Kanchenjanga Trekking

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duration 23 days
maximum altitude 5000m
trip difficulty easy
total cost $3590 $3585
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itinerary

  • Our representative will pick you up from the airport after your landing and escort you to the Hotel. 
  • You can complete the checking-in procedure and enjoy a night’s rest.
For Meals
  • Breakfast Included
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Logde
Altitude
  • 1400m

  • After breakfast, there will be a briefing about the trek and answers to any queries and questions that you might have.
  • Go through the checklist of important gear and equipment required for the expedition. If missing something, you can shop in any nearby trekking stores.
  • After the briefing, head out for an in-depth tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites of Kathmandu (Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath) and other important cultural hubs.
  • Overnight in Kathmandu.
For Meals
  • Breakfast Included
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Logde

  • Our guide or leader will pick you up at the hotel for an early morning flight to Bhadrapur.
  • Upon reaching Bhadrapur, take a private vehicle to reach our trekking starting point, Illam.
  • The drive will be through wonderful terraced fields, scattered settlements, and beautiful tea gardens.
  • Overnight in Illam.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 140m

  • We travel from Illam to Taplejung early in the morning by taking a Jeep.
  • Upon reaching Taplejung, trek towards the settlement of Mitlung.
  • Overnight in Mitlung.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation

Hotel/Lodge 

Altitude
  • 670m

  • Leave Mitlung to start our hike towards Kanchenjunga.
  • Trek along the Tomor River and walk for a couple of hours to reach Sinwa. Make some gentle climbs uphill to pass the settlements of Tawa and Porke.
  • Descend to Thiwa Khola, cross a wooden bridge to reach Chiruwa.
  • Overnight in Chiruwa.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 1396m

  • Continue our expedition bypassing the motorable road and following the trekking trail.
  • Trek through the numerous settlements of the Rai and Limbu community like Taplethok, Tamewa, Hellok, and Lelep.
  • Hike in the steep and narrow Ghunsa Khola Valley to reach Sukethum.
  • Overnight in Sukethum.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 1585m

  • Hike alongside the trail of Tamor River and climb a steep uphill on exposed terrains.
  • The view from the top gives an exciting panorama of the landscape of the Kanchenjunga Region.
  • Cross several bridges over the Ghunsa Khola to reach a small Tibetan Village of Amjilosa.
  • Overnight in Amjilosa. (Guest house or Camping)
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 2395m

  • Today’s trek begins with us hiking through the dense forest of Rhododendron and Bamboo.
  • Cross through the beautiful waterfall on your way, make a steep ascent, and then a descent to finally reach Gyapla.
  • The view of the mountains of Selele Pass from Gyapla is absolutely breath-taking.
  • Overnight in Gyapla.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 2730m

  • Trek for a few hours from Gyapla through a patch of Pine Forest and reach “Phale” a Tibetan refugee camp. It is also a winter pastoral camp for Yaks.
  • Climb up a small hill and descend to cross a river and reach the small Tibetan village of Ghunsa.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 3427m

  • We will be trekking at a very high altitude for the next few days. So, to reduce the chances of getting Altitude Sickness, take a day’s rest in Ghunsa to acclimatize our bodies to the altitude.
  • Hike for a couple of hours to explore the ancient monasteries and visit the place where locals used to offer Lung-Thar (prayer flags) in each Losar.
  • Overnight in Ghunsa.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 3427m

  • Trek through the lush forest of Pine and Bhujpatra (Himalayan birch) along with the river trail.
  • Pass through several Chortens, Mani Walls along the way, and trek through several scree slopes and some glacial moraines to reach the Tibetan settlement of Khangpachen.
  • From Khangpachen, the view of the beautiful Janu Himal and Sharphu Himal range is jaw-dropping.
  • Overnight in Khangpachen.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 4050m

  • Our trek presumes through a barren landscape as the vegetations slowly start to disappear above 4000m. Walk along the trail of the valley.
  • Hike along a high plateau to reach the campsite of Lhonak.
  • Enjoy a panoramic view of snow-capped peaks such as Wegde Peak (6802m), Mera Peak (6364m), Nepal Peak (7177m), Twins (7350m), and many others from Lhonak.
  • Overnight in Lhonak.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 4780m

  • Walk along the trail beside the Kanchanjunga Glacier Valley and trek for about 4 hours to reach the base of the Kanchanjunga.
  • The base camp of the third tallest mountain offers a majestic view of the gigantic snow wall and makes all the tiring trek worthwhile.
  • We can admire the beauty of Mt. Kanchanjunga and other massive mountains of the region.
  • Make a return back towards Lhonak for a night’s rest.
  • Overnight in Lhonak.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 5143m

