Kanchenjunga Trek

Kanchenjunga Trek

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Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain is one of the most famous adventurous treks in the world, which offers us to experience the unspoiled and undisturbed wilderness of the area.  Kanchenjunga is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world which is filled with incredible snow-capped mountains, dense forest mixed with rhododendron, pine, juniper and many more, and beautiful landscape and green rolling mountains hill. This amazing Mt. Kanchenjunga lies at the north-east part of Nepal. There are two routes available to reach Kanchenjunga Base Camp, they are Sikkim and Nepal. The Kanchenjunga treks offer us an opportunity to meet with the various ethnic community such as Rai and Limbu tribes and explore their unique culture and traditions. Mostly Kanchenjunga trek is in the undamaged wilderness, where this pleasing trek let travelers encounter various wildlife such as; many threatened species of birds such as; Red-Billed blue Magpie, Shy Dragon, Impendence Pheasant, Amphibian, and Mammals and preserved Red-Panda, Musk deer, Himalayan Black Bear, Snow Leopard and many more. 

Trekking in the less crowded and conservation area and experience the real nature of the remote part of Nepal is really the best part of this trek. It is one of the pleasing trails so no need to worry about the altitude sickness. On the way to Kanchenjunga, you will get chances to witness and pass through meadows, farmlands, forests of rhododendron, and villages inhabited by cheerful and carefree inhabitants, which added extra excitement to your trek. Cooperate with the guide and stay calm and take full enjoyment. You need to be prepared for personal hygiene, and drink plenty of water.  Proper hygiene and food intake with the sweet views will surely help you to get success in our dream.

Short Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3: Flight to Bhadrapur drive to Illam.
Day 4: Drive to Taplejung( Suketar) trek to Lalikharka. 
Day 5: Trek to Khesewa
Day 6: Trek to Mamankhe
Day 7: Trek to Yamphudin
Day 8: Trek to Tortong
Day 9: Trek to Cheram
Day 10: At Cheram
Day 11: Trek to Ramchaur
Day 12: Trek to Yalung Base Camp-Cheram
Day 13: Trek to Sele La
Day 14: Trek to Ghunsa
Day 15: Rest Day at Ghunsa.
Day 16: Trek to Kambachen
Day 17: Day visit to Kumburkarna Base Camp. Overnight Kambachen.
Day 18: Trek to Lhonak
Day 19: Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp-Pangpema to Lhonak.
Day 20: Trek to Ghunsa
Day 21: Rest day Ghunsa
Day 22: Trek to Amjilosa
Day 23: Trek to Chirwa
Day 24: Trek to Phurumbu
Day 25: Trek to Taplejung
Day 26: Drive to Illam.
Day 27: Drive to Bhadrapur and flight to Kathmandu
Day 28: At Kathmandu
Day 29: Departure


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Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,320 m)
Welcome to Nepal. Our representative will receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and drop you at your hotel, where you can do some rest and relax. You can do some shopping for your further trek. In the evening, you can enjoy welcome dinner with our whole team.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Next morning after having breakfast, we will manage you to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as; Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Boudhanath Stupa. In the evening, our representative will provide you with short explanations class about the further trek. You will stay overnight at the same hotel.

Day 3: Flight to Bhadrapur and drive to Ilam (1300 m)
This morning after breakfast around 8 am cheek in to the domestic airport kathmandu and fly to Bhadrapur, takes about 45 minuts. During the flight you will see good veiw of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, makalu and Kanchanjunga.  Our kitchen crew and porters will pick up you at Bhadrapur airport then drive to Ilam by private vehicle, takes about 4 hours drive. we will have lunch after 1 hour drive on the way to Ilam. over night hotel at Ilam.

Day 4: Drive to Suketar and trek to Lalikharka (2,265 m)
 In this day, after having breakfast, we start to drive to Suketar via Phidim. It will  take about 4 hours drive to rech there. we will have lunch break at Hewa khola before Taplejung. after some rest and preparation we start trek to Lalikharka, takes about 3 hours. today we trek gentle ascent and descent through the beautiful dense forest, which leads you to the Lalikharka. Overnight at Lalikharka Tented camp.

Day 5: Trek to Khesewa (2,120 m)
 After morning breakfast, today we need to walk most of the trek easy descent to Phundrawa. You have to ascend steep uphill to reach Yangpang. Likewise, the ascending continues through Phumphe Danda, through dense forest and small settlements, until you reach to Khesewa. Stay overnight at Khesewa Tented camp.

