Kanchenjunga Mountain is on the far eastern side of Nepal, near the border with Sikkim, a tiny Himalayan state in the north-eastern part of India. It is the 3rd highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8586 meters. A trek to Kanchenjunga is an unforgettable adventure into the heart of the Himalaya where the scale of both mountain and valley is difficult to comprehend. The peaks are visible in the distance for days, floating like ships on a distant sea.
There is option to choose the Kanchenjunga south trek or Kanchenjunga north trek, the Kanchenjunga circuit, which visits both the north and south base camp. On all treks you will meet local Tibetan refugees, who welcome you with hospitality and smiling faces as you walk through rippled farmland, meadows and forests of pink barked rhododendrons. Kanchenjunga is classed as a demanding trek due to its remoteness and altitude. There are no crowds and you will meet few other trekkers. Participants should be physically fit enough to walk for at least 6/7 hours a day.
|Fitness Level||: Moderate||Max-Altitude||: 5388 m.|
|Duration||: 26||Group Size||:1-10|
|Best Season||: Sep-Oct-Nov, Mar-Apr-May|
Day 1 :Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Day 2 :Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day 3 : Fly to Birtamod. 1hrs. Overnight at Birtamod.
Day 4 :Trek to Mitlung 921m. 4/5 hrs.
Day 5 :Trek to Chirwa 1270m/6hrs.
Day 6 :Trek to Sakathum 1576m./6hrs.
Day 7 :Trek to Amjilosa 2308m./6-7hrs.
Day 8 :Trek to Gyabla 2730m./6-6hrs.
Day 9 :Trek to Ghunsa 3595m./6hrs.
Day 10 :Acclimatization Day
Day 11 :Trek to Khanbachen 4040m./6-7hrs.
Day 12 :Trek to Lhonak 4780m./6-7hrs.
Day 13 :Explore to Pangpema (Kanchanjungha N.Base Camp 5388m.)-Lhonak
Day 14 :Trek Back to Ghunsa 3595m./7hrs.
Day 15 :Trek to Selele 4290m./6-7hrs.
Day 16 :Trek to Tseram (3850m/6hrs.)
Day 17 :Trek to Ramche 4580m. /6-7hrs.
Day 18 :Exploration Hike to Okhtang Temple and Back to Ramche
Day 19 :Trek to Yamphudin 2020m./6hrs.
Day 20 :Trek to Phunphe Danda 1600m./6hrs.
Day 21 :Trek to Khare Khanjyang 1200m./5hrs.
Day 22 :Trek to Lalikharka 1000m./6hrs.
Day 23 :Trek to Taplejung/Suketar 5hrs.
Day 24 :Fly Back to Biratnagar/Kathmandu
Day 25 : Extra Reserve Day in Kathmandu
Day 26 : Departure
You will have Accommodation in Kathmandu in Hotel (twin sharing Basis), single supplement will be provided. And before starting of trek, we also use the hotel with Breakfast. During the trek, we will have accommodation at 2 men camping tent, seasonal sleeping bags with waterproof mattress. We will choose the safe seasonal camping places depends on weather condition. There will be separate toilet tent nearby your tent.
Food for the Camping trek, we will provide 3 meals a day (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner) with hot drinks. You will take fresh cooked hygienic food (Nepali, Chinese, Indian, and Continental) which is cooked by our professional cook. We will serve boiled water to drink. Breakfast in Kathmandu/Pokhara in your hotel.
Day 1 : Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our company representative will welcome you and drive towards the designated hotel. After a rest for a while, we will give a short briefing about our program and you will be provided with a Typical Nepali welcome Dinner in the evening.
Day 2 : Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Next day, we provide sightseeing guided by an expert to visit many beautiful places listed in the UNESCO heritage sites such as the Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Durbar Square and many more.
Day 3 : Fly to Birtamod. 1hrs. Overnight at Birtamod.
Today, you will fly from Kathmandu to Birtamod . Meet your trekking staff, prepare your luggage. And, drive to Taplejung with the views of river, jungle, beautiful landscape. Overnight at Taplejung.
Day 4 : Trek to Mitlung 921m. 4/5 hrs.
After hot Breakfast at hotel, you will start the day with a downhill walk to Mitlung. The trails throughout the lower sections of the Kanchenjungha region pass through fertile valleys with beautiful pastures and small villages. After crossing Hengdwa river the trail leads alongside the raging River "Tamor". Its a gradually walk up to the nothern side than short step down to Mitlung. Overnight at Mitlung.
Day 5 : Trek to Chirwa 1270m/6hrs.
