Kanchenjunga Trek

24 Days
Activity:

Overview

Kanchenjunga (8,585 m.) is the 3rd highest mountain in the world which situated at north- east corner of Nepal between Nepal and India (Sikkim). It has five great treasuries of Snow. The Journey to Kanchenjunga base camp (5,143 m.) starts from sightseeing in UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu. After that, we take a short flight to Biratnagar or Bhadrapur from where we can drive to Taplejung or take a flight to Suktar (2,420 m.) and follow the Tamor River. Then we walk along the Ghunsa khola (River). On the way we walk through the dense lush forest that provides chances to see many wild animal Including Red Panda, one of the protected animals in Nepal, and Himalayan Black Beer. This area is popular for Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, Musk Dear etc. Upper valley of this trek includes Gyabla (2,730 m.), Phale (3,140 m.), Ghunsa (3,595 m.), Kambachen (4,100 m.), Lhonak (4,785 m.) and Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5,143 m.). On the way we can see plenty of beautiful mountain glaciers, landscape and river valley of Nepal. On the way back from base camp to Ghunsa, we pass through Sele La (4,290 m.) and Margin La (4,480 m.) to Cheram (3,870 m). This geography is predominated by Rai, Limbu and Sherpa people practicing their own culture and life style.
 
Trip Highlight
Flight to Biratnagar or Bhadrapur — Drive or flight to Taplejung (Suketar) — Trek through the dense forest along the Tamor River and Ghunsa Khola — Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5,143 m.), Sele la (4,290 m.) pass and Margin La (4,480 m.) pass
Rai Limbu and Sherpa settlement and culture around this region

Trip Duration 24 Days
Activity Nepal Trekking
Accommodation Basic
Start - End Taplejung - Suketar,Taplejung
Group Size Min 2 Px
Max. Altitude 5143 m
Trip Season Autumn and Spring is Recommended

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu(1400m) & transfer to hotel 

After arriving at the airport, our guide welcomes you at the Tribhuvan International Airport, from there you are dropped to the Hotel and transferred by a welcome drink and dinner in the evening. If your flight arrives earlier, you can spare some time at the hotel or roam around Kathmandu, preferably Thamel and look for some souvenirs back home. Later in the evening, you are served with authentic Nepali food or dinner of your choice. 

Accommodation in Hotel

Snacks and Dinner Included

Day 02: Prepare for trekking  and permit  in Kathmandu 

Today is kind of a rest day as it doesn't contain more traveling, this day is more likely a day to prepare your documents and make sure you have enough gears for the trek. We take care of required essential equipment today.  Furthermore, we still continue the day visiting different world heritage sites in Kathmandu meanwhile your documents are made ready. We are more likely to visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa or Pashupatinath Temple which is all listed on the UNESCO world heritage site. On this day you get the quick tour of Kathmandu city. Later in the evening, you can visit pubs and clubs around Thamel and get prepared for the early morning bus to Pokhara the following day. 

Accommodation in Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Day 03: Fly to Bhadrapur & drive  Taplejung(1820m).7/8hrs

Today after our breakfast at the hotel, we drive to the Tribhuwan International Airport to the domestic terminal and take a flight to Bhadrapur, a city in Jhapa district of Nepal which lies in Eastern Nepal. The flight time is 45 minutes, after reaching Bhadrapur we take a drive via the Mechi highway towards our trekking start point till Taplejung. On the way we pass through Illam where great quality of Tea are produced and also known as Queens of hills, with the view of some great mountains the roads are mostly single lane with many turns. Passing Phidim we reach Suketar in Taplejung District which also has a Suketar airport which is under maintenance for some time. Overnight stay at Suketar.

Accommodation in Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 04: Trek  to Chhiruwa(1270m) 6hrs

From Suketar we descend to the Tamor River to reach the village of Mitlung, following the Kanchenjunga trek route we walk through the wet and rough route passing through scenic pastures and villages. We reach the limbu village of Mitlung and probably do our lunch there. From Mitlung we start ascending and reach the Sinwa village. From Sinwa we pass tawa and cross Thiwa khola. From there we walk further bank of Chiruwa Khola, walking the banks we reach Chiruwa village.