Day 6: Trek to Mamankhe (1,785 m)
Today also you will continue our trek with some ups and downs through beautiful villages, the Kabeli River. During our trek, we witnessing the beautiful views of the mountains, and eventually reach the Mamankhe. Stay overnight at Mamankhe Tented camp.

Day 7: Trek to Yamphudin (2,080 m)
Today, after early breakfast, we will walk along the Kabeli Khola, where you need to ascend gentle uphill beyond the stream, which offers you an opportunity to view spectacular ridges. With the view of the spectacular waterfall, you will cross the beautiful suspension bridge, which is relatively small. Passing through several villages, you will reach all the way to Yamphudin. Stay overnight at Yamphudhin Tented camp.

Day 8: Trek to Tortong (2,995 m) 
In this day, after early breakfast, we will continue our trail mostly a well-traveled route, mostly used by the villagers. On the way to Tortong, you will witness green meadows and terraced fields, and pass through them. You will walk beside Amji Khola, with the magnificent view of the mountains. Before you reach Tortong, at Lassiya Bhanjyang, you will have to cross one pass and reach to Tortong. Stay overnight at TortongTented camp.

Day 9: Trek to Cheram (3,870 m)
After early morning breakfast, you will follow the trail beside Simbuwa Khola by passing through the beautiful Lalung Valley. The further trek will cross dense forest blend with rhododendrons, pine, and bamboo. Then we can also enjoy the views of Tuplung peak and Yalung Glacier during our trek. Stay overnight at Cheram Tanted camp.

Day 10: At Cheram (3,870 m)
Today you will get an opportunity to explore the Yalung Glacier, from where you will be able to witness the peaks: Rathong and Kabaru. Otherwise, you can go for short hikes to the nearby areas of Cheram. Acclimatizing at Cheram is very important considering the level of altitude you will be making in the following days onwards. You can also stay put in Cheram if you don't feel like going anywhere. Overnight at Cheram tented camp.

Day 11: Trek to Ramchaur (4,580 m)
In this day, after early breakfast, we will continue our trek towards Ramchaur, during our trek, we will follow the nose of Yalung Glacier after ascending for a while from Cheram. Walking through the valley, you can witness a spectacular range of mountains above the settled rim of hills. Passing Lapsang Village you will reach all the way to Ramche or Ramchaur. Overnight at Ramchaur Tented camp.

Day 12: Trek to Yalung Base Camp (4,500 m) to Cheram (3,870 m) 
Next Morning, we will continue walking through the valley, you will later climb to the top of the moraine after your trek along a stream. You will be rewarded with the views of the southern face of Kanchenjunga and Jannu Himal. As you reach Oktang Monastery, you will climb up towards Yalung Base Camp. The Base Camp also offers you splendid mountains view; Mt. Kumbakarna, Nyukla Lachung and many more. And finally, you need to descend down to reach Cheram. Overnight at Cheram.

Day 13: Trek to Sele La (4,290 m)
After early breakfast, you will continue our trek by crossing the Sinelapche Bhanjyang, Mirgin La Pass, until we reach Sinion La Pass and then you will ascend to Sele La Pass, where you can enjoy seeing the prayer flags flying in the wind. Summiting all the four passes, you shall reach to Sele La. Overnight at Sele La Tented camp.

Day 14: Trek to Ghunsa (3,595 m)
Today we will get chances to overlook the Tangbgharma Danda, you will reach the base of a steep trail, where you will get chances to witness prayer flags and Chorten. You will reach Ghunsa through the beautiful forest mixed with pine, birch, and rhododendron. As you reach Ghunsa, where you can see the houses with pine walls. Overnight at Ghunsa Tented camp.

Day 15: Rest day at Ghunsa
After morning breakfast, this day we will take a rest and explore the place. Ghunsa is a village famous for its pine wall. Today you can roam whole the village and explore the village and meet with the people over there. Overnight at Ghunsa Tented camp.

Day 16: Trek to Kambachen (4,050 m)
In this day, after early breakfast, we will trek towards the north of Ghunsa, walking beside the river, you can go through various meadows where lots of wildflowers might be growing, and forests are mixed with pines and rhododendrons. You can make further trial bypassing waterfall after crossing the bridge at Rampuk Kharka. After you cross the remnants of the landslide, you will arrive at Kambachen. Stay overnight at Kambachen Tented camp.