Today, after Breakfast: you will ascend shortly and again descend steadily as we make the trek way toward the village sinwa. We will continue our trek downhill to tawa village than cross the suspension bridge with the beautiful landscape along the way to Chirwa. Chirwa is beautiful village of ethnic people Limbu with few tea shops, lodge. Overnight at Chirwa.
Day 6 : Trek to Sakathum 1576m./6hrs.
After Having Breakfast at Chirwa, the trek leads through varied landscapes such as cardamom fields and dense forests. Todays hike will be ascend and descend to the lush green fields and continue walk along the Tamor River side through the forest to the Ghunsa River than reach to Sakathum. Overnight at Sakathum.
Day 7 : Trek to Amjilosa 2308m./6-7hrs.
Leaving Sakathum, trek from Sukathum to Amjilosa is steepy uphill through the gorge. After crossing the suspension bridge outside Sukathum we enter a dense forest, ascend the steep trail, descend and cross the river again. We also climb a gorge from the bottom and pass by Solima village and descend again to the level of the river. All in all, this day’s trekking is rather tough. Therefore, it is advisable to be very careful especially while walking the trail that passes the gorge. We later follow a tricky trail which goes both uphill and downhill until reaching Amjilosa where we spend the night.
Day 8 : Trek to Gyabla 2730m./6-6hrs.
We start trekking from the river bank, pass through a densely forest of bamboo, fir and rhododendrons eventually reaching a small stone house by the river. We then climb uphill crossing a few small bridges along the way. Here, we get to enjoy the company of stunning waterfalls that originate from the mountains. After yet another short uphill walk we reach the Tibetan settlement to Gyabla.
Day 9 : Trek to Ghunsa 3595m./6hrs.
We descend down the river and notice the valley as it slowly opens up before reaching Phale, a Tibetan refugee settlement where it is possible to purchase handicrafts and homemade rugs from locals. After purchasing a few souvenirs we travel through conifer and pine forest and reach the Sherpa village of Ghunsa where we spend the night. This place is known for its hydroelectricity plant and the fact that more than 20 prominent conservationists met a tragic end in a helicopter crash. Overnight at Ghunsa
Day 10 : Acclimatization Day
Today we will make acclimatization/Exploration Day. We take care to spend time acclimatising around Ghunsa before continuing our next day’s trek. We recommend you to stay active even in a rest day as it is better than being idle while on a trekking journey. Therefore, we take a short hike towards the Laspsan La monastery through the lush green forest. Come back to Ghunsa by afternoon and relax. Overnight at Ghunsa.
Day 11 : Trek to Khanbachen 4040m./6-7hrs.
After Breakfast at Ghunsa, we will trek further north along the river bank which presents us with magnificent mountain scenery. We pass through meadows full with beautiful wildflowers, rhododendron and pine forests. We cross a bridge at Rampuk Kharka, continue past the waterfall and cross the tricky section of the landslide. After crossing the landslide area we begin to see the spectacular view of Mt. Jannu. Further exploring and tackling the tricky mountain trail we finally arrive at Kambachen and spend the night.
Day 12 : Trek to Lhonak 4780m./6-7hrs.
Leaving Khanbachen, Today will be another challenging day and an early start is needed. We trek through rocky fields and large boulders on the hillside along the riverbank and arrive at a waterfall. We then cross a bridge to Ramtang monastery. We then come across a landslide section which we must pass through at a steady pace before descending to the river and finally arriving at Lhonak. Overnight at Lonak.
Day 13 : Explore to Pangpema (Kanchanjungha N.Base Camp 5388m.)-Lhonak
We trek along the Kanchenjunga Glacier to spend a night at Pangpema, Kanchenjunga base camp on the north side. We urge you to be careful around the rockier sections as they are prone to landslides. After a short while you reach Pangpema, a flat grassy base camp. Climb a little higher and enjoy the splendor of Jannu, Kanchenjunga and Chang Himal. And back to Lonak.
Day 14 : Trek Back to Ghunsa 3595m./7hrs.
After Hot Breakfast, We retrace our path to Khambachen and continue down the valley to Ghunsa. The return journey offers a different perspective of the mountains Kanchenjunga, Taple Shikhar, Gimmigela, and Mera Peak among others. Due to the descending nature of this trek we will reach Ghunsa by evening and spend the night there.
Day 15 : Trek to Selele 4290m./6-7hrs.
Today, It’s a steep trek upward from Ghunsa to Sele-Le. Upon reaching Sele Le we climb through a dense forest of moss, rhododendron and juniper. Lunch will be served in an appropriate place with the availability of water. We spend the night in Sele Le.
Day 16 : Trek to Tseram (3850m/6hrs.)
