. Overnight in Amjilassa.
  • Trek to Gyabla (2730m) 6 hour
    From Amjilassa, we will follow the river shore and pass via the dense jungle of rhododendron, fir, bamboo. On the way, we take pleasure from the stunning natural scene as well as with the company of the waterfalls. Then we will reach one more Tibetan settlement, Gyabla. Overnight in Gyabla.
  • Trek to Gunsa (3410m) 6 hour
    Our path today descends downward to the river vale. After walking for a few hours, we arrive at the popular Sherpa Village of Ghunsa. It is also the set where above 20 famous conservationists met up their terrible end in the helicopter collapse Overnight in Ghunsa.
  • Rest day or acclimatization at Ghunsa
    Today, we will rest for acclimatization at Ghunsa and walk around of local regions. We can make a short trek to the Lapsan La all the way through lush green woods. Overnight in Ghunsa.
  • Trek to Khambachen (4150m) 5 hour
    Moving ahead from Ghunsa, we will walk further north walking on the river shore. We will then walk through the elevated land with trees and vegetation. We traverse many suspension bridges above the river, and go by waterfalls and lastly reach Kambachen. Overnight in Khambachen at campsite.
  • Trek to Lhonak (4790m)  3 hour
    This day, we will ascend all the way through the stony fields and rock on the hill along the river shore. We go by waterfall and traverse the bridge to reach Ramtang. Then finally we go down to the stream and arrive at Lhonak. Overnight at our campsite in Lhonak.
  • Trek to Pangpema (5140m) 3 hou
    From Lonak, our way goes up slowly transversely the flat face and then gets a bit vertical while approaching to the moraine. You now go behind the base of the valley. You can make out the stunning views on the way and arrive at Pang Pema where you can see the sight of Mt Kanchanjunga and scene of others Himalayas. Overnight at Pang Pema.
  • Exploration day around Northern Base Camp Kanchenjunga Glacier
    This day, we will leisurely walk down the edge of the glacier in the path that moves up on grassy paths. We see the captivating sight of the Chang Himal on the right side. Lastly, we arrive at the Kanchenjunga North Base Camp. Overnight at our campsite.
  • Trek back to Khambachen (4150m) 6 hour
    We go back over the path to Lhonak and carry on walking down the valley to reach Ramtang. En route we will acquire a chance to enjoy the beautiful views of Kanchenjunga, Taple Shikhar, Gimmigela Chuli, Kirat Chuli and several more. Finally, we move down to Kambachen. Overnight at our campsite.
  • Trek back to Gunsa (3410m) 6 hour
    Today, we will move back to Ghunsa. Overnight at our campsite.
  • Trek to Selele Kharka ( 4200m) 5 hour
    Today, we stroll up in the vertical paths from Ghunsa to Sele Kharka. We will continue walking uphill all the way through the dense jungle of juniper, moss and rhododendron. Overnight at our campsite.
  • Trek over Selele Pass – trek down to Tseram (3900m) 5 hour
    Today, we go up uphill enjoying the stirring vistas of Jannu Himal. On this day, we will pass a number of passes like the the Mirgin La, Sinion La, and the Sinelapche La. We will see the incredible vision of the Himalayas. Lastly we arrive at Tseram. Overnight at our campsite.
  • Trek to Ramche (4620m)
    This day, we go up the hill passing through the muzzle of the Yalung Glacier. Then, we travel around the valley. Today, we go back over our way to Tseram. Frequently, we will walk down today. Overnight in Ramche.
  • Explore around Southern Base Camp and Yalung Glacier and return to Ramche
  • Trek back to Torntan (2990m) 6 hour
  • Trek to Yamphudin (1690m) 6 hour
    Today also we stroll in the downward path. We move down to Yamphudin, a village occupied by diverse ethnic groups counting Sherpas, Rais, Limbus and Gurungs.Overnight in Yamphudin.
  • Trek back to Kheswa (2125m) 6 Hour
  • Trek Back to Taplejung (1840m)
  • Drive to Bhadrapur ( 8-9 hour)
  • fly to Kathmandu.
  • Departure from Nepal.
    After breakfast, you will depart from Nepal to your next destination or your country.

What’s include

  • Airport/ Hotel/ Airport Transportatio.
  • Three Nights  twin sharing  accommodation in ** star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast included.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car / van / bus.
  •  3 Times Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, dinner) During the trek.
  • Lodge/ Tea house Accommodation during the trek.
  • A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek.
  •  Trekking porter ( One porter for every two members) the limit weight is 20-25 Kg)
  •  All special trekking permits & fees.
  • FlightTicket from Kathmandu – Suketar – Kathmandu including airport departure taxes in both airport.
  • Trekking Equipment provide, Down Jacket and sleeping bag  (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  • All our government taxes.
  • Tourist service charge, vat.
  • Official expense.

What’s excluded

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected.)
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

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