  • Make our way back to Khangpachen after breakfast in Lhonak.
  • The descent towards Khangpachen will be comparatively easier and can be done so in about 3-4 hours where we will stop for the night.
  • Overnight in Khangpachen.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 5143m

  • We make our way to one of the best attractions of the Kanchanjunga Trekking, the Jannu View-Point.
  • Make a steady descend from Khangpachen and trek through the calming landscape to reach the Jannu View-Point.
  • The viewpoint offers Jannu Himal (Kumbhakarna)’s a great view in the east and a wide range of Sharphu Himal to the west.
  • After the breathtaking experience, we make our way back to Ghunsa.
  • Overnight in Ghunsa.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 3427m

  • Begin our trek from Ghunsa by ascending a rugged terrain for more than two hours.
  • Cross a little pass then follow a flat trail to reach the Selele Camp.
  • Overnight in Selele Camp.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 4200m

  • Our expedition begins by crossing a total of three ups and downs 4000m+ passes.
  • When we reach the Sinnion La Pass (4646m) the trail descends down steeply down to the settlement of Cheram.
  • There is a gorgeous view of Kabruk Himal from Cheram.
  • Overnight in Cheram.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 3870m

  • Today’s day will be relatively long and we start our trek early by ascending towards Ramche, walking through a dense Pine forest.
  • Follow a flat glacier trail which gains altitude up to 4730m. Even though the trail is one a flat landscape, the trek will be tiring considering the sudden elevation.
  • Upon reaching the Octang Glacier, we have the option to head towards the camp at Yalung Base Camp (4500m) or return back to Cheram.
  • For the glacier and moraines walk lovers, the Yalung Glacier Safari could be a unique trekking experience. Trekkers may extend one day to get a different level of trekking experience in Yalung Glacier.
  • Overnight in either Cheram or Yalung Base Camp (based on the choice of the trekker).
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 4730

  • Start the day’s trek by descending down from Cheram and following a watercourse of Simbuwa Khola where we pass through pine and Bhujpatra (Himalayan birch) forest.
  • After following the river trail for around 5 hours, reach Torongdin.
  • The changing color of the birch in autumn makes the contrast of the mountain valley a beautiful landscape.
  • Overnight in Torongdin.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 2995m

  • Trek through an elevation for about three hours to reach Lasi Vanjyang Pass (3310m).
  • Descend from Lasi Vanjyang Pass for an extra three hours through Birch and Rhododendron forest and follow a flat trail for half an hour to reach Yampudin.
  • Overnight in Yampudin.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 2080m

  • Take an up and down trail from Yampudin until reaching Mamankhe.
  • Descend from Mamankhe through the scattered civilizations of Rai and Limbu to reach Phumpe Danda.
  • Overnight in Phumpe Danda.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 1858m

  • Make an early start by trekking from Phumphe Danda for about three hours to reach Khasewa where we meet a motorable road. However, we will be following a foot trail.
  • Pass through small scattered villages, forests, and crop fields while descending down to Kandevanjyang.
  • Overnight in Kandevanjyang.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 2129m

  • While walking we play a game of hide and seek with the motorable road. For most of the part, we follow the foot trail.
  • The trail descends to Simbukharka passing through scattered villages, forestand crop fields then ascends Lalikharka.
  • Overnight in Lalikharkha.
For Meals
  • Included BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 2265m

  • The last day of the trek starts by ascending from Lalikharkha.
  • The trail gains elevation towards Deurali from where we descend in a motorable road towards Suketar Airport.
  • Overnight in Suketar.
For Meals
  • Included. BLD
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 2420m

  • The flight from Suketar to Kathmandu or any other domestic airports are extremely uncertain most of the time. So, often we take ground transportation to Bhadrapur from where we catch a flight to Kathmandu.
  • Transfer to Hotel.
  • Overnight in Kathmandu.
For Meals
  • Breakfast Included
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 1350m,

  • Our representative will pick you up from your hotel (approximately three hours prior to your scheduled flight) for you departure.
For Meals
  • Breakfast Included
For Accommodation
  • Hotel/Lodge
Altitude
  • 135om

excludes

  • Travel Insurance 
  • Hard and soft drinks 
  • Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu
  • International air fare to and from Kathmandu Nepal. 
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
  • Any other costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary because of natural disaster and political issues etc.
  • Horse renting and additional porters during the trek. 
  • Personal equipment’s for trekking
  • Personal expenses
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation 
  • Tips for guide/driver and potter