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 05: Trek Chhiruwa-Syakathum 6hrs

After breakfast at Chiruwa, we take the trail along the north side of Chiruwa, through the bank of Tamor river we move ahead. With some glimpise view of mountains we reach the village of Tapethok at the elevation of 1320 meters. Here we submit our documents to enter the Kanchenjunga National park at the army check post. After checking in the national park we cross the Simbuwa Khola which is the river straight from glaciers.

Finally we reach the destination for the day at Syakathum.

Accommodation in Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 06: Trek Syakathum -Amjilasa (2510m)

The next day at Syakathum we climb uphill on the paved track and reach the village of Ghyalbari where we rest for a bit and take our lunch today, From Ghyalbari we trek further to the village of Solima and passing that we reach the George of the Tamor river. Finally we start ascending towards the village of Amjilasa, the village is mostly accommodated with Sherpa people who are the king of the Mountains. We accommodate for overnight at Amjilasa.

Accommodation in Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 07: Trek Amjilasa – Phale(3140m)

From Amhilasa we climb upwards the Ghunsa valley the trek today is away from most human settlements, we walk further with no signs of village till the village of Gyabla(2730 m) along the valley. Through the rhododendron forests and slippery roads we reach Gyabla village and take a break there. We can view the Ghunsa village at some points situated in the middle of terraced fields. Following the river sides we trek further and reach the Phale village. The village has beautiful potato cultivation which supplies potato throughout this region. Accomodation in Phale.

Accommodation in Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 08: Trek Phale-Gunsa(3415m.) 

Today we trek further and reach the Ghunsa village which is situated at almost 350 meters height from the Gunsa Khola, From Pholey the valley widens up with more views of the Himalayas. We cross the Ghunsa khola and take uphill to reach the Ghunsa Village. Mostly we accommodate at Tent to night

Accommodation in Tent

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 09: Trek to Khambachen(4145m.)

Today we pass the land slide zone of the Kanchenjunga region. The land here is dry and with hills and most prone to landslide. We pass through the trials to Kanchenjunga North. We enter the forest of juniper and larch. We pass through several beautiful meadows and grass lands. We will pass the Rambuk Kharka and facing the Mt. Jannu and glimpise the Jannu Glacier. On trekking further we reach the Jannu Glacier at Khambachen. Facilities here are basics.

Accommodation in Tent

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 10: Acclimatization in Khambachen

We’ve been travelling for more than 9 days today therefore we take a rest at Khambachen and let our body prepare for acclimatization as we trek further towards lower dense air the following day. At Khambachen we explore the village and the Jannu Glacier today. Also we remain active by hiking around the view points and ridges just to make our body comfortable.

Accommodation in Tent

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 11: Trek to Lhonak (4792m.)

From Khambachen we mostly do ice walking and without villages, the trials gradually moves through moraine debries walking slowly we finally reach the Ramtang area which is where the Kanchenjunga Glacier starts. We visit the Ramtang monastery here. The monastery is a great view as it stands by the water fall which adds its beauty. We trek further and pass Lhonak Glacier. After trekking further we view the mountains like Mera Peak which is a climbing in its own we move further and see Lhonak Settlements with four teahouses preparing meals for us while we settle in tents for a few night.

Accommodation in Tent

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 12: Day hike Pang pema /Kanchanjunga  Base Camp(5143m) and back to The Lhonak

From Lhonak we take our breakfast and carry our lunch, from there we trek to Pang Pema which is local name of Kanchanjunga Base Camp. We will be reaching the north side of the base camp on this hike. On the way and from the base camp we view the mountain range from Nango Pungsa to the Khanga Khang mountain which is almost 360 degrees view of the mountains. This area is less visited therefore you can view astonishing view of the mountains and the views are just jaw dropping. After our lunch we trek back to Lhonak and accommodate for the night.

Accommodation in Tent

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 13: Trek Gunsa(3410m)

From Lhonak we follow the trial we used to two days earlier and time to say good bye to the base camp. We enjoy the marvelous sceneries around and trek back and accommodate at the Gunsa Village.

