• Kanchenjanga Trekking

Kanchenjanga Trekking

Trip Overview

Trip Facts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Moderate
  •    Destination: Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
  •    Activities: Trekking & Cultural Tours
  •    Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu&Local Guest House
  •    Meals: Included
  •    Maximum altitude: 5000M
  •    Group size: Mini 5-Maxi 10
  •    Best Season: Atum& Spring

 

Kanchenjunga the 3 rd highest mountain in the word offers amazing views of its range in the eastern Himalaya. Ascending to Tamor valley, trekking trail offers stunning views of massif Kanchenjunga stretched to North- south range offers trekkers breathtaking views from the different places of the trail. From some. Point, Mt. Makalu and eastern face of Mt. Everest are also seen. The hidden beauty of the land and the

Unspoiled area provides us ever experienced excitement while trekking in this region. The ethnic Communities of Rai ,Limbu and Sherpa lifestyles can be observed while passing through their Settlements. The rhododendron and alpine forest refresh the lower part of the trail while upper part of the trail approaching to the Kanchenjunga base camp offers the view of wide range of mountains and the glaciers. Kanchenjunga is a protected area in Nepal. Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project (KCAP) is working for the protection of the diverse flora and fauna and the animals like snow leopard, blue sheep, musk deer which are sheltering here in this region. The trek offers you the wide range of bio- cultural diversity of eastern region of Nepal. We are happy to offer you the best of it with our experienced mountain leader and staffs for both organized camping and tea house treks.

 

Detail Itinerary

Day I Kathmandu-Bhadrapur morning flight (45minuts)

Bhadrapur- Ilam travelling by bus (5-6 hours drive)

Day 2 Ilam- Taplejung travelling by jeep ( 5-6 hours drive)

Trek to Mitlung 921mt. (3 hours)

Trekking along with motorable road

Day 3 Trek to Chiruwa 1270mt. (6-7 hours)

Trekking along with motorable road

Day 4 Trek to Sukethum (Japantar) 1585mt. (6-7 hours)

While trekking time to time we skip the motor able road and follow trekking trail. We pass

through several small settlements of Rai and Limbu community. From Sukethum special permits

requires as per the lenth of trekking days in the protected areas. There is a police check post at

Taplethok.

Day 5 Trek to Amjilosa 2395mt.(6-7 hours) stay at guest house/camping

Trekking along with the Tamor River, ascends 1 and half hour before getting to Amjilosa

Day 6 Trek to Gyapla known also as Kyapra 2730mt. (4-5 hours)

Great view of mountains of Selele pass

Day 7 Trek to Ghunsa 3427mt. (5 hours)

For the first few hours trek we walk through pine forest and reach Phale the Tibetan refugee

camp. It is also a winter pastoral camp for the Yaks. The numbers of yaks are getting low these

days as the youth are getting involved in school education. And some of the local population is

migrated to Kathmandu concerning mainly for the education for their new generation.

Day 8 Rest day at Ghunsa for acclimatization

There is much height to gain in the next days. So Gunsa, situated at 3427mt. is ideal place for

having rest in order to acclimatize our body. That day we hike about 1 and half hours to get to

kharka in front hills of Ghunsa, where locals use to offer Lung-Thar (prayer flags) in each Losar.

Day 9 Trek to Khangpachen also known as Kambachen 4050mt. (5-6 hours)

Walking 2-3 hours in pine and Bhujpatra, (Himalayan birch) forest along with the river we come

to the tundra vegetation. While approaching to Khangpachen, we come to a view of beautiful

Janu Himal. From Khangpachen we can see Sharphu Himal range as well.

Day 10 Trek to Lhonak 4780mt. (4-5 hours)

As the altitude gains there is no vegetation above 4000 mt. We walk through the barren land

along the valley. In 2-3 hours we come to the wide-opened valley of Lhonak where Kanchanjunga

glacier starts before getting to the Lhonak village.

Day 11 Trek to Kanchanjunga base camp also known as Pangpema 5143mt. and back to Lhonak (6-7

hours)

Walking along the Kanchenjunga glacier valley we reach the base camp in about 4 Hours. Pack

lunch will be served. It is wise to keep a warm drink individually in back pack as the refuse at the

base camp may not offer you any service. The refuse as seasonal tea shop is opened only in

autumn season. We can get the information from earlier village about the service availability so

as to prepare the pack lunch.

Day 12 Trekking back to Khangpachen4050mt. (4 hours)

Day 13 Trekking to Jannu view point and back to Ghunsa 3427mt. (7 hours)

One of the attractions of the Kanchenjunga trek is the Jannu view point. It takes about 3 hours to

get there from Khangpachen. The view point offers Jannu Himal (Kumbhakarna)’s great view in

the east and wide range of Sharphu Himal to the west. After having the great view in the

morning we come down to Ghunsa the same day walking about 7 hours.

Day 14 Trekking to Selele camp 4200mt. (5-6 hours)

Ascending more than two hours we cross a little pass than following a flat trail we reach to

Selele camp in about 6 hours.

Day 15 Trekking to Cheram 3870mt. (7-8 hours)

Crossing 3 little passes over 4000mt. the trail twists ups and downs. When we cross Sinnion La

(4646mt.) the trail descends steep down to Cheram where we get a limited number of guest

houses. The view of Kabruk Himal is seen from Cheram.

Day 16 Trekking to Octang glacier and coming back to Cheram 3870mt. (7-8 hours)

It’s relatively a longer day. Ascending towards Ramche we pass through a pine forest. Then the

trail follows the tundra vegetation while ascending to the Octang glacier. A flat glacier trail

reach to Octang gaining slowly the altitude of 4730mt the trail make us tired even waking on the

flat. We have option to go further to camp at Yalung base camp (4500mt.) or return back to

guest house to Cheram.