Day 17: Trek to Lhonak (4,780 m)
Early in the morning, after the breakfast, you will continue trek through huge crags, stony fields, beside the river until you reach a stream. Crossing a bridge, the trail takes to you the monastery at Ramtang. Crossing the landslide area, you will descend to the river and reach Lhonak Tented camp.

Day 18: Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp-Pangpema(5,143 m)
In this day, we will walk beside the huge Kanchenjunga glacier, you need to pass the beautiful Pangpema and then you will ascend to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. The base camp offers you the stunning views of Jannu Himal, Mt. Kanchenjunga, and many more. Then you will descend back to Pangpema. Stay overnight at Pangpema Tented camp.

Day 19: Trek to Lhonak (4,780 m)
Next morning after having breakfast, we will continue our trek by crossing the river and ascend up until you reach to the landslide area. Then, the further trial will pass the ancient Ramtang Monastery by crossing the bridge, stream, stony fields, huge rocks, and finally we need to return back to Lhonak. Stay overnight at Lhonak Tented camp.

Day 20: Trek to Ghunsa (3,475 m)
Today, after morning breakfast, we will continue our trek through Kambache, you will descend back to Ghunsa. Crossing the landslide area, passing waterfall, Rampuk Kharka, dense forests with pines and rhododendrons, meadows, you will reach to Ghunsa. Stay overnight at Ghunsa Tented camp.

Day 21: Rest day Ghunsa
Today is the rest day at Ghunsa. We will take early morning breakfast and stroll around and explore the Ghunsa. We will stay overnight at Ghunsa and do prepare for the next day trek.

Day 22: Trek to Amjilosa(2,308 m)
Today we will descend down to Phale, you will cross a monastery and various Manes, and through the forests of junipers. You will descend to Gyabla by crossing the Chhundatangka Khola from Phale, which offers us to witness the spectacular view of a nearby waterfall, you will cross Sumbung Khola via a suspension bridge and ultimately reach to Amjilosa. Stay overnight at Amjilosa Tented camp.

Day 23: Trek to Chirwa(1,270 m)
 Today, after early morning breakfast, you will get chances to view the beautiful waterfall, and you will cross the Solima settlement, and then Ghunsa Khola via a suspension bridge. Crossing another suspension bridge you will reach to the Sukatum. You will pass through the some of the beautiful villages, and ultimately reach Chirwa. Stay overnight at Chirwa Tented camp.

Day 24: Trek to Phurumbu(1,549 m)
Descending through the dense settlement, beside the dense forest, you will move ahead through lots of villages to arrive at Sinwa. Descending further will follow Sisne Khola via a bridge, you will come at the Pathibhara Trek trail. Crossing some extra villages, and the suspension bridge, you shall arrive at Phurumbu. Stay overnight at Phurumbu Tented camp.

Day 25: Trek to Taplejung
You will continue our trek on the Pathibhara trekking trail until we reach to Taplejung. Today is the last day that we will be with the guide and porters, you can enjoy dinner with the all team at Taplejung. The next day you will have to return flight back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at Taplejung hotel or Tented camp. 

Day 26: Drive to Illam
Today, after early breakfast, we start to drive to Ilam, takes abourt 4/ 5 hours drive.we will have lunch break along way. after when we rech to Ilam, cheek in to the hotel, some rest then we will visit Ilam Tea Garden. Ilam is very famos for Organic Tea. Stay overnight hotel at Ilam.

Day 27: Drive to Bhadrapur and flight to Kathmandu (1,320 m)
In this day you will drive from Illam to Bhadrapur and from Bhadrapur you will take a scenic air-flight back to Kathmandu. Our representative will receive you from the airport and take you to your hotel. You can give your body a well-deserved rest. Stay overnight at the hotel at Kathmandu.

Day 28: At Kathmandu (1,320 m)
Today is your rest day at the Kathmandu. Do some shopping for your return flight. In the evening, you will be enjoying Farewell Dinner in the restaurant hosted by us. Stay your last night at Kathmandu.
Day 29: Departure
We will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport within sufficient time before your flight. We wish you a safe and happy journey back to your home country.