Accommodate in Tent.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 14:  Trek to Sele la Pass(4290m) 

From Gunsa, we don’t trek back to Gyabla rather we take a right turn to Sele La. The trial is steep uphill along the side of Rhododendron and Juniper forest. Mostly if you are lucky we can view snow leopards during the trek today. At sele la the facilities are very basic and with very few teahouses.

Accommodate in Tent.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day15: Trek Tseram (3870m) Via mirgin la Pass(4480m)

From Sele le we further trek uphill till we pass the Mirnign La Pass at an elevation of 4480 meters, the trekking in upper Himalayan region is always challenging and all your prior trekking experience comes to action here. After crossing the pass we move further south towards the Tseram village with very basic facilities and accommodate in Teahouse.

Accommodate in Tent.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 16: Trek to Ramchaur(4580m)

From Tseram we reach Ramchaur today. We take our breakfast at Tseram today and ascend up until we reach the Yalung glacier. Along side glacier we walk through the valley trial and view several Himalayan ranges on the way. We pass through a small settlement of Lapsang and finally reach the Ramchaur.

Accommodate in Tent.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 17: Ramcahur to Yalung Base Camp(4500m) and Back to the Ramchaur

We do our breakfast at Ramchaur and carry our lunch, from there we trek to Yalung Base Camp. With 360 degrees view of the mountains we enjoy the view here. This area is less visited therefore you can view astonishing view of the mountains and the views are just jaw dropping. We further trek to the Oktang monastery and trek back to Ramchaur.

Accommodation in Tent

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 18: Ramchaur toTortong(2995m)

From Ramchaur we trek back towards the Tortong village with view of Kabru and Rathong peaks. We trek downhill and walk furrher with magnificient views. We follow the trial of Simbua khola. Walking through the jungle we reach the village of Tortong.

Accommodation in Tent

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 19: Trek to Yamphuding(1693m)

Hike to Yamphuding is tough today we have to pass through the landslide prone area and pass Lamite Pass, the trekking is already long so therefore we will have a little hard trekking today. Furthermore we reach Simbua Khola and cross it. And ascend further and pass Dhupi Bhanjyang . We reach Yamohuding village which is a village with slight denser population we see in days.

Accommodation in Tent

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day  20: Trek to Khesawa Bhanjang(2120m)

From Yamphudin on the 20th day we pass the village of khebang and Dhoban with very steep descends further walking we reach Khesawa Bhanjang and accommodate there for the night.

Accommodation in Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 21: Trek to Lalikharka2266m.

From Khesawa Bhanjyang we trek further today wo Lalikharka, we walk around 5 hours today and reach LaliKharka which is Sherpa village with lots of cattle farming.

Overnight at Lalikharka

Accommodation in Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 22: Trek to Suketar 2420m. 

Finally after 16 days we reach Suketar and view the proper normal life style with motorable roads and vehicles. We rest at Suketar and prepare for our way back home.

Accommodation in Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 23: Fly to Biratnagar &  Kathmandu(Drive to Biratnagar and flight to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we take a drive to Biratnagar airport and fly from Biratnagar to Kathmandu. At Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel and you can enjoy some message in the spa around your hotel. Also souvenir shopping can be done as you will be accommodated in the prime location for tourists attractions.

Accommodation in Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day  24: Transfer to airport for final Departure

Checkout from the hotel. And we end our trip with you dropping at the airport and seeing you goodbye and wishing for a safe flight back home. 

 Accommodation in Hotel

Breakfast Included.

INCLUDED
  • Airport picks up and drops by  Private Vehicle
  • Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant 
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • All Private land Transportation  
  • Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Bhadrapur to Kathmandu flight fare for clients and Guide/porter 
  • One  Govt. License holder Trekking Guide
  • Special Trekking Permit and TIMS Card
  • Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter)
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks
  • Lodge during the Trek 
  • Insurance for all Staffs
Not Included
  • International Flight and Nepal Visa
  •  Food in Kathmandu  except 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
  •  Additional activities (Safari-Bungee-Paragliding-Rafting and so on.
  • Tip to Nepali staff (Guide and Porters

Price:$2150

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