But for the glacier and moraines walk lovers the Yalung glacier Safari could be a unique trekking

experience. Trekkers may extend one day to get different level of trekking experience in Yalung

glacier.

Day 17 Trekking to Torongdin also known as Tortong 2995mt. (4-5 hours)

Descending down to Torongding the trail follows water course of Simbuwa Khola where we pass

through pine and Bhujpatra (Himalayan birch) forest. The changing colour of the birch in autumn

makes the contrast of the mountain valley a beautiful landscape.

Day 18 Trekking to Yampudin 2080mt. (7-8 hours)

The trail ascends to Lasi vanjyang(pass) 3310 in about 3 hours and then descends 3 hours

through Birch and Rhododendron forest following a flat trail about half an hour before to reach

the Yampudin.

Day 19 Trekking to Phumphe danda 1858mt. (6 hours)

The trail goes ups and downs up to Mamankhe then descends to the scattered villages of Rai and

Limbu community where cultivation of cardamom and pork farming enhanced the local

economy.

Day 20 Trekking to Kandevanjyang 2129mt. (5-6 hours)

Walking about 3 hours we reach at Khesewa where we meet motorable road. But we follow the

foot trail passing through small scattered villages, forest and crop fields while descending down

to Kandevanjyang.

Day 21 Trekking to Lalikharka 2265mt. (5-6 hours)

While walking we play a game of hide and sick with the motorable road. Most of the part we

follow the foot trail. The trail descends to Simbukharka passing through scattered villages, forest

and crop fields then ascends Lalikharka. The main village of Lalikharka is seen below, we rest up

in the guest houses.

Day 22 Trekking to Suketar 2420mt. (3 hours)

The last day of the trekking, the trail ascends to Deurali and then we trek along with the

motorable road to Suketar airport.

Day 23 Flight to Biratnagar and to Kathmandu Or

Suketar- Bhadrapur on road…………hours than Bhadrapur- Kathmandu by air.

The flight from Suketar is very uncertain because of the weather condition so most of the time

we take the road to Bhadrapur and get flight to Kathmandu.

Soul Himalaya Treks and Tours wish you very pleasant holidays. We are happy to welcome you with a

quality service to bring you to the different destination of Nepal!

Cost Details

What is included?

  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary

  • Four nights accommodation in Kathmandu with BB

  • Sightseeing tour program as per above itinerary and all the entrance fees. 

  • Domestic flight ticket from Kathmandu- Bhadrapur-Kathmandu and airport tax. 

  • Accommodation in tea house during the trekking

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in fixed menu during the trek 

  • Kanchenjunga Restricted Area permit

  • All other necessary permits

  • One porter for two guests

  • One English speaking guide

  • Four trekkers

  • Medical lit

  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle

  • Staff cost 

  • All government and local taxes

  • Soul Himalaya Trek provide you a bag, duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map

What is not included?

 

  1. Travel Insurance 

  2. Hard and soft drinks 

  3. Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu

  4. International air fare to and from Kathmandu Nepal. 

  5. Nepal Tourist Visa fees.

  6. Any other costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary because of natural disaster and political issues etc.

  7. Horse renting and additional porters during the trek. 

  8. Personal equipment’s for trekking

  9. Personal expenses

  10. 10.Emergency Rescue evacuation 

  11. 11.Tips for guide/driver and potter 

Gear list

Walking t-shirt, 2 merino wool, capilene or synthetic fabric over cotton t-shirt which is quick dry.
1 sleeping t-shirt, it can be cotton
Thermal base layers, top-1mid weight long sleeved t-shirt of merino wool or polyester, capilene or polartec power dry 
Insulating Lyers-1mid weight fleece that can be warm over other layers 
Fleece vest optional –advisable for those who feel cold 
Rain/wind proof jacket long length generous fit
Down jacket -1 is essential due to the cold temperature at high attitude 

Lower Body Layers

Underwear- enough for trek 
2 light weight hiking trousers of zip offs but no cotton (you can also have trekking shorts)
1 sleeping trousers of light weight yoga style but no jeans

Ladies;

Rain pants- 1 advisable 
Thermal long johns 1 for evening and sleeping

Packs and Bags 

1 duffle bag pack to excess luggage at hotel but you don’t have to take that because SHIT provides duffel bags for the duration of trek.
1-day pack with rain cover to carry your personal items during the trek. For example; camera, water etc. 
1 sleeping bag 
1 compression stuff sack- 1 for sleeping bags

Footwear

3 socks, scarf or neck warmer head cap, handkerchief 
shoes ankle or low cut, light or medium toughness with good grip and waterproof preferred 
flip flops or camp shoes -1 light weight for evening use

Miscellaneous times:

Water bottle 0.8-1L clear plastic to see visual quality of water 
Head torch and spare battery
Smart phone (in water proof cover, local or international SIM), charger and cable plus optional camera 
Power bank 5000mH+ capacity (charging available in lodges) 
Sunglasses, small padlock for locking bedroom doors 
Money belt or sling pouche (keep money and passport close to you when needed)
1 water purification drops (you can buy at Kathmandu)
1 lip balm with SPF factors
1 suns cream with SPF 30 
1 bandana, it is useful for variety of purpose 
1 baseball cap for hiking 
1 warm woolen head for the hiking above 3500m
1 personal first aid kit including any prescribed medication (all your important personal medication)
Travel towel 
Wash kit- 1 travel item for the trek 
Instant hand sanitizer- enough for trek 
Trekking snacks enough for full trip 
Tissue paper and rubbish bag because we are not allowed to throw the rubbish in mountain
Trekking poles optional advisable for anyone with knee issues.
Warm gloves 

 

 

 

 

Similar Trip

Price From

USD 3,590

25 days