Included in the Cost

  • All the Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle, car/van or bus (depends on the  group size)
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast at a 3-star level (4 nights)
  • Hotel in Illam with all meals( two night only)
  • Bhadrapur-Ilam-Suketar-Taplejung-Ilam-Bhadrapur by private vehicl
  • One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley (cultural Heritages, UNESCO World Heritage sites by Private Vehicle
  • Entrance fee for Durbar Square, Temple, and Monuments during the city tour in Kathmandu Valley
  • Professional English-speaking Tour guide during a city tour
  • An experienced, Knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English speaking, government-licensed trekking guide
  • All necessary potters/yaks/ponys/mules
  • All fresh meals during the trek in our own kitchen(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including seasonal fresh food and tea, coffee
  • All camping gears (sleeping tents, dining tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, mattresses, table and chairs,etc)
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Kitchen crew (highly experinces cook, kitchen boy, helper and sherpas)
  • All necessary paperwork such as Kanchenjunga Conservation Area entry fee, trekking permit, TIMS Card (Trekkers information Management system)
  • Accommodation on the camp sites during the trek
  • Mountain King Treks and Expedition printed T-Shirt, Duffel bag Kanchanjunga  route map souvenir for you
  • Every morning wake up call with Tea, Coffee and bowl of warm washing water
  • Every afternoon aftre satttel the camp and kitchen,serve cookies with Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolates
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Group medical Supplies (First Aid Kit) carry by the guide
  • All the meals, accommodation, equipment’s, salary, transportation, Insurance and local tax for all trekking staff.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu/ Bhadrapur/ Kathmandu.
  • Trip achievement appreciation certificate
  • All the tax, vat, local tax, and services charge. 

Not Included in the Cost

  • International Airfare and Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages, mineral water during the trek
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, internet, beverages, barbill and battery charge
  • Tips for tour/trekking staff and driver
  • Extra night Kathmandu Hotel early arrival from Trekking and late Departure
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include a section
Trekking equipments
The main essentials to bring are:
  • Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots, flip-flops
  • Sleeping bag (depending on your accommodation) and -20 degree Celsius for colder regions
  • Daypack, trekking bag pack, dry sack and camera bag
  • Few changes of clothes for the varying temperatures
  • For cold weather, hiking pants, thermals, gloves, neck warmer/scarf, beanie, a warm inner jacket and a windproof / waterproof outer jacket and down jacket are essential.
  • Water purification supplies, a reusable water bottle and a camelback water bladder
  • Sunscreen, Hat, sunglasses, moisturizing skin cream and lip balm
  • Few snacks, granola bars
  • Hiking stick or two
  • Waterproof case, fabric bandages such as moleskin, a headlamp, altitude sickness and other medication
  • Camera and binoculars.
  • Hand sanitizers, toilet paper, band-aids, wet wipes
  • Extra batteries (solar chargers recommended)
On the popular trekking routes, everyday supplies, such as toilet paper, soap, chocolate bars, and even basic hiking supplies can be purchased along the way, though prices rise dramatically as you go higher in elevation. Try to stock up lower down and buy locally-produced products such as fruit, biscuits etc. Maps are easy to find in Nepal. For the more difficult treks involving mountaineering, crampons and ice axes may be required. Simpler types of crampons, which attach to the shoe using a rubber ring, are easily obtainable in the Thamel neighborhood. These are variously known as spikes, micro spikes and chains.

Trip Facts

Duration: 29 days
Accomodation: Hotel/Lodge/Guest House/Camping
Seasons : April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov
Type: Challenging
Maximum height : 5140 M.
Type of Transport : Flight + Private vehicle
No. of Pax : Min 2
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Bhadrapur

Trip Highlights

Trek Highlights

1.  Close view of world’s third highest mountain Kanchenjunga and Mt. Macalu

2.  Beautiful glaciers

3.  Lifestyle and culture of ethnic groups: Limbus and Rai

4. A pleasant walk through rhododendron forest and terraced fields

5.  Encounter with Himalayan animals like bear, barking deer and panda

6. The least busy trekking trails with a picturesque view of mountains.

7.  Holiest mountain, as each of its five summits, corresponds to five treasures of snow in the from of gold, silver, grain and holy books.           

8. Most wild and unspoiled conservation areas in the country.

9. A wide variety of ethnic minority groups.

Rivers and waterfalls

10. Enjoy a truly genuine Nepali hospitality in remote picturesque villages.


Route Map

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