So, Today will We do an uphill trek and enjoy the mesmerizing south side view of Jannu Himal and Makalu (the world's 6th highest mountain). Today is a strenuous trekking day as we cross several passes- Sinion La, Mirgin La (4480m.)and Sinelapche Bhanjyang. We then make a steep descend to Cheiram. Overnight at Tseram.
Day 17 : Trek to Ramche 4580m. /6-7hrs.
After Breakfast at Tseram, We will ascend past the snout of the Yalung Glacier and walk alongside the Simbuwa Khola, pass through Lapsang village and reach Ramche. While there, we walk further up the valley or ascend a ridge for a tremendous view of blue sheeps. We then follow the stream before climbing on the moraine top until confronted by Kanchenjunga’s southern face. We walk further ahead for a glimpse of the Jannu Himal. Overnight at Ramche.
Day 18 : Exploration Hike to Okhtang Temple and Back to Ramche
Today we will make exploration trip to Okhtang Glacier, see the incredible view of Mount Kabru, Kanchanjunga, yalungkang, kumbhakarna many etc. Trek back to Ramche 4,610m Overnight at Ramche.
Day 19 : Trek to Yamphudin 2020m./6hrs.
Leaving Ramche, Today we will descend to Yamphudin we pass through Lasiya Bhanjyang which involves walking up through trees and area of landslides. The terrain changes after every monsoon but by the middle of October it should be stable with a route through. Walking further down we reach the village of Yamphudin, a village inhabited by Sherpas, Limbus and Rais. Overnight at Yamphudin.
Day 20 : Trek to Phunphe Danda 1600m./6hrs.
After Breakfast you will trek to Mahamankhe with the views of local village, through the river side than continue to phunphe Danda. Overnight at beautiful camp at Phunphe Danda.
Day 21 : Trek to Khare Khanjyang 1200m./5hrs.
After Breakfast, we will trek down to Khare Bhanjyang through the forest, river and beautiful landscape. The temperature will be slowly change and you will feel more civilization. Overnight at Khare Bhanjyang.
Day 22 : Trek to Lalikharka 1000m./6hrs.
It will be normal walk down through the local village and terrace cultivated land all the way to Lalikharka. Overnight at Lalikharka.
Day 23 : Trek to Taplejung/Suketar 5hrs.
After Breakfast at Lalikharka, we will follow the same trail as we did. Overnight at Taplejung.
Day 24 : Fly Back to Biratnagar/Kathmandu
So, finally: you have done it! Prepare your luggage for either flight to Kathmandu (optional) OR drive to Birtamod. Flight from Taplejung to Kathmandu is not fixed because of the weather and there is no regular flight. If there is available of flight, we will take this option otherwise we have to drive to Birtamod.
Day 25 : Extra Reserve Day in Kathmandu
Today is the reserve day, means, If we took flight from Taplejunbg, you will have rest day in Kathmandu, if not you will fly from Birtamod to Kathmandu. Himalaya Family Adventure will provide Farewell dinner together in Kathmandu.
Day 26 : Departure
So, This is the last day in Nepal, Himalaya Family Adventure representatives will escort you to the International airport and say bye to all of you, wish you have safe and nice flight back to home. Naturally Nepal, Once is not enough. Hope, to see you again soon...
Airport picks up and drops by tourist car
Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant
Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley by tourist vehicle
3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
One English Speaking Govt. License holder Trekking Guide
Trekking Permit and TIMS permit
Trekking Porters, Kitchen boy, cook, sherpas
Necessary of mules, food and Kitchen/dining /camping gears
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks
First Aid Kit and Trekking Duffel Bag for Porters
Sleeping tent, Kitchen tent, dinning tent, toilet tent
Necessary of camping foods (tourist style), gas, stove
Tented accommodation during the trek (2 people=1 tent)
All necessary land transport by tourist vehicles
Nepali staff salary, food, accommodation, Insurance, equipments.
Sleeping Bags and Down Jacket (to be return after trek)
Government Taxes and paper works.
International air fare and Nepal Visa Fee
Food in Kathmandu and pokhara accept Breakfast
Personal expenses: (Laundry, phone calls, dry foods, cold drinks, bar bills)
Temple/Monastery entrance fees
Extra night of Accommodation and extra days of trek
Travel Insurance and rescue flights
Late arrival and late departure extra night
Additional activities (Safari-Bungee-Paragliding-Rafting and so on..)
Tipping to Nepali staff (Guide and Porters)
Above itinerary can be customized as per our guest specific requirements and can make shorter or longer. We are very flexible to update. (We can Make Tea House/Lodge trek as well for small group up to 6 people)